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Monday, AUGUST 13

Tuesday, AUGUST 14

Wednesday, AUGUST 15


Premier Partner Dinner

Board of Directors Meeting, Off-site Builder Education & Opening Reception

Education, Casino Games, with Awards Dinner & Auction

Sticks for Kids Golf Outing


Tentative Schedule of Events Monday, AUGUST 13 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. GCBAA Premier Partner Dinner

The GCBAA is partnering with fellow GCBAA Members to provide a unique and informative networking and education tract for this year’s meeting. To kick off this event the GCBAA Board of Directors along with Builder and Contractor members will be hosted at the George Jones Museum for a Reception and Dinner. Additional information to follow!

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Tuesday, AUGUST 14 8:00 – 2:00 p.m. GCBAA Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 – 3:00 p.m. Hands-on Builder Education brought to you by our Education Partners

In support of GCBAA’s renewed mission to provide high level education, join us and our Education Partners for a unique perspective for attendees. We invite you to take advantage of the latest technologies and advancements in the industry. Transportation will take the group to an active job site for a day of hands-on learning. We encourage all Builders and their fellow employees to join on this focused education discussion.

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Trade Show Set-Up 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. GCBAA Guest Reception (Invite Only)

This short reception is a way to continue to welcome new members and special guests, as well as thank the week’s education presenters.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception & Trade Show

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast with the Vendors

This is a great way to thank our vendors and those exhibiting in the trade show area – and even better, it’s over a hot breakfast!

8:30 a.m. Welcome & President’s Update 8:45 – 1:30 p.m. Keynote Education Sessions (Lunch Included) 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Spouse Event - Nashville Studio Tour

Experience the magic of Music City with #1 Billboard Recording Artist and NBC’s The Voice runner up, Meghan Linsey and record producer and songwriter, Tyler Cain. Hear an intimate acoustic performance, learn the stories behind the songs and experience the magic of recording with a real Nashville STAR! This is a once in a lifetime experience and we hope you’ll join us for it! A tasty lunch will also be a part of the afternoon. Stay tuned for more information.

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Casino Afternoon ($40 entry fee)

Craps, Roulette, Poker & Black Jack! Entry fee includes: $1,500 in “play money,” hosted bar along with bourbon tastings from Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, and creative networking opportunities! The top (3) individuals with the most “cash” at the end will receive a voucher to be used towards a purchase at the Foundation Auction that evening. Limited to the first (45) entries.

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Reception, Awards Dinner & Auction

Directly on hotel property, this evening includes a reception and silent auction, followed by an awards dinner honoring our Perry Dye recipient, Mr. Dennis Wagner. And to top it off, participate in a live auction benefiting the GCBAA Foundation and Sticks for Kids.


In addition to the traditional format of the Summer Meeting, a limited number of companies are invited to become Education Partners, not only to enhance the education offering for attendees, but also gain exclusive one on one networking with Builder members. Choosing to participate in this opportunity not only shows your support to the association, it also acknowledges your

dedication to enhanced professionalism in the golf course construction industry. Four (4) companies have the opportunity to gain access to this exclusive opportunity and will have right of first refusal in future years as the organization expands its education offering and opportunities for members.

Tentative Schedule of Events THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 Sticks for Kids Golf Tournament Hermitage Golf Course 7:30 a.m. Buses Depart 8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Warm-Ups 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

The celebrated Sticks for Kids tournament will be held at Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory, TN. An entry fee of $150 per player includes: transportation to and from the course, breakfast, lunch, golf, cart, awards, beverages, tee gifts and a golf shirt. If you would like to play, please indicate on the registration form your current USGA handicap index or average 18-hole score and shirt size. A limited number of rental clubs are available for $55. Spouses and guests are welcome and encouraged to play. DJ Black Circle will join us to offer the musical version of hooks and fades and will kick the tournament off with a fun vibe. Practicing your dance moves before arrival is optional!

2:00 p.m. Awards Luncheon

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The GCBAA has a number of sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming Summer Meeting to maximize the exposure for you and your company while supporting the meeting and activities. After reviewing the sponsorship form, please identify which sponsorship you would like to secure. For signage and recognition purposes, please send your company logo to Samantha Huff, • Please contact the office with other sponsorship ideas your company would like to pursue. • All sponsor packages include recognition on the GCBAA website, along with additional visibility throughout the mobile event app and post show publications. A big thanks to our Premier Education Partners:

3:00 p.m. Buses Return to Hotel Conclusion of GCBAA Summer Meeting

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GCBAA SUMMER MEETING REGISTRATION Complete this form or register online at by July 27, 2018 to avoid late fees.

Mail completed registration form with check, money order, or credit card information to:

or FAX completed registration form to

GCBAA, 6040 S. 58th Street, Suite D, Lincoln, NE 68516

(402) 476-4489







SPOUSE REGISTRATION for spouse or significant other (non-business only): EMAIL


Included in this registration fee is the Tuesday evening Opening Reception, Wednesday’s Spouse Event, and the Wednesday evening Awards Dinner.

