Hiring the right people takes time, the right questions and a healthy dose of curiousity.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Masters in Sports Administration & Management, East Carolina University
Certified PGA of America Professional, PGA of South Africa Master Professional, a Certified Club Manager and Certified Club Executive through CMAA
Michael Leemhuis brings a wealth of experience and expertise in club management and executive search to GGA Partners and its clients.
For the past five years, Michael served as a senior consultant to a national search team placing candidates in the roles of general manager, director of golf and head golf professional. Clubs for whom he was worked span the U.S. and include Riviera Country Club, Brooklawn Country Club, Cherry Hills, Hazeltine and Boca West, to name a few.
His experience managing elite private clubs, coupled with his experience recruiting candidates for top clubs over the past five years, will help GGA continue to deliver the highest quality executive search services to clients.
As a private club operator, Michael served as President of the Ocean Reef Club, where he managed more than $50 million in new capital investment and a $110 million club operation which included a hotel, airport, marina and 17 food and beverage outlets. He moved to Ocean Reef after a 16-year stint as CEO of Congressional Country Club in Washington, D.C. where he was responsible for its $35 million–a–year operation.
Michael is a certified PGA of America Professional, PGA of South Africa Master Professional, a Certified Club Manager and Certified Club Executive through CMAA and has a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration and Management from East Carolina University.
In recognition for his achievements throughout his career, Michael has been named the CMAA Club Manager of the Year, received the Leadership Award from Boardroom Magazine and been recognized as a CMAA Fellow as a member of the inaugural class.
More important to Michael than all the awards and recognition is the satisfaction that comes from finding the right people to lead premier clubs to greater levels of success.
In addition to his role at GGA, Michael will continue in his role at ClubWorks as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer as the organization continues adding to its growing platform of leading service providers to the private club, resort, and hospitality industries.