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Spotlight on: Anderson Strathern, Business Fours team

Posted: 8th March 2017

Business Fours, Scotland’s national business golf tournament is asking: does your business have what it takes to be Scotland’s national golf champions?

One of our Partners in Enterprise organisations, Anderson Strathern, will answer this question alongside fellow members Brewin Dolphin, Turcan Connell and Edinburgh Airport at the Professional Heat of this tournament on March 16 at Cragielaw Golf Club (which we are delighted to sponsor).

Anderson Strathern are a Scottish law firm with expert advisers in every area – here’s who’ll be competing in from the Anderson Strathern team. Best of luck to them!

David Coutts High Res

David Coutts, Senior Solicitor

Handicap: 10
Home Club: Craigmillar Park GC
Favourite Golfing Memory: my friend Joseph Galloway declaring in frustration as the ball left the tee “that’s not what you meant to do, Joe!”, only for the ball to go straight in the hole for his first ace.
Favourite Golf course: Augusta – I’d sell my right arm to play there, or even just to play Amen Corner!
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: my Business 5s career ended and, as sport is the best form of BD, the Business 4s seemed the perfect way to generate new likeminded contacts.

Robert McNab high Res

Robert McNab, Solicitor

Handicap: 15
Home Club: Royal Burgess Golfing Society
Favourite Golfing Memory: sinking a 3 iron from 200 + yards for first ever eagle @ La Diable, Canada
Favourite Golf course: Machrihanish Championship Course
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: to meet some contacts who also enjoy a bit of golf. Best way to do BD out he office


Ruth Maclean, Partner
Handicap: 16
Home Club: Murrayfield
Favourite Golfing Memory: Playing in an invitational foursomes at Merchants of Edinburgh and taking a shot from a very unusual lie. It soared towards the clubhouse, hit the open fire door and landed on the carpet of the dining room. The early players were enjoying their tea – and particularly enjoyed us having to pop in to play the third shot!
Favourite Golf course: Boat of Garten
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Good opportunity for networking in a slightly relaxed environment.


Robin Turnbull, Senior Solicitor
Handicap: 19
Home Club: Previous member of Murrayfield.
Favourite Golfing Memory: Having a decent round on Braid Hills for once.
Favourite Golf course: Cally Palace, for the nostalgia.
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Getting back into golf and meeting new like-minded business contacts.

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