Technology Forum

Technology Forum

Panel sessions presented by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and PGA Golf Exhibitions

Taking place directly on the PGA Fashion & Demo Experience show floor (Booth #127), the Technology Forum will consist of complimentary panel sessions highlighting innovation & technology best practices to enhance your business, including:

  • Golf entertainment technology to boost revenue
  • Tech advancements for teaching the game
  • Boost spending and engagement

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, August 13 | Presented by the NGCOA

Panel 1 | 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Golf Entertainment Technology = New Revenue

NGCOA CEO Jay Karen will lead a panel discussion about incorporating the latest technology to boost facility top and bottom lines. A panel of golf course owners and operators will share their stories about how they brought different forms of gamification and “golf entertainment technology” to their courses, and what it has meant for their business.

Panel 2 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Facility Management Technology to Boost Spending & Engagement 

NGCOA CEO Jay Karen will lead a panel of golf course owners and operators in a discussion about using best practices with current technology to boost spending and engagement. The panelists will share ways they are getting the most out of their management software, digital marketing programs, efficiency practices and more.

Wednesday, August 14 | Presented by PGA Golf Exhibitions

Panel 3 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Technology Best Practices in Teaching and Coaching Golf

The latest in teaching and coaching technology takes center stage in this panel program focusing on technology best practices to enhance learning the game. Two award-winning PGA Professionals Mike Adams, the 2016 PGA Teacher of the Year and Mike Malaska, the 2011 PGA Teacher of the Year, are joined by NextGenGolf CEO/Founder Kris Hart—an expert in millennial golf experiences—to discuss how technology is improving the golf learning experience. Johnny Wunder, Host of “The Gear Dive Podcast” on Golfwrx, will moderate the panel program.


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