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Scottish Golf is excited to announce the members of its first ever Young Person’s Golf Panel following the group’s first meeting at Cluny Clays in Kirkcaldy last weekend.

The Panel was established as part of Scottish Golf’s commitment to growing the game and will provide the National Governing Body with a better understanding of young people and society today.

Speaking at the launch event, Gavin Forrester, Junior Development Manager at Scottish Golf said:

“The Young Person’s Panel is a huge opportunity to give young people in Scotland a platform to voice their opinions about the sport and the issues or barriers they may face, but it is also an opportunity for them to discuss innovative ideas together that can help overcome these issues.

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The Spring edition of the GGU newsletter is now available. It includes an opening message from President Sandy Anderson plus an update on our 'A' team planning and additions to our Course Rating team. We've also added some news about Member Clubs Open events and from the R & A, the 20 must know rules changes for 2019. As always, your feedback and suggestions are very welcome. Read the newsletter here


 

2019 Rules of Golf - Effect on CONGU Handicapping.

There are several new Rules, that will impact on Handicapping including Local Rule E-5 (Alternative to Stroke and Distance for Lost Ball or Ball Out of Bounds), whereby this rule is only appropriate for general play. It is not allowed when scores are to be submitted for handicap adjustment (Qualifying Competitions and Supplementary Scores).
Please see CONGU’s Guide for Committees for where other Rules have an effect on Handicapping.

You can also browse the 2019 R & A Official Rules of Golf here


 

A modern handicap system for all golfers everywhere. 
The new World Handicap System (WHS) has been designed to encourage more golfers to obtain a handicap - enabling them to play with, or against, each other anywhere around the world.

The idea for a new, unified system was conceived by The R&A and the USGA and developed following an extensive review of existing systems administered by six handicapping authorities. Adaptable across golfing cultures, the proposed new system will provide players with a consistent measure of playing ability globally, helping to make the game of golf more enjoyable. Get more details and watch the welcome video here


 

Scottish Golf: Rising to the Challenge. The Scottish Golf National Conference was held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Saturday 1st December. You can watch a full rerun of the Conference on the SG Youtube Channel here


 

Scottish Golf is encouraging clubs across the country to register their interest in the 2019 GolfSixes League.

The GolfSixes League, run in partnership with the Golf Foundation, is a fast, fun, new team format designed to give young beginner golfers, both boys and girls, an opportunity to play in inter-club competitions. The purpose of the league is to help retain and develop young golfers through more on course play using a simple scoring system. For more details click here


 

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