EGP seeks manager to launch new social golf game

EGP Growing the Game

The England Golf Partnership (EGP) is seeking to recruit a manager to roll out the pilot phase of a project to get adults playing a new form of quick, social golf.

The move follows the success of a test scheme to design and develop the concept in the South East which got the thumbs-up from those involved in the 60-minute fun sessions at driving ranges and on golf club practice grounds.

The competitive, target format has been designed to generate the wow factor, with weekly game nights for teams whose scores will be recorded on a national leaderboard.

The formula appealed to beginners and advanced players alike and now the EGP wants to recruit a manager to develop and implement the project during the 2012 playing season.

It is inviting proposals from individuals and organisations with a background in product development, sourcing and marketing and a track record of taking a concept through to successful implementation.

Project co-ordinator Andy Willems said: “This is a very exciting opportunity to build a new game for golf.

“All our research tells us that people want to play a competitive golf-based game within 60 minutes. Now we need someone with the expertise and creativity to make this happen.”

The brief for the role of implementation manager contains details of how to submit the required proposal by the closing date of 15.00 hours on 3 February 2012. Those shortlisted will be invited to interviews in London on Thursday 9 February and will be notified as soon as possible in the week beginning 6 February.