The Marriott Hotel & Country Club, St Pierre, have hired the world’s first PGA Director of Golf, Stuart Leech.
The comprehensive qualification covers a broad management spectrum, including personal, project, operational, marketing, people and financial management.
As well as his PGA Director of Golf role, Stuart Leech is a tutor for business management at the PGA National Training Academy, teaching Assistant Professionals and was voted Midland region Professional of the year in 2009 by his peers.
The news signifies a landmark recruitment for Marriott, with the forward-thinking group hiring Stuart due to his broad experience within the game.
Stuart has moved from The Park Resort, having previously worked as Director at Golf at Hawkstone Park, Shropshire, where he also coached Shropshire and England under 16 squads during his time there. Prior to his role at Hawkstone Park, Stuart was Head Teaching Professional at Mere Golf & Country Club, and has worked at both private and proprietary clubs as coach and retail manager.
A professional with nearly two decades of experience in the business, Stuart is always looking to improve and develop.
“I have always wanted to be a Director of Golf. The fact that I have been granted the opportunity at such a prestigious resort represents a fantastic opportunity for me.
“I’ve always been looking to work with Marriott, as their values and integrity reflect my own. The impeccable resort and development standards that Marriott set with their golf resorts are second to none, so I’m very excited to be working at St Pierre.”
Speaking of his delight, Stuart emphasised his desire to move forward at what is a historic venue, and one of Marriott’s flagship resorts:
“My focus for the year is maintaining and developing good relationships with our members, continually improving course condition to an exceptional standard and building other golfing areas of the business.”