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Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category

Friday, November 25th, 2016

CESAR Datagged Gator

John Deere expands its use of CESAR on the Gator range

With more than 500,000 Gators built, they’ve earned a reputation for durability and quality like no other. Unfortunately, their positive attributes have made them a popular target for professional and opportunistic thieves

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

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Warwick ‘Wonderland’

CMAE’s latest Management Development Programme Part 2 was a complete success when twenty three international delegates from the golf industry enjoyed presentations by leading educators at Warwick University

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016


UKGCOA Continues Dialogue with Treasury over VAT Distortion

The UK Golf Course Owners Association has had an ongoing, and positive, dialogue with the Treasury for some time in an attempt to agree an acceptable solution to VAT distortion in golf

In the classroom with Ken Moodie

Onwards and upwards for EVQGCD students

The EIGCA’s Vocational Qualification in Golf Course Design is the only accredited professional qualification in golf course design

Thursday, November 17th, 2016


CMAA Unveils Generational Research on Club Membership

The Club Managers Association of America has unveiled new research uncovering generational attitudes about club memberships, specifically the Millennial demographic

Friday, November 11th, 2016


SMS INC. Reveals Q3 Golfing Numbers

SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. has announced decreased figures in its UK Golf Rounds Played study for the third quarter 2016 compared with the previous year


Promote Training Launch Customer Service eLearning Course

“Customer Service in Golf” is a craft-level course designed for all employees within a golf club environment, from bar staff through to golf shop assistants

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Andy Schofield

Let’s Talk About Beck’s, says GMG

Golf Management Group (GMG) has appointed licensed trade expert Andy Schofield as its new Golf Clubs Beverage Consultant from November 2016 the full story »

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The Diploma recipients with Michael Braidwood, CMAE’s Director of Education (second right)

Club Management Diploma Success for Scottish Industry Professionals

Ten Scottish Golf Club Managers and Senior Staff received their MDP Diplomas at a recent presentation ceremony in Stirling. The Diploma is awarded across Europe by the Club Managers Association of Europe

Friday, November 4th, 2016


CPD Points available for attendees at 59club’s ‘Sales, Service & Retention Roadshow’

The PGA, GCMA, CMAE & BIGGA are encouraging their members to attend 59club’s ‘Sales, Service & Retention Roadshow’ and are offering CPD points for attendance at a single event

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

BMW PGA Championship  at Wentworth, part of the European Tour’s GreenDrive, one of a growing number of sustainability initiatives at golf tournaments.

Sustainable Golf Tournament Standard Consultation Launched

Industry leaders are calling for input into the creation of sustainable best practices for golf tournaments around the world

Jason Koenigsfeld

CMAA Stalwarts set for BMI Leadership Course at TPC Kuala Lumpur

Respected industry stalwarts Jason Koenigsfeld and Dr Jack Ninemeier will share their wealth of knowledge with delegates at the third course to be offered under the Business Management Institute Asia Pacific education programme

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

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Invitation to a FREE educational seminar at Mid Yorkshire GC

Professional Development – Join CMAE for a complimentary half-day educational seminar on Tuesday 15th November

Friday, October 28th, 2016


New report highlights golf club secrets of success

The results of England Golf’s 2016 Golf Club Membership Questionnaire shows that 30% of clubs increased their membership this year and it highlights trends and ideas which are working

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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CMAE proud to present five members with their CMDip

Five CMAE members were awarded with their Club Management Diplomas (CMDip) at a special presentation ceremony at the CMAE’s recent Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016


Turf Science Live answers challenges for turf managers in Ireland

The biggest ever one-day Turf Science Live event – organised by ICL and Syngenta, in association with Campey Turf Care Systems and Toro – was attended by over 150 of Ireland’s leading turf superintendents, groundsmen, agronomists and turf industry professionals

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Gold sponsor John Deere displayed its latest range of products during the field day at Emeralda Golf Club

Spirit of Arnold Palmer Looms Large at Indonesia Turf Management Seminar

Emeralda Golf Club, home to one of only two courses that Arnold Palmer designed in Indonesia, was the venue for the 17th ASPGI

Friday, October 21st, 2016

From left: Matt Lavington, Jim Cunning, Nick Percy, Leigh Sear, Jamie Cindy, Sean Musson, Michael Abbott, Stuart Green, Bob Williams, Jim Croxton, Simon Joyce, Josh Moses, Katie Fewster, Clive Cosgrove, Niki Hunter

First candidates commence the Diploma in Golf Club Management

Marking the culmination of two years of planning, the first candidates to enroll on the brand new ASQ Level 5 Diploma in Golf Club Management attended the initial induction day at The PGA National Training Academy on Wednesday 19 October

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016


KPMG releases Regional Golf Market Snapshot in Central and Eastern Europe

In terms of development, golf in Central and Eastern Europe is growing while other established European markets are rather stagnant

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016


Hillier Hopkins launch the annual benchmarking survey

Hillier Hopkins, the firm of golf club specialist accountants, has been running this survey for more than ten years. It is open to both member and proprietary clubs and all participants receive a copy

Mowing on dewy green

Autumn Dew Points To Disease Risk

As we move into autumn, moist air flows from the west create dewy mornings with wet leaf surfaces that are slow to dry. Combined with the milder conditions seen in recent years, it is likely to lead to early outbreaks of foliar diseases

Monday, October 17th, 2016

(from left) European tour player Felipe Aguilar; Nathan Homer, Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer at the European Tour; RSM golf ambassador Andy Sullivan; David Gwilliam, RSM Chief Operating Officer; Dr Matt Bridge from the University of Birmingham; and Steve Todd, Deputy Media Communications Director at the European Tour at the launch of the RSM player performance study

RSM and European Tour launch new player performance study

RSM, a leading audit, tax and consulting firm, and the European Tour are collaborating on a new player performance study designed to help golfers at all levels improve their performance

Friday, October 14th, 2016

QHotels group director of golf, John Angus (Picture by Mark Newcombe)

QHotels Welcomes New Report On Golf and Well-Being

The leading hotel chain is at the heart of the game’s drive to attract new players, and has given its full backing to the latest study into golf published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine this month

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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Golf centre makes it their business to be the best

The Kingsway Golf Centre in Melbourn, just south of Cambridge, aims to be the best ‘learn to play’ centre in the area and has drawn up an action plan, inspired by lessons learned at an England Golf Business Growth Forum for clubs

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Dr Roger Hawkes, Stephen Gethins MP and Dr Andrew Murray at The Old Course, St Andrews

Parliament welcomes health benefits of golf

Members of Parliament have hailed the health benefits of golf, following a recently published scientific review by researchers at the University of Edinburgh