The PGAs of Europe’s Anniversary celebrations got underway this week as the Association brought together its Corporate Partners for the 2015 Business Club, marking 25 years since the Association’s formation.
The meeting of Corporate Partners together under one roof took place at The Wentworth Club in Surrey, UK, on the Thursday of the BMW PGA Championship, following a fantastic day’s golf and dinner at Walton Heath Golf Club.
The week has special significance for the Association as the initial exploratory meeting took place at Wentworth on May 26th 1989 during the PGA Championship.
The Business Club was an opportunity to bring the Association’s family of Corporate Partners together to discuss topics relevant to both the PGAs of Europe and their businesses, share ideas, and network with each other.
“It was a great pleasure to host our Partners this week,” said PGAs of Europe Chief Executive, Ian Randell. “The opportunity to bring representatives together in celebration of our Anniversary proved to be very fruitful both from our perspective from a feedback point of view, but also between the partners themselves.
“We take great pride in the longevity of many of our Corporate Partnerships and the loyalty that exists on both sides. These relationships are vital to the health of our Association, providing invaluable support along with opportunities for our Member PGAs and their PGA Professionals to benefit, and in order to be so successful must also, of course, enable our Partners to further their own business objectives.”
The Business Club is the first of a series of events celebrating the Association’s 25th Anniversary year that will culminate with a key celebration week at the 2015 Annual Congress in December.