Kingsknowe Golf Club

Meet the Pro Shop Team

Michael Kanev – PGA Head Professional 

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.  Having qualified as a PGA Professional in 2016, Michael was appointed to his first Head Professional role by Lochgelly Golf Club in 2018.  He started as Kingsknowe Club Professional in early 2020.

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.


Jack Stewart - Assistant Professional

Jack has spent the last 3½ years in Dornoch studying professional golf at UHI. He's previously worked at Harburn, Uphall, Royal Dornoch and West Lothian prior to starting here.
Jack really enjoys coaching and hoping to help improve a lot of golf games at the club.
Aims to turn professional before 2023. He's a fully qualified golf coach and is now available for individual lessons, so you can contact him on 0131 441 4030 to book.

You can also follow Jack on social media. Just click or search  @jackstewart_golfperformance.

George Lewis – Pro Shop Assistant

George Lewis has worked alongside his brother Michael for 3 years and gained an excellent knowledge of how a Pro Shop operates, running of club competitions and retail operations.  George is a keen golfer and a professional actor, pursuing his career ambition alongside his Pro Shop work.

Elaine Lumsden – Pro Shop Assistant

Elaine has worked in the Pro Shop since March 2021 having 'retired' from a long career in Financial Services.

A member of Kingsknowe for nearly 25 years and a past Ladies Captain, Elaine has quicky developed her knowledge of Pro Shop operations and retail and her key priority is ensuring all members, guests and visitors have a positive experience. 

Colin Ramsay – Pro Shop Assistant

Colin our latest member of the team retired in 2014 from HMRC after 40 years. Since then he has worked at Archerfield Links and Bruntsfield Links in various roles.

Colin a golfer since 13 year old was a Duddinston member for over 30 years, where he was a Junior Champion and Gents Championship finalist. He is currently a member at Kilspindie Golf Club and also plays some golf at Leven and Alnmouth.

In his spare time he has written and published a fascinating book to help with your golfing memories and give you an interactive way to track the courses you have played in Scotland.

To get in touch with the Pro Shop please email or call 0131 441 4030.

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