Cypress Golf Management

As the golf  industry becomes more competitive, course owners are seeking every advantage they can to maximize their chances for success. Golf course owners should take advantage of every opportunity to maximize profitability and return on investment. Engaging Cypress Golf Management as your manager is a sure way to achieve this result.

Cypress Golf Management is a premier golf management company with a proven track record in all aspects of Golf Club operations, marketing, acquisitions, sales and agronomics. The company's focus of providing quality service and professional management, have been the keys to their success.

Cypress Golf Management's key personnel have been involved in golf management throughout all areas of the United States. The senior management team averages over 20 years of experience in the golf operations industry. This team of operating professionals have operated and managed more than 115 public, resort and private golf facilities across the United States. This experience translates to the understanding of what it takes to provide professional golf operations management. As current owners and operators of golf facilities ourselves, we understand the need to maximize profits and stabilize operations. However, our approach is always focused to a specific club and the game of golf itself. The values of which golf has been built on, are the values we use everyday to always exceed our guest’s experience and in accomplishing that goal the golf business side of the equation always falls into place.

The company’s core business focus is golf course operations management. Cypress Golf Management has an experienced management team that continues to be successful in every segment of the golf course and club industries. This experience is the platform for the establishment of Cypress Golf Management and the commitment to the golf industry and professional golf operations management. Our corporate office for operations is located in Orlando, Florida.

Mission Statement

To provide our clients with the most advanced and proven golf management techniques available. Our proprietary strategies along with our financial insight will maximize your clubs potential. CGM has dedicated itself to achieving an optimum level of perfomance at each of our managed facilities.
 

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Professional Services

In addition to the extensive experience of Cypress Golf Management as a company, all of our clubs and clients benefit from the significant experience that senior members of the Cypress Golf Management Team have gained throughout their careers in the golf and club industries. Our personnel have work experience gained through management or consulting assignments with some of the top golf courses in the United States.

All of this expertise is available either through a short term arrangement of services or through a comprehensive management agreement. Cypress Golf Management has the resources to fully support all aspects of any type of golf course operations.

The Cypress Golf Management Team has been able to succeed across all areas of the golf business and industry because every club and every employee has the same objective which is "exceed every guest and client expectations."

These experiences include
Golf Operations Services
Consulting Services
Hotel and Resort Services
Agronomic Operations Services
Asset Management, Disposition & Receivership Services

Operations Management

Cypress Golf Management has a strategic approach to Operations Management. Operational Management of a club is not a “one size fits all” approach as each and every facility has its own unique character. While we live by that philosophy, there are several core business practices that we use as the building blocks to create a successful property. This approach can be adjusted to achieve the desires and goals for each client and each facility.

Accounting & Finance
Centralized Accounting Computer systems and software support
Recommend and implement POS systems
Maintain hardware and software systems
Implement backup procedures
Establish outage contingency plans
Ability/knowledge to work with current POS systems
Full Monthly Financial Statements (IS, GL, BS)
Full Monthly Operational Report
Cash Flow Forecasts & Analysis
Weekly Sales Reports
Payroll & Human Resource Management
Accounts Payable and Receivable
Cash and Inventory Controls
Daily Cash Management
Bank Reconciliations and Check Register Detail
Member Billing & Collection
 
Tax Planning and Preparation
Preparation of Tax Reports
Federal Income Tax
Property /AdValorem Tax
Sales Tax- Including Reconciliations

Facility Planning
Review and Analyze Financial History
Market Study and Competitive Analysis
Business Plan and Annual Operating Budget
Capital Improvement Plan
Staff Training
 
Golf Operations
Monthly Golf Operations Report
Golf Rounds & Cart Usage Report
Guest Service Standards and Training
Membership and Club Events
Tournaments and Leagues
Competitive Market Analysis / Pricing Program
Merchandising


Management Services
Excellent Client Communications and Relationships
Regular Property Inspections
Regular Course Inspections
Monthly Management Report
National Buying Programs
Annual Self Compliance Audit
Carry Fidelity Bonds as required

Computer systems and software support
Recommend and implement POS systems
Maintain hardware and software systems
Implement backup procedures
Establish outage contingency plans
Ability/knowledge to work with current POS systems
 
Course Maintenance
Course Evaluation Historical Agronomic Plan
Course Maintenance Standards
Detailed Agronomic Plan
Detailed Agronomic Budget
Agronomic Inspections
Equipment Assessment and / or Replacement Plan
 
