Operations Director honoured by APAL Council
BRAEMAR Golf’s Operations Director, Michael Braidwood has been awarded the PGA’s second highest accolade, Advanced Fellow Professional after being recommended by the Accreditation for Professional Achievement and Learning (APAL) Council.
PGA professionals are given formal levels of recognition by the PGA levels of qualification which act as formal recognition of their previous experience, further education, achievements, accreditations and other criteria. Advanced Fellow Professionals must have been qualified for a minimum of ten years.
“I am delighted to have been awarded the Advanced Fellow Professional status as it will really benefit me in my role as a management consultant for Braemar Golf, giving me credibility in front of clients and prospective clients,” said Braidwood.
Currently responsible for all of Braemar Golf management’s properties, he supports contracts in Bulgaria, Oman, Morocco, Russia and the UK.
“The reason I applied for APAL was that I realised it was getting noticed in the industry and people were looking for it.
“I found the whole process rewarding and it also helped to brush up my CV at the same time.”
The number of APAL applications continues to rise and gain more recognition in the golf industry, pleasing David Colclough, a PGA Advanced Professional and head of PGA’s member education.
“One of the key principles of the PGA is to promote the abilities and skills of the PGA golf professional to the wider industry and the public,” he said.
“APAL recognition fits within this as it identifies the qualities and levels of expertise of PGA professionals and alongside the role descriptors it helps committees, owners and others who employ golf professionals to identify those abilities and skills beyond the norm.”
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