In preparation for the spring launch of the Golf Association of Ontario’s (GAO) new Strategic Plan, the association has annouced upgrades to its existing Operational Committees.
Many committees will be eliminated and replaced with Golf Advisory Teams that will help review the tactics outlined in the new strategic plan.
“Our goal is to align our feedback and advisory mechanism with our new strategic direction in an effort to build the sport together,” said GAO executive director Mike Kelly.
“We want to focus our volunteers’ time and support towards answering the question ‘how are we doing?’ and then integrate all feedback and recommendations to ensure our implementation plan is effective,” he added.
The new Golf Advisory Team model will aim to support the GAO’s new Strategic Plan, with the goal of innovating golf by providing industry-leading services, driving more people to play the sport and encouraging more children to get into the game, supporting golf clubs/facilities and all people involved in the game by aligning golf organizations and creating positive partnerships.
In 2016, there will be six GATs:
Golf Communities: Local collaboration with all golf industry stakeholders to build the sport together.
Golf Services: Designing, marketing and delivering services and benefits for facilities and golfers at all levels.
Next GEN: Initiatives to build a stronger and larger base of junior golfers in Ontario.
Communication: How to effectively deliver relevant information to the right people at the right time.
Championships: Ensure the delivery of prestigious championship events.
Course Rating and Handicapping: Effective course rating and handicapping services to our members.
Remaining intact are a trio of committees The hall of fame, scholarship and team selection committees will continue to operate in their current structure.
“Ultimately, the goal of restructuring our operational committees is to optimize support for our staff in the operation of our golf business as we further the objectives of the Government of Ontario’s Sport Plan,” said Kelly.
The GAO is currently seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals from the Industry for its 2016 GATs.
For more information on the specific GATs or to volunteer click here.