2015 Annual Congress

December 8 - December 11. 2015

Event List

Gloria Hotels & Resorts

Web: Gloria.com.tr
Tel: +90 242 710 06 00

Gloria Hotels & Resort opened its doors in 1997 with the Gloria Golf Resort and Gloria Golf Club. The Resort went on to incorporate Gloria Verde Resort in 2001 and as well as Gloria Serenity Resort in 2007. Over the past decade, Özaltin Holding has developed loyal repeat guests that are among the world's most discerning travellers and has earned an award-winning reputation as a company consistently redefining the tourism industry standards.

Since opening, the Gloria Courses have hosted 4 Senior European Tour Events, 4 Turkish Amateur Championships , The KPMG World Golf Forum, the 2012 World Amateur Team Championships and the 2013 PGAs of Europe Beko Classic.

Gloria Hotels & Resorts brings legendary Turkish hospitality to guests from both Turkey and around the world. At Gloria, guests become part of the family. From sunrise to sunset, professional and highly trained staff attend to every detail that goes into making a vacation or special event memorable. All with that extra special Turkish touch. Rich service. Lavish accommodations.

Grounds that are as meticulous as they are mesmerising. At Gloria Hotels and Resorts, that's only the beginning.

Address

Gloria Hotels & Resorts
Acısu Mevkii
Belek
Serik
Antalya
Turkey

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Gloria Hotels & Resorts

Web: www.Gloria.com.tr
Tel: +90 242 710 06 00

Gloria Hotels & Resort opened its doors in 1997 with the Gloria Golf Resort and Gloria Golf Club. The Resort went on to incorporate Gloria Verde Resort in 2001 and as well as Gloria Serenity Resort in 2007. Over the past decade, Özaltin Holding has developed loyal repeat guests that are among the world's most discerning travellers and has earned an award-winning reputation as a company consistently redefining the tourism industry standards.

Since opening, the Gloria Courses have hosted 4 Senior European Tour Events, 4 Turkish Amateur Championships , The KPMG World Golf Forum, the 2012 World Amateur Team Championships and the 2013 PGAs of Europe Beko Classic.

Gloria Hotels & Resorts brings legendary Turkish hospitality to guests from both Turkey and around the world. At Gloria, guests become part of the family. From sunrise to sunset, professional and highly trained staff attend to every detail that goes into making a vacation or special event memorable. All with that extra special Turkish touch. Rich service. Lavish accommodations.

Grounds that are as meticulous as they are mesmerising. At Gloria Hotels and Resorts, that's only the beginning.

Ryder Cup European Development Trust

Web: www.RCTrust.info

The Ryder Cup European Development Trust was set up in order to support golf at grass roots level throughout Europe. The idea of the Trust is to get more people starting to play golf, continuing to play and ultimately succeeding in the game.

Samuel Ryder started the Ryder Cup in 1927, and after some 65 years of the competition being under the ownership of The PGA, it was then run as a 50/50 joint venture with The European Tour.

In 2004 a new Ryder Cup agreement was drawn up, to involve The PGAs of Europe through a charitable trust, changing the split to 60/20/20, with the European Tour becoming the managing partner. At the same time the Ryder Cup European Development Trust was created, in order to allow Ryder Cup to put even more back into grass roots golf across the continent. The PGA remained significantly involved as the founding partner.

The Ryder Cup European Development Trust is a registered charity under the control of The PGAs of Europe, with objectives to further develop golf across Europe. The Trust manages its share of profits from the Ryder Cup in a tax-efficient method to give the Trust the opportunity to maximise funds to contribute to golf projects across Europe.

Rolex

Web: www.Rolex.com

Rolex support the PGAs of Europe Annual Gala Awards.

The history of Rolex and Swiss watchmaking are inextricably linked. Pioneer in the development of the wristwatch, the brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, and has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history.

Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet.

Switzerland is the crucible where Rolex watches are brought to life thanks to the know-how and commitment of more than 6,000 employees at the brand’s four sites, all at the cutting edge of watchmaking technology.

