Eastern Golf Club’s GM, Ben Telley, on “Inside the Ropes” podcast

“Inside The Ropes” is an innovative new podcast arrangement between Golf Australia, Radio RSN and the state golf associations.
Each week, hosts Andy Maher and Mark Hayes bring you news, views and special guests from around the world, across Australia and even your local club with no noteworthy story too big or small. Join your hosts as they delve into what makes golf tick, right around the nation.
We encourage you to promote the podcast to your members.
Episode 7 features an interview with The Eastern Golf Club’s General Manager, Ben Telley, discussing issues currently impacting on golf clubs and golf club management in Australia.

For more information on the “Inside the Ropes” podcasts, visit the Golf Australia website.
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2017 PGA Golf Expo

Bringing together the entire golfing community, with the support of a wide variety of golf industry stakeholders, including all major equipment companies, this fully immersive, three-day PGA Golf Expo is like no other.
From 12-14 September 2017, the PGA is combining a one day trade show, with all the best from the equipment companies plus the industries newest and most innovative products, with two days of information and education sessions including key note presentations, curated panel sessions, driving range activations and one-on-one conversations with some of golf’s most influential figures, as well as those who excel in the sporting industry.
This melting pot of innovation, passion and knowledge is the perfect place for PGA Professionals and golf industry leaders and employees to connect with like-minded peers to stay on top of industry trends and absorb new knowledge.
To be held at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort & Twin Waters Golf Club on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, the PGA is encouraging all GMA members to support your employed or contracted PGA Professionals in attending this event. The knowledge and experience they will gain will undoubtedly provide benefit to your golf club or business.
GMA members are also invited to attend days one and two of the Expo, which are open to the wider industry and feature sessions aligned to golf industry knowledge, future trends, small business and management, as well as trade-show sessions in a variety of relevant topics.
For more information on the 2017 PGA Golf Expo, visit the PGA website.
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KQ Final

Telley takes KQ title #2 defeated Haines

Last qualifier Eastern GM Ben Telley (having walked past top qualifier Peter Vlahandreas and Peter Paccagnan in the earlier rounds) took on Latrobe GM Rod Haines (who knocked out Chris Anderson and Peter Busch) in the final of the Kelvin Quick Knockout Trophy, played at … read more

Telley takes KQ title

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China “Famil” for GMs

As part of their involvement in the 2017 GMA National Conference, CGE Golf are offering Australian golf club General Managers the opportunity to experience golf in China on a “famil” trip of a lifetime.
This famil trip, scheduled for 10th to 16th September 2017, will allow 5 – 10 managers to experience what has become an outstanding golf destination with a total of 12 world class courses and 2 x 5 star resorts.
Mission Hills will also introduce the opportunity for those clubs represented by their managers to become reciprocal partners with Mission Hills Golf Club. When GMs return to their respective clubs they will be able to announce financial benefits for their club members when such members stay and play at Mission Hills Shenzhen/Dongguan.
The FAM trip provides:

Twin share accommodation in Deluxe dual Queen bed rooms.
Full buffet breakfast every morning
Greenfees for 4 rounds of golf, shared golf carts and individual caddies though caddy tips will be $30-$35 per round.
Transfers as follows:

10th Sep – from Haikou International airport to Mission Hills Haikou,
13th Sep – from Mission Hills Haikou to Sheraton Shenzhou
16th Sep – from Sheraton Shenzhou to Haikou International airport

Welcome dinner at each resort
Golf as follows, subject to resorts final confirmation:

11th Sep – Stone Quarry
12th Sep – Blackstone
14th Sep – Dunes East
15th Sep– Dunes West

Participants will be required to arrange and pay for their own flights. Participants will need to arrive in Haikou on the 10th September and depart Haikou on the 16th September. CGE would be happy to advise flight options and introduce participants to CGE’s Flight Centre agent if help is needed.
The above land content price for this FAM trip would normally be around $2,400 per person.
To register your interest, please put together a brief submission as to why you (and your Club) should be selected to attend the famil. Submissions should be sent to GMA Executive Officer, John Stamp, at eo@gma.org.au, no later than Friday, 8th July 2017.
For more information on China Golf Experiences, visit their website – https://www.cgegolf.com.au/

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GMV Apparel

GMV members who register to attend the GMA National Conference will each be provided a FREE GMV shirt sleeve Polo shirt to wear with pride at the conference. Our major sponsors logo (Schweppes) will accompany the GMV logo on the free shirt.
Also, Michael Barry from A2Z Golf has made available to us an order form for GMV members to purchase, at discounted prices, GMV exclusive apparel including polo shirts, caps, wind garments and pants. See the following link for the order form. GMV-OrderForm

To receive your free shirt send me an email detailing your shirt size.

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New Golf Show

Golf Victoria has received details regarding a new television show to be broadcast on Channel 9. Titled “Golfing A Round” it will premier on Sunday October 8 at 12.30pm. Recognising that few clubs can afford the prices associated with TV the following link to the proposal may be of interest. Contact Greg Oakford at GV if you would like to learn more about the proposal.GOLFING A ROUND -NEW SERIES- NINE NETWORK UPDATED

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