Colin Sinclair is relishing his ‘Highland Fling’ after ending a 20-year stint at Carnoustie to take up a new post at Nairn Golf Club.
He’s moved north to become the chief executive at the Moray club, having been enticed from his role as the Head PGA Professional at Carnoustie Golf Links.
“I am delighted to be at Nairn and, whilst I enjoyed my time at Carnoustie, I had taken my role there as far as I could and I was keen to get involved in a private members’ club,” said Sinclair.
Born in Inverness, Sinclair grew up in Helensburgh, where he discovered his passion for golf. He studied law but found that wasn’t for him and instead pursued a career in golf.
“As Head PGA Professional at Carnoustie, I was responsible for the golf, merchandise, day-to-day play, tournaments, and coaching,” added Sinclair, who has relocated to Nairn with his wife Fe and seven-year-old daughter Jill.
“I was fortunate to lead a great team of 34 staff, but felt the time was right for a new challenge.
“Nairn Golf Club has a great core product, it is amazing. The Highlands is such a fantastic place to stay, play and visit. The people are incredibly friendly.
“However, like any business, the club faces challenges and I hope that I and our team will be able to take the course and members forward in a positive way.
“There are exciting changes occurring at Nairn which were underway before I joined the team.
“For example, phase one of the course refurbishment is now complete with phase two due to get underway, but there are new strategies and initiatives that I want to implement too.
“For example, I want to expose our staff to new experiences and opportunities, and we have a range of initiatives in place such as exchange trips with prestigious golf clubs overseas planned.
“I also would like to develop a Golf Development Programme reaching out to juniors, women, families, seniors and disability golf.
“All I am here to do is work with an already great product, make sure we get recognition for the projects already in place and drive forward new strategies to make sure Nairn remains one of the top links courses in the country.”