NSGA to kick off 2015 season with visit from USGA, Golf Canada

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The Nova Scotia Golf Association will be kicking off the 2015 golf season Saturday, April 18, at the Brightwood Golf Club with an info session from industry leaders from Golf Canada and the United States Golf Association (USGA), who will discuss the latest industry trends and initiatives.

Mike Kelly, Director of Sport Development from the Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) will discuss some exciting initiatives that are available for member golf clubs across Canada. Mr. Kelly will be presenting information on Junior Golf Development Centre and how this program can improve the bottom line at any club.

Craig Loughry from the GAO and Golf Canada is an expert on the National Scoring Centre, as well as,Handicapping and Course Rating. Craig will demonstrate how to better manage your Score Centre and how it can be an integral part of any club’s operation.

The membership model of NSGA and Golf Canada will be changing over the next 3 years. Karen Hewson, Golf Canada Managing Director of Membership, and Christine Dengel, Golf Canada Regional Director, will detail these exciting changes.

Pace of Play – one of the biggest topics in the sport – will take centre-stage with representatives from the USGA sharing their findings. Hunki Yun, Director of Strategic Projects for the USGA will be here to present the latest trends and dispel myths about Pace of Play from around world. Mr. Yun will share how the latest technologies and innovations are helping golfers and clubs manage their time on the course.

This exciting day will begin at 10 a.m. at the Brightwood Golf Club in Dartmouth, N.S.

This event is open to NSGA Members and Clubs. Please note that space is limited. To register, please RSVP to or call 902-468-8844!

The complete agenda is available here.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Brightwood Golf and Country Club, Dartmouth, N.S.

Registration is FREE and open to all NSGA Members and Clubs.