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The Glasgow Golf Union Handicap Trophy competition was held at Cathcart Castle Golf Club on Sunday 13th October. A total of 7 teams entered for the event, the last in this year's fixture list. The winners were the Bishopbriggs team of Ian McCulloch, David Sandhu and M Kenny with a total of 71 points. Second were the host club team of Cathcart Castle represented by Donald Sinclair, John Orr, and Colin Currie, also on 71 points. In third place came the Cathkin Braes team of Andrew Moore, Allan Sutherland and David Drain with 69 points. Many thanks all the players and officials who supported the competition, and also to our hosts Cathcart Castle for hosting the event. We hope to have a photo of the winning team with the trophy shortly. The full results table can be viewed here

The GGU Champion of Champions final was played at Glasgow Golf Club on Sunday 13th October. Contesting the final were Andy Fairbairn (Cawder) v Gordon Sangster (Cathkin Braes)

A good quality final with the winner being level par after 17 holes, resulted in Andy Fairbairn of Cawder defeating Gordon Sangster of Cathkin Braes by 2/1. Good golf was played in by both competitors in this close fought match which was completed in 2 hours 30 minutes from tee off.
Both players should be commended for the quality of golf and sportsmanship displayed during the match.
On completion the trophy and vouchers were presented by GGU President Sandy Anderson to both finalists. Photos below - click to zoom

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The Seniors Inter Area Team Championships were held at Stirling Golf Club on 26th September. A total of 12 area teams entered the event. In first place were the Lothians team on a total of 363 points. Second place went to the Glasgow team who scored 369 points. Representing Glasgow, the 6 man team were - Stephen Machin, John Lawrie and John MacDonald from Cowglen, Graham Belch and Tommy Thomson from Haggs Castle, and Drew Waddell from the Glasgow club. All the scores including team and individual returns may be viewed here

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After a successful series of workshops in 2018, Scottish Golf is pleased to confirm new dates for Box of Tricks workshops available to all affiliated golf clubs in Scotland. Developed by The Golf Foundation, the Box of Tricks outlines more than 40 practical ‘eureka moments’ in junior golf development, including fun game formats, inventive practice methods and ways to build course confidence, all within four categories of skill, play, social and marketing.

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Scottish Golf is pleased to confirm a new list of free-to-attend Box of Tricks regional workshops across the country for 2019. They invite clubs to rate their current efforts – using golf scoring, of course – before breaking into workshops to devise future plans for their own club, inspired by the 40+ Box of Tricks ideas across the four categories. The first workshop will take place at The Crichton Golf Club on Tuesday 15 October with further sessions scheduled to take place at venues across Scotland. For more information click here

Both of our teams were in action on Sunday 29th. The Youth's match at West Gailes v Ayrshire ended in a victory for the Ayrshire boys by the slim margin of 4.5-3.5, with the match going down to the very last green where we just missed a putt for a draw ! In the Senior match at Cathkin Braes, we lost 5-3 to a very strong Ayrshire team, who only had one of their top players missing. The next match for the A team is at Pollok on 6th Oct where they play Dumbartonshire.

The Youths team pictured below at Western Gailes with Team Manager Gordon Jamison - click to zoom

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The governing bodies of amateur golf in Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales are delighted to announce that they have signed the licence for the new World Handicap System (WHS) which will come into operation on November 2, 2020.

As members of the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU), Scottish Golf, England Golf, the Golfing Union of Ireland, the Irish Ladies Golfing Union and Wales Golf have been driving forces in planning for the new system in alliance with The R&A and USGA. 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. For more information from Scottish Golf click here

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