Alistair Booth has been appointed as the new independent Chairman of the Greenkeepers Training Committee. He fills the role vacated by Donald Steel last month.
Alistair is Chairman of Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire and the President-elect of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon (BB&O) Golf Union.
He said: “I am both delighted and honoured to be appointed Chairman of GTC. The committee plays an important role as an independent organisation representing UK golf club employers and greenkeepers.
“Its purpose is to support all golf facilities in England, Scotland and Wales in making the most of their golf courses by ensuring their greenkeeping teams have access to the best possible training.”
Fiona Lyttle, GTC Manager said: “We are delighted Alistair has accepted the role and we look forward to working with him as the GTC continues to develop.”
Having been in consumer and business electronics for a large part of his working life, Alistair sold his business in 2008 and became heavily involved in the golf industry.
He became a shareholder of Frilford Heath Golf Club in 2009 before being appointed executive director in 2010 and company Chairman in March 2016.
Alistair was elected on to the BB&O executive in 2013 and is due to become President in March 2017. He is currently working on the incorporation of the BB&O Golf Union. He became chair of the BB&O Golf Partnership steering committee in 2014.
Alistair is also a board member of the United Kingdom Golf Course Owners Association and an associate member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Golf.