is your Golf Course Business Consultant and Adviser for any Golf
Course and Golf Course Business Issue: Michael
A (Mike Kahn). Get an Analysis from over 50-years in Golf.
Use the Facts to make the Right Decisions.
in Golf Course Communities: Protect Your Home
Equity. Safeguard the Integrity of Your Neighborhood!
A Kahn, President, Golfmak, Inc. incorporated in Florida
in 1994. Mike has been in golf and the golf course business since
Kahn is experienced in virtually every conceivable golf course business
issue. From golf course maintenance, to kitchens, to pro shops,
to point-of-sale and back offices, to budgeting and planning, he
has over 50-years of experience managing golf courses.
Kahn is a 'tell it like it is' consultant. Mike will
not patronize clients. He believes skirting issues to please clients
when negative results are apparent lacks honesty and integrity.
has recently become a focal point for homeowners and HOA Board Members
with failing golf courses in their neighborhoods. From California
to Maine, Mike fields calls and Email inquiries asking his advice
for help to find the best course of action to preserve equity in
Kahn has endless references and hundreds of endorsements on Linkedin.com.
consultation is always complimentary. Call Mike direct anytime 941-739-3990,
or Email email@example.com.
Mike always replies with courtesy and understanding.
Kahn is an expert in this list of golf course and golf course business
Golf Course Management from the
in Local Markets
Shop Merchandising and Management (former Canadian PGA Member)
of Sale (POS) and Back Office
and Beverage Operations
Course Maintenance (former licensed as a Superintendent)
Course Maintenance Machinery and Equipment - Negotiating and
Systems, Repairing, Replacing
Water Use Management
Cart Fleets - Negotiating, Fleet Managing and Care
and Legal Protection
and HOA Relationships
Management and General Employee Issues
Time Golf Course Owners - Adviser
Term Golf Course Business Strategies
Management, Pricing, Communicating, Maintaining Rosters
Kahn is also experienced and sensitive to environmental issues surrounding
Inc. Michael A Kahn, President.
Homeowners and your HOA: Your Failing Nieghborhood Golf Course Dilemma.
Act Immediatley Upon the Rumor. Reduce the Uncertainty. Protect
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solving it now. I can help you calm the storm. Call me 941-739-3990,
or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
to answer these questions from the Number-1 Consulting Team in Golf:
in golf since the 1950's
McIntosh, in golf since the 1950's
are the Q and As you need answered:
Can our neighborhood golf course survive?
You need an analysis to find out. Some golf courses cannot survive
in this environment.
What can homeowners on a golf course do to preserve the equity
in their property?
First is to form a feasibility group to gather and digest pertinent
information to help with any decision going forward.
How can Golfmak, Inc., President, Michael A Kahn, help us through
Along with associate, Bill McIntosh, we can sort it all out. Our
expertise in the HOA-Golf Course dilemma, along with over 100-years
of golf course business experience is second to none.
There is very little solid data out there because the current
trend is still too new. However, We have one study by the University
of Nevada, Reno, that I will send you upon your Email request
What makes Golfmak, Inc. an expert in the HOA-Failing Golf Course
Michael Kahn has been fielding inquiries from residents and HOA
Board Members for over six years. The current dilemma facing homeowners
along golf course fairways is going on in virtually every State
in the USA. Although the common thread is the looming failure
of the neighborhood golf course, every situation is different.
Factors like the number of residents, age of the golf courses,
local economics, and HOA covenants makes each one unique. Kahn's
expertise comes from information gained from dozens of troubled
golf course communities.
a neighborhood golf course fails everybody loses.
values plummet from 19% to 30% so many mortgages are immediately
upside-down. Follow this link: Turkey
Creek, Alachua, Florida
County Tax Collector loses 19% to 30% of property tax revenue.
evidence of a rise in crime where the neighborhood golf
course shuts down (report by the Sheriff of Alachua, County,
closed and grown in golf course is a terrible sight
and worse, becomes a critical fire hazard during dry
varmints take over the weed infested fairways - like dangerous
feral hogs in Florida and Texas.
