Scottish Golf Courses

Seminars prove a hit with clubs

The Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association are delighted with the success of their latest series of business seminars, with around 200 club managers and committee members representing more than 100 clubs turning out to debate the future of golf club membership.

The seminars, which were supported by RBS and hosted by the Scottish Golf Club Development Officers, also provided insights into how changing consumer behaviour is having an impact on the traditional club model, helping to map out ways clubs can benefit from presenting a fresh outlook on the 20 key components which have been pinpointed as making up a successful modern day golf club.

“It was great day to refresh your knowledge and update the clubs on the state of the golfing nation,” said Andy Arnott, assistant secretary of The Irvine Golf Club, who was present at the first seminar at Bothwell Castle. “It provided a loud and clear wake up call for any club still sleepwalking into the future.

Gordon Merrylees, the RBS Business Banking regional managing director, said: “Having supported grassroots golf through our sponsorship of ClubGolf for the past three years, RBS is delighted to be working in partnership with the Scottish Golf Union in providing more support for clubs in how they can run their businesses more effectively.

“Golf clubs play a hugely important role in many communities across Scotland and we want to ensure that club committees can access as wide a range of support tools as possible.”

If you missed the seminars, clubs can access all of the highlights from them by visiting 

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