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[LAST NAME] attends education conference and world's largest golf course management trade show

[City, State] – [First and Last Name], [Title/Position] at [Golf Facility/Company] in [City, State], was one of the 13,192 attendees at the 2013 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Education Conference and the Golf Industry Show, Feb. 4-8, in San Diego.

Presented by GCSAA and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), the Golf Industry Show is an innovative trade show that features unparalleled networking opportunities and hands-on access to golf course and facility management solutions for professional members of the golf industry. Attendees included golf course superintendents, owners, builders, architects, equipment managers, appraisers, developers, green chairmen, golf professionals and others in the golf course industry.

Participating partners of the Golf Industry Show are the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA), the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), the United States Golf Association (USGA), the National Golf Foundation (NGF), the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA), and supporting partner the Society of Golf Appraisers (SGA).

The GCSAA Education Conference, held in conjunction with the Golf Industry Show, is the largest educational conference in the golf course management industry. A total of 4,560 education seats were filled for more than 100 seminars focused on the professional development of attendees, including agronomy, business management, communication, environmental management and leadership. More than 60 additional hours of panel discussions, sessions and forums that touched on such subjects as the nation's economy, diversity, media/public relations, etc., were offered as well.

The trade show, which represented the full spectrum of golf facility management and golf business, included 517 exhibitors and 172,900 square feet representing significant aspects of a golf operation – from ownership, feasibility and design, construction and operations.

GCSAA is a leading golf organization and has as its focus golf course management. Since 1926, GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to 19,000 members in more than 72 countries. GCSAA's mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Find GCSAA on Facebook, follow GCSAA on Twitter, and visit GCSAA at The EIFG is the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and has as its mission to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit

For more information contact: [First and Last Name, Title/Position, at Golf Facility/Company, Telephone, Email]

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