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The UK Golf Federation Adds Marc Newey To The Board

12.55pm 15th October 2021 - Corporate

The UK Golf Federation is delighted to announce the appointment of Marc Newey CCM CCE FCIMSPA to the board. Marc has crafted a career in Sports Management since leaving university starting as a Trainee Recreation Manager at Leicester City Council in 1983 taking over as Chief Executive of Roehampton Club in 2008.

In between, he has worked at a senior level in Local Authority Leisure Departments, Operations Director for Jack Nicklaus Golf Centres, Director of Golf & Leisure for Marriott Hotel and Country Clubs and General Manager for Royal Mid- Surrey GC amongst others. As Chairman of ISRM he played a major part in merging ISRM and ILAM securing Chartered Status in 2011 for CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity). A past President and Board member of CMAE he became in 2017 the only certified (CCE) Chief Executive in Europe awarded by the Club Managers Association of America.

Roehampton Club is a member owned multi sports club in West London with extensive golf, tennis, squash, padel tennis, croquet, swimming and gym facilities for all ages. It has won Sports Club of the Year numerous times and in 2019 was crowned ‘King of Clubs’ by its peers.

Speaking about the appointment Marc says, “I am pleased to be asked to join the UKGF Board and look forward to helping colleagues to raise the profile of golf, sports and hospitality as a way of improving the UK’s health and wellbeing after such a difficult last 18 months for the industry.”

Doug Poole, CEO of the UKGF says, “Having Marc join our Board is another amazing step forward for the UK Golf Federation. He brings insight and experience from another sector of the golf facility operators and he will help us continue growing and providing benefits and support for our 1,200 plus members.”

The UKGF is a not-for-profit organisation now with over 1,200 member facilities whose aims are to represent and support the interests of proprietary, and operator commercial golf courses and driving ranges in the UK. It takes a key role in providing leadership in discussions with Government and golf’s governing bodies on all matters that impact commercially minded golf facilities.

The Federation has a programme of benefits and opportunities for its members to enable them to understand and develop their business. Its mission is to “grow golf participation through open access golf facilities and grow the bottom line”.

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