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PGA North expands management


It’s onwards and upwards for Pleasington-based PGA North which has widened its county management by re-introducing Lancashire to the fold which already includes the PGA in Cheshire & North Wales, writes David Birtill.

“We look after one of the biggest regions in the association and the county management has given us even more scope to ensure even more of our members are catered for,” explained regional manager Jonathan Paine.

“We’ve already increased pro-only competitions and the more people who play the bigger the better. It’s exciting to see where we are heading.

“The increased variance of events has allowed more playing opportunities to the wider membership. It is fantastic see members coming back to play and joining up with their old friends.

“Some of the seniors are reluctant to compete with the younger ones so it’s important to make sure there are opportunities for all our members to play.”

A vote taken at the recent Lancashire annual meeting sparked the latest move.

“We hope the members see the difference on what we’re trying to do,” said Paine.

“There is a huge hunger for golf and Lancashire is no exception. Not many counties can boast three Open rota courses. It is a very exciting challenge ahead.”