GCMA Golf Club Management Awards 2019

The prestigious GCMA Golf Club Management Awards recognise excellence in golf club management.  At the association’s biennial conference in November, our 2019 Manager of the Year award will be presented along with two other awards that recognise the exceptional work of GCMA members over the past two years.

The 2019 Awards will recognise the outstanding work going on at golf clubs, and acknowledge all key personnel who are working together to ensure the successful operation of the club. 

There are three Awards to be won – nominations are now closed – the shortlist will be published soon.

  • Manager of the Year sponsored by intelligentgolf
  • Newcomer of the Year sponsored by Fortress Wealth Partnership
    First golf club management job, and in post for less than two years.
  • Team of the Year sponsored by Biral
    This is for the Club manager and at least two from course manager, club professional, bar steward or food and beverage manager.




Nominations for each of the award categories could be put forward by anybody who knows of a person or a team, that deserves to be recognised for their achievements.

The rigorous process, from shortlisting to nominating the finalists will take 3 months as nominees will be narrowed down through personal interviews, secondary discussions and reviews following specific judging guidelines.

The final stage of selection will see three industry experts complete the judging process with a site visit in the autumn. Then an intense Apprentice-style interview will take place in front of the judging panel after which the winners will be chosen for each category.

The 2017 winner was Amy Yeates who at just 33 was the youngest ever. Other previous winners include Andrew Minty, Emma Clifford, Debbie Pern and Gary Pearce.

The 2019 awards ceremony will be held at the biannual GCMA Conference, held from 10-12 November 2019 at De Vere Cotswold Water Park.