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Hacienda Leaders Featured On The Cover of The Boardroom Magazine

Posted by Russell Sylte, PGA Master Professional on Oct 20, 2020 1:47:17 PM

Hacienda is proud to have its leadership team on the cover of Boardroom Magazine and featured as the cover story.  Boardroom is an industry leading magazine that focuses on operating and governance best practices for private clubs throughout the world


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Topics: Industry Trends, Golf Club Membership, Avid Golfers, Southern California Golf, Championship Golf

Mindful Leadership Program Produces Measurable Results Amidst Uncertain Times

Posted by Russell Sylte, PGA Master Professional on Aug 11, 2020 9:16:54 AM

Hacienda Golf Club management team earns distinction as the 1st corporate team to be certified as mindful professionals

Source: Prevo Health Solutions

Arroyo Grande, Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Hacienda Golf Club is setting the bar for other private clubs during the pandemic – member tee times are booked solid, takeaway dining is booming, and its entire management team is thriving. Why? When other clubs were more focused on survival in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic, General manager, Russell Sylte, and his team who had begun Mindful Leadership training months earlier were unknowingly ready for this unprecedented event. All 13 of Russell’s department heads, recently became the first graduating class of an in-depth mindfulness certification program from Mindful "U", which Sylte claims have helped them chart an innovative course, even amidst the unprecedented ongoing challenges.

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Topics: Industry Trends, Golf Club Membership, Avid Golfers, Southern California Golf, Championship Golf

Distinguished Board Award Announcement 2019

Posted by Russell Sylte, PGA Master Professional on Jan 7, 2020 12:58:39 PM

January 4, 2020

Hacienda Golf Club announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Club award, as determined by the annual Distinguished Clubs award program conducted by BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs.

“We’d like to congratulate Hacienda Golf Club for earning Distinguished Club status,” said John Fornaro, Publisher of BoardRoom magazine, “Special recognition also goes out to Hacienda Golf Club’s General Manger, Russell Sylte, PGA Master Professional as well as the club’s board of directors, its department heads, and entire staff for their efforts in providing an excellent member experience.”

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Topics: Golf Club Membership, Magazine Articles, Southern California Golf, Championship Golf

Hacienda Golf Club sets the bar when applying Mindful “U”

Posted by Rick Ladendorf, Co-Founder of the 7 Mindful Living Habits on Dec 27, 2019 5:04:21 PM

San Juan Capistrano, CA, Russell Sylte, a mindful leader, general manager of 17 years and Master PGA Professional, asked his team of 13 department heads & managers if they would like to extend the Prevo 13-Week Leadership Engagement Program for an additional 13-weeks.The team unanimously agreed to not only participate, but they agreed to pay the additional fee personally as the line item was not in the current budget. Since, the club has agreed to invest into extending the program, understanding the importance of continued development of “Mindfulness Training” with the staff.

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Topics: Insider, Golf Club Membership, Magazine Articles

2019 Mayor's Cup at Hacienda Golf Club

Posted by Russell Sylte, PGA Master Professional on Nov 20, 2019 4:13:35 PM

Earlier this month 50 lucky Southern California PGA (SCPGA) Junior Tour members attended Hacienda Golf Club for the private "Mayor's Cup" exhibition match featuring Patrick Cantlay, John Mallinger, Jonathan Garrick and Luke List! Followed up with a benefit dinner supporting the SCPGA Foundation, two lucky SCPGA Junior Tour members received scholarships and we can't thank Davis Holman and Hacienda Golf Club enough for the generous support.

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Topics: Junior Golf

Hacienda’s Stephanie Lau Earns a Spot in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship

Posted by Alison Lillie on Mar 23, 2019 6:13:27 PM



It’s no secret that Augusta National, golf's biggest stage, was a male-only golf club until 2012. That year, the club accepted two female members: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and private investor of Rainwater Inc. Darla Moore.

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Topics: Amateur golf, U.S. Amateur, Championship Golf

Is Pay-Per-View the Future of Televised Golf?

Posted by Nic Harrison on Dec 11, 2018 3:44:32 PM

     Black Friday, a day known for waking up early to get the best deals of the year, was a day for the record books of golf. It was the first ever Pay-per-View televised event in the history of the sport. But the idea of big shots teeing it up with each other playing for money dates much farther back than the Tiger – Phil Match.

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7 Health Benefits of Golf

Posted by Hannah Ro on Sep 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It is common knowledge that moderate participation in sports contributes to one’s physical well-being. However, because golf is not physically intensive, many do not realize the various health benefits of golf. Below, I have listed seven health advantages that golfers enjoy.

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3 Reasons Why Golf is an Ideal Family Sport

Posted by Hannah Ro on Sep 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

At first glance, golf, compared to team sports such as football, basketball, and soccer, may seem very much like an individual sport. In its most rudimentary form, golf is a process of maintaining the course of your own ball; thus, you cannot directly influence your teammate’s nor your opponent’s play. While golf does revolve around one’s own performance, it is hardly a solitary endeavor. In fact, the game of golf is perfect for families, and here are three reasons why.

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What Olympic Golf Means for Golfers Worldwide

Posted by Hannah Ro on Aug 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

After its 112-year hiatus, golf has returned to the Rio Olympics this summer, signifying a rising global interest in the sport. With 41 different countries vying for the win, seizing gold in this quadrennial event brings a prestige comparable to winning a Major. That being said, let’s take a look into the tournament’s format and significance.

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Topics: Championship Golf

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