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Taking Our Golf Back

“Taking Your Golf Back Series”: A Guide to Building Direct Bookings and Stopping Competitive Displacement The “Taking Your Golf Back Series” is a six-part article series that was delivered throughout 2020 by John Brown, CEO of Brown…
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Taking Our Golf Back #6

GolfNow vs. Golf Course - The Battle for Market Share and Attention In 2019, GolfNow was affiliated with more than 7,000 golf courses. Ezlinks distribution platform teeoff.com was affiliated with approximately 3,000 courses. GolfNow facilitated…

Brown Golf Partners with University of Maryland Eastern Shore

BROWN GOLF MANAGEMENT PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH REAL-WORLD GOLF MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE CAMP HILL, Pa.—Brown Golf Management will partner with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)…
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Does the GolfNow – EZLinks Merger Deserve Antitrust Scrutiny?

Does the GOLFNOW Acquisition of EZLinks Deserve Antitrust Scrutiny? Is it about tee times or software… or both? Original Article by Harvey Silverman, Silverback Marketing View the original article here An old boss once told me, “If…
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Why Golfpass may be the worst thing for golf

Why GOLFPASS May be the Worst Thing for Golf Courses Since the Bartered Tee Time Original Article Written By Jay Karen, CEO | National Golf Course Owners Association View the original article here While there are promising indicators and progressive…
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Taking Our Golf Back #5

GolfNow is cable, and it's time to stream. We are four articles into our “Taking Our Golf Back” series. The articles to date are largely geared toward educating the market about the detrimental nature of barter golf. There is an undercurrent…
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Taking Our Golf Back #4

How barter agreement language could be sinking your profits As the golf technology landscape has changed, companies like GolfNow “GN” and EzLinks “EZ” began to offer more and more tools to golf course operators. These tools consisted…
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Barter and Today’s Golf Marketplace

John Brown, CEO of Brown Golf Management was invited to discuss Barter and Today's Golf Marketplace on the NGCOA Golf Business Live Webinar series. NGCOA CEO Jay Karen and Augusta Ranch Golf Club owner and NGCOA Board member Don Rea welcome…
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Taking Our Golf Back #3

Giving Away the Keys to your Golf Course Inventory In article one of this series, I provided an example to showcase the thought process behind entering into a relationship with a company whereby a club had to give away the two most important…
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Taking Our Golf Back #2

Barter and Today's Current Marketplace To understand the decisions around barter and today’s current marketplace, you need to dive deeper into one specific company. With GolfNow’s acquisition of EZLinks, the company now controls 90+% of…
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Taking Our Golf Back #1

Taking our Golf Back - Introduction The announcement of Brown Golf moving away from GolfNow and our push to stop trading tee times has sparked many great conversations and comments. Organization’s like the NGCOA have released full scale publications…
anthony mastrangelo

Meet Our Staff

My favorite thing about the area is of course the golf and fishing but also the location, it’s extremely close to Florida to which we travel a lot to Orlando, Jacksonville and others
Jordan Hagel

Meet Our Staff

One of the best story's was watching a fellow employee, Bob Ruby, drill a 30-foot birdie putt on hole #18 in a 2-man playoff to win the Senior York Open, while a few of our employees working that day got to watch it.

Brown Golf Teams with Bird Golf Academy

Brown Golf Management is excited to announce our partnership with Bird Golf Academy. Through this partnership, we are able to provide golf instruction to golfers through a vacation style setting.

Lederach gains Audubon International Recertification

Brown Golf Management is pleased to announce that Lederach Golf Club has been granted, Audubon International Certification.  Under the guidance of Golf Course Superintendent, Stuart Hartman

BGM CEO John M. Brown, selected to speak at the Golf Inc. Strategies Summit

We are excited that our CEO, John M. Brown has been asked to speak at the upcoming Golf Inc. Magazine Strategies Summit.  John will be speaking about High Tech Marketing and Driving Profitability through Technology. 
Green Mountain National

Green Mountain National is #1 Public Course in Vermont

Brown Golf has added a club close to home in Mount Wolf, PA.  Brown’s portfolio now includes twenty-eight golf courses that are located in seven states that include:  VT, PA, NC, SC, GA, MO and FL.

Brown Golf has 3 courses listed on PennLive.com’s Best Public Courses in PA list!

Penn Live has selected Royal Manchester Golf Links as #8 on its "Top 20 public golf courses in PA
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Brown Golf CEO, John M. Brown on Club Talk Podcast

CEO, John M. Brown speaks with Dale Merritt from GolfPay on how golf course operators are adapting (or not), to the modern age consumer, and how Brown Golf facilities are using Golfpay to drive more business direct vs. relying too heavily on expensive 3rd party tee time providers.
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Grand Opening of Bear’s Den at Palisades Country Club

Palisades Country Club located in Charlotte, NC announces the grand opening of Bear’s Den Restaurant
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Brown Golf Adds Central PA Golf Club

Brown Golf has added a club close to home in Mount Wolf, PA.  Brown’s portfolio now includes twenty-eight golf courses that are located in seven states that include:  VT, PA, NC, SC, GA, MO and FL.
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2018 Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies

Central Penn Business Journal has listed Brown Golf Management on the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania.

