Tiffany Gordon had a great line about a crisis management session that she’ll give at next week’s Golf Business Canada Conference and Trade Show, which runs Wednesday through Friday at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, near Toronto. Regular readers know that Tiff has written extensively about the flood of 2013 that devastated the Cottonwood Golf and Country Club near Calgary where she works and that will be the topic of next week’s session. When she agreed to do it, she was asked how she would start. “I said, `Run! When the water starts coming up, just run,’” she said with a laugh. “I said, `How are you going to fill and hour-and-a-half with that?’” Trust me, Tiff will do it … Reader Fredrick asks in the GNN comments section if we’ve hear about the recent cuts at Golf Town. The answer is yes. We’ve chatted with industry sources who say the layoffs are extensive and include managers and golf professionals, although I’ll stress I’ve heard nothing official from Golf Town or whether the reason is slumping sales … Since news that ClubLink is looking into developing Glen Abbey, there has been a lot of speculation about where the RBC Canadian Open will be played in the future, but really the focus as far as venue goes is on 2017, when Golf Canada will be looking to re-sign RBC as title sponsor. We’ll talk to Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons on that topic on Thursday … Sara Wilson of Metro Ladies Golf Inc. in the Halifax area recently received a Progress Women of Excellence in the Health, Sport and Wellness category. For more, click here … A reminder that the deadline for nominations for the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association board of directors is quickly approaching. Click here for more … The general consensus in this week’s GNN Poll is that fall rounds are up slightly since Sept. 1 compared to the previous five years. While 43 per cent of respondents said their rounds were up slightly, another 24 per cent said they were up significantly, while 22 per cent said they were down slightly, eight per cent said they were about the same and three per cent said rounds were down significantly. There’s still time to cast your vote on the GNN home page.
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