Spookiest Golf Course Names in Golf

For as long as the sport of golf has been played, course designers have made it their mission to make each course uniquely challenging. Each and every course is designed to be different from others which can lead to some oddities, and their names are not excluded. Here are some of the Spookiest Golf Course Names in Golf.

10. Spooky Brook Golf Course

This New Jersey Golf Course will definitely be a joy to play but might cause a bit of a fright with Water hazards placed throughout!

9. Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club

This Portland, Oregon Golf Club is home to two courses that are not only seen as top courses in the US, but also have quite spooky names! Watch the leaves change and get into the autumn spirit on the Ghost Creek course or if you’re looking for more of a challenge you can take on the famed Witch Hollow! 

8. Superstition Springs Golf Club

If it’s a certain number of practice swings, a specific club you believe is cursed, or wearing your Tiger Red Polo; It’s fair to say just about everyone on the golf course believes in some sort of superstition. So why not play a round on a course named after that! 

7. The Nightmare Golf Course

Please, don’t let the name fool you. The Nightmare Golf Course features some of the largest fairways you will find on a golf course. This course is a dream for any golfer.

6. The Greens at Half Hollow 

This New York golf club is the collaborative effort of two of the North-East’s most prominent real estate developers. Ultimate luxury and quality is standard for this duo. Perhaps this course is only half as scary as we first thought!

5. The Witch Golf Club

This public South Carolina course will be a treat to play with only a few tricks! Beautiful wetlands surround this award winning course, making it a beautiful challenge for experienced and new players alike.

4. Bloody Point Golf Club & Resort

Located on idyllic Daufuskie Island, between Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia, this ultra luxury resort and golf club is accessible only by boat. The only thing spooky about this Golf Club is the name!

3. Witch Hollow

In 1996, Tiger Woods brought notoriety to Witch Hollow when he won his unprecedented third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship in a dramatic come-from-behind finish over Steve Scott.

2. Devils Tower Golf Club

Located in Hulett, Wyoming, just eight miles from our nation's first National Monument, The Golf Club at Devils Tower is renowned throughout the region. Many legends are told about the origin of this massive tower… all we know is it makes for some stunning views and spooky stories.

1. Sleepy Hollow Country Club

The story of Ichabod Crane is a spooky classic that takes place in the town of Sleepy Hollow. Turns out this town is very much real, and has some incredible golf clubs that attract players from across the globe… and occasionally a headless horseman.

Press Clippings: Private Clubs and Restaurants Offer Exclusivity – and Great Wine & Food

Mile-long wait lists, exceptional wine programs, award winning culinary teams, in masterfully designed spaces there's not wonder demand for exclusive private clubs and restaurants has weathered the pandemic and returned with a bang! Check out our recent contribution to Sotheby's Magazine Reside below “For Members Only – Private Clubs and Restaurants Offer Exclusivity – and Great Wine and Food”

Vodka Martini

Purists will argue that a true Martini employs gin rather than vodka, but who are we to disagree with 007, whose oft-repeated request for a Vodka Martini is as closely associated with the series of films as his famed introduction as “Bond. James Bond”? We will, however, insist that it should be stirred rather than shaken in order to produce the most silky-smooth cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Steps

  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until very well-chilled, about 20 to 30 seconds.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.

 

Doral Fashion Weekend

Join us this November 12-14 at the 4th Annual DORAL FASHION WEEKEND at Trump National Doral, Miami. Treat yourself to a weekend of luxury while playing your favorite sport with some of your favorite brands. Highlighting the industry’s most innovative apparel, accessories, equipment, and wellness products. Fashion Weekend is the ultimate experience for those who love to have a good time and learn about the latest and greatest in golf and tennis! Days are filled with tennis and golf, and evenings are all about socializing and first-class hospitality. The fun-filled itineraries focus on Golf or Tennis and are polished off with generous gifting of limited edition apparel & gear. 

RSVP through the link in my bio and use code ‘BATES’ to receive a complimentary weekend duffle (valued at $300) when checking in at the event.

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Accommodations

Exciting days of golf require a comfortable and good night’s sleep. Enjoy a 2-night stay in Trump National Doral Miami's luxurious guest rooms.

