GCOW Fall Meeting & Awards Luncheon

Our 2017 GCOW Fall Meeting and Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Old Hickory GC in Beaver Dam, WI. We had a record turnout of course owners and Corporate Members in attendance and we sincerely thank all of you for attending!

Below is a recap of the speakers that presented and a link to their presentations



Granular Marketing

o   Steve Kroll from Granular Marketing will speak on “Get Found Online by Your Target Audience:  A Five-Step Game plan”! 

Getting your website launched and social media profiles created and filled with content used to be good enough. However, with savvy competitors investing in consultants & agencies, as well as using marketing tactics like pay-per-click, SEO and other methods, they're getting found while you're not. This presentation will give you a step-by-step game plan on how to make sense of the changing digital marketing marketplace and take action, so they can get found online by their target audience.

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Transition Planning

o   Dave Rupp and David Schleicher from Smith & Gesteland
Whether you plan to retire in 5 years or 15 years, there are steps you can begin taking now to ensure a smooth transition later.  They will discuss the challenges of, and potential solutions for, successful business transitions. 

Download Presentation – CLICK HERE


Benefits of Hiring a PGA Professional

o   Jason Boaz, PGA Career Consultant

Jason will speak on the benefits of hiring a PGA Professional for your course and provide you with information on the services and benefits we offer owners that hire a PGA Professional

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2017 US Open in Review

o   John Morrissett from Erin Hills

A review on what it took to put together an event of this magnitude and the economic impact the event provided.

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GCOW PowerPoint

To view a PowerPoint from the GCOW about our Fall Meeting and how the GCOW helps member courses – CLICK HERE


Allied Associations

Golf House of Wisconsin
National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)
PGA-Wisconsin Section (PGA)
Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association (WGCSA)
Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA)
Wisconsin Women’s Public Links Golf Association
Wisconsin Women’s State Golf Association
Wisconsin Golfer Magazine
Wisconsin Golf Yearbook

Industry Partners

Tourism Federation of Wisconsin (TFW)
Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association (WBBA)
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association
Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Tom Sutton Midwest Classic Golf
Midwest Food Expo
The VGM Club
UW-Stout Golf Enterprise Management (GEM) Program – On Campus Program
UW-Stout Golf Enterprise Management (GEM) Program – Online Program

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