GMV Guest Day @ Amstel (Ranfurlie) GC

Our first scheduled event in 2017 is Guest Day. The event will be played at Amstel (Ranfurlie) Golf Club where our host will be Peter Butler. GMV members played Ranfurlie shortly after its opening and those that have not had the opportunity of playing there since will be keen to see how well the course has matured. The event commences at noon on Friday February 24th when we will enjoy a casual lunch before a shotgun start at 1.00 pm. Golf snacks will be served at the post golf presentations. Guest day is a wonderful occasion for GMV members to thank club members or perhaps suppliers who have assisted them in the past. The booking sheet will open on Monday the 9th of January.

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Working with Children (New legislation)

New Child Safe Standards

Organisations providing services or facilities specifically for children in Victoria will be required to meet Child Safe Standards from 1 January 2017.

Activities and services provided to children can vary between organisations but all organisations need to focus on building and maintaining a child safe environment.

What is required?
From 1 January 2017 organisations with responsibility for children will need to have in place:

  • child safe policies and codes of conduct
  • screening, supervision and training processes
  • processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
  • strategies to identify, reduce or remove risks of child abuse
  • strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children
  • inclusive approaches for children with a disability, Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Resources to assist organisations to develop systems and processes to meet the standards can be found on the Commission for Children and Young People’s website. Eight partner organisations have also been contracted to develop and deliver sector specific training and resources. Visit our Sector specific support page for further details.

Recent legislative changes
Legislation recently passed will give the Commission new regulatory powers to oversee and enforce compliance with the standards. These new powers will take effect on 1 January 2017, giving the Commission the ability to request information and documents from organisations and inspect premises where services are provided for children, or where a child is engaged to provide services or facilities. The Commission will assist organisations to understand and meet their obligations through information, guidance, advice and other support.

The Commission will also be working with other regulators to promote compliance with the organisations it co-regulates.

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Post Conference Survey (E BULLETIN October 2016)

Full members will be now have received the most recent E Bulletin and it is good to see the surveys being completed. Your executive would like to get as many responses as we can to enable due consideration of the type and scope of further events so please take the few minutes it takes to complete the survey ASAP. To read the bulletin and or access the survey click here

Webinar – Facebook’s “Business Manager”

Following the highly regarded presentation by Greg Oakford “Digital Marketing in 2016” Greg has been contacted by a number of GMV members in relation to a follow-up webinar on how to set-up Facebook’s “Business Manager”. Managers also suggested they would like members of their staff to participate in the webinar which Greg will host in the next fortnight.

In order to participate please email Greg to register. greg.oakford@golfvic.org.au

Further,  a copy of the presentation made by Greg at Eastern can be viewed on the link below.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16-BtdJLXxujM5C7VhHzfbCMZDiObCMQfuN5CxWH0XK4/edit?usp=sharin

Eastern Mini Conference Blows Us Away

The 2016 GMV Work – Life Balance Mini Conference – was a great success, Attendees enjoyed the range of education sessions/speakers on offer at The Eastern Golf Club in the Yarra Valley. Those who weren’t blown away by the 100 km winds on the Sunday, were more so, by the impressive standard of hospitality provided byhost GM,  Ben Telley and his team.

Guests Speakers, Craig Kelly, Katherine Shone, Stuart Taylor, Steve Herzberg, Greg Oakford and Mary Cole were all excellent, as was Oli Yourn who organised the early morning “exercise”.

A very big thank you to the staff at The Eastern Golf Club who treated us so royally. Also, many thanks to our wonderful sponsors without whom speakers of the calibre that presented to us would not be affordable.

It was great to network with our our friends and our major sponsors from Schweppes, Dan Christie and John Halliwell as well as our support sponsor representatives from MiClub (Chris Little), Hostplus (Arthur Antonellos), Lion (James Lay & Sammy Phillipson), Yamaha (Tony Woodgate), Niche Corporation (Mark Vowles) and Network / Steadfast Insurance Group (Mark Sampieri). We were very sorry that our good friend John Monkhouse from Robert Oatley could not be with us but we certainly enjoyed the wonderful wines they supplied!

