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2011 NGCOA Don Rossi Scholarship Recipients - Five exceptional students have been selected to receive a total of $6,700 as part of the National Golf Course Owners Association’s Don Rossi Golf Scholarship for 2011.

Golf Could Be Excluded From Disaster Relief Legislation Again - Your help is critical. New legislation that would provide temporary tax relief to those affected by this year's storms excludes the golf industry

NGCOA Names New Insurance Partners - Arthur J. Gallagher and Allied Insurance join the NGCOA Insurance Program

A Message from NGCOA Membership Director, Joe Rice - During the NGCOA Annual Conference’s general session on Tuesday, February 28, Joe Rice spoke to attendees about his travels to visit with golf courses owners and operators over the past year.

Golf Industry Show Attendees Get Two for the Price of One in San Diego in 2013 - Attendees of the 2013 Golf Industry Show in San Diego will have complimentary access to two general educational sessions and Club Business Expo offered by the Club Managers Association of America on approximately the same dates.

2012 NGCOA Annual Conference & Golf Industry Show a Success! - Highlights from the Annual Conference and Golf Industry Show in Las Vegas, Nevada

NGCOA to Honor Ronald Schiavone - Fiddler’s Elbow Owner Ronald Schiavone will be honored posthumously with the NGCOA’s Award of Merit, which recognizes significant contributions to the game of golf.

NGCOA Course of the Year Nominees Represent Some of the Best of the Modern Era - The nominees for the NGCOA’s Course of the Year Award include three public courses and the ultra-private Donald Trump-owned Trump National, all from golf’s modern era.

Get Golf Ready is proving successful across the country at bringing new golfers into the game - Watch this video message from NGCOA CEO Mike Hughes, participating teaching professionals and satisfied students on the power of Get Golf Ready.

2012 NGCOA Award Winners Announced - Monterey Peninsula Country Club, the NGCOA’s 2012 Jemsek Award for Golf Course Excellence Winner, and the association’s other 2012 award recipients will be recognized at the conference’s Celebration Dinner & Awards event on Feb. 29.

Open Letter to Members: Potential PGA/GolfNow Partnership - (February 3, 2012) The PGA of America has been in discussions with GolfNow for the purposes of developing a partnered tee-time solution. The NGCOA is carefully monitoring the situation and related activities

Strategic Planning Initiative Update -

2012 Annual Conference to Highlight Facilities that Put Customers First – and Win - NGCOA’s 2012 Annual Conference to Highlight Facilities that Put Customers First – and Win

The Redesigned GolfBusiness.com Boasts Key Member Benefits - The new GolfBusiness.com provides the stories, news, and information readers enjoy in an appealing, practical and convenient format. While the current issue and its contents are fully accessible to all Golf Business readers, NGCOA members benefit the most from the site’s overhaul.

Special Letter from NGCOA CEO - The PGA of America's Board of Directors decided this week to overturn its potential endorsement of a third-party tee time reseller

WE ARE GOLF Coalition Shows Why Golf is More Than Just a Game - Meetings with key members of Congress highlight industry impact on economy, health, environment and charity

Golf courses potentially face additional pesticides permitting - Golf courses potentially face additional pesticides permitting

Qualifying Small Businesses to Benefit from Health Care Tax Credit - As details of the newly enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act emerge, one item is becoming clear – a Small Business Health Care Tax Credit to help small businesses afford the cost of providing health insurance for their workers.

Midlands executive director focuses on long-term results - When Joe Goldys took over as executive director of the Midlands Golf Course Owners Association (Midlands GCOA) in July of last year, there were 10 paying members. Today, there are 24.

Golf course owners in Norway join EGCOA as Federation for Norwegian Golf courses (FNG) - In advance of the EGCOA Spring Board Meeting in Rome, Italy, the newly formed Federation for Norwegian Golf courses (FNG) was formally accepted as member chapter in the European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA).

Q&A with Jim Hinckley - Q&A with Jim Hinckley: CEO of Century Golf Partners shares his thoughts on National Golf Day.

NGCOA Discount Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip, helps members save money despite 2010 FedEx & UPS rate increases - NGCOA Discount Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip, can help members save on shipping

Golf Industry Show recognized by exhibitors, attendees for quality in exhibition, networking, information sharing - Talk of a fiscal cliff was but a distant memory as convention center aisles were crowded and conversations were constant at the Golf Industry Show, Feb. 6-7, in San Diego.

Michigan Chapter Heads to Capitol, Lobbies for Owners - Representatives from the Michigan Golf Alliance met with state officials to share information about golf’s impact on the economy

NGCOA Statement Regarding Visa/Mastercard Class-Action Lawsuit - - The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) has received inquiries from a number of golf course owners...

Tabatha Coffey 2014 NGCOA Annual Conference Keynote - Tabatha Coffey, the Australian entrepreneur, author and television personality, admits that she knows little about the game to which NGCOA members are devoted.

