Posted 15th January 2019

QUALIFIED PGA PROFESSIONAL AT NEWLANDS GOLF CLUB

Newlands Golf Club has almost 120 years of history and, located beside the M50 and N7 road networks, it is home to one of the premier courses in the Dublin area. Substantial upgrades to the golf course and clubhouse were completed in 2010 and provide almost 1000 members with an exceptional golfing experience.

The club has hosted numerous prestigious events, including the GUI All-Ireland Cups and Shields Finals in 2001 and the Irish Ladies Amateur Open in 2010. It has a long-standing reputation for the development of junior golf and for consistently high achievement in club golf at all levels.

Following the retirement of our club professional of 26 years, we wish to contract for the services of a qualified PGA Professional who will deliver services that are an integral 
part of our club operations.

The services provided will include the following:

- A front of house role interfacing with members and visitors to ensure an excellent experience
- Membership promotion and retention
- Involvement in coaching at all levels and ages, and the preparation of teams
- Provision of an attractive and comprehensive retail outlet
- Involvement in the development and delivery of a revenue development strategy

The successful applicant will have the following attributes:

- A minimum of three years' experience as an accredited PGA professional and a commitment to continuous personal development
- Ability to act effectively as an ambassador of the club through strong interpersonal and team player skills
- The business acumen to manage a profitable retail activity
- A track record as a teacher utilising the latest teaching technologies
- The communications skills to positively engage with members and visitors in a one-to-one capacity and through social media
- A strategic vision of how to provide the best possible golf experience to members and visitors
- A comprehensive understanding of exceptional customer service.

Applications in confidence for the post, including a CV and a letter of interest, should be forwarded by post or email to the General Manager, Newlands Golf Club, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 (generalmanager@newlandsgolfclub.com) by close of business on 6 February.

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Posted 15th January 2019

TITLEIST PRODUCT SPECIALIST: GOLF BALLS & GOLF CLUBS
(Based in Ireland)

Titleist currently has a vacancy for a Product Specialist to provide support to both Titleist Golf Balls and Titleist Golf Clubs. The successful applicant will represent the Titleist brand at various consumer-facing events. The position will be offered on a contract basis through to the end of 2019.

Reporting directly to the Product Specialist Manager, you will be responsible for a variety of tasks including, but not restricted to:

Organisation, administration and successful execution of Titleist Golf Ball and Golf Club Fitting events throughout the specified territory

Organisation, administration and successful running of key national account events throughout the year to ensure consumers understand the benefits of playing #1 Ball in Golf and Titleist market leading golf clubs

Working in partnership with the local Area Sales Manager during new product launches to educate golf professionals and key off-course accounts to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to successfully tell the story of the #1 Ball in Golf and Titleist market leading golf club products. 

Delivering quality product presentations to groups of trade and/or consumers, in both formal and informal settings, educating golfers and trade partners about golf ball and club superior performance and fitting.   

Provision of cover at the National Fitting Centres, when demand requires extra resource, or to cover annual holiday for the Technical Representative at that location.

Working at various Titleist brand events, trade and consumer shows throughout the year and at various locations around the UK and Ireland Region.

Submission of regular, detailed reports to management providing event overview and giving a detailed report against key performance objectives

Capturing golfers' profiles (i.e. email address, preferred golf shop, etc.) and communicate passionately the benefits of joining Team Titleist to all consumers

Representing the Titleist brand name in a professional manner at all times with both trade and consumer alike

Managing Titleist golf ball and club inventory, samples, van supplies and collateral in an appropriate and conscientious way.   

To succeed in this exciting position you must be a keen golfer, with custom fitting experience. A PGA qualification is desirable but not essential. You need to be willing to work flexibly and will be able to work over weekends.  With extensive travel a requirement of the role, you will also be expected to set up gazebos, Trackman and move golf equipment, all of which require light to heavy lifting.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and organisational skills, coupled with a confident, outgoing and people-oriented personality.

A full driving licence is an obvious prerequisite of the role, as is a sound knowledge of golf equipment technology. Since job holders will work largely unsupervised, we will require candidates who can demonstrate a mature and responsible attitude to their work and the ability to effectively prioritise a heavy workload. The ability to use Microsoft Programmes (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) is essential. Experience of operating a launch monitor is preferable and previous customer service or retail experience would also be an advantage.

Please note that interviews will take place week commencing 4 February 2019.

To apply please send a CV with a covering letter, stating your current salary, to:  HR Dept, Acushnet Europe Limited, Caxton Road, St Ives, Cambs, PE27 3LU or e-mail: UKHR@acushnetgolf.com.

Closing date for applications:  20th January 2019


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Posted 18th December 2018

OPERATIONS MANAGER AT HEADFORT GOLF CLUB

Headfort Golf Club, founded in 1925, is a traditional private members' golf club with a proud history. It is one of the finest parkland complexes in the country boasting 36 holes over two contrasting challenging courses. The Christy O'Connor Junior designed course, opened in 2000, is consistently ranked in the top 10 parkland courses on the island of Ireland. 

The club is looking to appoint a full time, dynamic and forward thinking Operations Manager  with responsibility for:

- Managing the club resources to achieve annual financial and operational goals 
- Direct supervision of all staff and contractors toward maximum efficiency and performance
- Managing the club's facilities to the standards required for members, visitors and staff
- Manage procurement for optimum savings and management of capital
- Maintain and execute the club's annual and long-term marketing plans

The Operations Manager will report directly to the Chairperson.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

A high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the role 
A strong track record of providing service excellence 
A strong track record of working with a multi-functional team
Proven leadership and administration skills with a well-organised and efficient style
Dynamic business acumen, financial literacy and IT skills
First class communication, motivation and diplomacy skills
A flexible approach to working hours with the ability to work under pressure
High levels of organisation, efficiency and attention to detail
An understanding of, and affinity with, the game of golf and the private members' golf club environment would be an advantage

Remuneration:
A remuneration package commensurate with the role will be offered to the successful candidate together with an incentive bonus scheme.

Applications:
Email with letter of application and CV should be sent to chair@headfortgolfclub.ie by on by 5pm on 18 January 2019.

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Posted 4th December 2018

GENERAL MANAGER AT LAYTOWN & BETTYSTOWN

Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club, one of Ireland's best known private-member golf clubs, which has been in operation since 1909, is seeking to appoint a General Manager.

The General Manager will be responsible for executing the club's strategy to drive golf membership, green fee revenue, food and beverage and events income. Reporting to the Board, s/he will have responsibility for staff management and the operation and maintenance of the clubhouse including health and safety, and legislative compliance.

Key to this role will be the requirement to maximise financial performance, and member and guest satisfaction. Most importantly, we are looking for an outgoing, focused manager who will strive to create the best member and visitor experience in a professional manner.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years commercial management experience, good HR management and marketing skills, and knowledge of service improvement techniques. An understanding of financial management and budgeting is required together with excellent digital skills. Some degree of flexible working will be needed taking into account the size of the club and range of social events.

This is a wonderful opportunity to become the General Manager of a prestigious, traditional golf club with a modern outlook.
Candidates are invited to apply by letter enclosing a CV to the Hon Secretary, Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Bettystown, Co Meath or via email to eddiehuston@eircom.net

Closing date for applications is 18th January 2019.

Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club is an equal opportunities employer.


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Posted 15th November 2018

GOLF & CLUBHOUSE MANAGER AT SKIBBEREEN GOLF CLUB

Skibbereen Golf Club wishes to fill a full-time position for Golf & Clubhouse Manager.

Full details of this position are available on our website www.skibbgolf.com

Please send your CV and letter of application to skibbgolfjobs@gmail.com