Monday 28 November 2016


Has your golf club achieved success in 2016?

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the sport at local, regional or national level?

Nominations are now open for the Scottish Golf Club and Volunteer of the Year awards which celebrate those who have gone above and beyond to make a difference over the past year.

Four finalists, plus their guests, in each category will be invited to attend the 2017 Scottish Golf Awards where the winners will be presented with their accolade on stage. The Club of the Year will also receive a grant of £1,500 to support a future club project or local initiatives.


Friday 18 November 2016

Douglas Park raises £700 at coffee morning for Cancer Support

Captain Mary Mclean hands over cheque 

 £700 cheque was handed over to Karen Harrower for Cancer Support Scotland today by the Douglas Park Ladies Captain Mary McLean and Ladies Treasurer Denise MacNaughton
The money was raised at the coffee morning on Saturday 5th November,

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Scottish Golf Handicap Seminars

To help your club gain a better understanding of the Unified Handicapping System (UHS), Scottish Golf are running a number of Handicapping Seminars across Scotland.

The two-hour regional seminars are free of charge and are open to Match and Handicap Convenors from any affiliated golf club (Places subject to demand).

 The two hour seminars will be dedicated to providing a generic overview on the CONGU Unified Handicapping System and will also look at a number of changes introduced in 2016 and how they affect your club.

Workshop topics include: Club Handicaps; 9-Hole Qualifying Competitions and Supplementary Scores; Alteration of Handicaps; Multi-Tee Competitions; and Initial Handicap Allocation.

Go to the Scottish Golf Website to book your place

Lanarkshire's Lesley Lloyd is awarded Honorary Membership

Lesley Lloyd
Lesley Lloyd was awarded Honorary Membership of Lanarkshire Ladies' County Golf Association last night at their AGM.

 This is well deserved for the outstanding contribution she has made to county golf over many years serving as Junior Secretary, Treasurer, Captain, Champion, caddy and then team member continuosly for the past 24 years.

 She has also brought honour to the county through representing Scotland in Senior European Team Championships and Home Internationals.

Sunday 13 November 2016

Disabled golfers approve new indoor facility in Ayrshire.

Disabled golfers from across Scotland will attend the Studio Golf facility in Stevenston Ayrshire, for a day-long training session at their new indoor centre, with local PGA Golf Professional, David Rushbury, on Monday 21 November.

International players, heading off soon to the Portuguese Disabled Open, will be in attendance, along with beginners and novices to the game, for some tuition from owner and resident Pro David Rushbury.

Chic Brodie, formerMSP and supporter of disabled golfers, along with his son who is a Professional Golf Coach, will also attend the event to help out with tuition and support for Scottish Disability Golf.

James Gales MBE, who is the Secretary and Founder of the Scottish Disability Golf charity said, “this is a wonderful opportunity for some of our members to get some much needed winter practice. We have an extensive golf diary throughout the traditional golfing season, but like most players, we cannot get a great deal of practice throughout the colder months. The new Studio Golf facility looks great and we can get some tuition and fun practice on the simulator, playing some prestigious golf courses, while relaxing with a coffee”.

Some of those attending will be heading off at the end of the month for the final European Disabled Golf Championship event of the year, at the Villa Sol Resort in Portugal. The event, for the European Order of Merit Rankings will host over forty of the best disabled golfers from across Europe for the coveted title.

David Rushbury began his career in golf at Troon Municipal Courses for 3 years before fully qualifying as a Professional in 1982. Since then he has worked and taught in the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Spain and various other European locations, before opening the 3000-square foot facility in Stevenston last year.

More information about Scottish Disability Golf can be found at

Thursday 3 November 2016

June Lockhart is the new West Vets Captain

Future, Present and Past Captains -- Chris Fowler, June Lockhart and Marion Stewart

46 ladies attended the AGM of the West Division's SLVGA which was held at Cowglen GC this afternoon - Thursday, November 3rd 2016.

Captain Marion Stewart gave a full review of a successful season for the West Vets. 

She then handed over the Captain's roll to June Lockhart and the new Vice Captain is Chris Fowler (pictured above)

Honorary Members Heather Anderson, Wendy Cameron and Aileen Wilson

Aileen Wilson and Heather Anderson were awarded Honorary Membership of the West Vets and were presented with their Honorary membership certificates. Both Heather and Aileen were delighted and both gave entertaining replies. 
West Vets now have 3 honorary Members - Wendy Cameron being the 3rd - she was awarded the title in 2010
Honorary Member Wendy Cameron then presented the prizes to this year's winners.

Some of the main prizewinners

To read more go to the West Vets Website

Renfrewshire Ladies' County AGM and Prizegiving

From L to R - June Lockhart (Vice Captain)  Jennifer Rankine, Shirley Back, Gillian Kyle (Captain)
Donna Jackson, Linda Ellery, Birgit Clark and Marilyn Muir

Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Association held their 107th AGM last night at Haggs Castle Golf Club. Captain Gillian Kyle gave her annual report of the years events and was pleased to announce the various successes at girls, ladies and senior level.
Audrey Sturgess from Scottish Golf gave an excellent overview of the difficulties and challenges that have been faced since the SLGA / SGU amalgamation.
Renfrewshire's Maureen Mitchell from Old Ranfurly up dated and explained the needs of Course Rating and that Scottish Golf, is seeking willing volunteers to join their team of national golf Course Rating -- Read more at  Scottish Golf - Course Rating
Secretary Carol McNally was pleased to announce that the 2017 County Championship would be held at what was formerly an all male club - Pollok Golf Club in Glasgow.

The evening was rounded up with the presentation of trophies by RLCGA president Jennifer Mack

County Champion Eilidh Briggs gave the vote of thanks after a very informative and enjoyable AGM.

To read the full report go to the RLCGA WEBSITE.