Monday, November 30, 2009



Cruden Bay Golf Club has promoted head professional Robbie Stewart to the post of director of golf, with effect from January.
The 48-year-old, pictured right by Cal Carson Golf Agency, will assume responsibility for all aspects of the day-to-day running of the club from the green staff through to memberships, visitor bookings and marketing.
His assistant, Neil Murray, will become the club's professional.
Stewart, who has been with the club for 18 years, held off some stiff competition for the role and believes a personal decision to boost his qualifications by taking the PGA Director of Golf course played a crucial part in helping him land the role.
"There's no doubt in my mind that the skills and knowledge gained while working towards the PGA Director of Golf qualification gave me the edge with my application," said Stewart.
"It's something in black and white to show the members that tells you I can do the job.
"I would have no hesitation in recommending the course to other pros. My own situation was that a management role was something I had fancied doing for a while.
"I knew the secretary, Rosemary Pittendrigh, was going to be retiring and also knew that if I wanted a managerial role that this
qualification would help.
"A lot of the course was by correspondence and showing evidence of the skills that I already had. It probably took me about six months of fairly steady study and being able to confirm some of the skills I had but it was very rewarding."
Now Robbie Stewart, who hails from the North, is looking forward to a new chapter in his career.



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