Class ‘A’ Golf Professional of both the PGA of America and the PGA of GB and Ireland
Scott Kirkwood comes to Ocean Reef after serving as the Head Golf Professional at Metedeconk National Golf Club, a 27-hole member owned private club, located in Jackson, NJ. He was recently named 2014 SFPGA Southern Chapter Golf Professional of the Year.
Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Being born into a family of golfers he started playing the game of golf at a young age and soon developed a keen knowledge of the history and traditions of the sport. He first experienced life in the United States when he accepted a golf scholarship to attend Walter State Community College in Morristown, TN. Scott then began his career in the industry as Assistant Golf Professional at his home club, Gullane Golf Club, where he spent three valuable years learning the profession and developing a strong passion and respect for the game. Scott went on to further his career as Golf Professional at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, an international resort in the Middle East rated the number two course in Africa and Asia by Golf Magazine.
Having spent six years in Dubai, Scott’s desire to develop his experience of the game world-wide took him to the United States where he was employed as 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Metedeconk National Golf Club. Before returning there in 2007 as Head Golf Professional, Scott was the Senior Golf Professional at Hidden Creek Golf Club, a Coore Crenshaw designed course located 20 minutes west of Atlantic City in southern New Jersey.
Whether in the workplace or at home, Scott’s love and passion for golf is engaging. He enjoys nothing more than ensuring Members have the best possible golf experience and sharing with them his stories from some of the best loved courses in the world. Scott’s international experiences also make him a great tour guide when taking Members abroad on travel opportunities.