Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Friday, 27 March 2020
|Joan at the SLGA Centenary Lunch in 2009|
It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Joan Lawrence.
Joan was going to be 90 on the 20th April and had been in good health until she had a stroke last week and died last night -- With the current coronavirus situation the funeral will be private.
Is now in the Scotsman Newspaper by Martin Dempster - Click Here
|Saturday 28th Scotsman Report|
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(TRIBUTES AT END OF POST) -- email CarolFellGolf if you would like to say something
|Home Internationals 1960 . From L to R - Janette Wright, Ansley Lurie, |
Belle Robertson, Jean Burnett
Jean McCulloch (Captain) Betty Singleton, Dorothea Sommerville,
Joan Lawrence and Margaret Myles
|Some Fife County Champions including|
Joan Lawrence (Centre front) Marigold Speir, Lorna Bennett,
Elaine Moffat & Dale Reid
Scottish Ladies Champion 1962 to 1964
Member of the 1964 Curtis Cup Team
Represented Scotland in 1964 in the World Team Championship and where Scotland finished runners up
Member of the winning Vagliano Cup team in 1963 and 1965 Represented Scotland in the European Team Championships 1965, 1967 and 1969
East of Scotland Champion 1971 and 1972
International Selector 1973 to 1976
Scottish Veteran Ladies Champion 1982 to 1984
Regular member of the Scottish team for some 12 years and a regular in the Fife County team for over 30 years
Won the Fife Ladies Championship 18 times, the first being in 1953
In her non-competitive roles, she was Chairperson of the Ladies Golf Union in 1989 and in 1995 appointed as President of the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association. She was also President of the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golfing Society from 1994 to 1995. Captain of the winning Great Britain and Commonwealth Team in 1971 and Vice-Captain of the 1970 Curtis Cup team.
In the 1999 Queen’s Birthday Honours Joan was awarded an MBE for services to golf.
SCOTTISH GOLF WEBSITE
Andrew McKinlay, CEO of Scottish Golf said, “On behalf of Scottish Golf, we would like to express our deepest condolences to Joan’s family and friends at this difficult time. Joan was a two-time winner of the Scottish Ladies Championship and represented Scotland with distinction at so many high profile events within the amateur game.”
GILLIAN KIRKWOOD - PAST PRESIDENT OF THE LGU
ELINOR GRANT (Chairman SLGA 1997)
" An outstanding and proud Scotswoman who brought honour to her Club, county and COUNTRY."
MAUREEN GIVEN (CHAIRMAN SLGA 1984)
"Joan and I were friends since 1949 having played together in the Girls Internationals of that year. Our paths crossed many times over the years golfing together then when I was SLGA Chairman she was Treasurer then on my appointment to the LGU Executive she was my Chairman."
"We saw each other frequently and her dedication to the game whether as a golfer or Administrator I did so admire."
"Ladies golf in Scotland is the poorer for her loss. Sleep well friend."
"I was very sad to hear of the passing of Joan Lawrence I knew Joan well during my competitive years as both a fierce competitor and proud Scot . Sad news indeed for Scottish Golf.
AILEEN WILSON - (SCOTTISH LADIES AMATEUR CHAMPION - 1974 - Nairn)
"I was sad to hear of the recent death of Joan Lawrence. She was a talented golfer, and much respected in so many different official positions.
"I first met Joan in 1963 at the Scottish Championship at The Old Course Troon as it was known then. A friend and I were fortunate to be asked to be her ball-spotters in the Final."
" I was impressed by her controlled play and long running fairway shots, which resulted in a win. I realised how much she loved her golf, as well as being very competitive, and having a pawky sense of humour. "
"When the golf museum at St Andrews opened she donated one of her Scottish Championship Cup replicas to the museum.
"The Scottish golfing scene has lost one of the their true characters."
Aileen Wilson, Renfrewshire .
ISABEL CRAWFORD (WYLIE)- SCOTTISH INTERNATIONIST , SLGA BOARD MEMBER AND LGU SELECTOR
Joan was a one off ...honest, direct, kind, and in all situations called a spade a spade....great golfer for the national cause...and a very astute administrator.....but a driver??? -------
Coming back from Killarney after the home internationals, the Captain and Vice captain had stayed on for a holiday thus Joan was given the job of driving our mini bus to Shannon airport. -- 6am on a very stormy wet morning...visibility very poor ... pitch black and flooded roads.
The golf bags and suitcases were piled in the back, the team sitting in the middle, all suffering from excellent Irish hospitality the previous evening!” -- Right Wylie (Joan always used surnames) up here beside me to help to read the road signs” - Marjory Ferguson (nee Fowler) was sitting immediately behind Joan with dark glasses on and very much hung over! - Ten minutes into our trip from a high bank above the road came four or five donkeys. Joan braked violently and skidded into the side... the donkeys brayed and neighed and dispersed....clubs, cases, bags and bodies were hurtled all over the bus ....and Marjory let out a scream.”” --
"What was that?" -
"Donkeys!" - replies Joan...
