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Welcome to the Private Club Radio Show, the industry's weekly source for education, news, trends, and other current developments in the world of private clubs. Hosted by the talented entertainer and industry expert, Denny Corby, the podcast offers a unique perspective on the private club industry, featuring expert guests, product spotlights, predictions, and more. Whether you're involved in a golf club management, yacht clubs, athletic clubs, or business clubs, the Private Club Radio Show is the essential podcast for anyone seeking valuable insights and information on the latest trends and developments in the private club industry. 

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    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

Welcome to the Private Club Radio Show, the industry's weekly source for education, news, trends, and other current developments in the world of private clubs. Hosted by the talented entertainer and industry expert, Denny Corby, the podcast offers a unique perspective on the private club industry, featuring expert guests, product spotlights, predictions, and more. Whether you're involved in a golf club management, yacht clubs, athletic clubs, or business clubs, the Private Club Radio Show is the essential podcast for anyone seeking valuable insights and information on the latest trends and developments in the private club industry. 

    339: Driving Value: A $12 Million Golf Upgrade w/ David Kent, PGA

    339: Driving Value: A $12 Million Golf Upgrade w/ David Kent, PGA

    On the latest episode of Private Club Radio, Denny Corby and David Kent of Crown Colony swing into the $12 million transformation of their 25-year-old golf course. We're dissecting the overhaul process, from the greens to the clubhouse, and sharing how they sold this hefty investment to the members. It's not all about turf talk; we also dish on boosting the member experience with swanky new dining and chill-out zones.
    Hear firsthand how the club is balancing its golf roots with fresh social enhancements. We're debating the fine art of satisfying traditionalists while introducing hip hangouts, and revealing how smart staff training can keep the club vibe welcoming. This episode isn't just about keeping scores low; it's about elevating member spirits and fostering a community where everyone's a winner.
    Join us for a journey through strategic changes, guided by influential management insights, and see how they're teeing up a new era for private golf clubs. It's a session packed with clubhouse culture and fairway finesse, right here on Private Club Radio.












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    • 22 min
    338: The Staircase of Escalation w/ Josh Paris, CCM, CCE

    338: The Staircase of Escalation w/ Josh Paris, CCM, CCE

    Ever wondered how club managers navigate the choppy waters of significant renovations while keeping their cool? That's exactly what we uncover with Josh Paris, whose recent triumph in a club overhaul is nothing short of a masterclass in leadership. I may have lost to Josh in our poker game at the CMA conference, but I won valuable insights into the complex art of club renovations, learning how to juggle historical preservation with modern enhancements. From addressing supply chain headaches to expanding historical structures, we discuss the secrets to managing member expectations and keeping the club's heart beating during construction.

    Sure, we all know communication is key, but how do you craft messages that hit the right note when bulldozers are your backdrop? Josh walks us through the tactics that kept his members engaged and informed, all while the club's facelift was in full swing. We chat about the "escalating staircase of confrontation" and how to step up your game when faced with the inevitable challenges of project management. Wrapping things up, I extend a heartfelt thanks to Josh for the wisdom shared and remind our listeners to keep those likes and shares coming—your support is the foundation of our community, just as solid planning and communication are the pillars of successful club renovations.
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    • 20 min
    337: Behind the Scenes with Golf's Culinary Visionary Diana DeLucia

    337: Behind the Scenes with Golf's Culinary Visionary Diana DeLucia

    Embark on a culinary journey with us as we sit down with Diana DeLucia, the gastronomic innovator behind Golf Kitchen, and unravel the tapestry of gourmet dining within the world of golf clubs. We're not just talking about your average clubhouse fare; this is about the transformation of the golf course gastronomy scene, where kitchens become as prestigious as the greens they overlook. Witness the story of Golf Kitchen's inception, from Diana's shift away from the hustle of New York's food scene to her focus on the unsung heroes behind golf club menus. With a nod to her impressive book series and a peek into the international stage program aimed at chef exchanges, we uncover the quest for culinary excellence that's reshaping the industry.

