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About Doug McClelland

Doug’s long and illustrious career in golf began in earnest at the age of 16. It took only three years for Doug to progress from a handicap of 4 to the ranks of a professional golfer. Doug enjoyed continued success throughout the 1970s finishing as runner up at the British Matchplay in 1972, going on to represent England that same year. He won the Dutch Open in 1973 earning an enormous £2,800. Luckily he didn’t let all that money go to his head. Instead, Doug went from strength to strength shooting a low score of the day at the British Open and playing in the World Open at Pinewood.

Doug gained representative honours for Great Britain as they took on and beat Japan in 1974. However, in 1977, after coming close in the Zambian and New Zealand Open, he was £153 short and one spot away from making the Ryder Cup team. Of course he offered to pay the difference himself, but unfortunately they didn’t bite.

In 1978 Doug joined Laleham as the club professional and went on to win the Southern Professional Championship at Eastbourne in 1981. In 1982 he also won the Sunningdale Foursomes playing alongside Neil Coles and pipping Carl Mason and John O’Leary to the post.

Away from the golf course he married an American and spent a lot of time in the States. Whilst there he discovered how successful the big discount stores could be. The Doug McClelland Golf Superstore dream was born, using the big discount stores in the US as a template for success. He allied these ideas with the fantastic customer service that has become synonymous with his golf store.

Doug’s now been at Silvermere for 32 years as it quickly became his flagship store and it continues to thrive to this day.

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  • Only six weeks to go to the first Major of the year & what a tournament in prospect as a lot of leading contenders are flexing their muscles in the run up to the event Adam Scott is flying, no sign of a putting weakness despite abandoning of the long putter Louis Oosthuizen wins in Australia Bubba Watson won at Riviera, all three have great memories of Augusta & that will be vital down the stretch this year Put McIlroy, Spieth,Day & Fowler in the mix & what a tournament we have in prospect I had three bets 6 weeks ago:- Dustin Johnson22/1 Phil Mickleson 20/1 Bubba Watson 18/1 Two good outsiders are Koepka & Thomas.

    Should be a great event & kick start the golfing year There are a lot of events & promotions happening at Silvermere this year & by Easter we should have our new ladies shop open The season should shortly be underway, get the clubs out & start practising & good golfing to you all! Cheers Doug.