GolfInc Business Names Private Club Marketing Amongst The Best on Social Media

Private Club Marketing was recently listed on GolfInc Business as one of the best 10 social media accounts to follow online

The exclusive memberships of some of the world’s most expensive and swanky private members’ clubs enjoy much more than just eye-catching décor, unique amenities and fabulous views. They open windows onto vibrant communities, boast superb dining and drinking options, and — most importantly — offer truly one-of-a-kind experiences. Whether it’s a private snow topped mountain to go skiing with your closest friends, or a rooftop sanctuary in the middle of the city to rub shoulders with Hollywood elite here are our picks for the 10 best private club social media accounts you should follow.

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Here’s How You Can Help Those Affected by the Napa / Sonoma Fires

You've seen the horrific images, you have friends and loved ones and favorite haunts up north.

And as of Monday morning, Wine Country is in a state of emergency as more than a dozen wildfires are consuming large swaths of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Yuba counties. It's a time for thoughts and prayers, yes, but more importantly for action: Here's how to help the victims of this Bay Area tragedy.

*We will be updating this article throughout the week as we learn more about ongoing relief and recovery efforts. If you have a tip for how we can help those in need, email info@privateclubmarketing.com with the subject line Help for Wine Country.

Bring Crucial Supplies & Volunteer at Shelters

To accommodate the estimated 20,000 evacuees, a number of local landmarks have opened their doors to the growing influx of escapees. Below is a list of shelters, organizations, schools, and businesses we've found that are currently operating as safe spaces; they need able-and-willing volunteers and donations of essential supplies.

  • Veterans Memorial Building and Hall, 1351 Maple Ave. (Santa Rosa), sonomacountry.ca.gov
  • Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. (Petaluma), cityofpetaluma.net
  • Sonoma County Fairgrounds (open for large- and medium-sized livestock and farm animals), access via Gate 7 on Aston Ave. (Sonoma), sonomacountyfiar.com
  • Ramekins Culinary School and Inn, 450 W. Spain St. (Sonoma), remekins.com
  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (open to accommodate small livestock and other farm animals, access via Gate 4 on 175 Fairgrounds Dr (Petaluma), sonoma-maringfair.org
  • Crosswalk Church (currently at-capacity and in need of aid), 2590 1st St. (Napa), crosswalknapa.org
  • Napa Valley College Gym, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy. (Napa), napavalley.edu
Update: SF's Love on Haight is giving away free clothing to fire victims; they will also be taking donations through out the day.

Update: Marin County has opened a temporary shelter for evacuees. Donations needed include clothes for older children and adults, blankets, new pillows, new underwear for all ages, packaged prepared food, baby formula. Drop off behind exhibit hall;10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

Marin shelter: 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA

Donate to the Bay Area Red Cross and Local Food Banks

In the ensuing days, the Bay Area's Red Cross affiliates will be busy lending their might to ongoing relief efforts for the affected counties. Donations of any kind—be it large or small, monetary or otherwise—will be greatly appreciated; blood drives, too, are likely to be scheduled, so we'll keep you updated; redcross.org

The Red Cross has exhausted its volunteer networks in the Bay Area and is currently seeking additional volunteers, according to the City of Santa Rosa Facebook page. Those willing to help with check-in and supply distribution are encouraged to call (707-543-4542) or go in person to Elsie Allen High School (599 Bellevue Ave, Santa Rosa) or Cook Middle School (2480 Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa).

Purge your pantry for the cause:

Donate to the Humane Societies and SPCA

Natural disasters of this magnitude affect more than human lives. Donate your time—and extra bags of dog and cat food—to the North Bay branches of the Human Society and SPCA as they go about the tough work of accommodating new shelter animals.

Lend a Hand (or Home-Cooked Meal) to the Fire Stations

Countless men and woman serving on the front lines are in need of sustenance and miscellaneous supplies. Be sure to call the appropriate non-emergency numbers to get a grasp on what they may need.

