Ricky Hall is one of the most well known and popular figures in the Scottish golf industry. He is currently the Director of Golf at Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, which is home to two world-renowned golf courses - the Ailsa and King Robert the Bruce. In his role, Ricky is responsible for overseeing the entire golf operation, including their impressive pro shop and state of the art Golf Academy. To mark 18 years since Ricky joined the team at Turnberry, we asked him 18 quick fire questions:

1. What age did you start playing golf?

10 years old

2. What golf course did you play growing up?

The West Kilbride Golf Club

3. What was your handicap when you turned professional?

Plus 1

4. What’s the best part of your golf game?

My long irons

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The Golf Academy at Trump Turnberry

5. What’s the weakest part of your golf game?


6. What’s the lowest round you’ve had on the Ailsa?


7. How many holes in one have you had?


8. Who’s the best golfer you’ve ever played with?

Tiger Woods

9. What’s your favourite course in the UK? 

It has to be the Ailsa!

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The 9th hole on the Ailsa course 

10. What’s your favourite course in America?

Cypress Point

11. What’s the best thing about working at Turnberry?

A tie between the location and people

12. What’s your favourite hole on the Ailsa course? 

11th for incredible panoramic views

13. What’s your favourite hole on King Robert the Bruce?  

9th for the approach shot

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14. What’s the best tournament you’ve ever been to?

The 2005 Open in St. Andrews - Jack Nicklaus’ last round!

15. What‘s the most expensive item in the Turnberry pro shop?

£8,000 original artwork

16. What’s the best piece of technology in the Golf Academy?


17. Where’s your favourite golf destination?

South Carolina

18. Who is your favourite pro on tour? 

Rory McIlroy

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