The 2020 ADH Club Car Western Australian Golf Industry Gala Dinner @ Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Mar 20 all-day

**SAVE *** EARLY BIRD ** booking your table before the 31st December for Early Bird Special (*conditions apply)

Tickets for the night are limited, so get in early to secure your table and help us celebrate the best our game has to offer.

The WA Golf Industry awards are a collaboration between the sport’s peak representative bodies including PGA WA, GolfWA, GMA Australia WA, and the WA Golf Course Superintendents Association.

The awards honour the achievements of our finest athletes, administrators, volunteers and staff involved from across the state. The gala celebration, held each in March, is a way of recognising these achievements.

Each organisation manages their individual award nomination and selection process, with nominees and guests gathering to celebrate the announcement of all of the winners.

Awards presented include:

PGA Awards

Hilary Lawler PGA Professional of the Year
PGA Coach of the Year
PGA Pro-Am of the Year
PGA Tournament of the Year
Graduating Trainees

Golf Industry Awards

Employee of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Outstanding Game Development of the Year
Regional Golf Course of the Year
Regional Golf Facility of the Year
Metropolitan Golf Course of the Year
Metropolitan Golf Facility of the Year
Outstanding Golf Achievement Award
WA Golf Industry Recognition Award


Superintendent of the Year
Apprentice of the Year
Environmental Award of the Year

Award Sponsors – If you are interested in supporting the industry that supports your business, become an Award Sponsor!

For further information please contact Aimee Christie – WA PGA (08) 6430 8100

Golf Fair Asia 2020 @ Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC)
Apr 4 all-day

FINEXPO, the largest organizer of international events, announces that Malaysia will host the biggest international golf event in one location for two days. Golf Fair Asia will take place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC) in Malaysia on April 4 and 5, 2020, gathering golf industry professionals from all over the world.

The Conference on Perspectives of Golf Development in Asia will be held within the framework of Golf Fair to give golf market experts an amazing opportunity to discuss various topics. The event itself is going to include presentations, fashion shows, lucky draws and interactive activities together with the expo itself.

Golf Fair Asia is the place where experts from Europe, the United States of America, China, the Middle East and all over the world will not only present their latest products, trends and services but will also share their business experience. The event is also going to be filled with educational programs as well as entertainment. To become a participant, sponsor, partner, visitor, or to register online, please visit

Golf Fair Asia is organized by FINEXPO, the largest organizer of international events, fairs, expos and shows since 2002. Its list of projects is quite long. Here you can find Golf Expo, Golf Fair Asia, Financial Expo, Traders Fair, Millionaire Bazaar, Traders Awards, Money Fair, Investor Expo, Private Banking Forum, Online Trading Expo, etc. The positive feedback from participants is the best proof of effective and successful work done by FINEXPO.

Golf Inc. Innovation Strategy Conference Registration open @ Renaissance Nashville Hotel
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day

Join us April 20-21 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel for an intensive 24-hour event utilizing creative problem-solving ideation to help golf course operators find solutions to their greatest operational and marketing challenges. We bring together most creative minds in golf — both inventors and innovators — for a day of cutting-edge marketing, technology and operation strategies.

Register now to receive $100 off of registration!
Pre-Early Bird rates end February 21.

Questions? Email or call us at
(801) 849-1556

Australia’s largest ever Golf Business and Sports Turf Management conference announced in Melbourne
Jun 23 all-day

The Australian Golf Course Superintendents’ Association and Golf Business Forum join forces to create Australia’s largest golf industry event

The Australian Golf Course Superintendents’ Association (AGCSA) and Golf Business Forum are delighted to announce a new partnership that will deliver Australia’s largest ever Golf Business and Sports Turf Management conference in Melbourne, June 2020.

“Partnering with Golf Business Forum ensures that Australasian Sports Turf Managers have expanded access to leading education opportunities to continue creating and successfully managing some of the most breathtaking sporting facilities in the world.” explains AGCSA CEO Mark Unwin.

