Pat Barrett joins Irish CCM ranks

The CMAE is delighted to announce that Pat Barrett, General Manager at Lucan Golf Club has gained the internationally renowned Certified Club Manager (CCM) certification. 

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.

Pat’s success with the CCM exam raises the number of Certified Club Managers in Europe and the Middle East to 71.

Commenting on his CCM success Pat said:

“I am immensely proud to have attained my Certified Club Manager qualification following 6 years of engagement with CMAE through the MDP program. The Journey to CCM has been a fulfilling one, the network of people whom I have engaged with along with the vast learning experience have been invaluable in my day-to-day activities as a club manager. I would sincerely like to thank all the delegates and presenters who have endured my participation at each MDP week. To Toby, Michael and Debbie at CMAE as well as Jason from CMAA who without their support and guidance I don’t think this would have been possible.

I truly feel I am a better version of myself as a Club Manager from this process and would highly recommend the program to any aspiring Club Manager. I don’t see this as the end of a Journey but the first step in the next chapter and I’m excited to see what lies ahead. I would like to thank all the Committees and Members of the Clubs I’ve been involved with especially those at Lucan Golf Club for their continued support.

Finally I would like to say that I’m delighted to Join the ranks of Irish CCM’s, I would Like to thank all at the Club Managers Association of Ireland and those who have mentored and guided me through this process but to single out one I would have to thank most especially the Godfather of Irish Club Management, Michael Walsh CCM who is an inspiration to us all and is there whenever we need him, a true quality of any Certified Club Manager.”