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Testimonials

“On behalf of Golf Queensland, I would like to thank you for giving up your valuable time to be in attendance and facilitate our District Junior Coordinators Workshop held this weekend at the Nudgee Golf Club.

Your enthusiasm, passion and knowledge was very well received and the feedback regarding the workshop has been very positive. The group as a whole has a lot more confidence in what is happening at the national and state levels and importantly what we all need to do together as a team in order to grow our great game now and in the future. The realisation that we are all in this together has come through very strongly and I can walk away positively after the weekend knowing that we are definitely heading down the right path.

Golf Queensland looks forward to working with you further in the junior space and other aspects of our organisation.Thanks again for your attendance and support of this initiative.”

Adrian Hewat, Manager Participation Development, Golf Queensland 

It is my pleasure to provide, on behalf of our club, a testimonial with respect to recent work Mike carried out for us.

The brief was to analyze our current position, products and marketing activity and to develop a comprehensive Marketing Plan for the next 2-3 years. Mike was chosen specifically because of his background in golf marketing and operations and also because there is no one with his level of industry experience and skill in New Zealand.

I’m happy to confirm, without reservation, that the project and scope of works were completed to the club’s entire satisfaction and within the timeframe required. Mike’s expertise during the 3 month project duration was invaluable in taking the cub through the necessary processes to develop a comprehensive and readily implementable plan with which the club is delighted.

We would have no hesitation to recommending Mike to other clubs, and in fact have done so.

-Steve Wallace, General Manager, Manor Park Golf Club

“A very big thank you to the Golf Industry Central team for all your work on the roll out of the first RACV Gold Coast Challenge. We very much appreciate Mike and Cam’s continued professionalism throughout the planning process and also staying on top of my various design requests. It shaped up nicely.”

-Lee Harrington, Tournament Director, RACV Gold Coast Challenge
Australian Ladies Professional Golf

“I had the pleasure of closely collaborating with Mike Orloff of Golf Industry Central, our Australasian business partner, to introduce Pace Manager Systems® to Australia this past summer.  With Mike’s wealth of experience within both the US and Australian golf markets, I knew he was the man to get things organized, promoted and done right. Our two-week introduction tour enabled us to provide improvement studies to several golf clubs, speak at a national golf industry conference, and deliver workshops to more than ___ course and club managers. Mike also arranged two media interviews and a variety of meetings with state and national golf administrators.

I felt fortunate to have Mike at the wheel during my visit “down under.” Every daily detail of the trip was perfectly planned, including hotels, flights, speaking venues, attendee registrations, and more, and everything ran smoothly.

When it comes to the business of golf, Mike is definitely the “go to” man in that region, a true professional. Thank you for a job beautifully done!

I am looking forward to my continuing partnership with Mike and his talented team and expanding our reach to New Zealand and Asia.”

-Bill Yates – Pace Manager Systems
www.pacemanager.com

“Norm Spitzig and I wanted to team up and take our U.S.A. based, club focused “preaching, teaching and facilitating tour” down under to Australia and New Zealand in 2016.  Nice idea—but we needed someone who’d translate our road show vision into REALITY.   We needed somebody with The Goods good promoters need.   We needed somebody with The Buzz for the Business, somebody who knew the movers and shakers “down there” in the antipodes, somebody who’d get things organized, promoted and “done right”.    And the someone we needed was Mike Orloff and Mike—as we knew he would—got things done, and done right!

We couldn’t be happier having Mike “there” in advance of the tour, “there” during the tour and “there” after the tour happened.   Mike is The Man “down there” when it comes to the business of golf—and Norm and I couldn’t be happier that he was “there” for us during the 2016 “Norm and Gregg Down Under  Road Show Tour”.

And—we’re looking forward to a return soon, going deeper into the world of golf, the business of hospitality and the culture of clubdom.

Thanks, Mike—and let the adventure continue!!! 

-Gregg Patterson, President, Tribal Magic

“Gregg Patterson and I were lucky enough to have Mike Orloff as manager for our 2016 “Gregg and Norm Speaking Tour” to Australia and New Zealand. Mike was simply magnificent from beginning to end. All the details – hotels, flights, speaking venues, attendee registrations – came together without a hitch, so we could focus on “delivering the goods” (something that, by all accounts, we did and did well). Plans are already underway – with Mike, of course, serving once again as our manager – for an encore visit in the near future. Thanks, Mike, for a job very well done!”

-Norm Spitzig, Master Club Manager, Master Club Advisors     http://www.MasterClubAdvisors.com

“I wish to publicly thank Mike Orloff Managing Director of Golf Industry Central The Golf Marketing Professionals and his staff for the work that they did on drawing up the new logo which will come into being on March 1st.  Mike and his crew rallied to the cause and I am sure that you will all join with me in thanking them for the help that they gave us to establish our new look.”  

-George Begg, Secretary / Treasurer, Australian Golf Media Association

“Thanks for the copy. Excellent coverage.”

“On behalf of the organizing committee thank you for your work keeping the GMANZ Conference and our drive to “Shape the future” out there amongst the key industry drivers both in NZ and Australia.”

