[USPRwire, Fri Jan 06 2012] Ian Redford, ex Glasgow Rangers, Dundee, Dundee United and Scotland footballer has become a Professional golfer aged 50. Redford has also signed up with Spanish based Property and Golf Company Hacienda Golf Properties SL, based at Hacienda Del Alamo Resort in Murcia South East Spain. His new role as UK marketing director will be to help develop the Scottish golf travel market for Hacienda Golf Properties. This he will combine with the challenge of recently “turning pro”. Ian will remain based at St Andrews in Scotland.
Redford’s football CV includes:
International honours at U18, U21 and full level
First Division Champions Dundee FC 1978.
U-18 & U-21 International honours whilst playing with Dundee FC.
Youngest player in Scotland to score four goals in premier league match v St Mirren in 1979
Transferred to Glasgow Rangers for a then Scottish record fee in 1980 (£210,000)
U-21 International honours whilst playing with Dundee &Rangers
One Scottish Cup winners and three runners up medals with Rangers
Two league Cup winners and one runners up medals with Rangers
UEFA Cup runners up medal with Dundee United
Scottish Cup runners up medal with Dundee United
Selected for Full Scottish International squad for rous cup v Brazil and England and was substitute v Belgium in European Championship qualifier in 1988.
Gained advanced FA coaching license at Lillieshall England in 1992.
Youngest player manager in Scotland with Brechin City in 1993.
League and League Cup winners medal for Raith Rovers in 1995.
Gained FIFA Players Agents License in 1996
Hacienda Golf Properties is a Spanish based Golf and Property company specialising in Golf Breaks, Property sales, rentals and Management. Managing Director John Green also a Pro golfer said ‘ this is a major coup for a developing company like ours, to get Ian on board will help us to develop in to markets that previously we would only target via online marketing. Having Ian on the ground in Scotland will be a great asset to our company and will further enhance the service we give to our clients’.
Green went on to say, Ian and I have played golf both socially and competitively since he turned pro last month and his impressive golf skills combined with a very well developed business sense, the obvious benefits of playing football at the highest level plus his coaching and managerial experience mean that he needs no help from us to get up and running and will I am sure be a great benefit to our company.
Redford who is also an experienced currency and commodities trader said ‘I spent a month at Hacienda Del Alamo with John in 2010 and another month in 2011. It became very clear to me that Hacienda Del Alamo is a very special place and stands out amongst the many golf resorts that have developed in the Murcia region in the last 10 years or so, the decision therefore to be involved with both Hacienda Golf Properties and Hacienda Del Alamo resort was a simple one, there is no easier sale made than when you have the highest quality product at a great price”.
For more information:
Hacienda Golf Properties– John Green
Fuente Alamo, Murcia 30320 Spain
UK Mobile +44 7836 385310
Spain Mobile + 34 618 086 285
Hacienda Golf Properties
Spanish Golf breaks
Spanish Property Rentals
Spanish Property Sales
Mobile 07776 257751
Telephone 01382 541250
Hacienda Del Alamo Golf Resort, built in 1999, has been described as one of the finest new resorts in Spain. The golf course, designed by renowned architect Dave Thomas, (The Belfry, San Roque, La Manga West to name but a few) is a graphic illustration of the painstaking attention to detail that has gone into the planning and construction of this magnificent resort. The clubhouse was opened in November 2007 and has an A La Carte restaurant plus a cafe bar/restaurant. The Hotel is now finished and should be opened in 2012. The golf course hosts the PGA European Tour stage 2 qualifying school and is the subject of consistent praise for both design and quality. The Golf academy is one of Europe’s finest, 36 bay driving range, chipping and putting greens, 6 hole academy course.