Pumpherston pro Richard Fyvie is new club manager

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Golf’s changing face is being reflected by a Lothians professional undergoing a role swap.

Richard Fyvie, the PGA pro at Pumpherston for the past 12 years, is taking over the reins as club manager.

“When you join Pumpherston you are joining more than just an excellent course, you are joining an excellent club,” he said.

“Our award-winning facilities lend themselves to creating a wonderful golfing environment and it will be a pleasure to manage the club as we continue to drive on and evolve.”

In addition to being a county coach for the Lothians Golf Association, Fyvie has also been involved in an award-winning coaching programme in Orkney for more than seven years.

“But I have focussed more of my time with managing different areas within the club,” he added.

“Year on year, I have increased these responsibilities and, as a result, I am delighted to be moving into the office and managing the club.”

Club captain Peter McWilliams described the appointment as “another step forward” in the West Lothian club’s history.

“Richard is our first PGA Professional,” he said. “His enthusiasm and commitment is incredible.

“He is always looking to be better or go the extra mile and we believe this will assist Pumpherston Golf Club and take it to a new level.”

Applications are currently being considered for a new pro and the club hope to have a replacement for Fyvie by April at the latest.

Meanwhile, the South East Edinburgh Winter League will be decided when the postponed match between Craigmillar Park and Prestonfield is played on Sunday.

Liberton currently top the table, but a win or draw for Prestonfield in the remaining match will be enough to enable them to claim the crown.

Duddingston have already wrapped up the Junior title.