Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States: The PGA of America has announced that 80 PGA Members were either promoted, hired or declared as a General Manager (GM) at public, private and resort facilities nationwide during the second quarter of 2018.
With 101 additional GMs declared during the first quarter, a total of 181 PGA Members were classified as a General Manager during the first half of the year.
On-going training, education advancement and professional development are required for PGA Members to meet the needs of the golf industry. “This enables them to be regarded as the highest qualified and most respected leaders in the industry, as well as deliver operational excellence at PGA facilities,” said a PGA spokesperson.
“This exciting trend reinforces that PGA Members have unsurpassed leadership skills, expertise and business acumen to manage an entire facility,” said John Easterbrook Jnr, Interim Chief Executive Officer at the PGA of America, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“PGA Members bring employers a breadth of industry leading resources, opportunities and proven best practices that positively impact the bottom line,” he added.
PGA Members earning GM positions further validates the PGA’s recent repositioning of its PGA Career Services Department, as the Association remains committed to ensuring that PGA Members and golf industry professionals are prepared and equipped to advance their career path to the highest level.
The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organisations, composed of PGA Professionals who daily work to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.
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