At this year’s HFTP Annual Convention, we were especially excited for the technology sessions. The first was titled “Technology That Will Change the Club Industry”, presented by Jonathon Goodman, CFO at Lost Tree Club, on Thursday, September 15th, 2022. Jeremy Hoch, president of Anchor Consulting Services, also contributed. Mr. Goodman covered the past, present, and […]
The 2022 Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals Annual Convention is right around the corner. At this event packed with valuable information across the world of hospitality, we’re looking forward to mingling, learning, and having fun with other professionals who are passionate about developing their careers in hospitality. With so many sessions to choose from, we […]
Due to a perfect storm of factors at play, many private clubs have seen increased demand for their most popular services and amenities. Country clubs have seen an increase in memberships as city dwellers have moved to more suburban areas and joined clubs seeking a sense of community. Meanwhile, golf play has increased post-pandemic as […]
In a recent article in Boardroom Magazine (Issue 301, May/June 2022, p. 40), Bill Boothe of The Boothe Group wrote that the best way for private clubs to receive better service from their software providers is to implement the "squeaky wheel" approach: strictly tracking your vendor's faults, and relentlessly complaining until those issues are addressed. […]
People today are more health-conscious than ever before. A recent report by consumer research giant Nielsen stated “Health and wellness is THE single most powerful consumer force of 2021 and beyond.” People today are more intentional about spending time and money on things that positively impact their well-being. Membership clubs are no exception. Clubs should […]
Priming your guests for an event is a valuable and often overlooked step to hosting impactful gatherings. In the book, The Art of Gathering, author Priya Parker points out that “Before your event starts, it has begun. Your gathering begins at the moment your guests first learn of it.” Through marketing, guests may learn of […]
Many club leaders can remember a time when having a website was uncommon among private clubs. Today, most clubs have websites, and many are also utilizing this website to provide a private members-only web portal. The most technologically progressive clubs will also offer mobile applications to their membership. But clubs vary widely in what members […]
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to improve in the US, people want to get together again. It’s a perfect time for club leaders to take a fresh look at their events.   The book The Art of Gathering: Why We Gather and Why It Matters, is food for thought for any club leader. The book […]
Clubs are experiencing a state of transition, and not just because of COVID-19. Yes, clubs have seen a resurgence in golf rounds played since the beginning of COVID, and a slight uptick in new memberships, as potential new members seek out experiences away from congested metropolitan cities while still yearning for social engagement that enriches their lives. Clubs can provide a secure space for members and a […]
With the Covid-19 pandemic showing no immediate signs of slowing down, many people are willing to take additional precautions and return to their daily lives. In addition to routinely wearing masks and using hand sanitizer, people are also embracing technologies that help keep the process safer and make things more convenient as well.   Some of these technologies have existed for many years and are only now becoming commonplace due to the pandemic. One example is scanning a […]

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