Government confirm Port Royal Golf Club appointments
Steven Lambert Jr has been appointed head golf professional at Port Royal, a position that has been vacant for many years, while Jayson Jackson is the head course superintendent.
The key senior appointments were confirmed by the Bermuda Government Consolidated Board of Trustees with immediate effect. They form part of the Trustees management reorganisation initiative that followed an extensive evaluation.
Kim Swan, chairman of the Board of Trustees, stated: “We [Trustees] are very excited to share the appointment of these two young Bermudian men who are passionate about their trade and love the game of golf.
“These two posts comprise a significant part of our restructured management team ‒ a work in progress ‒ where both post holders will work as team leaders of their respective departments and report directly to the Trustees.
“We, the Trustees, look forward with great optimism affording both gentlemen the opportunity to focus their attention to plying their trade as a Golf Professional and Golf Course Superintendent at one of the best public golf courses in the world that plays host to the PGA Tour.“
Lambert is a graduate of The Professional Golfers Career College with an associates degree in golf management, who has previously served as assistant manager at Port Royal Golf Course. He has been acting manager at the club for 15 months and has overseen two PGA Tour Bermuda Championships in that capacity, prior to the restructuring.
As golf professional, Lambert will be responsible for all golf related operations, including the pro shop, driving range and all golf outside services such as rangers, starters, bag storage and teaching.
As head golf course superintendent, Jackson assumes the role of superintendent for Bermuda Government golf courses and will oversee 27 holes at both Port Royal and Ocean View golf courses.
Jackson recently served as consultant superintendent for Port Royal during the PGA Tour Bermuda Championship where his efforts were highly praised by PGA Tour officials.
Jackson holds an associates degree in turf management from the University of Guelph and has served as assistant golf course superintendent at some outstanding facilities such as Card Sound in Florida, the famous (Royal) Hong Kong Golf Club, Port Royal Golf Club and Mid Ocean Club.