POSTED 12th JULY 2018

GENERAL MANAGER AT MALAHIDE GOLF CLUB

Malahide Golf Club is one of the longest established members' clubs in Ireland, established in 1892 and celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2017. It has a proud golfing history, winning many national pennants for both men's and ladies golf. It has supplied team members to both Walker Cup and Ryder Cup teams over the years. The club strives to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere to both members and visitors alike.

Membership currently totals in excess of 1600. The club operates a 27-hole parkland golf complex in Malahide, Co Dublin, in an area renowned for its golf courses.

The club is recruiting a General Manager who will take responsibility for overseeing all aspects of its operation through the effective management of a multifunctional team. The person appointed must be able to demonstrate first class communication, leadership and motivational skills, together with a track record of the provision of service excellence.

The successful candidate will require a strong commercial focus and will be responsible for marketing the club and its facilities both on the domestic and overseas markets. He/she must demonstrate a proven record of sound financial performance, to include strict financial control and oversight of the preparation of regular management accounts and annual budgets.

The General Manager will report directly to the club President and will have close interaction with the Management Committee.  Candidates should be thoroughly familiar with the needs and traditions of golf clubs and be willing to work flexible hours when required. They should have at least five years of relevant experience.

This is a very exciting and challenging position which will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate.
Responses to president@malahidegolfclub.ie before 3 August 2018.


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POSTED 2nd JULY 2018

PRO SHOP SUPERVISOR AT THE K CLUB

At present we have an opportunity for the position of Pro Shop Supervisor to join our Golf Services Team at The K Club.

The Team
The K Club is one of the finest resorts throughout the world and as a team our aim is to ensure all of our guests receive outstanding service at all times.  We are dedicated to excellence and aim to provide a superior quality product, which will guarantee complete guest satisfaction.  Our policy on the management of employees is to maintain an open and communicative style with strong leadership, good conditions of employment and a safe, clean working environment.  Our management style is based on the need for flexibility of operations, co-operation and teamwork.

The Position
- To be the first point of contact for all shop enquiries for both golf courses, the Palmer Course and the Smurfit Course

- To run the day to day operations of the golf shop including golf shop staff ensuring it is run to the standard required

- To ensure that all customers are satisfied with the services provided, dealing with special requests, issues and complaints if and as they arise

- Ensure that customers are served in the correct manner by professional and friendly staff

- Develop, train, and monitor golf shop staff when needed

- To rotate stock and organise the pro shop

- Carry out monthly stock takes

- Maintain great knowledge of the golf course, golf rates and golf shop product

- To order merchandise in conjunction with the Director of Golf 

- Ensure Concept (golf booking system) is updated and maintained

- Assisting with the booking of Visitors/Green Fees/Societies /Corporate Days and assist with the management of the welcome service for same

- Perform any other golf services required

Experience/Qualifications
- Previous experience working in retail

- Knowledge of shop systems (Opera and Concept POS System are the systems used here) would be an advantage

- Will possess excellent communication and customer relation skills

- Will have the ability to learn quickly and work in a fast-paced environment

- A team-oriented individual who strives to create a memorable guest experience

- Must have a full driving license

- Strong attention to detail

- Ability to work flexible hours

- Fluency in spoken and written English
 
In Return We Offer
- Car Parking

- Training

- Uniform

- Meals while on duty

- Staff Discounts

- Discounted private health insurance

- Employee recognition awards

- Staff social events
 
To apply for this position please send your application to recruitment@kclub.ie along with an up to date copy of your Curriculum Vitae.


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POSTED 29th JUNE 2018

GOLF SERVICES MANAGER AT DUNMURRY SPRINGS

Dunmurry Springs Golf Club is a privately owned golf facility near Kildare Town. Opened in 2005 Dunmurry Springs Golf Club is a dynamic & trailblazing golf business which prides itself in providing a quality and enjoyable golf experience for all members and visitors.  

