Golf News for Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | People

George Pinches joins Global Golf Advisors as senior associate

TORONTO -- Global Golf Advisors, the leading authority on successful ownership and management practices for golf and private club businesses, announced that George Pinches, a longtime club management executive, will join the firm as a senior associate.

Pinches is currently the chief operating officer of the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario, a position he has held for the past 10 years. He will join Global Golf Advisors at the end of the 2013 golf season in Hamilton.

Pinches, who has more than 30 years of experience in private club management, will focus on club governance, management coaching and executive search, according to Stephen Johnston, the firm's founding partner.

"George adds considerable experience and expertise to the GGA team," Johnston said. "He is particularly skilled in private club governance and understands how boards and committees must work together to enable effective club management."

Prior to becoming COO at Hamilton G&CC, Pinches was a general manager at four other clubs in three Canadian provinces.

Pinches also has been active in the Canadian Society of Club Managers and the Club Managers Association of America, serving as president of the Alberta and Pacific branches. Pinches received the 2007 Golf Manager of the Year Award from ScoreGolf, a leading Canadian publication.

Pinches has led preparations and support for a number of professional events hosted by the Hamilton G&CC, including the PGA Tour's RBC Canadian Open. Hamilton consistently ranks among Canada's top clubs by leading golf publications.

Currently an instructor of golf club governance for the Golf Management Institute of Canada, Pinches also has taught in the golf management program at Grant McEwen University in Edmonton.

About Global Golf Advisors
Global Golf Advisors is an international consulting practice that helps golf course owners, financial institutions and real estate developers solve problems related to course management and operations. The Toronto-based firm takes a 360-degree view of management and operational issues before developing a strategic plan that establishes benchmarks for success and identifies potential outcomes of recommended actions. In its 20-year history, GGA has consulted on more than 2,000 golf-related projects worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 888-432-9494.

Bill Bryant, Bryant Marketing Communications

Stephen Johnston