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Teaching kids and leading with excellence

January 5, 2021
Top 50 Kids Coach Awards

KemperSports staffers Brittany Ferrante, assistant golf professional at The Village Club of Sands Point in Sands Point, New York, and Emily Burns, youth links golf professional at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton, Illinois, on their recent accolades from the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation! Brittany was named a 2020 Top 50 Kids…

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Relationships in the golf business are key to success

December 24, 2020
Vernon Hills Golf Course

KemperSports has always valued relationships. Relationships is one six core values at KemperSports. Integrity, service, financial discipline, creativity and loyalty make up our five additional values. Our core values are key elements to our success as a management company.  Our first client, Vernon Hills Golf Course, is still a client!…

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Digital marketing trends for 2021 in golf course management

December 14, 2020
Marketing trends in golf 2021

KemperSports marketing leaders highlight marketing trends in golf for 2021 Ed Jackman, who has worked for KemperSports for nearly a decade with experience at both the property and regional level and supports clients like Heron Glen Golf Course and Galloping Hill Golf Course. In 2021, Ed would like to create…

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Longtime KemperSports friend and client Mike Keiser

November 4, 2020

Longtime KemperSports friend and client Mike Keiser talked to Chicago District Golf Association about how his time overseas and how that helped shape his career. Mike continues to build award-winning courses, including Bandon Dunes Golf Resort’s latest: Sheep Ranch. You can read more about Mike Keiser in the November 2020…

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Is your golf business keeping pace?

October 5, 2020

The golf industry is rapidly changing, growing and always evolving. Is your business doing the same? KemperSports partners with businesses like yours to help them achieve their goals. Golf is a unique game, and that’s why we love it—it involves strategizing and planning, and is never the same on any…

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Why Golf? Breaking Glass Ceilings While Breaking Par

September 1, 2020
Women's Golf Day photos

Written by: A passionate group of women from KemperSports and KemperLesnik September 1, 2020 At KemperSports, we know that it takes a daily effort to introduce more women to the joys of the game and provide a welcoming environment that facilitates participation from all women – from young girls to…

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Golf Swings Back

August 4, 2020
Royal Melbourne Country Club (Long Grove, Illinois)

Golf Swings Back Rounds played continue to surge, but industry still digging out of hole created by pandemic shutdown. By: John Lombardo in Sports Business Journal As soon as courses were allowed to reopen, golfers returned in droves, including these friends heeding for a round in Southern California. (Photo: GETTY…

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Request a Complimentary Consultation with Our Experts

July 7, 2020
Complimentary Senior Executive Consultation

Are you confused and concerned about your course’s operating options in this new COVID-19 environment? KemperSports is here to help with a complimentary senior executive consultation. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the golf industry. Managing more than 100 golf courses and facilities across the country, we have pivoted our management…

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The Fire Pit with Matt Ginella – Building Bandon Part 2

June 24, 2020
Bandon Trails (Bandon, Oregon)

Building Bandon. Part 2: A closer look at Opening Day, the first tee shot and what the development of this destination has meant to the area and golf in America.  Matt Ginella welcomes back many of the golf industry’s biggest names to continue the story of the building of Bandon…

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The Fire Pit with Matt Ginella – Building Bandon Part 1

June 1, 2020
Sheep Ranch (Bandon, Oregon)

Building Bandon. Part 1: Against all odds, Mike Keiser buys remote Oregon dunesland and hires a pair of rookies to help him build and manage a golf course. Matt Ginella welcomes many of the golf industry’s biggest names to share a story close to his heart – the building of…

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