Prentice, who take on his new role at the beginning of December, was born and brought up in the west end of Glasgow and was educated at Hillhead High School and Marr College, Troon.
A graduate of Glasgow University, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976, he has 35 years experience in general and financial management within the Printing and Publishing, Office Automation, Telecommunications and Precision Engineering sectors.
After several years living and working in Brussels, in 2008 he took on the role of Chief Executive at Partick Thistle Football Club, where he was also a director for over twelve years.
A member of Crail Golfing Society and Pollock Golf Club, Prentice also played amateur football for twenty years and has a number of other sporting interests including swimming, skiing and windsurfing.
In addition to his other sporting interests, Prentice is Secretary of the Fleming Watson Junior Golf League in Glasgow and is actively involved in promoting the game of golf to junior boys and girls within ten clubs in the south side of Glasgow.
In another significant development at the club,David Gemmell Golf Limited will take up the role of Starter and Retailer from the beginning of 2012, heralding the return of a PGA professional presence at the club for the first time in over 15 years.
Richard Gordon, the respected professional at Ayr Belleisle and his team at David Gemmell Golf will provide all the usual golf professional services to the club, reviving a long history of club professionals at St Nicholas which began with Jonnie Allan in 1890 and continued with James and David Kinnell in the early years of the 20th century, Tom Haliburton and Willie Spark in the 1930's and 1940's and Willie McDonald from the 1950's to the 1980's. Fraser McIntyre and Iain Parker served as professionals of the club in the 1980's and 1990's before Stewart Smith became the last holder of the club professional post in the early 1990's.
Very best wishes are extended to both Eddie Prentice and Richard Gordon and his team for a succesful association with the St Nicholas club.