Admittedly, I have no numbers to back me up on what I’m about to say, but there seems to have been a flurry of career moves in the golf industry in 2015-16.
It isn’t even one distinct group that stands out as golf professionals, general managers, superintendents and executives from various aspects of the golf industry are changing jobs and, in some cases, leaving the industry altogether.
This year more than any other, it seems as if it’s a full-time job keeping up with all the movement, some pretty well-known and respected industry names in there, as well.
There are two schools of thought about movement within the industry, one being that you learn from each new experience, each new environment in which you work, making you more valuable in the long run to future employers.
From the customer point of view, however, there is something to be said for familiarity among staff members and finding a comfort zone with a go-to person that you’ve dealt with for years.
Whether that is reality or not depends on industry stability and how long people hang around one particular place before moving on.
Yes, that means you. How long have you worked for your current employer? That’s the topic of this week’s GNN Poll.
You can vote below or on the GNN home page and please feel free to add any thoughts you might have on this subject in the Comments section below.
How long have you worked for your current employer in the golf industry?
- More than 10 years (40%)
- One to five years (26%)
- Five to 10 years (23%)
- Less that a year (11%)