Wednesday, 20 May 2015

HILTON PARK - INTER COUNTY FOURSOMS FINALS START TIMES

INTERCOUNTY FOURSOMES
HILTON PARK GOLF CLUB              !ST JUNE 2015
AM       Scratch :
9.10    Diane Baldwin  /  Fiona McLean     D & A       Donna Jackson  /  Liz Stewart        RLCG
9.18    Anne Lloyd  /  Pat Casey               LLCG        Gillian Kyle  /  Elaine Munn            RLCG
9.26     Catherine Malcolm  /  Debbie Watt ALCG       Jane Lees  /  Gail Campbell               LLCG
9.34     Lynn McColl  /  Katy MacAuley       D & A       Liz Keohone  /  Audrey Thompson    ALCG

AM       Handicap :
9.54    Rae Strang  /  Lynn MacDonald        D & A       Mo Neilson  /  Sandra McDougall     RLCG
10.02  Jess Blackwood  /  Janetter Stewart ALCG       Anne Sillars  /  Jan McMillan            LLCG
10.10  Anne Pardoe  /  Mary Frances         LLCG        Ann Shanks  /  Rona Agnew           D & A
10.18   Carol Anderson  /  Lyn Black           RLCG       Sheila Adams  /  Aileen Anderson     ALCG
10.26  Helen Faulds / Christine Kelly            D & A      Alex Glennie  /  Anne Edgar             ALCG
10.34   Carol Fell  /  Fiona Roger                 RLCG       Joan Anderson  /  Margaret Marshall LLCG  
10.42   Marion Stewart  /  Lynda Bradley     RLCG       Liz Wilson  /  Linda McDonald            ALCG
10.50   Kay Cherrie  /  Heather Stewart        LLCG       Janet Buchanan  /  Colleen Brown       D & A   

SCOTTISH WOMENS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP SCOREBOARD AT MONIFIETH

SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND
Par 146 (2x73) CSS 74 74C

145 G Paton (Royal Montrose) 74 71
147 J Sneddon (Alyth) 71 76
148 C Goadby (St Regulus) 74 74
149 E Moffat (St Regulus) 78 71, L Macgregor (Falkirk) 73 76, I Stephen (Wentworth) 75 74, K Ferguson (Liberton) 75 74
151 C Young (North Berwick) 76 75, E Watson (Muckhart) 77 74, T Mactaggart (Minto) 73 78, H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 74 77.
152 K Beveridge (Aboyne) 78 74, K Reid (Monifieth) 80 72, Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 76 76
154 K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 74 80
155 C Thompson (Royal Dornoch) 80 75, Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 81 74, G MacDonald (Craigielaw) 81 74, L Fraser (Kingsknowe) 76 79
156 S McWilliam (Aboyne) 81 75, R Polson (Peterculter) 77 79, J Saxton (Muckhart) 77 79
157 J Chalmers (Monifieth) 83 74, K Marshall (Baberton) 78 79, J Farrell (Cardross) 81 76
158 A McBride (Harburn) 78 80
159 H Scott (Broomieknowe) 82 77, H Robb (Scotscraig) 80 79, J Graham (Southerness) 77 82 (F Wait, Bathgate, 81-78 withdrew).
160 (after play-off) J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 83 77, M Gardner (Linlithgow) 79 81

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-PLAY DRAW
Top half
8.30 Paton v Gardner
8.38 MacDonald v McIntosh
8.46 Watson v Chalmers
8.54 Farrell v Walker
9.02 Ferguson v Scott
9.10 McWilliam v Mactaggart
9.18 Reid v Fraser
9.26 Robb v Moffat
Lower Half
9.34 Goadby v Graham
9.42 Thompson v Beveridge
9.50 McCook v Polson
9.58 McBride v Stephen
10.06 Macgregor v Marshall
10.14 Saxton v Young
10.22 Sheena Wood v Susan Wood
10.30 Rankine v Sneddon.

