FAM & Professional Development Tour

CGE Golf, through its partnership with GMA, is delighted to announce the 2018 FAM & Professional Development Tour to China’s Hainan Island.  

Further details will be released in the coming weeks, where GMA members will be asked for expressions of interests in participating in the trip.  With just 10 places available, it will be important to make sure your expressions of interest is received on time.   

The 2018 FAM & PD Tour is scheduled from 2nd to 8th September 2018.

The trip takes GMA members to two great venues – Mission Hills Haikou, the world’s largest golf resort and Sheraton/Dunes Shenzhou Peninsula, site of some spectacular golf.

While there are plenty of opportunities for golf to be played, specific professional development components of the trip include;

  • Resort management
  • The review of food and beverage activities
  • A behind the scenes look at Golf operations
  • Understanding organisational aspects of such tours
  • Developing ideas for your own member tours, which clearly assist in member retention.
  • Experience firsthand the long term camaraderie and networking opportunities that are developed as a result of group tours

You will be introduced to senior hotel and golf managers, inspect facilities and meet management of other hospitality providers to give you a broad experience.  If you would like to review the testimonials of those managers who enjoyed the 2017 PD tour simply request a copy via email to play@cgegolf.com.au.

GMA members successful in their expressions of interest, will just need to arrange their own flights, with CGE providing the possible flight options and the name of their agent who can assist if needed.   

If you are interested in attending, please save the tour date in your diary, and look out for when expressions of interests open soon.  Further information will also be provided then.   It’s a PD trip not to miss.

Previous attendee –  

Kevin, the China FAM trip organised by you and the team at CGE Golf was outstanding, the attention to detail in coordinating the trip and all the extra activities we undertook was fantastic. The welcome we received and the way we were looked after by the staff at both Mission Hills and the Sheraton Shenzhou was something special. I would definitely recommend a visit to both resorts and the way that CGE Golf coordinated everything for us meant that every little detail of our trip went smoothly. Once again thank you for your efforts.

Mark Tan
General Manager,  Mt Osmond Golf Club Inc.

GMA Member Assistance Program

Golf Management Australia has engaged a National independent provider for GMA Members to help deal with personal or work related issues in a positive way.

This service will be available to members in early 2018.

Short term counselling is now offered to you, free of charge, by GMA as an add on to your membership benefits..

Acacia Connection is a 24 hour counselling service of highly qualified, registered psychologists and counsellors across Australia and internationally. The service is highly confidential and Acacia do not disclose any information to GMA relating to your sessions.

Acacia provide assistance for a range of issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mental illness
  • Relationship and marriage difficulties
  • Grief and loss
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Work related stress
  • Domestic violence
  • Any other issues you may be facing within your personal or work life

When the program is launched, you will be able to make an appointment –

Phone anytime day or night: 1300 364 273
Text or Live Chat: 0401 33 77 11 (within Australia)
Online appointment request:  acaciaconnection.com

More information on this service will be provided when the program commences.