Sunday 31 May 2015

Team Tournament

The Woll Golf Club is the venue for our Team Tournament on the 21st June.  Please note that non-members can play in this event.  Best 3 scores from 4 from each team to count.  Scratch & Handicap prizes.
Entries to Fiona Ker  07738 521157 or by email 

Scottish Ladies 2015

Minto's Tara Mactaggart and Kelso's Leanne Wilson played in the Scottish Ladies at Monifieth this year.
Tara had a great first day, sitting in second place after a level par round.  Her final round of 78 left her in 9th place setting up a first round championship tie against Aboyne's Shannon McWilliam. Unfortunately, Shannon won 2&1 in a very close match.
After a disappointing first round 87, Leanne fought back well with a second round 78 finishing in 39th place earning a first round tie against Ranfurly Castle's Denise Cowan in the Rosebowl which Denise won on the 18th.
Well done to you both

Friday 29 May 2015


Amalgamated Governing Body Seeking New Board Directors
The new unified governing body for golf in Scotland has begun the process of appointing its first Chairperson and Non-Executive Board who will be tasked with leading the organisation into a new era.
Following unanimous votes earlier this year by the members of the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association (SLGA) to amalgamate into a unified governing body, Scottish Golf Limited will officially begin life on 1 October.  Suitable applicants are now being sought for the nine positions on the inaugural board.
An Appointments Panel, led by existing chairs Tom Craig (SGU) and Beth Paterson (SLGA), are working alongside an independent HR consultancy to oversee the interviewing and selection of candidates, with the aim of recruiting people who share a genuine passion for the game combined with the qualifications, skills and determination to lead the strategic direction and successful long term growth of golf in Scotland.
Each Board position will be Non-Executive and non-remunerated while appointments will be effective from 1 October with a 3-year term and a maximum of two terms. The first appointment will be that of the new Chairperson, who, once recruited, will be involved in selecting suitable candidates for the remaining eight vacancies.
In addition to the Chairperson, candidates are being sought for directorships in the following areas: Championships; Club Development; Commercial; Communications; Finance; Handicapping & Course Rating; Participation; and Performance. Individuals must demonstrate expertise and a track record from their professional careers and/or within the game in relation to the respective role being applied for, with a sound knowledge of golf and the industry and a desire to make a positive and meaningful contribution to the game and its continued development.
There will be a minimum of three directors of each gender. This will ensure that a substantial minority group is appropriately represented within the organisation. Successful candidates will attend quarterly Board meetings, as well as supporting the work of the new organisation’s committees across its key areas.
Beth Paterson, Chair of the SLGA, said: “These roles represent exciting opportunities for individuals with a desire to give something back to the game and a willingness to make a real difference to the future of golf in Scotland.
“The positive vote on amalgamation has given us real momentum to drive the game forward. The new Board will be key to realising the vision of the new organisation.”
SGU Chairman Tom Craig added: “We want to ensure we have the best available people on the new Board of Scottish Golf Limited and therefore we have a robust recruitment process in place. It is vital that we attract individuals who are suitably qualified, share our vision and have the desire and commitment required.
“The sport continues to face challenges, but with the right people on board, working with an excellent executive team, we believe they can guide our clubs and golfers into an exciting new era for Scottish golf.”
The Non-Executive Director roles will be advertised on both the SGU and SLGA websites, with full details and role descriptions available at the following microsite:
Applications should be submitted no later than Sunday 14 June with CV’s submitted through the above web link or sent in writing to Hilary Roberts, HR Consultancy (Scotland) Ltd, 58 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 2QZ.

Sunday 3 May 2015

Video of the final day in 2015 championships

Tara Mactaggart - Champion 2015

19 year old Scottish International Tara Mactaggart (Minto) overcame  Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) today in our 2015 championship at The Roxburghe.  Tara, the runner-up in 2013 showed impressive form in the run up to the final and although Sheila was two up after 8 holes Tara fought back strongly to win the next 5 holes eventually winning at the 16th.
The Bronze Championship stableford was held earlier in the day during the worst of the weather which proved very difficult. Elaine Brotherston (Lauder) returned the best score of the day of 36 points (CSS 76)

Champions - Tara & Elaine

Results - Championship
Tara Mactaggart beat Sheila Cuthbertson 4&2

Leanne Wilson lost to Sheila Cuthbertson 2 &1
Tara Mactaggart beat Judith Anderson 7 & 6

Winner - Elaine Brotherston  36 points
Runner-up - Doreen Pringle  22 points
Leanne, Sheila, Tara, Elaine & Doreen (Judith missing from picture)

Saturday 2 May 2015

Day one of Championships at The Roxburghe

The semi finalists have been decided after an eventful first day. Good luck tomorrow to you all

First round
Fiona Ker (Bye)
Lorraine White lost to Leanne Wilson (2 holes)
Liz Campbell beat Alison Rutherford (6&5)
Sharon Paterson lost to Sheila Cuthbertson (1 hole)
Julie Birdsall & Ev Rafferty - both withdrew
Carol Purves lost to Tara Mactaggart (10&8)
Alison Melvin lost to Denise Richards (19th)
Judith Anderson (Bye)

Quarter finals
Fiona Ker lost to Leanne Wilson (4&2)
Liz Campbell lost to Sheila Cuthbertson (4&3)
Tara Mactaggart (Bye)
Denise Richards lost to Judith Anderson (5&4)

9.00 Leanne Wilson vs Sheila Cuthbertson
9.10 Tara Mactaggart vs Judith Anderson

Final 13.40