CLARK ROSEBOWL TIES

10.46 Nicola Robertson v Ellie Whyte
10.54 Kristy Brodie v Nicola Callander
11.02 Lesley Atkins v Sarah Stichbury
11.10 Stacey Cameron v Ruth Rankin
11.18 Wendy Nicholson v Dawn Young
11.26 Denise Cowan v Leanne Wilson
11.34 Jackie Brown v Claire Hargan
11.42 Lorraince Morrow v Carol Wilson


NON-QUALIFIERS
160 (after play-off) C Wilson (Murcar Links) 80 80, N Robertson (Stirling) 81 79
161 W Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 83 78, R Rankin (Lanark) 82 79
162 L Atkins (Gullane) 81 81
163 L Wilson (Kelso ) 87 76, J Brown (Monifieth) 83 80, N Callander (Mill Green) 81 82
164 K Brodie (Strathmore) 83 81
165 C Hargan (St Regulus) 87 78, S Stichbury (Gullane) 79 86, D Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 84 81
166 C MacDonald (Gullane) 82 84
167 D Young (North Berwick) 84 83, S Cameron (Gullane) 84 83, L Morrow (St Regulus) 82 85
169 E Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies) 86 83, F Gilbert (Carnoustie) 80 89
174 F Hay (Deeside) 89 86, L McClymont (Milngavie) 85 89, K Blackwood (Glencorse) 83 91
175 A Devine (Hamilton) 90 85
176 J Harrison (Cruden Bay) 85 91t,
177 M Miller (Blairgowrie) 90 87
178 M Cowan (St Medan) 85 93
180 L Terry (Cruden Bay) 91 89
184 L Mathie (Troon Ladies) 92 92
188 F Scott (Bothwell Castle) 90 98

No Returns: T Seivwright (Murcar Links) 90 NR, G McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 85 NR.
Retired: E Hynd (Balbirnie Park) 97 ret, M Stewart (Murcar Links) 81

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

SCOTTISH LADIES AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - 1st ROUND

MONIFIETH LINKS
Ladies' Par 73 (38-35) 5972yd
CSS 74

FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND
71 Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 36-35 
73 Louise Macgregor (Falkirk) 35-38, Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 36-37, Tara Mactaggart (Minto) 36-37
74 Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) 37-37, Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 34-40. Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 38-36, Gillian Paton (Royal Montrose) 39-35
75 Iona Stephen (Wentworth) 39-36
76 Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 37-39. Clara Young (North Berwick) 40-36
77 Jordana Graham (Southerness) 38-39, Rachel Polson (Peterculter) 38-39
78 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) 40-38, Karen Mar79 shall (Baberton) 38-40, Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 41-37
79 Margo Gardner (Linlithgow) 38-41, Sarah Stichbury (Gullane) 40-39
80 Cara Thompson (Royal Dornoch) 42-38, Fiona Gilbert (Carnoustie) 38-42
81 Nicola Callander (Mill Green) 38-43, Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 42-39, Lesley Atkins (Gullane) 37-44, Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 40-41, Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 42-39
82 Claire MacDonald (Gullane) 43-39, Lorraine Morrow (St Regulus) 81-81
83 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 41-42, Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 40-43
84 Stacy Cameron (Gullane) 41-43, Dawn Young (North Berwick) 41-44, Marie Cowan (St Medan) 40-44, Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 40-44
85 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 44-41, Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 40-45, Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 43-42
86 Ellie Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies) 39-47
87 Claire Hargan (St Regulus) 46-41, Leanne Wilson (Kelso) 41-46)
89 Fiona Hay (Deeside) 45-44
90 Mary Miller (Blairgowrie) 44-46, Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) 47-43, Angela Devine (Hamilton) 46-44, Tegan Seivwright (Murcar Links) 45-45
91 Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 48-43
92 Lindsay Mathie (Troon Ladies) 41-51
97 Evanna Hynd (Balbirnie Park) 56-41

 No Return: Fiona Farquharson (King James VI)

Monday, 18 May 2015

LANARKSHIRE COUNTY TEAM FOR WEST INTER COUNTY MATCHES

The team that will represent Lanarkshire in the West Inter County Matches at Loudoun Gowf Club on 15-17 June is as follows:
Kirsten Brown, Strathaven
Alyson Hendry, Hamilton
Lesley Lloyd, Hayston
Susan McGrenaghan, Mount Ellen
Fiona Norris, Hamilton
Molly Richmond, Strathaven
Rachael Taylor, Golf Club Am Reichswald
Susan Wood, Drumpellier