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Golf

  1. First Round on Saturday featuring unique on-course experiences by leading golf brands
  2. Competitive Round on Sunday with all of your new friends
  3. Swag designed to spruce up your golf wardrobe

Fine Dining

Food and Entertainment

  • Friday Welcome Reception & Dinner
  • Daily Breakfast and Lunch
  • Saturday Happy Hour
  • Saturday Evening Dinner Party at the Rick Smith Golf Performance Center
  • Sunday Announcement of Winners of Competitive Round of Golf

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Accommodations

2-Night room accommodations at Trump National Doral Miami's impeccably designed and exquisitely appointed guest rooms

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Tennis

  • Tournament Play
  • Instruction from world renown Tennis Instructors
  • All levels Tennis Clinics designed by the pros for the pros Spa

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Spa

  • Daily Guided Meditation & Sunrise Yoga
  • Access to Spa Facilities for your entire stay

Fine Dining

Food and Entertainment

  • Friday Welcome Reception & Dinner
  • Daily Breakfast and Lunch
  • Saturday Happy Hour
  • Saturday Evening Dinner Party at the Rick Smith Golf Performance Center

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Augusta National – Content Coordinator

The primary function of the Content Coordinator is to assist in the coordination and execution of all digital content efforts of Augusta National Golf Club; engaging and growing audiences of the Masters Tournament as well as each of the Masters Tournament Foundation (MTF) events – Augusta National Women’s Amateur, Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, Latin America Amateur Championship, and Drive, Chip and Putt. Like all positions at Augusta National, this position must maintain the strict confidentiality of all Club business.

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Work with the Manager of Digital Content to execute the year-round content strategy of the Masters Tournament, Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA), Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC), Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC), and Drive, Chip, and Putt (DCP) across all digital platforms.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders and external vendors to plan, execute and publish multimedia content (photo, video, article, graphics, etc.) across Masters.com, ANWAgolf.com, AACgolf.com, LAACgolf.com, DriveChipandPutt.com, and their corresponding social channels, as well as various ticketing and patron-service websites as needed.
  • Curate and organize content across all digital distribution platforms and the Augusta National archive using proper metadata and tagging to ensure discoverability and usability.
  • Ensure all Augusta National digital distribution channels are regularly updated, accurate, on-brand, and aligned with the Club’s overall vision, mission, and strategy.
  • Assist with execution of the Masters Tournament and MTF content strategy to acquire, engage, and retain audiences on popular and emerging global social media platforms.
  • Assist with the technical execution of Masters Tournament content, including but not limited to content publishing, live video streaming, digital scoring, live shot tracking, and online gaming efforts.
  • Develop, maintain, and actively learn content publishing best practices and educate team members accordingly.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs all other duties deemed by management to be an integral part of the job

Qualifications (required unless stated otherwise):

Skills/Knowledge/Attributes:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of content management system platforms and publishing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of building and executing omni-channel content strategies on both traditional media outlets and emerging digital platforms.
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital content production and digital marketing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and streaming services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of traditional marketing and brand management.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and abstract ideas via imagery, video, and text.
  • Demonstrated creativity with and immersion in social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage team of creative individuals and vendors.
  • Innovative thinker with proven ability to implement new programs.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to align new ideas and strategies with broad business priorities.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Innate curiosity and interest in innovative social media, content creation, and marketing techniques.
  • Deep understanding of golf, Augusta National, and the Masters Tournament.

Experience/Education:

  • 3-5 years related experience in content publishing.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field.

Required License(s):

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and/or successfully completes the Club’s internal motor vehicle training program

Augusta National Golf Club offers a competitive salary and benefit package to include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability (paid by employer)
  • 401(k)
  • Pension Plan (paid by employer)
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays

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Gene Sarazen’s 1922 Patek Philippe

A rare Patek Philippe given to Gene Sarazen in honor of winning the 1922 U.S. Open.

Adding to the value is an inscription on the back that reads, “Presented to Gene Sarazen by the Apawamis Club where he started his golf, July 24, 1922.”

Sarazen once caddied at Apawamis, and he won the first of his seven majors that summer at the U.S. Open.

