Submitted by John Kerins, PGA director of golf/co-owner, Tam O’Shanter Golf Course, Hermitage, Pa.
Is your business back to normal?
We are getting there. After the six-week shutdown of golf courses in PA last year, we ended up having a good season. Food and Beverage were down tremendously because most golf outings canceled.
The outlook is very good for this year as most of our golf outings have rebooked and new outings have signed up. Our hotel groups are also up considerably.
What is your “new normal?”
We have expanded our patio area by 50%. This gives more room between tables to make people more comfortable.
How do you Rally Around Small Business?
We support all local business and promote quite a few of their golf outings. We have partnered with all the local hotels and offer stay and play packages through the year.
We host four local high school teams and have numerous junior golf events including a Drive, Chip and Putt qualifier.
We also partner with MercerCountyPA Tourism to support overnight stays in the area.