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Changing Times at Private Clubs

In the KYW Golf Report today I focus on the changing landscape when it comes to private clubs, with most of them struggling to find new members.

The buzz is that membership is even down at many of the elite clubs in the area, something that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. 

A few clubs have barely escaped closure .  At LuLu and Yardley, that meant a lease with a management company that got them out of debt and turned them into sister clubs.  Brandywine nearly became the property of a multi-club family, and then came close to partnering with another nearby club, but in the end was purchased by real estate developer Louis Capano.

Much more on that sale and the club's future in this podcast with Brandywine President and General Manager -- Harry Pedrick:



You can see more on Brandywine, including a video tour and links for tee times, here at

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Ed Abrams anchors mornings on KYW Newsradio, and you can hear his Golf Reports there on Fridays and Saturdays. He has also created a pair of websites:, featuring leads on the best golf equipment deals… and, with video course tours, audio swing tips and local golf deals

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