Welcome To GCC’s New General Manager Gary Geddes
About Gary Geddes
“I am passionate about golf. I am motivated and enthusiastic, loyal and honest. I enjoy challenges and am a problem solver by nature.”
Quote by Gary Geddes
Background Of Gary
Gary has a Bachelors Of Science in Quantity Surveying from the University of WITS. He matriculated in 1978 from Christian Brothers College Klerksdorp.
Mr Geddes has achieved much his an illustrious career, including;
Sportsman of the year (1978)
Western Transvaal Colours in both Soccer (1977) and Cricket (1977 & 1978)
Played 1st Team Cricket for WITS University in the Transvaal Premier League (1979 – 1982)
Cricket and Tennis Captains of both the 1st teams in each respect. (1978)
Club Captain of Ruimsig Country Club (2006-2007)
Committee Member, Executive committee at Rumisig Country Club (2008-2010)
Chairman of Ruimsig Country Club (2010 – 2011)
Central Golf Union Executive Committee Member (2015 – 2017)
Vice-Chairman at SAGES (Jimmy Gowans Branch, 2022)
“My interests are simple, Golf, All other sports and Cooking.”
Recently I have been involved in the following:
01/12/2019 to Present
I run my own estate agency and property development company, specializing in the selling and rental of homes, as well as flipping homes for resale.
01/03/2018 to 30/1/2019
GENERAL MANAGER, Durban country club, Durban, South Africa
01/11/2011 – 28/02/2018
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Ruimsig Country Club, Johannesburg, South Africa.
During Gary’s years as the CEO of Ruimsig Country Club he achieved the following;
Turned the Club around by managing a R6 million deficit into a R1 million surplus in 6 years.
Achieved over 50 000 rounds per annum in 5 of the 6 six years (18 hole golf course)
Achieved an operating surplus in 5 of the 6 years
Retained and marginally grew membership over the 6 year period
Improved the Golf Digest Rankings from 57 to 50 over the 6 year period.
Attended the ACMA conference in San Diego in 2013
Served as a committee member of the Club Managers Association of South Africa from 2015 to
Vice Chairman of CMAS A (2016 – 2017)
Chairman of CMASA (2017 – 2019)
Severed on CGGU Executive (2015 – 2017)
01/03/1991 – 01/11/2011
Director, Tagron Construction, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Main duties: Developing and constructing upmarket homes, industrial units, and shopping centers.
01/04/1989 – 01/03/1991
Project Manager, Fedlife Insurance, Johannesburg, South Africa Main Duties:
Main duties: Overseeing high-rise building projects for the company from inception till completion.
03/07/1987 – 01/04/1989
Project Manager, Building Norm consultants, Professional consultancy, Johannesburg.
18/07/1986 – 30/06/1987
FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, Department of Finance, pretoria (State Department), Johannesburg, South Africa
14/01/1985 – 18/07/1986
SAPPER & FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, South African Defence Force, Defence Force Head euarters pretoria, South Africa