Role
Reporting to the Managing Director the Golf Services Manager will be responsible for all golf operations at the club, including tee sheet management, membership sales, sponsorship, golf specific sales and marketing. The successful applicant will have overall responsibility for all aspects of the day to day management of the golf business & operations staff. The Golf Services Manager will liaise closely with the Course Manager and Hospitality Manager to ensure the smooth and successful operation of the business. The nature of the role will require flexibility and the working hours will vary due to the demands of the golfing environment.

Candidate

The Successful candidate will be/ have: 
Experience in a golf operations role
A proactive self-starter with a desire to make their mark in the golf industry
IT, social media, communication and marketing skills
Business development & planning skills

Also desirable: 
Leadership, motivation and people management skills
A golf management qualification
Knowledge of HR and safety legislation

Remuneration will reflect the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Applications should be forwarded, in strict confidence to: Simon Holohan, Managing Director, Dunmurry Springs Golf Club, Dunmurry Hill, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Ireland or simon@dunmurrysprings.ie

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Posted 25 June 2018

CLUB MANAGER AT COURTOWN GOLF CLUB

Courtown Golf Club is a spectacular parkland course with an active membership offering quality catering and bar facilities in welcoming and friendly atmosphere to members and visitors alike.

The club seeks to appoint a Club Manager with excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a minimum of five years management experience in a similar role. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual whose responsibilities will include promoting the club to maximise its profile and potential along with developing the membership base and income streams from the club's facilities.

The role requires hands-on management, strategic and planning skills to enhance the club's key performance measures and to maximise its financial performance and membership satisfaction. The position reports to and will work closely with the Chairperson along with the Executive Committee. An appreciation of golf and the traditions and requirements of a members' club are important.

The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate a commercial awareness along with a flexible approach to working hours with the ability to work under pressure.

An attractive package commensurate with experience is on offer. 

Please forward your CV with covering letter to The Honorary Secretary at honsec@courtowngolfclub.com before 12pm on Thursday 28 June 2018. 


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Posted 22 May 2018

SUMMER CAMPS COORDINATOR - CONNACHT GOLF

Regional Administration Headquarters based in Castlebar, Co Mayo require a person with professional skills of an office coordinator, skilled in Microsoft Office. Your administration and interpersonal background in a busy environment will be an asset.

Details
Location: Connacht Golf, Breaffy Business Centre, Breaffy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Working hours: 1-5pm, Monday to Friday (20 hours per week), 10-week placement
 
The admin support aspect of your role will involve daily interaction with our affiliated clubs, volunteers and other regional and national GUI Staff. If you think you can fill this exciting role then please email your confidential CV to enda@connacht.gui.ie or telephone +353 (0)94 9028141 for further information.

Connacht Golf Summer Camps.pdf

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 5 June, 2018.


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Posted 16 May 2018

HEAD GREENKEEPER - DONEGAL GOLF CLUB

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head Greenkeeper to lead the green staff at Donegal Golf Club. The club requires a highly motivated and experienced individual who can be the driving force behind maintaining and improving the condition of the course and developing facilities for the future.

Donegal Golf Club, with over 700 members, was established in 1972 and is an 18 hole links course situated on the Murvagh Peninsula in Donegal Bay. Donegal Golf Club consistently ranks as one of the top courses in UK and Ireland due to the high standards of the course and the beauty of the surrounding area.

The ideal candidate will have:
* Worked at  Head Greenkeeper or Assistant Greenkeeper level  
* Appropriate qualifications in greenkeeping and all necessary spraying certificates
* Proven ability to draft and work within annual budgets 
* An ability to manage and motivate staff 
* An excellent working knowledge of Health and Safety
* A working knowledge of machinery and maintenance of same.
* The ability to communicate effectively with the club management and members.

