Expanded education and tradeshow role to begin with 2020 GIS in Orlando

BROOKFIELD, Wisconsin (Aug. 23, 2019) – The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) has become a Presenting Partner of the Golf Industry Show (GIS). The ASGCA Board of Governors recently approved a greater education and trade show exhibition presence for the organization and its members, beginning with the 2020 GIS in Orlando.

The GIS, led annually by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), offers a week of networking opportunities and hands-on access to golf course and facility management solutions for golf industry professionals. It includes four days of innovative education and golf course management’s largest trade show.

“ASGCA has been a proud supporter of GIS for more than a decade,” ASGCA President Jan Bel Jan said. “This increased role provides greater opportunity for our members to both give and receive education, and will allow attendees to learn more from golf course architects. The golf industry is growing in new ways, so education for golf course decision makers is a must. We are excited to help golf courses of all types be more successful.”

GIS attracts all aspects of the golf course industry, including architects, superintendents, builders, course owners, and equipment managers.

“The Golf Industry Show is always evolving, and we are looking forward to the additional opportunities for all attendees that will come with the increased involvement of ASGCA and its members,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “We are excited to work with them as Presenting Partners.”

In addition to GCSAA and ASGCA, the Golf Industry Show also includes presenting partner Golf Course Builders of America, and participating partners National Golf Course Owners Association, National Golf Foundation and United States Golf Association.

The next GIS will take place Jan. 25-30, 2020, in Orlando. Upcoming shows include Las Vegas in 2021 and San Diego in 2022.

ASGCA Background

Founded in 1946 by 14 leading architects, the American Society of Golf Course Architects is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Members have completed a rigorous application process that includes the peer review of four representative golf courses. The average ASGCA member has spent nearly 30 years as a golf course architect, designing 42 new 18-hole courses and has worked on or consulted on nearly 150 projects in eight different countries around the world.

For more information about ASGCA, including a current list of members, log on to the ASGCA website athttp://www.asgca.org or call (262) 786-5960.

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