And golfers lose their golf course.
There may be a way for your HOA to acquire the neighborhood golf
course for as little as $ one dollar: By way of an IRS Bargain Sale.
Bargain Sale is a transaction with a profitable corporation or individual
wanting to get out of golf course ownership. Follow this link:
IRS IRC 170 Bargain
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you're considering buying your first golf course, you should spend
plenty of time browsing through this golf course business web
site. In particular, be sure to read the GOLF
COURSE BUYER'S GUIDE that will help get you on the right track
to golf course ownership. It talks about the search, target, financing
(if needed), transition, management plans, and other issues to
advantage of my free consultation with no strings attached (941-739-3990,
or Email: email@example.com).
I'm not here to hook you, or sell you some crazy stuff. I truly
want to see more and more golf courses in the right hands. Owned
by people, small companies, or home owner associations who understand
what they're getting into, and have the patience and energy a
golf course needs to be successful. I only hope to help get it
started the right way.
experience in golf courses since the 1950s, I'll warn you about
'money-pits', or what to learn reading through golf course financial
statements and P&L statements. For instance, I've negotiated,
purchased, and maintained $ millions in golf maintenance machinery.
I know when the machinery at a target golf courses is nothing
but a pile of junk. I've climbed through clubhouses and maintenance
buildings. I can tell you; if the clubhouse is more than 20-years
old it probably has $50,000 in repairs and deferred issues you
can't even see during diligence.
we have a conversation and you like what you hear in our initial
conversation you might consider engaging Golfmak, Inc. (Mike Kahn)
professionally at some point. I have endless references from all
parts of the golf world.
Welcome to Golfmak.com. You've just entered a deep wandering golf
business cave with articles from 20-years ago and stuff very recent.
I know what golf courses are really worth no matter what the appraisers,
sellers, or real estate brokers tell you. Here, you'll pick up
plenty of insight about owning and operating a golf course - if
you have the time and patience to hang out on this site (if you
don't, you may already have disqualified yourself to be a successful
golf course owner). Believe me: There have been many prominent
business people owning golf courses that ended in miserable failure.
Conversely, a man in Missouri showed patience, a desire to learn,
a lot of sweat, and made a golf course quite successful with the
simplest business practice you could imagine.
this site has pages and links going on forever. About 15,000 people
a month spend time at golfmak.com - and it's free. The most popular
pages are: the
BUYER'S GUIDE', and French
IS A RISKY BUSINESS! According to Legacy Planning Group (LPG)
of Stockton, MD, up to 90% of golf courses are under insured.
you really covered for all your risks? Call
me for a free risk assessment conducted by LPG. These people are
golf course business experts: 941-739-3990, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Kahn. Over 50-years in the business of golf. I know how to Boost
Your Rounds and Revenue Very Quickly. Let me help. I need to do a little
ground work first - about three or four days - then we'll plan a strategy.
$1 can get you $10 at the POS if you follow my plan.
Course Business Consulting. Purely Business. No magic. Just plain 'Boot
Camp' common sense.
I was handed the reins of a 36-hole golf course in foreclosure. Got
it out and sold it for a $4 million profit
- Creditors hired me at a 27-hole golf course in C-11 bankruptcy. Added
30,000 rounds and $800,000 in revenue. Got it out.
- Trusted to guide an 18-hole golf course hosting barely 30-rounds a
day. Boosted play to over 120 daily. Quadrupled revenues.
Inc. Golf Business Consulting Service
Inc., is a Florida Corporation formed in 1994 with Michael A Kahn
as its President. The company's mission has been to assist golf
course owners and operators to manage the business of Golf Courses
have consulted, managed, brokered or financed golf courses all
over the USA.
golf since the 1950s, Michael Kahn's golf career has been strictly
business. Mike's network of business colleagues is one of the
best and most experienced in the industry.
Kahn is known for his non-patronizing down home business style.
No BS, just common business sense.
