Robert takes on South West PGA position

PUBLISHED: 09:04 13 January 2017 | UPDATED: 09:04 13 January 2017

Rob Moss.

Rob Moss.

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Robert Moss has left Mendip Spring Golf Club to become the secretary of the PGA in England & Wales (South West).

Somerset professional golfer Robert Moss has left Mendip Spring Golf Club after almost 25 years to become the secretary of the PGA in England & Wales (South West).

He said: “It is a fresh challenge working for the PGA, managing the West Region, overseeing tournament activity and looking after sponsors and members’ needs.

“I left the club with a heavy heart as I had a fantastic time and saw a lot of changes from before the course opened. The club has taken some giant strides in the last few years and I believe it will continue to do so in the future, cementing its position as one of the best clubs, not only in the county but also the South West.”

Moss has a passion for motorbikes and skiing but it’s the roads of the South West that he will be travelling from now on. He will remain a resident of Worle and commute to the regional headquarters at Woodbury Park in East Devon.

Moss brings a lot of experience to the role. He has been a member of the Somerset County Golf Partnership committee and was also chairman of the European Disabled Golf Association Sports Committee, preparing procedural matters for golf’s bid to join the Paralympics. He has also worked as head tournament director with the European Disabled Golf Association.

The rules have also been a passion and he has been a member of the PGA rules panel for the past 15 years and also tournament director for the PGAs of Europe.

Highlights include refereeing at the 2015 USPGA Championship at Whistling Straits and he was an observer at the 2010 Ryder Cup when it went into an extra day at Celtic Manor.

Moss was born in Lancashire but not to a golfing family. His father Frank raced motorbikes, competing at the Isle of Man in the Manx Grand Prix on six occasions.

Motocross was an early passion for Moss, but he got the golfing bug collecting balls on a local municipal for extra pocket money.

“I used to see people playing and soon got bitten and began playing at a local club Shaw Hill Golf Club in Chorley,” he said. He worked for three years in the pro shop at Shaw Hill then joined Hindley Hall.

In 1992 he moved West to Mendip Spring where he took his PGA training under Nicky Lumb, the current PGA captain who was then Filton Golf Club professional, who also had a role in the birth of Mendip Spring before he developed a successful career as owner of the Bristol Golf Centre at Hambrook.

Moss will supervise the 700 PGA golf professionals in the South West counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, plus Dyfed, Glamorganshire, Powys in South Wales.

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