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March 2010

  • International Club Management Congress
    Club managers throughout Europe should seriously consider attending the International Congress on Club Management, which will be held in Benidorm, Spain from 14th -16th April. With world-class speakers on club management like Gregg Patterson (The Beach Club, California), Jim Singerling (CMAA Chief Executive), Mike Leemhuis (Congressional Country Club COO) and Peter Walton (President of International Association of Golf Tour Operators), this is an event not to be missed.
  • Office and Accommodation Suite Available for the Open Championship Week
    Your own Grandstand View…..overlooking the 18th Green at St. Andrews.
  • The 2010 Golf Business Forum, 12th – 14th May, Belek, Turkey
    Whether you are looking to improve your golf operations, expand your golf business internationally, meet and network with developers and investors, or simply learn from the experts on the key issues facing the industry, the Golf Business Forum from 12th -14th May will prove to be an invaluable experience.
  • A Message from CMAE President, John Hunt
    I attended BTME Harrogate this year and would simply like to register my disappointment as to how few Club Managers attended.
  • English Region Seminars
    The CMAE English Region will be holding some educational seminars this year.
  • TPL Modernise Emirates Golf Club’s Flagship Majlis Course
    CMAE Official Supplier, Thomson Perrett & Lobb (TPL), the golf course architecture practice founded by five-times Open champion Peter Thomson, has been appointed by Emirates Golf Club to modernise its flagship Majlis Course, home of the Dubai Desert Classic.

February 2010

  • Get LinkedIn with the CMAE
    The Club Managers Association of Europe has launched a major new membership benefit, an exclusive business networking group on LinkedIn, the social networking website for professionals, to enable CMAE members to network with each other over the internet.
  • CMAE Membership Renewal 2010
    All CMAE members should have received their membership renewal information by now, so if you have not received yours, please email Debbie Goddard at CMAE HQ, and she will send yours to you.
  • Election of CMAE Board
    At the forthcoming Annual General Meeting on 14th April, John McCormack CCM and Michael Walsh CCM are stepping down from office as the two longest-serving board members. Should any CMAE member wish to put their name forward and stand for election to the CMAE Board of Directors, they must write to the CMAE CEO Jerry Kilby CCM by email ([email protected]) confirming their willingness to stand for election and to serve if elected.
  • Harrogate Week Review
    Harrogate Week, a six-day event featuring educational seminars, conferences and a golf equipment exhibition, was a tremendous success in January. With many golf courses closed due to the weather, the numbers of those attending was very similar to the 2009 number, which when you bear in mind the economic situation, was very healthy indeed.
  • Student Work Placement Opportunities
    If any golf club in the United Kingdom, Ireland or northern Europe is looking for some willing help, I have been made aware of two individuals who are seeking a work placement opportunity.
  • The First Finnish CCM Candidates
    The first group of Finnish golf club managers completed their two year long education programme in December 2009. During the programme all the competence areas required in the Club Managers Association of Europe’s CCM exam were explored. 
  • CMAE Salary & Benefits Survey 2010
    CMAE members should now have received an email with a link to an online survey of club manager salaries and benefits.


  • CMAE Membership Renewal 2010
    In the next few days, all CMAE members will be receiving an email reminder to please renew their membership for 2010. We invite you to continue working with us in the development of this structured education programme, not only for the club managers of the future, but to also help existing club managers develop their role as leaders in their clubs, and professionals in their chosen career.
  • Join the CMAE Today
    Reinforce your status as a professional club manager. Sign up for 2010 CMAE membership today! Read more
  • New Speakers Announced for International Congress 2010
    The CMAE is delighted to move its AGM into the continent of Europe for the first time in its history, and partnering with Club Managers Spain, we will be jointly staging the International Club Management Congress at the Villaitana Wellness Golf & Business Resort, Benidorm, Spain from 14th to 17th April 2010.
  • CMAE Salary and Benefits Survey 2010
    As reported in the last issue of ClubNetworker, CMAE members will shortly be receiving an email with a link to an online survey of club manager salaries and benefits.
  • CMAE Sponsors Renew
    The CMAE Board of Directors are delighted to announce that new, three-year contracts have been signed with CMAE Premier Corporate Partners Jonas Software and Toro; Corporate Partners Circle Insurance and Official Suppliers Prestwick Golf Group.
  • CMAE Sign Affiliation Agreement with French Club Managers
    The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) has signed an affiliation agreement with the Association de Directeurs de Golf de France (ADGF).
  • Crown Golf Announces 2009 Award-Winners
    Cown Golf held its annual conference at the group’s flagship property St Mellion International Resort, from 24-26 November.
  • EGCOA Conference a Huge Success
    More than 200 delegates attended last year’s fourth European Golf Business Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. A growing number of golf courses were represented, compared to last year’s conference in Berlin. This demonstrated the significance of the event to a large number of participants.
  • Dubai Desert Classic Venues Adopt PowerPlay Golf®
    After the thrilling conclusion to this year’s inaugural Race To Dubai, another exciting development in golf is coming to the region, with two world-class golf facilities in Dubai confirming their intention to become Official Venues for PowerPlay Golf® – the two-flag, nine-hole golfing format which has attracted comparisons with Twenty20 Cricket.