Research

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NGCOA Canada's Rounds Played Reporting is exclusive to its membership; short monthly surveys delivering powerful results. 

Participate and receive FREE Reports

What is it?

• National – Provincial – Regional rounds played calculations
• Based on 18 hole equivalent facilities
• YTD, Year-over-Year, and 3-Year comparisons
• Minimum of 5 courses required for regional reports
• Confidential – no other courses see your data
• Exclusive to NGCOA Canada Members

Why participate?

• Remove the guesswork; KNOW how you are doing compared to your regional competitive set.
• The FREE monthly report showing regional, provincial, & national aggregated data will:
    • help you make educated decisions based on actual and real-time data
    • define your true success in any given month
    • provide you with data to see how you are doing next to your competitive set
• Receive year-over-year comparable rounds played data.

How does it work?

• Surveys are sent via email the first week of each month.
• Surveys close for data entry on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
• Reports are emailed to participating courses the first week of the following month.
• Reports show regional (when minimum 5 courses participate), provincial & national aggregated data.

What information do we need from you for the survey?

• Your Postal Code
• Number of Holes
• Number of Rounds Played in the month
• Your weather scoring for weekdays and weekends
• Identify an email address to send the reports to

All data remains strictly confidential; only aggregated summaries will be disclosed.


The NGCOA Canada Revenue Tracker report is a FREE benchmarking report sent monthly by email to all NGCOA Canada members.  

Monthly Benchmarking Reporting delivered exclusively by NGCOA Canada

What is it?

• National benchmarking data derived from over 600 Canadian golf facilities
• Data represents total Visa, MasterCard, and Debit revenues from all departments
• Data is expressed as either percentage increase/decrease – not as a revenue figure ensuring member confidentiality
• Report does not include cash revenue
• MTD and YTD comparisons

Why participate?

• Remove the guesswork; KNOW how you are doing compared to your competitive set.
• The FREE monthly report will:
    • help you make educated decisions based on actual and real-time data
    • define your true success in any given month
• Receive year-over-year comparable benchmarking data.

What information do we need from you for the survey?

• No effort from courses as data comes directly from Moneris – Canada’s largest payment processor.

The NGCOA Canada introduced it's standalone weather report in 2017. Participate and know if it was the weather, competition or the economy.

What is it?
 
• Standalone weather reports that will complement the Rounds Report and Revenue Tracker
• Report includes:
    • Average weather score given by golf operators on how weather impacted their business in a given month
    • Average daily temperature vs. historical information
    • Monthly precipitation by region and percentage change from historical average
• Month-to-date, year-to-date, and 3-year comparisons of operator weather score
• Exclusive to NGCOA Canada Members
 
Why Participate?
 
• Remove the guesswork; KNOW how you are doing compared to your competitive set.
• The FREE monthly report will:
   • help you make educated decisions based on actual and real-time data
   • define your true success in any given month
   • provide you with data to see how you are doing next to your competitive set
 
How does it work?
 
• Survey is sent via email on the 1st Tuesday of the month (in conjunction with Rounds Played survey)
• Survey closes for data entry on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
• Reports are emailed to participating courses the first week of the following month in conjunction with Rounds Played and
  Revenue Tracker reports. 
• Reports show regional (when minimum 5 courses participate) and provincial data.
 

2019 NGCOA COMPENSATION & BENEFITS REPORT

As a NGCOA Canada member, you now have the advantage when it comes to hiring and managing that huge expense line item – SALARIES.         

Are your key staff positions being fairly rewarded or overpaid? Although salary is not the sole determining factor in job satisfaction it is an important one, and we want to help you make the right decisions. 

Surveys for the 2019 Report have been released to NGCOA Canada members. Courses who fill out the survey receive a complimentray copy of the report free of charge (valed at $390). The 2019 Compensation & Benefits Report will be release in November 2019. If you have not yet received your unique link to fill out the survey, please contact Gloria Hammond at ghammond@ngcoa.ca.

Decrease you turnover and training costs!

Ensuring that you are offering competitive compensation to your management team is sure to decrease turnover of key staff and help keep training costs to a minimum.          

The report will provideReport provides detailed compensation and benefits information on 14 specific management positions in Administration, Turf & Maintenance, Pro Shop, and Food & Beverage departments.

The compensation numbers are broken down by:

  • size and type of facility,
  • rounds played,
  • gross revenues,
  • tax status and geographical location.

The user-friendly tables will make it easy for you to scroll down find what you should be paying for management positions based on your geographical locations, size and type of facility.

The Report includes:

  • compensation data;
  • pay administration practices;
  • payment of gratuities, bonuses, and incentives;
  • scope of benefit programs;
  • working arrangements (ex. seasonal employment);
  • training, supervision, conformity to labour laws;
  • identification of attraction and retention issues and other organizational challenges.

Don’t be without this important business tool! It will help ensure that your negotiations are solid and that you are minimizing your turnover, a costly endeavour for any business owner.


STANDARD CHART OF ACCOUNTS

Available Through The Members' Only Section

A Standard Chart of Accounts has been developed for use by NGCOA Canada members. While this document is not intended to replace your currently used accounting documents, incorporating this newly developed Standard Chart of Accounts will allow NGCOA Canada Research staff to report on financial benchmarks which could prove extremely beneficial to operators. The document is available through the “Members Only” section. 


Staff from the NGCOA Canada are available to assist you at all times. Please help us to help you become a better and more educated operator by taking part in the our research initiatives.

For further information or assistance, please contact: 

Nathalie Lavallée
COO
NGCOA Canada
(866) 626-4262 ext. 15

 

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