Friday, May 04, 2018

Ronnie MacAskill set to bow out at Royal

Aberdeen after Amateur ch/ship in June

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club's director of golf, Ronnie MacAskill, is stepping down after 43 years at the Balgownie Links club.
The Alness-born 64-year-old will continue in his position until after the British amateur championship which is behind held at Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Links from June 18 to 23.
MacAskill said: "I will still be here for the Amateur championship and thern moving on sometime after that.
"I am not retiring but I have been at Royal Aberdeen for 43 years as professional, secretary and then director of golf.
"I started at Royal Aberdeen as a professional at 21. I have covered all the posts and it feels like the right time for a change.
"I have been here since 1975 so I have seen a lot of changes at the club. I believe I am the longest serving member of staff in the club's history.
"We hosted the Walker Cup in 2011 and the Scottish Open in 2014 and now we have the Amateur championship coming up next month.
"It has been an exciting time and great to see the club riding high in the top bracket of world golf."



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