Bluntly: We find money. Lots of
it in every department. We know many golf course owners and managers
- even management companies - often have no idea how to fully
contain outflow, or plug hidden money leaks. We identify available
expense containment strategies - either unknown or ignored. Our
audits find $ thousands - often the difference between a positive
and negative balance sheet.
Golfmak, Inc. performs golf course business analysis
and operational audits. From the greens budget to marketing to
managing a food and beverage operation Mike and his Team have
the expertise to financially improve every department.
A Golfmak report with recommendations is time-proven.
It is easy to implement and follow.
We analyze any type of golf course including Private,
Semi-Private, Public, and Municipally Operated golf courses. Our
experience includes 9, 18, 27, and 36-hole configurations.
GOLF COURSE OPERATION AND OTHER ARTICLES BY MIKE KAHN - SOME GO BACK 15-YEARS
a Complete Golf Course Operation Audit. Call: 941-739-3990, or Email:
a few nagging questions:
I covered for all risks unique to golf courses?
tell me their credit card processing fees are thousands less than mine.
How do I find out?
- Is our
municipal golf course providing maximum benefit to the community, but
not at the expense of our tax payers?
we hire a management company. How do we know?
our management company 'performing'?
the 'money-guy' is my 'Sweat-equity' Partner managing properly?
our Private Club's Board of Directors on the right tract?
1,000 miles away from my golf course. Is my management team managing
Bank knows nothing about managing a golf course. How do we know the
management company we hired is addressing the bank's interest, or all
we have is a very expensive baby sitter? ?
SHOULD ORDER A COMPLETE GOLF COURSE AUDIT?
Equity Owned Country Clubs
Board Managed Golf Clubs
Municipally Owned Golf Courses
Management Company Managed
Home Owner Association (HOA) Owned
Trust Owned Golf Courses
Corporate Owned Golf Courses
Bank Owned Golf Courses
IS THE COST OF A GOLF OPERATION AUDIT?
cost of an audit will depend on the type and complexity of the golf course
or country club, and the depth of information our client needs to make
informed decisions. For instance, we have found non-conforming swimming
pool drains and recommended immediate remedy due to dangerous liability
exposure. A tee sheet setting whereby a slight adjustment resulted in
many thousands in new money. When food margins were out-of-whack it turned
out boxes and boxes of food, steaks, and booze was walking out the back
door every night.
A simple 18-hole daily fee golf course can be audited for $5,000, plus
expenses for travel to and accommodation. A fully appointed country club
with golf, pro shop, fine dining, swimming, tennis, fitness, and banquet
rooms may run $20,000, plus expenses.
are paid weekly in advance, split equally based on the number of weeks
needed (agreed upon) for the engagement. Final payment is due upon delivery
of our report. However, we participate in a conference call at a mutual
time after client/s have time to study the report. We will remain available
by phone, Email, or text to discuss the report further with the/a lead
person for at least 30-days from its delivery.
IS THE AUDIT CONDUCTED? WE WANT TO BE AS FAMILIAR WITH THE SUBJECT AS
before we are engaged we will have already studied the subject golf course
for its marketplace, its competition, and it general reputation among
the local golf fraternity. Immediately upon engagement we ask, under agreement
of nondisclosure, for at least the previous three year's Financial Records
(highly detailed), P&L's, Budgets, Round Activity, Membership Activity,
a Membership Profile, Payroll Activity, Personal Property Inventory Lists,
Machinery Lists (including make and model years), all Leases, Agreements,
Long Term Debts (like mortgages), Key Man Compensation Agreements, and
any documents pertinent to the operation of the business.
INC., PRESIDENT, MICHAEL KAHN
400 endorsements, and over 1,000 connections on Linkedin.
Testimonials and References from Golf Course Owners, General Managers,
Corporate Executives, City Managers, Bankers, Architects, Builders,
Developers, PGA Golf Professionals, Brokers, and Marketing Experts
Linkedin Public Profile:
Golf Course Financing is Back? Yes!
