Contributor Profile

Michael Leemhuis, PGA

Job TitleCCM, CCE

Company NameLeemhuis Consult, LLC

Michael was born and had his initial education in South Africa. After graduating from Pretoria Boys High School, he studied at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg graduating with a teaching degree in Physical Education and History. Michael started his teaching career at the renowned King Edward VII School in South Africa where he taught PE and History. Michael's desire for education then brought him to the United States, where he studied at UCLA for a brief time. It was this experience at UCLA that drove him to complete his master's degree at East Carolina University. Michael's life-time goal of a career in sport has been realized and he is the first one to tellyou that the only positions he has ever had, have been in the sports industry. His experience in sport has run through many different industries; hotel/resort management; stadium management; athlete representation; event management and finally private club management. He is also no stranger to major professional sporting events, having been very involved in the hosting of a U.S. Open (Congressional C.C. 2011); a USTA Tennis event; eight PGA TOUR events and multiple ultra-distance marathon and triathlon races. He's extensive leadership and sports experience has been gained in his roles as the President of the Ocean Reef Club; CEO of Congressional Country Club; President of the Club Managers Association of America in 2009; GM/Director of Golf at the PGA TOUR; General Manager, Sport and Recreation at Sun City Resort; Tournament Director of the Nedbank Million Dollar Golf Challenge and MD of Sports International. One of Mike's career highlights was guiding Congressional Country Club to the #1 spot in the Platinum Clubs of America and into the top 100 of Platinum Clubs in the World.

Conference Sessions

  • How to Effectively Recruit and Hire in Today's Labor Market

    January 21, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Orange County Convention Center - W230D

    Understanding how to overcome the challenges of the current labor market to attract top talent to your team.

    • Language: English
  • So you want to be a COO/CEO at a Private Club? General Management 101

    January 23, 2020, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM, Orange County Convention Center - W230D

    All you wanted to know about moving into the Executive Management area in Private Clubs but were afraid to ask. How do I get into this area of our industry and ...

    • Language: English
  • Distinguishing Yourself in the Executive Search Process

    January 23, 2020, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Orange County Convention Center - W230D

    Discover the finer points and traits of the successful Executive Search candidate

    • Language: English

2021 PGA Merchandise Show


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