Wednesday Education

Wednesday Reception, Dinner & Auction






Supplier & Industry Guest Registration





Spouse Registration (Includes spouse event)




Monday Premier Partner Dinner

Tuesday Offsite Education

Tuesday Opening Reception



Builder/Contractor Registration


Casino Afternoon (Wednesday)

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Sticks for Kids Golf Outing (Thursday)


Rental Clubs (limited) $55 per set Men’s (circle one: LEFT or RIGHT handed)


Women’s (circle one: LEFT or RIGHT handed)


Golfer’s USGA Handicap: Golfer’s Shirt Size:







If you have any special dietary or accessibility needs, please list them here: Special instructions on your registration:



Check #



American Express EXP

NAME (As it appears on card – please print) ADDRESS

Where your Credit Card statements are received

EMAIL ADDRESS for receipt if different from above • No registration refunds will be awarded after July 27, 2018




Omni Nashville 250 5th Ave S. Nashville, TN 37203 Reservation Deadline: July 13, 2018 Arrival Check-in: 4:00 p.m. Departure Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

before you register

Reserve your room Early!

Each room request must be assigned to a registered meeting participant. Companies are not allowed to block rooms under one name. The Hotel is a non-smoking establishment. Smoking rooms are NOT available.

Reservations must be made by July 13, 2018.

How to Register A web link to make your hotel reservation will be emailed to you upon receipt of your meeting registration. All reservations are to be made, modified or canceled by YOU, the member or guest.

Early Departure Policy An early departure fee of one nights’ room and tax will be assessed to the folio of any guest who departs earlier than the date confirmed at check-in. The fee will automatically post to the guest’s individual account, on or after departure.

Room Rates The guest room types and rates for GCBAA are:

NOTE – This is a change from previous years where the office would make your reservation based on the arrival and departure date you indicated on the registration form.

Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the Hotel’s prevailing rates.

One (1) King Bed: $248/night + tax Two (2) Double Beds: $248/night + tax Check-in: 4:00 p.m. Check-out: 11:00 a.m.


1. Hit The Hall – Kick off your Nashville experience with a day at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The world’s largest popular music museum offers ever-changing exhibits featuring the legends of country music past and today’s hottest stars. Grab a bite to eat inside the museum at 2|22 Eatery, a full-service restaurant serving Southern favorites, or at Bajo Sexto, an authentic Mexican taqueria. Then take some time to explore the museum’s two retail stores offering locally-made gifts, clothing, and a comprehensive selection of books and music. 2. Ride The Row – Take a tour of Music Row and visit historic RCA Studio B, the famous recording studio where Elvis recorded over 200 songs. Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, and many more recorded classic hits here. Not surprisingly, the heartbeat of Music City is driven by music — from country to classical. Tours of RCA Studio B depart daily from the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. 3. Visit The Home Of The Greek Gods – In Nashville’s Centennial Park, you’ll find the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the ancient Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The Parthenon houses an art gallery and museum as well as Alan LeQuire’s Athena Parthenos. Standing at almost 42 feet in height, Athena is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world. Just a mile from The Parthenon is the LeQuire Gallery, where you can visit Alan in his studio and witness one of the nation’s premier sculptors. 4. Take In A Songwriters-In-The-Round Show – One of the most unique ways to hear music in Nashville is at a songwriters show. Typically called a “writers night,” songwriters are put somewhere they are not used to being — in the spotlight. Several singer/songwriters will play ‘in-the-round’ as they sit on stage accompanied only by a microphone, a guitar, and their immense talent. These shows can be found in small, intimate clubs all over town, including the famous Bluebird Cafe in Green Hills and downtown’s The Listening Room Cafe. 5. Outdoor Concerts – Music steps outside in the summer. Events like Musicians Corner at Centennial Park, Full Moon Pickin’ Parties at Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center, Bluebird on the Mountain, Music in the Vines at Arrington Vineyards, and Live on the Green at Public Square Park bring the high notes to the great outdoors. Head to Riverfront Park for a concert at the Ascend Amphitheater and take in the incredible views of downtown and the Cumberland River. 6. Nashville’s Newest Sounds – Honoring musicians from stars to studio players that represent all genres of music, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is housed in the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. From Hank Williams, Sr. to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motown to Southern Rock — there is truly something of interest to everyone. Pay homage to the Man in Black at The Johnny Cash Museum located on 3rd Avenue. Featuring the most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world, this is THE Cash venue to visit for all ages. Then stroll up to the George Jones Museum on 2nd Avenue, which offers visitors a never-before-seen look into the life and career of the musical icon.

