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Heggarty elected Vice-Chairman of PGA Board

1.47am 14th July 2011 - People - This story was updated on Thursday, July 14th, 2011

John Heggarty (courtesy of David Wadley)

Royal Liverpool head professional John Heggarty has been elected vice-chairman of the PGA’s board of directors. The 52-year-old has been a long-standing board member having been elected in 1992 and succeeds Worplesdon’s Jim Christine who stepped down in April.

Heggarty, who at 23 was the youngest ever head professional appointed at Royal Liverpool, said: “It is a great honour to have the support and backing of my fellow directors and I’m looking forward to supporting current chairman Phil Weaver in whatever way I can.

“Phil, along with chief executive Sandy Jones and the board, has done a tremendous job in steering the Association through a number of changes and with exciting times ahead for the golf industry I look forward to giving my continued support.

“I have been on the board for a long time and as a head professional with young assistants coming through I know the challenges that we face in the industry.

“I enjoy all aspects of my work from delivering Level One and Two coaching with my assistant professionals right through to being part of a decision-making structure at board level that sets policy for the future of the Association.”

PGA chief executive Sandy Jones said: “As one of our longest serving board members, John has a wealth of experience both at club, regional and national level and I’m sure in his new role will be a valuable asset to the Association.”

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