Golf Today - Over 80000 pages of golf information
Golf News
 

Hoebridge Golf Centre senior general manager awarded elite professional qualification

July 1, 2013

Hoebridge Golf Centre's Mike O'Connell has become the first manager of a public pay-and-play centre in Europe to be awarded the prestigious Certified Club Manager (CCM) qualification.

Mike, the senior general manager at Hoebridge - part of BGL Golf, the UK's leading golf course owner and operator - joins an elite group of 28 club managers across the continent, covering a variety of club operations, to have received the accreditation from the Club Manager's Association of Europe (CMAE).

Recognised as the global industry benchmark for golf club managers, the CCM requires a comprehensive knowledge of 10 core club management competencies, including club governance, food and beverage management, accounting and financial management, and membership and marketing.

Colin Mayes, BGL chief executive, commented: "Mike's achievement highlights the dedication of our staff to offer great customer service.

"Some people have a perception that golf clubs are unwelcoming, but as a forward thinking company, BGL Golf places an emphasis on friendliness and quality service.

"We are always supportive of professional and personal development and I'd personally like to congratulate Mike on achieving this prestigious qualification." 

In achieving the CCM, Mike follows in the footsteps of BGL Golf's, David Cook - the general manager of Burhill Golf Club, the group's prestigious flagship venue and headquarters.

Hoebridge Golf Centre is a public pay-and-play centre with a strong membership and boasts three superb golf courses, extensive practice facilities, a busy pro shop, a Horizones gym, an Adventure Golf Course and a welcoming clubhouse.

The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) is a non-profit making professional association with members involved in the management of sports clubs (golf, tennis, sailing, rowing, rugby, football, cricket), health and fitness clubs, leisure, city and dining clubs located throughout Europe.

For more information on Hoebridge Golf Centre visit:  www.hoebridgegc.co.uk  or call: 01483 722611. To discover more about the CCM, visit:  www.cmaeurope.org/certification  








2014 in Review
Through the bag the best shots of the year...

2015...
Who will be Rory's rival in 2015 and beyond....

Tiger Woods
Going retro with new swing coach...

PGA
PGA boss fired over Ian Poulter comments...

YE Yang
The struggles of Asia's first major winner...

Colin Montgomerie
His thoughts about the 2014 Ryder Cup, his game...

Ryder Cup
The USA's flawed Ryder Cup system...

Motoring
Mazda 3 - Engineered to perfection...

Memorabilia
Sam Snead auction of famous personal items...

Book Review
The Spiritual Golfer - By Robert "Lumpy" Lumpkin


© Golftoday.co.uk 1996-2017 - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy - About Us - Advertise - Classifieds - Newsletter - Contact Us