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  • New Global Directors Join the 2018-2019 HFTP Board

    The HFTP 2018-2019 Global Board of Directors was installed during the association's 2018 Annual Convention and introduces new directors Toni Bau, Carson Booth, CHTP and Mark Fancourt. These extensive director profiles give insight into the distinguished professions and personal goals of HFTP's newest association leaders.

  • Members Only: 2018 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Report

    By Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA. Results to the biannual survey conducted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). Information includes data on compensation and benefits trends for finance and technology professionals in the club and lodging industries.

  • Primary Club Metrics

    Survey results identify which metrics are most often used to determine performance. By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA; and Amanda Belarmino

  • Job Description Template: Club Accounting Positions

    The HFTP Americas Research Center has developed example job descriptions for club accounting positions. The process involved reviewing sample job descriptions, and compiling the information into standardized job descriptions.

Hitting the Moving Targets

Club & Resort Business - Management· 9 October 2018
As club membership diversifies and club activities continue to expand, club communication strategies must also widen to cover all informational outlets and preferences.

A Clear Choice

Club & Resort Business - Management·31 August 2018
The Country Club of Detroit is adding visual appeal to its culinary creations through eye-catching use of glassware from a historic local company.

One Direction

Club & Resort Business - Management· 1 August 2018
As you might expect, while Joe Krenn, CCM, CCE, was touring the clubhouse and property of Farmington Country Club (FCC) in Charlottesville, Va. in 2012, to decide if he wanted to make his next career move there and become its Chief Operating Officer/General Manager, numbers were running through his head.

The Thinking Man's (and Woman's) GM

Club & Resort Business - Management·12 July 2018
All club managers sign up for the job knowing that the constituency they serve will be made up of extremely bright and successful people.

Serving the Cause

Club & Resort Business - Management·27 June 2018
With a big boost from a sponsor that has helped to attract wide-ranging support, the Chicago Club Chefs Association continues to grow as a valuable educational, charitable and collegial organization.

A World of Pride

Club & Resort Business - Management·26 June 2018
The Army and Navy Club and The Country Club of Virginia have promoted fun ways to encourage members to proudly display their club affiliations from the farthest corners of the globe. Getting members to keep their clubs front-of-mind while they're going about their daily routines at home is a primary and constant challenge for every The post A World of Pride appeared first on Club & Resort Business.

The Club That Plays Together

Club & Resort Business - Management·22 June 2018
The annual employee-member golf tournament at Lords Valley Country Club has helped to form closer relationships and understanding through spirited but friendly competition.

Preservation Specialist

Club & Resort Business - Management· 8 May 2018
For his devoted caretaking of The Sanctuary GC’s special property and culture, Ken Kouril has been honored with the Excellence in Club Management Awards’ Mead Grady Award. A “sanctuary” is defined as a place of refuge or safety. And certainly, once you’ve made your way off the mainland of Florida’s fast-growing southwest coast, gone over the Sanibel Causeway onto Sanibel Island, and wound your way back to the property that’s occupied by The Sanctuary Golf Club—and especially if you’ve done all of this at a peak travel time and have experienced one of the infamous conga-line traffic crawls on the island’s two-lane roads—taking refuge and being thankful for reaching a safe haven might be all you’ll want to do.

Perfect Timing

Club & Resort Business - Management·12 April 2018
To put a permanent face on its 50th anniversary celebration, Mission Viejo CC now proudly and prominently displays a customized post clock near its clubhouse and first tee. In an age when not only surviving, but thriving, in the club business for a half-century has become much more of a challenge, the members and staff of Mission Viejo (Calif.) Country Club were looking for a symbol to mark the club’s 50th anniversary that would combine style and significance.

Climbing the Ladder

Club & Resort Business - Management·10 April 2018
Brian Baldwin has embraced every opportunity that’s been presented to him since beginning to work in private clubs—and his successful response to each earned his appointment as the first Assistant General Manager in the history of Baltusrol Golf Club. Not long after Brian Baldwin, CCM, scored his first job at a golf club as a prep cook, he started taking drink orders because he “had a personality.” Soon, he started waiting tables and changed his major from business to hospitality.

Taking the Long View

Club & Resort Business - Management·15 February 2018
A strong partnership with its insurance providers helps to keep Colleton River Club on course, even when Mother Nature shows her capricious side. After Hurricane Irma failed to split Florida in half last fall, as had been breathlessly suggested amid the hysterical hype as the storm approached, most of the news organizations that had descended on the state to report on the impending disaster packed up and went back to where they’d come from, convinced that the “story” was over.

Fab Five

Club & Resort Business - Management·13 February 2018
The 2017 winners of the Excellence in Club Management Awards, co-sponsored by the McMahon Group and Club & Resort Business. McMahon Group, Inc., the St. Louis-based consulting firm, and Club & Resort Business have announced the 2017 recipients of the Excellence in Club Management (ECM) Awards, established in 1997 by the McMahon Group and co-sponsored The post Fab Five appeared first on Club & Resort Business.

