Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society in Scotland has appointed former GB&I Walker Cup player David Patrick as its new PGA professional.
The Edinburgh-based club – the fourth oldest in the world – has also confirmed Shaun McAllister will step into a new role as PGA Teaching Professional after five years at Bruntsfield.
Patrick, 45, (pictured above left) has been a golf coach since 2008, initially at Elie and latterly based at Kingsfield Golf Centre in Edinburgh.
Bruntsfield Links Captain David Lawson said: “These are significant and exciting appointments for the Society, aimed at providing members with the very highest standard of PGA Professional service and support, whilst enhancing the Society’s reputation more broadly. David and Shaun are committed to these objectives and look forward to supporting all our members in the months and years ahead. The new Society set-up ensures that they have time and scope to develop coaching opportunities for our members.”
Patrick is an award-winning PGA Professional and UKCC Level 3 Golf Coach. Following a successful amateur playing career highlighted by a 1999 Walker Cup win – and representing Scotland for over 10 years – he joined the professional ranks in 2001, winning on the Challenge Tour in 2005. He has coached the Scottish Golf Girls and was Women’s National Coach from 2014-20, delivering a high-performance programme that has seen a marked improvement in results.
McAllister, 32, (pictured above right) is a former EuroPro Tour competitor who has been with the Society since 2016, is a highly regarded coach in his own right and will work in tandem with Patrick to develop the coaching programme at Bruntsfield.