Bill is a private club planner who has been working with McMahon Group since 1999. Bill is Co-Editor of the quarterly trends report, Club Trends, published with the National Club Association where he is on the Communications Committee. Bill studied architecture at Arizona State University and graduated from Webster University in St. Louis with a degree in Media Communications.
He is a member of Bellerive Country Club and currently serves on the Pool Committee. In addition, Bill is on the Board of the Tennessee Society of St. Louis as the Third Vice President, and is an active member of Cinema St. Louis.
Bill also created and runs the Clubtopia® business directory for the club world located at www.clubtopia.com.
Every older club sooner or later has to deal with this issue. Does the club pour good money into an older clubhouse or does the club replace it? More and more clubs today are faced with facilities approaching the end of their useful lives. The cost to transform these older clubhouses into compliance with current…Read More
Over and over again, as the specialty club consulting firm which is ultimately responsible for getting many club facility projects approved, we see master plans developed that propose many improvements, but have little bearing on assuring the future success of a club. Such improvements address today’s facility shortcomings, but they do little to address the…Read More
The attitudes and discussions coming from the 91st CMAA World Conference in San Francisco were very positive. The best in many years. Club leaders are looking for new ways to enhance the member experience to remain relevant in their marketplace. They are looking to develop innovative programs and provide facilities to attract the next generation.…Read More
Quick fixes can quickly backfire Time and time again, we find boards and their architects approaching club facility needs with little thought about the long-term strategic, financial and member-attracting needs of their club. Since these club leaders have no real strategic understanding of their club’s true mission or its purpose (other than offering what they…Read More
One of the most important topics affecting our lives today is the issue of security both in our everyday world and in the cyber realm. Clubs must continually increase their focus on ensuring their members and staff are safe while on the property, as well as maintaining secure data about members and club information on…Read More
McMahon Group’s four principal club consultants, Bill McMahon, Sr., Frank Vain, Richard Lareau, CCM, CCE and I had the privilege of presenting the Club of the Future program to a standing-room-only crowd at the CMAA World Conference. The everchanging world we live in from the impact of the rising Millennials to the still important Boomers…Read More
The temptation that most club boards have in their enthusiasm to begin planning a needed facility program is immediately hiring the architect. Board members think they know what their club needs, so off they go, hiring the architect and designing what they want; but, not what members want or what the club really needs. This…Read More
All types of businesses are always looking for ways to improve satisfaction among customers, whether it’s a hotel chain or the fast food joint down the street. Time and time again, we have found that it all revolves around building the “very satisfied” in your customer base, or with clubs, your membership. Once clubs achieve…Read More
An essential part of a club manager’s responsibilities is maintaining attractive and efficient facilities. An essential part of a club manager’s responsibilities is maintaining attractive and efficient facilities. Whether front or back of house deficiencies, a vigilant manager is the first to notice. When facilities fall below high-quality club standards and improvements are needed, the manager must…Read More
One of the most challenging experiences club managers face is properly handling a major club improvement program. If done correctly, it is one of the most rewarding achievements. Such programs are necessary as facilities age, new programs need new spaces and even when a new clubhouse is needed. In today’s atmosphere of planning and funding improvements, we at McMahon Group strive to provide the best…Read More