The Professional Team

Gavin Cook

PGA Head Professional

Having turned professional in 1995, Gavin has over 20 years experience in the golf industry. As well as managing several successful pro shops, he has also held positions as Head Teaching Professional, Head Professional, and latterly, Director of Golf at Prestonfield Golf Club in Edinburgh before his move to Elie. In addition to an Advanced PGA qualification, he is also one of only 45 people in Europe to hold the highly regarded CCM qualification for golf management. As well as being Head Professional of Elie Sports Club, Gavin also acts as the Secretary Manager for Elie Sports Club and as Professional to the Elie Golf House Club. 



Alasdair Ross                               

PGA Trainee Professional

Alasdair has enrolled in the PGA program and is working towards becoming a fully qualified PGA Professional. Prior to starting at Elie Alasdair was a member of the Union College golf team in Kentucky, where he won the 2015 Bulldog Invitational. He also graduated with a degree in Sports Management. Alasdair’s ambition is to get to work with players who have ambitions of playing college golf and helping them with that transition



Keith Bowman

PGA Trainee Professional

Keith has recently enrolled on his first year of the PGA training programme and is working towards becoming a fully qualified PGA Professional. Prior to joining the team at Elie he worked for 2 years at the Dukes Golf Course as a retail assistant and Starter. Keith is a very passionate golfer and has been a scratch golfer since the age of 14, having played in the 2015 Alfred Dunhill links as an amateur. Keith’s ambition is to specialise in junior coaching and develop the junior programme at the club during his PGA training.



Julie Otto

PGA Professional & Director of Operations

Julie turned professional in 2011 after an extensive career as an international amateur golfer, competing in five Curtis Cup Matches against the USA and winning 14 national titles along the way.  Julie retired from international golf in 1996 and moved into golf administration working for both the Ladies’ Golf Union and The R&A.  In 2014 she qualified as a PGA Professional finishing top of the class and winning PGA Assistant of the Year.  She is now an accomplised Class AA Teaching Professional and Mentor to students on the PGA Training Programme.  At Elie, Julie teaches golf to all ages and abilities and is our Director of Operations.




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