American Golf has overhauled its management team as trading director Trudy Hills and head of merchandising Mark Schofield leave the retailer.

Hills and Schofield have left the business for roles elsewhere and their responsibilities will be taken on by staff who have been promoted internally.

American Golf has promoted Andy Ward to head up clubs and equipment, Caroline Houghton will take on responsibility for clothing and footwear, while John Cheesbrough will oversee ecommerce sourcing.

Senior changes at the top also include the departure of head of finance Brian Fisher, and it is also understood Paul Greenhalgh has left the finance department.

Management changes come as the Sun European-owned retailer attempts to improve its working capital.

It is understood that over the past six months ranging has been reduced by around a third as it sought to rationalise its product offering.

American Golf is being run by Alan Fort, who has gained a reputation for being parachuted into troubled companies, and was brought on board on an interim basis following the departure of former boss Kevin Styles, who left to head Vue Cinemas in the UK and Ireland.

American Golf chief financial officer Stuart Owens also exited the retailer at the end of July in order to “pursue other opportunities”.

Taylor Boyd took on Owen’s finance role on an interim basis. He has previously held interim posts at Matalan, Fenn Wright Manson and TJ Hughes.