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Mr. Alan Egford, National Coach to the Hellenic Golf Federation and member of the PGA of Europe and R&A Conclave of Missionaries, to speak at the 2003 European GOLF Investment and Real Estate Conference&Exhibition

July 25th, 2003 — Mr.

Alan Egford, National Coach to the Hellenic Golf

Federation
and member of the PGA

of Europe
and R&A

Conclave of Missionaries, will deliver a speech titled

Golf
Development in

Bulgaria at the 1st

European Golf Investment & Real Estate Conference & Exhibit


in Athens on November 29th, 2003. He will also deliver a speech titled The

Challenge of Golf Development in Greece and sit on two
panels

— How to Kick-Start the Embryonic Greek Market? and Effective

Golf Course Management: Creating the Most Value for Owners and Investors

in Europe — on November 28th.


Based

in Athens, Alan is currently working in the Balkans

as the Greek National Coach, taking Bulgaria under his wing to

help them to establish a structured education programme


in this very promising emerging golf market . Bulgaria is ready to flex

its golfing muscles and Alan has been working on behalf of the PGA of

Europe with the backing of the R&A, who had been approached for

support by the newly-formed Bulgarian Golf Association (BGA). Although

Bulgaria currently boasts only one course, there are three major projects

due to come on stream soon and many other positive indicators. Some of the

potential sites for course development are near Sofia and on the Black

Sea.

Bulgaria is

now going forward, both economically and politically, Alan said in

the PGA of Europe’s International GolfPro News of summer 2003.

…the BGA is very much part of that process. According to

International GolfPro News, Alan felt, when being told of Bulgarian

development plans during a week’s visit to Bulgaria in mid-May 2003, that

there was a genuine sense of ‘we will do’ rather than merely ‘we wish’.

These projects include a basic Pay-As-You-Play course, a Family Golf

Centre, and an up-market Country Club. The Black Sea, Alan believes, has

great potential for golf tourism. One of the projects there is the

purchase of some 500 acres with a stunning cliff top location and a Resort

comprising Country Club, Championship standard 18-hole course and a

Coaching Centre.


Career summary

Born on January 24th, 1951, Alan currently is National Coach for Greece,

has worked with the Dutch Golf Federation and the English Ladies Golf Union, operated as a Regional Coach for the Sports Council and Golf Foundation, worked at County level in Devon and Hampshire, coached for various golf school operators both nationally and internationally, developed coaching programmes for councils, local authorities, companies and education authorities.

Alan

is a committed, self-motivated, forward-thinking individual, with a genuine interest in people and overall love of life.

He is experienced in every aspect of professional golf and golf management, having particular skills and reputation as an inventive, progressive coach with players of both

genders and all ages, from beginner to European Tour player. A natural leader and a team player,

Alan is an excellent motivator who leads by example, commercially astute, very customer aware and orientated, who thrives on and enjoys responsibility.

One achievement which gave

Alan great satisfaction as a professional coach was to be appointed by the PGA of Europe to design, develop, manage and operate a programme required by the European Commission, run in conjunction with the

Hellenic Ministry of Sport, Hellenic Golf Federation and PGA of Greece, to qualify all the Greek golf professionals in business practices and coaching technique, as required under European law. The project was a huge success, an achievement of which

Alan will be forever proud, plus the springboard which led to him being invited back to Greece as National Coach.

December

1999 – current: National Coach – Greece

In December 1999, Alan was appointed National Coach to the Hellenic Golf Federation. The appointment was made after

Alan having been sent to Greece by the PGA of Europe in 1998. On this occasion

he was tasked to develop, deliver and examine a programme for all the members of

the PGA of Greece to qualify them under PGA regulations and European law.

January

1995 – November 1999:

– Senior Instructor



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