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NCA Monthly: May

NCA Monthly

It’s been a busy spring at NCA! Members gathered at the 2024 National Club Conference in Frisco, Texas, in late April for best-in-class networking, education sessions, exhibitor showcase, mind-blowing tour of Middlby Innovation Kitchens and lots of fun on and off the golf courses. Look for a full wrap-up in the upcoming summer issue of Club Director.

Seth Waugh, PGA of America CEO, joined NCA’s Joe Trauger for an 
informative and engaging conversation at NCC24.

The Association also welcomed new officers and members to its Board of Directorsand celebrated the recipients of this years Excellence in Club Management® Awards; the awards are sponsored by McMahon Group and NCA.  

Several legislative and regulatory issues that affect clubs saw motion this month. NCA launched a new series of issue backgrounders on the website—these are regularly updated and offer everything clubs need to know about Congressional and regulatory action in play. 

 NCA President & CEO Joe Trauger traveled to the Detroit Athletic Club and the Country Club of Virginia to present ECM awards at celebrations with those clubs’ memberships in May.

He also participated in National Golf Day with Hill visits to the Virginia delegation and spoke with Golf Caucus Co-chairs Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Richard Hudson (R-N.C.).

NCA issued a member alert on the final overtime rule from the Department of Labor. Last month, we shared club-specific regulatory and legislative news in the Washington Weekly Update: May 6May 13May 20; and May 28

NCA’s robust schedule of webcasts continued in May; members can access full recordings at or on the NCA app, available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store: 

More webcasts are planned: 

  • Thurs., June 6 | 2 pm ET.  Clubs Helping Their Communities: Whys and Hows. Register Here.
  • Thurs., June 20 | 2 pm ET. Best Practices for Establishing a Modern-Day General Manager/COO Performance Management System. Register Here.
  • Thurs., July 11 | 2 pm ET. Club Culture: How to Define It and Why You Need to Understand It. Register Here.
  • Thurs., July 18 | 2 pm ET. Understanding and Managing Your Club’s Real Estate Tax Assessment. Register Here.
  • Thurs., July 25 | 2 pm ET. H-2B Visas 2025: Trends, Updates and Opportunities. Register Here.

As always, live and recorded webcasts are included in your NCA membership. Visit for the latest schedule. 

NCA welcomed new members this month:

  • Shady Oaks Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Boise Racquet and Swim Club, Boise, Idaho.
  • Cat Cay Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
  • Cullasaja Club, Highlands, N.C. 
  • AngeLink, Naples, Fla.
  • Links Bridges, Stuart, Fla.
  • Vices, Los Angeles Calif.

Read All About It

Club Insider Brief brought readers all the news from around the private club industry, with publications on May 8 and May 22.   

NCA recognized #WomensGolfDay sharing two Club Director articles that highlight women in golf. Read 4 Hours that Can Change the World, which covers Women’s Golf Day’s impact, and Sponsoring a Pro, which covers Forest Creek Golf Club’s sponsorship of LPGA Tour Pro Ana Belac.  

Shop NCA’s Pro Shop

We’re excited to offer NCA-branded gear for you, your club staff and your friends and family at the lowest price at NCA’s Pro Shop. With clothing, golf wear, jackets, accessories and hats—there’s something for everyone. 

Join the Conversation

NCA shared news and information on LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter), along with leading conversation in the NCA LinkedIn Group. Join us there!