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Only 1 week away: 8th Biennial Golf Manager’s Association of New Zealand Conference

POSTED ON September 14, 2018 @ 12:59 pm

The 8th Biennial GMANZ conference has attracted an encouraging number of New Zealand and Australian managers to hear a mix of international and local speakers work the theme: Innovate->Change->Success

A new “Ask the Expert/ Hackfest” concept will take up the final day and delegates will be asked to share their achievements and challenges covering five important club management topics. This will be followed by associated workshops for Managers to gain further learning insights to take back to their clubs.

Ask the experts sessions – Experts listed to participate throughout the day include:

Facilitators

  • Stephen Gee – Sports Management Consultant
  • Dr Lesley Ferkins – Sports Management Professor AUT Auckland
  • Jason Koenigsfeld Senior Vice President Professional Development CMAA
  • NZ Golf Club Capability Managers:
  • Emily Davidson, Mark Webb, Dayne Bulloch , Richard Hudson

The experts

Maximising club profitability.

Increase profitability – food and beverage, Pro Shop sections, other options driving range and non-golf related operations, in-house opportunities, cost structure optimization across admin, clubhouse and course.

Panelists:

  • Rob Selley GM Royal Auckland GC,
  • Warren Collett GM Manawatu GC,
  • Randy Ruder Vice President CMAA,
  • Alex Sue n3

Effective Governance relationships

Board management relationships, regulatory requirements, education

Panelists:

  • Dr Lesley Ferkins – Sports Management Professor – AUT,
  • Jeffery Morgan CEO CMAA,
  • Andrew Gay GM Royal Adelaide GC

The Internet of things

Integration of club databases, effective use of social media, club apps, Health and Safety apps

Panelists:

  • Matt Smith GM DOTGOLF,
  • Michael Williams GM Mt Maunganui GC,
  • David Brand Club Management Australia
  • Nathan Tovey epar Australia

Club revenue optimization

Best possible options for subscriptions, green fees, entrance fees; golf course optimization, minimize disruption, how to benefit from your PGA professional

 Panelists:

  • Warwick Hill-Rennie GM Royal Melbourne GC
  • Chris Davies GM Remuera GC
  • Jack Naden CEO Golf Rewards
  • Dominic Sainsbury General Manager PGA

Sustainability, the environment, inclusion , diversity and equity

Junior golf, women and families into golf, “other than golf” environmental issues/benefits

Panelists:

  • Brendan Allen – GM The Hills GC
  • Carl Fenton – NZ Golf
  • Will Bowden- SSDM
  • Mike Orloff – Golf Industry Central

 

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