Platinum Clubs® of America
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Platinum Clubs® of America began in 1979 as the brainchild of John Sibbald. John’s vision was to create a platform to recognize the finest Private Clubs in the United States.
Published every 2 years, The Platinum Clubs® of America is the most respected recognition of excellence in the industry. Selected by the Club Managers, Club Presidents and Owners; Platinum Clubs® of America represent the very finest private Clubs throughout the United States.
2016 – 2018 Platinum Clubs of America® Election
The Election to establish the Top 5% of Private Clubs in America has commenced. For over 20 years, Club Leaders Forum has been the preeminent resource for Club Leaders in the Private Club industry.
The Preliminary Ballots have been distributed and the General Managers now have the opportunity to Nominate additional Clubs not currently on the Ballot. The Preliminary Ballot also provides an opportunity for Clubs to request a change of Category. General Managers of Private Clubs who did not receive may do so by contacting Dennis Burns.
The Final Ballot will be emailed during the first week of September. The Voting period will close on September 30, 2016. All voters (General Managers & Club Presidents/Owners) are asked to utilize the Seven Criteria in their selections. The election is conducted by an independent third party to ensure transparency and accuracy and certified as true and correct.
The 2016 – 2018 Platinum Clubs® of America will be announced in October 2016.
Platinum License & Recognition Awards
How important is being Platinum?
When Jay DiPietro, legendary manager of Boca West Country Club, was asked how he feels about the benefits of being elected as a Platinum Club of America and how it is communicated to Staff, Members and Board, he beamed and displayed his signature bright smile. He excitedly said, “We are so proud of being recognized as a Platinum Club of America that not only do we proudly display the logo in all of our communications to the members, the staff and the outside world, but all of our employees adorn a Platinum Club pin on their uniform. This pin is given to every employee in their new hire orientations so they can learn about the history of the Club and what an honor it is to be recognized by your peers as a Platinum Club! Knowing how special it is to be voted a Platinum Club instills a sense of pride for the Board, Members and Staff alike. It takes the entire team to achieve this status through hard work, dedication and a strong desire to succeed & exceed our member’s expectations every time they are at the Club. We hope to keep this tradition of excellence for year’s to come.”e of the most respected Club Managers in the world, has made several positive changes to the vote and to the election process.