5 questions with Colin Sinclair – Carnoustie Golf Links

5 questions with Colin Sinclair – Carnoustie Golf Links

Learn more about Colin Sinclair, PGA Head Professional at the world renowned Carnoustie Golf Links, the hosts of the 2018 Open Championship.

If you could be a caddie on Tour, whose caddie would you like to be and why?

Jason Day! To see one of the best in the world inside the ropes would be great.

Has golf always been your first love and who was your golf hero growing up? What other sports / team are you a fan of?

Yes golf first closely followed by American football and Rugby (Bengals fan, enough said!). My golf hero growing up was Tom Watson.

What was your favourite Major to watch this year and why? 

The Open Championship – to me it was the best tournament on an awesome course (Royal Birkdale) and Jordan’s finish was inspirational.

Where does Pace of Play rank as an industry priority?
No 1 priority as it will determine who wishes to play the game…………. too slow puts prospective golfers off.

Why has your course decided to invest in Pace of Play? What are the top benefits about having technology to manage the field, efficiencies and the pace of play?

We have invested in Pace technology because player experience and improved efficiencies are a top priority, and achieving these objectives creates revenue opportunities. The top benefits of using Tagmarshal technology are improved results, accountability and measurable success. It’s great for our rangers too as the system allows them to provide non-confrontational support.


Tagmarshal, the market leader in on-course optimization technology, provides courses with full, real-time operational oversight and reporting, giving golf operators the tools to manage pace and flow of play effectively, resulting in enhanced player experiences, increased efficiency through automation, and additional revenue generation.

Tagmarshal’s technology has collected over 1 billion data points from more than 50 million rounds of golf and has relationships with in excess of 500 partners, including Hazeltine, Whistling Straits, Baltusrol, Fieldstone, Bandon Dunes, Serenoa and Erin Hills.

Tagmarshal partners with several golf management groups, private, daily fee, public and resort courses, including 35 of the Top 100 US courses, as well as many $30-$50 green fee courses, which are seeing excellent results using the system.