GolfBIC 2022, The Golf Business Industry Convention, returned this week to The Belfry Hotel & Resort after a two-year period that postponed the live event due to COVID.


The conference was a huge success, keenly supported by many varied areas of the golf industry and suppliers - from Adventure Golf Course owners, hotel owners, and large golf complex owners to name a few. The energy was electric as the industry came together once again after much anticipation.

GolfBIC was well and truly back.
The event pinpointed how the golf industry can create a competitive socialising environment that can support improved sustainability for the new players that have joined golf since COVID-19 came into our lives, most specifically through excellent keynote presentations from:

  • Barry Hearn OBE - Snooker, Darts & Golf
  • Kate Miller - Principal architect of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s diversity, equity and inclusion programs
  • Tony Hansen - Sports Water Sustainability
  • Yvonne Brooke - Founder of the Ladies Golf Lounge
  • Mark England - Chef de Mission Team GB Olympics

In addition, the conference opened up even more opportunities than the key insights these leading speakers presented, with pre-dinner drinks and a Gala Dinner in the evening providing attendees with the chance to connect and discuss potential business opportunities.

Richard Haygarth, Chairman of the UK Golf Federation, said: "We would like to thank all Industry and Corporate Partners who joined us at GolfBIC 22, they make GolfBIC happen and their inputs to all our businesses is very important.

GolfBIC is about growing business relationships and making all of our businesses develop strong partnerships that grow our profitability and this years event certainly did not disappoint.”

Marc Newey, CEO of Roehampton Golf Club, said "as a first time attendee, GolfBIC 22 was hugely enjoyable. Iconic venue, really informative speakers and so good to be able to network again in person. Congratulations UK Golf Federation on a well organised and fruitful day.”

David Bainbridge, Director of Golf Club Screens stated: "As Corporate Partners to The UK Golf Federation we exhibited at GolfBIC22. The response we had to our business model from those attending was huge. The event from start to finish was organised superbly by the UK GolfFederation and their team that added to the great help from the Board Members of the UKGF made it a total success".

With the golf season fast approaching, the future looks bright for proprietary golf club & golf course operators.

For more information contact: Doug Poole – CEO – doug.pooleukgf@gmail.com – 07711 665247