Up to 80% LTV and even higher. Rates under 6% (March 5, 2015). Call
me: 941-739-3990, or Email: email@example.com.
Michael A (Mike) Kahn your golf course
consulting specialist. I work for you: Golf Course Owners, Home Owner
Associations (HOA), Buyers, Sellers, Planners, Borrowers, and any Interest
in Golf Courses - any type, anywhere. Your first consultation is always
free. My fees are modest and you will learn I have a sincere interest
in your outcome. I have endless endorsements, testimonials, references,
and over 1,000 Linkedin connections. Call me: 941-739-3990, or write:
Development Golf Courses Failing. Its an
Home Owners Associations everywhere
are in a Quandary wondering "What to do!"
The gross negative impact on one neighborhood's residences was reported
as high as $24 million after the golf course closed for business in April
of 2011. Check this You Tube message from a seasoned real estate professional
about the affect of a golf course closing in Alachua, Florida (near Gainesville):
Then call me to get started with the
solution to your situation. It's a free consultation: 941-739-3990, or
write me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Me, Mike Kahn... link
to my resume
I Saw it coming...
A video I made in October,
2010. Why was I so alone with my predictions back in the 90s?
extremely polite, but took a no-nonsense look on the status of our operations."
the team implemented systems that gave us benchmarks and systems for tracking.
The programs introduced by Mike have set us up for success." Bob C
and spend just a little time with Mike and it can save you big in the
future. " Brian C
"A lot of
the strategies that you put into place and some of the things that you
directed us towards have really helped. I am excited to say that we should
actually realize a profit. " Ryan K
your web site as a model and started to turn the Club around " Marie and
read your resume and is absolutely stunning..." Ramon (in Spain)
with Michael when seeking to purchase a golf course. His dedication and
willing to assist was superior." Brian, Club General Manager
Welcome to Golfmak, Inc., President, Michael
A Kahn, Your Golf Course Operations Management Consultant.
Disturbing results when an HOA neighborhood
golf course fails...
this HOA Failing Golf Course Dilemma Article
Can your local golf course be saved? Call
Mike Kahn: 941-739-3990, or write: email@example.com
Operational Audits - Management, Golf Course Maintenance, General
Administration, Marketing and Advertising, Accounting
Showing you better methods to build your customer base and control
How to get the best out of your food and beverage concessions,
better margins, greater sales, more profitable beverage operations
Better tools for accounting, payroll management, market analysis
Finding money you didn't know you had. Improve security. Better
use of POS
Evaluations for golf course owners, partnerships, and banks
Buying or planning to buy a Golf Course? Complete diligence,
closing transition, and management setup. Get you on the ground
Financing for golf courses. Michael Kahn has participated in
$ millions in successful golf course finance applications
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/kahn
Golf Course Management
Don't be the brunt of this riddle: What
do boats and golf courses have in common? Answer at the end of... Are
you really ready to own a golf course?
Troubled Golf Courses? HOA - Owners - Board
Members - Bankers Call for a free consultation: 941-739-3990
OR WRITE: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Kahn is a proud member of the esteemed
Golf Course Business Consultants Group (GCBC)
Looking for a golf course loan? Call:
941-739-3990, or write: email@example.com
Why Michael Kahn as Your Golf Course
Operations Management Consultant?
First and Foremost you can be 100%
confident that I will act and advise you strictly in your best interests.
Whether you're planning to buy a golf course, already going into
diligence, expanding, or planning your next year's budget, I can
advise you as your operations expert. You are making use of over
50-years experience in virtually every type of golf course or golf
Home Owners Association (HOA) with
a Golf Course Problem?
Is your problem an HOA and Golf Course
issue? I will address your particular challenge (all are a little
different) with the most practical solution for everyone living
in the golf course community. One thing for sure: They all have
one thing in common, which is the value of their investment in their
home. I have spoken to so many home owners on this subject.
