How To Create Events That People Talk About

When you are trying to create a great event that people will remember, you will put a lot of hard work into it. You have to be willing to use your creative side to make this something that will keep people talking for a long time to come.  There are so many different things that you can do in order to make an event special. All you have to do is make sure that you are able to get the supplies and the help that it takes to make your event great. Whether it’s a wedding, banquet or office team building day, the right touches can make a difference.

There are so many things that you will have to do for a special event.  The first thing that you need to do is set a date.  Once you have the date in place, you will then have to find the perfect place to hold the event. You will want something that will hold the expected amount of people that will be there as well as be comfortable and appealing to the eyes as well.  You will want to shop around until you find the perfect place that will work for you and your needs. Here at Brown’s Run, we have 3 rooms that can be opened up to one large space accommodating up to 210 people.

After you have the date and the place, you will then want to stick to your budget. You will want to think about the amount of money that you can spend and then go from there.  You want to allow yourself enough for your budget so that you can get everything needed on your list. This will be the best way to start the planning process. Make sure you share this budget with the venue so they can make suggestions.

Once you have the venue set, you will then want to start letting people know about your event. You need to make sure that everyone that is being invited gets an invitation early. You want them to make sure they have enough time to RSVP to the special party.  This will also allow you extra time to get ready for the number of people that are definitely coming to the event. If it’s an event open to the public, you can also advertise the party with the newspaper, emails, social media and even flyers.  These are all very good ways to get your event advertised at a great bargain.

The entertainment is very important to an event as well. You want to have something for everyone. You will definitely want to have a great beginning and end to your party. This will keep the guests talking about the time they had for a long time to come. You will also want to make sure that the entertainment is appropriate to the guests that are there.  It is important to keep them interested while they are supporting your event and with the right entertainment, you will have a great response.

Use a timeline to keep things rolling at the event. You want to have everything in place and a special time allotted for the events. You need to keep the time jam-packed full of fun. You do not want the party to get dull or boring at any time. This will only make your guests restless and wondering what is going to happen next.  You should think of ways to keep the event on a great pace and to make sure the guests are satisfied with all the entertainment that you have offered.

Keep organized. A great way to do that is by using a planner. If you’re planning a wedding, check out this other blog on using planners. You need to make sure that you have everything under control and that you have taken care of all the things that have to be done so that nothing is missing.  When you do find that you may have forgotten something, you can make the necessary arrangements to fix the problem and get it under control.

With the right people running the event, you should have no problems at all. You may want to make sure of this by hiring an event planner or using a place like Brown’s Run that has a lot of experience. You will certainly appreciate the help and everything will be perfect for your event.

Getting The Right Golf Clubs

Getting the right golf clubs

In the game of golf, even in Middletown, Ohio, having the right golf clubs is very important. To the untrained eye, a golf club is a just a golf club, one is not different from another; but the pros know that there is a big difference between a golf club and the right golf club. So many engineering skills have been put into making golf clubs to help you achieve your best in the game. If you get the right one, you’ll play the right game.  If you are a beginner here at Brown’s Run Country Club, you need to know how to go about getting the right golf clubs to be able to enjoy playing the game. Here are some tips.

Use Rental Clubs

In your quest to find the right golf club for you, you might consider checking out rental clubs. Playing with the rental clubs at a driving range will help make your search for the right golf clubs easier as you get to try different clubs.

Practice With Your Friends Golf Clubs

The truth is the more golf clubs you try in the beginning the better your search for the right golf clubs will be. So you can try practicing with your friends’ clubs and see which one feels right with you.

Let Experts Guide You

If you are just learning the ropes in golf and you are trying to find the right golf clubs, then feel free to ask for expert opinions about clubs. Your height and your grip matter in getting the right club. Let golf experts tell you the necessary things in getting a good golf club. But, don’t just go with advice alone, use the knowledge gained from these expert opinions in determining the right golf clubs for you. While the experts may give you textbook answers or things that work for them, it’s still up to you to find out what works for you and how well it works. It’s always going to be a bit of a work in progress.

Use The Internet

The Internet is a really great resource when it comes to finding things. You can use the internet to check out reviews, expert opinions, and recommendations about what the right golf club should be like and feel like. Be sure to look on YouTube for videos on finding the right set of clubs. This will really help you in your search as you will be able to balance the ideal with reality, what is good with what is right for you. But one caution about the internet is don’t make the mistake of buying your clubs online if you’ve never tried that kind of club before. Use the internet to narrow down your search and go to the recommended shops to try out and buy the golf clubs in person. This way, you can also speak with the people that have the knowledge to share.

browns run golf shopUsing The Half Set

Usually, it is recommended that beginner golfers learn with a half set of golf clubs. These usually have a matching iron of the same model and consist of five iron clubs, which include 4, 6, 8, pitching wedge and sand iron, and 3 and 5 woods plus a putter. The driver is conspicuously absent from the half set and that’s because it’s the most difficult to control. The point of the using the half set is to be able to control the clubs easily and perfect your swing. Using the half set helps you to quickly familiarize yourself with important clubs and make finding the right golf club for you easier when you are ready to make the purchase.