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A Strategic Approach to Membership Growth When Re-Opening Your Club after COVID-19

10 Tips to Gain Members during your Club Re-Opening

Make no mistake: The world of private clubs will never be the same again. Just as 9/11 changed how the world flys, the COVID -19 pandemic will change how members enjoy their leisure time. These changes will extend to how individuals commute, enter your club, interact with others, manage tasks, and more. In a post COVID-19 world, private clubs not only have to be safe, it has to be “clean and assured.”

We have identified ten broad topics that clubs and other organizations can use to grow their membership and usage as they re-open for business:

  1. Take Advantage of the Itch

Everyone is itching to get out and golf. Now more than ever your members will be out taking advantage of the beautiful weather and the ability to golf at their club. They will be more inclined to bring their friends who do not have a club to go to on their own. This is a perfect opportunity to interact and gather information of the potential member(s).

  1. Communicate to your Neighbors

It is a good time to reach out to your neighbors. Your external outreach to those who reside around the club that you may have had paused since March should be back up and in full force. Now is the best time to let them know why being a part of your club is the best choice for them and their family.

  1. Pull out from the archives – Member Referral Plan

Have a membership referral plan that is your ACE? Now is the time to use it! Your members miss their friends and family who are most always their golfing buddies. Use it to your advantage!

  1. Engage with the Membership

Remind your members why they love their course so much. Do something a little extra to show them you miss them just as much; nothing says that better than a complimentary transfusion station at the turn!

  1. Internal Communications

It is vital to stay connected to your members and let them know your revised plans for “golfing with precaution”. If they know what to expect before they get to the course there will be less confusion and unhappy members in the golf shop.

  1. A United Message

Come together as a team and create the message that you want to portray to the membership. This is where upbeat optimism is needed. Remember as a club you want to be the place your members go to escape reality “pandemic” don’t make it the topic of conversation.

  1. Operations Plan

Although you may be running on a tightened budget or not have as many staff members as you normally would; come up with a strategic plan to make sure there are no holes in your operations.

  1. Retention

Believe it or not, how you react in these next couple months are going to directly affect your retention rates. Anything you do to enhance the member experience during this time will be talked about for years to come… so will what you don’t do as well!

  1. Follow The Golf & Heath Project, supported by the World Golf Foundation safety guidelines for Clubs and players:

Coronavirus [COVID-19] Update | Golf & Health

Message to Golf Clubs and Management

·    Organize online booking to reduce congregation around the Clubhouse

·    Allow shoes to be changed in the car park

·    Follow general hygiene advice and e.g. make hand sanitizers available in the clubhouse

·    Golf buggies should be used by single individuals and cleaned afterwards

·    Take drinking fonts and ball cleaners out of play.

·    Close air pressure cleaners for cleaning shoes following the round

  1. Smile

Be the light in their day. They are doing something they love and have been longing to do. Make sure to enhance their experience as much as possible. Everyone is going through a tough time right now. Be the smile that makes a difference to your membership!

 

club estates

Private Club Marketing announced the launch of Club Estates

Club Estates features the most luxurious and exclusive golf course and private club properties around the world.

Private Club Marketing will assist developers and agents through the Club Estates platform to increase exposure to the high-end real estate consumers and professionals around the world. A unique and engaging digital content strategy through its branded website, social media channels and hyper-targeted email database of 50,000+ HNW golf and tennis enthusiasts.

Club Estates will rollout a robust searchable IDX interface, which is under development for phase 2 of the website. Developers and agents can upload their listings directly to the site for features in 6 initial launch markets, including; California, Nevada, Scottsdale/Phoenix, Florida, Texas, and Coastal South Carolina.

Properties not in the initial launch markets will still able to be featured on the website through showcase content placement.

Visit https://clubestates.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn

10 Marketing and Blog Ideas for December

via ThriveHive

It’s officially the holiday season! How are you going to market your small business? Here are 10 ideas to get your business noticed during the delightfully chaotic month of December.

PS we also have December Facebook Ideas and December Instagram Ideas

1. Update Your Google Business Listing

Holiday shoppers are going to be turning to Google for all of their holiday needs, whether for gifts, event services, home cleaning, appliance repair, travel, safety, and more. Make sure your business information is up to date so you can get found on search. Be sure to:

  • Verify your contact information
  • Update your holiday hours
  • Upload photos of your seasonal products and services
  • Create Offer and Event posts

There are many ways to optimize your Google business profile to stand out in search and attract customers—and no better time than now to do it!

