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I'm a PGA Professional from Scotland with a huge interest in golf course architecture. I grew up in South West Scotland playing and caddying at Turnberry and Western Gailes. When I was 15 my family moved to Adelaide, Australia where I fell in love with sand belt courses. Having represented state and country in amateur golf there, I decided to move back to Scotland to pursue my PGA degree. I was fortunate enough to start my apprenticeship at the Old Tom Morris designed Machrihanish. Since then I have been a teaching Pro at Turnberry and now reside in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
I would say my taste in architecture comes from my appreciation for old links courses in Scotland like the Old Course, Machrihanish, Royal Dornoch and North Berwick. There are not many courses in the world that are more enjoyable to play than those 4 and we need to get back to these short fun quirky courses that challenge ones imagination without feeling the need to thrash driver on 14 tee shots. My favourite architects are Harry Colt, Pete Dye, Mike Strantz and Alistair McKenzie (mainly for his bunkering).