Braidwood awarded The PGA's highest honour

Braidwood awarded The PGA's highest honour


Michael Braidwood, General Manager of Education City Golf Club in Qatar,has attained The PGA’s highest honour, the status of Master Professional. 

At the start of his career in 1990, Michael Braidwood developed as a coach and manager under the guidance of Kevin Stables in Montrose, Scotland and then worked at the Golf Academy at Gleneagles.

His development at the former Ryder Cup venue led to a move abroad to Bahrain to manage the Royal Golf Club.

The 49-year-old spent more than 11 years at the facility before returning to Scotland for a brief spell with Braemar Golf Developments as their operations director, which included regular work overseas in Moscow, Russia.

In 2014 he took up the role of Director of Education at the Club Managers Association of Europe, Braidwood oversaw and helped develop the hugely popular Management Development Programme, which was delivered across European and the Middle East.

Braidwood, who is an assessor for the PGA’s Director of Golf qualification, currently works as the General Manager of Education City Golf Club in Qatar and has no fewer than seven PGA Professionals within his team.

“I am very proud to become a PGA Master Professional,” said Braidwood. I think persistence, patience and productivity have all helped.

“I love all facets of our profession but nowadays you have to specialise in one. So I have specialised in being a generalist. I still like to play golf and I like to keep in touch with what other coaches are doing. The advancement in coaching in recent years has been remarkable.”


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