Sponsors of the 2018 Golf Business Forum
Many of our sponsors began their partnership with the Forum back in 2016, when the event itself was untested and its success was not guaranteed. That was a big punt by them and we are delighted that they have returned to support this industry event once again. To those organisations and the new sponsors and supporters who have come on board, we thank you for your commitment to the Australian industry and for making the 2018 Golf Business Forum the rich, informative and engaging event it is shaping up to be.
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MPower MSL has over 30 years of experience helping the golf industry develop loyal golfing communities. MSL focuses on both business and customer facing platforms for the golf sector, bringing exceptional experience to both member and club. The MPower platform encompasses the full needs of the golf industry, providing a seamless solution for business software needs, customer data analysis and engagement strategies for the golf industry, their customers and corporate partners.
Golf facilities face unique challenges to keep their customers engaged whilst marketing and growing their database. MSL has helped hundreds of golf facilities power up their business with solutions that integrate every department of their business, from golf management systems, point of sale to financials, inventory, membership, catering, rostering and marketing.
As the governing body for golf in Australia, Golf Australia aims to raise the level of interest and participation in the golf from grassroots through to the elite levels. Golf Australia, with key golf industry partners, develops programs and opportunities to engage as many people as possible into the game. In addition, Golf Australia manages the Rules of Golf, the national handicapping system and increases the profile of golf though the running on nation championships including the Australian Opens.
Working in a commercial and inclusive manner with government, business, and community, Golf Australia ensures the value of golf is understood and supported in all policy and business decisions. Through national golf development programs such as MyGolf, and SwingFit plus golf promotional campaigns like GOLF MONTH, Golf Australia aims to assist all golf facilities in attracting, developing and retaining golfers.
In seeking to grow the game, Golf Australia aims to build stronger ties with facilities. As the first point of exposure to the game of golf we appreciate the vital role that all facilities play in the success of the sport. It is from here that for significant numbers of people, the love of the game is developed. The future development of golf relies on the health and viability of its venues and, as such, we commend the gathering of facility owners and operators at the Golf Business Forum to network and learn of ways to leverage the full potential of their venues through the provision of positive experiences and player pathways. We look forward to meeting you.
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Club Car boasts nearly 60 years of industry-leading innovation and design to help you deliver an exceptional golf experience, drive greater success and profits by trimming overhead and streamlining maintenance and expand your revenue with on-course food and beverage.
Club Car understands the golf industry and the challenges it faces. We look forward to helping provide solutions to the areas where our customers have the greatest needs and concerns. and we are looking forward to a great 2018 Golf Business Forum.
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X-Golf was originally designed to address the conflict between an increasing demand for golf vs. the pressures of climate, time and space. This required re-imagining how golf could be played. X-Golf is now a global powerhouse in golf simulation technology with a reputation of excellence within the industry. Featuring superior graphics, unmatched shot recreation and feel, and premium enhancements such as the X-Series, X-Golf values excellence, precision, realism and refinement to satisfy the demanding expectations of not only our local golfers, but also those simply seeking entertainment.
We are sponsors of the Golf Business Forum as we endeavour to be a big part of the growth of the golf industry and company strategies moving forward.
Toro Australia is a leading nationwide supplier of mowers, turf care, construction and underground equipment that caters for golf, turf, sports fields and grounds, professional landscape contractor, residential and hire and rental markets. Toro Australia has also expanded to become the largest single supplier of irrigation products to landscape, agricultural, turf care and domestic garden markets.
Toro Australia continues to provide unparalleled service and new technical advances across all of its ever-expanding fleet and irrigation products. We value the trust customers place in our people and our products, and are proud to partner with many sites and events both in Australia and world-wide.
The PGA is a not for profit member-based organisation representing Professional golfers, Tournament Professionals, Club Professionals, Assistant Professionals, Teaching Professionals, Senior Professionals and Trainees who work in golf facilities throughout Australia and overseas. Our Members play an integral role in servicing the 1.2 million Australians who hit the fairways each year. The PGA mission and vision is to promote and grow the game of golf at all levels and provide our current and future Members with the opportunity to maximise their career potential. At the same time, we aim to be one of Asia-Pacific's leading sports brands, recognised as an industry leader who delivers the highest standards.
Founded in 2000, SONIQ Australia is a leading retailer of quality consumer technology products. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Through extensive research and development, SONIQ delivers quality products at affordable prices, ensuring the latest technology is available to everyone. Every year, thousands of our latest and greatest innovations make it into the lives of consumers in Australia and around the world.
Since our beginnings in 1995 we have grown to where we are today with over 90 retirement and Aged Care communities across Australia and over 13,000 residents. We have been listening to what our residents want and have simplified our contracts, invested in better care and health services, created a world class food offering, integrated our unique Freedom Aged Care offering and built new master-planned communities. Most recently, we have introduced our home care service making greater support services available to our residents and those in the local community. But to us, the journey has just begun as we continue to listen and improve.
