Congratulations to Linda Borrell, General Manager of the Kwinana GC, on being named 2015 Employee of the Year at the WA Golf Industry Gala Awards. Linda is pictured with award sponsor and long time GMA sponsor, Peter Maddison from MiClub.
The Club Managers of Association of America’s 89th World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo is designed for the professional managers of membership clubs.
The event offers a wide variety of learning and networking opportunities. All education is member-driven and -approved. The more than 70 sessions are carefully selected to meet the current needs and interests across the ten competencies needed for success in the profession.
Mark Allen of SEN1116 fame (photo attached) was the guest dinner speaker at the annual Committee Day event. Mark provided an insight into his career as a professional golfer that lead him to become a radio host of repute. He spoke passionately of the need for clubs to embrace change to remain sustainable and to remain relevant in todays society. In the golf event, bouncing back from a low 24 points scored some weeks ago at Metropolitan when qualifying for the Kelvin Quick Knockout, Peter Parks led his team comprising of President Ken Stumbles, Vice President Wendy Swift and committee member Jo Kempster, to victory. The team from Commonwealth, playing on their home course, were runaway winners with a “gentsomes” score of 97 points. A countback was required to spilt the teams from Cardinia Beacon Hills and Yarra who scored 94 points. Mark Allen of SEN1116 fame was the guest speaker at the event. Mark provided an insight into his career as a professional golfer that lead him to become a radio host of repute. He spoke passionately of the need for clubs to embrace change to remain sustainable and to remain relevant in todays society.
Following the AGM at Metropolitan Golf Club on Tuesday 6 October the GMV members enjoyed a wonderful lunch during which Di Quick presented Peter Parks with the Kelvin Quick Knockout Trophy.
The 2015 GMA NSW Manager of the Year Award has been won by Melissa Ellis, the General Manager of Castle Hill Country Club.
The award was presented on Friday night at a dinner following the annual Captain/Presidents/General Managers Day at the Elanora Country Club.
The award recognises and acknowledges a member who has excelled in his/her position as General/Secretary Manager/Chief Executive Officer of their Golf Club during the past year, achieving goals above normal expectations. The award carries significant industry recognition and includes an all expenses paid trip to the CMAA World Conference in San Diego in February 2016.
In receiving the award Mellisa said that as a manager you are only as good as your team.
“I have staff whose enthusiasm matches my own in making Castle Hill Country Club the very best in can be and always striving for continual improvement. We are proud of our course.
“The golf industry is truly collegiate and other GM’s have been of great assistance. We are fortunate to have access to people at the pointy end of the business who are more than happy to make time to discuss their successes and give advice.
“GMA NSW is doing a fantastic job and every educational event just gets better. Thank you to GMA for creating this vehicle to recognise golf club managers and I am very happy to be this year’s recipient” she said.
Melissa has been General Manager at Castle Hill Country Club for 2½ years and is the first female manager in the 65 year history of club. She has broken down barriers and her high visibility in the clubhouse surrounds has engendered high respect by club mem
She has capitalised on the current property boom and sold surplus land to top up reserves and driven strategic planning and sought diversification projects. Coming from a hospitality background Melissa has paved the way for high quality corporate golf days and new bistro offerings.
A well planned junior program is showing results and has driven up membership of 21-35 year olds by 130. She also initiated a clubhouse refurbishment project and brought it in below budget.
The Executive is delighted to announce that Niche Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd have been welcomed as a new sponsor of GMV.
Having agreed to become a sponsor of GMV, Mark Vowles of Niche stated that he looked forward to furthering the long-standing relationship that has existed between the two organisations for over ten years. Members will know that Niche are specialists in purchasing gas and electricity and that due to the agreement with GMV that Niche has been responsible for achieving fantastic savings in utility costs for the majority of GMV clubs that are party to the agreement.
In the ensuing months Niche will be working with three clubs to pilot an exercise to determine if cost savings can be achieved through Solar power and LED lighting. Further details will be provided as they come to hand.
Delegates from over 30 clubs attended the seminar today (21 July) hearing speakers from Allianz who provided an informative presentation on Workers Compensation. That presentation was followed by an address by Paul Vardy from Golf Australia who provided an overview on the membership marketing campaign being launched by Golf Australia.
Click here for GA speakers notes GOLF MONTH 2015 Overview GV
Click here for Allianz speakers notes Intro to Workers Compensation Golf Vic 21-07-15
On Tuesday, 21st July, GMASA has arranged a day especially for Managers and their Clubhouse/ Function/ Bar Managers to tour back-of-house at the newly redeveloped Adelaide Convention Centre. Read More »
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