St Andrews Links have appointed Sandy Reid as director of greenkeeping at the Home of Golf.
A hugely experienced figure in the greenkeeping industry, Mr Reid will make the move from Carnoustie Golf Links where he has worked as Links Superintendent since 2012.
St Andrews Links chief executive Euan Loudon said: “Sandy has an outstanding track record at Carnoustie Golf Links, as evidenced by the wonderful condition of the Championship Course for The 147th Open Championship this summer.
“Sandy has a great deal of experience of operating within a multi-faceted golf venue such as ours and shares our commitment to delivering unique and memorable experiences to every golfer. He is passionate about the game of golf and is committed to delivering the highest quality results in golf course maintenance and improvements to all our courses, operations and staff.”
Mr Reid originally hails from Blair Atholl and trained at Elmwood College in Fife before starting his career at Letham Grange.
He joined Carnoustie Golf Links in 1997, becoming Head Greenkeeper of the Championship Course in 2005.
He said: “St Andrews Links is the pre-eminent public golf complex in the world and I hope to play a small part in ensuring that it continues to deliver excellence to all golfers and visitors who come to the Home of Golf.”
Mr Reid’s appointment arose following the retirement of incumbent Gordon Moir.