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Rockliffe Hall tees off winter golf season with team promotions

November 20, 2014

One of the North of England's top golf clubs has promoted two members of its team as it continues to grow in popularity.

Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth, near Darlington, has become well-known for attracting a host of Ryder Cup captains when it held the European Senior Tour English Senior Open in August this year.

Since then, player and member numbers have steadily increased and to cope with the on-going growth plans, David Cuthbertson has been promoted from golf course and estate manager to golf and estate director while Pete Newton, previously head greenkeeper, becomes course manager.

David, who has been with Rockliffe Hall since January 2008, will now be responsible for the management of the golf course, the Rockliffe Hall estate and its gardens as well as golf membership, daily operations and sales.

Meanwhile, Pete, who joined Rockliffe Hall in February 2008, takes on the day to day running of the Championship golf course and the planning and management of course maintenance.

Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth, near Darlington, has become world renowned for hosting the European Tour English Senior Open for the last two years, attracting international names and Ryder Cup stars such as Ian Woosnam, Mark James and Sam Torrance.

The course is recognised as one of the best in the UK and is the only one in the North East to benefit from no winter greens thanks to seven miles of exceptional under-course drainage. Golfers can also choose the length of the course they wish to play as there are five individual tee positions.

David Cuthbertson said : “The last two years have been immensely successful for the golf club at Rockliffe Hall and we're now at a critical point in our development. We've restructured the team to allow for further growth and it's great that we can promote loyal, experienced staff to new roles. It really is an exciting time for the business as a whole.”

Pete Newton said: “Rockliffe Hall has become one of the most talked about golf courses in the UK and I am incredibly proud to work with such a great team. I'm really looking forward to being able to take on a bigger role as we move on with our growth plans.”








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