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GMA Announces PGAIGI Scholarship

GMA is very pleased to announce a bursary partnership with the PGAIGI (PGA International Golf Institute) where nominations will soon be accepted for one selected golf manager (GM, Assist Manager, Golf Manager, Duty Manager etc who is either a Full or Provisional Member of GMA) to receive a fully funded bursary to complete the Advanced Diploma of management with the PGAIGI.

Developed in consultation with GMA, this study program incorporates best practice principles for use in the golf industry. The study content has been chosen to reflect the education needs of golf course management and covers a broad range of golf club management and golf related subjects.

The Advanced Diploma of Management provides targeted golf education for club managers. Program content focuses on specific skills and knowledge required by a golf club manager in today’s industry – providing further education for future career development for students. The program focuses on seven Subject areas specific to the skill set of a Golf Club Manager:

  • Financial Management for Golf Clubs
  • Strategic Planning & Effective Organisational Governance
  • Marketing to Attract, Retain and Re-engage Members
  • Golf Course Maintenance
  • Effective Leadership & Team Management
  • Business Planning
  • Develop Systems for Regulatory Compliance

In each state, a GMA State panel will assess the state applications received on the basis of how successfully it meets the application criteria (detailed on the nomination form). 

One applicant will progress from each State GMA Body to the GMA National Selection panel. State Finalists will receive air fares, other travel costs and (where required) overnight accommodation to attend the scheduled National panel interviews.

The overall GMA PGAIGI ADOM bursary winner will receive air fares, other travel costs and (where required) overnight accommodation to attend the PGAIGI campus as appropriate.

The selection of the bursary winner will be based on the merit of the application and is open to General Managers/Secretary Managers, Assistant Managers, Golf Managers, Duty Managers etc  who are either Full or Provisional members of GMA. In addition, each of the state’s nominations that progress to the interview stage at National level will receive free registration to the next GMA Biennial Conference to be held in Adelaide in 2017.

It is anticipated that nominations will open on 28 January 2016 and will close on 4 March 2016. For any further information on the ADOM PGAIGI/GMA Bursary, please contact Aaron Muirhead (Nudgee Golf Club) on (07)3267 7744 or email                                   

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