John Mulgrew and Alan White prepare to take on new roles at PGA.
THE PGA IN SCOTLAND has appointed Master Professional John Mulgrew as its new chairman. The Glasgow-based pro succeeds Lanark head professional and PGA Advanced Fellow Professional Alan White.
Having climbed all of the Munros in Scotland, Mulgrew is used to a challenge and he has made it his priority to further highlight the contribution to made by PGA pros across golf.
“Becoming chairman of the PGA in Scotland is something I never thought about but I am really delighted about it,” said the 67-year-old. “It’s a great pleasure and honour to take over and I’ll have to be pretty good because Alan has done such a good job.
“Something I really feel is important is to try and make sure we promote the club pro as much as we can.”
White, whose father managed Rangers between 1967 and 1969, has been co-opted onto the PGA board of directors, and described his election to the PGA board as an exciting challenge.
“The profession has changed a lot from when I started as an assistant at Gleneagles in 1982 but I am quite optimistic for PGA pros in the future,” he said. “Coming out of recession, PGA pros are really well trained and we’re finally starting to get that message across of how well trained they are and how well placed they are to move the golf industry forward and also in a number of different roles.”
PGA chief executive Sandy Jones is pleased with the two appointments, and believes White will make an invaluable member of the PGA board. He also paid tribute to Mulgrew’s work in education within the PGA.
“Alan has been a long serving member of the Scottish executive committee and will be a great addition to the PGA board,” said Jones.
“I have also known John for many years during which he has made an outstanding contribution particularly to the education side of the association.”
TAKING CHARGE John Mulgrew, left, is the new chairman of the PGA in Scotland, while Alan White, right, has moved to the board