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ICS to steer NGCOA initiative

(LUTZ, Fla.) – International Club Suppliers (ICS) – the sales and marketing arm for entegra Procurement Services (entegra) in the club and resort channel – has unveiled a strategic partnership with the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) to administer and expand NGCOA’s Smart Buy Marketplace.

With ICS, NGCOA members will now receive discounts, special pricing and rebates from hundreds of suppliers. A streamlined purchasing process and discounts between seven and 15 percent will be available on food and beverage, furniture, fixtures, agronomic goods and pro shop items, as well as professional services. 

“We are excited to expand our partnership with the NGCOA,” says David Hamilton, Vice President of National Accounts, ICS / entegra. “Our portfolio of products and manufacturer agreements are more comprehensive than ever, and NGCOA members will be able to take advantage of immediate savings ranging from 7 to 15 percent on food and beverage purchases, with additional savings up to 25 percent possible from our Beyond Prime and Smart Buy Marketplace of retail / agronomy vendors. Regardless of the size and scope of your operation, there’s a tailored program for everyone.”

“NGCOA’s Smart Buy Marketplace powered by ICS is a top benefit of membership, and these supplier

partnerships are important to the success of our members’ operations,” says Jay Karen, Chief Executive Officer of NGCOA. “By partnering with ICS, we can offer our membership the largest group of suppliers, with the widest variety of products and services, at the very best pricing.”

More information: www.intlclubsuppliers.com / 813.994.4680.

About National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)

The National Golf Course Owners Association 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. For more information, visit www.ngcoa.org or call 800-933-4262.

About entegra Procurement Services

Entegra Procurement Services, LLC (www.entegraps.com/public/main_public.aspx) is part of a global purchasing network that provides procurement services to more than 17,000 customers in North America. Its team of more than 100 procurement specialists purchases over $6 billion annually in food and supplies in the U.S. alone.

About International Club Suppliers (ICS)

Founded in 2002, ICS (www.intlclubsuppliers.com, 813.994.4680) realizes exceptional savings on food and related supplies for more than 3.000 golf facilities across the United States. Offering an inventory of 5,000 to 7,000 premium-branded products, ICS works with many of the leading golf course management companies and clubs, including Billy Casper Golf, Troon, OB Sports, Landscapes Unlimited, Desert Mountain Club (AZ) and Sandia Resort (NM).

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