Golf centre makes 
a Smart move

Physiotherapist Lindsay Smart.
Physiotherapist Lindsay Smart.

The Paul Lawrie Golf Centre at Banchory Devenick, on the south side of the River Dee, is now offering another service to ‘take your game to the next level.’

The centre already offers expert PGA advice on the latest golf equipment and gear, tuition from Andrew Locke, Billy Fyfe and Alan Stuart, a driving range, nine-hole par-3 course and short-game practice area - now you can go to the centre for physiotherapy.

The Greenside Health & Performance Practice has been set up on site at the golf centre by specialist Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapist, Lindsay Smart.

A keen golfer from an early age, Lindsay has had a two-handicap for 20 years and his new venture will specialise in golf-specific injuries and physical screening.

“A physical screening and intervention can help you achieve your golfing goals by reducing pain, allowing you to play and practise more often. It can also improve your swing mechanics, improving distance and consistency,” said Smart

Paul Lawrie, the 1999 Open champion, is delighted to have Lindsay on board: “We want the Golf Centre to be the best of its kind and the addition of a physiotherapist of Lindsay’s experience and skill allows us to provide an even more comprehensive service for golfers looking to improve their game and well-being.

“I’ve been working with Lindsay for the past while now and the physio and fitness we do is really benefitting me.”

Since he graduated from Aberdeen University and then Robert Gordon University in 2003, Lindsay has gained a wealth of experience working at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Monklands District General Hospital, Arbroath Infirmary and Stracathro Hospital.

He has also worked for the Scottish Golf Union, Scottish Rugby Union and the Scottish Football Association and several football clubs, including Rangers, Dumbarton and Queen’s Park.

He joins the team after completing nearly six years working within the Aberdeen Physiotherapy Clinic.

Lindsay also comes from a golfing family.

His late father, Douglas Smart, was professional at Banchory Golf Club and his mother Ann, is currently secretary of the Banchory club of which Lindsay has been a long-time member.