Sandy Smith
Head Professional


Sandy is currently the resident Head Professional at Ladybank Golf Club, and formerly the Head Professional at The Gleneagles Hotel. Sandy has a passion for golf in all it`s facets and the expertise to instantly improve his clients ability to play this great game.

He has worked with and alongside some of the best players and coaches in the world. These include, David Leadbetter, Pete Cowan, Denis Pugh, Nick Faldo, Gary Player, Steve Elkington and many more. Sandy Smith is an industry leader in the field of golf coaching.

Sandy has coached and continues to coach many County Team Players, International Players and several Professional Golfers playing on various different tours.

He is a highly qualified P.G.A Fellow Professional who has the Director of Golf and Club Manager Diploma`s and is a training consultant to the P.G.A on Golf Coaching

Sandy is married to Andrea and has two children, Hannah and Matthew.
Andrew Cooper
PGA Professional


Growing up in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Andrew enjoyed many sports from a young age. But it was golf that became his great passion. Inspired by watching the leading players of the era, Andrew’s dedication to the game led to considerable early success in county and national events.

His achievements were rewarded with a golf scholarship at Stirling University, recognised as the leading golf scholarship programme in the UK. While at Stirling, Andrew helped the university to win national titles and represented the Scottish Universities’ team. In addition, Andrew achieved an Honours degree in Economics with Politics.

Andrew’s love of the game led to his decision to pursue a career in golf, joining Newmachar Golf Club in 2001 and becoming a fully qualified member of the PGA in 2004. He was appointed Head Professional in 2006. During his career, Andrew has enjoyed helping thousands of golfers to improve. His clients range from beginners to elite players and across all age groups. He has also provided group classes for many corporate clients, including BP, Aker Solutions and Schlumberger.

Helping golfers improve has always been Andrew’s main professional focus, and in 2017 he established his own coaching business, based at Newburgh-on-Ythan Golf Club, Aberdeenshire. In 2019 he moved back to Perth and is now based at Ladybank in Fife. When not helping fellow golfers improve, Andrew enjoys competing in PGA events.

Away from golf, he enjoys music and reading, and spending time with Eileen, his wife, and their two children, Finlay and Lois.
Adam Stott
Assisant Professional 


Adam has been part of the team since November 2017.

He was born and brought up in Biggar, South Lanarkshire. He grew up playing his golf out of West Linton and Lanark where he was Junior Championship at West Linton 3 years in a row and then went on to win the Gents Championship in 2015.

Adam studied in Orlando, Florida whilst on a golf scholarship for 2 years.

He is now in his third year of his PGA training, expanding his knowledge and skills to be the best player and coach possible. His great passion is playing golf and would love to give it a real shot!

In his spare time, when he's not golfing he likes to tinker with his cars and enjoys a pint or two!
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