The first thing you notice about the Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club is the ever-efficient, ever-helpful and ever-smiling staff. Anywhere you go, you’ll find a friendly face willing to assist you with all that you need.
The team at the Hertfordshire comprises of our highly-experienced General Manager, dedicated and hard-working green keeper and our highly-trained staff of office managers, administrative employees, housekeepers, golf trainers, chefs, facilities managers and facilities staff.
Many of our employees have been with us for many years, and know the mansion and the golf course like the back of their hand.
Whether you need information about the estate’s most romantic spots or tips about tackling the course’s stickiest holes, you can rest assured that our team will be armed with the most helpful and engaging titbits of information.
What's your secret talent no one knows about?
I’ve been playing golf since I was about 12 years old, I was junior county captain for Hertfordshire at 15 and then went on to be the Scratch Captain for the ladies team at Letchworth Golf Club. My handicap is currently 5 and everyone seems surprised when I tell them that I like to hit a little white ball around a field sometimes, even though I work here!
Do you have any other hobbies?
I love to cook different types of food and bake cakes. They usually turn out nicely (even if Jack did beat me in the staff bake off!!) I’m very creative so I enjoy making things. Table centrepieces seems to be the new thing I make now I work on events at the Club.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I love trashy TV, I just can’t help but watch! I don’t like to admit which show is my favourite, but I’m sure I’ve seen them all..
What thing or person has influenced you the most?
My Dad is my biggest influence. He works extremely hard 6 days a week and I have definitely inherited his work ethic. I think you get out of life what you put in and he certainly feels the same. On the 7th day, he is playing golf, which sounds good to me!
Where's your favourite place in the world?
It has to be the little island of Malta. My Grandad is Maltese and he and my Nan retired out there about 10 years ago. My family and I visit twice a year and we always have the most amazing time. It is definitely my happy place.
How long have you been in this industry?
I studied Sports Management at University and worked with the Ladies European Tour and the BB&O Golf Partnership alongside my studies. I then went to work in the offices at a large supermarket chain for a year or so, which certainly wasn’t for me! I was dying to get back into the golf and leisure world, which is when I started working at The Hertfordshire around 3.5 years ago. There are a lot of good things happening here and I’m looking forward to seeing the results of everyone’s hard work.
Hands down, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This book takes you on a journey when introducing Hogwarts and the magical world of witches and wizards to the reader and I will happily admit that I've wanted to be a witch ever since! Even at the age of 23, I continue to watch the films in awe, they are my comfort zone - I even have the Deathly Hallows tattoo on the back of my arm!
Tough question but has to be Back and Biceps. Being a dancer, my upper body has always been my least strongest body part and strength has always been in my legs, yet in the past year I have seen a significant improvement in my upper body pull workout that I feel strong and empowered during and after the exercises.
Chicken stuffed with boursin cheese wrapped in bacon, steamed broccoli and new potatoes, drizzled in a boursin and white wine sauce. Beautiful dish, don't knock it until you've tried it!
Favourite type of holiday?
Sunny, hot, swimming pool and great company. Growing up this is all I have experienced, however I am venturing to Iceland in April and dream of exploring New York and LA. Very excited to try something new!
How many years of experience do you have in the fitness industry?
For the past two years I have worked at an Anytime Fitness, started off as a Membership Advisor and then was promoted to Club Manager 3 months in. I soon qualified as a Level 2 Gym Instructor and began instructing classes such as Tone & Tighten, LBT, HIIT and Body Blast which I absoutely loved. In my new postion as Assistant Fitness Manager, I am now completing my Level 3 Personal Training course as my next step persuing into the Fitness Industry.