Alex Carruthers

Current Team
Scotland – Sport Parkinson’s Four Nations Golf 2021

Educated at Jordanhill College in Glasgow I worked as a rugby development officer in Fife before setting up a training and recruitment business in Scotland in 1998, Rewards Training where I still work as Managing Director.

I am a native Fifer born in Kirkcaldy and have always been a keen sportsman playing tennis, cricket and football as a youth representing Fife before turning to the oval ball & rugby.

Whilst still at Kirkcaldy High School I had the privilege of playing at Murrayfield (Scottish Youth final), Cardiff Arms Park (Scottish Schools) and Hampden (Scottish Secondary Schools final) in the space of a month

I have been involved in various Scottish rugby international squads from schools, u21, students, combined districts, Scottish select XV’s.

I played district rugby for North & Midlands over a 15 year period, I was lucky enough to get the first couple of years of professional rugby and played in the Heineken cup for Caledonia Reds.

As a “young” 58 year old, life after rugby comprises of golf (Lundin Links), I won the Fife handicap event in 2007.  I am a keen tennis player and still enjoy playing competitive 3rd team tennis in the East of Scottish league in division 7. Other interests include watching my local team Raith Rovers, following the Scotland football team and attending major sporting events such as The Open, test cricket and Wimbledon.

Married to Lorraine with 2 children, Katie 26 and Calvin 24, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in December 2019. I have recently signed up for a phase 3 Exenatide trial to combat the onset of the disease.

I look forward to an enjoyable time at the Belfry, meeting new friends and wish everyone a successful week of golf, especially the Scottish team!


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