Next month, Ken Mangum will be inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. It will be a fitting conclusion to an excellent career.

Mangum, the director of golf courses and grounds for the Atlanta Athletic Club, announced he’s retiring next May from the St. Johns Creek, Georgia, club. Mangum is in his 27th year at AAC. Mangum said he had been talking with his wife Pam about retiring from the club in the past year.

“After 40 years in the business, we decided that 2015 was the right time,” Mangum said. “We are truly excited about this life change and the opportunities it brings. I’m fortunate to have been able to work here over 26 years during some of the best times for the club and the golf business.  The five Major Championships, six major renovation projects, designing and building the par-3 course, planting Champion on all the greens along with Diamond and Zeon on the fairways, are just some of the highlights of my  time here. I’m thankful for the great career  I have had in the golf course management business.”