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Ryder Cup Captain and World Hall of Famer announced for CMAE Conference

3.45pm 16th October 2020 - Exhibitions & Conferences

CMAE is pleased to announce that Spanish Professional Golfer and Golf Course Designer José María “Chema” Olazábal will speak at the European Conference on Club Management this November. The Conference, which is only open to CMAE members and associate bodies, will take place online from 30th November to 2nd December

Jose is a Spanish professional golfer from the Basque region who has enjoyed success on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships, both at The Masters.

In 2012 he captained Europe’s Ryder Cup team to a narrow victory over the US, which seemed improbable at the start of the final day’s play when the Europeans trailed 10–6. They came back to win 14½–13½. Together with Seve Ballesteros, they are the pairing most used at Ryder Cups with an amazing 15 matches – of which 11 finished with a win for the Spanish Duo and only 2 losses.

José is now active in the golf industry with designing Golf courses with his company Olazabal Design and looking for the future development of the game. He will share stories from the past but most importantly talk about his thoughts about the future of golf and the golf clubs. His values lies in the following three words: Passion, Integrity, Respect.

Commenting was CMAE’s Director of Education Torbjorn Johansson who said “We are honoured to have somebody of Jose’s stature in the industry speaking to delegates at our conference. He certainly has made an impact as a player and are now looking to make an impact in the whole industry. Will be extremely interesting to welcome “Chema” into this side of the industry”.

More details are available at The registration fee is £295.

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