I began playing golf around the age of 4 with my family and ever since then I have developed a real passion for the game.
I began playing at regional level with Renfrewshire County and then progressed up to national level where I represented Scotland at various levels. I spent 2 years on a golf scholarship in the U.S. which then kick started my decision to turn Professional in 1997.
Professional Career: I played and won three times during a 2 year period on the PGA EuroPro Tour and then progressed to the European Challenge Tour where I played a full schedule around Europe & Asia - leading to the final Qualifying School at San Roque - I unfortunately missed out on my Tour Card by 2 shots after the 6 rounds. I am still committed very much to my own game and will continue to play on the PGA Tartan Tour within the Scottish Region.
I began golf coaching back in 2010 and have built up a solid database of clients who I have worked with on a regular basis since then. I am very passionate about golf and enjoy teaching players of all abilities - these vary from the absolute beginner right through to Scottish Internationalist Amateurs, County Players and Professionals! I also work with Scottish Golf as one of their Academy Coaches and work with players in my remit – I coach a broad spectrum of players from Under 16s, Under 18s Internationalist to full Mens Internationalists. Alongside this, I am the Under 18s and Under 14s Development Coach for RGU partnering my fellow Professional, Mark Loftus.
I have been The Head Professional at Eastwood Golf club since 1st March 2015, and I thoroughly enjoy all parts of my job. The members here are great and I enjoy working with them and helping them on all aspects of golf. I also enjoy playing one that I'm very excited about. I'm going to enjoy meeting the members and getting to know everyone – not to mention welcoming visitors and perhaps new members too! So, if you're passing by The Pro Shop, the door is always open and you are all very welcome!