New format for GolfBIC Events in 2023 Proves a Huge Success

March 2023 New Exciting GolfBIC Members Dinner

The UK Golf Federation held its GolfBIC members dinner at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, with a focus on the future of golf in the UK. The event brought together golf course owners, operators, and industry professionals from across the country.

The evening's guest speaker was Martin Slumbers, CEO of the R&A, who shared his insights on the current state of the sport and the future ideas for golf in the UK. Slumbers spoke about the importance of innovation and diversity in golf, as well as the need to attract younger players to the sport.

The event was organized by Doug Poole, CEO of the UK Golf Federation with Federation chairman Richard Haygarth, speaking about the Federation's ongoing efforts to promote golf in the UK and support its member clubs. Haygarth, emphasized the importance of collaboration within the industry to drive growth and ensure the sustainability of the sport.

A Second Great Success - Monday 9th October 2023 at the GolfBIC Golf Day

This was the chance for members to play the iconic Championship Brabazon Belfry Course for an exciting days golf on the Brabazon Championship Course. The event was sold out and attended by the leading golf course owners and operators in the UK who with DP World Tour Player Robert Rock enjoyed a great day's golf on the Brabazon in beautiful autumn sunshine.

Being a GolfBIC event it was important to add some valuable insight to working in the golf industry and Craig Tracey (Conservative MP for North Warwickshire) spoke about the significance of the golf industry to the UK a compelling presentation, emphasizing its wellbeing impact and financial importance on a national scale government's.

Doug Poole – CEO of the UK Golf Federations comments –
"We are always looking for new formats for GolfBIC and our 2023 events have proved very exciting and have proved a successful way for our members to meet and discuss business. They are all professional operators or owners of golf facilities and don't always want to sit in a hall learning about ways to better the golf industry as they are well able to hold the floor themselves. So GB23's new format opened up new ways to communicate and work together”

2024 sees major changes in GolfBIC's format as it takes to the road with four one day Roadshows across the UK. Information and details to follow.

For more information contact: - Doug Poole – CEO –

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