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Ed Getherall

Ed is the NGF's Director of Consulting Services and has been with the organization since 2000. He is one of the industry's foremost experts in facility operations and municipal golf, having performed nearly 200 operations reviews, feasibility studies and other due diligence projects for public agencies, facilities and ownership groups during his NGF tenure.

Ed Getherall's Recent Articles










How A Montana Muni Created a Year-Round Draw






An obstacle turned into an opportunity for this Montana municipal course, which re-imagined its clubhouse to create year-round revenue and engage the local community.







7 min read












A Texas Muni Back from the Brink






Rockwood Park appeared headed for the same fate as two other Fort Worth municipal golf courses that closed, with no significant capital improvements over its 80-year history and deteriorating conditions that led to declines in revenue and rounds-played. Today, a $5 million renovation project is paying off — both for the city and golfers in the community.







6 min read












GolfMAP – Explained






GolfMAP is one of the most robust data-driven analytical tools available to NGF members, delivering detailed information about golf micro-economies across the country. Here’s a look at how GolfMAP works and how it can help your bottom line.







4 min read












Driving Revenues with New Approaches






With the success of Topgolf and the increasing consumption of golf in non-traditional formats, many golf course operators are seeking ways to re-create the atmosphere and excitement that these off-course venues provide. Here’s a closer look inside one example that’s engaging more customers while beefing up the bottom line.







7 min read












The Bridge Built for Golf






Separated by only about 85 miles in New York, The Bridge and the Bridge Learning Center occupy vastly different worlds but share a bond built around golf.







7 min read



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