Swan Golf Designs’ ranks have recently been supplemented by the arrival of David Partridge, an advanced PGA professional and a Graduate of the Diploma Programme of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects.
Partridge quit his playing career and joined Howard Swan’s team of professional golf course architects at the beginning of February 2008 and will contribute to SGD’s work, currently on five continents and in close to thirty countries from Iceland to South Africa, from South America to the Far East.
David adds, “It’s a great opportunity for me to work with Howard and the rest of the team at Swan Golf Designs. I’m looking forward to using the experience I’ve gained from 18 years as a professional golfer. This knowledge gleaned from playing many of the best layouts in the world has added to that which I’ve gained through teaching golfers of all abilities over the years will be an asset to the Practice, whether designing new courses or improving existing ones.”
Partridge will begin his design work with SGD assisting at Kingswood Golf Club and at Silvermere Golf and Leisure, both in Surrey, and owned and operated by Tom Hilliard’s Group. The Practice will undertake appraisals of each course and put together renovation programmes for the future of each. Swan makes a return to Silvermere, having originally designed the course in the 1970s.
Swan Golf Designs Limited www.swangolfdesigns.com