Thursday 29 November 2012

Proposed Rule Change for Long and Belly Putters

 Rule Would Take Effect on January 1, 2016, Allowing for Transitional Period.
 Belly-Length and Long Putters Would Remain as Conforming Clubs
 To read more go to the SCOTTISH GOLF VIEW WEBSITE

Wednesday 28 November 2012


Having served an agreed additional year following expiry of her 3 year term of office last January, the SLGA Chairman steps down at the AGM in January 2013.  We are therefore looking for a dynamic person to take the Association forward.  Click HERE for further details.
Applications are invited by Friday 7 December 2012.

Friday 23 November 2012

SGU Video -- Pamela Pretswell gets a mention

November Issue of the SGU e-bulletin


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SGU Golfers e-bulletin
The cream of European golf are sunning themselves in Dubai for the Tour finale, but there is still much to warm you all here in Scotland so keep reading to be kept up to date with all the latest news, competitions and offers from the SGU.
Sandy to be Honoured at the 2013 Scottish Golf Awards

Sandy Lyle
Take your seat at the Glasgow Hilton on Friday 1 March and see Sandy Lyle receive a richly-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award – 25 years after his Masters win. The Scottish Golf Awards are a night not to be missed for a great evening of celebration and entertainment.  The package includes a four-course meal, wine and glass of champagne on arrival.  Book your ticket now!  »Find out more
Win a Signed Paul Lawrie Book

Paul Lawrie
We have teamed-up with Paul Lawrie for a Christmas cracker of a competition! The former Open champion and Ryder Cup hero at Medinah has his new autobiography on the book shelves... and you can claim one of two personalized copies! To win a superb Christmas present, either for you, a family member or a friend, all you have to do is answer our question and enter. »Find out more
Special Offer Winter Tee Times
We have some fantastic course offers to entice you and your friends onto the course this autumn. Exclusively for members of SGU & SLGA affiliated clubs, why not play at the first Open Championship venue, Prestwick, for £280 for a fourball? Or try the fantastic test of The Duke's in St Andrews, priced just £25 for Scottish golf club members in January and February. »Find out more
Want a Job in Golf?
Check out our new Jobs in Golf page on the home page of the SGU website and see the latest senior vacancies. ClubGolf, the national junior programme, are currently recruiting for the roles of Scottish Golf Development Centre Project Manager and ClubGolf Events Coordinator. Falkirk and Windyhill Golf Clubs are also seeking new Club Managers.  »Find out more
Win £500 as RBS Top Volunteer!
As part of the 2013 Scottish Golf Awards, nominations are now open for the RBS Volunteer of the Year. Do you know any worthy candidates? Or why not self-nominate yourself? There's plenty of incentive, with £500 up for grabs for the top volunteer, plus invites to the awards night for all short-listed finalists. Download a nomination form now! »Find out more
Festive Goodies in the Scottish Golf Shop

Christmas is not far away now, so make sure you visit the Scottish Golf Shop to stock up on presents. Purchase clothing, caps and other accessories for the golfers in your life. You can also purchase the popular Scottish Golf Card and Life Membership via the Shop.  »Find out more
Log in and register to the CDH
The Scottish Golf Centralised Database of Handicaps (CDH) is live with more than 400 clubs now uploaded. If your club is on the system, you can receive your own individual, unique CDH ID Number to access and register. Among its aims, The CDH will provide a wide and vitally important range of benefits to affiliated golf club members.  »Find out more
New-look Scotland Squads Announced
Following a media launch in St Andrews, the SGU has announced expanded National Squads for 2012-13 with four pools now in place in pursuit of success – Men's Performance and Men's Transitional and Boys' Performance and Boys' Development. The changes have been designed to offer more players the chance to access support appropriate to their performance. »Find out more
SGU Seals Four-Year Agreement with TaylorMade-Adidas Golf

2012-13 Scotland Squad announced
The SGU has extended its partnership with TaylorMade-adidas Golf, signing a notable four-year deal for the support of the National Squads with regard to clothing, shoes, equipment and accessories until the end of 2016. TaylorMade and adidas are recognised as two of the world's leading golf brands and squad players will also benefit from additional support and advice from the TMAG staff team.  »Find out more
SGU Club Seminars Reminder
The annual SGU Club Seminars are continuing across Scotland, so don't forget that you could attend to represent your club. This year's focus is on helping clubs run their businesses more effectively via the SGU support tools. Forthcoming seminars are at Glencorse GC (5 December) and Hirsel GC (6 December). Four representatives per club can attend.   »Find out more
Are You on Camera on SGU TV?
Highlights of the Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship Grand Final 2012 are now showing on SGU TV in glorious HD format. Played at the Fairmont St Andrews, golfers from across Scotland gathered for the final showpiece. See if you are filmed in action at Scotland's biggest participation golf event. »Find out more
Check out the latest Scottish Club Golfer
Read a copy of the latest issue of Scottish Club Golfer magazine in clubhouses up and down the country. It features the latest news and views from the SGU and Scottish Golf as a whole. Alternatively, view the current issue on line by registering via the link.   »Find out more
Meet the Press on SGU TV
With the curtain coming down on the golf season, SGU TV is now screening a light-hearted chat with four well-known Scottish golf journalists as they reflect on their highlights of the year and offer some predictions for 2013. A TV experience not to be missed! »Find out more
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The SGU's social media numbers continue to increase. Make sure you join us to keep up to date with the latest news across Scottish Golf – including events, players and clubs. Follow the SGU onTwitter @SGUGolf or Like us on Facebook.
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Thursday 22 November 2012


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Join one of our Short Game Courses and if you don't improve your scores you can retake the course for free as many times as you need.
put stats
Tour Professionals - Average % of Putts Holed
To improve your scores you need to have a confident short game that gets you closer to the hole more often.

