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Monroe Township, NJ, May 16, 2011 – The New Jersey Golf Course Owners Association’s (NJGCOA) NJ Golf B2B networking event at the Forsgate Country Club, in Monroe Township, June 15, will provide a forum for the state’s golf course operators to discuss ideas and see the latest products and services in the industry.


            The event, to be attended by golf course owners, club managers, superintendents, PGA professionals and other personnel responsible for the operations of many of New Jersey’s 300 golf courses, will include a trade show with more than three dozen exhibits of products and services used by the golf industry, and several presentations on current issues.


            “In today’s economy, it is important for the golf courses to give the

consumer the best possible product at the best possible price, and this show gives them many of the tools to do so,” said David Wasenda, a NJGCOA board member and chairperson of the event.  “New Jersey’s golf courses are critically important to create jobs and bolster our state tourism and hospitality industries.  The state golf industry alone is a $1.9 billion industry, and the products and services that cater to the golf industry create thousands of jobs and stimulate the economy statewide.”


            Joseph Rice, membership director of the National Golf Course Owners Association and former publisher of Golf Business Magazine, will provide a national perspective on key issues and initiatives important to golf, and present examples of how collaboration, advocacy and economies of scale are benefiting course operators.  Presentations will be given on restaurant operations and golf course insurance.  Products and services being exhibited at the trade show include food and beverage supplies and procurement; golf course landscape and lawn equipment; turf and pond chemicals, fertilizers and supplies; payroll and insurance services; golf carts; consulting and management services; and golf and business publications, among others.


            Hours of the event are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Admission is free for attendees, which includes the tradeshow and professional presentations.  Continental breakfast and a luncheon buffet are available.  Following the show, golf will be available at Forsgate’s legendary Banks Course, renowned for its deep bunkers and lush greens, or the scenic Palmer course, with its challenging water hazards.


            The NJGCOA, founded in 1994, represents public and private courses across the Garden State and is the state affiliate of the National Golf Course Owners Association, implementing programs and advocacy to further the growth and development of the game of golf in New Jersey.  The golf industry in New Jersey employs more than 35,000 people, paying more than $1 billion in labor income, and the golf courses pay property taxes in excess of $70 million and payroll taxes of $62 million annually.  There are approximately 300 golf courses in the state, encompassing more than 52,000 acres of dedicated green space. 


            The NJ Golf B2B event is presented in part by New Agency Partners,  PFG-Performance Food Group; and Applied Golf,  and supported by Toro, Club Car, Entegra, New Jersey Business Magazine and SJ BIZ magazine.


            For information on NJ Golf B2B and the NJGCOA, visit the website at www.njgcoa.org or contact Donna Talley, Executive Director, at (609) 788-8349, or via email to dtalley@njgcoa.org