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GCSAA announces group pricing discounts for virtual 2021 Golf Industry Show

All-access education for every member of the maintenance staff for one price

Lawrence, Kan. (Sept. 16, 2020) – The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is introducing Facility pricing for the virtual 2021 Golf Industry Show in February, which will offer valuable education for everyone on the golf course maintenance team for one price.

The All-Access Facility Package includes 78 educations sessions, which can be viewed during the event the first week of February as well as on-demand with 30 days of extended access. The package also includes the virtual trade show, networking events, virtual visits from special guests and more for $850 ($1,050 for non-GCSAA members) for an unlimited number of team members. Each team member who registers will receive 3.0 continuing education points (CEUs). The Individual All-Access Package is $250 less and available to GCSAA members for $600 or $750 for non-members.

“When we made the decision to transition to a virtual show, we knew that the virtual format would offer opportunities for those who have been unable to attend due to the travel expenses or time commitment of an in-person event,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “It also opens up the option for every member of the maintenance team to participate. The facility package is a great value for everyone on the team to not only further their own professional development but to also benefit the facility with the insight, innovations and connections that are made at GIS.”

In addition, to the All-Access packages, base packages will be available that include 36 education sessions with seven days of on-demand access, plus the trade show and other events. The Base Facility Package is $500 for GCSAA members ($700 for non-members) with 1.5 CEUs for each registered participant. The Base Individual Package is $350 for GCSAA members and $500 for non-members.

Registration for the 2021 Golf Industry Show will open Oct. 13.

GCSAA and presenting partners, the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), will offer a virtual experience that will continue the GIS’s long tradition of connecting attendees, exhibitors and industry experts through a progressive week of unparalleled education opportunities and access to golf facility solutions for golf industry professionals. The theme of the 2021 GIS — “Your space. Your pace. All in one place.” — not only reflects the ability of participants to attend the show from the safety of their homes or offices and consume the content on their own schedules, but also speaks to the convergence of industry experts that will be a part of the high-caliber education lineup in keeping with past GIS events.

A preview of the virtual platform and more information about the show is now available on

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About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to more than 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About the Golf Industry Show
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) presents the Golf Industry Show annually. It is an innovative conference and trade show combining education, networking opportunities and practical solutions for golf course superintendents, owners/operators, general managers, chief operating officers, architects and builders. The Golf Industry Show is presented jointly with the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA). Participating partners include National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), the National Golf Foundation (NGF) and the United States Golf Association (USGA).

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