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[2021-01-25] Golf Business Conference 2021 Offers PGA Professionals Complimentary Education Specific to Golf Course Operations, Future Ownership 

01-25-2021 06:49

Charleston, S.C. (January 25, 2021) — On Tuesday, January 26, Golf Business Conference 2021 (GBC21) will feature four (4) education sessions in which attendees of the 2021 PGA Show Virtual Experience & Marketplace can participate. Every year, GBC provides expert education related to golf course ownership and operations, and this year’s all-virtual platform enables this expertise to be shared with PGA Professionals. One session in particular, “So You Want to Own a Golf Course,” is specifically designed for anyone who plans to purchase a golf course in the future. The four complimentary sessions on Tuesday, January 26 are:

  1. Maximizing ROI for the Property You Have — Novel course designs, millennials, and vision presented by Agustin Pizá, Founder of Pizá Golf

  2. So You Want to Own a Golf Course? — Take this test to see if you are ready presented by Cathy Harbin, PGA, LPGA, Owner of Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club and Chuck Bennell, Former President of the Tam O’Shanter Company

  3. State of the Industry — State of the Union Aside, Let’s Talk about Golf presented by Jim Koppenhaver, Founder & President of Pellucid Corp, and Stuart Lindsay, Principal at Edgehill Golf Advisors

  4. Mars, Venus and Millenials, Oh My! — Customer service strategies for 2021 and beyond presented by Whitney Reid Pennell, President of RCS Hospitality Group

Full session descriptions can be found in the NGCOA Golf Business Conference Track on the PGA virtual platform. Learn about these and the other eight GBC21 education sessions at

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About the Golf Business Conference

The Golf Business Conference is the industry’s largest annual gathering of golf course owners and operators, and is hosted by the NGCOA. Golf Business Conference 2021 will include education over three days with topics relevant to current and future golf course owners and operators. Through NGCOA’s continuing strategic alliance with the PGA of America and PGA Golf Exhibitions, GBC21 attendees will also have access to elements of the 2021 PGA Show Virtual Experience & Marketplace, including exhibitor showrooms, an appointment setting and chat feature, exhibitor-to-attendee matchmaking, virtual special events and more. GBC21 can earn continuing education credits from the PGA of America, as well as the LPGA, CMAA and GCSAA. Learn more at

About the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)

NGCOA 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. Learn more at or call 800-933-4262.

Media Contact: Renee Flowers, Director of Marketing and Communications, NGCOA, 

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