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Sinbad to entertain at Golf Industry Show

Sinbad coming to the Golf Industry Show in San Diego

Comedian will have audiences laughing during the Closing Celebration.

Lawrence, Kan. (Dec. 11, 2018) – Actor and comedian Sinbad, known for his movie and television roles as well as his standup routines, will entertain the audience at the Closing Celebration, Feb. 7, the final day of the 2019 Golf Industry Show in San Diego. The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), which annually hosts the industry’s largest golf course management trade show, made the announcement on behalf of its 18,000 members and the Closing Celebration sponsor John Deere Golf.


“We are excited to have Sinbad join us at GIS,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “His style of comedy is great for all ages, and it will be an entertaining end to the golf course management industry’s biggest week of the year.”

Sinbad’s performance will be the finale of the week of educational, exhibitor and networking opportunities available Feb. 2-7 at the GIS, which includes the GCSAA Golf Championships, the GCSAA Education Conference and the industry trade show. The GIS will offer a dynamic, progressive week of unparalleled networking opportunities and hands-on access to golf course and facility management solutions for golf industry professionals. GCSAA will also host marquee events to recognize its annual award winners, including the Powell Family, 2019 recipient of the Old Tom Morris Award.

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. Throughout his incredibly successful career as a standup comedian, Sinbad has starred in two Comedy Central specials and four HBO comedy specials. As an actor, Sinbad has been featured in leading roles in such films as “Jingle All the Way” and “Good Burger”, and on the FX series, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Currently he can be seen playing Lil Rel Howery’s dad in Fox’s sitcom titled “REL.”

About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at, or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.


About the Golf Industry Show
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) presents the Golf Industry Show annually. It is an innovative trade show designed for the owners/operators of golf facilities, and the professional members of the golf course and club management industries. Featuring the GCSAA Golf Championships and the GCSAA Education Conference, as well as the largest exhibit floor in the industry, the event combines education, networking and solutions for golf course superintendents, owners/operators, general managers, chief operating officers, architects and builders.

The Golf Industry Show is presented jointly with the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), along with supporting organizations: the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA), the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), the National Golf Foundation (NGF) and the United States Golf Association (USGA). The 2019 event will be held Feb. 2-7 at the San Diego Convention Center. Visit

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