Friday, 15 May 2015

Lesley's inward half pips Liz in West Vets qualifier

Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) and Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) tied on 83 for the best scratch score  on a blustery but sunny  day at Largs Kelburne yesterday in the SVLGA (West ) Championship qualifier. A field of over 70 players took part. Lesley had the better inward half

RESULTS
SSS 73, CSS 76 (Reduction Only)
Scratch:
1 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 83 bih
2 Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 83

Silver
1 Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf)  77
2 Christine Fowler (Cowglen) 87 (9) 78 bih
3 Helen Robertson (Douglas Park) 91 (13) 78

Bronze
1 Gail Brown (Troon Ladies) (23) 78
2 Janette Stewart (Kilmarnock Barassie) (22)  83

Super Vet
Janette Stewart (Kilmarnock Barassie) (22)  83

CLICK HERE FOR ALL GROSS SCORES

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE NET SCORES

Click on the he following Championship qualifiers and the Stewart Trophy qualifiers for Renfrew Golf Club on Thursday 28th May 

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

STEWART CUP DRAW - HANDICAP

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

BETTY SINGLETON TROPHY - PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS GOLF CLUB LADIES SECTION


BETTY SINGLETON TROPHY -- FRIDAY, 31ST JULY 2015 LADIES OPEN FOURSOMES:

ONE ROUND MEDAL PLAY -- PLAY WILL BE ON ONE HALF OF COMBINED HANDICAP -- MAXIMUM COMBINED HANDICAP ALLOWANCE IS 30 ENTRY FEE - £16 PER COUPLE

 MUST BE INCLUDED WITH ENTRY AND S.A.E. (Entry limited to ladies aged 18 years and over) STARTING TIMES FROM 8.30 TO 3.00PM

 Entries to : Rosalind Purdom 8 Capperview PRESTWICK KA9 1BH Tel: 01292 470152.

  CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: 1ST JUNE 2015

CLICK HERE FOR AN ENTRY FORM

WEST CHAMPIONSHIP IS RESCHEDULED

Fiona Scott has received confirmation from Cawder Golf Club  for the rescheduled date of the West Championship.
It is Sunday 13 September - first tee time 12 noon.
All the players will be contacted. 

Monday, 4 May 2015

LESLEY LLOYD IS THE 2015 LANARKSHIRE CHAMPION

Lesley Lloyd beats Fiona Norris at 19th in 
Lanarkshire final at East Kilbride
REPORT FROM JEAN MACINTYRE 

Lesley Lloyd - 2015 Lanarkshire County Champion
On a nice sunny afternoon at East Kilbride GC, Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) won her second Lanarkshire women's county championship. Her previous victory was in 1997. This was Lloyd's seventh appearance in the final.
After a very close final, in which there was never more than one hole in it, Lesley beat Fiona Norris (Hamilton) at the 19th.
Fiona birdied the first to go one up. The next three holes were halved in pars. Lesley won the fifth with a par but Fiona birdied the ninth to go one up again. 
Lesley immediately squared the match by winning the 10th while Fiona again went one up at the 11th but Lesley won the 12th. 
The 13th was halved. Fiona won the 14th and remained one  up through 17. Lesley won the long par 5 18th  to square the match and then won the first extra hole when Fiona found a bunker with her second shot and failed to get up and down.
Both played well and scored two over par for the 18 holes.

In the morning's semi-finals Lloyd bt the 2008 champion, Susan Wood (Drumpellier) by 2 and 1.
Norris, five times county champion since 1992 (when she was Fiona McKay), bt Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 4 and 2 in the other semi-final.
It will be Lloyd's seventh county final. She won the title in 1997.
Nora Wilson (Strathaven) won the Bronze Championship, beating Margaret Marshall (Wishaw) 5 and 4 in the final

SCRATCH
Semi-finals
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) beat Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 2 and 1.
Fiona Norris (Hamilton) beat Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 4 and 2.
Final
Lloyd bt Norris at 19th.
HANDICAP
Final
Norah Wilson (Strathaven) beat Margaret Marshall (Wishaw) 5 and 4.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP CANCELLED

The West of Scotland Championship which was due to take place today at Cawder Golf Club has been cancelled due to flooding of the Cawder Course. 
This is the second year in a row it has had to be cancelled. Last year it was cancelled due to fog.

