25 Jan 17
** L-R: Ian Bonser, Naga Munchetty, Rob Bluck & John Cheetham.
Award-winning golf facility 3 Hammers Golf Complex shared the secrets to its success at the recent Golf BIC convention in Harrogate.
Owner Ian Bonser and academy directors and PGA Professionals Rob Bluck and John Cheetham, outlined their award-winning formula to a broad section of the golf industry.
Bonser and colleagues were invited to speak at the prestigious event having recently won a coveted national award for their successes in the golf market, in particular with junior and ladies golf.
Their hugely popular PGA Professional-led junior programmes and revolutionary Ladies Love Golf initiative is testament that golf is not in decline as is often reported.
In fact, 3 Hammers continues to go from strength to strength and their proven successful formula is now recognised as a national example of good practice by the EGU, PGA and Golf Foundation.
Coveted keynote speakers from top worldwide Ryder Cup venues including Celtic Manor, Medinah, Hazeltine, Gleneagles and Le Golf National, Paris also participated in the national event which tackled issues such as golf retail, the golf industry in the USA and taxation updates.
The annual event, hosted by self-confessed golf addict, BBC’s Naga Munchetty included keynote speakers from across the industry including the UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGOA), England Golf and leading golf retailer American Golf.
“It’s a privilege to have been asked to speak at the conference,” said Bonser.
“Having worked in the golf industry for 30 years it’s a pleasure to be able to showcase our passion, commitment and hard work in attracting new golfers to the game and encouraging participation in the sport as a whole.”