Ryan Reid – Director of Sport & Recreation

Fancourt and The Links

What led you to becoming a PGA Professional?

 

A retired ex golf professional who loves the golf industry and wanted every opportunity to learn and grow and the PGA offers a multitude of learning options.
How long have you been in your current position?

 

4 years
What does your job entail?

 

Management of The Links, Fancourt Country Club Golf, Golf Course Maintenance, Sport & Leisure, Spa and Grounds & Gardens departments.
Do you have any environmental or sustainability goals that you have met and would like to share?

 

Many but most notable is the Audubon certificate of compliance The Links has received.
Please give us a brief outline of the path you took to lead you to your current position After stopping professional golf I had the privilege to work at CCJ with Richard Fulford on a short term winter contract assisting in the pro shop and club fitting areas, after that I was employed as the Head Professional at Leopard Creek for 3 wonderful years and was then given the opportunity to be involved in the opening of Serengeti (Jack Nicklaus 27 Hole Signature) and enjoyed 7 incredible years as The Operation Director, learning and growing daily before taking the decision to relocate to the George area and take up the position as Director of Sport & Recreation at Fancourt, arguably South Africa’s finest golfing destination.
Why do you feel that you would be a good candidate to win this award?