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BGA Announces Partnerships in the Northern Golf Alliance


Northern Golf Alliance adds Global Turf Equipment, LLC to Benefit Courses


The Northern Golf Alliance (NGA), a group of golf courses located in the northern region of the United States, continues to add to their portfolio of benefits for members with the addition of Global Turf Equipment, LLC (GTE), the world’s largest independent seller and exporter of pre-owned golf course equipment.

“Global Turf is constantly adding inventory to its dynamic website so members looking to save money on equipment will be able to easily go online and impact their business,” said Moore. “GTE is a fiscally prudent alternative to buying brand-new machines.” Association members will receive 5% off the list price of pre-owned equipment as well as a free shipping arrangement, a 90-day warranty and other special promotion

With its expansive 45,000 square foot warehouse and service facility, GTE stocks over 600 pieces of turf equipment at any given time including all major brands and allied equipment for all the NGA associations’ equipment needs. This will allow NGA members to be able to buy and sell turf equipment, trade up for newer models, lease-to-own, and take advantage of NGA only special offers.

“We are extremely excited to partner with the NGA and support this association by offering them a program with flexible options to buy pre-owned equipment in a market that operates about 6 months out of the year because of climate conditions” says Pat Yarbrough, Co-owner of Global Turf Equipment.  “By offering the members discounted pricing, flexible shipping, financing and warranty options, we know this will help impact their bottom line and allow them to use their capital in other areas.”

The founding members of the Northern Golf Alliance include the Buckeye Golf Association (BGA) in Ohio, Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin (GCOW), Michigan Golf Course Owners Association (MGCOA), Midwest Golf Course Owners Association (MWGCOA) and Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners Association (PGCOA).

About Global Turf Equipment:

Founded in 2003, GTE purchases mowers, grinders, green rollers and more from short-term leases in partnership with major US financial lending firms. Forty-five thousand square feet of warehouse space services private club, resort and daily-fee golf course clients in all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide. Featured brands include Toro, Jacobsen, John Deere and Club Car, E-Z-GO.  Visit


or call us at 866.588.3092.

NGA Partners


BGA Announces Partnerships in the Northern Golf Alliance (NGA)


First NGA Corporate Partner is VGM Club!


The Northern Golf Alliance (NGA) is a partnership between the golf course owners associations in northern states or regions having similar customers and climates. The primary purpose for the NGA of these golf course owners associations is to enhance the involvement of Corporate Partners which will result in benefits to our respective members and to our Associations.

By offering Corporate Partners the opportunity to join the NGA, the value to our golf courses and Associations’ businesses will be enhanced.


Northern Golf Alliance (NGA) Founding Members

Buckeye Golf Association (BGA)

Golf Course Owners Association of Wisconsin (GCOW)

Michigan Golf Course Owners Association (MGCOA)

Midwest Golf Course Owners Association (MWGCOA)

Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners Association (PGCOA)


HUGE Owner Benefits through VGM Club Partnership!

Through our new partnership with VGM Club, GCOW owners will receive tremendous cost-savings opportunities!

  • Any GCOW members that are 18-hole or more facilities can sign up for VGM Club membership for ONLY $250 annually, a 50% savings of the normal $500 price!
  • Any GCOW members that are 9-hole facilities can sign up for a VGM Club membership for ONLY $200 annually, a 20% savings of the normal $250 price!

This is a HUGE member benefit and will be in effect for as long as you continue to be a GCOW member.

You must be a member of the GCOW when signing up for VGM Club to receive this member benefit.

If you already a member of VGM Club and the GCOW, you will receive this special member rate on your next VGM Club membership billing.

If you are an existing multi-course operator with special agreements you are exempt as are any individual facilities that currently have annual memberships negotiated that are less than $250.

Once you join VGM Club, you are entitled to utilize any of VGM Club’s more than 100 participating suppliers and take advantage of their cost-savings as a GCOW and VGM Club member!

For more information on benefits through VGM Club or other GCOW/NGCOA Preferred Partners, please contact GCOW Executive Director Jeff Schwister at (414) 443-3568 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to view VGM’s informational PDF

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