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SUNDAY, April 28, 2024

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

New Members’ Reception

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

NCA Chair’s Reception and Dinner

8:00 p.m.

Night Golf Outing

MONDAY, April 29, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Exhibitor Showcase

8:00 a.m.

Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jeff Cheney, Mayor, Frisco, Texas

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Education Session: Fireside Chat with The Professional Golfer’s of America
Seth Waugh, CEO, PGA of America

9 – 9:30 a.m.

Education Session: National Club Association Annual Meeting of the Membership and Club Leadership Panel
Joe Trauger, President & CEO, National Club Association
Jeff Bennett, President, Bald Peak Colony Club
Malcolm MacColl, Immediate Past Chair, National Club Association, Board Member, The Windsor Club

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Exhibitor Showcase

10:00 – 12:15 p.m.

Club Governance Symposium (Concurrent Breakout)

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Education Session 3

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Education Session 4

11:30 – 12:45 p.m.

Education Session 5

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament
Gleneagles Country Club, Queen’s Course | Plano, Texas

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Roundtable Lunch
Sponsored by PGA ExecuSearch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Education Session 6

3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Optional Events
PGA Headquarters Tour

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

ClubPAC Reception

6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Excellence in Club Management Awards Dinner & Gala

TUESDAY, April 30, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Exhibitor Showcase

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Education Session: Strategic Collaboration

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Education Session: Health Care Costs: Why Are They Going Up & What Can Be Done?

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Exhibitor Showcase

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Education Session 9

11:30 – 12:15 p.m.

Education Session: The Economics of Private Clubs in the US

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Roundtable Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Education Session: Winners of the 2024 ECM Awards

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Education Session 12

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Education Session: NCA Government Relations Update

3:30 p.m.

Middleby Innovation Kitchens Tour

3:30 p.m.

Optional Events
PGA Headquarters Tour

7:00– 10:00 p.m.

Final Night BBQ and Putting Tournament


Ready to experience it?


Monday, April 29 – 1 pm
National Club Conference attendees look forward to the annual Golf Tournament, and this year’s will be like none other. This year’s event will be at: Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas. Golfers will enjoy the Queen’s Course. This recently renovated hole 18, par 71, rating: 74.6, slope 141, yardage: 6892 course was designed by Bruce Devlin, Rick Robbins, and Robert von Hagge and has welcomed golfers since 1985. See more course information here.

NCA provides transportation to and from the course to all golfers. Space is limited, register early here.


Monday, April 29 – 10 am

Designed and hosted just for private club presidents and board members, The Club Governance Symposium will cover a broad range of topics, including general manager engagement, retention and compensation, empowering operational management, best practices to achieve organizational goals, involving members in strategic planning, developing future board members and practical application of committees in defining club programs and policies. This half-day symposium offers plenty of opportunity for conversation, idea and solution exchange, and networking with leaders of clubs around the U.S. The panel will include experts in club governance featuring Moderator Henry DeLozier, Principal, GGA Partners. Dress: Business casual.

NCA Chair’s Reception and Dinner

Sunday, April 28 – 6 pm
This Conference kick-off event brings all Conference attendees together for a night of fun, and camaraderie, as well as a tribute to the National Club Association’s history, honoring past NCA Chairs. Guests come together Sunday evening at this signature kick-off event. All Conference attendees are invited to join; your ticket (includes dinner and drinks) is included in your Conference registration.


The National Club Association (NCA) is honored to again host the Excellence in Club Management® Awards as part of the National Club Conference. What’s sure to be an evening of elegance, celebration and community among the best of the best in the industry, in partnership with the McMahon Group, NCA is proud to honor guests in this showcase event, included with your Conference registration.

Nomination window is now open—click here to nominate a club professional. Winners announced in spring 2024.