Scotland for Golf is owned and operated by Advanced PGA Golf Professionals and Golf Tour Professionals. The team has a combined experience of >100 years in the Golf industry. The PGA Professionals are supported by highly qualified, energetic and enthusiastic young personel.
George Finlayson - Founding Director, Advanced PGA Professional
After attending George Watson's College in Edinburgh, George turned his attention to golf. Training was initially at the Royal Burgess in Edinburgh and was concluded at Dalmahoy Golf Club.
The main focus is delivering golf schools and playing with Scotland for Golf clients at the "Home of Golf". George is very much aware of the constant changes in the game. He is a PGA Coach Education Tutor, a Level 1 TPI Certified Instructor and a Level 3 Assessor in Sport.
Geraldine Chandler - Founding Director
Educated in Edinburgh, Scotland. After graduating from University she set on a career of self-employment within the Sports Industry. Using skills in Finance, IT, Organisation and Design set up and managed a Fife based Golf & Sports complex and then expanded the retail arm to the high street developing a chain of specialist golf & sports retail units.
Golf with Tourism offered a new challenge and in 1999, Geraldine co-founded Scotland for Golf. Partnering with a PGA Professional in St Andrews, she developed a team of Golf Professionals and thereby offered the market something unique. The chance to entertain, holiday, learn to play or play with experienced Professionals at "The Home of Golf", St Andrews, Scotland.
The Golf Product success has grown annually with its best advert being its repeat client base. It has since been copied but never bettered.
Scott Finlayson – Managing Director, PGA Professional
After attending Stewarts Melville College in Edinburgh, graduating from Edinburgh with BA Business & Economics in 2003, and a gap year around the world Scott turned his attention to turning Professional. He graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2008 with an FdA in Golf Studies.
Scott has been involved in the golf industry for more than 20 years. Now at the helm of Scotland for Golf his vision and commitment make Scotland for Golf one of the largest and most reputable golf tour specialists in Scotland and Ireland, now expanding to the UK & Europe.
Craig Burns – Operations & Finance
Craig joined Scotland for Golf in March 2014 with a BSc (Hons) in Web Design and Development.
He has over 8 years’ experience in the golf travel industry - His knowledge and ability in understanding the needs of our clients, make him a key asset to the company.
Suzanne Watson – Group Sales & Events
Suzanne joined Scotland for Golf in February 2016 from the St Andrews Hotel Du Vin where she headed up Groups Sales and Events. She has over 10 years’ experience in the golf industry.
At Scotland for Golf she is responsible for all group sales and events. Her experience and attention to detail ensures your trip will live up to expectation!
Leonardo Petrucci – Design & Marketing (EU & USA)
Leonardo joined Scotland for Golf in April 2019 with a BsC in Interaction Design and a background in Game and App Development/Design.
He is responsible for Scotland for Golf’s Design and Social Media presence. His creative and innovative techniques enhance the user experience within the brand.
Scruffy – Head of Barketing
Scruffy joined Scotland for Golf in July 2019. She provides the fun and laughter in a busy office - she is usually found chasing golf balls in the indoor golf centre, an extension to our offices.
Andrew Bentley - PGA Professional & Biomechanics, St Andrews Indoor Golf Centre Manager
Having graduated from the University of St Andrews with a BSc (Hons) in Cell Biology, Andrew worked in genetics at the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge for 4 years before pursuing a career as a golf professional. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with an FdA in Golf Studies and has over 11 years of experience as a fully qualified PGA Professional.
Andrew has joined the team at the St Andrews Indoor Golf Centre as Centre Manager. He has a passion for coaching and helping others enjoy the game of golf. Through his individually tailored lessons you will be able to better understand your own golf swing to maximise your potential.
Chris Kelly - PGA Tour Professional
Chris Kelly has joined the team at Scotland for Golf & St Andrews Indoor Golf Centre, St Andrews. Chris was born in Glasgow and completed his training at Turnberry Hotel, Scotland. Chris showed early signs of his ability in winning the Scottish Assistants Championship in 2002 and again in 2003. This lead essentially on to a playing career on the Scottish Tour. He now brings a vast knowledge on the golf swing and how to win to clients at the Golf Centre.
- 3 x Scottish P.G.A. Champion: 2003,15,17
- Northern open champion: 2015
- Scottish Order of Merit Winner: 2015
- Scottish Assistants Champion: 2002,03
- Winner of over 60 Professional Events
Bill McColl - PGA Tour Professional
Formative years were spent in Dundee, Scotland. The pursuit of golfing excellence at a very young age led to a playing career in golf. A European Tour Cardholder for 14 years, he competed against the best players in the world, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Ian Woosnam , Bernhard Langer, Tony Jacklin.
- Winner of the P.G.A. Club Professionals Championship 1991
- Ivory Coast Open Champion 1984
- Competed in 7 Major Championships
- Winner of the Tooting Bec Cup for the lowest round by a British player in the Open Championship 1980
- Low rounds 62 Italian Open (1st round) Montichello, 63 T.P.C. Championship St. Mellion
Billy has joined the team at Scotland for Golf to deliver a first class golf instruction and playing service with his exceptional skills at the "Home of Golf", St Andrews, Scotland. His interests outside golf are his kids, sea Fishing, cooking, bird watching and the outdoors.
Shaun Clark - PGA Professional
Shaun's works as a consultant for Scotland for Golf in the New York area and throughout the USA.
He began his career at the Home of Golf, St Andrews turning Professional in 2009, having done his training at Elie Golf House Club. He has a passion for golf and as such, coordinates trips for potential, or referral US based clients.