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Jupiter, Fla. -- The National Institute of Golf Management is now accepting registrations for its 2002 golf course management seminar to be held January 13-17 at the three-star Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling, W.Va.

Co-sponsored by the National Golf Foundation (NGF) and the Continuing Education Department at Oglebay, the five-day program is led by subject experts on all aspects of golf facility management.

Attendees will look at solutions to common problems while also sharpening their business management skills. More than 3,000 golf managers, superintendents, owners, golf professionals, food and beverage personnel and pro shop personnel have completed this one-of-a-kind program since its inception in 1984.

Three concurrent seminar programs will address the needs of first-year, second-year and graduate students. Subjects will include golf shop operations; player development; environmental issues and concerns; computerization and technology; liability and risk management; pace of play; research tools; marketing; cash and fiscal controls; food and beverage; personnel and customer relations; publicity and promotions; and golf car operations.

Upon completion of the second-year program attendees will receive 4.8 continuing education credits [CEUs] and graduate students will receive 2.4 CEUs from North Carolina State University. Members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and Club Managers Association of America may receive CEUs from their respective organizations, as will members of the PGA of America and the LPGA.

Instructors include subject experts from American Golf Corporation, Club Car, ClubLink, GCSAA, PGA of America and the NGF, as well as course owners and operators, developers and golf product manufacturers.

Keynote speaker, David Pillsbury, will address the group on Thursday, Jan. 17. Pillsbury is Co-Chief Executive Officer of American Golf Corporation and serves on NGF's Board of Directors.

For more information on registration, housing and transportation, visit the NGF Web site at http://www.ngf.org/nigm/, e-mail Kelly Olshove at mailto:kolshove@ngf.org or contact the Department of Continuing Education at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center (800) 624-6988, ext. 4019.

Club Car is the official corporate sponsor of the 2002 National Institute of Golf Management.

August 16, 2001