WE ARE GOLF Announced as Industry Initiative for Changing Perceptions; Overcoming Biases - WE ARE GOLF Announced as Industry Initiative for Changing Perceptions; Overcoming Biases

NGCOA Conference takes education to the golf course - Club Car NGCOA Golf Outing and On-Course Educational Activities a hit with attendees

NGCOA Will Honor Billy Casper with Award of Merit During Association’s Annual Conference - Billy Casper, who grew up putting for nickels and dimes and hitting balls off ant hills before becoming one of golf’s leading money winners and most respected champions, will receive the NGCOA’s 2013 Award of Merit.

Golf Industry Show Speaker Revealed - David Feherty, the immensely popular television golf commentator and host of the Golf Channel show "Feherty," will keynote the Golf Industry Show.

NGCOA 2012 Conference Will Focus on Customers - The 2012 NGCOA Annual Conference will present course owners and operators with new ways to break out of a sluggish economic environment by treating customers as their most important business asset.

5th European Golf Business Conference Considered a Big Success - In early December, more than 200 delegates gathered in London, UK for the fifth European Golf Business Conference, organized by the European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA).

National Golf Day 2010 - Course owner, Linda Rogers, shares her story about her recent trip to Capitol Hill.

NGCOA names Joe Rice Director of Membership - Joe Rice, who has been a key member of the NGCOA’s executive leadership team for the past 10 years, has been named director of membership

Member Shipping Discounts Offered through Agreement with PartnerShip - The NGCOA announced an agreement with PartnerShip®, a leading third-party logistics management provider, to reduce NGCOA members' shipping costs. The program offers discounts on inbound and outbound shipments. PartnerShip's program discounts are available without charge to association members shipping domestic and international shipments through FedEx

Watch commemorative videos of the 2010 NGCOA Award recipients - Each year the NGCOA honors the most outstanding successes of the past year. These individuals and organizations have helped preserve the tradition of the game while embracing the challenges and opportunities of the golf business.

NGCOA Honors Ken Venturi with Lifetime Achievement Award - Ken Venturi, who is respected for his contributions off the course as much as he was for his achievements during an illustrious professional career, will receive the NGCOA’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.

Water-Usage Permitting Process Allows Golf To Grow and Prosper - Although course owners don’t typically view new environmental regulations as a boon for business, led in part by the SCGCOA, South Carolina’s golf industry is celebrating the recent passage of the Surface Water Withdrawal, Permitting, Use and Reporting Act

Members Join Other Operators in Effort to Attract Women and Families to Golf - This past June and July, NGCOA members joined other course operators across the United States in a collective push to encourage more women and families to pick up the game. The efforts, which included special programming, clinics and social events, were part of the sixth annual American Express Women’s Golf Month and the 11th annual Take Your Daughter to the Course Week.

5th European Golf Business Conference 2010 to take place in London - The 5th EGCOA European Golf Business Conference will take place on November 30 and December 1 and 2 in London, United Kingdom. After the successful conferences in Amsterdam in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and Berlin in 2008, the time is right for the European golf business to visit the capital of the UK.

Charleston golf benefits from volunteer’s work - Even though Martin Shorter took up golf relatively late in life, South Carolina golf – and tourism – can be thankful he decided to make the game his passion and vocation.

Watch commemorative videos of this year’s NGCOA award recipients - The most outstanding successes of the past year are recognized

Watch SessionCasts from this year’s Conference - Miss a key session at this year’s Annual Conference? Watch SessionCasts - video recordings of several educational sessions from the 2011 Conference

NGCOA’s Hughes: Tough Year Filled with Timeless Lessons - Association CEO to Present State of the Association Address at Annual Conference in San Diego

Quick, United Efforts Ground North Carolina Sales Tax - In a state known for being first in flight, North Carolina’s golf groups flew into action a couple of months ago when they got wind of a golf sales tax being talked about in the legislature.

Help Plan the 2012 Annual Conference - Rock Lucas, NGCOA's Member Conference Chairman, asks members for their input on education and other programming for February's Annual Conference

View the latest rounds and revenue figures in your area - PerformanceTrak provides participants with local market benchmark data on golf fee revenues and monthly rounds-played data

Lessons in Adversity: A progress report from NGCOA - A challenging year brought out the best in many owners and operators while giving us reasons to rethink our approach to business.

Congressional Country Club Named 2011 Jemsek Winner for Golf Course Excellence - Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., will receive the NGCOA’s 2011 Jemsek Award for Golf Course Excellence at the NGCOA Annual Conference in Orlando. The Jemsek Award, along with the association’s other 2011 awards, will be presented at the NGCOA Celebration Dinner on Feb. 9.

Educational Opportunities Plentiful During NGCOA’s 2011 Annual Conference - Educational opportunities will expand beyond traditional breakout sessions to the golf course and the exhibit floor at the 2011 NGCOA Annual Conference, Feb. 7-11 in Orlando.

