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Who We Are / What We Do

The Irish Golf & Club Managers Association represents professional club managers in the Golf, Tennis, Yachting, Leisure and Dining Club sectors across the island of Ireland.

This single membership gives members the benefits of professional education, golf, social & networking opportunities as well as membership of international bodies such as the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) and the Golf Club Managers Association GCMA (UK), where applicable.

If you are not currently a member of the association and wish to find out more about the benefits of becoming a member please contact our Executive Officer Michael Walsh CCM at admin@igcma.com

What We Do
The Irish Golf & Club Managers’ Association (IGCMA) was formed in 2010 by the coming together of The Irish Association of Golf Club Secretaries and the CMAE-Irish region. The IGCMA is the only representative body for professional club managers in the Golf, Tennis, Yachting, Leisure and Dining Club sectors in Ireland.

The IGCMA aims to:

  • Act as a representative body for professional Club Managers;
  • Provide a framework for Educational Qualifications;
  • Provide a forum for networking and sharing of ideas;
  • Act as a Golf and Social outlet;
  • Provide Educational Seminars on relevant current topics.

The IGCMA membership includes full membership of the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) and the option to become an associate member of the Golf Club Managers Association GCMA (UK), at an additional fee.

Benefits of Membership:

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:

Educational Seminars:

Regional educational events are held during the year covering topical events of interest to all club managers. In association with our education Partner, the Confederation of Golf in Ireland(CGI), we now offer the pathway to CCM through the Management Development Program(MDP), Level1,2 &3. These take place both in Ireland and abroad and Irish managers may attend wherever it suits them

We also run the Jonas Winter Education Series with thanks to Jonas Club Software. These regional meetings, which often feature a guest speaker, are designed to furnish our members with a new skill set and networking opportunity, meeting other like-minded professional club managers and sharing knowledge. This is an invaluable tool for the modern club manager. Most clubs have similar issues and the opportunity to speak to a manager, who may have encountered your particular issue and come up with a solution that may help you, is invaluable.

Educational Qualifications:

Members can avail of the opportunity to obtain the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation through our association with the CMAE. For further information please visit the CMAE website. www.cmaeurope.org And through our association with the GCMA UK, members can also avail of their training courses – Certificate in Golf Club Management (part-time) and BA (Hons) Sports Management & Golf Studies (full-time) as well as their online computer training programme.

Regular Communications:

Members will receive regular communications via newsletter, e-mail blast etc to keep them up to date with the association and the industry at large

Golf & Social Networking Opportunities:

Among the events currently organised by the Association, are:

Annual Golf Fixtures:

March – AGM and Golf Outing

April – Captain, Secretaries, Professional, Green keeper- Team of Four Event

May- International Match V the GCMA. Normally played home and away

July- Match V The Northern Irish Secretary Managers Association (NISMA)  for the Ian Marks Trophy.

August : – Presidents Prize

September - International Match V Scottish GCMA

November – Hampers Event

Regional Events:

Regional events also take place throughout the year. These are highlighted on our web site as they arise. Please diary section of the website

How To Join

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The Association’s Executive Officer is Michael Walsh CCM and he can be contacted at 087-2576728 or at admin@igcma.com