Ray Cook has been promoted to general manager of Vardon Golf Club. Cook joined Vardon in the spring of 2020 as Bar & Grille manager and has made a significant impact from day one, according to information provided by the golf club. Prior to joining Vardon, Cook spent ten years as Managing Director at Paradiso and brings over thirty years of food/beverage and management experience to Vardon.
Cook’s new role will further coordinate the member/player/guest experience on and off the course. As Vardon continues to evolve and grow, Ray will provide new continuity in the ongoing efforts to improve the overall Vardon experience each season. In line with the continuity, Todd Lee remains the Club Pro and Pro Shop Manager while Bruce Ruppert will continue to lead the groundskeeping team. The Club awaits the return of the vast majority of its staff for 2022, who will work closely with Cook, Lee and Ruppert on the continuous improvement of the course, equipment, facilities and overall member and guest experience. .