Networking Opportunities

To paraphrase the old adage, "it's not what you know, it's who you know." The EGSA Fall Conference creates networking opportunities for knowledgeable industry professionals to meet with other key industry players. Our networking events are designed to create new business relationships and fortify existing connections in a relaxed, informal environment.


Golf Tournament

Gaylord Springs Golf LinksGaylord Golf

Get Ready for another EGSA Golf Tournament! Located 10 minutes from Nashville International Airport and 5 minutes from Gaylord Opryland Resort, Gaylord Springs Golf Links has consistently been recognized among GolfWeek’s best courses you can play in Tennessee.

Gaylord Springs, designed by US Open and PGA champion Larry Nelson, offers challenges for golfers of any skill level. The links-style course demands accuracy to stay clear of the deep bunkers, water hazards and rolling grass mounds but also requires creativity and a soft touch around the undulating, MiniVerde Bermuda grass greens.

Carved from the banks of the meandering Cumberland River, our Scottish links-style, par-72 layout offers 18 holes bordered by limestone bluffs and wetlands. With challenges around every fairway bend, Gaylord Springs forces you to think and react, creating a satisfying finish every time a flag is pulled from the cup. From tee to green, no matter your skill level, you’ll be inspired by the beauty that surrounds you.

Gaylord Springs Golf Links
8 Springhouse Lane
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 458-1730


Greens Fees $165.00 (includes boxed lunch)
Rental Clubs $65.00 
One Mulligan $5.00
Three Mulligans $12.00 


Golfers are responsible for their own transportation to/from the golf course.  

Dress code

In staying with the true spirit of the game, appropriate golf attire of all guests on the course and practice facilities is required. Shorts are permitted but should be of Bermuda length. No t-shirts, tank tops, cut-offs, sweat pants, bathing suits, athletic shorts or Denim are permitted.

Make sure to stop by the EGSA Registration Desk on Sunday, September 23rd anytime from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, where the list of foursome pairings for the tournament will be posted. All requested changes to the pairings must be made by 6:00 pm on Sunday. At that time, the final pairings will be submitted to the golf course and we cannot guarantee changes can be made after that time.


Honky Tonk Scavenger Hunt & Pub Crawl - SOLD OUT

Scavenger Hunt

We pulled out all of the stops when it came to deciding what our third activity would be for Nashville! Get ready for a networking excursion that is truly unique!

First, pick up your box lunch and board our luxury motor coach for a quick ride downtown with your closest EGSA colleagues! This 3-hour bar crawl meets scavenger hunt will bring you down Broadway while you search for some unique items with your team.

Each EGSA scavenger hunt team will have to follow the clues provided, allowing them to see all the major sights downtown. Just to keep you on your toes, there are also clues to bar stops (5) where drinks are included.

When a team completes a bar stop they receive a stamp in their passport. Each team is also timed, so when all teams have made it to the finish line, points are tallied and the team with the most points with the shortest time wins! There will be (9) photo stops along the way, so be sure to show your team spirit!

This tour also comes with a few perks, including a team backpack for each participant in their team color, as well as the winners of the scavenger hunt will each get a very special prize, donated by the Newell Co and Robinson Enclosures. Don’t miss the opportunity for a little friendly competition, sightseeing and pub crawl all rolled into one! Join us on the EGSA Scavenger Hunt in Nashville and sign up today! Space is limited to 50 people, act now.

Transportation and lunch is included in the price. The buses will pick-up at 12:20p.m. Wheels roll at 12:30p.m.


The cost of this tour is $135.00

This tour is currently full.  To be placed on the wait list in case someone cancels, please contact Emily Hartstone.


Fishing Tournament

Percy Priest Lake Fishing TournamentNashville Fishing

Percy Priest Lake is a 42 mile long 14,000 acre Corps of Engineers lake created by the J. Percy Priest Dam which was completed in 1968. The lake was named in honor of Congressman J. Percy Priest. With its convenient location, a short 15 minute drive from Downtown Nashville, Percy Priest Lake offers numerous fishing opportunities throughout the lake. Fishing tournaments are often held at the lake during summer months and professional fishing guides are also available for hire. Twenty fish attractor locations have been added to the lake and are maintained by The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. A valid Tennessee fishing license is required for all fishermen.

You will need to purchase your Tennessee Wildlife Fishing License before the day of the Tournament. To do so online, please visit the following website:

Fishing License Link ($30)


1st: Largest Yellow Bass (Striper)
2nd: Second Largest Yellow Bass ( Striper)
3rd: Most Fish Caught 


$200 Your cost includes a boxed lunch and transportation to the tournament site. 


US Army Corps. of Engineers Gearhead Tour of Old Hickory Lock - SOLD OUT

Old Hickory LockEGSA Gearheads love to see something cool in every destination we travel! Here’s something new and exciting for Nashville thanks to our friends at Nixon Power Services!

While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalize this exciting opportunity, we will stick to the facts! Old Hickory Lock is located at Mile 216.2 on the Cumberland River and is approximately 11.5 miles northeast of Nashville, TN. It is open to pass navigation traffic 16 hours a day, 365 days a year and closed nightly between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The Old Hickory Lock opened to navigation traffic in June 1954. The lock chamber is 397 feet long and 84 feet wide. During normal lake levels, the lock will lift a boat 60 feet from the river below the dam to the lake above the dam. The lock releases over 15 million gallons of water each time is emptied.

Named after President Andrew Jackson (our 7th President), the Lock was named “Old Hickory” just like Jackson’s nickname, because of his toughness and brash personality. Orphaned at age 14, Jackson’s toughness and intelligence saw him through tough times in the wilderness of the Southwest Territory, an area that would eventually become Tennessee. He was elected as one of Tennessee’s first U.S. Representatives to Congress and later appointed as a Judge to the Tennessee Supreme Court in 1804. About that same time, Jackson purchased a 640-acre plantation near Nashville that he named “The Hermitage”. At that time, the Hermitage was less than two miles from the Cumberland River. This made it ideally suited for shipping the cotton that was the plantation’s major crop. The Hermitage eventually grew to over 1000-acres and is located only six miles from Old Hickory Lock.

Old Hickory Lock
1188 Cinder Road,
Old Hickory, TN 37138-3999
Telephone:(615) 847-3281


$30 Transportation is included thanks to Nixon Power Services.

All participants should bring their driver's license (or other form of Government ID), conference name badge and should wear closed toe shoes.