The board is focused on providing support, education, training and networking opportunities to those involved in the management and administration of clubs throughout Scotland. We are building upon the strong foundations and traditions already established in these areas, and we are now seeing this approach replicated throughout Europe.
To make education and support available to every club, we are continuing with our successful regional workshops around the country, and fully intend to repeat this format at least twice a year Spring and Autumn, covering subjects that you tell us are in greatest demand. When a specific topic comes up (for example GDPR) we will add extra seminars if necessary.
We will continue to host and promote the successful Management Development Programme (MDP) as our recommended route for all club managers/administrators to attend, and continue to develop further sessions on individual subjects to complement that popular pathway.
We also link in with our colleagues in Scottish Golf, BIGGA and the PGA to ensure we provide a wide programme of education opportunities for all club staff and committee members to support them in their efforts to run successful and thriving clubs.
As managers and secretaries are particularly busy during the summer months we have now incorporated information sessions into the golf meetings which are run in the Spring, Summer and Autumn. This ensures that there is an education element provided along with the usual golf networking opportunity and this hopefully allows more managers to attend these events.
If there are any education topics you would wish to see being provided in any format then please flag this up to the company secretary, Craig Bell.