Clubhouse / Food & Beverage
Monthly Restaurant Operations Report
Guest Service Standards and Training
Membership and Club Events
Menu Review and Costing
Buying Programs
Event Bookings and Marketing

Marketing
Marketing Strategies
Website and Database / Email Management and Marketing
Community Outreach Programs
Strategic Partnerships with Hotels, Business Partners, etc.
Golf Wholesalers and Internet Tee Times
 
Membership
Service Standards and Training
Review Membership Documents
Membership Programs Development and Marketing
Member Relations / Events

Consulting Services

Cypress Golf Management also offers an active consulting practice to help public golf courses; golf resorts and private membership clubs take on their respective challenges in today's golf market. Our consulting programs are customized to a client's specific needs and goals. Our core motto of "hitting it close" every time is very prevalent in our consulting services. Our team of industry veterans meet with each client to discuss understand and help establish what the goals are for the asset. We use these sessions to involve our clients in a sound strategy that can be executed for the club. Consulting services are available on a month to month basis which creates a great opportunity for owners and operators to gain access to our experience and operations management without having to commit for an extended period of time.

Cypress Golf Managements operations team is the key for us to be able to offer this service. The extensive experience and vision that this team brings to each consulting assignment is what enables consulting project. The consulting team averages over 20 years of club operations and industry experience and have all learned the business from "hands on work experience”. Our experts have performed every job at one time in their careers in a club operation. This invaluable training and experience is what enables us to be able to execute and achieve the results that our clients expect.

Cypress Golf Managements goal is to always exceed their client's expectations and with all our assignments the main objective is to achieve the desired goal for the client but also do it in a timely, efficient and effective manner.

Asset Management

Cypress Golf Management offers turn key Asset, Disposition and Receivership services. Their experienced team of seasoned professional posses the skill and vision needed to assist financial and lending institutions and provide help they require to take a troubled asset, turn it around and finally dispose of the asset.

The team at Cypress Golf Management has performed multiple assignments for lenders, financial institutions and investors faced with taking over and managing distressed golf assets. Our team has the skills and experience to work with banks, institutional lenders, and the many additional parties including attorneys and ultimately the court system. All of these unique qualities are what enable Cypress Golf Management to deliver results in this uncertain industry.

Cypress Golf Management offers a full range of services to accommodate any golf course work-out assignment quickly, efficiently and as economically as possible. Our team of professionals takes the uncertainty of managing distressed golf assets away from our clients and provides regular updates so that they can focus their attention on their particular business.

A Comprehensive and Professional Due-Diligence Process
Our experienced team has the ability to analyze a property and provide an assessment report which identifies any potential issues in advance of a receivership, disposition or acquisition. This analysis is then used to create a comprehensive business plan for the property to improve the asset and ultimately take it to disposition.

Cypress Golf Management is partnered with a fully certified and experienced court appointed receiver. Our team of professionals has extensive experience in stabilizing distressed real estate properties and developing a corresponding business plan that effectively monitors and controls expenses that can quickly get out of control.

 

About Cypress Golf Management

William Stine - Chief Executive Officer William "Bill" Stine has over 25 years of golf course operations and acquisitions experience. Bill is responsible for the oversight and management company assets as well as managing the corporate affairs of Cypress Golf Management.

As a Co-Founder and President of International Golf Maintenance Co. (IGM), and Meadowbrook Golf, Bill was instrumental in growing the company to become the third largest golf course operator in the U. S. With 105 courses and 5,000 employees, he grew IGM into the industry's largest provider of third party golf course maintenance. Bill is a Past President and is a current Board Member of the National Golf Course Owners Association and was an original member of the “Golf 20/20” steering committee.

John Fogel, PGA - President / Chief Operating Officer

John Fogel, PGA - President / Chief Operating Officer

John is responsible for the oversight and direction of all golf operations. John has been a Class “A” PGA Professional since 1997 and possesses 20 years of experience in the golf industry.

Previously, John worked with Kitson and Partners as Vice President of Operations. In his time there, John was responsible for the operations of all owned assets as well as all third party management contracts. John’s management assignments took him all across the United States including Hawaii, the North East, South East and South West.

John also worked at Meadowbrook Golf and ascended to the position of Regional Vice President responsible for all operations at clubs in the North East and South East Regions.

Scott A. Zakany – Head Agronomist

Scott A. ZakanyScott A. Zakany heads the Agronomic Support team. Mr. Zakany has been involved in the Golf Course industry for over 25 years and has experience at over 300 golf facilities in three countries.

