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CIB: Why Wyles Won the Excellence in Club Management Award


Club Industry Brief

NCA's News Roundup, August 21, 2019



Industry Update



Why Wyles Won the Excellence in Club Management Award

Chris Wyles, GM/COO at Bald Peak Colony Club in Melvin Village, N.H., saw 10,000 of the club's trees downed by a single storm in 2017. Wyles successfully led the club's recovery while enhancing Bald Peak's reputation as a destination for members. Under his leadership, the club generated support for capital improvements such as a golf practice facility, introduced activities like Bocce Night and golf skills challenges, and improved F&B by 31% in five seasons. For his work, Wyles was awarded the Excellence in Club Management® Mead Grady Award this past year. Club + Resort Business.





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Trends Watch



Hotels Take Extraordinary Measures to Excite Guests

Worldwide, hotels are rapidly improving luxury and comfort amenities to give their guests unforgettable experiences. Hotels like Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts offer travelers La Bouche Rouge lipstick with sparkling wine. Others like the Waldorf Astoria Chengdu in China have curtains that automatically open, revealing the skyline, as they enter their rooms. The experience goes beyond the hotel as many have partnered with nearby businesses to offer items like free beer vouchers and books from local writers. The Washington Post.

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On The Green



Calling the 14th Green Home at the BMW Championship

This year’s BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill., offered select attendees the unique opportunity to stay in the club’s “Tiny House” on the 14th tee throughout the tournament. Equipped with a grill, and located near the club's on-course restaurant, the house provides a premium glamping experience with a $15,000 price tag. Forbes.

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Operations and Membership



How to Create a Club Member Community

Successful clubs cultivate community. To establish this dynamic, set clear standards of acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Implement these rules by involving members in creating them and communicate them in new-member orientation. Enforce the standards firmly and fairly and provide the staff a safe and productive environment to build community. Global Golf Advisors.

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NCA News


Save the Date: National Club Conference 2020 in Ocean Reef!

The National Club Association's 17th National Club Conference will take place May 17-19, 2020, at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla. This special event will attract more than 225 private club industry leaders for three days of expert-led education, memorable social events, key networking opportunities and a star-studded lineup of featured speakers including, sports writer Rick Reilly, business executive and author Bob Schmetterer, and former President, North America for Avis Budget Group Tom Gartland. To learn how you can participate in the conference as an attendee, exhibitor or sponsor, please contact John Good at


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