Annual PGA Congress, Murcia - Nov 2009 (Speakers)

With the start of this year's annual PGA Congress almost upon us, Murcia extends a warm welcome all the delegates and guest speakers.


Please Note: Attendance is to the Professional Golf Forum, PGA Congress and PGA's of Europe Congress are by invitation only.


Professional Golf Forum - Wednesday 11th November 2009. Theme: “Player Development – from Beginner to Winner

Opening & Welcome
Ian Randell - Chief Executive, The PGAs of Europe,
John Storjohann – General Secretary, European Golf Association,
Fredrik Lindgren - European Tour.

Welcome to Murcia
TBC – Minister of Tourism, Murcia,
José Jover – President, Murcia Golf Federation,
Bruno Dureux – Managing Director, Calidona.

A Moving History of Golf
Peter Lewis – Director of Film Archive, The R&A.

Player Development Models - How do we Increase Participation?
"Get Golf Ready" Paul Metzler - PGA of America.
"The Netherlands Case Study – Successful Grow the Game models" TBC.
How do we identify and nurture Talent? Panel Discussion,
"Right Coach, Right Place, Right Time" Kyle Phillpots – PGA of GB&I, Glenn Cundari – PGA of Canada, Johan Hampf – PGA of Sweden.

Coaching Elite Players - Building a Team
Matt Bridge – University of Birmingham

The Coach as the gatekeeper
Peter Mattsson

Player Development
Breakout Discussion.

Tournament Progression
"From Elite Amateur to the Ryder Cup" Alain de Soultrait - European Challenge Tour.

The Importance of Rankings – Preparing a Schedule for your Elite Players
Panel Discussion.

National and Satellite Tours – Effective Partnership Models?
Alain de Soultrait – European Challenge Tour,
Sandy Jones – PGA Europro Tour,
Rainer Goldrian – EPD Tour,
Donato di Ponziano – Alps Tour,
Mikael Sorling – Nordic League.

Golf in the Olympics
Interview – Peter Dawson, Chief Executive, The R&A.

Keynote – International Olympic Committee Representative.

Open Debate – How do we capitalise on the Olympic opportunity?

Socialising and Sponsor Networkin

PGA Congress - Thursday 12th November 2009. Theme: "Working Together"

PGA World Alliance,
Sandy Jones - Chairman, The PGAs of Europe.

Education – Frameworks for the Future
Tony Bennett – Director of Education, The PGAs of Europe

Working Together – PGAs and Federations.

Panel Discussion – The Role of the Federation John Storjohann - EGA.

Panel Discussion – The Role of the PGA
Ian Randell – PGAs of Europe,
Frank Kirsten – PGA of Holland,
Mikael Sorling – PGA of Sweden,
Craig Ross – PGA of South Africa.

Breakout Discussion: "Working Together – why, how, and will golf benefit?"

PGA's of Europe Congress - Friday 12th November 2009. Theme: "PGA Business"

Education Update
Leif Ohlsson and Tony Bennett

Conducting Research
Mikael Sorling and Frank Kirsten

PGA Academies / Golf Schools
Rainer Goldrian and Rob Maxfield

Implementation of Membership Regulations

Breakout Discussion


Close of Annual PGA Congress, Murcia 2009.

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