News About the Advisors Assisting Boards,
Owners, Staffs, and Members Around the World
Where is Everyone?
The USA (April 11, 2022 ) Skip Thompson recently completed his assignment at the University Club of Palo Alto, Chef Travis Smith completed his Interim Executive Chef assignment at Amarillo Country Club, and Terry Clark completed an Interim General Manager assignment at Coronado Yacht Club on Coronado Island, California. Chef Joel Corbin continues his Interim Executive Chef assignment at The Country Club of Paducah.
Chef Bill Ballard, adding miles to that new vehicle of his by heading out from Bend, Oregon, to Akron, Ohio, and returning to Fairlawn Country Club as Interim Executive Chef. His partner on the Interim General Manager team, Doug Holtz, left Phoenix, Arizona and waved to Bill as he went on to State College, Pennsylvania, as Interim General Manager at Centre Hills Country Club.
See You In San Diego
The USA (January 25, 2022) We are so looking forward to seeing our clients, vendors, friends, and industry colleagues at the CMAA World Conference in San Diego next month. It has been too long due to COVID-19 restrictions.
We will miss the contributions of two of our Advisors, Dale Terry and Heinz Hofmann. Dale has taken a permanent Director of Finance assignment in Denver and Heinz accepted the position of GM at The University Club of Palo Alto this month. Skip Thompson, IGM at The University Club of Palo Alto, will wind up his assignment there next week. Doug Holtz spent five months at El Niguel Country Club in Orange County, CA and Patrick Casey has been installed as Chief Operating Officer there. Chef Joel Corwin continues his assignment at the Country Club of Paducah as does Chef Travis Smith at The Amarillo Country Club.
Where is Everyone?
The USA (August 25, 2021) GM Skip Thompson is wrapping up an assignment at The Mountain Oyster Club in Tucson, AZ; Executive Chef Bill Ballard completed his assignment at Aspen Glen Club in Carbondale, CO, and is currently on assignment as Interim Executive Chef at The Club at Castlewood, CA; Executive Chef Joel Corwin completed his assignment at The Woodlands Club near Portland, ME and headed south on the 95 for an assignment at The Club at Ocala Preserve in Ocala, FL; Director of Finance Dale Terry is on assignment at The Hermitage Club near Richmond, VA; Executive Chef Greg Taylor is at The Old Club Yacht Club and Resort north of Detroit; and GM Doug Holtz is on assignment at El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel, CA.
Kids Camp - Cooking Classes
Carbondale, CO - (June 30, 2021) Executive Chef Bill Ballard, on assignment at The Aspen Club, enjoys Kids Camp with the development and hosting of Kids Cooking Classes as part of the Camp Programming.
Welcome Jaimie and Dale
The USA - (June 1, 2021) We have rolled out our Remote Private Club Controllers with the introduction of our newest two Club Advisors, Jaimie Hambrick from Austin, Texas, and Dale Terry from Elizabeth, Colorado. These Advisors will provide remote or on-site private club controller services to clubs nationwide after decades of senior accounting and controller assignments in private clubs.
On the Road Again
The USA - (April 20, 2021) Rapid Deployment to a Club is Our Goal - We often get calls for assistance that requires our immediate travel sometimes within 24-48 hours of requests.
The USA - (April 22, 2020) The new lineup of interim managers for Club Advisors is included in the Interim Management Brochure recently published.
Grapevine, Texas - (February 12, 2020) We had a ball ((Cynthia Geisler, Membership Advisor; Gordon Digby, CCM, PGA, GM Advisor; and former Advisors, Doug Holtz (Hiwan GC), CCM, CCE and Don Ciota (Wichita Falls CC)). We talked with so many industry experts in every field of private club management and enjoyed so much the interchanges on what is going on in the industry. It was thrilling to reunite with so many professionals and friends we have had in the industry over the years. That is what makes our private club industry so special.
See You Next Year in Tampa, March 12-13, 2021
Wichita Falls, Texas (July 4, 2019) Don Ciota "hit the ground running" deep in the heart of Texas on Independence Day when he accepted the Interim General Manager assignment for Club Advisors at Wichita Falls Country Club. After only a few days he reports what a wonderful club WFCC is and the members and staff have been so welcoming.
Peoria, Illinois (June 26, 2019) Chef Corwin has been on assignment as Interim Executive Chef at Mr. Hawley CC since May 9, 2019. Stephen Hartman, GM for many years accepted a position in St. Louis and asked Club Advisors to provide an Interim General Manager during the transition to a new GM. Skip packed up his car and was there to assist in a matter of days.
