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.


Speakers for each session will be announced shortly…

Details of all 2020 Annual Awards winners coming soon…

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2019 Annual Congress Awards Supported by Rolex

Lifetime Achievement Award – Robert Karlsson
John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching – Sergio Bertaina
5-Star Professional Award – Ergül Altinova
President’s Award For Golf Development – 100 Petites Structures (FFG)
Special Recognition Award – Duncan Weir
Christer Lindberg Bowl – Sandy Jones


Lifetime Achievement Award – Robert Karlsson

European Tour Professional, 2021 Ryder Cup Vice-Captain and PGA of Sweden Member, Robert Karlsson, has been recognised for his achievements and contributions to the game with the 2019 CPG Lifetime Achievement Award, in a career spanning over 25 years and amassing over 600 tour starts.

Karlsson’s achievements have spanned across the globe, where he has amassed 12 victories including the BMW International Open and Omega European Masters. Perhaps his most memorable year came in 2008 when he won the Mission Hills World Cup with Henrik Stenson on behalf of Sweden, and the European Tour’s season-long ‘Order of Merit’, the last under such a name before becoming ‘The Race to Dubai’ as we now know it.


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John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching – Sergio Bertaina

PGA of Italy Professional, Sergio Bertaina, has been presented the 2019 John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching recognising a glittering coaching career spanning over 30 years.

Bertaina’s relentless dedication to the bettering of Italian golf, and his work with both Edoardo and Francesco Molinari, earned him the accolade which was presented at the 2019 CPG Annual Gala Awards Dinner Supported By Rolex at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort. The Italian follows in the footsteps of other great coaches such as Neil Manchip – coach to 2019 Open Champion,Shane Lowry – as well as Michael Bannon, Dominique Larretche and Salvador Luna.


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5-Star Professional Award – Ergül Altinova

Member Professional of the PGA of Germany, Ergül Altinova, has been presented the 2019 CPG 5-Star Professional Award for his achievements across various facets of the industry as a PGA Professional, and in particular, his entrepreneurial innovation and resultant success within the world of outbound golf tourism.

Altinova was presented with his award at the 2019 CPG Annual Gala Awards Dinner Supported By Rolex at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, recognising his achievements and contributions within the PGA of Germany and to the travel industry. He now joins last year’s recipient, David Kearney, and fellow compatriots Guido Tillmans and Gunter Kessler, to have won the award within the last decade.

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President’s Award For Golf Development – 100 Petites Structures (FFG)

In recognition of the sheer scale of its golf development work, and the almost immediate impact it has had on French golf, the 2019 President’s Award for Golf Development has been awarded to le Fédération Français de Golf [FFG] for its ambitious ‘100 Petites Structures’ legacy project of the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris.

Much of this was led with passion by the current CPG Honorary President and FFG Vice-President, Pascal Grizot – the man instrumental in delivering the Ryder Cup to Paris last year, and FFG Marketing & Communications Director, Olivier Denis-Massé, was presented the award at the 2019 CPG Annual Gala Awards Dinner Supported By Rolex at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort.


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Special Recognition Award – Duncan Weir

The R&A’s Executive Director of Golf Development and Amateur Championships, Duncan Weir, has been presented the 2019 CPG Special Recognition Award for his dedication to the development of golf around the world and his support of, and involvement with, both the Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG] and Ryder Cup European Development Trust, as a trustee since its formation in 2004.

Weir was presented with the award at the 2019 CPG Annual Gala Awards Dinner Supported By Rolex at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort. The Scotsman now joins the exclusive list of previous winners including Theodore Vassilakis, Mustafa Koç, 2017 winner, Samuel Ryder, and last year’s winner, Renton Laidlaw.

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Christer Lindberg Bowl – Sandy Jones

Former Confederation of Professional [CPG] Chairman, Sandy Jones, has been recognised for his incredible impact on global golf and the Association itself with the 2019 Christer Lindberg Bowl.

In late 2018, after 25 years as the Association’s Chairman, Jones retired from his position with the CPG, formerly the PGAs of Europe, having been a key part of its inception and evolution across three decades, as well as a one of the key drivers behind the development of the Ryder Cup and the Ryder Cup European Development Trust (RCEDT).

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