As I sit tapping the keyboard for this contribution in the media room at the RBC Canadian Open, it’s sweltering outside, sunny with golf all around, in this case Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and other marquee names from the PGA Tour.
While the people buzzing around your operation may not be as high profile as the ones I just mentioned, they are your customers/members and require even more attention than just being watched.
If they’re not playing, they might be taking in your food and beverage operation, at least we hope that’s the case in this peak time of the season.
If this is the case, there isn’t much time to spend with sales representatives from apparel companies who are now pressing to show their lines for next season, which may seem so far away that you don’t want to even think about it.
Yet, it is important to them to get their orders in to ensure you get exactly what you ordered, but do you have time to spend time with them?
It all takes place much earlier now than it used to and considering the time challenges facing golf operations at this time of year, are they more likely to stick with the lines they’re familiar with, as opposed to taking a chance on a new line?
That’s the topic of this week’s GNN Poll.
You can vote below or on the GNN home page, As always, feel free to add your thoughts in the Comments section below.
With apparel companies already looking ahead to next season, are golf operations more likely to stick with their traditional lines due to time constraints at peak season?
- YES (69%)
- NO (31%)