2. Host or Participate in a Toy Drive

During the holiday season, it’s important to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. Host or participate in a toy drive and encourage your customers to do the same. Share photos of your participation on social media and tag the charity you’re working with. Ask them to retweet or share the post for a greater impact. Joining other local businesses to benefit children is a great way to get more involved with your community. For a list of toy drives, check here.

3. Get Personal

Share pictures or stories of your family and holiday celebrations on your blog and social media profiles. Do you have a favorite holiday memory that inspired you to open your business? What about a family recipe or tradition? Share yours and ask your followers what theirs are. This will help build engagement with and among your audience. This will help open up communication with your followers and build engagement.

Bakers can share a video or recipe on their blogs. Photographers can post their family Christmas pictures on Instagram or Facebook and encourage others to do the same. Personal trainers should encourage clients and potential clients to join them on holiday road races through social media. Share your life with customers to engage them online!

4. Host a Party

Events are a great way to market your business during the holidays. Have an open house and extend your business hours one evening. Invite local customers and other businesses to stop by and mingle. Serve some food and drinks or get them donated by another local business! The more the merrier during the holidays and a party is a great way to ignite some word-of-mouth marketing and build solid partnerships.

5. Dress up

Ugly sweater parties are popular during the holiday season, but why stop there?

There’s nothing that attracts customers like a fun attitude so take advantage of the festive spirit! Grab some reindeer antlers or wear Christmas pajamas if it’s appropriate for your business. Daycare centers can have fun dressing up and encourage a pajama day for students! Business professionals can have fun with a holiday-colored tie or socks to get in the holiday spirit. Of course, don’t forget to post on social media with the appropriate holiday hashtag.

6. Gift Guides

A gift guide is a great way to market your business during the holidays. Write a blog post about gifts for moms, dads, kids, and friends!

The gift guide can include some of your products but the best way to sell your business is not to sell it at all. Instead, showcase items that are related to your industry:

  • Gift Guide for Accountants (tech gadgets, ties, fancy pen)
  • Gift Guide for the Home Decorator (Christmas pillow covers, gold candlesticks, electric candles)
  • Gift Guide for the Fitness Enthusiast (ice cleats for running outside, winter hat with Bluetooth headphones, Epsom salts for tired muscles).

People are always looking for gift ideas! Show potential customers how helpful you can be!

7. Send Holiday Cards

Customers like to be appreciated. Send holiday or New Year’s cards or e-cards to your contact list. Marketing is about keeping your business on the radar of customers—new or loyal—so that your business comes to mind when they need your services. Something as simple as wishing customers a Happy Holiday or Happy New Year is an easy way to get people to check out your website and keep your business in mind.

8. Tip or Product of the Day

Take inspiration from the 12 Days of Christmas and feature a tip or product of the day on your blog or social media feed. Fitness-related businesses like personal trainers or health centers can give an exercise of the day to fight off gaining holiday weight. Flower shops can feature a wreath or bouquet of the day featuring different holiday colors or flowers. Restaurants and bars can showcase a cocktail of the day for the holidays. You could also run a different deal or offer for each of the 12 days.

9. Go Behind the Scenes

Show customers what your business is like during the holidays with video marketing! Are you a busy baker who is making cakes and cookies? Take customers into the kitchen with a video of preparations for the holidays. People are curious by nature and giving them a sneak peek of new products or behind-the-scenes action will set you apart from your competitors!

10. Photo Opportunity with Santa or a Winter Wonderland

Last but not least, save time and money with consumer-generated content during the holidays.

Stage a photo opportunity at your store by inviting Santa to come or set up a winter wonderland for customers to post in front of. Everyone wants a picture with a gigantic polar bear so give customers the opportunity to market your business for you by having something fun to take pictures with!

Pick up some props like Santa hats or tinsel garlands and let customers go to town. Make sure to include a hashtag with your company and share, retweet, or regram customers’ photos on social media.

10 Marketing and Blog Ideas for November

via ThriveHive

November is upon us! What better way to kick off a new month than with a list of great marketing ideas? Here are some ways to boost your marketing and blogging for the month of November.

