Thirteen Golf Managers from Scotland, England, Cyprus, Equatorial Guinea and USA recently attended a residential training programme hosted by Scottish Golf Ltd 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 and 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, Gordon Moir and David Roy, Rules of Golf from Kevin Barker of the R&A, Golf technology with Steve Otto of the R&A, Pace of Play Principles from John Grant of the St Andrews Links Trust, the Business Model for clubs by John Kemp of Scottish Golf and Golf Operations delivered by Simon Wordsworth and David Colclough of the PGA.
Course Facilitator and Scottish Golf’s Club Services Manager, Kevin Fish, said “We now believe this course is the best of its type available anywhere in the world, and the delegate evaluations have rated it as the best CMAE programme we have delivered, so far! Our partners at BIGGA, the PGA, The R&A and the St Andrews Links Trust continue to work together to create this unbeatable programme and I know they enjoy being around this tribe of managers and the learning environment that has been created in our industry.”
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.