Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Women Golfers Energised with New Revive Active Sponsorship


Scottish Golf’s most popular women’s competition is to be energised with a new title sponsor for the next three years thanks to an exciting partnership with leading health foods brand Revive Active.

The Irish-based company, who recently announced a sponsorship deal with three-time London Marathon winner and world women’s marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe, will become headline sponsors of the Scottish Women’s Regional Medal finals, a nationwide event open to all female club members in Scotland.

Revive Active become the first brand to dedicate sponsorship to women’s golf in Scotland since the governing body became amalgamated in October 2015, with the announcement coming quickly after Scottish Golf secured PING as a partner for the revamped national Mixed Championship, which will take place for the first time this season.

As part of the agreement, Revive Active will also become the Official Super Food and Nutrition Partner for Scottish Golf, supporting the governing body’s campaign to encourage playing golf as part of a healthy lifestyle which can increase life expectancy by up to five years.

Revive Active were also one of the partners involved at Friday night's Scottish Golf Awards in Edinburgh, sponsoring the Senior Men's and Women's Orders of Merit Awards.

The Revive Active Scottish Women’s Regional Medal is the biggest event for women golfers in Scotland, with more than 300 clubs taking part each year. It offers the winners of the Silver and Bronze Medals at club level the opportunity to compete in one of four Regional Finals in May and June, with the leading 24 players being rewarded with a place in the Grand Final, hosted at the idyllic Perthshire venue of Crieff Golf Club on Sunday 16 July.

Daithi O’Connor, managing director of Revive Active, said: “Golf is great for your health and requires a keen eye for accuracy and quality. We’re therefore delighted to be partnering with Scottish Golf as the benefits of Revive Active’s Super Supplement range continue to grow in popularity throughout Scotland.

“We are proud to support women’s golf at club level and look forward to welcoming more than 600 competitors to the four regional finals who will hopefully enjoy sampling our products.”

Scottish Golf’s marketing and commercial director Ross Duncan added: “We are delighted to add Revive Active as the first sponsor of the Scottish Women’s Regional Medal which will undoubtedly enhance what is already an extremely popular event among our clubs.

“The brand is a great fit for us as we continue to promote the message that golf is a sport offering many healthy lifestyle benefits. The sponsorship market remains very challenging so we welcome the additional investment from a young, dynamic company and we look forward to working with the Revive Active team to deliver a successful long-term partnership.”

Revive Active’s products are available in pharmacies and health food outlets across the UK and Ireland, as well as online at www.reviveactive.com

This year’s Revive Active Scottish Women’s Regional Medal finals take place at Inverness (2 May), Kirkcaldy (16 May), Largs (26 May) and Torwoodlee (16 June).

Further details on qualifying criteria can be found on the Championships section of the Scottish Golf website.

For more information, please contact:

Ed Hodge
PR & Media Manager

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Connie Jaffrey from Ayrshire leads her US University Team to victory

Connie Jaffrey
PEORIA, Ariz. – Behind the second-lowest team round in school history at 5-under par 283 on Monday, the Kansas State women’s golf team picked up its second team championship of the 2016-17 season at the Westbrook Spring Invitational held at the par-72, 6,269-yard Westbrook Village Golf Club.

Paced by Troon Ladies' Connie Jaffrey, who carded a third-round score of 5-under par 67, K-State tied its second lowest 54-hole team score in school history at 3-under par 861. The win marked the second time in the last three years K-State recorded multiple team victories in a season.

Jaffrey’s three-round score of 6-under par 210 and her third-round score of 67 both tied for the third lowest in school history. The Kilwinning, Scotland, native finished in second place and had the best individual round of the day and tied for the best individual round of the tournament.

Jaffrey finished one shot behind Nebraska’s Aubrey Judd, who took home the individual title at 7-under par 209.

To read the full report - CLICK HERE

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Belle Robertson honoured at the Scottish Golf Awards

Two of the nation’s golfing stalwarts, Belle Robertson and Jock MacVicar, joined former Open champion Paul Lawrie in being honoured at the 2017 Scottish Golf Awards last night.

