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An update from the CEO - hats off to everyone who navigated 2020

17 December 2020

Hats off to all the GMA members who have navigated the demands of the job in a year like no other.

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A message from the GMA Chair

17 December 2020

It’s been really pleasing to see members getting together recently for a rush of GMA coordinated professional development activities, state AGMs, podcasts, a mini-conference and golf days after a year where GMA events have been so interrupted by the global pandemic.

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Queensland ends 2020 with some festive spirit

10 December 2020

In what we all know has been a very challenging year, our Queensland members recently came together for an end of year social, AGM and Golf Day.

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Hugill and defending champions prevail at GMA NSW's premier event

02 December 2020

On an extremely hot day in November, General Managers’, their Presidents and Captains along with corporate partners, descended on Ryde Parramatta Golf Club to contest the annual GMA NSW President’s, Captain’s and General Manager’s Day.

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Landscape Solutions launches new specialised golf course management service

24 November 2020

Landscape Solutions is launching Golf Course Solutions, a specialised business unit dedicated to delivering complete golf course management services.

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GMs meet for PD in NSW

29 October 2020

After a long winter of COVID restrictions, NSW general managers, their colleagues and guests were able to gather for a GMA Professional Development session last week.

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2020 Schweppes GMAQ Mini-Conference finishes on a high

28 October 2020

Education, golf and networking were the three pillars of the recent inaugural Schweppes GMAQ Mini-Conference held at the Caloundra Golf Club on the Sunshine Coast on 11-13 October.

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GMA Podcast Interview: Mac Niven

29 September 2020

“The most important part of the job is the relationship between the board and GM.” - Mac Niven, CEO, Lakewood Country Club

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Niche Corporate Solutions expands its support for GMA

22 September 2020

We announce with great pleasure that Niche Corporate Solutions is the newest National Business Partner of GMA.

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An update from the CEO

15 September 2020

It’s quite difficult picking the mood to open an email to GMA members when we have such diverse situations that members find themselves in. Whilst in most states things are very normal with some clubs running at full capacity hosting large golf days and catering to many, club managers in the greater Melbourne region and to an extent, in regional Victoria, have been dealing with restrictions that seem to be endless.

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Club Car GMAQ Member/Pro Day held supporting CHALLENGE

10 September 2020

Keperra Country Golf Club Manager Gavin Lawrence and resident PGA pro Peter Zealley have taken out the 2020 GMAQ Club Car Manager/Pro day at Redcliffe Golf Club.

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AGIC releases slow TV feature film that promotes mental health benefits of golf

04 September 2020

The Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC) has released a first-of-its-kind three-hour-long slow TV production that promotes the mental health benefits of golf.

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Member & staff challenges amid a pandemic: Insights from VIC Managers

01 September 2020

Last month a Zoom webinar was conducted to give GMAQ members a chance to hear updates from a national and local perspective.

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Qld GMA Members take time to 'sharpen their saws'

26 August 2020

Queensland GMA Members were able to attend their first organised event in 9 months on 18th August, held at Nudgee Golf Club in Brisbane.

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James Sutherland made new Golf Australia CEO

24 August 2020

Golf Australia has appointed James Sutherland its new chief executive. Sutherland, 55, will begin his role from 1 October after an exhaustive recruitment process had yielded several quality candidates for the position.

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COVID presents opportunity for Golf

15 August 2020

As the country and indeed the world grapples with the economic, social and physical impact of COVID-19, the industry of golf is one business which has boomed during the pandemic.

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Schweppes joins forces to improve plastic recycling in Australia

11 August 2020

Together with Pact Group Holdings and Cleanaway Waste Management, Asahi Beverages has signed and officially launched a joint venture, paving the way for construction of a new recycling facility to begin in Australia.

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Pay As You Golf a boom for Groom

10 August 2020

It takes a brave golfer to venture into the professional game. And the decision to step off that merry-go-round is probably an even tougher one to make.

