Peter Todd, Courses Manager at The London Golf Club, has taken over from Kenny Mackay as BIGGA National Chairman. The announcement was made at the Association’s AGM on 21 January 2009.

A love of the outdoor life led Peter to leave a career with Reed International and enrol at Merrist Wood College for an HND in Landscape Management, after which he became interested in golf course construction.

During a sandwich year he worked for construction company, Transcontinental, on the building of the PGA Course at Gleneagles, and following the completion of his HND Peter was offered a job on the grow-in of The London Golf Club by the first Course Superintendent, Joe Paulin.

In 1999, Peter had risen through the ranks to become Courses Manager and subsequently he has seen the club go from strength to strength. The club has hosted The London Seniors Masters on four occasions and last year it was the venue for the European Open, won by Ross Fisher.

After the appointment Peter said: “I believe we need to develop further learning and development opportunities for all members and take a business minded approach to progress the Association.”

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