David Norman 
NGCOA Mid-Atlantic 


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM EDT
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The Federal Club 
13450 Palmers Way
Glen Allen, VA 23059

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7:45 a.m.
Registration & Networking Breakfast Presented by Priswing

8:30 a.m.
Welcome / Introductions / Elections

8:45 a.m.

Keynote Address - Lester George
Club Case Study - Sean Taylor

Update from National - Jay Andersen

Government Affairs Update - Brad Steele
Hiring Update - Greg Stenzel

IGNITE Presentations

NGCOA Annual Awards

12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Golf Presented by MAPGA

Shotgun Start

5:45 p.m.

Reception & Golf Awards

Presented by Performance Food Group

Registration Fee & Attire

Thanks to our sponsors the registration fee is  $100 per person which includes continental breakfast, education, lunch, beverages, golf, carts, tee gift, prizes and reception. A team package including hole sponsorship is $500. The education-only fee is $50 per person and includes breakfast and lunch.  Attire is business casual / golf attire.

Host Hotel
The Hilton Richmond Short Pump
The Hilton Richond Short Pump is the official hotel. Rooms are $139 single/double. Please call 804-364-3600 by October 15 and mention NGCOA

Board of Directors

Mike Bennett, President, Commonwealth Golf Asset Management

Glen Byrnes, Secretary/Treasurer Golden Horseshoe GC

John Anderes, CGCS, Queenstown Harbor GC

Damon DeVito, Affinity Golf Management

Mike Fentress, Virginia Beach Golf Management

Joel Gohlmann, Billy Casper Golf

Mike Hatch, Acumen Golf (Brandermill CC and Birkdale GC)

Joe Hills, Blue Mash GC and Waverly Woods GC

Jonathan Ireland, Kinloch GC

Keith Miller, Montgomery County Revenue Authority

Rick Rousaville, Bulle Rock GC

Don Ryder, The Omni Homestead 


David Norman, Executive Director

Tyler Eastham, Chapter Executive 



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The NGCOA Mid-Atlantic Annual Meeting brings together owners and professionals in for a full day of education, networking, and golf. The event is open to all Mid-Atlantic owners/operators (whether or not NGCOA members at present) and their guests, GMs and/or CMAA members, MAPGA professionals, VGCSA and MAAGCS members, club reps, and vendors.

The Federal Club

Hosting the event this year is the Federal Club, also host of the 2018 Virginia State Amateur. A unique course layout that challenges experienced players while at the same time helping newcomers relax as they enjoy learning this classic game. The course manages this with six sets of tees spanning many distances.

With bentgrass greens and fairways, bluegrass/fescue roughs, the course plays to 7,073 yards at its longest, with a rating of 74.1 and a slope of 145. It is a par 72 with eight par 4s, five par 5s and five par 3s.


What a lineup for the Education Program! Lester Geogre will discuss key trends affecting owners and operators today. NGCOA's Jay Anderson will provide an update from HQ. MAPGA's Career Consultant  Greg Stenzel will then discuss employment services. New this year are the IGNITE presentations - short intorductions of new products/services.

Keynote Speaker
Lester George • George Golf Design


The highly regarded architect of Virginia's #1 course, Kinloch GC, is an AGCSA member. George will take us on a tour of the biggest industry trends - valuable input for your 2019 planning.

"Case Club Study"
Sean Taylor • Up to Par Management

"Update from National"
Jay Andersen • NGCOA Director of Membership

"Government Affairs Update"
Brad Steele • National Club Association

"Hiring Update"
Greg Stenzel • MAPGA Career Consultant



(L-R, Sean Taylor, Jay Andersen, Greg Stenzel, Brad Steele)


Your Host - Mike Bennett, NGCOA MA President

NGCOA Mid-Atlantic Innovation Awards to be Presented

Mid-Atlantic Golf Leader presented by UP TO PAR MANAGEMENT - recognizing an individual who displayedleadership in the Mid-Atlantic as evidenced by long-term business achievement and/or service to the industry

Public Golf Innovator - recognizing a non-private golf facility for an outstanding marketing program executed within the past year

Private Club Innovator - recognizing a private club for an outstanding marketing or member recruitment program executed within the past year

Sustainability Award presented by Textron Golf - recognizing a club for innovation and leadership to incorporate sustainability and environmental stewardship into operating practice.  





Up to Par MGMT, EZ Links, Billy Casper Golf, Horizon, Textron Golf, Peebles Golf Cars,
Acumen Golf, Cybergolf, Entegra/ICS, Yamaha Golf Cars of the VA's, VSGA
Allegra Marketing Print Mail, Carlton Hospitality, Club Prophet Systems,
Genesis Turfgrass, George Golf Design, Hilda W. Allen Real Estate, MAPGA,
Raspberry Golf Academy, Sunbelt Rentals, Golf Property  Analysts, VGM Club