Robert Clive

Robert specialises in working with golf businesses in transition.

This is usually with a new owner, a new committee or when significant change is needed within the business.

This can be both hands on and working with an existing team to deliver change and business improvement or producing a report and making recommendations for the business to carry out themselves.

Robert spends most working days at golf clubs, walking courses with greenkeepers, talking business improvement and development with owners, or operations with managers and their teams. Recently Robert has run projects for Bruntsfield Links, Feldon Valley, Gatton Manor and Antognolla Spa. He is a Director of The Point at Polzeath and a non exec at Reigate Hill.

He is a member of both Huntercombe and St Enodoc and has been since junior days.

Prior to working in golf Robert was in the diamond trade with De Beers.

He is married and lives in Oxfordshire, England.

 

Melvin Thomas

Mel has worked in most aspects of delivering financially viable and successful golf facilities and has many years’ experience in the marketing and management of golf businesses. He has also represented 360 Golf as an expert witness for county councils and worked with investors and stakeholders in identifying financial viability for new developments and existing golf businesses.

Despite this broad range of involvement in golf, Mel has notable expertise and track record with specialist Private Member Clubs, having been involved from ‘day one’ with Queenwood, having helped the Members buy Loch Lomond and in the creation of Beaverbrook, a new Members Club in Surrey.

Mel has helped run membership programs, taking a very hands on approach, which have delivered significant capital returns, ensuring financially successful projects and clubs.

Prior to co-founding 360 Golf, Mel’s background was in retail banking and owning a company that arranged commercial lending for property and leisure development.

Mel is married and lives in West Sussex, England.

 

Mike Piesse

Mike focuses on the research and analysis side of 360’s work. After completing an Industrial Economics degree at Nottingham University, Mike worked in Commodity Trading before taking some time out to travel Central & South America.

Away from work Mike plays Golf at a competitive amateur level and follows a variety of sports. Most notably his love for Richmond Tigers, an Aussie Rules Football team which provides him with much heartache.

 

Gavin Cookman (Associate)

Gavin has worked as a part the 360 team on projects including: Brocket Hall, Gatton Manor, Feldon Valley and Go Golf.

 

Sarah Duncan (Associate)

Sarah has worked as a part the 360 team on projects including: The Point at Polzeath and Anglo Indian.