2012 Affordable Golf Symposium Almost Here

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The third annual Symposium on Affordable Golf will be held October 29 and 30th, 2012 at the Southern Pines Golf Club in North Carolina. Admission is free and members of the PGA, LPGA, and GCSAA will be eligible to receive continuing education credits.

Discussion, roundtable, case studies by industry leaders from golf operations, instruction, leadership, and authors.

2012 Symposium On Affordable Golf Agenda Complete

The third annual Symposium On Affordable Golf will once again be held at the Southern Pines Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina on Monday and Tuesday, October 29th and 30th. This year, the Symposium will be one and a half days, followed by a golf outing on the Donald Ross-designed Southern Pines Golf Club Tuesday afternoon.

The Symposium On Affordable Golf raises awareness and understanding of the challenges of the golf industry through open discussion, exchange of ideas and highlighting successes that promote the health and sustainability of the game of golf. As in previous years, there is no fee for attendance. Also, as in past years, members of the PGA, the LPGA and the GCSAA will be eligible to receive continuing education credits.

The agenda this year includes the immediate past president of the USGA, Mr. James Hyler, Jr. and the immediate past president of the GCSAA, Mr. Robert Randquist in a discussion entitled: " Brown is the New Green? Firm and Fast? or is it Something Else?" This discussion will focus on a recent trend in course setup that is actually a return to an earlier time and can possibly reduce the costs of the game.

This year's round table discussion, entitled "The Golf Generation Gap", will feature teaching professionals Dana Rader and Bob Zydonik along with world-renowned writer, James Dodson, and a foursome of golfers from different generations and skill levels. The round table will span approximately fifty years of age difference discussing and debating the challenges in making the game of golf attractive to younger generations that may be turned off by the traditions of the game.

There will be three case studies detailing successful and affordable golf operations, each from different regions of the world. Other topics include, "The Curious Case of the Taj-Mahalics," "Let's Start Romancing the Game Again Instead of Selling the Business," and "Where Sustainability and GolfSpeak Intersect."

Finally, the results of the survey – The Golf Experience – Your Way! – will be reviewed and discussed in the Symposium. You can find a link to the survey on the Symposium On Affordable Golf website at http://www.symposiumonaffordablegolf.com. Registration for the event is now open. Please follow the "Register" link found on the Symposium home page to reserve your place at the 2012 Symposium.

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