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  • Scottish Golf

    Support For Your Committee - Junior Convenor

    A half day workshop, delivered by ClubGolf and the Scottish Golf Club Development Team, to support the Junior Convenor and their team to establish a forward looking plan for the benefit of Junior golfers and your club.

     

    Junior golfers are the future of your club and of the sport in Scotland. With the growth of participation through the national ClubGolf programme, and the development of pathways for talented players there has never been a better time for your club to provide great golfing opportunities for young people. In most clubs those in charge of the junior section are faced with a range of requirements from organising coaching, running events, providing competitive golf opportunities, and recruiting & supporting volunteers, all of this within the demands of a traditional golf club environment. This half-day education seminar is to provide new and existing Junior Organisers, and their senior ‘workforce’ - volunteers, club staff, or club professional - the opportunity to establish a forward-looking plan for Junior Golf that fits your golf club’s particular situation.

     

    Aims of this professional development workshop

    • Establish the roles and responsibilities of the Junior Organisers, your volunteers and staff involved in junior golf provision at your club.
    • Provide you with an opportunity to establish a policy and plan for the development of junior golf at your club.
    • Have the opportunity to share experiences with other clubs and get answers to a Junior Organiser’s frequently asked questions
    • Understand how your Junior Section fits into your wider club governance & business plan.

     

    Presenter and Materials –

    This seminar will be delivered by ClubGolf and the Scottish Golf Club Development team. You will leave the seminar with a Scottish Golf Junior Organiser’s Handbook, template role descriptions for the key roles in junior golf at your club and a template to create a Junior Golf Plan.

     

    Target audience for this workshop -

    This seminar is for the person responsible for the running of your club’s junior section, be them a volunteer or paid staff member. It is suitable for individuals new to this role and experienced/long-standing accountable people.

     

    How do I book a place on this workshop ?

    This workshop is open to all clubs affiliated to the Scottish Golf at £ 99 for two delegates from your club. You may register your interest in attending this seminar by clicking in the box near our "Scottish Golf" logo on this website, and following the instructions on the top left of this screen. You will receive an email acknowledging your interest, and when sufficient demand has been reached to deliver this seminar, Scottish Golf will contact you and provide at least four weeks’ notice of the date and venue of the workshop.

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  • Scottish Golf

    Support For Your Committee - Finance Convenor

    A full day workshop, delivered by a Golf Club Finance Convenor Iain Bilsland FCAA & the Scottish Golf Club Development Team, to support your Finance Convenor and those responsible for day to day financial management at your club. 

     

    The person responsible for the financial management at your club has a daunting task which is why club committees often seek out someone with financial expertise to undertake this role. The challenges that face Finance Convenors are all too apparent, monitoring increasing costs, replacing ageing assets and managing demands from all angles to invest in each area of club operations. There has certainly never been a more challenging time to ‘balance the books’ at your golf club, whilst still securing the viability and health of your club.  

    This seminar will assist Club Finance Convenors/Treasurers and those responsible for the day-to-day financial management at the club to prepare for these issues and to provide guidance on how to achieve best practice in managing your club’s short term and long-term finances.

     

     

     Aims of this professional development workshop

    This day-long seminar will bring your Finance Convenor/Treasurer and person accountable for daily financial management in your club  together to : 

    • Create a strong working partnership between your Finance Convenor and the person accountable for daily financial management at your club, including agreement on roles and responsibilities.
    • Understand financial management practices and protocols, including Asset Replacement and Capital Planning templates.
    • Explore the budget process in a golf club, including reporting to the Committee on budget variance.
    • Understand good Financial Governance and preparation for the AGM including the appropriate level of audit for your club.
    • To allow you to benchmark your club performance & standards against industry averages & norms.
    • Signpost you to further resources available to golf clubs in the subject of financial management.
    • Understand how financial management fits into your wider club governance and business plan.

