Bedford, N.H. – Manchester Country Club (MCC), a private country club in Bedford, New Hampshire, announced today that it received the 2017 Association of Golf Merchandisers’ (AGM) Platinum Award for Golf Shop Operations for the second year in a row. AGM Platinum Award entries are judged by an impartial panel on a number of categories, including creative ideas, adaptability, revenue-generating initiatives, promotions and visual displays. AGM recognized MCC this year for its concept of digital demo days, and members-only apparel collection with original 1923 club logo.
The 2017 AGM Platinum award capped off the especially lucrative year of accolades for MCC. Earlier this month, MCC earned its WeddingWire RatedTM Gold Badge when it reached 50 online reviews. Now with 66 total reviews, the Club boasts a 4.9/5.0 rating and holds a WeddingWire Couples Choice Award®, which recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.
In October, for the first time in its history, Manchester Country Club received the prestigious “Distinguished Gold Club of the World” award from BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs; seven of the Club’s department heads were recognized with Distinguished Achievement in Leadership by BoardRoom magazine as well.
“I cannot say enough about the success this Club has seen this year,” said Brian Kelley, general manager of MCC. “It’s a true testament to our membership; they are at the core of this unique place and truly set the tone for our community, and this sets the stage for our staff to excel and elevate the club operations and hospitality experience. Especially from a club with so much history, it’s quite remarkable how much this club has been enriched over the last few years.”
About Association of Golf Merchandisers
The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) is an international, professional association of golf-related merchandisers and vendors. Headquartered in Arizona, the AGM is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 1989 and governed by a 19-member volunteer Board of Directors. To learn more, agmgolf.org.
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About The Distinguished Clubs of the World Award Program
BoardRoom Magazine developed the Distinguished Clubs of the World award program to recognize and share – with the private club industry as a whole – what it is that Distinguished Clubs do differently, and to do so with the specific goal of improving the Member Experience at every private club, and thereby helping to preserve the institution of private clubs for many future generations. To learn more, boardroommagazine.com.
About Manchester Country Club
Manchester Country Club (MCC) is a private, member-owned club committed to a tradition of superior hospitality, amenities and playing surfaces. Its historic par 71, 18-hole golf course was originally designed by Donald Ross and built in 1923. Also a premier wedding and event venue, MCC has been providing event space and services to the community (members and non-members alike) for more than 90 years. Manchester Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club division of Troon, the world’s largest golf management company headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. Members at Troon Privé-managed Clubs enjoy reciprocal play at more than 30 private clubs around the world, as well as preferred rates at Troon Golf-managed daily fee and resort facilities. For more information visit manchestercountryclub.com.