September 3, 2013
The GCAA National Advisory Board (NAB) is pleased to announce that the 2013 GCAA National Convention will be held December 9-11 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
The convention fee for the 2013 event will be $425. We are pleased to announce that Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State of the United States, will serve as keynote speaker Monday, December 9. We are also excited that Mike McCarley, President of the Golf Channel, will be the opening speaker for the GCAA/WGCA joint session Monday morning.
The site of this year’s convention will again be the Planet Hollywood in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. The GCAA convention rate is $99 + tax (single or double) Friday December 6th and Saturday, December 7th, and $89 + tax (single or double) Sunday, December 8th-Wednesday, December 11th. The room block cutoff date will be November 17th, 2013. 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.
Again this year the GCAA will host a Rules Workshop for the membership. The workshop will begin on Friday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. and conclude on Saturday, December 7 at approximately 5:00 p.m. The Workshop will take place at Planet Hollywood both days.
In conjunction with our convention, The College Golf Combines will be hosting a combine Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 8. The site of the event will be the Rio Secco Golf Club. For further information please visit http://www.collegegolfcombines.com/.
New this year, the AJGA will be holding two events in conjunction with the GCAA Convention. The AJGA Boys Senior Championship will feature 78 “un-signed” male Seniors at Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas and they will also host an AJGA Boys and Girls Senior Championship at Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas which will feature an additional “un-signed” 44 boys and 26 girls. The dates of both events will be Dec 6-8. For more information please visit http://www.ajga.org/index-normal.asp.
This year the convention will begin on Monday, December 9 with a full day of activities, including a joint session with the WGCA in the morning, 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 2012.
Our Corporate Partners Exhibit Night will be held Tuesday, December 10 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. The room block cut off date will be November 17, 2013. 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. This year's convention fee will be $425 ($450 after November 1 and $500 for registration on-site in Las Vegas).
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 holding the convention in the same building with our friends from the WGCA.
6:00 p.m.-9:00p.m. GCAA Rules Workshop (Sunset 2)
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. GCAA Rules Workshop (Sunset 2)
AJGA Boys Senior Championship (Angel Park Golf Club)
2:00 p.m. NAB Board Meeting (Wilshire A)
College Golf Combine (Rio Secco Golf Club)
AJGA Boys Senior Championship (Angel Park Golf Club)
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Convention Registration (Registration Desk 1)
7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Convention Registration (Registration Desk 1)
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Mike McCarley, Golf Channel President (Celebrity 6&7 Joint Session with WGCA)
9:15 a.m.-9:25 a.m. Sam Puryear, Special Presentation of the From the Rough Movie Trailer
9:30 a.m.-11:00am Condoleezza Rice (Celebrity 6&7 Joint Session with WGCA)
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch On Own
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Henry Brunton, Featured Instructor (Celebrity 4)
2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Ed Gowan, Patriot All America/Tony Biata, Folds of Honor/Tom O'Malley, JDM (Celebrity 4)
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Division III Roundtable (Celebrity 4)
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Skin Damage Screening (Wilshire A)
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&7)
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. NCAA/USGA (Celebrity 4)
10:15a.m.-11:30a.m. Steve Loy, Lagardere Unlimited, Coaching Contracts (Celebrity 4)
11:45a.m.-1:00p.m. Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian & Coaching Consultant, Athlete Assessments (Celebrity 4)
1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Lunch On Own
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Division I Breakout (Celebrity 4)
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Assistants Breakout with Speaker Christian Newton, Colorado State (Wilshire A)
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Division II Breakout (Wilshire B)
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Division III Breakout (Sunset 3)
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. NAIA Breakout (Sunset 4)
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. NJCAA Breakout (Sunset 5)
4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Corporate Partners Exhibits - Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres (Mezzanine)
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. V1 Sports Coaching System (3 Sessions – 8:30, 9:30, 10:30) (Sunset 1)
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. GCAA General Business Meeting (Celebrity 4)
10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. GCAA Coaches' Panel (Celebrity 4)