Monday, 27 April 2015

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW FOR OVER CAWDER GOLF CLUB


Cawder Golf Club
Sunday 3 May 2015
Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
12pm Susan Wood Jennifer Rankine
12.10pm Claire Hargan Eva O'Connor Donna Jackson
12.20pm Lesley Lloyd Linzi Allan Jillian Farrell
12.30pm Gillian Kyle Catherine Malcolm Molly Richmond
12.40pm Carol Whyte Katie Scott Laura McGeachy
12.50pm Lesley Cosh Susan McGrenaghan Fiona Rattray
1pm Angela Devine Lorraine Campbell Niamh Kinney
1.10pm Melanie Anderson Anna MacKenzie Lindsay Mathie
1.20pm Cathy Morton Lori Macdonald Emily Dunsmore
1.30pm Gillian McGinlay Irene Morton Lauren Gilbert


Entries for the West Championship and County
Name Club H'Cap County
Catherine Malcolm Prestwick St Cuthbert 3 Ayrshire
Linzi Allan West Kilbride 3 Ayrshire
Lauren Gilbert Largs 9 Ayrshire J
Claire Hargan St Regulus 3 D & A
Jillian Farrell Cardross 5 D & A J
Lorraine Campbell Cardross 6 D & A
Laura McGeachy Haggs Castle 5 D & A
Lori Macdonald Cardross 9 D & A J
Fiona Rattray Douglas Park D & A J
Lesley Lloyd Hayston 2 Lanarkshire
Susan McGrenaghan Mount Ellen 6 Lanarkshire
Molly Richmond Strathaven 6 Lanarkshire J
Angela Devine Hamilton 7 Lanarkshire
Susan Wood Drumpelier 1 Lanarkshire
Katie Scott Strathaven 7 Lanarkshire J
Eva O'Connor Bothwell Castle  6 Lanarkshire J
Emily Dunsmore Bishopbriggs 11 Lanarkshire
Melanie Anderson Drumpelier 10 Lanarkshire
Irene Morton Drumpelier 11 Lanarkshire
Gillian McGinlay Cochrane Castle 6 Renfrewshire
Jennifer Rankine Haggs Castle 6 Renfrewshire J
Gillian Kyle East Renfrewshire 4 Renfrewshire
Carol Whyte Milngavie 4 Renfrewshire
Donna Jackson Cochrane Castle 3 Renfrewshire
Lindsay Mathie Troon 10 Renfrewshire
Lelsey Cosh Cowglen 5 Renfrewshire
Anna MacKenzie Crail  12 Renfrewshire J
Cathy Morton Eastwood 10 Renfrewshire
Niamh Kinney Erskine 13 Renfrewshire J

Saturday, 25 April 2015

HELEN HOLM TROPHY RESULTS

CLICK HERE for Live Scoring from the Helen Holm Trophy at Troon
To read the full report at the end Day 1 go to Kirkwood Golf   -- CLICK HERE
and for Day 2 -- CLICK HERE

Day 3 CLICK HERE for final tee off times

Thursday, 23 April 2015

GLEDDOCH CHARITY MIXED OPEN FOURSOMES

Gleddoch Golf Course
CHARITY MIXED OPEN GREENSOMES
(with all proceeds to the Beatson Cancer Charity)
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 for the Sheila Hughes Trophy
Entry Fee:  £20.00 per couple (Handicap limits:  Gents 28 / Ladies 36)
Starting Times:  9.00am – 2.00pm              Prize Giving:  7.00pm

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

GREENOCK OPEN DAY GREENSOMES

GREENOCK GOLF CLUB Ladies’ Open Greensome Sunday 7th June, 2015

Handicap Calculated as .4 of highest & .6 of lowest. Certificates must be produced
Please state club, handicaps and preferred starting time

Entry fee £16 and SAE (by 25th May, 2015 - no refund if cancelled after this date)
(Cheques made payable to Greenock Golf Club Ladies’ Section)
CLICK HERE FOR YOUR ENTRY FORM

Send to:
Mrs Morag Connelly
48 Oxford Avenue
Gourock
PA19 1UU    
Tel. 01475 799086

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS


Please go to the Kirkwood Golf Website for all County Championship updates - your webmaster can post to that website and will be trying to run down putting posts on this site.

