Golf is a truly international game. For golf industry specialists it offers
international career opportunities. For golf industry employers it provides an international pool of talent.
EnvoyGolf connects the two.
EnvoyGolf was established to connect skills with needs across borders, and our very first initiative involves solving two key and complementary problem sets.
The first is the difficulty Australian golf clubs have in finding the additional course maintenance staff required to handle the increased workload of the growing season.
The second is greens staff at golf clubs in the most northern parts of the northern hemisphere being unemployed when their clubs are closed for much of the corresponding period.
EnvoyGolf solves these two problems by matching up countries with counter-cycle seasons, such as Australia and the Nordic countries, by connecting experienced greens staff and other golf industry specialists with golf clubs in need of additional staff for the summer.
EnvoyGolf was launched out of the Ellington Savage executive search practice, through which one of its partners has been involved, and in fact continues to be involved, in senior level recruitment in the golf industry for all 27 years of operation. Much of this senior level recruitment has involved cross border appointments, the area in which EnvoyGolf now specialises.
We connect experienced greens professionals from various countries with Australian golf course superintendents in need of additional staff for the high season.
'EnvoyGolf approached me a few months ago with the opportunity to employ some international greenkeepers.
From the interview process to our summer casual’s first day, they have been extremely helpful; always in contact and keeping me in the loop on where everything is at.
The team member they provided me with is fantastic, well trained, polite and more than competent with any task and has fit in seamlessly to the team in the toughest part of the season. I will definitely hire more international greenkeepers moving into the future.'
Course Superintendent, Mona Vale Golf Club
'EnvoyGolf are pioneering the solution to a problem faced by most golf clubs in Australia - a shortage of seasonal course staff during the summer growing season. Congratulations to Mark and his team for facilitating this solution to a gap in our labour needs and making it an easy process.'
General Manager, New South Wales Golf Club
'Last year I employed two guys out of Sweden, and they were the best two summer interns we have ever had.'
'Access to a supply of experienced greens staff I don't have to track down will save me a lot of time. And these are people who are here to work and enjoy a Sydney Summer.'
Course Superintendent, The Australian Golf Club
'The recruitment process was easy and efficient. I selected one Swedish greenkeeper, who arrives promptly every day, ready to work with a positive attitude and solid skill set.
Currently, the golfing industry is thin on staff and being able to secure a summer casual is extremely beneficial for Strathfield Golf Club. I wouldn’t hesitate to do the same again for next summer.'
Course Superintendent, Strathfield Golf Club