FROM THE BEGINNING
Alan Tait first picked up a club at 5 years old. His love for the game was evident from this very early age and it was always his dream to pursue a career from golf. By the time he was 17 he was playing off plus 2 and in 1986 he won The Scottish Boys at Dunbar, before going on to win The Doug Sanders European and World Junior Championships in the same year. During his amateur career he represented Scotland and Great Britain and Ireland and became only the 5th player in Scottish Golf history to be capped at boys, youths and senior levels in the same year. In 1989 he narrowly missed out on winning the National title when he was beaten on the last green by his great friend Alan Thomson in a fantastic 36 hole final at Lossiemouth.
As a teenager Alan enjoyed 2 years in Texas, where he attended Paris Junior College on a golf scholarship. Whilst there he studied journalism and became only the 2nd golfer in the college's 94 year history to be awarded most valuable player (pictured)