Matfen Hall brings Northumberland pro-golfer back home
Award winning Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa has tempted Northumberland golfer, Karl Hepple back to the North East.
Having spent the past 12 months working in business development across six Macdonald golf resorts in Southern Spain and Portugal, Karl has taken up the position of Assistant Golf Manager at the popular Northumberland course.
Karl, who turned professional five years ago at the age of 21, will be working alongside Golf Manager Nicola Hawes, who became the first female golf manager in the North East when she took up the post in February this year.
With almost a decade of experience and a proven record in increasing both retail and membership sales, Karl has been brought on board to play a key role in the management of Matfen Hall’s 27-hole golf course, pro shop, driving range, par three course and coffee shop as well as continuing the club’s tradition of inclusivity for its members, particularly juniors, ladies and beginners.
Karl Hepple said: “I am delighted to be appointed Assistant Golf Manager at Matfen Hall, one of best golf facilities in the North East.
“The club has huge potential to grow on it’s already strong foundation. I am looking forward to growing the golf business here.”
Before leaving the region for Spain and Portugal, Karl spent nine years playing and working at North East golf courses including stints as Golf Operations Assistant at Longhirst and Slaley and three years as Golf Operations Manager at Linden Hall.
Golf manager, Nicola Hawes added: “Karl brings with him to Matfen Hall a wealth of experience within the golfing industry and I am excited to work with him and continue to build on the structure and development of the club.”