Creating a Vision

Club & Resort Business - Management·12 January 2018
The new Golf Shoppe at Boca West CC took inspiration from high-end department stores, offering lifestyle brands in a sophisticated setting. Years ago, golf shops at clubs and resorts around the country were mostly functional spaces, carrying golf clubs, shoes and a hodgepodge of assorted golf accessories. But today, the golf shop is taking on a life and personality of its own at many properties.

Shaking Up the Boardroom

Club & Resort Business - Management· 4 January 2018
As the Chief Operating Officer concept continues to gain favor, private clubs are taking renewed looks at all aspects of their governance, including who should get seats at the table and just what their roles should be.

Preferred Charges

Club & Resort Business - Management·13 December 2017
Since leasing a fleet of newly introduced golf cars with lithium batteries in March, River Hills CC has already seen positive results.

Familiar Ground

Club & Resort Business - Management·18 October 2017
Through its longstanding partnership with a supplier that literally shares history with the club, Medinah CC continues to provide its members with their favorite locker-room amenities. Perhaps more than any other part of the property, locker rooms are where clubs must take special care to create a “home away from home” for their members. And a big part of providing that feeling of comfort and familiarity comes from always having a plentiful supply of the personal-care products and other locker-room amenities that members have come to know and trust.

Breaking News

Club & Resort Business - Management·29 September 2017
Digital newsletters allow clubs to disseminate information with greater speed and ease than ever before, all at a minimal expense. The challenge is getting members to actually read it.

Accounting for Loss

Club & Resort Business - Management·21 September 2017
Bogey Hills CC is on a fast track to recovery from a devastating clubhouse fire. Along the way, its owners have learned valuable lessons about sound insurance practices that every club should follow. Shortly before midnight on February 16 of this year, fire companies from St. Charles, Mo., and surrounding communities responded to reports that the three-story, wooden clubhouse of Bogey Hills Country Club was fully engulfed in flames.

Covering All Bases

Club & Resort Business - Management·20 September 2017
After its experience with other buying groups fell short, Army Navy Country Club found a new partner that has helped it realize widespread savings during a period of significant growth.

Seats for All Seasons

Club & Resort Business - Management·22 August 2017
Woodmont CC has enhanced its members’ experience with a suite of comfortable and durable solid teak outdoor furniture products. Durability, comfort and pleasing aesthetics are the trifecta of good outdoor furniture. At Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., a suite of solid teak products hits the target in all three areas.

Feeling the Beat

Club & Resort Business - Management· 8 August 2017
Throughout Ray Kondziela’s journey to Excellence in Club Management recognition, he’s followed his musical roots to bring special rhythms and excitement to his properties.

The Magic Touch

Club & Resort Business - Management· 6 July 2017
Joe Furlow’s accomplishments in reviving The Academy of Magical Arts have been every bit as eye-opening as the acts that perform in the Hollywood, Calif., club each night—and also worthy of Excellence in Club Management honors.

Fairways to Heaven

Club & Resort Business - Management·10 May 2017
A pair of new hybrid mowers is helping Sahalee Country Club keep its course in top condition with fuel-saving, environmentally friendly practices.

Return Engagement

Club & Resort Business - Management·20 April 2017
The second time that Brett Morris considered taking on the challenges at The Polo Club of Boca Raton proved to be the charm—and the start of his path to Excellence in Club Management recognition. One of the marks of a good club manager is trying to always follow the practice of “never say never.” But there was a point in Brett Morris’ career when he almost decided that adage didn’t apply to his own professional path.


Club & Resort Business - Management·19 April 2017
As smartphone use continues to skyrocket, clubs that want to stay at the forefront of members’ minds must maintain a mobile presence. There is little doubt that Americans are glued to their smartphones. Take a walk down any city street and you’re bound to see pedestrians searching online reviews for the best brunch spot, drivers with a map illuminating a small screen, and bored retail employees scrolling through social media.

On the Right Track

Club & Resort Business - Management· 7 February 2017
As part of celebrating its 90th anniversary with a newly renovated golf course, Midland Country Club also rolled out a new golf car fleet and GPS system that can help to deliver a permanent “wow” factor. Midland (Texas) Country Club is celebrating its past with its 90th anniversary this year—but at the same time, the property is embracing its future, by introducing a number of state-of-the-art amenities. The new bells and whistles include a $9 million renovation of its practice facility and 18-hole golf course—and to help members get around the property with maximum enjoyment of the experience, Midland CC also rolled out a new fleet of 65 Yamaha Drive2 golf cars last October, each equipped with the new YamaTrack GPS system.


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