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WHAT WE DO

We provide industry specific resources, including regional representation across the country, to support your business. We also offer partnerships with carefully selected service providers to deliver savings you won’t find elsewhere. We develop programs to drive business to your course, we offer educational and networking opportunities throughout the year to connect you with your peers, and we keep you informed on key issues surrounding the golf industry so you can focus on managing your golf operation.

advocacy
Advocacy
• COVID-19
• Entertainment Tax Expense
• Pesticide Legislation
• Minimum Wage Increase
• Conservation Permits
• Weather Forecasting
• Fair Fuel Taxes
• Property Tax
• Government Golf Ownership
• Cart & Equipment Rental
• Sales Tax
• Alcohol Sales & Inspections
• Smoking Bans
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Marketing
• Take A Kid To The Course
• Get Golf Ready
• British Columbia GOLFEXPO 
• Ontario GOLFEXPO (Online)
• Montreal GOLFEXPO
• South Shore GOLFEXPO
• Quebec GOLFEXPO
• Winnipeg GOLFEXPO
• Atlantic GOLFEXPO
• Golfer's Red Book


 
purchasing
Purchasing
• Group Purchasing
• Suppliers in all Departments
• Rebates, Discounts, Opportunity Buys
• Exclusive Savings for all size operations
• Over $6.2 million in member rebates
• Over $85 million in member spending
• 200+ national and regional suppliers
• reduces member expenses
• provides clubs of all sizes 'big club pricing'



 
research
Research
• Rounds Played Reporting
• Weather Reporting
• Revenue Tracker Reporting
• Pulse Report (Annual & Quarterly)
• Compensation & Benefits Report
• Multi-Course Operational Report
• Economic Impact Study (in partnership with
  NAGA
education
Knowledge
• Golf Business Canada Magazine
• NGCOA Canada 'the hub' Communications
• Chapter Events
• Multi-Course Summit
• Spring Warm Up
• Golf Business Canada Conference & Trade
  Show
 
networking
Networking
• Spring Warm Up
• Golf Invitational
• Chapter Events
• Multi-Course Summit
• Operator Facebook Page (Private)
• Golf Business Canada Conference & Trade
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OUR HISTORY

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The spirit of friendship, community and unity among Canadian golf operators has been at the heart of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) Canada since its very beginning, and the story of how the NGCOA Canada came to exist is an invigorating study in how passion, initiative, and friendship can build a powerful and progressive community for the good of an entire industry.

It all began in 1993 when a handful of Ottawa area golf course owners, led by Mark Seabrook, embarked on a vision of establishing an owners’ group similar to that operating in the United States. These operators believed that sharing information, keeping open lines of communication, and using collective buying power to negotiate for better pricing and stronger discounts from suppliers was the best way to run more profitable and efficient golf operations. 

Turns out they were right.   

Under the leadership of a devoted board of directors and Jeff Calderwood, CEO of NGCOA Canada, the association has experienced tremendous growth in membership, benefits, regional chapters, finances, and staff during its nearly 30 years.

In addition, NGCOA Canada now commands substantial credibility in the industry with respect to government advocacy, media relations, suppliers, golfers, other golf associations, and golf course operators.

With the head office in Ottawa, NGCOA Canada reaches across the country where members benefit from 8 regional chapters and representation on the NGCOA Canada Board of Directors by operators from each of these regions. 

NGCOA Canada Thanks Our Platinum Partners