Started golf: 7
Turned Pro: 2007
University: University of Birmingham – FdSc Professional Golf Studies
Favourite course (outside of Gullane): Carnoustie
Away from the shop: Motorbikes, reptiles and rugby
Russell graduated from the PGA Training Programme in 2011 after 4 years training at Prestonfield Golf Club. Following his graduation, he moved to Portugal to set up the TaylorMade Fitting Centre as part of the new Paul McGinley Academy at Quinta Do Lago. Russell first joined the team in October 2012 to advance his knowledge before moving into his first Head Professional’s job at Whitekirk Golf & Country Club.
Returning to Gullane in 2017, Russell now oversees the daily operation of the shop, whilst also carrying out the occasional lesson and custom fitting session.