Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of the Professional Golfers’ Association, is to join the Board of England Golf.
England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England and was formed following the merger of the English Golf Union Ltd and the English Women’s Golf Association. Jones will join the existing 12 directors of the England Golf Board as a co-opted member as of 3rd July 2013 for an initial term of two years.
Commenting on the appointment, David Joy, England Golf Chief Executive said, “We are delighted that Sandy has agreed to serve on England Golf’s Board. This step will further strengthen the excellent partnership which already exists between the PGA and England Golf, as we work together to develop golf in England. ”
Nigel Evans, the Chair of England Golf also welcomed the news and added, “This is an innovative appointment and a very positive step for England Golf. Sandy will bring a different perspective and years of experience to our discussions as we begin to plan our new future.”
Sandy Jones’s involvement with the PGA goes back over 34 years and he has led the association in their work to identify and support the needs of over 7,500 qualified member coaches worldwide in his role as Chief Executive since 1991.
Jones commented, “I am delighted to have been asked join the Board of England Golf. This is a very exciting, as well as challenging time for our game and I look forward to working with the England Golf team as they develop their future strategy to encourage more people to play golf and to inspire existing golfers to play more.”
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