Royal County DownSecretary – Royal County Down Golf Club, Northern Ireland

“The Royal County Down Golf Club is grateful for the expertise of Doug Philip/DPSM Consultants in our search and appointment of a Secretary”

Brian Gibson – Honorary Secretary, Royal County Down Golf Club


John O'Gaunt GCGeneral Manager – John O’Gaunt Golf Club, Bedfordshire, UK

We found Doug very personable, he took time to understand the current & future needs of our Club, which in turn enabled him to present to us the best fit candidates to meet the brief.  There was a good pool of initial candidates, which helped us draw up a strong short list for interview, all of which did not disappoint. Communication & advice throughout the process was excellent and we believe DPSM found us the right person to take the Club forward.

Recruitment Committee, John O’Gaunt Golf Club


Milltown GCF&B Operations Manager – Milltown Golf Club, Dublin, Ireland

“Recruiting the right person for senior positions is incredibly challenging within the complexity of the private club environment. DPSM ensured they understood the full requirements of the role, carried out a professional and extensive search while  ensuring they presented candidates who would also fit in to our club    culture. It was a pleasure working with them and would highly recommend their services”

                          James Burns CCM, General Manager, Milltown Golf Club


BruntsfieldChief Executive Officer – Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh Scotland

“It was a pleasure to work with DPSM Consultants. Douglas took the time to understand what we were looking for and set down a clear and concise plan (which was followed to the letter) that resulted in us identifying a strong short list of candidates for our CEO vacancy. Douglas took care of the detail and was professional throughout. We would not hesitate to recommend Douglas to anyone considering his services.”

Jerry Hogarth – Director, Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society



Golf Courses Manager – Wentworth Club, Surrey England

“We engaged DPSM Consultants to assist in sourcing a new Golf Courses Manager. They showed a great understanding of our business and were quick to react with a strong selection of candidates, from which we could complete the search process. DPSM enable Wentworth to continue to build and maintain one of the strongest golf teams in the industry.” 

Jeremy Pickess – HR Director, Wentworth Club


ValderramaReal Club Valderrama, Sotogrande Spain

“Executive search in the golf industry is not always easy. At Real Club Valderrama we aim to recruit the top professionals in the business and working with DPSM Consultants is a great way of securing this goal. Douglas has great skills and offers a very professional and discrete approach to any search process. I highly recommend them.”

Javier Reviriego – Chief Executive Officer, Real Club Valderrama


Royal Golf ClubRoyal Golf Club, Riffa Bahrain

“We have used DPSM Consultants to assist the Royal Golf Club in sourcing qualified professionals for our Academy, Sales and F&B teams. DPSM has always showed great professionalism in delivering qualified candidates and following up with us to complete the recruitment process. We will continue to use their services to source candidates for our operations.”

Stephen Havrilla – General Manager, Royal Golf Club


Blairgowrie Golf ClubManaging Secretary – The Blairgowrie Golf Club, Blairgowrie Scotland

“When our Managing Secretary decided to move back to his native Edinburgh, we engaged DPSM to lead the search for a replacement. As well as assisting us with the selection criteria, Doug Philip’s extensive network and targeted advertising enabled us to assemble a varied list of well qualified and experienced candidates from which we were able to choose our preferred candidate. The entire exercise was conducted very professionally and I would have no hesitation in recommending DPSM to any organisation seeking to recruit key personnel.”

                           Brian Wesencraft – Captain, The Blairgowrie Golf Club


Dubai GolfDubai Golf, UAE

“It was an easy process working with DPSM Consultants, they understand the business and have first hand experience of our operation, which we feel is important. They provided an excellent selection of candidates for a number of opportunities within Dubai Golf, and have delivered in some key roles. Highly recommended!”

Chris May – Chief Executive, Dubai Golf


Galvin Green, Sweden

“He is very thorough, is knowledgable about the industry and takes a proactive approach to bringing the right candidate and right company together. Douglas understands the golf world and seems to genuinely care about both the clients he works with and the candidates he places. My experience with Douglas has been a very positive one and I would highly recommend him.”

Christian Nilsson – Chief Executive, Galvin Green


General Manager – Southport & Ainsdale GC, Merseyside UK

“We were looking for a new General Manager and chose DPSM as we wanted to bring candidates from a range of different backgrounds and industries. We agreed a process with Doug but most importantly I believe he clearly understood the type of person we were looking for. Doug was efficient at all times, he kept in touch and met the timescales we had agreed. He did initial sifting from a long list and brought us strong candidates for selection.

I have no hesitation in recommending DPSM”

                          John Moorcroft – Chairman, S&A GC