The announcements keep coming. This past Tuesday, the board at Eastpointe Country Club, a 36-hole Tom Fazio-designed club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, announced that it had retained a new management company to run the place, a company out of Atlanta founded by a 61-year-old former golf pro named Whitney Crouse. It’s the third such announcement in as many months. Crouse’s company keeps racking up wins in the esoteric field of golf course management.
Eastpointe County Club Courtesy Bobby Jones Links
Part of it is the man’s abilities. A former college player at Rice University who grew up outside Philadelphia and learned the game as a junior member at Merion Golf Club, Crouse started his career as an accountant back when Arthur Anderson was a thing. Then he got into golf as a PGA professional on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This was in the heady days of Bobby Ginn and other gunslinging developers who collected debt like logoed golf balls. Before long, Ginn was out and all kinds of banks and financial institutions were picking...
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