New 2010 Compensation and Benefits Report Available - The NGCOA and Industry Insights, Inc. jointly developed a survey to collect compensation and benefit information from NGCOA members

NGCOA Names Industry Hills Course of the Year - Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms, a course located on the site of a former Los Angeles landfill that once used goats to assist in a $60 million renovation, has been named the NGCOA’s 2010 Golf Course of the Year

NGCOA Chapters Influence Laws that Impact the Golf Industry - The sharpest owners and operators advocate in state capitals across the country on behalf of their businesses. NGCOA chapters, through the efforts of their members, have accomplished significant legislative victories for all golf course owners.

New Tool Helps Owners Determine Savings - With the current economic climate pressuring every facility’s bottom line, cutting costs and saving money is essential. With the release of the NGCOA’s newest tool, the Savings & Rebate Calculator, course owners and operators can now calculate how much money they could potentially save, or have returned to them, by participating in the Association’s Purchasing Network.

NGCOA Names Hidden Valley GC 2011 Course of the Year - Hidden Valley Golf Club in Norco, Calif., a facility that bills itself as “exclusively public” and requires employees to play golf on a regular basis, was named the 2011 NGCOA Course of the Year.

2011 Chapter Courses of the Year Recognized - Each year the NGCOA and its chapters honor outstanding member facilities that epitomize exceptional course quality and management, while making important contributions to their communities and the game

NGCOA joined WE ARE GOLF, others on Capitol Hill for 4th National Golf Day - On April 13, members and staff from the National Golf Course Owners Association joined representatives from GCSAA, CMAA, and PGA of America in Washington, D.C. for the fourth annual National Golf Day. Representatives once again met with Congressional leadership and their staffs to educate them on the positive economic, charitable, human and environmental impacts of the golf industry.

Trends Analyst Tchong to Headline February’s Annual Conference - The world is changing at warp speed. Massive trends, like Time Compression and the Digital Lifestyle, are reshaping society. A girl jumps in front of a truck to save her iPod. Two kids in Australia update their Facebook page before calling police after getting lost in a storm ditch.

NGCOA’s 2011 Annual Conference Features Experts, Answers and Inspiration for Course Owners - Whether your priority is increasing revenues, adapting to change, working more efficiently or managing the financial aspects of your business, golf course owners and operators will find answers, experts and inspiration at the 2011 NGCOA Annual Conference, Feb. 7-11 in Orlando.

David Leadbetter to Receive NGCOA Lifetime Achievement Award - The NGCOA announced that David Leadbetter, who has helped amateur and professional golfers throughout the world improve their games, will receive the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Owners urged to engage in legislature during Conference session - During the NGCOA’s “Town Hall” session, Tim Skubick discussed several approaches that golf course owners can take to influence the legislative process

Golf’s true “faces” participate in third annual Golf Day - On Wednesday, April 28, NGCOA members and staff will join others benefitting from the golf industry on Capitol Hill for National Golf Day 2010. Representatives will meet with Congressional leadership and their staffs to highlight and discuss the industry’s significant economic, environmental and human contributions.

NGCOA Partners With Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Initiative - The PGA of America announced that several leading golf organizations, including the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and World Golf Foundation (WGF) have partnered with The PGA in support of the Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Initiative. These organizations join the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) which announced a partnership with the Initiative earlier in 2010.

Watch the presentation from Scott McNealy, Alternative Golf Association Commissioner - Alternative Golf Association Commissioner Scott McNealy speaking at the Multiple Course Operators Retreat hosted by the NGCOA. June 29, 2011, Monterey Plaza Hotel.

2013 NGCOA Annual Conference to Focus on the Power to Change - The 2013 NGCOA Annual Conference to Focus on the Power to Change Yourself, Your Business and the Industry

We Are Golf Request - WE ARE GOLF will make its first public appearance April 28 at National Golf Day in Washington, D.C. It builds on the momentum of the past two National Golf Day events and our collaborative efforts in executing numerous state economic impact studies. For WE ARE GOLF to be successful, members must become engaged. We are asking you to join us in affecting change.

NGCOA Names The Homestead’s Cascades Course Jemsek Winner for Golf Course Excellence - The Cascades Course at The Homestead resort in Hot Springs, Va., has been named the winner of the NGCOA’s 2013 Jemsek Award for Golf Course Excellence

NGCOA keynote speaker says better financial times lie ahead - It’s no secret that the long-suffering U.S. economy has taken its toll on the golf industry. But noted economist Todd Buchholz provided a mostly positive financial forecast yesterday during the Opening Session of NGCOA’s Annual Conference, and predicted that a sustainable financial recovery is already underway.

Club Car President and CEO Gary Michel addresses MCO Retreat attendees - Club Car President and CEO Gary Michel addresses attendees of the NGCOA’s Multi-Course Owners Leadership Retreat on June 29 at Monterey, Calif.

