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2016 GHIN Users’ Meeting Registration and Information

The 33rd GHIN Users’ Meeting will be held Thursday and Friday, November 10-11, 2016 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida.

Thursday morning will offer two general sessions focusing on USGA related material including an overview of the Course Rating Application and an update on the World Handicap System. The afternoon will center on the USGA Product Roadmap with an introduction to the USGA Tournament Management Program (USGA TMP), Powered by Golf Genius Software.

We strongly encourage at least one staff member from each SRGA attend. Access to the USGA TMP will be predicated on the SRGAs participation in training classes.


Meeting Agenda

Thursday, November 10, 2016

7:30 – 8:30 am                        Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 am                        World Handicap System

10:00 – 11:30 am                    Course Rating Application Training

11:30 am – 12:30 pm             Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 pm                      GHIN Opening Session / USGA Product Roadmap

2:00 – 3:00 pm                        USGA Tournament Management Overview

3:15 – 4:15 pm                        Support, Training and Roll-out

4:30 – 5:30 pm                        Sales, Pricing, Collateral and Messaging

6:30 – 8:30 pm                        Annual Awards Dinner

Friday, November 11, 2016

7:00 – 8:15 am                        Breakfast

8:30 am – Noon                     Breakout Sessions

Noon – 1:15 pm                      Lunch

1:30 – 5:00 pm                        Breakout Sessions

5:30 – 7:30 pm                        Closing Reception


Meeting Registration: We ask that each person attending, please complete the registration form no later than Friday, October 21, 2016. We encourage you to review the session descriptions to help determine your attendance. A lab room will be available for your use throughout the conference including a printer.


Hotel: If you have not already done so, please make your hotel arrangements as soon as possible. Room reservations may be made by calling (888) 261-6161 and stating you are part of the GHIN Annual Conference. Rates are $199 per night. The cut-off date for reservations under our room block is Monday, October 10, 2016. If you are attending both GUM and IAGA, identify yourself as such so that you can remain in the same hotel room during both meetings under the appropriate room block.


Transportation: The closest airport to the hotel is the Jacksonville International Airport (airport code JAX) which is served by all major airlines and is approximately 29 miles from the hotel.

The following vendors provide transportation options between the hotel and airport:

Dana’s Limousine and Transportation Service

(904) 744-3333

Front Runner Transportation

(904) 714-1277

For those wanting to rent a car, we have a discount rate with Avis Rent-A-Car. The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number for this offer is X375250 and reservations can be made online.

Should you have any questions, please contact Fran Nee at (908) 326-1837 or


We look forward to welcoming you to Florida and preparing you for the roll out the USGA Tournament Management Program to your member clubs in 2017!


2016 GUM Agenda

2016 GUM Class Descriptions