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Scottish Golf to Extend Consultation Period to March AGM | 26 October

Scottish Golf to stage conference on 2 December as Board extends consultation period to March AGM

“We want to engage golfers in debate and discussion on a number of subjects. These include key trends and challenges facing golf, the potential impact of these on club revenue and membership fees; what our members increasingly value and demand for their membership; addressing our ageing demographic profile and low uptake amongst young people and women; embracing digital and technology capability… and engaging our communities to grow club revenue.”

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CEO Dodds Resigns to Join Tennis Scotland | 17 October

Blane Dodds, the Chief Executive of Scottish Golf, has resigned from the governing body to fulfil the same role at Tennis Scotland.

Eleanor Cannon, Chair of Scottish Golf, will assume an executive leadership position on an interim basis with immediate effect, with Dodds assisting handover over the coming weeks.

Additional short-term support to the Board will also be sought and the recruitment process for a new Chief Executive will begin immediately. A Special General Meeting, principally to address a funding gap, will go ahead on 2 December with consultation ongoing.

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 Special General Meeting | 2 December 2017 | Stirling

> Update: 4 October | Affiliation Proposal for Scottish Golf Strategy – Press Release

Golf in Scotland requires a new direction to provide greater opportunity for investment and growth to support clubs and players at all levels. Recent years has seen ever decreasing resources being invested in golf in Scotland from membership affiliation income, commercial revenue and funding partners.

To achieve this change, we require a positive vote at our forthcoming Special General Meeting on 2 December at Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling.

The vote will include proposed national Affiliation changes and a review of Scottish Golf’s Articles of Association, which will allow the delivery of an innovative four-year strategy aimed at bringing much-needed investment to our game.

Each adult golf club member already makes a contribution to growing the game via the national affiliation fee, but the collective power of a small increase can make a huge difference to driving investment to our game. This investment will go towards supporting clubs, increasing participation and performance programmes, benefiting all stakeholders across the game.

To improve your understanding of how these changes can benefit Areas & Counties, Clubs and Club members, we have created a series of summary documents (located in the document library above) which we encourage you to read and share

As the Home of Golf, Scotland has always enjoyed a worldwide reputation for some of the best courses, players, coaches and clubs.

This is under threat due to the lack of investment in our clubs, infrastructure, programmes and members. Our new strategy addresses these concerns to allow golf in Scotland to capitalise on the significant scale and commercial value of its membership, club base and course appeal worldwide.

Further details and information relating to the affiliation changes and Special General Meeting will be available via Scottish Golf’s communication channels over the coming weeks.

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