Merchants Required to Comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard - Merchants Required to Comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

PepsiCo Extends Role as NGCOA’s Preferred Beverage Supplier - The NGCOA announced that PepsiCo has extended its role as the association’s Preferred Beverage Supplier. The agreement continues the relationship that began in 2001 through 2018.

Suburban Propane Joins NGCOA Purchasing Network - The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) announces that Suburban Propane has joined the NGCOA Purchasing Network. As the NGCOA’s Smart Buy Supplier of Propane, Suburban will offer an attractive savings program to NGCOA members

Aragona Elected President of NGCOA - Hughes Calls California Course Owner One of Industry’s Most Respected Operators

New Golf Course Owners Association Launches in the United Kingdom - Leading groups and the English Golf Union back new UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) – comprehensive market research will “professionalize the business” and “help golf courses benchmark their business”

Gary Wilkins inducted into Northern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame - In late October, NGCOA board member Gary Wilkins was inducted into the Northern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame (NOPGA). He joined such luminaries as Charlie Sifford, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, and Don Padgett, former president of Firestone Country Club and current president of Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, in this year’s class.

NGCOA Conference Featured More than 20 Educational Sessions - Are golf course owners and operators in for another year of economic turmoil, or should they be gearing up for a post-recession recovery? While not promising clairvoyance, the NGCOA's 2010 Annual Conference included more than 20 educational sessions to help members prepare for whatever challenges the next year brings.

Nevada Course Owners Take Direct Route to the Green - New Nevada eNewsletter targets tourists with interest in golf

Award of Merit Winner Jack Nicklaus Thanks Course Owners for ‘Second Career’ - The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch, Troon North, Coral Ridge also recognized during NGCOA’s annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Gala

NGCOA Annual Conference Attendance Jumps 10 Percent - Education, networking opportunities help course owners operate more profitably and efficiently.

MY WORDS by Tony Krebs - Tony Krebs, owner and head golf professional at the Black Squirrel Golf Club in Goshen, Indiana, recounts how through efforts of a group of course owners, a new property tax law was passed in the state of Indiana. Krebs estimates that the new law has already saved him nearly $50,000 on his 2009 and 2010 tax bills...more

NGCOA Announces 2012 Don Rossi Golf Scholars - Scholarship funds awarded to exceptional undergraduates from universities across the nation

2010 Chapter Course of the Year Winners - Each year the NGCOA and its chapters honor outstanding member facilities. The Chapter Course of the Year Award recognizes these facilities that epitomize exceptional course quality and management, while making important contributions to their communities and the game.

National Golf Day Reigns Supreme on Capitol Hill - Members of the We Are Golf coalition meet with key Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. for the fifth annual National Golf Day

NGCOA Announces Additional Benefits Through Member Insurance Program - NGCOA members may now qualify for additional savings and premium rate guarantees on group life, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance.

Join the Summer Jobs+ Commitment - Representatives from the WE ARE GOLF coalition, including NGCOA CEO Mike Hughes, traveled to the White House for the announcement of Summer Jobs+.

Scott Lake Country Club is 2012 Course of the Year - Scott Lake Country Club, which is celebrating its 50th year as a place where golfers go to have fun, was named the NGCOA’s 2012 Course of the Year.

NGCOA Names The Homestead’s Cascades Course Jemsek Winner for Golf Course Excellence - The Cascades Course at The Homestead resort in Hot Springs, Va., has been named the winner of the NGCOA’s 2013 Jemsek Award for Golf Course Excellence.

NGCOA Names The Homestead’s Cascades Course Jemsek Winner for Golf Course Excellence - The Cascades Course at The Homestead resort in Hot Springs, Va., has been named the winner of the NGCOA’s 2013 Jemsek Award for Golf Course Excellence.

USGA, R&A Announce Final Approval of Rule 14-1B Prohibiting Anchored Strokes - Governing Bodies Issue Report Explaining Their Decision Following Comment Process; New Rule To Take Effect On January 1, 2016

Update on GolfNow Petition on Change.org - By now, most members are likely aware of the NGCOA-led effort to make our members’ voices heard related to the Golf Channel/GolfNow television advertisement that refers to pricing by golf course owners as “preposterous” in order to promote the discounted, reselling of tee times with their product.

NGCOA Remembers: Ken Venturi - Ken Venturi, who won the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, passed away on May 17 at the age of 82. Venturi was the recipient of the NGCOA’s first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

Have Fun and Play Golf with Your Family During Family Golf Month - Golf facilities across the country are providing families opportunities to get outside on the course together during Family Golf Month in July

We Are Golf Returns To Capitol Hill For National Golf Day - Coalition meets with Congress to share game's economic, environmental, health and charitable benefits to millions of Americans

Club Car Extends Premier Partner Sponsorship of NGCOA - The NGCOA announced that Club Car will continue its industry-leading support of golf course owners and operators as the association's exclusive Premier Partner. The multiyear agreement extends the partnership that began in 2002 through 2017.

