Scotland for Golf Team

Scotland for Golf


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. 

Management Team

George Finlayson - Founding Director & Advanced PGA Professional

George Finlayson | 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 & Financial Analyst

Geraldine Chandler

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

Scott Finlayson

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 – General Manager

Craig Burns | Scotland for Golf

Craig joined Scotland for Golf in April 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.

Staff Team

Suzanne Watson – Group Sales & Events

Suzanne Watson | Scotland for Golf

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!

Kimberley Rodger – Accounts & Administration

Kimberley Rodger | Scotland for Golf

Kimberley joined Scotland for Golf in June 2022 bringing a wealth of experience and passion to the team.

She has over 10 years’ experience in the golf industry at Crail Golf Society and Crail Golf Hotel - Her friendliness and caring attitude is a great attribute to the team and welcomed by many of our clients.

Simon Jelks – Graphic Design & IT Support

Simon Jelks | Scotland for Golf

Simon joined Scotland for Golf in November 2021 with a degree in Graphic and Web Design and postgraduate in IT.

He has over 35 years’ experience in Graphic Design – He heads up all branding and design making him crucial to the image of the company

Scruffy – Head of Barketing

Scruffy | Scotland for Golf

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.

Servicing Team

Bill McColl - PGA Tour Professional

Bill McColl, ex-European Tour Player

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.

Tournament Record:

  • 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.

Ryan Campbell - Tour Professional

Ryan Campbell - Tour Professional

Ryan joined Scotland for Golf in April 2022 after a playing career in golf. He played on the Euro Pro and Tartan tours for over 10 years coupled with a few starts on the Challenge and European Tour.

Tournament Record:

  • Scotland Men’s Amateur Internationalist
  • 2019 top 10 on PGA Europro Tour order of merit. Season included 5 top 5 finishes
  • Career Low round 63 (-9) at Dumbarnie links. Tied Course record
  • Winner on Tartan Pro Tour (2021 Perthshire Masters, Blairgowrie GC)

His playing ability and knowledge of the game makes him a key asset to the servicing team in delivering playing experiences for our clients.

David Poulton - PGA Professional

David Poulton - PGA Professional

David joined Scotland for Golf in April 2022 after a career dedicated to coaching all over the world. He is a member of both the British and Spanish Professional Golfers Associations.

He heads up the St Andrews Indoor Golf Centre - Speaking several languages, a master clubmaker and fitter, accredited to both American Sports & Fitness and Golf Mechanics makes him qualified and guarantee you are learning from the very best!

Overseas Team

Shaun Clark - PGA Professional

Shaun Clark | Scotland for Golf

Shaun's works as a consultant for Scotland for Golf in the Florida 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.

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