Thursday, 16 November 2017

SOPHIE MURPHY FROM CLYDEBANK AND DISTRICT IS THE MOST IMPROVED FEMALE GOLFER IN 2017

From the Scottish Golf Website

We’ve reached the end of the 2017 season and we hope you’ve enjoyed your golf wherever you’ve played. Competitive golf in Scotland remains buoyant with more than 1.3m rounds played across the country between April and October.

Using the numbers gathered from our Centralised Database of Handicaps*, we wanted to share some of the most interesting stats from the year, to acknowledge the achievements of club golfers and help you gauge your game compared to the rest of the golfing population!

Most Improved Female Golfer in 2017 | Top 10

Congratulations to Clydebank & District Golf Club's Sophie Murphy, the most improved female golfer in 2017, based on total handicap reduction.
Sophie started the season at 36 and worked her way down to 18.2, playing in 25 qualifying competitions along the way.

Superb work Sophie...you win an exclusive customised PING Scottish Golf bag!

Handicap Reduction

Sophie Murphy (Clydebank & District) 17.8
Anna Scott (Deeside) 14.3
Hannah Robb (St Regulus) 14.3
Summer Elliott (Nairn) 13.9
Freya Russell (Ladies Golf Club Troon) 12.1
Rachel Adam (Cullen Links) 11.8
Abigail May (St Regulus) 11.6
Lorraine Chalmers (Ayr Belleisle Ladies) 11.3
Amy McKie (Dumfries & County) 11.2
Leah Bryce (Sandyhills) 11.0

WHERE DOES YOUR HANDICAP RANK ?

Friday, 10 November 2017

SCOTTISH GOLF MEETING ON SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER

Scottish Golf’s first national conference will be staged at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) on Saturday 2 December, with the governing body inviting anyone with a passion for the game to contribute to the debate on the sport’s future direction in this country.

Registration is now open to those who wish to attend, with the invitation extended to golf club members and non-members, those involved in club, Area and County administration, media, coaches and other interested parties, with the event being held from 10.00am through to 2.30pm.

Following the recent cancellation of the governing body’s planned Special General Meeting in Stirling on the same day, the move to the capital venue is to accommodate extra demand for attendance and stimulate as much discussion as possible across key aspects of the game.

The national conference is part of Scottish Golf’s move to extend the consultation period on its new strategy. The Annual General Meeting will be held in March 2018, while the recruitment for a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation is currently well underway.

Eleanor Cannon, Executive Chair for Scottish Golf, said: “This is a hugely important time for golf in Scotland, as we work to attract much-needed investment into the game and provide increased support to clubs at grass roots level. It is vital that we discuss innovative ideas on what is required to make golf more sustainable, improve member retention and recruit new people into our great game.

“Our consultation process has generated significant engagement over the last few months and given the level of interest, we felt we needed as big a venue as possible to allow as many people to make a contribution to the debate. We want to encourage a two-way discussion on the future of golf and the conference will be a platform to stimulate positive debate.

“We want to hear from anyone with a passion for the game, whether it be a PGA Pro, ClubGolf coaching volunteer, long-time member, nomadic golfer or beginner. It is essential we hear a wide spectrum of views as we look to address the significant challenges impacting the game in Scotland.”

The EICC event will feature presentations from keynote speakers looking at current trends, industry research, insights from clubs and digital innovation, with interactive workshops giving delegates the opportunity to provide their own input.

Places can be booked via the Scottish Golf website homepage at www.scottishgolf.org. Entry is free of charge and complimentary tea, coffee and a sandwich lunch will be provided to all delegates.

The EICC is located on Morrison Street in the west end of the city, just a short walk from Haymarket train and tram station, while attendees will receive a 30% discount at the nearby NCP Castle Street car park.

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Renfrewshire County AGM

RLCGA SCOTTISH COUNTY TEAM CHAMPIONS
L to R Jennifer Rankine, Denise Cowan, 
Liz Stewart, Gillian Kyle,
Megan Briggs, Eilidh Briggs, Carol Whyte and Donna Jackson


53 Ladies attended the Renfrewshire Ladies County 108th AGM last night at Haggs Castle Golf Club last night. Captain Gillian Kyle gave an excellent account of all the 2017 events with the highlight of the year being the County team winning the 2017 Scottish County Team Championships at Glenbervie.

PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE !
June Lockhart (Gleddoch)) becomes the new County Captain and Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) her Vice Captain

RLCGA COUNTY CHAMPION - EILIDH BRIGGS

County Champion Eilidh Briggs gave the vote of thanks at the end.
 To read the full report go to the RLCGA Website  -- More photos to follow -- Courtesy of Fiona Armour

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

JILLIAN FARRELL - CARDROSS TAKES GIRLS TOP AWARD

Scottish Golf’s Orders of Merit have been finalised with Hannah McCook, Jillian Farrell and Sheena Wood winning their respective domestic titles for 2017.
Grantown-on-Spey’s McCook has secured back-to-back triumphs in the women’s standings, with Wood from Aberdeen Ladies Golf Club doing likewise in the senior women’s rankings.

 Jillian Farrell
At girls’ level, Jillian Farrell (pictured above) from Cardross, emerged victorious to cap her fine season.
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