2020 NJSGA Golf Summit
Time & Location
About the Event
The NJSGA Golf Summit will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at the NJSGA Headquarters at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth from 3pm-6pm. This annual event features guest speakers who present topical subject matter of interest to stakeholders in New Jersey. Key staff members at public and private courses, board members, club/course operators, and the general public are encouraged to attend.
This year's speakers include:
Paul Gillard, President, Transformational Associates, Inc.
Paul brings a wealth of executive-level business and consulting experience within the pharmaceutical, financial services and manufacturing industries to client engagements. His successes in leading organizational transformation efforts are largely due to Paul's proven ability to engage and motivate both management and employees in defining, selling and realizing strategic and operational goals.
Paul Dotti, Golf Course Superintendent – Arcola Country Club
Paul is the Golf Course Superintendent at Arcola Country Club in Paramus, site of this year’s NJSGA Amateur. In Paul’s 10 years at Arcola, he has presided over a remarkable transformation of the course, working cooperatively with a golf architect and club officials to create a premier golf facility. Paul’s skills as an agronomist are matched by his ability to operate a bulldozer. He will discuss his experiences in approaching both short, and long term, initiatives in a cost-effective and time-efficient approach.
Frank Ferruggia, Partner, McCarter & English
Frank focuses his practice on litigation, property tax assessment appeals, and redevelopment/eminent domain matters. He leads an experienced team of attorneys who have handled nationally prominent real-property tax cases and set new legal precedents. His list of clients boast financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate development corporations, and owners of office buildings, manufacturing facilities, large residential condo/co-op developments, and hotels. He has a particular niche in representing golf courses, and whether it is in court, on the course, or in the clubhouse, he has their success in mind.
Lee Rainwater, USGA Assistant Director, Handicapping Education and Outreach
On January 6, we experienced the launch of the World Handicap System. A joint initiative between the USGA and The R&A, the WHS was an eight-year effort aimed at uniting different systems around the world to provide a single measure for determining a golfer’s ability. The WHS enables golfers of different abilities to play and compete on a fair basis, in any format, on any course, anywhere in the world.
Lee Rainwater is part of a small team at the USGA, charged with handicapping education and will discuss the WHS launch and share what we can expect from the handicap system this season.