History

Established in 1919, the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) is the lead trade body representing UK manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of golf products and services.

Based in Warwickshire. the BGIA operates as one of 12 Trade Associations under the auspices of the Federation of Sports & Play Associations (FSPA), the UK National Trade Federation and Europe’s largest sports trade body.

Membership Base

The FSPA's membership base consists of approximately 500 member companies across the sport and play sectors.  This membership base employ a collective 20,000 employees and contributes £3.8bn to the UK economy.  

Other Golf Associations operating under the FSPA umbrella include the UK Golf Course Owners Association, the European Golf Industry Association and the British Rootzone and Top Dressing Manufacturers Association.

The Executive Board

The BGIA is managed by an Executive Board and Chairman, constituted of elected members, who meet regularly to develop the services of the Association. Meetings of the full membership including an AGM also take place throughout the year.

What BGIA Membership Means

BGIA membership signifies professional competence and performance, which directly benefits those who choose to do business with member companies. The strict admission criteria guarantees the professional and financial status of members and the Association Code of Practice commits members to maintain a high standard of business practice, ensuring that industry standards are maintained. 

The BGIA offers a unique Golf Industry forum to work together to grow the game - Doug Wright, Commercial Director EMEA - Wilson Golf