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


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.


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


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


Congratulations to the Ayrshire Junior team who won the West of Scotland Boys League in their last match against Stirlingshire on Sunday. The match, which was played at Falkirk, ended with a 4.5-3.5 win for Ayrshire securing them the title. The Glasgow Boys team also ended their campaign, but unfortuately with a 6-2 defeat at the hands of Dumbartonshire. Team Manager Gordon Jamison who was only able to field a team of 3 boys for the match, however singled out Josh Millan for praise, having a win on his debute game. The current results and league table may be viewed here


Pault Gault of Haggs Castle Golf Club is the winner of this year's Order of Merit. His consistent performances in the first five events of the competition and a good finish in the final event at Cathcart Castle giving him the title. Paul's points total for the ten events was 635. In second position was Brendan McKenna  of Pollok Golf Club who has also had a fine season, particularly his Glasgow Amateur Championship win back in early August. Finishing in third place was Greg Brown of Cathkin Braes Golf Club who had a fine win at East Kilbride in the West of Scotland Championship in May ( note: Greg won that competition in the countback against Paul and Brendan ! ). So congratulations to all three players on their achievements so far this season.

The final Order of Merit table may be viewed here

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