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May 2017

NGCOA Unites

ngcoaunites.jpg‭The NGCOA is once again set to unite the world’s largest gathering of multi-course owners next month as part of its 21st annual MCO Leadership Retreat in Monterey, California

Because of their size and ability to facilitate innovation, multi-course owners and operators are often in a unique place to implement new and evolving practices in golf.

That means a lot of brainpower and cutting-edge ideas will unite next month, when the NGCOA once again brings the world’s largest gathering of multi-course owners together for its 21st annual MCO Leadership Retreat. It’s an essential event for both the association and its MCO members, where executive education is offered to this unique group of NGCOA members.

“The MCO Leadership Retreat allows a large segment of the industry to rally around and discuss improvements to the golfer experience and golf operations,” explains Jay Karen, NGCOA CEO. “Leaders of multiple-property operations have unique educational and networking needs, and we’re excited about bringing this group together once again.”

The retreat is set for June 20 and 21 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California. The education will predominantly focus on the franchise business, with industry experts coming in to discuss leveraging economies of scale, structuring headquarters versus multiple offices across geographies, and much more.

“No matter how much is changing inside and outside of golf, the need to get together with our peers and learn never changes,” adds Claye Atcheson, vice president of Marriott Golf—The Americas, and this year’s retreat chairman. “We’re looking forward to a great event to support our company goals, as well as to help drive the industry forward.”


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