Friday, 3 April 2015

MILNGAVIE LADIES OPEN DAY - TRI AM

Milngavie Ladies Open Tri-Am  is on Wednesday 8th of July and the cost is £30 per team of 3.

Enter directly online at Milngavie Golf Club Website 


Or phone the secretary on 0141 956 1619

2015 WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP - ENTRY FORM


The West of Scotland Championship, an 18 hole strokeplay competition, for those with handicaps of 15 or less will be held at Cawder Golf Club, Cawder Course, on Sunday 3 May with tee off from 12.00 to 2.30pm.
To download an entry form please click on the following link --- CLICK HERE 

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

LANARK OPEN DAY

Lanark Golf Club Open Day is a better ball on Sunday 12th July 2015 between 10am and 2pm. Proceeds to Beatson Cancer Charity. Enter online with a partner at Lanark Golf Club Website
Sheila Fairbairn (Captain)

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

AYRSHIRE GIRLS SPRING SALVER - LOUISE DUNCAN WINS

Some of the Ayrshire Juniors

The sun was shining at Ballochmyle on Sunday 22nd March for Ayrshire girls' first competition of the season. Winter conditions were still in play and there was a strong wind blowing, but the girls were not put off and all returned very acceptable scores. Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) was the first winner of a new Salver gifted for this competition.

Results are as follows:-
Silver
1st Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 84 (8) 76 (trophy winner)
Bronze
1st Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride) 103 (26) 77
2nd= Rachel Foster (Turnberry) 104 (23) 81
Samantha McKay (Loudoun) 116 (35) 81

Pre-Handicap (10 holes)
12 years and under Cristina McCracken (Troon) 68
Hannah Young (Troon) 70
13-14 years Gemma Paton (Loudoun) 59
Heather Kelly (Loudoun) 63

Pre-handicap Putting
1st Gemma Paton
2nd Cristina McCracken

Thanks go to June Kerr for the report and photographs

Saturday, 21 March 2015

SKELOMORLIE LADIES OPEN DAY


OPEN GREENSOME SUNDAY 13th SEPTEMBER  2015 - £12 per couple
CLICK HERE FOR YOUR ENTRY FORM

Thursday, 19 March 2015

BOTHWELL CASTLE SENIOR MIXED OPEN

Bothwell Castle Senior Mixed Open
Thursday 7 May 2015 8am – 3pm
Entry Fee is £14 per couple
All competitors must be 55 years or over by the competition date
Entry forms can be obtained from Bothwell Castle Website
Closing date for entries will be 23rd April 2015.
I would be obliged if you could highlight that Bothwell Castle are holding their Senior Mixed Open on 7 May 2015.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT GOLF CLUB OPEN DAY

PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT GOLF CLUB LADIES SECTION LADIES OPEN MEDALCOMPETITION
for the RANKIN SMITH TROPHY
(SCRATCH, SILVER AND BRONZE PRIZES AWARDED)
To be played on --- FRIDAY, 22nd MAY 2015
STARTING TIMES AVAILABLE BETWEEN 9.00AM AND 3.30PM

ALL LADIES WITH A CERTIFIED HANDICAP ARE WELCOME TO ENTER
HANDICAPS MUST BE PRODUCED ON THE DAY
TIES WILL BE DECIDED ON THE BETTER INWARD HALF

ENTRY FEE £10.00

ENTRY FORMS AND S.A.E. TO BE RETURNED NOT LATER THAN
WEDNESDAY, 29th APRIL 2015
(No Entry Fees Refunded After This Date)
To: MRS CATHERINE MALCOLM,
17 AUCHINCRUIVE AVENUE, PRESTWICK KA9 2DT
Tel: (01292) 477657