The ideal candidate should:
* Have a keen eye for detail, presentation and aesthetics and ability to work on their own initiative
* Be comfortable with various IT platforms and programs
* A high degree of flexibility and willingness to 'go the extra mile' if required

This is a full-time position to commence 1 January 2019.  Salary will be commensurate with applicant's experience and qualifications. 

Interested candidates should send CV and a covering letter to the Greens Convenor, Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh, Co. Donegal or donegalgc18@gmail.com on or before 20 June 2018.

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Posted 8 May 2018

DEPUTY COURSE MANAGER - MULLINGAR GOLF CLUB

An exciting opportunity is available at Mullingar Golf Club for a highly motivated, forward thinking individual to assist with leading our team of greenkeepers. Designed by James Braid and host to the Mullingar Scratch Trophy, it is widely regarded as one of the great championship courses.

As part of the overall management team, the successful candidate will be involved in the day-to-day management of the operation and will need to be experienced, hardworking, reliable and highly motivated. They will have the opportunity to contribute to the future development of the course and implement continual improvements in order for the course to realise its full potential.

The successful candidate will have a wide range of responsibilities and be passionate about providing the best possible playing surfaces and condition of external areas to ensure we deliver memorable experiences to our members and visitors. 

Applicants will, as a minimum, be expected to demonstrate a proven track record of the following:
- NFQ Level 6 in Greenkeeping or higher in Sports Turf Management
- A minimum of 5 years supervisory experience with a proven ability to plan, organise and implement work programmes
- Proven team building abilities with strong communication and leadership qualities
- Excellent management and organisational skills
- Good working knowledge and maintenance of fine turf machinery
- Able to demonstrate progressive golf course maintenance and presentation techniques
- Spraying Qualifications, PA1, PA2, PA6
- Irrigation experience including repair and maintenance
- Computer literate
- To be able to prepare and implement budgets
- Equipped both technically and practically to undertake greenkeeping duties to the highest standard required
- Knowledge of health and safety legislation
- Full driving licence

It would be an advantage but not essential to have:
- NPTC chainsaw license
- Construction experience
- Current first aid certificate
- A sound knowledge of the game of golf

Salary will depend on experience and qualifications.

Application may be made by emailing your CV and covering letter for the attention of the General Manager to info@mullingargolfclub.ie

Alternatively apply in writing to: General Manager, Mullingar Golf Club, Belvedere, Mullingar, Co Westmeath

Closing date for applications Friday 18 May at 5pm.


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Posted 8 May 2018

BALBRIGGAN GOLF CLUB SEEK GREENKEEPER

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone who is looking for a career within the golf industry to join the greenkeeping team at Balbriggan Golf Club.

The job is a full-time position with the successful candidate required to work early mornings and at weekends on a rota basis. Overtime may be required on occasions.

Ideally, applicants will have some greenkeeping qualifications or previous experience working in a golfing or horticultural environment.

The successful candidate will be given full support and training to work as a greenkeeper and, if required, have the opportunity to gain an industry recognised qualification.    

Key duties include:
- Preparing the course for play each day
- General maintenance of greens, tees, bunkers and fairways, bunker raking and divot filling etc
- The safe operation of equipment including hand mowers, flymos, strimmers and blowers
- Landscaping work including turfing and seeding
- Applying turf treatments

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:
- Punctuality, good communication and interpersonal skills
- The ability to work hard as part of a small team and carry out labour intensive tasks
- Some greenkeeping experience
- Competence in the use of golf course equipment

Preferably candidates will hold at least a Provisional Driving Licence. All applicants must have the right to work in the Republic of Ireland.

Please send applications/CVs to bgccourse@gmail.com

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 23 May and interviews will be held immediately thereafter.


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Posted 4 May 2018

LEINSTER GOLF INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF DEVELOPMENT COACH

Leinster Golf is the largest of the four Provincial Branches within the Golfing Union of Ireland, with responsibility for 159 affiliated clubs. The purpose of Leinster Golf is to provide a planned, efficient and cost-effective service to golf clubs on all matters relating to Handicapping, Rules of Golf, Coaching, Competitions and Education.  

