Resources

The Clubhouse – New or Renovated?

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…

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The Capital Improvement Program Opinion Survey

You’ve involved the membership in the facility planning process through focus groups and possibly a comprehensive membership survey.  Your Long-Range Planning Committee has worked hard for months, with the assistance of a club planning consultant,…

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Creating The Governance/Management Partnership That Is Essential For Club Success

Does the Board at your club work together as a cohesive group? While lively debate and deliberation at board meetings are signs your Board members are seriously invested in their responsibility as governors of their…

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The Best Offense Wins

“The best defense is a good offense” is an old adage you’ll frequently hear during Sunday afternoon football telecasts. The original source for the quote is unknown, but it is more often attributed to George…

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Your Club’s Ultimate Success Today and in the Future

It is always rewarding when an article you’ve crafted resonates amongst our industry peers. My article articulating the nine rules all clubs must live by in order to be successful, that was first published in…

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Unity Within the Community

There are clubs and then there are gated community clubs. The similarities between the two are obvious, but they are also starkly different entities. While almost all country and specialty sports clubs draw members from…

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Comprehensive Membership Survey

In McMahon Group’s arsenal of survey and research tools for private clubs, the mainstay is the Comprehensive Membership Survey.  Clubs tend to initiate Comprehensive Surveys in cycles of three to five years.  In many cases,…

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The Essential Relationship Between Strategic & Facility Planning

Club facility planning for major capital projects is probably the most challenging task a private club manager and Board will do. Good facility planning sets a club up for success or lost opportunities. But interestingly,…

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Trend Six: Planning to be Tech-Savvy

There is an almost insatiable appetite for technology products and services in society. Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Google are some of the largest and most powerful companies in the world; yet, their offerings are so…

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“Favorite Place to Dine” & “Third Place to Hang” Drive Member Retention

Members’ Favorite Place to Dine Do your club members think their club should be a “favorite” and “third place” where they, their family and fellow members prefer to dine, socialize and frequently “hang out” during…

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Mastering Club Master Planning to Assure Club Success

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…

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McMahon Surveys & Research Tools

McMahon Group offers a wide variety of survey and market research products designed to meet the diverse needs of private clubs: Comprehensive Surveys Typically done every three to five years (and as the name implies)…

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