GCA - Golf Clubmakers Association | 20th Anniversary
Sign-Up Today! Call 1-800-456-3344 to attend the 2008 GCA International Conference

October 9-13  Austin, Texas

Reserve your place now for over four days of the best tips, advice and equipment demos in clubmaking—plus fun events, championship golf, the GCA Clubmaker of the Year and other international awards—all in beautiful Texas Hill Country. No GCA member should miss it!

NEW FOR 2008

  • The Conference returns to vibrant downtown Austin. To receive special rates at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, call 800-333-3333 and ask for the Golfsmith GCA Conference rate. Learn more here.
  • Annual golf tournament at Falconhead Golf Club, a PGA Tour Signature
    Series Course™ (www.falconheadaustin.com)

The Best Education Available - Scheduled seminars* include:

  • Tool Time
  • Retro-Fitting OEM Drivers
  • Driver/Ball Fitting
  • MOI
  • Shaft Panel Discussion
  • And more!

A Great Time for Everyone

  • Try the very latest models at our Demo Day
  • Meet your peers at the cocktail party and awards banquet
  • Be a high roller at Casino Night
  • Spouse activities: shopping, golf lessons, fashion shows & more!


$299—3 Days (Conference Only)
$60—Monday Golf Tournament

Apply for Clubmaker of the Year

Since 1996, several professional clubmakers have been honored by the Golf Clubmaker's Association for their intense dedication to improving the craft of clubmaking. A panel of GCA experts reviews all applications and selects winners from each state (U.S.), province (Canada) and country (Europe). These winners are then whittled down to the Top Ten Worldwide Clubmakers, and finally the GCA panel selects an overall Worldwide Clubmaker of the Year from those ten finalists. The winner receives a personalized, engraved award, a prize package of components worth more than $1,000 and international exposure online at Golfsmith.com.

Click here to find out how to become the 2008-2009 GCA Clubmaker of the Year.

Click here to download your application form for submission.


See below for the Day-to-Day Conference Schedule.



9, October


10, October


11, October


12, October


13, October


5pm - 8pm

Airport Shuttles
9am - 5pm

Conference Day 1
8am - 9pm

Conference Day 2
9am - 8:30pm

Shuttles to Golfsmith
8:30 - 9am

Conference Day 3
9am - 3pm

Golf Tournament
7:30am Shot Gun

Shuttles to Course


Poolside Reception

Conference Begins

Presentations by Golfsmith R&D and Industry Leaders
8:15am - 4:50pm

Casino Night
6 - 8:30pm

Demo Day
at Golfsmith HQ
9am - noon

Special Sessions:

  • Putter Fitting
  • Tool Time
  • Retro-Fitting OEM Drivers
  • MOI

Dinner and
Awards Ceremony
7 - 8:30pm

Presentations by Golfsmith vendors and our
R&D Team:

  • Fitting System
  • Shaft Panel Discussion
  • Driver/Ball Fitting
  • 2007 Clubmaker of the Year

Wrap-up Cocktail Party
3 - 4:30pm

Golf Tournament at Falconhead
Golf Club
7:30am Shot Gun

Lunch and Tournament Prizes
Noon - 1:30pm

Shuttles to Hotel


* Schedule Subject to Change



Call 1-800-456-3344