New teaching professional at Newburgh

Robbie Stewart with Jeff
Robbie Stewart with Jeff

Newburgh-on-Ythan Golf Club has a new teaching professional.

Robbie Stewart, PGA director of golf at the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre in Aberdeen, will take up his post on May 1.

Robbie will be based at Newburgh and will provide indoor and outdoor lessons for members and 

He will also be involved in membership development and be responsible for organising and hosting corporate events at the club.

Newburgh captain Jeff Winslade said: “His experience in PGA management will be a great asset to the club.

“We look forward to working with Robbie to build a long, lasting and fruitful relationship with him.”

Robbie will also have teaching commitments with ClubGolf in Aberdeenshire, whose aim is to develop junior golf in Scotland.

It involves teaching youngsters and providing a development programme from entry level through to the highest level of achievement with the long-term objective of providing the next generation of 
adult golfers.

Robbie said: “I am delighted about the opportunity offered to me here at Newburgh and look forward to making a positive contribution to the club through providing golf instruction and in addition assisting the club with its marketing 

He has been a PGA professional since 1980 and started out as an assistant at Gleddoch House and Country Club before moving to Largs as club professional.

In 1992, Robbie joined Cruden Bay Golf Club and held various posts during his 20-year stay, firstly as the Head PGA professional and for the last two years as PGA director of golf.

In August, 2012, he joined his long-time friend Paul Lawrie at the Aberdeen 
golf centre.