The UK's largest retail and marketing services group
Established in 1984, Foremost is the UK’s largest Golf Retail Group.
More than 990 members utilise the group’s array of industry leading support services, helping to improve all aspects of their business.
Recognising the importance of the role of the modern-day club Professional, all of Foremost’s business, retail and marketing solutions are designed to help members save time, become more profitable and enjoy a successful career.
If your combined annual purchases are more than £48k you will receive an additional Retrospective Bonus in addition to those available from individual suppliers. Last year the combined bonus paid to Foremost members was more than £300,000.
Every Foremost Member can become a shareholder and help steer the company (all shareholders have a single vote) and enjoy a healthy return which has averaged over 12% since the scheme started in 2004.
Foremost’s strong working relationships with the leading suppliers and service providers in the industry means that members have access to best buying terms, exclusive campaigns and promotions to help them become more profitable. However, being a member of Foremost is not only about best buying terms.
Nothing is more important in a professional business than time and money. The Foremost Central Invoicing & Payment System frees up vital time and allows members to have a greater control of their finances.
Foremost Central Invoicing & Payment takes the hassle out of business transactions thanks to a centralised, consolidated invoicing system. Bookkeeping is reduced to 24 invoices a year with only six VAT invoices per quarter, freeing up more time to spend on other important roles performed by the Golf Professional.
A Finance Support Team at Foremost Head Office ensures you receive the very best service and support.
Ever been asked for a specific product and not had it in stock or when ‘out of stock’ with the supplier?
Order single items from group Suppliers* using the unique central ordering and warehouse distribution solution offered by the Foremost Singles Service.
The ability to supply your members and customers will help improve your service and reputation.
*Singles Service available subject to brand distribution policies
The Foremostgolf.com ‘Click & Collect’ Ecommerce site has been created to give members a competitive online presence. Member Professionals can now offer their customers a product line-up as extensive as the high street, with the site operating as an extension of the Professional’s store.
#1 in digital golf retail marketing
Foremost is widely recognised in the industry as the number one in digital retail marketing. The comprehensive digital and in-store marketing service takes customers intuitively through each touchpoint from start to finish along the marketing journey. The group’s sophisticated digital support systems are cleverly engineered to help maintain strong engagement with members and customers, delivering personalised communications at every stage.
EMP Members are supported by a dedicated member of the Foremost team who is on hand to manage all of your retail marketing needs.
Market, book and manage lesson bookings with ease 24/7, all via your personal EMP Website.
Promote upcoming events and take bookings on your personal EMP website. The innovative Reserve List functionality ensures maximum uptake.
Professional product review videos, shot in the 'voice of the pro' and house on personal EMP Website to generate customer enquiries.
The Foremost EMP team create tailored content based on your customers golfing profile leading to greater engagement and retail sales.
EMP Members have access to a full calendar of retail campaign activity, delivered in partnership with EMP Suppliers to spike retail sales.
Expert retail advice is delivered to you by a Membership Services team consisting of highly trained Business Development Consultants providing in-store support and dedicated Head Office staff.
Each Foremost Business Development Consultant has undergone extensive training in many aspects of golf management and is on hand to help with personal on-site training to make sure you are getting the most out of your business.
Foremost is dedicated to supporting PGA Professionals who are so important to the Golfing Community. The Foremost strap line of ‘Good For Golf’ has been in place since the company was formed in 1984 and has never been more relevant. The PGA Professional inspires and encourages people to play this great game and invests their time, expertise and enthusiasm in supporting every aspect of their clubs and golf in general. They are truly ‘Good For Golf’ and we are proud to support them in their role.
Andy Martin, Managing Director
We have an array of events that take place throughout the year. They provide an excellent opportunity to engage with likeminded Foremost professionals.
Our events range from our Foremost Championship Week to our Educational workshops...
With over 1000 professionals across the UK and Ireland, Foremost Golf has the power to secure you the BEST terms with the leading suppliers in the industry.
David Murch, Business Development Consultant – SW England and Wales, Foremost Golf offers advice on Converting Pro Shop Traffic to Increased Sales.
Many clubs are keen to retain the new members they have gained in the last three years. Here, Ian Melham, Head of Membership Services at Foremost Golf, explains that a studio academy can be highly beneficial.
Golf professionals are far more than coaches who also work in the shop – they can be the main reason why members renew every year, writes Steve Bird, Business Development Consultant at Foremost Golf.
For further information on Foremost Golf and to enquire about membership please complete the form below and a member of the team will contact you to help.
Leanne Spence - Membership Services Admin Manager