Sunday, 1 November 2020

Top Ten in Central and East Scotland - MYGOLFRANKING

SCOTLAND CENTRAL LADIES
1 Madeleine Macgregor (Hamilton) 1327 points 
2 Alison Davidson (Stirling) 1222
3 Gillian Ping (Falkirk GC) 1181
4 Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 1173
5 Jackie Carty (Hollandbush) 1163
6 Shaeen Ahmad (Balmore) 1157
7 Hazel Hume (Tillicoultry) 1144
T8 Anne-Marie Livingstone (Cawder) 1133 & Ava Patterson (Tulliallan) 1133
10 Gayna McGreish (Balmore) 1117 
11 Jean Cosgrove (Falkirk Tryst) 1113 
12 Laura Bissett (Braehead) 1111
13 Yvonne Welsh (Playsport) 1095
14 Monica Stewart (Douglas Park) 1089 
15 Nicola Madden (Hilton Park) 1083

SCOTLAND CENTRAL LADIES CLUBS 
1 Tillicoultry 1026 points
2 Braehead 997
3 Balmore 990
4 Grangemouth 959
5 Playsport 943

SCOTLAND EAST LADIES
1 Lynn Cranston (Liberton) 1292 points
2 Colleen Stuart (St Regulus) 1265
3 Dianne Watson (Leven GS) 1213
4 Margaret Parr (Merchants of Edinburgh) 1191 
5 Nicky Graham (Baberton) 1184
6 Linda Boyle (Harburn) 1125
7 Mhairi Ferrol (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies) 1120
8 Karen Gloag (Gogarburn) 1118
9 Alicia Hay (Ladybank) 1117
10 Alyson Scrimgeour (Dundas Parks) 1105 
11 Jane Grubb (Edzell) 1097
12 Jane Tough (Edzell) 1092
13 Margaret Boitz (Scotscraig) 1091
14 Julie Taylor (Edzell) 1090
15 Susan Arbuckle (Panmure) 1081

SCOTLAND EAST LADIES CLUBS 
1 Gogarburn 960
2 Harburn 947
3 Edzell 945
4 Brechin 938
5 Dundas Parks 937

Friday, 30 October 2020

WHS INITIAL HANDICAP INDEX EXPLAINED


The new World Handicap System (WHS) will be launched in Scotland, and the rest of GB and I, next week - Monday 2nd 
November

The current golf handicapping system maintained by CONGU will be replaced by WHS which will unify the six different structures currently in operation throughout the world of golf.

WHS Initial Handicap Index Calculation Explained

From Thursday 23rd October Scottish Golf started the World Handicap System (WHS) transition process of golfer handicaps as we move to implement the new WHS. The main part of this transition was the calculation of every current CONGU Handicap into a WHS Index and golfers may have noticed their projected handicap has changed several times over the last few days as we aligned the data from the two systems.

To find out more about how we have generated initial handicap values that are as accurate as possible, please 
click here to access the WHS Initial Handicap Index document. This document also aims to answer some of the additional questions members may have around the process. 



MyGolfRanking - West of Scotland - Week 43 - 2020

AYRSHIRE LADIES
1 Luisa Gibson (Irvine) 1099 points
2 Arlene Sinclair (Irvine) 1037
3 Gillian Gowers (Loudoun Gowf) 1017
4 Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf) 972 
5 Aileen Anderson (Loudoun Gowf) 967
6 Anne Burns (Loudoun Gowf) 963
7 Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 960
8 Fran Hadden (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 959 
9 Eileen Munro (Loudoun Gowf) 944
10 Margaret-Ann McCrorie (Irvine) 940 
11 Kelly McNee (Loudoun Gowf) 931 
12 Rona Walker (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 923 
13 Jan Flint (Troon Welbeck) 920
14 Helen Craig (West Kilbride) 914
15 Sheila Adams (Loudoun Gowf) 907

AYRSHIRE LADIES CLUBS 
1 Loudoun Gowf 970
2 Largs 848
3 West Kilbride 844
4 Irvine 838
5 Kilmarnock (Barassie) 828

DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES 
1 Shaeen Ahmad (Balmore) 1157 points 
2 Gayna McGreish (Balmore) 1117
3 Carol Maclarty (Taynuilt) 1103
4 Monica Stewart (Douglas Park) 1089 
5 Nicola Madden (Hilton Park) 1083
6 Gemma Canham (Helensburgh) 1052 
7 Justine Fulton (Hayston) 1044
8 Rhona Murison (Douglas Park) 1025 
9 Carrie Irvine (Bearsden) 1019
10 Andrea Torrie (Bearsden) 1015
11 Ina Cameron (Bearsden) 1003
12 Barbara Walker (Bearsden) 1002 
13 Nichola Kidd (Dunaverty) 990
14 Carol Fell (Douglas Park) 976
15 Elspeth Mulholland (Hilton Park) 951

DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES CLUBS 
1 Balmore 990
2 Bearsden 908
3 Taynuilt 865
4 Douglas Park 860
5 Hayston 858

LANARKSHIRE LADIES

1 Madeleine Macgregor (Hamilton) 1327 points

2 Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 1173

3 Jackie Carty (Hollandbush) 1163

4 Anne-Marie Livingstone (Cawder) 1133

5 Yvonne Welsh (Playsport) 1095

6 Melissa Boyle (Cawder) 1075

7 Katie Graham (Hamilton) 1066

8 Jennifer Weir (Cawder) 1058

9 Lesley Watson (Cathkin Braes) 1046

10 Joy Mottram (Carnwath) 1042

11 Jan Kidd (Carluke) 1038

12 Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) 1035

13 Suzanne Woodman (Cathkin Braes) 1021

14 Hayley McPherson (Bishopbriggs) 1014

15 Alice Brown (Bothwell Castle) 1002


LANARKSHIRE LADIES CLUBS

1 Playsport 943

2 Bishopbriggs 931

3 Wishaw 921

4 Cawder 898

5 Carluke 897


RENFREWSHIRE LADIES

1 Isabell Donnelly (Gleddoch) 1150 points

2 Lynn Forsyth (Paisley) 1061

3 Susan Morrow (Caldwell) 1060

4 Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) 1051

5 Susan Ramsay (Haggs Castle) 969

6 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 968

7 Gillian Lavety (Old Course Ranfurly) 947

8 Birgit Clark (Old Course Ranfurly) 930

9 Moira Holt (Caldwell) 929

10 Ann McKenzie (Old Course Ranfurly) 927

11 Sandra Bell (Old Course Ranfurly) 905

12 Susan Ferguson (Caldwell) 903

13 Marion Downie (Old Course Ranfurly) 898

14 Jennifer Owen (Old Course Ranfurly) 889

15 Fiona Macphee (Old Course Ranfurly) 888


RENFREWSHIRE LADIES CLUBS

1 Caldwell 926

2 Haggs Castle 920

3 Old Course Ranfurly 893

4 Paisley 834

5 Gleddoch 779

Susie Robertson from Elie and Earlsferry Ladies is believed to be the first woman to ever play all 556 courses in Scotland.

Susie Robertson

From the Women and Golf Magazine 

Susie Robertson (pictured above) from Elie & Earlsferry Ladies is believed to be the first woman to ever play all 556 courses in Scotland. 

 Did you know that there are roughly twice as many golf courses as munros (or mountains) in Scotland? Well, Susie Robertson of Elie & Earlsferry Ladies Golf Club in Fife, certainly does. 
When her husband announced in 2005 that he was going to climb every mountain in Scotland, she decided to do one-up on him and challenge herself to play every single golf course in the country by summer 2020. And guess what.... she's only gone and done it. 
 
She has played 556 Scottish courses over the last 15 years. It saw her travel over 40,000 miles from as far north as the island of Whalsay, as far west as Barra, as far east as Peterhead and right down south to St. Medan. 
She's ticked off all the courses on the official Visit Scotland 'Golf in Scotland' guide plus some extra ones. After completing 556 courses she now thinks she's played roughly 15,000 (!) holes of golf. 

