The Ryder Cup European Development Trust [RCEDT] once again supported another hugely successful Annual Congress at the end of last year, this time under the PGAs of Europe’s new name and visual identity – The Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG].
Delegates from over 20 countries attended the week-long event, held alongside the CPG’s International Team Championship [ITC] at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort on the Algarve region of Portugal, all with the common interest to:
- Establish industry standards
- Allow benchmarking off larger countries
- Explore new challenges (e.g. environmental issues)
This year’s Annual Congress focused on eight key working groups formed as part of the CPG’s Digitalisation and Collaboration project, which focus on different topics of discussion around Golf and Professional Golf. These include Membership, Tournaments, Education, Communications, Golf Development, Commercial, Governance and Digitalisation.
The benefit of the congress and the exposure of smaller/emerging golfing countries to knowledge, resource, experience within the golfing industry that otherwise would be a struggle to achieve, at any pace, is invaluable. this year proved once again the case, enabling PGA representatives and industry experts to collaborate and share ideas and knowledge with one another that would otherwise not be possible.
To find out more about the CPG Annual Congress, click here.