Oak Quarry Golf Club Named 2013 NGCOA Course of the Year - Golfers who arrive early enough at the Oak Quarry Golf Club outside Riverside, California, enjoy a special treat. A visual feast anytime of the day, mornings reveal Oak Quarry as a multicolored pinball machine, with rays of light shooting across massive bunkers that edge their way into the sides of Mount Jurapa.

NGCOA Statement Regarding USGA Ban on Anchoring - The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) believes that a ban of anchoring a golf club could have a negative impact on participation in the game of golf now and in the future.

Introducing NGCOA Discount Shipping Program, managed by Partnership - The NGCOA is pleased to announce that a new smart buy supplier for shipping services - PartnerShip - has joined the NGCOA Purchasing Network. Through NGCOA’s agreement with PartnerShip, who developed and manages the program, NGCOA members who enroll in the free program will receive significant discounts on inbound and outbound, domestic and international shipments through FedEx®

Economist Todd Buchholz to Deliver Keynote at 2010 NGCOA Annual Conference - Golf Industry’s Largest Gathering of Owners, Operators Scheduled Feb. 8-12 in San Diego

Golf Industry Show to Las Vegas in 2012, CMAA to leave partnership after 2010 Show - CMAA to leave partnership Golf Industry Show to Las Vegas in 2012 Las Vegas has been selected as the site of the 2012 Golf Industry Show as announced today by show partners.

Golf Industry Show announces that the USGA will become a participating partner beginning 2010 - recognized as one of the most important gatherings in the golf industry, officials of the Golf Industry Show announced today the event will become even stronger with the United States Golf Association signing on to become a participating partner of the event beginning in 2010 in San Diego

2nd Annual Golf Industry Show Service Project - Partnering associations team up with the San Diego Food Bank

Huge victory for course owners - It was almost two years in the making and “a lot of pump priming,” according to Randy Ballinger, owner of Walnut Creek Golf Course in Marion, IN and board member of the Indiana Golf Course Owners Association (IGCOA), but Indiana’s part-time legislature passed a budget bill in August which included a provision for applying income capitalization appraisal to assessing golf courses for property taxes.

Get Golf Ready Program Exceeds Year One Facility Participation Goals - The newest golf industry player-development program, Get Golf Ready in 5 Days, has exceeded its target number of host facilities in the initial year of the program

Finding The Fair Way - As states look to balance budgets, greens and membership fees become tax targets

Virginia Golf Council Travels to State Capitol - NGCOA Virginia executive director, David Norman, accompanies other council representatives to deliver the message of golf's positive economic impact

Oregon Alliance aims to maximize golf’s power - In Oregon and southwestern Washington, the formation of the Golf Alliance of Oregon is moving out of the idea stage and to reality.

School-start legislation - Golf industry swings into action to sink rule change

National Golf Day Slated for May 13 - On May 13, NGCOA representatives along with other leaders from golf’s allied associations will once again gather at our nation’s Capitol for the second annual National Golf Day. Leaders will meet with select legislators to share the message that golf’s economic impact of $195 billion is vital to local communities and regional and national tourism.

June is 2009 American Express Women’s Golf Month - Suzy Whaley, Nancy Lopez and Donna Richardson Joyner are Women’s Golf Month Spokeswomen Team for 2009. Women’s Golf Month Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary in June.

Leverage Political Power to Champion Your Business - Even though small businesses are this country’s most prolific jobs generators, that fact doesn’t automatically translate into political power.

NGCOA's partner entegra makes Ecolab products available to Association members - Apex – Take control of your clubs warewashing process

Day-long event - It happens all across the country. Municipalities and other government entities develop and operate golf courses and related services in direct competition with privately run facilities that, unlike municipal operations, pay taxes and are motivated by profit.

NEW Adult Player Development Initiative Introduced - “Get Golf-Ready In 5 Days” seeks to couple skills training with significant on-course learning opportunities.

Futurist urges attendees to embrace change at 2009 NGCOA Conference - There’s an urban legend about a U.S. Naval ship sailing off the coast of Newfoundland a decade ago. According to folklore, the captain of the ship radioed ahead to what appeared to be a Canadian vessel on the ship’s radar

NGCOA CEO Delivers State of the Association - In his annual address to association members on Thursday morning, Mike Hughes borrowed a line from Charles Dickens’ classic novel, “A Tale of Two Cities,” to describe the NGCOA’s performance in 2008: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

2009 Idea Fair Winner Announced - Congratulations to George Kelley, CEO and principal of Greenway Golf, which manages Stevinson Ranch in Stevinson, Cali., winner of the 2009 Golf Business “Ideas that Cook” Idea Fair.

NGCOA Names Grande Dunes Course of the Year; TPC Sawgrass Wins Jemsek Award for Excellence - NGCOA Names Grande Dunes Course of the Year. TPC Sawgrass Wins Jemsek Award for Excellence. Dedman Family, DeLozier Recognized For Contributions to the Game, Association

NGCOA’s 2009 Annual Conference Seeks Answers To Question of ‘What’s Keeping You Up at Night?’ - What’s keeping golf course owners and operators awake at night? Declining participation? Water availability? Succession planning? Those are among the issues that will be addressed at the NGCOA’s 2009 Annual Conference, Feb. 3-7 in New Orleans.