The Dunaverty duo of Robertson and MacVicar saw their long-serving efforts on and off the course proudly recognised as they were honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards on a glittering night in front of over 550 guests at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

Belle Robertson, one of Scotland’s greatest ever amateur players, and renowned Scottish Daily Express golf journalist MacVicar, become the first non-Tour professionals to join the nation’s illustrious golfing ‘Hall of Fame’, alongside past recipients Lawrie, Colin Montgomerie, Sam Torrance, Sandy Lyle, Bernard Gallacher and Catriona Matthew.
Belle 80, a winner of a string of amateur events at home and abroad and a nine-time Curtis Cup player, said: “You always feel on receiving exciting news, such as a Lifetime Achievement Award, that it’s one of the greatest pleasures anyone could be given. Therefore, I‘ve been dancing with delight ever since Scottish Golf delivered this wonderful news. I feel very honoured and humble this should come my way.”

Douglas Park Hawaiian Evening

Hawaiian Evening at Douglas Park

Douglas Park Ladies certainly know how to enjoy themselves! On Friday, 24 February, on a dreich, cold night, 92 ladies turned out in force for their Annual Dinner, Hawaiian Style. While sipping Blue Lagoons, the Ladies were entertained by three young guitarists from the High School. This was followed by an outstanding meal with an Hawaiian theme. The Douglas Park Ladies’ Choir, dressed to kill and suitably fortified, entertained us to songs from South Pacific. Our speaker for the evening, Marilyn Orcharton, well known entrepreneur and raconteur gave us a most amusing speech on her exploits and travels and totally coincidentally, on her many trips to Hawaii. The Ladies continued to enjoy themselves until late. A memorable night was had by one and all!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Golphin Junior Flag Challenge

The Golphin Junior Flag Challenge was set up 2 years ago, as a way to try and get more children into golf. The tour gives children the opportunity to play at various golf courses in the West of Scotland to help improve their game and meet other fellow young golfers.

Now in year 3 there are 2 competitions available.
Firstly is the Flag Competition open to children 5-12 years who do not have a Congu handicap. Children play a shortened course where holes are no longer than 150 yards. Each child has 36 shots to get as far around the course as they can. The fun factor in our competition means fresh air shots don’t count, a maximum of 10 is recorded against each hole, a maximum of 4 putts on the green and 2 attempts at getting out of the bunker and it can be placed on the other side! Points are awarded as to where each child finishes at each of the 6 golf courses. Prizes are awarded at each course but also the overall order of merit prize will go to the person with the highest 4 out of 6 scores.
Last year we added in the 2nd competition: a 9 Hole Stableford open to children up to 16 years, who have a Congu handicap. This was introduced because some of the children who played in year 1 had got their handicaps and really wanted to still play the tour! The children will play the same Order of Merit format as the flag challenge where their stableford points will be recorded and again the best 4 out of 6 scores count.
The top 3 children in each age category will go on to play in a fun event at Trump Turnberry.

We have also introduced 2 free, fun events which will run over the summer holidays, one is the adult child event at Playsport Golf and the other is a Junior Texas Scramble at Whitecraigs Golf Club.

The total cost to play in all of the following events is £50.

Event Dates:
Broadlees Golf – 23rd April
East Kilbride Golf Club – 30th April
Mearns Castle Golf Academy – 14th May
Fereneze Golf Club – 28th May
Cathcart Castle – 4th June
Playsport Golf – 9 July (Adult/Child)
Whitecraigs Golf Club – 6th August (Texas Scramble)
Paisley Golf Club – 3rd September

To enter please go to www.juniorflagchallenge.co.uk and if you enter before Friday 17th March you will be entered into a prize draw for the Golphin GFK+ clubs, that are yet to actually be released!

Thursday, 23 February 2017


By Colin Farqharson

Kylie (Walker) Henry finished joint eighth in a field of 56 players at the Sunshine Ladies Tour Classic at Glendower Golf Club, South Africa today (Thursday).
Glendower Golf Club is situated in suburbs of Johannesburg.

She had rounds of 71, 74 and 71 for a level par total of 216 - five shots behind Carrie Park (South Korea) and Nobuhle Diamini (Swaziland) who tied on 211.
Park beat Diamini in a sudden death play-off to earn £1,742. Diamini earned £1,431.
Henry earned £350.

