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Michael Kanev Joins the Club as our New Club Professional on the 8th of February

MICHAEL KANEV

We are pleased to announce that Michael Kanev is our new Club Professional.  Michael is currently the Club Professional at Lochgelly in Fife and will take up the position at Kingsknowe on Saturday the 8th of February.  Michael was born in Bulgaria and moved to Edinburgh in 1997.  As an amateur player, he won the Bulgarian Amateur Open in 2006 and then represented Bulgaria in the Eisenhower Trophy  – the biggest team competition in the amateur game – in South Africa in 2006.

Having moved to London to begin his PGA career in 2012 as a PGA Assistant, Michael was offered the opportunity to work at Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society in Edinburgh in 2015.  In April 2018, Michael was then appointed to his first Head Professional role by Lochgelly Golf Club.  Michael still enjoys playing golf competitively and participates in the PGA Regional Events across Scotland.  He lives in Edinburgh with his wife Kamala and their daughter, Maxine.  We all look forward to welcoming Michael to Kingsknowe next month.

Iain Lowdean our current Professional leaves for Baberton Golf Club on the 23rd of January and we thank Iain for all the great work he has done whilst at Kingsknowe and wish him all the best at his new club.

Learn to Play Golf at Kingsknowe

Any women and girls who want to learn to play golf can come to our Coaching Hub at Kingsknowe Golf Course.  There are two sessions each Saturday from 13:00 to 14:00 and 14:30 to 15:30.  Sessions cost £5 and refreshments will be provided.  Everyone is welcome whether you have ever held a golf club or not and to sign up, contact proshop@kingsknowe.com or call the Pro Shop on 0131 441 4030.  Golf clubs will be provided.

Kingsknowe Golf Club is easily accessible by car, 44 bus, or train to Kingsknowe, at 326, Lanark Road, EH14 2JD.

IAIN LOWDEAN: CLUB PROFESSIONAL

Our fully qualified PGA Club Professional is Iain Lowdean.

Iain has a background in sales and hospitality as well as golf.  Iain excels at exceptional customer service and is looking for an opportunity to develop new ideas and drive progress forward as our Club Professional.

Iain has been a Golf Professional since 2011 and through the PGA programme has acquired a wealth of knowledge that he is keen to pass on to as many people as he can.  As a coach, Iain has amassed over 2000+ hours of coaching from individual, Junior, Ladies and Men’s Group coaching and will bring this coavching expertise to the Club.  He continues to play competitively on the Tartan Tour but his true passion is to interact with golfers at a club level. As a Certified Putting Instructor (CPI) and Level 2 Coach, he is keen to continue developing his own skills so that he can provide the best possible coaching and service to all.Iain grew up in Gloucestershire playing most of his Amateur golf at Minchinhampton Golf Club.  At the age of 12 Iain qualified through the Daily Telegraph competition to represent the South West of England in Spain at San Roque.  At aged 13, Iain won the Junior Club Championship and went on to win the Club Championship, aged 19. He also represented his county and played from a handicap of +1.

Iain’s has a background in Hospitality and Sales & Marketing, from having worked in corporate sales and international event sales. Iain’s degrees are in Golf Studies and Leisure and Sports Management (BA)  Iain met his wife Gin, when travelling across Asia and Australasia and they now have three boys.  Luckily for Kingsknowe, after two years of living in New Zealand Iain came back to the UK to pursue his passion and start his career in Golf, with the new chapter starting here in June 2018.