Overview of Role
Leinster Golf recognises the importance of a long-term developmental focus as central to the organisation of coaching and competition especially during the first stage of a player's pathway. Therefore, coaching at this level should provide young players with a progressive developmental programme that equips them with the skills (technical, tactical, physical, psycho-behavioural), motivation and confidence to reach their potential and, where appropriate, move into a High Performance (HP) Pathway.

As such, and as part of Leinster Golf's development pathway, a development coaching programme for young golfers will be delivered across Leinster during summer 2018. This coaching programme will deliver a series of coaching sessions to young golfers across Leinster helping players bridge the gap between participation and performance programmes for 2018/19.

Overview of Coaching Programme 
Phase 1: Coaching Camps (Approx 4 hours); Coaching Camps to take place in June

Phase 2: Leinster Golf Development Coaching Programme to commence in July; Players for this programme will be selected from Phase 1

Phase 3: Summer Camps; 3/4 day Coaching Camps to take place in July/August

Details
Vacancy:                 Development Coaches
Reporting to:                 Leinster Golf Development Coaching Project Manager 
Coaching Period/hours: July - August 2018 (35 hours min)  
Induction:                 8 June 
Contract duration: 1 June - 24 August 2018 (inclusive) 
Remuneration: Dependent on experience 
Applications close: Monday 14 May at 5pm

Key Responsibilities
- Plan, prepare and execute Leinster Golf Development coaching sessions within the philosophy of the overall Development Programme to aid the development of players.
- Assist the Branch in the identification of players for the HP programme.
- Participate in Leinster Golf Coach Development Workshops.

Person Specification

DescriptionEssentialDesirable
ExperienceA minimum of 2-3 years' experience of golf coaching; Experience in delivering coaching programmes to young golfers in group and individual settings Proven record of establishing, coordinating and delivering structured coaching programmes
Knowledge and QualificationsPGA ASQ Level 2 qualification; Awareness of FUNdamental movement skills and LTAD; Willingness to engage in a coach development and mentoring programme; Current and clean driving licence  Knowledge of the GUI HP Programme  
Key Skills and AbilitiesGood computer skills; Strong Communication and organisational skills; Experience of communicating with a range of parties including players, PGA professionals, parents, administrative staff and volunteersInnovative, creative and open individual; Experience of programme evaluation and ability to reflect and self-evaluate
Other RequirementsGood understanding of Child Welfare and Protection and Health and Safety procedures; Up to date Garda Vetting/Access NI/CRB  and attendance at the Child Welfare and Protection in Sport course; Based in Leinster Ability to work both independently and in a team alongside other Leinster and GUI coaching staff

Reporting Line 
There will be a direct line of reporting to Sarah Carty (Leinster Golf Development Coaching Project Manager).

Applications
Applications close at 5pm on Monday 14 May 2018.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 May.

Interested applicants must provide a current CV together with a covering letter outlining their relevant experience for the position. Applications must be sent for the attention of Sarah Carty by email: info@leinster.gui.ie

As part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to submit a session plan prior to the interview date based on a scenario specified by the Interview Board.

Candidates must be available to commence with the programme on the following dates:
Friday 8 June (Induction day for Coaches)
Week of 9 July until 24 August (Coaching delivery)

Leinster Golf is an equal opportunities employer.


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Posted 25th April 2018

SENIOR GREENKEEPER VACANCY AT COUNTY CAVAN GC
County Cavan Golf Club are seeking a Senior Greenkeeper.

Applicants should have previous experience, must be self motivated and be capable of providing leadership to and management of the existing course staff.

Please apply by email to the golf course Hon Sec David Shiels: dshiels@ymail.com attaching your CV.

County Cavan Golf Course is one of the oldest and most mature parkland courses in Ireland, situated 90 minutes from Dublin or Belfast. We provide a unique golfing experience in the heart of the Lakeland region. Our spectacular course is carved through the natural Drumlin terrain of Cavan. Many of our fairways are lined with mature trees, in particular the last four holes, with water coming in to play on the index three, 15th hole.


