Place of Birth: Paisley, Scotland
University: University of Stirling (GBR)
Sport: Golf Published 6 August 2019
How and why did you get involved in Golf?
I got involved in Golf because my older brother started going to the golf course with his friends, and I wanted to join in.
What do you study, and how do you balance your study, training and competition?
I am currently undertaking an MSc Sport Management degree. Time management is huge and I achieve this by completing weekly planners and having clear main objectives for each week. This allows me to study, work, train and compete.
Tell us about your experiences at the European Universities Championships 2019. Was it your first time at a EUSA event, and what did you enjoy the most?
I had previously competed in the 2017 European Championships in Prague. My favourite part about the 2019 EUSA Golf Championship was that it was only 18 holes per day, which allowed us to enjoy the facilities at the hotel. The two highlights of the week was the Opening Ceremony and the dinner in the hills after Round 2. This really allowed us to immerse ourselves as a team in the Spanish culture.
Why do you think taking part in university sport is important?
It adds to your overall student experience and allows you to meet interesting people from all over the world. Also, it gives you the chance to prepare for upcoming national events.
"They add so much to an individual’s student experience and creates life-long friendships."
What is your next goal, in terms of your university golf career?
My university golf career is coming to an end, but it has been an unforgettable journey where I have been given the opportunity to compete in various countries, for example, Scotland, England, America, Prague and Dubai.
What is your favourite university sport moment?
There have been many great moments… but being able to keep my golf up to a standard in my final year to be a part of the team who became Scottish, British and European University champions in 2019 was special.
What is your message to European student-athletes like yourself?
To plan your studies to give you the opportunity to compete in events away. These events don't come around often and are not something to be missed as they add so much to an individual’s student experience and creates life-long friendships.
EUSA would like to congratulate Colin on his success at the 2019 European Universities Championships, and wish him all the best for his future!