The Union has listened to and taken advice in respect of the ongoing worldwide situation regarding the Coronavirus and considering that we have been advised that where possible any large gatherings, visits for social activity, restriction on the use of public transport, restaurants, sports centres etc. should be avoided.

It has been decided that the forthcoming Seniors Championship due to be played at Gailes Links on Wednesday 6th May has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued in the coming days.

Other Union events and activities are currently under discussion and decisions on these will be made soon and will be based on the ongoing restrictions imposed which are changing on an almost daily basis.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause; however, it would be irresponsible for us to ignore WHO, Government, Scottish Government and Chief Medical Officer advice and that decisions have been taken to safeguard the health interests of all players, officials and spectators.

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The 56th GGU Annual Dinner and Prizegiving was held on Friday 6th March at Cathkin Braes Golf Club with 115 Members and Guests attending. The evening was chaired by our president Sandy Anderson and those present were entertained by Speakers Ian Ross and Jim Leishman whose humorous speeches were enjoyed by all present. In addition Eleanor Cannon, Chair of Scottish Golf provided a brief update on the current strategic initiatives within Scottish Golf.
Cathkin Braes Golf Club and Club Captain Ronnie Grant are due a vote of thanks for providing us with an excellent location and first class service on the evening.

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The ‘A’ Team Manager, Stephen Machin, got the GGU squad get together at Gailes Links as part of his programme for a successful season. Today 6 clubs were represented, some other players were unavailable. Senior and Junior players were present with the younger players being given the opportunity to gain experience by playing with their senior colleagues. Conditions were tough, it was dry but a stiff breeze blew all afternoon, 14 players played a Stableford. The event is being considered a big success, and we must thank GGC for hosting the event and for their excellent staff for making it a memorable afternoon.

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Scottish Golf is pleased to announce an exciting new series of events in partnership with the Stephen Gallacher Foundation, Paul Lawrie Foundation and The Junior Flag Challenge. The first ever Scottish Junior Flag Championship will see all three organisations work together with golf clubs to increase the provision of Flag Golf Events for junior golfers across the country.

Taking place in all regions of Scotland, the new Championship is designed to create playing opportunities for golfers in the early stages of their development while also supporting golf clubs to retain more junior members. This will be achieved by introducing golfers, who are under the age of 12 and without a handicap, to competitive golf in a fun and friendly environment. 

Read more about this initiative here

The Spring edition of the GGU newsletter is now available. It includes an opening message to all GGU club members from President Sandy Anderson plus the full fixture list for this season. There is also an update on Alastair Forsyth's coaching programme, and details of the Order of Merit events and 'A' team preparation. As always, your feedback and suggestions are very welcome. Read the newsletter here

The R&A and The USGA have issued the Distance Insights Report, which provides comprehensive research and analysis on the contributors to, and long-term impacts of, hitting distance in golf.

After extensive stakeholder research, the report features more than 100 years of data, informed by a library of 56 supporting documents. It is accompanied by a 15-page conclusions paper from the governing bodies that summarises their perspectives on the long-term implications for the sport.

The reports and library have been publicly released and can be found at

To facilitate input from manufacturers and other stakeholders in the golf community, specific topics of further research will be identified and published within 45 days. It is expected that this important step in gathering input could take approximately nine months to one year. Read more on this article here

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