Our Course Staff

We are lucky to have some of the most dedicated, professional people in the world of golf as part of our team.

Our first priority has always been, and will always be, the quality of the courses we offer to members and visitors.  It is therefore crucial that the people who work on our courses are the best available.  We are confident that our Grounds Team are just that.  Led by our able Course Manager Niall C Bruce, we are committed year round to providing the highest standard of course available in Scotland.

Niall Bruce
Course Manager

Niall joined Montrose in June 2002 before being promoted to First Assistant on 2003.  Niall was appointed Course Manager of Montrose Golf Courses in February 2008.  He started his Greenkeeping career as an apprentice at Arbroath Golf Club in 1991 and following his training he moved to Newmachar Golf Club where he was appointed as First Assistant.  Fully qualified, Niall completed SVQ Level IV through Elmwood College.

Niall can be contacted on: coursemanager@montroselinks.com

Les Rae
First Assistant Green Keeper

Niall is ably assisted by Les Rae who was appointed First Assistant Greenkeeper in February 2008.  He orginally worked at Montrose from May 1989 to May 1995, when he took up a position at Forfar Golf Club.  He came back to Montrose in 2008.   Les is qualified to SVQ Level IV through Elmwood College.  Les runs the Montrose Golf Links Course Blog which is available to view by clicking the following link http://montrosegolflinksgreenkeepersblog.blogspot.co.uk

Green Staff

We also have a dedicated team of four Green Staff who are all trained to a minimum SVQ Level II in Sportsturf.  Two members of the Green Staff have trained to SVQ Level III in Sportsturf.  Additional formal training in various areas includes pesticide application, chain saw operation, first aid and vermin control.

The Green Staff are assisted by a full-time labourer and a seasonal course ranger/starter/labourer.

We also employ a full-time mechanic, Sean Walker, who is responsible for the maintenance of our comprehensive fleet of modern machinery.