Crail Golfing Society appoint 27-year-old as new club captain

Crail Golfing Society, one of the oldest clubs in the world, has appointed one of the youngest captains in the history of the game.

Max Baillie has been appointed as the new Crail Golfing Society captain at just 27. Picture: Crail Golfing Society

Max Baillie has taken up the post at the Fife club at just 27, succeeding Jim McArthur, a former chairman of the R&A’s Championship Committee and also a past chairman of CONGU.

Originally from Falkirk, Baillie joined the club as a 12-year-old in 2005 and quickly captured three junior club championships.

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The four-handicapper, who also claimed the gents’ handicap title in 2011, works in drinks and spirits Industry, having graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2018.

“Crail Golfing Society has always been a very special place to me,” said Baillie. “This club has provided me with so much throughout my life, both personally and professionally, and I am relishing the opportunity to captain such a historic Society. The spirit at Crail Golfing Society has always been one of friendliness and pride.”

“As with all clubs in Scotland and throughout the United Kingdom, we are facing numerous daily challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“However, it is only with the continued support of such a loyal membership and a dedicated and professional team that we will ensure the Society is positioned for a successful exit from the effects of the current situation, and we can soon warmly welcome back all our members and visitors alike.

"Until then, Crail GS remains strongly confident the ancient game can continue to set the best examples of social-distancing practices, so that golf will also emerge stronger for what has transpired for already much of this year."

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