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Workshops Calendar

Jul
24
Mon
BMI Club Management @ Kota Permai Golf & Country Club
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day

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Calling all aspiring club certified managers.

Contact Pk.ong@agif.asia to register for this course.

Aug
14
Mon
PGA Fashion & Demo Experience 2017 @ The Venetian Hotal, Topgolf
Aug 14 – Aug 26 all-day

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PGA Professionals & Golf Industry Professionals come together to discover the latest in golf apparel, accessories, equipment & technology. With a full slate of golf education from industry experts, hands-on demos, a live fashion show & networking opportunities, the PGA Fashion & Demo Experience is the place to meet face-to-face and to drive your business forward.

Aug
18
Fri
SPH Golf Travel Fair @ Mandarin Oriental Singapore Atrium
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day

The first SPH Golf Travel Fair will open its doors at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Singapore Atrium August 18-20 to a public eager to find out the latest deals in golf travel.

A total of four Country Pavilions that showcases the attractions of each participating destination, and 27 pods belonging to golf-affiliated hotels, golf courses, resorts and country clubs, will be at hand to exhibit their beautiful properties, inviting all who come to the SPH Golf Travel Fair to visit and plan a trip with them.

Organized by SPH Pacom Pte Ltd, a susidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, and supported by UOB Travel Planners Pte Ltd as official travel partner, they are set to provide golf and travel packages that optimizes the diverse range of exhibitors across the region and market this fair to the golfers here.

“This is the first time a fair of such scale has been put together here in Singapore,” said Karen Chan, Managing Director of SPH Pacom Pte Ltd, whose print periodical, “Golf Vacations”, is Asia’s oldest golf title and is also celebrating its 30th continuous year in publishing.

Singapore has a golfing population of approximately 36,000 members, according to statistics from the Singapore Golf Association (SGA) and is one of the most sought after group of travellers in this space. In reality, there are many more golfers who are not registered with the association who have been avid travellers and also looking for new places to tee up and play.

“The exhibitors we are looking for must put a premium to quality, experience and value. Through our years of publishing Golf Vacations, we have seen countless golf courses, resorts and hotels, spas and destinations across the region and around the world. We are certain that we are able to curate the best of them for the benefit of all who visit the SPH Golf Travel Fair,” said Chan.

With the strength of its media outreach, consisting of daily and tabloid newspapers, The Straits Times, Business Times, The New Paper, and coupled with periodicals Golf Vacations and Golf/Women as well as online assets such as SPHGolf.com, they are able to reach over 3.3 million potential consumers throughout the marketing period of the fair until its occurrence.
The SPH Golf Travel Fair 2017 is open to public and admission is free throughout all three days.

Oct
3
Tue
European Golf Merchandise Show @ The Ricoh Arena
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

The British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) is delighted with the announcement that a new Golf trade show is launching in October 2017 – the European Golf Merchandise Show – in the UK.

The European Golf Merchandise Show is scheduled to be held in The Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 3rd and 4th October 2017. For more information contact Oliver Peebles via oliver@eurogolfmerchandiseshow.com

Oct
8
Sun
2017 GMA National Conference @ Adelaide Convention Centre
Oct 8 – Oct 12 all-day

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On behalf of the Board of Golf Management Australia, we invite all members of GMA to attend the 38th GMA National Conference to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from Sunday, 8th October to Thursday, 12th October 2017.

Please mark this event in your calendars now to ensure you don’t miss what will be another outstanding GMA National Conference in 2017

Nov
1
Wed
SALTEX – Sports Amenities Landscaping Trade Exhibition @ Royal Winsor Racecourse
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

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Inturf, TerraCottem’s authorized distributor in the UK, will participate in the annual IOG Saltex Sports Amenities and Landscaping Trade Exhibition, at Windsor Racecourse, Berkshire, UK, from September 2nd-4th 2014.

