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Golf Industry Show secures 2 sponsors

GCBAA, ASGCA to be Golf Industry Show presenting partners

GCSAA’s GIS 2020 is set for January in Orlando

Lawrence, Kan. (May 23, 2019) – Longtime Golf Industry Show partners, Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), have both increased their commitment to the event and have been named presenting partners.

The GIS, produced annually by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), offers a dynamic, progressive week of unparalleled networking opportunities and hands-on access to golf course and facility management solutions for golf industry professionals. The GIS kicks off each year with the GCSAA Golf Championships, followed by four days of innovative education and the golf course management industry’s largest trade show.

As presenting partners, GCBAA’s and ASGCA’s engagement in GIS will align more closely with the overall event offerings for golf course management professionals including superintendents, architects, builders, course owners, equipment managers and more. This will include enhanced education and joint opportunities available to all attendees that will further the close links between the design, construction and management of golf courses.

“The Golf Industry Show is always evolving, and we are looking forward to the additional opportunities for all attendees that will come with the increased involvement of GCSBAA and ASGCA,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “Although they have both always been an important part of the GIS family, we are excited to work with them as presenting partners.”

In addition to GCSAA, GCBAA and ASGCA, the Golf Industry Show also includes participating partners National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), National Golf Foundation (NGF) and United States Golf Association (USGA).

GIS coming to Phoenix
The next GIS will take place Jan. 25-30, 2020, in Orlando. Upcoming shows include Las Vegas in 2021, San Diego in 2022 and Orlando in 2023. In addition, the GIS partners are pleased to announce that the GIS will take place in Phoenix in 2024. The choice of Phoenix is a result of an updated GIS strategy that will rotate the show between Orlando, San Diego and a non-coastal more central location. Several years of post-GIS member surveys clearly indicate that GCSAA members want to have the GIS in a non-coastal city once every three years. The surveys also show that variety regarding the selection of non-coastal GIS sites is also very important. As a part of this updated strategy, the GIS will be rotated between five to six non-coastal sites with no city hosting the show more than once every nine years.

To learn more about the Golf Industry Show, visit www.golfindustryshow.com.

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 more than 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 www.gcsaa.org, or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at GCMonline.com.

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 www.eifg.org, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact:
Angela Hartmann
Associate Director, Communications
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 3647 or 785-393-1361 (cell)
ahartmann@gcsaa.org

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