0 Peter Todd is BIGGA’s National Chairman for 2009

Peter Todd handshake.JPGPeter Todd, Courses Manager at The London Golf Club, took over from his friend and former colleague, Kenny Mackay, as BIGGA National Chairman at the Association's AGM, on January 21.

A love of the outdoor life and horticulture led Peter to leave a career with Reed International and enrol at Merrist Wood College for an HND in Landscape Management. His interest in golf course construction grew from there. During a sandwich year he worked for construction company, Transcontinental, on the building of the PGA Course at Gleneagles. Following the completion of his HND Peter was offered a job on the grow-in of The London Golf Club by the first Course Superintendent, Joe Paulin.

Seven years later, in 1999, Peter had risen through the ranks to become Courses Manager and subsequently he has seen the club go from strength to strength. The club has hosted The London Seniors Masters on four occasions and last year it was the venue for the European Open, won by Ross Fisher. This year's European Open will again be held at The London Golf Club on May 28-31.

During his year as Chairman Peter is looking forward to working with the Board to build on the successes of the Association for the benefit of members and the industry.

"I believe we need to develop further learning and development opportunities for all members and take a business minded approach to progress the Association," said Peter.

For further information contact Communications Manager Scott MacCallum email scott@bigga.co.uk Tel: 07767 242863 or Melissa Jones, Melissa@bigga.co.uk

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