|Winged Foot Golf Club Assistant General Manager|
|Winged Foot Golf Club|
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER PROFILE:
WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB
A rare opportunity exists for an exceptional candidate with a successful track record of achievement, leadership and high-quality operations management experience in private clubs, hotels, high-end restaurants, or resorts. We are conducting a search for the Assistant General Manager (AGM) at one of the country’s most iconic clubs, Winged Foot Golf Club, which has built a reputation among the finest and most recognized in the country, and which is hosting the U.S. Open in 2020. The successful candidate will be an integral and critical part of a high-performing team and his/her focus will be on continually elevating the experience for its members and staff, and leveraging technology while memorializing organizational standards, KPIs, processes and procedures.
The primary focus of the role is working closely with the highly regarded GM and leadership team to deliver agreed upon standards. The AGM must have a strong “forward focus” on technology and technology implementation, allocation of resources and data collection. Additionally, the ability to evaluate and interpret industry trends and creating recommendations on operational efficiencies and related foundational elements for continued enhancement of the Winged Foot experience and reputation is a critical success factor. And, he/she must be able to deliver progressive planning, innovation, organization, and cross-departmental leadership.
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WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB HISTORY AND OVERVIEW
Winged Foot Golf Club is an iconic private club with two 18-hole golf courses located in Mamaroneck, New Yorkofficially opened for play in 1923. The courses’ architect is A. W. Tillinghast, who also designed courses such as Baltusrol (Lower) and Bethpage Black which have also hosted major professional golf events. Winged Foot Golf Club was founded in 1921 by a consortium consisting mainly of members of The New York Athletic Club.
Winged Foot is considered, by many, to have the best 36 holes of golf of any club in the world. The Clubhouse remains one of the most iconic in the golf world designed by Charles Wendehack, who was considered to be the finest Clubhouse architect in the world at the time.
Winged Foot has a storied history of hosting national championships, including five U.S. Opens, the 1940 U.S. Amateur, the 1949 Walker Cup, and a PGA Championship on the West Course. The East Course has been the site of two U.S. Women’s Opens and the inaugural U.S. Senior Open, and the 2004 U.S. Amateur was played over both courses.
The West Course is a par 72 that measures 7,264 yards; it has a course rating of 75.7 and a slope of 141. The East Course is a par 72 that measures 6,750 yards; it has a course rating of 73.9 and a slope of 141. Golf Digest ranked the West Course 8th and the East Course 65th in its 2009-10 listing of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Unlike most clubs, Winged Foot is primarily a walking courses where caddies are an important part of the Club’s traditions.
WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB WEB SITE: www.wfgc.org
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER (AGM) POSITION OVERVIEW
Amongst many key priorities, based on the Board’s strategic vision, is the recognition of projects and practices that create value and those that draw resources from the Club, and therefore helping to prioritize allocation of resources. Helping to instill a high-performance culture throughout the Club, working closely with other senior team members and the GM, the AGM will need to be a highly collaborative, engaged, and supportive team player who appreciates the history of the Club and team, and has an appropriate, respectful, and diplomatic style to garner support and positive engagement. Additionally important, is an analytic nature and skill set that translates into performance objectives that are easily articulated, understood, and turned into backing for making overall member satisfaction a top priority for the organization.
To be successful, the Assistant General Manager will:
EDUCATIONAL AND CERTIFICATION EXPECTATIONS
A Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or related fields is helpful but not required, along with several years of increasingly more responsible experience in a quality service level hospitality focused operation, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Club, along with the typical CMAA benefits, offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY
Please upload your resume and cover letter (in that order) using the link below. You should have your documents fully prepared to be attached when prompted for them during the online application process.
Preparing a thoughtful letter of interest and alignment, clearly articulating your “fit” with the profile and the above noted expectations and requirements is necessary.
Your letter should be addressed to the AGM Search Committee, of Winged Foot Golf Club, and clearly articulate why you want to be considered for this position at this stage of your career and why Winged Foot Golf Club and the greater Westchester County area will likely be a “fit” to you, your family and the Club if selected.
IMPORTANT: Save your resume and letter in the following manner:
“Last Name, First Name - Resume” &
“Last Name, First Name - Cover Letter – Winged Foot”
(These documents should be in Word or PDF format)
Note: Once you complete the application process for this search, you are not able to go back in and add additional documents.
If you have any questions, please email Patty Sprankle: email@example.com
Kurt Kuebler, CCM
Partner, KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE
Thomas B. Wallace III, CCM, CCE, ECM
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