The Golf Management Institute of Canada is offering two new courses beginning in late March, including Retail Management in Golf Operations and Entrepreneurship in the Golf Industry.
The Retail Management in Golf Operations course, which begins March 24, deals with topics such as seasonality, inventory management, customer identification and service, display techniques and promotional ideas for generating additional revenues.
The course will be led by Kevin Hurd, the general manager of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Club and former general manager of the Brookefield and Beaverdale Golf Clubs in Cambridge, Ont. He also served as corporate marketing director for Golf North Properties Inc. between 1998 and 2004.
The Entrepreneurship in the Golf Industry course will introduce students to the concept of entrepreneurship and assess their potential.’
Students will be taught to identify opportunities and develop strategies by recognizing factor that affect businesses. They will learn how to take their ideas into a concrete business plan.
The course will be taught by GMIC president Grant Fraser, who established the first golf management program in Ontario at Toronto’s Humber College before founding the GMIC in 1999.
Cost of both programs is $589 each.
For more information, see the website, www.golf-management.org, or e-mail Ash Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org.