This month’s Meet the Team focus is on Ben Martin.
Ben joined the team at the end of last year as Golf Manager, taking over from Russell Mayne who has moved onto a position as General Manager at Saunton Golf Club in sunny North Devon. Before joining the team at the club, Ben worked as a Golf Pro for Gary Milne based here at Exeter Golf and Country Club. Ben has played golf since he was very young and has worked professionally across a number of golf clubs in the South West.
Golf Manager and PGA Professional
What do you love about your job?
Interacting with our members and visitors on a daily basis. My office is on the ground floor of Wear Park house and so I get to see many of our golf members every day. I enjoy helping them organise the golf competitions and events. The next exciting event is the Early Season Dinner and Dance to raise funds towards a new bridge on the re-developed golf course. The work that is taking place on the golf course is very exciting as I can see the potential improvements ahead for the course.
What do you love about Exeter Golf and Country Club?
Amazing facilities, good food and a very friendly atmosphere. I try to use the gym as often as I can as it’s important to keep fit in order to perform well from a golf point of view! The gym even offer personal training programmes designed with golfers in mind.
Favourite time of year at work and why?
Definitely in season (April to October) with all the events and the golf course being in pristine condition.
What do you love to do outside of work?
Playing golf (no surprise there), all sports, live music and good food.
Which part of the club do you prefer: sports / spa / food?
Have to be biased and say golf although the new menus in Wear Park Restaurant are fantastic!