The Association of Golf Club Secretaries is staging a conference to help administrators cope with fast-changing technology. “Golf Club Management”, a three-day conference from June 6-8 at St Andrews, aims to answer many of the questions currently being posed by club secretaries, managers and professionals.
IBM Europe’s Carl Symon will give a talk entitled “Technology – the Future” and Stuart Barber, managing director of web site Golf Today, will speak about the impact on golf businesses of the Internet. Barrister Paul Reid will advise delegates on how the law can affect clubs, and journalists Peter Kessler and Alistair Nicol will advise on improving media relations at club level. Overseas speakers also include Jim Singerling, chief executive of the Club Managers of America and his counterparts from France, Jean-Pierre Desbosses, and Canadian Jo Murphy. The Royal & Ancient’s David Rickman will discuss the problems talented players face if they are to avoid breaking the rules governing amateur status.
The conference will include an exhibition and golf day at Crail and costs £299 for three nights’ full board and dinner. For further details, call: 01934 641166