The 2015 National Convention will be held Dec. 7-9 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Further information will be posted below later this year.
August 26, 2015
The GCAA National Advisory Board (NAB) is pleased to announce that the 2015 GCAA National Convention will be held December 7-9 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
The convention fee for the 2015 event will be $425. We will be announcing our lineup of speakers throughout the in the next month, including those that will be a part of ou joint GCAA/WGCA session Monday, December 7.
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 $109 + tax (Sunday-Thursday) and $119 + tax (Friday and Saturday) and all rates include the resort fee. The room block cutoff date will be November 11th, 2015. Once our room block is filled, there is no guarantee of additional room availability at our convention price.
Again this year the GCAA will host a Rules Workshop for the membership. The workshop will be held Sunday evening, December 6 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 6. 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 Senior Showcase will be held at Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas and feature unsigned 2016 graduates. The dates of the event will be Dec 4-6. For more information please visit http://www.ajga.org/index-normal.asp.
This year the convention will begin on Monday, December 7 with a full day of activities, including a joint session with the WGCA highlighted by Featured Instructor Butch Harmon, Mark McGinnis, U.S. Navy SEAL commander, and LPGA star Juli Inskter 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 2015.
Our Corporate Partners Exhibit Night will be held Tuesday, December 8 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Great food will be provided as always.
Planet Hollywood has created a unique web link to easily book your reservation online.
If you do wish to rent a car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car/National Car Rental are the preferred rental cars for our organization. As a reminder, you can use our GCAA corporate account number XZ51060 for special GCAA rates.
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.
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AJGA Boys Senior Showcase: Angel Park 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 6) (Limited Availability)
7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Convention Registration (Registration Desk 1)
7:50 a.m.-8:00 a.m. President's Welcome (Celebrity 4 Joint Session with WGCA)
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Mark McGinnis, U.S. Navy SEAL commander (Celebrity 4 Joint Session with WGCA)
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Mark Broadie (Celebrity 4 Joint Session with WGCA)
10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon Thomas Pagel, USGA Rules Changes (Celebrity 4 Joint Session with WGCA)
12:00 noon-1:15 p.m. Lunch On Own
1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Featured Instructor Butch Harmon (Celebrity 4 Joint Session with WGCA)
3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Q&A With Juli Inkster (Celebrity 4 Joint Session with WGCA)
4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Division III Roundtable (Sunset 3)
4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Assistant Coaches Breakout (Celebrity 4)
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)
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Stephen Clar, NCAA (Celebrity 4)
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Kerry Haigh, PGA Of America (Celebrity 4)
10:45 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)
1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Division II Breakout (Wilshire B)
1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Division III Breakout (Melrose 2)
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.-9:00 a.m. Gary Palis, V1 Sports (Celebrity 4)
9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Scott Fawcett, PlayingLesson.com (Celebrity 4)
10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Golfweek GCAA Coaches' Panel (Celebrity 4)