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G4 Summit 2018
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When: 2/28/2018
8:00 AM
Where: The Broadmoor
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado  80906
United States
Contact: Gary Leeper

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Golf Industry Leaders to Take
Center Stage at G4 Summit

Register Today to Attend February 28 Event at

The Broadmoor

The G4 Summit is a collaborative effort to bring together the Allied Golf Associations of Colorado to advance the sport of golf in our community. In joining the Colorado PGA in support of this event, the Colorado Golf Association, the Rocky Mountain Golf Course Superintendents Association and the Mile High Chapter of Club Manager's Association of America are all working together to bring some of the brightest minds in our industry together for a day of thought provoking conversation.


Date:           February 28, 2018

Location:     The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs

Schedule:    8 a.m. Registration / 9 a.m. Welcome / 4 p.m. Adjourn

Cost:            $100 per attendee

MSRs:          Eight (8) MSR Points

Attire:          Business Casual


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Joe Steranka, Former CEO of PGA of America 

Topic: Why Digital Media is at the Center of Golf's Future

 Joe Steranka spent seven years at the CEO of the PGA of America retiring at the end of 2012. He was a popular and visionary leader of the PGA and the work he did with Golf 2.0 left the industry in a strong position for the future. 

 Joe was a broadcast executive for 18 years with The PGA of America prior to being appointed to replace Jim Awtrey in 2005 as chief executive. 

 Currently, Joe is the chief strategy officer providing strategic planning, marketing, communications and media counsel to Buffalo Agency, Billy Casper Golf Management and their clients. His work provides an emphasis on sustainability, marketing to Millennials, global brand development and the many facets of the sports industry.

 Joe is a West Virginia graduate with a degree in journalism. 

Dr. Michael Cooper, Director of Diversity for the World Golf Foundation

Topic: Speaking on Diversity in the game of golf

 Dr. Michael Cooper serves on the GOLF 20/20 Diversity Task Force. He has worked in the golf industry for more than 35 years, including Director of Southeast Regional Affairs with The First Tee and Director of Diversity for the World Golf Foundation.

 His passion comes from exposure to black golf as a teenager and young adult. Michael's father introduced him to golf when he was 12 years old. They were regulars at Pipe O' Peace Golf Course, which was a popular place for minority golfers, clubs and events. Although it was a daily fee municipal golf course, it was sort of a community center where black golfers, sports icons and celebrity entertainers met to socialize and play the game.  Many of his life lessons were learned at Pipe O' Peace.

 At Pipe, he met and occasionally played with adults from all walks of life - gamblers, hustlers, and successful businessmen.  He played with Billy Eckstine, a legendary jazz singer, Verne Allison with the Dells singing group, Charlie Sifford, Lee Elder, Althea Gibson, Pete Brown, Cliff Brown, Chuck Thorpe, James Black and hundreds more. 

Ross Iverson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Vail Centre

Topic: Leadership and Staff Development

 Ross brings an endless energy to optimizing organizations. He understands what it means to start and grow a business, what it means to be a leader and what it means to turn a vision into a reality.

 Ross joined the Vail Leadership Institute in 2014 as president and CEO. Exploring the growth potential of the institute and its leadership development programs, he uncovered a greater need for an intellectual center in Vail, one that aligned emerging educational trends with state and local economic goals. Today, he drives the organization's vision of creating unique learning experiences that build credentials, foster intellectual communities and create impact around the globe.

 Ross began his career as a business owner who grew a small family venture into one of the Twin Cities most respected landscape architecture firms, earning its place on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. He attended the University of Colorado-Boulder Leeds School with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurial studies.

Frank Vain, President of McMahon Group

Topic: Golf Club Industry Trends

Frank provides consulting and planning services to private clubs throughout North America and Asia. Through use of specialized services including membership surveys, strategic planning, operational analysis and facility long range planning, he assists clubs in developing individualized strategies for their unique situations.

He joined McMahon Group in 1988 and has more than forty years of experience in the management and development of hospitality properties including private clubs, athletic clubs, resorts and restaurants. Frank is a Past President of The Country Club of St. Albans, an 800-member, 36-hole country club located in Missouri and he is the former owner of Concord Sports Club, a 1,700 member family athletic club in St. Louis. Frank was elected to the Board of the National Club Association in 2011 and served as Vice Chairman in 2017.

 A native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Penn., Frank has been a featured speaker at many national and regional meetings. He has written numerous articles published in Club Management, Club Director and BoardRoom magazines. He was recently named the Gary Player Club Educator of the Year for 2012 and 2015 by BoardRoom magazine. He is the co-author of McMahon's Club Trends®, a recognized industry benchmark on the trends and issues affecting private clubs.

7:00 AM Exec. Com. Breakfast (Inv.)
8:00 AM Registration & Coffee
9:00 AM Welcome
2:30 PM Industry Panel Discussion
4:00 PM Adjournment
Online Registration


Begins: Dec 5, 2017 at 12:01 AM MST
Entry Deadline: Feb 23, 2018 at 11:59 AM MST
Rocky Mountain GCSAA $100
Other $100

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