BMW

Web: www.BMWGroup.com

BMW provide the transfer services for Delegates and ITC Competitors during the Congress week.

With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2013, the BMW Group sold approximately 1.963 million cars and 115,215 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2013 was € 7.91 billion on revenues amounting to approximately € 76.06 billion. As of 31 December 2013, the BMW Group had a workforce of 110,351 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

Turkish Airlines

Web: www.TurkishAirlines.com/en-uk

Official Airline partner of the PGAs of Europe Annual Congress and International Team Championship

Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines with a fleet of 297 aircraft (passenger and cargo) is a four-star airline flying to 277 cities around the world. One of the fastest growing airlines, it received several “Passenger Choice Awards” from APEX. In 2015, Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Europe’ s Best Airline " for the fifth consecutive time.

Having become a member of Star Alliance in 2008 and ICCA on October 2010, Turkish Airlines offers multiple solutions for all kinds of events with a single point of contact; Group & Conventions Department.

  • Star Alliance – Conventions Plus
  • Star Alliance – Meetings Plus
  • Turkish Conventions

Turkish Airlines is the official airline of “PGA’s of Europe Annual Congress and International Team Championship” and special discounts up to %20 are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website www4.thy.com/TKC/app/delegate?execution=e2s1 and use the event code “172TKM15” under delegate section.

More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on www.TurkishAirlines.com.

Bernhard Langer Completes Successful 2015 With Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul Lawrie Rated Five Star By PGA Professional Peers

IMG Recognised For Services to European Golf With Christer Lindberg Bowl

Robert Kalkman Foundation Receives European Golf Development Acknowledgement

Manchip Earns Top European Coaching Award in Name of John Jacobs

Aegean Ace, Vassilakis, Earns PGAs of Europe Special Recognition Award

Alan McColm

  • MBR Solutions

Educated at the University of Glasgow and St Andrews College of Education, Alan pursued successful careers in Teaching, Financial Services (IT) and Professional Services, before accepting executive positions in a number of small businesses.  He currently owns two successful companies: The Real Food Café, an internationally famous and well-loved roadside diner in the highlands and his successful Capacity Building practice.

Alan’s focus and drive is matched by a genuine passion for helping individuals, teams and communities achieve extraordinary results.  He has run workshops for organisations as diverse as IBM, the US Forestry Service, Colleges & Universities and the Malawian Government.  He has coached Senior Executives, Business Owners, Academics, a Cyclist and a Ladies Tennis Team.

In his free time, he enjoys music, golf, sport and literature, and he spends several weeks each year working in Africa, Europe and the US, supporting REDD Horizon, a climate change project of which he was a founder member.

Antony Scanlon

Antony Scanlon, in October 2010 was appointed the Executive Director of the International Golf Federation (IGF), where he relocated the IGF from the USA and established its headquarters at Maison du Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Scanlon is responsible for the promotion of golf as an Olympic Sport, the international development of Golf and with representing Golf within the Olympic Movement. Additionally, he will ensure the successful delivery and organization of the golf competition when it makes its return at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

in 2016.

Prior to this he held the position of Head of Olympic Games Coordination, Services and Operations, at the International Olympic Committee. In this role, he has been responsible for the coordination of all aspects of both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Scanlon was charged with monitoring each Organizing Committees’ (OCOG) deliverables and globally facilitating the necessary support to help the OCOGs throughout each stage leading up to the delivery of the Olympic Games.

Scanlon’s Olympic experience began in Atlanta and then on to Sydney where he held a senior position within the Sydney 2000 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games.

Claes Björklund

Claes is a PGA Club Professional and Golf Manager from Gothenburg. He is Chairman of the PGA of Sweden and a board member of The Swedish Golf Tour Ltd. He is Project Manager for “The golfpro as a resource”.

Claes holds one victory in the Swedish Club Pro Championship and dreams of playing the nal quali er for The Open.

