Let’s start off the New Year with a wish that ’13 is a lucky number and that the next dozen months are prosperous for everybody in the golf industry.
Here’s to great weather, a strong economy and healthy participation, so that all departments within your organization flourish in 2013.
I’m not going to get into a lot of predictions because I’m not wise enough to do so with any degree of accuracy. There’s a saying that if predictions came true, why aren’t psychics winning every lottery each week?
While planning is an important part of preparing and strategizing for the year ahead at a golf operation, we at GNN will continue to react as each challenge and news story arises, while offering analysis from our bloggers that we hope offers a helpful perspective.
Awareness of trends is one way of preparing for the future. One of the new features of GNN that we’ll continue with in 2013 is a regular helping of links to stories from all over Canada and the world to help keep you informed.
For example, one trend we’ve noticed through these links to various news organizations, which are fully credited on GNN before you click over to their websites to read the story, is what appears to be an increase in golf cart thefts. Hopefully, that’s caused you to reconsider your own security.
We’ve also provided links to new stories that are taking place in various regions of Canada to help you keep informed on what’s going on around the country and will continue to do that in 2013 through our news-gathering.
Many news organizations have installed paywalls on their websites, but GNN will remain free to readers, supported by our advertisers who are so important in such an endeavour.
It’s worked thanks to that support and we thank our readers and advertisers as GNN will go into its fifth full year of operation later in 2013.
Of course, one of the reasons for readers regularly returning to GNN is through our daily newsletter, which lets people know about any new postings at the website with click-through capabilities.
We hope you’ll pass along to your co-workers, employees or friends within the industry that the GNN newsletter is free. If you’re a long-time subscriber, you can also tell them that you have received no spam or unwanted solicitations as a result of signing up for the newsletter.
All they have to do is click on “Subscribe” on the GNN masthead on the home page and take it from there. The rest is easy.
GNN has become a regular stop for many within the industry and the more the merrier as we grow our reputation as the No. 1 source of Canadian golf industry information, news and analysis.
All the best for 2013 and, as always, we look forward to hearing your opinions on the news of the day in our Comments section.