The Coachella Valley Golf Industry Summit will be held in conjunction with the PGA TOUR’s 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge. The summit will take place Monday, Jan. 18 at the Palmer Private Course at PGA West. The event is open to golf industry representatives, media, policymakers and the general public.
The goal of the summit is to provide a venue for the key players in the Coachella Valley golf industry to further enlighten the public about the massive economic and charitable impacts it has on the region, directly address the latest in the water issues facing California and impacting the industry, generate positive publicity for the local golf industry and the tournament, and continue to enhance a cooperative spirit and goodwill among a wide range of key golf industry players.
Organizers of the event include the Club Managers Association of America Desert Chapter, Desert Classic Charities (organizers of the CareerBuilder Challenge), GCSAA, Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hi-Lo Desert Golf Course Superintendents Association, Southern California Golf Association and the Southern California PGA.
The event will feature three panels focused on golf course water use/conservation/management, economic impact of the game in the valley and what is right with the game of golf. Featured speakers include Nicole Castrale, LPGA Tour player; Marc Connerly, executive director of the California Golf Course Owners Association; Kevin Heaney, executive director of the Southern California Golf Association; Pat Gross, USGA West Region Green Section director; Paul Levy, general manager at Toscana Country Club and vice president of the PGA of America; John Powell, president of the board of directors for the Coachella Valley Water District; Stu Rowland, Class A superintendent at Rancho La Quinta Country Club; Craig Surdy, general manager at The Reserve Club and president of the Club Managers Association of America Golden State Chapter and Scott White, president of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available and packages range from $2,500 (Supporting Sponsor) to $10,000 (Presenting Sponsor). All sponsorship packages include credentials to the 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge as well as access to select hospitality areas during the event.
Registration will open in December and for those interested in sponsoring the event, please contact me at email@example.com and I will forward you a sponsorship package. Net proceeds from the summit will go to Desert Classic Charities.
We look forward to you support of the summit and seeing you in the desert in January.