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The role of The PGAs ofEurope in Growing the Game Ian Randell Chief Executive 23rd April 2012
Objectives• Why do we need to grow the game?• What are the barriers preventing growth?• What are the PGAs of Europe and PGA’s around the world doing to drive growth?
Why grow the game?• Economic benefit• Employment• Social and Health benefits to society• There are lots of people who want to play but can’t!
Golf is a simple game!“Golf is a simple game. You’ve got clubs and aball. You have to hit the ball into a series ofholes laid out in the middle of a large, grassyfield. After you reach the 18th hole, you maywant to go to a bar and tell lies about your on-course feats to anyone you didn’t play withthat day.” Anonymous
Challenges• Time• Difficulty• Cost• Perception
The original objectives set out by the fifty or so professionals that attendeda meeting of the 9th September 1901 were as follows.• To promote interest in the game of golf• To protect and advance the mutual and trade interests of all its members• To hold meetings and tournaments periodically for the encouragement ofthe younger members• To institute a Benevolent fund for the relief of deserving members• To act as an agency for assisting any professional or club maker to obtainemployment• To effect any other objects of a like nature as may be determinedfrom time to time by the association
PGAs of Europe The European voice of Professional Golfers’ Associations Developing, sharing and advancing the standards of golf professionals 38 National PGAsCollective membership of in excess of 21,000 PGA Professionals
Setting & Advancing Standards• Membership Mentoring• Education• Events A strong PGA complements the work of national amateur bodies in development work and national programmes, bringing specialist expertise and access to a wide range of benefits and knowledge that otherwise would be unavailable.
Educational / Development services Setting & Advancing Standards DEVELOPMENT WORK EDUCATION PROGRAMMES EDUCATION SERVICES EXTERNAL RELATIONS• Membership Mentoring Access to a full range of PGAs of Co-ordination of continuing Heads of Training meeting External promotion of the PGA professional development and the opportunities - sharing of good organisation and the PGA• Education Europe services professional teaching & coaching conference practice• Events Application leading to PGAs of Re-evaluation of educational Preparation of documents for Advice on the development of a Europe membership programmes European community national education programme consumption AAdvice on structure,PGA complements the work of national amateur strong constitution Initial Professional Education Recognition process of Support at National and bodies asettingdevelopment work and national programmes, level and in up PGA programme (IPE) educational programmes European political bringing specialist expertise and access to a wide range of benefits and knowledge that otherwise would be unavailable. Golf development work: Ryder Advice on the development of Introducer coach programme Tutor / Assessor training Cup European Development National institutional relationships programme Trust and R&A
Ryder Cup Europe LLPThe Olympics and Football World Cup are the only sporting events that have a greatereconomic impact2004 – Formation of Ryder cup Europe LLPPartnership: European Tour (60%), The PGA (20%), The PGAs of Europe (20%)The Ryder Cup European Development TrustThe professional game giving back
The Ryder Cup• Bidding Process• Legacy• Ryder Cup European Development Trust
Ryder Cup European Development TrustAid distributed through grants for grassroots schemes in EuropeOver €2 million distributed to grow the gameFunding now granted to 22 projects of varyingsize including Germany, Ireland, Bulgaria,Italy, Czech Republic , Poland,Holland, Hungary and Russia
R&A Working for Golf Programme Provision of Golf Development Expertise on a Global Basis• Consultancy• Specific Intervention• Coaching
R&A Working for Golf• ARGENTINA – CHILE – BRAZIL – COLUMBIA - COSTA RICA - HONG KONG – GHANA – INDIA – MYANMAR – PANAMA – TANZANIA - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO• 0ver 50 countries visited in all
Working Together• PGA World Alliance• Pan-European Golf Organisations• European Commission• Other Sports
Conclusion• FUN!• Right People• Right Place• Right Time• Right Coach and the Right Equipment