Thursday, February 19, 2009

Youngest-ever club pro at St Andrews course

Promotion at The Duke's
for Ayden Roberts-Jones

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews has promoted Ayden Roberts-Jones to the role of The Duke’s Club Professional.
At only 27 years old, Mr Roberts-Jones - who has been a key member of the award-winning Duke’s team since qualifying as a PGA Professional in 2003 - becomes the youngest-ever Club Professional to take up this mantle at The Duke’s.
Mr Roberts-Jones, who lives in St Andrews, is also an integral member of the Old Course Hotel’s team, having successfully participated in the cutting-edge Management Development Programme, which greatly enhanced his progression into this exciting new role at The Duke’s.
David Scott, Manager of The Duke's and Estates Landscape commented: “Ayden is extremely committed with great passion and enthusiasm for The Duke’s and has some inspiring ideas to promote its continuous success. I am delighted to promote such young talent into this key role at The Duke’s.”
Mr Roberts-Jones said: “I look forward to working closely with David Scott and the entire Duke’s team. The Duke’s is currently listed within Golf World’s top 100 courses in the UK and Ireland, and the team strives very hard to ensure The Duke’s is providing outstanding service to ensure ultimate satisfaction for our customers. I look forward to contributing to the dynamic vision to make The Duke’s one of the best golfing experiences in the UK.”

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, has 144 spacious rooms including 35 suites, and borders the 17th 'Road Hole' of the world famous Old Course in St Andrews, the Home of Golf. The hotel has spectacular views across the links courses to the sea, The Grampians and St Andrews.
Kohler Co. acquired the award-winning Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in October 2004 and has since completed a comprehensive investment programme, which includes new suites by star French designer Jacques Garcia and a brand-new, state-of-the-art conference wing.
The Kohler Waters Spa opened in March 2006 and is a member of the prestigious Leading Spas. The Duke's, the newly-landscaped heathland masterpiece, reopened in summer 2006, transformed by American golf course architect Tim Liddy, protégé of Pete Dye, and one of the most talked-about influences in the modern



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