Last Update :6/27/2019

NGCOA Partners with First American Payment Systems

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

CHARLESTON, S.C. and FORT WORTH, Texas, June 27, 2019 – 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


About the NGCOA
The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The association represents and promotes the interests of golf courses as the principal businesses and economic assets of the game of golf. The not-for-profit organization is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators. Through advocacy, education and information resources, purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses. Visit or call 800-933-4262.

About First American Payment Systems – Technology Driven Payments 
First American Payment Systems, L.P., headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a global payment technology company providing leading integrated payment solutions to more than 180,000 merchants throughout the Americas, Europe, and Australia. First American provides partner and merchant payment solutions that include a robust set of in-store, online and mobile payment solutions paired with the latest in payment security, across a wide range of verticals. Backed by award-winning customer service, merchants and partners have access to our U.S. based Customer Call Center 24/7/365. For more information, visit

Media Contacts:
Renee Flowers
Director of Marketing and Communications, NGCOA

Justin Wolf
Director, Business Development, First American Payment Systems

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