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.
With Covid-19 related border restrictions we believe bringing in international greens staff in the October/November window is now unlikely. However, with the rapidly evolving situation, there still remains a possibility that the situation could improve in our favour. We will keep you posted on any further developments here. As a result, we still encourage anyone interested in coming over to Australia or New Zealand this year to fill out the application form on this site, enabling us to move quickly should this opportunity present itself.
At the same time, we are sourcing domestic candidates to connect them with golf clubs still requiring additional staff for the summer.
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. This year, also offering local options.
'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