Getting started in golf can be a little intimidating at first with all the information to remember regarding rules, scoring and equipment. But, don’t worry, here at Brown’s Run (or wherever you play) there is sure to be a person or two around to help out when you feel overwhelmed. If you ever have questions, feel free to stop by our Golf Shop for a chat. We will do everything we can to point you in the right direction.


Using a Wedding Planning Checklist

wedding planning at brown's run

When you weren’t planning your own wedding,  you really thought that the process was going to be a piece of cake. You are the kind of person who loves organizing things. You keep a checklist to make sure that you won’t forget anything at home and at work and you even have a handy calendar that reminds you about the birthdays of people who are close to you. Now that you are dealing with your own wedding checklist, you are probably finding it a little tougher to make it all work out. At Brown’s Run, we can certainly help you with many things on the list but here are a few tips on getting that checklist set up. 

To help you with the checklist, you can go online for downloadable forms or the kinds that you can fill out on the site and print copies later on. These are very helpful because the lists already contain the essential factors and elements that you should pay attention to at this point. You simply have to supply an answer to the space provided. Things like how many guests you intend to invite, their names and your plans for the seating arrangement. The list will also remind you about the different providers that you need to get in touch with.

Most of the checklists that you fill in online have a specific time frame of 18 months. If you need more time or you need something that can help you for a shorter duration, you have to manually adjust, edit and reformat some of its parts. If you are finding it hard to edit, you can use the online checklist as a guide in doing your own version. The online form can help you deal with the things that people tend to forget at such event.

Here are a couple popular online checklists you can start with:

In creating a handy checklist, make sure that you have a calendar with you. You can do this using an Excel or Microsoft Word program on the computer. Or whatever program integrates with your smartphone like Google calendar or iCal. If you do a print off checklist, leave enough space so that when you print the forms, you can still add quick notes to these.

Wedding seatingWhen it comes to providers, there are websites that contain complete databases of the contact details of known companies and individuals offering various wedding services in the Middletown, Ohio area. You will have a choice of where would you want to purchase the flowers, where you intend to hold the reception, (Hopefully you’ll consider Brown’s Run Country Club) what churches are near your area and a lot more factors that are easy to miss if you weren’t being reminded about them.

Wedding planning may appear tricky, especially at times when you are confused about what else needs to be done. This is why it is vital that you have a comprehensive checklist that you can look into as the event draws near. Do you have a favorite wedding planning checklist? Feel free to share in the comments section.

4 Things You Will Need to Play Golf

4 Things You need to play golf

Golf is a strategic game where you do not need power alone.  You will need strategy and lots of practice to execute a good golf swing.  For beginners, you will need to understand the concept of the game and practice until you improve your handicap, lower your score and execute a good swing.

One fun thing about golf is that it’s a different kind of game where it is possible for you to play it while doing business at the same time. Many businesses hold “meetings” on the course and/or participate in golf outings. Therefore, learning golf could be helpful to being successful in your business as well as being fun.

If you’re new to golf (and Brown’s Run), this article is to give you a brief guide to begin your journey into the sport of golf.

What do you need to play golf?

  • Understanding of the game
  • Proper equipment
  • Patience
  • Practice

Understanding the game

You will need to know that your goal is to send the ball to the hole. You may ask “Why then do players take so much time on the tee?”  This is because you will need to learn the swing necessary to send the ball to the hole. Teeing up properly is the best set up for getting your ball to where it needs to go.

The golf course at Brown’s Run has 18 holes you need to cover and the distance between each hole could be somewhere from 100 to 600 yards.  You will need to learn how to swing the ball, possibly reach the level of hitting the ball to travel at 100 KPH. To do this you will need to practice. This is where our practice green can become your new best friend.

The green at Brown's RunProper equipment

The main equipment you need to be comfortable with is your golf club.  Do you wonder why a golf bag contains numerous golf clubs? This is not only to give the caddy a job; it is because in one single game, you will need all the different kinds of golf clubs.  Types of clubs necessary to play a golf game are the putter, iron, wood, wedge and the driver. All of them play a particular part in the game and you will need to understand how each of them work.

Let me tell you at this point that many beginners mistakenly purchase costly golf clubs and this is not necessary.  You only need a golf club that you will be comfortable with, thus if you must buy, buy your golf clubs intelligently. That’s a blog for another day though.


You will need to give fluidity to your swing and if you are angry, frustrated or too excited, you will not be able to deliver the swing that will lead to the hole.  Patience is, therefore, necessary; you may be mad at your poor swing but take time to relax and try again. I promise you will get better as time passes.


There is no overnight success in golf.  Thus, to execute that perfect swing, you will need to practice.  Practice without the ball and practice with the ball. You may be able to execute the swing perfectly without the ball, but executing it with the ball can make the difference.  Thus, you will need a lot of practice to perform the type of swing you see on tournaments.

Hopefully, the above will help you begin playing golf.  If you have questions, feel free to stop by the Golf Shop at Brown’s Run for a chat. And remember, the number one reason to play is to have fun. See you on the green.