Former Course Manager, Billy McMillan, has formed an independent golf course management consultancy, with services ranging from project management, staff training and development, and locum greenkeeping support.
With over 38 years’ experience in the golf industry, he is offering help and support to any club that has ambitions to fully realise its potential in a competitive market.
Having spent many years at the forefront of greenkeeping and having also run golf clubs as a General Manager, Billy aims to bring a balance to the aspirations of Course Managers and clubs, helping to make a difference out on the golf course.
“I’m bringing something different to the table,” Billy explains. “Looking at the club from both perspectives, I’m adept to change and meeting the demands of members, guests and visitors. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes, constructive feedback, and delivering practical solutions to overcome issues can make a huge difference. I hope to help clubs achieve a quality product tailored to most levels of available budget.”
Having worked at many fine clubs, Billy has an extensive knowledge of many different course types, from clay-based to sandy heathland and everything in-between, each coming with their own and sometimes very demanding issues.
He can evaluate current golf course condition and working alongside the club’s greenkeeping team, help with planning for future success. Billy is keen to take a hands-on approach and never shies away from getting involved at the grass roots to help others develop their personal skills.
He has been a Course Manager at a number of high-profile clubs and, from an early age, took a leading role in greenkeeper development, serving time on many committees and contributing to the provision of educational and personal development opportunities. He went on to become a board member of the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association and served a term as its national chairman in 2007.
Billy has lent his experience to many British Open, Walker Cup and Ryder Cup tournaments as part of a greenkeeping support team. This has given him a rich background of knowledge, keeping him at the forefront of modern day thinking and standards.
He has delivered educational papers to many international greenkeeping associations and golfing organisations’ at conferences around the globe, giving him an insight into greenkeeping issues around the world.
Billy McMillan Associates Limited can be contacted on 07774 632747 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.