GCOW Fall Meeting

Monday, October 25, 2021

 Brookfield Suites Hotel
1200 S. Moreland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
The 2021 GCOW Fall Meeting will be held on Monday., October 25, 2021, at the Brookfield Suites in Brookfield, WI. We will be collaborating with the events also being held by the PGA-Wisconsin Section at the same location.



  • 8:00 a.m.                     Vendor Rooms Open
  • 8:00--9:00 a.m.            Welcome, Registration, Breakfast
  • 9:00--10:00 a.m.          Golf Course Liability
Chris Strohbehn, Attorney at Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin, Brown, LLP, Milwaukee, WI
“Liability for Golf Course Accidents and Injuries”
Chris will discuss different liability issues that GCOW owners face such as:
-          Golfers being struck by golf balls
-          Residential homes struck or damaged by errant shots
-          Golf cart accidents or damage
-          Slips & falls and personal injuries
-          Theft from cars in parking lot


  • Break
  • 10:30—11:30 a.m.       Golf Course Tax Assessment

  • Chris Strohbehn, Attorney at Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin, Brown, LLP, Milwaukee, WI
“Overview of the Property Tax Appeal Process”
- Relevant laws, procedural pitfalls, issues, assessments, appeals, etc.


  • 11:30—Noon               GCOW Open Roundtable Discussion  
  • Noon--1:30 p.m.         GCOW Luncheon (Atrium)
  • 1:30--2:30 p.m.          Vender Rooms Open

  • 2:30--3:30 p.m.          Succession Planning for Golf Course Owners


Brian Thiet, CLU-Senior Vice President and Rodger Premeau, ChFC, CLU, CRPC, RICP- Retirement Planning Specialist” from The Equitable Company.
“Succession Planning for Golf Course Owners”


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Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin

The mission of the Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin (GCOW) is to provide education and advocacy on behalf of its members and to promote golf throughout the state of Wisconsin. The GCOW, established as a non-profit association in 1984, is a member of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA). It is governed by an elected board of directors.
The GCOW is an association that supports the golf course owners and operators in the State of Wisconsin. By representing and working on behalf of Wisconsin's courses, we serve to promote, protect and educate its members of all sizes.
We aspire to provide many benefits for golf course owners including:
  • provide savings on member-only programs
  • provide networking opportunities and a chance to learn new ideas and work with their peers
  • to keep courses informed of trends, regulatory and legislative issues
  • to work with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism to support our member courses
In addition, by becoming a member of the GCOW, all courses also become members of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOAand receive all the benefits they provide such as Smart Buy Programs, LIST SERVE and many more programs and services.
To accomplish its objectives, the GCOW has created strategic partnerships with the Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA), PGA – Wisconsin Section, the Wisconsin State Department of Tourism, and the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association (WBBA).
The GCOW offices are in the Golf House of Wisconsin, located at 11350 W. Theo Trecker Way, West Allis, WI 53214.  We are proud to share offices with the PGA--Wisconsin Section and the Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA). 
For more information please contact Jeff Schwister, Executive Director of the GCOW at jeffs@gcow.org or (414) 443-3568.


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Allied Associations

National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)
PGA-Wisconsin Section (PGA)
Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association (WGCSA)
Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA)

Industry Partners

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

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