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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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GGA Insights exists to support you as a club leader, offering you solutions, tools, and tactics today that can help you improve your work life tomorrow.  But putting change into practice can be a challenging endeavor. GGA Director, George Pinches, offers a road map for translating genuine insights and data into meaningful boardroom action. Most […]

The Indistractable Manager

Phone calls, emails, knocks on the door… all contribute to those days when you feel busy, but achieve nothing. GGA’s Patrick DeLozier outlines some tactics aimed at eliminating those fruitlessly busy days from your calendar. There’s nothing more frustrating than a hollow sense of fulfillment at the end of a tiring day. Fulfilling in that […]

Winning Financial Practices

While directors carry ultimate responsibility for the financial resources of a club, it’s the relationship between the board of directors and club manager that can often determine just how well managed the finances actually are. Bobby Crifasi, General Manager of New Orleans Country Club, reveals the formula which keeps his club on a sound, sustainable […]

Executive Search: General Manager at The Willows Golf & Country Club

GENERAL MANAGER THE WILLOWS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB The Willows Golf & Country Club is looking for a General Manager to join us for an un-fore-gettable experience. The Willows Golf & Country Club, a semi-private residential 27-hole golf course, is looking to hire for the position of General Manager. Reporting to Dream, the ownership group, the […]

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 […]



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