Lobb said: “Peter has had a wonderful career both on and off the golf course. His retirement was a planned event, so we have been working on this transition for a while. I had a great twelve years working in partnership with Peter and Ross Perrett, and they will remain two of my closest friends. With Peter’s encouragement I am happy to go in a new direction and LOBB + PARTNERS will be that vehicle moving forward. ”
Though Lobb will be the only golf architect on staff with the new firm, he said the name was chosen very deliberately. “I believe the golf design and development world is changing, with clients looking for help putting together a total team to help them with their projects,” he explained. “My partners are everyone I have met and worked with in the industry over the past twenty years, from masterplanners to agronomists to project managers to marketeers, and that means I can bring an experienced team of people with a complete range of skills to any project. My company name was inspired by Sir Norman Foster’s acclaimed London architectural firm FOSTER + PARTNERS, as they have a wonderful team approach to designing the most iconic buildings in the world. ”
Lobb said he would continue to support TPL clients, in countries such as Egypt, Nigeria, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the UK, while pursuing new projects.
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