Young Managers’ Group

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The GCMA Young Managers Group was formed to allow like minded individuals to get together and discuss the golf club management industry from the perspective of a young manager. We are looking for members of the group to be aged under 40, and we would like the the group to be as diverse as possible in terms of geography and professional backgrounds. You do not need to be a member of the association, but you should be working in the industry, or a related role (greenkeeper, professional etc), and have an interest in golf club management.

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In 2015 we held three meetings around the country, which consisted mainly of structured open forum discussions. The feedback we received from everyone who attended was incredibly positive, with a number of people travelling considerable distances to attend the meetings.

The group’s activity culminated with a presentation of some of the main findings and talking points at our Conference by four representatives of the group, which was one of the highlights of the conference.

This year the Young Managers Group will operate in two regions – North and South – to try and make sure that at least one meeting a year is geographically convenient for most people. The meetings will remain free to attend, and will include a working lunch.

Whilst Mike Hyde will still be involved from the GCMA side, the Northern region will be coordinated by Martin Robinson (Fairhaven GC) and the Southern region by Alastair Higgs (Windlesham GC). Both of them were involved in the presentation at St George’s Park during our 2015 Conference, and we are delighted to have them more closely involved in the group. The group is still also being generously supported by Colt Mackenzie McNair.

In 2016 meetings have already taken place at Formby GC, Windlesham and Golf at Goodwood.

The next meeting meetings will be announced soon.

If you have any other questions, please get in touch with Mike Hyde.

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