Feb 24th, 2021
Murrayshall appoints Clarke Lutton
Former touring pro joins the Perthshire course from Gleneagles
Aberdeenshire-born and former touring professional Clarke, a well-known figure in the global golf industry, joins Murrayshall from Gleneagles where he held the position of PGA Professional from 2018. Previous to this, Lutton's international experience included roles at The Brisbane Golf Club, Australia and the Doha Golf Club, Qatar, where he worked for 11 years.
Prior to his teaching career, Lutton enjoyed a successful career as a tour player, both on the Asian and European Tours. He brings with him a wealth of experience to Murrayshall, having played alongside some of golf’s most famous names such as Rory McIIroy and Bryson Dechambeau. Clarke was also privileged to work with Justin Parsons at the Butch Harmon School of Golf and cites his career highlight to be winning on the MENA Tour in 2015 at the Golf Citizen Classic at the Els Club in Dubai.
“Having travelled the world and lived abroad from the age of 14, I have experienced some of the best golf courses and practice facilities in the world. Being around these facilities, as well as working alongside some of the best instructors in the game during my playing career, has shown me how these world-class facilities operate. It has also allowed me to understand what it takes to present a course in a way that is not only fit for day-to-day enjoyment for members and guests but also championship set-ups fit for European tour events. I aim to use this knowledge to help the overall look and playability of Murrayshall Golf Course,”
“I really believe that the club and estate is destined to become one of the go-to places for golf within Scotland and the UK and I will truly relish the opportunity to help Murrayshall grow, both as a resort and a golf course,” says Lutton
“With the proposed development of Murrayshall, we will re-set the bar, not just on the golf courses, but also with the provision of enhanced practice facilities and a whole new lifestyle experience within the estate, for all members and guests to enjoy. Clarke is just the type of home-grown talent we need to take this forward,” comments Gary Silcock.