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Scottish Golf and Club Managers Association

Board of Directors


CHAIRMAN COMPANY SECRETARY FINANCE CONVENOR
KEITH NICHOLSON CRAIG BELL STEPHEN ANTHONY

Keith has worked in the golf industry for 10 years, firstly with Ben Sayers and ProQuip then moved in club management at Haddington Golf Club. Keith is currently the Club Manager of Baberton Golf Club and has undertaken the CMAE’s Club Management Diploma and is a past captain of the Scottish Region of GCMA.


Craig is a chartered accountant and worked in various senior financial management positions in local government and the NHS. He took early retirement in 2011 from his position as Head of Finance for the East Renfrewshire Community Health Care Partnership. Having served on the committees at both Whitecraigs and Western Gailes Golf Clubs, he subsequently took up the position of General M anager at Hilton Park Golf Club in 2013 and served there until April 2019. He successfully completed his CMDIP in 2017. He started as the Company Secretary in 2019.


Stephen has 19 years’ experience as a Secretary/Manager of a private members golf club. Starting out at Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club back in 1998, before moving to John O’Gaunt Golf Club in 2002 and then to Gullane Golf Club in 2008. Stephen is now Secretary of Royal Troon Golf Club. Before moving into golf club administration Stephen worked in accountancy and business.


SPONSORSHIP CONVENOR SOCIAL & GOLF CONVENOR COMMITTEE MEMBER
DAVID GEMMELL CCM Chris Spencer MARY LOU WATKINS
David has over 20 years experience in the golf industry, qualifying as a PGA Professional in 1998. He started his career at Turnhouse Golf Club as an Assistant Professional then took up his first Head Professional’s Role at Canmore Golf Club in 2001 before moving to his current club, Aberdour Golf Club in 2002. David has a passion for education and has completed all five of the MDP courses and recently achieved Certified Club Manager (CCM) status. The education pathway has led to David working as a Consultant Business Relationship Officer for the PGA and serving on the PGA Scottish Region Board and the CMAE Scotland Region Board before joining the SGCMA board. Chris has 18 years experience of golf management within both proprietary and private members clubs. He began his golf career at Strathmore Golf Centre near Alyth in 2002 as General Manager before moving to Clitheroe Golf Club in early 2005 to become their General Manager/ Secretary. He then moved to The North Berwick Golf Club in early 2007 to become their Managing Secretary. Whilst there he became involved with the GCMA Scottish Region as a Committee member and later Regional Captain in 2011. He moved to Glasgow Golf Club as General Manager in late 2018 and is currently Club Manager at Dunblane New Golf Club. Mary Lou has played golf since the age of 5, and over the years has been Ladies Secretary of Gifford Golf Club, East Lothian Ladies County Captain, and a Board Member of the Scottish Ladies Golf Association.  Mary Lou is now the Assistant Secretary at Luffness New Golf Club, having previously held the positions of Assistant Secretary, and Membership & Golf Operations Manager at North Berwick Golf Club.   Education has always been an essential part in Mary Lou’s employment and she has now completed five out of the six MDP courses and holds a diploma in Club Management.  Mary Lou also sits on the Board of the CMAE.


EDUCATION CONVENOR COMMUNICATIONS CONVENOR COMMITTEE MEMBER
KENNY MORRISON
LES DURNO

Kenny has 15 years experience of golf management in private members clubs, prior to that he worked with Bank of Scotland where he was a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

Kenny is currently the Managing Secretary at Paisley Golf, after previously working at Caldwell Golf Club and Renfrew Golf Club and holds the Diploma in Club Management from the CMAE. He previously sat on the Education Committee prior to taking up the role of Convenor.



  




Les b ecame General Manager at Cruden Bay Golf Club in July 2012 after 30 years working in various industries as a Management Accountant. He has been a member of Cruden Bay Golf Club since 1970 and served on the Club Council as Junior Convenor and served 1 year as Vice-Captain before changing jobs which prevented him from becoming the Club Captain in 2005.

Since joining Golf Club Management, he followed the MDP Club Management pathway, completing all levels within 4 years, and intends to sit the CCM exam in Spring 2022. Over the past 9 years, he has attended GCMA, Scottish Golf and SGCMA education events to ensure his knowledge base is regularly topped up and actively supports clubs in his local area. In 2019 he attended the CMAA World Conference in Nashville and the European CMAE Conference in 2020.

Les is married, with 2 grown up children and 3 grandchildren.




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