"Donkeys ?“shouts Marjory -- “Not donkeys it’s your rotten driving”
Joan and I were the only ones to know the truth!!
Isabel Crawford Ayrshire
Thursday, 26 March 2020
COVID-19 Update – Advice for greens staff
Following last night’s announcement, Scottish Golf has been working with partners from across the golf industry to seek further information from the Government on guidance for greens staff.
Scottish Golf has today received the following advice from the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:
- For security and essential maintenance purposes, greenkeeping staff can still attend work.
- All work must be carried out in strict accordance with government guidelines on social distancing.
We are aware that this is an uncertain time and would like thank you for your understanding during this ever-changing situation. Scottish Golf will continue to provide further updates in response to COVID-19 on our dedicated website page here.
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Scottish Golf View started in 2006, and reached it's peak audience in August 2015, when over 178.000 page views were reached..
Colin should be justly proud that over 11 million page views have been recorded since the first post.
I'm sure you will join with me in wishing Colin a long and happy retirement.
Best wishes Gillian Kirkwood Webmaster .
From CaroFellGolf -- Colin has done a fantastic amount over the years for news covering many events including women's golf. -- I wish him well in his retirement.
|Photo taken in 2018|
In 2018 Colin Farquarson received a lifetime award from the Association of Golf Writers of which he has been a member since 1974.
He is pictured above with his very proud daughter Elaine Farquharson-Black (Captain of the Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup Teams in 2016/ 2018) and wife Ethel.
Colin had been editor and supplier of much news to Kirkwood Golf over the years.and was the editor of the Scottish Golf View Website
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
All the West Of Scotland County Captains have announced to their members over the last couple of weeks the initial decisions with regards their County Championships and Inter-County Foursomes qualifiers.
AYRSHIRE (24th March)
Since I last wrote to you the situation with the Coronavirus has got much worse and therefore it will probably come as no surprise to you that, it is with great disappointment and regret, the Committee and I have decided to cancel the County Championship in April and the Foursomes in May
We had hoped that it may have been possible to keep these competitions going by adhering to social distancing and not using club house facilities. However, following the Prime Ministers announcement yesterday and for the safety and well being of our members and their families this will not be possible. These are very sad and unprecedented times.
Being an optimist, hopefully we will all get back to our golf in June.
Thank you for your continued understanding.
Take care and stay safe.
In the current situation it has been reluctantly decided to cancel/postpone the County Championship and the Intercounty Foursomes/Commonwealth Spoons (qualifying rounds). The final of the Winter Foursomes scheduled for 28th March has also been postponed until later in the year. The committee will keep the situation under review and further updates will be posted.
Jean Lietch - D&A Captain
RENFREWSHIRE (19th March)
It's with a heavy heart that Vice Captain Donna (Jackson), Honorary President Pearl (Orr), the Committee and I have decided to postpone both the County Foursomes (at Elderslie GC on 27th April) and the County Championship (at Ranfurly Castle GC between 6 - 8th May) but we feel the health and well-being of our members has to be our priority.
If possible we will try and re-arrange both these events later in the season but, at the moment, we can give no guarantees.
Unfortunately, other competitions may also be affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic and its associated restrictions but we will keep you advised as we go along.
Sadly 2020 hasn't been kind to us so far, firstly with the horrendous wet weather and now the coronavirus but let's stay positive and hope we'll be back to normal real soon.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued support.
Sandra Littlejohn - RLCGA Captain
The message to all of us is clear, we must stay home and play our part in containing the spread of COVID-19.
Monday, 23 March 2020
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Saturday, 21 March 2020
Friday, 20 March 2020
FROM THE SCOTTISH GOLF WEBSITE
- Players may enter their own hole scores on the scorecard (it is not necessary for a marker to do it).
- It is not necessary to have a marker physically certify the player’s hole scores, but some form of verbal certification should take place.
- It is not necessary to physically return a scorecard to the Committee provided the Committee can accept the scores in another way.
- Requiring that players leave the flagstick in the hole at all times. It is a matter for the Committee to decide whether it establishes this policy by way of a Code of Conduct or Local Rule, and whether it provides a penalty under the Code of Conduct or for a breach of the Local Rule.
- Not have flagsticks at all.
In light of the recent directive from the UK Government to avoid non-essential social contact, we have taken the decision to cancel/postpone the Spring Meeting at Lanark, the Summer Meeting at Cathkin Braes along with the Championship at Renfrew.
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Tuesday, 17 March 2020
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