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Secretary – 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


Managing Secretary – The Blairgowrie Golf Club, Blairgowrie Scotland

“DPSM were engaged by Blairgowrie to lead the search for a new Managing Secretary in 2020. Having engaged Doug Philip’s services very successfully previously I was confident that Blairgowrie would receive the same high quality service delivered in a very professional manner. I was not disappointed – from the initial development of a list of potential candidates through to the final appointment, there was a calm authority about the processes which led us to a very successful conclusion. I am delighted to recommend DPSM to any club faced with the same challenge in the future.”

Mike Beale – Committee , The Blairgowrie Golf Club


General Manager – St. Ives (Hunts) Golf Club, Cambridgeshire

“During the recruitment and selection process we all found Doug to be professional, very responsive and ready to give us good practical advice on all matters.  He programmed and carried out weekly conference calls to keep the Club up to date on his progress and he managed all aspects of the interview sessions efficiently and effectively.  

We are delighted that we asked Doug Philip to help us with the recruitment of our new General Manager and we are very                                                                               happy to recommend him to other organisations.”

Recruitment Committee – St. Ives (Hunts) Golf Club, Cambs.


General 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


F&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


Chief 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


Real 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 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


Dubai 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


General Manager – Downfield Golf Club
“Downfield GC are grateful for the expertise and professionalism given by Doug Phillip/DPSM Consultants in our search and appointment for a General Manager. Throughout the process we were kept well informed from initial candidate stage through to the final selection, with invaluable input from Doug at all times”
Lindsay Gordon – Club Captain, DGC