Even the top players in the world average only 1 in 3 attempts at putts between 10-15 feet and the longer the putt the worse it gets. Inside of 10 feet things look better and once you have the skills to consistently hit it even closer the percentages start to look great.
A short game course with Advanced PGA Professional Karyn Burns will have you hitting it closer more often. Having experienced one of Karyn's courses first hand I am happy to guarantee that if you don't start hitting it consistently closer you can take the course again for free until you do.
Courses run from December to allow you to get your game in great shape for the start of your next golfing year. Costing less than most people spend on a new wedge it is the best investment you can make in your game this off season.
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  • 1 hour Initial Individual  Assessment Lesson
  • 3 x 1 hour group coaching sessions (max 4 people per group)
  • 1 hour Individual Lesson and Skills Assessment
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Tuesday 20 November 2012

The Scottish ladies Golfing Asssociation have announced their training squads for 2012 - 2013

West of Scotland's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) are all included in the National Squad.
 Hazel McGarvie and Emma Hale from Troon are both included in the Foundation 2 squad.

The full squad lists are :-

National Squad 
Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Connie Jaffrey (Ladies’ Golf Club Troon), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Rachel Walker (Dumfries & County), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), Clara Young (North Berwick) 

Foundation 2 
Eilidh Crawford (Harburn), Jillian Farrell (Cardross), Mirren Fraser (Powfoot), Emma Hale (Ladies’ Golf Club Troon), Hazel MacGarvie (Ladies’ Golf Club Troon), Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), Charlotte Munro (Gullane Ladies), Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies), Andrea Walker (Falkirk) 

Foundation 1 
Kirsten Brown (Strathaven), Joanne Free (Gullane Ladies), Lori MacDonald (Cardross), Katie Scott (Strathaven)


Some of the Lanarkshire County Prizewinners at their AGM - Photo courtesy of Jean Macintyre
Back row L to R: Susan McGrenaghan, Jenny Potter, Jean Macintyre (VC), Lesley Lloyd, Janice Paterson, Roxy Brown, Karen Ward
Front row: Erin Johnston ((Junior Handicap Champion), Anne Burden (President), Fiona Scott (Captain), May Hughes (Champion), Eva O'Connor (Junior Scratch Champion)

Monday 19 November 2012

West of Scotland's Eilidh Briggs and Mhairi McKay are off the Florida

The Stirling University squad to take part in Florida's Orange Blossom women's amateur tour in January is:
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Kelsey Macdonald (Nairn Dunbar), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Jordana Graham (Southerness), Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) and Georgia Gilling, a new first-year student from Essex.
All bar Eilidh Briggs will play in the Harder Hall Invitational, the South Atlantic Ladies Amateur (The Sally), and the Doherty match-play tournament.
Eilidh will return to Scotland before the match-play event to start her Second Year PE teaching placement.
Raleigh Gowrie will be in charge of the Stirling students and also two English girls who took up his open offer to any girl golfer who wanted to join the party for the trip.
They are Annabel Dimmock from Surrey and English universities international Chloe Rogers (Bucks and Chiltern University graduate). Lesley Mackay from Playsport Golf will travel with the squad as coach.

Friday 16 November 2012


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Sunday 11 November 2012


Pamela Pretswell
Curtis Cup star Holly Clyburn from Cleethorpes won the Banesto Tour Valencia on the second play-off hole against Spain’s Carmen Alonso at GC Escorpion on Saturday. It was only her 2nd event since turning Pro.
West of Scotland’s other Curtis Cup star Pamela Pretswell, was unable to compete in Spain due to illness, claimed the LET Access Series Order of Merit title and both France’s Marion Ricordeau and Norway’s Cecilie Lundgreen, along with Pretswell, secured their Ladies European Tour cards for the 2013 season.


Thursday 8 November 2012


West Vet's Captain Anna and Vice Captain Marion
The West Vets AGM was held at Cowglen Golf Club this afternoon - Thursday 8th November.

Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) has now ended her 2 year stint as Captain and the new Captain is now Anna Telfer (Milngavie)
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) was announced as the new Vice Captain.

To read the report from the AGM go to the West Vets Website


RLCGA Vice Captain Gillian McGinlay presents RLCGA President Eileen Gibb with a floral display
The 103rd Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association AGM was held at Haggs Castle Golf Club last night -- the 7th November 2012.

Captain Maureen Wodhead was unfortunately unable to be there to open the meeting due to being unwell and had been in hospital.

However Vice captain Gillian McGinlay was able top step in to role admirably and welcomed Honorary President Eileen and all the committee and members to the AGM.

Various reports were given and the presentation of Prizes took place after the AGM.

To read the full report and see some photos go to the RLCGA Website

Friday 2 November 2012


D&A County Captain Alisoun Fairbairn present Iris Keywood with her Award - Photo courtesy of D&A
Iris Keywood of Cardross Golf Club was made an Honorary Member of D&A County at the AGM on Wednesday 31st October at Douglas Park Golf Club.
Iris has been a member of D&A for some 61 years. She played in the County Team every year from 1952 until 1977, won the County Championship four times and was Runner-up five times.

 The Prizegiving took place after the AGM
D&A County Prizewinners with Captain Alisoun  - Courtesy of D&A