2020 Annual Congress

December 8 - December 10. 2020

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For the first time in its history, the 2020 Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG] Annual Congress will be staged virtually from 08 – 10 December, as it continues to bring together PGA Associations, PGA Professionals and golf industry experts from around the globe.

Despite the challenges created from the COVID-19 pandemic, the mission of the CPG Annual Congress – to bring CPG Member Countries, golf stakeholders, and industry experts together for collaboration, education and sharing of ideas and good practice – remains the same, and the innovative new virtual format this year will provide the solution to overcome such challenges.

2020 CPG Annual Congress

This year's CPG Annual Congress will be held virtually, with further details, invites and registrations details to be released soon...

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Ryder Cup European Development Trust

The Ryder Cup European Development Trust was set up in order to support golf at grass roots level throughout Europe. The idea of the Trust is to get more people starting to play golf, continuing to play and ultimately succeeding in the game.

Samuel Ryder started the Ryder Cup in 1927, and after some 65 years of the competition being under the ownership of The PGA, it was then run as a 50/50 joint venture with The European Tour.

In 2004 a new Ryder Cup agreement was drawn up, to involve The Confederation of Professional Golf through a charitable trust, changing the split to 60/20/20, with the European Tour becoming the managing partner. At the same time the Ryder Cup European Development Trust was created, in order to allow Ryder Cup to put even more back into grass roots golf across the continent. The PGA remained significantly involved as the founding partner.

The Ryder Cup European Development Trust is a registered charity under the control of The Confederation of Professional Golf, with objectives to further develop golf across Europe. The Trust manages its share of profits from the Ryder Cup in a tax-efficient method to give the Trust the opportunity to maximise funds to contribute to golf projects across Europe.

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Rolex

Rolex support the Confederation of Professional Golf Annual Gala Awards.

The history of Rolex and Swiss watchmaking are inextricably linked. Pioneer in the development of the wristwatch, the brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, and has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history.

Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet.

Switzerland is the crucible where Rolex watches are brought to life thanks to the know-how and commitment of more than 6,000 employees at the brand’s four sites, all at the cutting edge of watchmaking technology.

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2019 ANNUAL CONGRESS DAY 01 HIGHLIGHTS

2019 ANNUAL CONGRESS DAY 03 HIGHLIGHTS

08 DECEMBER 2020

12:00 – 14:25 CET

#CPGTHRIVE

A discussion around the CPG’s recently announced strategic plan – #CPGthrive.

15:00 – 17:05 CET

MEMBERSHIP

A focus on developing and advancing CPG Member Countries, and the PGA Members of in which they represent.


09 DECEMBER 2020

12:00 – 14:25 CET

COMMERCIAL & COMMUNICATIONS [ENGAGING WITH…]

A discussions around engagement, focusing on the business community and amateur golfers.

15:00 – 17:05 CET

KNOWLEDGE

A collaborative focus to education services and frameworks of Member Countries.


10 DECEMBER 2020

12:00 – 14:25 CET

DEVELOPMENT

How the CPG will be utilising its key principle – Development – to advance golf in its member countries and further afield.

15:00 – 17:30 CET

THE FUTURE OF GOLF & ANNUAL AWARDS

[OPEN-ACCESS SESSION]

An exciting panel session with the inclusion of renowned industry leaders, followed by the CPG Annual Awards Ceremony for award winners.


2020 Annual Congress Awards Supported by Rolex

Lifetime Achievement Award – Colin Montgomerie
John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching – Ulrich Eckhardt
5-Star Professional Award – Marcus Brown
President’s Award For Golf Development – The R&A Women in Golf Charter
Special Recognition Award – Tony Bennett
Christer Lindberg Bowl – Mikael Sorling


Lifetime Achievement Award – Colin Montgomerie

Eight-time European Tour Order of Merit winner, Ryder Cup Team Europe Legend and World Golf Hall of Famer, Colin Montgomerie, OBE, has been awarded the CPG Lifetime Achievement Award 2020.

The Award, introduced in 2011, recognises the greats within European Golf and wider afield, with a roll of honours list to have received the accolade previously that includes Spanish Maestros, Severiano Ballesteros and José María Olazábal, alongside last year’s recipient, Robert Karlsson.

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John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching – Ulrich Eckhardt

Longstanding PGA of Germany Member Professional and contributor to the success of German golf, Ulrich Eckhardt, has been awarded with this year’s John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching 2020.

Created in 2011 to honour one of the most pre-eminent coaches of all time – John Jacobs, OBE, the award recognises individuals for their significant contributions and achievements as golf coaches, and boasts a glittering list of pioneering coaches to have previously received the award including Phil Kenyon, Neil Manchip and last year’s recipient, Sergio Bertaina.

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5-Star Professional Award – Marcus Brown

17-year Board Director and Chairman since 2015 of the PGA of Denmark, Marcus Brown, has been recognised for his significant efforts in developing Danish golf with the CPG 5-Star Professional Award 2020.

The Award, which recognises individual PGA Members for their outstanding achievements and contributions across the golf industry, was received by Marcus during this year’s Annual Awards, a presentation that formed a part of the CPG’s Virtual Annual Congress.

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President’s Award For Golf Development – The R&A Women in Golf Charter

In recognition of the initiative’s global impact, and for its core premise of increasing and developing opportunity for all women in golf to flourish, The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter has been awarded The President’s Award for Golf Development 2020.

The Award, which recognises outstanding golf development programmes, initiatives and grassroots projects, was received by The R&A’s Assistant Director of Golf Development, Jackie Davidson, during this year’s Annual Awards, a presentation that formed a part of the CPG’s Virtual Annual Congress.

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Special Recognition Award – Tony Bennett

PGA Master Professional and leading expert in the fields of golf development, education, diversity and inclusion, Tony Bennett, has been award the CPG Special Recognition Award 2020 for his outstanding career in the sport.

Originally beginning his career as a playing professional, Tony has gone on to carve out a distinguished career that spans five decades in golf, which has covered many facets of the game and had long-lasting impacts.

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Christer Lindberg Bowl – Mikael Sorling

Former longstanding Chief Executive of the PGA of Sweden, Mikael Sorling, has been recognised for his significant work, development and vision in shaping professional golf with the 2020 Christer Lindberg Bowl.

Following an established playing career that saw him become the leading amateur for Sweden, Sorling has played an integral role in the development of golf both in his native Sweden and internationally as well.

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Annual Congress Delegate Materials will be available during the Annual Congress…

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