Class 10: 9 Questions to Ask Your Green Committee

12:00PM - 2:00PM, 26 Jan 2021
Class 10: 9 Questions to Ask Your Green Committee.
How to achieve better leadership of your golf course – with you at the helm!


Ever wondered if you can work better with your Management Committee, Green Chair or Green Committee? The unique thing about private member golf clubs is that qualified greenkeeping professionals are asked to work with volunteers who possibly have little training or experience beyond playing the game… and they change every few years!
This virtual workshop will help you achieve a more effective relationship between Golf Course Management (the qualified professionals) and Club Committees (those elected by the members to oversee the course).
We will explore the questions to ask along with the best practice answers and tools for Course Managers to use to build a better relationship with their Committee, Green Chair or Green Committee. We will share a ‘scoring’ system to help you assess how good the leadership of your golf course is.
By the end of the workshop delegates will have simple but effective actions to take and an opportunity to compare how they rate the leadership & decision-making for the golf course.
Together, you will be able to work with your staff and committees to focus on what is important and lead the golf course in the right direction.

Learning Outcomes:
• Discuss ideal (and less than ideal) behaviors of the golf course committees
• Rate your club’s performance – and measure your Golf Course Leadership Handicap
• Create a simple action plan to improve the leadership of your golf course
• Create opportunities for joint discussion on how to improve golf course leadership

Speaker: John Kemp, Contemporary Club Leadership Ltd

John Kemp was introduced to the game of golf age 3 by his Dad – he is passionate about golf courses and the role we all play in looking after them.
He holds a degree in Golf Management, a Professional Diploma for the European Institute of Golf Course Architects and CMDip from Club Managers Association of Europe.
Having worked in greenkeeping, course design, shaping & construction, management and consulting with golf courses, he has travelled the world to work with teams at facilities from from 9-holes to tour venues.
With consultancy firm Contemporary Club Leadership, John has helped Committees and staff in golf clubs of all shapes and sizes to review their management and operations, write business and strategic plans to maximise their golf course and develop their businesses and people.
He also works with GEO Foundation, helping golf facilities around the world to develop their sustainable management practices with a particular focus on sustainable golf course management.
In his spare time, John enjoys reading any of his library of golf books or walking his dog. He plays off a category 1 handicap at The Glen Golf Club in North Berwick where he recently volunteered to join the club’s Greens Committee… some people really just can’t help themselves!


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