Callum Macaulay hails from Kincardine, Scotland and is one of our sports consultants here at FirstPoint USA. Callum is also a former FirstPoint USA client and and Hall of Fame athlete; he attended the University of Mississippi with a golf scholarship. Here the Scottish golfer tells us a bit more about himself and shares his experiences from his time in the states.
In 2007 and 2008 Macaulay was in the Scottish National Team. Awarded Scottish Golfer of the Year Award in March 2008 after finishing top of the Order of Merit. In 2008, he defeated Steven McEwan 5 & 3 in the final of the Scottish Amateur Championship at Carnoustie and competed in the 2008 Scottish Open at Loch Lomond as an amateur. Callum represented Scotland and won the Eisenhower Trophy in Australia at the end of 2008. They were the first Scottish team to win this tournament since it began in 1958. He represented both GB & I and Europe in 2008, before heading to Qualifying School at the end of the year
Callum was the only amateur in the field to secure his European Card at Qualifying School – Final Stage. He came through all three Stages of the School, playing 252 holes in total, to secure his 2009 Tour card and then promptly join the professional ranks.
As a professional, Callum finished 2nd in only his 4th event as a pro, in the 2009 Madeira Islands Open, where he finished with a back nine on Sunday of 28, to lose out by a single shot to Argentina’s Tano Goya.
Callum is now being re-instated to join the amateur ranks again, and will pursue to re-ignite his successful amateur career, whilst being a sports consultant at FirstPoint USA.
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