Tuesday, 27th September, 2016

Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The Diploma recipients with CMAE’s Director of Education Michael Braidwood left and Dubai Golf’s CEO Chris May. From left to right Michael, Tim Neil, Andrea Faldella, Mohammed Attallah, Chris

Middle East Diploma Successes come in 3’s

The Diploma is awarded across Europe and the Middle East by the Club Managers Association of Europe as a key qualification in its Management Development Programme’s (MDP) education pathway

Friday, July 15th, 2016

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Nine is fine for golf

Golf bodies in Great Britain and Ireland are getting together to promote nine hole golf as a quick and enjoyable way to play golf either socially or competitively in a new digital campaign

Top row: L- Kevin Fish, Scottish Golf. R- John Bull, Tall Tree Bottom row: L- Rob Hill, Global Golf Advisors. R- Gregg Patterson, Tribal Magic

MDP Strategy and Leadership set for Edinburgh return

CMAE is delighted to announce that its 5th Management Development Programme (MDP 3, Strategy and Leadership) on the MDP pathway will take place again in Edinburgh from the 23rd to 27th January 2017 .....read the full story »

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016


Statement by UK Golf Course Owners Association

Summary of Treasury meeting on 7th July

Friday, July 8th, 2016

(l-r) David Bancroft Turner, Brock Agnew, Tom Hogan, Nathan Arnett, Brett Balloch (black jacket), Steve Hewitt (back), Rowan Daymond (front), David Hurst, Justin Crowe, Kirsty Herring, Liam Ash, Nick Marino, Jarrod Arps, Stuart Campbell, Ben Tilley, Justin Bradbury, Mark Harkness and Stewart MacFarlane

Inaugural Australian Future Turf Managers’ Initiative takes place in Melbourne

Jacobsen Supports AGCSA’s Inaugural Future Turf Managers’ Initiative

BMI Asia Pacific

BMI Golf Management Course Bound for Bangkok

To be staged from September 6-10, the BMI Golf Management Course is presented by the Asian Golf Industry Federation and the Club Managers Association of America

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

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Durham clubs are quick off the mark

Following a successful eight-month trial, Golf Express – which promotes 9-hole golf to inspire busy people to play more often – has been rolled out by England Golf

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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England Golf discuss strategy in Parliament

England Golf Chief Executive, Nick Pink, and Director of Strategy and Governance, Rod Findlay, made a presentation to Peers, MPs and Associate Members yesterday evening

Monday, July 4th, 2016

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Royal Troon to Admit Women Members

At a Special General Meeting of Royal Troon Golf Club on Friday, 1st July Members of 145th Open Championship hosts voted overwhelmingly to admit women members. The R&A welcomed this decision

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Andrew Bingham

MP takes the Golf Express route to fundraising

Andrew Bingham, the Conservative MP for High Peak, will today (1st July) play 9 holes at each of seven courses in his constituency to raise money for four local Mountain Rescue teams

Targeted marketing and flexible thinking will drive golf club memberships in the UK, says PlayMoreGolf Director, Daniel Hodson

Targeted marketing and flexible thinking to drive UK golf club memberships

A flexible, proactive approach to membership with targeted and measurable marketing techniques, is the key to growing golf club memberships in the UK, according to PlayMoreGolf Director and well-known industry figure, Daniel Hodson

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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EIGCA position following the UK Referendum

The following statement has been posted on the website of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects

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Muirfield Seeks Fresh Ballot On Women Members

The Club Committee will now seek authority from the membership, at a Special General Meeting, to hold a fresh postal ballot before the end of the year. The R&A has welcomed this development

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SPRINT6GOLF Proves a Hit with Golfers around the UK

Played over just six holes and utilising a 30-second shot clock, SPRINT6GOLF is the brainchild of Tom Critchley, the son of Sky Sports commentator and ex-Walker Cup player, Bruce Critchley

Friday, June 24th, 2016

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BIGGA reacts to UK’s European Union referendum decision

In the wake of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association has reaffirmed its pledge to support its almost 6,000 members


Survey underlines importance of online Golf Course Reviews to UK Golfers

In a recent Golfshake survey of over 4000 UK golfers, 80% of golfers said that they read reviews to help them find new courses to play with 74% stating that those ratings had, at times helped them to decide whether to play a new course or not

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive GEO; Johnnie-Cole Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships The R&A; David Brown, Environmental Advisor Royal Troon Golf Club (photo credit The R&A)

GreenLinks leads sustainability for The Open

The R&A has launched a new initiative designed to make The Open one of the world’s most sustainable sporting events

(from left) Kentaro Makino (Area Product Coordinator Golfcars and Power Products); Kazuhiro Kuwata (President of Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.); Lodewijk Klootwijk (CEO of the EGCOA) and Bart Lanser (Area Product Coordinator Golfcars and Power Products)

EGCOA and Yamaha Golf Cars announce their partnership

Through their partnership, the EGCOA and Yamaha hope to give national golf course owners associations and their members a tool to build their strategy upon for the coming years to find and bind more players into the game .....read the full story »

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Ivano Ficalbi Chief Executive of the PGA of South Africa

South African golf bodies join global sustainability drive

PGA of South Africa, Club Managers Association of Southern Africa and Turf Grass Managers Association of Southern Africa, the three bodies at the heart of the South African golf industry have committed to the vision of the Golf Environment Organization

Friday, June 17th, 2016

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Swans Kick Off With FootGolf

FootGolf Chester, the first purpose-built FootGolf course in Cheshire, has been designed by Suffolk-based Swan Golf Designs and opened as a nine-hole facility with the possibility of extending to 18 holes

The delegates at the MDP programme at Dubai Creek and Yacht Club

Dubai Delight!

The CMAE’s Management Development Programme (MDP) Part 1, hosted at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, was a great success

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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Mystery Golf Club Shoppers Tee Off

The team at Golf Development Wales have been working closely with a group of dedicated volunteers in identifying areas of good practice which should be encountered during a visit to a golf club

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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R&A Introduces New Pace of Play Measures for Amateur Events

The R&A has introduced two new measures to its Pace of Play Condition ahead of The Amateur Championship being played at Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig in Wales this week

Promote Training clients come from 12 countries

Promote Training Attracts More International Delegates

Promote Training, the golf club management eLearning company, are proving that geography really is no barrier to their training courses following two recent enrolments from Asia – extending their international reach into 12 countries

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Sports Minister David Evennett  MP (© Andrew Fosker)

PGA Back Parliamentary Golf Group

The PGA the R&A, England Golf, Sky and Sports Publications Ltd in backing the Group, which comprises of Members of all major political parties and from both Houses of Parliament, and has the singular remit to “support the sport of golf.”