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PRESS RELEASE – UK Golf Federation – 17 December 2019 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2019 – Members Report - A good Year for Golf Participation

With many golf clubs appearing to have struggled over the last few years with dropping membership, this was viewed as a very positive move in getting golf participation back on track for the future.

The membership of the UK Golf Federation has grown substantially in 2019 and now has over 550 golf clubs and driving ranges as members. This represents a growth of over 300%. Doug Poole CEO of the UK Golf Federation believes the key to this huge growth is down to the valuable range of business benefits programmes available to members and confirms "Currently there are 14 benefits to membership of which 8 are completely free and this is set to grow in 2020 as more key benefits to business are brought into the membership package”.

Also, Corporate Partners such as Clubcar, John Deere, Toro and Textron Golf who are partners with the UK Golf Federation, bring extra support in helping members make key decisions on equipment, golf course management and maintenance. Stop Press! New Corporate Members joining in 2020.

The federations early initiative for 2020 is GolfBIC, 16th March to be held at the Forest of Arden Golf Resort. GolfBIC is one day packed with three seminars, show room with major suppliers to the industry exhibiting and gala dinner all wrapped up with great networking opportunities. Registering for GolfBIC is easy, just go to and book your show package, if you’re not a member already! Just join there and then online.

The UK Golf Federation believe it key that they work with all the major associations and stakeholders in the industry to find ways of growing participation and ultimately membership. So, now having over 550 golf facility members the UK Golf Federation who offer an easy and relaxed pathway to trying golf, look to become more involved with supporting key stakeholders in growing golf participation though their open access golf facilities.

Press Release Ends For more information contact: - Doug Poole – CEO – 07711665247 UK Golf Federation – Federation House, First Floor, Unit 64, 6th Street, Stoneleigh Park, CV8 2LG T 02476 414999

About the UK Golf Federation

The UKGF is a not-for-profit organisation with 550 member facilities whose aims are to represent and support the interests of proprietary and commercial golf courses and driving ranges in the UK. It takes a key role in providing leadership in discussions with Government and golf’s governing bodies on all matters that impact commercially-minded golf facilities. The Federation has a programme of benefits and opportunities for its members to enable them to understand and develop their business. Its mission is to "grow golf participation through open access golf facilities and grow the bottom line”.