NGCOA Purchasing Program Provides Participants More than $500,000 in Rebates and Savings - NGCOA members who participated in the association’s Smart Buy purchasing program in 2007 received more than $500,000 in rebates. The savings added up to an average of $416 for each participating facility, according to NGCOA CEO Mike Hughes.

NGCOA Recognizes Golf Courses at Incline Village, Nev. With 2009 Player Development Award - The Golf Courses at Incline Village realize today's player development challenges don't come with one-size-fits-all solutions.

2008 NGCOA Conference Features New Twists on Networking - Golf course owners and operators say networking remains one of the most important reasons they attend trade shows and conferences.

NGCOA University Offers Crash Course on Various Subjects At 2009 Annual Conference in New Orleans - Owners and operators new to the business of managing a golf facility, along with those who simply want to brush up on a particular subject, are invited to enroll at NGCOA University during the association’s 2009 Annual Conference, Feb. 3-5 in New Orleans

Troubled Waters: Golf’s Future in a Thirsty World - As water conservation and supply reach crisis stage, a new report from the NGCOA finds that the golf industry needs to act quickly to tell its story.

NGCOA, NCA Compensation Survey Shows Size Matters - When it comes to compensation in the golf and club industries, size matters. It also pays (literally) to work at a private facility vs. a public-access facility.

NGCOA Awards Don Rossi Scholarships To Three Students Pursuing Golf-Related Careers - NGCOA Awards Don Rossi Scholarships To Three Students Pursuing Golf-Related Careers

June is 2008 American Express Women's Golf Month - 2008 American Express® Women’s Golf Month Celebrates Record Number of Participants for Fourth Consecutive Year

NGCOA’s 2008 MCO Leadership Retreat Reveals Largest Course Owners to Invest During Economic Downturn - According to Survey of Executives at NGCOA Leadership Retreat. The nation’s economic slowdown is taking a bite out of the business of many of the golf industry’s largest ownership and management companies, but a number of owners and operators say they will continue to invest in their facilities in hopes of growing revenues and gaining competitive advantage during the downturn.

NGCOA Member to be interviewed on XM Radio - Dona Lerner, Director of Instruction at the Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club in Chapel Hill, N.C., will be interviewed on Making the Turn with Peter Kessler, XM Radio channel 146 - PGA TOUR Network, on July 2 at 8:30 a.m. EST, about how to get children involved in golf as part of Take Your Daughter to the Course Week.

NGCOA member Dona Lerner shares how to get children involved in golf on XM Radio - NGCOA member Dona Lerner shares how to get children involved in golf on XM Radio

NGCOA Accompanies Other Golf Leaders to Capitol Hill for Second National Golf Day - NGCOA Accompanies Other Golf Leaders to Capitol Hill for Second National Golf Day

2008 Multi Course Owners Conference Brings Together Golf Leadership - What steps should golf's largest course owners and operators take to change their facilities and position their companies for growth in the next five years? That's the question representatives of the industry's multi-course ownership groups will consider during the NGCOA's 13th annual MCO Leadership Retreat June 30 - July 2 inMonterey, Calif.

NGCOA, Allied Organizations Bring Awareness Of Game’s Economic, Social Impact to Washington During Inaugural National Golf Day - The NGCOA will join the industry’s leading allied associations in Washington on April 16 to bring attention to golf’s economic, environmental and philanthropic benefits during the inaugural National Golf Day.

PGA of America, National Golf Course Owners Association Form Alliance Through PGA PerformanceTrac Service - The PGA of America and the National Golf Course Owners Association have formed an alliance to collect golf facility rounds-played and financial operating information for the industry under the brand "PGA PerformanceTrak in cooperation with the NGCOA."

NGCOA’s 2008 Annual Conference to Focus On Inspiring, Training Staff to Build Course Business - “Perhaps the most powerful force in the business world is the natural energy of human interaction,” says Carr Hagerman, a former street performer turned business consultant and lecturer, who will deliver one of the keynote addresses at the NGCOA’s 2008 Annual Conference, Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2008, in Orlando.

2008 NGCOA Award Winners Announced - it nears the end of its third decade, Reynolds Plantation keeps proving the skeptics wrong. The latest acclaim that disproves those who doubted the vision of developers Mercer Reynolds and Jamie Reynolds is the NGCOA’s recognition of Reynolds Plantation as its 2008 Golf Course of the Year.

Additional 2008 NGCOA Award Winners Announced - The junior golf program at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort in southwest Michigan is not a major revenue source for the family-owned facility. But that doesn’t seem to bother anyone at the resort that’s long been a favorite among golfers in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Canada.

