Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has appointed Jon Dummett as Group Golf Marketing Manager to lead activity as the group continues to strengthen its golf credentials.
A PGA Golf Professional since 2003, Jon combines his passion for the game with a strong sales and marketing background spanning 16 years. He joins Macdonald Hotels from his previous position as Group Marketing Manager at Mytime Active, where he helped grow the portfolio of golf venues from two to ten in just two years. With previous experience at De Vere Hotels, Jon has also developed a good understanding of how golf fits into a hotel offering.
With seven stunning courses across the UK as well as a number of courses in the vicinity of the group’s Spanish resorts, Jon will be responsible for the development and management of the group’s golf brand. Speaking of his appointment, Jon Dummett said; “Golf is an integral part of Macdonald Hotels’ brand and I am excited to be working with a passionate team to continue to enhance its already respected reputation as a premier golf provider.”
As a long standing advocate of golf, Macdonald Hotels’ courses are regularly used for professional tournaments including the European Challenge Tour’s Scottish Hydro Challenge, the Scottish Champions of Champions and as the final qualifying venues for the Open Championship. The group also works hard to support and nurture new talent, a pledge supported by group’s golf ambassador, former Masters and Open champion Sandy Lyle MBE. This has included a partnership with Lee Westwood to provide the first ever BTEC course in the UK to be accredited by a professional sports personality, hosted at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa.
“With some truly stunning courses enjoyed by beginners and professionals alike, delivering great golf experiences is what we do,” comments Ruaridh Macdonald, Sales & Marketing Director, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts. “Jon’s appointment will further ensure that we continue to build on this success, and his approach is very much in sync with the aspirations of the group as a whole.”