Falkirk's Max Baillie becomes one of Scotland's youngest club captains

Falkirk’s Max Baillie has become the youngest captain in the history of Crail Golf club at the age of 27-years old.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 17th December 2020, 11:34 am
27-year old Max Baillie is originally from Falkirk
27-year old Max Baillie is originally from Falkirk

The Fife club, which is the seventh oldest in the world and was formally laid in 1894, previously became the oldest club in Scotland to appoint its first female captain and has now appointed Max who is believed to be one of the youngest people currently acting in the role across the 550 clubs under the Scottish Golf umbrella.

Baillie was the unanimous vote of the club’s members at their recent ‘Zoom’ annual general meeting.

Originally from Falkirk, Baillie joined the club as a 12-year-old in 2005 and quickly stamped his golfing credentials, capturing three Junior Club Championships; the 4-handicapper also claimed the Gents Club Handicap Championship in 2011.

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He said: “Crail Golfing Society has always been a very special place to me.

“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 and give back to a place which means so much to me.

“To hold such a distinguished position is a true honour, and I look forward to working closely with the Society’s Management Committee, Members and Crail Team over the coming years.

“As with all clubs 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 that we will ensure the Society is positioned for a successful exit from the effects of the current situation, and we can soon welcome back members and visitors.”