Scottish Golf Courses

McAlpine lands dream gig as caddie for Lexi

Former Scottish Amateur champion Kevin McAlpine has swapped trying to help the next generation of young golfers in his job as an area rep for junior golf brand Golphin for a new gig toting the bag of American superstar Lexi Thompson.

McAlpine was invited to team-up with the American ahead of the year’s first major, the ANA Inspiration, which Thompson won in 2014 when it was still known as the Kraft Nabisco.

McAlpine, recommended to Thompson’s father by US-based Scots pro Jimmy Gunn, was originally intended to caddie for the US starlet at this year’s RICOH Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns, where he has caddied regularly over the years. However, that arrangement was brought forward after Thompson parted ways with her most recent caddie just a few months into the season.   

“It was an opportunity to caddie for one of the best women golfers - you can’t really turn that down,” McAlpine told The Herald.

In Other News...

Subscribe to Scottish Golf Courses Newsletter

* indicates required

View our current newsletter online.

Scottish Club Golfer
Subscribe to Scottish Club Golfer Latest News Email - Click Here to Register

Read the latest issue of Scottish Club Golfer online

Scottish Club Golfer

Copyright © 2003 - 2017 PSP Media Group Ltd Registered Office: PSP House, 50 High Craighall Road Glasgow G4 9UD Registered in Scotland No. 158316 Tel: 0141 353 2222 Fax: 0141 332 3839 Email: Calls may be monitored or recorded for training purposes