Scottish Golf chair Eleanor Cannon has dismissed criticism after the resignation of the organisation’s third chief executive in four years.
Andrew McKinlay stepped down on Tuesday after two years in the post.
“I don’t actually think what’s really important right now is how many chief executives we’ve had,” Cannon said.
“What’s important right now is that we support our clubs and support our members. Because nobody is free from what’s going on right now.”
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McKinlay, who is to be replaced by Karin Sharp, joined Scottish Golf in February 2018 to succeed Blane Dodds, who left for the equivalent position at Scottish Tennis after one year.
Development director Ross Duncan and head of operations Louise Burke also departed last month.
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On BBC Scotland’s Sportsound programme, Cannon confirmed struggling clubs will receive a rebate on affiliation fees amid the coronavirus pandemic, and that Scottish Golf is working on a plan with governments for a safe return for the sport.
“We are working with all our stakeholders to build an emergency fund to support clubs who are finding themselves in dire straits as a result of the lockdown,” she added.
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