Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

The PGA of Great Britain and Ireland Joins Forces with AGIF

POSTED ON December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 am

Following on from the success of its first overseas PGA Members’ International Conference in Thailand, The Professional Golfers Association, Great Britain and Ireland has signed up as an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF).

The PGA of Great Britain and Ireland is the latest international body to join forces with the AGIF, whose aim is to develop and lead the growth of golf across Asia.

The new partnership will allow the world-famous organisation to highlight the roles and work of its Professionals in the region and identify potential employment opportunities for its Members.

No fewer than 1,500 of their Members are working in 81 overseas locations across the globe, including dozens of Asian countries.

Speaking about the partnership, Robert Maxfield, Chief Executive of The PGA of Great Britain and Ireland, said: “Asia continues to be an important market for The PGA and its Members, who have been working there to develop golf for many years.

“The recent gathering of Members at our conference at Laguna Phuket allowed them to gain good knowledge from some excellent speakers which will ultimately help them develop in their current roles. The conference also allowed us to engage face-to-face with our Members in the region and see how we can support them into the future.

“Given the ever-growing number of PGA Members who are working in Asia, it makes perfect sense for us to join with the AGIF. We very much hope to be able to contribute further to the development of golf across Asia.”

The AGIF looks to develop golf across Asia in a variety of ways. It provides educational events, seminars and workshops and conducts research that benefits the golf industry in the area.

The Federation provides a networking platform for its members, which includes key decision-makers in the Asian golf industry, and the AGIF also addresses many pressing issues relevant to the sport, such as environmental sustainability and the growth of the game.

Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s Chief Executive, said: “We look forward to working with Rob and his capable team to expand their reach here in Asia. We have many common members already active and in senior positions in Asia who are great ambassadors for their organisation.

“This members’ organisation educates and trains PGA Professionals to degree level with the very latest skills and expertise to operate in all areas of golf, so golfers can coach and play while golf clubs benefit from the successful management of their facility.

“The AGIF is already heavily invested in education with course superintendents and club managers in Asia. Working with Rob, his team and membership will further our joint reach in providing another aspect of education to the hard-working turf and club professionals in the Asian region.”

Comments are closed.


CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Please enter your details:

I am interested in:

  • News
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment / Jobs
  • Grow the Game
Golf Industry Central Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Operations Central

Aspen Software Sponsors AGIF Mini Summits...

Aspen Software Limited, one of Asia’s leading club...

Registrations now open – 2018 BMI International Confe...

CMAA/BMI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE –  QUEENSTOWN SAVE THE DATE...

Registration now open – 2018 GMANZ Conference...

“Innovate->Change-> Success->” The Golf Manager’s Association of New...

GA’s Vision 2025 launched to welcome females back into the ...

Golf Australia (GA) has this week published the complete blueprint for Vision 2025  – an initiative to generate greater female participation, involvement...

EOI: Gregg/Norman Roadshow confirmed for Australia – 15-23 July...

Golf Industry Central is very pleased to open Expressions of Interest to Gregg Patterson and Norman Spitzig’s follow up joint workshops in...

Golf Business Australia – PGA Members- Free Insurance Revie...

Who is Golf Business Australia? Official Licensee of the Australian PGA Member of the Steadfast Group & NIBA   Recognised as the...

Golf Business Forum launches full program...

With just under three months to go, excitement is cranking up as the Golf Business Forum launches the final program for the...

Golf Resort homes have higher value according to new study...

Homes within golf resorts are worth 19% more on average than equivalent properties outside resorts, a new study has...

The National Golf Foundation Issues 2018 Golf Industry Report...

The National Golf Foundation (NGF), the trade organization that works with every sector within the golf industry, today released...

2018 PH Golf Course Management Conference a success...

Over a hundred delegates from 31 golf clubs across the country participated in the annual Philippine Golf Course Management...

Malaysian Golf Awards: ‘Occasion of Joy’...

Golf’s high achievers were recognised and celebrated in the 2018 Malaysian Golf Awards. Jointly organised by ParGolf and the...

Suspected drug smuggler busted in Perth with golf-club shafts loa...

Golf-club shafts are often associated with speed. But coke…? According to police in Western Australia, a suspected drug smuggler...

Help Aussie quadriplegic golfer change lives through documentary ...

  Prior to his accident, James Gribble was not only a successful investment banker but an active sportsperson and...