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PGA Appoints Executive Director

11.21pm 14th December 2016 - News

Tristan Crew
Tristan Crew

The PGA has appointed Tristan Crew into the role of Executive Director – Member Services.

Tristan leaves the military after 18 years where he reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Among his achievements were drafting the military’s rehabilitation policy and establishing the Battle Back Golf programme.

Battle Back Golf became a rehabilitation model helping wounded troops to recover from injuries faced in conflict. Tristan recognised the contribution that PGA Professional could play in the Battle Back Golf programme and for a number of years has been working in partnership with The PGA and its Members to improve the golf skills of those entering the programme.

Tristan was recently awarded an MBE for services to defence rehabilitation and a Point Lights Award by former Prime Minister David Cameron in recognition of his voluntary work in establishing the Battle Back Golf programme

In recent years The PGA has recognised the need to deliver increasing levels of support to PGA Members as they are affected by changes within the golf industry. A key strategy is to build on this support with initiatives such as the appointment of Business Relationship Officers which were introduced a number of years ago.

Tristan’s key focus will be building on services and support to PGA Members as well as assuming overall responsibility for the departments of Membership Administration, Tournament, Media and regional activity.

Tristan will join The PGA team on the 1st February 2017.

David Murchie, Chairman of The PGA commented: “When our founding fathers formed The PGA in 1901 they did so to create an Association whose sole purpose was to support the interests of fellow Members. The founding principles still hold true today and myself and the Board welcome the appointment of Tristan into this important role.”

Sandy Jones, PGA Chief Executive commented. “I am delighted to be able to announce that Tristan will be joining The PGA team.  It is important that the Association has the appropriate staffing structure in place to continue to deliver service and support to our Membership, as well as be well placed to meet the needs of today’s business demands”.

Deputy Chief Executive, Robert Maxfield commented: “I welcome the appointment of Tristan to The PGA team.  Over many years in the military Tristan has demonstrated his skill and dedication to delivering much-needed support to our injured troops.  As I prepare to take over from Sandy I will continue to make sure The PGA Professional is at the heart of the work of the Association and Tristan will be an important addition to the team to help me achieve this.”

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