News About the Advisors Assisting Boards,
Owners, Staffs, and Members Around the World
Recent EMail Broadcasts
The USA (January 20, 2024) Advisor Movements Around the Country –Three of our Executive Chefs were away from their families during the busy holiday season. Chef Joel Corwin went to Doylestown Country Club in Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Chef Andres Rumis went to Lakeland Country Club in Lakeland, Florida; Chef Jonathan York went to Greenville Country Club in Greenville, South Carolina. They remain there on assignment. Interim Controller Jaimie Hambrick is also assisting Greenville Country Club (SC). Interim GM Kimberly Viola is assisting The Club at Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs, Florida.
The USA (October 17, 2023) Advisor Movements Around the Country – Doug Holtz is the Interim GM at Lakeland CC and is looking forward to the member BBQ and Orange Cup Regatta on Lake Hollingsworth Oct 21-22; Exec Chef Joel Corwin has wrapped up his assignment at The Club at Castlewood (his sixth assignment in 2023) and headed back to Chicago to help his Bears; Exec Chef Jon York arrived in Pinehurst on Monday to assist Forest Creek Golf Club with a special event for a couple of weeks; Rachel Ego is continuing her HR assignment at Martis Camp Club; Executive Chef Bill Ballard is vacationing in Maine; Financial Advisor Soren Spiers is working out the details of assisting a club in Colorado with their financial management; Clubhouse Manager & F&B Director Kimberly Viola is packed and ready to go to Marrakesh Country Club in Palm Desert on Friday.
Club Advisors Expansion
The USA (September 1, 2023) Club Advisors announces the upcoming private club interim management expansion. In addition to recently adding a HR Certified GM, we are adding a private club F&B Director, a private club Controller, and a private club Agronomic Advisor available for interim superintendent assignments.
David Waymire, CGCS, is leading the initiative to add three interim superintendents in 2023-2024. Not only will the seasoned superintendent veterans be available for interim superintendent assignments, but they will also be available for capital improvement project management, performance management/best practices, customized club agronomy standards, and evaluations.
These Club Advisors interim superintendents bring with them Club Advisors Capital and they can show you how our specialized procurement solutions can help you save large sums of money on major capital purchases while providing a relationship, quality-based service to enhance bottom-line growth and control costs.
The USA & Bahamas (May 5, 2023) Happy Cinco de Mayo. Assignments for our Advisors include Interim Executive Chef (IEC) Joel Corwin at Country Club of Paducah, IEC Bill Ballard at Lajitas Golf Resort in West Texas, and IEC Jon York at Forest Creek Golf Club in Pinehurst. Interim Controller Eleanor Madsen has been engaged by Cat Cay Yacht Club in the Bahamas after recently completing an assignment at The Country Club (Ohio). Several other assignments are pending.
Our Club Chefs Website Launching
Tampa, Florida (November 10, 2022 ) Club Advisors is proud to announce the creation and publication of a separate website to highlight our Interim Executive Chefs, some of their specialty items, their recipes, and pictures of them in action at Clubs we assist. Let the chefs know what you think. Many thanks to Designs by Tiffany for the expertise needed in assisting our team members in producing this website, “Our Club Chefs.”
American Culinary Federation
Las Vegas - 07/25-28
Las Vegas (July 24, 2022 ) What a great few days at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Convention in Las Vegas with some of the finest culinary professionals in the World. It was a treat for Club Advisors to be part of this gathering. See you next year ACF in New Orleans at the New Orleans Convention Center, Booth 133, July 16 - July 19, 2023.
Where is Everyone?
The USA (July 5, 2022 ) Here is a list of what everyone is doing these days. Bill Ballard is winding up an IEC assignment at Snowmass Club in Colorado; Skip Thompson is completing an IGM assignment at Fremont Hills CC in the Silicon Valley and heading south to Sunrise Club in Rancho Mirage; Doug Holtz recently completed his IGM assignment at Centre Hills CC in PA; Robert Saalfeld continues his IEC assignment at The Woodlands Club in MA; Stephen Plunkett is on an IF&B assignment at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, CO; Joel Corwin continues his IEC assignment at Northampton CC in PA; and, Travis Smith will begin his IEC assignment at The Club at 3 Creek in Jackson Hole, WY on July 18th.
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.
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.