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SA Golf Trader: Nine Hole Golf Clubs are the Backbone of South African Golf

By Alistair Collier | From SA Golf Trader media, these publications usually carry articles about top eighteen-hole golf courses hosting regular professional tour events. The exposure is there, continually, week in and week out, showcasing carefully manicured greens and fairways and beautiful views of blue lakes and green vegetation. In South Africa, taking into consideration …

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SA Golf Trader: John Collier Top Club Award (Leopard Creek)

By Alistair Collier | From SA Golf Trader World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5 June each year and stimulates awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and public action. This day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since its inception …

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SA Golf Trader: 14th Annual John Collier Survey | Golf Club Compliance levels in the Garden Route

By Alistair Collier | From SA Golf Trader JOHN COLLIER SURVEY According to Wikipedia, the Garden Route is a 300-kilometre stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa which extends from Witsand in the Western Cape to the border of Tsitsikamma Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically …

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SA Golf Trader – 14th Annual John Collier Survey

By Alistair Collier | From SA Golf Trader JOHN COLLIER SURVEY The 14th annual edition of the John Collier Annual Survey on Environmental Compliance and Good Governance of South Africa Golf Courses has been sent to golf clubs throughout South Africa. We trust that you will find this edition an interesting read, but moreover that …

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GROWTH OF GOLF THROUGH LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE

Board governance (in other words the management committee of a golf club) is fundamental to the success of non-profit sport organisation such as golf. The guidance of the board in setting direction, and ensuring the organisation maintains that direction in a fiscally responsible manner, is found in organisations ranging from national sport governing bodies to local sports clubs. In essence amateur golf in South Africa, with the exception of the employees of GolfRSA, by and large all other administrators representing amateur golf in South Africa, such as the South African Golf Association and other national representative bodies, the provincial unions and individual golf clubs carry out their functions in an unpaid capacity. In this regard the growth of golf in South Africa is inextricably intertwined with leadership and governance. Over the past few years there has been increasing research into understanding the mechanisms and impact of non-profit sport board performance. Much of this research is focusing on the need to understand the mechanisms that contribute to “teamwork” or dynamics of the volunteer board of directors, its members, and its leaders.

RECOGNITION OF LEADERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

Dear Club Managers, Directors of Golf, Course Superintendents, and golf enthusiasts, RECOGNITION OF LEADERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND GOOD GOVERNANCE AHEAD OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY OF THE JOHN COLLIER TOP CLUB AWARD As the John Collier Annual Survey has done over the past number of years, once we have collated all the …

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World Environment Day – Celebrating South Africa’s best

World Environment Day (WED), is celebrated on the 5th of June each year, and stimulates awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and public action. This day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness, and since its inception in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach …

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