2017 Conference

Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 14.03.39GCMA 2017 Conference – Be Inspired

Sunday 12 – Tuesday 14 November 2017
Mercedes-Benz World | Brooklands

Weybridge | Surrey

Our biennial conference brings together golf club managers and industry professionals from across the UK and Europe, offering invaluable networking opportunities alongside a programme of inspiring keynote speakers and industry led break-out sessions.


We were delighted to be hosting the 2017 Conference at Mercedes-Benz World Sunday attendees will also have the chance to explore Mercedes-Benz World, visit Brooklands museum, and to take part in a F1 simulator fastest lap competition.

The 2017 GCMA Golf Club Management Awards – Manager of the Year sponsored by intelligentgolf, Team of the Year, and Newcomer of the Year – will also be announced on Monday evening.


The 2017 Conference will be non-residential, but delegates can book accommodation at preferred rates through the conference organisers.

The first speakers have been announced, and more will be revealed over the next few months.


Martin Slumbers | The R&A
Nick Pink | England Golf
David Rickman | The R&A
Rob Maxfield | The PGA
Iain Carter | BBC Sport


Paul Armitage | Le Golf National
Dr Laurence Church | The Priory Group
Jonathan Shorrock | KBL Solicitors
Andrew Minty | Langland Bay GC (2015 Manager of the Year)
Jim Croxton | BIGGA
Mark Hunt | Headland Amenity
James Wilkinson | Albatross Digital Golf
Stuart Leech | Formby GC

There will also be the usual numerous networking opportunities with fellow delegates, and representatives from industry providers who will exhibit throughout the conference.