December 2019 GCAA National Convention
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
August 1, 2019
The GCAA National Advisory Board (NAB) is pleased to announce that the 2019 GCAA National Convention will be held December 9-11 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
The convention fee for the 2019 event will be $425 ($450 after November 15, $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 9.
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 $102 + tax (Sunday-Thursday) and $158 + tax (Friday and Saturday). A $22 daily resort fee will also be added to the rates above, which includes admission to the Fitness Center daily and in-room internet access. The room block cutoff date will be November 17, 2019. Once our room block is filled, there is no guarantee of additional room availability at our convention price.
The GCAA will conduct Collegiate Rules of Golf Workshop in a special session Sunday, December 8 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. Space is limited so this session will be at a first come, first served basis. The price for the Rules Workshop is $45 and you do need to register this in addition to your regular convention registration - and you can do these at the same time or with your membership registration.
AJGA evian® International and Senior Showcases
Again this year, the AJGA will be holding three events in conjunction with the GCAA/WGCA Conventions. The AJGA evian® International and Seniors Showcases will be held at Angel Park Golf Club (boys only) and The Legacy Golf Club (girls only) in Las Vegas, NV and feature 228 unsigned 2020 graduates and international players. The dates of the events will be December 6-8, 2019. Complimentary transportation will be provided by the AJGA for all coaches to and from Planet Hollywood, Angel Park Golf Club, The Legacy Golf Club and the College Combines.
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Annual College Coaches' Convention Combine
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Monday will be a full day of activities, including a joint session with the WGCA with guest speakers to be announced. 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 2019. The class will be announced in the early fall.
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.
For those of you who have registered for the convention but have not made your hotel reservations, please note our room block at Planet Hollywood is full. We have secured a new room block at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (5-8 minute walk from Planet Hollywood). Please note that Bally’s is also a Caesars Hotel. Please follow the information below to secure your reservation at Bally’s.
Bally’s—Las Vegas, NV:
- Golf Coaches Association of America.
- Saturday, November 30, 2019 (Once our room block is filled, there is no guarantee of additional room availability at our convention price)
- Sat 12/7: $229
- Sun 12/8: $169
- Mon 12/9: $49
- Tue 12/10: $119
- Wed 12/11: $119
*A daily resort fee of $35.00 per room, per night plus the current occupancy room tax will be charged in addition to the room rates set forth above.
*For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations, they may call our Reservation Center at 800-358-8777 to secure a reservation on your group block. However, they should be aware that a $15 (+ tax) processing fee per reservation will be incurred if they choose not to use the web-link.
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 SMGCA9 (NOTE - THERE IS A $15 (+ TAX) PROCESSING FEE TO RESERVE BY PHONE - BUT NO FEE TO USE THE RESERVATION LINK ABOVE).
The cut-off date to make reservations in the block at the group rate is Wednesday, November 17, 2019. After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only. The GCAA convention room rate is $102 + tax (Sunday-Thursday) and $158 + tax (Friday and Saturday). A $22 daily resort fee will also be added to the rates above, which includes admission to the Fitness Center daily and in-room internet access.
This year's convention fee will again be $425 for GCAA members ($450 after November 15 and $500 for registration on-site in Las Vegas). The registration fee for High School or International Coaches is $385 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 $385, which again includes all meetings and educations sessions but does not incude the GCAA Awards Dinner - these need to be invites from GCAA member coaches. 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 (not later than Nov. 29). 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 after reviewing a letter requesting an exemption. Attendee bears all risk of inclement weather.
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.
Alaska Airlines is offering a discount for GCAA Members who are flying to Las Vegas for the National Convention. This applies to any US or Canadian city to Las Vegas on Alaska or Horizon Air (excludes Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; Hawaii; Mexico; or Costa Rica).
The Discount Code ECMC743 has been activated and is available for booking.
