England and Wales (North) Region
21 Mar 18
Look North: (from left) Daniel Huxley (tournament controller), Jonathan Paine (regional manager), Andrew Chadwick (tournament director), Joe Whittaker (office administrator)
It’s all change for PGA North which has taken up residence at Pleasington Golf Club, writes David Birtill.
Regional manager Jonathan Paine and tournament director Andrew Chadwick have been joined by newly promoted tournament controller Daniel Huxley and Joe Whittaker, who runs the office.
“The new staffing structure gives the region much more scope to attend to all the Members’ needs,” said Paine. “The office at Pleasington is fully equipped to allow all staff to fulfil their roles.
The region was formed in 1985 when Norman Fletcher was its first secretary, a position he held for eight years prior to his appointment as association manager at PGA National Headquarters.
The first official office was based at Mere before moving to its 30-year tenancy at Bolton Golf Club.
“We have certainly come a long way from those early days,” said Paine. “I hope that this positive move will allow the region to develop further.”
Paine followed Dennis Nutter, Andy Salmon, Jim Croxton, Roger Butler and Graham Maly in his role of managing the largest region outside Scotland.
Peter Bedford, Pleasington club’s vice chairman, enthused: “I think it’s a kind of perfect partnership.
“To attract PGA North, the biggest region in the UK outside Scotland, and be connected with what’s going on in the game puts our club on a pathway to develop ourselves. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us.
“Part of our drive is to try to get into the top 100 English courses.”
*The phone number for the regional office - 01204 496137 - remains the same.
The address is:
Pleasington Golf Club