2 min read" />


Golf Europe 2012 “Learning Zone” – Niall Flanagan, Managing Director of Club Inc., Gives His Tips on Career Development in the Golf Industry2 min read

Posted on: 30th Oct 2012

Whilst this year’s Golf Europe was an opportunity for brands and businesses to exhibit, together with meeting and greeting show delegates, there was also an opportunity to learn at the show.

The introduction of the “Learning Zone” run by the PGAs of Europe and the PGA of Germany, allowed attendees to gain knowledge about chosen subjects whilst visiting the show.

Included in the impressive line-up of speakers across the two days was Niall Flanagan, Managing Director of golf industry specialist consultants Club Inc.

Flanagan’s chosen specialty was in how to make the most of your career as a Professional within the golf industry, focusing on the following topics [click the Seminars to download the Presentation notes]:

  • Top-3 Tips on Networking
  • Career Development: A Continuous Cycle
  • Branding You

“With career development there is a cycle of how you continually look at your development, from taking it from where you are now to understanding your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats,” said Flanagan. “Then to branding yourself through your CV, selling yourself through the interview, reviewing and going through the offer stages, getting the job, being successful, then looking at your development and starting that cycle again.”

On the return of Golf Europe at its new venue, Flanagan said, “Augsburg is a great place…from the feedback that I’ve had the right people are here it’s just building on numbers, [and] it’s obviously in it’s first year so it should do that, but I think the facility is great to hold it.”

Watch the full video interview with Niall Flanagan below:

Click the links below to view the interviews with some of the speakers from the Golf Europe 2012 “Learning Zone”:

Tony Bennett Discusses This Year’s Successful Golf Europe “Learning Zone”

David Colclough, Head of Member Education for the PGA of GB&I, Discusses What it is that makes an Expert Coach

Jim Long, Director of Golf Pro Relations at Golfbreaks.com, Discusses The Business of Golf Travel

Advanced Fellow of the PGA, Ian Peek, Outlines His Tips for the Business of Coaching


Niall Flanagan is well known in the club industry for being a results-oriented executive, combining tournament planning and organisational expertise with strong commercial skills and excellent leadership abilities.

His extensive club expertise has been gained by working for elite clubs and organisations in the UK and middle East, notably his roles as President/CEO at Loch Lomond, Director of operations at St Andrews links trust, General manager at Dubai Golf & racing Club, Director of Golf at Celtic manor.

For more information on Club Inc. visit www.clubincorporated.com or follow @ClubInc_2012 on Twitter.