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.  

 

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What's on at the Club

 

Saturday 20 July

Ladies Texas Scramble

 

Sunday 28 July

Carvery

Bingo

 

Saturday 3 August

Gents Open

 

Sunday 4 August

Junior Flag Day

 

Saturday 10th August

Social Mixed

 

Saturday 17th August

Abbamania

 

 

Fish Fridays

Sunday Lunch Special

 

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