Monday, January 31, 2011
Randquist talks GIS numbers
I had a nice phone conversation with the soon-to-be president of the GCSAA this morning, Robert Randquist, CGCS at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton, Fla.
I've been hearing murmurs that GCSAA has been busy lately, as GIS numbers have been picking up in recent weeks. Randquist confirmed this for me.
"Our projections (for the GIS) were not conservative, and they were not liberal -- they were moderate. So far the trade show and seminar seats have both exceeded expectations," Randquist said. "Especially the seminar seats, they're considerably ahead (of projections).
"As you know, these seminar seats and making the trade show floor space goals -- it makes for a financially successful Golf Industry Show," Randquist said.
But what about attendance?
"Attendance is pretty close to what our projections were," he said. "It seems to be up-ticking pretty good lately. Usually in Orlando, we get a lot of walk-in traffic. If we get some of that, we'll be just fine."