First ever Women’s Golf Summit set for March 1, Iowa Golf Summit follows the next day
The Iowa Golf Council (Iowa Golf Association, Iowa GCSA and Iowa PGA) will host two golf summits in early March. The Women’s Golf Summit will be held on Sunday afternoon, March 1 while the Iowa Golf Summit will be held the next day, Monday, March 2. Both summits will be hosted by Otter Creek Golf Course and Conference Center in Ankeny and are presented by Miller and Sons Golf Cars (Britt).
This will be the fourth Iowa Golf Summit the group has co-conducted, taking place every other year. It will be the first time for the Women’s Golf Summit. The general theme for both events will be “Bringing People to the Game” both as players but also as potential career opportunities.
The Women’s Golf Summit (Sun, March 1) will consist of three different panel discussions, as well as networking, socializing and even the chance to get a lesson from a PGA professional. There will be a focus on bringing more women to the game, both as players and also shedding light on entry into golf as a career. In addition, we will discuss ways to utilize golf to help advance your business careers outside of golf.
Henry DeLozier of Global Golf Advisors will be the keynote speaker at the Iowa Golf Summit (Mon, March 2) where he will give a talk on “Millennials and Golf”.
Honored by BoardRoom magazine with its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, Henry has been recognized each year as one the “Most Influential People in Golf” since 1999 by Crittenden publications for his worldwide recognition as a thought-leader. He is the current Board Chairman for Audubon International. He serves as an expert source for Bloomberg News, Business Week, CNBC-Squawk Box, the Financial Times of London, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University (BA – English) where he was an All-America golfer.
Also on hand to speak at the Iowa Golf Summit will be Rhett Evans, CEO of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Hunki Yun, Director of Outreach, Education and Partnerships of the USGA, and Scott Kmiec, Senior Director, Career Services of the PGA of America. All will give talks with focus on bringing more people to golf.
In addition to terrific education, these summits provide terrific networking opportunities for speakers and attendees.
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in golf is welcomed to attend. If you are a decision-maker at your club, employee at a course, or involved in the golf industry in some way, or if you are just an avid golfer, you should seriously consider attending the Women’s Golf Summit, the Iowa Golf Summit, or both. The Women’s Golf Summit is NOT restricted to female attendees, although females who play and work in golf are encouraged to attend. Board and committee members, Golf Professionals, Superintendents, Managers & department heads as well as Golf Sales Reps, Golf Coaches and anyone with ties to the golf industry will realize great value from either of these summits.
The fee to attend is the Women’s Golf Summit is $40 per person. The fee to attend the Iowa Golf Summit is $60 per person. You can sign up for both for $80 (save $20). Both summits include food & beverage throughout the day.
The Iowa Golf Summit will be held at the Otter Creek Golf Course and Conference Center in Ankeny, Iowa. Otter Creek is located at 4100 NE Otter Creek Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023.