Mal­colm in the mid­dle for golfers

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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.

A park­ing me­ter in Orm­skirk town cen­tre

Mal­colm Mitchell, right, is pic­tured with cur­rent Scot­tish Golf President, Don Brem­ner

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