Crown Golf has appointed Mike Bush MG as group course manager across its portfolio of 38 golf courses at 25 separate facilities. The 39-year old Master Greenkeeper was previously course manager at the company’s flagship St Mellion International Resort, a role he took up in 2003. He will remain based at the Cornwall resort and will continue to manage the two European Tour courses there, although his new job will also see him regularly visit all of the group’s clubs. Crown Golf has nearly 200 greens staff.
Bush will manage the group’s course managers, including setting strategy and maintenance plans for each club, plus heading up the group’s national accounts and machinery purchasing activities. In 2011 he became one of only 60 people in the world to achieve BIGGA’s coveted Master Greenkeeper accolade.
Commenting Bush stated, “My overriding priorities are to develop our large team of greens staff and to continue to improve golf course quality across the Crown Golf estate. Managing people and in-house training are two aspects of my role as group course manager which I particularly enjoy. Implementing a clear training and progression structure supported by my knowledge and experience will enable us to deliver the highest course conditioning standards across the Crown Golf group this year and beyond.”