L to R
Back row: Terry Yacyschen Wainui GC, Rowland Griffiths North Shore GC, Simon Rowe, New Plymouth GC, Prof. Jason Koenigsfeld Club Managers Association of America , Michelle Campbell Hastings GC, Bruce Davies St Andrews GC Hamilton, Rajnesh Goundon Hanmer Springs GC,
Middle Row: Richard Jones North Shore GC, Lesley MacDonald Pupuke GC, Associate Prof. Geoff Dickson AUT Auckland, Mike Reid Omaha GC, Grant Lewis Canterbury Golf Association, Warren Collett Manawatu GC, Mark Webb NZ Golf, David Herbert Whangaparoa GC, Brian Spicer Millbrook Resort,
Front row: Michael Wood Titirangi GC, Grant Nicholas Remuera GC, Dylan Lindstrom Royal Wellington GC, Des Topp Golf Managers Association NZ, Phil Carew Maraenui GC, Chris Davies Remuera GC, Brendan Allen The Hills GC, Ian Litchfield Pukekohe GC, Travis Gawler Akarana GC, Sandy March Helensville GC.
L to R: Neville Bamford GM Harewood Golf Club, Michelle Towersey Club Manager Tauranga Golf Club, Assoc. Prof Geoff Dickson AUT Course presenter, Richard Hudson NZ Golf Club Capability Manager Christchurch, Kat Grinter Admin Manager Riverside Golf Club, Lesley MacDonald GM Pupuke Golf Club
A lifetime of professional development for Club Managers
Golf Managers Association of New Zealand (GMANZ) has partnered with Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) to deliver what will be a defining opportunity in regards to the development of a healthy future for Golf Clubs in New Zealand. Providing appropriate learning and personal development opportunities for both current and potential Golf Club Managers, the GMANZ will deliver a promise of developing its membership to be effective and highly qualified Golf Club and Golf Industry leaders.
The joint GMANZ/CMAA Management Professional Development Programme is being implemented using the 28 year record established by the CMAA covering stellar development opportunities and continued promotion of professionalism in the club industry. The Certified Club Manager qualification is recognised across 39 countries.
I could not be happier with the week spent at the BMI club management course. I came into the course from a background as a PGA professional so to be able to develop my knowledge and understanding in the area of club management really enabled me to grow professionally and further my career in the industry. I found the course to be extremely relevant and the content on point, our course facilitator was fantastic as well as the key speakers with their levels of knowledge and experience. The design and delivery of the course catered for and encouraged a large amount of group discussion. I felt this was one of the most valuable aspects of the course and gained a huge amount from sharing ideas and discussing different aspects of the industry.
Overall I found the course to be very educational, enlightening and energizing, I look forward to continuing on with the next stage of the BMI program.
"Great environment for more experienced participants to share their knowledge and for fresher ideas from younger and non golf industry participants"
Having attended my first BMI it absolutely delivered on key areas of club management - with a golf flavour. The Lumina Spark element has better equipped me to communicate more effectively with a wider range of people. Refreshing and updating knowledge of basic management principles, and a new twist on presenting the best and most profitable wine list were all useful, but the most powerful 'learning' came from the other participants as we shared and developed our ideas. Looking forward to BMI - Golf Management
"The BMI 1 Course - Club Management provided a valuable opportunity to review the current operations and procedures within our facilities and share ideas with fellow Club Managers ad Operators. The Lumina Spark personality Assessment allowed me to look at how I operate as an individual, areas of strength and weakness, and provided some useful tools that I am now using in my day to day life"
I found the course to of great value both from and education and networking point of view. It was great to learn a range of tangible new skills that are directly applicable to the golf club environment. Of equal value was the opportunity to share challenges and ideas that we each had and how we went about addressing them in our own roles.