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  • Personally, I greatly appreciate this conversation. My brother is the owner and I am the GM. My brother has no heirs and my two kids have shown no interest ...

  • Anne, Thank you for sharing.  That's great you stepped in to keep the course and the family business going. If you ever have questions or if there is ...

  • Allison, Thanks for the reply and great information. I am sure this will be very helpful to others out there. ------------------------------ Jay Andersen ...

  • Hi Jay, Just this year my husband and I took over a family course representing 6th Generation to own and operate it.  Our course opened in 1893 as an ...


  • Your Golf Course May Be Eligible for up to Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Tax Credits

    NGCOA's Newest Smart Buy Partner Helps Businesses with ERTC Calculation and Filing   NGCOA has just partnered with Rockerbox to help golf courses determine if they're eligible for the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) program. These credits are ... More
  • Pellucid Corp.’s Golf Market Research Center Becomes NGCOA’s Latest Member Benefit

    The NGCOA is pleased to announce Pellucid Corp. as its latest corporate partner. Through this partnership, Pellucid’s Golf Market Research Center (GMRC) will be available to NGCOA members at a reduced price through the NGCOA Smart Buy Marketplace. Pellucid will also share ... More