To use the Discount Code, go online to alaskaair.com and input the Discount Code when searching for flights. The discount will be applied to any flights meeting the contract parameters. By clicking the “?” next to the discount code box after entering the code you may view a detailed description of the rules. You may also use the Discount Code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk; however a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply.
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. GCAA Member Collegiate Coaches can register online or download a form to return below. All other attendee categories must download a form to return below.
Note, you can also register in conjuction with your Membership if you have not already joined at http://collegiategolf.com/membership/join-the-gcaa.html
Download Convention Registration Form (GCAA Member Collegiate Coach) (You can also register online above or with your membership above)
Download Joint GCAA/WGCA Convention Registration form (See Form For Qualifications) (You cannot register as a joint attendee online, you must submit form)
Download Convention Registration Form (High School Coach) (You cannot register online, you must submit form as a High School Coach)
Dowload Convention Registration Form (International Coach) (You cannot reister online, you must submit form as an International Coach)
Download Convention Registration From (Friend of the Association) (You cannot register online, you must submit form as a 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 (no later than Nov. 29). 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 after reviewing a letter requesting exemption. Attendee bears all risk of inclement weather. -Saturday, December 7
2019 Convention Schedule
NOTE: Time of Events are subject to change. updates soon to follow
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
AJGA Evian International and Boys Senior Championship Angel Park Golf Club
7:00 a.m. Coaches Shuttles Begin from Planet Hollywood (to AJGA)
7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Tee Times Begin on #1 and #10–Mountain Course
8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start–Palm Course
Noon-2:00 p.m. Lunch Provided in Clubhouse for Coaches
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. NAB Officers Meeting Brentwood Boardroom
1:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. NAB Board Meeting Wilshire A
7:00 p.m. GCAA/WGCA Officers Dinner - TBA
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
7:00 a.m. Coaches Shuttles Begin from Planet Hollywood (to AJGA and College Golf Combine)
AJGA Evian International and Boys Senior Championship Angel Park Golf Club
7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Tee Times Begin on #1 and #10–Mountain Course
8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start – Palm Course
2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremonies
College Golf Combine Coaches’ Convention Combine
8:00 a.m. Tee Times #1 & #10 - Wildhorse Golf Club
8:00 a.m. NAB Board Meeting (If Necessary) - Wilshire A
2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Convention Registration - Registration Desk 1
3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. GCAA/WGCA Rules Workshop - Wilshire A&B
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9
7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Convention Registration - Registration Desk 1
7:45 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Presidents’ Welcome - Celebrity 1-4
8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Mark Tribus (Joint Session) - Celebrity 1-4
9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Labron Harris Sr./Kim Evans Awards Presentation - Celebrity 1-4
10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. David Cook (Joint Session) - Celebrity 1-4
11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m-12:45 p.m. Stan Utley (Joint Session) - Celebrity 1-4
12:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Lunch On Own
2:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m. 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup Coaches Introduction - Celebrity 1-4
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. USGA (Joint Session) - Celebrity 1-4
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Division III Roundtable - Wilshire A
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Division I Breakout (Substitutions) - Celebrity 1-4
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Hall of Fame Pictures - Sunset 3
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Hall of Fame Reception - Celebrity 5
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Hall of Fame Awards Dinner - Celebrity 6-8
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10
8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Jonathan Moore (GCAA Session) - Celebrity 4
9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. General Business Meeting - Celebrity 4
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch On Own
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Division I Breakout - Celebrity 4
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Division II Breakout - Wilshire B
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Division III Breakout - Wilshire A
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. NAIA Breakout - Sunset 5
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. NJCAA Breakout - Sunset 4
4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Corporate Partners Exhibit Night - Mezzanine
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11
8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Danny Edwards “The Short Game Challenge” (Joint Session) - Celebrity 4
9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Golfweek Coaches’ Forum (Feat. Matt Thurmond, Andy Walker, Dan Brooks.Andrea Gaston ) - Celebrity 4