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Scottish Golf Develops Program To Ease Golfers' Transition To Pro Status

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 28 / 17

Scottish Golf developed a program to "ease young golfers' transition from amateur to professional status," according to David Currie of the BBC. Scottish Golf CEO Blane Dodds said that a new finance and support package for Scotland's "promising young golfers" will "help to establish them on the Euro...

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