BOWOOD Hotel Spa and Golf Resort has appointed a new Director of Golf.

Ben Emerson has been part of the coaching team of PGA Golf Professionals since March 2014, and has now taken over as Director of Golf and will be responsible for the further development of Bowood Golf's offering and reputation.

A PGA Advanced Professional, Mr Emerson is currently featuring in the monthly magazine, Today's Golfer, as one of its panel of Top 50 Coaches, and has been involved in the golf and leisure industry for over 15 years.

He said: "I am hugely honoured and excited to be a part of the wonderful team who work within the diverse Bowood Estate. To head up the golf department at Bowood is a real privilege and helping to heighten the experience for club members and visiting golfers alike will always be a top priority."

General manager of Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, Jeff Condliffe, added: "Already well-known to our club members and with a solid following within the wider golfing world, Ben is the natural successor to Paul McLean, who we thank you all his sterling work over the years. Ben will now seamlessly build on the many successes achieved at Bowood to date.

"Following on from the course's silver anniversary year in 2017, this is an exciting time for golfing at Bowood and Ben will be focussing on attracting new members and special golf events."

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