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Welcome to 2021!

By Ronnie Miles, NGCOA Director of Advocacy This was a year that none of us will forget


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Episode 12 of Golf Business LIVE Friday Edition

Jay also examined the market and legal ramifications of the NBC Sports Group (GOLFNOW) acquisition of EZLinks with Andre Barlow, former trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division, and Jared Williams, NGCOA's Co-Director of Advocacy for legal matters



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Simplifying Technical Aspects Regarding Seasonality (STARS) Act

March 2018 : Lack of clarity regarding the employer mandates seasonal worker exemption within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be a problem for the golf industry. Given our heavy reliance on seasonal workers, it is critical that the golf industry have a clear definition of seasonal...


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CWA NPDES Pesticide General Permit

Overview: Golf course operators and their superintendents are some of the nation's leading practitioners of integrated pest management, a philosophy that reduces the potential environmental risks of pesticide usage. However, pesticide users are now subject to a court-imposed requirement that...


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Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act

Congress has moved in a broadly bipartisan effort over the last several years to address this issue with the “Personal Health Investment Today” or PHIT Act. This legislation would allow Americans to tap their pre-tax health savings accounts for physical activity expenses. Golf-related incentives...


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Americans with Disabilities Act / Single Rider Golf Cars

BACKGROUND The Americans with Disabilities Act, which became law in 1990, is a milestone in America's commitment to full and equal opportunity for all of its citizens. Beginning in 2000, when several manufacturers began introducing accessible golf cars (also known as single-rider golf cars)...


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Service Animal Dilemma ... Need or Desire?

Golf course operators, like so many in the service industry, are facing another new challenge: customers wanting to bring loving pets with them wherever they go. In years past, it was commonly known that animals were not permitted inside businesses or on golf courses. The only exception being...