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Committee for Golf Club Salaries (CGCS) Recommended Salaries for GreenstaffCGCS salary calculator
The Committee for Golf Club Salaries (CGCS) is an independent committee, representing the interests of golf clubs throughout the UK. The committee supports a healthy golf industry by acting as a positive reference for all club staff and club officials.
Originally formed in April 1997, the CGCS includes representatives from BIGGA, the Home Unions, other membership associations and independent experts in the golf industry. The CGCS firmly believes that valued professional staff members are critical for golf clubs to succeed. It meets to review and recommend salaries for greenkeepers and golf club managers.
The recommendations are often erroneously referred to as 'BIGGA rates' but are in fact compiled based upon consultation with multiple influential bodies within the golf industry.
In 2020 the CGCS launched the online salary calculator system, established after substantial industry consultation, with separate tools for golf club manager, golf course manager, deputy golf course manager and assistant greenkeeper roles, available through the CGCS website.
The CGCS firmly believes that valued professional staff members are critical for golf clubs to perform.