Date of Birth - 8 April 1974
Place of Birth -
Turned Pro -
Website - www.alantaitgolf.com
Alan is a PGA "Fellow" Professional and is also The Director of Golf at The
Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Alan won the Scottish PGA Matchplay Championship in 1996 and also
won The Tartan Tour Order of Merit in the same year. In 1996 he also
qualified at The European Tour School at the San Roque Club in Spain,
securing his playing priviliges on the European Tour for 1997.
As an amateur Alan won the Scottish Boys at Dunbar in 1986 and went on
to win the Doug Sanders European and World Junior titles in the same
year. He then became only the 5th person in Scottish golf history to be
capped at boys, youths and senior level in the same season. In 1989 he
lost to his great friend and fellow Ayrshireman, Allan Thomson in the final
of the Scottish Amateur Championship at Lossiemouth at the 36th hole.
Alan hails from Irvine and is immensely proud to be a "Lifetime Honorary
Member" of The Irvine Golf Club ( Bogside ).
Alan is a top golf pundit and from April to October he co-hosts "The Golf
Show" at 10.30am (a 30 minute golf magazine programme) every
Sunday morning, alongside media correspondent Graham Spiers on BBC
Radio Scotland. He also does "on course" commentary at The Aberdeen
Asset Management Scottish Open and, The Open Championship, also
with the BBC. In 1994 Alan was the first ever player to shoot 64 at the
famous Carnoustie Championship Course – regarded as one of the
toughest in the world. This is still a joint course record to date