Chapter Nineteen:  The Professionals

Ronnie Urquhart

 

Ronnie an Ellon loon, born and bred was educated in the local schools. He started playing golf at the age of 12 and played with distinction as a junior, being a member of a Pennant winning team.  He left school at 16 when he joined Ian Smith at Hazelhead Golf Club, turning professional a year later. He tasted success as a young assistant professional winning the East of Scotland Assistant's Championship at Deeside Golf Club in 1979 and, a year later, the Betty Muir Assistant's Championship at Dunblane Golf Course. After passing his PGA examinations in 1980, he was appointed Head Professional to the McDonald Ellon Golf Club two years later in 1982, during the captaincy of Eddie Sherwood Ronnie was the first to hold this position.

 

He proved to be a popular professional, being highly regarded, both as a teacher for the adults and for his enthusiastic coaching of the Junior section. Ronnie resigned in 2008, having given 26 years service to the club.

 

 

Sandy Aird

 

Sandy, the son of a professional, his namesake at the Forres Golf Club, started playing golf at an early age. A scratch golfer as a junior, he turned professional in 2002 and played with success on the Tartan Tour. Having become a fully qualified professional, passing his teaching exams with distinction, he has continued his coaching development, attending numerous PGA seminars.

In 2009 Sandy was appointed head professional to the McDonald Ellon Golf Club, where his teaching ability is much appreciated, by both senior and junior members.  

 

Course Info

COURSE OPEN

Club News

Myeloma U.K.

Charity Open Greensomes

Birdie Club

From July the new Birdie Club will replace the Centenary/100 Club.

Link below to members golf insurance details.

Sunday 15 July

Am-Am Open

 

Saturday 21 July

Ladies Texas Scramble Open

 

Sunday 22 July

Golf Family Challenge

 

Sunday 29 July

Bingo Night

 

Monday 30 July

Get Into Golf for Women

 

Friday 10th August

Pro-Am

 

Saturday 11th August

Social Mixed Greensomes

 

Saturday 1 September

ABBA Tribute Night

Fish Fridays

 

Sunday Lunch Special

 

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