As momentum continues to build toward the launch of worldclass.golf in 2018, the network of world-class golf destinations has announced that former CEO of Jacobsen, David Withers, has joined the board of directors in a non-executive role.
Withers, 52, joins worldclass.golf with over 30 years’ experience working within the golf industry, during which time he has travelled the world visiting high-calibre golf facilities, and has witnessed first-hand the level of customer service which is expected from clubs who attain membership of worldclass.golf
“It’s simply not enough these days to have a well-designed golf course, in excellent condition. Visitors – especially those paying a premium for their green-fee – demand a high-level of service, on-and-off the course, and I am excited to lend my knowledge and experience to worldclass.golf whilst helping to grow the network around the world.”
Commenting on Withers appointment, managing director, Michael Lenihan said: “David brings an amazing amount of industry knowledge to worldclass.golf and having spent the last six years as CEO of Jacobsen in the United States, he has an unparalleled network of contacts not only in North America but around the world.
“I have known David for the best part of 16 years now, and he has always struck me as someone who prides himself on his attention to detail, and coming from a customer-service background, understands fully the growing emphasis on the ‘visitor journey’ at elite golf clubs.
“His network and professionalism will be a great asset to worldclass.golf as we head towards the launch in spring 2018.”