After nearly six years learning his trade at Blairgowrie Golf Club, senior assistant Calum Lawson is eager to make his mark on the professional circuit.
With a PGA degree from Birmingham University in the bag, the 24-year-old Fifer is teeing-up the next stage of his career.
Initially, he plans to swing into action on the blossoming Tartan Tour, with Euro Pro qualifiers also in the calendar.
He said: “Now I am fully qualified and the exams are behind me the plan is to concentrate on my own golf game and see where it takes me.
“I have been very fortunate to get my training at a club like Blairgowrie under a head professional like Charles Dernie, who is so respected in the game. There is nothing he doesn’t know about golf having been a Tour professional, and he is always in-demand as a referee for top tournaments.”
Calum, who hails from Kirkcaldy, ships out at the end of the next month and his first event is pencilled-in for April.
He got a flavour of full-time golf in Belgium as a teenager and confessed to having been bitten by the bug.
He added: “That was a good experience but I wouldn’t change anything since. I have enjoyed being at Blairgowrie and learning the ropes.”
Calum revealed that golf is in the Lawson family genes, with dad Brian enjoying European Tour experience and holding a long-time club post at Kirkcaldy, in addition to an attachment at a club in Florida.