Playing off a handicap of 18, Susie believes she is the first female to play every course in Scotland. She finished slightly later than planned due to lockdown (we think we can let her off though), and she has just completed her last 18 holes at Gleddoch, Renfrewshire

 Reflecting on her achievement Susie said: "I've played golf all my life but feel very fortunate to still be fit and able enough to play every golf course in Scotland. "I have travelled in excess of 40,000 miles, played in hail, wind, rain and of course lots of sunshine, but most importantly have met some wonderful people along the way and enjoyed every single second." 

 Naturally, the rest of the members at Elie & Earlsferry Ladies Golf Club, which was founded over a century ago in 1884, are absolutely thrilled for her. 
 
Captain Susan Kennedy said "What an achievement it is. 
 To play every single course in Scotland takes a lot of time and dedication and we, at her home club, are all immensely proud of Susie's success." 
 We're incredibly proud of her too. Congratulations Susie! You are an inspiration to us all. Now go and put your feet up

From CarolFellGolf -- Amazing - Many congratulations Susie -- Having met you at the 2012 Ladies' Senior Home Internationals and you were captain of Elie at the time and Helen Faulds (Douglas Park and Elie) was the Scottish Team Captain you certainly were very active there - leading all the players to do some Scottish Country Dancing at the presentation Dinner. --  I am sure you will still be on the go and active as ever !


Here are some photos from "Down memory Lane Album " from October 2012 CLICK HERE FOR SCOTTISH SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS and some VIDEOS from the entertainment after the event.

 

Thursday, 29 October 2020

SCOTTISH GOLF APP FAQ SHEET


Scottish Golf
have added  a Frequently Asked Questions link on their website about the Scottish Golf App you can download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store depending on what type of modern phone you have (Apple or Android)


You will find out by clicking on the following link  --  Scottish Golf App questions and Answers 

WHS - What Are the Soft and Hard Cap ? - DAY 9


A player’s Low Handicap Index is remembered within the handicap formula – this is the lowest Handicap Index they have held within the last 12 months. 

The Low Handicap Index provides a reference point against which the current Handicap Index can be compared.

This is to help ensure that the player’s current Handicap Index cannot stray too far away from their demonstrated ability, in too short a space of time

If the new Index is more than a certain number of strokes above the Low Handicap Index, the cap is triggered.

The soft cap suppresses upward movement when the difference between the new calculated Index and the Low Index is greater than 3. 

The increase is suppressed by 50% of any value over 3.

The hard cap prevents further upward movement by placing a hard ceiling at 5 above the Low Index.

The soft cap and hard cap procedures only start to take effect once a player has at least 20 acceptable scores in their scoring record

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

WHS - EXCEPTIONAL SCORES - DAY 8


A score differential which is at least 7.0 strokes or more better than the player’s Handicap Index at the time the round was played.

Score can be from any format of play, competitive or general play and this is not restricted to competition scores.

When a player submits an exceptional score, the handicap formula applies an additional adjustment to the player’s updated Handicap Index.

This adjustment is in addition to any reduction caused within the 8/20 calculation.

The Handicap Committee can override the adjustment if they deem necessary.

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

WHS - PLAYING CONDITION CALCULATION - DAY 7

 


At the end of each day, a playing conditions calculation (PCC) takes place automatically, behind the scenes, to determine if scores made at the course were significantly higher or lower than expected.

If scores were unusually low or high, a PCC adjustment of between –1 and +3 will be applied to your score differential calculation to reflect the playing conditions on the day. 

When abnormal playing conditions cause scores to be higher or lower than expected on a given day, a Playing Conditions Calculation will adjust score differentials to better reflect the player’s actual performance.

This means that a higher score on a tough day may still be a good score and one of your best 8, used to calculate your updated Handicap Index.

The PCC considers all acceptable scores submitted on a golf course on a given day (all formats, competitive & recreational, 9 & 18 holes).