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Posted 11th April 2018

SENIOR GREENKEEPER VACANCY AT BEECH PARK GC
Beech Park Golf Club wish to invite applications for the position of Senior Greenkeeper. Working under the direction of the Course Manager and his Assistant, this is a full-time position.

Education Requirements/Experience
Minimum 5 season work experience and relevant green keeping qualification

Standard of Performance/Duties
You will be expected to display the following competencies in your role:
- Sound knowledge of Greenkeeping
* To include machinery operation such as but not limited to mowing greens, tees, approaches, fairways and roughs
* Course setup
* Bunker maintenance
* Strimming and hedge cutting
* Aeration practices
- Ability to carry out granular fertiliser applications
- Pa 1,2,6 spraying certificates and SUDS registration is preferable
- Problem solving
- Basic construction projects and sodding
- You will be expected to work unsociable hours which will include weekend work and overtime during the week
- You will be expected to work as part of a team and/or as an individual, as the work task requires
- You must be in possession on a valid driver's license
 
How to apply
Please send an up to date CV and cover letter detailing salary expectations to: Gordon Campbell, General Manager, by email generalmanager@beechpark.ie no later than close of business on Thursday 19 April.


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Posted 9th March 2018

VACANCY FOR COURSE SUPERINTENDENT AT CORK GOLF CLUB
 
Cork Golf Club is a traditional members club situated in Little Island on the shores of Lough Mahon. The club was founded in 1888 and was redesigned by Alister MacKenzie in 1925.

Consistently ranked as one of the best parkland courses in Ireland, Cork Golf Club are recruiting a Course Superintendent to replace our Course Superintendent who is retiring after 53 years of service.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualified Course Superintendent to take responsibility for the management and development of our iconic course.

The successful candidate will report directly to the General Manager and will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the course including course budget.

To be considered for this position, the candidate must have:
- Minimum of three years experience as a Course Superintendent or Deputy Superintendent
- Relevant green keeping qualifications to a minimum or equivalent of Higher National Diploma in Golf Course Management
- Spraying Qualifications (PA1, PA2, PA6)
- Adhere to sound turf grass fundamentals
- Experience and understanding of sustainable fine grasses
- Good management skills with the ability to motivate and manage a greenkeeping team of 6/8
- Attention to detail
- Excellent communication and leadership skills
- Superb practical knowledge
- Working knowledge of machinery and irrigation systems
- Up to date knowledge of health and safety
It would be advantageous if the successful candidate played golf to a reasonable standard. An attractive salary package is being offered dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Apply with CV and covering letter to Email: matt@corkgolfclub.ie or post to: Matt Sands, General Manager, Cork Golf Club, Little Island, Co Cork, T45YT26


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Posted 6th March 2018

Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews

Job Title: Members’ Secretary
Department: Membership Department 
Reporting To: Chief Executive / Secretary
Hours: 35 hours, Mon – Fri – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Location: St Andrews
Contract: Full time - Permanent

Job Purpose
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is seeking to recruit a new Members’ Secretary, following a change in role for the current holder of the position.

The Members’ Secretary handles all matters affecting Members of the Club, working with the Club and Membership Committees, and seeks to ensure the very highest standards of service to Members. This role is pivotal in maintaining the connection between the Club, the Committees, the Members and the R&A Executive Team. 

As one of the senior R&A executive team reporting to the Chief Executive / Secretary, responsibilities include the organisation of the Club’s Spring and Autumn Meetings, and the day-to-day orchestration and management of the Club’s staff, finances and facilities. The successful candidate will possess a thorough commitment to service as well as highly developed communication skills, a strong ability to forge relationships across a diverse and international membership, and to represent the Club to all appropriate constituencies with ease.

