Kent Golf Newsletter – January 2018

Happy New Year! I hope that 2018 is successful for you on and off the golf course.
I already have lots of meetings and club visits planned for the beginning of the year. However, please get in touch if we haven’t yet got a date in the diary to catch up and discuss your priorities for 2018 and the support I may be able to offer.

Included in this month’s newsletter:

  • “Sarah gives men’s golf a new look in Kent” – England Golf press release on our new KGU County Secretary
  • Winter Workshops – A Reminder!
  • 59Club & Players 1st join Preferred Partner Network
  • England Golf Meets Sport’s ‘Gold Standard’
  • England Golf Awards 2018 – Tickets Still Available


‘Sarah gives men’s golf a new look in Kent’ – England Golf press release on our new KGU County Secretary.
Click here to read a great article on our new County Secretary including quotes from Sarah and the KGU’s chairman Peter Long

Winter Workshops – A Reminder!
Leatherhead Golf Club will host a Digital Marketing & Social Media workshop on Tuesday 13th February 2018. For information on this workshop, please click here. Places are filling up very quickly so if you’re interested in attending, make sure you book your place soon.

Leatherhead Golf Club will also host the South East Region workshop on Recruitment & Retention on Tuesday 27th March 2018. For information on this workshop, click here

59 Club & Players 1st join Preferred Partner Network
59Club and Players 1st are the latest organisations to join England Golf’s network of Preferred Partners. The new partners both provide practical support to clubs to offer customers the golfing experience they want.

59 Club has created My59 software to advance customer satisfaction levels and includes mystery shopper audits and customer satisfaction survey templates. The benchmarking tools allow managers the opportunity to measure and align their customer services and sales etiquette to the industry average and elite performing clubs. The company offer FREE webinars to explain more about the product with the next ones taking place on Monday 15th Jan (4:00-5:00pm) and Thursday 18th Jan (9:30-10:30am) – To book your space click here.

Players 1st offers software which enables golf clubs to retain and recruit golfers and increase revenue by focusing on customer experience and loyalty. This is achieved by surveying members and visitors, listening to their feedback and adapting services to their needs. Players 1st offer a FREE 30 day trial which you can find out more information about and sign up to here.

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England Golf Meets Sport’s Gold Standard
England Golf confirmed its leading role in the modernisation of the sport when it recently voted unanimously to take the final step to meet the Government’s gold standard for governance. Changes will include streamlining the board from 15 to 12 members, as well as strong commitments on quality and diversity, with a minimum of 30% of each gender represented.

It’s the latest in a series of measures taken to modernise the way the game is run and which comply with the Code for Sports Governance. The code is designed to ensure that UK sports bodies lead the world with the highest levels of governance and transparency. Compliance with the code is essential to qualify for pubic funding, which England Golf currently receives £8.48m from Sport England, spread over a four year period.

England Golf Awards 2018 – Tickets Still Available
The shortlists for the England Golf Awards 2018 have now been released and the winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner taking place at the Royal Lancaster, London, on the 22nd February.

The black tie awards ceremony is set to be another memorable evening and you can find out more information about the event, and book tickets here.

Join players, clubs and counties as well as Golf and Sport Stars, Press and Politicians as we celebrate golfing achievements in the professional and amateur games as well as grass roots development.

Enjoy fine dining at the Royal Lancaster Hotel followed by a glittering awards ceremony, which will see our nine inspiring award winners step up for their moment in the spotlight

Thank you for taking the time to read this month’s newsletter.
As ever, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you wish to discuss any of the above in more detail. I look forward to catching up with you all soon.


Club Support Officer for Kent
England Golf

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