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Company Directors

Colin Dalgleish Colin Dalgleish - Founding Director
Born Glasgow, Scotland. Attended Ohio State University and graduated from Stirling University in Scotland with a degree in Accounting. Member of the Great Britain & Ireland 1981 Walker Cup Team. Scottish Amateur Champion 1981. Appointed Captain of GB&I Walker Cup Team for 2007 Match. Resides in Helensburgh, Scotland.

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Gordon Dalgleish Gordon Dalgleish - Founding Director
Born Glasgow, Scotland. Graduated from the College of William & Mary in Business Administration. Member of the Board of Directors of the American Junior Golf Association (1988 - 2000). Panelist for GOLF Magazine Top 100 Courses. Recognized by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine as one of the Top Travel Specialists in the United States. Resides in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Anne Filshie Anne Filshie
Group Director of Operation

Born Cardross, Scotland. Retail travel agency manager for 10 years. Worked with PerryGolf since 1987. Enjoys international travel by land, sea and sky; previous destinations range from Australia to regular favorite spot in Barbados…with many more trips on the ‘to do’ list. Interests include farming, cooking, sewing and sport of curling. Devotes much time to maintaining and caring for 19th century river-side home. Owns a set of golf clubs. Resides in Helensburgh, Scotland.

Graham Reid Graham Reid
Group Director of Finance

Born Edinburgh, Scotland. Graduated University of Glasgow as Bachelor of Accountancy. A member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland with 20 years experience in public practice and industry in the United Kingdom and overseas. Interests include golf, badminton, tennis and computers. Resides in Helensburgh, Scotland.

Sales & Operations Group

Cameron Reid Cameron Reid
Vice President Sales & Operations

Started with PerryGolf in 1992 and over the years has had much pleasure in organizing many of PerryGolf’s golf travel experiences throughout the world from our Golf Cruising Programs to the British Open By Sea and Ryder Cup Matches. Privileged to have been able to play many of the championship courses in the UK & Ireland with Turnberry and Royal Portrush as personal favorites while also staying in some of the finest hotels. Can play to a single figure handicap on a calm day. A favorite holiday destination has always been St Andrews; in addition to golf it has wonderful beaches and is a great place to spend time with two children. Enjoy many sports and keeping active, although won’t find be found in the gym! As VP of Sales & Operations, the role is varied and never dull as we aim to provide a wide range of Luxury Golf & Travel Programs that our clients have come to expect of PerryGolf. Resides in Helensburgh, Scotland - home since childhood.

Keith Baird Keith Baird
Golf Travel Expert

Born and raised on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland before moving to Spain in 1988. Lived in Sotogrande for five years overlooking Valderrama Golf Club before returning to Scotland to attend Strathallan School (same school Colin Montgomerie attended). Graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in Tourism Management before joining PerryGolf in October 1999. Former club champion at Helensburgh Golf Club with interests including music and most sports; especially soccer, golf and darts. Keen supporter of Scotland’s national soccer team and long suffering member of the ‘Tartan Army’ having travelled throughout Europe…normally to watch Scotland lose! Resides in Helensburgh, Scotland.

Alastair Niven Alastair Niven
Golf Travel Expert
Born Alexandria, Scotland. Graduated Dundee University in Hotel and Catering Management and Paisley University with Masters in Marketing. Joined PerryGolf in 2000. Interests include golf, hill walking, malt whisky and wine, cooking, concert-going and films. Kept running with two young children and permanently on a diet – something to do with the whisky and wine perhaps! Aside from Scotland, favourite PerryGolf destination has to be New Zealand; great courses, stunning scenery and friendly locals. Previous round at Cape Kidnappers is a favourite golf memory despite the actual score. Resides in Helensburgh, Scotland.

Gary Sheppard Golf Travel Specialist Gary Sheppard
Golf Travel Expert

Born Glasgow, Scotland. Graduated from East Mississippi Community college with an Associates Degree in Business. Joined the PerryGolf team in 2006. Previous Club Champion at Erskine Golf Club and currently play to a handicap of 1. Interests include all things golf, football (soccer), and socializing. Favourite PerryGolf destination has to be St Andrews. Not only home to the most famous golf course in the world, just generally a fun place to spend time, especially in the summer. It should be at the top of every golfer’s bucket list. The Old Course at St. Andrews is the favourite golf course, with most recent round ending with a 4 under par 68. The signed and framed scorecard currently hangs on apartment wall. Resides in Glasgow, Scotland.

Michael Paterson Golf Travel ExpertMichael Paterson
Golf Travel Expert

Born Dumfries, Scotland. Graduated from Stirling University in Scotland with a degree in Accountancy. Upon completion of degree embarked on a gap year spanning five continents, before joining PerryGolf in 2014. Keen golfer from a young age and a member of Helensburgh Golf Club. Also enjoys soccer, travel and attending music gigs. Resides in Helensburgh, Scotland.