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

2015 RANFURLY CASTLE OPEN DAY



Ranfurly Castle look forward to seeing you at their Ladies Open Day on Thursday 23rd July, 2015. 
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

LADIES OPEN GREENSOME STABLEFORD COMPETITION
THURSDAY 23rd JULY 2015

ENTER WITH A PARTNER £18 PER COUPLE

MAXIMUM HANDICAP ALLOWANCE 30

NOVELTY PRIZES
Starting Times from 9.30am to 2.00pm
Entry forms can also be down loaded from R.C.G.C. website

Application Form with Entry Fee and Time Preferred to
Mrs Marion Munro
4 Kilallan Avenue
Bridge of Weir
PA11 3PW

Raffle for Charity.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

BELLE ROBERTSON IS AN HONORARY MEMBER OF THE R&A

ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB NEWS RELEASE

February 10, 2015, St Andrews, Scotland:
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is delighted to announce that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Dame Laura Davies, Renée Powell, Belle Robertson MBE, Lally Segard, Annika Sorenstam and Louise Suggs have accepted invitations to become honorary members of the R&A

Saturday, 7 February 2015

SLGA MEMBERSHIP VOTE YES TO AMALGAMATION

NEWS RELEASE FROM SLGA
The Membership of the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association (SLGA) has today (Saturday, February 7) backed the Proposal to amalgamate with the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) after a yes vote at their Annual General Meeting.

Ladies Sections of Clubs, Ladies Clubs, County Golf Associations, Vice Presidents and Directors voted in favour of the proposed amalgamation by a unanimous margin of 204-0 at their AGM at the Edinburgh Marriott Hotel.
Voting took place on the day, with those unable to send a representative voting by proxy.

Beth Paterson, SLGA Chairman, said: “We are delighted, for a second time, the voting members of the SLGA have backed the proposal to amalgamate with the SGU. I would like to thank our members for their patience during the consultation process.
“Unifying the amateur game for men and women is a positive step for both the game and the participants. The move to a single governing body will make Scottish Golf stronger, and I know the sport will continue to be committed to increasing the number of people who play golf regularly and supporting those with talent to fulfil their potential.
“I’d like to acknowledge the work done by the Amalgamation working group under the Chairmanship of Sherriff Alastair Thornton, which has resulted in the women reaching a positive decision today.
“Amalgamation between the SGU and the SLGA is in the best interests of golf and we sincerely hope that the SGU will gain the support for amalgamation from their shareholders, so we can look forward to a new era and to realising our vision for the future.”
Shortly before Christmas, the Proposal to amalgamate the SGU and the SLGA into a single unified governing body for amateur golf in Scotland was finalised, one that can herald an exciting “new era” for Scottish Golf and one fundamentally important for the future of the game.
In clear terms, the proposal outlines how amalgamation can provide a platform for a new governing body to lead Scottish Golf positively into the future, help clubs be viable and vibrant and attract more people of all ages and gender into the sport.
Tom Craig, SGU Chairman, added: “I’m delighted the Membership of the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association has voted in favour of the Proposal to amalgamate. It is now over to the SGU clubs and the 16 SGU Area Associations to make their decision.
“This is an historic opportunity to step confidently forward together as one – Areas, Counties, clubs and staff – and share knowledge and ideas to make the game at all levels stronger.”
Presently, all clubs affiliated to the SGU are being urged to vote in an independent Poll which is open until February 27 as part of the Proposal to amalgamate with the SLGA.

Karin Sharp
Chief Operating Officer
k.sharp@slga.co.uk
Tel: 0131 339 3987
Mob: 07812 665159




Posted by Carol

Sunday, 25 January 2015

LADIES TARTAN TOUR DATES

The 2015 Ladies' Tartan Tour will start and finish in the North-east of Scotland.
There will be five 36-hole events with the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre sponsoring the opening tournament, at Murcar Links on April 2 and 3, and also the Tour Championship - which will be named the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Ladies Invitational - a Deeside Golf Club, where Paul is an honorary member, over two rounds of September 15 and 16.