10 Ways to Market Your Business in November

1. Update Your Google My Business Profile

With Google’s ever-improving search results, consumers are getting the information they need to engage with a business without even having to visit their website. This is why it’s crucial to have a complete and updated Google My Business profile. By communicating your products, services, hours, and location to Google, it can know which searches to rank you for; and by keeping your profile and active (such as by updating it, collecting reviews, and answering FAQs), Google can feel more confident in ranking you higher and for more searches. Here are some things you can do to optimize your Google My Business profile for November:

  • Provide your Thanksgiving Hours
  • Upload pictures of any November- or Thankgiving-themed products or services
  • Create Google posts about Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Small Business Saturday promotions
  • Ask and answer questions related to visiting your store, especially if you expect more traffic on Small Business Saturday

2. Take Part in Movember/No Shave November

Movember or No Shave November is a movement for men’s health issues. Participants can sign up here and are encouraged to grow a mustache for the month of November to bring awareness and raise donations for men’s health and cancers. Some companies host Movember competitions between employees or among customers. Movember is a fun way to host contests or showcase your facial hair for men’s health on social media. Get involved in the chatter on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

2. Honor Veteran’s Day

Vereran’s Day is November 11 and comes up fast! Schools may have off and many workplaces are closed. While this could be a good time for sales, it’s also a great time for your business to make a push on social media thanking veterans for their hard work and sacrifice for our country. If you have a veteran who works for you, showcase them on your blog or website. A simple “Thank You” goes a long way and let’s customers know that you care about people, not just sales.

3. Celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day occurs every November 19. On this day, post some compelling stats about female entrepreneurs to your Facebook or Instagram profiles. If you are a female entrepreneur, share some milestones about your business. If you are not a female entrepreneur, highlight one in your community or network.

4. Participate in America Recycles Day

November 15 is America Recycles Day and a great day for showing that your small business cares about the environment. Does your business recycle? Include some facts on your social media or suggestions on your blog on how to recycle. If you don’t already recycle, now is a great time to start! Get a recycling bin and let customers know that you’re taking steps to help improve the environment for everyone! Participate in America Recycles social media efforts (#AmericaRecyclesDay and #RecyclingSelfie) to show off your recycling efforts and encourage others to do the same!

5. Support November Causes

Movember gets a lot of attention, but November is also host to other awareness efforts like lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and adoption awareness. Is your business affected by any of these issues or do you feel strongly about these causes? Make a difference and help raise awareness this November using social media. November is also the month of the Great American Smokeout when people pledge to quit smoking. Help support someone you know who is trying to quit!

6. Partake in Sports

November is a time when the NFL, NHL, and NBA are in full swing! Show off your team spirit by dressing up in team jerseys or decorating your business with team colors. Going to the game? Tweet about it or post pictures of employees at a game. Showing personality and friendly competition is a great way to market your business!

7. Run a Thankful Campaign

November is the month of Thanksgiving so don’t forget to give thanks. Post what you’re thankful for on social media and ask customers to participate. Make sure to thank your customers for their support!

8. Promote Holiday Buying Guides

December will come soon enough and customers are starting to shop for the holidays. Now is the time to start marketing with gift guides, either in written or video form on your blog, to help customers shop for the special people in their lives.

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9. Run a Food Drive

It’s easy to get caught up in planning for Thanksgiving but don’t forget those who aren’t as fortunate. Hosting a food drive is a great thing to do to help others enjoy the holiday who are struggling to make ends meet. Encourage customers to donate canned or non-perishable food. Offer a discount on a service to customers who bring in a bag of food. Host a contest where each can of food gives participants a chance to win. Donate the food to a local food pantry, church, or charitable organization and give back to the community.

10. Offer Thanksgiving Specials

Thanksgiving is the holiday star of November and a great chance to market your business. Offer specials at your restaurant or cooking classes for great Thanksgiving side dishes or how to use leftovers after the holiday. Gyms and heath-focused businesses can host or participate in Thanksgiving races or an after-Thanksgiving bootcamp class! Your pet grooming or boarding business can write a blog post on Thanksgiving foods that can be toxic to pets. The content opportunities for Thanksgiving are plentiful!

11.  Small Business Saturday (November 29)

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget Small Business Saturday! This is perhaps the best time of year to get your small business noticed. Register your business HERE and make a push on social media, your website, and your blog for supporting small businesses!

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