NGCOA CEO Jay Karen and Augusta Ranch Golf Club owner and NGCOA Board member Don Rea welcome John Brown, CEO of Brown Golf, to the show. They discuss John's article "Barter and Today's Marketplace" which we featured in the latest edition of Golf Business WEEKLY. They also recap Tuesday's special edition of Golf Business LIVE featuring U.S. Congressman Joe Cunningham (SC-01), and take a look across the golf landscape as courses resume operations in all 50 states.
Jay Karen, NGCOA CEO and Don Rea, Owner, Augusta Ranch Golf Club and NGCOA Board Member recap the week that was in the golf industry and take your questions in an interactive LIVE Q&A to wrap things up!
Jay and Don welcome on special guest Ron Jaworski, multi-course owner/operator, NGCOA Advisory Board member, and 17 year NFL veteran, to share his views on new norms sweeping across the golf landscape and the adjustments being implemented by his Ron Jaworski Golf team.
Jay Karen (NGCOA CEO) and Don Rea, PGA (Owner, Augusta Ranch Golf Club & NGCOA Board member) welcome special guest Seth Waugh, CEO of the PGA of America, to the program! They will discuss the new Back2Golf initiative, provide an update to the Golf Emergency Relief Fund, and highlight other pressing industry issues. As always, Jay & Don wrap up the very latest across the golf landscape from the week and take YOUR questions in an interactive live Q&A!
NGCOA CEO Jay Karen and Augusta Ranch Golf Club owner and NGCOA Board member Don Rea welcome special guest Mike Loustalot with Sagacity Golf to the program to discuss demand patterns and pricing in this new normal for the golf industry.
Rock Lucas, PGA, Tim Ummel (IZON Network) and I did a webinar for the Golf Inc Innovation Day on Monday, April 20. The topic was Revenue Generation Ideas Post COVID-19 for Public Golf Courses.
Jay Karen, NGCOA CEO and Don Rea, Owner, Augusta Ranch Golf Club and NGCOA Board Member spotlight the PGA of America's newest initiative (Golf Emergency Relief Fund) combating COVID-19 related financial hardships for members of the golf industry. They'll also speak to news and notes they're hearing from golf courses this week, discuss the current state of the golf community, and conduct Q&A.
NGCOA CEO Jay Karen, and Augusta Ranch Golf Club owner and NGCOA Board member Don Rea speak to this week's pressing issues including SBA loan problems, more changes at the golf course, and what’s next out of Washington.
NGCOA CEO Jay Karen takes questions from Augusta Ranch Golf Club owner and NGCOA Board member, Don Rea, PGA, on what happened this week in the golf industry and at NGCOA, and what's in store for our members. And Jay will turn the tables on Don and ask how things are going at the course during this unprecedented time. Moderators: Jay Karen, NGCOA CEO and Don Rea, Owner, Augusta Ranch Golf Club and NGCOA Board Member
If you couldn't make it to Super Regional #1 in Atlanta, they did record the candidate presentations. It is 25 minutes, but if you want to know why I am running, what my ideas are and how it will impact the PGA member, it will be worth your time. Let me know if you have any questions.
Well, it is time to hit that first tee shot and begin this campaign at the Super Regional in Atlanta, GA next week. Can't wait.
Also wanted to invite you to my Google Hangout tomorrow at 11am MST. Everyone is invited.
Have a question? Want an answer?
Talk to you tomorrow.
So many takeaways from the show last week, but two thoughts I want to talk about today. 1) Some of our members don’t know this poster exists. 2) Some of our members don’t think they have a say in the very association that they own. We have many roles, but We Wear One Badge. That badge is the gold standard.
We need to be creative to find ways to benefit our members that doesn’t violate inurement. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is frustrated by being told what we can’t do. We need to think outside the box and determine what we can do by challenging the limits.
As a professional umpire for 9 years, I umpired over 1,300 baseball games. What does that have to do with being an Officer of the PGA of America? Glad you asked.
Karen and I have been married for 21 years. My son, Don Rea III, is 28 and our daughter Katie is 16. I've been a PGA member for 18 years working/teaching at public golf courses from low to high end for 20+ years. I currently own/operate Augusta Ranch Golf Club. I have served my Section as BOD, Secretary, VP and President, and our Association on Committees and as District #14 Director (2016-19). I am currently on the NGCOA Board of Directors.
Fun fact...I used to be a professional umpire.
I have been serving and protecting the PGA Member for 20 years. I see lots of opportunity and exciting times ahead, but also some areas of concern. I will focus on Serving the Member with programs such as PGA.Leadership, Section Speaker Bureaus and Meeting Subsidies. To Protect the Member I will address Local Legislative Advocacy and Dangerous Online Tee Time Practices. We work at many different facilities, wear many different hats, but...
We Wear One Badge.
Don Rea, PGA - 2020 Candidate Secretary of the PGA
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