7. Take A Timeless Journey – The Ryman Auditorium, also called the “Mother Church of Country Music,” has had artists as diverse as Elvis Costello and Patsy Cline perform on its legendary stage since 1892. You can take a backstage tour and record your own song in the Ryman studio. The stars of the Grand Ole Opry take the stage every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday night (at the Ryman Auditorium November-January; at the Grand Ole Opry House February-October) with guest appearances by the biggest names in music. With 90 years of history, the Opry is the world’s longest-running broadcast and shows no signs of slowing down. 8. Salute – Three U.S. Presidents call Tennessee home: Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson. You can revisit the past at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Home of the People’s President. Polk is buried on the grounds of the historic State Capitol building in downtown Nashville. 9. Visit Honky Tonk Highway – Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner, The Second Fiddle, The Stage, Layla’s Bluegrass Inn, and Robert’s Western World are all experts at serving up cool longnecks and hot country music. You never know who you’ll see in these Lower Broadway clubs in the shadow of the Ryman. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Gretchen Wilson, Dierks Bentley, and other stars began their careers on Lower Broadway. 10. Special Events – Summer in Nashville is a season full of festivals, food, and, of course, live music. CMA Music Festival might just be the hottest ticket in town as country music stars take the stage for four days in early June. The CMT Music Awards also take place during the downtown festival. Celebrate America’s birthday with food, family fun, and multiple days of live music along the banks of the Cumberland River during Let Freedom Sing! July 4 in Music City. Other popular events include Tomato Art Fest, Wine on the River, Shakespeare in the Park, Brew at the Zoo, Music City Hot Chicken Festival, Taste of Music City, and more. Be sure to also check out the Nashville Sounds baseball games, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s, at the new First Tennessee Park in Germantown.

GCBAA Office 6040 S. 58th St., Suite D Lincoln, NE 68516

(O) 402.476.4444 (F) 402.476.4489

For the latest GCBAA updates, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @GCBAA For up to the minute meeting updates, download the GCBAA mobile event app!

1. Go to your app store and download “TBM Engage” 2. Enter the access code GCBAA 3. Create your account

2018 AUCTION DONATION FORM We are seeking your support as an auction item donor for the annual auction to benefit the GCBAA Foundation and Sticks for Kids Program. Proceeds from this event are used to further the mission of the GCBAA Foundation to provide youth with the tools and opportunities to explore the game of golf and potential careers related to the golf industry. This event will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2018 during the GCBAA Summer Meeting in Nashville, TN. The GCBAA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity (47-0842041); your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

DONOR INFORMATION (please print or type)







Preferred Format (Live Auction, Silent Auction, or Raffle)

Please be sure to include any marketing materials, brochures, and relevant details about the item you donate, so we can include an accurate description for potential bidders. **Please note whether a Certificate of Authenticity is available for signed pieces.



Please be sure to include any relevant details about the item you donate, so we can include an accurate description for potential bidders. Please list any exclusion, limitations or expiration dates here: Item

Exclusion, Limitation, Valid Dates



We would like to display a picture and/or donor logo along with the description. Please submit these materials via e-mail to

Items should be shipped to the GCBAA for fulfillment before Friday, July 27, 2018. If your item will be fulfilled in another way, please explain here: (i.e., Shipped to hotel). Hotel charges for shipments will apply.



Please use the following name(s) in all acknowledgments: NAME NAME I (we) wish to have our gift remain anonymous.


Please submit form to:

Please mail donation to (unless otherwise noted in fulfillment section):

GCBAA Foundation Attn: Samantha Huff 6040 S. 58th Street, Suite D Lincoln, NE 68516

GCBAA Sponsorship Opportunities Premier Education Partners ($5,000) 2018 Summer Meeting August 14-16, 2018 Nashville, TN

[ Your Logo Here! ] Using the check boxes on this form, indicate which sponsorship your company would like to secure. Return with registration form or email to / FAX (402) 476-4489

Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorship Item(s)



Registration Bags



Welcome Gift

Company Provides


Room Drop (Gift or Company Material)



– Lanyards & Name Badges (Winter/Summer)


Custom Hotel Room Keys



Tuesday Opening Reception



– Breakfast with the Vendors


– Wednesday Break Service


Wednesday Lunch



Wednesday Casino Afternoon



Wednesday Dinner & Auction



GCBAA Sponsorship Opportunities

Golf Outing Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorship Item(s)


– Player Breakfast & Lunch


– On-Course Beverages


Bloody Mary Bar




– Golf Shirts


Hole Sponsor

Multiple Available


– Trophies & Awards

Company Provided

– Golf Pin Flags

Company Provided

144 Golf Giveaways

Company Provides

Multiple Available

More Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorship Item(s)



Trade Show Booth (A)


Multiple Available

Web Banner on Mobile Event App (B)


Multiple Available



COMPANY Invoice Me


Check Enclosed

Add it to my Registration Fee


2018 GCBAA Summer Meeting  
2018 GCBAA Summer Meeting