Golf ambassadors

At Aberdeen Standard Investments we are firm believers in supporting golf at all levels from the professionals all the way through to the amateur and grassroots level.

We are proud to sponsor a number of talented sportsmen and women:

Paul Lawrie

Paul Lawrie

Former Open Champion Paul Lawrie was Aberdeen Standard Investments’ first brand ambassador following his victory at Carnoustie in 1999. Not only has he enjoyed great success on the European Tour, winning 8 titles and representing Europe in two Ryder Cup teams, but he also manages the Paul Lawrie Foundation, a charity which aims to support and sustain an interest and enthusiasm for the game of golf amongst under 18s.

His commitment to the local Aberdeen Standard Investments community is an important part of our ongoing support and he continues to be a valued ambassador for the Aberdeen Standard Investments brand all over the world.

Catriona Matthew

Catriona Matthew

Catriona Matthew began playing golf at an early age in North Berwick and, having turned professional in 1995 is Scotland's most successful female tour professional. She plays much of her career in the US but also finds the time to participate in events on the Ladies European Tour and has to date claimed 6 Ladies European Tour victories (including two Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open wins in 2011 and 2013). Catriona’s Major victory came at the Women’s British Open in 2009 and she was also a part of the winning 2013 Solheim Cup team, the first European team to win in the United States. She has been part of 8 Solheim Cup teams in her career.

In 2016 Catriona was inducted into Scottish golf’s hall of fame when she received a lifetime achievement award at the Scottish Golf Awards. Catriona represented Team GB at golf's return to the Olympic Games in Brazil 2016 and having made her ninth Solheim Cup appearance in 2017 she captained the European Solheim Cup to glory at Gleneagles in 2019. Catriona has since been given the chance to retain the Solheim Cup after being chosen to captain Europe for the second time in a row in 2021.

Marc Warren

Marc Warren

Marc became an Aberdeen Standard Investments brand ambassador in 2015 and had a number of top ten finishes in the same season. His three professional wins on the European Tour came in 2006, 2007 and 2014 and he's also collected a number of significant runners up places over the years. Marc had a fantastic 4th place finish at the 2015 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and followed it up with a top 40 place at The Open Championship the following week.

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Pamela Pretswell

Pamela Pretswell, from Hamilton in Scotland won the 2010 Ladies’ British Open amateur stroke-play Championship in an exciting finish at Tenby Golf Club, South Wales. She went on to achieve her Ladies European Tour card in 2012 and ranked 60th in her rookie season. In 2015 Pamela finished 6th in the World Ladies Championship in China and had a successful season finishing second to Catriona Matthew of all the Scottish female Professionals on the Order of Merit.

In 2016 Pamela secured her US Women’s Open debut in California after claiming the last of five spots up for grabs in a European qualifier at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club.

Kelsey MacDonald

Kelsey MacDonald

Kelsey grew up playing golf in the north of Scotland in her hometown of Nairn and by the time she was aged 17 had achieved a handicap of plus 3. After a successful amateur career Kelsey turned professional in 2013 and in 2014 she qualified for the Women's US Open at Pinehurst, North Carolina – a highlight of her career. 2015 proved to be an injury plagued season but Kelsey still had a strong finish to the year in Dubai. With some impressive performances in 2016 including a top ten in the Czech Republic and a top 20 at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open the future looks bright for this promising youngster.

Robert MacIntyre

Robert MacIntyre

After a fine amateur career that included the Scottish Amateur title in 2015, Robert MacIntyre shined in his maiden season as a professional by finishing inside the top 15 of the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2018 to earn a full European Tour card. The step up started splendidly in December, finishing in the top 15 at the South African Open in Johannesburg and the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.

Since then, MacIntyre has been making a name for himself with a number of top performances on the European Tour including a first round 2-under 68 in the 2019 British Open Championship, where he eventually finished tied sixth. Other top 10 finishes came at the British Masters, Made in Denmark Open, European Open and Italian Open, with pundits marking MacIntyre as a future Ryder Cup player.

