Schedule at a Glance

2021 Conference Program


Monday, November 29                                        

ad web early bird price 21PRE-CONFERENCE EDUCATION

1:30 p.m.                Registration for Pre-Conference Education

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.      Breakout Sessions 

   1. How a Cyber Attack Happens with Jeff Far, CEO of Prescott

   2. Government Affairs and Golf  with Brian Calley, President of the Small Business Association of MI

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.      Networking Break3:30 - 4:30 p.m.      Breakout Sessions

   1. Fore! The Target 'IS' You!   Who's on your Cyber Incident Team? With Chad Paalman, CEO and Co-founder of NuWave Technology Partners

   2. How to Make your Master Plan a Reality With Paul Albanese, Principal, Albanese & Lutzke, Golf Course Architecture & Construction Management


6:00 - 8:00 p.m.       Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 30

8:00 a.m.                  Registration and Light Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00am             MGCA Business Meeting

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.     General Session - "Matters of Leadership" with Greg Kelser

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.   Breakout Sessions

   1. Golf Cart Safety Program with Michigan Clubs Fund

   2. Food and Beverage: Supply Chain Disruption Panel conversation with Scott Ellis, MLBA, Course Owner/Operator , ADA, Supplier, Food Service Supplier

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  -  Vendor Fair and Neworking Lunch

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.      Future Focused - Panel conversation with Michigan Golf Alliance facilitated by Jay Karen, CEO of NGCOA

3:00-3:30pm           Micro Session: Round Table topics

3:30-3:45pm           Networking Break 

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.      Embracing ALL Golfers - Panel conversation led by Jeff Hoag, Owner, Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center

6:00 p.m.                Cocktails and Connections

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.      Annual Awards Dinner

Wednesday, December 1

8:30 - 10:00 a.m       Golf Business Breakfast: The Masters Roundtable with MGCA Leadership


Virtual Post Conference Education on December 8

When you register for the full conference the Post Conference Education is included!  

Session 1

10:00-10:45am: MIOSHA Updates with Sean Egan

Session 2

11:15am-12:00pm:  Advocacy Update from NGCOA, Ronnie Miles

Session 3

1:00pm-1:45pm: Data Driven Profits, Quinn Smith






Conference Sponsors

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MGCA Preferred Vendors and Diamond Partners

Club Car
Great Lakes Coca Cola
Foresight Group
Michigan Retail Assoc
Michigan Clubs Fund
Spartan Distributors
US Golf Cars

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