Inside Obbi – The People Behind the Product – Dan

Posted on: 24 March 2023

Inside Obbi – The People Behind the Product – Dan

Welcome to our Inside Obbi blog, where we introduce you to the amazing individuals behind our organisation and product. From our dedicated leaders to the hardworking support staff, every member of our team plays an essential role in achieving our mission.

Through this blog, you’ll get to know the faces and stories of our team members, their backgrounds, their passions, and their unique contributions to Obbi. We’re excited to showcase the diverse talents and perspectives that make our team strong and our work impactful.

So, without further ado, let’s get started and meet our incredible team!

Next up we have Dan Housley, who joined shortly after Graeme Taylor in March 2023. Dan is golf mad, has experience as a Golf Club Manager and it’s no shock that his dream job would be a pro golfer!

Name and Job title

Dan Housley – Business Development Manager

Tell us a bit about your background and how you arrived at your current role

My main background is property and estate agency. I owned and managed a successful estate agency for 12 years before moving into golf club management. From the moment I spoke with Gareth the CEO of Obbi Golf that this was the company for me. It mixes two things I am passionate about: golf and business.

What is your favourite part of your job?

The chance to improve standards and create a legacy across an industry.

If you could give one piece of advice to someone who is looking to follow a similar path, what would it be?

Find something that you enjoy doing and do what it takes to get there.

Why do you think Obbi Golf is important to the golf industry and what impact would you like to make in your role?

Obbi Golf plays an important role in golf clubs as it puts an emphasis on health & safety, training and compliance. It becomes a daily task instead of something you review once a year. Having a golf specific solution would be a big advantage to every golf club, manager, director, and member of staff. Having been a general manager in a golf club, I know first-hand how difficult the role can be and the amount of work it takes to have a club running smoothly.

Rate your golf skills out of 10 and be honest!

8 – Always room for improvement. I have played golf since I was 4 years old, currently playing off +3. I have been lucky enough to play and captain the Derbyshire Men’s County golf team which has allowed me to play some of the best courses across the Midlands.

What do you like to do outside of work?

As you can see from my above answer, I enjoy my golf. When not at work or the golf course, I enjoy spending time with my family Deanna, Evie (5) and Buddy the Beagle.

How do you think people would describe you without using your name? (Think friends’ style, how they named their episodes – ‘the one who…’)

The one who is super organised, always on time but can never switch off.

If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would be your dream job?

100% my dream would to be a pro golfer.

If you would like to contact Dan to ask more about Obbi Golf catch him at [email protected] or on 07789972051

You can also fill out our contact us form here.