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2012 Golf Facility Supply Update
Golf Course Transactions Remain Highly Active – What are Investors’ & Lenders’ Transaction Drivers & Expectations?
NGF’s 6th Annual Golf Business Symposium - April 24th
January 2013 Rounds Played Report
2012 Rounds Played – The Largest Single-Year Jump Since the Millennium
List of NGF's New Members in Q4
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Sponsored by: NGF's GolfSAT
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2013: The Year the Grownups Talk about Failed Golf Courses or Just More Litigation?
by Robert Harris

Golf disputes making their way to court dockets often involve issues arising out of failed golf courses.

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by Marlene Stone

Over the last several years, smart phones, and consequently mobile apps, have gained huge momentum thanks to consumers’ quick adoption of the technology.

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NGF’s 6th Annual Golf Business Symposium - April 24th

In April, the leadership of the golf industry will be assembling in St. Louis for the NGF’s invitation-only pre-season golf market intelligence briefing.

As we look forward to 2013 as another year of challenge and opportunity in the golf business, we hope you will join us for our annual agenda of new intelligence and speakers to support your smartest business decisions.  Important reminders and updates about Symposium are as follows:

Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith to Speak
We are delighted to announce that Symposium guests will be hearing from baseball legend and proud St. Louian, Ozzie Smith.  Ozzie Smith (a.k.a. 'The Wizard') is arguably the best defensive shortstop of all time.  Off the field, he is engaged with golf as current President of the Gateway PGA Foundation, an organization that reaches out to inner city youth via mentoring and golf programs.  Click here to learn more about Ozzie.

Attendee Price Frozen at $895 for Early Bookers -
Increases to $995 on April 1

Due to limited capacity, paid Symposium credentials will remain at last year's $895 price if you register and process payment by April 1, 2013. Beyond that date, the credential charge will be $995.  The Symposium is capped at 135 guests, so please register soon at www.ngf.org/symposium to ensure your place at the pre-season intelligence briefing for golf’s leadership.

Click Here to see a Partial List of Registered Attendees

The Basics
April 23rd:  Arrive in time for 6 p.m. cocktail reception, followed by dinner
April 24th:  Symposium General Session - 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., followed by lunch and departures
Venue/Lodging:  The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis (Clayton, MO)

To look at the content and guest lists from previous Symposia or to inquire regarding your invitation for the 2013 event, click here or contact Jodi Reilly at [email protected] or call 561 354-1617.

Featured Report
2012 Golf Facility Supply Update
NGF recently released Golf Facilities in the U.S. – 2013 Edition, our annual tally of U.S. golf course development and total golf supply. The report summarizes the nation's total supply of daily fee, municipal, and resort golf courses, as well as private clubs, with numbers broken out by state and region.
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