Pitts takes over at Mendip after Goymer leaves
KEVIN Pitts, pictured, this year's Gloucester and Somerset PGA captain, was appointed as the new Mendip professional this week. He previously spent more than 15 years as head professional at Woodspring.
He replaces former Gloucester and Somerset PGA champion John Goymer, 40, who resigned suddenly as club professional at The Mendip after three years. His wife Melissa, also a qualified PGA pro, has given up her post as the club's assistant secretary.
Secretary Jim Scott said: "John was finding it difficult to manage the long hours and the stress.
"The main reason is to spend more time with his young family. His decision is for personal reasons, and in no way has been caused by any undue pressure created by Mendip Golf Club."
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The Manor House Hotel and Golf Club at Castle Combe has devised a 'member for a day' scheme aimed at boosting membership.
A round of golf, the use of a buggy and lunch is offered for £35.90 and available for the rest of the year.