#MoreThanGolf conference is a sell out

first_img England Golf’s first innovation conference, #MoreThanGolf, is a sell out among golf industry representatives who aim to plan for a bright future.  The conference, at Villa Park next Tuesday, will showcase new ideas and innovative ways to develop the game. There will be a special focus on how golf clubs can grow by becoming hubs for their communities. It has attracted delegates from across the spectrum, including golf club representatives, PGA professionals, industry governing bodies and commercial golf organisations ranging from businesses involved in golf marketing to multi-course operators. Iain Lancaster, England Golf’s Club Engagement Manager, said: “This is the first time we’ve organised anything like this and the response has been fantastic.  “It’s clear that there’s a huge appetite for new ideas and ways to create stronger businesses by reaching out to new markets.” A range of speakers will inspire clubs to try fresh approaches and to learn more about the contribution golf can make to public health and social good. Topics will also include new and shorter formats of the game and the European Tour’s Fredrik Lindgren will talk about the impact of Super Sixes while Pam Painter of British Speedgolf will provide a case study. The keynote speakers are Svend Elkjaer, who works with England Golf on the #MoreThanGolf innovation project, and Maria Nolan, general manager of Hollingbury Park and Waterhall Golf Clubs in Sussex. Svend is the director of Sports Marketing Network, a consultancy and information provider which works to develop vibrant, visible and viable community sport. He will highlight the benefits of golf clubs working for and with communities and will explain the simple steps they can take to broaden their scope and enjoy the benefits. Maria will share tips and advice on the initiatives which helped Hollingbury Park Golf Course to win the category for Strongest Community Engagement at the recent 2017 England Golf Awards. Among the other speakers are Nick Pink, the England Golf Chief Executive, and representatives of UK Active and Oxygen Trampoline Parks. A range of case studies will also be presented. 7 Jun 2017 #MoreThanGolf conference is a sell out last_img read more

SPSCC Opens New Design- and Build-Focused Spaces at Lacey Campus

first_imgFacebook38Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSPSCC cut the ribbon at the newly renovated Lacey Campus Building 3. The space brings closer two Professional Technical programs: the design-focused Advanced Manufacturing on floor one and the build-focused Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Technology on floor two.Both the spaces and curriculum were designed collaboratively with input from industry, advisory councils, faculty, and student graduates. “By having the programs co-located, it’s easier for students to see what happens on the other side of their curriculum,” said Dean of Natural & Applied Sciences Bryan Powell. “Advanced Manufacturing students receive some design training but can now participate in courses with in-depth focus on designing something to build. And AEC students will be able to see tangible results from models created on a computer.”“Our Professional Technical programs are always designed collaboratively to ensure our students graduate with current industry standards,” said Dean of Applied Technology Kathy Hoover. “Our goal is employment in their field of study.”  Additionally, the programs support SPSCC’s initiative to serve working adults and to connect to Joint Base Lewis – McChord.Speakers at the ceremony included state Sen. Sam Hunt, chair of the SPSCC board of trustees, Doug Mah, SPSCC president Dr. Timothy Stokes, and Dean of Applied Technology Kathy Hoover.Building 3 represents that second renovation on the Lacey Campus since it was purchased. Building 2, home of the Lacey Veterans Services Hub, will be renovated in the coming year.Also recognized at the ribbon cutting were the businesses from industry that joined forces to create the AEC Technology Endowed Scholarship through the SPSCC Foundation.Scholarship – FoundersAHBL Engineers, BCE Engineers, Betschart Electric Co., Exodus Engineering, FORMA Construction, Hensel Phelps, Hoffman Construction, Kaufman Construction, Kc2 Services, KMB Architects, Korsmo ConstructionScholarships SupportersChristensen Inc. General Contractor, Hargis Engineers, Pease Construction, Ronald Harpel Construct, Inc., Sargent Engineers, SCJ Alliance, Veach Consulting Engineerslast_img read more