is a senior
associate with Global Golf Advisors and the
former COO at
Hamilton Golf & Country Club and has been a private club General Manager for over
30 years. He has managed 5 clubs in 3 provinces.
He has also been involved with both the Canadian
Society of Club Managers (CSCM) and the Club
Managers Association of America (CMAA).
has served as President of two branches,
been National President and a session leader and
guest speaker at industry events. He received
the Score Golf Manager of the Year Award in
participates in the CMAA International
Relations and Membership Task Force.
Pinches has been involved in a number of
tournaments and events including Canadian Tour,
LPGA, PGA tournaments and World Championships.
He is now involved with preparations for a 3rd
PGA event (Canadian Open) to be held at his
current club in 2012.
Pinches has been studying governance in private
clubs for the past 10 years and considers the
ability to work with boards and committees a key
success factor in club management. He sees
governance in private clubs as a collaborative
process that can be productive for all
he taught in the Golf Management Program
at Grant McEwen College in Edmonton.