Golf industry provides one-stop shop for education events

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The golf industry is pulling together to provide an online calendar of educational events for anyone working or volunteering in golf.

The calendar is an initiative from the Golf Education Group, which brings together Home Unions and other golf industry organisations. It aims to provide a ‘one stop shop’ of all educational opportunities for those working in, volunteering or aspiring to work in the golf industry.

Organisations involved in the group are England Golf, Scottish Golf, Golf Union of Wales, British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association,
Golf Club Managers Association, Club Managers Association of Europe, The Golf Foundation, The Professional Golfers’ Association, Greenkeepers Training Committee, National Golf Clubs Advisory Association and the Scottish Golf & Club Managers Association.

The collaboration means club managers, greenkeepers, PGA professionals, committee members, county officials and catering managers have access to the most comprehensive listing of education events available in the golf industry.

The calendar has recently undergone a number of upgrades to make the site more modern and user friendly. Users can view all educational events on a month by month basis and have the option to use a number of search filters to tailor the results for the type of education that best suits them.

Each event pops out in a new window and gives an overview of the details including venue, date and time, cost of the event, who the presenters are, the number of Continuing Professional Development credits available for attending and a link where users can book their place or register for the event.

One of the additional features of the calendar is demand-led events offered through BIGGA, England Golf and Scottish Golf, where users are able to register their interest in an event which the organiser will then run providing there is enough demand to go ahead.

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