MacIntyre was awarded the European Tour's 2019 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award after 11th place finish in Race to Dubai.

The future looks bright for this young Scottish left-handed golfer from Oban.

  • Paul Lawrie

    Former Open Champion Paul Lawrie was Aberdeen Standard Investments’ first brand ambassador following his victory at Carnoustie in 1999. Not only has he enjoyed great success on the European Tour, winning 8 titles and representing Europe in two Ryder Cup teams, but he also manages the Paul Lawrie Foundation, a charity which aims to support and sustain an interest and enthusiasm for the game of golf amongst under 18s.

    His commitment to the local Aberdeen Standard Investments community is an important part of our ongoing support and he continues to be a valued ambassador for the Aberdeen Standard Investments brand all over the world.

  • Catriona Matthew

    Catriona Matthew began playing golf at an early age in North Berwick and, having turned professional in 1995 is Scotland's most successful female tour professional. She plays much of her career in the US but also finds the time to participate in events on the Ladies European Tour and has to date claimed 6 Ladies European Tour victories (including two Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open wins in 2011 and 2013). Catriona’s Major victory came at the Women’s British Open in 2009 and she was also a part of the winning 2013 Solheim Cup team, the first European team to win in the United States. She has been part of 8 Solheim Cup teams in her career.

    In 2016 Catriona was inducted into Scottish golf’s hall of fame when she received a lifetime achievement award at the Scottish Golf Awards. Catriona represented Team GB at golf's return to the Olympic Games in Brazil 2016 and having made her ninth Solheim Cup appearance in 2017 she captained the European Solheim Cup to glory at Gleneagles in 2019. Catriona has since been given the chance to retain the Solheim Cup after being chosen to captain Europe for the second time in a row in 2021.

  • Marc Warren

    Marc became an Aberdeen Standard Investments brand ambassador in 2015 and had a number of top ten finishes in the same season. His three professional wins on the European Tour came in 2006, 2007 and 2014 and he's also collected a number of significant runners up places over the years. Marc had a fantastic 4th place finish at the 2015 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and followed it up with a top 40 place at The Open Championship the following week.

  • Pamela Pretswell

    Pamela Pretswell, from Hamilton in Scotland won the 2010 Ladies’ British Open amateur stroke-play Championship in an exciting finish at Tenby Golf Club, South Wales. She went on to achieve her Ladies European Tour card in 2012 and ranked 60th in her rookie season. In 2015 Pamela finished 6th in the World Ladies Championship in China and had a successful season finishing second to Catriona Matthew of all the Scottish female Professionals on the Order of Merit.

    In 2016 Pamela secured her US Women’s Open debut in California after claiming the last of five spots up for grabs in a European qualifier at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club.

  • Kelsey MacDonald

    Kelsey grew up playing golf in the north of Scotland in her hometown of Nairn and by the time she was aged 17 had achieved a handicap of plus 3. After a successful amateur career Kelsey turned professional in 2013 and in 2014 she qualified for the Women's US Open at Pinehurst, North Carolina – a highlight of her career. 2015 proved to be an injury plagued season but Kelsey still had a strong finish to the year in Dubai. With some impressive performances in 2016 including a top ten in the Czech Republic and a top 20 at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open the future looks bright for this promising youngster.

  • Robert MacIntyre

    After a fine amateur career that included the Scottish Amateur title in 2015, Robert MacIntyre shined in his maiden season as a professional by finishing inside the top 15 of the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2018 to earn a full European Tour card. The step up started splendidly in December, finishing in the top 15 at the South African Open in Johannesburg and the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.

    Since then, MacIntyre has been making a name for himself with a number of top performances on the European Tour including a first round 2-under 68 in the 2019 British Open Championship, where he eventually finished tied sixth. Other top 10 finishes came at the British Masters, Made in Denmark Open, European Open and Italian Open, with pundits marking MacIntyre as a future Ryder Cup player.

    MacIntyre was awarded the European Tour's 2019 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award after 11th place finish in Race to Dubai.

    The future looks bright for this young Scottish left-handed golfer from Oban.