Tuesday, November 07, 2017

 Aboyne appoints Fraser Dunlop Director of Golf 

Aboyne Golf Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Fraser Dunlop to the newly created post of Director of Golf.
Fraser joins Aboyne from the Gleneagles Hotel where, for the past nine years, his career has progressed through various key appointments across the resort’s golfing operations.  His formative year was spent overseas in the USA at ‘The Breakers’ golfing resort in Palm Beach, Florida before returning to the UK to join Gleneagles and complete his PGA degree studies at the University of Birmingham. 
Promoted two years ago, Fraser is currently the PGA National Golf Academy Manager, overseeing a team which has delivered tremendous commercial growth across Gleneagles’s retail operations and golf coaching and tuition. 
Amongst his many noteworthy credentials, Fraser played a key role in the organisation and hosting of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in 2014 as well as co-ordinating an array of major golfing tournaments at the resort including the Johnnie Walker Championship for the European Tour.
He is no stranger to the Aberdeen golfing community, being heavily involved in the running of the prestigious Aberdeen Oilman’s Golfing Association annual weekend visit to the resort. 
Head of the Selection Panel, Nigel Bradburn said “Such is Aboyne’s growing standing in the golfing community we were fortunate to have candidates spread across the UK, Europe and as far away as Australia applying for the role. Through an exceptionally thorough and diligent process we prescreened candidates in various locations including Bulgaria, Canada and Ireland before settling on our interview shortlist.
"Thereafter, we met candidates from various parts of Scotland as well as Germany.  Fraser was the stand-out candidate amongst this high-quality pool of applicants and we are delighted to have secured his services.” 
Commenting on his appointment, Fraser said, “I am privileged to have trained within two of the world’s leading golf resorts. A cornerstone has been the emphasis on delivering fantastic customer service and the drive to surpass guest expectations at every opportunity.  I will be bringing these skills to Aboyne as we continue to build on the club’s growing reputation.”
Fraser Dunlop takes up his appointment on 1st December 2017.  He is married to Laura who also works at Gleneagles in the resort’s sales department.  They have a young baby and will be relocating from their home in Dunfermline to Royal Deeside in early 2018. 
Aboyne Golf Club has an impressive membership figure of 630 across all sections.



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