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News About the Advisors Assisting Boards,

Owners, Staffs, and Members Around the World

All Safe on the Home Front

The USA - (May 20, 2020) Club Advisors is pleased to announce that the Team and families have not experienced any virus and that some have even been able to get out and get a haircut and have their hair done.  Who knows what the “new normal” will be, but the signs for the nation opening up, and the economy bouncing back are encouraging.  The only way to beat this enemy is with a vaccine, and those signs are also hopeful, and we must move on and get back providing for our members.

We're Headed Back

The USA - (May 3, 2020)  The past six weeks have been very difficult for everyone.  Our condolences for those that have lost a family member, friend, or neighbor.  Hats off to the health providers and first responders.  This has been their battlefield and we appreciate them so much.  There have been financial devastations and some will not recover.  Now is the time to share and help as much as we can.  Hang in There!

New Interim Management Brochure Published

The USA - (April 22, 2020)  The new lineup of interim managers for Club Advisors is included in the Interim Management Brochure recently published.  

Hang in There!

The USA - (March 31, 2020)  Our hearts go out to the clubs around the world that are suffering from this pandemic.  The Boards, Owners, and Management have as their first priority to do everything possible to protect the health and welfare of their staff, members and communities.  They are unselfishly protecting their club to ensure when this is over, it will rebound and be a stronger and better club for the members.  We applaud you for your wisdom and strength, and Club Advisors will be there to assist you when needed.  Hang in There!

What a Wonderful Week at the CMAA 2020 World Conference in Grapevine, Texas

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

GM Garth Walker Selected for the  Interim General Manager Assignment at The Standard Club in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois - (December 4, 2019) Club Advisors is proud to announce that Garth Walker has been selected for the interim general manager assignment at The Standard Club. The Standard Club is a place where distinguished business people, professionals, community leaders and their families throughout the Chicago area gather to experience the best the city has to offer.  The Standard Club is a Five-Star Private Club by Platinum Clubs of America.

Seven (7) Club Advisors in The Field

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 31, 2019) Club Advisors sets another milestone by having seven Club Advisors in the field at the same time.  Chef Pall Gudmundsson, CMC, arrived at Wichita Falls Country Club today to seal this milestone.  Other assignments for interim general managers and interim executive chefs include Lexington CC (KY), Wichita Falls CC (TX), Quechee Club (VT), Mr. Hawley CC (IL) and Taberna CC (NC).

The Quechee Club, Quechee, Vermont

Quechee, Vermont (July 10, 2019) From Portland, Oregon, to Quechee, Vermont, Interim General Manager John Erickson was met by the Board President and they "Threw Him The Keys."  Quechee Lakes, with two 18-hole championship golf courses, great dining offerings, and a marvelous community, is renowned for the award-winning, four-season Quechee Club.

Independence Day at Wichita Falls Country Club for Don Ciota.

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.

Skip Thompson Joins Interim Executive Chef Joel Corwin at Mt. Hawley CC as Interim General Manager.

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.

Mike Biscotti Joins the Management Team at Taberna Country Club, New Bern, NC, as Interim General Manager

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.

Chef Joel Corwin Back on an Assignment at Mt. Hawley CC in Peoria, Illinois

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 Country Club Here We Come

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.

Doug Holtz, CCM, CCE, FMP, Heads to Evergreen CO, Hiwan Golf Club

Glendale, Arizona (March 27, 2019) Doug has packed up his new Chevy and is headed to Evergreen, Colorado, Hiwan Golf Club, as their new General Manager.  Hiwan GC is a very respected membership club at an elevation of 7,665, located 30 miles southwest of Denver.  Doug has completed several interim assignments with Club Advisors and he will be missed.

Club Advisors 2019 Company Booklet and Lineup of Interims Published

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

Club Advisors Returns to Private Club Radio Over the Holidays

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.

Chef Corwin Leaves the Chicago Blizzards for Sonoma Valley Area.

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.

Mount Vernon Canyon Club Salutes Veterans.

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.

Skip Thompson, CCM, Takes On New Assignment at Mount Vernon Canyon Club in Golden, Colorado.

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.

Chef Joel Corwin Assisting Shaneateles Country Club in Central New York

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.

Skip Thompson, Interim GM, Assists in Recruiting New General Manager

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.

Club Advisors Manager, Terry Clark, Interviewed on Private Club Radio

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.

Doug Holtz, CCE, Wraps Up Interim GM Assignment at The Sangamo Club

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.

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