Clubmakers to meet at St Andrews in September
Story published at 1:20, Thursday, August 25th, 2016
International Clubmakers Guild® (ICG), golf’s only clubfitting and clubmaking organization that is owned and run by its members, will hold its second annual European Chapter meeting Sept. 9-11 in St Andrews, Scotland.
The event is open to all ICG members, as well as to non-members, from the U.S. and all over the world, and is limited to 100 attendees. It is requested that participants be involved in the golf industry in some capacity, although it is not required that they be engaged in clubfitting or clubmaking as a full-time enterprise.
“This will be a special venue for this year’s European Chapter meetings, seminars, networking and certification workshops,” said Jacques Intriere, president of International Clubmakers Guild (ICG). “Last year’s European Chapter meeting, in Majorca, Spain, was a great success, and we believe this year’s gathering will be even more of a draw.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone, including sponsors, presenters, members and non-members. We are proud of the extensive and valuable continuing-education aspect of ICG.”
All presentations will be conducted in English, with closed captioning. The meeting agendas will feature technical discussions and sponsor presentations. The schedule is as follows: Friday, September 9 – optional golf, then an open dinner meeting; Saturday, September 10 – a full day of meetings, including coffees, lunch and dinner; and Sunday, September 11 – concluding meetings in the morning, followed by optional golf that afternoon.
The ICG will extend a “Guild Special” to non-members who attend the 2016 European Chapter meeting, consisting of a discounted fee to join the Guild and to enrol in certification sessions.
ICG members fit and make golf clubs for players of all skill levels, from amateurs who want the best equipment for their games to the most accomplished tour players worldwide.
In fact, the winner of the 2016 Ricoh British Open, played July 28-31 at Woburn Golf and Country Club, in Milton Keynes, England, had her clubs and shafts fit by one ICG member and her clubs built by another ICG member.
For more information about the 2016 ICG European Chapter meeting or to register, see www.clubfittersguild.org