Johan Hampf

John Roche

John Roche is Director of Golf and Business Development with the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI), an organisation established last year to support, promote and develop the game of golf on the island of Ireland.

A not-for-pro t organisation, the CGI was created by the Gol ng Union of Ireland (GUI), the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) and the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) to complement the work of the three associations in advancing the game of golf in Ireland.

Reporting to the board of the CGI, John is responsible for the implementation of the organisation’s 2020 Development Plan and working in partnership with golf clubs across Ireland to help them broaden their membership base by offering club services and programmes designed to create and drive participation in the sport at every level.

A passionate golf lover, John took a step back from his business interests in 2013 to take up the role of Director of Golf and Business Development with the newly formed Confederation of Golf in Ireland. He is also President of Bray Golf Club and a former member of the Provincial Council of the GUI’s Leinster Branch.

Dr. Kyle Phillpots

Joined the PGA 16 years ago from a background working in Further and Higher Education Sector.

Played rugby up to that point then took up golf and now member of Kings Norton GC.

Has been part of the PGAs of Europe Education Committee for 12 years.

Led on the development of UK Coaching Certi cate on behalf of golf, then represented golf on development of rstly the European Coaching Framework and then development of International Sport Coaching Framework.

Mikael Sorling

Mikael has been the CEO for the PGA of Sweden since 1997. Before that he was a Director of the Board for the PGA of Sweden for six years.

He is also the CEO of The Swedish Golf Tour Ltd, a 50/50 owned company by the Federation and the PGA.

He has had a long playing career both as an amateur and a Professional.

Today Mikael is the Vice Chairman of the PGAs of Europe and Chairman of Ryder Cup European Development Trust.

Monday 7th December

19:00 -

Welcome Reception

(Wall Street Bar)

Tuesday 8th December

11:00 - 14:00

Education One-to-One Meetings

(Faces III)

14:00 - 17:00

Membership One-to-One Meetings

(Faces II)

14:00 - 17:00

Membership One-to-One Meetings

(Wall Street Bar)

19:30 -

Networking Drinks Reception

(Optional)

Wednesday 9th December

08:30 - 08:45

Welcome

08:45 - 10:15

Working Groups – Discussions on:

  • Sharing successes in initiatives to develop and promote golf in your country?
  • Sharing good practice in the provision of member benefits and services?
  • How can the PGAs of Europe further assist your efforts in these regards?

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:30

John Roche (Director of Golf and Business Development, Confederation of Golf in Ireland)

11:30 - 12:15

PGA of Sweden: The Golf Professional As a Resource

Mikael Sorling & Johan Hampf (PGA of Sweden)

12:15 -

Lunch in hotel

13:30 -

9-Holes New Course @ Gloria Golf Club

(Front Nine, Shotgun Start)

Thursday 10th December

08:30 - 09:00

International Golf Coaching Framework (IGCF)

Dr. Kyle Phillpots (Joint Chief Operating Officer - Director of Education and Career Development, PGA of Great Britain & Ireland)

09:00 - 10:30

Practical Leadership Workshop Part 1

Alan McColm (MBR Solutions)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:15

Practical Leadership Workshop Part 2

Alan McColm (MBR Solutions)

12:15 -

Lunch in hotel

13:30 -

9-Holes New Course @ Gloria Golf Club

(Back Nine, Shotgun Start)

Friday 11th December

08:30 - 09:00

AGM

09:00 - 09:15

PGA Junior League Update

09:15 - 10:00

Recognition of Professional Standards

Jonathan Mannie & Tony Bennett

10:00 - 10:30

Golf in the Olympics: An Update

Antony Scanlon (Executive Director, IGF)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

TBC

11:30 - 12:15

The PGAs of Europe 25th Anniversary - A Look Back…

12:15 - 13:00

The PGAs of Europe 25th Anniversary - A Look Forward…

Ian Randell (Chief Executive, PGAs of Europe)

19:00 onwards -

Gala Dinner

(Verde Hotel)

Saturday 12th December

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DEPARTURES

2015 Annual Congress Awards Supported by Rolex

As is tradition, the PGAs of Europe Annual Congress culminated with the presentation of the Association’s most prestigious accolades at the Gala Dinner Annual Awards supported by Rolex that look to recognise the outstanding efforts of individuals and organisations from across the continent.

