The 2018 Golf Industry Show (GIS) presented by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) returned to San Antonio February 3 through the 8. As the largest golf course maintenance specific conference in the world, the weeklong event featured golf, education and a trade show. The GIS provides education and networking opportunities for golf management, golf course and facility management industry members of the GCSAA, NGCOA, Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA), American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), National Golf Foundation (NGF), and the United States Golf Association (USGA).
Thousands of superintendents, equipment technicians and industry professionals attend each year for a variety of reasons. It is a great way to broaden professional knowledge, network with peers and see the next cutting-edge technology of golf course maintenance. The educational classes are second to none and cover a variety of topics from business and professional management, agronomics, equipment management and everything in between. The trade show is the largest industry specific display of next generation tools, equipment and trades relating to golf course maintenance.
The GCSAA Golf Championships are the kick off to the weeklong GIS and were held February 3- 5. Cordillera Ranch hosted the weather shortened two-day, 2015 National Championship the last time the GIS was in town. This year we were excited to host the first round of the National Championship and one round of the Golf Classic. The National Championship is limited to 100 GCSAA members with a 5.0 handicap index or lower. The Golf Classic is two-day flighted tournament that uses the point quota scoring system.
A big thank you to all members, the owners and staff at Cordillera Ranch for allowing us to host our industry’s own event!
Mark Semm is the Director of Agronomy at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830.336.9186.