Webinars & Podcasts

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Webinars and Podcasts

The Golf Business LIVE series of webinars, podcasts and live updates from NGCOA will cover the latest happenings in the golf industry, share informative content as it relates to the success of your golf course operations, and offer an interactive question and answer session with attendees. Scroll down to see audio/video from the most recent events.

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itles, descriptions and guests/speakers/moderators listed below may change according to schedules and availability. Please contact Dave Barton at dbarton@ngcoa.org with any questions or suggestions for topics.

SPECIAL TUESDAY Edition featuring U.S. Congressman Joe Cunningham and President of Kiawah Island Golf Resort Roger Warren

May 19, 2020

U.S. Congressman Joe Cunningham (SC-01) and Roger Warren, President of Kiawah Island Golf Resort and former President of the PGA of America take your questions related to the current COVID-19 situation, on-going legislative efforts to help, and additional challenges owners and operators are facing now and will in the future.

Webinar: Three Tips to Win the Online Marketing Game

May 20, 2020

Mike Loustalot, Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist, Sagacity Golf Technologies, will discuss how you control your destiny when it comes to selling your tee times online. As the golf industry moves through colossal changes to the way business is done, now is the right time to seize control and build your direct to customer online booking capabilities.

Podcast: Inside Golf Business: George Cooper, Forbes Tate Partners; and Owner to Owner: Jeff Hoag and Whitey O'Malley

May 21, 2020

In this episode's Inside Golf Business, George Cooper, Partner, Forbes Tate Partners, discusses future COVID-19 funding legislation and what it means for golf courses, including efforts to keep the "Sin List" out of the CARES Act now and in the future.  

And in Owner to Owner, Jeff Hoag, Co-owner and General Manager of Scott Lake Golf and Practice Center and Whitey O'Malley, Owner and General Manager of Saddleback Golf Club, talk about operational adjustments they've had to make in the wake of COVID-19.

Friday Edition: May 22, 2020

NGCOA CEO Jay Karen and Augusta Ranch Golf Club owner and NGCOA Board member Don Rea welcome John Brown, CEO of Brown Golf, to the show. They'll discuss John's article "Barter and Today's Marketplace" which we featured in the latest edition of Golf Business WEEKLY. They'll also recap Tuesday's special edition of Golf Business LIVE featuring U.S. Congressman Joe Cunningham (SC-01), and take a look across the golf landscape as courses resume operations in all 50 states.

Webinar: The Framework for a Successful Fundraising Golf Event in Challenging Times

May 27, 2020

Paul Courter, Chief Operating Officer at Perfect Golf Event, will help golf event organizers achieve their goals in challenging times. Organizers are looking for guidance on how to conduct their events safely, and how to attract players and sponsors. Golf courses positioned to provide the right resources will retain events and attract new business in 2020 and 2021.

Time: 2:00 pm ET

video coming soon

Friday Edition: May 15, 2020

Jay Karen, NGCOA CEO and Don Rea, Owner, Augusta Ranch Golf Club and NGCOA Board Member recap the week that was in the golf industry and take your questions in an interactive LIVE Q&A to wrap things up!

Podcast: Inside Golf Business: Spencer Hadelman, Founder and CEO of Advantage Marketing

May 14, 2020

Spencer Hadelman, Founder and CEO of Advantage Marketing, discusses marketing best practices related to coming out of the Coronavirus crisis.

Webinar: My State Is Reopening, but My Employees Are Afraid of COVID-19: What Do I Do?

May 13, 2020

Employers should prepare to address the inevitable concerns of their returning workforces, asking “What can I do to protect my employees? What rights do my employees have in this unique work environment? Can my employees simply refuse to return to work due to COVID-19?” Taylor White, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP will discuss these concerns and cover the best practices for addressing them, including considerations and requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, as well as general information regarding potentially applicable state and local laws and ordinances.

Click here to email Taylor White at tewhite@foley.com for the presentation slides.



Friday Edition: May 8, 2020

Join NGCOA CEO Jay Karen and Augusta Ranch Golf Club owner and NGCOA Board member Don Rea for another episode of Golf Business LIVE: Friday Edition. This week, special guest Ron Jaworski, a 17-year veteran NFL quarterback, multi-course owner and operator, business leader and motivational speaker, joins the program! They'll cover the very latest in the golf industry from the week that was and take YOUR questions in an interactive live Q&A.


Podcast: Inside Golf Business: Virtual Women's Golf Day & the 5th Annual Women's Golf Day

May 7, 2020

Elisa Gaudet, President, Executive Golf International and Founder, Women's Golf Day, will discuss her COVID-19 adjustments to Women's Golf Day, including a June 2nd Virtual Women's Golf Day and the 5th Anniversary of Women's Golf Day being held September 1, 2020.

Webinar: Real Estate Tax Assessment - The Impact of Coronavirus

May 6, 2020

Larry Hirsh, President, Golf Property Analysts, will review the fundamentals of real estate tax assessment and the potential impact of Coronavirus on market values.


Friday Edition: May 1, 2020

Jay Karen (NGCOA CEO) and Don Rea, PGA (Owner, Augusta Ranch Golf Club & NGCOA Board member) welcome special guest Seth Waugh, CEO of the PGA of America, to the program-- They discuss pressing industry issues and take questions in an interactive live Q&A!


