A GOLF club head greenkeeper who told a teenage trainee that players wouldn't be able to keep their eyes off her boobs under her muddy jumper has been placed on the sex offenders' register.

James Naylor, 37, who was the course manager at Alloa Golf Club in Sauchie, as well as being head greenkeeper, also remarked on her bottom.

Prosecutor Karen Chambers said that the girl, a 17-year-old apprentice greenkeeper, eventually quit her job over Naylor's sexualised remarks.

Ms Chambers said: "He was in effect her boss and she worked closely with him.

"Initially she felt appreciated and comfortable at work, but in November 2022 his behaviour towards her started to change.

"She felt he was making sexualised comments when working with her on a one-to-one basis.

"She said that once when they had been out working they'd been in mud, or had been getting wet, and he said to her: 'The members won't be able to stop looking at your boobs since you wiped your hands on your jumper'.

"He subsequently said to her, 'Your bum looks nice in those trousers'."

Ms Chambers, the depute fiscal, said the girl was "obviously upset" and was concerned the comments were "inappropriate" but didn't make a fuss at the time because of her job.

In March 2023, however, she was signed off sick due to "feeling very anxious about going to work".

She was due to return to work on May 1st, but "feeling unable to do so" she contacted police.

Naylor was interviewed and admitted making the comments.

At Alloa Sheriff Court on Tuesday, March 19, Naylor, a first offender, of Glenrothes, Fife, pleaded guilty to communicating indecently, by uttering sexualised remarks to the teenager at Alloa Golf Club in Sauchie.

Sheriff Neil Bowie placed him on the sex offenders' register and deferred sentence until April 11 for a criminal justice social work report and an assessment of his suitability for a restriction of liberty order -- which would require him to wear an electronic ankle tag and comply with a curfew.

Bail was continued, and mitigation was reserved.

Ms Chambers said the girl has since found another job.