AB 672 – What Can You Do?

Expertise and Resources for California’s Golf Course Owners

CGCOA is dedicated to developing strategic partnerships and strategies to help golf course owners provide a thriving recreational facility for the local community.

To achieve this, our members work together to better educate ourselves on new opportunities to run our golf courses better. Through personal contact with industry experts, whether they be fellow members or sponsors, the members of the CGCOA are exposed to the latest expertise, technology, resources and ideas to make themselves more successful.

Furthermore, all members of the association pledge to themselves and the public that they will abide by core values which distinguish them from non-members.

Working together, the members of the CGCOA are promoting themselves and the game of golf in a way that enhances their lives and enriches others.

Heat Illness Protection Resources

Summer is Here:
Protect Workers from Heat-Related Illness as Things Heat Up
from the California Department of Public Health

As vaccination rates increase and COVID-19 risk decreases around the state, California businesses are opening up. The economy – and the weather – are heating up. As climate change increases temperatures, and heat waves happen more and more frequently, outdoor workers and others who perform physically demanding work are at risk for heat-related illness, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke. These conditions are serious and can result in damage to the brain, nervous system, and kidneys, and even death. These risks increase during the summer when temperatures and humidity are high.

See more from the California Department of Public Health HERE.

Agri-Turf Tri-West Malcolm Stack Charity Golf Tournament Raises $70,000 for the American Cancer Society

Golf is Good is a campaign aimed at improving the image of golf and spreading the message of golf’s many community benefits to elected officials and the general public.

In our effort to highlight the charitable impact of golf on our communities, we’re featuring golf tournaments that are raising funds in benefit of important charities.

Agri-Turf Tri-West Malcolm Stack Charity Golf Tournament Raises $70,000 for the American Cancer Society

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – July 21, 2021 – The Agri-Turf Tri-West 7th Annual Malcolm Stack Charity Golf Tournament held on June 3, 2021, at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin, California, raised a total of $70,000 for the American Cancer Society. In the past seven years, the tournament has raised over $410,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The full tournament began with a shotgun start promptly at noon. After a round of 18 holes, including a $10,000 cash prize hole sponsored by Patcraft®, guests enjoyed a hospitality, barbecue dinner and awards ceremony.

Agri-Turf President Rich Records announced the evening of the event that the tournament raised sixty-eight thousand five-hundred dollars. Post-tournament donations made via the event website brought the final total to $70,000.


Become an Advocate for Golf!

CGCOA Golf is Good Ambassador Program

The California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA) is taking an active role in statewide government advocacy, and you can play a part. The CGCOA Golf is Good Ambassador Program organizes golf industry representatives, matching them with the legislators representing the district in which the ambassador’s golf course is located, and guiding ambassadors in the process of advancing the messages and priorities of California’s golf industry.

CGCOA is seeking a diverse mix of golf course owners, general managers, superintendents, golf pros, even amateur golfers and others passionate about protecting the game of golf and promoting public policies that enable golf to flourish in California.

Ambassador Training and Education

Golf is Good Ambassadors will receive the tools and training necessary to become effective advocates for golf. Resources include a recorded video presentation that can be viewed at the ambassador’s leisure covering the basics of advocacy, periodic live online trainings addressing current issues and messages, handouts detailing the Golf is Good messages and positions on key public policy issues.

Golf is Good Ambassadors who are GCSAA members will receive GCSAA service points:

GCSAA members serving in an ambassador capacity with the CGCOA will receive .25 points per year for the position and then can accumulate additional points (.25 per activity) for activities such as participating in a state golf day or being involved in an outreach effort.

Golf is Good Ambassadors who are PGA of America members will receive PGA service credits (details available soon).


Ambassadors have the opportunity to win the CGCOA Golf is Good Ambassador Award, which honors individual ambassadors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and engagement in advocacy through outreach and relationship development with a member of the California legislature.


Take the next step to becoming an advocate for golf by completing the online Golf is Good Ambassador Application here, then returning it to CGCOA, 2235 Park Towne Cir., 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95825 or info@golfcalifornia.org. Have questions? Call CGCOA at (916) 485-6361 or email info@golfcalifornia.org.