"Bringing People to the Game"

presented by Miller & Sons Golf Cars

MONDAY, MARCH 2 - Otter Creek Golf Course, Ankeny

For the fourth time, the Iowa Golf Association, Iowa PGA and the Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association will bring industry leaders together to network and educate on working together.  The event will take place on Monday, March 2nd and will be hosted at the Otter Creek Golf Course Conference Center in Ankeny.  The general theme of the event is “Bringing People to the Game”.

The keynote speaker will be Henry DeLozier of Global Golf Advisors, which has offices in Phoenix, Toronto and Dublin, Ireland.  Global Golf Advisors began in 1992 as the specialist Golf Industry Practice at KPMG.  They separated from KPMG in 2006 and became a boutique consulting firm known as Global Golf Advisors.  GGA helps their clients solve their toughest problems by taking a 360-degree view of their businesses and developing a strategic plan that integrates best practices and establishes benchmarks for success.  Henry’s talk will focus on “Millennials and Golf”.

Rhett Evans, CEO of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America will be on hand to give a talk entitled “Relentless Focus”.  Scott Kmiec of the PGA of America, Hunki Yun of the USGA and Hugh Smith of Youth on Course will speak as well.  You can view the topics of their talks below.

The day before, Sunday, March 1, the Iowa Golf Council will host a Women’s Golf Summit, also at Otter Creek in Ankeny.  Read more about the Women’s Golf Summit here.  If you wish to attend both the Women’s Golf Summit and the Iowa Golf Summit, you will get a discount on the registration fees.

Don’t miss out – the deadline to sign up is Monday, February 24th.

"Bringing People to the Game"

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GET EDUCATION POINTS! PGA Professionals, Golf Course Superintendents and Club Managers will received education points from the PGA of America, GCSAA, and CMAA respectively.


Keynote Speaker
Henry DeLozier - Global Golf Partners
Henry DeLozier - Global Golf Partners
Millenials and Golf

Henry DeLozier is a Principal and Partner at Global Golf Advisors, an international consulting firm based in Toronto. Highly experienced in guiding managers, directors, and leaders in matters impacting private clubs across the globe, he is frequently called upon for board facilitations and training in matters of strategic thinking, governance and forward planning.

Henry is acknowledged within club categories for his uncommon understanding of golf and residential properties. He is known as a no-nonsense profit producer, as an innovative marketer, and as an advocate of exceptional customer service.   His career history reflects new concept introductions and numerous successful business turnarounds.

He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University (BA – English) where he was an All-America golfer.

Visit GlobalGolfAdvisors.com

Scott Kmiec
Scott Kmiec
Senior Director, PGA Career Services - PGA of America

Golf Careers in 2020

Scott will discuss how to distinguish yourself in the employment marketplace, as well as recruiting talent to fill your teams.  He will also speak on the challenges of searching for a new job and how to help facilities address labor shortage challenges.

Rhett Evans
Rhett Evans
Chief Executive Officer, GCSAA

Relentless Focus

Rhett will discuss habits and practices to make yourself more efficient in the workplace.  He will also give some key GCSAA updates, including highlighting a program that aims to give school kids a glimpse into the science behind the role of a superintendent – The First Green.

Hunki Yun
Hunki Yun
Director of Outreach, Education, and Partnerships - USGA

Improving the Golfer Experience

Hunki will talk about recent research and steps that the USGA has taken to help improve the experience for all golfers when they play the game.

Hugh Smith
Hugh Smith
Director, Regional Affairs - Youth on Course

The Impact of the Youth on Course Program

Hugh will give an overview of the Youth on Course program and how it has made the game more accessible to kids from all backgrounds. He will talk about how you can participate, if you so choose, at your club or course.


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. –  Hot Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. –  (KEYNOTE) Henry DeLozier, Global Golf Advisors

10:15 – 10:30 a.m – Break/Network

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Presenting Sponsors Showcase (Miller & Sons Golf Cars)

10:45 – 11:45 noon – Scott Kmiec, PGA of America

11:45 – 12:45 – Lunch & Networking

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. – Rhett Evans, GCSAA

1:45 – 2:00 – Break/Network

2:00 – 2:45 – Hunki Yun, USGA

2:45 – 3:30 – Hugh Smith, Youth on Course

3:30 – 3:45 – IGA, Iowa PGA, Iowa GCSA Updates

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