John Collier Survey’s FAQs section in BGM,
explores answers to some of the most commonly asked
questions about good governance and environmental compliance.
This issue looks at governance and its practical application in
terms of a board’s responsibilities
Golf fans, in general, are a pretty respectful bunch, but every so often they ditch the reverential silence of the course to shout completely random nonsense. According to Metro News in the UK, the ‘mashed potato’ shout was made famous by golf fan Andrew Widmar, who was identified by The Golf Channel as the man behind the epic outburst at the Chevron
For some months (with the advent of the first lockdown in South Africa in March 2020 in fact) a hippopotamus, known as Harpo, was spotted in our small town on the edges of the Hartbeespoort dam (Harties), having taken up residence in the adjacent waters, writes John Cockayne. While he has been very good both …
Board governance (in other words the management committee of a golf club) is fundamental to the success of non-profit sport organisation such as golf. The guidance of the board in setting direction, and ensuring the organisation maintains that direction in a fiscally responsible manner, is found in organisations ranging from national sport governing bodies to local sports clubs. In essence amateur golf in South Africa, with the exception of the employees of GolfRSA, by and large all other administrators representing amateur golf in South Africa, such as the South African Golf Association and other national representative bodies, the provincial unions and individual golf clubs carry out their functions in an unpaid capacity. In this regard the growth of golf in South Africa is inextricably intertwined with leadership and governance. Over the past few years there has been increasing research into understanding the mechanisms and impact of non-profit sport board performance. Much of this research is focusing on the need to understand the mechanisms that contribute to “teamwork” or dynamics of the volunteer board of directors, its members, and its leaders.
The fifteenth edition of the John Collier Annual Survey on Environmental Compliance and Good Governance for South African Golf Courses is due for publication shortly. Notwithstanding the COVID 19 pandemic impacting upon golf clubs in South Africa, many clubs found time to participate in the 2021 Survey.
Dear Club Managers, Directors of Golf, Course Superintendents, and golf enthusiasts, RECOGNITION OF LEADERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND GOOD GOVERNANCE AHEAD OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY OF THE JOHN COLLIER TOP CLUB AWARD As the John Collier Annual Survey has done over the past number of years, once we have collated all the …
World Environment Day (WED), is celebrated on the 5th of June each year, and stimulates awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and public action. This day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness, and since its inception in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach …