Scottish Golf to Welcome Over 500 at National Conference

Over 500 delegates with a passion for golf from across the country will gather in Edinburgh on Saturday (1 December) for Scottish Golf’s second National Conference, with the game’s digital future top of the agenda.

The governing body’s event has created widespread interest from golfers across all levels of the game – from club members to PGA pros, from non-members to media, and from volunteer coaches to committee representatives.

Scottish Golf will set out its plans to overcome the challenges faced by golf clubs, building on the key themes arising from the inaugural event last year, which identified technology, pay-per-play golfers, changing club culture and the recruitment of more women and young people as the most important areas for the governing body to focus its work on.

The event, hosted by sports broadcaster Emma Dodds, will feature presentations from the governing body’s leadership team with contributions from other industry experts.

Delegates will have the opportunity to contribute, while representatives from across the country will take part in a Club Panel session to highlight good practice and innovative work.

Andrew McKinlay, Chief Executive of Scottish Golf, said: “We are delighted with the response from the Scottish golfing public to our second National Conference and we look forward to welcoming over 500 delegates at the EICC on Saturday.

“The conference gives us a fantastic platform to showcase the exciting progress made by the team at Scottish Golf in the last 12 months, in particular, the digital future of the game.

“This is a crucial time for golf in Scotland and a great opportunity for the industry as a whole to embrace change as we look to secure the game’s future.

The timetable below provides further details on the agenda for the day:

  • 10:30   Welcome, introductions and overview
  • 10:40   Review 2018
  • 11:00   Development of the Game – Club Support
  • 12:00   Lunch
  • 12:30   The Digital Future of the Game
  • 13:50   Summary, conclusion and next steps
  • 14:00   Close

Registration for Saturday’s conference has now closed.