Phil Grice, General Manager

Royal Norwich manager appointed chairman of Golf Club Managers Association

The Golf Club Managers Association (GMCA) has announced Phil Grice from Royal Norwich Golf Club as the new chairman.

Phil, who has experience in golf club management following roles at Haste Hill, Kingswood, and Sprowston, is a long-standing member of the association previously holding the role of communications and marketing director.

Talking about his appointment as chairman, Phil is looking forward to the future of GMCA, saying:

“I understand the expectations that our members have for our association and I hope to guide the GCMA to deliver services and benefits that will allow them to fulfil their personal potential and help drive the golf industry forward.”

Paying tribute to Mike Hoare who is stepping down as chairman after 25 years, Phil adds:

“I’d like to echo the association’s best wishes and thank him personally for all he has done for our association.”

The GCMA is the leading authority in golf club management, supporting the development of golf clubs and managers in the UK through education, networking and professional support.

Phil was appointed general manager at Royal Norwich in 2011, where he is currently leading the club towards the final stages of a historic relocation to a new venue. The new site is being re-developed into one of Norfolk’s outstanding courses featuring an 18-hole championship course, an academy course and a state-of-the-art club house.

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