The Standing Committee for Greenkeepers Salaries has set guidelines for 2003 that recommend an increase of 3.8% this year. This raises the average salary for a Course Manager to around £24,000 with top rates in the London area reaching over £40,000. A new trainee on their first appointment should receive a minimum of £7,000.
Rates vary throughout the country and were only recommended after extensive analysis of current salaries paid by golf clubs in all areas of the UK. Don Bailey, Chairman of the Standing Committee for Greenkeepers Salaries said, “Most clubs now accept the principle of our recommendations which has led to greater stability of personnel. A further survey will enable us to refine our proposals for next year.”
The Committee was constituted five years ago to provide independent advice to golf clubs on levels of remuneration in an area of club management that was rapidly becoming highly mechanised with highly qualified staff.
The committee was initially set up by AGCS (Association of Golf Club Secretaries) and BIGGA (British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association) but today is now independently chaired and has R & A representation.
Copies of the 2003 recommendations are available from Administration, Committee for Greenkeepers Salaries by telephone on 01347 833800 or fax on 01347 833801.
For further information please contact Don Bailey, Chairman, Standing Committee for Greenkeepers Salaries, Tel: 0208 447 3825