Newport Beach Cigar Lounge Lights Up on PCH

Newport Beach investor and Instagram celebrity, Manny Khoshbin has opened a brand new business dedicated to one of his many loves in life – cigars, with the opening of the first private Newport Beach Cigar Lounge.

The real estate investor and luxury car collector partnered with a private club entrepreneur Zack Bates in Newport Beach to open Cubano Room.

Inside the private lounge, members house their personal collection of fine cigars, wine, and whiskey and settle into the yacht-inspired retreat.

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Situated on the top floor of Khoshbin’s Landing, next to Billy’s at the Beach. The open-air, covered patio features an on-site hostess, complimentary Wi-Fi and espresso bar, partial harbor views, ocean breezes and monthly luxury and leisure events. Their most recent events included partners like Ferrari of Newport Beach, Watch Expo, and Nobleman Magazine.

The lounge has limited the number of memberships available (80 to be exact). In the first month, they were flooded with over 50 applications, and have been selective with whom they’ve allowed in.

Want to get a sneak peek? The lounge will host pre-registered previews on October 25 – 27. Interested parties should email <a href=”mailto:info@cubanoroom.com”>info@cubanoroom.com</a> for more information.

Interview with The Vintage Club’s, David Woods, PGA on Member Relations

David Woods has been a member of the PGA of America since 1999, and he is a former member of the Canadian PGA. He has been the Director of Golf at The Vintage Club for the past eight years, and before his current position, he was the Director of Golf at Indian Ridge Country Club in Palm Desert, CA. He was named “Merchandiser of the Year” by the Desert Chapter PGA in 2004 and 2011, as well as “Teacher of the Year” in 2005-06. He is the former coach of Masters champion, Mike Weir. In 2014 he was named to Palm Springs Life Magazine’s list of “Top 40 under 40” influencers in the Coachella Valley.

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Inside Spring Place, New York City’s Hottest Private Members’ Club

The owners of Spring Place hope jet-setting creative professionals will seek it out to host meetings with clients—and cavort with other jet-setting creative professionals.

On a recent afternoon at Spring Place, the new members-only club in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, the atmosphere was so hush-hush that even directions to the bathroom were whispered.

In the reception area, one prospective member strained to hear her tour guide assure her that “everything is steeped in the arts” at Spring Place, a playground for the creative class that doubles as a workspace.

To be sure, a number of immaculately dressed creative types were working—huddled together in private, sun-soaked conference rooms or hunched over Macbooks in a large communal space outfitted with midcentury furniture—which partially explained the library voices.

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Why Harvard shouldn’t push its all-male final clubs to go co-ed

For the members of Harvard’s super-elite “final clubs,” perhaps nothing produces a more immediate shiver of Not Our Kind of Thing than comparison to fraternities of the Greek system, with their herds of suburban business majors and their abundance of chapters popping up at every benighted State U and third-rate Catholic college. In a sense, fraternities are the very opposite of what a final club represents, which is, first and foremost, a sui generis association with the single greatest university in the history of the world.

Yet most of Harvard’s all-male final clubs began as Greek letter societies, adopting their unique characteristics only after the university banned fraternities in the 1850s. These clubs emerged as a response to the aspects of higher education that young men found feminizing: the enforced chastity, study, prayer and self-discipline. And they’ve been fulfilling their mission to vex college administrators and delight male students ever since.

Just as frat row presents a constant, low-grade headache — and an occasional five-alarm migraine — to presidents of lesser universities, so have the final clubs been a source of increasing irritation to the Harvard administration. A recent, radioactive report by the university’s Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault revealed a familiar constellation of problems: The clubs dominate the social scene and are locations of binge drinking; their members throw parties with sexually offensive themes and compete with one another for sexual conquests. Most gravely, they were identified as sites of sexual assault.

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Oh, That Transatlantic Accent!

The Transatlantic accent, also called a Mid-Atlantic accent,  is a way of speaking English that is halfway between American and British. It makes you sound like you have a good education but no one can tell quite where you are from. You hear it in old Hollywood films from the 1930s and 1940s. It is the accent of Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, William F Buckley and (at least in some films) God.

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