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NGCOA Property Tax Workshop to Provide Answers

For Golf Course Owners, Operators

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 15, 2007) – 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. But how do they know whether their assessment is fair or excessive? And how do they know when they’re justified in contesting their tax bill? Those are among the questions that will be discussed at the National Golf Course Owners Association’s property tax workshop on Feb. 24 in Anaheim, Calif.

Experts representing tax assessors, golf course appraisers and real estate tax attorneys will help owners better understand tax assessments and bills, land valuation and options for dealing with grievances. Toy Glennon, commercial appraisal supervisor for the Charleston (S.C.) County assessor’s office; Larry Hirsh and J. Kenneth Hopper, appraisers who specialize in golf courses; and Maureen McGinnity, an attorney who focuses on federal, state and local tax litigation, will lead the workshop discussion.

The workshop follows the NGCOA’s Annual Conference and the Golf Industry Show at the Anaheim Convention Center. For conference and registration information, go to www.ngcoa.org.

Owners are encouraged to bring their assessments, tax bills and property tax grievances to the session for individual consultation with the workshop leaders.

The property tax workshop is among some 25 educational sessions focused on finding solutions for owners and operators scheduled during the NGCOA’s Annual Conference Feb. 20-24. The event runs concurrently with the third annual Golf Industry Show, Feb. 22-24, which brings together owners, operators and professional members of the golf course and club management industries.

About the NGCOA
The National Golf Course Owners Association is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The Association represents the key decision makers with ultimate responsibility for golf courses throughout the world. Through advocacy, information resources, purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses.

About the Golf Industry Show
The Golf Industry Show is an innovative trade show designed for the owners/operators of golf facilities, and the professional members of the golf course and club management industries. Featuring its signature interactive solution centers, as well as the largest exhibit floor in the industry, the event combines education, networking and solutions for golf course superintendents, owners/operators, general managers, chief operating officers, architects and builders. The Golf Industry Show is presented by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), along with supporting organizations, the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA), the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and the National Golf Foundation (NGF). The 2007 event will be Feb. 22-24 in Anaheim, Calif. Visit www.golfindustryshow.com.

Media Contacts:
Bill Bryant, Bryant Marketing Communications
678.366.3232
bbryant@bryantmarcomm.com

Joe Rice, NGCOA
800.933.4262 Ext. 222
jrice@ngcoa.org


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