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Radical change is theme of Secretaries Conference

12.10am 30th September 2004 - Management Topics

Golf club secretaries and managers are busy people. Their lives are bounded by their office – the box in which they work.
The Association of Golf Club Secretaries Conference 2005 invites them to ‘look outside the box‘ to see what their golf club will be like in 2010 and in 2015. How will it change, and how should the club adapt?
The 2005 Conference will bring to the rostrum speakers from outside the golf club scene who are in touch with the modern-day leisure market. Their knowledge will help club managements to consider what has to be done to stem the decline in membership numbers – especially amongst the 25 – 40 age group. The opening address will be given by Peter McEvoy, who is convinced of the need for radical change in clubs – and takes every opportunity to say so.
The look into the future continues with an insight into how the Government sees golf now that it has been singled out as ‘one of the top 10 sports considered most important by the nation‘. What will ‘The Vision for Golf in England‘ mean for the game?
The day-to-day problems of managing a golf club will also be addressed, with the current crop of new government legislation to the fore.
The sport’s governing bodies will be represented, giving delegates an opportunity to raise their concerns directly.
This vision of the future is important not only for club secretaries and managers but to all who have a vote on the development of their club. The AGCS has therefore decided for the first time to invite club officials to come along with their secretaries and managers to hear the presentations and share in the discussions.
The Conference takes place at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, from 11 – 13 April 2005, and attendance forms will be available from November 2004.
Apply to: Sovereign Conference, Secure Hold Business Centre, Studley Road, Redditch B98 7LG Tel: 01527 518777 Fax: 01527 518718

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