Foremost Golf is delighted to announce that Kevin Stables, Head Professional at Elgin Golf Club, and one of the most respected figures within the golf business in Scotland, is joining the company as its Regional Development Manager for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire.
Stables, a former Captain of the PGA Scottish Region, who earlier this year attained PGA Advanced Fellow Professional status, will be joining Peter Durham, David Murch, Charlie Hartley, Steve Bird, Matt Lacey and Leanne Lewin as part of Foremost’s Membership Services team and will be tasked with enhancing the support offered to all Foremost professionals within his region.
Kevin will officially join Foremost when his contract at Elgin finishes on 26th October 2012, but will attend the Golf Show 2012 at the Harrogate International Centre in October as part of the Foremost team.
Company CEO, Paul Hedges said: “I am delighted to announce that Kevin Stables has joined Foremost Golf as the Regional Developer for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire and believe his appointment will greatly enhance Foremost’s growing profile within his area.
“Kevin has been a Foremost member for many years and his knowledge of that side of the business means he is uniquely placed to fully understand the challenges faced by both club professionals and clubs alike.
“He also has first-hand experience of our Elite Marketing Programme (EMP), our Golf Retail Intelligence for Professionals (GRIP) system and the other services we offer and, armed with that knowledge, is best placed to ensure that every professional can make the most from his Foremost membership.”
“I am delighted to have him on board,” added Hedges.
Stables began his career as an assistant at Dunblane back in April 1980 and also worked as an assistant at Turnberry and Sunningdale before becoming Head Professional atRanfurlyCastlein 1986. He went on to become Head Professional at Montrose in 1990 before accepting the role of Head Professional atElginin 2001 where he has developed a popular custom fit and teaching centre, overseen a successful junior programme and been heavily involved in introducing new systems to attract new members to the club.
Stables was elected Vice Captain of the PGA’s Scottish Region in 1990 and served as Captain in 1991 and 1992. He is also an accomplished player and represented Scotland at Boys’ level in 1978 before spending two years on the European Tour in 1983-84. As a club professional he has won numerous titles in Scotland and is a former winner of the Scottish Region Order of Merit. He is a former PGA Cup player, was part of the winning Scottish team at the 1990 European Team Championship, finished runner up at the 1991 British Club Professionals’ Championship and in 1994 finished tied tenth behind Jose Maria Olazabal at the 1994 Volvo PGA Championship at Wentworth Club.
Stables admits that he cannot wait to get started in his new role with Foremost golf and believes his experience as a club professional, coupled with his knowledge of the likes of the company’s Elite Marketing Programme (EMP) and its Golf Retail Intelligence for Professionals (GRIP) system, can help Foremost members to increase their income moving forwards.
“I have known Paul for many years and when he offered me this position I did not need any persuading,” he said.
“I am delighted to be joining Foremost. It is a genuine innovator in its field and I believe that as a club pro myself, I am in the ideal position to help Foremost members maximise the benefits they get from the opportunities the company provides.”
If you would like to contact Kevin regarding his new Role or about the services that Foremost offer please contact him at Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org
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