Golf News for Thursday, May 16, 2013 | People

California Golf Course Owners Association new executive director

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA, has announced that the Sacramento-based association management firm Connerly & Associates, Inc. has been selected to manage the statewide trade association. Marc Connerly, Vice President of Connerly & Associates, Inc., will serve as executive director for the CGCOA.

In making the announcement, CGCOA President Steve Plummer, CGCS, stated, "We are looking forward to moving our organization forward under Marc's leadership and direction, and welcome the enhanced services his firm is able to provide our association. With the invaluable experience of Marc and his team, it will allow us to expand and improve member services for owners and operators statewide and provide the necessary tools to help CGCOA members grow and thrive in a rebounding economic climate."

According to Plummer, under the umbrella of Connerly & Associates CGCOA members and sponsors can look forward to increased communication about key business resources available to owners/operators; receive benefit from a series of educational programs that will help enlighten members on ways to minimize costs and improve efficiency while also uncovering new ways to increase recreational golf opportunities within their local communities.

"I am extremely honored and excited with the opportunity to lead the California Golf Course Owners Association," Connerly recently stated. "The CGCOA Board has done an excellent job of communicating their vision, and I share their optimism about the potential growth we will be able to forge on their behalf and that of the entire membership. We welcome the opportunity to serve all California chapter members and we look forward to working closely with the CGCOA board of directors as well as the National Golf Course Owners Association."

Connerly & Associates, Inc. was established in 1973 and manages several statewide and local non-profit trade associations. In addition to its array of management services, the firm also provides legislative and regulatory advocacy, event planning, and administration of housing programs for local municipalities.

The mission of the California Golf Course Owners Association is to enhance the success of golf course owners statewide while promoting the game of golf and its economic, environmental, and recreational benefits to individuals and communities. To learn more about the CGCOA visit

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