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Jan
20
Sun
BTME 2019 @ Harrogate convention centre
Jan 20 – Jan 24 all-day

Europe’s foremost turf management exhibition, now 30 years old, has evolved into a hugely popular celebration of the turf industry. We are looking forward to welcoming BIGGA members and all those associated with the turf industry to Harrogate Convention Centre this January.

The exhibition has been growing for a number of years, with many of our exhibitors clamouring for more space to showcase their wares. Additionally we have had a desire to improve upon the overall visitor experience, the educational content and also the opportunities that we can offer specifically to BIGGA members during the event.

These factors precipitated a bold restructure of the event for 2019 and I’m delighted to say it is shaping up to be an outstanding success with over 93% of exhibition stand space now sold and the Continue to Learn education programme bookings at record levels.

I’m proud to say this year’s exhibition is going to be a truly massive celebration of the turf management industry and I look forward to seeing you there!

Jim Croxton, Chief Executive Officer, BIGGA

www.bigga.co.uk

Registration Opens for the 2019 PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit presented by OMEGA @ Orange County Convention Center
Jan 20 @ 10:41 pm – Jan 21 @ 11:41 pm

Summit will be open to guests of PGA and LPGA Members for the first time in 2019 …

When: January 20-21, 2019

Where: Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, Fla.)

Why You Should Attend the 2019 PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit:

  • The best learning environment in teaching and instruction
  • Open to up to three guests of PGA and LPGA Professionals for the first time in 2019
  • Some of the biggest names in sports delivering meaningful, engaging, progressive, multi-dimensional presentations and content
  • Exclusive content focused on the value of coaching, coach skill development, and future of coaching
  • Breakout sessions that provide hands on learning to help you grow your business
  • Interact with the best minds in golf and sport will come together for shared learning and exchange of ideas

MSR Value

PGA members who attend the PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit will earn 8 credits per day for a total of 16 PGA Education Required. If the PGA or LPGA Member belongs to another Association, he/she will request their MSR Transcript to send to that Association.

Early Bird Discount (January 24-July 31)

A $50.00 discount will be applied to all registration transactions between Jan. 24 and July 31, 2018.

Sign Up Now

Guests of PGA and LPGA Members

We’re encouraging all PGA and LPGA Members to consider inviting guests to attend the 2019 PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit with them. This is the first time non-members have been given access to this incredible program. Please see link above to register your guests individually or grab 3 guests and take advantage of an additional $500 group discount.

Questions?

Please contact the PGA of America Membership team if you have any questions or need to make changes or additions to your registration.  Phone: (800) 474-2776,  M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (ET).

This page will be updated, so check back for updates.

Jan
22
Tue
PGA Merchandise Show
Jan 22 – Jan 25 all-day

Save the Date for the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show (January 22 – 25)

Join us at the golf industry’s leading trade-only event, where PGA Professionals & Golf Industry Professionals gather to discover the latest trends in golf equipment & technology, apparel & accessories. At the PGA Merchandise Show you can attend the world’s largest Outdoor Demo Day, discover revolutionized education sessions taught by world class golf instructors, network with industry experts and much more.

Jan
25
Fri
Operation 36 Live Certification – PGA Show @ Orange County Convention Center
Jan 25 all-day

Learn how to create an environment at your club to attract non-golfers and provide them with a road-map to shooting even par.  Join us at the Orange County Convention Center in Room 304F to learn how over 360 facilities are integrating programs that can take a non-golfer and provide them with a road-map to shooting even par.  LEARN MORE

This certification will give you a high level overview of the Operation 36 Golf Coaching Program while showing you how to evaluate and create measurable programs for your golfers and your business.

Feb
5
Tue
Golf Business Conference 2019 @ San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina | San Diego, CA
Feb 5 – Feb 7 all-day

The Golf Business Conference is the National Golf Course Owners Association’s annual member meeting, and is the industry’s largest gathering of golf course owners and operators. The event offers many classes and workshops on the most critical areas of golf course operations, a casual golf outing for attendees for networking, and an awards banquet to recognize some of the most significant contributors to the golf industry. Golf Business Conference also coincides with the annual Golf Industry Show, which includes exhibits, demonstrations, and additional networking opportunities.

http://www.golfbusinessconference.com/

Nancie Downie
ndownie@ngcoa.org

Feb
24
Sun
CMAA’s World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo @ Music City Center
Feb 24 – Feb 28 all-day

Join club management professionals from the US and around the world for the club industry’s largest annual gathering, CMAA’s World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo. This annual event offers five days of unparalleled professional development and education, networking opportunities, hospitality experiences, and the latest innovations in the industry showcased in the two-day expo.

Mar
12
Tue
The 5th Golf Innovation Symposium @ Tokyo
Mar 12 – Mar 13 all-day

The United States Golf Association said it will hold the 5th Golf Innovation Symposium in Tokyo on March 12-13, 2019. The purpose is to discuss and demonstrate the progress against the challenge statement issued by the USGA during the 2017 Symposium: Reduce critical resource consumption by 25 percent while improving golfer satisfaction by 20 percent by 2025.

