Assistant PGA Professional
Coaching is Mike’s passion. Mike’s goal is a positive one - to help you unlock your full potential as a golfer so that you can play better, shoot lower scores and have more fun!
Mike first took up the game of golf aged 11 achieving a handicap of 3 by age 16. As a junior, Mike represented his county at both U14, U16 and U18 levels.
In 2009, Mike became a student at The University of Stirling, “Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence”. During his time at University, Mike was instrumental in the re-establishment of the University Golf Club where he served roles as Team Captain, Secretary and President. During his final year, Mike was awarded a Colours Award for “Exceptional and Outstanding Contribution to the Game of Golf” before graduating with an Honours Degree in Sports Studies.
In 2012, Mike traveled to Australia where he worked as a contractor on behalf of some of Australia’s leading sporting organisations and at some of Australia’s largest sporting events including: The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, The Australian Open, and The Ashes.
Mike moved to Edinburgh in 2016 to join the team at Murrayfield before turning professional in 2017. Mike is currently undergoing his second year of the PGA Training Programme whilst simultaneously completing a Professional Golf Diloma with the University of Highlands and Islands. During his first year of training, Mike was recognised as “The Top Assistant of the Year” for the PGA in Scotland.
Coaching Qualifications & Achievements:
ASQ Level 1 Fitness Leader (2008)
Colours Award for "Exceptional & Outstanding Contribution to Golf" (2008)
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sports Studies, University of Stirling (2012)
ASQ Level 1 in Golf Coaching (2017)
PGA in Scotland Assistant of the Year (2018)
Mike’s first ever word was “croc-a-die-dough” (crocodile).
At age 6 years old, Mike designed his Primary School logo.
Mike still receives coaching from his Father, a fellow PGA Professional and Scotland’s former “National High Performance Golf Coach.”