About the MGCOA

Why does the MGCOA exist? Why are we here? The short answer is "to promote and preserve the best interests of the Michigan golf industry."

That's what the mission statement says, written almost 40 years ago. That mission hasn't changed. We are grateful to our members and our industry partners for making the MGCOA the "voice of Michigan golf business."


"Being in the golf business straps all of us for our valuable time and resources. As our business demands more of my time, I have had to make strategic decisions where my best return on investment will be. There is no greater value as a course owner than being a member of the MGCOA. The return on my membership is way more than the discounts and rebates we receive from our great partnerships. You can't put a dollar value on the ideas and strategies brought and shared by the best course operators in the nation. As they say, if you can make it there (owning a course in Michigan), you can make it anywhere. There is no other organization in Michigan that covers the entire spectrum of your course operation. Your success starts here at the MGCOA."

Bill Fountain, Operating Partner of the Majestic Golf Course in Hartland


Some highlights in the past year or so:

  1. negotiated a 25-50% reduction in your membership dues while maintaining the dual membership for you with the National GCOA
  2. created a strategic partnership with the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) and provide FREE memberships for all MGCOA members ($195 value)
  3. established a $250 rate for membership in the world's largest golf procurement group, VGM Club ($200 for 9 hole golf courses), which represents up to 50% off their normal dues rate
  4. maintaining a self-funded workers compensation program, The Clubs Fund, where participants receive annual return on their investment
  5. providing tournament management software FREE through your participation in the Michigan Golf League Network and Championship ($195 value)

And that's just a few of the answers to "why does the MGCOA exist."


Give our team a call. We'd love to work with you.

 
Bill Fountain, President of the Board
Majestic at Lake Walden
 
Bob Koutnik, Vice President
Fox Run Country Club
 
Gilda Johnson, Treasurer
Lake Forest Golf Club
 
Jeff Hoag, Immediate Past President 
Scott Lake Country Club
 
Kathy Aznavorian
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center

Bernie Friedrich
Boyne USA

Ed Clark
Sandy Ridge Golf Course

Jim Dewling
Total Golf Inc.

Frank Guastella
Franklin Golf Management

Toni Joers
Concord Hills Golf Course

Fred Mawson
Corporate Tax Resources

Larry Moore
U.S. Golf Cars

Carolyn Olson
Elmbrook Golf Course

Steve Ramey
Chisholm Hills Golf Course

Jon Scott
Gull Lake View Golf Club

Tom Schwark
Sycamore Hills

Jim Szilagyi
The Lynx Golf Course
 
Sue Vanderburg
Indian Lake Hills Golf Course

 

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1.800.860.8575

Kate M. Moore, Executive Director
c: 517-230-8040

Jada Paisley, CMP Associate Director
c: 517-285-4195

Milt Senter, Special Projects Coordinator
c: 517-896-5222

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm

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    603 S. Washington, Suite 303 Lansing, MI 48933
    P: 517-482-4312  |  F: 517-267-8984

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