Gordon Moir, Director of Greenkeeping, St. Andrews

Gordon Moir, Director of Greenkeeping in charge of the seven St Andrews links courses, learnt his trade at Fraserburgh, a club with a historically small budget.

At a recent interview Gordon mentioned “I did reasonably well at school but didn’t fancy university. My family had a farm and I left school to work on it. Although I enjoyed that, the farm was never going to come to me and, also, I wasn’t able to play golf as much. The local club, Fraserburgh Golf Club, offered me an apprenticeship and said they would put me through college. By that time, my friends were all having a great time at university and I thought I was missing out, so I took the opportunity. After fifteen years at Fraserburgh, I moved to St Andrews in 1991 as Head Greenkeeper on the Eden Course”

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