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The 2nd MDP Golf teed off to perfection 

3.10pm 2nd January 2015 - Management Topics

Delegates at The Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews the venue for MDP Golf
Delegates at The Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews the venue for MDP Golf

Eighteen Golf Managers from Scotland, Norway, Spain, Holland, France and the USA recently attended a residential training programme hosted by the Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies Golfing Association at St Andrews, the Home of Golf.

The course in Golf Management is part of the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) Management Development Programme (MDP), an educational pathway consisting of five residential courses covering all of the competencies of the modern golf club manager.

The delegates benefited from a programme focused specifically on golf operations & management, covering 16 subjects in 5 days including Golf Course and Turf Management from Dr Paul Miller, a course tour of the St Andrews Links with Gordon McKie, Rules of Golf from Kevin Barker of the R&A, Environmental Issues with Carolyn Hedley, Golf technology with Steve Otto of the R&A, Pace of Play Principles for Clubs from John Grant and Golf Operations Customer Service with Simon Wandsworth.

Course Facilitator and Chair of CMAE’s Education Policy Board, Kevin Fish, said “I am delighted by the feedback received from delegates for this programme, which looks like being our highest ever rated training course. A lot of work has gone in to creating the sessions from our many partners and I am grateful to them all for making this such a successful week. ”

The MDP pathway was originally developed by the Club Managers Association of America and thanks to their vision and generosity has been given to CMAE who adapted the materials for the European Golf, Sports and City Club Markets.

For more information about CMAE and their Management Development Programmes visit

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