WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU!
Meet the Team — a warm and friendly welcome is guaranteed from the staff and committee at Peebles Golf Club.
Ross Duncan, Captain
Ross has been on the committee at Peebles since 2006 in the role of marketing convenor and is also one of the club's junior volunteer coaches He has been a member at Peebles for 30 years and his dad Stuart was the captain of the club in 1987-88. A former Boys champion at Peebles, he is the Marketing Director for Scottish Golf and has also worked for Sunderland Football Club, as well as being a greenkeeping assistant at Peebles during his university summer years.
Gavin Carruthers, Vice-Captain
Gavin joined the club in 1980 as a fresh-faced 10-year-old and quickly became a regular in junior competitions, encouraged by his Dad Jim, who was a long standing member. A prolific performer on the competitive junior circuit, Gavin’s first major achievement was winning the Boys Championship in 1984. From 1985, he qualified for match play stages of Club Championship for no fewer than 25 consecutive years, reaching the final on 3 occasions, eventually becoming Club Champion in 1998, the proudest moment of his golfing career. Indeed Gavin and his late dad Jim are the only father and son combination to have both won the Championship. Gavin is also a twice winner of the Thorburn Cup. Other notable achievements include twice winning the Balfour Beattie with Colin Fraser and being a member of the winning Borders Summer League team on three occasions.
Niall Watson, Club Manager
Niall joined the club as club manager at the beginning of 2017. Having worked in the golf operations team at the Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, Watson boasts an excellent CV, combining corporate hospitality experience through his most recent role at Scottish Rugby Hospitality. A 4-handicap golfer, he has recently undertaken the Club Managers of Europe Association Management Diploma and will become the main point of contact for members, visitors and staff at Peebles Golf Club, co-ordinating the day-to-day operations.
Steve Johnston, Club Professional
Steve Johnston is our club's PGA Professional, having taken up the role in April 2015. Well known for being one of the Bunkered magazine's coaching panel, Steve has worked at The Roxburghe in Kelso, Musselburgh (Monktonhall) and Macdonald Cardrona. Offering a superb range of clothing, clubs, equipment and merchandise from his newly refurbished pro shop, Steve also provides expert tuition and is very well qualified in coaching.
Jamie Allan, Assistant Club Professional
Steve Borthwick, Lead Greenkeeper
Steve has been a greenkeeper at Peebles Golf Club since 1996 when he started his apprenticeship. He was previously assistant head greenkeeper and was appointed to the role of Lead Greenkeeper in 2014, overseeing a small staff team and doing a fantastic job in presenting the course as one of the best in the south of Scotland.
Willie Baird, Bar Manager
Willie runs the day-to-day operation behind the bar, having also served as administration manager for a number of years. He has been a member of the club since his boyhood days and is a former committee member.
Finance Convenor - Grant Foster; Greens Convenor - Jim Dickson; Match & Handicap Convenor - Mary MacIntryre; Membership Convenor - David Wright; Marketing & PR Convenor - Ross Duncan; Junior Convenor - Dave Tait; House Convenor - John E. Brown; General - Malcolm Bruce, Donald Alexander and James McQuaker.
Match & Handicap - Mary MacIntyre, Walter Forsyth, Donald Jamie, Andy Tucker, Kenny Scott & Eve Hunter
Juniors - Gavin Carruthers, Graham Lowther, Mark Hosker, David Tait, Ross Duncan, Hugh Harvie, Sam Anderson, David Thorburn, Steven Waldie, Steve Johnston, Jamie Allan & Fearghas Lowther.
Membership - David Wright, & Bill Jacobs
Sponsorship - Niall Watson, Les Biscombe, & Bill Jacobs
Marketing: Ross Duncan, Mark Hosker & Niall Watson