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Tom Mackin

Tom is an Arizona-based freelance writer and former Senior Editor at GOLF Magazine. He is a frequent contributor to multiple golf publications, including Troon Golf & Travel, The Met Golfer, Golf Monthly UK and the USGA’s website.

Tom Mackin's Recent Articles










New Home On the Range






Some golf facilities are looking to build their golfer base by creating engaging short courses — right on existing driving ranges.







6 min read












Why a Top 100 Golf Company Changed Business Models






A changing golf travel marketplace inspired Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s recent transformation into a new entity called Golf Tourism Solutions. Here’s Bill Golden’s vision for the company.







5 min read












Municipal Golf’s High-Water Mark






There may be no better time to be a municipal golfer. The NGF’s recently-released 2018 Golf Facilities in the U.S. report counts a record number of 2,497 municipal courses in the U.S.







5 min read












Following the (Golf) Trail that Started them All






The RTJ Golf Trail has helped boost the Alabama economy through golf tourism and travel. It’s also set the standard for dozens of golf trails that have followed across the U.S., marrying marketing efforts and co-opetition to boost visibility and, hopefully, the bottom line.







5 min read












Professional Course Management: Growing Market has Ample ‘White Space’






The number of U.S. golf facilities working with professional management companies has increased from 10.6 percent in 2006 to about 16 percent currently.







5 min read



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