01 Mar 18
A networking group has been launched to provide golf club chairmen and women with an accessible source of information and support to aid in the successful running of their businesses.
ChairNetwork.golf is the brainchild of Jane Carter and Eddie Bullock, two leading consultants in the golf industry with a combined 70 years of experience working with clubs at every level.
They identified that this role is an increasingly complicated and onerous one to fulfil and no organisation exists to support this individual or encourage peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.
“The role is changing,” explained Bullock (pictured left). “They are no longer just figureheads and the wealth of experience they have is invaluable to the golf industry.
“ChairNetwork.golf aims to foster the sharing of knowledge, best practice and increasing awareness of the challenges influencing the golf industry and the support available to golf clubs and their volunteers.”
Carter continued: “The golf industry is now seeing increased legislation, innovative technology and developments which impact clubs on a daily basis.
“Through our four key components; Networking, Social Golf, Education and Sharing Knowledge, ChairNetwork.golf seeks to facilitate access to the right information, giving guidance to make decisions knowledgably and reliably.”
Their views are supported by the leading golf industry bodies, The PGA and England Golf, as well as the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA), who are also backing the ground-breaking initiative.
Robert Maxfield, chief executive of The PGA, added: “We look forward to working with the chair of the golf clubs to foster an understanding of the role a PGA Professional can play within the golf club and how The PGA can support clubs and help grow the game.”
ChairNetwork.golf is free to join. For more information and to register go to http://chairnetwork.golf