The event provided a unique opportunity to bring together representatives from all aspects of the industry to learn about the current industry trends, forecasts, and the perspectives for the market development, as well as to exchange business experiences and contacts.
In conjunction with Jason Straka, a member of the ASGCA Board of Govenors, David’s talk was entitled The Satisfactory Operation of the Golf Course Site Selection Process. The selection of the Golf Course is likely the single most important decision that an investor will make during the development of a golf project. The choice of site will impact who will play, how much it will cost and how expensive it will be to maintain. Often the developer has already chosen the site and the location is not negotiable. However, the great thing about the game of golf is that it has the potential to be adapted to sites – mountains, deserts, woodland, heathland, praires and links. There is always a way to put a golf course onto a site, but in an age of environmental awareness, they questioned whether this was the way forward. The key word today is “Sustainability” and it is in the interest of a developer to choose a site that functions in all aspects. They then went on to examine the factors affecting golf course development in Poland today – access through airports and major roads, current land utilisation and population density – and looked in detail at the factors affecting development.
Taking into account the potential for the development of golf investments in Central and Eastern Europe, the organisers hope that the conference will become an annual event in the calendar of the golf industry, and contribute to the promotion of Poland in the world. With a strong belief in the popularization of golf they would like to invite you today to participate in the third conference, which is planned for September 2011.
You can watch David's presentation here or download it as a PDF.