Candidates will need to bring exceptional people management and leadership experience, allied to exacting administrative skills.

Familiarity with a committee structure and/or a membership organisation would be helpful, but the ability to operate at a senior level within a complex environment will be key. Candidates must be keen golfers, with experience of organising golf competitions and who appreciate the values of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club and The R&A. 

Job Description

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Secretary to the Club Committee.
Secretary to the Membership Committee.
Day-to-day management of the Club in delivery of a world class club service to our members.  
Control, manage and deal with all matters in connection with the administration, maintenance and safeguarding of the Club.
With the Club Committee, maintain stature and prestige of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.
Develop effective membership relations to ensure delivery of objectives.
Monitor and control Club income and expenditure against approved budgets.
Organise and manage the arrangements for the playing of all Club competitions.
Organise and manage the Club’s Spring and Autumn Meetings.
Organise and manage Members’ Dinners, Receptions, and all other social events.
Keep Members of the Club fully informed regarding the activities and plans of the Club.
Manage the Club’s Membership Department and, through the Clubhouse Manager, all Club Staff.

SKILLS 

Proven strong leadership, diplomacy and communications skills.
Business acumen and sufficient knowledge and experience to ensure that the Club is compliant with all statutory and regulatory matters at all times.
Excellent administrative, organisational and time-management skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels.
Highest levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Highly motivated and enthusiastic. 
Proactive approach to problem solving.
Utmost levels of confidentiality and discretion.
Commitment to work outside normal office hours, for significant periods of time.
Always prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ in delivering on time and to the highest standards.
Ability to work and contribute as part of a wider Executive Team.

To apply for this vacancy, please send your c.v. and covering letter, stating your salary expectation to Caroline Lee – recruitment@randa.org prior to the closing date of Friday 23rd March 2018.

This job description is written as an indication of the nature and scope of duties and responsibilities. It is not intended as a fully descriptive or definitive list and jobholders will be expected to carry out other duties assigned which are appropriate to the position. 


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Posted 27th February 2018

QUALIFIED GREENKEEPER REQUIRED AT SKERRIES GOLF CLUB

Skerries Golf Club, one of the leading golf clubs in the Fingal region, currently has a vacancy for a qualified greenkeeper. The position is for an immediate appointment.

Reporting to the Course Superintendent the successful applicant will form part of the existing greenkeeping team and will work on all aspects of course maintenance, set-up and development. Ideally, candidates will have a minimum of three years experience and will likely hold the Advanced Certificate in Greenkeeping or an equivalent qualification. A mechanics qualification would be a distinct advantage.

Minimum requirements will include a thorough knowledge of:
*    Mowing greens, tees, fairways, rough, semi-rough, surrounds and approaches
*    Scarifying/verticutting, shockwaving, aerating, applying top-dressing
*    Applying nutrition and sprays
*    Identifying and controlling weeds and pests
*    Driving tractors with implements
*    Undertaking routine machine maintenance
*    Course set-up
*    Operating as part of a team

Applicant must hold a full driving licence.     

Flexibility in relation to working hours is essential.

The deadline for applications is Monday 5 March 2018. Expression of interest can be submitted by emailing your CV along with a cover letter outlining your experience to: Hon.Sec@skerriesgolfclub.ie

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Posted 22nd February 2018

GREENKEEPER VACANCY AT BEECH PARK GC

Beech Park Golf Club wish to invite applications for the position of Greenkeeper. Working under the direction of the Course Manager and his Assistant, this position is an initial 6-month contract.

A decision on continued employment subject to satisfactory performance will be made towards the end of your contract.

Education Requirements/Experience:
Minimum 2 season work experience and relevant green keeping qualification

Standard of Performance/Duties:
You will be expected to display the following competencies in your role
- Basic knowledge of Greenkeeping
- To include machinery operation such as but not limited to mowing greens, tees, approaches, fairways and rough
- Course setup
- Bunker maintenance
- Strimming and hedge cutting
- Problem solving
- Basic construction projects and sodding 
- You will be expected to work unsociable hours which will include weekend work and overtime during the week.  
- You will be expected to work as part of a team and/or as an individual, as the work task requires.
- You must be in possession of a valid driver’s license.

