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Guest

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#61 Jul 11, 2013
It'll make it because I can imagine about 100 new memberships within the first 3-4 months of people between ages 25-35. Successful people that make a nice living. This crowd will be drawn in due to events that the club will host, new golf tournaments, party sessions after 10pm, etc. The old RP was boring. Wally locked the doors at 9pm. Leave them open until 1 and you'll see people planning on coming out and spending money.
Also, I wouldn't call these guys "hardly" heavy hitters. One, maybe, big maybe? I'm still sure he's loaded. The other can buy what ever the heck he wants. Love all you jealous boners. I can see JCC losing about 30 members pretty fast. Some will switch alone because they do business with RP's new owners. If you build it, they will come.
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#62 Jul 11, 2013
Guest wrote:
It'll make it because I can imagine about 100 new memberships within the first 3-4 months of people between ages 25-35. Successful people that make a nice living. This crowd will be drawn in due to events that the club will host, new golf tournaments, party sessions after 10pm, etc. The old RP was boring. Wally locked the doors at 9pm. Leave them open until 1 and you'll see people planning on coming out and spending money.
Also, I wouldn't call these guys "hardly" heavy hitters. One, maybe, big maybe? I'm still sure he's loaded. The other can buy what ever the heck he wants. Love all you jealous boners. I can see JCC losing about 30 members pretty fast. Some will switch alone because they do business with RP's new owners. If you build it, they will come.
How many do you think did business with Wallace? I hope their business plan doesn't depend on 30 members switching from JCC. Also, the 25-35 group doesn't have the disposable income that is needed to run a Country Club. I hope it goes, I wasted $8900 on a membership back in he 90's, then 2 momths later, everyone could join, haha. We'll see if they can draw in a crowd to pay the bills, it would be the first time.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#63 Jul 11, 2013
Guest wrote:
It'll make it because I can imagine about 100 new memberships within the first 3-4 months of people between ages 25-35. Successful people that make a nice living. This crowd will be drawn in due to events that the club will host, new golf tournaments, party sessions after 10pm, etc. The old RP was boring. Wally locked the doors at 9pm. Leave them open until 1 and you'll see people planning on coming out and spending money.
Also, I wouldn't call these guys "hardly" heavy hitters. One, maybe, big maybe? I'm still sure he's loaded. The other can buy what ever the heck he wants. Love all you jealous boners. I can see JCC losing about 30 members pretty fast. Some will switch alone because they do business with RP's new owners. If you build it, they will come.
I always like the "jealous" jab thrown out there whenever there's any critical statements! I absolutely hope that they make it! I'll say this - none of them have any idea what they are in for trying to manage, own, run a golf course, two restaurants, tennis center, retail pro shops, pool, insurance, payroll, liability, etc. I get that they all have been successful at their individual businesses but this is a whole different animal. Just because that crew has about 15 friends in that 25-35 age group who all have been successful off of family start up capital doesn't mean they have the where-with-all to succeed where self-made self earned old school folks like Wallace, Coy Mac, and Carrol did not. It will also certainly be interesting to see how friendships sustain when dollars are tossed around by a bunch of glorified spoiled brats with a sense of entitlement. The draw of a country club and Ridgepoint is dramatically less than it use to be, not more. JCC won't lose a single person.
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#64 Jul 11, 2013
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>I always like the "jealous" jab thrown out there whenever there's any critical statements! I absolutely hope that they make it! I'll say this - none of them have any idea what they are in for trying to manage, own, run a golf course, two restaurants, tennis center, retail pro shops, pool, insurance, payroll, liability, etc. I get that they all have been successful at their individual businesses but this is a whole different animal. Just because that crew has about 15 friends in that 25-35 age group who all have been successful off of family start up capital doesn't mean they have the where-with-all to succeed where self-made self earned old school folks like Wallace, Coy Mac, and Carrol did not. It will also certainly be interesting to see how friendships sustain when dollars are tossed around by a bunch of glorified spoiled brats with a sense of entitlement. The draw of a country club and Ridgepoint is dramatically less than it use to be, not more. JCC won't lose a single person.
This^^^^, it takes a lot of money to run this show. I don't know if the numbers tossed around were correct on what Wallace was losing a month, but even zero gets you no return on your investment. I never known a country club that didn't have an assement every year because it didn't break even.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#65 Jul 11, 2013
What exactly do you think they plan to do to incentivize 25-35 year olds to join? I know several that would consider but they're going to have to combine decent fun/environment, food, and fee's that are not astronomically high.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#66 Jul 11, 2013
guest wrote:
What exactly do you think they plan to do to incentivize 25-35 year olds to join? I know several that would consider but they're going to have to combine decent fun/environment, food, and fee's that are not astronomically high.
It'll be difficult to attract the 25-35 demographic that doesn't live out there. Now, all the less expensive housing that's being put in around Ridgepoint may assist in this but still Jonesboro has money, but it's not young money, it's older money and even with the older money Ridgepointe couldn't stay afloat so what makes them think that even with a volume adjustment which won't occur that it will do any better? Country Clubs are like the government, they never make money they only spend money and try and tax the "citizens" for the losses. 25-35 year olds won't go for supporting this new ownership. At least two of the new owners run their mouth so much that it's hard to be in the same room with them and that's going to assist in a membership drive? The older members will wear them out with complaints, just because they can and it's fun to throw stones.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#67 Jul 11, 2013
I heard one of the owners was recently elected President of the POA. His name was not on the "ballot" but was added as a motion from the floor. Sounds like POA dues will soon be going up.
fugitive

