Opening Session

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Tuesday, February 2, 11 AM - Noon EST 

Live from GCSAA headquarters, the Opening Session will be an exciting kickoff to GIS. Media personality Lauren Thompson returns as host for the third year. She'll be joined on site by GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans and President John R. Fulling Jr. CGCS who will preview the GIS and help you navigate the virtual platform. Fulling will reflect on his year as president and sports broadcaster Jim Nantz will receive GCSAA's 2021 Old Tom Morris Award.

Jim Nantz

NantzJim Nantz, three-time Emmy winner and lead anchor of CBS’s golf coverage, will be the recipient of the 2021 Old Tom Morris award. Nantz began covering golf for CBS in 1986 and became the lead anchor of the network’s golf coverage in April 1994, partnering with 1998 Old Tom Morris Award winner Ken Venturi until June 2002. He currently partners with six-time major championship winner Sir Nick Faldo. In addition to his golf broadcast responsibilities, Nantz is also the lead play-by-play announcer for the network’s NFL and college basketball coverage.


Lauren Thompson 120x160 Lauren Thompson, Media Personality for GolfNow and Clubhouse Solutions





evans-thumbnail-approved Rhett Evans, CEO, GCSAA





Fulling_john John R. Fulling Jr., CGCS, President, GCSAA