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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

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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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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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

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