Whitney Reid Pennell, president of RCS hospitality, leads a spirited discussion on what members want today with practical advice that you can use to improve your club. This was our highest-rated session last year.
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NGCOA Announces 2017 Golf Business TechCon
Following a significant rise in the volume of technology and marketing options in the golf industry marketplace, the NGCOA will host its inaugural Golf Business TechCon, September 27 and 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We have designed an innovative two-day event for golf course owners, operators and other industry professionals to spotlight some of the cutting-edge tools and tactics currently transforming golf course operations.
Golf Business TechCon will feature a host of sessions set up to help attendees both leverage and maximize current technology. You can expect dive deep into social media strategy, the ins and outs of online presence, distribution channels and customer relationship management systems to create a connected course. The educational sessions will be capped off with a closing session that features new investors in the industry, particularly technology. The panel discussion will feature Greg Norman, Greg Norman Company/Verizon; Maury Gallagher, Allegiant Airlines; and Andy Rhodes, USGA.
Of course, there will also be ample time for networking with colleagues and industry suppliers. This is the perfect opportunity for you to see the latest solutions for your course in action.
The event will end with an evening filled with fun at Topgolf Las Vegas, a venue where technology and golf intersect in the most unique of ways.
Quite simply, TechCon is designed for anyone—from the owner or general manager to the pro shop attendant—in the business of golf who wants to leverage technology to streamline operations and turbo-charge their marketing.
So book your ticket to Vegas, pack your laptop and get ready to work. And when you leave TechCon to return home, you’ll do so with valuable tools you can immediately put in place.
Whether you want to have a conversation about effective uses of hashtags or you want to optimize your customer relationship technology, Golf Business TechCon is for you.
This two-day event for golf course owners, operators and other industry professionals will spotlight some of the cutting-edge tools and tactics currently transforming golf course operations. Presented by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), Golf Business TechCon will be held Sept. 27-28, at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The NGCOA is offering 20 scholarships for golf professionals to attend the 2017 Golf Business TechCon. Each scholarship will cover the TechCon registration fee of $349. Travel, lodging and all other expenses must be covered by the scholarship recipient. To be considered for a scholarship, please complete an application.
The deadline for submission is July 20.
The British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) is delighted with the announcement that a new Golf trade show is launching in October 2017 – the European Golf Merchandise Show – in the UK.
The European Golf Merchandise Show is scheduled to be held in The Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 3rd and 4th October 2017. For more information contact Oliver Peebles via firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the Board of Golf Management Australia, we invite all members of GMA to attend the 38th GMA National Conference to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from Sunday, 8th October to Thursday, 12th October 2017.
Please mark this event in your calendars now to ensure you don’t miss what will be another outstanding GMA National Conference in 2017
For the seconds straight year, golf course superintendents and sports turf professionals will have education opportunities at GIE+EXPO (Green Industry & Equipment Expo). The Golf and Sports Turf Management Conference, hosted by the Kentucky Turfgrass Council, is Oct. 19-20 at the Kentucky Exposition Center during the annual tradeshow. GIE+EXPO draws more than 18,000 participants to see the latest innovations and attend first-rate education programs.
The Thursday, Oct. 19 programs will offer golf sessions in the morning and sports turf sessions in the afternoon, allowing attendees to spend a half-day in education and a half-day visiting the trade show. A combined general session is set for Friday morning.
“With 900 exhibits – indoors and out – that showcase the newest turf management equipment, lawn and garden products, light construction equipment and UTVs, it’s a natural fit for golf course superintendents and sports turf professionals,” said Warren Sellers, show director. “Having the conference sessions in conjunction with the tradeshow makes GIE+EXPO their one-stop shop for new products and education.”
The Thursday, Oct. 19 golf session will be moderated by GCI publisher Pat Jones and include presentations by The Old White TPC at The Greenbrier superintendent Josh Pope and PGA Tour agronomist Paul Vermeulen. The Thursday schedule also includes a sports turf session featuring presentations by Dan Bergstrom, Dr. Tom Samples and Laith Ross, and a panel discussion involving Carla Hagan, Dr. Greg Munshaw and Dr. Paul Woosley.
The general session involving golf and sports turf will include a social media presentation by Jones and GCI associate editor Guy Cipriano followed by an irrigation discussion led by Bob Scott.
Pre-registration is required for the Golf and Sports Turf Management sessions. The fee for each Thursday session is $99. Friday’s session is $89. In addition, participants are invited to upgrade their session registration for $50 to include a networking reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at The Galt House Hotel prior to GIE+EXPO’s free concert at Fourth Street Live! featuring The Crashers. The $50 reception ticket includes networking, hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets.
Registration for GIE+EXPO is $15 by Sept. 8; $30 Sept. 9 to Oct. 16 and $60 thereafter. CLICK HERE for more information or to register.
Greg Norman today announced he will join Sports Business Journal (SBJ) November 1-2, 2017 as a featured speaker at the Stadium Sports Marketing Symposium – the premier gathering of sports marketing’s most influential decision makers.
Arguably the most successful athlete-turned-businessman in the world, Greg Norman is known as much for his entrepreneurial spirit in the boardroom as his dominance on the golf course. Norman’s internationally recognized brand boasts more than 100 golf course designs across six continents, a global real estate collection, award-winning wine, golf-inspired lifestyle apparel, a diverse investment division and more. At the symposium, he will share his secrets to successful marketing, views on athelets as brands and the future of his global eponymous company in an hour-long moderated Q&A with SBJ’s Executive Editor, Abe Madkour.
“To receive an invitation to speak on my brand at such a highly-regarded industry event is an honor,” said Greg Norman. “I have been building my company for 30 years and look forward to sharing my story, our brand evolution and 200-year vision with the attendees.”
Since 2003, the symposium has studied the marketing plans of some of the most active brands in sports. It addresses both best practices and emerging trends in sports marketing while also assessing the category’s challenges. In recent years, the speaker faculty has included senior executives from Anheuser-Busch InBev, Coca-Cola, MillerCoors, Dick’s Sporting Goods, GM, McDonald’s, Gatorade and many others.
“Greg Norman has developed an iconic brand that is recognized around the world,” said Abraham Madkour, Executive Editor of SportsBusiness Journal/Daily. “We can’t think of anyone better suited to delve into the fascinating issues of brand development, athlete marketing and entrepreneurism than Greg. He offers a unique lens on sports and business, and attendees of this event will experience how he attacks life. It promises to be very special.”
The 2017 SBJ Stadium Sports Marketing Symposium will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City. For information and registration: sportsmarketingsymposium.com