Scottish Golf and Club Managers Association

Board of Directors


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 his most recent club post was as General Manager a t Bothwell Castle Golf Club.

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.

Craig married Susan in 1984 and has 2 grown up daughters and has recently become a grampa x 2.

Married, 2 grown up children and 4 grandhildren.

Les became General Manager at Cruden Bay Golf Club in July 2012 after 30 years working in various industries as a Management Accountant. Proud to have been a member of Cruden Bay Golf Club since 1970 and served on the Club Council as Junior Convenor for 4 years and 1 year as Vice-Captain before changing jobs  which prevented me from becoming the Club Captain in 2005.

Since joining Golf Club Management, I have followed the MDP Club Management pathway, completing all levels within 4 years, and sat my CCM exam in March 2022, passing at the first attempt.

 I regularly attend SGCMA, Scottish Golf, CMAE and GCMA education events to ensure my knowledge base is regularly topped up and actively support clubs in my local area. In 2019 I attended the CMAA World Conference in Nashville and the European CMAE Conference in 2020 and 2021.

Les having left Cruden bay in 2023 has set up his own Golf Consultancy Practice.


Mel is the Club Secretary at Pitreavie Golf Club in Dunfermline. She was previously the club secretary at Dunblane Tennis club.

She holds the CM Dip in club management qualification and has started part 3 of that programme.

David has held the position of Secretary/Treasurer for Lothians Gold Association since 2019.

He was previously the Secretary at Liberton Golf Club between 2016 and 2019.

Prior to that he held an environmental management role with Edinburgh City Council for 40 years.

He is keen in all sports and is a DIY enthusiast.

He has also been involved in committee work with the football referee association. 


Having qualified as PGA professional, David then moved to Italy to work at Castiglion del Bosco Golf Club. It was working in Italy where he found himself wanting to get more involved in Club Management. 
David then moved back to Scotland and held management roles at Rowallan Castle and Muckhart Golf Club before joining Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club as the General Manager. 

In 2024, David was recognised by the PGA and was awarded the designation of PGA Fellow Manager.

David is delighted to join the board of Directors at the SGCMA to help engage in the Young Golf Club Managers Group. 


Simon is currently the General Manager at Downfield Golf Club and started there in 2021.

Simon started his golf career as PGA professional at the Turnberry Resort in Ayrshire. He then worked at Gleneagles, Cardrona and Taunton where he became the director of Golf in 2010. 

Simon completed his CMDip club management qualification in 2022. He also holds the following qualifications

  • PGA Fellow Professional
  • Director of Golf
  • Rules Referee
  • Tutor in Coach Education

Andrew is currently the General Manager at Hilton Park Golf Club.

He started his career in 2006 as an Assistant PGA Professional, before moving into a full time coaching role, prior to assuming the position of Head PGA Professional and laterally, Golf Manager at Mar Hall Hotel. He subsequntly worked at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club as General Manager, before moving on to his current role.

Andrew has completed the PGA CoGMT, MDP1 & MDP2 qualifications and is currently working towards the CMDip and PGA Director of Golf qualifications.

Martin is currently the General Manager at Lundin Links Golf Club.

Martin is a qualified Cost and Management Accountant and spent 30 years working in a different industry sector. He also holds a diploma in marketing.

He began his career in golf in 2014 working in England before moving north where he was the club manager at Ladybank before moving to Lundin Links in 2023.

Martin completed his CM Dip qualification in 2023.




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