This is the Golf Business podcast brought to you by the National Golf Course Owner's Association (NGCOA), the leading voice for today's owners and operators. Each episodes features guests and discussions about some of the most important matters in our business. Hosted by former NGCOA president Charlie Birney.
This podcast is supported by Yamaha Golf Carts, the official golf cart partner of NGCOA.
Episode 70: Jim Koppenhaver, Founder & President, Pellucid Corp: David Young, CEO of Cadre Health
In this House Chat segment, Jim Koppenhaver, Founder & President of Pellucid Corp provides a detailed overview of the new Golf Market Research Center (GMRC) Pellucid he created with Stuart Lindsay, Principal, Edgehill Golf Advisors. The GMRC provides facility comparative reporting and benchmarking information including weather-based operational data, mini-market profiles, monthly trends, a range of KPIs, and peer group benchmarking. Numerous facilities are already taking advantage of an outstanding Pilot Program, and the official launch for those interested in being Charter Members with a range of additional benefits begins on May 1, 2021. In this Advocacy segment, David Young, CEO of Cadre Health outlines the financial benefits presented by the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC). The ERTC provides a significant financial benefit opportunity to businesses and Cadre Health specializes in helping owners and operators navigate and take advantage of this program with no upfront costs, resulting in funds being returned to the business via the ERTC Program.
Episode 69: Don Rea, PGA, Augusta Ranch Golf Club, Secretary of the PGA of America & Cathy Harbin, PGA, LPGA, Pine Ridge Golf Course, NGCOA Board Member and At-Large Director, PGA Board of Directors; Mike McCartin, Founder, National Links Trust & Tim K
In this Owner to Owner segment, Don Rea, PGA, Augusta Ranch Golf Club and Secretary of the PGA of America, along with Cathy Harbin, PGA, LPGA - Pine Ridge Golf Club, NGCOA Board of Directors Secretary, and At-Large Director, PGA Board of Directors, discuss the use of newer technologies to enhance their golfers experiences, a return of events to their clubs, and the importance of educating new golfers about what they offer at their clubs.
In this Inside Golf Business segment, “The New Municipal Model?”, hear from National Links Trust Founder Mike McCartin and Area Director of Operations - Troon, Tim Krebs, PGA on the NLT mission in the District of Columbia, their approach to providing affordable, accessible golf supporting diversity and the overall growth of the game and learn more what the future plans are and their foundational pillars that will be built upon affordability, access, diversity…but with architectural interest.
Episode 68: Steve Tanner, PGA of America Director of League Golf; Whitey O’Malley, Saddleback Golf Club, CO & Justin Smith, Olde Homestead Golf Club, PA.
In this Inside Golf Business segment, we welcome our partner the PGA of America and Steve Tanner, Director of League Golf, as he shares how PGA Jr. League drives significant engagement and value to host facilities. In this Owner to Owner segment Whitey O'Malley, Saddleback Golf Club, CO and Justin Smith, Olde Homestead Golf Club, PA discuss a lot of snow, environmentally friendly on-course “facilities” for customers, and 2021 plans for after the “thaw”.
Episode 67: Mike Ketterman & Dave Barton; Del Ratcliffe & Rock Lucas
In this edition of House Chat, Dave Barton, NGCOA Director of Education & Editor of Golf Business Magazine and Mike Ketterman, NGCOA Director of Corporate Sponsorships, discuss the upcoming 2021 Golf Business Conference, to be conducted Jan 25-27 on the front end of the PGA Show Virtual Experience & Marketplace, Jan 26-29. In this Owner to Owner segment, Del Ratcliffe, Ratcliffe Golf Services, Inc, NC and 2021 NGCOA Don Rossi Award recipient along with Rock Lucas, Charwood Golf Club, SC and 2020 NGCOA Don Rossi Award recipient discuss what's ahead for them in the 2021 golf season.
Episode 66: Steve Jubb, Accessible Golf; Jay Karen, CEO, NGCOA
In this Inside Golf Business Edition, Steve Jubb, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Accessible Golf, discusses inclusion and their mission "... to increase participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf", offering resources to those with disabilities and golf facilities that can support this important mission. In this House Chat segment, Jay Karen, CEO, NGCOA discusses the year in review and a look ahead to a bright forecast for golf course owners in 2021. Although 2020 brought a wave of initial uncertainty, owners and operators persevered and are positioned for a great 2021.
Episode 65: Allison George & Rock Lucas; George Cooper, Forbes Tate
This Owner to Owner segment features Allison George, Toad Valley Golf Course, IA and Rock Lucas, Charwood Golf Club, SC discussing the past year and what they can incorporate and apply in 2021 from what transpired in 2020. In this House Chat segment, George Cooper, Partner, Forbes Tate Partners discusses post-election legislative activities and what is on the horizon affecting golf course owners and small businesses as 2021 approaches with a new administration beginning and COVID still very much in play.
As a course owner, one of my favorite things about this industry is the collaborative nature of other operators and professionals in the golf biz. Great podcast. I am so glad I found this!!! I’ve listened to almost all of the episodes over the past month. Useful info- and reminds me that we are in this together!