LUXURY sports and corporate hospitality venue, Wynyard Golf Club, has appointed Becci Millican as office administrator. Becci will support the club's management team and help to co-ordinate golf, business and social events on behalf of members, non-members and corporate clients.
She will also meet and greet clients upon arrival and assist with general and online enquiries including membership renewals, Christmas party bookings and corporate hospitality facilities.
Becci, who is aged 20 and lives in Eaglescliffe, has successfully held similar administrative roles working for a UK-based fitness chain and national hire equipment company, and brings valuable experience dealing directly with customers.
She said: "Wynyard Golf Club is a high profile venue with an excellent reputation, and I am delighted to have been offered the position.
"The role allows me to liaise directly with customers, especially our regular members, and at present, involves maintaining client databases, processing orders and brochure requests, confirming bookings and assisting with marketing activities for Christmas party nights during December. It is a great opportunity and I'm pleased to be part of the club."
Sign Up For Top Award
MORE North East clubs are being urged to sign up for the GolfMark scheme.
Since the award was re-launched in March 2006 to integrate with Sport England's Clubmark, the English Golf Union (EGU) and English Women's Golf Association (EWGA) have been delighted with the scheme's progression.
And so it seems are golf clubs.
Over a hundred have so far achieved the prestigious award with just under a further 400 others working towards the accreditation that recognises them as being junior and beginner friendly.
Clubs working towards GolfMark can access an interactive online system detailing case studies, the rewards of achieving accreditation and will receive guidance and assistance from the team of Regional Development Officers.
In addition from this year, GolfMark clubs will obtain a further benefit of being able to access additional grant aid for junior and/or beginners coaching.
A telephone survey recently conducted with clubs who have already been awarded GolfMark highlighted the benefits and how it had impacted on their golf club:
• 100% of golf clubs felt that the GolfMark process had been beneficial;
• 50% have experienced increased awareness and recognition within their local community;
• 25% have reported an increase in membership;
• 71% have accessed funding/grants following the award;
• 60% have created links with local schools/colleges/facilities/local community.
For further information on the GolfMark (incorporating Clubmark) Award visit: www.golfmark.org