The first ever Golf Management Seminar of its kind in Ghana took place on Saturday 30th November 2013 at the African Regent Hotel, Accra. Many of the Golf Clubs around Ghana were in attendance while there were also representatives from the Ghana Golf Association, Ladies Golf Union, Quest Tour and the Ghana PGA. The event was supported by the Ghana Golf Development Board, who are also at the forefront of the Ghana Golf Development Project through stakeholders the GGA, The R&A, Paul McGinley Golf Design (Africa) and Tullow Oil. WIN HMS, who provide products and services for the Hospitality Industry, were the event partners.
The Ghana Golf Development Board
Speakers included Dr Felix K Frempong, President of the Ghana Golf Association, who gave the Opening & Closing Address; Yaw Assam Sam, Mark Cofie & Richard Boateng of The Quest Tour who gave some background on their vision for Professional Golf in Ghana and also outlined their plans for 2014 and beyond; Desh Morris, of Sheeltech Design, who spoke on the important of having a functioning Website; Frank Boahene of Green Grass Technology who gave all attendees some fascinating insights into Golf Course Maintenance; and Tom Kennedy, Director of Golf Ghana, who presented on Golf Operations, Sales & Marketing, Golf Revenue, Junior Golf Programmes, Clubhouse and Food & Beverage, and Caddy Programmes. The delegates contributed immensely with some great interaction and, based on feedback from them since the Seminar, rather than seeing it as an annual event in the future they have put forward the plan to make it a Quarterly Seminar!
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