Sunday, 28 February 2010

Ladies Dinner and Social Evening at Douglas Park

The new Douglas Park Ladies Captain Ann O'Connell had a very successful dinner and Social Evening on Friday 19th February. Nevin McGhee was the speaker and singer. Eileen Hunter was the wonderful accompanist. The evening was geared around the title "This Genteel Abode"

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New OnLine Issue of Scottish Club Golfer is available

Latest Issue of Scottish Club Golfer is now available

Please visit this link to see the latest issue of Scottish Club Golfer online.

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The start of season LGU mailing will be leaving St Andrews next week and will include your club's complimentary copy of the 2010 LGU Yearbook.

The yearbook contains results, future championship information and regulations. New for 2010, the book will contain a list of all clubs, and their names and addresses. Should you require your own personal copy, you may order one using the LGU SHOP.

You may wish to view an electronic preview online using the link below but note the list of golf clubs is not visible online.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Training Sessions at Mearns Castle Golf Academy

If you haven't already heard . . . . . . FREE golf lessons and training are available for anyone of any age, with a serious health problem or disability, at the Mearns Castle Golf Academy on Saturday 10th April from 10:00am.

Anyone interested, whether they have played before or not, should return the attached form as soon as possible. Click on the following --- Scottish Disability Golf

Saturday, 20 February 2010

February Medal -- Troon Portland

February Medal (SSS 73, CSS 74)Played 5th February
Julie Will (19)75
Morven English (15) [acb] 76
Fiona Roger (14) 76
Julia Tulloch (24)74
Fiona Abbott (21)78

2010 Team Captains --- News Release Issued from the SLGA

Lesley Nicholson is hoping to make it third time lucky when she captains Scotland at the Women’s Home Internationals at Whitchurch, Cardiff in September.
Scotland finished third when Nicholson was a rookie captain at the Home Internationals in 2008 and, last year, the side narrowly lost out to Wales in a final day showdown for the title at Irvine Golf Club.
This year, Nicholson, a former Ladies’ European Tour professional, has also been appointed captain for the European Women's Team Championship at La Manga, in Spain in July.
The Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association has named the full list of Captains for the 2010 season and the Baberton pair of Karen Marshall and Pamela Williamson have also been handed double roles.
Marshall has been named captain of the Scottish team for both the girls’ home internationals (Bangor, Northern Ireland in August) and the Girls’ European Championship (Aalborg, Denmark, in July), while Pamela is in charge for September’s European Senior Team Championship (Berlin) and the senior home internationals (Sheringham).
Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) has been appointed captain of the Scottish side for the SLGA Under-16 championship, a tournament that marks the start of the domestic season at Strathmore in April.
Nicholson is looking forward to the challenges ahead. “We came very, very close to lifting the trophy at the Home Internationals last year and I think we have a great chance to do well in all competitions this year,” she said.
“We have lost Kylie Walker and Carly Booth to the professional ranks, but there are so many new players coming through. There is a lot of golf to be played before the teams are picked and the SLGA coach, Kevin Craggs, makes sure everyone is extremely focused.
The amateur side of the game has come on by leaps and bounds in Scotland in recent years and this is going to be a very exciting year.”

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Scottish Golf Show receives backing boost

With just under six weeks until this year's Scottish Golf Show gets underway, the three-day golf bonanza has received a major boost after securing the backing of both of Scottish golf's main governing bodies.

The Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and the Scottish Region of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) have both confirmed their support of the annual golf season curtain-raiser.

The backing of both organisations is a major boost for the 2010 Scottish Golf Show as it prepares to take place from March 26-28 at the SECC in Glasgow.

Show organiser Tom Lovering welcomed the support and said: "The Scottish Golf Union and the Scottish Region of the Professional Golfers' Association do a fantastic job representing the amateur and professional realms of the game in Scotland. Therefore, we are hugely grateful to be offered their support, which I believe further underlines the high regard in which the Scottish Golf Show, now in its fifth year, is held.

"Their backing reinforces the strong belief held by all of us involved with the Scottish Golf Show that this year's event is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet and I would reiterate my call to all of those interested in attending to book their tickets now via our website,, in order to book their place at the show and take advantage of a superb ticket offer."

More Golf Show Latest News

Your chance to become a trick-shot king!

Fancy learning how to pull off some amazing trick shots? Then be sure to come along to this year's Scottish Golf Show, where trick-shot maestro Dave Edwards will be demonstrating the secrets behind some of the most popular shots in his repertoire.

