Carnoustie Links Superintendent Retires After Almost 30 Years Service

14th June 2012

After almost 30 years service Links Superintendent John Philp has retired and passed on the responsibilities of managing the courses at the world famous links at Carnoustie.

“We are delighted to announce that we have selected Sandy Reid as the replacement for John Philp who retires this summer after almost 30 years working as Links Superintendent here at Carnoustie,” said Gordon Wilson, chairman of the Carnoustie Golf Links.

“Sandy has done a tremendous job since becoming Head Greenkeeper for the Championship course seven years ago. We interviewed several excellent applicants for the post but Sandy was appointed to the position as the one outstanding candidate.

“John will be a hard act to follow but we feel sure Sandy is the man to do it,” Wilson added.

Reid trained at Elmwood College in Fife before starting his career at Letham Grange.

“It is an honour to be asked to follow on from John and I will do my best to ensure that his high standards are maintained,” said Reid. “I’m looking forward to leading the fantastic team here at Carnoustie and to helping to maintain the town’s reputation for providing one of the best golf facilities in the world.”

Philp was Links Superintendent at Carnoustie for 26 years and played an important role in transforming the fortunes of the town’s three golf courses.