How will Medinah Country Club evolve under David Schneider as the new GM?

By: August 10, 2023

In an interview three years ago, I spoke with Robert A. Sereci, the GM/COO of Medinah Country Club, regarding how private golf clubs were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of their business impact.

Word has just arrived that David Schneider has become the new GM/COO of Medinah Country Club.

Medinah Country Club David Schneider new GM COO

Most recently, David Schneider was GM/COO at Happy Hollow Club in Omaha, where he oversaw all club operations and assisted club leaders with strategic planning and fulfilling the vision and mission of the club.

Schneider is a member of the PGA of America and the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) and has extensive experience working at golf clubs and resorts around the country, including

  • Wakonda Club (Des Moines),
  • Ventana Golf and Racquet Club (Tucson),
  • Waikoloa Beach Resort (Hawaii). 

Schneider joins the club at an exciting time in its storied history with the renovation of Course #3 in full swing under the direction of OCM (Geoff Ogilvy, Mike Cocking, and Ashley Mead), an international golf course design and architecture firm.

In addition, Medinah Country Club celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2024 and hosts the Presidents Cup in 2026.

My employee experience development tips

View your employees as human beings, not just as headcounts. It means understanding and focusing on the person, not just on the task the person performs.

As an employer, you play a vital role in employees’ lives (e.g., social circles, coaches, gyms, cafeterias, etc.). Work is no longer just a place you show up to get a paycheck. Think about how you can improve employee well-being in your golf club!

Most people struggle to understand why they do what they do and how their work creates any impact. Show them what is the connection between their work and the golf club’s business goals!

Talk frequently with your employees to understand them better and see how your decisions as a club manager are affecting their work and life.