European Accolade for Crail Golfing Society Manager

Fri 5 Feb 16

David Roy (47), the manager of Crail Golfing Society, has been elected to the post of Vice President of the Club Managers Association Europe (CMAE) at the Association's annual general meeting at the end of 2015.

He will serve a two year term before stepping up to the role of President.

"Obviously, I am delighted to have been chosen as Vice President of CMAE and I'm looking forward to the challenge of the next two years," he said.

"This is a great feather in David's cap and reflects well on his management of our Society," commented David Maiden, Captain of Crail Golfing Society. "Four years ago, he passed the rigorous examinations to achieve the highest level of CMAE qualification. Only 20 club managers in Europe had done that, and only one other in Scotland."

In his new role – which he will perform in addition to his duties at Crail – David will assist in leading CMAE and be involved in further developing its ground breaking training programmes for members.
With over 5,000 affiliated members, the CMAE is the only organisation for club managers in Europe. Its members are drawn from a wide variety of clubs – city clubs, like the Garrick and the RAC Club in London, yacht clubs and fitness clubs, as well as golf clubs. Its aim is improved performance through better training of club managers and the achievement of professional qualifications.

David Roy lives with his wife in Springfield near Cupar and has been in charge at Crail for 10 years. Prior to taking up the reins at Crail, he held similar management positions at both English and Scottish golf clubs.
Crail Golfing Society is the seventh oldest golf club in the world and has two courses: Balcomie Links, which was laid out by Tom Morris and opened in 1895, and Craighead Links, which was designed by Gil Hanse and opened in 1998. The Society is a traditional members' club, with over 1400 members worldwide, and welcomes 10,000 visitors each year.

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