Meet the manager: ‘We don’t have the Open, but we’re a great course’

North Foreland has traditionally lived in the shadows of illustrious neighbours. But, as general manager Chris Dowrick explains, that’s all changing

They don’t have the Open or the exclusivity of Royal St George’s. They don’t have the history of Royal Cinque Ports or Prince’s. “No one drives past our doorstep,” Chris Dowrick remembers he told the interview panel at North Foreland. Pointing out that problem might have been a risky strategy for a man looking to get the general manager’s job. But the honesty clearly struck a chord with the club found on the eastern tip of Kent. Since Dowrick arrived last July, the battle has been joined to transform the image of a course that has lived in the shadows of giants....
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