Debbie Pern does Deeside proud with award

DEESIDE Golf Club manager Debbie Pern has been named the Golf Club Managers’ Association’s Manager of the Year 2012-13.

Pern is only the second woman to have won the competition and was presented with her award at a ceremony held in Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey.

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Arguably Pern’s greatest achievement was being heavily involved in the £1.8 million building of a new clubhouse, immediately after being appointed manager.

Furthermore, she led the conversion of an unused flat in the clubhouse into a thriving 30-seat conference centre that attracts several external functions per month, and has expanded the club’s catering operation around during her tenure.

Pern said: “I’m delighted to have won, but the achievements recognised were not done on my own. There’s a team at Deeside and they’ve all played their part.”