By Tom Monaghan, PGA of Canada, President, Monaghan Golf Group
Your Partners In Business
Every industry has a related trade association that lends assistance and benefits to individuals or organizations that pay to join their ranks and the golf industry is no different. Each department at a golf facility has a corresponding association that can add value to the individual managers and the facility as a whole. The question is, what are these associations and how can they enhance your golf operation?
We will focus on a few of the larger associations such as the Professional Golfers Association of Canada (PGA of Canada), the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and the Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM). This list, however, is certainly not exhaustive; if there is a niche within your club there likely is a corresponding association. The aforementioned ones cover everything from agronomy and golf operations to food and beverage and everything in between.
Professional Golfers Association of Canada
National Golf Course Owners Association
Canadian Society of Club Managers
Canadian Golf Superintendents Association
Trade associations can be an integral part of successful golf operations by providing support and the necessary tools to help your personnel be their best and contribute positively to your facility.