Thursday, October 29, 2009

Michael MacDougall succeeds

Gordon Dewar as Tartan Tour

administration supremo

The PGA today announces two staff changes which will have significance both at its National UK Headquarters and within its Scottish Region which is based at Gleneagles.
Gordon Dewar, who has been secretary to the PGA Scottish Region for the past three years, is leaving his post to join the National Tournament Department at the PGA’s Belfry headquarters.
He has accepted the role of Assistant to the Senior Director and will become a key member of the tournament staff team as the PGA seeks to grow its playing activities for members at all levels.
The vacated position of PGA Scottish Region Secretary will be filled by Michael MacDougall, pictured above, who himself has worked for the past year as a Tournament Director at national level.
This signals a return to Scotland for Michael as he had previously worked in the Scottish Region as a Tournament Controller.
Both Gordon and Michael are excited by the prospect of their new roles.Gordon said: “After working for 10 years within the Scottish Region, I’m now looking forward to fresh challenges in my career and I feel re-energised by the new role.”
Michael is equally thrilled with the prospect of leading the PGA activity within Scotland.
“The Scottish Region has always been the leading region within the PGA and it will be a great privilege and challenge to be at the helm in the years ahead. This is a very exciting time for the PGA with the build up to the 2014 Ryder Cup Match at Gleneagles.”
Alan White, Chairman of the PGA in Scotland and Professional at Lanark Golf Club, said he welcomes the changes.
“Gordon has given great service to Scotland over his ten years on staff and we all wish him well in his new role,” he said.
“Michael MacDougall was always a popular member of staff in Scotland and we welcome him back to this vital role within the PGA and Scotland. I am certain he will do an excellent job.”
Both appointments will officially come into place from January 1, 2010 but the remaining weeks of the year will see Michael and Gordon working closely together to ensure a smooth handover and take up of both roles.



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