Beyond the Course
Life after the European Tour
Although success was hard to find on the European Tour Alan looks back at his experience with fond memories. He reminisces about the tour in his very popular after dinner routine and his stories about that famous day he played with Ben and Tiger are not to be missed. He enjoys working for BBC Radio Scotland, commentating at events such as The Open, Scottish Open, Ryder and Solheim Cups.
In 1999, Alan took the decision to move in to golf management and spent the next 6 years as Golf Operations Manager at The Westerwood Hotel near Glasgow, and helped re-build the brand under The Morton Hotel Group, where he was awarded “Manager of the Year” on 2 occasions. He then went on and had similar roles at The Carrick on Loch Lomond and Spey Valley in the Highlands of Scotland.
Deer Park and Dalmahoy
Latterly he had 9 great years as Director of Golf at The Dalmahoy Hotel Golf and Country Club in Edinburgh, working for Marriott International. From there he secured his first General Manager role, when he made the short journey from Edinburgh to Livingston, to join the Deer Park Golf & Country Club.
Currently Alan is Director of Operations for the UK working for GolPhin. GolPhin is a company focused on growing the game from grass roots through their education programme, MyPathway2Golf coaching initiative and also their award winning equipment, designed for 3-14 year olds.