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GCA Launches ‘Profit from Golf’ Roadshows

12.25am 29th March 2007 - Management Topics

The Golf Consultants Association is to stage its first ‘Profit from Golf’ Roadshow in May – one of a number of new networking events designed to provide advice, help and assistance to golf course operators and owners.

The roadshow at Greetham Valley GC, Rutland, on 15th May, will feature a series of mini-seminars on the topical issues affecting the business of golf, an hour-long networking opportunity, and lunch.

Ian Bulleid, GCA chairman, said, “We have deliberately designed the ‘Profit from Golf’ Roadshows to take up just half a day, but they will provide a useful forum for operators and owners to keep in touch with all the latest developments in golf.

“Following the success of our first two ‘Business Of Golf’ Conferences, we have decided to take the concept ‘on the road’ to make our key message – that help is available to enable golf operators to make more profit from golf – as accessible as possible.

“We see this as an opportunity for roadshow delegates to share their problems and experiences, build relationships, improve their knowledge and ultimately find new ways to grow their business.”

Three ‘Profit from Golf’ Roadshows will take place during 2007, based in the Midlands, South and North to encourage attendance from owners and operators in all parts of the country.

At each event, Golf Consultants Association members will be at hand to offer their experience and expertise from a range of services – including marketing, club house design, financing, golf development and operations.

Ransomes Jacobsen, the premier supplier of high quality turf equipment and vehicles, are sponsoring all the events, and other key golf companies supporting the events will be announced shortly.

The first ‘Profit from Golf’ Roadshow costs £20 to attend, including coffee on arrival and a two-course lunch. Afternoon golf at Greetham Valley is available as an optional extra.

The Roadshows are limited to 50 delegates. Those interested in attending should contact the GCA on 02476 414999 ext 207, or by emailing gca@sportsandplay.com.

The GCA assists any golf developer or operator seeking advice on any golf related topic. It is a non-profit making organisation and acts as a central point of contact for a rigorously selected group of golf industry specialists sharing a common goal of delivering appropriate solutions to client needs.

In 2005 and 2006 it successfully ran The Business of Golf: ‘Profit from Golf’ Conferences at St Andrews Bay and Celtic Manor, with delegates from 26 countries attending the two events.

Golf Consultants Association www.golfconsultants.org.uk

       

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