For a PCC to be calculated, at least eight acceptable scores must be submitted by players with a Handicap Index of 36.0 or below.  The PCC is automatically applied within the calculation of score differentials for all players. 

Monday, 26 October 2020

COURSE AND SLOPE RATING -- DAY 6

As we continue the countdown to 2nd November, the second week of our campaign will focus on: 
Course & Sloping Rating 
Playing Conditions Calculations (PPC) 
Exceptional Score Reduction 
Soft and Hard Cap 
WHS Summary for Golfers

Day 6 - The Course Rating system forms the foundation for the Rules of Handicapping. The system enables handicaps to be portable by adjusting a player’s handicap according to the relative difficulty of the golf course being played.  

What is course rating?

An indication of the difficulty of a golf course for the scratch player under normal course and weather conditions

What is a bogey rating?

An indication of the difficulty of a golf course for the bogey player under normal course and weather conditions

What is a Slope Rating?

A Slope Rating is the number which indicates the relative playing difficulty of a course for bogey golfers, compared to scratch golfers. 

It is the combination of the Course Rating and the Bogey rating that allow us to calculate the Slope Rating of a set of tees.

Details of these ratings for courses across Scotland will be available on the Scottish Golf Website and App from 2nd November 2020 for a course rating database lookup.

Friday, 23 October 2020

Acceptable Scores for the WHS. - Day 5

 

Under WHS, one of the key aims is to provide golfers with more opportunities to submit counting scores.  

Some of the factors that will mean a score is considered acceptable for handicapping purposes, as outlined in the new Rules of Handicapping, include:

  • In an authorized format of play; (Strokeplay, Stableford and Par/Bogey).
  • Over a minimum number of holes, (9 for 9 holes and 10 for 18 holes) all scores will be scaled up into an 18-hole differential.
  • By the Rules of Golf.
  • With at least one other person.
  • On a course with a current Course Rating and Slope Rating. 
  • During an active season.
  • Certified in accordance with Rules of Handicapping

Players must pre-register their intent to submit a score in general play for handicap purposes. General play is a significant benefit under WHS, allowing golfers to, so long as they pre-register and play the game by the WHS requirements, submit any round of golf from any golf course on the globe.  This is a massive opportunity for golfers who wish to consume their golf this way all year round and opens up new opportunities to maintain and obtain a handicap. General play scores can be submitted directly through the Scottish Golf App.

Such pre-registration must be made before the player starts the round, and in the manner prescribed by the Handicap Committee or Scottish Golf.

To find out more about the key features of WHS, click here.

MyGolfRanking - West of Scotland Week 42 - 2020

AYRSHIRE LADIES
1 Luisa Gibson (Irvine) 1099 points
2 Arlene Sinclair (Irvine) 1037
3 Gillian Gowers (Loudoun Gowf) 1029
4 Aileen Anderson (Loudoun Gowf) 1001 
5 Eileen Munro (Loudoun Gowf) 990
6 Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf) 969
7 Fran Hadden (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 959
8 Anne Burns (Loudoun Gowf) 950
9 Kelly McNee (Loudoun Gowf) 931
10 Margaret-Ann McCrorie (Irvine) 930
11 Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 927
12 Jan Flint (Troon Welbeck) 920
13 Rona Walker (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 914
T14 Robina Gilbertson (Prestwick St Nicholas) 906 & Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 906

AYRSHIRE LADIES CLUBS 
1 Loudoun Gowf 978
2 Irvine 917
3 Largs 848
4 West Kilbride 835
5 Kilmarnock (Barassie) 822

DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES 
1 Shaeen Ahmad (Balmore) 1157 points 
2 Gayna McGreish (Balmore) 1117
3 Carol Maclarty (Taynuilt) 1103
4 Nicola Madden (Hilton Park) 1083
5 Justine Fulton (Hayston) 1074
6 Gemma Canham (Helensburgh) 1052 
7 Rhona Murison (Douglas Park) 1025 
8 Carrie Irvine (Bearsden) 1019
9 Andrea Torrie (Bearsden) 1015
10 Nichola Kidd (Dunaverty) 990
11 Monica Stewart (Douglas Park) 986 
12 Carol Fell (Douglas Park) 976
13 Barbara Walker (Bearsden) 962
14 Elspeth Mulholland (Hilton Park) 951 
15 Ailie MacBrayne (Dunaverty) 937

DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES CLUBS 
1 Balmore 990
2 Bearsden 860
3 Taynuilt 865
4 Douglas Park 850
5 Clober 848

LANARKSHIRE LADIES
1 Madeleine Macgregor (Hamilton) 1327 points 
2 Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 1173
3 Jackie Carty (Hollandbush) 1163
4 Anne-Marie Livingstone (Cawder) 1133
5 Yvonne Welsh (Playsport) 1095
6 Melissa Boyle (Cawder) 1075
7 Katie Graham (Hamilton) 1066
8 Jennifer Weir (Cawder) 1058
9 Lesley Watson (Cathkin Braes) 1046
10 Joy Mottram (Carnwath) 1042
11 Suzanne Woodman (Cathkin Braes) 1041 
12 Jan Kidd (Carluke) 1038
13 Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) 1035
14 Hayley McPherson (Bishopbriggs) 1014
15 Alice Brown (Bothwell Castle) 1002

LANARKSHIRE LADIES CLUBS 
1 Playsport 943
2 Bishopbriggs 931
3 Wishaw 929
4 Cawder 898
5 Carluke 897

RENFREWSHIRE LADIES
1 Isabell Donnelly (Gleddoch) 1143 points 
2 Lynn Forsyth (Paisley) 1131
3 Susan Morrow (Caldwell) 1060
4 Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) 1051
5 Susan Ramsay (Haggs Castle) 969
6 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 968
7 Gillian Lavety (Old Course Ranfurly) 947
8 Birgit Clark (Old Course Ranfurly) 930
9 Moira Holt (Caldwell) 929
10 Ann McKenzie (Old Course Ranfurly) 927 
11 Sandra Bell (Old Course Ranfurly) 905 
12 Susan Ferguson (Caldwell) 903
13 Marion Downie (Old Course Ranfurly) 898 
14 Jennifer Owen (Old Course Ranfurly) 889 
15 Fiona Macphee (Old Course Ranfurly) 888

RENFREWSHIRE LADIES CLUBS 
1 Caldwell 926
2 Haggs Castle 920
3 Old Course Ranfurly 893
4 Paisley 844
5 Gleddoch 

Thursday, 22 October 2020

FREQUENCY OF HANDICAP INDEX UPDATE -- DAY 4


The handicap calculation will take place every night at a specific time and a golfer’s new Handicap Index will be calculated ready for the following day. 

It is therefore important that a player submits their score as soon as possible on the day of play, after completion of their round and before midnight (local time).

Golfers must input their gross score for every hole played. If a golfer’s score is not submitted on the day of play it will not be used in the Playing Conditions Calculation.

A golfer will be able to view their new Handicap Index on the Scottish Golf Platform (via the Scottish Golf Website or App) or through their own golf club.


Under WHS, one of the key aims is to provide golfers with more opportunities to submit counting scores.  

Some of the factors that will mean a score is considered acceptable for handicapping purposes, as outlined in the new Rules of Handicapping, include:

  • In an authorized format of play; (Strokeplay, Stableford and Par/Bogey).
  • Over a minimum number of holes, (9 for 9 holes and 10 for 18 holes) all scores will be scaled up into an 18-hole differential.
  • By the Rules of Golf.
  • With at least one other person.
  • On a course with a current Course Rating and Slope Rating. 
  • During an active season.
  • Certified in accordance with Rules of Handicapping

Players must pre-register their intent to submit a score in general play for handicap purposes. General play is a significant benefit under WHS, allowing golfers to, so long as they pre-register and play the game by the WHS requirements, submit any round of golf from any golf course on the globe.  This is a massive opportunity for golfers who wish to consume their golf this way all year round and opens up new opportunities to maintain and obtain a handicap. General play scores can be submitted directly through the Scottish Golf App.

