Presenter Profile

Rod Park has been a PGA Professional since 1986, becoming involved in the General Management of proprietary golf clubs from 1989. Rod brings with him 23 years of General Management hands on experience, during which time he worked as a senior manager for one the world’s largest golf management company being American Golf Operations Ltd.  Clubs Rod has worked at, range from pay and play facilities to member orientated courses, hotels and leisure clubs. Some of these clubs include Cottrell Park, Orpington Golf Centre, Cottesmore Golf & Country Club, Paultons Golf Centre, Chart Hills Golf Club, The Addington Golf Club, set up of Pravets Golf Resort [Bulgaria] and Pine Ridge Golf Course.

Since 2003 Rod has provided consultancy services to the golf industry and specializes in distressed clubs. Areas of particular expertise include staff training, sales management, membership retention, implementation of policies and protocols, accountability and staff issues, and service recovery programs.

Rod has appeared on RTE TV, BBC Radio and Sky TV providing expert commentary on the golf industry.