Brown Leadership Transition

John A. Brown, president and CEO of Brown Golf Management, has decided to retire from the business and sell his majority interest to his partners. His three partners are sons John M. Brown and Todd Brown, the company's COO and executive vice president, and CFO Jason Harshbarger.
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Taking Our Golf Back

“Taking Your Golf Back Series”: A Guide to Building Direct Bookings and Stopping Competitive Displacement The “Taking Your Golf Back Series” is a six-part article series that was delivered throughout 2020 by John Brown, CEO of Brown…
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Taking Our Golf Back #6

GolfNow vs. Golf Course - The Battle for Market Share and Attention In 2019, GolfNow was affiliated with more than 7,000 golf courses. Ezlinks distribution platform teeoff.com was affiliated with approximately 3,000 courses. GolfNow facilitated…

Brown Golf Partners with University of Maryland Eastern Shore

BROWN GOLF MANAGEMENT PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH REAL-WORLD GOLF MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE CAMP HILL, Pa.—Brown Golf Management will partner with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)…
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Does the GolfNow – EZLinks Merger Deserve Antitrust Scrutiny?

Does the GOLFNOW Acquisition of EZLinks Deserve Antitrust Scrutiny? Is it about tee times or software… or both? Original Article by Harvey Silverman, Silverback Marketing View the original article here An old boss once told me, “If…
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Why Golfpass may be the worst thing for golf

Why GOLFPASS May be the Worst Thing for Golf Courses Since the Bartered Tee Time Original Article Written By Jay Karen, CEO | National Golf Course Owners Association View the original article here While there are promising indicators and progressive…
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Taking Our Golf Back #5

GolfNow is cable, and it's time to stream. We are four articles into our “Taking Our Golf Back” series. The articles to date are largely geared toward educating the market about the detrimental nature of barter golf. There is an undercurrent…
, , ,

Taking Our Golf Back #4

How barter agreement language could be sinking your profits As the golf technology landscape has changed, companies like GolfNow “GN” and EzLinks “EZ” began to offer more and more tools to golf course operators. These tools consisted…
, , ,

Barter and Today’s Golf Marketplace

John Brown, CEO of Brown Golf Management was invited to discuss Barter and Today's Golf Marketplace on the NGCOA Golf Business Live Webinar series. NGCOA CEO Jay Karen and Augusta Ranch Golf Club owner and NGCOA Board member Don Rea welcome…
keys to taking control of your golf course
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Taking Our Golf Back #3

Giving Away the Keys to your Golf Course Inventory In article one of this series, I provided an example to showcase the thought process behind entering into a relationship with a company whereby a club had to give away the two most important…
, , ,

Taking Our Golf Back #2

Barter and Today's Current Marketplace To understand the decisions around barter and today’s current marketplace, you need to dive deeper into one specific company. With GolfNow’s acquisition of EZLinks, the company now controls 90+% of…
how to stop trading tee times, dolphin head, brown golf
, , ,

Taking Our Golf Back #1

Taking our Golf Back - Introduction The announcement of Brown Golf moving away from GolfNow and our push to stop trading tee times has sparked many great conversations and comments. Organization’s like the NGCOA have released full scale publications…
anthony mastrangelo

Meet Our Staff

My favorite thing about the area is of course the golf and fishing but also the location, it’s extremely close to Florida to which we travel a lot to Orlando, Jacksonville and others
Jordan Hagel

Meet Our Staff

One of the best story's was watching a fellow employee, Bob Ruby, drill a 30-foot birdie putt on hole #18 in a 2-man playoff to win the Senior York Open, while a few of our employees working that day got to watch it.

Brown Golf Teams with Bird Golf Academy

Brown Golf Management is excited to announce our partnership with Bird Golf Academy. Through this partnership, we are able to provide golf instruction to golfers through a vacation style setting.

Lederach gains Audubon International Recertification

Brown Golf Management is pleased to announce that Lederach Golf Club has been granted, Audubon International Certification.  Under the guidance of Golf Course Superintendent, Stuart Hartman

BGM CEO John M. Brown, selected to speak at the Golf Inc. Strategies Summit

We are excited that our CEO, John M. Brown has been asked to speak at the upcoming Golf Inc. Magazine Strategies Summit.  John will be speaking about High Tech Marketing and Driving Profitability through Technology. 
Green Mountain National

Green Mountain National is #1 Public Course in Vermont

Brown Golf has added a club close to home in Mount Wolf, PA.  Brown’s portfolio now includes twenty-eight golf courses that are located in seven states that include:  VT, PA, NC, SC, GA, MO and FL.

Brown Golf has 3 courses listed on PennLive.com’s Best Public Courses in PA list!

Penn Live has selected Royal Manchester Golf Links as #8 on its "Top 20 public golf courses in PA
club talk

Brown Golf CEO, John M. Brown on Club Talk Podcast

CEO, John M. Brown speaks with Dale Merritt from GolfPay on how golf course operators are adapting (or not), to the modern age consumer, and how Brown Golf facilities are using Golfpay to drive more business direct vs. relying too heavily on expensive 3rd party tee time providers.
palisades

Grand Opening of Bear’s Den at Palisades Country Club

Palisades Country Club located in Charlotte, NC announces the grand opening of Bear’s Den Restaurant
royal manchester

Brown Golf Adds Central PA Golf Club

Brown Golf has added a club close to home in Mount Wolf, PA.  Brown’s portfolio now includes twenty-eight golf courses that are located in seven states that include:  VT, PA, NC, SC, GA, MO and FL.
brown golf accounting

2018 Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies

Central Penn Business Journal has listed Brown Golf Management on the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania.

Brown Leadership Transition

John A. Brown, president and CEO of Brown Golf Management, has decided to retire from the business and sell his majority interest to his partners. His three partners are sons John M. Brown and Todd Brown, the company's COO and executive vice president, and CFO Jason Harshbarger.