Tony Smith takes Chairman's role at the Open
Posted on Thursday, 19th July 2012
New BIGGA chairman Tony Smith officially took the reins from outgoing Andrew Mellon on the first afternoon of the Open Championships.
Andrew Mellon, who is departing to become general manager of Hydroturf in Qatar, handed the badge to current vice-chairman Tony Smith, of Teeside Golf club.
Tony thanked the now ex-chairman for his terrific efforts during his tenure, adding: “I hope to keep the flag flying for the Association.”
Andrew said: “The members are the strength of the Association. The work you do can’t be underestimated – without you there wouldn’t be any golf courses.
“We’ve got a fantastic, diverse and passionate team and wish you all the best for the future.”