Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

February 25, 2005 11:03 ET


Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 25, 2005) - The Play Golf Summit presented by the National Allied Golf Association (NAGA) at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto successfully drew over 190 golf industry leaders from coast to coast. The first-ever summit brought all segments of the golf industry to participate in a cooperative effort to strategize on methods and initiatives that focus on affecting the growth of golf throughout Canada.

NAGA stakeholders enthusiastically worked over the two-day summit to discuss and interpret golf and demographic trends and research, develop strategies and set Play Golf objectives.

"It's important that we recognize that this is just the first step of many and as a result of the summit NAGA will develop a national strategy focused on shaping golf's future and growing the game," said Ken Thacker, Play Golf Summit Facilitator. "We were successful in bringing everyone together - and that alone is exciting. Now we've got to work cooperatively to develop the blueprint for growing the game in this country."

A detailed post-Summit report will be released on the Summit findings. One of the highlights of the Summit was a consensus among all attending delegates that there was a need to move forward on a direction that will begin with the creation of a national funding and strategic plan to meet the NAGA objectives of "growing the game of golf". Additionally, it was recognized that this was a great opportunity to receive input from industry leaders and a wide range of golf topics and NAGA has committed to follow up on the input from the various stakeholders.

NAGA is a national golf organization comprised of the Canadian Golf Industry Association, Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, Canadian Ladies Golf Association (recently amalgamated with the RCGA), Canadian Professional Golfers Association, Canadian society of Club Managers, Canadian Professional Golf Tour, National Golf Course Owners Association Canada, and the Royal Canadian Golf Association, dedicated to improving all sectors of golf in Canada. Formed six years ago, NAGA's objective is to work cooperatively together as industry leaders ensuring a strong future for golf in Canada.

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Victor Cui
Royal Canadian Golf Association
Director of Communications

Contact Information

  • Erin Mathany, Jr. Communications Coordinator, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 232
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009