Michael Shaw, national secretary of the National Golf Clubs‘ Advisory Association (NGCAA) has been invited to Parliament to give his views on the licensing laws.
Shaw will meet licensing minister, James Purnell MP, on November 9th to speak about the impact of the laws on the golf industry. He said, “I‘m looking forward to exchanging views on the new laws and passing on feedback from our members. The Licensing Act covers regulated entertainment as well as alcohol so all golf clubs in England and Wales are affected.
“It’s great to have this opportunity to speak to the minister directly and express the widespread concern over the level of fees which this new law has imposed.”
Golf clubs must have a new license by 24th November 2005, when the new laws come into affect, and all existing permissions cease to have effect.