2021 Annual Congress

November 29 - December 2. 2021

Event List

The 2021 Annual Congress takes place at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort in the Algarve, Portugal, from 29 November – 2 December 2021.

The Annual Congress is the Confederation of Professional Golf’s [CPG] yearly opportunity to bring together representatives from its 43 Member Country PGAs and takes place simultaneously with the International Team Championship.

Delegates join CPG representatives all under one roof, meeting with each other to share ideas and discuss various ways to advance their own organisations and golf in general.

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

Set within 360 acres of perfect grasslands and natural beauty, the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is the original home of golf in the Algarve. With three golf courses - including the Algarve's first 18 hole Championship course, this luxury five-star Algarve hotel leads the way in high-class service, Portuguese charm and exceptional golf. Perfect for luxury Algarve golf breaks, relaxing family holidays and corporate retreats.

Address

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort
Penina, Portimao
8501-952
Portugal

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Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

Set within 360 acres of perfect grasslands and natural beauty, the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is the original home of golf in the Algarve. With three golf courses - including the Algarve's first 18 hole Championship course, this luxury five-star Algarve hotel leads the way in high-class service, Portuguese charm and exceptional golf. Perfect for luxury Algarve golf breaks, relaxing family holidays and corporate retreats.

penina.com

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.

RCTrust.info

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.

Rolex.com

Visit Portugal - Algarve

We are sure you have already heard about it. Perhaps a friend told you about its magnificent beaches. Maybe you saw a report about its typically Mediterranean cuisine. Or it could be that you simply came across a text like this one, which highlights the history, culture and friendliness of those who are used to giving visitors the warmest of welcomes.

But there is an Algarve that you haven’t discovered yet: the Algarve of the people who live here.

visitalgarve.pt

Visit Portugal

Visitportugal is the official website for Portugal as a tourist destination, and is developed by Turismo de Portugal, I.P., the national tourist board.

Forming an integral part of the Ministry of Economy, Turismo de Portugal, I.P., is responsible for the promotion, development and sustainability of tourist activity. It thus unites in one single body all the institutional powers relating to the development of tourism, in all areas ranging from supply to demand.

VisitPortugal.com

Sunday 28 November

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Delegate Registrations

@ Penina Reception

Monday 29 November

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Delegate Registration

@ Penina Reception

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CONGRESS SESSION 01

- CPG Thrive 1 Year On - Helping You Thrive

- Defining Your Guiding Principles

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CONGRESS SESSION 02

- Annual General Meeting [AGM]

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Welcome Reception Supported By Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

Tuesday 30 November

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CONGRESS SESSION 03

- Where are you heading? Your Purpose & Vision

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CONGRESS SESSION 04

- Investing in Your Membership - Engaging Members With a Valuable Proposition

- Introduction to Doubles Golf

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President’s Challenge Golf - Round 01 (9-Holes)

WEDNESDAY 01 DECEMBER

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CONGRESS SESSION 05

- Investing in People - The Heart of Your Association

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CONGRESS SESSION 06

- Investing in Innovation - Disrupt or Be Disrupted

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President’s Challenge Golf - Round 02 (9-Holes)

THURSDAY 02 DECEMBER

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CONGRESS SESSION 07

- Golf For Good - What is Your Social Purpose?

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CONGRESS SESSION 08

- Collaboration - How Can We All Work Together?

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Annual Gala Awards Dinner Supported by Rolex

2021 Annual Congress Awards Supported by Rolex

President’s Award For Golf Development – EDGA

Christer Lindberg Bowl – Stefan Quirmbach

John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching – Stéphane Damiano

CPG Special Recognition Award – Golf Pride

CPG 5-Star Professional Award – Bernard de Bruyckere

CPG Lifetime Achievement Award – Catriona Matthew

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President’s Award For Golf Development – EDGA

In acknowledgement for its ongoing development activity and delivery of global projects and initiatives related to golf for the disabled, EDGA has been awarded the CPG’s 2021 President’s Award for Golf Development at this year’s CPG Annual Awards supported by Rolex.

EDGA [formerly the European Disabled Golf Association] is a volunteer organisation that aims to make the sport more inclusive for players with disability at every level, through the promotion and delivery of opportunities to sample, participate and compete in golf. It also advises and works with major stakeholders in the game including The R&A, The International Golf Federation, The European Tour and The European Golf Association on various issues related to golf for the disabled.

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Christer Lindberg Bowl – Stefan Quirmbach

Former President of the PGA of Germany, Stefan Quirmbach, has been awarded the 2021 Christer Lindberg Bowl for his vision and contributions towards the development of professional golf and the PGA of Germany.

Quirmbach held the position of PGA of Germany President for over two decades, during which time he led the organisation towards becoming one of the largest and most established PGAs internationally, that now holds an influential voice in golf and sport in the country.

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John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching – Stéphane Damiano

The Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG] are delighted to recognise PGA of France Member Professional, Stéphane Damiano, with the 2021 John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching for his extensive role in nurturing the next generation of golfing talent in France.

Credited as being the coach that supported the early development of one of France’s most successful and vibrant players in Victor Dubuisson, and as the nephew of the 1993 5-Star Professional Award recipient, Michel Damiano, Stéphane Damiano holds a strong and established reputation throughout French golf. Stéphane now runs the highly-acclaimed Prime Golf Academy, situated at Royal Mougins Golf Resort in the South of France, which provides young people with world class golf coaching and academic teaching to support their progress and development towards excellence in golf and wider academic life.

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CPG Special Recognition Award – Golf Pride

The Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG] celebrate Golf Pride’s commitment to supporting the Association, PGAs and PGA Professionals with the 2021 CPG Special Recognition Award.

For over seven decades, Golf Pride have been the global leader in golf grip innovation and technology, and has laid claim to more major wins than any other grip company on Tour. It has been a partner of the Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG] for over two decades and continues to play an important role in supporting the industry, PGAs and PGA Professionals internationally.

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CPG 5-Star Professional Award – Bernard de Bruyckere

PGA of Belgium Member and Chief Executive, Bernard De Bruyckere, has been awarded the CPG 5-Star Professional Award in recognition of his 30+ years in the sport and his hugely significant role in the development of the PGA of Belgium and its Members.

The 5-Star Professional Award looks to recognise the best in the business – individuals who exhibit the key characteristics of what being a PGA Professional represents and have shown excellence across the many areas of expertise and activity that PGA Members are involved in.

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CPG Lifetime Achievement Award – Catriona Matthew

Two-time winning Solheim Cup Captain and Major Champion, Catriona Matthew, is the worthy recipient of the Confederation of Professional Golf’s [CPG] 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award, recognising her outstanding career as a player and as a captain.

“It is very prestigious to be following on from these fantastic names” commented Matthew, as she received the award at her home club, The North Berwick Golf Club. “I am delighted and honoured to be given this award. It is fantastic recognition for how I have played and performed over the years.

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The 2021 International Team Championship (ITC) tournament runs alongside the Congress in which teams from across the Confederation of Professional Golf’s Member Countries battle it out over 54 holes on Penina Hotel and Golf Resort’s Championship Course, with the best two individual scores each day from the team of three counting towards the overall team score.

Find Out More at https://cp.golf/2019ITC

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

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