Dave, whose incredible shows have left audiences dazzled at each of the previous four Scottish Golf Shows, will again be performing his incredible routine on all three days this year. However, as well as doing that, he'll be teaching some his tricks to show customers. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn some jaw-dropping new golf skills!

Children welcome at Scottish Golf Show

Don't forget, children are welcome at the Scottish Golf Show, too. All under-5s go free and there are reduced tickets available both for five to 15-year-olds and families when you book in advance. But that's not all: there will also be opportunities for kids to try out golf equipment, too! Jaxx Golf will have four bays reserved solely for the use of young golfers, who can test the company's latest clubs. On top of that, there will be 'junior only' areas at both the Explanar stand and the PGA teaching nets, too!
More details available at
Golf Show Key Dates SECC Glasgow Friday, March 26th
9.30 am - 6.00pm Saturday, March 27th
9.30am - 5.30 pm Sunday, March 28th
9.30 am - 5.00 pm Special Advanced
Golf Show Ticket Offer Receive these FREE gifts for EVERY golf show ticket purchased in advanced. One FREE weekly passes to the Johnnie Walker Championship and Scottish Seniors Open.
Also a FREE bunkered Saltire driver headcover Click to find out more

Full List of Advanced
Ticket Prices Under 5's free Juniors (5-15 yrs) £8 Concession £8 Adult £10 Family Tickets £25 Family tickets: 2 adults, 2 children; Concession: students, OAPs & disabled Order Tickets Now Show sponsors and media

Fixtures 2010

The 2010 Calendar Of Events is now available at the SLGA Website


Wednesday, 17 February 2010


From the SLGA Website

National Squad players West of Scotland players Megan Briggs, Eilidh Briggs and Alyson McKechin plus Gillian Monteith, Laura Murray, Gabrielle Macdonald, Kelsey Macdonald, Jane Turner, Rachael Watton and Rebecca Wilson have just returned from Desert Springs, Spain after attending a Warm weather training camp. The squad were fortunate to be accompanied by the Ricoh Women’s British Open winner, Catriona Matthew, who played and trained as part of the squad. This provided an excellent opportunity for our young players to gain from her experience. Catriona gave the girls great encouragement. The girls were extremely excited about Catriona travelling with them, something they will never forget.

Also, travelling with the squad were SLGA National Coach, Kevin Craggs, sportscotland Institute of Sport physiotherapist, Karen Young and SLGA Performance Director,Beth Paterson.
Desert Springs gave the players a chance to train in good conditions in preparation for the forthcoming season. The Golf Union of Wales was in Desert Springs at the same time and this gave the squad a chance to play a competitive match, which the Welsh won. The Welsh team had Walker Cup Captain and four times Walker Cup player, Nigel Edwards playing for them.

We are very grateful to our funding partners; the R & A and sportscotland who helped to fund this trip.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Clubgolf Vacancy in the West of Scotland

A vacancy has arisen for a clubgolf Regional Manager in the West of Scotland. To see the advertisement click here.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Brand New Scottish Golf Show Website 2010

Brand New 2010
Scottish Golf Show website
is now live

Find out more about this year's show and take up our amazing ticket offer when you book your tickets in advance.

Sunday, 7 February 2010


Ladies Golf Union launch new logo
Following the Annual General Meeting in Cardiff at the end of last month which resulted in the modernisation of the LGU’s operations and structure, a new corporate branding has been launched, with a simple logo aimed at projecting a fresh, modern identity while celebrating the organisation’s 117 years of tradition and history.
The new logo, reminiscent of the famous railway posters so familiar to golf fans, will be introduced at the LGU’s championships and matches throughout the season.
Shona Malcolm, CEO of the Ladies Golf Union, explained:
"The old logo has served the LGU well for the last ten years, but modern marketing and promotional activities demand a clean, visual logo with impact, which must be easy to read and readily identifiable. The new logo was developed with these objectives in mind.
"Early feedback on the change has been good, and in the promotional material which is being drafted, it is clear that the new LGU logo will stand out both on and off the golf course."

Friday, 5 February 2010

SLGA Handicap Mailing to all Clubs

The 2010 Handicap Mailing addressed to Ladies Handicap Secretaries at clubs was posted on Thursday 4 February. It contains: - The 2010 Handicap Pack which includes the list of qualifying competitions for 2010 - A CONGU Manual - An order form for additional CONGU Manuals - An application form for a 9 hole course SSS - The entry form for the Scottish Match Play Foursomes

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

SLGA Tournament Entry Forms

Entry forms for the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association's tournaments in 2010 are now available on the SLGA website.