Martin Gilbert, one of Scotland’s best-known business figures, is set to become the chair of Scottish Golf, the national governing body of the sport in Scotland.
Monday, 30 November 2020
Saturday, 21 November 2020
From The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) 20 Nov 2020
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
FROM THE SCOTTISH GOLF WEBSITE
With restrictions tightening across many parts of the country, we welcome the fact that on-course activity can continue across Scotland in compliance with local restrictions. In recognising the contribution of golf to the physical and mental health of our membership, we are most appreciative of the opportunity to keep the golf courses open and our golfing community benefiting from playing the game during these ongoing times of uncertainty.
We have been working with our partners at sportscotland and the Scottish Government to gain final sign-off on our latest version of our COVID-19 Guidance for Golf Clubs and Golfers which includes a new summary sheet detailing what golf activity can take place under each level of protection. This information should be used in conjunction with Scottish Golf’s main guidance and clubs should be aware that this guidance may be subject to further change. Should this happen, we will continue to keep all clubs informed.
Through our ongoing work with The Scottish Government, MSPs on the Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee want to know more about the impact of COVID-19 and associated restrictions on sports clubs, sporting organisations and sports and leisure venues. Clubs are encouraged to complete a short survey which should take no more than 6-7 minutes to complete. Please note this survey closes on 7th December.
It’s really important that the Committee capture as much insight and experience of the sector as possible to ensure MSPs have a full picture of the impact.
We know that these new restrictions are difficult, but it remains our shared responsibility to prioritise the health of our local communities by working together to follow the Government guidelines. In doing so, this will ensure that we continue to benefit from playing the game we love. We thank all of our clubs and golfers for continuing to play their part during these challenging times.
We will continue to keep all clubs and tournament organisers updated via our dedicated COVID-19 webpage which can be accessed here.
Karin Sharp, Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Golf
Sunday, 15 November 2020
Grace Crawford from north Berwick played in the ProDreamUSA UK Junior Open at Longniddry Golf Club in October and her score of 6 under (66) in the last round last month has just been confirmed as the new ladies course record. Same course where she won the us kids golf European Championship when she was 8 years old!
Saturday, 14 November 2020
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Saturday, 7 November 2020
|Kylie Henry -- Photo courtesy of the Ladies European Tour|
Australia’s Minjee Lee captured her first LET title at the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic with a clutch birdie putt from 20ft at the first extra hole to beat France’s Celine Boutier in a thrilling shoot-out under the Middle Eastern moonlight.
Thursday, 5 November 2020
The last day for “counting competitions” for 2020 MGR Medals was 31 October.
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Renfrewshire Ladies' County Pause their Winter Competition due to Scottish Golf -- Covid 19 Guidance 2nd November 2020
With the ever-changing situation regarding Covid-19, the Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Association committee have reviewed the latest travel guidance from both the Scottish Government and Scottish Golf in relation to their ongoing Winter 4 Ball Better Ball competition.
Due to the travel restrictions in place, and members residing in different local authorities, they have taken the difficult decision to pause the competition. It is obviously disappointing to have to take this action, but they feel we are doing so to comply with the guidance and in the best interests of their members. READ MORE
FROM SCOTTISH GOLF WEBSITE YESTERDAY
Scottish Golf is now in a position to provide all affiliated clubs with further guidance relating to the Scottish Government’s COVID protection levels by local area. The latest version of our COVID-19 Guidance for Golf Clubs and Golfers can be found on the Scottish Golf Website.The updated guidance is summarised as follows and unless otherwise stated are effective from yesterday 2nd November:
• On-course golf activities can continue under our current Phase 3 Guidance, with up to four players from four different households allowed to participate together. There are no changes to access to toilet facilities, locker rooms or professional shops which can continue to be utilised provided all appropriate measures, such as use of face masks, increased sanitation are adhered to.
• You should avoid travel to other areas regardless of their level unless essential.
• For exercise/sport – there is an exemption, however, it is limited:
o In tier 4, not permitted to drive outside your Local Authority area for exercise – you can cross boundaries in the process of exercising i.e if a golf course straddles two Local Authority area boundaries.
o In tier 3, you are permitted to travel around 5 miles for exercise.
o In tier 2 & tier 1, you are permitted to travel freely for exercise within your own Local Authority area.
o U18s – can travel freely for exercise in Tiers 0-3. They should not travel in or out of a Tier 4 area.•
All golfers should be aware of travel guidance outlined by the Scottish Government and this should always be followed.
• Clubhouses and sports facilities which provide catering and bar services, can operate providing they adhere to Scottish Government guidance appropriate to the protection level in which they are operating.
Once again, we would like to thank all of our clubs and golfers across Scotland for your continued co-operation and adherence to the current guidance and ask that you continue to play your part during these challenging times.
We will continue to keep all clubs and tournament organisers updated via our dedicated COVID-19 webpage on the Scottish Golf Website.
Karin Sharp, Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Golf