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Sunningdale appoints new general manager

12.49pm 1st July 2019 - People

Adam Walsh is take up the general manager’s job at Sunningdale in September, after two years in a similar role at Farleigh

Adam Walsh is to leave his post as general manager at Farleigh Golf Club in Surrey to take up a similar role at Sunningdale Golf Club.

Walsh will bring the curtain down on a successful four years at Farleigh in September when he moves across the border to Berkshire to become general manager at Sunningdale, which first opened in 1923, and has hosted numerous top-flight events, including the British Masters, Walker Cup, Women’s British Open, and The Senior Open Championship.

Walsh was promoted to general manager at Farleigh from his previous role of golf sales manager in January 2017, and has overseen the completion of a major investment programme at Farleigh on and off the course.

The 32 year old became the youngest ‘Certified Club Manager’ with the Club Managers’ Association of Europe when he qualified last November, and his new appointment is further evidence of the 27-hole venue’s burgeoning status in the golf industry for progressing people’s careers.

Former Farleigh golf course manager Michael Mann left to take up a similar role at Walton Heath, venue for the 2018 British Masters, while Walsh’s predecessor, Russell Stebbings, moved on to Frilford Heath, another one of the leading clubs in the south of England.

Marc Hayton, owner of Farleigh and Foxhills, said: “Adam has done a tremendous job as general manager of Farleigh and we recognise that this is an amazing opportunity for him to further his career.

“We’re very proud of Farleigh’s reputation for attracting and developing young talent. With a great team, continued investment and the backing of Foxhills, Farleigh has doubled its revenue since 2012 and has proved an incubator of golf leadership and a fantastic opportunity for any aspiring manager.”

“Adam made full use of the opportunity available and we look forward to welcoming applications from similar-minded people who are focused on forging a successful career in golf.”

To apply for the general manager’s role at Farleigh, click here


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