Lewis: UKGCOA roadshows were important15th October, 2012 by Colin Victor
The chief executive of Britain’s largest golf club operator, Crown Golf, has said the recent UK Golf Course Owners’ Association (UKGCOA) roadshows, held in conjunction with England Golf, were invaluable for the industry.
Seven events took place throughout September and October. These were, according to UKGCOA, “to serve as a platform for commercially minded golf club owners and operators to network, learn best practice, be informed about the association’s multiple services and initiatives, and be updated about the current taxation situation.”
The spokesman added that there were “captivating questions at all roadshows which engaged the majority of all that attended and discussions on taxation, affiliation fees, the handicapping system, UKGCOA’s benchmarking scheme, our purchasing partner and other initiatives and ideas to grow the game of golf nationally.”
Stephen Lewis, CEO of Crown Golf and UKGCOA board member, said: “I think one of the important things about attending the roadshows is that golf is a very fragmented industry and the roadshows provide an opportunity to meet people who are operating in the same industry, share best practice, ideas and learn about what has worked and what hasn’t worked.”
If you would want a copy of the presentations, with EU papers on VAT, plus to see a gallery of the roadshows, please click here.