Allied Golf Association of BC to Convene 2nd Symposium
AGA-BC is currently working on plans for a 2nd golf industry symposium in as many years to be held Monday March 25th, 2013 at the University Golf Club in Vancouver. Similar to the 2012 event held at the Richmond Country Club, the symposium’s purpose is to provide a networking opportunity, educational component and interactive forum where stakeholders from all golf industry sectors can openly and frankly, learn about and discuss issues facing the business of golf.
While new last year to British Columbia, similarly styled day-long annual events have been taking place in other regions for some time, like the Golf Alliance of Washington’s (GAW) Annual Summit, which this year is scheduled a day after the BC version at Chambers Bay Golf Course near Tacoma, Washington.
“We’re certainly looking at the possibility of collaborating with GAW organizers,” stated AGA Director, Trevor Smith, “as the timing lends itself to sharing one or more speakers and topic ideas.” Smith went on to say, “AGA plans to deliver on its mandate to provide one cohesive voice for the Golf Business of British Columbia and we realize in order to do so, an event like this needs to be both valuable and affordable to participants.”
At the time of writing, an official finalized itinerary was not yet available but cost has been set at $75 per person and $50 for the 2nd from the same facility which includes lunch. Confirmed speakers include Ian Robertson, CEO of Kelowna Springs Golf Club and Shannon Lake Golf Course, Jim McLaughlin, Troon Golf, Andy Hedley, Golf BC and a representative from the National Golf Foundation. An AGA-BC status report and update on various advocacy efforts currently underway will be included.
Added Doug Ferne, AGA President, “The provincial Golf Associations are committed to understanding each other’s respective roles and working together on matters of mutual interest. The Symposium is designed to provide the same opportunity for the various industry sectors to come together to discuss ways and means of growing the game of golf in British Columbia.”
The Allied Golf Association of British Columbia is a Provincial Organization that contains representation from each of the Regional Golf Industry Associations that are dedicated to providing one cohesive voice for the Golf Business of British Columbia. Representatives from each of the provincial Golf Associations are committed to the understanding of each other’s respective roles, working together on matters of mutual interest that require a unified communication and promoting ways and means to grow the game of golf in British Columbia.