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UKGCOA Roadshows: Calling all Golf Club Owners

7.48am 10th September 2012 - Exhibitions & Conferences - This story was updated on Monday, September 10th, 2012

The United Kingdom Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) has created a series of ‘free to attend’ roadshow events located around the country for all golf club owners to attend. They offer a platform to share views and ideas, network, and learn more about the current initiatives the association and governing bodies have produced to support golf clubs through these turbulent times in the industry.

The UKGCOA will be represented at all the road shows by the CEO, Jerry Kilby CCM and staff, plus members of the elected board of directors.

Heads of governing bodies will also attend and headline the roadshows as key speakers such as John Petrie, CEO of England Golf. The UKGCOA see this as an opportunity for both governing bodies and golf club owners to learn more about one another.

Although these road shows are free to attend, it is imperative to register because it helps the association to count the variable costs;shows an indication on the interest levels; and allows the UKGCOA to contact attendees immediately subject to any last minute changes.

Benefits to Golf Club Owners;

  • Share thoughts and views on the industry
  • Recommend improvements or new initiatives to the UKGCOA and governing bodies
  • Meet the elected board of directors that head the association
  • Network with other golf club owners
  • Grow the association’s knowledge and stability through inviting other, non-member golf club owners.
  • Free buffet lunch

Benefits to Governing Bodies;

  • Educate Golf Club owners about the governing body and what it is currently doing to assist and support them in a challenging industry.
  • Collect golf club owners’ opinions and shared views on the current industry for continuous development of the body and its programmes.

Topics for discussion and debate

For those that are interested in attending the roadshows, please complete this online poll about the topic areas you want to be discussed at the events. The results will help tremendously to produce a fantastic set of road shows events across theUK.

Dates and Venues


11th – London Golf Club Nr Brands Hatch, Kent, TN15 7EH

12th – Kendleshire Golf Club Coalpit Heath, Bristol, BS36 2UY

13th – North Weald Golf Club North Weald, Essex, CM16 6AR

20th –Wychwood Park Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 5GP


2nd – Windlesham Golf Club Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5HY

3rd – Cold Ashby Golf Club Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 6EP

4th – Rockcliffe Hall Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2DU


12:00 to 13:00 Arrival, registration, networking, light lunch and refreshments

13:00 to 14:30 UKGCOA Presentation – UKGCOA Chairman Colin Mayes (or an elected Board Member) and Jerry Kilby, CEO, UKGCOA

  • Background & Objectives
  • Membership Benefits
  • Benchmarking
  • Purchasing & UKGCOA partners

14:30 to 15:00 Tea/Coffee Break

15:00 to 15:45 Keynote Speaker – John Petrie, CEO, EnglandGolf

15:45 to 16:30 Taxation Open Forum – Questions & Answers

16:30 to 17:00 Finish & departure

To register, please download this document and send it to Debbie Goddard at the UKGCOA on or fax to +44 (0) 2476 414990, a confirmation email will be sent to you upon receiving your completed registration form.



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