Thursday, November 27, 2014


The following letter was received from Karin Sharp SLGA. If you are interested in volunteering please complete the Volunteer Registration form, which can be found in the Pages on the RH side of the blog, and return to Karin:

As part of an internal review of the 2014 playing season we have taken a decision to review our processes around SLGA Events next year and would like your assistance in building a database of local volunteers. As you will be acutely aware from your own competitions and operations of your County Association there is a huge reliance on the goodwill of a volunteer base and at SLGA we have perhaps not been as smart about this as we could have been and this is something that we are looking to address.

At our major events eg Scottish Championships which operates over a number of days, it is often a challenge for the host club to provide sufficient volunteers to staff all aspects of the tournament. Our thought is to supplement that by building a database of volunteers that we could contact depending on location of the championship and make better use of the abundance of skills that we know are out there at County & Club level. How we would see this working in practise might be as follows:
Scottish Championship at Monifieth in May 2015 – club would probably provide some volunteers to assist, we would contact local volunteers from the Angus area in the first instance and then look at neighbouring County volunteers (where travel distance was minimal) to see if we can fulfil all required duties, which might include registration, recording, live scoring, ball spotting etc.  In 2015 some of our major tournaments are being played in Angus, Ayrshire, Dumfriesshire, Perth & Kinross, Stirling & Clacks a number of which are fairly central venues!

As outlined, what we wish to do over the next couple of months is to build a volunteer database, primarily for assistance at the various tournaments that we run but would not limit interest to that if individuals have other skills that we could utilise and your help in spreading the word would be much appreciated. I am keen to stress that we are not looking to take any volunteers away from the County Associations but what we are looking to establish is a list of lady golfers who might be interested in volunteering at one of our events if it is taking place in their local area for a day or part of a day.


The following email has been received from Toni Melvin-Ffinch, SLGA. Anyone interested in attending should contact Toni.

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce that due to the success of last year’s inaugural Rules School we will be staging another level 2 course in St. Andrews from 18-20 March 2015.

We have already had a high level of interest and will be releasing places online to the general club members next week, this gives an advance window for County officials to sign up, the cost is £100 and the details of the course including the application to sign up are attached.  Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

For those needing accommodation it is not included in the price of the course but we have secured preferred rates as per below:

·         Greyfriars hotel £60 quote ‘SGU Rules School’ 01334 474906

·         Ardgowan Hotel £85 quote ‘SGU Rules School’ 01334 472970

Both these hotels are within walking distance of the St. Andrews Golf Club.

Should you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact myself.

Kind Regards
Toni Melvin-Ffinch
Championship Manager
Scottish Ladies Golfing Association Limited
Caledonia House
1 Redheughs Rigg
South Gyle
EH12 9DQ
0131 339 3987
Registration Number 308709

Thursday, November 06, 2014


Ladies you will have received a copy of the SGU bulletin asking you to complete a survey on the Handicapping System by 21 November.  It is really important that you complete this survey and record your views.

No point moaning if you do not take the opportunity to express your opinion.

Please take a few minutes to complete it, you could win a new golf bag!!  Just follow the link!

Handicapping Survey - Complete it Here