The following year, the IAGA reconvened in Palm Springs, CA in February for the 2nd IAGA Annual Meeting. In the years since, an increasingly larger group has continued this annual tradition. Beginning in 1988, the annual meeting would take place in November, since seasonal organizations completed their schedules in the Fall. The first international annual meeting took place in November 1991 in Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic.
Long before computers changed the communication landscape, the annual meeting was a time for golf administrators to share information and to network. As association staffs grew, programming for the annual meeting was developed for departments such as Championship Administration, Handicapping, Course Rating, Junior Golf, and Communications. The growth of the associations, and the constantly-evolving technology in the golf landscape, has allowed the IAGA the opportunity to lend a greater hand as associations pursue the newest ideas and information.
The 2013 IAGA Annual Meeting will take place at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in the Florida panhandle. Included among the events will be the Distinguished Service Award Dinner, during which one recipient will be honored for his or her contributions to the game of golf, and the IAGA Championship, a Stableford competition for IAGA member attendees.