Montrose Golf Links have taken on a new assistant professional.
Mark Penny represented Northumberland at county level, winning the double of County Strokeplay and Matchplay in 2008. The 26-year-old won a total of five scratch opens around the north of England.
He attended college in America, studying at Odessa in Texas, where he had two wins and multiple top five finishes.
He was honoured as part of the All State, All Region and All Conference Teams at the end of each year.
Over the last couple of years, he has competed on the PGA Europro Tour and has now chosen to do his PGA qualifications as the next step in his career, which means he will be undertaking a diploma in PGA training, which includes golf coaching, sports science, equipment technology and business management.