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13th Annual NGF Golf Business Symposium

October 19-20, 2021 | Dallas, TX

Speakers & Content

Event Schedule

Meeting Location

Executive Testimonials

Health & Safety Protocols

Distinguished Guest Speaker

George W. Bush

George W. Bush served as President of the United States of America from 2001-2009. As Commander in Chief, President Bush worked to expand freedom, opportunity, and security at home and abroad. His Administration reformed America’s education system, restored robust private-sector economic growth and job creation, protected our environment, and pursued a comprehensive strategy to keep America safe after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

He has authored three bestselling books and founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas with former First Lady Laura Bush. President Bush and Laura are the parents of twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, and proud grandparents of Margaret Laura “Mila” and Poppy Louise Hager.

Other Speakers and Content


Dave Ridley
Former Chief Marketing Officer, Southwest Airlines

This new decade calls for the golf course business to face up to one of its biggest challenges and opportunities: delivering a customer experience that attracts and retains players of all ages in a world of so many choices. How do the best companies (and recreational activities) compete for the time, loyalty and spending of customers and prospects? We’re delighted to have Dave Ridley joining us to help answer that question.

Drawing on 27 years of senior executive experience at an airline synonymous with friendly hospitality and personality, Dave will share how Southwest built a culture of personal service that has driven customer loyalty and financial success with no equal in the history of the airline industry. The principles and practices that Southwest follows can be translated to any business.

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

4150 North MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75038

(972) 717-0700

The Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas is the perfect mix of Fort Worth’s steel-toed swagger and Dallas’ cosmopolitan edge. Just 15-20 minutes from either DAL or DFW, Las Colinas is a convenient venue with luxurious amenities and championship golf. We look forward to having you there with us!


Golf Executive Testimonials

“Great event, what a lovely setting for a meeting. Efficient and the networking opportunities are excellent. I appreciate the opportunity to cross paths with so many varying industry stakeholders.”

“I feel that the topics most directly impacting the golf industry (golf participation, rounds played, off-course trends, etc.) are especially critical to analyze, present and discuss right now given the overall health and vitality of the game.”

“This was my first symposium and I was so glad I attended! The content shared and the networking opportunities were outstanding. I actually would have liked to have had more!”

“Meeting content was right on target and well presented. Nice variety of topics and speakers and styles, with focus on golf business as the key. Very efficient production – no wasted time. Great setting.”