George Pinches

George Pinches

Great Governance Sustains and Protects Strategy – The Board own the process; the members own the result.


George was a private club GM/COO. He managed five clubs in three Canadian provinces- including Hamilton Golf & CC, Point Grey Golf & CC, Royal Mayfair Golf Club and The Royal Glenora Club. He was also involved with both the Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM) and the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA). George served as President of two branches, been National President and a session leader and guest speaker at branch, national and international industry events. He received the Score Golf Manager of the Year Award in 2007.

George studies governance in private clubs and considers the ability to work with boards and committees a key success factor in clubs. He sees governance in private clubs as a collaborative process that can be productive for all concerned. His understanding of private clubs and club governance make him an ideal facilitator for Board Retreats.

George previously taught in the Golf Management Program at Grant McEwen University in Edmonton. He currently instructs Golf Club Governance in the Business of Golf and Resort Management Program for McMaster University and for the PGA of Canada Training Academy. He has taught sections of the Business Management Institute (BMI) courses, a certification requirement for CMAA.

George provides executive search services, club governance consulting and management coaching as a Director with GGA Partners (formerly Global Golf Advisors).