Torrential downpours could do little to dampen the spirits as TGI Golf, Europe’s leading buying group for golf professionals, held a successful first golf day in mainland Europe, at Rhoon Golf Centre, near Rotterdam.
The Dutch drizzle may have been incessant, but it did not stop 38 hardy souls taking to the fairways of for the special event. There was some impressive scoring throughout the day, but the winning team, with an amazing 87 points, consisted of Pee Jay (Golf & Services), Paul Goodfellow (Acushnet), Michael Peetom (Callaway Golf) and Abram Holshvijse (Golfsmith/Snakeyes).
Eddie Reid, managing director of TGI Golf, said, “It was unfortunate we didn’t have the weather to support the event, but it took nothing away from the importance of TGI Golf Europe’s first golf day. Both members and suppliers enjoyed the event and we are now looking forward to staging more golf days and cementing our relationship with our continental membership and supplier base.”
TGI Golf Europe has already established itself in Holland and is looking to increase its membership in the Benelux region and throughout the rest of Europe under the chairmanship of Netherlands-based PGA professional Paul Bright.
TGI Golf Europe has already had great success with Holland’s leading golf retailer Rinus Goor singing the group’s praises. He said, “I joined TGI Golf Europe three years ago and for the first time ever I now see retailers meet on a regular basis and communicate about their individual businesses.
“Although TGI Golf Europe is still in a development stage in respect of recruiting new members, I fully believe that with the support of the team at TGI Golf HQ, European retailers will benefit extensively from membership.”
TGI Golf Europe www.tgigolf.com