CK Golf was created in 2008 because we wanted to help golf course owners and operators make more money. We could see that the industry was struggling and thought that our golf course operator experiences, best practices, proven strategies and passion could make a difference to some operations. Over the last 14 years we have worked with private, semi-private, public, 9 hole and 18 hole golf courses owned by single owners, boards and municipalities. We have provided golf course internet marketing services, strategic planning, sales training, event management and more. Our approach is unique. We are not consultants, we are business partners with the golf courses we work with. We do not lease or own your golf course, we assist as an extension of your team. We help your team reach it’s goals and improve your financial position. We will work with you to grow your sales and revenue using best practices, internet marketing and a strategic business plan. We have built a reputation through our hands on involvement during every phase of work for our clients as well as through our continued golf course industry involvement. Our extensive golf industry experience and connections enable us to fully understand a businesses need for creative and innovative solutions that are also practical, executable and measurable. We do our best to practice what we preach; to stay on top of social media and internet marketing trends, to be aware of new golf software and technology and to follow other related industries. Our goal is to be golf industry leaders and assist golf courses with improving their bottom line. Our experience and golf industry connections can help you find new ways to solve a problem. Jeff Ciecko Co-Owner Prior to the launch of CK Golf, Jeff held positions as both a General Manager and Director of Golf. He has since had various terms as the senior manager for various golf clubs helping them through transition periods. His expertise lies in the areas of business analysis, strategic planning, sales strategies and golf course internet marketing. Jeff is a Past President of the PGA of British Columbia. He has been a finalist for the PGA of BC Head Professional of the Year award and is a two time winner of the National Golf Course Owners Association – BC Chapter Four Seasons Golf Professional of the Year Award. Jeff is a regular speaker at golf and other business conferences on Internet Marketing, Sales Strategies, Social Media and a variety of other topics focusing on best practices. Tara Ciecko Co-Owner Prior to the launch of CK Golf Tara had previous golf experience as a Sales Manager, Golf Shop Manager, Marketing Manager and a Tournament Coordinator. Tara’s strengths include analysis and reporting, development and execution of marketing plans, content creation, customer feedback, data collection and project leadership. Tara enjoys getting to know our clients, working closely with them to understand all aspects of their business and using this information to help them share their story. Tara writes newsletter and website content for up to 15 courses every month, and still loves doing it after 14+ years. She is also our team’s travel planner. Erica Polito Executive Assistant Erica has gained her experience in the areas of golf course administration, tournament coordination, and sales and marketing from her role as a Golf Shop Manager. She has fully embraced the world of golf course marketing, customer engagement and analytics. Erica is our team's specialist on online engagement platforms and digital marketing analytics. She keeps our team up to date on how best to appeal to the new, younger generation of golfers. Erica is a recreational golfer, cat lover, and outdoor enthusiast. Jordie Arthur Senior Associate Jordie has a background in sports media from his past role as a communications assistant as well as multiple years of experience working in a golf shop. He graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Media and Communications Studies. His strengths include content creation, social media management, and golf course marketing. Jordie is an avid photographer, a recreational golfer, and a sports lover. He started playing golf at age five. When he’s not out on the course, he enjoys rock climbing, playing soccer, and watching superhero movies. It is Jordie’s second year working with CK Golf. Matt Jakubowski Associate Matt comes from a background in customer service, with previous roles as a golf shop assistant and Conservation area supervisor. He earned a degree from Western University in London, Ontario, with a double major in Criminology and Sociology. Matt excels at market research, writing and data analysis. He has been involved in sports his entire life, as he grew up playing hockey and took up the game of golf at age ten. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing guitar and writing for his classic rock blog. Our Extended Team We have an established team of graphic designers, website developers and additional contract staff available for any project. No project is too small or too large. Gallus Golf creates custom golf course apps to enhance a course’s golf experience, strengthen customer loyalty and most importantly, drive revenues. We have worked with a number of our clients and Gallus Golf to develop apps for their golf courses, along with a marketing and content plan to drive app downloads and grow their business through a great tool. Call or email us at anytime for a FREE consultation on how we can help your business. Our Blogs In addition to our work on golf course marketing, sales and strategies we spend a great deal of time exploring golf courses, restaurants and activities in Vancouver, all of British Columbia and other favorite places in the world. Our 19th Hole Blog has become our way of sharing our experiences about our business and life in Vancouver and now as location independent nomads. Our Industry Blog is our way of sharing news, golf course marketing ideas, social media tips, opinions on the golf industry and other non-golf specific business related matters, like our thought son the NHL. Whenever we travel we take advantage of the best local spots (with the fastest free wifi of course) from which to operate CK Golf. No one ever said that work could not be fun too!