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World Top 100 ranked Ballybunion Golf Club appoints new Course Manager

1.31pm 9th September 2014 - People

John Bambury – will oversee Ballybunion Golf Club’s two world-class 18-hole links layouts
John Bambury will oversee Ballybunion Golf Club’s two world-class 18-hole links layouts

Colt Mackenzie McNair (CMM), the specialist executive recruitment firm working exclusively in the global golf industry, has successfully partnered with world-renowned Ballybunion Golf Club in Ireland to find its new Course Manager.

The successful candidate – experienced agronomist and green-keeping expert John Bambury – will oversee Ballybunion Golf Club’s two world-class 18-hole links layouts, the Robert Trent Jones-designed Cashen Course and the critically-acclaimed Old Course, currently rated 27th in Golf Digest’s World Top 100 rankings list.

John will be moving from his current Course Manager position at Trump International Golf Links properties in Scotland and Ireland. He has also previously worked at other Irish properties including Farnham Estate Golf & Spa Resort, Co. Cavan, and Carton House, Co. Kildare.

Commenting on his new role, John Bambury, said: “Ballybunion Golf Club is recognised the world over as a must-visit experience and I’m looking forward to overseeing both courses and enhancing the already exceptional Old and Cashen layouts.

“I have enjoyed working for the Trump organisation immensely for over three years and am looking forward to a new chapter with the team at Ballybunion, which is a truly epic golf destination.”

Richard Wood, Director of Colt Mackenzie McNair (CMM), said: “John is one of the best young Course Managers in the business and his role as a key member of golf course leadership team at Trump International, and his wider knowledge of working in Ireland, made him the standout candidate for this opportunity.”

Vari McGreevy, General Manager at Ballybunion Golf Club, added: “In John, we are welcoming someone who can add something very special to our golf courses. He was instrumental in helping create a world-class links for the Trump organisation in Scotland and with his experience, energy and vision we very much look forward to working with John in the years ahead.”

Ballybunion Golf Club


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