About Nicola

Starting out my professional golf career in 2005 I worked as an Assistant Professional at Blairgowrie GC before moving to the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, St Andrews in 2006. During the next three years I completed the PGA Foundation Degree programme becoming a fully qualified PGA Professional.

I am always looking for ways to improve my knowledge and experience. In October 2010 I achieved PGA 'AA' status through my continued professional development and have since passed the Advanced Certificate in Golf Coaching from the University of Birmingham and achieved the PGA/UKCC Level 3 coaching qualification.

In 2012 I attended the PGA Advanced Rules of Golf CPD course and joined the PGA Rules Panel before going to the Tournament Administrators and Referees School in 2015. I was the co-founder and Tournament Director of the Ladies Tartan Tour sponsored by the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre which ran from 2013 - 2015. I now work as a Tournament Director for the PGA and in 2018 was awarded Advanced Professional status.

Tournament Refereeing Experience

2019 Open Championship

2018 Women's British Open

4 x European Tour events

2014 Junior Ryder Cup

2017 PGA Cup

30+ PGA EuroPro Tour events


Qualifications

PGA Foundation Degree in Professional Golf from The University of Birmingham

Advanced Certificate in Golf Coaching from The University of Birmingham

PGA ASQ Level 3 Coach

Qualified rules official

  • Distinction in PGA rules exam & R&A TARS exam

Event Management Diploma

PGA Advanced Certificate in Golf Business


Other Professional Development

AimPoint Green Reading

Good Practice in Child Protection

Maintainance and Golf Course Architecture

PGA Advanced Rules of Golf and Refereeing

R&A Level 3 Tournament Administrators and Referees School




“If you’re caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.”

-Lee Trevino