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Today Is Double Celebration for UK Golf Federation

3.58pm 28th October 2020 - Corporate

The UK Golf Federation is ten years old today and it continues to grow as its membership flies past 1,000 members!

Ten years ago today the UK Golf Federation was launched as the UK Golf Course Owners Association with the rebranding happening in 2018. The golf industry has changed a lot in the ten years but throughout the period it has represented the needs of the proprietary and commercial golf course owners and operator’s industry and supported them with their operating and business issues. It has managed many successes in changing the way the industry works but still outstanding is the VAT tax distortion that still unfairly hurts this sector of the proprietary business.

But the Federation must be doing something right as membership just keeps growing and this week it has passed 1,000. It’s all in the free benefits that keeps membership growing: thirteen (13) free benefits at present that enable members to run their businesses profitably and professionally. Tax, legal, financial, H&S are just some of the free benefits, and all topped by a free opportunity to become a member of the TGI Partnership.

Chairman of the UK Golf Federation Richard Haygarth commented: “A 10th birthday and 1,000 members – it’s been quite a journey! Starting with a handful of clubs the UK Golf Federation now represents the interests of over 1,000 golf clubs around the UK and has never been so relevant than in these uncertain times. More than ever our members are looking for advice and guidance which we have been able to provide, working with the Parliamentary Golf Group and other stakeholders to provide help on a day to day basis. We are excited about the future and continuing both the growth of the Federation and contributing to our members’ success.”

Membership is still open for any golf club or driving range in the UK and joining is really simple – just email and he will set-up your business or join online at the website and start the growth to 1,100!

Its support for members due to Covid-19 has proved vital in keeping golf open and ensuring they operate within the government’s safety guidelines, yet, another benefit of membership. 

The UK Golf Federation is a not-for-profit organisation.

UK Golf Federation Chairman Richard Haygarth
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