How to apply:
Please send an up to date CV and cover letter detailing Salary expectations to: Gordan Campbell, General Manager at the following generalmanager@beechpark.ie no later than close of business on Thursday 8 March.


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Posted 2nd February 2018


GREENKEEPER VACANCY AT CORK GOLF CLUB

A vacancy exists for an experienced greenkeeper. Current spraying certificate required.   Send CV to Matt Sands, General Manager by post or to matt@corkgolfclub.ie. 

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Posted 26th January 2018

VACANCY FOR PGA CLUB PROFESSIONAL - ATHENRY GOLF CLUB

Athenry Golf Club is a mature 18-hole Championship Parkland Golf Course situated in Palmerstown Oranmore Co Galway. It has a full membership of more than 700 with in excess of 100 Junior and Student members. The course is highly rated and has hosted many major amateur and professional tournaments over the years. See www.athenrygolfclub.net for more information. It is essential that the club professional at Athenry Golf Club always creates a positive and enthusiastic environment for all members and visitors. 

The club will provide a suitable shop for use by the club orofessional (subject to lease agreement) to sell clothing and golf equipment and repair golf equipment. It is essential that the club professional is always present and fosters a positive and enthusiastic environment for all members and visitors.

Key Responsibilities of the Position:
- Fit-out and stock the golf shop and operate it on all days, during agreed times
- Engage assistance to man the shop at all times when professional is not in attendance in the shop
- To work closely with the club committees to develop a coordinated sales and marketing plan covering all areas of golf operations including the development of an up to date customer database
- To develop tuition programs and deliver coaching to individuals and groups that is of a consistently high quality
- Assist in the recruitment, coaching and development of the junior section in the club
- Support the preparation of our club's team for various Cups and Shields competitions
- Provide a club repair and custom-fit service
- To actively participate in networking opportunities, developing links with external agencies (local schools, clubs, businesses) to promote the game of golf and facilities at the club to potential new members and golf participants
- Assist in administration elements of the club business particularly in relation to individual visitors, groups and societies. This would typically include: The taking of green fee booking for individual visitors, groups and societies; collection and accounting for all green fees and ensure visitors adhere to their tee time
- Assist in the provision of a first class environment for members and visitors
- To assist in organising and running tournaments, monitoring timesheet activity and player services, to help make them a success, in line with club policy
- To organise and control the practice facilities ensuring that customers are able to practice according to the guidelines laid down by the club
- Promote and nurture the club's reputation

Qualifications/Experience:
* Fully qualified PGA Professional and it is desirable that the candidate hold a Class AA qualification with at least three years experience
* Experience with computerised tee time systems and other golf club management systems
* Experience of all facets of club repair and merchandising
* Proven track record in coaching
* Computer literate

Personal Attributes:
The successful candidate will be: reliable, organised, and flexible, have good communication and interpersonal skills, be computer literate and demonstrate attention to detail, be a good time-keeper and have a passion for service excellence for members and visitors.

Application:
Interested applicants should send their CV, including a covering letter and passport photo by email only to: management@athenrygolfclub.net
Closing date for receipt of Applications is 5pm on Thursday 8th February 2018.

All enquiries by email ONLY to the above e-mail address. Athenry Golf Club reserves the right to shortlist candidates for interview.

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Posted 25th January 2018

GENERAL MANAGER - SKERRIES GOLF CLUB

Skerries Golf Club, founded in 1905, is an 18-hole parkland championship golf course located approximately six miles east of the Dublin - Belfast M1 Motorway and just 20 minutes north of Dublin Airport.

Renowned for its undulating fairways, strategically positioned bunkers, and an abundance of varied and mature trees, it measures 6,116 metres from the medal tees and challenges golfers of all abilities with a par of 73 for men and 74 for ladies.

