Little Aston Golf Club has announced the appointment of Iain Burns as their new Club Manager, following the retirement of Glyn Ridley at the end of the year.
Iain (47) will leave his current role as Director of Golf at the Marriott Forest of Arden to take up his new position from January 1st 2015, exactly 25 years after beginning his career in golf as a PGA Tournament Official.
After five years with the PGA in Scotland, Iain was promoted to Head of Tournament Operations at PGA headquarters at The Belfry, during which time he served on the Rules Committees at the Open Championship, US Masters, US PGA Championship and Ryder Cup.
In 2001 he joined Marriott Hotels as Director of Golf at Dalmahoy in Edinburgh and then moved back to the Midlands and to Marriott’s flagship venue at the Forest of Arden in 2005.
The 2 handicapper, who originates from Kilmacolm in Scotland, is a member of both Little Aston and Prestwick Golf Clubs and is also a Board Member of the Midlands and North Region of the CMAE.
Alec Jones, Chairman of Little Aston, said: ‘’ We are delighted to be able to appoint someone with Iain’s experience and background in golf from within the Club. We are very grateful for everything that Glyn has done for the Club and look forward to the next chapter in our development under Iain’s leadership.’’
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