Monday, July 17

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Registration, Badge Pickup and Happy Hour (sponsored by PGA of America)

Fairway Foyer

Tuesday, July 18

7:00 am – 10:00 am
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Registration & Badge Pickup

Fairway Foyer

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Yamaha Golf Outing

Quail Lodge & Golf Club

8:00 am — Shuttles depart to Quail Lodge & Golf Club
8:30 am — Breakfast
9:45 am — Golfers in cars
10:00 am — Shotgun start
Reception immediately following play
4:00 pm — Shuttles return to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Toptracer Opening Reception

Monterey Plaza Hotel – Upper Plaza

8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Q&A with Award-Winning Golf Writer Alan Shipnuck

Moments, Milestones, and Major Turning Points Across an Unprecedented Era of Golf

Monterey Plaza Hotel – Dolphins Ballroom


Alan Shipnuck
Author & Award-Winning Golf Writer
Co-creator, Fire Pit Collective

Wednesday, July 19

7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Registration & Badge Pickup

Fairway Foyer

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Monterey Bay Room

8:45 am – 8:50 am


Suzy Whaley – Official Welcome from MCOR23 Host and Master of Ceremonies

Cypress Ballroom

 Suzy Whaley
President, Golf Nation

8:50 am – 9:00 am
Opening Remarks

Cypress Ballroom

Jay Karen

9:05 am – 10:20 am
Views from The Turn — Off-Course Consumer Metrics + On-Course Facility Data at the Midway Point of 2023

Cypress Ballroom

Greg Nathan | President & Chief Operating Officer | National Golf Foundation
Christina Adams | Partner | McKinsey & Company

Greg Nathan, President and Chief Operating Officer for the National Golf Foundation (NGF), and Christina Adams, Partner at McKinsey & Company, kick off MCOR23’s education with facts, figures and forecasts from the latest and most relevant industry research. You’ll get a clear picture of how our industry is performing after Q1 and Q2 in terms of rounds, revenue, supply and demand, and more. We’ll then explore eye opening trends in consumer and customer attitudes (do they match golf? and what does that mean for YOUR business?) How will these trends in U.S. consumerism shape golf industry operations going forward? They’ll cover all this and more — and take attendee questions!

10:20 am – 10:35 am
Networking Break
10:35 am – 11:50 am
Executive Panel: Dealer’s Delight? Analyzing Acquisitions and Spotlighting Today’s Hurdles in Financing and Deal-Making

Cypress Ballroom

Jordan Klein | Managing Director | Baird Global Investment Banking
Weston McCurry | Principal, Private Equity | Apollo Global Management
Jeff Woolson | Managing Director | CBRE’s Golf & Resort Group
Jim Hinckley | CEO | Century Golf Partners (Moderator)

What are today’s need-to-know trends in banking and lending across our industry? What will your loans look like in 2024? Or 2034? Hear from our industry’s top business minds in the world of finance, commercial real estate and private equity. Century Golf CEO Jim Hinckley moderates this panel to explore the very latest in the dealmaking and acquisition space, where we’ll discuss the latest data and figures worth watching across golf course financing, and the most pressing issues and opportunities in acquisitions and dispositions. How will inflation and an unstable supply chain factor into the equation? We’ll tackle this and much more.

11:50 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch/Networking – Buffet

Upper Plaza

1:00 pm – 2:10 pm
Executive Panel: The State (and Future) of Golf Entertainment at Facilities

Cypress Ballroom

Brett Campbell | Executive Chairman | aboutGOLF
Alex Goodman | Sr. Director, North America | Toptracer
Dave Pillsbury | CEO | Invited
Cathy Harbin | At-Large Director, PGA Board of Directors | Owner, Pine Ridge Golf Course (Moderator)

Hear from leaders in both golf entertainment and golf operations. Cathy Harbin, Owner of Pine Ridge Golf Club (TX) and At-Large Director for the PGA Board of Directors, moderates this panel to explore the very latest at the intersection of entertainment and facility operations. We’ll discuss the state of golf entertainment from coast to coast, where it’s working best and where opportunities exist. In this 30,000-foot view, we’ll share what have we learned in the on-course golf entertainment space over the past two decades. How did we get here, how have we capitalized, and where are things heading? Learn where these trends and customer expectations meet your multi-course operation.

2:20 pm – 3:30 pm
2023 Takeaways at the Intersection of Golf and Travel

Cypress Ballroom

Karin Mast | Senior Vice President | Miles Partnership
Michael Dominguez | President & CEO | Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

Meet us at the intersection of golf and travel as two of the top figures in hospitality and tourism take the MCOR23 stage. Learn what leaders in the travel industry are seeing on their near-term and long-term radar, including key metrics and eye-opening trends emerging that are of utmost importance to those operating multiple facilities, particularly in golf-rich destinations. Karin Mast is all about the data — she’ll share the numbers, stats, and other pressing data, and will explore the facts and figures most consequential to your golf business. Being deeply embedded in hospitality sector day in and day out, Michael Dominguez will follow the data with his expert commentary. He’ll divulge what he’s observing, what he’s envisioning, and what he forecasts for the rest of this year and beyond.

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Networking Break
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Closing Q&A: Dr. Tyler Goodspeed, Former Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers

Dr. Tyler Goodspeed | Kleinheinz Fellow at the Hoover Institution (Stanford University) | Former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers
Jay Karen | CEO | NGCOA

Dr. Tyler Goodspeed is one of today’s leading authorities in global socioeconomic conversations, and he’ll sit with NGCOA CEO Jay Karen and MCOR23 attendees to explore all the factors that make up our nation’s current financial climate… and look at potential outcomes to expect during the home stretch this decade. As the youngest-ever and first openly LGBTQ+ Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Dr. Goodspeed spearheaded the U.S. economic policy response to the worst macroeconomic shock to hit the U.S. economy since the Great Depression. He advised the President on the largest fiscal response in U.S. history, and oversaw the shortest recession and fastest economic recovery as well. As both an economist and historian, he offers a unique perspective on the economic climate, captivating and informing audiences globally.

Dr. Tyler Goodspeed
Kleinheinz Fellow at the Hoover Institution (Stanford University), Former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers

5:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Pepsi Closing Reception

The Hay, Pebble Beach

5:15 pm — Shuttles depart to The Hay at Pebble Beach
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm — Drinks, Strolling Dinner, Networking, Golf & Contests
9:00 pm — Shuttles return to The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

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