Schweppes Australia markets and sells an extensive range of non-alcohol beverages including soft drinks, mixers, mineral water, water, juice, tea, energy and sports drinks. Schweppes Australia is part of the Asahi Beverages Group
As a business we continue to identify innovative ways to approach our valued partnerships that enable us to stay at the forefront of consumer trends. Our investment into Golf Business Forum is an effective way to reinforce this as well as to maintain our important participation within Golf.
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Programmed Turnpoint is a leading provider of construction and maintenance services to the golf industry in Australia and the Pacific region. We’ve been responsible for many well-known and top-ranked golf courses. Our specialist construction skills and maintenance expertise delivers the highest possible standards of presentation and playability. We can also make maintenance affordable with fixed and transparent cost schedules to facilitate simplified budgeting.
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iseekgolf.com connects the social golfer with golf clubs to assist clubs to fill their tee times with little effort. Social golfers play over 13 million rounds of golf each year and iseekgolf.com helps golf clubs connect with those players. Not only does iseekgolf.com act as your Tee Times Manager, it acts as a Revenue manager and puts you in control of pricing and marketing. Regardless of what golf timesheet system you use, Tee Times Manager gives you full control of tee times and pricing in real time, giving your club access to a host of new golfers.
Golf Calendar is the fastest growing online golf directory in Australia, listing golf events, golf tournaments and golf tours for the wider golfing community. Golf Calendar is utilised by golf clubs and charities to increase the participation rate in their golf events and tournaments and by travellers alike planning holidays to unique destinations throughout Australia. Golf Calendar also connects to golfers through e-newsletters and social media.
Whether golfers want to play social golf, indoors/outdoors or golf lessons, it's all on Golf Calendar.
For more information please contact:
Susan Dawson, Managing Director
Mobile 0408 371 862
Belgravia Leisure is an Australian owned and managed leisure management provider partnering with over 40 Local Government and State Government authorities. Together, we manage approximately 130 swim, sports, health and leisure facilities across Australia and New Zealand and have been involved in the industry for over 40 years.
We are proud to be involved once again in what is the pre-eminent business event for the Australian golf industry.
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Over the past 15 years AGCSATech has grown to become one the foremost providers of agronomic services to the Australasian turfgrass industry. Its reputation has also grown worldwide and a number of Sportsfields, Councils and Golf Courses in the Middle East and the South East Asia regions now call upon AGCSATech to provide agronomic Consultancy and Analytical advice.
Funds generated through the provision of AGCASTech services is put back into dedicated turf management Research projects, directed at providing independent data and solutions to some of the most important problems confronting Course Managers, Turf Professionals and Superintendents.
Contact AGCSATech Senior Agronomist Bruce Macphee to discuss your requirements.
Mini Golf Creations designs and builds a fantastic new style of miniature golf course. Gone are the days of rebounded shots off bricks and windmills and replaced with golf holes that closely resemble real golf course holes. Our products use only the highest quality synthetic grasses and our designs are highly innovative to suit each individual site.
Our company is looking forward to meeting lots of visitors from the golf industry at the Forum in Melbourne and look forward to continuing our surge in popularity. We attended the 2016 Forum as visitors but instantly knew we had to exhibit in the 2018 production due to its fantastic initial success.
Email | Phone 0466 113 633
Pacific Links offers access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of clubs now stands at over 650 properties located in 30 countries. Its Golf Network serves a membership base in Asia and the aggregated population of over 100,000 members from participating clubs. See if your Club qualifies!
We are a part of the Forum to grow our golf network with qualified private clubs and resorts that would like to add revenue while differentiating their membership offer with a robust travel benefit at no cost to the club of member.
Victor Zhang, Vice President
GBA is Australia's premium provider of golf industry Insurance & Finance. With a focus on providing ultra-competitive insurance & finance solutions, GBA's priority is to assist others achieve stability & success in their golf business. Recently enlisted as an Official Licensee of the PGA of Australia, GBA continues to build meaningful partnerships in a continued effort to grow the golf industry down under.
Golf Business Australia is passionate about collaborating with others to turn ideas into action and the Golf Business Forum provides us with the perfect platform to do this together.
Country Club International are now Australia’s leading supplier and installer of high safety netting on golf courses, range equipment for both commercial golf ranges and golf course practice facilities, wash down water treatment systems for golf course, parks and council maintenance facilities and are also agents for many of the top names in golf course furniture and equipment.
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
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.
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.
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.
Karen Lunn, CEO
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
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.
Jim Cail, Executive Officer
P: 0400 440 346 | Email
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 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 (SAGCA) was formed in 1989 by a group of Australian golf course architects with the like minded purpose of forming a society of fellow professionals, with the intent to meet regularly to exchange ideas and experiences, encourage the highest standard of golf course design and construction, and further advancing the status of their golf course architecture.