Dave Ahart, Director of Golf at 1757, accepted the award at the NGCOA Mid-Atlantic Annual Meeting. The event, hosted coincidentally at 1757, brought together golf course owners and professionals from throughout Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Peter Hill, BCG Chairman and CEO, was the keynote speaker for the event.
One of four awards presented at the Annual Meeting, the Public Golf Leader Award recognizes programs executed by a public facility to promote golf in the Mid-Atlantic. While the golf industry remains flat for many, 1757 is bucking the trend and growing the game through innovative marketing and savvy operations. Some key examples include:
The comprehensive golf academy, private and group instruction, junior programming (such as junior camps that boast over 1,000 kids annually) and the club-fitting studio, which provide an unparalleled experience for men, women, juniors and seniors in private, group and team settings. Shout out to: Tiffany Faucette (Lead Instructor), Tim Brogan (Director of Instruction), Mike Gertzberg (PGA Instructor), Scott Holmes (Youth Coordinator) and Steve Loesher (Regional Director of Instruction).
A broad range of programming to attract and delight both the golf and social audiences.
An unforgettable event experience that has led 1757 to become a popular, award-winning wedding venue. Shout out to Kelsey Baron (Director of Sales).
Seventeen Fifty Seven, the property's outstanding on-site restaurant, which attracts non-golfers and golfers alike. Shout out to Rob Fleming (Executive Chef).
The adoption of Waddle, a BCG-exclusive invitation-based-marketing platform.
Congratulations to the entire 1757 team on this award. Keep up the great work!