Guy Chapple, the Forum’s Director, is equally thrilled. “This is a natural evolution for Golf Business Forum. It’s been our objective to create an education and networking event for the whole golf industry. Joining forces with AGCSA, together with the ongoing support of our Foundation Partner Golf Australia, and the PGA of Australia, will see this combined event have a tremendously positive impact on the golf industry.”

Over 1,250 delegates are expected to attend the combined program in which both events will be held concurrently, coming together for education, networking and a large trade exhibition.

The Golf Business and Sports Turf Trade Exhibition will occupy a massive 6,000m2 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, making it the largest and most diverse golf and sports field industry exhibition ever staged in Australia.

The Australasian Turfgrass Conference is a 4-day event for Australian and international Sports Turf Managers. The Golf Business Forum is a 2-day event that connects and inspires the entire range of golf businesses, industry organisations and commercial partners that delight Australia’s 2.1M golf participants.

Both events will tee-off on Tuesday 23 June. All education sessions will be held in the main theatre providing a single stream of education for Delegates. Tuesday afternoon education will be provided in the exhibition area and different concurrent sessions on a range of Golf Business and Sports Turf topics will be offered. The Conference will expand into specific streams of education provided on Wednesday, before a combined closing keynote presentation.

Optional pre-event workshops will be available on Monday 22 June, and the Turfgrass Conference will provide further education, certification, a range of facility visits and Turf Management tours on Thursday.

Unwin explained “The role of a Sports Turf Manager is evolving from having a pure focus on the science of Agronomic management, to an increased emphasis on the leadership and development of turf management teams. To be able to partner with Golf Business Forum and significantly expand the education offering to Sports Turf Managers is something I’m particularly looking forward to in 2020.”

There will also be plenty of opportunity for networking and social interaction at the event. Golf Business Forum will continue with its major social event on Tuesday night, whilst the Turfgrass Conference will get together for the Sports Turf Management Industry Awards Dinner on Monday evening and the legendary Conference Farewell Bash on Thursday night.

“We know that successful golf facilities enjoy a great partnership between the General Manager and Golf Course Superintendent. Both Guy and I worked with that approach in mind during our partnership discussions, and we are both very eager to continue this approach and bring something very special to the golf industry in 2020.” Unwin concluded.

Learn more about this year’s Australasian Turfgrass Conference & Trade Exhibition via  and Golf Business Forum 2020 via

NZGIC – Whole of Golf Conference
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day

Please see your invite below to the NZGIC Whole of Golf Conference which will take place 3-5 August 2020 at the Ellerslie Conference Centre in Auckland. Save the dates and as more information becomes available we will up date you here.

This will be a hallmark event for the golf industry in New Zealand with Industry Council member associations – NZ Professional Golfers Association, New Zealand Golf, New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Association, New Zealand Golf Managers Association, New Zealand Wholesale and Retail Association – Golf Section, New Zealand Golf Tourism and industry suppliers and manufacturers pooling their resources and ideas in support to bring different parts of the sector together in one conference.

The NZGCSA is also looking for ideas for content, speakers and feedback as to what you would like to be covered or available at the conference and who better to ask than our members and people who are in the industry. As the conference is in the early days of planning we have a chance to put forward your thoughts – we are sure you have some great ideas about what works and what doesn’t and what you would like to see. If you wish to have your say and contribute an idea to be considered please fill in the form at the bottom of the page – Thanks!

Asian Golf Industry Federation Expo 2020 @ Thailand’s National Stadium
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm

Pioneering Asian-based general managers and greenkeepers will take centre stage at a Celebration Night during next year’s inaugural AGIF Expo.

To be staged at Thailand’s National Stadium in the Pathum Wan District of Bangkok on November 19-20, 2020, the AGIF Expo will bring together golf/sports turf and club managers from across Asia for education and networking in tandem with supplier access via exhibition and sponsorship.

It will also take the opportunity to honour individuals who have excelled in AGIF-managed and sanctioned education streams in club management, greenkeeping and groundskeeping and become role models for their industry colleagues in the region.

“We would like to recognise those individuals from across the region in both turf and club management for their achievements,” said Eric Lynge, Chief Executive Officer of the Federation, owners of the AGIF Expo.

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