Mike Tinkey has resigned from the National Golf Course Owners Association where he served for 24 years as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and previously on their Board of Directors.
Working alongside golf and hospitality owners and operators, suppliers, and allied associations locally, nationally, and internationally, Mike was instrumental in the NGCOA’s business development, multicourse, and technology initiatives while spearheading many allied association relationships.
“The timing is excellent for me to advance my long-time business interests in golf, sports, and hospitality in other venues where I can make a difference while taking time to engage in family land and business interests,” Tinkey stated.
Mike is a frequent speaker and advisor on golf and hospitality industry issues, trends, and operations including marketing and business development communications, tee time distribution, and growing revenue through traditional means as well as through innovation.
As a former golf course top executive officer, Mike served in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer and President of several coastal resorts in South Carolina, as President of the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association and the Low Country Golf Course Owners Association, and on various hospitality and charity boards.
Mike has also served and is currently active on a number of advisory and elective boards at the state and national level in golf, hospitality and tourism industries including Golf 2020, We Are Golf, the Golf Industry Show, and the National Alliance for Accessible Golf.
Residing in the Charleston, South Carolina area with his family, Mike can be reached at: MikeTinkey@tinkeyworks.com, 843-437-0070, and on LinkedIn.