Jonesboro, AR

#68 Jul 11, 2013
are Randy Woodard and Nelson Catalina owners of Ridgepointe, too?
golfer

Jonesboro, AR

#69 Jul 12, 2013
I think Woodard is but not Catalina. Ryan Heringer, Woody Harrellson, Brandon Adams, Cooper,Wagner and a few more.
Guest

Newbern, TN

#70 Jul 12, 2013
golfer wrote:
I think Woodard is but not Catalina. Ryan Heringer, Woody Harrellson, Brandon Adams, Cooper,Wagner and a few more.
This ownership group seems to be floating around, big difference between owning a business and running a country club. This group looks about like the bunch Wallace bailed out last time, hopefully they figure it out.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#71 Jul 12, 2013
Guest wrote:
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This ownership group seems to be floating around, big difference between owning a business and running a country club. This group looks about like the bunch Wallace bailed out last time, hopefully they figure it out.
100% agree!
Gravel Ridge homeowner

Searcy, AR

#72 Jul 12, 2013
Ridge wrote:
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I wouldn't compare RidgePointe to Greystone. First, off the course that is still closed had no homes on it. Second, there are several interested buyers in RidgePointe.
Wrong! Cypress Creek DOES have homes on it. Along the 9th, 10th, 11, and 12th holes. And then you have more along the 16, 17th and 18th holes. Been that way for years. And Cypress Creek has been open since the middle of last year.
Gravel Ridge homeowner

Searcy, AR

#73 Jul 12, 2013
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You are correct that the course that's still closed didn't have houses on it but that was part of the draw of building/owning at Greystone, 36 holes of championship golf. And Greystone had several buyers that didn't get approved for the loan after the bank did an appraisal of the properties. Even a few of the property owners couldn't raise enough money to buy the course. I'm not sure why Fowler doesn't want to own the course. It's very easy to show quarterly losses in the spring, winter, and fall. Great tax write offs. The are conglomerate companies that own courses just for the tax benefits. And since Greystone wasnt a good example, how about Northills in NLR? Used to be one of the best courses in Arkansas. Now it has very nice houses on what looks like flat abandoned ski runs. Doesnt even resemble a golf course anymore.
North Hills, now known as The Greens at North Hills has always had houses along the fairways and is one of the oldest courses in the central AR area. Not sure how you can say it doesn't even resemble a golf course anymore since it has been open as a city owned business now for the last three years. And it has been renovated upon reopening to where it is in as good a shape as any course in central AR. They get a LOT of business and are in no danger of re-closing any time soon.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#74 Jul 12, 2013
Somebody was right when they said a group that likes having their @ss kissed.
guest

Nashville, TN

#75 Nov 8, 2013
I heard that there was a guy that works as a cook named jermey that hits on all the married employees. especially Ashlie. just curious what anybody thinks of this guy?
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#76 Nov 8, 2013
guest wrote:
I heard that there was a guy that works as a cook named jermey that hits on all the married employees. especially Ashlie. just curious what anybody thinks of this guy?
What's the food taste like?

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