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.