BLACK KNIGHT MANAGEMENT TAPS INDUSTRY INNOVATOR AS NEW PRESIDENT
The Gary Player Group announced today the appointment of Alex Hammill as President of Black Knight Management, the company’s golf course management division.
Hammill’s experience stretches across three main segments which include hospitality, hotels and private club operations, with the last eight years spent working for the two largest owner operations of private clubs – ClubCorp and Arcis Golf. In addition, Hammill also founded the company Innovative Club Management (ICM).
His expertise encompasses private club management, golf course management, risk management and mitigation, capital project management, and formulating strategic action plans to ensure financial targets are achieved. Hammill has been responsible for revenues totaling more than $90 million per year, operational oversight of multiple golf courses, consistent double-digit yearly earnings, acquisition task force management, strategic planning and capital project management. He was a member of corporate capital project teams and pioneered innovative programs for a portfolio of more than 200 clubs.
“After meeting and spending time with Marc Player and his team, it was clear we shared the same philosophy of how to best approach this opportunity and offer something truly different to the golf club management space,” said Hammill “I look forward to the challenge, this opportunity and to being part of the organization.”
Hammill founded ICM after recognizing a void in the market for true innovation in hospitality. He brings a proven track record of driving and achieving budgeted financial targets and increased growth. As President of Black Knight Management, Hammill leads a team of industry innovators, including EVP of Sales and Operations, Matt Colo, who was Vice President of Membership Sales for Club Corp and Arcis Golf, to ensure every client receives the attention to detail they expect, while ensuring proper execution and allocating resources.
“We are delighted to have Alex and his team join the Black Knight family,” said Marc Player, CEO of Black Knight International. “His attitude, experience and connections in the management business will help establish ourselves as industry innovators and bring positive results to our clients around the world.”
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ABOUT BLACK KNIGHT MANAGEMENT
Black Knight Management was formed off the backbone of the global portfolio of more than 400 Gary Player Design golf courses. This portfolio of golf courses has created a legacy built on creativity, transparency, hard work and a commitment to excellence – the same foundation Black Knight Management takes when building relationships with clients and our approach to innovation, execution, and results.
Black Knight Management prides itself on developing and managing properties individually, identifying that each course requires its own independent criteria. Instead of creating an experience to fit a predetermined mold, we create a custom-tailored business, operations and marketing plan for each property, working pro-actively to provide services that match our namesake’s standards for excellence, and our responsibility to manage expenses and drive revenues.
Our team’s experience encompasses more than 200 years of human capital from golf course design, hotels, restaurants, and the three largest owner/operators of golf club operations. Black Knight Management has a track record of exceeding financial targets, an innovative and unique approach, and experience with all facets of resort and golf operations.
ABOUT BLACK KNIGHT INTERNATIONAL
Established in 1983 by Marc Player, Black Knight International is the global holding entity for The Player Group of Companies and the constantly expanding family of Gary Player® brands. With a powerful presence in North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, Black Knight is a multicultural and multilingual company offering branded services for the leisure and real estate industries. This rapidly growing firm is diverse and infused with the same tenaciousness and drive as the iconic Gary Player, world-renowned Grand Slam professional golfer.
The holding company divisions include Gary Player Design, Player Real Estate, Black Knight Management, Black Knight Enterprises, Black Knight Capital, Gary Player Academies, the Gary Player Invitational charity golf series, and The Player Foundation.