Connecting the Golf Industry

About Golf Industry Central

Golf Industry Central exists to help golf facilities in Australia and New Zealand perform better. We offer easy access to golf industry news, job vacancies, marketing and recruitment services and operational advice. We also help overseas markets access the Australian golf industry via our extensive golf network and regular golf industry publications.

This website lets you: 

Please let us know if we can help in any way with your golf marketing, recruitment or operations.


Member Testimonials

"Thanks for the copy. Excellent coverage.

On behalf of the organizing committee thank you for your work keeping the GMANZ Conference and our drive to “Shape the future” out there amongst the key industry drivers both in NZ and Australia."

Des Topp, Chairman - Organizing Committee, GMANZ 


"Really enjoying the posts coming from Golf Industry Central and the LinkedIn group you created, It"s pretty much the only way I'm keeping track of movements in the golf industry now!"

Nick Randall - Director - Golf Fit Pro

"Your website it fantastic!  Well done on your great content." 

Paul Vardy, Club Support Manager, Golf Australia


"Just a short message to say " Well done " for your Golf Industry Central Bulletins. They are most informative and done professionally. Keep up the good work."

Warren Symons, Master Professional -PGA Australia


“I’d like to personally thank yourself for giving us the boost to be able to do what we do. I really don’t think we would be here without your insight and support."

Chris Connors, Director, UrbanGolf Australia


"Thanks Mike for your assistance in finding us a new Golf Ops Manager. A very easy process using your network and we found him thanks to you!"

Rob Vanderzalm, Marketing and Communications Manager, Rosebud Country Club


"Keep up the great work on the website. Always an interesting read!!"

Leigh Hingston, General Manager, Wollongong Golf Club (NSW)


“I receive your regular email which is great at keeping us informed about what is happening in the world of golf.”

Gary Lisbon, Owner and Managing Director of GOLFSelect.


“I thought your presentation at Rangiora Golf Club was excellent and I am planning on putting some of your idea’s  in to practice. Thanks again very enjoyable.”

Craig Mitchell, Director of Golf, Pegasus Golf and Sports Club (NZ)


"I’m enjoying the content you send out via email and make available online. Great stuff!”

Ben Telley, General Manager, Eastern Golf Club


"Love reading your informing articles on our industry."

Billy Flinn, Golf Operations Assistant Manager, Thirteenth Beach Golf Links


“I usually glance through my e-mags and go back to them at a later time.  This one I have already read cover to cover.

Great topics and a super balance of comments, case studies, issues and thoughts.”  

 Andrew Whiley, Golf Professional, Chisholm Park Golf Club- New Zealand


“Really appreciate your newsletter, adds perfect insight into improving the way I think about everything in business not just golf.”

Mark Ingrey, Area Manager at Anytime Fitness, NSW


“I have been enjoying your excellent publications & interesting industry insights for quite a while now.”

Gary Daniels, National Sales & Marketing Manager, SCOR TRAK PTY LTD


“Thanks for your support in publishing a feature article on ALPG - nice to get positive exposure! Great issue by the way - really does cover a broad industry spectrum....”

Warren Sevil, CEO, Australian Ladies Professional Golf


“I enjoyed reading your new online magazine – it is a nice piece of work.”

Dean Murphy -Chief Executive - New Zealand Golf


“I really enjoy receiving Golf Industry Central as it keeps me right up to date with what’s going on in our golf industry as well as overseas

and I look forward to  continue receiving it weekly.”

Lawrie Montague - Director of Instruction – Pro Tour Golf College


"I enjoy reading your website by the way - it's excellent."

Paul Burley - Vice President, IMG Golf Services, Asia Pacific


"Several months ago I came across Mike's website and was very impressed. This is exactly what the golf industry needs more of. A website that is dedicated to sharing information on the management, marketing, etc. of golf clubs. Having worked in the US, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and Japan, I can tell you that I would have liked to have this resource available years ago. It would have been invaluable. As it is, I read it religiously and have shared it with the 2400 hundred members of my Linkedin group - Golf Industry Professionals. I think it is a wonderful resource. Keep up the good workl "

Keith Hardman, International Golf Associates, Owner/Manager of Golf Industry Professionals - Linkedin Group dedicated to golf industry executives.


"I have never read any of your articles until now. You are eloquent- I mean it. Very concise! Fascinating. I come into clubs from a different side. I never knew that much about golf but am on a huge learning curve.Your articles help me close it faster."

Richard J. McLelland, Vice President, Private Clubs- International Club Network


"I have just subscribed to your extensive and professional newsletter. I was certainly unaware of the extent of your online publication and having viewed your site, I must say it is very impressive."

Graeme Mathers, Board Member, Golf Queensland


"Thanks Mike you have been a great resource for the golf industry in this region."

Gary Dixon, General Manager, Barnbougle Dunes

"Thank you very much for coming to the NZ Golf Manager's Conference and providing your perspective on the industry- excellent and very well delivered. I read your email newsletter with interest, that to is engaging."

Shane Scott, Director of Golf, Royal Wellington Golf Club (New Zealand)


"I enjoy reading your website, and keeping updated on all things Golf."

