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Colin Sinclair – PGA Head Professional

Colin was born July 1971 in Inverness, Scotland. At a young age he moved to Helensburgh where his love of golf started. His amateur golf was played at Forfar and Edzell Golf Clubs and studied Law at Dundee before joining the PGA in 1991. His first post was at Blairgowire Golf Club under the tutelage of Gordon Kinnoch reaching the position of Senior Assistant before moving to join Ken MacPherson at Walton Heath Golf Club as Senior Assistant in 1997.

Colin became Head Professional at Carnoustie in 1999 and has developed the Professional Shop into one of the finest in the UK.

He is currently under taking the Director of Golf course with the PGA.

Other Interests: Out with playing golf Colin enjoys a variety sports including American football, Tennis, Rugby and Football.

What’s in Colin’s bag?

Driver: Taylormade M1

Fairway/Hybrid-: Rbz 3 wood 13deg Hybrid: Rbz18.5deg

Irons: Taylormade RSi irons

Putter: Yes Valerie Putter

Wedges: Taylormade R Series Tour Grind 50 & 58

Golf Ball: Taylormade Tour Preferred X ball

Favourite Course: Royal Portrush

Favourite Player: Jason Day

Keir McNicoll – PGA Senior Assistant Professional 

Keir was born in October 1984 in Carnoustie, Scotland. Growing up in Carnoustie, it was through the opportunities and coaching provided by Carnoustie Golf Links, that enabled Keir to get into the game. Reaching a handicap of +2 as an 17 year old, Keir took the opportunity to further his career by moving to the USA to complete a golf scholarship at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. After 4 successful years on and off the course, Keir returned to Scotland with a game that would take him to the very pinnacle of elite amateur golf; winning multiple events, lowering his handicap to a record breaking +6 and representing the Scottish national team across the world.

After turning Professional Keir took the opportunity to complete his PGA training at Gullane Golf Club where he again showed his commitment and determination, winning the coveted PGA Trainee Of The Year award in 2016. Although, still playing to a very high level and competing in tournaments on the PGA Tartan Tour, Keir’s passion is now coaching and as one of the few Level 3 qualified coaches in Scotland loves to help people improve and enjoy the game. Joining the Professional staff at Carnoustie Golf Links in 2017, , Keir has returned home and brings an energy and passion to help develop the game within the local community.

Other Interests: Keir enjoys playing golf socially and competitively while still having a passion for football and many other sports. Spending time with family and friends, reading and travelling are his other pastimes.

What’s in Keir’s Bag?

Driver: Titleist 915 D3

Fairway: Titleist 915 F

Utility: Titleist TMB 2 iron

Irons: Ping S55 3-9

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6: 46, 52, 58 degrees

Putter: Coutour ‘Gullane’ Model

Ball: ProV1X

Favourite Course: Muirfield

Favourite Player: Greg Norman

Rebecca Tully – PGA Assistant Professional 

Rebecca was born January 1992- hometown Holywood, Northern Ireland. Rebecca began her golfing journey at Holywood Golf Club age 8. She played all her junior and youth golf here representing ladies teams and captaining the junior girls in 2007.

After deciding to pursue a career in golf, she started her PGA training at Holywood in 2011 under Stephen Crooks.

Between 2011- 2013 she continued her training at Scrabo Golf Club and spent a short time at American Golf (Belfast)

Rebecca joined the team at Carnoustie in April 2014 where she completed her PGA training.

Other interests: Rebecca enjoys playing golf socially and playing new courses, going for walks in the mountains and exploring new places, sightseeing and travelling and enjoys socialising with friends and visiting family back home in Holywood.

What’s in Rebecca’s bag? 

Driver: Taylormade M1

Fairway/Hybrid-: Aeroburner 3 wood Hybrid: Aeroburner 19deg

Irons: Taylormade RSi irons 4-pw

Putter: Yes Donna Putter

Wedges: Taylormade spin milled wedges 47, 54, 60

Golf Ball: Taylormade TourPreferred

Favourite Course: Royal County Down, Northern Ireland

Favourite Player: Rory McIlroy

Sean Fay – PGA Assistant Professional 

Sean was born in January 1990 and hails from Redditch, England. At the age of 13, having moved next to Pitcheroak golf course, he quickly became obsessed with the game, playing golf with his family and friends whenever he could.

Wanting to pursue a career in golf, Sean joined the golf team at The Belfry in 2008, and developed a keen interest in equipment technology as a custom fit technician. In 2012, he decided to join the PGA training programme working at Royal Dornoch Golf Club.  He qualified as a professional in 2015, graduating in the top 15 in his year. Highlights during his time include meeting Jack Nicklaus and playing  Cypress Point.  In April 2017, Sean joined Carnoustie Golf Links, and continues to develop his knowledge as a PGA Professional.

Other Interest: Sean has a passion for all things Golf. He enjoys playing, both socially and competitively,  and learning about golf architecture. Away from golf, he enjoys visiting new places and keeping fit.

What’s in Sean’s Bag?

Driver: Titleist 917 D3

Fairway/Hybrid : Titleist 917F / Titleist  816 H1

Irons: Titleist TMB / 716 AP2

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport

Ball: Titleist ProV1 2017

Favourite Golf Course: Fishers Island Club

Favourite Golfer: Padraig Harrington

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