Global Edition

Spotlight on public provision

8.30am 26th August 2004 - Management Topics

There are concerns that the image of golf has made some local authorities prejudiced against the sport while others are accused of financial opportunism. The EGU has organised a two-day seminar, which will examine the current public golf scene in order to identify the features that characterise good public golf provision and where golf fits within the other priorities of local government.
The seminar will then seek to identify the action required to maximise the special benefits of publicly provided golf.
The event will take place at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa on 25th-26th October. It will be of value to all policy makers in sport and golf as well as sports development officers and facility managers.
The first day will begin with a review of the golf market as a whole and where the municipal sector currently fits within it. The justification for public golf will then be argued and how performance and delivery can be measured. A ‘compare and contrast‘ session of different local authority models will follow, including presentations from two commercial operators, Jack Barker and Glendale. Can the ethos of public golf be maintained alongside the need to make a profit?
The second day will concentrate on the role of public golf facilities in the development of the game. Sport England will present an overview and then discuss the initiatives of various individual governing bodies and associations – the EGU, ELGA, PGA and Golf Foundation. A case study of golf in schools in Birmingham will complete the event.

Speakers include:

Delegate Fees:
Full Delegate £165 + VAT (includes entrance to the seminar, lunch and refreshments on Day One and the evening dinner. Plus entrance to the seminar and refreshments on Day Two)
Day Delegate £110 + VAT (includes entrance to the seminar, lunch and refreshments on Day One or entrance to the seminar and refreshments on Day Two)
Accommodation is not included.
The event is organised by ILAM Services: contact Adam Turner, ILAM House, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NE
Direct Tel: 01491 874854 Fax: 01491 874801
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