Syd Cabban, Club Treasurer, Sun City Country Club (WA)


"I have had great pleasure in reading your regular articles etc that we receive from Golf Industry Central. From a person new to the golf industry, a lot of the information has been invaluable.

Dean Murrell, General Manager, Devonport Golf Club


"I must say I really enjoy reading your weekly Golf industry emails, great read, very informative!!"

Dan Cromie, Assistant Director of Golf, Box Hill Golf Club


"Finally, a website which is a valuable and specific tool for all aspects of the golf industry. Keep up the great work Mike."

Shaun Smith, Operations Manager, Horton Park Golf Club


“You guys do a great job on the magazine, very professional and easy to scan through.”

Craig Coster, Business Development Manager, Graham Marsh Golf Design


“You are doing a FANTASTIC job with the magazine! Nice work.”

George Thompson - Private Club Consultant - Thompson Membership Marketing (USA)


"Good to see Golf Industry Central is growing. I read your online magazine the other month. It looks great and good content as well. I look forward to reading future editions."

Matt Holmes, Business Development and Affiliate Marketing Manager at Wyndham Exchange and Rentals


"Congratulations on the launch of the online magazine. It looks great. I always like getting your weekly email as it allows me to stay in touch with what is happening back home."

Derek Hooper, Australian PGA Member, Director of Instruction, Hank Haney Golf Academy at Lake of Isles, Connecticut, USA


"Your website is effective. I appreciate the layout. It is intensive with info and resources without appearing "busy". It looks good!"

Ryan Comerford, President and CEO, Fairway Management (USA)


"Love your site, very informative. Keep up the good work."

Patrick Young - Managing Director - Asian Golf Group - Sydney/Malaysia


"The newsletter looks great. This is the best online-newsletter setup I have seen."

Craig Malloy, Business Development Manager, GrassAds


"Your web site has many interesting and informative articles filled with relevant information and I enjoyed reading them all."

Ian Roberts, General Manager and Australian PGA Member, Cengkareng Golf Club, Indonesia


"I have recently discovered your website and think it is fantastic. There are so many handy pieces of information and would suggest all those involved in the industry to constantly visit the site."

Matt Lang, Corporate Golf Coordinator, Sandhurst and Sanctuary Lakes


"Golf will only survive in a format familiar to us if we think about the future now. Mike is doing just this and provides practical and informative tips that are easy to follow for members, clubs and players."

NIcky Bethwaite, General Manager, Women's Golf NSW


"From a business point of view Mike's Space at Golf Industry Central is always worth keeping an eye on. Mike has some serious golf business credentials and its always interesting to hear what he has to say about golf management in Australia."

Michael Green,


"I have had a look at the website and enjoyed reading your articles. I have taken the liberty of putting one of them on a newsletter I send to my clients with a link to your website."

Geoff Smart, President and Member, PGA of New Zealand


"What great timing, I posted the ads, you sent the newsletter, I received 2 enquires already. Now that is impressive.Your site and newsletter are great, a welcome edition to the industry."

Nigel Ayling, Director, Just Golf


"Good newsletter you have going. I am a member at a club in Melbourne and a lot of the articles are certainly relevant."

Robert Cox, Production and Operations Manager, Glenvale Publications


"I am a regular visitor to your site which I find very useful for keeping up to date with industry information."

Nick Hanvin, Chief Operating Officer, PGA Links Management


"What a complete & informative web site Golf Industry Central is. If you are searching for what's happening in the world of golf today look no further. For any individual looking to better your career you will find all the information you need regarding employment & job vacancies. For those clubs & corporations in need of a professional golf operations & management consultant than I recommend you first view Mike Orloff's CV under the consultancy link & then make contact with him for all your needs. Mike's knowledge has been invaluable for me as I look to continue my professional golf career."

Ian Jones, AAA Australian PGA Member


"Congratulations on your first birthday!! Many of us enjoy and value your weekly publication over here – keep it going."

Steve Wallace, President, GMA of New Zealand


"When I announced my retirement from Royal Canberra, I was pleased to see that the Board received a large number of applicants for the position via the agency of your site….it obviously is working well for you. I think you have done a good job with it and you certainly seem to cover the major issues and achieve better results than others."

Ian Trevena, General Manager, Royal Canberra Golf Club


"Golf Industry Central is a must view for anyone trying to excel in the Australian Golf Industry. It is insightful, interesting and a great educational tool"

Brad Daymond, General Manager, Bonville International Golf Resort


"I like your website, Golf Industry Central.  As a regular visitor, the layout is appealing, the information relevant.  I think there is a real opportunity for a site like yours and I hope visitor numbers continue to grow."

Gaetan Obst, BirdieBall Australia


"I had my first look at your web site this morning and was quite impressed. I feel it will be of significant interest and benefit to the golfing industry. I have recorded the site on my favorite's list and will monitor it from time to time."

Ian Stubbs, Executive Officer, Busselton Golf Club (Inc)


"I like your format and the info is relevant which is rare in many e-newsletters!"

Bede Hendren, Managing Director, Teed-Up (Incorporating Koala Golf Tours)





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