Prof Bell, who’s a local of the city and a former pupil of each Dornoch Academy and Golspie Excessive Faculty, takes over the reins from Willie MacKay.
He’ll serve a two-year time period in workplace, with two-time Carnegie Protect-winner Gary Bethune put in as vice-captain on the membership’s annual assembly.
Royal Dornoch golf membership have appointed Professor David Bell as their new captain.
Prof Bell paid heat tribute to his predecessor for steering the membership and workers by means of the pandemic.
He stated: “These have been extraordinary occasions.
“Coping with a pandemic was tough each when it comes to bodily maintaining enterprise turning over and in addition making an attempt to think about what the world would appear to be if, and when, we ever escaped this horrible illness.
“None of this daunted Willie. Irrespective of the issue, he gave his full consideration to discovering an answer.
“A few of this was round making certain workers security; a few of it was making an attempt to navigate an escape route for Royal Dornoch throughout terribly monetary uncertainty; a few of it was addressing points that needed to be handled however which largely go unnoticed by the membership.
“And we’ve got emerged right into a world the place, by means of the distinctive work of the workers and Willie’s steerage, Royal Dornoch’s fame has by no means been larger.”
Prof Bell famous the membership’s best asset was a Championship course rated among the many best on the planet, with The Struie quick rising as an acclaimed course in its personal proper.
However he cautioned: “Although our course is near the highest of world rankings, I consider we underplay a few of our different property, reminiscent of our heritage and our environmental credentials.
“There are few different golf equipment that come wherever near us in both of those areas.
“A part of our heritage is the mutually supportive hyperlinks between the Royal Burgh and the membership.
“The membership is a massively necessary financial driver for Dornoch and the membership wouldn’t be what it’s with out the assist of the neighborhood.”
A graduate of Aberdeen College with a first-class honours diploma in Economics and Statistics, Prof Bell’s profession took him to posts at St Andrews, Strathclyde, Warwick and Glasgow Universities earlier than he joined Stirling College as a Professor of Economics in 1990.