Newsletter GCAE – November 2018
EGCOA BECOMES GCAE: GOLF COURSE ASSOCIATION EUROPE
With the development of the EGCOA we introduce a name change that is closer to the current role of the association and its members. Most of the National Golf Course Associations, who form the foundation of the European Association, have a similar set up of their name, because the members of these associations are the golf courses. The general assembly of the Association has voted unanimously for the new name. The logo stays the same as it was for clear recognition.
MEETING GCAE NATIONAL MEMBERS & GENERAL MEETING ANTWERP
The successful and well visited meeting of the national associations in Copenhagen is now followed by a get together in Antwerp on 6 December 2018. Who is invited? All the member courses of the GCAE are welcome for an afternoon and evening of exchange of information, ideas, inspiration and above all friendship in the golf business. Great atmosphere in the beautiful old town of Antwerp: half an hour from Brussels airport by train. More information here.
EUROPEAN GOLF BUSINESS CONFERENCE GOES BERLIN IN 2019
From April 9-11 the European Golf Business Conference will be hosted in the area of Berlin. The good success of a joint event last year has led to a join event with the German member Association: BVGA who will celebrate their 20th anniversary. So, mark your calendars for this big event. More information will follow.
FIRST MDP IN COOPERATION WITH GCAE/NVG
Club Managers Association of Europe runs an excellent educational program. The first one in close cooperation with the GCAE and the Dutch member NVG will be hosted close to Amsterdam from February 11-15 2019. All members of the GCAE and of course of the national associations are welcome to join in. A great 5 days of education and fun with fellow golf course owners, managers. Limited capacity of 20 students. More information here.
CNIG REPORTS ROUNDS UP TO SEPTEMBER
The Nationals association of golf courses CNIG in Portugal has reported the rounds development till September 2018. CNIG has an excelllent reporting system on rounds played in Europe:
TORO AND GCAE RENEW PARTNERSHIP
From the inception of the EGCOA and now the Golf Course Association Europe (GCAE), TORO has been a very loyal partner and has renewed the partnership again. Andy Brown, senior sales manager Toro EMEA says: “We value the important relationship that we have with the GCAE and we are happy to continue our relationship as their good work has a direct and positive impact for their members and the golf industry in general.” Lodewijk Klootwijk adds: “We are proud to partner with the leading manufacturer of high quality golf course equipment and irrigation systems. Toro’s role in golf is important firstly because of the work they carry out in close cooperation with stakeholders in the sport and in future years we will depend on them for their continued innovation as the pressure for care of the environment increases. And secondly for their continued support and investment across our industry.”
GCAE/BVGA MEMBER DR.ING. HERMANN WEILAND WINS AWARD AS GOLF OPERATOR OF THE YEAR IN GERMANY
A jury, consisting of personal leaders working in different areas of the golf industry, identified the winners of the award according to established guidelines for golf course operator of the year. Dr. Hermann Weiland is the inventor of the “rotation golf concept”. The term Rotationsgolf ® means an innovative and sustainable range of golf courses and comprehensive services. Behind this vocabulary stands an entrepreneurial vision that has given the development and image of golf in the metropolitan region of Rhein-Main-Neckar-Saar additional input.
PGA HOLLAND JOINS DUTCH NATIONAL GOLF CONFERENCE
The successful yearly educational program of the PGA will now be part of the National Golf Conference, organized by the Royal Dutch Golf Federation (NGF) and the Dutch Golf Course Association (NVG). “The joining of forces is an example for the golf industry where we need to focus together for a stronger development of the golf business.” Says Dirk Jan Vink, chairman of the NVG.
GOLF NATIONALS GM PAUL ARMITAGE AT MEETING DANISH GOLF COURSE ASSOCIATION
After the most successful Ryder Cup ever the former board member of the GCAE Paul Armitage will share his secrets on about the change management on Le Golf National to make it ready for the big event. A lesson for all of us on November 21-22.