Places in the latter event will be awarded to the top 21 in the Ladies' Tartan Tour Order of Merit after the first four tournaments of the year.
If anyone of the top 21 has to decline, their place will be awarded to the next on the Order of Merit.
The professional entry fee to each event will remain at £75 but the amateur entry fee will come down to £50. Amateurs will no longer be eligible to gain a prize voucher to the value of the professional prize for that placing. If an amateur finishes on a tournament prize list, she will receive a £20 voucher.
Tour membership fees will be the same as last year.
Details: http://www.ladiestartantour.co.uk/membership

The provisional 2015 Ladies Tartan Tour schedule is:
April 2-3: Murcar Links
April 6-7: Montrose Links.
June 2-3: Venue to be confirmed.
June 24-25: Marriott Dalmahoy
September 16-17: Deeside

Monday, 22 December 2014

PROPOSAL TO AMALGAMATE THE SGU AND SLGA HAS NOW BEEN FINALISED

SGU and SLGA NEWS RELEASE

The proposal to amalgamate the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association (SLGA) into a single unified governing body for amateur golf in Scotland has been finalised, one that can herald an exciting “new era” for Scottish Golf.

Outlining their clear vision for the game in the proposal, the Chairs of the SGU and SLGA, Tom Craig and Beth Paterson, stress that amalgamation is fundamentally important for the future of golf in Scotland.

To meet the many challenges currently facing the game, the proposal outlines how amalgamation can provide a platform for a new governing body to lead Scottish golf positively into the future, help Clubs be viable and vibrant and attract more people of all ages and gender into the sport.

With the Boards of the SGU and the SLGA both in agreement regarding the proposal, it has now been distributed to the memberships of each organisation – namely the SGU’s 16 area associations, the SLGA’s 15 county golf associations, ladies' golf clubs and ladies' sections of clubs and all affiliated clubs in Scotland for them to consider as approval is sought over the coming months.

KEY FEATURES

Key features of the proposal include clubs becoming full voting members for the first time, with areas and counties to have a substantial collective vote, equivalent in aggregate to approximately one third of the overall vote.
The roles of the areas and counties are to remain unchanged, meaning they don’t have to merge. National and regional forums are also to be established to help communication to and from grass roots golfers and clubs.

The amalgamation proposal and supporting documents can be accessed both on the SGU website at http://www.scottishgolf.org/who-we-are/sguslga-amalgamation/ and on the SLGA website at http://slga.co.uk/amalgamation/ 

Expressing the importance of amalgamation, the Chairs said in a joint-statement: “This is the most significant issue in Scottish Golf and the amalgamation proposal is the best and only option to amalgamate. We encourage all areas, counties and clubs to support it.

PLATFORM FOR NEW ERA

“Amalgamation can provide a platform for a new governing body to lead Scottish Golf boldly into a new era. We want our clubs to be healthy and vibrant, to be welcoming places for men, women, boys and girls to enjoy our wonderful game, and to help attract more people to participate in golf throughout Scotland.
"Amalgamation is absolutely in the best interests of all stakeholders in Scottish Golf and sends the right message about the inclusivity of the sport we all love.”

Back in March of this year, a joint working group, comprising five representatives from each of the SGU and the SLGA, independently chaired by Sheriff Alastair Thornton, circulated an amalgamation consultation proposal to all areas, counties and golf clubs in Scotland.

Following a wide ranging consultation process up to the end of July during which every golf club, area and county, as well as all golfers and other interested parties had the opportunity to input, the joint working group analysed and considered the feedback before publishing its final proposal.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL AMALGAMATION REPORT

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

LYNN MITCHELL - FORMER CHIEF SCORER AT THE LADIES SCOTTISH OPEN AND EUROPEAN SCOTTISH OPEN HAS DIED

It is with great sadness to announce that D&A's Lynn Mitchell -- Past Ladies Captain of Clydebank and District and Gleddoch Golf Clubs, former Chief Scorer at Ladies Scottish Open and European Scottish Open has died. The Service will take place at Clydebank Crematorium, North Dalnottar, on Friday, 5th December at 1.30pm, to which all are invited. Family flowers only please. Donations to the Beatson Cancer Charity.