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Scottish Golf and Club Managers Association

Board of Directors


CHAIRMAN COMPANY SECRETARY FINANCE DIRECTOR
CHRIS SPENCER CRAIG BELL LES DURNO

Chri s has 18 years experience of golf management within both proprietary and private members clubs. He began his golf career at Strathmore Golf Centre near Alyth in 2002 as General Manager before moving to Clitheroe Golf Club in early 2005 to become their General Manager/ Secretary. He then moved to The North Berwick Golf Club in early 2007 to become their Managing Secretary. Whilst there he became involved with the GCMA Scottish Region as a Committee member and later Regional Captain in 2011. He moved to Glasgow Golf Club as General Manager in late 2018 and is currently the General Manager  Manager at Bothwell Castle Golf Club.


Craig is a chartered accountant and worked in various senior financial management positions in local government and the NHS. He took early retirement in 2011 from his position as Head of Finance for the East Renfrewshire Community Health Care Partnership. Having served on the committees at both Whitecraigs and Western Gailes Golf Clubs, he subsequently took up the position of General M anager at Hilton Park Golf Club in 2013 and served there until April 2019. He successfully completed his CMDIP in 2017. He started as the Company Secretary in 2019.

Craig married Susan in 1984 and has 2 grown up daughters.


Married, 2 grown up children and 4 grandhildren.

Became General Manager at Cruden Bay Golf Club in July 2012 after 30 years working in various industries as a Management Accountant. Proud to have been a member of Cruden Bay Golf Club since 1970 and served on the Club Council as Junior Convenor for 4 years and 1 year as Vice-Captain before changing jobs  which prevented me from becoming the Club Captain in 2005.

Since joining Golf Club Management, I have followed the MDP Club Management pathway, completing all levels within 4 years, and sat my CCM exam in March 2022, passing at the first attempt.

 I regularly attend SGCMA, Scottish Golf, CMAE and GCMA education events to ensure my knowledge base is regularly topped up and actively support clubs in my local area. In 2019 I attended the CMAA World Conference in Nashville and the European CMAE Conference in 2020 and 2021.


SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR SOCIAL & GOLF CONVENOR MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
SIMON STEVENSON  GORDON SIMPSON MARTIN BALL

  

I have a passion for hospitality, customer service and continual personal / professional development.  Currently on the CMAE education pathway to achieve the CMDip and CCM qualifications.  In my role as Commercial Director I am looking forward to working with the Board and members of SGCMA to continue to progress our Association.  Part of this is to improve our partnerships with businesses that have a nationwide reach to offer mutually beneficial opportunities.  Part of this role, is to create a commercial strategy for the Association that will detail what we require from our partners and what we can offer them.  I look forward to hearing from all of our members if they have any opinions on this strategy and any business contacts that may be interested in becoming a partner of the SGCMA.


Simon Stevenson, General Manager Downfield Golf Club and Commercial Director of SGCMA
A quick career history:
March 1994 started PGA training at Turnberry Hotel and Golf Courses
1999 & 2000 played full time whilst still attached to Turnberry
2000 - 2003 Senior PGA Professional at Gleneagles 
2003 - 2004 Director of Golf Cardrona 
2004 - June 2021 PGA Professional - Director of Golf - Executive Manager Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club
July 2021 - present General Manager, Downfield Golf Club.





Gordon started his career in the golf industry at Deeside Golf Club at the age of seventeen. Qualifying as a PGA Professional in 1991, he progressed to Head Professional at Newmachar Golf Club in 1995. During his 11 years at Newmachar Gordon qualified as PGA Director of Golf and made the decision to focus his career on golf management, rather than continuing on the traditional professional route.

Completing the Golf Club Managers’ Association training scheme gave Gordon the opportunity to take his first step on the golf management ladder, taking on the role of General Manager at Hilton Park. Since then, Gordon has held the positions of General Manager at Chigwell GC and General Manager at Ladybank GC. Whilst working at Ladybank, Gordon successfully achieved his CMDip qualification.

Bringing a vast range of experience from all aspects of the golf industry and an array of qualifications, Gordon has been the Secretary at Gullane Golf Club for the past three years. Actively encouraging the personal development of colleagues through mentoring, Gordon very much leads by example and is currently working towards the Certified Club Manager (CCM) qualification.

I am currently the General Manager at Ladybank Golf Club in Fife.


My background is Finance, and was an Accountant at various manufacturing companies in the NorthEast of England.

I moved into Golf Club Management in 2014 at Eaglescliffe Golf Club in County Durham, England.

After 5 years, I moved north to Fife and joined Ladybank in June 2019.


Whilst working in England, I joined the Northern Region of the GCMA and found it very useful having a network of colleagues that I could turn to for advice.

Moving to Scotland, I did not hesitate in joining the SGCMA and am very pleased to be serving on their board as Membership Director.

I think it is important that every Golf Club Manager has some involvement with the SGCMA, and my personal goal is to bring in 30 new members this year.


Away from my work, I am married to Christine who is also a keen golfer. I have a son and a daughter that are through University and live and work back in England.

I enjoy watching football and am a Middlesbrough supporter, which makes things interesting at home as my wife is a geordie and supports Newcastle !


EDUCATION DIRECTOR COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR YOUNG MANAGERS GROUP DIRECTOR 
KENNY MORRISON DAVID BRODIE DAVID ADDISON

Kenny has 15 years experience of golf management in private members clubs, prior to that he worked with Bank of Scotland where he was a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

Kenny is currently the Managing Secretary at Paisley Golf, after previously working at Caldwell Golf Club and Renfrew Golf Club and holds the Diploma in Club Management from the CMAE. He previously sat on the Education Committee prior to taking up the role of Convenor.



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Having qualified as PGA professional, I then moved to Italy to work at Castiglion del Bosco Golf Club. It was working in Italy where I found myself wanting to get more involved in Club Management. 
I then moved back to Scotland and held management roles at Rowallan Castle and Muckhart Golf Club before joining Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club as the General Manager. 
I am delighted to join the board of Directors at the SGCMA to help engage in the Young Golf Club Managers Group. 



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