OUR TEAM

Meet the gamechangers

The Orbis team has already proven that, through close collaboration with each other and the industry, we can transform fortunes and change the game.

Let us introduce ourselves...

Rob Spurrier

Rob Spurrier
CEO and Co-Founder

Working in the golf industry since leaving school, Rob has developed a unique insight and love for the game, But his motivation today is the same as it ever was – to share the joy of playing and coaching golf, and of running a successful golf business. He co-founded Orbis in 2012 on this very principle, and assembled a team of industry experts with a passion for golf, alongside a suite of market-leading solutions that focus purely on enhancing the game for everyone involved.

“I’ve worked with Major venues, local municipals and every type of golf facility in between, and they all have one thing in common: they want to improve. Whether it’s the club, the professional or customers, it’s about better careers, better business, a better game, or simply a better overall experience. Our job is to help to make that happen for them – and in doing so, to also change the industry for the better.”

Rob Warburton

Rob Warburton
Head of Product Management & Programming

With a BA (Hons) in Applied Golf Management, an Advanced PGA qualification, and 10 years’ experience running his own Golf Academy alongside Rob Darwin, Rob Warburton applies his unique expertise to designing bespoke coaching programmes as well a driving forward the GLF. Connect Software solution. His customers include multi-venue corporate partners and PGA professionals.

“I love the shared belief the team has in the remarkable power of connecting coaches with clubs. My ultimate focus is on helping PGA professionals run better businesses – which ultimately benefits them, their organisations, golfers worldwide, and the industry itself.”

Andrew Simmonds

Andrew Simmonds
Director of Coaching

Andrew’s experience spans coaching at the Darren Clarke Golf School, receiving an Advanced Certificate in Sports Coaching from Birmingham University, and taking over three UK golf academies. While running these academies, Andrew combined his experience and Orbis GLF.Connect to raise retention by over 20%, revenue by over 17%, and the number of junior golfers from 8 to over 100.

“Every time we help a coach improve his or her business and develop a golfer’s relationship with the game, I get the same personal satisfaction as when it was my own academy… but now I get that feeling with thousands of golfers and coaches from all over the world.”

Rob Darwin

Rob Darwin
Head of Support & Data Analytics

With two summer placements at Royal Birkdale during his BA (Hons) in Applied Golf Management, it’s fair to say Rob D’s career in golf has been informed by first-class services from the get-go. Rob started his own Academy at Moor Park in 2011, with Rob Warburton, and earned his Advanced PGA qualification along the way. Rob’s 15 years in the industry are the perfect grounding for his current role supporting Orbis and providing the data analysis that drives the team.

“Everyone wants to know how they can become a better coach, or run a better business; my job is to find the answers in the data, and them in a way that our partners find useful. I love searching for those precious nuggets in the data – it really is like digging for gold!”

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