Over the next several months, the USGA will work closely with the Japan Golf Association on a comprehensive study of facilities and golfers in Japan. The findings will be presented at the symposium.

“We attended the 2017 Golf Innovation Symposium in Vancouver, and we were very impressed by the way the USGA is thinking about the future of golf through research, science and innovation,” said Andy Yamanaka, the executive director of the JGA. “We look forward to partnering with the USGA not only to help Japanese facility managers operate more efficiently and provide a better experience for our golfers, but also to share our outcomes with the golf world.”

As in past symposiums, the USGA will canvass academia, the private sector and worldwide golf associations to select compelling, relevant and impactful content to help the industry achieve the statement’s goals.

USGA To Hold 5th Golf Innovation Symposium In Tokyo next March @ Tokyo
Mar 12 – Mar 13 all-day

Furthering the organisation’s commitment to invest in innovative research, invite broad discussion about the game and deliver impactful technological advances and solutions to help golf facilities globally, the United States Golf Association will hold the 5th Golf Innovation Symposium in Tokyo on March 12-13, 2019.

The gathering will discuss and demonstrate golf’s progress against the challenge statement issued by the USGA during the 2017 Symposium: Reduce critical resource consumption by 25 percent while improving golfer satisfaction by 20 percent by 2025.

“The USGA has set a path forward to demonstrate our commitment to advancing the game toward a stronger, healthier and more sustainable future,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “We can only achieve this goal by fostering truly meaningful conversation and impactful innovation among golf facilities, which form the backbone of the industry and provide the product that golfers around the world enjoy every day.”

Presented by the USGA in conjunction with the Japan Golf Association (JGA), the 5th Golf Innovation Symposium will present voices from around the world aligned toward the singular goal of strengthening the long-term health of the game.

Over the next several months, the USGA will work closely with the JGA on a comprehensive study of facilities and golfers in Japan, the second-largest golf nation in the world. The findings, which will be presented at the symposium, will provide insights into the topics that are most important to Japanese golfers and courses, and the research will be a key component of the symposium, which is expected to attract an audience composed of facility managers and key industry representatives from Japan and other Asian countries.

“We attended the 2017 Golf Innovation Symposium in Vancouver, and we were very impressed by the way the USGA is thinking about the future of golf through research, science and innovation,” said Andy Yamanaka, the executive director of the JGA. “We look forward to partnering with the USGA not only to help Japanese facility managers operate more efficiently and provide a better experience for our golfers, but also to share our outcomes with the golf world.”

In addition to studying the Japanese golf landscape, the USGA and the JGA are planning to build a strong connection to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which has a vision that includes relevant concepts such as innovation, technology and sustainability.

“The eyes of the world will be on the 2020 Olympics golf competition at Kasumigaseki Country Club,” said JGA Chairman Tsunetada Takeda. “By working together with the USGA, we are excited about demonstrating that a sport with so much history and tradition is at the forefront of employing cutting-edge solutions in order to advance the game for future generations to enjoy.”

As in past symposiums, the USGA will canvass academia, the private sector and worldwide golf associations to select the most compelling, most relevant and most impactful content to help the industry achieve the challenge statement’s goals. In addition, the USGA has put forth a call for presentations to identify potential speakers at the symposium. Guidelines and instructions for submitting proposals can be found at usga.org/symposium

Top picture: the Golf Innovation Symposium 2017

USGA www.usga.org

Mar
18
Mon
GolfBIC is Back 18/19th March 2019 @ Marriott Forest of Arden Resort
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day

The UK Golf Federation and OGRO have re-launched GolfBIC 2019 and it’s going back to its roots – returning to the Marriott Forest of Arden Resort (pictured above) for the Golf Business and Industry Convention.

Having been away for three years, the past success of the GolfBIC has been in its timing and location and having key activities to drive proprietary golf course and driving range owners to see and meet major suppliers targeted at their business.

The chance for service suppliers and equipment brands to meet over 150 golf facility owners and discuss business as the season begins is major facture in having a successful 2019. Lots of Exhibition time, lots of networking and three interesting industry speakers make for a great exhibition.

Doug Poole CEO UK Golf Federation comments: “There is no better place to be than GolfBIC this coming March – so many opportunities to grow all our businesses together in one perfect location and meet key people in the commercial golf market.”

Colin Jenkins Chairman of OGRO added: “It’s great to being going back to the Marriott Forest of Arden. Our event is perfect for all those involved in the golf industry. It’s easy to get to and we have an excellent set of speakers for March 2019. We look forward to seeing our old friends again and making new ones.”

GolfBIC is open to all proprietary golf facility owners and golf industry service suppliers and golf brands. See contact details below to receive further information.

UK Golf Federation www.ukgolffederation.com

Mar
27
Wed
Registration now open for the Keno AHG Expo 2019 @ Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day

Are you ready for a jam-packed week of education, networking and a little bit (OK, a lot!) of fun when the bright lights and excitement of the Keno Australasian Hospitality and Gaming Expo return to Brisbane, March 27-28, 2019?

Register here

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