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Wales Golf have signed an agreement to setup a new Management Development Programme (MDP) together with Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE).

The programme came to Wales in October 2017 for the first time and the cooperation between CMAE and Wales Golf were successful with 24 delegates on the first course, 9 of which were Welsh managers, secretaries and PGA Professionals. The MDP courses are focused on Club management and in particular 10 core competencies including club governance, marketing, compliance, food & beverage, accounting, management, strategic planning, facility maintenance, member communication and career development.

Commenting on this Torbjorn Johansson, Director of Education at CMAE said “We are very excited coming back to Wales after the first MDP in 2017 that was very successful. An arena like Celtic Manor also fits the Management Development Programme and will make the whole experience even better.”

Stuart Finlay, Regional Officer for Wales Golf also added ‘The MDP program allows us to provide world class education to those working in the golf industry in Wales and further our support to our clubs and industry professionals. We are pleased to bring the MDP 1 course back to Wales and being able to host it at the Celtic Manor Resort will only enhance the learning of the delegates’.

The MDP will take place 11-15th March 2019 at Celtic Manor Resort.

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Alternatively contact the Wales Golf Regional Club Development Officer, Stuart Finlay by emailing or calling 01633 436049.

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