The National Golf Clubs Advisory Association (NGCAA) has lobbied the Government over the treatment of golf clubs under the new licensing laws that comes into effect on November 24th 2005. James Purnell MP, the Licensing Minister, invited Michael Shaw, national secretary of the NGCAA, to voice the five key concerns of 1,200 member clubs on the Licensing Act 2003 which are:
Michael Shaw, national secretary of the NGCAA, says, “We were granted sufficient opportunity to air our views over this important matter for golf clubs all over the country. It is important that our members recognise that we will continue to fight for the best interests of clubs on any issue that affects them.
“Our opinions and advice offered to James Purnell MP were constructive and candid. We are looking forward to future developments on the matter. I must express our thanks to Tim Yeo MP, who is also a vice president of the NGCAA, for kindly facilitating the meeting.”