GCMA Scotland

Spring Seminar – Murrayshall Tuesday 26th May 2015


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 Keith Nicholson 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 – 9.45 Presenter : Will Barber, On Course Foundation

Subject: Highlight the charities work supporting wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans through the medium of golf. He will concentrate on the two key functions of the charity; golf skills development and employment in the golf industry. He will then explain how golf clubs can support the charity through employment, event and fundraising opportunities.

09.45 - 10.30 Presenter: Charles Rumbles, Director CKR VAT Consultancy Ltd

Subject : Information and update on the following current VAT issues :-

  • Claims to Overpaid VAT
  • Unjust Enrichment
  • HMRC Information Sheet 01/15
  • Tour Operator & Corporate Green Fees
  • Attribution of Input Tax
  • Sponsorship & Advertising

10.30 – 11.00 Presenter : Adrian Aggett, Director of Capita

Subject: "Membership Retention and Recruitment Services Membership".

Adrian presents a unique way to look at golf membership. Using Capita's "MemberDRIVE" serviceswill give golf clubs avaluable insight into their mmembership which in turn provides a foundation to build a strategic marketing strategy, centred aroundmeber retention. MemberDRIVE also gives clubs the intelligence and confidence required to prepare astrategic and targeted recruitment strategy.

11.00 – 11.10 Comfort break

11.10 – 11.45 Presenter : David Drummond

Subject:  Scottish Outdoor Access Code

David will provide information on the effect the right to roam could have on golf clubs and action necessary to protect their interests.

11.45 – 12.30 Presenter :  Iain Evans, SGU Development Officer

Subject: Educational and ongoing management development support for golf club managers in Scotland. Iain will cover the following topics :-

  • Introduction and stae of Scottish Golf
  • Educational support for Golf Club Manager (incl. MDP, Seminars and Workshops)
  • Excising key services available to support Club Managers
  • Future pipeline services to support Club Managers

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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