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Industry Figureheads Gather at Lord’s for 5th Annual Club Leadership Summit

6.14am 13th December 2016 - Management Topics


The 5th annual Club Leadership Summit took place at Lord’s, the Home of Cricket, earlier this month, with more than 50 of the world’s top CEOs and General Managers in attendance.

Since the inaugural event was held back in 2012, the evening has established itself as one of the best networking and educational events within the golf club world. Attendees this year included delegates from the likes of Valderamma, The Wisley, Queenwood, Royal Dornoch and Kingsbarns.

Held in the famous Long Room at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground, the 2016 Summit was again supported by several industry-leading partners, including Toro, Wheels Up, EZGO, Castiglion del Bosco and Golf Genius Software.

Keith Pelley
Keith Pelley

Several industry leaders were invited to address the attendees at this year’s event, with the keynote speakers highlighted by European Tour CEO Keith Pelley, Quail Hollow Golf Club General Manager Tom Delozier, Billy Casper Golf Director of Talent Management Tom Reilly, and Wheels Up Executive VP and Founding Partner John Colucci.

Another highlight of the evening was the live ‘Money Can’t Buy’ auction, with seven lots raising in excess of £20,000 for official charity partner Golfing4Life (G4L). The money will contribute to bursaries awarded to elite, under privileged young golfers, as the not for profit organisation continues to support their development as they strive to reach the pinnacle of the game.

To learn more about the summit, please visit

If you would like to be considered for an invitation next year, please write in confidence to Niall Flanagan at


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