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Pace of play workshop

1.00am 21st November 2003 - Management Topics

Slow play on the golf course is recognised as an issue facing golf course managers worldwide. A unique three-day workshop has been developed at St Andrews Links to look a practical ways of improving the pace of play on the golf course.
As the largest public golf complex in the world with over 200,000 rounds of golf a year, the impact of pace of play presents a continual challenge. The Trust has taken successful measures in recent years to improve performance on the Links and has developed this workshop in order to share expertise.
The principal speakers will be Niall Flanagan, golf services manager at St Andrews Links, Eddie McDonald, chief players‘ assistant at St Andrews Links and Ronnie Malcolm, director of professional consultants RRM UK.

The aims of the workshop are:

  • Establish the importance of pace of play
  • Examine the impact on customers and finances
  • Share experience with like-minded people
  • Generate new ideas and potential solutions
  • Illustrate the value of on-course rangers – the Links way
  • Gain consistency in approach
  • Provide a memorable trip to the Home of Golf

The workshop is an opportunity to exchange experiences and look at practical solutions to improve the pace of play. Aimed at golf course managers and directors of golf, it is being held at St Andrews Links with involvement from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club on 24th to 26th February 2004. Places are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline for bookings is 6th February 2004

To find out more, please contact Janet Finlay on Int. +44 (0)1334 466666 or e-mail

St Andrews Links Trust


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