TaylorMade joins GMA

GMA is delighted to announce that the TaylorMade Golf Company has officially signed on as a new partner of GMA for the next two years.

New Independent GMA Director to be appointed

Following the resignation of former independent GMA director Paul Paterson, the GMA Board is pleased to announce that Kieran Semple will be formally appointed to the GMA Board at the upcoming Annual General Meeting.
BMI Program - Sydney (The Lakes GC)

BMI Sydney Success

Following the success of the inaugural BMI – Club Management Program in Melbourne, the Sydney based BMI Club Management Program has now also been completed.
BMI Program - Melbourne 2018

BMI Melbourne completed

The inaugural BMI – Club Management Program in Melbourne was successfully undertaken last week at Victoria Golf Club by 21 participants from across the country.

Callaway partners with GMA

GMA is proud to announce it has entered into a partnership with Callaway to further support the GMA membership over the coming years.

General Managers Experience China

Following another outstanding GMA/CGE - FAM & Professional Development trip put on by the China Golf Experience team for GMA members, the following testimonial is by trip participant, Phillip Drew, General Manager of Sandringham Golf Club.

Yarra’s Vlahandreas wins GMA series 1 qualifier

The Genesis Golf Link Cup GMA leaderboard is an initiative which launched in 2017 and runs in conjunction with Australia’s biggest amateur golf competition. Today, it was announced that Yarra Yarra's Peter Vlahandreas who took the 2018 series 1 crown.

'One GMA' Update

As most of you would be aware, GMA has undertaken a project to develop a more ‘unified’ approach to GMA related activities across the country over the past 12 months.

Exclusive iSeekGolf Offer to GMA Members

iSeekGolf (ISG) is Australia’s largest tee times website and the FIRST 10 CLUBS that come on board as new ISG venues will receive an attractive package of additional content FREE OF CHARGE.

EO's report - CMAA Conference

During the first week in March, I was lucky enough to travel to San Francisco for the ‘Club Managers Association of America’ National Conference.

BMI Update

GMA, in partnership with Golf Australia, is pleased to announce the confirmation of two BMI courses scheduled for this year.

Security Update – MSL Information Security (Part 1)

Information system security (Cybersecurity) is a very real issue for organisations dependent on information technology for their business operations. This is part one of a two-part paper designed to increase cybersecurity awareness within clubs.

Message from the GMA Chair

At the outset you may have noted the use of the word “Chair” rather than the former term of President.

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.

From the new Executive Officer

While for many of you the year is hopefully coming to a successful conclusion, my last couple of weeks as the newly appointed Executive Officer of Golf Management Australia have been a whirlwind...

Toro Support and Grow Grant Winners

Global leader in turf and landscape maintenance, Toro Australia, has teamed up with Golf Management Australia to bring a pre-owned Toro Triflex 3400 mower to two lucky not-for-profit golf clubs through the Toro Support & Grow Grants program.

GMA Benchmarking Tool

At the closing dinner of the national conference in Adelaide, the announcement was made that the GMA Benchmarking license will be terminated effective 31st December 2017.

Global Golf Advisors (GGA) Industry Report

Conference delegates will be aware of the highly regarded keynote presentation by Henry Delozier and his references to the results of the pre-conference survey that was conducted with support of GMA by GGA.

2017 GMA Salary Census Report released

Thanks to the strong participation rate of GMA clubs (67%) that completed the 2017 Salary Survey, GMA is pleased to be able to provide to its members the 2017 report.

AGIC releases golf impact findings

Released in recent weeks was the Community Impact Study, commissioned by the Australian Golf Industry Council. The formal study demonstrates the specific economic, social and health benefits the game of golf provides to communities in Australia.

BMI expressions of interest sought

Following strong support from Golf Management Australia (‘GMA’) members in the Educational Survey conducted in February 2017, GMA, in partnership with Golf Australia, is excited to announce that the first BMI course will be held in Australia in the second half of 2018.

2017 GMA Conference hailed a great success

This year’s GMA National Conference in Adelaide was an outstanding success, once again providing an ideal platform for improved professional development of golf management professionals.

Toro Australia machinery grant

Golf clubs, do you need help maintaining your turf? The Toro Support & Grow Grants program is now open and offers machinery grants for Australian not-for-profit golf clubs.

ALERT: Golf industry scam

In recent months some concerning reports of brazen con artists attempting to scam various businesses seems to have become more prevalent in the hospitality industry around Australia, and golf clubs are not being spared.

Changes at GMA Board level

Stewart Fenton has formally announced his resignation as President of Golf Management Australia (GMA), with Royal Adelaide Golf Club's Andrew Gay appointed by the GMA Board to replace Stewart in this important role.

National Golf Club Salary Census - 2017

One of Golf Management Australia’s on-going strategic focus areas is member education with this including provision of resources and materials to clubs not otherwise available. We are therefore pleased to make available to you the 2017 GMA National Golf Club Salary Census Survey, a follow up to our 2015 national report.

GMA Benchmarking Report - Golf Operations

The Golf Operations department is the operating heart of most golf clubs. It is also the area of club operations where the most differences can be found in terms of structure, allocations and financial reporting.

CMAA Post Conference Report - Paul Paterson

Paul Paterson, CEO of Avondale Golf Club in NSW and Strategic Planning Director of Golf Management Australia, recently attended the CMAA 90th World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo in Orlando, Florida.

New eMagazine

The publication of this eMagazine marks a milestone for Golf…