Meet The Team

David Valentine

David joined the professional golf ranks soon after leaving School.

After serving his apprenticeship at Didsbury Golf Club David became a fully qualifying PGA Professional in 1994.

David's career path favoured the playing side of the profession and enjoyed 5 successful years doing so.

More recently David served 11 happy years as Chorlton Golf Club as club professional. During this time David was fully committed to reducing his golf clubs costs and negotiating the very best deal available.

David understands the importance of not only reducing golf clubs operating costs (particularly during the current financial climate) but also maintaining a world class service to its members!

Philip Sparks

Philip Sparks is a qualified Golf Course Architect, having previously owned his own Golf Course and Driving Range.

Philip has all the credentials needed to assist Golf Clubs via a GMG partnership.

A PGA Professional since 1974, he has also worked at several different types of clubs from Prestigious Championship Links to nine hole members clubs, Pay & Plays and Driving Ranges.

Philip says, "I wish I had joined GMG when I owned my course as it would have not only made my business more profitable it would also have saved me huge amounts of negotiating time, seeking the best deals I could get!"

Scott Partington

PGA Golf Professional since 1986, Scott has experienced private, public and championship golf clubs during his tenure as a Golf Professional.

Starting his career at Sale Golf Club then moving on to Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, he has spent the last 15 years managing both Altrincham Golf Course and William Wroe Golf Course.

From April 2003 Scott was appointed Director of Golf, responsible for the whole golf operation including the grounds maintenance of the both courses, facilitating over 80,000 rounds of golf per year and gaining qualifications and experience which has proved extremely beneficial whilst developing his brainchild of Golf Management Group.

Ian Howieson

Ian has been a PGA Member since 1977 bringing a wealth of experience to the Golf Management Group stable.

The former Head Golf Professional at the prestigious Royal Automobile Club he knows the importance of reducing operating costs while providing a first class service at every golf club.

Ian stated, "Golf Clubs are run as a business today, I liked the fact that GMG have a proven track record regards improving your bottom line irrespective of your budget spend."