2017 NEGCOA Education & Outing

The 16th Annual NEGCOA Golf Outing was held
at Ferncroft Country Club this past May.


Ferncroft Country Club

10 Village Road, Middleton, MA  01949

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A great day of Education, Golf and Networking with fellow owners/operators, vendors, and allied organizations at Ferncroft Country Club.  We'd like to thank our hosts - Affinity Management --for showcasing their truly First-Class facility.

This event was more than just a golf outing as we offered an educational session prior to play.  Ferncroft CC was the first private golf facility in the nation to implement a Zero Food Waste Program.  The program has entered its 5th year and we felt others might be curious and want to hear about their experience.  So owner Damon Devito shared news of their facility and the Zero Food Waste.  Everyone found the presentation to be thought provoking -- perhaps we will see more facilities paying attention to their waste and what can be done to reduce it.

The day continued with buffet networking lunch and a chance to see some the Ferncroft facility (newly renovated clubhouse).  There was time to talk with other owners, operators, golf professionals, club managers, vendors, and allied organizations.

Those who are not golfers joined us for the education and networking lunch.  There was a little something for everyone.  Others made a the whole day of it and took advantage of some Ed, Networking, and Golf! 

Who attended?

  • Members of club staff (GM, Pro, super, chef, marketer, etc), 
  • Family members  & friends 
  • Local Business Contacts or local politician

Some clubs used the day for team building, while others partnered with other clubs to see how their facilities run!  

Schedule of Events:

9:30 AMCheck-in and Range Open
10:00 AM - 11:30amEducation Session - Zero Food Waste & Ferncroft Experience
11:30 AMBuffet Networking Luncheon available
12:30 PMShotgun Start - Bramble format
 5:00 PMCocktail Reception, Hearty Hors d'Oeuvres, Awards and Raffle Winners

Prizes: Team prizes, Hit the Green Contest, Long Drive, Closest to the Pin, Raffles, contest for tickets and much more. 

Early registration savings was in effect until April 17.  

Click here for Clubs & Allied Organizations registration form

Here's a twist - you can choose to break up your foursome and network with others while you play. Yes, it is fun to play together, but splitting up may result in bringing home some great new ideas.  It is your choice - just indicate on the registration form if you want to remain together or if you want to use the time on the golf course to learn from others. 

Vendor Registration/Sponsor Opportunities:  

To all of our vendors, there are some great ways for you to be involved in this event.  You may participate at various levels of sponsorship or simply play.  We encourage you to bring staff from a member club or even a non-member club to the event. To learn more click on the link below.

Click here for a Vendor registration/sponsorship form

Payment Options:  For your convenience, you may download a registration form here.  Player names can be filled in at a later date, but register your group now to take advantage of early bird savings and to avoid being shut out. 

Special thanks to our hosts Damon DeVito and David Swales from Affinity Management and their Ferncroft staff for their gracious support.  

Directions to Ferncroft Country Club

For further information contact Elaine Gebhardt at 774-430-9031 or egebhardt@negcoa.org


Want to see some photos from past outings?? 2015 or 2016