Closing Keynote: Get outside the comfort zone
Jul
26
3:55 pm15:55

Closing Keynote: Get outside the comfort zone

Before you head home, sit back and enjoy a presentation that is sure to challenge your perceptions of what it means to aim high, and hit your targets. Our closing keynote presenters are a couple of ordinary people who have achieved the extraordinary, and have some great tales to tell as a result.

Golf Facility Showcase: Club Parkwood
Jul
26
2:00 pm14:00

Golf Facility Showcase: Club Parkwood

This facility has to be seen to be believed - innovative from every angle,  Club Parkwood on the Gold Coast has managed extensive renovations and extensions to its business and they're not done yet! Hear more about the strategy and key relationships forming the basis of the business and get tips on how you can leverage your business in the same way.

The loyal golfer (Part 1): Who are they, what do they want, and how do we find them?
Jul
25
4:45 pm16:45

The loyal golfer (Part 1): Who are they, what do they want, and how do we find them?

For anyone seeking to engage golfers, this two-part session is not to be missed.  Much time has been spent discussing the challenges facing traditional golf membership, whilst facilities have responded through developing an array of schemes and offers designed to encourage repeat play from golfers. But what does loyalty really mean? Can someone who plays twice a year be loyal?

Golf Facility Showcase
Jul
25
4:00 pm16:00

Golf Facility Showcase

Find out more about two of the most successful public access facilities in the country, Moore Park Golf (NSW) and Wembley Golf Course (WA). What drives them to invest in their facilities and what's next in their individual stories?

Breaking down the walls: Working with local government
Jul
25
2:50 pm14:50

Breaking down the walls: Working with local government

Local government bodies are significant players in the golf landscape, as landlords and active operators. With a focus on driving recreation outcomes to improve health and wellbeing in their communities, your local government is a key stakeholder in the success of your golf facility. So how do you engage successfully with them?

National Programs & Initiatives to grow the game
Jul
25
1:50 pm13:50

National Programs & Initiatives to grow the game


Hear it straight from the head honchos of Australian Golf. The CEOs of Golf Australia and PGA of Australia will explain the collaborative approach the industry is adopting in delivering programs and initiatives that will grow the game.  Questions will be welcome, don’t miss the chance to meet and influence the people who are working at the very top of the golf industry in Australia.

Introducing 'Public Golf Facilities Australia'
Jul
25
12:20 pm12:20

Introducing 'Public Golf Facilities Australia'

Public Golf Facilities Australia (PGFA) is a not-for-profit group formed in 2016. Its overarching purpose is to provide its members with direction for best-practice operations and to develop common strategies in order to generate greater participation in golf. 

Meet the modern golf industry customer
Jul
25
11:40 am11:40

Meet the modern golf industry customer

Staying abreast of the customer’s needs is everyone’s local challenge, but understanding the broader market is critical to knowing why people behave the way they do. How often have we heard that millennials aren’t interested in anything bricks and mortar, and that cycling is the new golf? This session takes us beyond the cliches and brings data and evidence to the table.

Keynote: Insights from the world’s biggest golf market
Jul
25
9:45 am09:45

Keynote: Insights from the world’s biggest golf market

Representing owners and operators of golf facilities in the USA and worldwide, the NGCOA is a key influencer of golf business performance through both its advocacy with key industry bodies and the development of significant resources of its member facilities. In this session Jay Karen, CEO of the NGCOA, will share some of the important developments and trends in the USA market.

Opening Keynote: EGCOA Vision 2020
Jul
25
9:00 am09:00

Opening Keynote: EGCOA Vision 2020

Hear from the EGCOA’s CEO direct about Vision 2020: an in-depth research project undertaken to create an overview of the European golf industry and develop an outlook for the development of golf through 2020. This project has produced a tool for facility owners and operators to build their strategy upon for the coming years to find and bind more players into the game of golf.