It is not surprising that Russ won UK Golf Club Steward of the Year when you realise the experience he brought to Eaton Golf Club. His personality, sense of humour and professionalism endears him to members, staff and visitors.
Joining the royal Navy in 1983 and being trained in all aspects of the hospitality trade enabled him to take professional exams to become a Leading Steward. This took him in 1984/85 on an Exocet Leander Class Frigate to the Falklands and the Gulf. In ’87 he was back in the Falklands followed by a 10 month world trip. In 1992 he joined HMS Ark Royal on various tasks including peace keeping missions to Bosnia.
On land Russ spent 2 years as House Manager to Surgeon Rear Admiral at Gosport. Russ also worked with The Naval Secretary, Vice Admiral Malbon, and at the Old Naval Academy (a high ranking naval officers club) before being promoted to Chief Petty Officer.
In 2000 he was then selected to work for Lord West as House Manager and over the next 6 years was responsible for all functions both in residence and Admiralty Arches in Trafalgar Square which hosted Heads of State, Foreign Ambassadors and members of the Royal Family.
April To October
November To March
Bar Open from 11.00am to 6.00pm If there is no requirement for the bar to be open it will close at 5.00pm