Peter Thomson retires from golf course design business

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AUSSIE golfing great Peter Thomson has announced he will no longer take part in his golf design businesses based in Melbourne and London.

In a statement the five time British Open winner said he made the decision due to his age and declining health.

Thomson said that, in association with his partners, “over 51 years, we have embarked on many exciting projects in more than 30 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Asia, the Middle  East, and more recently Africa, bringing the game to regions previously without proper golf courses. This has given me much satisfaction as I reflect upon our achievements.”

This is the full statement released 15/8/16:

Peter Thomson steps down

Due to my age and declining health, and in consultation with my family and two partners, Ross and Tim, I have decided to retire completely from the golf design businesses, Thomson Perrett in Melbourne, and Thomson, Perrett and Lobb in London.

I have encouraged Ross and Tim to continue with their golf design practices for ongoing projects, as well as creating new golf courses on their own long into the future.

Henceforth, in London, Tim’s company will be LOBB+PARTNERS.

In Melbourne, our company is more complex. Ross will continue the design work, as well as his managing directorship, whilst in the process of rebranding the company. This will be completed by the end of 2016, when he will advise his new company name.

I have enjoyed a wonderful association with both Ross and Tim, as I did in the past with Michael Wolveridge. Together, over 51 years, we have embarked on many exciting projects in more than 30 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Asia, the Middle  East, and more recently Africa, bringing the game to regions previously without proper golf courses. This has given me much satisfaction as I reflect upon our achievements.

My affection for all three of my partners is ongoing.   I wish them well in the future, and I am sure our friendship will continue always.

Peter Thomson, AO, CBE.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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