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Hacienda and the PGA Championship Turn 100

Posted by Alison Lillie on Jul 29, 2016 10:18:49 AM

As we watch this week on TV as the 100th PGA Championship is held at Baltusrol, we commemorate not only its century celebration, but Hacienda Golf Club’s as well. 100 years ago, The first PGA Championship was played at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, New York, and the PGA of America was formed. 96 years ago, Hacienda Golf Club was founded by Alphonso Bell and 200 other investors in the Hacienda Land Company for $250 per share. Aside from their age, the PGA of America and Hacienda Golf Club have a lot in common. Both were established by a few good men with a passion for the game and championship golf.

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Topics: Insider, Golf Course, Golf Club Membership, Avid Golfers

6 Things Your Golf Club Membership Should Include

Posted by John Hughes on May 10, 2016 6:00:00 AM

6_Things_Your_Golf_Club_Membership_Should_Include.jpgIf it’s true that you get what you pay for, some 2.1 million golfers must be getting something extremely worthwhile. That’s how many individuals belong to private golf clubs, according to data from the National Golf Foundation.

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Topics: Golf Course, Golf Club Membership

8 Ways Being a Golf Club Member Enhances Your Life

Posted by John Hughes on Apr 29, 2016 7:16:43 AM

8_Ways_Being_a_Golf_Club_Member_Enhances_Your_Life.jpgMaking the decision to join a championship-level golf club is an easy one, but it's certainly one you won't regret. There are so many benefits of becoming a member that they are impossible to measure, but as time goes by, the value of a membership as it relates to your quality of life will become more and more obvious. Here are just a few ways a membership at a championship-level club can enhance your life.

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Topics: Golf Course, Golf Club Membership

How to Find the Right Golf Club Membership in Southern California

Posted by John Hughes on Apr 26, 2016 10:57:42 AM

Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Are you excited about finding opportunities to enhance your business relationships? Or perhaps you are looking for fun activities and a place to spend quality time with your friends and family? Avid golfers in Southern California have many championship golf clubs to choose from, so it's important to understand your wants and needs heading into the selection process. In order to pick the right golf club membership, you must first determine how a championship golf club can meet your criteria.   

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Topics: Golf Club Membership

How to Sell Your Spouse on a Golf Club Membership

Posted by John Hughes on Apr 5, 2016 7:45:29 AM

Note: The writer of this post is a male, and therefore, this post is directed toward the male significant other. If you are a woman looking to convince your guy/significant other, well … it's admittedly difficult for this writer to deduce your powers of persuasion.. Let's face it, your significant other is more than likely feigning his apprehension. On the other hand, he may be  trying to sell you on a membership, and if that's the case, this post can help you fight off the urge to give in just long enough to surprise him with a golf club membership at the perfect moment!

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Topics: Industry Trends, Golf Club Membership

How a Golf Club Membership Can Be Used for a Lifetime

Posted by John Hughes on Feb 29, 2016 9:39:12 AM

It’s easy on a sunny, warm Sunday afternoon to think: This is it, this is why I joined this club, to be right here, for moments like these.

The daily and weekly pleasures of golf club membership probably speak for themselves. From being out on the course to unwinding in the clubhouse, the golf club membership is its own immediate reward.

Still, the pleasures of a golf club membership extend further than just today. The things learned and experienced here can go with one for a lifetime.

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Topics: Golf Club Membership

4 Key Traits of Distinguished Golf Club Members

Posted by John Hughes on Feb 11, 2016 11:22:30 AM

Just as there are those who drive Fords and those who Ferraris, golf club members come in varied types. That’s as it should be: With so many types of clubs available, there is a place for seeking to get into the game or looking to progress in the game.

That being said, there are some traits that will typically identify those who choose membership in one of the more distinguished clubs – elements of style and substance that set them apart from other players.

Before looking at the common traits among the members of distinguished clubs, it’s helpful to understand the clubs themselves. What exactly constitutes a truly “distinguished” golf club?

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Topics: Golf Club Membership

How Golf Lessons Equal Life Lessons

Posted by John Hughes on Feb 5, 2016 9:04:16 AM

We've all heard the adage "Golf mirrors Life", but you might be surprised how true that saying really is. Golf is a great game, but it’s a fickle game; and the avid golfer knows all too well that the lessons learned in golf can almost always be applied to successful living, whether it be dealing with adversity, improving abilities, or social interactions. So let's take a look at what some of the world's greatest golfers and scholars (and Chuck Norris) have to say about it. You might be surprised by the similarities.

"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots — but you have to play the ball where it lies." ~ Bobby Jones

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Topics: Golf Club Membership

Golf Club Membership Etiquette Primer

Posted by John Hughes on Jan 15, 2016 11:06:34 AM

As an avid golfer, you probably have a pretty good idea what constitutes proper golf etiquette on the golf course. Things like slow play, failing to repair your divots, or throwing your clubs in frustration are some of the obvious no-nos. A key aspect of private golf club culture is the respect for and adherence to proper etiquette including but not limited to:  

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Topics: Golf Club Membership

What is a Golf Club Membership Culture and How is it Shaped?

Posted by John Hughes on Jan 11, 2016 4:05:41 PM


Golf club membership brings with it more than simply an opportunity to tee it up, lob a few on the tennis courts, maybe swim a few laps. Every club has its own unique membership culture, and joining the club means becoming a part of a special community and environment.

The club culture defines the membership experience, helping to set the tone and create the atmosphere. Choosing a club means, in part, learning to discern the cultural differences and finding the one that feels most right.

What makes for a membership culture? Here are a few differentiators, with the caveat that no one culture is better or worse than any other. There are differences, that’s all, and the savvy player will find the version that fits the best.

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Topics: Golf Club Membership

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