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Bedlingtonshire Golf Club has promoted Mark Sanderson and Alex Knox to the roles of club manager and course manager respectively. 

Mark, who has been part of the team at the Northumberland club for 11 years, moved into the role following spells in the office and pro shop. Meanwhile, Alex moved up to lead the greenkeeping team after 17 years with the club.

Mark said: “It’s fantastic to have been appointed club manager of Bedlingtonshire – a club that’s been a huge part of my life.

“When I started out in the pro shop as an assistant, I knew that managing golf clubs was the route I wanted to take in the game and to have the opportunity to do that here is great. We are blessed to have a really strong membership at Bedlingtonshire and it’s a pleasure to work with them.

“This year, there’s a lot to celebrate as we mark our 50th birthday. Our NE/NW PGA pro am on July 1 will be a big occasion, as will hosting the Northumberland County Championship. We have a lot of member events to make the most of the year too – it’s going to be exciting.

“We’ve got a talented and passionate team with Alex on the golf course and Martyn Jobling as our professional. We’re continuing to work on long-term plans for the club and enhancing the membership experience, and it will be great to be part of shaping and delivering those plans to make sure the next 50 years of Bedlingtonshire Golf Club are as much of a success as the first 50.”