English golfer and current World No.6 Justin Rose chooses Goodwood, England’s Greatest Sporting Estate, to become the official touring professional to the club.
Rose, who burst onto the golfing scene as a 17-year-old amateur during the 1998 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, has become an ambassador to Golf At Goodwood.
Speaking of the new partnership, Rose stated: “I’m delighted to be announcing this partnership with Goodwood given the history and heritage of the Goodwood Estate and the fantastic facilities that they have to offer there. I’m also excited by their ambitions for the development of their junior golf programme and hope to be a part of their plans for many years to come.”
With four wins on the PGA Tour, plus a host of silverware on the European Tour, including the Order of Merit in 2007, Rose was a natural choice for Goodwood given his heritage in the UK along with the club’s proximity to where he grew up in Hampshire.
Following Rose’s most successful year to date, that included his first World Golf Championship victory at the Cadillac Championship, along with his invaluable contribution to the extraordinary Ryder Cup win at Medinah, Goodwood seized the opportunity to form a partnership with the English golfer.
Stuart Gillett, General Manager, Golf At Goodwood, commented: “We are thrilled to be working with Justin on the back of his great success last year and his heroics at The Ryder Cup. Justin is the perfect ambassador for us with his success both locally and nationally as a junior; this is an area we are committed to developing here at Goodwood and what better inspiration for the stars of tomorrow. We believe we offer a truly unique golf experience set alongside England’s finest sporting Estate and with Justin’s involvement we look forward to taking Golf At Goodwood to a new level.”
Goodwood is a privately owned 12,000 acre Estate set in the heart of West Sussex. It has been the home to the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years