Southwick Park Golf Club

Management Team Biographies

General Manager - Neal Grist

Neal started his career at Portsmouth Golf Centre. For the past 18 years, he held successive and increasing roles at the Meon Valley Golf Club as Club Professional, Golf Operations Manager and finally Director of Golf. 

In addition to this, Neal has worked for the PGA National Training Academy in tutoring and assessing trainee Golf Professionals.

Joining the team as General Manager of SPGC earlier this year we very much look forward to many years with Neal onboard.

Teaching Professional AAT - Miles Harding

I qualified in 1988 after being the assistant at Sene Valley and later at Rowlands Castle where I was a junior member and still regularly lose a fiver on a Friday afternoon!

The AAT is a classification from the PGA, it means I am a qualified advanced professional who has a Trainee doing their 4 year PGA Degree course.

All my family played golf. The biggest influence on my golf was my father, who has been an assistant at Sunningdale when he was younger. For the last 17 years I have lived in Horndean with my wife Sarah and 15 year old daughter Polly.

Course Manager - Jim Fancey

Having spent several years at Rowlands Castle as Deputy Head Greenkeeper Jim joined the SPGC team in 2015 as Head Greenkeeper and has since been promoted to Course Manager. Jim is supported by the dedicated Greenkeeping Team; Graham Sharpe, Beverly Blair, Jason Hodge, and Charlie Collins. 

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