David Cromie, the recent Secretary of 2014 Open Championship venue Royal Liverpool, has been appointed as Secretary of Denham Golf Club in Buckinghamshire.
Following a successful military career, Cromie entered golf club management in 1998; he was appointed Secretary of Richmond GC in 2001. After six successful years he moved to Coombe Hill in Kingston –upon- Thames and two years later took over the prestigious role at the second oldest seaside links in England – Royal Liverpool, known to many as Hoylake.
Denham GC Chairman, David Jones, who oversaw the selection process, said of Cromie’s appointment: “I am delighted at the prospect of David Cromie taking up the position of Club Secretary at Denham. He brings a wealth of relevant experience following his many years at the top echelons of golf club administration, including of course, his recent success at Hoylake in July. I have no doubt that Denham will continue to thrive under his leadership.”
Having overseen a thrilling 2014 Open Championship, where Hoylake received plentiful praise from players and spectators alike, including the Open Champion Rory McIlroy, Cromie will now turn his attentions to the challenges ahead at Denham GC.
He said: “To be offered the opportunity to serve as Secretary of one of the finest Members’ golf clubs is an immense privilege. I very much look forward to working with the Committees and leading the staff to maintain and further improve the already high standards on offer at Denham Golf Club, for the benefit of its Members and the world of golf.”
David Cromie is a native of County Down, where he developed his golfing skills from an early age – he currently plays off two. During his military career he captained the Army and Combined Services Golf Teams. Moving south will enable him to renew many old friendships within the golfing community.
Denham, which celebrated its Centenary in 2010, is a thriving traditional members’ club, where competitive golf is combined with a relaxed, convivial atmosphere for members and visitors alike.
The club has strong connections to several notable golf clubs in Scotland and The Senior Golfers’ Society, as well as other sports such as cricket and rugby – Dennis Compton CBE was a member for many years. The Compton Lawn in front of the Clubhouse was created in memory of Dennis, with turf taken from in front of the Pavilion at Lord’s, when the outfield at the Home of Cricket was re-laid by M.C.C. in 2002.
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