Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Elgin globe-trotter Derek returns to Scotland

 to be Scotscraig's general manager

Derek McKenzie, a former Scotland junior international player from Elgin, has been appointed general manager of Scotscraig Golf Club, Fife, the 13th oldest golf club in the world.
Club captain John Rankin said: “This is a significant appointment in this our historic bicentenary year. Members will welcome Derek as the new general manager and the man who will steer Scotscraig Golf Club into its 3rd century!
"Derek comes with international business, marketing experience, very well qualified and also has a solid golfing pedigree, all of which augurs well for the future.”
McKenzie was born and bred in Elgin, and after representing Scotland at Under -15 and schoolboy level did his PGA training at Forres and Banchory. He ecame head PGA pro at Brunston Castle Golf Club, Ayrshire. 
His career then took him to Germany, Egypt, Spain, Thailand and finally Chippenham in Wiltshire. The last 15 years of his career saw him move into golf management and included completing a degree course in Leadership and Management and also the highest association award of Certified Club Manager (CCM) through the Club Managers Association of Europe, which he achieved in 2014.
During his time in Thailand he was able to compete on the Asian Development Tour, Asian Tour and even once on the European Tour at the Dubai Desert Classic with the likes of Tiger, Rory and Stenson.
Derek has now realised his and his family`s dream of returning to Scotland and he could not be more delighted to have the chance to work for Scotscraig Golf Club and be part of their double century celebrations.



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