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CIB: Is a Blue Wave Coming For Clubs?

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NCA’s News Roundup, September 19, 2018
Industry Update

Is a Blue Wave Coming for Clubs?

Reps. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and Pete Sessions (R-Texas) are incumbents in two critical races that, if lost, could signify a “blue wave” and a Democrat-majority in the House of Representatives, says National Club Association (NCA) Vice President of Government Relations & General Counsel Brad Steele on Private Club Radio. These two incumbents are allies of NCA and are in the midst of a tough campaign season, along with 27 other critical House races. Private Club Radio.


Indian Wells to Debut New Nighttime Golf Event for All

Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif., will debut its “Shots in the Night” after-dark golf event on October 18. Catered to families, corporate outings and guests, the event includes NextLinks Putting Green Games with inflatable obstacles, glow-in-the-dark driving range activities, a food truck, music and drinks. Club & Resort Business.

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Why Topgolf is Winning People’s Attention

Topgolf competes with "everyone." Erik Anderson, Topgolf Entertainment Group’s Executive Chairman includes entertainment activities like Netflix, concerts and relaxing at home in Topgolf’s list of competitors, viewing the company as a creative company over a service business. To gain an edge on competition, Topgolf builds trust with customers by creating an enhanced experience through nurturing authenticity, building community and strengthening community via technology. LinkedIn.



Golf Needs a Female Presence to Grow and Thrive

Recognizing the role of women is critical to golf's health, says Henry DeLozier, principal at Global Golf Advisors. The game would benefit from more women in leadership roles, offering vital perspectives that often go unappreciated or unnoticed. This opportunity will not be realized until more women have the opportunity to lead in golf and clubs, adds DeLozier. Eloquence.


(Eloquence is NCA's lifestyle magazine. All NCA members receive a hard copy of the magazine free of charge. An electronic version of the magazine is available to the public here.)

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Are You Ready for New Data Protection Rules?

While countries around the world are rapidly adopting data security regulations, states across the U.S. have begun to implement their own. Vermont has passed a law to protect consumer data and to target data brokers that collect individuals' information. In California, a bill that gives consumers the right to know what data businesses hold about them will go into effect in 2020. Other states like Arizona, Colorado and South Carolina have also taken legal steps requiring companies to implement data security policies. Hotel Management.

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Webinar: How to Get Through the General Manager Agreement

On Thursday, September 27 at  2pm ET, learn best practices and lessons that make the general manager agreement process less protracted and more successful. Register for the session here.


(NCA webinars are free for members and $35 for nonmembers.)

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