Malcolm handed golf body role

President of Scottish Golf, Don Bremner and Malcolm Mitchell, Junior Vice President.
President of Scottish Golf, Don Bremner and Malcolm Mitchell, Junior Vice President.
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Malcolm Mitchell, the first Scottish region secretary of The Professional Golfers’ Association, has been appointed junior vice president of Scottish Golf.

Mr Mitchell, of St Andrews, had his appointment announced at the golfing body’s recent AGM.

Over 120 delegates gathered at The Fairmont St Andrews for the meeting which also saw Craigielaw GC member Keith Macdonald and Addi Shamash join Scottish Golf’s board of directors.

Educated at Madras College and Bede College, Mr Mitchell became the first Scottish region secretary of The Professional Golfers’ Association in 1975.

In addition to starting what is now known as The Tartan Tour, still the most successful of all the PGA Regions, he introduced a number of innovations including the PGA Scottish Dinner, The Patrons’ Scheme, created the Dewar’s Scotch Golfer of the Month, established training seminars for assistants and obtained television coverage for the PGA Scottish Championship.

He was made a life member of the Scottish Golf Union in 1977 for services to golf in Scotland.

On leaving the PGA, a series of sales and marketing posts followed with organisations such as Rank Xerox and Dundee City Council.

He finished his working life as a supply teacher. Malcolm was made captain of The New Golf Club, St Andrews in 2000 and went on to be president of the Past Captains’ Society for two years.