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The Fort Worth Club

"[This recognition] validates all of the benchmarks we have put in place. The representatives visited the Club, met with our staff and toured the facilities. That in itself enhances the value of the award. It means we're doing the right thing and moving in the right direction.

[I was] impressed with the level of details to questions about each department and the overall process itself, it was well worth the time and effort and we will be a big champion of the Distinguished Awards in our circle of Club friends."

Walter P. Littlejohn

General Manager, The Fort Worth Club
Mayfield Sandridge Club

"We are very proud to receive this recognition, and the experience of meeting Frank Gore and going through the process has helped us to improve. Personally, I am a big fan of what you are doing and how you are doing it. Thank you for helping our industry."

Ned Welc, CCM, CCE

General Manager, Mayfield Sandridge Club
Ironwood Country Club

"You have NO IDEA how proud we are to receive your award! As soon as our GM Josh Tanner heard the news he immediately called the Board of Directors...then put together an Ad-Hoc committee of Staff Members to leverage this award. We are so PROUD that you would honor us this way. The news is leaking out and today Josh announced it to the Membership Committee and got a round of applause!

...we know that this award needs to be reviewed on an annual basis. We are ON IT!!!! We now want your coveted Emerald Status and will do everything to make you pleased."

Penny Leonard

Director of Membership Development
Ironwood Country Club
Bonita Bay Club

"We are very pleased and excited about receiving BoardRoom’s Distinguished Emerald Club designation. It is a tremendous and innovative program and we are proud to be a part of it. Frank’s visit was most informative and enjoyable both for me and my team. We all learned a lot from Frank."

Daniel R. Miles, CCM, CCE

General Manager / COO, Bonita Bay Club
BallenIsles Country Club

"I wanted to send you a note thanking you for visiting BallenIsles to review the staff for the Boardroom Distinguished Emerald Club Award. Everyone here is so excited and very proud to receive recognition for this award. Our General Manager, Derrick Barnett, the Executive Staff and the entire Board of Directors are ecstatic and looking forward to displaying the distinction throughout the Club over the next year. BallenIsles recognizes that Boardroom Magazine is a pillar in the Club Community and is the number one publication for our industry. It means a lot to us to be recognized by Boardroom and I personally appreciate everything you’ve done to put together an objective and meaningful recognition program."

Rosie Slocum, MCMP

Director of Membership, BallenIsles Country Club
The Country Club at Mirasol

"Thank you very much for the tremendous recognition! On behalf of the Members and Team at Mirasol, we thank you for your involvement in the qualification process! We are proud to join this prestigious group! We look forward to sharing this news with our membership, and receiving the award and your Evaluation Report!"

Matt Lambert, CCM

General Manager
The Country Club at Mirasol
Northwood Club

"I can’t put into words what this award means to the members and staff of Northwood Club. We sincerely appreciate being recognized by Frank Gore and your group at BoardRoom magazine. I hope the “Northwood story” spreads, as we will continue our commitment to a continual quality improvement process for service to our members and represent the “” with pride. I don’t know what else to say other than “WOW!” & thank you."

John McGee, CCM

General Manager / COO
Northwood Club