The first managers to receive GCMA Accreditation status have been announced.
Since the launch of GCMA Accreditation in September 2022, association staff have been assessing applications from members keen to receive formal recognition of their abilities as golf club managers.
GCMA CEO Tom Brooke was excited to announce the full list of successful candidates, saying: “GCMA Accreditation is a key strand of our Association’s strategy and the central piece of our Professional Development service to members, so we’re delighted to see so many members putting themselves forward and taking part in this new programme, which is the first of its kind in Golf Club Management. It’s fantastic to be able to formally recognise the depth of knowledge, talent and achievements from within our membership for the first time, and we look forward to working with our members to further develop the programme and uptake in the coming years.”
The first accredited managers are:
|Adam Bodimeade||Hartley Wintney||3|
|Adam Grint||Gerrards Cross||3|
|Andrew Webster||Beverley & East Riding||2|
|Bethan Popel||Long Ashton||A|
|Bill Townson||Essex Golf Union||1|
|Brad McLean||Gog Magog||3|
|Bradley Moore||The Dyke||A|
|Ed Richardson||Hankley Common||3|
|James Levick||St Austell||2|
|John Jackson||Haydock Park||2|
|Mark Allden||Druids Heath||3|
|Matthew Hart||Links Newmarket||A|
|Matthew Mayfield||Harewood Downs||3|
|Melanie Drake||Kings Hill||3|
|Reece Mayberry||Caldecott Hall||1|
|Richard Devine||Woodsome Hall||3|
|Rob Climas||North Hants||3|
|Scott Clark||Boyce Hill||3|
|Simon Williams||Sherwood Forest||2|
|Steve Hunt||Kings Hill||2|
GCMA Accreditation is flexible, inclusive, and designed to represent the value of GCMA members to golf the industry, while providing a clear and achievable route for career development.
It aims to value and recognise the wide range of backgrounds, skills, knowledge, experience, learning and qualifications that contribute to making a successful golf club manager.
Members could apply for one of four Levels – ranging from GCMA Aspiring Manager (Level 1) to GCMA Accredited Manager (Level 3), and entries to the programme will reopen on May 1 this year.