Industry Initiatives

To support members of the golf industry during these challenging times, as well as medical professionals and facilities who serve our communities, various golf organizations have created initiatives to provide support and financial assistance for those who work in golf. Below are just a few recent initiatives that have been announced; please contact Taylor Wall at twall@ngcoa.org with additional programs.

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PGA of America's Golf Emergency Relief Fund

The Golf Emergency Relief Fund provides short-term financial assistance to certain workers in the golf industry that are the backbone of our sport and facing significant financial hardship including those suffering as a result of COVID-19. This relief effort was initiated through a lead, multi-million dollar pledge by the PGA of America. The effort is also being supported in a variety of manners by a number of industry organizations including the GCSAA, PGA TOUR, LPGA, USGA, NGCOA and AGM.

E4E Relief awarded in excess of $4 million to over 3,300 individuals during Phase 1 of the Golf Emergency Relief Fund. Phase 1 is now closed. Click here for information, questions and supplemental documentation required for Phase 2 which opens May 27. 

Click here to learn more about this fund.

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USGA's Relief Fund for Allied Golf Associations

To continue to serve the game of golf at the grassroots level and provide immediate financial support to golf communities in need, the USGA has established an emergency relief fund for its 59 Allied Golf Association members with an investment of up to $5 million. The funding will come in the form of grants to help ensure business continuity and staffing levels during this time of hardship. Individual AGAs may apply for up to $100,000; additional financial assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The application process will begin on Monday, April 13 and continue through the summer as needed. The USGA is committed to providing additional funding should the business disruption be prolonged.

Read the press release to learn more.


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Clubs HELP Foundation: Fighting COVID-19 as a Team

Clubs HELP encourages clubs and members to connect with hospitals in their respective local areas to provide a much needed support network in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. How it works is clubs ‘adopt’ a local hospital, whereby members, companies, and individual donors pitch in to gather, collect, and deliver the most critical items and resources. ClubsHELP.org is connecting golf and member clubs with local hospitals to activate a powerful network that provides critical resources and support for our frontline hospital workers.

Golf courses can click here to sign up to help.


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Save Small Business Fund: An Initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The Save Small Business Fund is a grant making initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. Funded by corporate and philanthropic partners, the Save Small Business Fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as we can. We hope these supplemental funds will help you get through the next days and weeks.

Small businesses can click here to learn more.


Supplier Solutions

NGCOA partner golf industry suppliers can help you find what you need to keep your course operating efficiently and safely. Please contact Mike Ketterman at mketterman@ngcoa.org if your company would like to be listed.


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Payroll Services

Receive three (3) free months of virtual payroll solutions.

Learn more on Deluxe's website.


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Cleaning Supplies for Golf Carts

If you're having difficulty with product availability, many of entegra's vendor partners offer several options for disinfectants/sanitizers and other products for keeping your facility clean and safe.

Learn more on entegra's website.


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Fee-free Touchless Booking Platform

Golfpay Connects (ePOS) converts your tee sheet into a mobile check-in experience for golfers, so they can book, pay (with split pay), buy add on items, and subscribe into your direct-to-consumer ecosystem so you're less reliant on more expensive or less effective marketing options. Staff can operate from anywhere on the course, and right from the palm of their hand. With more courses trying to go touchless, this is the perfect set up for you now and into the future. Email Kyle Sanford at kyles@golfpay.co to get set up.

Learn more on Golfpay's website.


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Mobile Platform Incentivizes and Rewards Golfers 

Golf Surprize's platform encourages and rewards your golfers with enhanced experiences, and credits which are redeemable real-time at your facility. LIMITED-TIME OFFER: Golf Surprize will waive the one-time $550 set up and license fee for NGCOA members, and reduce the fee to $200 for non-NGCOA members, until JULY 4, 2020.

Click here to learn more.


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Drive Center Dividers for Golf Cars

The new "Drive Center Divider" fits all Yamaha Drive and Drive2 models, as well as other golf car makes and models. It's designed by Club Pro Manufacturing and made in the USA. Reach out to your local distributor or sales representative to purchase!

Click here for product details.