Brian Rumney settling in at Ponteland

Brian Rumney has settled into his role as general manager at Ponteland Golf Club having made the switch from Eaglescliffe at the end of the 2022 season.

Having spent four years in Teesside, Brian – who joined the PGA in 1984 – moved to Ponteland following the retirement of Nigel Mills. Since then, he has hit the ground running after teaming up with long-time friends Craig Kilgour, the club’s head greenkeeper, and club professional Alan Crosby.

“While it was a difficult decision to leave Eaglescliffe, a club which I’m very fond of and had a great time managing. I think I’ve left the club in a strong position and in very good hands,” said Brian, who lives just a few minutes from Ponteland.

“It’s been a comfortable transition, helped greatly by my long-term relationships with fellow PGA pro Alan, and Craig.”

The professional course record holder at Ponteland – a nine under-par 63 to win a pro am in 1994 – Brian is looking forward to supporting the club’s development.

“As always in a new job, and a new club, there’s a lot to learn. This is a career where you’ll be at your very best on the day you retire as there’s so much to experience in every club. There is a lot Ponteland does very well and I’d like to see it continue in those areas while lending my experience to the committee and supporting their ambition to enhance revenue streams on- and off-course. At the heart of the club is the members’ experience, and I look forward to supporting the delivery and improvement of that as well.”