The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) and the Association of Swiss Golf Managers (ASGM) have signed an agreement making ASGM an Alliance Partner to CMAE.

The ASGM joins other national organisations who have become an alliance partner of CMAE, including club manager associations in Scotland, Sweden, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, England, Hungary, Finland, Norway, Middle East and Northern Africa making the CCM and CMDip qualification available to 1000’s of club managers.

Ian Gibbons, the President ASGM and the Managing Director Golf Lipperswil commented “We are thrilled to join CMAE and the renowned Tribe. We have over 100 members and look forward working together to strengthen the management of the clubs and people”.

The ASGM managers in Switzerland are set to benefit from the partnership that will enable them to gain the internationally recognised Certified Club Manager (CCM) qualification and the European recognised Club Manager Diploma (CMDip).

Members of the Association of Swiss Golf Managers (ASGM) will have access to the renowned Management Development Programme which forms the pathway to gaining the two levels of certification which is recognised as an industry standard across much of Europe.

Nearly 400 European Club Managers have gained the Club Management Diploma (CMDip) which was launched by CMAE in 2011 and 65 managers have gained the Certified Club Manager (CCM) which is a globally recognised and widely respected mark of a manager’s commitment to professional development and the club industry.

CMAE members also have access to a range of other educational and networking events, such as the European Conference on Club Management, which will take place online on the 15-17 November 2021.

Speaking on the partnership was CMAE Director of Education Torbjorn Johansson who said “I am delighted to see ASGM becoming a part of our network. This is an important step forward for both the ASGM and the CMAE. The ASGM has offered its members excellent benefits and professional development, and now those members have the opportunity to expand their knowledge further through the MDP pathway and gain a recognised industry certification”.