Wood lands top European golf job

PEEBLES golfer Colin Wood has become only the second Scotsman to be elected the new European Golf Association president.

The 68-year-old from Peebles has been appointed to the prestigious role for a two-year term (2014-15) following a recent gathering of leading golf officials in Finland.

Wood, current Scottish Golf Union Director, will use his wealth of experience to aid with the running of national championships across 44 countries in Europe, as well as assist with issues such as handicapping, environment and legislation.