August 6, 2020

At a time of great societal change in attitudes towards African-Americans and Native Americans, I wanted to share one of my more memorable stories as a Staff Business Writer for Golfweek magazine.

This story, dated June 1, 2002, highlighted the fascinating growth in gol...

August 5, 2020

In 30 years of being a journalist, I've been paid to write thousands of stories. In the last 20 years, 

I've had the pleasure of being the leading writer for golf, private club and resort-style real estate, and my stories have been featured in more than 100 publications...

November 14, 2019

There are various reasons why people want to own golf courses. Some high-net worth individuals simply do it for the prestige.

Other people invest in courses because the unique nature of these leisure real estate assets represent sound business strategies for both short-...

October 21, 2019

Back in 2013, when mobile-based marketing was still in its infancy, entrepreneur George Stavros saw an opportunity to help the struggling private club industry stimulate membership sales through this type of upstart technology.

From the perspective of Stavros’ new Paces...

September 25, 2019

When PGA Professionals Jason Becker and Lynn Josephson started Golf Life Navigators five years ago in Southwest Florida, their initial goal was to a be an online guide for the millions of Baby Boomers thinking about joining a golf course community.

The key to their serv...

November 2, 2018

At a time when America and the hospitality industry was reeling from the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, Thayer Hospitality defied all odds 17 years ago this month as it continued to move forward on the construction of its $600-million resort complex to be anchored by...

June 7, 2018

Take a look at various economic indicators and the U.S. economy shows lots of vitality heading into the summer. Tariffs or no tariffs with our various friends around the world.

Consider unemployment is running at historic lows; the ongoing headline-making Dow Jones Indu...

October 28, 2016

In my 30 years as a professional journalist, the majority of which was spent as a sport reporter, I've had the pleasure of meeting some of the most famous athletes and people. Every so often, people would ask me who were my favorite interviews? And Arnold Palmer was, a...

October 26, 2016

Another daily-fee golf course has closed for good.

Seminole County commissioners outside Orlando, Fla., voted Oct. 25 to buy the shut down Rolling Hills Golf Club in Longwood and transform it into a park.

County leaders agreed to spend $3.95 million on the roughly 100-ac...

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