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Who We Are / What We Do

The Irish Golf & Club Managers Association represents professional club managers in the Golf, Tennis, Yachting, Leisure and  Dining  Club sectors across the island of Ireland.

This single membership gives members the benefits of professional education, social & networking opportunities, including Golf, as well as membership of international bodies such as the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) and the Golf Club Managers  Association GCMA (UK).

If you are not currently a member of the association and wish to find out more about the benefits of becoming a member please contact our Executive Officer Michael Walsh CCM at

What We Do

The Irish Golf & Club Managers’ Association (IGCMA) was formed in 2010 by the coming together of The Irish Association of Golf Club Secretaries and the CMAE-Irish region. The IGCMA is the only representative body for professional club managers in the Golf, Tennis, Yachting, Leisure and Dining Club sectors in Ireland.

The IGCMA aims to:

  • Act as a representative body for professional Club Managers;
  • Provide a framework for Educational Qualifications;
  • Provide a forum for networking and sharing of ideas;
  • Act as a Social and Networking outlet;
  • Provide Educational Seminars on relevant current topics.

The IGCMA membership includes full membership of the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) and and also Affiliate membership of the  Golf Club Managers Association - GCMA (UK), all included in your annual Subscription.

Benefits of Membership:

Educational Seminars:
Regional educational events are held during the year covering topical events of interest to all club managers. In association with our education Partner, the Confederation of Golf in Ireland(CGI), we now offer the pathway to CCM through the Management Development Program (MDP), Level 1, 2 & 3. These take place both in Ireland and abroad and Irish managers may attend wherever it suits them

We also run the Jonas Winter Education Series, with thanks to Jonas Club Software. These regional meetings, which often feature a guest speaker, are designed to furnish our members with a new skill set and networking opportunity, meeting other like-minded professional club managers and sharing knowledge. This is an invaluable tool for the modern club manager. Most clubs have similar issues and the opportunity to speak to a  manager, who may have encountered your particular issue and come up with a solution that may help you, is invaluable.

Educational Qualifications: Members can avail of the opportunity to obtain the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation through our association with the CMAE. For further information please visit the CMAE website and through our association with the GCMA UK, members can also avail of their training courses –Certificate in Golf Club Management (part-time) and BA (Hons) Sports Management & Golf Studies (full-time) as well as their online computer training programme. Members can also access their superb online resource for job descriptions, employment Law and many other useful topics.

Regular Communications:

Members will receive regular communications via newsletter, e-mail blast etc to keep them up to date with the association and the industry at large.

Golf and Social Networking Opportunities:

Among the events currently organised by the Association, are:

Annual Golf Fixtures:

  • February– AGM and Golf Outing
  • April – Captain, Secretaries, Professional, Green keeper- CPSG - Team of Four Event
  • May- International Match V the GCMA. Normally played home and away
  • July- Match V The Northern Irish Golf Club Managers' Association (NIGCMA) for the Ian Marks Trophy.
  • August : – Presidents Prize
  • September - International Match V Scottish GCMA
  • November – Hampers Event

Regional Events:

           Regional events also take place throughout the year. These are highlighted on our web site as they arise. Please  see diary section of the website

How To Join

          Contact the Association’s Executive Officer ,Michael Walsh CCM  at 087-2576728 or at