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About the NGCOA


Owners and operators of golf courses throughout the U.S. and the world – from those who run 9-hole facilities in rural locations to owners of the largest golf course portfolios in the most popular golf destinations – look to the National Golf Course Owners Association as a valuable source for information and education, and an advocate for their best interests.

Established in 1979 and headquartered in Charleston, S.C., the NGCOA is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The Association represents the industry’s key decision makers with ultimate responsibility for golf courses throughout the world.  The not-for-profit organization is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators.

Membership of the NGCOA includes owners and operators of daily-fee, semi-private, private and resort courses. While diverse in its makeup, the Association serves as a resource for a critical need shared by all owners and operators in today’s ever-changing golf industry: information and inspiration on how to operate their facilities as efficiently and profitably as possible.


Staff Member Title Ext.  Direct Line Email Address
Barbara Searle Associate Director of Membership 203 843-471-2713
Brittany Hedrick Controller 205 843-471-2715
Chris Cox Managing Editor 296 843-471-2789
Clinton Hall Creative Services Manager 272 843-471-2787
Dave Alexander Art Director 271 843-471-2786
Elizabeth Perkis Membership Coordinator 270 843-471-2782
Hollie West  Director of Commerce 295 843-471-2765
Ingrid Thorson Director of Marketing Communications 208 843-471-2732
Jared Williams Tee Time Coalition Managing Director 273 843-471-2788
Jay Andersen Account Manager 212 843-471-2736
Jay Karen Chief Executive Office 201 843-471-2711
Joe Rice Chief Strategy Officer 222 843-471-2773
Kelly McPherson Senior Account Manager 264 843-471-2780
Michelle Lee Corporate Partnerships Administrative Assistant 219 843-471-2737
Mike Ketterman Director of Membership  207 843-471-2718
Nancy Downie Events Manager 221 843-417-2739
Ronnie Miles Director of Advocacy 204 843-471-2714
Ronnie Musselwhite Editor-in-Chief 224 843-471-2775
Samantha Cain Membership Account Executive 268 843-471-2791
Sheff Webb Director of Corporate Partnerships 206 843-471-2716
Sherea Malcolm Office Manage & Executive Assistant 202 843-471-2712
Thomas Smith Network/Web Administrator 220 843-471-2738



Allied Associations

Golf House of Wisconsin
National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)
PGA-Wisconsin Section (PGA)
Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association (WGCSA)
Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA)
Wisconsin Women’s Public Links Golf Association
Wisconsin Women’s State Golf Association
Wisconsin Golfer Magazine
Wisconsin Golf Yearbook

Industry Partners

Tourism Federation of Wisconsin (TFW)
Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association (WBBA)
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association
Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Tom Sutton Midwest Classic Golf
Midwest Food Expo
The VGM Club
UW-Stout Golf Enterprise Management (GEM) Program – On Campus Program
UW-Stout Golf Enterprise Management (GEM) Program – Online Program

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