The prestigious Centurion Club, located near St Albans, Hertfordshire, has announced that the former chief executive of the European Tour, George O’Grady, is to become the club’s first president.
O’Grady, pictured right, has spent over 40 successful years with the European Tour, during which he revolutionised the way the tour was globally operated. As well as being the driving force behind implementing the Race to Dubai and Final Series initiatives, O’Grady also has oversaw the significant growth of the Ryder Cup and instigated strong relationships with golfing bodies and fellow tours across the globe.
“It’s an honour and pleasure to have George as our first ever club President,” commented Scott Evans, the managing director of Centurion Club.
“He comes to us with a wealth of invaluable expertise concerning elite golfing on a global level, and all of us here at Centurion are looking forward to welcoming him to the club in the very near future.”
Situated to the west of the historic market town of St. Albans, Centurion offers golfers the chance to explore the clubs carefully yet dramatically designed course.
O’Grady said he was delighted to take on the role: “Centurion Club is a beautiful golfing venue that is at the forefront of merging golf with modern life.”