Alan has been a PGA Professional for nearly 20 years and has worked on the golf curriculum at the University of the Highlands and Islands for the last 11 years.
Alan began his career at a member’s club in Angus and then moved to Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the UAE to work as the Golf Operations Manager.
Alan is a Level 3 coach and also works for the PGA in delivering coach tutoring and assessing for the Level 1 coaching awards where he trains volunteer coaches who go on to work with beginner and ClubGolf coaching programmes across Scotland. He is also a ClubGolf Coach Developer in the Highland region, which requires him to visit clubs that deliver junior programmes across the region to assist in their coaching, provide support and guidance throughout the season.
Since becoming the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Golf Management programme, Alan has led the development and validation of the BA (Hons) Professional Golf degree and its Partnership with the Professional Golfers’ Association. This partnership also led to the development and validation of the DipHE distance learning programme for PGA Trainee’s based in Scotland.
Outside of the academic role, Alan also coaches the University of the Highlands and Islands golf team and helped develop and launch the university's sporting awards with the universities student’s association, HISA.