Squaring the circle

It has been one of those weeks again. Popularly labelled ‘meeting weeks’, when the National Golf Centre is filled with board members, committees and voting members for 2-3 days. The theory is that the ‘meeting week’ is down to the fact that most of the time after a couple of days of these meetings, pretty much everybody would feel like they have done a whole week of work.

In the main these meetings are really useful. I am always struck by the number of people that genuinely care about English golf and its development. Different from when I worked for the Swedish Federation and felt rather lonely in my attempts to nurture the future World Class players, here is a whole hoard of county officials, ideally in support of what is being done. Nothing then is more annoying than having this stone in the shoe that just does not seem to be possible to remove. The decreasing interest in County Golf is such a stone. For the Counties, the league matches, the qualifiers for the County Championship and the Championship itself are the biggest things of the year and the whole reason to why they spend money on trying to develop players in the first place. The fact that it is more and more difficult to fit these events into the calendar is nothing but sad and even worse is that it is so difficult to come up with a solution.

Stephen Covey used to say that whenever you are faced with a dilemma there is always a third way that you have not seen that is the solution. It is now time to dig deep and find that opportunity!

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