Martyn Stubbings has joined Seaton Carew Golf Club as head professional, teaming up with fellow pro James Maw at the Teesside links.
Martyn – who joins Seaton from Barnard Castle following roles at Dinsdale Spa and Rockliffe Hall, succeeds Clifford Jackson – and has hit the ground running.
“It’s been an exciting start,” said Martyn, who has overseen a full refit of the club shop since his arrival. “Being offered the position at Seaton Carew was a great honour, particularly for a Teesside lad. The work that’s going on under Tom Coulson on the golf course is very exciting and we have a lot to look forward to ahead of hosting the English Amateur Championships in 2024 as part of the club’s 150th anniversary.
“It was never my intention to leave Barnard Castle after less than two years, but this was simply too good an opportunity to turn down. Cliffy leaves Seaton in a great place and I’m looking forward to building on what he’s created.
“James and I have some exciting plans with the new shop and the excellent studio setup. Golf continues to evolve and the experience golfers are looking for will continue to change, so we need to keep learning and adapting. We’re building a talented and passionate team, and looking forward to delivering a modern professional service which fits the needs of the club and its members.”
Martyn will be joined at Seaton by PGA professional James Maw. James moves from Rockliffe Hall and will combine his work at the club with teaching and playing the NE/NW PGA circuit – on which he won the PGA Championship last season.