New Bern, North Carolina (June 13, 2019) Mike and his family live a couple of hours from New Bern, NC, so when the opportunity came up for an assignment so close to home, he jumped at it. The community, with approximately 800 homes, encompasses 1,100-acres, with a park, a nature trail, a canoe livery and a fishing lake for the residents.
Peoria, Illinois (May 9, 2019) After spending only a few weeks at home in Chicago following his assignment at The Fountaingrove Club in Santa Rosa, California, Chef Corwin went downstate to Peoria for an interim executive chef assignment at Mt. Hawley Country Club.
Greeley, Colorado (April 30, 2019) On the road, again. Chef Bill Ballard left Bend, Oregon, this morning at 4 am en route to Greeley, CO. Just heard from him going through Twin Falls, Idaho - eastbound. Bill will arrive at Greeley Country Club tomorrow for a meeting with management as an Interim Executive Chef - here comes Mothers Day.
Las Vegas, Nevada (February 21, 2019) The Club Advisors 2019 Company Booklet is complete and has been sent out to previous and potential clients. The booklet outlines our guarantees and deliverables to Boards, Owners, and Management of Private Clubs around the World. Club Advisors is the leading Private Club Interim Management Company in the USA. Managers include General Managers, Clubhouse Managers, Executive Chefs, Golf Course Superintendents, Elite Tennis Professional. Coming Soon, an Interim Controller in April. Copies of the Booklet are available online or published copies can be obtained by emailing Marketing@ClubAdvisors.com.
Tampa, Florida (December 24, 2018) Our Manager, Terry Clark, happened to be in Tampa, Florida, home of Gabe Aluisy, Founder of the Private Club Agency, and host of Private Club Radio, during the holidays and appeared once again on the show. Despite the busy holiday season, scheduling challenges, the flu and a chill in Tampa, the show must go on and it did on Christmas Eve. This links to the broadcast - Enjoy.
Fountaingrove, California (December 6, 2018) Chef Corwin will be assisting the team at The Fountaingrove Club for the next couple of months. As many of you know, The Fountaingrove Club clubhouse burned to the ground during the Tubbs Fire of 2017, yet they went to plan "B" and are continuing to serve the members with food and beverage.
Golden, CO (November 11, 2018) The team at Mount Vernon Canyon Club in Golden, Colorado, paid tribute to veterans from WWII to the present day Sunday by honoring them with a complimentary brunch at the Club. Despite the snow and bad road conditions, over 160 members and guests turned out for Sunday brunch where over 30 veterans were treated with the complimentary brunch. Live music included the singing of the National Anthem and other patriotic tunes to the delight of the staff, members, and guests. Skip Thompson, Club Advisors' Interim General Manager, is on assignment at the Club.
Golden, CO (October 24, 2018) Skip Thompson, CCM, is all packed up and heading to Mount Vernon Canyon Club in Golden, Colorado, for an Interim GM Assignment. This is a classic story of a pro-active Board improving on the GM position by engaging an Interim GM. Skip, while serving as General Manager, will have a statement of work to complete for the members and Board until the new GM is selected and arrives.
Shaneateles, NY (August 28, 2018) - On July 5, 2018, Chef Joel Corwin packed up his car and headed from Chicago to Shaneateles, New York, to assist Shaneateles Country Club in the height of the season with events, banquets, and weddings. He jumped right in to take the load off the staff operating at full speed. Today, he is stopping by The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown before heading home to the Cubs game.
Bartlesville, OK (April 29, 2018) Club Advisors' Interim General Manager, Skip Thompson, arrives at Hillcrest Country Club as Interim General Manager assisting the Board with a list of projects and goals during his tenure. He will also assist the Club in recruiting a new General Manager.
Tampa, FL (April 19, 2018) - Last week, Terry Clark, Manager, Club Advisors was invited to appear on the Private Club Radio Show out of Tampa. He was thrilled to get to know Gabe Aluisy, learn more about his company (The Private Club Agency), Private Club Radio, and most of all his recently released book on membership sales and marketing called, The Definitive Guide To Membership Marketing, forwarded by Rick Coyne and Gregg Patterson. The book is available on Amazon. In Terry's opinion, this book is the best guide he has seen for teeing it up for success in membership sales, service and retention. "This book should be in every private club, Terry said and should be the reference manual for the membership committees, membership directors, and general managers. The interview with Gabe is at this link, Private Club Radio.
Springfield, IL (January 5, 2018) - Shortly after the New Year, Doug went on assignment at the request of the Board of the Sangamo Club in Springfield, Illinois. After lunch with the Executive Committee, he was handed the keys with direction to operatate the Club and assist GSI in recruiting a new general manager. He listed a number of project accomplishements during his tenure of three months.