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The GGU Matchplay Championship - notwithstanding the massive impact of Covid 19, the Glasgow Golf Union is committed to running as many of its long-standing competitions as possible. To this end the forthcoming Glasgow Amateur Open Championship will act as a qualifier for the Matchplay Championship. The details of the Matchplay Event are as follows -
The top 8 players from the Glasgow Open, who are members of GGU clubs, will qualify to play in the Matchplay Competition. On check-in for the Glasgow Open, GGU players will be asked of their availability for the Matchplay Championship.

The draw for the matchplay will take place immediately following the Glasgow Open Amateur Championship and posted on the GGU website and Facebook page on Monday the 31st of August.

Venue - Sandyhills Golf Club for all ties Dates.

Quarter final ties to be played from 1600 on Friday the 11th of September.
Semi-final ties to played on Sunday 13th of September from 0830.
The final will commence at 1245 on the 13th of September.


The Glasgow Open Amateur Championship - The Glasgow Golf Union is committed to running this long-standing and prestigious event. However all potential competitors will be aware that it is an ‘Open Event’. At the time of writing these type of events are still not allowed under Government and Scottish Golf advice, so despite our best efforts the event may have to be cancelled, perhaps at short notice. If so all entry monies will be returned.

In addition please be advised that there is significant demand for places at the event which will mean that in the event of over-subscription we will operate a ballot, starting with the higher handicapped players, until we get down to maximum players able to play. The Glasgow Golf Union will also operate a Waiting List so that any player unsuccessful in the ballot may be able to play if there are any call-offs.


Following the First Minister’s update on Thursday 9 July, Scottish Golf is now in a position to provide all Clubs with Phase 3 Guidance for all golf clubs and golfers as Scotland continues to transition through its route map out of lockdown. The Scottish Golf guidance document has been updated and reviewed by appropriate Scottish Government channels and we would again ask that all clubs familiarise themselves with the information outlined in the below Phase 3 Guidance. 

2 key items in the update are:

a) The return of 4 ball play and

b) Club competitions may now resume

You can access Scottish Golf's Phase 3 Guidance here . 

In anticipation of the wider re-opening of indoor hospitality on Wednesday 15 July, we have updated our readiness guide to assist you with preparing your clubhouse for re-opening. The document is prepared based on the latest information we currently have. This could be subject to further change or additional measures that will require implementation. Scottish Golf has produced a readiness document to support you in reopening your clubhouse which can be accessed here. As with all of Scottish Golf’s guidance, this is subject to change.

For full details on all the Phase 3 changes please click here


Following the First Minister’s update on Thursday 2 July, Scottish Golf is now in a position to provide all Clubs with updated Phase 2 Guidance as Scotland continues to transition through its route map out of lockdown. The Scottish Golf guidance document has been updated and reviewed by appropriate Scottish Government channels and we would again ask that all clubs familiarise themselves with the key dates outlined in our updated Phase 2 Guidance. In anticipation of the wider re-opening of indoor hospitality venues, we have prepared a readiness guide to assist you with preparing your clubhouse for re-opening. The document is prepared based on the latest information we currently have. This could be subject to further change or additional measures that will require implementation. At this time it is our understanding that a target date of 15 July remains. As with all of Scottish Golf’s guidance, this is subject to change and will require final sign off from Government. This will not happen until nearer the time and we will continue to keep our clubs updated as and when we have further information available on this aspect. Get more details on this announcement at Scottish Golf


As part of a club support package funded by the R&A, Scottish Golf are pleased to announce that £685,000 will be made available to affiliated Scottish Golf clubs who have been affected financially by COVID-19. Scottish Golf, on behalf of our member clubs, are extremely grateful to the R&A for providing financial support to the golf industry. The grants will be made available via two separate allocations; the COVID-19 Fixed Costs Grant and the Club Relief Fund.

Details of the two funds are outlined below, and applications are welcomed from all affiliated Scottish Golf clubs:

COVID-19 Fixed Costs Grant

The COVID-19 Fixed Costs Grant will enable every affiliated club in Scotland to apply for a maximum of £500 for fixed costs specifically associated with preparing for safe play and club/course management following the COVID-19 lockdown in early March 2020. These can include but are not exhaustive of sanitation products, COVID-19 related H&S safety equipment, professional fees, signage, training, video conferencing licence (e.g. zoom) and any other COVID-19 related spend. Read more about this funding here


melanoma

After a successful campaign last year, the Slip! Slap! Swing! sun protection campaign for golf has returned in 2020 with as the Melanoma Fund aims to support 500 golf clubs across the UK to become “Sun Protection Accredited.” The campaign, supported by Scottish Golf, aims to transform awareness of sun protection in golf and hopes to tackle the rapid rise of melanoma and other forms of skin cancer within the sport. Golf clubs in Scotland can get support from the Melanoma Fund who are offering free support for clubs to become Sun Protection Accredited. Find out more about this initiative here


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