BGIA membership signifies professional competence and performance, adding value and credibility to your business.  From day one of your membership, you’ll have access to the below benefits specifically geared towards supportingUK manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of golf products and services.  Immediately saving you the cost of your membership and more, our ever-growing package of tailored support is designed to help you make the most of your golf business.

Benefits and Services

Tailored business benefits and services

As experts in the golf industry, we offer our members a wide range of free or discounted business benefits and services tailored to the sector. From events & networking to human resources, industry data to support with marketing – our growing package of benefits can instantly cover the cost of membership and, over time much more, helping our members to thrive.

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Lobbying

We lobby on the issues affecting your business

Working closely with UK Government and our European and World Trade counterparts, we lobby on the matters affecting the global golf industry. The BGIA is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf and attends regular Westminster meetings. As the UK’s leading trade association for the golf sector, we are able to champion the causes which matter to our golfing businesses.

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Webinars

Free industry webinars

Hosted by some of the leading professionals in their fields, members can tap into the latest industry knowledge and expertise with our unique programme of webinars. Covering a wide range of topics including HR, marketing, commercial legislation and much more, this exclusive benefit is an invaluable asset to our members.

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Networking and seminars

Free industry events

Join us to take advantage of our free seminars, meetings and industry think-tanks. Our events are hosted by leading guest speakers to promote strong business relationships.

Throughout the year, BGIA members are invited to attend the AGM, the Annual Dinner, the BGIA Charity Golf Day at Woburn, the Open Championship Lunch – and more.

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Member Forum

Stronger together

Under our umbrella organisation – the FSPA – BGIA members can join together with other association members in the sports and play industries to share ideas.  The Forum’s collaborative approach strengthens our lobbying activities and members have exclusive first access to the most up-to-date market intelligence.

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Brexit

Get your voice heard

Without our voice in government, the specific concerns of the UK golf industry could get overlooked as we leave the EU. We are working with our members and UK Government to influence the EU-UK Free Trade Agreement in the matters that specifically affect the golfing industry, like standards, rules of origin, tariffs and customs.

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Partners

The Grow Golf Fund

The BGIA works closely with golf industry partners such as The R&A, PGA, the Golf Foundation and, of course, the Home Unions.  The Grow Golf Fund is an initiative to stimulate golf participation and partners (those that contribute to the fund) are granted the use of the Grow Golf logo to show their commitment to giving back to the game.

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Resources & Industry Statistics

Free & exclusive market data

We keep members up-to-date with the very latest industry expertise, news and insight via free downloads, newsletters and the website’s Members’ Area. We share regular statistical information worth approximately £5,000 to help you analyse market trends, including a market audit overview and rounds played (quarterly), golf player and product attitude and usage (annual) and club membership update (bi-annual).

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Export Opportunities

Golfing industry trade shows

BGIA members have access to export grants of up to £2,500 through the Department for International Trade. Grants are available to eligible member companies who wish to exhibit at overseas events. With use of a UK Exhibitor Pavilion at overseas trade shows, BGIA members can also use a members-only business lounge at trade shows for client/colleague meetings.

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Newsletters

Industry intel straight to your inbox

Members receive regular newsletters with the very latest golf industry news and insights. Tailored to the golfing industry, members receive relevant information that they might otherwise miss. No more searching for the most up-to-date golf industry news, members stay one step ahead with our free newsletters.

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