When did you start with the company: December 1997
Notable previous employment: The London Golf, Kent, England.
The London Golf Club is a 36 hole Jack Nicklaus designed private members club.
I was originally employed as the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent responsible for the grow- in of both the new golf courses. I was promoted to Golf Course Superintendent in charge of all 36 holes before I left the London Golf Club to take up the position of Golf Course Superintendent in charge of overseeing the construction and grow-in of Kauri Cliffs.
During my tenure at the London Golf Club I prepared the course for a televised Skins Tournament between Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros and Tony Jacklin. I also prepared the course for a televised European Tour Event called The London Masters.
Prior to working at the London Golf Club I was a greenkeeper at the Arnold Palmer designed Sanctuary Cove Resort in Queensland, Australia
What do you most enjoy sharing with guests? And why?
I enjoy sharing my vast experience of the property and talking about the early years and the philosophy set out by the golf course architect David Harman and the Robertson family.
Guests really enjoy the fact that I have been here from the very start of both projects at Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers. We have taken the properties from working sheep and beef farms to the finished product you see now. Both properties are highly regarded world class hotels and golfing facilities.
What is your favourite travel experience? And why?
My wife and I both love Africa. We found the people really friendly and happy. With the majority of the African countries being incredibly poor, the people had such an amazing appreciation for the simple things in life like family and friends and the things that really mattered.