Martin Wild’s appointment to the role of BGIA Chair has been greeted with overwhelming approval within the UK golfing community. A warmth of welcome based on his lifelong involvement in golf, passion for the game, and vision for the future.

He fell in love with the sport in 1969 at the age of twelve, watching Tony Jacklin lift the first of his two major championships. In one of those wonderful twists of fate, the two men are now close friends. The junior caddy became a gifted player which in turn led to working within the industry.

Over the years Martin has held a variety of important positions in several major companies. He’s seen the ups and downs in British golf, been instrumental in plenty of success stories and also witnessed some of the failures. An honest and uncompromising attitude has been his hallmark throughout. Everyone who meets Martin will tell you that he’s the genuine article. A gentleman, great company, and someone who cares deeply about the industry. The right man at the right time for the BGIA.

He brings an energy, enthusiasm and depth of knowledge that will revitalise the association. Plans for the future, new initiatives that will drive British golf forward, are already in the pipeline.