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PGA National Russia announce Director of Golf
April 7, 2011

Braemar Golf is pleased to announce the appointment of David Hartshorne as Director of Golf for Golf Club Zavidovo, PGA National Russia. David will be Braemar Golf's on the ground representative who will oversee Braemar Golf's pre opening services which include the grow-in of the golf course, the recruitment of the management and operating team, pre opening marketing services, procurement of all of the operating equipment and establishing all of the operating systems and procedures. PGA National Russia is scheduled to open in mid 2012.

David, who is originally from New Zealand, has had a long and distinguished career in the golf industry, commencing as a tour player in the 1980's. David's career has seen him heavily involved with the New Zealand PGA, held numerous Director of Golf positions in New Zealand and more recently he has been General Director of Cua Lo Golf Resort in Vietnam.

Michael Braidwood, Operations Director of Braemar Golf said "we are delighted to have someone of David's experience on board. The PGA National Russia project is an extremely prestigious development and one that we are confident will be the leading golf facility in Russia. David's background will help us with many of the initiatives we need to activate in order to make this a reality"

Commenting on his appointment David said "being involved with a worldwide internationally acclaimed company like Braemar Golf and Golf Club Zavidovo PGA National Russia is certainly an honour. This prestigious project and the professionalism of the people involved are going to make this development the "golf experience of a life time". I am extremely excited about the project and looking forward to living in Russia."

Golf Club Zavidovo, PGA National Russia President, Alexander Yarunin said "we welcome David to Russia and are impressed with the quality of appointments Braemar Golf has made. We have a strong vision for the development of the game of golf here in Russia and David will be at the forefront of these activities as well as helping ensure PGA National Russia is a successful part of the Zavidovo project"

The golf course at Golf Club Zavidovo, PGA National Russia is due to open in the summer of 2012. The club recently announced a 5 years sponsorship deal with leading Russian professional golfer Maria Verchenova to be the "face" of the club and to assist in the development and promotion of the game in Russia.

Foot notes -

Golf Club ZAVIDOVO, PGA National Russia is the centre piece of a 1,300 ha master-planned community in Tver Region of Russia, on the shores of the Ivankovskoye reservoir adjoining the Volga River, 90 km away from Moscow. It is set to become one of the landmarks of Russian urban development, a modern place for a work, living, and leisure. The golf course has been designed by European Golf Design. The club will fully open in the Summer of 2012.

Braemar Golf is an international golf services company head quartered at the home of golf in St Andrews, Scotland. They construct, support and manage high quality golf developments in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

For more information contact -

Michael Braidwood

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