     

    Presenter and Materials –

    The seminar will be delivered by Ian Bilsland FCCA, a Partner at Drummond Laurie Chartered Accountants, who is also a golf club Committee Member with responsibility for financial management. Ian will be joined by the Scottish Golf Club Development Team.

     

    Target audience for this workshop -

    This seminar is for your club’s Finance Convenor/Treasurer and Club Manager/Secretary or person with responsibility for day-to-day financial management.  It is suitable for both new and long-standing volunteers and staff.

     

     How do I book a place on this workshop ?

    This workshop is open to all clubs affiliated to the Scottish Golf at £ 99 for two delegates from your club. You may register your interest in attending this seminar by clicking in the box near our "Scottish Golf" logo on this website, and following the instructions on the top left of this screen. You will receive an email acknowledging your interest, and when sufficient demand has been reached to deliver this seminar, Scottish Golf will contact you and provide at least four weeks’ notice of the date and venue of the workshop.


     

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  • Scottish Golf

    Support For Your Committee - Handicap/Match Convenor

    A half day workshop, delivered by Scottish Golf Handicapping Expert Kevin Weir & the Scottish Golf Club Development Team, to support the Handicap/Match Convenor and their team to employ best practice in delivering the fair and equitable handicap system unique to golf that allows everybody to compete on a level playing field. 

     

    The fixture list at your club is a crucial part of the enjoyment of your members. It is the handicap system that allows players of differing golfing abilities, both men and ladies alike, to compete against one another on a fair and equitable basis, and provides a unique attraction to golf where golfing novices or beginners can compete fairly against experienced golfers. Whoever administers the handicaps at your club, it is clearly important to achieve consistency through the application of the CONGU Unified Handicapping System rules, which gives all of your members an equitable chance of winning any competition(s) in which they compete. This education seminar is, therefore, designed to provide new/existing Handicapping Convenors  & other key personnel with guidance on how to administer the handicap system fairly and equitably for all members.

     

     Aims of this professional development workshop

    • To establish the roles and responsibilities of CONGU, the Golf Union, the Local Association, the Club, and the Handicap Committee in the administration of your member’s handicaps.
    • To understand the responsibilities of your members in relation to their individual handicaps.
    • To employ best practice when running Qualifying Competitions for handicapping purposes.
    • To learn key aspects of the CONGU System to help you administer competitions, in particular when faced with challenging conditions such as adverse weather.
    • To establish the various formats of Qualifying Competitions for CONGU Handicap purposes.
    • To cement the Match Committee role within the clubs aim of servicing the membership.

     

    Presenter and Materials –

    This seminar will be delivered by Scottish Golf’s Handicapping expert, Kevin Weir, plus the  Scottish Golf Club Development team. You will leave the seminar with best practice, and access to further documentation and support from golfs governing bodies.

     

    Target audience for this workshop -

     This seminar is open to all involved in administering handicaps within golf clubs – both new and long-standing conveners as well as all staff with competition/handicapping duties.

     

     How do I book a place on this workshop ?

    This workshop is open to all clubs affiliated to Scottish Golf at £ 99 for two delegates per club. You may register your interest in attending this seminar by clicking in the box near our "Scottish Golf" logo on this website, and following the instructions on the top left of this screen. You will receive an email acknowledging your interest, and when sufficient demand has been reached to deliver this seminar, Scottish Golf will contact you and provide at least four weeks’ notice of the date and venue of the workshop.

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  • Scottish Golf

    Support For Your Committee - Green/Course Convenor

    A one day workshop, delivered by BIGGA experts & the Scottish Golf Club Development Team, to support the Green/Course Convenor to employ best practice in managing the clubs most talked about asset, the golf course. 