Prior to his involvement with Cypress Golf Management, Mr. Zakany was a co-founder of International Golf Maintenance in 1994 where he served as President of the world's largest golf course maintenance company. Mr. Zakany has been a Certified Golf Course Superintendent, as designated by the Golf Course Superintendents Assocation of America, for over 20 years and currently serves on the industry Advisory Board at Lake City Community College’s School of Golf Course and Landscape Operations.

Mr. Zakany is a member of the Top Agronomic Officers Advisory Board that works in conjunction with the National Golf Course Owner’s Association and he also serves as the Agronomic Counsel for the Golf Course Business Consultants Group (CGBC) which is a professional organization that provides owners and operators with golf course related services and advice. Mr. Zakany has an Associate of Science Degree in Golf Course Operation from LCCC and is an active member of several advisory organizations and groups.

Tim Coolican - PGA

Tim has been involved in the golf industry for 25 years. His experiences started in serving apprenticeships at many fine clubs, to becoming a General Manager and golf course owner. Learning the golf business from a very young age working in outside course operations, golf course maintenance, clubhouse operations, and general management, Tim has developed a well-rounded knowledge of the business.

His professional career started to develop as Tim was named Head PGA Professional at Indian Trail Country Club in Royal Palm Beach, Florida in 1988. He served in that role for seven years and was hired by St. Lucie County, Florida in 1995 to serve at the General Manager/PGA Professional. Fairwinds Golf Course is an 18 hole municipal golf facility located in northern St. Lucie County, Florida. During Tim's 11 years at the facility he was responsible for the development of many golf programs that ultimately grew rounds of golf from 52,000 in 1994 to 78,000 in 2004. In 2003 Golf Digest magazine ranked Fairwinds 2nd behind Pebble Beach as the best high volume public golf facility in North America.

During the past twenty five years Tim's accomplishments have been many; he served 8 times as a Site Coordinator for a National Junior Program called “Hook A Kid on Golf”, founded the SLCJGA, a popular junior golf tour is South Florida, participated in every growth of the game initiative set forth by the PGA, served as a rules official in 6 state golf championships and countless professional tournaments, and much more.

Blake Sampson - Director of Operations

Blake has over 10 years experience in the golf course management and specializes in the turnaround of distressed assets. His experience includes team building, marketing, revenue generation, business plan development, budgeting and food and beverage.

Blake has completed a number of projects in the past with Cypress Golf and is currently overseeing multiple clubs throughout Florida and Georgia. His attention to detail and knowledge of all facets of club operations allows him to work effortlessly with Cypress's club managers on a daily basis. Blake has developed and implemented multiple tools to help with day-to-day operations of clubs. He works hard to make sure all operations are working efficiently.

Agronomic Services

Cypress Golf Management provides agronomic support and services to all of their clients and courses. Scott Zakany heads the Agronomic Support team. Scott has been involved in the Golf Course industry for over 25 years and has experience at over 300 golf facilities in three countries. He has been a Certified Golf Course Superintendent, as designated by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, for over 20 years and currently serves on the industry Advisory Board at Lake City Community College’s School of Golf Course and Landscape Operations. Scott is a member of the Top Agronomic Officers Advisory Board that works in conjunction with the National Golf Course Owner’s Association and he also serves as the Agronomic Counsel for the Golf Course Business Consultants Group (CGBC) which is a professional organization that provides owners and operators with golf course related services and advice.

Scott also is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Cypress Golf Managements subsidiary company named Championship Golf Course Services. Championship Golf Course Services, commonly referred to as CGCS, is an upscale golf course, landscape and total management provider. By understanding that properly managed golf course and maintenance operations requires extensive experience and attention to detail, many facilities are turning to professional outsourcing for their specific golf course and maintenance needs.

Cypress Golf Management and CGCS not only focus on outstanding playing and turf conditions, but on how our services impact the health and welfare of the employees and the environment that we work within. This process gives the facility operators a new sense of reliability, safety and security that enables them to focus on operating the properties they manage to their highest potential.

As with our Golf Operations management services, our Agronomic service expertise is available either through a short term arrangement of services or through a comprehensive management agreement. Cypress Golf Management has the resources to fully support all aspects of any type of golf course operations.

If you would like more information on our Agronomic services please contact us or you can visit our website at www.CGCS.com

Contact Us

10524 Moss Park Rd. Ste. 204-233
Orlando, FL 32832
Phone: 855-557-7500
Fax: 407.557.3206
info@cypressgolfmanagement.com

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