Prestwick Golf Club, the home of The Open Championship, is seeking a new Club Secretary ahead of the upcoming retirement of the current Secretary after 15 years. The job, one of the most prestigious in golf, will be advertised from today and applications are expected from across the UK.
With the current Secretary retiring at the turn of the year after 15 years at the helm, the successful candidate will take up the appointment at the start of 2011.
This summer, the world renowned golf club is hosting the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the first Open Championship which was played at Prestwick in 1860. Invited guests include all living Open Champions and Captains of all the Clubs which have hosted The Open.
Peter Graham, Chairman of Prestwick Golf Club, said, “This is one of the most prestigious jobs in golf and we are expecting a great deal of interest from across the whole of the UK. Having hosted the first 12 Open Championships, Prestwick has a special place in the history of golf and as such, the Club’s Secretary has a high profile role within the game.
“We are looking for someone who can represent Prestwick at the highest levels within the game at the same time as ensuring the smooth running of the Club on a daily basis and we are confident the calibre of applicants will be high.
“We are extremely grateful to our outgoing Secretary, Ian Bunch, for his dedication and commitment to Prestwick Golf Club over the last 15 years and for all his hard work on the 150th Open Championship Anniversary celebrations this summer.”
The advertisement for the Secretary can be found on the Club’s website at http://www.prestwickgc.co.uk/ and is being advertised in numerous publications from this week.