President – Donald Bremner
Donald is a retired international banker, a fellow of the Bankers Institute and is currently a partner in a family office. He is also a past president of the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce.
His golfing background is wide and varied. Donald is a past captain of Ranfurly Castle GC, a past president of the Renfrewshire Golf Union and a past executive council member for Renfrewshire Golf Union. He was a member of the Championship Committee for a number of years.
Donald has a wealth of refereeing experience and is R&A qualified having taken a refresher exam in 2015. He has refereed at The Open Championship (2013), the Palmer Cup (2008), three Home Internationals matches and four Scottish Amateur Championship finals.
Vice-President – Malcolm Mitchell
Malcolm was educated at Madras College, St Andrews and Bede College, Durham University. He represented Madras, Bede and Durham University in a number of sports, including golf, being captain of Bede College Golf in his final year. He taught P.E. in Colchester before managing two Sports Centres, one in Peterlee, County Durham and in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.
His next post brought him to Scotland where he became the first Scottish Region Secretary of The Professional Golfers’ Association in 1975. In addition to starting ‘The Tartan Tour’, still the most successful of all the PGA Regions, Malcolm introduced a number of innovations including the PGA Scottish Dinner, The Patrons’ Scheme, Training Seminars for Assistants and obtained TV coverage for the PGA Scottish Championship. He was a made a Life Member of the Scottish Golf Union in 1977 for services to golf in Scotland. On leaving The PGA, a series of Sales and Marketing posts followed, including with Rank Xerox, Dundee City Council, SPAR Scotland and The Army, before he finished his working life as a supply teacher at High Schools in Fife. Malcolm was made Captain of The New Golf Club, St Andrews in 2000 and went on to be President of the Past Captains’ Society for two years.