Golf News

Director of Golf Report – March 2013

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops Revenue generation proved difficult as cold mornings continued throughout most of February.  Eighteen of the twenty-eight days recorded low temperatures below historical averages.   This February also had one less day that 2012, as 2012 was a leap year.  Comparing the first 28 days of 2012 […]

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Director of Golf Report – February 2013

 by Brian Duthu Pro Shops Revenue for January was $93,164 behind last year. Green Fee and Cart Fee revenue accounted for $88,677 of this deficit, driving range revenue accounted for $4,664 and merchandise revenue accounted for $300. Total revenue was $101,554 behind budget. The average high temperature for January was […]

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Director of Golf Report – January 2013

by Brian Duthu, Director of Golf Pro Shops December revenue finished $10,000 ahead of last year, representing an increase of 3.1 percent.  Green Fee and Cart fee revenue carried the month, with an increase of $12,000 over prior year.  Merchandise sales were down $1,600 and driving range sales were down […]

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Director of Golf Report – December 2012

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops Final financial information was not available as of the writing of this report; also green fee revenue reflects income of $3,600 from the Beat the Pro’s event that will be adjusted on December financials.  Total revenue for November was 1% ahead of budget, not including […]

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Director of Golf Report – November 2012

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops Total revenue for October increased by 2% compared to previous year.  All categories exceeded previous year, with the exception of merchandise sales.  Total daily green fee/cart fee revenue increased by $5,564, driving range revenue increased by $608 and merchandise sales decreased by $2,108. Year-to-date daily […]

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Director of Golf Report – October 2012

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops Total revenue for September increased $19,984 over previous year, an 8% increase. Daily green fee/cart fee revenue increased $16,866, an increase of 20%. Merchandise increased by $807 and driving range revenue increased by $1,139.  Total revenue was $9,448 behind budget, with all categories exceeding except […]

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Director of Golf Report – September 2012

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops Revenue for August exceeded prior year revenue by $1,740, and missed budget by $24,967. Daily green fee and cart revenue exceeded prior year by $703; merchandise sales were $1,014 behind prior year, and driving range revenue exceed prior year by $341. The positive total revenue […]

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Opening of Lakes West delayed one week

Attention Golfers: We have made the decision to delay the opening of Lakes West by one week, though the project was completed on time.  The timeline for overseeding was aggressive, the aggressiveness was necessary to ensure normal course conditions for the Pink Ribbon events being held at Willowcreek, North and […]

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A Letter to Golfers from the Director of Golf, Brian Duthu, PGA

August 9, 2012 Dear Golfers, The past several weeks I have received numerous comments, complaints and suggestions on the conditions of our golf courses.  It is troubling to hear these comments, as this time of year these comments are coming from our core group of golfers, which are our year […]

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