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Australian club membership rose in 2019

24 July 2020

For the first time in 21 years, Australian golf club membership has risen in the past year. The 2019 Golf Australia Participation Report has revealed a 0.05 per cent increase, the first of its kind since 1998.

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Australia’s golf courses playing a role in our sustainable future

22 July 2020

Australian golfers have always known the courses they play on offer more than just a round of golf. They know that playing the game can not only benefit the wellbeing and social connectivity of its participants, but also the significant role that Australian golf courses play in the protection of our environment.

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QLD Golf Industry award winners announced in virtual showcase

15 July 2020

In a virtual broadcast, the winners of QLD Golf Industry Award were announced last night with Links Hope Island, Atherton Golf Club and KDV Sport amongst those who were recognised.

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Launch of Golf Course Sustainability Project in Australia

06 July 2020

The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association and Golf Australia, supported by The R&A, are launching the Sustainability Project to a range of Golf Courses in Australia, in conjunction with the GEO Foundation to review and tailor the OnCourse® sustainability and support platform for the Australian environment.

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Always Looking Forward - Barb Kelly: 30 Years at Chirnside Park

01 July 2020

With over 30 years of outstanding contribution to both the Chirnside Park County Club and to the golf club management industry, it’s time we salute Barbara Kelly! Frances Cordaro and Paul Vardy explain why.

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David Burton announces departure from NSW Golf Club

26 June 2020

GMA Life member, and long term GM at NSW Golf Club, David Burton, has announced his departure from the club after 24 years of dedicated service.

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St Andrews Links Assistant Supers internship offers a unique and amazing experience

27 February 2020

Winning the Toro-St Andrews Links Assistant Superintendents internship was a very rewarding experience for Jacob Burridge from Victoria Golf Club in Cheltenham (Vic) and Adam Fry, from Kooyonga Golf Club in Lockleys (SA).

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2019/20 Bushfire Crisis: The Impact on Mollymook Golf Club

26 February 2020

The recent bushfire crisis in Australia has been horrific, with lives and many houses lost, including along the south coast of NSW. Mollymook Golf Club's Barry West takes us through a general timeline of what occurred at their club during this traumatic period.

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Latest from the CEO

25 February 2020

GMA passed an important milestone on 1st January 2020. It marked the first anniversary of the service agreements with each GMA state.

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GMA Journal: From the Chair

25 February 2020

We are pleased to advise that the Autumn 2020 edition of the GMA Journal has just been released and is now available to view online.

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MC accepts JB Ferrier Cup

07 November 2019

​​​​​​​It was a warm and windy day at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club for the 2019 GMA NSW Championships and the closing event of the year.

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Billie Friedlander bestowed with GMA Life Membership

24 October 2019

Golf Management Australia recently bestowed a Life Membership on Billie Friedlander, acknowledging her outstanding career and commitment to the game of golf and club management in Australia.

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Archer and Rutzou win at Golf Industry Awards

22 October 2019

The General Manager of Dubbo Golf Club, Rod Archer, has won the GMA NSW Manager of the Year Award, while Tina Rutzou of Elanora Country Club has won the Team Member of the Year at the second annual Golf Industry Awards night.

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Ellam and Harrison awarded Fellow

22 October 2019

Every two years the GMA NSW Board recognises an individual with the Fellow Award. This award is given to an individual who has been a member of GMA for at least 10 years and has shown exemplary commitment in the service and achievements of the organisation as well as their Club.

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Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

25 September 2019

The Board of Golf Management Australia (GMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Vardy to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Royal Sydney to Implement New Championship Course Plan

19 September 2019

The Royal Sydney Golf Club is pleased to announce that it will soon move to implement its Championship Course redevelopment plans, following an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Club last night at which members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the project.

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Walkinshaw Sports and GMA announce new partnership

16 July 2019

Golf Management Australia is delighted to announce the signing of a two-year partnership between Walkinshaw Sports and GMA.

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