Such pre-registration must be made before the player starts the round, and in the manner prescribed by the Handicap Committee or Scottish Golf.

To find out more about the key features of WHS, click here.


Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Course and Playing Handicap - WHS - Day 3

 

What is a Course Handicap?

Your Course Handicap will be the number of strokes a player receives, before handicap allowances, from a specific set of tees as determined by the Slope Rating: 

Course Handicap = Handicap Index x slope rating/ 113

For example, for a golfer with a Handicap Index of 12.0, playing a course with a Slope Rating of 127, the calculation would be:

12.0 x (127/113) = 13.5 (14)

Note -  This is the handicap you will put and your card and use when submitting a score, this the important handicap to remember!

Playing Handicap 

The Playing Handicap adjusted for any handicap allowances or Terms of the Competition. It represents the actual number of strokes the player gives or receives for the format of golf being played

Playing Handicap = Course Handicap x Handicap Allowance 

For example, using the above example where the golfer has a Course Handicap of 13.5 and playing a competition with a 95% handicap allowance, the calculation for Playing Handicap would be:

13.5 x 0.95 = 12.8 (13)

Note- This handicap is solely used for the purpose of calculating competition results or when working out allowances for a specific format of play.

Handicap Allowance 

The percentage of a Course Handicap recommended to create equity for all players participating in a specific format of play. See below a list of all formats of play and the recommended. Go to the Scottish Golf Website 

So the most important points to remember are


Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Lorraine Campbell and Laura McGeachy with the 2019 - 2020 D&A Winter County Foursomes

 

The delayed final of this years D&A Winter Foursomes (2019 - 2020) was played on Sunday 18th October 2020 at Douglas Park Golf Club,

The  Finalists were Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) and Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) v Karen McIlvaney (Hilton Park) and Audrey Adams (Hilton Park) 


Lorraine Campbell and Laura McGeachy

In a close encounter Lorraine and Laura won at the 17th Hole - Many congratulations 

WHAT IS YOUR HANDICAP ? - CALCULATING YOUR HANDICAP INDEX UNDER WHS -- DAY 2


One of the most common questions golfers will ask each other is, “what is your handicap?

Under WHS, the way in which a handicap is calculated will change slightly, and golfers will receive a new Handicap Index.

A Handicap Index is designed to represent your demonstrated ability.  It is calculated by averaging the best 8 score differentials out of the most recent 20 within your scoring record. Can be made up of both competition and general play scores.

If your record does not have 20 scores on it already, a modified calculation will be carried out to provide you with a Handicap Index.  This table highlights how this will be done.

A Handicap Index will be the measure of a player’s demonstrated ability calculated against the Slope Rating of a golf course of standard playing difficulty (that is, a course with a Slope Rating of 113).

Your Handicap Index provides you with a portable measure of your demonstrated playing ability that is consistent with how all other golfers will be measured around the world. It can be used to track your progress and to play in a casual or a competitive round with any other player from course to course and country to country.

How do I get one?

For new players:

Once you have joined a golf club and you have submitted scores from a total of 54 holes, made up of 9 or 18-hole scores, you will be allocated an initial Handicap Index. 

You are then able to return competition and general play scores (pre-registered).

For existing club members:

We will be using you existing scores on you CDH record to calculate your Handicap Index

What is a score differential? 

The difference between a player’s adjusted gross score and the Course Rating, taking account of Slope Rating. It is the value ‘played to’ on a specific course on a specific day. 



To find out more about some of the other key features of WHS,  -- CLICK HERE

Milngavie's Lorna McClymont retains the Scottish U21 Championship

Lorna McClymont

A record-breaking Faldo Series Europe season concluded in Scotland last week at Ladybank Golf Club. on the 14th October.  

105 elite junior golfers teed it up for the Scotland Girls and Boys Championship, where the wild conditions only made things more interesting. 
 
But the temperamental autumn weather didn't stop the girls giving it there all, and eventually Scotland's Lorna McClymont who successfully defended her title as the U21s championship for the second year in a row. Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) was in 3rd Place 

 The Milngavie golfer joins only a handful of players who have ever managed to win back-to-back titles. 

