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Constitutionally challenged to move forward

POSTED ON August 9, 2018 @ 7:48 am

As an operational consultant my first point of review is always to look at the structure of a club. I need to fully understand the core items that make a club tick before making any recommendations for potential changes to its operation. It’s very important for all clubs to have...


Mike Orloff interview on US Private Club Radio Show

POSTED ON July 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am

Earlier this month Mike Orloff, Founder and Managing Director of Golf Industry Central (GIC) joined Private Club Radio to discuss the state of the golf and country club industry down under. Listen to the show and learn what Australia and New Zealand are doing differently and what opportunities and challenges...


Golf Industry Central celebrates 10-year milestone

POSTED ON July 4, 2018 @ 9:01 am

Time does fly when you are having fun! I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I launched the website on 8 July, 2008. It’s a platform that continues to share news and information to our great industry in this part of the world, which started as a little...


Is your facility women friendly?

POSTED ON June 21, 2018 @ 7:02 am

A big part of our market base that always seems to get overlooked is the woman golfer. Our sport has generally been male dominated over the years, but times have been changing. The facilities that take a proactive approach to welcoming this market segment will not just grow their female...


A unified golf industry starts with a unified vision

POSTED ON May 31, 2018 @ 7:40 am

OPINION: As I have worked up through my career progression, I’ve put more and more importance on having a clear vision of each of the facilities I’ve managed, as well as on growing my own business. I was taught by some great leaders over the years who all strongly believed...


C’mon, don’t be so ‘anti’ social

POSTED ON May 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am

The term “social media” is bantered around so much nowadays and most of Clubland is scared “you-know-what” about joining in on the cultural swing we have been experiencing throughout the world. Consumers are just simply tired of hearing the same ole sales pitch and why you are “so good”. Up...


Slow Play – Who is in control? Training Services Now Available

POSTED ON April 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am

We continue to read and hear the endless stories of players complaining about “slow play” at our golf facilities. Just have a look at some of the online golf forums and you read the same story over and over again. “We did not see a Marshall”, “we called the pro...


Answer the DAMN phone!

POSTED ON April 12, 2018 @ 8:07 am

There used to be an old debate I’d have with some staff of mine, “who was more important, the person you are serving in front of you, or the person calling on the phone.” Some staff would always argue that it was more important to serve the person in front of you...


Mike Space Autumn 2018

POSTED ON March 19, 2018 @ 3:18 pm

We are now well and truly into the first half of this New Year and Golf Industry Central is off to a flying start with recently being nominated for the QLD Industry Award – Supplier of the Year. It’s a great honour to have our name in lights among some...


Membership growth: Provide a shoe that fits

POSTED ON February 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am

We are all aware that golfing membership numbers have been in a steady decline at most clubs around the country – a trend that is a great worry to the entire industry. I’m concerned this small steady decline will soon become a large “thud” as approximately 60%  of all current...