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Arizona Chapter Announcement

February 20, 2015

Dear Course Owners and Operators,

On behalf of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), I am very pleased to introduce to you NGCOA Arizona, the new statewide association charged with the mission of uniting and growing the golf industry in Arizona, and representing the business of golf statewide. Arizona golf course owners and operators deserve a unified voice, a seat at the legislative and regulatory tables, and consistent communications on topics of greatest importance to the business of golf in Arizona, and NGCOA Arizona is prepared to deliver those benefits and more.

Led by an Advisory Council including Chair Don Rea (Augusta Ranch Golf Club), Greg Avent (Lone Tree Golf Club), Henry DeLozier (Global Golf Advisors), John Easterbrook (Troon Golf), Phil Green (OB Sports), Dave Nelson (Club Car), Debbie Waitkus (Golf For Cause), and a management team with extensive association management experience, NGCOA Arizona will place a high priority on legislative advocacy and reporting of legislative activities to members, consistent and timely member communications, education and information, group buying and discount programs, meaningful and relevant events, and bringing Arizona golf industry stakeholders together. Additionally, NGCOA Arizona is appreciative of the support of national sponsors Club Car, entegra, and Toro, who are assisting in funding the organization.

If you are a current member of NGCOA, you will automatically be granted NGCOA Arizona membership at no additional cost, and will receive full access to state level benefits and programs. If you are not currently a member of NGCOA, you will receive, through April 30, a complimentary “preview” membership in NGCOA Arizona entitling you to the communications benefits and educational opportunities provided to paid members during the preview period. This includes biweekly Email Alerts, monthly legislative updates, and free access to several educational webinars. We also have plans to announce very soon an NGCOA Arizona Membership Kick-Off meeting for some time in May. Please watch your email for further details on that event.

Additionally, next week, during the NGCOA Annual Conference and Golf Industry Show in San Antonio, you will receive daily “From The Floor” reports, bringing you news and tips gathered by NGCOA Arizona staff who will be attending seminars, walking the showroom floor, and participating in meetings at the conference. Please watch for those reports in your inbox beginning Monday night.

To give you a preview of the daily reports, after my signature below please find a report that was provided to members of the California Golf Course Owners Association from the 2014 NGCOA Annual Conference and Golf Industry Show in Orlando. Copies of the reports for days two through four of the 2014 conference will be provided to current NGCOA members who request the reports and new NGCOA Arizona members upon joining.

We look forward to seeing some of you in San Antonio, speaking with or meeting others in the coming weeks, and seeing still more of you at the NGCOA Arizona Membership Kick-Off meeting in May.

In the meantime, please feel free to call or email me at any time with special requests or suggestions to make NGCOA Arizona as effective and as beneficial as possible to the golf course owners and operators of Arizona. We are here to work for you.

Marc Connerly

Executive Director


p. 916-456-0500

f. 916-456-7672

PO Box 20172

Phoenix, AZ 85036

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