Former European Tour winner Raymond Russell is providing a new London link for a golf company based in his native East Lothian.
He’s teamed up with TPEGS, the golf experience company run by Ryder Cup player and Sky Sports analyst Andrew Coltart and respected coach Gary Nicol.
Russell, who won the 1996 Cannes Open, will run a satellite operation out of the Centurion Club in St Albans, where he will host corporate golf outings and coaching days with the firm’s growing client base in the south.
“It’s good to be associated with TPEGS and we are excited about trying to expand the product,” said Russell, who hails from Prestonpans and played out of Longniddry as an amateur but has been based in the London area for a good few years.
“I’m still going to be playing, but my ranking on Challenge Tour means that my playing opportunities will be limited somewhat.
“So I’m looking forward to trying to use my knowledge and experience along with TPEGS to create opportunities for companies and individuals to have a great day out on the golf course and give them something different than the normal company golf day.”
Coltart, who lives in Aberlady, and Edinburgh man Nicol, opened TPEGS, which stands for Tour Pro Experience Golf Schools, in 2011 using Archerfield Links as its base.
“In the context of Scottish golf, the experience we provide and facilities we have at Archerfield are second-to-none and we attract golfers from all over the UK and overseas,” said Coltart. “However, we see a real opportunity in bringing the TPEGS experience closer to the London corporate market and Raymond’s appointment is a key part of that strategy.”