Ian McDowell
General Manager
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Ian McDowell
General Manager

Ian has worked in the golf industry for over 17 years since his graduation from university with a degree in Sports Psychology. Prior to joining BGL, he worked in Golf Operations roles at several venues around the country including Hampton Court Palace Golf Club and also spent 5 years as Sales and Marketing Manager at The Wisley, Surrey, one of Europe’s most revered private members clubs.

In 2011 Ian joined BGL as their first Manager in Training, quickly progressing on to his first General Manager position at Redbourn Golf Club by the end of that year. Following a busy and enjoyable 6 years at Redbourn, Ian jumped at the chance of a new challenge and joined the team at Aldwickbury in March 2018.

Ian is passionate about delivering great service, impeccable standards – both on and off the course while also creating an atmosphere that can be enjoyed by members and staff alike.

Outside of work Ian is a keen snowboarder and also enjoys mountain biking and hitting the cinema with his partner Loba.

Craig Betts
Course Manager
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Craig Betts
Course Manager

Craig has been with Aldwickbury Park since 2015 and was promoted to Course Manager in 2017.

He has been a greenkeeper for over 15 years during which time he has worked at a number of courses in the local area and also spent 3 years at Sunningdale. In addition to this, he has also provided tournament support for a number of professional events including the 2014 PGA Championships at Wentworth, the 2016 British Masters at Woburn and the 2017 British Ladies Open at Woburn.

Outside of work Craig has two kids with his partner Emma, both of whom keep him very occupied, but when he does get time to himself, he enjoys a round of golf and plays off 10.

Alex Doran
Food and Beverage Manager
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Alex Doran
Food and Beverage Manager

Alex’s association with Aldwickbury Park Golf Club goes all the way back to 2006 when he was a junior member at the club from the age of 12. He began working at the club from 2010, fitting shifts around his A Level studies and later his degree in Sports Business.

Following his graduation, Alex began working at the club full time and was promoted to Assistant F&B Manager in 2016 and later to F&B Manager in 2017. Alex’s primary focus is the continual development of a capable team able to deliver consistently high levels of service, quality and variety to our members.

Outside of work Alex enjoys playing golf (8 handicapper), nights out in London and makes the occasional appearance for Harpenden Rugby Club.

Keith Hard
Senior Head Chef
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Keith Hard
Senior Head Chef

Keith returned to Aldwickbury Park as Senior Head Chef in 2018 and is experienced in every aspect of the catering industry including over 30 years as a chef.

During his career, Keith has worked at a number of high-profile establishments and has cooked for a variety of famous people and royalty while he was a Senior Sous Chef at The Reform Club and Head Chef at The Royal College of Surgeons.

Keith enjoys sourcing local fresh and seasonal produce for use in our extensive menu and always looks to provide members with a varied range of specials on a weekly basis to cater for a wide range of appetites and budgets!

When not in the kitchen Keith likes to run to keep fit and has raised money for many local and national charities. Next year Keith is planning to run his first Ultra Marathon.

Robin Turley
Head Pro
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Robin Turley
Head Pro

Robin has been at Aldwickbury Park since 2005. He turned Professional in 2003 and received the Titleist Scholarship for outstanding success in the PGA Assistants’ Examinations. Robin is a very patient coach and has taken many beginners on a journey to full club membership and junior golfers on to a career in Professional Golf. As well as playing golf competitively Robin also enjoys many sports and keeping active. He has completed numerous half-marathons and the London, New York and Paris Marathons.