Saturday 1 December 2018


The meeting today was attended around 450 people of various golfing walks of life, was a largely upbeat and wide-ranging forum which promoted innovation and fresh thinking while attempting to address long-standing issues which continue to make for grim reading. 

The well-documented statistic, for instance, that only 13 per cent of Scotland’s membership is female remains a real problem  “It’s not good enough,” said McKinlay bluntly. In addition, around 83 per cent of clubs still have their main men’s competition reserved for a Saturday which alienates the working woman. “Women don’t have equal opportunities,” added Ross Duncan, Scottish Golf’s development director. “Change requires a significant shift in attitude.”

The whole LIVE STREAMING is on YOU TUBE  and conference begins at 12 minutes  - Just move the slider along to catch the different presentations;

Scottish Women players were highlighted during the conference and also the many volunteers including Mary Richardson, Yvonne Dickson  and Carol Fell - 1 hour 28.30 minutes approx

Eleanor Cannon -- 20 minutes in
Andrew McKinlay - 27. 40 minutes in
Ross Duncan 49 minutes in and introduces --
David Connor - Visit Scotland - The Solheim Cup 1 hour 33 minutes 
Club Panel introduction --  1 hour 41 minutes and interviews
Ian Forsyth - 2 hours 26 minutes
Our Offering Ian Forsyth and Paul Lawrie 2 hours 46 minutes 
OCS App presentation - 2 hours 59 minutes

Prestwick St Nicholas's Junior Member Rachael Foster was also on the club panel -- See below