Kent Golf Newsletter – November 2017

Welcome to the Kent Club Support Newsletter.
With the summer now over, many clubs are starting to plan for next year. With that in mind, please find some useful support opportunities and information included in this newsletter.

Featured in this newsletter:

  • Kent Golf Union appoint a new Secretary and Golf Manager.
  • Save up to £10,000 with the new England Golf partnership with GMG.
  • Membership & Customer Retention – the latest insight.
  • England Golf Awards 2018 – Nominate the Sport’s unsung heroes!
  • “T is for Technology” – A must read.
  • Kent Young Coach Academy – Do you have any aspiring Coaches?

Kent Golf Union appoint a new Secretary and Golf Manager
The Kent Golf Union are pleased to announce that Sarah McDonald will become the first female KGU County Secretary.
Full story: http://www.kentgolf.org/news.php?newsitem=271

In a newly created position, aimed at working alongside the County Secretary, the Kent Golf Union also announced last week that Simon Wood will become the KGU Golf Manager in early 2018.
Full story: http://www.kentgolf.org/news.php?newsitem=272

Save up to £10,000 with the new England Golf partnership with GMG
England Golf have just announced its partnership with the Golf Management Group (GMG) to help golf clubs cut costs without compromising on quality. GMG is a purchasing alliance that uses its collective power to get significant discounts for golf clubs.

All affiliated clubs can receive free GMG membership for a year – usually £149 – which could help them make savings of more than £10,000. Membership gives access to teams of experts who look at your club’s expenditure and report back on potential savings in key areas such as energy, insurance and food and beverage. To register your interest and capitalise on your free year’s worth of GMG membership simply register below.

http://www.golfmanagementgroup.co.uk/england-golf

Membership & Customer Retention – the latest insight
Members are the lifeblood of most Golf Clubs so it’s important to understand their needs in order to retain them.

Many clubs suffer high churn rates and it’s important to know why this happens and to address it.

To support this, England Golf have been working with Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School to uncover the facts around retention.

To read the full findings, click the following link: Membership Retention Guidance

England Golf Awards 2018 – Nominate the Sport’s unsung heroes!
The countdown is on to the England Golf 2018 Awards – and the search has begun for the people, clubs and counties who make the sport great.

Nominations are invited for seven award categories, designed to find England’s golfing heroes!

They’ll be celebrated at a glitzy award ceremony at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on the 22nd February alongside other winners selected by our judges.

For more information, to book tickets and to nominate click below. Nominations close at the end of the month.

Nominate Now – Click here

“T is for Technology” – a must read
I know through recent conversations, a number of clubs are currently assessing their technology at their clubs to check that they’re fit for purpose. A recent blog by The Revenue Club looked into this in more detail. It’s well worth a read.

“T is for Technology” – Full article

Kent Young Coach Academy – Do you have any aspiring Coaches?
Do you have any aspiring coaches, aged between 15-18, that are looking to improve themselves and their CV at your club?

This is a great opportunity to link with like minded and ambitious other teenagers. 20 youngsters from all over Kent successfully took part in the initiative this year and the organisers are hoping to improve on that number for the coming year. Please share this opportunity with anyone who might be interested.

Kent Young Coach Academy

Thank you for taking the time to read this month’s newsletter. Please share this with colleagues and members if you wish.

Please contact me if you wish to discuss any of the above in greater detail.

Thanks,
Charles

Club Support Officer for Kent
England Golf
c.molony@englandgolf.org
07736880921

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