About Nicola

PGA Advanced Professional, currently working as Head Professional at Murrayshall Country Estate.

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. I 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 before joining the PGA as a Tournament Director from 2015 - 2022.

In 2018 I was awarded Advanced Professional status and joined Murrayshall Country Estate in 2022 as Head Professional.

Testimonials

"Nicola had improved my game 10 fold within a couple of lessons"

"Excellent lesson, quickly identified flaw and got things quickly back on track."

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

Introduction to Golf Course Maintanance

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

Tournament Refereeing Experience

2019 Open Championship

2018 Women's British Open

5 x European Tour events

2014 Junior Ryder Cup

2017 PGA Cup

30+ PGA EuroPro Tour events