The 5th edition of the GTE Convention was a resounding success with a sell out attendance and happy delegates.
Our main sponsors, Discover South Carolina, continued their loyal support of the Convention and we were delighted to welcome the main man Gary Edwards for the first time. We were also delighted that the Moroccan Tourist Board became a support sponsor too, and look forward to a long relationship with this excellent golf destination.
Another first was the attendance of England Golf, who through Ben White and Matthew Draper contributed significantly to vibrant discussion in the seminar section of the event, and really added some welcomed knowledge of English golf and clubs.
Speakers from the West Midlands Growth Company and Marsh Sport were very well received, and as ever Richard Payne from Sporting Insights captivated the audience with robust data about the state of the golf tourism market.
The Belfry as a venue is undoubtedly a world class facility for large or small gatherings, and our Convention appeared to be a comfortable routine for Neil Walker and his team, as the event ran seamlessly throughout. But we were very grateful for the unseen professionalism behind the scenes, which was impressive and a joy for us to be involved with.
The Brabazon looked very green and challenging, and it remains a bucket list course for anyone wanting to relive history, and walk in the shoes of some of the worlds greatest golfers. The Ryder Cup legacy and the drama that unfolded in those events will never die, and along with the PGA National course, the Belfry is undoubtedly one of the most popular golf destinations in the UK, and understandably so.
GTE will certainly hope to run the Convention at the Belfry again in the future; it’s a guarantee of a full house.