June McEwan – President
June is a dedicated volunteer who has given a huge amount of her personal time to Scottish golf, notably in Handicapping, Course Rating and as a Rules Official.
After attending St Hilary’s School, Edinburgh, June enjoyed a career in radiography, working at both Edinburgh’s Princess Margaret Rose Hospital and Bangour General Hospital.
At national volunteer level, June currently sits on the Board of the Council of National Golf Unions (since 2010) and is an integral member of Scottish Golf’s Handicap & Course Rating Committee. In these roles, June plays a key part working alongside the Scottish Golf Handicapping team to ensure golf courses across Scotland have an updated Standard Scratch Score, enabling golf club members across the country to play in and enjoy club competitions.
Previously June has served on a number of non-executive Boards, including the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association (SLGA), Edinburgh Health Council and Longniddry Golf Club.
At club level, June has volunteered at Gifford Golf Club in the capacity of Junior Convenor, Ladies Handicap Secretary, was Ladies Captain and also Ladies’ Secretary and Handicapping Committee Member at Longniddry Golf Club, giving her valuable insight into golf club operations.
Highly regarded as one of the country’s top Rules Officials, June has volunteered at numerous Championships since 2002 including The Curtis Cup, The Open Championship, Ladies European Tour, Scottish PGA Tour and countless SLGA and Scottish Golf events.
As a member of both Gullane Ladies Golf Club and Gifford, June is a keen golfer with honorary life membership at Gifford and has won the Ladies Championship on three occasions. Family is a huge part of June’s life, with four children and 10 grandchildren, and we’re delighted to hear that they are already following in her footsteps and showing a keen interest in golf.
Senior 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.
Junior Vice President – David Fleming
David hails from Carnoustie having spent his childhood living just a good drive from the second fairway on the Burnside Course and was educated at Arbroath High School. He joined the Bank of Scotland in Dundee in 1974 and his 36-year career took him to Aberdeen in various Managerial roles and latterly as Area Director for Corporate Banking responsible for Tayside, Moray and Highlands & Islands when he was based in Inverness. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Scotland and is now Aberdeen based. David keeps an interest in business life and while he has now given up several Director and Non-Exec Director roles he remains a Member of the Institute of Directors and sits on the Aberdeen Local Committee of that Organisation.
David’s Great Uncle, Alex Black, was one of the many famous sons of Carnoustie who emigrated to the States as a Pro & Club maker, having initially worked under another famous son of Carnoustie and winner of US Opens ‘Alex Smith’ when he first emigrated in 1909.
In addition to his Banking career David has been an SFA football referee for 27+ years officiating at Highland League and Junior Football. While he has hung up his whistle, he now observes and helps to coach the next generation of football referees. David also keeps his football connection active by being the Treasurer of Aberdeenshire Amateur Football Association.
His interest in refereeing has also now transferred to golf and he completed the R&A Level 2 Rules Course in 2016 and has already officiated at several National Amateur and Professional Tournaments in addition to numerous District and Club competitions. In addition, He is also one of the team of accredited Course Raters for Scottish Golf.
David has been the President of Scottish Golf North East District since 2015 and the Captain of the North East Golfers Alliance for the last two years in addition to just recently becoming Captain of Portlethen Golf Club. As well as Portlethen, David has been a member of Carnoustie Golf Club since he was in his early teens and Carnoustie Caledonia Golf Club for slightly less time. David is also a member of Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and his handicap has hovered around 5 for the last 30 years but reckons he retains the potential to reduce it a little!