• NGCOA Brings Members Affordable, Scalable Payment Technology Solutions with New Partnership

    The National Golf Course Owners Association is pleased to announce it has entered into a corporate partnership agreement with First American Payment Systems, one of the nation’s leading payment services providers.

    NGCOA members will now be able to save money and streamline processes through a holistic solution set, with both “off the shelf” payment processing options and more sophisticated payment technology that can integrate easily within golf software platforms. Payment technology integration options include recurring billing, online payments, secure payment technology with PCI compliance and integrated payments tools.

    “The cost of accepting and processing payments is a substantial one for golf course owners,” said Jay Karen, NGCOA CEO. “We are thrilled to have found a provider like First American who helps business owners manage payment processing in the most effective, cost-efficient manner possible.”

    “Simplifying your club’s payment services shouldn’t be complicated,” said Bill Lodes, First American’s EVP of Business Development & Strategy. “With First American, it’s a refreshing process. We are transparent. We do what we say we will do. Our customers stay with us because, as months turn into years, their experience with First American reflects exactly that.”

    NGCOA members can access First American’s products and services through the association’s Smart Buy Marketplace purchasing program at