Par 216 (3x72)
211 Carrie Park (SKor) 72 69, 70, Nobuhle Diamini (Swaz) 71 73 67 (Park won sudden-death play-off).
212 Nicole Garcia (SAf) 72 70 70, Kiran Matharu (Eng) 71 70 70.

216 Kylie (Walker) Henry (Sco) 71 74 74 (T8)
221 Lauren Taylor (Eng) 73 74 74 (T16)
228 Rebecca Hudson (Eng) 72 75 81 (T34)
244 Kirsty Fisher (Sco) 82 81 81.

Sunday, 12 February 2017


Kylie with Caddie


By Brad Green

At lunchtime on Friday, Kylie Henry thought she'd be on an early flight back to Scotland.
Henry was even par at the half-way mark of the Oates Vic Open and didn't believe that was good enough to make the cut.
Fortunately Henry made it through to the weekend and capitalised on that reprieve in the third round around the Beach course.
The 30-year-old rocketed up the leaderboard after equalling the course record of 65 and begins today's final round tied for 13th.
A late bogey on the par-four eighth – her 17th hole of the day – after she drove into a bush and was forced to chip sideways cost Henry any chance of lowering the mark of eight-under held by Su Oh.
"I played really solid and putted really nice as well and never really looked like making a bogey," Henry said.
"I got to nine-under and then hit a poor tee shot on my second last hole so a little bit disappointed because the best score I've ever shot is eight under.
"So I really had that in mind to beat. I didn't know about the course record but I'm really happy with eight-under and feel like my game is coming together.
"It's nice to be moving up the leader board going into the final round, looking forward to it."
It's her third visit to Barwon Heads and she always enjoys coming to Australia. It's been a productive fortnight for Henry on this trip Down Under, having finished sixth in last week's RACV Gold Coast Challenge.
"I really enjoyed my trip, it's been good fun," Henry said.
"It's great have this event now on our schedule. It's new to the Ladies European Tour and I think it's brilliant that it's now part of it.
"I've loved being out here the past two years so it's nice that it now counts on our schedule."
Henry married fellow professional Scott Henry, who plays on the European Tour, in late December.
But such is the life of a touring pro there's been little time together over the past six weeks because of their schedules.
She's been Down Under on her own for the past fortnight while Scott travels out to Perth next week to play in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 event.

In the final round which was extremely windy Kylie finished down the field in 18th place. To read the full result and scoreboard totals go to the KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE 

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Kylie finishes 6th in Australia

In the RACV Gold Coast Challenge in Australia - Scotland's Kylie Walker, in her first tournament since her marriage to Scott Henry, did well to finish T6 on 219 with rounds of 78, 71 and 70.
Melrose-born, Queensland-based Karis Davidson, an 18-year-old amateur tied with former Curtis Cup player Charlotte Thomas for ninth place on 221. Karis's second-round 80 cost her a much higher finish.
Another former GB and I international, Michele Thomson (Meldrum House) from Ellon finished T27 on 226.
Aberdonian Gemma Dryburgh finished T32 on 227.
The ALPG Tour now heads to 13th Beach in Victoria for the Oates Vic Open from 9-12th February.

Par 219 (3x73)
213 Prima Thammaraks (Thai) 71 69 73
214 Sarah Jane Smith (Aus) 73 73 68
216 Rebecca Kay (Aus) (am) 71 73 72

219 Kylie (Walker) Henry (Sco) 78 71 70 (T6)
221 Charlotte Thomas (Eng) 75 73 73, Karis Davidson (Sco) (am) 70 80 71 (T9)
222 Felicity Johnson (Eng) 74 76 72, Hannah Burke (Eng) 76 75 71, Florentyna Parker (Eng) 78 71 73, Annabel Dimmock (Eng) 72 77 73 (T11)
224 Laura Davies (Eng) 74 73 77, Holly Clyburn (Eng) 74 79 71 (T18)
225 Lydia Hall (Wales) 79 73 73 (T22).
226 Michele Thomson (Sco) 79 78 78 (T27)
227 Gemma Dryburgh (Sco) 80 73 74 (T32)