Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Ronnie MacAskill bows out from Royal Aberdeen on Friday after 43 years with the club

Ronnie MacAskill is not about to retire but he is standing down from the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club staff more than 43 years since he moved down to the Granite City from his birthplace, Alness in Ross-shire.
Friday will be his last day at the club which he has served as director of golf and secretary.
MacAskill, 64, has a splendid collection of Scottish and Modern British Art in the Kirk Studio Cottage at Potteron, once the stables for the Auld Kirk.
Leaving the Balgownie club staff will give him much more time to devote to this side of his life.
"I am not retiring but I have been at Royal Aberdeen for 43 years as professional, secretary and then director of golf," says MacAskill.
"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, the Scottish Open in 2014 and the Amateur Championship only a week or two ago.
"It has been an exciting time and great to see the club riding high in the top bracket of world golf." 

Picture caption (left to right): Royal Aberdeen GC's admin and pro shop staff - David Ross (PGA club pro), Shona Milne (admin secretary), Ronnie MacAskill, Sandra Nicolson (executive secretary, Joel Hopwood (assistant PGA professional).

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