If you’ve held a membership at a golf club at any point in your life, there’s a good chance you’ve had an encounter with the committee.
Even if you haven’t, your perception probably goes something like this: a group of retired men, who sit in the clubhouse, and generally don’t get too much done. While this is a sweeping generalisation, in many cases, it’s not far from the truth.
At Shotts Golf Club, a venue situated half an hour from Glasgow, that certainly isn’t the case, and they’re proud of it.
In 2023, Dylan Murray will be the club captain, at the grand old age of 27-years-old. A member of the club since he was 11-years-old and a member of the committee since he was 20-years-old, the current vice captain and green’s convenor says it’s something of a natural progression for him, despite others raising eyebrows.
“I grew up in Shotts and the golf club has been a big part of my life,” he explained.
“It was at the club AGM when I was 20-years-old, they were looking for younger members to join the committee.
“I think someone had touted me to join because I was involved in the club and had been asking a lot of questions about how things were run. I was asking questions, not in a bad way, but just wanting to know more and get more information. I was asked to go on the committee and I was quite happy to have a go at it.”