FRILFORD Heath Golf Club near Abingdon has welcomed a new clubhouse manager.

Jean-Paul Wyburn, 37, joins from the De Vere Hotel Cotswold Water Park, with 15 years of experience in the hospitality sector.

Mr Wyburn will now focus on developing hospitality at Frilford Heath.

Russell Stebbings, Frilford Heath general manager, said: "There have been some new staff members joining this year as we set out to achieve our mission.

"Jean-Paul’s appointment is another step forward in meeting our long-term ambition, which is to be recognised as a destination for good food and drink, as well as remaining one of the best golf destinations in the UK.

"As well as four golf courses, we want to offer a first-class hospitality service and a friendly atmosphere that engages our members and visitors.

"Our ambition is to make the clubhouse a leading venue for private events parties and conferencing.

"Golf will always remain our priority but the future of Frilford Heath is expanding beyond the realms of the golf course and this is a really exciting appointment for us."