About Us
Why not improve your game with help from the experts? Whether you want to improve a little or progress to championship standard, lessons can guide your efforts and give you a new perspective on your game. Dean Vannet, our Head PGA Professional at Banchory GC is a fully qualified Class AA PGA Professional, Level 3 Coach and his assistant Andrew is a Trainee Assistant PGA Professional. We offer tuition for both members and visitors alike.

Dean Vannet - Head PGA Professional
I was born in Arbroath in 1964 and raised in m Carnoustie where I started to learn to play golf from the age of 7. By the time I was 16 yrs of age I was off scratch and represented both club and country from Scottish Schoolboy International to Boy International with my main highlight coming when I captured the European Schoolboy title over the tough links of Portmarock in Ireland. I then moved to take up the role as Assistant PGA Professional at Banchory Golf Club in 1985 and trained for 5 ye


Andrew Pillans - Assistant PGA Professional
As an amateur Andrew won some prestigious tournaments and managed to reduce his handicap to 2. As a junior he won his Club Championship at Kirkcaldy GC on two occasions and went on to win the Fife Champion of Champions (2007). He also represented Fife on many different occasions. Andrew attended college at Elmwood where he studied HNC Professional Golf representing the college team on a number of occasions with regular competitive rounds between other local colleges and universities.