Watch Your Step: Ethical Pitfalls for Today's Clubs to Avoid

HFTP Connect · 28 Sep

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a lot of financial pressure on clubs around the country. Many have experienced a shortfall in expected revenues. Clu

Club Tax Expert Explains New IRS Guidance on Employee Social Security Payroll Tax Holiday

HFTP Connect · 3 Sep

Attention, clubs: on August 8, the United States President issued an executive order deferring a portion of your employees’ payroll taxes. This payro

Thought Leadership Discussion with Austin Johnston of AKJOHNSTON Group
Thought Leadership Discussion with Austin Johnston of AKJOHNSTON Group

Private Club Marketing · 19 Aug

Private Club Marketing and AKJOHNSTON have partnered to talk through how clubs can bring people together, social distancing style; through out of the

Digital Presentations: Tips to Capture the Stories Your Club or Hotel Wants to Tell

HFTP Connect · 5 Aug

Now more than ever, it is all about great (no, exceptional) communication to succeed. As a communicator, you must do more than just speak and write w

Pandemic Response Exemplifies Why Tom Gaston Has Stood the Test of Time
Pandemic Response Exemplifies Why Tom Gaston Has Stood the Test of Time

Club & Resort Business - Management · 4 Aug

Like The Pacific-Union Club itself, what Tom Gaston has seen and experienced through the years prepared him well for putting the pandemic in proper p

Virtual Fitness Is Your Gym's Newest Profit Center
Virtual Fitness Is Your Gym's Newest Profit Center

Gym Insight Blog · 2 Jul

In many ways, the COVID-19 gym shut-down accelerated an already intense competition in the virtual health and fitness marketplace. Companies such as

Silos and the Social Club

HFTP Connect · 21 May

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying that “[t]he hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” Well, the computation of taxable income

Ways to Have More Fun Playing Golf

Golf Content Network · 14 May

People mostly come together to play golf for the simple fact that it's a fun pastime. Still, you may face frustrations in the midst of a game or feel

Grassroots efforts to urge policy makers to allow golf to resume
Grassroots efforts to urge policy makers to allow golf to resume

Private Club Marketing · 12 May

As some states begin to re-open golf courses other states have yet to follow suit. Here is a great initiative by a Pennsylvania club, Indian Valley C

Social Clubs and Coronavirus: Tax View on Qualified Disaster Payments, Part 2

HFTP Connect · 11 May

In March 2020, HFTP published a TaxViews article entitled “Social Clubs and the Coronavirus Pandemic,” where we discussed Qualified Disaster Payments

More Reasons than Ever to Join and Experience Montcalm Golf Club

Golf Content Network · 5 May

The Montcalm Golf Club, one of New England’s premier golf experiences located in Enfield, New Hampshire, will open its golf course May 11 in response

Private Clubs and Moving Past COVID-19: Re-opening Considerations

HFTP Connect · 5 May

Written by: Amber Stone, CPA Over the last month, clubs have been consumed with loan and grant applications, worst-case budgeting scenarios and tryin

Protecting Lives and Livelihoods Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Overview of Return-to-Work Guidance and Related Legal Implications

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog · 29 Apr

In March 2020, as the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States began to emerge, state and local governments took historic steps to shut

The Country Club of North Carolina - Cardinal Course, Hole 15

Golf Content Network · 28 Apr

The Cardinal Course is the ‘newer’ of the two layouts at The Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, N.C. It was designed by Willard Byrd and Ro

The Framework for a Strategic Response

HFTP Connect · 22 Apr

While we could never have imagined the abrupt changes that have occurred due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have been expecting the economic winds t

How Clubs Have Adjusted Budgets, Dues Programs and Internal Controls During Pandemic

HFTP Connect · 15 Apr

This week’s club-focused HFTP Hangout spotlighted “Managing the Ever-Changing Landscape During COVID-19.” It was moderated by James (“Jim”) Hankowski

Social Clubs and the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Tax View on Qualified Disaster Payments

HFTP Connect · 31 Mar

On March 13, 2020, [United States] President Trump declared a national emergency under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistanc

Crisis or Opportunity?

Club Benchmarking · 26 Mar

Over the coming weeks and months, clubs will be faced with lost revenue due to sustained closures and challenges related to retention of staff and me

Guiding Your Board Through an Economic Downturn
Guiding Your Board Through an Economic Downturn

Club Benchmarking · 20 Mar

Prior to joining Club Benchmarking as CEO in 2017, I enjoyed a wonderful career in club management that began in 1984. Along the way I had the benefi

Diagnosis: Chronic Senioritis

Club Benchmarking · 5 Mar

Is your "Senior" membership category out of balance? How are fees and policies related to that category impacting the club's financial health?

Stu Francis Elected as 66th USGA President
Stu Francis Elected as 66th USGA President

Golf Content Network · 3 Mar

J. Stuart Francis, of Hillsborough, Calif., has been elected to serve as the 66th president of the United States Golf Association (USGA). The electio

The U.S. Senior Open is Coming to Newport!

Golf Content Network · 18 Feb

This year the U.S. Senior Open will take place at Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island. The U.S. Senior Open will be from June 25th to June

BLLA, Stay Boutique to Gather Women in Hospitality, Travel and Boutique
BLLA, Stay Boutique to Gather Women in Hospitality, Travel and Boutique

hotelbusiness.com · 4 Feb

BLLA, Stay Boutique to Gather Women in Hospitality, Travel and Boutique - Corris Little | Hotel BusinessLOS ANGELES--BLLA and StayBoutique's Female E

In The Wake Of Hurricane Dorian, The Abaco Club Counts Its Blessing
In The Wake Of Hurricane Dorian, The Abaco Club Counts Its Blessing

Golf Content Network · 30 Jan

By Dirk van der Broek When Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas on Labor Day, 2019, it left death and destruction in its wake. In Marsh Harbour on Gre

FITUR: How Spanish Hotels Can Push For Further Success

Duetto Research Blog · 28 Jan

FITUR showcased the continued momentum behind the Spanish inbound and outbound tourism product with vibrant fervour at Feria de Madrid last week.

Oracle Hospitality Connect: It's All About Driving Growth and Elevating Guest Experiences

Oracle Hospitality Check-In · 24 Jan

Unearth new revenue and elevate guest experiences. They're the priorities that drive every hotelier.So, would you be intrigued if we offered to share