Lifetime Achievement Award – Bernhard Langer 5-Star Professional Award – Paul Lawrie Christer Lindberg Bowl – IMG President’s Award For Golf Development – Robert Kalkman Foundation John Jacobs Teaching & Coaching Award – Neil Manchip Special Recognition Award – Theodore Vassilakis


Lifetime Achievement Award – Bernhard Langer

Lifetime Achievement Award - Bernhard Langer

Two-time Masters Champion and 2015 Charles Schwab Cup winner, Bernhard Langer, is the recipient of the 2015 PGAs of Europe Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements in golf, topping-off a fantastic year for the German professional.

Langer has been held in legend status for many years since being one of the ‘big five’ of European golf in the 1980s, a figurehead of the sport in his native homeland, and one of the most consistent and resilient professionals to have ever played the game.

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5-Star Professional Award – Paul Lawrie

5-Star Professional Award - Paul Lawrie

European Tour Member and PGA Professional, Paul Lawrie, has received the 5 Star Professional Award from the PGAs of Europe in recognition of his contribution to the profession over a wide range of areas of expertise and activity.

Lawrie was nominated by the PGA in Scotland and selected by the PGAs of Europe’s award selection committee based on his work and representation as a PGA Professional, his work in developing the Paul Lawrie Foundation, along with his playing successes across the years, and was acknowledged for his award at the Association’s Gala Awards Dinner at Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Turkey.

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Christer Lindberg Bowl – IMG

Christer Lindberg Bowl - IMG

World leader in sports, fashion and media, IMG, has received the PGAs of Europe’s Christer Lindberg Bowl in recognition of the company’s services to golf across the past 50 years.

The IMG business has its beginnings firmly set in golf having begun with a handshake between founder, Mark McCormack, and golfing legend, Arnold Palmer, when McCormack took on the management and marketing of Palmer in 1960, laying the groundwork for sports marketing as we know it today.

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President’s Award For Golf Development – Robert Kalkman Foundation

President's Award For Golf Development - Robert Kalkman Foundation

The Netherlands’ own Robert Kalkman Foundation has received the 2015 President’s Award for Golf Development from the PGAs of Europe at the Association’s Gala Awards ceremony at Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Turkey.

The Robert Kalkman Foundation supports children with cancer and/or a physical limitation and encourages them to find a new passion in life by playing golf.  Through a series of clinics run across the country each year, both outdoors at golf courses and indoors on simulators, the children are given unforgettable golfing experiences by a team of PGA Professionals and volunteers.

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John Jacobs Teaching & Coaching Award – Neil Manchip

John Jacobs Teaching & Coaching Award - Neil Manchip

Golfing Union of Ireland National Coach, Neil Manchip, has been given the John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching at the PGAs of Europe’s 2015 Annual Congress Gala Awards.

The John Jacobs Award is given to a PGA Professional that has excelled in the field of coaching be it with any type of player, elite or beginner, and since 2011 it has been awarded to coaches such as Rory McIlroy’s coach, Michael Bannon, and Spain’s Salvador Luna in 2014.

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Special Recognition Award – Theodore Vassilakis

Special Recognition Award - Theodore Vassilakis

Executive Chairman and President of Aegean Airlines S.A., Theodore Vassilakis, has received the PGAs of Europe Special Recognition Award at the Association’s Annual Gala Awards Dinner at Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Turkey.

The award is given each year to an individual that has done much to promote golf and the activities of the PGAs of Europe, and the head of the company voted best regional airline in 2015 is a thoroughly deserving winner.

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