Sunday, 26 December 2010

Advertise your Unwanted Golf Gear

Dear Fellow Golfer

FREE service launched today. (click here).

Did you receive an unwanted Christmas golf present yesterday or looking to make space in your garage or loft?

Advertise your 'Unwanted Golf Gear' on the web site, which is the main web site in the UK and Ireland for Open Golf Competitions, Golf Weeks and Passport Schemes.

No commission or advertising charges. Unlimited text to describe your product, up to 6 images, and unlimited editing, all under your control.

Any golf related products can be advertised ie equipment new and old, clothing, books, games, memorabilia, accessories etc.

You may have a item of golf gear that you wish to giveaway to a good home, advertise free.

The Happygolf Team

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas to all our Readers

1st Tee at Esporta Dougalston - Click to enlarge

1st Hole at Esporta Dougalston - Click to enlarge
To see your Christmas Card --- CLICK HERE

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Clare Queen had a 2 under par final round and makes the full European Tour for the Seventh time

Clare Queen, made it and can look forward to a seventh successive season on the Ladies European Tour. Rookie Carly Booth failed by the narrowest margin, one shot outside being involved in a play-off for the last of the 30 Category 8a memberships.
Clare, who is attached to The Carrick at Loch Lomond, tied for 16th place with scores of 74, 70, 77, 76 and 71. Her last round, under pressure after her third and fourth rounds had her slipping into the danger zone, for a 368 aggregate showed the former British girls champion still has what it takes. She will gain full access to all the events on the LET schedule for 2011.
Young Carly has had to settle for Category 9b membership which will give her a number of outings but not to the bigger events where she will be too far down the pecking order to get into them.
Many congratulations Clare


Saturday, 18 December 2010

Ladies European Tour -- Clare Queen needs one more good round in the Qualifying School

The European Tour Qualifying School has been held at La Manga Spain this week and after 4 rounds Clare Queen is on 297 - one shot inside the projected cut-off mark. She started well at La Manga with opening rouns of 74 and 70 for 144 but her third and fourth rounds of 77 and 76 have totalled nine shots worse - 153.
The Carrick at Loch Lomond player, a former British girls champion, just needs to keep her nerve in Sunday's crunch round and she can be back where she belongs for a seventh season on the LET.
Carly Booth from Comrie is one shot outside the leading 32 and ties at the moment with a 72-hole tally of 299 but she had a fourth-round of 71 which will give her some confidence for the showdown run. She had earlier scored 75, 75 and 78.
Pamela Feggans and Heather McCrae both missed the cut.

Friday, 17 December 2010


The Scottish Ladies Golfing Association has named the following players in selection and training squads for 2011:
National Women's Squad
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Laura Murray (Alford), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rachael Watton, Sally Watson (Elie and Earlsferry) (USA-based)
National Girls' Squad
Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw), Hannah McCook (Abernethy), Rebecca McGeehan (Hummelbachaue, Germany), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies).
Scottish Golf Academy Year 2
Ailsa Bain (Peebles), Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie), Connie Jaffrey (West Kilbride), Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Tara McTaggart, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Samantha Munro (Aberdour), Rachel Polson (Peterculter), Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry), Eleanor Tunn (Reay), Eilidh Watson (Muckhart), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), Clara Young (North Berwick).
Scottish Golf Academy Year 1
Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies), Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle), Emma Hale (Troon Ladies), Emma Greenlees (Dumfries and Galloway), Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co), Chloe Goadby (St Regulus), Tegan Seivwright (Deeside), Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Claire Gadsby (Crieff), Heather Munro (Monifieth), Sophie Maguire (St Regulus).

Heather Anderson Celebrates a "Big Birthday"

Heather Anderson (Troon Ladies and Caldwell) is 80 tomorrow. To read more go to the Renfrewshire County Website

Friday, 10 December 2010

Kevin Craggs DVD - Christmas Special Offer

Click to enlarge

email Kevin at to order a copy

Phoenix Hail Storm

What ya all moaning about - YOU just have some snow and it is a wee bit cold. Here is Florida we have frost!!!! but I ain't complaining!!!! yet!!!!!

A true golfer wouldn't let this stop him, however, locating the golf ball would be very difficult.

Thanks go to D&A's Jean Campbell for this one


Request from Colin Farquharson, Tournament Director of the 2011 Morocco Golf Festival, to be played over five courses in the Marrakech area from October 8 to 15.
We had only four Scots in a total entry of 47 for the inaugural Morocco Golf Festival last October. Click Here to see the Prizes to be won
I would like to see many more from Scotland participating in the 2nd Festival and, to that end, I would be very grateful if you could print off THIS POSTER and display it on your club's men's and women's noticeboards.
Thank you in anticipation.

Telephone 01224 869782

Friday, 3 December 2010

SLGA Amalgamation Roadshows Postponed

The SLGA's Amalgamation Roadshows scheduled for Tuesday 7 December at Douglas Park Golf Club and Thursday 9 December at Blairgowrie Golf Club have been postponed due to the weather. They will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

News From D&A's Jean Campbell from Florida

Click to enlarge
"Good Morning Everyone- well how are you doing with all the snow? 

I hope everyone in D&A, Milngavie, Bearsden, Hayston Golf Club, West of Scotland are surviving the cold weather ---  mind you, it is still a wee bit on the cool side in Florida !!!

luv Jean

The 200 Gong Shot

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Clare Queen qualifies at La Manga

Clare Queen (The Carrick on Loch Lomond),and Heather MacRae (Downfield) qualified comfortably today (Thursday) from the four-round Ladies European Tour pre-qualifying event to claim a place in the field at the Final Q School, also at La Manga, Spain, from December 15-20.
But fellow Scots Gemma Webster (Glasgow), Majorca-based amateur Lauren Mackin and Carnoustie's Katy McNicoll failed to figure among the 73 qualifiers.
Clare Queen finished eighth in the South-North group with scores of 73, 71, 75 and 71 for two-over-par 290, 13 shots behind the runaway winner of this section, Sweden's Caroline Hedwall.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website