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Golf At Goodwood, Fitt for purpose

Chris Fitt has been appointed as operations manager of Golf At Goodwood. Fitt brings with him nine years of golfing experience and joins the team after working at Brocket Hall as golf operations manager for the past two years.

The 27-year-old completed a degree in applied golf management studies at Birmingham University where he also became a fully qualified PGA professional. Having also held positions at Safaa Golf Club in Saudi Arabia and at Gleneagles, Fitt has gained a breadth of international and multicultural experience both as a teacher and operational manager.

In his new role on the 2,000 acre Goodwood estate, Fitt will be responsible for the day to day management and operations of both the Park Course and Downs Course and will also oversee the running of the Golf At Goodwood Academy.

Fitt commented, “As most PGA professionals, I started my career as a coach teaching students of all ages and abilities. This was also my phase of clutching onto the dream of thinking I could make it as a player and after taking home enough winnings to barely cover my petrol, I thought it was wise to change the dream.

“Unlike most PGA Professionals, I then undertook a Masters in human resource management at Hertfordshire University to focus on my real passion within management.”

Fitt continued, “I’m proud to join an energetic and enthusiastic team at Goodwood who strive to deliver a world class golfing experience. My passion for delivering a fantastic customer journey, creating positive relationships and driving the game forwards will help take the Goodwood experience to the next level.” More at: www.goodwood.com/golf