In the Under 16's Grace Crawford tied in 3rd place

LEADING FINAL SCORES : CLICK TO ENLARGE

Under 21's category:
CLICK TO ENLARGE 

in the Under 16's category : 
CLICK TO ENLARGE

Monday, 19 October 2020

Freya Russell wins the Ayrshire Girls Championship

Freya Russell

Freya Russell, Royal Troon, is the new Ayrshire girls champion after an impressive performance at Darley on Saturday 17th October on a lovely Autumn day.

Runner up in the championship was Katie Ronnie, Royal Troon.

SCOTTISH GOLF - WHS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN BEGINS TODAY - THE PURPOSE OF THE WHS

 

Scottish Golf, the governing body for the game in Scotland, has launched its awareness campaign to help educate golfers of all levels about the new World Handicap System (WHS), set to be launched on 2nd November 2020. 

Scotland is the home of golf, with the sport first being played in the 15th century, and this new campaign will provide valuable and insightful information ahead of the changes to how handicaps will be calculated.

WHS aims to offer one, unified system around the world for the first time, giving golfers the ability to obtain and maintain a Handicap Index and use this anytime, anywhere around the world. The system will take playing conditions, course, and slope ratings into account, with a player’s best eight scores in the past 20 games played counting towards their Handicap Index.

The Scottish Golf’s campaign, goes live from today Monday 19th October .

This week, the campaign will focus on: 

  • Purpose of WHS 
  • Handicap Index 
  • Course & Playing Handicap 
  • Frequency of Handicap Index Updates 
  • Acceptable Scores

In week two, you will receive further assets that will focus on:

  • Course & Sloping Rating
  • Playing Conditions Calculations (PPC)
  • Exceptional Score Reduction
  • Soft and Hard Cap
  • WHS Summary for Golfers 


DAY 1 -- The purpose of the WHS

With WHS coming into play in Scotland on 2nd November 2020, many golfers across Scotland will be asking, “why are we moving to a new Handicap system?”

WHS aims to provide maximum enjoyment for all who play the game. The new system will enable players of any ability, from anywhere in the world, to play and compete with others on a fair basis. This will be the case whether in competition, or during a casual round. 

WHS will encourage as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a handicap and once a golfer has their handicap, players of differing abilities, genders, and nationalities will be able to take their handicap to any course in the world where they will be able to compete on a fair basis. 

Another key aim of WHS is that it will indicate, with accuracy, the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving on any course around the world, playing under normal conditions.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Grace Crawford wins the 2020 East of Scotland Championship

Grace Crawford

From the Midlothian’s Website  and East Lothians Website 

The conditions were great for the players in the East of Scotland Championship over the Jubilee course, St. Andrews today Sunday 18th October. 

 The Team event was not held this year due to some extra restrictions being asked by the First Minister from some Health Board areas.

East Lothians Grace Crawford had an excellent scratch score of 73 to be crowned East of Scotland Champion 2020. 

In her round Grace used a  putter borrowed from her brother and had 4 birdies and 12 pars.

She won by two shots from fellow County member Clara YoungNorth Berwick who had a 75 

Elaine Moffat, St Regulus, was 3rd with a 79.

Ayrshire’s Claire McLaughlin receives the Jessica Smith Endowed Scholarship



COLUMBIA, Ky. --
 Lindsey Wilson women's golf sophomore Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride) has been named the Jessica Smith Endowed Scholarship recipient.

McLaughlin is the second recipient of the endowed scholarship named after former Blue Raider Jessica Smith, who tragically passed away in an automobile accident on October 2, 2016.

McLaughlin, a Kilwinning, Scotland, native, says she is honored to be chosen for the scholarship.

"I am incredibly thankful to receive the Jessica Smith Endowed Scholarship," McLaughlin said. "This scholarship provides me an opportunity to continue my education here at Lindsey Wilson while playing a sport I truly love. I am forever grateful to the Smith family for their generosity to our golf program and for selecting me for this scholarship."

