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?
|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?