The British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) held its 28thAGM at The Inn at Woburn on Monday 7th April. Chairman Nigel Freemantle led the proceedings and all the existing board members agreed to re-stand. They were joined by co-opted members Simon Parkhill (Nike) and Neil Parker (Motocaddy) and all were elected en-block.
The AGM was followed by the BGIA’s Annual Evening Meal which was sponsored by Golf Monthly and seated 120 members and their guests. The entertainment was provided by Adger Brown and the event raised over £6,500 for the BGIA’s Grow Golf Fund, which was set up in April 2007, when four giants of the golf industry joined forces in an unprecedented move to help grow the game of golf. These original trustees have now been joined by other BGIA members, the most recent of which is Amer Sports.
The lively evening was followed by a bright day with a slight breeze for the BGIA’s Charity Golf Day at Woburn Golf Course, which raised over £12,000 for the Golf Foundation. The individual winner was Mark Hilton from Peter Millar with 38 points. For the second year running the winning team came from Motocaddy; it comprised of David Wells, Oliver Churcher, Andy Martin and Graham Starkey.
The BGIA thanks all its members that entered teams and donated prizes and Woburn for donating the course.
The British Golf Industry Association is the lead trade body representing UK manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of golf products and services.