David Scott, who has established an outstanding nationwide reputation as both player and administrator, has been appointed Course Manager at The Duke’s attached to the Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa.
He takes over from Andy Campbell who has been appointed as Director of Golf at the Lough Erne Golf Resort in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
As a player David Scott, represented Great Britain and Ireland in the 1990 PGA Cup Match against the American club professionals at Kiawah Island in South Carolina and was previously runner-up to Brian Barnes in the British Club Professional Championship. He also served as captain of the Scottish PGA and is currently vice chairman of the Scottish Region.
He played a major part as a member of the management team in the establishment of the renowned Kingsbarns Golf Links, widely acclaimed as one of Scotland’s finest courses and much in demand by golf pilgrims from all over the world.
David served as director of golf at Kingsbarns until his present appointment and explains his guiding philosophy thus, “In any challenge I undertake, I am determined to give it my all and succeed.”
He served initially as assistant professional at Blairgowrie in Perthshire, acknowledged as one of Britain’s most challenging inland courses, then took over five years later as head professional at the 4-star Letham Grange Resort in Abroath.
It was a rewarding partnership and during his nine year tenure, a growing public awareness of the resort led to an increase in corporate golf activity with much business from the oil market of Aberdeen.
David subsequently took on a new challenge as head professional at Balbirnie Park on the outskirts of Glenrothes, looking after the golfing needs of 950 members and during his time here attended Glenrothes College and qualified in business studies.
During a distinguished career he has been awarded Advanced Fellow membership of the PGA and has been invited to apply for Master Professional status in 2008.To complete his comprehensive range of golf abilities David has also passed the Royal and Ancient School for Referees examination.
He sees an efficient and helpful front-of-house staff as vital to the success of a golf resort and says, “Getting staff engaged in their jobs to look after customers is high on my list of priorities. Much of my attention has been on delivering a quality experience for golfers, through hard work and enthusiasm, to make each day a memorable one for all who visit.”
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