Mike Kinloch returns from Middle East to take up Aboyne post

Mike Kinloch is returning to Scotland after a lengthy stint in the Middle East to become the director of golf at Aboyne Golf Club.

St Andrews man Mike Kinloch is taking up the post of director of golf at Aboyne next month. Picture: Aboyne Golf Club
St Andrews man Mike Kinloch is taking up the post of director of golf at Aboyne next month. Picture: Aboyne Golf Club

The St Andrews man, who starts in the role next month, has spent the last 12 years at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, having also had a spell in Kuwait, where he helped establish the first grass golf course and resort.

“I have been looking for the next challenge in my career back in Scotland and the role at Aboyne really excites me and is exactly what I am looking for,” said Kinloch.

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“I have been impressed with the vision and strategic intent of the Council at Aboyne. It is great to see such a forward-thinking and progressive club in these testing times for the sport as we start the recovery from Covid-19.

It is a club with a substantial track record of success growing the game at both junior and novice level and I look forward to further increasing the club’s profile and national standing.“

Club president Nigel Bradburn said: “Mike offers over 21 years’ experience driving customer and service excellence at prestigious golf clubs and resorts in both the UK and Middle East.

“Given his first-rate qualities, we are confident that Mike is the person to lead and promote our club and golf as a modern, safe and all-inclusive sport attracting more players as we come out of the coronavirus pandemic.“We are absolutely thrilled he has chosen to join us, and he will add substantial value to our service offering to members and guests.”

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