PGA Professional Andrew Jowett has been appointed the new Head of Golf at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Having served as Head PGA Professional at the 2014 Ryder Cup venue the past eight years, Jowett, 43, has seen his role expanded to oversee all golf operations, the growth of Gleneagles’ golf retail business, the development of its golf membership packages, and the reinvention of the PGA National Academy, a centre of excellence for golf tuition in Scotland for more than 25 years.
“Gleneagles is an incredible estate, with world-class facilities, and we have a genuine passion to be at the heart of growing the game, introducing new people into the sport in a fun and engaging way,” said Jowett, who will work alongside Director of Agronomy, Scott Fenwick.
“Our three world-class championship golf courses will always be at the heart of our business, continuing to attract tens of thousands of golfing aficionados from across the world each year. However, we also have a huge opportunity to become an exciting, fun and trusted brand for a new breed of golf enthusiast – families, youngsters and women – who are searching for a warm, friendly and new approach to golf.
“Gleneagles is an extremely special place, managed by a hugely dedicated team, and steeped in over 100 years of Scottish golfing history. To be given the opportunity to oversee and elevate a golf operation that continues to create life-long sporting memories for visitors to our Perthshire estate, is something hugely exciting. We unashamedly set our goals very high, and with the ambition and support of a talented golf team, I am genuinely inspired to take Gleneagles on the next part of its golfing journey.”