The BoardRoom magazine, the official publication for the Association of Private Club Directors (APCD) and the Distinguished Clubs, is proud to announce the winners of its 21st annual “Excellence in Achievement” awards.

“The BoardRoom Awards are the only awards in the private club industry that recognize private clubs’ business partners, and every year we see increasing innovation, achievement, a vision and dedication from BoardRoom Award recipients.

“And of course, private clubs are the beneficiary of outstanding work of the industry’s vendors. Clearly each and every one of them is the leader in their respective field and we’re absolutely delighted to recognize their contributions,” said John Fornaro, publisher of BoardRoom magazine.

BoardRoom magazine’s industry peers review and select these outstanding suppliers and consultants, which represent various aspects of course and club operations. Winners, each year, are selected for overall excellence in their respective fields, achievements, innovation, vision for future growth and continued impact on private club operations. The BoardRoom magazine “Excellence in Achievement” awards are the private club industry’s only awards recognizing the clubs’ business partners.

Now Accepting 2020 Nominations!

*Denotes tie

The BoardRoom magazine is the only publication of its kind that is designed to educate the board of directors, presidents, owners, general managers and department heads of private golf, city, yacht, tennis and country clubs about issues concerning all aspects of the club, golf course management and operations. The magazine is distributed through paid subscriptions to clubs, organizations and businesses throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Individual Winners:


Crystal Thomas
Lifetime Achievement*

Dr. James Butler
Lifetime Achievement*

Lynne LaFond DeLuca

Gary Player Educator

Richard Kopplin
Dave White Editorial Award

Ray Cronin
John Fornaro Impact Award

Congratulations to our "Excellence in Achievement" Award Winners:

Amenities Provider

Sports Solutions

Bar & Lounge

Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners

Chair Manufacturer

Eustis Chair

Club Lodging

ClubDesign Associates

Club Signage


Clubhouse Restoration

Studio JBD

Consulting Company*

RCS Hospitality Group

Custom Design Outdoor Furniture

XHIBTZ Contract Furnishings

Data Privacy Solutions

CRS Privacy

Facility Enhancement Analysis

Clubwise Consulting, LLC.

Furniture Manufacturer

Gasser Chair Company

Green Product*

emersa WaterBox

Innovative Architectural Product


Interior Design - Dining*

Castor Design Associates, Inc.

Interior Design - Men’s Lounge & Locker Room

Marsh & Associates | MAI

Law Firm

Addison Law

Locker Company

Hollman, Inc.

Membership Engagement Tool

Mobile App

Northstar Club Management Software

Outdoor Living

Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners

Point of Sale Company

Northstar Club Management Software

Purchasing Company

XHIBTZ Contract Furnishings

Staff Apparel

Ambassador Uniform

Sustainability Program

SES Lighting

Technology Product

CedarCreek Systems

Website Company



PGA of America

Business Intelligence Software

Jonas Club Software

Children’s Program

KE Camps

Club Management Software

Jonas Club Software

Clubhouse Architect

Marsh & Associates | MAI (Columbine)

Clubhouse Restoration

Jefferson Group Architecture

Consulting Company*

McMahon Group

Custom Lighting Design

Castor Design Associates, Inc.

Election Management System

Survey & Ballot Systems

Fitness Equipment


Golf Course Maintenance Firm

International Golf Maintenance (IGM)

Green Product*

BambrellaUSA, Inc.

Innovative Outdoor Product

Dayva Industries

Interior Design - Fitness & Wellness

Chambers Club Planning & Design

Interior Renovation

Jefferson Group Architecture


Robyn Nordin Stowell

Management Company


Membership Marketing

Creative Golf Marketing

Online Tee Times


Payroll Program


Pool Complex

Chambers Club Planning & Design

Real Estate Service

Hilda W. Allen Real Estate

Staff Training Company

RCS Hospitality Group

Tax Consultant

Mitchell Stump, CPA

Tennis Court Builder

Welch Tennis

Yacht Clubhouse Design

Angela Grande Design

Association Program



Jonas Club Software

Club Fitness Programs

1000 Hills Fitness

Club Photography

EA Photography

Clubhouse Renovation

ClubDesign Associates

Clubhouse Restoration Master Plan

Lichten Architects

Custom Design Hospitality Uniform

High-End Uniforms

Custom Upholstery Firm

Style Upholstery

Executive Search Firm

Kopplin Kuebler & Wallace

Food & Beverage Technology Product

FOOD-TRAK/System Concepts, Inc.

Golf Course Management Software


Immigration Law

Pabian Law

Interior Design - Dining*

Marsh & Associates | MAI

Interior Design - Ladies Locker Room

Bozeman Club & Corporate Interiors

Interior Renovation

Studio JBD

Linen Provider

Something Different Linen

Master Plan

C2 Limited Design Associates

Membership Survey

McMahon Group

Outdoor Furniture Company

OW Lee Company

Performance Management Assessment

Paisano Performance Partners

Private Club Branding Firm

Pipeline Marketing

Resort and Hotel Management Software


Strategic Planning

Strategic Club Solutions

Tax, Audit & Accounting


Terrace Design

Chambers Club Planning & Design

Yacht Clubhouse Design

Hart Howerton

1100 South Coast Highway #309

Laguna Beach, California 92651

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