Simon Greatorex has taken over at St Enodoc Golf Club in Cornwall as the new General Manager. Greatorex heads down to one of England’s finest championship links courses with 16 years of experience in golf club management having spent 11 years at a course in the New Forest followed by six years as Secretary at Yeovil Golf Club, a 27-hole facility.
On taking up his new position, Greatorex said, “I’ve had great experiences as a visitor to St Enodoc over the years and I am looking forward to working with the team to make those similarly positive experiences available to members and visitors alike.
“Golf is currently facing challenging times, but I believe that the clubs that govern and organize themselves in the most professional way will be the ones that prevail so I will be working hard to identify the club’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and react to them in order to maintain a stable and progressive way forward for St Enodoc.”
Greatorex has been playing golf since the age of 10 and joined his first club aged 11. By the time he was 14 he was a category 1 golfer who enjoyed a handicap low of 3.3.
During his 36 years of playing golf he has played a number of links courses so is familiar with the demands and idiosyncrasies of this style of layout. Greatorex takes over from Tuck Clagett who was at the club for over 15 years.
St Enodoc Golf club, which in 2015 celebrated its 125th anniversary, is home to the revered championship Church Course, as well as the shorter, less challenging Holywell Course which is ideal for senior players, youngsters and those learning to play the game.