CGCOA Email Alert for July 22, 2015

Email Alert – July 22, 2015


Northern California Educational Conference: Got Water?
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Poppy Hills Golf Course

7:30 a.m. Registration, 8:15 a.m. Program starts
*Presenter Updates Below!*

The event will feature the following panels:

JUST ADDED! “Drought and Water Conservation
from the Perspective of Local Water Providers”

Mike McCullough (Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency)

JUST ADDED! “Groundwater Sustainability Plan Regulations
Marc Connerly (CGCOA)

“Statewide Water Policy”
Craig Kessler (CAG/Southern California Golf Association)
Marc Connerly (CGCOA)

“Best Practices”
Jeff Jensen (GCSAA)

“New Technologies and Advancements”
Carl Standifer (Toro)

“Turf Reduction and Design Considerations”
Jason Sloan (Frontier Golf)
Golf course architect Jay Blasi

Morning refreshments and lunch are included in the registration price, and sponsorship opportunities, including tabletop displays, are available.

Registration is FREE for the first CGCOA member or sponsor representative, so why not come out to the beautiful Poppy Hills Golf Course to enjoy expert presentations on the critical topic of water? You’ll be glad you did!



Fundraising Golf Tournament
(after the morning Educational Conference)
12:00 p.m. Registration • 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start, Awards immediately following golf

CGCOA will hold our 3rd Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament immediately following the Northern California Educational Conference on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

Registration for the event is $175 per player ($700 per foursome), and several sponsorship opportunities exist.  Event registration includes green fees, cart rental, hospitality bag, team awards, entry in closest to the pin, longest drive, and hole in one competitions, and dinner following the event.  There will be a putting contest on-site and a raffle immediately following the tournament.

If you would like to support CGCOA, but are unable to participate in the event, we welcome your donation of golf rounds to our fundraising foursomes program.  Please email with the details of your donation, and we will respond with our procedures for turning rounds into revenue for the association.

Tournament Registration

Thank you to the following for their support of our Fundraising Golf Tournament: UniFirst (Title Sponsor), NGCOA (Hospitality Bags Sponsor), Cinnabar Hills Golf Club (Golf Carts Sponsor), ValleyCrest Golf Course Maintenance (Longest Drive Sponsor), Frontier Golf (Closest to the Pin Sponsor) and Spring Valley Golf Course (Tee Sponsor).



2nd Annual Event & Tournament Fair
“Turning Greens Into Green”
Tuesday, August 11, 2015, Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Our 2nd Annual Event & Tournament Fair, Turning Greens Into Green, will be hosted by Cinnabar Hills Golf Club on Tuesday, August 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.!

At this FREE event, attendees will learn about the powerful fundraising capabilities of golf tournaments, while exploring venue options for retreats, banquets, tournaments, and other special events from our range of member courses!

As a member of CGCOA, this is a select opportunity for you to market your course to targeted prospects such as directors, consultants, and planners with a FREE EXHIBIT at the event! Promote your course as a destination venue for fundraisers, weddings, banquets, retreats and other special gatherings!


• Promote the attractiveness, aesthetics, and amenities of your event-capable course to targeted prospects

• Network with businesses, schools, associations, charities, and other event hosts

• Increase your visibility to event planners and consultants as a destination venue for weddings, banquets, meetings, corporate retreats, fundraisers, and other special events



Drought hitting Northern California golf courses hard

By Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.Com

“The South Course at Alameda’s Chuck Corica Golf Complex, when it reopens next year, will feature grass needing less water than usual. Diablo Country Club, near Danville, no longer irrigates nearly 40 percent of its course and plans to spend millions of dollars to build its own recycled-water plant.

One acclaimed Central Valley course reluctantly went another route, succumbing to the harsh reality of California’s ongoing drought: Stevinson Ranch in Merced County, once ranked the No. 5 public layout in the U.S. by readers of Golf World magazine, closed Saturday.

The state’s water shortage is challenging golf courses throughout Northern California. Bay Area courses are dealing with the drought in a variety of ways, in some cases leaving large swaths of land unirrigated and in other cases chasing elusive, expensive recycled water.

Dry, brown turf soon could become common, as the past two U.S. Opens illustrated. USGA officials made loud statements about the golf industry’s need to cut back on water use — last year’s Open was held on a Pinehurst, N.C., course with native areas (rather than lush rough) alongside the fairways, and last month’s Open unfolded at Chambers Bay, outside Tacoma, Wash., on a crisp, brown track.”

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Thank you to CGCOA for providing the information above. The California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA) is dedicated to the stimulation of market growth for California’s golf course industry. We promote collaborative advertising and promotional advertising programs encouraging more rounds of golf throughout California.