A new superintendent has been appointed by the Longshore Golf Club by the management firm that runs the municipal links.

Michael Golden has been named Longshore's new superintendent by ValleyCrest Golf Maintenance, according to Stuart McCarthy, the town's parks and recreation director.

Prior to joining ValleyCrest, Golden served as assistant superintendent at the Stanwich Club in Greenwich. He was also assistant superintendent at Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, N.J.; Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y., and Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, N.J.

He interned at Twin Brooks Golf Club in Hyannis, Mass., and Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, N.J.

Golden has 13 years of tournament experience, including the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, LPGA Match Play Championship and U.S. Open.

Golden received a bachelor of science degree in turf management from the State University of New York in Delhi, N.Y.

"Michael comes to us with an impressive background at top golf facilities that demand the highest quality conditions" Vince Gilmartin, ValleyCrest area director, said in a statement announcing the appointment. "We are confident Michael will continue our progression in positioning Longshore as one of the premier public golf courses in Connecticut and a facility the residents of Westport will be proud of."

"We welcome Michael to Longshore and Westport and we look forward to working with Michael and ValleyCrest to continue to improve the golfing experience at Longshore.," Charlie Haberstroh, chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission, said in the statement.