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Africa Golf Summit ‘break-through’ opportunities

Story published at 15:12, Tuesday, August 11th, 2015


The Africa Golf Summit (AGS) will take place 9-11 September 2015 Serengeti Golf Club, Kempton Park, Gauteng.

Golf is a legendary sport that provides endless challenge and excitement for golfers all over the world. But the game also makes an important contribution to tourism, employment, socio-economic growth, sport development and the environment.

Africa Goilf Summit logoThe Africa Golf Summit will be a draw-card for a wide range of stakeholders relating to the golfing world. This includes professional and amateur golfers, VIPs, sport, tourism and business professionals and a range of government and private sector delegates. Speakers at the summit are renowned specialists from South Africa, Africa, the US and the UK.

AGS promises to deliver break-through opportunities for a range of key players in the golfing, tourism, economic development and sporting sectors. The summit will gather experts from a diverse range of business and government fraternities and provide a much-needed platform for meaningful progress to be made through the golfing industry. Important topics to be explored and debated include the following:

  • Growing a sustainable golfing community in Africa
  • Establishing a Golfing Centre of Excellence to develop young talent
  • Golf tourism and hospitality
  • Golf sports development
  • Golf estate and property development
  • Golf course design, construction, operations and management
  • Hosting golf tournaments to boost job growth, tourism and economic development

Confirmed speakers to date include (but is not limited to) Scott Ferrell – President, Gary Player Design USA; Dale Hayes – Director, Zwartkop Country Club/ Presenter on SuperGolf South Africa; Howard Swan – Chairman, Golf Consultants Association and Swan Golf Designs Ltd UK; Steve Isaac – Director, Golf Course Management, The R & A, St Andrews Scotland; Paul Gray – General Manager, Holywood Golf Club, Northern Ireland; Peter Matkovich – Principal Architect, Matkovich Design; Zaida Enver CEO, Pure Grit Project and Exhibitions Management (Pty) Ltd South Africa; Abel Edinomo Secretary General, West Africa Amateur Golf Association; Ivano Ficalbi Chief Executive PGA, South Africa; and Ingrid Diesel – Owner Ingrid Diesel Consulting & Events.

A key item to be debated is the Africa Golf Centre of Excellence Programme, which is an initiative to make golf more accessible and to identify and develop young African golfers who can go on to represent their countries on the international golfing circuit. Industry specialists and prominent organisations endorsing and supporting the Africa Golf Summit include the following:

The Africa Golf Summit is endorsed by: The PGA, Gary Player Designs, The R & A, The Sunshine Tour, The West Africa Amateur Golf Association, Hills & Forrest, The Hospitality Property Fund, SWAN Golf Designs, RETOSA, Golf Consultants Association, and Golf Environment Organisation.

Africa Golf Summit www.africagolfsummit.com

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