The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) recently selected Bobby Jones Links Founding Partner Whitney Crouse to serve on its Board of Directors. The NGCOA announced the new board at its annual meeting during the Golf Business Conference 2024 in late January.

The NGCOA represents and promotes the interests of golf courses as the principal businesses and economic assets of the game of golf. 

Crouse, a Rice University graduate and veteran PGA and CMAA member, has spent over three decades developing, building and managing golf properties.

“It is a real honor to be selected to the NGCOA’s Board of Directors,” Crouse said. “This diverse and uniquely expert organization plays a critical role in educating, broadening the network and knowledge base, and advocating for the golf industry. This board is represented by a diverse, highly experienced, and educated contingency that unites various regions, backgrounds, and leadership perspectives to serve the best interests of golf course owners and the golf industry.”

The not-for-profit organization, the NGCOA, is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators, helping them operate more successful clubs through advocacy, education, information resources, purchasing programs, and networking opportunities.

“I look forward to working with this accomplished and dedicated group of club owners and operators, but I’m also excited about the advocacy role the NGCOA plays on behalf of all golf course owners and the golf industry with initiatives like National Golf Day and many others. CEO Jay Karen and team have made a tremendous impact on the NGCOA and its pivotal role in the advancement, preservation, and growth of club ownership.”

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