The Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM) and Global Golf Advisors (GGA) have formed a strategic partnership to produce research and insight for the benefit of CSCM members and the club industry at large.  READ ANNOUNCEMENT

The first joint research initiative launched December 6, 2018 with a comprehensive survey of CSCM Members.  The purpose of this survey is to gain insights on the Canadian club industry and gauge the opinions of Club leaders on the industry outlook.  The results of the survey will be shared for the benefit of all participants. 

For more information, please feel welcome to contact Derek Johnston at GGA or Suzanne Godbehere at CSCM. 

Derek Johnston, Partner, GGA  |  905-475-4002  |

Suzanne Godbehere, CEO, CSCM  |  416-979-0640, Ext. 242 |

CALL DIRECT: 1-888-432-9494


The CSCM and GGA partnership will help establish important industry benchmarks for the club industry in Canada; provide valuable insight to support each CSCM member’s work with their board; and raise awareness of the CSCM amongst other stakeholders.

The research initiatives will ultimately act to increase reach and impact, one of the four Strategic Priorities of CSCM’s Vision 20/20. 



CSCM and GGA will undertake TWO club industry research initiatives each year. 

The first initiative will contain consistent research year-over-year on trends and best practices in the industry, largely informed by an annual survey of CSCM members (facilitated by GGA), with various topics from year to year that are aligned with the core competencies of club management.

The second initiative will target business media through lifestyle research initiatives that generate interest beyond the club industry. 

Research initiatives will be informed by CSCM member feedback and input from the Research Steering Committee and presented jointly every year at conference.  



In order to help inform the joint research initiatives, CSCM and GGA have formed a Research Steering Committee (“RSC”), comprised of the following individuals:

  • Suzanne Godbehere, Chief Executive Officer, CSCM (Co-Chair of Research Steering Committee)

  • Derek Johnston, Partner, GGA (Co-Chair of Research Steering Committee)

  • Shendal Yalchin, CSCM Member

  • Jon Fisher, CCM, CCE, CSCM Member

  • George Pinches, Director, GGA

  • Michael Gregory, Senior Manager, GGA

Thank you to all members of this Committee.


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