The Scottish Golf Union is planning a move to new purpose-built headquarters adjacent to the recently remodelled Duke’s course overlooking St Andrews, the home of golf.
The SGU, which governs all aspects of the men’s amateur game in Scotland, is working in partnership with the Kohler Company, owners of the world-famous St Andrews Old Course Hotel and Duke’s course. It is hoped that the SGU will make the move to new 4,500 sq ft offices sometime in 2007.
The building will be owned by the Duke’s course, with the SGU occupying on a long-term lease. In the interim, the SGU will continue to operate from its existing offices in Drumoig.
SGU chief executive Hamish Grey said, “Negotiations with the Kohler Company are at an advanced stage and we have agreed in principle, although full details of the new facility are now subject to planning permission.
“As part of our ongoing programme of modernisation we are continually looking to the future and see this as a progressive move into St Andrews. The purpose-built offices based at an excellent golfing facility, will provide us with the ideal working environment from which to operate – a base that allows us to build further on the very positive state of Scottish golf.”
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