The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) 2006 awards recognise golf instructor Jim Flick, as the Award of Merit winner; and European golf course owner Marcel Welling, as the Don Rossi Award winner.
Flick, 77, has been helping high-handicappers as well as PGA Tour pros improve their games for more than half a century, and was singled out for significant and long-lasting contributions to the game of golf.
Welling is the CEO of Amsterdam-based BurgGolf, which owns 30 courses in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and Spain, received the Rossi Award based on his support of the NGCOA and his key role in strengthening the European Golf Course Owners Association. “Marcel has been an enthusiastic ambassador for golf,” said Mike Hughes, CEO of the NGCOA. “His business acumen is changing the model for golf course ownership in Europe.”