GMA, in partnership with Golf Australia are delighted to announce the engagement of current General Manager of New South Wales Golf Club, David Burton as the latest facilitator to become involved in the delivery of the upcoming BMI ‘Club Management’ courses in Melbourne and Sydney.
David will deliver the “Golf Operations” components within the BMI courses, which will focus on ensuring a club’s golf operations reflects the changing nature of the golf consumer. With experience across different golf operational models and a recent redevelopment in relation to the golf operations customer experience, David has outstanding knowledge related to maximising the impact of a strong golf operational team.
David is a significant figure in the Australian golf landscape having first accepted the role of General Manager at New South Wales GC in 1996. David has been a Past President of Golf Management Australia, past Director on the Board of the Australian Golf Industry Council, a current Director on the Board of the Golf Management Australia (NSW Division) as well as a past Director of another company outside of golf.
David holds an undergraduate degree in business, a Chartered Accountancy designation as well as a post-graduate Diploma in Professional Golf Management.
During his time at NSW GC, David has been involved in the development of several strategic plans, six professional golf tournaments including the Australian Open and multiple building developments. David has spoken at several conferences on strategic planning in clubs in Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand, and hosted the International Symposium at the Club Managers Association of America Annual Conference in San Diego in 2013.
David is a life member of GMA and is a mentor to many managers in the industry and will now join fellow BMI facilitators Dr Geoff Dickson from La Trobe University, Professor David Shilbury from Deakin University, Jason Koenigsfeld the senior vice-president of professional development from the Club Management Association of America and Richard Comerford who is an award-winning financial controller.
While the BMI Courses are fast approaching, there is still time for you to register…..