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

Mike Owen Memorial Day Presentation

BIG thank you to everyone who played, helped & donated to the above competition.

£500.00 cheques for the Ellon Pipe Band, McDonald Golf club, Ellon Fire Service, NHS Grampian

Birdie Club

October the new Birdie Club Winners.

Link below to members golf insurance details.

Saturday 24 November

CHAS Quiz

 

Sunday 25 November

Sunday Carvery

Bingo Night

 

Sunday 2 December

Kids Christmas Party

 

Tuesday 4 December

Ladies Xmas Dinner

 

Saturday 8 December

Christmas 'Bring a Party' 

 

Wednesday 12 December

Brian Irvine

 

Monday 31 December

Hogmanay Party

Fish Fridays

Sunday Lunch Special

 

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