GCMA Scotland

Spring Seminar – Murrayshall Tuesday 27th May 2014


Members are reminded that guests from their club who are involved in the administration of their club will be most welcome to attend.  

Please note that the all inclusive cost of the seminar is £35 per delegate.  Please also note that this cost includes the use of a ride on buggy for the golf so no caddy carts are needed.  Tee times have been booked for 36 players so it will be first come, first served.

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08.00 – 09.00 Registration – Coffee, Tea and a Bacon Roll

09.00 – 09.30 Welcome by Regional Captain Ian Neil and an invite to our sponsors to give a five minute reminder to the membership of the services available to them from their respective organisations.

09.30 – 10.10 Presenter – Michael Clarke, Director National Gallery of Scotland   

Subject: The National Gallery are organising a major exhibition  on The Art of Golf – a history of the great game as told through outstanding works of art. It will run from mid-July to mid-October and will overlap the Commonwealth Games, the Edinburgh International Festival and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.  In this historic year for Scotland this visual celebration of our glorious game should not be missed.

10.10 – 10.55 Presenter – Declan Hayes, Eagle Promotions Multi Media Manager

Subject: The further development and capabilities of the Eagle App and its use and compatabilty with industry software.

10.55 – 11.05 Comfort break

11.05 – 11.45 Charles Rumbles, Director CKR VAT Consultancy Ltd

Subject:  VAT Accounting – Post-Bridport

The European Court of Justice decision in the case of HMRC -v- Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club Limited represents a landmark victory for members golf clubs.  However, will the outcome represent a “win-win” for all clubs?  Sadly, the reality will be a mixture of winners and losers.  This session should demist the detail to the ECJ decision and help allay fears for the payment of claims to overpaid VAT and the defence of unjust enrichment.  There will also be helpful tips on ways to improve VAT recoveries.”   

11.45 – 12.30 Edward Kitson, Ryder Cup Match Director

Subject: This presentation shall outline the key aspects of The Ryder Cup. This will highlight the full size and scale of the event and give an overview of the plans and preparations ahead of the event this September. Edward will discuss some of the key components of staging a Ryder Cup including Transport, Hospitality and Catering”

12.30 – 13.00 General question and answer session on any subject

13.00 – 14.00 Soup and sandwich lunch and networking

14.00 Courtesy golf on the Murrayshall Championship course to be followed by a small prizegiving.  A tee time reservation notice will be available at our seminar reception.

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