CMAE hit 70 CCM’s as another UK manager receives internationally renowned certification

The CMAE is delighted to announce that Paul Crowe, General Manager at Royal Winchester Golf Club has gained the internationally renowned Certified Club Manager (CCM) certification. 

Paul’s success with the CCM exam raises the number of Certified Club Managers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa to 70.

The CCM designation has been the hallmark of professionalism in club management since 1965 and is the cornerstone of CMAE’s education programme. It is recognised globally as a valuable and widely respected mark of a manager’s commitment to professional development and the club industry.

Commenting on his success he said “I’m genuinely thrilled to have attained my CCM qualification. It has been a demanding process requiring focus and dedication.

But it has been really worth it when the gaining new skills and knowledge, invaluable in being a Club Manager. It is imperative when managing a club that you keep up to date with best practice and continue to learn. I would strongly recommend this path to anyone wishing to be the best they can be within our industry.

The best aspect, from my point of view, is the interaction and networking with your peers, and now friends. If you have day-to-day issues, you always know that there is a group of fellow professionals you can call on for help.

I would like to thank all at the Club Management Association of Europe for their professionalism and support especially Toby, Debbie and Sharon. I would also like to extend my gratitude to my team and Members at Royal Winchester Golf Club.

Finally, my sincere thanks go to my wife, Caroline, for her unerring support, understanding and encouragement in taking on this challenge”

The CCM certification is available to club management professionals who have completed the full Management Development Programme and satisfy the eligibility requirements to sit the CCM exam. For more information see