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PGA in Scotland set for New Chapter as Macdougall Leaves

11.34am 22nd February 2013 - People

Michael MacDougall has announced he will be joining Paul Lawrie Golf at the end of March after nine years with The PGA
Michael MacDougall has announced he will be joining Paul Lawrie Golf at the end of March after nine years with The PGA

The PGA in Scotland has embarked on a search for a successor to current secretary Michael MacDougall who is leaving the organisation.

MacDougall has announced he will be joining Paul Lawrie Golf at the end of March after nine years with The PGA.

His departure creates a unique opportunity in Scottish golf with the high profile role including responsibility for the Tartan Tour and developing The PGA’s partnerships with other golfing bodies.

A key part of the position will be looking after the interests and needs of Scotland’s 650 PGA members and assistant professionals who are pivotal in growing and promoting the game through such initiatives as ClubGolf – the national programme which has introduced more than 40,000 youngsters to the game.

“Michael has been a great asset to The PGA and we wish him all the best in his new venture,” said Liam Greasley, PGA Director of Regions and Membership.

“His departure obviously creates a fantastic opportunity to lead The PGA in Scotland in what has probably never been a more exciting time for Scottish golf with the build-up to the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles gaining momentum and a packed Tartan Tour schedule already in place for 2013.

“The PGA and its members play a very important role at golfing facilities across Scotland, whether as coaches and teachers, club professionals or in more senior managerial positions and we look forward to appointing a similarly high calibre person to succeed Michael in representing them as Secretary of The PGA in Scotland.”

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