You want trusted experience on your
team. I have operated, financed, brokered every type of golf course
including bentgrass and Bermuda grass. I will provide you with all
the references you need to make you comfortable with Michael Kahn
as your consultant. With over 50-years in every phase of golf course
operations available to you we can work together to reach your goal.
Michael Kahn's Extensive Golf Course
I have 1,000 Linkedin connections
with over 100 endorsements from golf business people from around
the world. I am a member of the Golf Course Business Consultants
(GCBC), an esteemed group of individuals from many specialized fields
related to the golf course industry. Whether it's a Market Analysis,
HR Issue, Refurbishing the Golf Course, Analyzing Food and Beverage
Operations, Accounting Sources, Environmental Audits, Tee Sheet
Management, Web Site and Networking, as you consultant I become
your complete set of tools to support your golf course business.
I Find Money. I Find Savings. I can
make you Happy!
I am paid for providing experienced
advice. Once I have completed my golf course operations analysis
I am ready to advise where you can make or save money. However,
I never advise in a manner that compromises your customer's experience.
It's really that simple.
I Found $1 million over 8.7 Years
How many tips (tools) do I have in
my tool box? Probably thousands. For instance, one day I walked
into a golf course and within five minutes I used a simple tool
that found $115,000 in pure hard cash in the very next business
year. In fact, it amounted to $1 million in cash in his pocket in
8.7 years. It was money the owner had no idea he was entitled to!
Not a bad return for a $2,500 analysis.
BTW: If you don't want the truth
you don't want me. For instance, if it's time to abandon ship I'll
tell you (based on my disclaimer). Am I right? In my experience
and opinion, "Yes!"
GETTING INTO GOLF? WHAT I CAN DO FOR
Buying a Golf Course?
I advise you as a potential golf
course buyer - especially if it will be your first golf course
ownership. I help evaluate the 'deal' with a review of the property,
financial history, its marketplace, and value as real estate.
I can also help with negotiations, the purchase contract (not
as an attorney, but as a golf course business expert).
Once on board as your consultant,
you'll have my LOI, PSA, and comprehensive 300- line Diligence
Nobody knows a golf course better.
As your diligence leader I review the financial statements at
back at least three years. I inspect every asset, every pertinent
document, and every aspect of the golf course you have under contract.
When I'm finished you'll know what you are buying (or not buying).
You will also know what to expect in the future as the new golf
Transition - Taking Over a Golf Course?
Taking over a golf course as the
new owner is like jumping onto a moving train. The closing is
likely at midnight one day and your to manage at 12:01 AM. There
are dozens of reconnects you'll need to do so everyday business
is not interrupted. You'll need to adjust so many things such
as banking, management, insurance, licenses, agreements, permits,
contracts, etc. - almost at the flick of a switch. Don't forget!
You'll also need to establish your trade credit as well. I'm an
expert in transitions.
Financing a Golf Course?
I help golf course owners and potential
golf course buyers find financing and working capital for their
golf course operations. After over 50-years in the business, I
still believe there are innovative ways to raise serious capital
- even for courses not currently making money. No guarantee meant
here. If it's an impossible finance deal, I'll save you time,
money, and aggravation when I recommend you walk away!
Need an Analysis of an Operating
Let me analyze your golf course
operation, whether it's for a potential acquisition, or it simply
needs another experienced eye to get the business on track. My
Operations and Management Analysis is highly in depth. My clients
are often rejuvenated and ready to apply my recommended methods
to get the business back in the black (and the banker of his/her
Mike Kahn as Your Buyer's Broker
I am a licensed real estate associate
in Florida. I work for golf course buyers from out of state who
are looking for golf courses virtually anywhere in the world.
My brokerage fees are very low and I more than earn my fees, because
I also act as your consultant to reduce the cost of the/a transaction.
I help put a value on a target golf course property to you as
buyer, for instance:
Under a buyer-broker agreement
my client placed an offer for a golf course and went into diligence.