Nov
14
Tue
2017 Asia Pacific Golf Summit @ Sheraton Hotel
Nov 14 – Nov 16 all-day

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The 2017 Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS), the eleventh in the series and the best and only summit on the business of golf, will be staged on November 14-16, 2017.

The host city is the Vietnamese city of Danang and the host venue will be the brand new five-star Sheraton Hotel, host hotel to the 2017 APEC Ministerial Conference.

The Summit host is the multi-faceted BRG Group, a corporation with interest in hotels, resorts, real estate development and golf course operations.

APGS 2017 will mark the start of a brand new decade for the Summit and after staging more than 400 speakers, the Summit this year will focus on technology and how it is affecting and impacting the entire golf club operations. The Summit is designed to address the provision of solutions to key issues challenging the club management industry; to recognise the best amongst the best; to promote greater camaraderie and bring about industry alignment.

That said, the theme for APGS 2017 is NEW DIRECTIONS for the golf club industry. There is no denying that the club industry is going through phases of change and evolution driven by the advent of technology, changing demographics and consumption patterns.

Perhaps the most critical NEW DIRECTION has to do with technology led by the ubiquitous smartphone and mobile applications. The club industry needs to be made aware of the over-riding influence and impact that mobile platforms are already having on how clubs manage their operations and deal with their members. If anything at all, mobile platforms are causing a seismic change for the better in the club industry and there is no escaping the good things that this technological revolution is bringing to the industry.

The sweeping technological change of the landscape is not confined just to club operations. It is also impacting the overall care and maintenance of golf courses. Mobile apps are helping the turf industry look after and manage golf courses like never before and like all forms of automation that is controlled by smartphone apps, the turf industry is proving to be an early adopter.

With all of these changes taking place at a lightning pace, there is an urgent need to look at ageing golf courses in Asia, of which there are many. This presents an opportunity and a second chance for owners and operators to re-invent their facilities and bring about a renaissance in golf where the focus will be on streamlined facilities engineered to grow the game of golf and start a revolution that impacts the bottom-line positively.

In the weeks ahead, we will be fleshing out the Summit’s programme and speakers and you can rest assured that APGS 2017 will be another world class event. Details on booking your place will be made available by April.

2017 Asia Pacific Golf Summit – Exciting! Compelling! and as always, Totally Different!

Nov
26
Sun
9th European Conference on Club Management by Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) @ H10 Andalucía Plaza
Nov 26 – Nov 28 all-day

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CMAE is delighted to announce that plans are well underway for the 9th CMAE European Conference on Club Management.

Brought back by popular demand from the members of the Association, the two day conference will be held at the H10 Andalucia Hotel in Marbella from Sunday 26th November to Tuesday 28th November.

The conference will have a full schedule of education sessions based around CMAE’s ten core competencies of modern club management and will feature speakers on demand led subject matters pertinent to active club managers.

Opening the Conference will be Spain’s own Javier Reviriego, Chief Executive of Real Club Valderrama, who will speak on how his team delivers Club management excellence. Conference delegates will have the exclusive chance to visit Real Club Valderrama for lunch and play 9 holes on the famous Championship Course on Tuesday 28th November.

Organisers are expecting to announce a key note speaker next month for the Monday evening Gala Dinner along with confirming the other speakers on various topics crucial to improving operational and governance skills for Managers of city, golf and sports Clubs across Europe.

CMAE’s President Marc Newey said “Last year our Members asked us to revive the European Conference and there is nowhere better than Marbella to stage it. We wanted to build upon the tremendous success of our Management Development programmes- 52 delivered to date- and create more networking and social opportunities for our Membership to enjoy. The Andalucia Hotel is an excellent venue and to be able to play the back nine of the iconic Ryder Cup course at Valderrama will be a great way to conclude the Conference”.

Delegate fees for the conference start at €595 for a 2 night package. Additional nights and supplements will apply.

Jan
16
Tue
Sports Turf Managers Association Conference @ Hilton and the Omni
Jan 16 – Jan 19 all-day
Jan
24
Wed
Golf Business & Industry Convention
Jan 24 all-day