A wide cross-section of specialist suppliers will be attending The Golf Club Secretary’s Show at Hawkstone Park in Shropshire on 26th and 27th of April. The publishers of ‘The Golf Club Secretary‘ (GCS) have organised a combined trade exhibition with an optional round of competitive golf on one of Hawkstone’s challenging and attractive courses.
Michael Coffey, publisher of GCS, says, “The exhibitors cover the wide array of products and services that will be of interest to anyone running a golf club including such as finance, legal, computer systems, equipment and machinery, yardage charts and so on. Rather than presenting a bewildering array of companies offering similar or identical products, there will only be one exhibitor per market sector.”
See below for a full listing of participating companies. The closing date for entering the golf competition is Friday 23rd April.
Full details from The Golf Club Secretary, Broadside Publishing, PO Box 72 72, Frinton on Sea, Essex CO13 0BP Tel 01255 676727 Fax 01255 676726
The Golf Club Secretary www.golfclubsec.co.uk
Hawkstone Park www.hawkstone.co.uk
Exhibitors at The Golf Club Secretary’s Show
CRAFTSMAN QUALITY LOCKERS
Locker Room Furniture
Represented by Bryan Knaggs
With over 1,300 installations and twelve years experience, Craftsman Quality Lockers lead the way in innovation, style and the design of fitted changing rooms for the golf, fitness, spa and hotel markets. With an excellent reputation for quality and attention to detail, CQL will professionally design and install lockers, bench seating, wardrobes and vanities into any changing room, creating a unique ambience for all members‘ golf clubs and setting them apart from the local competition.
As well as supplying fitted changing rooms within some of the most high profile golf clubs in the UK including Wentworth, Royal St. Georges and The Royal & Ancient – St. Andrews, hundreds of members‘ clubs including Harrogate and Bury St. Edmunds have chosen Craftsman Quality Lockers.
Direct Debit Services
Represented by Norman Crawford
Direct Debit (DD) takes on a new role for club administrators. Checking thousands of standing order entries every month can take just two minutes using DD through our BACS approved bureau. And if your club members use a 6.5% funded plan, why not save them pounds each year with a 4.5% alternative?
Or perhaps you prefer the idea of a savings plan with fees collected in advance to the club’s bank account. Fees Company can administer all your fee collection needs in an innovative and professional way.
Information Technology and Solutions
Represented by Charles de Haan and Tammy Hewins
Highcraft has become the leading technology partner to golf clubs by developing applications that are easier to operate and more effectively supported. The ClubMinder range provides solutions to the varied needs of club management: from card?operated touch?screen tills to software for memberships, subscriptions, handicaps and competitions; from proximity card?operated doors and car park bollards to touch?screen player score entry and internet-based club diary.
Installed at over 200 clubs such as Royal Birkdale, ClubMinder will improve your financial performance, enhance service standards to members and visitors, and make your life that little bit easier.
Represented by John Westrope
Since Humberclyde Groundscare Finance was launched in 1999 we have worked with over 500 UK golf clubs. We finance a wide range of equipment from course machinery to irrigation systems, through to IT systems, catering equipment and locker room refurbishments.
At Humberclyde we work with golf clubs to develop course machinery replacement programmes, bespoke to the club’s individual circumstances. We can tailor repayments to help clubs better manage their budgets and cash flow. We will be attending the Secretary’s Show and be happy, without obligation, to produce a proposal for you to consider and illustrate the benefits of implementing a finance plan for your club.
MAISON et JARDIN
Clubhouse and Patio Furniture
Represented by Jamie Nicholl
Maison-et-Jardin is a family-run business specialising in quality awnings, canopies and blinds for the discerning individual and the commercial buyer.
A full and comprehensive range of excellent products is offered at extremely competitive prices. Our products are manufactured in the UK to the highest quality standards. The awnings and canopies are maintenance free – an occasional clean of the fabric and framework will keep the product looking like new. All our products are fitted by expert professional fitters and are fully guaranteed for five years offering peace of mind.
Represented by Philip Vince
We have specialised in the supply of engraved crystal to golf clubs, professionals and societies throughout Great Britain for the last 20 years. Your club crest will be engraved on crystal prizes to make sure that those valuable members and visiting societies are delighted with the rewards for their efforts. Additional wording such as ‘Invitation Day 2004‘ can be included to meet your exact requirements. Many secretaries now keep a stock of engraved tankards to use as a prize for societies. It helps the visiting party decide where to return.
