SEPTEMBER 14-16, 2016

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa – Austin, Texas

Welcome to golf’s most innovative and inspirational event of the year

  • 85+ Influential Speakers
  • 26 Educational Sessions
  • 7 Networking Events

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Why do 97% of attendees recommend the Summit to friends? It’s because we offer the highest-quality educational sessions with smart and easy networking events where you can meet industry leaders and peers in a relaxing and intimate setting.

Strategies Summit 2018

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Carlsbad, CA

September 17 – 19, 2018



80+ Speakers  26 Educational Sessions  8 Networking Events

80+ Speakers  26 Educational Sessions  8 Networking Events

The Golf Course of Tomorrow :

Engaged, smarter, more profitable

The Golf Course of Tomorrow:

Engaged, smarter, more profitable



Join the most creative innovators and leading golf course operators for three days of collaboration, insight and networking. Discover how the industry is changing, build meaningful relationships, and learn out-of-the box ideas for your course. 

Join the most creative innovators and leading golf course operators for three days of collaboration, insight and networking. Discover how the industry is changing, build meaningful relationships, and learn out-of-the box ideas for your course.




What To Expect

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Industry Leading Speakers

Be inspired by the best! Hear from 80+ leaders in golf, including owners, general managers and CEOs from the leading golf companies. It’s a who’s who of the golf industry.

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Industry Leading Speakers

Be inspired by the best! Hear from 80+ leaders in golf, including owners, general managers and CEOs from the leading golf companies. It’s a who’s who of the golf industry.

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Smart Networking

Eight events designed to meet peers and industry leaders in an easy and fun way! Our networking ambassadors will introduce you to peers and new people.

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Smart Networking

Eight events designed to meet peers and industry leaders in an easy and fun way! Our networking ambassadors will introduce you to peers and new people.

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Highest-Quality Content

28 informative and interactive sessions presented in three tracks:
Public Course Operations, Investor Strategies and Private Club Operations.

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Highest-Quality Content

28 informative and interactive sessions presented in three tracks:
Public Course Operations, Investor Strategies and Private Club Operations.

Keynote Speakers




Keynote Speakers





Steve Skinner

KemperSports


Jim Hinckley

Century Golf Partners


Erik Anderson

Topgolf


David Pillsbury

ClubCorp


Steven Ekovich

Leisure Investment Properties Group, Marcus & Millichap


Jon Last

Sports & Leisure Research Group


Rand Jerris, Ph.D

USGA


Ryan Berman

Courage Brands


Steve Skinner

KemperSports


Jim Hinckley

Century Golf Partners


Erik Anderson

TopGolf


Ryan Berman

Courage Brands

Sessions by Track




Keynote Sessions

Monday, Sept.17 

Opening Keynote

1:30 pm -Three Macro Trends that will Impact Golf in the Future

• How the golfer experience is evolving the ‘facility of tomorrow’
• New rules for the delivery of golf content
• Research driven perspectives on marketing and operational trends

Jon Last, Founder & President, Sports & Leisure Research Group | Rand Jerris, Ph.D Senior Managing Director, Public Services, USGA  | Erik Anderson, Chairman, TopGolf  |  Steven Ekovich,National Managing Director, Marcus & Millichap 

Tuesday, Sept.18

CEO Keynote

8:00 am - State of the Industry: The Future of Golf

This live journalism keynote features CEOs from the world’s leading golf companies sharing their unadulterated thoughts on the latest trends, fads, and strategic plans. What’s driving golf into the future and how they plan to take advantage of these trends to continue to grow their companies.

Steve Skinner, CEO, KemperSports | Jim Hinckley, Partner and CEO, Century Golf Partners | Erik Anderson, Chairman, TopGolf | David Pillsbury, CEO, ClubCorp

Wednesday, Sept.19

Marketing Keynote

8:00 am - Are You A Courage Brand?

Award-winning brand expert and creative strategist Ryan Berman will share his methodology that turns willing companies into Courage Brands.

Berman will share why courage is needed today and how courage can transform tired brands and liberate them from their competition, help them push past internal paralysis and forsake outdated business models. The end result is an impressive Return on Investment.

Berman has helped such brands as Puma Golf, Subway, UNICEF, International Motorcycle Show, and US Ski & Snowboard Association, achieve the extraordinary. He recently launched his own Courage Brand called “Sock Problems”; a company that “socks” problems with altruistic socks.

Ryan Berman, Founder, Courage Brands


Have Questions?

If so, Contact me. I would be delighted to help answer any questions you have about the Golf Inc. Strategies Summit or if you would like help with registration. 

Aleisha Ruiz 
Networking Ambassador
877-Golf Inc

Have Questions?

If so, Contact me. I would be delighted to help answer any questions you have about the Golf Inc. Strategies Summit or if you would like help with registration. 

Aleisha Ruiz 
Networking Ambassador
877-Golf Inc

Presenting Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors



Sponsors



Exhibitors

Event Promoters

Thank you for all that became event promoters for this years summit, Event Promoter registration is now closed, but current Event Promoters can access information here.

Event Promoter Information

Dana Garmany

CEO, Troon

A leader in golf course management. He has helped set management standards for courses worldwide.

Dana Garmany

CEO, Troon

A leader in golf course management. He has helped set management standards for courses worldwide.

Eric Affeldt

CEO, ClubCorp

Owner of the largest ownership company in the world, and the second-largest management company.

Eric Affeldt

CEO, ClubCorp

Owner of the largest ownership company in the world, and the second-largest management company.

 

Winning Projects from honoree’s

Monday, Sept.17
1:30 pm -Three Macro Trends that will Impact Golf in the Future

• How the golfer experience is evolving the ‘facility of tomorrow’
• New rules for the delivery of golf content
• Research driven perspectives on marketing and operational trends

Jon Last, Founder & President, Sports & Leisure Research Group | Rand Jerris, Ph.D Senior Managing Director, Public Services, USGA  | Erik Anderson, Chairman, TopGolf  |  Steven Ekovich,National Managing Director, Marcus & Millichap 

Tuesday, Sept.18
8:00 am - State of the Industry: The Future of Golf

This live journalism keynote features CEOs from the world’s leading golf companies sharing their unadulterated thoughts on the latest trends, fads, and strategic plans. What’s driving golf into the future and how they plan to take advantage of these trends to continue to grow their companies.

Steve Skinner, CEO, KemperSports | Jim Hinckley, Partner and CEO, Century Golf Partners | Erik Anderson, Chairman, TopGolf

Wednesday, Sept.19

8:00 am - Are You A Courage Brand?

Award-winning brand expert and creative strategist Ryan Berman will share his methodology that turns willing companies into Courage Brands.

Berman will share why courage is needed today and how courage can transform tired brands and liberate them from their competition, help them push past internal paralysis and forsake outdated business models. The end result is an impressive Return on Investment.

Berman has helped such brands as Puma Golf, Subway, UNICEF, International Motorcycle Show, and US Ski & Snowboard Association, achieve the extraordinary. He recently launched his own Courage Brand called “Sock Problems”; a company that “socks” problems with altruistic socks.

Ryan Berman, Founder, Courage Brands