Federal Court Rules on Golf Accessibility - The U.S. Federal District Court, northern district of California, has issued a ruling that could require Marriott International Inc. to provide accessible golf cars for disabled golfers.

NGCOA’s 2008 Annual Conference to Focus On Inspiring, Training Staff to Build Course Business - “Perhaps the most powerful force in the business world is the natural energy of human interaction,” says Carr Hagerman, a former street performer turned business consultant and lecturer, who will deliver one of the keynote addresses at the NGCOA’s 2008 Annual Conference, Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2008, in Orlando.

Club Car Extends Premier Partner Sponsorship - Club Car will continue its industry-leading support of golf course owners and operators as the NGCOA’s exclusive Premier Partner, according to Mike Hughes, CEO of the NGCOA. The announcement of the multi-year sponsorship extension was made today at NGCOA headquarters here and at Club Car’s annual sales meeting at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga.

2007 American Express Women's Golf Week participation nearly doubles - The total number of women participating in this summer’s American Express Women’s Golf Week presented by Golf For Women magazine increased 80% over 2006, far exceeding expectations. During the week of June 2-9, 34,200 women took advantage of complimentary golf instruction at more than 1,300 facilities across the country, compared to a total of 19,000 in 2006.

Record numbers participate in 2007 Take Your Daughter - Host course participation in the U.S. and Canada increased 11 percent for the 2007 “Take Your Daughter to the Course Week” program, a joint promotion of the NGCOA and the PGA of America.

2007's Compensation & Benefits Report Now Available - In the golf and club industry, attracting and retaining quality employees is a vital part of running a successful operation, and an important factor in doing so is your company's ability to offer competitive compensation and benefits. If it's been a few years since you've evaluated your staff's compensation to industry averages, it may be an eye-opening experience.

2007 Multi-Course Owners Retreat Recap: Biggest Owners Hoping to Get Bigger - The nation’s largest golf course ownership groups are in deal-making moods with their sights set on getting even bigger in the year to come. They also see their own employees as the key to attracting golfers to their courses, and feel it’s mostly the responsibility of local facilities to grow the game.

Q&A with Leslie Remme, NGCOA Membership Director - Leslie, who has 20 years of experience in association management and consumer marketing, is the NGCOA’s new director of membership. After three months on the job, here are a few of her thoughts on challenges, opportunities and her golf game.

NGCOA Names Leslie M. Remme Director of Membership - Leslie M. Remme, a marketing executive with 20 years of experience in association management and consumer marketing, has been named the NGCOA’s director of membership.

2007 Golf Industry Show wraps up with record attendance, positive reviews - It's been said that actions speak louder than words. That message came across loud and clear at the 2007 Golf Industry Show, with record attendance during the event at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 22-24.

NGCOA’s 2007 Player Development Award Winners - Use Creativity to Increase Participation, Revenues - Along with a commitment to grow the game, winners of the National Golf Course Owners Association’s 2006 Player Development Awards have another characteristic in common: creativity.

NGCOA Property Tax Workshop to Provide Answers - When it comes to property taxes, golf course owners and operators say they just want to be treated fairly, and not singled out as the targets of inflated valuations.

Property Tax Report: free Member download - The decade of the 2000s may be remembered in the golf industry as the most active period ever for beneficial property-tax legislation.

Experts Provide Property Tax Tips During NGCOA Webinars - Insights from March's Property Tax Webinars

A Year of Leadership: A 2006 Progress Report from the NGCOA - In 2006, the National Golf Course Owners Association further established itself as the leading authority on the business of golf course

NGCOA 2007 Conference Registration on Record Pace - Maybe it’s the opportunity to learn from respected customer relationship experts or the chance to network with golf’s largest gathering of industry leaders.

NGCOA Names Kapalua Resort, Legends Club Top Courses for 2006 - Flick, Welling Recognized for Long-lasting Contributions - Despite their spectacular settings and acclaimed designs, winners of two of the National Golf Course Owners Association’s top awards for 2006 say it’s their people who really distinguish their facilities.

Virginia Economic Impact Study - A Model for Others - Q&A with CEO Mike Hughes about the recently completed golf economic impact study in Virginia, the implications for your state and the industry as a whole.

NGCOA Takes Official Stance on Eminent Domain - It's not often the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution enters the world of golf, but it did so recently in the Village of North Hills, New York. That's where city officials moved to claim eminent domain over a private golf club.

American Express Named Official Card Of National Golf Course Owners Association - American Express has been named the official card of the National Golf Course Owners Association. The global financial services leader will work with the NGCOA to develop focused marketing programs that provide valuable offers and benefits to American Express Cardmembers.

2006 GOLF 20/20 Conference Develops Strategies for Global Growth - More than 240 golf industry leaders converged on the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida October 30-31 for the Seventh Annual GOLF 20/20 Conference - a strategic alliance of the golf industry that combines insightful research with strategic acumen aimed at furthering the industry's knowledge, creating new programs and identifying areas ideal for the sport's expansion.

