Category Archives: March 2011

A Lesson Plan For Success

The agronomic side of owning or operating a golf course is as critical as having a dedicated, friendly staff manning the pro shop, carts and starter house. Frankly, if course conditions aren’t top-notch and golfers aren’t receiving the perceived value of playing the course, they won’t return. Planning ahead and being prepared are key factors in successfully implementing and executing a robust agronomic and maintenance program. Having a network of peers in the industry outside the daily sphere, who can … Continue reading

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Use The Rinse Cycle

Chicago has many attractions: deep-dish pizza, President Barack Obama’s home, Buckingham Fountain and blues music. But most people don’t think of the city when they hear the word, “beaches.” Managed by the Chicago Park District, the 24 designated swim beaches along 26 miles of lakefront attract 25 million visitors during the summer months. The park district has become an aggressive beach manager over the years, implementing several beach-management practices to ensure the beaches stay safe and clean. Flag Notification For … Continue reading

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Disaster Diverted

Known for its 32 miles of sugar-white sand and sports facilities, the coastal communities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala., were thrust into the national spotlight due to the April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig. Facing an almost insurmountable battle of public perception, the Alabama Gulf Coast Sports Commission, along with its parent organization, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism (CVB), worked diligently on numerous fronts to face this unprecedented challenge head-on. The following narrative explains the … Continue reading

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Work The Room

So, it’s your first time at a conference, and you have never been on a trade-show floor. Or, you have been there before but don’t think there is anything for you. Or, maybe you are just shy and don’t feel comfortable in a large crowd. The following tips should help as you venture into 100,000 square feet of exhibits, vendors, friends and new experiences. Do three critical things before heading out to a trade show: 1. Be sure to have … Continue reading

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Assets Or Assassins

The phrase “green with envy” is thrown around rather casually when one speaks of someone who wishes to be someone else, or have what someone else has. However, I believe the concept has become misconstrued. Does it imply the standard interpretation above, or is it that the envious one believes that someone who has what he or she wants does not actually deserve it? Green People Some of us have been the object of an envious person, and some of … Continue reading

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