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GCA Roadshow is West Country’s networking event

7.50am 1st November 2007 - Management Topics

The latest ‘Profit from Golf‘ regional Roadshow from the Golf Consultants Association rolls into the West Country later in November with a wide range of important topics on the agenda – from how to delight golf tourists to the effects of global warming.

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.

Sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen, the GCA Roadshow is the third industry networking event staged by the organisation, and takes place at Woodbury Park Hotel, Golf & Country Club, nr Exeter, Devon, on Tuesday, 27th November from 09:00.

The event, which costs £35 to attend, allows those in the golf industry to network with fellow delegates, hear presentations on key discussion topics, and take part in a lively Q&A session – which is always a fitting and popular climax to the event.

Topics covered at Woodbury Park will include:

Golf Tourism
How to appeal both to the channels of distribution and the golf tourist. Sports Marketing Surveys will reveal latest trends on what golf tourists are looking for, while will talk about how to appeal to them

Adding extra facilities
As golf revenues come under greater pressure, the Roadshow will examine what else can be added to a facility to increase its appeal to both golfers and non golfers. Experienced golf operator Paddy Flavin will talk about diversification opportunities

Water resourcing
Irritech’s Rodger Davy will advise delegates on managing water resources, a major issue with global warming on government agendas around the world

Junior golf
The Golf Foundation will unveil their latest initiatives, the support available and how and why clubs should get involved

Other speakers will be announced before the event.

GCA chairman Ian Bulleid said, “This year we have successfully created platforms where proprietors can get together with other industry specialists to network and share thoughts, ideas and problems. The Woodbury Park event is an interesting and diverse programme which picks up on themes requested by delegates at previous ‘Roadshows‘.

“The feedback from our two previous roadshows has been overwhelmingly positive because the format condenses presentations into half a day, showcases different golf facilities and provides plenty of time for discussion. We will be increasing the number of roadshows in 2008, and will look to visit all parts of the UK.”

Earlier this year the GCA ran successful roadshows in May and September, in the Midlands and London respectively.

Delegate fees, which include lunch, are £35 (inc. VAT). To book their places delegates should contact Jacqui Baldwin at the Golf Consultants’ Association ( on 02476 414999, extension 207.

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