New Golf Industry Show Planned for Feb 11-13, 2005 - With a history of providing high quality trade shows, the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and the Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSAA) will host the Golf Industry Show, combining the strengths and experiences of both organizations.

Thousands of Young Women Play Golf During 2004 Take Your Daughter to the Course Week - More than 800 courses participated in the fifth annual Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, held July 5-11, introducing nearly 37,000 girls to the great game of golf.

On Course America - Golf Industry Unites for Disaster Relief ~ The golf industry is responding to the tragedy of September 11 with a relief effort initiative, On Course America -Golf Unites for Disaster Relief, October 19-21. Participating golf courses across the United States will donate proceeds from rounds of golf p

NGCOA Makes Significant Progress on IRS Depreciation Initiative - The National Golf Course Owners Association, with the assistance of KPMG, LLP, is making significant progress towards resolving the issue of allowing depreciation of tees, greens and sand bunkers with the Internal Revenue Service. Three positive developments have occurred since the first of the year

2013 Golf Industry Compensation and Benefits Report - Executive Summary - The NGCOA and Industry Insights, Inc., an independent professional research and consulting firm, jointly developed a survey to collect compensation and benefit information from NGCOA members.

NGCOA Course of the Year Finalists Announced - The finalists for the NGCOA’s Course of the Year Award include four clubs from four very competitive regions: Miacomet Golf Course in the Northeast, Tam O’Shanter Golf Course in the Midwest, The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch in the South, and Los Serranos Country Club in the West.

Project: Course Rescue Aims to Engage Owners at the 2014 NGCOA Annual Conference - Times are tough for many golf course owners and operators, but attendees of the 2014 NGCOA Annual Conference are being challenged to do something about it. The event returns to the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, from February 3-6.

NGCOA Will Honor Jack Nicklaus with Award of Merit During Association’s Annual Conference - World Golf Hall of Famer and globally renowned course designer Jack Nicklaus will be honored as the recipient of the 2014 NGCOA Award of Merit during the Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. The Award of Merit is the NGCOA’s longest-running award and is designated for long-term and significant contributions to the game of golf. Nicklaus will be honored during the Celebration Dinner and Awards Gala at the Rosen Centre Hotel on Wed., Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m.

NGCOA Names The Clubs at Cordillera Ranch 2014 Course of the Year - Association also recognizes contributions to members and to the game during Annual Conference ORLANDO, Fla.

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NGCOA Course of the Year Finalists Announced - The finalists for the NGCOA’s Course of the Year Award include four clubs from four very competitive regions.

Get Golf Ready Available to all Courses - PGA Opens Get Golf Ready to all courses, even those without a PGA Professional

NGCOA Hires Mike Ketterman, Director of Membership -

Don Rea Joins National Golf Course Owners Association Board of Directors -

Womens Golf Day Hails International Success -

Success in D.C. for National Golf Day -

Jay Karen Named CEO of National Golf Course Owners Association - Jay Karen has been named CEO of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management.

Conservation Easement Tax Incentive Eligibility Change - The We Are Golf (WAG) coalition, of which the NGCOA is a founding member, scored a significant victory recently when it successfully reversed an effort within the Senate Finance Committee to specifically exclude golf courses from conservation easement tax incentive eligibility.

NGCOA Course of the Year Finalists Announced -

PGA and NGCOA Partner to form Golf USA Tee Time Coalition - The PGA of America and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) announced a partnership to form Golf USA Tee Time Coalition, which will provide education for golf course owners, operators and PGA members and serve as an industry monitor for compliance of third-party online tee time providers.

Senator Blasts Golf Conservation Easement Tax Credit - Special Report from National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)

Golf USA Tee Time Coalition Welcomes Jared Williams -

NGCOA Welcomes New Director of Commerce -

Industry Leaders Take Part in National Golf Day - Representatives from the National Golf Course Owners Association recently joined other We Are Golf coalition members on Capitol Hill for the seventh annual National Golf Day.

National Golf Day 2015 Set for April 15 - WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – today announces the eighth annual National Golf Day will be held Wednesday, April 15 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Spencer Stuart Hired to Carryout NGCOA Executive Search - The NGCOA Board of Directors retained Spencer Stuart to help lead the process. Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. They work with clients across a range of industries, from the large companies to medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurial startups and nonprofit organizations.

WE ARE GOLF Hosts Eighth Annual National Golf Day on Capitol Hill - Two Million Jobs, Nearly $70 Billion Economic Impact Highlight Key Messages Reverberated through D.C.

NGCOA Welcomes New Director of Corporate Partnerships - Sheff Webb joins the NGCOA staff as the Director of Corporate Partnerships.

Third Party Tee Time Distribution -

Arizona Chapter Announcement -

Award of Merit Winner Jack Nicklaus Thanks Course Owners for ‘Second Career’ - The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch, Troon North, Coral Ridge also recognized during NGCOA’s annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Gala