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New Certified Club Manager amongst England’s ranks

11.35am 15th July 2020 - People

CMAE is pleased to announce that Alex Woodward has achieved the globally recognised Certified Club Manager (CCM) having recently passed the exam.

Alex is currently the General Manager of Hankley Common Golf Club in Surrey, having joined the club at the start of 2018.  Prior to this he was the General Manager of Boyce Hill Golf Club in Essex, where he won GCMA ‘Newcomer of the Year’ Award in 2015 and was the Club Mirror Awards ‘Manager of the Year’ in 2017. 

Prior to his career in Club Management he worked for both IMG and European Tour Productions for seven years, along with launching a successful series of consumer wine exhibitions in South Africa in between.

In order to take the CCM exam, Alex was required to fulfil a number of eligibility requirements, which includes completion of the CMAE’s Management Development Programme, attending the CMAA World Conference in the USA and gaining enough education and association credits through taking part in industry education and networking events.

Alex is now the 57th club industry professional to gain the coveted Certified Club Manager status in Europe and the Middle East. 

Commenting on his success Alex said “Gaining the CCM designation is something that fills me with both pride and determination to not let this be the end of my professional development.  I am so grateful to all the presenters and the CMAE for their learnings but also the other delegates, with whom I shared my journey along the way. They all helped inspire and drive me to this point and I am 100% a better manager because of all of you.

The tribe that comes with the CCM makes it even more special – trust me. I truly believe that any club industry professional at any level, especially those who aspire to be at the top of their game, should engage fully with this educational pathway and I cannot recommend it highly enough.”

CMAE’s Director of Education Torbjorn Johansson added “I am very happy to see Alex achieve CCM success. He has shown incredible commitment to his professional development on the MDP pathway and now his hard work and determination has been rewarded with the CCM certification. Well done Alex!”. 

For more information on the CMAE Management Development Programme visit

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