Webinar: Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness: How to Maximize this Benefit and Other Federal Program Updates

April 30, 2020

Holly Wade, Director, Research and Policy Analysis, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), will address the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness program guidelines and steps you must take after receiving funds, as well as updates on federal programs for businesses due to Coronavirus.


Podcast: Touchless Technologies

April 30, 2020

Dave Barton, NGCOA Director of Education and Programs, and Dale Merritt, CEO of Golfpay, discuss the "Park and Play" program's social distancing guidelines and touchless technologies for golf, now and in the future.

Webinar: The Way Forward Re-envisioning Operations after Coronavirus

April 29, 2020

Whitney Reid Pennell, Co-Founder and President, RCS Hospitality Group, will discuss how golf and club facility operations will likely change after the COVID-19 crisis: hours of operation, anticipating possible new guidelines for operations and how they may impact new procedures; discussing customers’ expectations and employees’ needs; culminating in ideas to create an action plan for opening in phases and things you can do right now to make your reopening a success.



Friday Edition: April 24, 2020

Join NGCOA CEO Jay Karen and Augusta Ranch Golf Club owner and NGCOA Board member Don Rea for another episode of Golf Business LIVE: Friday Edition. They'll welcome special guest Mike Loustalot with Sagacity Golf to the program to discuss demand patterns and pricing in this new normal for the golf industry. As always, Jay and Don will highlight news and notes they're hearing from golf courses this week and answer YOUR questions at the end of the session!


Podcast: Health at Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic; Hands-Only CPR

April 23, 2020

Dr. Andersen gives startling statistics and shares critical information about "Hands-Only CPR", a PGA of America initiative. Hands-only CPR can triple the chance of survival. Golf courses are the 5th most common place for sudden cardiac arrest... and with COVID-19's stay-at-home orders, now more heart attacks will happen at home. Don't wait to get to the hospital; learn how to perform life-saving procedures without mouth-to-mouth contact.

Visit HandsOnlyPGA.org for a training video, and golf course specific heart-safe protocols, procedures and posters.

Guest: Dr. Holly S. Andersen, Attending Cardiologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is also the Director of Education and Outreach for The Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute.

Webinar: Improving Cashflow During the Coronavirus Crisis

April 22, 2020

Brian Pfeifer, Vice President for Sales and Business Development, and Kyle Campbell, Payroll Account Manager, at Deluxe Payroll Services discuss labor and HR-related solutions for problems brought upon by the COVID-19 crisis. They'll also speak to steps small businesses can take to improve cash flow during these times, and they'll answer your questions in a live Q&A.


Friday Edition: April 17, 2020

Jay Karen, NGCOA CEO and Don Rea, Owner, Augusta Ranch Golf Club and NGCOA Board Member spotlight the PGA of America's newest initiative (Golf Emergency Relief Fund) combating COVID-19 related financial hardships for members of the golf industry. They'll also speak to news and notes they're hearing from golf courses this week, discuss the current state of the golf community, and conduct Q&A.


Podcast: House Chat: Improving Cashflow During the Coronavirus Crisis

April 16, 2020

Kyle Campbell, Account Manager, and Brian Pfeifer, VP Sales and Business Development at Deluxe Payroll Services talk about how to improve cash flow during the coronavirus crisis.

Webinar: COVID-19 Employee Benefits and Unemployment Insurance Eligibility and Compensation

April 15, 2020

This session will review Phase 2, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) which focuses on individuals negatively impacted by the outbreak. We'll review employee sick leave, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the federal support to the employer. We will also explore the expanded unemployment insurance eligibility program as part of the CARES Act. 

Guest: Holly Wade, Director, Research and Policy Analysis, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Ms. Wade provides analysis on public policy issues and economic trends affecting small business. She also produces the monthly Small Business Economic Trends survey with NFIB's chief economist.

Click here for the IRS's new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses


Friday Edition: April 10, 2020

NGCOA CEO Jay Karen, and Augusta Ranch Golf Club owner and NGCOA Board member Don Rea speak to this week's pressing issues including SBA loan problems, more changes at the golf course, and what’s next out of Washington.


Podcast: Owner to Owner: NGCOA Board President Steve Graybill

April 9, 2020

Steve Graybill, owner of Foxchase Golf Club and NGCOA Board President, discusses the efforts NGCOA is undertaking to provide education and resources for owners and operators. From new webinars, to more frequent podcasts, and weekly interactive Friday forums that address the challenges brought on by this pandemic, Steve highlights new resources and communications vehicles that can assist golf courses through these trying times.

Webinar: COVID-19 Phase III: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

April 8, 2020

This session will provide an overview of the key components of the CARES Act, including a review of the latest guidance on filing requirements for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and also the newest application forms and your loan-related questions.

Guest: Holly Wade, Director, Research and Policy Analysis, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Ms. Wade provides analysis on public policy issues and economic trends affecting small business. She also produces the monthly Small Business Economic Trends survey with NFIB's chief economist.
Click here to download this webinar's Powerpoint Presentation


Friday Edition: April 3, 2020

NGCOA CEO Jay Karen takes questions from Augusta Ranch Golf Club owner and NGCOA Board member, Don Rea, PGA, on what happened this week in the golf industry and at NGCOA, and what's in store for our members. And Jay will turn the tables on Don and ask how things are going at the course during this unprecedented time.
Moderators: Jay Karen, NGCOA CEO and Don Rea, Owner, Augusta Ranch Golf Club and NGCOA Board Member