-Des Topp, Chairman Organising Committee, Golf Managers Association New Zealand.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Mike on a number of projects over several years. Mike is a very forward thinking person with great ideas that can help your organisation set themselves apart from others. He is very reliable and has a vast range of knowledge within the golf and marketing industries. Mike is very personable and works well with colleagues and clients he engages with.”

-Adrian Hewat, Manager of Participation Development, Golf Queensland

“Mike’s knowledge of industry trends worldwide and his passion for growing the game have proved invaluable in providing marketing forethought and expertise to facilitate our work. Mike has been involved with us for the past 3 years and you would not meet a better person both personally and in business.”

-Lee Harrington, PGA Member, Owner-The Golf School, Participation Development Officer Golf Queensland

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for your outstanding contribution to the success of the 2013 Asia Pacific Golf Summit. From all accounts, APGS 2013 will go down in the annals as one of the best in the series. It has set standards that will now serve as a benchmark for us to grow and improve this event. Thanks again for playing a vital role in the success of APGS 2013.“

-Mike Sebastian, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Golf Group

“Just wanted to say thanks for your workshop today. Some great insights and some simple to implement suggestions which any golf facility could use. It was good to see other golf industry professionals tapping into your services and sharing their thoughts with other members of the workshop. “

-Robin Taylor, General Manager, Pennant Hills Golf Club (Sydney)

“On behalf of Golf Queensland I wish to thank you for presenting to our guests at the Queensland Golf Forum held at Victoria Park Golf Complex on Tuesday 13 March 2012. The forum was a resounding success and the knowledge and professionalism you put into your presentation was reflected in the excellent feedback we received from attendees. Many guests commented on the valuable content and enthusiasm of your presentation. Your time and support is greatly appreciated and we look forward to working with you in the future. Thank you once again for helping to make the Queensland Golf Forum 2012 so successful.”

– Lindsay Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, Golf Queensland

“Golf Industry Central was very helpful and provided personalised service in putting together a brand new logo for my business. Mike took my initial brief and came back with a few options to choose from- from there it was simple to refine a finished product. I have had a number of people say how great the new logo looks and how the whole branding has come together so well with it. This was a perfect as Mike also was able to put together our first branded website from the logo they designed.

– David Nable, AAA PGA Member, 2011 Queensland PGA Teacher of the Year, David Nable Golf Academy (Qld)

“It is my pleasure to provide on behalf of our Club a testimonial with respect to recent work Mike carried out for us.The brief was to analyse our current position, products and marketing activity and to develop a comprehensive Marketing Plan for the next 2-3 years. Mike was chosen specifically because of his background in golf marketing and operations and also because there is no one with his level of industry experience and skill in New Zealand. I am happy to confirm without reservation that the project and scope of works were completed to the Club’s entire satisfaction and within the timeframe required. Mike’s expertise during the 3 month project duration was invaluable in taking the club through the necessary processes to develop a comprehensive and readily implementable Plan with which the Club is delighted. We would have no hesitation to recommending Mike to other clubs and in fact have done so.”

– Steve Wallace, General Manager – Manor Park Golf Club, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

“Mike from Golf Industry Central was a great support for us during our move earlier this year from one teaching location to another. We needed marketing help with the launch of our new venue along with a few different new products we were bringing into Australia. This help included strategic and general marketing services which was of great assistance during a very busy time. We now use Golf Industry Central on an “as needed” basis and Mike is always ready to jump in at a moment’s notice for all of our marketing needs.”

– Lee and Peter Harrington, AAA PGA Members and owners The Golf School, Gold Coast Qld

“Mike has been great to work with. He has found ways to achieve some difficult goals with his ability to think outside the square. He is open minded and an honest person that strived to achieve the best outcome possible when working through the challenges that came along the way – and there were plenty of them! I am one satisfied customer with the interaction and the outcome. We recommend his services to anyone. Mike has been patient, diligent, inventive, and most of all persistent. He never gave up even when we felt like doing so. He would come up with an answer or a solution to challenges along the way that related to various aspects of our product. He also listened to our ideas and put them to the test in order to get an outcome. He had a difficult task but managed to see it through, and always in a professional manner. He kept thinking of ways to get around the difficulties and obstacles as though they were simply another day’s task. We found his honesty and down to earth approach most beneficial during the struggling moments of our venture.”

– Sofios and Dimi-Sales Managers, Golf Supply Company, Queensland.

“I thought your presentation at Rangiora Golf Club was excellent and I am planning on putting some of your idea’s in to practice. Thanks again very enjoyable.”

– Craig Mitchell, Director of Golf, Pegasus Golf and Sports Club (NZ)

“I usually glance through my e-mags and go back to them at a later time. This one I have already read cover to cover. Great topics and a super balance of comments, case studies, issues and thoughts.”

– Andrew Whiley, Golf Professional, Chisholm Park Golf Club- New Zealand

“I have just subscribed to your extensive and professional newsletter. I was certainly unaware of the extent of your online publication and having viewed your site, I must say it is very impressive.”

– Graeme Mathers, Board Member, Golf Queensland

“You guys do a great job on the magazine, very professional and easy to scan through.”

– Craig Coster, Business Development Manager, Graham Marsh Golf Design

“You are doing a FANTASTIC job with the magazine! Nice work.”

– George Thompson – Private Club Consultant – Thompson Membership Marketing (USA)