“Clubs such as ours will be very interested in students taking courses from the Golf Management Institute of Canada. The content of the program provides them with the tools to meet the many challenges that will face them on a daily basis.”
-Joseph Murphy, G.M., COO, Thornhill G&CC, Toronto, ON
“I am well aware of the importance of hiring highly-skilled and trained individuals. I am particularly impressed with the Golf Management Institute of Canada. Its provision of practical, in-depth experience is sure to bring professional golf management to a new level.”
—David Kaufman, LL.B., CPGA, President of Westcourt Capital, Toronto, ON; Former Executive Director, Magna Golf Club, Aurora, ON
“Through a wide range of assignments, interviews, case studies and readings, I learned how to develop and execute sound marketing practices which, if applied properly, can have a positive impact on membership growth, green fees, tournament participation, pro shop and food and beverage sales. I am now aware of the internal and external factors that are critical to a golf operation. I can perform a competitive analysis and define areas where a club could gain a competitive edge over the competition.
—Hélène Grondin, GM, Gander GC, Newfoundland; Certified Management Accountant
"I had finished some courses in 2010 and after just four months found my dream job, thanks to the GMIC, which prepared me through its courses with all the necessary tools to be a competitive and successful professional in the golf industry. I am fully convinced and recommend to all to study the GMIC courses.”
—Guillermo Ordaz, Fonatur/Business Manager, Palma Real GC, Mexico
“The GMIC courses are an excellent way for anyone in the golf industry trying to take it to the next level. I enjoyed the fact that I could keep working and have a balanced schedule of two courses every two months. The courses also allowed me to complete my PGA of Canada Class A requirements. I am currently working in the Bahamas as a teaching golf professional.” (See video of Mike Simms’ work.)
—Mike Simms, PGA of Canada Golf Professional, Lyford Cay Club, Bahamas
“I followed a lead given by one of my instructors and took a position in the golf industry before the completion of GMIC courses. Just eight months after finishing those courses, I accepted a senior position in the golf industry and now find myself in the general manager’s seat at the Brant Valley GC.”
—Michael Ellis. G.M., Brant Valley GC, George, ON
“Without taking the initiative to further educate myself in the golf industry through GMIC, I can honestly say that I would not be in my current role with this organization. There is no question that a lot of time and effort went into my GMIC studies, but I found it very rewarding and it has helped me to continue to further my career.”
—Shawn J. Hunter, Regional Director, Southwestern Ontario Chapter & Managing Editor, Golf Business Canada magazine National Golf Course Owners Association Canada
“As a PGA of Canada Elite Apprentice with a degree in physical education, I was looking for a way to complete the Post Graduate Education component of my Class A requirements. It was through the GMIC that I discovered the type of classes that are best suited to my needs. The classes I have taken so far have convinced me that once I have finished, I will be ready to take on a higher management position within any golf club and be comfortable with the information that I have learned through these courses in combination with my own personal experiences.”
—Cindy Soukoroff, PGA of Canada Apprentice Professional, Fernie G&CC, Fernie, B.C.