Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club has appointed Carl Rutherford as its new general manager.
Rutherford began his new role on July 6, succeeding Luke Edgcumbe, who was general manager at the Richmond-based club for the past seven years, and has moved to a new role at Tandridge Golf Club in Kent.
Having served as managing director at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club in Wokingham for 14 years, Rutherford has extensive experience in managing quality golf facilities, as well as in-depth knowledge of the food and beverage industry.
Rutherford was also a director at Caversham Heath Golf Club for four years and most recently served as managing director of the Point Golf Club at Polzeath in Cornwall. He began his golfing career as an Assistant Professional at Caversham Heath, before progressing into club management.
Speaking about Rutherford’s appointment, Royal Mid-Surrey chairman Chris Holt said: “Carl brings a wealth of golfing and golf managerial experience to Royal Mid-Surrey and joins the club at an exciting time when we have waiting lists for membership and a thriving junior academy, as well as the largest women’s section in the country. He will provide valuable leadership as the club gradually starts to return to the new post-Covid normality.”
Rutherford added: “I feel very privileged to be in a position to help the club as it embarks on the next stage of its evolution, building on its rich and celebrated history. With two world-class 18-hole courses, excellent facilities and an amazing team in place, we have the perfect foundation upon which to build as we stake our rightful claim as one of the very best clubs in England.”