You and your close associates may have the best handicap scorecard in town but it helps not a jot if you do not have all the other skills to run a fine golfing club. You and your close associates might get along well with all invited guests in the clubhouse but it does not really help if you do not have the innate people management skills required to approach people differently in the professional line. It may not even be surprising to learn someday that amongst the professional golf management services consultants you could be dealing with, one or two of them were fine caddies in their day.
That should make sense. They are not personal coaches per se, but they have always had that innate ability to get the most out of their employers. For employer; read professional golfer. So, if you are an outsider just visiting, never for a moment believe that the golfer’s caddie is merely shunting his clubs from one hole to the next. Management skills on the golf club side of events relate to a variety of enterprises.
A burgeoning club with a busy clubhouse always does well having an in-house catering manager to supply all members and visitors with fine meals. Clubs, small or large, might wish to open a store, this to both help raise funds for club development and to service the members. And the busier the retail operation, the more feasible it may become to appoint a retail manager. And so the list of trades could go on.
Of course, not all clubs have the financial resources to make permanent appointments. But there is always the alternative. Contracted golf management services. These generally reap dividends and a good return on investment.