Archie Barclay cook | Biography

Archie started his golfing journey when he was 4 years old hitting balls at the range at Foxton Golf Club with his father. In his early years coach Linzi Hardy, who supported him through till he was 12, during that time he won the Northumberland Junior Open at Seahouses GC, qualifying him for the Junior Masters hosted at Close House ran in tandem with the European tour event The British Masters.

Archie is now a member at Goswick Links GC, his home club, and whilst at school, plays at Swanston where Merchiston Golf Academy is based, and he is also a member at Gullane GC

Archie attends Merchiston Castle School where he is embarking on his first year of A levels. The school is ranked number 2 in the school ISGA rankings and he is regular in the elite squad for school, representing the school in all ISGA events.

At Merchiston Archie met Alan Murdoch the Director of Golf at the school where from 12 until 16 he was coached by Alan taking his handicap down from 7 to +1 over three seasons.

In June 2023 Alan was appointed Director of Golf at the Junior Asian Golf Academy (JAGA) based at Black Mountain in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Archie is now in the renowned hands of St Andrews Links Senior Coach Fintan Bonnar, a project that will take Archie through to his aim of the US Golf Scholarship in 2025.

Archie is represented by The USB (United States Bound) agency, led by Stuart Hemmings Director of Golf at Rossall and founder of USB and supported by consultant Alan Murdoch, to see more about Archie look up

In the States, alongside his golf, Archie wants to study and major in law/economics. Archie is a huge fan and admirer of Rory Mcilroy – his hero and would love to follow in his footsteps.

“I love his style, and his ball striking and length off the tee, but also his popularity with the fans, and as a global ambassador for the game”

In other sports Archie plays cricket as a bowler for the school and is a keen and accomplished tennis player, he enjoys game shooting in the winter at home in Northumberland, and in down-time, Archie enjoys being with his friends watching rugby or just socialising and listening to and playing music.


HT/WT: 6ft1” | 172lbs

Nationality: Scottish

D.O.B: 31/07/2007

Handicap: +1.8

Home Club: Goswick G C

Education: Merchiston Castle School

Career Highlights

Year Event Result/Notes
2022 Turnbell Cup at Merchiston Castle school 1st Place
2022 North of England U16’s Championship 2022 Represented SGF (Stephen Gallagher Foundation) against England
2023 Under 16 Quads Represented Scotland and Captained the U16 team in Holland, vs Ireland, Wales & Netherlands
2023 International Sporting Achievement Award 2023 Presented to top sportsman who was capped by their country at Merchiston Castle school
2023 Faldo Series - Conway GC 1st Place, taking Archie to the Champions Finale in Abu Dhabi
2023 North of England Boys - Pannal GC 1st Place
2023 U18s Performance Squad Selected for Scottish 2023/2024 squad
2023 Junior Tour Scotland Named Ambassador
2024 Alnwick and District Sports Council awards Winner - 2023 Junior Male
2024 Milne Cup 1st Place - Best under 18 at Merchiston School

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