Malcolm in the middle for golfers
MALCOLM Mitchell has been appointed Junior Vice President of Scottish Golf, an organisation for amateur players, with a turnover in excess of £4m and will be President in 2019.
Malcolm was the Sports Development Officer running Skelmersdale Sports Centre from 1972 to 1975, before leaving to join The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA).
He taught PE in Colchester before managing two Sports Centres, one in Peterlee, County Durham and one in Skelmersdale.
His next post took him to Scotland where he became the first Scottish Region Secretary of The Professional Golfers’ Association in 1975.
In addition to starting what is now known as ‘The Tartan Tour,’ still the most successful of all the PGA Regions, Malcolm introduced a number of innovations including the PGA Scottish Dinner, The Patrons’ Scheme, created the Dewar’s ‘Scotch Golfer of the Month,’ established Training Seminars for Assistants, and obtained television coverage for the PGA Scottish Championship.
Malcolm was made Captain of The New Golf Club, St Andrews in 2000 and went on to be President of the Past Captains’ Society for two years.