Australian Golf Course Superintendents' Assocation
The Australian Golf Course Superintendents' Association (AGCSA) was formed in 1981 to further the profession of golf course management in Australia and the Pacific Rim. Since that time the association has grown steadily in size and now boasts over 1,500 members from all states of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Rim.
The AGCSA is committed to to the ongoing professional development and support of all those involved in the Golf Course, Sportsfields and Grounds Management and Maintenance industry.
Bruce Macphee, Senior Agronomist P: 0409 183 710 | Email
Australian Golf Industry Council
The Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC) was established in late 2006 to provide a forum to help unite the industry on agreed industry wide initiatives.
Australian Golf Media Association
The AGMA is the collective of Australia's golf media professionals, formed more than 30 years ago. It includes full-time and part-time golf media professionals across all the platforms - print, broadcast and digital.
Recently renamed the AGMA after previously being known as the Australian Golf Writers Association, the change was made to move the association into the new era of digital technology.
The AGMA hosts a golf championship for its members and an annual dinner generally held during the week of the men's Australian Open, where its annual awards are distributed.
Australian Ladies Professional Golf
Formed in 1972, the ALPG is a member-based organisation that is the sanctioning body for women’s professional golf in Australia and New Zealand. ALPG is an enthusiastic and passionate organisation which has a long and proud history of expanding and improving career opportunities for women professional golfers. The ALPG Tour is recognised by the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings as one of the seven major women’s professional tours in the world
ALPG’s Tournament schedule consists of our major tournaments; ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open; The Oates Women's Victorian Open; Women's NSW Open, Australian Ladies Classic Bonville and Women's New Zealand Open. ALPG also runs a series of Pro-Am Tournaments annually known as “The ALPG Club Car Series” which also attract quality players from all corners of the globe to play.
The Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) was formed in 1981 to act as the ‘peak body’ representing a broad spectrum of sporting and active lifestyle goods industry participants, including brands, manufacturers, distributors and retailers. ASGA is a leading industry voice on issues impacting the health, trade, regulation and taxation of the sporting and active lifestyle industries. ASGA aims to foster the market growth, provide services and advocate for increased participation in sport and physical activity. ASGA is a leading advocate in the industry and is at the forefront of debate and leads industry opinion.
Membership of ASGA is an investment in your business and in the growth and development of the entire sporting and active lifestyle goods industry.
FootGolf Australia (FGA) is a non-profit organisation developing the sport of FootGolf in the country and is the exclusive member of the Federation for International FootGolf in Australia. Since 2013, we have been working to promote the sport and to help golf courses increase their revenue. There are 30 golf courses offering FootGolf in Australia. As part of our activities, FootGolf Australia helps courses introducing FootGolf by: - Designing the best FootGolf course possible while staying away from Golf greens and Golf common landing areas - Providing gear that makes FootGolf course go unnoticed when not setup - Giving advise on best times to offer FootGolf - Creating marketing plans to attract these new customers - Advertising your course in FootGolf Australia website and social media
Contact: Leonardo Fernandez, FootGolf Australia Director P: 0425 806 917 | Email | LinkedIn | Twitter
Golf Management Australia
Golf Management Australia represents Golf Club Managers throughout Australia, and through state associations, aims to provide professional development and support to all members. GMA objectives are based upon: - Providing professional and personal development opportunities to all members - Supporting members health and wellbeing - Providing tools and resources to assist members in the management of golf clubs - Actively advocating for the betterment of golf club management within the wider industry.
GMA is an industry supporter of the 2018 Golf Business Forum, as we view the conference as another opportunity for GMA members to enhance their learning and professional development and provides the ability to network with other golf managers, as well as the latest information and new initiatives that are aimed at supporting golf managers across Australia.
Parks and Leisure Australia is the peak industry association for professionals working in the Parks and Leisure sector in Australia, representing over 2500 members. Through a broad range of services we support members to provide opportunities that strengthen communities through good use of leisure time for the social, environmental, economic and physical wellbeing of all Australians. we are 'THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PLACES'.
Underpinning everything we do is the understanding that leisure is a basic human right and one that impacts the quality of life for all Australians.
Public Golf Facilities Australia
Public Golf Facilities Australia was formed in 2016 to ensure representation of the businesses that provide the pathway for public golf nationally. Facilities include Golf Courses, Driving Ranges, Mini Golf and Simulators that provide 7-day access to the public as its primary mode of operation.
Public Golf Facilities Australia was formed to provide the following: 1. Direction for best practice operations and to develop common strategies in order to generate greater participation and profitability 2. Capture of vital benchmarking information to highlight the health of public golf 3. Access to Golf’s key industry bodies to influence major growth initiatives
The Society of Australian Golf Course Architects
The Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA) is a group of like minded practitioners who are passionate about golf and the architecture on which our great game is played. We meet twice a year to discuss our work and the issues which surround our profession such as; the enjoyment of the game, the environment, safety, future trends in design and the broader game itself. Key to our charter is fostering greater communication and association with allied industry partners.
SAGCA is supporting the Golf Business Forum this year and in 2016 to improve our association with allied industry partners through participation in such events.
For more information, please contact:
Paul Mogford: Paul is the SAGCA's current Vice-President and, on behalf of the SAGCA, is a Director of the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC)