1 . Ganton looked a picture for the GCMA Yorkshire Spring Meeting, staged on May 10. After an informative morning, which you can read about on page 62, Leeds Golf Centre’s Nigel Sweet continued his impressive recovery from a heart attack earlier in the year by romping home in a two-underpar 70 for a hugely impressive 38 points. It means he has qualified for the Fairway Credit finals, held at The Berkshire in September.
2 . Some of the winners of the GCMA Golf Club Management Awards – Simon Hopkins, Dylan Williams and Claire Morris, from Pyle and Kenfig (Team of the Year), and St. Ives’ Gordon MacLeod (Newcomer) – enjoyed their prize of a day at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The awards were one of the highlights of last year’s National Conference at Mercedes-Benz World.
3 . Members of the GCMA Young Managers’ Group visited Royal Norwich to find out more about the club’s historic relocation. Over two days led by general manager Phil Grice, attendees also heard from estates manager Peter Todd, architect Ross McMurray and project manager Richard Utting.