    As we traverse the hallowed kitchens of clubs like Aspatuck Valley, a realization dawns: the kitchen's brand can be as influential as that of the club itself. Discover the innovative strides clubs are making to elevate their culinary reputation, from bespoke kitchen logos to attracting world-class chefs, setting an example that resonates across the industry. Behind the scenes, we share the delicate dance of keeping our magazine's content vibrant, the anticipation of Golf Kitchen events in exotic destinations, and the thrill of considering international editions that could take us from Jakarta's virtual golf concepts to the serene landscapes of Indonesia.

    The episode culminates with a forward-looking discussion on the future of culinary talent in the golf industry, tackling the daunting chef shortage expected by 2025 and the strategies clubs are employing to draw in the next wave of kitchen maestros. We address the adaptability of farms and clubs in the face of recent global challenges, while also emphasizing the importance of events like the CMAA conference in driving industry momentum. This conversation is not just about the plates served at the 19th hole; it's an inspiring and insightful look into how Golf Kitchen and the international stage program could very well be the key to sustaining a vibrant and talented community of chefs in the private club industry.
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    • 43 min
    336: Community Building & Managing 2 CMAA Chapters w/ Kathy Collins

    336: Community Building & Managing 2 CMAA Chapters w/ Kathy Collins

    When Kathy first stepped into the bustling lobby of her New York internship, she couldn't have known it would be the launchpad for her illustrious career in club management. Now, with years of experience under her belt, she joins us to share her extraordinary journey—it's a tale rich with the wisdom of mentorship, the juggling act of work-life balance, and the strategic finesse required to lead not just one, but two vibrant club chapters. Kathy's candid narrative offers a roadmap for navigating the complexities of a profession that intertwines service, leadership, and community.

    Kathy gives us the inside scoop on the highly anticipated Midwest Regional Education Forum slated for 2025. With a legacy of connecting industry professionals since 2008, this event shines as a beacon for general managers and mid-managers, especially for those who may miss out on larger conferences. 
    Whether it's through enthralling success stories or practical advice on embracing innovation, this episode is an essential listen for anyone invested in the future of club management.
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    • 29 min
    335: From Ledgers to Leadership: Breaking Barriers in The Club World with Grit and Grace w/ Nardimar Koch

    335: From Ledgers to Leadership: Breaking Barriers in The Club World with Grit and Grace w/ Nardimar Koch

    Join us as Nardimar Koch, GM of Glen Oak Country Club, shares her inspiring journey from the Puerto Rican mountains to the heights of finance and club management in Northeastern Pennsylvania. 
    From Glenmaura, Ohoopee Match Club, to now Glen Oak Country Club.
    Discover how mentorship, resilience, and embracing her cultural identity played pivotal roles in her ascent. Get an insider's look into the exclusive world of private clubs and the challenges of leading with integrity and innovation in a traditionally male-dominated field.
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    • 54 min
    334: CMAA 2024 World Conference Recap & Review

    334: CMAA 2024 World Conference Recap & Review

    Join me for a personal recap of the CMAA World Conference in Vegas! T
    hrough my eyes, explore the essential takeaways on hospitality, leadership, and the latest industry trends. I found this event to be a treasure trove of learning and networking opportunities. It's not just about the sessions; it's about the personal connections and insights that can shape our careers. Let me guide you through my experiences, highlighting the moments and knowledge that stood out. 
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Rita M. Perez ,

Tangible advice for private clubs

As a Floridian and former theme park worker, I really found Denny's recent episode on hurricane preparedness full of insights any private club should be aware of, especially if you're located close to a coast. I love this his episodes are timely and cover all the various aspects of leading a private club.
-Rita, Strategic Travel Entrepreneur Podcast

MagicDC ,

Valuable

If you’re in the private club world or help the private club world. Each episode is jam packed with valuable information! Even if you don’t think the topic will help you, there is always a nugget or two that can you can pick up from each one! HIGH RECOMMENDED! 🤓

jeffobecco ,

Jeff isbell

Denny’s show are both entertaining and informative! It’s the perfect podcast for drive to or from work as you decompress or plan your day ahead.

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