December 2012 GCAA National Convention
Tropicana Las Vegas
November 29, 2012
The GCAA National Advisory Board (NAB) is pleased to announce that the 2012 GCAA National Convention will be held December 10-12 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.
We are pleased to announce the convention fee will remain at $399 which will include an expanded third day of educational opportunities as well as other new additions to the convention week.
The site of this year’s convention will again be the Tropicana Hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, adjacent to the MGM Grand and New York, New York. The GCAA convention rate is $135 + tax (single or double) Friday December 7th and Saturday, December 8th, and $90 + tax (single or double) Sunday, December 9th-Wednesday, December 12th. The room block cutoff date will be November 27th, 2012. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-634-4000. Once our room block is filled, there is no guarantee of additional room availability at our convention price. We look forward to seeing you at what we hope will be a fast-paced, informative convention.
When making reservations at the Tropicana Hotel 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 7 at 6:00 p.m. and conclude on and Saturday, December 8 at approximately 5:00 p.m. The Workshop will take place at the Tropicana both days.
In conjunction with our convention, The College Golf Combines will be hosting a combine on Sunday, December 9th with tee times from 8:00am-10:00am. The site of the event will be Angel Park Golf Club, which will coincide with the Coaches Rules Workshop so our members can take advantage of both opportunities. For further information please visit http://www.collegegolfcombines.com/.
This year, the AJGA will also be holding an event in conjenction with the GCAA Convention. The AJGA Unsigned Seniors event will take place December 7-9 at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas. For more informaiton please visit http://www.ajga.org/index-normal.asp.
This year the convention will begin on Monday, December 10 with a full day of activities followed by the Hall of Fame reception beginning 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 11 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Great food will be provided as always.
When making reservations at the Tropicana please request the group rate for the Golf Coaches Association of America. The room block cut off date will be November 27, 2012. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-634-4000. 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 $399 ($425 after November 1).
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 we anticipate being one of our largest conventions. We hope that this new venue will serve as a great host for another informative, fast-paced and exciting convention.
December 2012 GCAA Convention
Dec. 10-12 (Rules Workshop Dec. 7-8)
Las Vegas, Nev. Tropicana Hotel
Schedule of Events (Please note schedule may change)
6:00 p.m.-9:00p.m. GCAA Rules Workshop (Partagas 2)
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. GCAA Rules Workshop (Partagas 2)
6:00 p.m. NAB Board Meeting (Partagas 3)
7:30 a.m. NAB Meeting (Partagas 3)
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Registration (Partagas Foyer)
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Meeting (Partagas 3) Hall of Fame and Board Members Only
7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Registration (Conference Center Desk)
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. GCAA Convention Welcome (Cohiba 3-5)
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Dr. Gary Gray - Nike NG360 (Cohiba 3-5)
10:45 a.m. -12:00 noon Ryan Moore UNLV/PGA Tour (Cohiba 3-5)
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch On Own
1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. General Business Meeting (Cohiba 3-5)
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Division I Breakout (Cohiba 3-5)
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Skin Damage Screening (Churchill)
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Reception (Cohiba 6-7)
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Awards Dinner (Cohiba 8-11)
8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Randy Smith - Featured Instructor (Cohiba 3-5)
9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Stephen Clar - NCAA Rules (Cohiba 3-5)
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Billy Schroeder - V. P. PGA Tour (Cohiba 3-5)
1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Lunch On Own
2:35 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Division I Open Topics (Cohiba 3-5)
2:35 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Assistants Breakout (Partagas 2)
2:35 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Division II Breakout (Montecristo 1)
2:35 p.m.-4:30 p.m. NAIA Breakout (Montecristo 2)
2:35 p.m.-4:30 p.m. NJCAA Breakout (Montecristo 3)
3:35 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Division III Breakout (Montecristo 4)
4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Corporate Partners Exhibits - Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres (Pavillion)
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. V-I Interactive Frontiers Coaching System (3 Sessions – 8:30, 9:30, 10:30) (Partagas 2)
8:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m. John Reis - USGA Rules (Cohiba 3-5)
9:20 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Matt Frelich - Trackman (Cohiba 3-5)
10:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Joan Shafer/Mitch Laurance (Whole In One) - Coaches as Catalysts of Team Change and Cohesion (Cohiba 3-5)
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Additional Division II Breakout as needed (Churchill)