Hickory Stick Golf Club
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Management Services
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Management Services

Management Services Available


Design / Build

·       Golf project conceptual development.

·       Market analysis of golf project.

·       Golf course, practice facility and clubhouse design or redesign.

·       Project budgeting and profit forecasting.

·       Construction contracting and construction supervising.


Planning / Budgeting

·       Establishing short and long range plans in conjunction with ownership.

·       Monthly and yearly operational budgets.

·       Capital needs budget and timeline.

·       Action plans to assure budgets are achieved.

·       Communicate regularly with ownership group on budget variances.


Golf Operations

·         Operational policies and procedures to ensure a professionally run operation.

·         Customer service training program and monitoring of customer feedback.

·         Evaluation of facilities for improvements to enhance golfers’ enjoyment of the facilities and for operational efficiency.

·         Pricing and program development.

·         Golf outing program to include both marketing and operation of outings.

·         Golf instruction with programs designed for all levels of students.

·         Member and course events to ensure that regular players feel like they are an important part of the club.

·         Buying plan for golf shop merchandise – train staff on displaying and selling of merchandise – set inventory levels and monitor cost of goods sold.

·         Golf car maintenance and rotation schedule.




·         Operational policies and procedures to ensure a consistently high quality golf course and practice facility.

·         Customer service training program and monitoring of customer feedback.

·         Evaluate golf course and practice facility design and offer changes to enhance golfers’ enjoyment and lower maintenance cost.

·         Review of maintenance practices and mowing heights to produce the best product while being financially responsible.

·         Programs for chemicals and fertilization – 2 licensed chemical applicators on EGM staff.

·         Monitor golf course conditions.


Food & Beverage

·         Operational policies and procedures to ensure a consistently high quality of food & beverages being served.

·         Customer service training program and monitoring of customer feedback.

·         Review grille layout and design for best use of space.

·         Menu development and pricing.

·         Food handling training – 2 state certified food handlers on staff.

·         Set inventory levels and monitor cost of goods sold.

·         Banquet and outing menus and additional revenue sources for these events.

·         Monitor quality of food.


Human Resources

·         Interview and hire key staff members.

·         Develop staffing levels and compensation packages.

·         Employee handbook with job descriptions for each area.

·         Staff training programs and manuals.

·         Customer service training to all employees.

·         Policies and procedures manuals.

·         Review of all key employees and their staff.

·         Employee suggestion program.



·         Marketing strategies to both attract new business and retain current business.

·         Evaluate effectiveness of all forms of marketing implemented.

·         Analyze new forms of marketing for both effectiveness and affordability as it relates to the overall marketing plan.

·         Website and Newsletter development.

·         Utilize EGM’s vast network of course owners, general managers, golf professionals and agronomist nationwide to gain insight into what is being implemented successfully in other parts of the country.

·         Explore new revenue sources and evaluate expected revenue gains verses costs.



·         Accounting functions can be performed by EGM or EGM can coordinate the accounting functions with the ownership group’s accounting department.

·         Maintain General Ledger.

·         Check writing and coding of invoices.

·         Payroll reporting.

·         Filing of monthly sales tax forms.

·         Preparation of monthly financial statements.

·         Preparation of rounds played reports.

·         Preparation of key numbers report.

·         Point of Sale system maintenance.



Industry Experience


Hickory Stick Golf Club – Greenwood, Indiana (Current Management)

South Grove Golf Course – Indianapolis, Indiana

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Pebble Brook Golf Club – Noblesville, Indiana

Dye’s Walk Country Club (Formerly Royal Oak CC) – Greenwood, Indiana

Riverside Golf Course – Indianapolis, Indiana

Coffin Golf Club – Indianapolis, Indiana

The Links (Formerly The Hoosier Links) – New Palestine, Indiana

Rock Hollow Golf Club – Peru, Indiana

City of Rockford Golf Courses – Rockford, Illinois

Andrew Air Forces Base Golf Course – Washington, DC

Ramstein Air Forces Base Golf Course – Ramstein, German

The Air Force Academy Golf Course – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Fort Richardson Army Base Golf Course – Anchorage, Alaska

Operational Audit of over 50 other United States military golf courses – World Wide

Meridian Hills Country Club – Indianapolis, Indiana

Hillcrest Country Club – Indianapolis, Indiana

PGA National Golf Club – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Jupiter Hills Golf Club – Jupiter, Florida

Oak Hill Golf Club – Columbia, South Carolina

Forest Hills Country Club – Richmond, Indiana

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