Volunteers at clubs are being invited to find out more about two of the most important topics in the industry today in a National Education Day hosted by the GCMA

Do you know how your club is run, or what they’re doing to protect their environment?

Governance and sustainability are two of the most important topics in golf clubs today and you can find out more when both are on the agenda at a special meeting.

The Golf Club Managers’ Association are hosting a new series of National Education Days and the first is taking place at The Kendleshire, in Bristol, on May 27.

The R&A’s director of sustainability, Arlette Anderson, will be joined by Dr Marie Athorn, business conversation advisor for the RSPB, to discuss how clubs can understand the impact they have on their environment, how to plan for the future, and practical ways of making changes.

Eddie Bullock and Jerry Kilby, both leading experts on governance, will also talk about how boards and committees can make better decisions – taking the audience through case studies from clubs and how lessons were learned.

The event, which is the first of a series the GCMA will be holding around the UK, is open to non-GCMA members and the association are particularly keen for volunteers, members of golf club committees, and boards – as well as anyone else interested – to attend.

Gavin Robinson, the GCMA’s professional development manager, said: “When you look at the golf club, and you think of the Professional side, the staff, and then the Volunteer side of the golf club, the board / committee members – we really want to bring those people on board with us.

“The aim is to ensure there is a greater understanding whenever those conversations are going on between the general manager, the chairperson, or the board.

“I can’t wait to get the first of these education events over the line and delivered. I’m confident it will be hugely beneficial and we’ll look forward to hosting many more.”

The event at The Kendleshire is priced at £50 for GCMA members, and £95 for non-members. To book a spot, click here.

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