     

    There is no doubt that the golf course is the main asset of any golf club. The role of Green/Course Convenor is therefore one of high importance on the committee and is likely to be the area that much of your member and visitor feedback is directed.  The different challenges that face the Green Convenor are all too apparent with members discussing the speed of greens, height of rough and lending their ‘expert’ eye in the placement of bunkers.  Their input, no matter how well-intentioned can have serious implications for the smooth operation of the course.  A convenor must not only manage customer expectations within an approved budget, but also work with the Course Manager to ensure that regular updates on course maintenance & improvements are provided.  This seminar will assist Green Convenors and Course Managers to prepare for handling these common issues and to provide guidance on how to create an appropriate strategy for the golf course.

     

     Aims of this professional development workshop

    •  Create a strong working partnership for the Green Convenor & Course Manager/HGK
    • Clearly establish the roles and responsibilities of volunteers when it comes to the management & maintenance of the golf course including the creation of a role descriptor for the Greens Convenor
    • Discuss the requirement for a Course Maintenance Policy and its importance for establishing realistic measurable standards for your golf course
    • Establish a policy for the design & set-up of your course including long-term development
    • Provide guidance on the sources of education, advice & best practise for your golf course
    • Understand how your golf course fits into your wider club governance and business plan, and how to seek constructive member and visitor feedback

     

    Presenter and Materials –

    The seminar will be delivered by expert speakers from the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) & the Scottish Golf Development Team, with additional material provided by the R&A and the Scottish Golf Environment Group.(SGEG)

      

    Target audience for this workshop -

     This seminar is for your Greens Convenor and Course Manager to attend together and is suitable for either newcomers or long-standing convenors & managers.

      

     How do I book a place on this workshop ?

    This workshop is open to all clubs affiliated to the Scottish Golf at £ 99 for two delegates per club. You may register your interest in attending this seminar by clicking in the box near our "Scottish Golf" logo on this website, and following the instructions on the top left of this screen. You will receive an email acknowledging your interest, and when sufficient demand has been reached to deliver this seminar, Scottish Golf will contact you and provide at least four weeks’ notice of the date and venue of the workshop.


     

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  • Scottish Golf

    Support For Your Committee - Golf Professional Liason

    A one day workshop, delivered by the PGA Business Relationship Officer & the Scottish Golf Club Development Team, to ensure that the Club and the Professional are working efficiently, effectively and economically to provide a golf club experience that ensures a range of customers choose to spend their time and money at your club. 

     

    This seminar seeks to bring together the PGA professional and relevant club official to review current working practice to ensure that both are working efficiently, effectively & economically to provide a golf club experience that members, guests and visitors value to such a degree that they choose to spend their time and money at that golf club, over all others.

     

    Aims of this professional development workshop:

    • Identify ways that the PGA Professional (and their team) can operate as the welcoming face of the Golf Club, adding value to the member/visitor/society experience, aiding retention of customers, leading to sales of memberships, green fees & society packages.
    • Discuss how the golf facilities provided by the club can be best utilised by the PGA Professional (and their team) to drive junior development and increase adult participation, resulting in and overall growth of the game - guaranteeing the sustainability of the Club.
    • Determine how the PGA Professional (and their team) can be best integrated into the recruitment process for new customers
    • Recognise how the PGA Professional (and their team) can be utilised in the decision making process, especially where customer insight and industry expertise is required.
    • Discuss some of the financial implications of offering a golf operations service alongside a retail, coaching & outreach service to members, guests & visitors to the golf club.

     

    Presenter and Materials –

    This seminar will be delivered by a combination of the Scottish Golf Club Development team and the PGA Business Relationship Officers.

       

    Target audience for this workshop -

    The Golf Professional & the Club Official responsible for on-going liaison & dialogue with the Professional.

      

     How do I book a place on this workshop ?

    This workshop is open to all clubs affiliated to Scottish Golf at £ 99 for two delegates per club. You may register your interest in attending this seminar by clicking in the box near our "Scottish Golf" logo on this website, and following the instructions on the top left of this screen. You will receive an email acknowledging your interest, and when sufficient demand has been reached to deliver this seminar, Scottish Golf will contact you and provide at least four weeks’ notice of the date and venue of the workshop.


     

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