Boasting one of the most spectacular finishing holes in Ireland, it also provides magnificent panoramic views of the Irish Sea and coastline extending from the Mountains of Mourne to
Howth.

Skerries Golf Club, founded in 1905 and with a membership in excess of 950, is seeking to recruit a General Manager to drive future development of this splendid golfing facility. Reporting to the Committee of Management, the successful applicant will have overall responsibility for all aspects of the day to day management and development of the course,
facilities and promotion of the club.

The role envisaged will involve a range of activities across all aspects of the club's operations and will require previous experience of strategic, financial and operational management. Course management and new business development will be a key focus for the person appointed. The nature of the role will require flexibility and the working hours will vary due to the demands of the golfing environment.

Candidates for this position should have a proven track record of management success preferably gained in a golfing environment. Candidates should be fully familiar with both course management and general club administration. A proactive self-starter approach with an ability to communicate effectively at all levels is a pre-requisite. Strong IT skills and a problem solving approach would be an advantage.

Remuneration will reflect the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Applications should be forwarded, in strict confidence, before 5pm on Friday, 9 February 2018 to: Tom McDonnell (Chairman) - chairman@skerriesgolfclub.ie

Skerries Golf Club
Hacketstown, Skerries, Co Dublin
01 849 1567
www.skerriesgolfclub.ie

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Posted 24th January 2018

FOOD AND BAR FRANCHISE - ATHLONE GC

Athlone Golf Club, located in the heart of Ireland on the shores of Lough Ree at Hodson Bay, is an 18 hole championship golf course, and it is one of the most well respected and attractive venues to play golf in the midlands.

An exciting business opportunity has arisen and the club is now looking for a Franchise Partner to develop a superior quality Food and Beverage offering for its members and guests.

The successful Franchisee will have a strong track record in the provision of high quality hospitality and catering services to a facility of this kind.

Please email expressions of interest to: AthloneGolfClub@gmail.com by Thursday the 25th January 2018 for the attention of Margaret Egan.

A Services Specification document will then be issued.

Following confirmed Franchise interest, a detailed tender document will be issued to all candidates who subsequently express an interest in tendering.

NOTE: All applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

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Posted 23rd January 2018

FOOD AND BAR FRANCHISE - STACKSTOWN GC

Stackstown Golf Club, located in Rathfarnham, Co Dublin is an 18-hole golf course, and is one of the most well respected and attractive venues to play golf in Dublin. Set amid the scenic Dublin Mountains, with its distinctive wildlife and panoramic views of Dublin Bay, Stackstown enjoys a unique setting.

Following the completion and extensive refurbishment of the entire hospitality area, an exciting business opportunity has arisen. The club is now looking for a Franchise Partner to develop a superior quality Food and Beverage offering for its members and guests.

The successful Franchisee will have a strong track record in the provision of high quality hospitality and catering services to a facility of this kind. All applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Please e-mail expressions of interest by Thursday, 25 January 2018 to Michael Kennedy: admin@stackstowngolfclub.ie. A Services Specification document will then be issued.

Following confirmed Franchisee interest, a detailed tender document will be issued to all candidates who subsequently express an interest in tendering.

For more information visit our website: www.stackstowngolfclub.ie

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Posted: December 2017

Edmondstown Golf Club in Rathfarnham, Dublin is one of Dublin’s premier golf clubs with appx. 1,000 members. The club wish to develop and enhance its bar & catering offering and is putting the franchise out to tender. 

The successful franchisee will have a proven track record in the provision of superior quality hospitality and catering services to similar businesses in this sector.

All applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Please e-mail your expression of interest to the General Manager at mark@egc.ie no later than the 29th December 2017 to receive the Services Specification document which details our requirements.

A detailed tender document will be issued to all candidates who subsequently express an interest in tendering. For more information visit www.egc.ie

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