Jeremy Tomlinson has replaced Nick Pink as the new man in the hot seat at Woodhall Spa

Jeremy Tomlinson will join England Golf as its new chief executive officer next month.

The former vice president and managing director of Acushnet Europe – where he led the marketing of FootJoy and Titleist – Tomlinson replaces Nick Pink, who left the organisation in October.

A heavyweight in the golf industry, Tomlinson was a founding director of online golf retailer jamgolf.com and was also Callaway Golf Europe’s brand and sales manager for eight years.

He said: “I am honoured and excited to become the new chief executive officer of England Golf.

“To be joining a talented team with so many opportunities to positively affect the health of our great game is hugely energising.”

Alongside his previous roles, Tomlinson has been heavily involved in the sport’s development in schools and in the community as a Golf Foundation trustee.

A Wiltshire county player, he is also a volunteer at his home club of Marlborough.

He will now lead one of the country’s largest sports governing bodies and represent the interests of some 1,900 golf clubs and 630,000 members.

Nic Coward, England Golf chairman, added: “We are delighted to welcome Jeremy as our new chief executive.

“His considerable business experience and his deep knowledge of golf at all levels will be a huge asset to England Golf and all the organisations involved in developing, promoting and running the sport across the country.”