Simon Joyce has stood down from his role as Golf Operations Manager at Lichfield Golf & Country Club, where he has been for the last ten years, to become the new General Manager at Wharton Park Golf & Country Club. Both clubs are now owned by The Club Company, which continues to expand its operations across the country.

“I was absolutely delighted to be offered the position and didn’t hesitate in my response, following the interview process,” he said.

“I’ve always been interested in the operational side of how clubs are run, but this really enables me to look at the business from top to bottom, making my own decisions in order to hit that bottom line. I’ve worked for the company for a number of years now and I’m really happy to say that I’ll still be with them for the foreseeable future”.

“I’ve worked at a number of golfing facilities around the Midlands to include private, municipal & proprietary clubs, where I feel I’ve gained a well-rounded knowledge of the golfing industry. I now also feel that golf has turned the corner with the more progressive thinking clubs really pushing on and starting to flourish. The golfing world has had to completely up its game over the last few years, in order to keep people playing the sport and utilising their facilities”.

“Our main focus as with most clubs will be on membership, both the recruitment and retention of and we look forward to future investments being made at the club, with a state of the art Health & Fitness facility planned for 2018/19”.

 

Simon Joyce

 

 

 

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Gaudet Luce Golf Club

Gaudet Luce – Major host

This is a modern golf and leisure complex that doesn’t like to sit still and the steady growth in popularity of the club since its opening in 1995 has enabled the family ownership to put investment back into the course and facilities.

125 years – South Staffs GC

The South Staffordshire Club is always a special visit. Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Wolverhampton, a traditional members club with a much admired parkland course that never fails to impress. Messrs Vardon, Colt, Braid and more recently Donald Steel have all played their parts in creating a layout that charms, teases and yields a low score very reluctantly.