EOI NOW OPEN: FAM & Professional Development Tour

CGE Golf, through its partnership with GMA, is delighted to announce that ‘Expressions of Interests’ are now open for the GMA/CGE 2018 FAM & Professional Development Tour to China’s Hainan Island.  

With just 10 places available, GMA members keen to attend the FAM and PD Tour are asked to express their interest in attending by putting together a brief submission (no more than two pages) as to why you (and your Club) should be selected to attend the tour.  Submissions should also include what you are looking to achieve by attending the tour, including the possible learning outcomes for you, and the benefits that could be applied to your club.

Submissions need to be sent to GMA Executive Officer, Jim Cail, at eo@gma.org.au.

(Should there be more ‘EOI’ than potential tour positions, a decision of successful applicants will be made by a committee made up of CGE and GMA board representatives). 

Participants will be required to arrange and pay for their own flights and organise their Visa for travel to China, with CGE Golf providing all necessary documentation and any application support ($109.50 for a single-entry trip).  Participants will need to arrive in Haikou on the 2nd September and depart Haikou on the 8th September.  CGE would be happy to advise flight options and introduce participants to CGE’s Flight Centre agent if help is needed.  (While accommodation, golf, transfer costs are all included in the experience, some further spending money around meals will be required).

For further information in relation to the GMA/CGE FAM & Professional Development Tour please contact Kevin or Steve at play@cgegolf.com.au

2018 GMA/CGE – FAM & Professional Development Tour summary:

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.

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 Corporate Partners