Read the full story by  CLICKING HERE

Thursday, 15 October 2020

West of Scotland MyGolRanking week 41- 2020

AYRSHIRE LADIES
1 Luisa Gibson (Irvine) 1224 points
2 Arlene Sinclair (Irvine) 1037
3 Gillian Gowers (Loudoun Gowf) 1029
4 Aileen Anderson (Loudoun Gowf) 1001 
5 Eileen Munro (Loudoun Gowf) 990
6 Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf) 969
7 Fran Hadden (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 959
8 Anne Burns (Loudoun Gowf) 950
9 Kelly McNee (Loudoun Gowf) 931
10 Margaret-Ann McCrorie (Irvine) 930
11 Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 927
T12 Robina Gilbertson (Prestwick St Nicholas) & Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 906
14 Jennifer Linklater (Largs) 905
15 Rona Walker (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 901

AYRSHIRE LADIES CLUBS 
1 Loudoun Gowf 978
2 Irvine 924
3 West Kilbride 835
4 Largs 829
5 Kilmarnock (Barassie) 820

DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES

1 Shaeen Ahmad (Balmore) 1157 points

2 Gayna McGreish (Balmore) 1117

3 Carrie Irvine (Bearsden) 1109

4 Carol Maclarty (Taynuilt) 1103

5 Nicola Madden (Hilton Park) 1083

6 Justine Fulton (Hayston) 1074

7 Gemma Canham (Helensburgh) 1052

8 Rhona Murison (Douglas Park) 1025

9 Andrea Torrie (Bearsden) 1015

10 Nichola Kidd (Dunaverty) 990

11 Monica Stewart (Douglas Park) 986

12 Carol Fell (Douglas Park) 976

13 Barbara Walker (Bearsden) 962

14 Elspeth Mulholland (Hilton Park) 951

15 Ailie MacBrayne (Dunaverty) 937


DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES CLUBS

1 Balmore 990

2 Hayston 878

3 Bearsden 866

4 Taynuilt 865

5 Douglas Park 850


LANARKSHIRE LADIES

1 Madeleine Macgregor (Hamilton) 1327 points

2 Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 1173

3 Jackie Carty (Hollandbush) 1158

4 Anne-Marie Livingstone (Cawder) 1133

5 Melissa Boyle (Cawder) 1075

6 Katie Graham (Hamilton) 1066

7 Jennifer Weir (Cawder) 1058

8 Lesley Watson (Cathkin Braes) 1046

9 Suzanne Woodman (Cathkin Braes) 1041

10 Jan Kidd (Carluke) 1038

11 Hayley McPherson (Bishopbriggs) 1014

12 Alice Brown (Bothwell Castle) 1002

13 Catrina Pickard (Wishaw) 993

14 Jackie Ross (Airdrie) 992

15 Nichola Craig (Lanark) 975


LANARKSHIRE LADIES CLUBS

1 Bishopbriggs 931

2 Wishaw 929

3 Carluke 915

4 Cawder 898

5 Lanark 890


RENFREWSHIRE LADIES

1 Isabell Donnelly (Gleddoch) 1143 points

2 Lynn Forsyth (Paisley) 1117

3 Susan Morrow (Caldwell) 1060

4 Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) 1051

5 Susan Ramsay (Haggs Castle) 969

6 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 968

7 Gillian Lavety (Old Course Ranfurly) 947

8 Birgit Clark (Old Course Ranfurly) 930

9 Moira Holt (Caldwell) 929

10 Ann McKenzie (Old Course Ranfurly) 927

11 Sandra Bell (Old Course Ranfurly) 905

12 Susan Ferguson (Caldwell) 903

13 Marion Downie (Old Course Ranfurly) 898

14 Jennifer Owen (Old Course Ranfurly) 889

15 Fiona Macphee (Old Course Ranfurly) 888


RENFREWSHIRE LADIES CLUBS

1 Caldwell 926

2 Haggs Castle 920

3 Old Course Ranfurly 893

4 Paisley 875

5 Gleddoch 745