22-year-old Becomes Britain’s Youngest Golf Club Manager
Most graduates are struggling to find jobs in the Covid-19 pandemic, but Ben Slater hasn’t just found a job – he’s broken a record, too.
The 22-year-old has just become Britain’s youngest club manager (according to The Golf Business), claiming a coveted trainee manager position at Aberystwyth Golf Club just months after graduating from university.
Ben has a first-class degree in Sports Business Management from the University of Worcester and is set to be the club’s full-time manager/secretary before his 23rd birthday.
He said: “It seemed too good to be true and the timing was unbelievable in terms of finishing my degree, as well as the current situation we are in with Covid-19.
“I’ve been here for three weeks as the trainee manager and everyone – members, visitors, volunteers and bosses – has been so welcoming. It’s a fantastic course, being one of Golf Monthly’s top five holiday courses across the UK and Ireland, and I am very excited for the opportunity given.”
Ben, who plays off a handicap of seven, joins an elite club of golf club managers in their 20s with his appointment.
The Golf Business reported that 23-year-old Ellie Green was the UK’s youngest club manager in 2014, with another 23-year-old taking over the mantle in 2018.
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