David Purdie was born & bred to sports, particularly Golf – given his home town of Prestwick, scene of the first Open Championship. A former Captain of the Scottish Universities Golf Society, his lowest handicap was 4. He belongs to the Bruntsfield Links Golf Society in Edinburgh and is a country member of Sunningdale Golf Club in England and an overseas member of Pine Valley Golf Club in the U.S.
He is regularly invited to speak at golfing occasions which may be corporate, a golf clubs own annual dinner, or a special function. He was an invited Speaker at the Centenary Dinners of Sunningdale and Walton Heath – the 150th Anniversary of Prestwick GC – and at the 250th Anniversaries of the R&A at St. Andrews – and of Bruntsfield Links in Edinburgh.
He has also been selected to speak after dinner to: The Association of Golf Writers at The Open; the Lord’s Taverners and the Cricket Writers’ Club at Lord’s – and the Tennis & Racquets Association. As always, his approach is one of support for the Host, for the Game and for sportsmanship – allied to serious good humour couched in anecdote and story. He never tells jokes – finding the reality of human life far more entertaining.