Born in Scotland 1959, Charlie was apprenticed in 1975 as a shipyard Engineering Patternmaker in the Scottish county of the Kingdom of Fife – best known to golfers the world over as the home of the world’s oldest and most famous golf courses, St Andrews. In 1983 Charlie and his wife emigrated to Australia, where he found employment at a local foundry, utilising his engineering skills. It was the same year he joined the Horton Park Golf Club, becoming Club Captain for six years and Course Director for two years.
Charlie rose through the ranks at the foundry, which eventually saw him appointed to the role of General Manager in 1994.
When a golfing life called eleven years later, he resigned and was appointed to the position of Golf Operations Manager at HPGC, later followed by the role of General Manager which, to this day, carries over to the Maroochy River Golf Club.