Club Managers gather for European Conference
On 2-4 February 2012 more than 100 Club Managers from across Europe gathered at the Hotel Husa Princesa in Madrid for the European Conference on Club Management.
The Conference, which was held over two days, had a programme which was packed with subjects and issues relevant to the Club Management profession and a first class line up of speakers was organised to present.
Speakers included the ever popular Gregg Patterson, Manager of the Beach Club in Santa Monica, gave delegates the benefit of his years of experience in Club Management and giving his advice in Human Resources and motivating your team.
Also speaking was Javier Reviriego the GM at Valderrama Golf Club, one of Europe’s most prestigious golf clubs, who gave his insight on risks and opportunities on managing a resort and Bill Sanderson from the Golf Business Coach inspired delegates with his ideas for Key Business Strategies for Golf.
Jerry Kilby the CEO of the CMAE presented the CMAE’s latest education initiative – The Management Development Programme (MDP) which received much interest from all delegates.
The Conference was jointly organised by the CMAE and ClubManagerSpain and had Managers from Spain, Portugal, Italy, UK, Ireland and Sweden attend the annual event which included a Networking Dinner on Friday evening.
New Board come on board at CMAE AGM!
The CMAE was delighted to have three members newly elected onto the Board at the recent CMAE AGM held at Hotel Husa Princesa on the 2nd February 2012.
The new recruits mean there are now representatives from 8 different Countries sitting on the CMAE Board. Read More
World Conference 2012 – New Orleans
By John Duncan CCM, Former GM, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Scotland
Before departure I was often asked why, at age 65 and retired, I was spending my time and money attending a club manager’s conference’ particularly overseas. To non club managers I had a ready answer that as I was still committed to CMAE and chairing the exam committee I wanted and needed to attend to keep up to date and refresh relationships. However, in addition to this valid reason, I would like to share my deeper thoughts with those club managers reading this article. Read More
Understanding Club Culture
By Gregg Patterson, General Manager, The Beach Club, USA
I’ve been traveling through Europe these last twelve months, exploring “club” and talking golf. Sweden. Scotland. England. Spain. Hungary. Holland. Eating great food. Drinking great wine. Looking at art. Visiting clubs. Talking to owners. Interviewing managers. Asking questions. Listening. Building my network.
I discovered that the issues in golf and the challenges of club are the same “over there” as they are “over here”. Money is tight. Time is short. The game is tough. The pool of golfers is shrinking. Loyalty has evaporated. And the competition---in all its hairy forms---is more aggressive than ever.
I’ve discovered that everyone’s asking the same three questions, speaking the same “language”, increasingly curious, hungry for answers. Read More
CMAA Club Management Magazine
We are delighted to announce that the January/February 2012 digital edition of the CMAA’s Club Management magazine is now available! Loaded with the same great editorial content as the print edition and with tools only available online, you can stay in touch with the industry at the click of a mouse. Click here to visit our digital publications page.
Welcome new members
The CMAE would like to welcome the following new members:
- Tony Brown, House Manager, The Richmond Golf Club, England
- Ian McDowell, General Manager, Redbourne Golf Club, England
- Allan Rodger, Secretary, Hirsel Golf Club, Scotland
- Peter Moloney, Mahon Golf Course, Ireland
- Stuart Barr, Club Manager, Phyllis Court Club, England
- Barney Coleman, Golf Services Manager, Emirates Golf Club, UAE
- Dino Portelli, Chief Operating Officer, BBC Club, England
Job of the Month
General Manager, Kings Hill Golf Club
Kings Hill Golf Club enjoys an enviable reputation as being part of the overall Kings Hill development, the largest mixed-use community project in the UK. The club developed in 1995 has become an integral part of an ongoing development comprising 2500 homes and 2 million square feet of Office space and other associated leisure space right in the heart of Kent.
The General Manager’s role will be to provide business leadership for the club. This includes the hands on day to day running and delivery of a continual improvement based, customer focused service operation and the drive and vision to identify commercial opportunities, develop services and promote them within the business. Working hours will be to meet the business requirements of a seven-day operation
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