Part way through diligence I advised my client to walk away,
but be prepared to come back at a lesser purchase price, as
I had uncovered several hidden deferred issues. In fact, my
client accepted my advice, withdrew his offer, but informed
the seller that he would come back with what he was prepared
to pay, which was several hundred thousands less. The seller
accepted the lower offer and the deal closed. My client's saving
was several times more than my commissions.
As your buyer's broker I work for
you. I provide you with the appropriate letters of intent (LOI),
legally prepared purchase and sale agreements (PSA), and my 360+/-
line due diligence spreadsheet. Then, once you get to the closing,
I act as your transition consultant to help you take over the
golf course smoothly and seamlessly.
I provide interim operations management,
which begins with an operations and management analysis. Our management
may be as oversight, either on site, or remotely, or an on-site
via a temporary management agreement, for which I would bring
a team. Under our interim management service, there is no long
term contract involved (our last one lasted four months. As a
management efficiency expert in the golf course business, I can
work for a short period, like a week, or for longer terms.
Sell a Golf Course?
It's the World Market that will
get you the highest price. I am associated with Prime Sites USA,
LLC, a world wide brokerage firm with its fingers in many countries
like Brazil, Columbia, South Africa, China, Korea, Chile, Qatar,
and many more. We use discretion on your behalf as a seller. Foreign
buyers by with cash, so bank financing is never an issue. We obtain
proof of funds before any negotiations begin.
PICK UP THE
PHONE: 941-739-3990. Start with a free no BS consultation.
- Mike Kahn's 50-year plus Resume
PLANNING TO OWN YOUR FIRST GOLF COURSE?
CALL ME FIRST: 941-739-3990
to Review my inexpensive fees.
LINK TO THE MAIN
OVER 50 YEARS IN THE GOLF COURSE BUSINESS
Michael A Kahn is a Proud
Associate Member of the
Golf Course Business Consultants
first consultation is free: 941-739-3990, or write: firstname.lastname@example.org
you really know your customers - your Golfers?
Web Site. Get to business faster. Read this: Web Site Mistakes
Link to Important Golf Course Business Sources and Resources
to buy a golf course? Start here
to sell a golf course? Start here
Below are links
to three documents you can buy should you should ever contemplate buying
and owning a golf course.
The Diligence Guide is from my experience brokering and financing golf
courses over many years. The Letter-of-Intent (LOI) and Purchase and Sale
Agreement (PSA) guides should save you $ hundreds, maybe $ thousands in
the process of buying a golf course. They are my first buy-on-line items.
Less than $55.00 for the three documents as a single purchase. Each comes
with my complimentary consultations. As guides only. Not provided as legal
documents. All subject to disclaimer.
Are you ready to quit talking and start
solving? Get started by taking action now: Start
taking action now.
Put your Golf Course, Golf Club, Country
Club, or Municipal Course back on track. After a complete review and
analysis I will sit down with you or your board to plan a strategy to
extend the life of your club for many more years.
Engage Mike Kahn. A Golf Course Business
Consultant with over 50-years in this industry.
FOLLOW THIS LINK - SELL A GOLF COURSE FASTER WITH LESS COST
Read this. I wrote it about ten years ago. Do you think I'm nuts?
ANALYSIS - AVOID THE BROAD BRUSH APPROACH
After 50+ years in this business, I
cannot subscribe to broad brush solutions for golf course
financial and business issues. I see golf courses as unique as people
- absolutely different down to the very core - except one thing:
Do you know what it is? My Email: email@example.com.
While national statistics may indicate
a state has a participation rate as higher than 15%, in my experience
I would find communities in the same state with a participation rate
of less than 5%. How can a national statistic be relevant to a small
community golf course where very few even play golf?
My approach is different. I address
a golf course as it operates in its own neighborhood. I learn about
the golf course, its customer base, and the local economy it serves.
I learn its own unique demographic layout to seek its general profile,
because golf courses are all so different. You can't always do what
a guy in California did and and get the same results in Vermont!
A golf course has to learn and know
its own personality - the course itself and the marketplace it serves.
It also needs to keep an eye on changing times and demographics.
