GCMA Scotland

Golf Club Managers’ Association

Scottish Region

Details of the Seminar to be held at

Blairgowrie Golf Club

On Tuesday 29th September 2015

08.30 – 9.00 am            Registration – coffee/tea and biscuits – seated by 09.00am

09.00 – 09.30 am         Captain Keith Nicholson of the Scottish Region will act as Chair, confirm details and timings for the seminar and answer any questions relating to same.  Representatives from Regional sponsors will be introduced and invited to give short presentations.

09.30 – 10.00 am           Ian Smith of Circle Insurance will give a presentation on the current insurance issues which could affect golf clubs and also their support of more regional training and development seminars for secretaries/club managers in Scotland

10.00 – 10.45 am           "How do your staff perform when you are not watching ?" Sadly we have all visited a club whose staff seem to be going through the motions. You are left with the feeling that you are actually interrupting their day, and you wonder why such people are working in a golf club where passion for the club and the customer must surely be a basic requirement of the job ? Whilst we all hope that our  own golf clubs do not deliver poor customer service, a series of mystery shopper visits to Scottish golf clubs have found that we have much work to do. The SGU/SLGA has been working with over 20 clubs willing to look in the mirror, then crucially, if they don't like what they see, do something about it. Scottish Golf Club Services Manager Kevin Fish will reveal the findings of this initiative, and give delegates at this event the first opportunity to consider how they would like their club to benefit from the launch of a new campaign in Scotland to help leaders of clubs on a renewed focus on customer service under their leadership.       

10.45 – 11.00 am          Coffee and Comfort break 

11.00 – 12.15 am          Keith Nicholson will give a presentation on the proposed amalgamation of the GCMA and CMAE in Scotland and liaison with the new SGL and the proposed future structure of of a new Golf and Club Managers Association. The presentaion will include a question and answer session from members on the proposals which have been sent the GCMA headquarters to consider and respond to. 

12.15 - 12.30 pm            General question and answer session

12.30 – 13.30 pm         A hot buffet lunch will be served. 

13.30 - 15.00 pm Golf on the Lansdowne course. The usual Stableford competition will be held with a prizegiving (sponsored by Eagle Promotions) after play.  

Members are reminded that guests from their club who are involved in the administration of their club will be most welcome to attend.


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