Doug Wilkie - Co-Founder
Doug is the driving force behind puttup. (Should that be ‘putting’ force?) It’s his designs of the games that have captured the imagination of golfers far and wide. His day job sees him running his retail and property businesses. But when surfs up, he’s off. He won’t think twice about driving 4 hours up the road to Thurso if there’s a promise of a good wave. And when surf’s not up and he’s not doing his day job, he’ll be in his shed turning some wood.
I love wood. I love golf. And of course, my family too.
David Isaac - Co-Founder
David’s an ad man. He’s known Doug for over 10 years now and they make a good team. It’s no coincidence that when Doug was appointed Captain of the local golf club, David was made Vice-Captain. It’s David’s job to turn puttup from being a product into a brand; a fun one at that, he wouldn’t have it any other way. When David’s not on the golf course he’ll be tweeting in his whimsical way about the virtues of puttup – to anyone who’ll listen.
We owe a lot to puttupHQ. No, I mean, we actually owe a lot to puttupHQ, we’re always in there.
Charles Taylor - Master Craftsman
While Doug and David like to see the funny side of life at times, they get deadly serious when it comes to the quality of what they are delivering. To have Charles on board was a major coup.
Charles’ reputation goes before him; and after him, it should be said. Charles established ‘Charles Taylor Woodwork’ in 1985 in Dalkeith, Scotland. Since then he has built a business that is renowned for its dedication to quality and craftsmanship. Amongst his clients are the prestigious Queens Gallery at Holyrood House, the National Gallery of Scotland and the National Trust of Scotland. Oh, and of course, puttup.
From fine furniture and bespoke kitchens to architectural joinery and manufacture and conservation work in historic buildings, the scope of ‘Charles Taylor Woodwork’ is vast.
Visit Charles' Website http://www.ctww.co.uk/
Charles got it right away. He knew we weren’t interested in making tacky golf games with green carpet bits.
Puttup HQ - (also known as Ducks at Kilspindie)
These games didn’t happen by chance. A lot of dedicated product research went into the development of the games, refining them, getting customer feedback etc. And having the odd beer. All this takes place at the inimitable Ducks at Kilpsindie – which has fondly become known as puttupHQ.
Malcolm Duck and his wife Fiona have made 'Ducks' one of the most friendly and welcoming hotel, bar restaurants in East Lothian and you’ll find many a golfing party enjoying much revelry in the bar. And actually ‘on’ the bar come to think of it – if you catch the right evening, you’ll find someone attempting to chip a golf ball off the bar and into the bespoke puttup duck, which Doug actually made for Malcolm’s 50th and is based on pace putt. Anyway, we urge you to stay and eat there as it’s a wonderful place. And you never know, you may see Doug and I there, having a ‘meeting’ – if you do, please say hello.
To find out more please visit www.ducks.co.uk
The buzz puttup creates at Ducks is brilliant. Golfers and non-golfers just get stuck in and enjoy the fun.
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