September 29, 2014
The GCAA National Advisory Board (NAB) is pleased to announce that the 2014 GCAA National Convention will be held December 8-10 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
The convention fee for the 2014 event will be $425. We will be announcing our lineup of speakers throughout the fall, including those that will be a part of ou joint GCAA/WGCA session Monday, December 8.
The site of this year’s convention will again be the Planet Hollywood in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. The GCAA convention room rate is $89 + tax (single or double) throughout the convention. The room block cutoff date will be November 16th, 2014. Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-317-1829. Once our room block is filled, there is no guarantee of additional room availability at our convention price. When making reservations at the Planet Hollywood please request the group rate for the Golf Coaches Association of America or us the code SMGOL4.
We look forward to seeing you at what we hope will be a fast-paced, informative convention.
Again this year the GCAA will host a Rules Workshop for the membership. The workshop will be held Sunday evening, December 7 from 4:30pm to 9:30pm, with an hour break taken for dinner. The cost for the workshop is $25 and space is limited.
In conjunction with our convention, The College Golf Combines will be hosting a combine Sunday, December 7. The site of the event will be the Rio Secco Golf Club. For further information please visit http://www.collegegolfcombines.com/.
Again this year, the AJGA will be holding an event in conjuction with the GCAA Convention. The AJGA Seniors Championship will be held at The Revere Golf Club in Las Vegas and feature unsigned 2015 graduates. The dates of the event will be Dec 6-7. For more information please visit http://www.ajga.org/index-normal.asp.
This year the convention will begin on Monday, December 8 with a full day of activities, including a joint session with the WGCA, and concluding with the Hall of Fame reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Join us as we honor our members for their outstanding contributions to our profession for 2014.
Our Corporate Partners Exhibit Night will be held Tuesday, December 9 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Great food will be provided as always.
When making reservations at the Planet Hollywood please request the group rate for the Golf Coaches Association of America or code SMGOL4. The room block cut off date will be November 16, 2014. Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-317-1829. Once our room block is filled, there is no guarantee of additional room availability at our convention price.
If you do wish to rent a car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the preferred rental car for our organization. Toll free reservations can be made by calling 800-953-0505. As a reminder, our corporate account is XZ51060.
See You in December
We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas for what will be an amazing week. We hope that this new venue will serve as a great host for another informative, fast-paced and exciting convention and look forward to again holding the convention in the same building with our friends from the WGCA.
Speaker Bio Page
AJGA Boys Senior Championship: The Revere Golf Club
1:00 p.m. NAB Board Meeting (Wilshire A)
College Golf Combine: Rio Secco Golf Club
8:00 a.m. NAB Board Meeting (Wilshire A) (If Necessary)
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Convention Registration (Registration Desk 1)
4:30 p.m. GCAA/WGCA Rules Workshop (Celebrity 5) (Limited Availability)
7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Convention Registration (Registration Desk 1)
8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Golf Channel Presentation (Celebrity 4 Joint Session with WGCA)
9:00 a.m.-9:45am Ariel Emanuel, Co-CEO of WME | IMG (Celebrity 4 Joint Session with WGCA)
10:00 a.m.-11:30a.m. Sean Foley, Featured Instructor (Celebrity 4 Joint Session with WGCA)
11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Tony Biata | Major Ed Pulido, Folds of Honor Military Tribute Program (Celebrity 4 Joint Session with WGCA)
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch On Own
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Stacy Lewis/LPGA Tour | Bryce Moulder/PGA TOUR Q&A (Celebrity 4 Joint Session with WGCA)
2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eric McGrath, Driven for Life "Building Champions" (Celebrity 4 Joint Session with WGCA)
4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Division III Breakout (Celebrity 4)
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun SafeTee Skin Damage Screening (Sunset 3)
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Reception (Celebrity 5)
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Awards Dinner (Celebrity 6-8)
7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. NCAA/NAIA (Celebrity 4)
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. O.D. Vincent, Northern Trust Open "Coach Your Boss Like You Coach Your Team" (Celebrity 4)
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. GCAA General Business Meeting (Celebrity 4)
12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Lunch On Own
1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Division I Breakout (Celebrity 4)
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Assistants Breakout (Wilshire A)
1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Division II Breakout (Melrose 4)
1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Division III Roundtable (Sunset 5)
1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. NAIA Breakout (Sunset 3)
1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. NJCAA Breakout (Sunset 4)
4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Corporate Partners Exhibits - Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres (Mezzanine)
8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Robin Waters | Ryan Waters | Michael Rush, SwingThought.com Tour "Preparing Your Players for Professional Golf" (Celebrity 4)
8:40 a.m.-9:10 a.m. Bill Cioffoletti, PGA of America "Turn Your Coaching and Golf Passion into PGA Membership"
9:20 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Spencer Dennis, Edufii "Coaching in the Cloud: The Future of Recruiting, Training, and Winning Championships"
10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Golfweek GCAA Coaches' Panel (Celebrity 4)