Due to my age, declining health and in consultation with my family and two partners Ross and Tim, I have decided to retire completely from the golf design businesses, Thomson Perrett in Melbourne, and Thomson Perrett & Lobb in London.
I have encouraged Ross and Tim to continue with their own golf design practices for our ongoing projects, as well as creating new golf courses long into the future.
Henceforth, in London, Tim’s company will be LOBB + PARTNERS and I wish him continued success with his design practice.
In Australia, our company is more complex and Ross will continue the design work, as well as his Managing Directorship, whilst in the process of rebranding the company. This will be
completed by the end of 2016, when he will advise his new company name.
I have enjoyed a wonderful association with both Ross and Tim, as I did in the past with Michael Wolveridge. Together, over more than 51 years we have embarked upon many exciting projects in more than 30 countries worldwide, including Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Asia, the Middle East and more recently Africa, bringing the game to regions previously without proper golf courses. This has given me much satisfaction as I reflect on our achievements.
My affection for all three of my partners is ongoing. I wish them well in the future and I am sure our friendship will continue always.