All golf courses are different in aspects
like age, topography and clubhouse. There are infinite ways a golf course
is uniquely different from every other golf course. In fact, golf course
architects design their work to be unique from all others. Clubhouse
architects do the same. Mountains, seaside, forested, open plains, rivers,
lakes, palm trees, evergreens, snow, tropics, wet, dry, on and on. The
grasses, bent, Bermuda zoyzia, paspalum, creeping red fescue, blue grass,
seaside, - mowed up to six different cutting heights and green speeds.
Tee boxes - 2, 3, 4, 5 sets or more (my boyhood course had one set of
In my work I interview the very people
national consultants ignore. I especially try to learn a particular
golf course's player personality. I ask the kinds of questions only
my years of experience know how to ask. But the answers get me to the
real the true personality of a golf course. Once I am comfortable with
what I learn, only then can I make my recommendations to an owner or
a board of directors.
My first consultation is always complimentary.
I promise you that am always candid and non patronizing. Sometimes I've
been know to be even a little too blunt, but sometimes it's the only
way to say it. I will not sell you on my consulting service, because
that's entirely up to you.
The golf course of your interest is unique
and special. Don't fall for the broad brush approach. Mike Kahn
Golfmak, Inc. Golf Business Consultant
or call: 941-739-3990
If your golf club is facing one or more
of the following - Write: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership shrinking? You need serious
2017 in-house and marketplace profiles.
Banker calling you every day? Been
there. Done that.
Rounds up, revenue up, but earnings
down? Same as #1 above.
Considering hiring a management company?
You probably cannot afford one.
Competition eating you up? I know
how to win that battle. I mean, "Take no prisoners!"
Shift in demographics in your marketplace?
You may need a major overhaul of 'everything"!
Looking for ways to trim fat without
cutting services? Some you can. Some you can't.
Trying to reduce fat, but keep solid
course conditions? Hey! We've overstated course conditions.
Food and beverage operations driving
you nuts? It's a concession opportunity. 'OPPORTUNITY!'
Newest greens mower is a 1996 model?
Might be best get out of the business.
Irrigation at or near its normal life
span (20-years)? Start getting bids. Don't wait till it quits altogether.
Greens unreliable - good one day,
terrible the next? You need a serious look at practices.
The golf course or clubhouse is over
20-years old? It it clean? Functional? Keep it that way.
Have you really checked employee behaviors
lately? Get an outside opinion.
If the club can be brought back to good
health I can help you get there. I hear from clubs almost every day
- all around the USA. Some have no chance and need a visit from Dr.
K. However, there are many that can come back.
The method that can work for your club
is not necessarily the same that saved other clubs. I know that, because
every golf course is unique in structure, configuration, location, clubhouse
size and layout, local economies, and age of members and daily fee players.
I have some harsh words for private clubs
reaching out for help! You won't like what I say, but I believe I am
If any of the 13 symptoms are facing your
club - call me: 941-739-3990.
Who is Mike Kahn
I could be the number one golf course
business consultant in the USA.
I coined the word: golfenomics, n
- the economics of the golf industry.
I grew up in this business. I know
what works and what doesn't. I can spot the fluff and BS
FINANCE SOURCE? THAT WAS BACK IN 2012-13
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making homes harder to sell
home values - lost equity
in neighborhood crime
backyards instead of beautiful green fairways
unsightly weeds that were once green fairways become a major fire
in fairways become habitats for undesirable varmints - like dangerous
Read about the dramatic negative impact
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Read this real life result! or Listen to me here (A
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Should You Throw the keys back to the Banker?
HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION (HOA) AND YOUR
GOLF COURSE DILEMMA
After one Florida golf course failed adjacent
home values reportedly fell an average of $20.00 a square foot - over
and above normal economic pressures...
golf courses - a serious dilemma during the economic crisis. Are there
Ten symptoms of a golf course in trouble
'Tunnel Vision' method of getting your golf course back to financial
Great Article from Course Trends: Take a few minutes to read it. Sometimes
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