Douglas Golf Club is delighted to announce that one of our own course staff, Alex Newenham, has been selected as one of only seven green keepers from all over Europe, as part of the John Deere TPC Sawgrass Volunteer Programme. Held at the legendary TPC Sawgrass course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, in March, THE PLAYERS Championship is unofficially considered as the men’s fifth major championship and regularly features more of the world’s top players than any other venue throughout the year. Quite apart from the tournament itself, this represents an incredible opportunity for Alex to network, learn and gain a huge amount of invaluable experience, in a once-in-a-lifetime setting.


As the only representative from Ireland, Douglas Golf Club recognises that this is a very proud occasion for Alex and his family and we wish him every success.


The successful BIGGA and GCSAI members selected to join the volunteer team at the tournament, which takes place from March 14 to 17, are:


  • ·         GCSAI - Alex Newenham, Douglas Golf Club, Ireland.
  • ·         BIGGA Scottish Region - Darren Skinner, Castle Stuart Golf Links
  • ·         Northern Region - Jon Gamble, Welshpool Golf Club
  • ·         Central England Region - Matthew Shaul, Cleethorpes Golf Club
  • ·         South West and South Wales Region - Mark Simmons, Kingsdown Golf Club
  • ·         South East Region - Andy Copeland, Chesfield Downs Golf and Country Club
  • ·         International - Niels Sorensen, Randers Golf Klub, Denmark