Destination Club Summit: Meet Up in May for an Advanced Learning Experience

The greatest advantage of attending a professional development conference like HFTP’s Club Summit is the vital opportunity to assemble with a high-level group of club professionals and industry experts, and directly address the topics that are most compelling and important…

The HFTP Global Board Has Exciting News for 2021: Read All About It

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA By now, most of you have heard of the winter storm to hit Texas last month, devastating in many ways. Fortunately, our amazing Austin, Texas-based staff all came out of it relatively unscathed,…

The U.S. American Rescue Plan and Its Impact on Clubs

Written by: Brad Steele, J.D. With the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Congress has changed some programs that have been extremely important to clubs. The good news is these changes will provide additional support for club leaders. The…

What Happened at Club Forum: Unpacking the Greatest Challenges for Clubs in 2020

This year, the HFTP Club Forum served as an invaluable opportunity for clubs across the United States to virtually come together and discuss the challenges that have unfolded throughout the course of this year, how they are planning ahead for 2021, and what they…

Watch Your Step: Ethical Pitfalls for Today’s Clubs to Avoid

Written by: Daniel Conti Jr., CHAE, CAM The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a lot of financial pressure on clubs around the country. Many have experienced a shortfall in expected revenues. Club leadership has had to make difficult decisions on how…

Social Clubs and the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Tax View on Qualified Disaster Payments

Written by: James J. Reilly, CPA, JD On March 13, 2020, [United States] President Trump declared a national emergency under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the “Declaration”) because of the challenges resulting from the coronavirus…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: HFTP Builds on Past Initiatives to Forge Ahead to the Future

Written By: Timothy G. Nauss, CHAE The HFTP Global board, advisory councils, research centers, and its Austin, Texas-based staff work hard year-round to create and implement wholly new ventures. This is evident with the introduction of brand-new global conferences, digital resources, industry research and more….

Understanding the Government’s New H-2B Seasonal Visa Regulations

2015 has been a hard year for seasonal businesses that rely on the H-2B visa. After three months of highs and lows where seasonal businesses saw the H-2B visa be the center of a federal lawsuit, have its processing temporarily suspended,…

[Clubs] Don’t Be a Social Media Ostrich

Many clubs today have become so overwhelmed with information about social media that they have buried their heads in the sand just like the ostrich does when faced with a threat. With many options to choose from, the time is…

Golf Course of the Future – Driverless Golf Carts

If you have ever been around golf courses, you have likely seen golfers do some pretty creative driving of their golf carts. They run into things, get lost, turn them over and drive them into restricted areas. But there are…