PGA Conference returns to Laguna Phuket, Thailand

PGA Conference returns to Laguna Phuket, Thailand

August 29th, 2018|General|0 Comments

The PGA Members’ International Conference will return to Thailand and the world renowned Laguna Phuket Resort in November following the success of the inaugural event last year.

The conference will be held from 11-14 November and, once again, will bring together PGA Members and delegates from all over the world.

In addition to the education element and the chance to learn from golf industry experts, the conference affords delegates superb networking opportunities.

The venue is the home of the only PGA Golf Academy in Southeast Asia and Paul Wilson, AVP/Group golf director of Laguna Golf, said: “We are excited to be planning this year’s PGA International Members Conference at Laguna Phuket.

“The feedback from last year was excellent and our team is working hard to find ways to further enhance the delegates’ experience in November.

“Acting on feedback from last year, we will be working with The PGA to design a fulfilling conference schedule. This will include a mix of common topic presentations and some specialised sessions, including business management, sales and marketing and golf instruction.

“Delegates will be staying at our Angsana Laguna Phuket hotel, which is famous for hosting large scale groups and high profile events.”

Highlights last year included presentations by Paul Gibbons of MST Golf and PGA Master Professional Paul Burley, global head of golf course management at IMG.

Junior coaching was also a topic of debate for Junior Golf Alliance’s Neil Plimmer and Michael Dickie, head coach to China’s Olympic golf team, who also spoke about training elite players in Asia.

Asian Tour winner and PGA Member Simon Yates delivered an entertaining Trackman clinic and was aided by Thomas Tontapanish, the company’s representative in Southeast Asia.

Robert Maxfield, chief executive of The PGA, commented: “We are delighted to return to Laguna Phuket in November for the second staging of the PGA Members International Conference.

“Last year’s event was a great opportunity for me to meet with a number of our Members working in the region and allowed me to share my vison and plans for the Association.

“It also allowed us to provide an educational platform for Members to share their thoughts and learn from some of the most respected figures in the golf industry.

“We hope to see even more Members attend the conference in November as we build on last year’s success.”

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