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Stable and reliable governance practices are critical elements in successful organizations and where strategy, operations and member or customer satisfaction intersect. GGA specializes in applying governance principles and best practices to the non-profit community.

GGA’s team of highly respected governance professionals draw on a wealth of theoretical knowledge and practical experience to help our clients govern their clubs and businesses more effectively.


The GGA approach to governance consulting is based on the Club Governance Model (Model), which remains the Standard of Excellence in governance as determined by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).

We recently incorporated several new features in the Model and published an updated version in its 2014 Guide to Implementing the Club Governance Model (Guide).

The Guide provides a thorough discussion of the Model along with a Sample Board Policies Manual and other practical approaches to implementation.


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Executive Search: General Manager at Dothan Country Club

GENERAL MANAGER DOTHAN COUNTRY CLUB The Club: Founded in 1923 Dothan Country Club is a member-owned club in Dothan, Alabama. Dothan, located in Southeast Alabama, has approximately 60,000 residents and there are over a quarter of a million people living within a 50-mile radius. One of the region’s most progressive cities, the Dothan community offers […]

Executive Search: General Manager at Granite Golf Club

GENERAL MANAGER GRANITE GOLF CLUB Granite Golf Club: Granite Golf Club is an exclusive 18-hole championship private golf course complete with practice academy, located in the Stouffville area, just thirty minutes from Toronto.  Built in 2000, the golf course and clubhouse offer the finest facilities and uncompromising service to our discerning membership.  We offer the […]

GGA to Offer Sophisticated Electronic Voting Services to Private Clubs

Exclusive partnership with Simply Voting provides private clubs access to a secure online voting platform for club elections. Global Golf Advisors (GGA) and Simply Voting have formed an exclusive partnership to provide a secure voting platform designed to allow private club members a simple and easily accessible manner in which to cast ballots during club […]

Make Time for Strategic Thinking

Do executives at your club know what a strategic plan really is? Club executives often confuse a strategic plan with a master plan, a capital expense budget or standard operating procedures when in fact it is none of those things. “A strategic plan is an all-encompassing game plan. It is a plan of action designed […]

3 Attributes of an Outstanding Club Manager

What does it take to be an outstanding club manager? And for clubs seeking to fill this role, what attributes should they be looking for? GGA’s new Executive Search Director, Patrick DeLozier, explains what it takes to be among the best private club managers. It takes a particular type of individual to be a club […]

Looking Outside the Boardroom

Board members are an important source of experience and knowledge. But when making strategic decisions on the future direction of the club, that expertise can easily be hampered by a lack of access to valuable data and actionable information. GGA’s Bennett DeLozier explains how to connect your board with the critical insights they need from […]



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