2016/2017 Board Elections

At the Annual General Meeting of Golf Management Victoria, held at The Eastern Golf Club on Tuesday 11 October the following were elected: President – Peter Busch (Green Acres GC), Captain – Rod Haines (Latrobe GC), Treasurer – Russell Donovan (Box Hill GC), Secretary – Stewart Fenton (Huntingdale GC), Executive: Barbara Kelly – (Chirnside Park CGC), Ben Telley – (The Eastern GC) and Anthony White – (Kooringal GC).

Standing down from the office of President was Gregg Chapple who was presented with a gift in appreciation of his 4 years in office. Anthony White is the new member on the Executive.

CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT ALBANY

The final of the 2016 GMAWA Matchplay Championship was contested at the Albany GC links on the Monday after the state conference. The combatants were GMAWA Captain Troy O’Hern and Clarke Osborne from the Point Walter golf facility. In a tight contest that when all the way to the 18th hole, Clarke outlasted Troy to claim victory. Congratulations to Clarke.

The biennial GMAWA Championship for the Billie Friedlander Trophy was contested concurrently with the Matchplay final. In difficult conditions with an icy wind blowing directly from the Antarctic, the scores weren’t particularly high. However president Brad Dawson handled the conditions better than the rest to be crowned champion for the second time. Congratulations Brad. The NAGA was fiercely contested at the other end of the field and it was agreed that James Wilkinson wouldn’t be revealed as the winner!

CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT ALBANY

The final of the 2016 GMAWA Matchplay Championship was contested at the Albany GC links on the Monday after the state conference. The combatants were GMAWA Captain Troy O’Hern and Clarke Osborne from the Point Walter golf facility. In a tight contest that when all the way to the 18th hole, Clarke outlasted Troy to claim victory. Congratulations to Clarke.

The biennial GMAWA Championship for the Billie Friedlander Trophy was contested concurrently with the Matchplay final. In difficult conditions with an icy wind blowing directly from the Antarctic, the scores weren’t particularly high. However president Brad Dawson handled the conditions better than the rest to be crowned champion for the second time. Congratulations Brad. The NAGA was fiercely contested at the other end of the field and it was agreed that James Wilkinson wouldn’t be revealed as the winner!

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STATE CONFERENCE AT ALBANY GC

The biennial GMAWA State Conference was held over the weekend of 17-18 September at the Albany Golf Club. Host manager Ian Redmond provided an excellent  venue and his staff and club members made everyone feel very welcome.

Guest speakers included Gary Thomas from Golf WA, Karen Giles from Clubs WA and Tanya  Barrett from Safety Alert who spoke on managing risk. The keynote speaker was Jamie Dwyer from Australia’s Rio Olympics hockey team. He gave an excellent presentation on what it was like to be an elite sportsman and how he handled the pressure it placed on his personal life. James Wilkinson and Grant Shortland-Jones presented a review of the GMANZ Conference in Wellington and Shorty’s description of his experience at the Tara Iti Golf Club demonstrated how first class customer service could create a lasting impression on members and visitors. 

GMAWA are indebted to Ian and the Albany Golf Club for making the conference such a memorable experience.

STATE CONFERENCE AT ALBANY GC

Host manager Ian Redmond provided an excellent  venue and his staff and club members made everyone feel very welcome.

Guest speakers included Gary Thomas from Golf WA, Karen Giles from Clubs WA and Tanya  Barrett from Safety Alert who spoke on managing risk. The keynote speaker was Jamie Dwyer from Australia’s Rio Olympics hockey team. He gave an excellent presentation on what it was like to be an elite sportsman and how he handled the pressure it placed on his personal life. James Wilkinson and Grant Shortland-Jones presented a review of the GMANZ Conference in Wellington and Shorty’s description of his experience at the Tara Iti Golf Club demonstrated how first class customer service could create a lasting impression on members and visitors.

GMAWA are indebted to Ian and the Albany Golf Club for making the conference such a memorable experience.

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