Speakers announced for Business of Golf 2006


Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The Golf Consultants Association says that it expects the 2006 Business of Golf conference, being held at Celtic Manor in Wales from 29-31 October, to be its biggest event yet. Over 125 delegates from around the world are expected to attend the conference, which will focus on the number one golf business topic of all – how to make a profit.

Speakers already confirmed for the event include: • Paul Heeney from Online Tee Times, who will show how online green fee booking has added to the profitability of many golf clubs in Ireland • Tom Sheehy from Cape Verde Development, who will talk about the £1.75bn Cape Verde project recently announced, which will see Ernie Els Design create four new golf courses on the islands • Mel Thomas from 360 Golf and Johan Koster from White Horse Contractors, who will talk about intelligent and costeffective golf course construction and master planning; The current list of speakers and topics is available at www.businessofgolf2006.com.

Spokesman Andy Hiseman said: "By tightly focusing on this key topic, we believe all delegates will be able to go back to their businesses with a clear action plan and a suite of ideas and strategies to grow their profits.