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December 2016 GCAA National Convention
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

The 2016 National Convention will be held Dec. 12-14 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Further information will be posted below later this year.

August 4, 2016

Welcome

The GCAA National Advisory Board (NAB) is pleased to announce that the 2016 GCAA National Convention will be held December 12-14 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Events

The convention fee for the 2016 event will be $425 ($450 after November 1, $500 on-site). We will be announcing our lineup of speakers in August and September, including those that will be a part of our joint GCAA/WGCA session Monday, December 12.

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 $119 + tax (Sunday-Thursday) and $129 + tax (Friday and Saturday) and all rates shown include the $20 resort fee. The room block cutoff date will be November 16th, 2016. 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 11 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. The cost for the workshop is $35 and space is limited.

In conjunction with our convention, The College Golf Combines will be hosting a combine Sunday, December 11. 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 2017 graduates. The dates of the event will be December 9-11. For more information please visit https://www.ajga.org/microsite/index.asp?tn=2016116.

College Golf Combines Schedule
AJGA Senior Showcase Schedule

Complimentary transportation will be provided by the events for our coches to and from Planet Hollywood and between the AJGA Senior Showcase and the College Golf Combine.

This year the convention will begin on Monday, December 12 with a full day of activities, including a joint session with the WGCA highlighted by Featured Instructor Cameron McCormick, Best Selling Author & Speaker Jon Gordon, and more. The evening will conclude with the Hall of Fame reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. Join us as we honor our members for their outstanding contributions to our profession for 2016, including 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Jim Nantz.

Our Corporate Partners Exhibit Night will be held Tuesday, December 13 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Great food will be provided as always.

Registration

Planet Hollywood has created a unique web link to easily book your reservation online.

https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SMMGC6

If you prefer you can call the Reservation Center at 866-317-1829 to secure a reservation in the group block. The name of the group is listed as Men’s Golf Coaches Association of America or use the group code SMMGC6.

The cut-off date to make reservations in the block at the group rate is Wednesday, November 16, 2016. After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only. Room rate $119 plus tax weekdays and $129 plus tax Friday and Saturday (Rates shown include $20 Resort Fee that incudes in room internet and fitness center access).

This year's convention fee will again be $425 for GCAA members ($450 after November 1 and $500 for registration on-site in Las Vegas). The registration fee for High School or International Coaches is $350 and includes all meetings and educational sessions but does not include the GCAA Awards Dinner. Non-Member guests can also be invited by GCAA Members (limit 4) and can attend for a fee of $375, which again includes all meetings and educations sessions but does not incude the GCAA Awards Dinner. Tickets to the Awards Dinner can be purchased separately (limited availability). Please call the GCAA at 405 329-4222 with questions.

Cancellation must be submitted in writing to the GCAA National Office by email or fax no later than 10 days before the start of the convention. Upon receipt of your cancellation, the GCAA will refund the convention registration fee less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations recieved after the deadline are not eligible for a refund, unless approved by the Executive Committee. Attendee bears all risk of inclement weather.

Transportation

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 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.

Convention Registration Form

Convention Registration Form (High School Coach)

Convention Registration Form (International Coach)

Convention Registration From (Friend of the Association)

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the GCAA National Office by email or fax no later than 10 days before the start of convention. Upon receipt of your cancellation, GCAA will refund convention registration fee less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received after the deadline are not eligible for a refund, unless approved by the Executive Committee. Attendee bears all risk of inclement weather. -NAB

Speaker Bio Page (To Be Updated Closer to the Convention Dates)

2016 Convention Schedule

Saturday, December 10

AJGA Boys Senior Championship (Angel Park Golf Club)
Coaches Shuttles Begin from Planet Hollywood (to AJGA) - 7:00 a.m.
Tee Times Begin on #1 and #10 Mountain Course - 7:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start - Palm Course - 8:30 a.m.
NAB Officers Meeting (Westwood Ballroom) - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
NAB Board Meeting (Wilshire A) - 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
GCAA/WGCA Officers Dinner (P.F. Changs) - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 11

College Golf Combine (Rio Secco Golf Club)
Coaches Shuttles Begin from Planet Hollywood (to CGC & AJGA) - 7:00 a.m. to AJGA and 7:15 a.m. to CGC
Tee Times Begin on #1 and #10
Lunch in Clubhouse for Coaches - 12:00 noon
AJGA Boys Senior Championship (Angel Park Golf Club)
Coaches Shuttles Begin from Planet Hollywood (to AJGA) - TBD
Tee Times Begin on #1 and #10 Mountain Course - 7:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start - Palm Course - 8:30 a.m.
Convention Registration (Registration Desk 1)
GCAA/WGCA Rules Workshop (Limited Availability) (Celebrity 6) - 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Monday, December 12

Convention Registration (Registration Desk 1) - 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
President's Welcome (Celebrity 4) - 7:45 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.
Jon Gordon, Bestselling Author & Speaker (Celebrity 4) - 7:55 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Joe Skovron, PGA TOUR Caddy (Rickie Fowler) (Celebrity 4) - 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cameron McCormick, Featured Instructor (Celebrity 4) - 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Mark Laesch Recognition (Celebrity 4) - 12:00 noon - 12:15 p.m.
Lunch On Own - 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
GCAA General Business Meeting (Celebrity 4) - 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Division I Breakout (Celebrity 4) - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Division III Roundtable (Sunset 3) - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame Reception (Celebrity 5) - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame Awards Dinner (Celebrity 6-8) - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 13

Mike McGraw, Baylor University Head Men's Golf Coach (Celebrity 4) - 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
David Orr, Putting Coach/Flatstick Academy (Celebrity 4) - 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Lunch On Own - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Division I Breakout (Celebrity 4) - 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Division II Breakout (Wilshire B) - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Division III Breakout (Sunset 3) - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Division I NAB Members - Golf Channel Meeting (Santa Monica 4) - 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
NAIA Breakout (Melrose 1) - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
NJCAA Breakout (Sunset 4) - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
USGA WAGR Information Session (Celebrity 4) - 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Corporate Partner's Exhibit Night (Mezzanine) - 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14

Mark Guadagnoli, Practice to Learn, Play to Win (Celebrity 4) - 8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Golfweek Coaches Forum (Celebrity 4) - 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

  • Chris Haack, Georgia Men's Head Coach
  • Mary Lou Mulflur, Washington Women's Head Coach
  • Greg Robertson, Kent State Women's Head Coach
  • Mike Small, Illinois Men's Head Coach



 
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