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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

Questions, Answers and Insights for Everyone Interested in the Business of Golf

Author Profile

Tom Mackin

Tom is an Arizona-based freelance writer and former Senior Editor at GOLF Magazine. He is a frequent contributor to multiple golf publications, including Troon Golf & Travel, The Met Golfer, Golf Monthly UK and the USGA’s website.

Tom Mackin's Recent Articles

Troon’s Transition

Dana Garmany has created a legacy of success during almost 30 years leading Troon Golf and now turns over the reins to the world’s largest golf management company to Tim Schantz.

3 min read
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Weather to Play

Last year’s weather picture wasn’t a pretty one, particularly for golf. Rounds-played in the U.S. were down, year-over-year, in 11 of 12 months in 2018, affected in large part by colder weather and heavier precipitation than normal during the busiest months for golf.

5 min read

Destination Golf

In an era when land is becoming increasingly valuable near major metropolitan centers, many golfers are eager to get off the beaten path to find great golf. Here’s a look at how some of these destination properties have found success.

5 min read

New Home On the Range

Some golf facilities are looking to build their golfer base by creating engaging short courses — right on existing driving ranges.

5 min read

Why a Top 100 Golf Company Changed Business Models

A changing golf travel marketplace inspired Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s recent transformation into a new entity called Golf Tourism Solutions. Here’s Bill Golden’s vision for the company.

4 min read

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