There is no minimum order quantity, so the last minute leaving gift or hole-in-one memento is easily achievable. We also supply larger quantities such as annual prizes and offer an excellent, cheerful service to secretaries & managers with our excellent artwork and rapid deliveries being appreciated by all.
Golf Club Insurance
Represented by Peter Roxburgh and Brian Sedgwick
Marsh has been specialising in providing insurance and risk solutions to the golfing community for many years. Our specialist golf team has an in-depth knowledge of the industry and is supplemented by a regional network of club executives. We also offer a dedicated in-house claims handling service.
Endorsed by The GCS, the ‘Golflinks‘ policy arranged by Marsh has recently been re-launched to offer arguably the most comprehensive policy for golf clubs available. It provides important cover solutions for the clubhouse, course, members, guests, visitors and green fee players. Personal effects of club officers, committee and members are also included.
Represented by Mark Sanders and Chris Glover
Mox is the European market leader in the supply of golf cars and light industrial vehicles. Mox UK was formed in early 2001 when we purchased two golf car companies which were brought together under one roof in Banbury in September 2002.
Mox UK is also involved in the supply of turf machinery which, like the golf car business, is a rapidly growing department. What separates Mox from other companies in the industry is our commitment to ever?increasing service standards and we therefore provide vehicles that reflect the company motto of ‘HIRE QUALITY‘.
Golf Club Recruitment Services
Represented by Joy Edkins
Prime Appointments is one of the few recruitment companies in the UK to specialise in golf and has helped hundreds of clubs fill vacant positions through its bespoke services.
With an extensive database of golf clubs, managers, secretaries, stewards and chefs, combined with the experience and knowledge of Joy and Louise, this is one reason why no other recruitment company has been able to get such a strong foothold in the market. Operating nationwide, there are all types of Club using the service and no fee is due until the Club is satisfied that the right person has been found for the position.
Course Maintenance Equipment
Represented by Rupert Price and Shaun Wynne
Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd is a Textron company and manufactures and markets a range of turf maintenance equipment for the golf course, municipal and local authorities and professional lawn care markets that includes the following:
Jacobsen golf course maintenance equipment
Ransomes municipal turf maintenance equipment
Cushman and Ryan turf maintenance equipment
Ransomes and Iseki compact tractors.
In the UK, Ransomes Jacobsen products are used for turf maintenance on almost every recognised Open Championship golf course. Ransomes Jacobsen also markets a range of personnel and small utility vehicles manufactured by its sister companies E-Z-GO and Cushman. These have applications on golf courses, in town centres, parks, airports and industry. The range of electric?powered light industrial vehicles includes E-Z-GO golf cars and personnel carriers and Cushman and E-Z-GO light industrial vehicles.
STROKESPORT with KEN WHITE SIGNS
Distance Guides and Course Signage
Represented by David Duckering, Fraser Moore, Chris White and Martyn Lane
Strokesaver is the premier international golf course distance guide and is recognised by many of the world’s leading cubs, tournaments and official bodies. We are also the exclusive supplier to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club for the Open Championship, the Amateur Championship and the Walker Cup.
Strokesaver is the most accurate distance guide in the market place today. We currently produce 5 styles, ranging from the flip format cmpact Strokesaver to the flagship photographic Strokesaver, all produced with high quality proportionally scaled graphics. Scorecards, fairway markers and pop-up banners are just some of the other products we supply. Now backed by Ken White Signs, we believe the overall package is complete.
T & L TECHNO LIMITED
Represented by Joe Lenart, Jacqui Preston and Paul Radcliffe
We are a young, dynamic company growing at a phenomenal rate under the supervision of Joe and Liam and their teams. The computerised, digital surveillance system provided is so revolutionary that it makes standard video?based CCTV completely outdated. As one customer remarked, “It is like going from a steam engine to a Rolls Royce.”
As we can install wireless cameras in normally inaccessible places, we cause minimum disruption with maximum benefit. Even after installation, we look after our customers with courtesy calls, help lines and emergency visits. Our maintenance guarantee is: Free first year, chargeable thereafter. Satisfaction is permanent.
On Course Safety System
Represented by Keith Smith
3-2-Golf is an effective system for safer and faster golf. Advances in technology now give golfers greater distance thereby increasing the risks of causing injury when playing blind shots around corners or over hills. Ensuring safe play has required clanging bells, noisy horns, and climbing dangerous viewing platforms.
3-2-Golf provides the perfect solution by a simple traffic light system that requires no wires or cables and is operated by the golfer. Keith Smith, who is the general manager of Burghill Valley Golf Club, in Herefordshire, has developed the system and will be in attendance at the Secretary’s Show to demonstrate and answer any questions.
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