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NGCOA Strengthens Purchasing Program by Partnering with International Club Suppliers

Charleston, S.C. (May 14, 2018) - The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with International Club Suppliers (ICS) to administer and expand NGCOA’s Smart Buy Marketplace. By tapping ICS, NGCOA will offer its members remarkable discounts, special pricing and rebates on hundreds of suppliers. Visit www.ngcoa.org/smartbuy for details

Golf course owners and operators incur expenses across all business units, and continually seek ways to reduce costs and streamline purchasing. Under this agreement, NGCOA members will have a designated purchasing representative at ICS, and will enjoy discounts and rebates on food and beverage, furniture, fixtures, professional services, agronomic goods and pro shop retail items.

“NGCOA’s Smart Buy Marketplace powered by ICS is a top benefit of membership, and these supplier partnerships are important to the success of our members’ operations,” said Jay Karen, Chief Executive Officer of NGCOA. “By partnering with ICS, we can offer our membership the largest group of suppliers, with the widest variety of products and services, at the very best pricing.”

“We are excited to expand our partnership with the NGCOA,” says David Hamilton, Vice President of National Accounts, ICS / entegra. “Our portfolio of products and manufacturer agreements are more comprehensive than ever, and NGCOA members will be able to take advantage of immediate savings ranging from 7% to 15% on food and beverage purchases, with additional savings up to 25% possible from our Beyond Prime and Smart Buy Marketplace of retail / agronomy vendors. Regardless of the size and scope of your operation, there’s a tailored program for everyone.”

About International Club Suppliers (ICS)

International Club Suppliers realizes exceptional savings on food and related supplies for more than 3,000 golf facilities across the United States. Offering an inventory of 5,000 to 7,000 premium-branded products, ICS works with many of the leading golf course management companies and clubs, including Billy Casper Golf, Troon, OB Sports, Landscapes Unlimited, Desert Mountain Club (AZ) and Sandia Resort (NM). For more information, visit www.intlclubsuppliers.com or call 813-994-4680.

About National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)

The National Golf Course Owners Association is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The association represents and promotes the interests of golf courses as the principal businesses and economic assets of the game of golf. The not-for-profit organization is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators. Through advocacy, education and information resources, purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses. For more information, visit www.ngcoa.org or call 800-933-4262.

Media Contacts:

Andy Tabor
Buffalo.Agency
703-891-3394
atabor@buffalo.agency

Renee Flowers
NGCOA Director of Marketing and Communications
843-471-2732
rflowers@ngcoa.org


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