Ross Jeffrey Golf Travel ExpertRoss Jeffrey
Golf Travel Expert

Born Glasgow, Scotland. Fully qualified Pipefitter and TIG welder to trade, working for 4 years in the Scottish shipyards before making the dramatic switch to the Golf Industry. Avid fan of all sports, with soccer and golf holding the edge over the others. Currently a member of Helensburgh Golf Club and Helensburgh’s local amateur soccer team. Dream PerryGolf trip would be on the Baltic Cruise to take in some magnificent golf in spectacular locations. Resides in Helensburgh, Scotland.

Marketing Group

Mark Barnes Mark Barnes
Vice President - Marketing

Born Roanoke, Virginia, son of PGA Head Professional Luke Barnes who coached Larry Mize to his 1987 Masters title. Attended Wake Forest University and University of Georgia, graduating from Georgia in 1980 with BS in Advertising. Relationship with PerryGolf began in 1986 as the Company’s advertising agency; joined as a member of the US based staff in 2000. Interests include golf, baseball, travel and hiking. Resides in Cumming, Georgia.

Harrison Gould Harrison Gould
Social Media Marketing Manager

Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Graduated from University of North Carolina at Wilmington with BS in Marketing and BA in Spanish. Interests include golf, traveling abroad, cooking, surfing, and socializing. Resides in Wilmington, North Carolina.

owie Knodt Howie Knodt
Marketing & Sales Associate

Born Madison, WI. Graduated from Southwestern College in 1978 with an Associate’s Degree and has worked in the travel industry for 35 years. Southern California Golf Association Senior Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010. Served on the Board of the San Diego Junior Golf Association for 6 years. Resides in San Diego, CA.

Client Services & Administrative Group

Mhairi Filshie Mhairi Filshie
Group Manager

Born Glasgow, Scotland. Graduated University of Glasgow as Master of Arts in Literature. Joined PerryGolf in 2006. Interests include books, movies, music, and fine (also not-so-fine) wine. Moonlights as carer and personal shopper for the elderly. Ideal PerryGolf trip would involve travel to South Africa to experience a luxury Safari and include a lengthy visit to the Cape Winelands. A little closer to home, would be more than happy with a weekend spent in a Links Cottage at The Lodge at Doonbeg in Co. Clare, Ireland with a bowl of seafood chowder. Resides in Glasgow, Scotland.

Daryl Youden Daryl Youden
Client Services Coordinator

Born Portsmouth, England. Attended Hermitage Academy many years ago. Have worked at PerryGolf since early 2013; a complete and welcome change from my previous job as Office Manager at local embroidery factory for 10 years. Enjoy travelling; the Caribbean is a favourite. Have been extremely lucky to have been on SeaDream and Azamara Journey cruises and would most definitely recommend everyone enjoys these experiences in their lifetime. Interests include dining out, baking, handicrafts and long walks with my black Labrador, Alfie. Resides in Kilcreggan, Scotland.

Yasmin Falconer, Administration Manager Yasmin Falconer
Administration Coordinator

Born in Dunfermine, Scotland and attended Hermitage Academy. Holds an HNC in Business and Administration and started with PerryGolf in 2011. Interests include reading, spending time with family (including non-identical twin sister and her young son) and socializing with friends. Dream PerryGolf destination is Sydney, Australia to see the famous Bondi Beach. If remaining in Scotland, a great weekend retreat would be spent at the Fairmont in St. Andrews, experiencing a relaxing massage and making use of the excellent spa facilities. Resides in Helensburgh, Scotland.

Denise McKee Denise McKee
Golf Travel Specialist

Born Alexandria, Scotland and worked with PerryGolf since October 1999. Graduated NVQ in Business Administration. In 2007 received award from Golf Tourism Scotland, “Young Industry Person”. Loves spending time with her family and friends. Interests include attending the local art club and various fitness classes. Most outrageous thing to have done is a sky dive - “Never again!” Resides in Dumbarton, Scotland with husband and son.

Air Services

Sheila CitekSheila Citek
Air Services Manager

Travel agent for 20 years beginning with TWA airlines in St Louis Missouri. Born in Kansas City, married with two children living in Wilmington, North Carolina. Have lived in Seattle Washington, Grand Rapids Minnesota. Interests include baseball with my son, going to the beach.

Satellite Offices

Gordon Turner Gordon Turner
PerryGolf South Africa

Born Durban, South Africa. Civil engineer by training, who preferred life in the sports industry. Six year as brand manager for Mizuno. Joined the PerryGolf team in 2003. Qualified golf teaching professional. Interests include all things golf, African wildlife, world history and all sport. Resides in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

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