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David McIntyre was born in Gauteng in 1996 and as a youngster excelled at sports. He played provincial tennis at school level, however after moving to a golf estate his passion quickly turned to golf. At the age of 13 David became a member of the Junior Golf foundation and took up the game in earnest. By the age of 16 he was a member of the Eagle Canyon scratch league and was handicapped off a +4. In 2015 he played professional golf for the first time and went on to win 2 events on the IGT Tour, the forerunner to the Big Easy and Sunshine Tour.
David got his playing rights on the Sunshine Tour in 2018, finishing in the top 35. He has been playing solidly on the winter Tour with his best result to date being at Zebula.
Currently he plays out of Eagle Canyon Golf Estate where parents Graham and Michelle reside, his golfing idol is Tiger Woods and he is coached by Neil Cheetham, who as a member of the Sunshine Tour achieved success before changing his playing career to teaching.
In 2018 David played in the SA Open amongst an International field consisting of European and Asian Professionals. He achieved his best result in the second oldest tournament in the world and as such retained his playing privileges for the 2019/20 season.
David’s goal is to achieve a top ten base on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit, where after he will tackle the European Qualifying School in order to fulfil his dream of playing overseas full time.
David is based in Gauteng. Click here for David’s full profile.