Following the success of the PGA Professional & Secretary Challenge in 2017, all golf clubs are invited to enter a pair comprising their club manager/secretary and PGA Professional in this year’s event, which is being held at Woodcote Park Golf Club in Surrey on April 12.
An afternoon multi-tee start will see the pairs competing in a fourball betterball competition with handsome prizes for the top three pairs, while the top club will be taking home the coveted Teamwork Trophy.
Supported by business solution provider Open Solutions, the PGA Professional & Secretary Challenge is the brainchild of Woodcote Park’s Head PGA Professional Wraith Grant and club secretary Adrian Dawson.
As Grant explained: “Adrian and I have always worked closely together to improve and drive Woodcote Park forwards. Every week we find time to play nine holes and discuss the latest issues and ideas. The benefits to the club’s membership, numbers and bottom line are massive and 2017 has been our best year ever.”
He continued: “We both agreed an event like this was the most obvious way to get the two key people in any golf club spending some time getting to know each other better, and all to the benefit of their own clubs.”
All those playing agreed, with several commenting that playing in the Challenge was not only the first time they’d had the time to talk about club matters, but that they’d make time to do that on a regular basis from now on.
Open Solutions’ CEO Ed Beale and Group Operations Director Tony Jones all expressed their enthusiasm for supporting the event again, especially as it will help improve golf club management.
All entries are to be sent to Woodcote Park secretary Adrian Dawson, so please contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 668 2788. Full details and the entry form can be found at https://pgagbi.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/pgagbi18/event/pgagbi18412/index.htm