Tuesday, February 20, 2018

GOLF’S NEW WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM DESIGNED TO WELCOME MORE GOLFERS



20 February 2018, St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, N.J., USA:

The way golfers around the world will calculate their handicaps is set to be transformed by a new system developed by The R&A and the USGA, with key features designed to provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability.

The new World Handicap System, to be implemented in 2020, follows an extensive review of systems administered by six existing handicapping authorities: Golf Australia, the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) in Great Britain and Ireland, the European Golf Association (EGA), the South African Golf Association (SAGA), the Argentine Golf Association (AAG) and the USGA.

The new system will feature the following:

Flexibility in formats of play, allowing both competitive and recreational rounds to count for handicap purposes and ensuring that a golfer’s handicap is more reflective of potential ability

A minimal number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap; a recommendation that the number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap be 54 holes from any combination of 18-hole and 9-hole rounds, but with some discretion available for national or regional associations to set a different minimum within their own jurisdiction

A consistent handicap that is portable from course to course and country to country through worldwide use of the USGA Course and Slope Rating System, already successfully used in more than 80 countries

An average-based calculation of a handicap, taken from the best eight out of the last 20 scores and factoring in memory of demonstrated ability for better responsiveness and control

A calculation that considers the impact that abnormal course and weather conditions might have on a player’s performance each day

Daily handicap revisions, taking account of the course and weather conditions calculation

A limit of Net Double Bogey on the maximum hole score (for handicapping purposes only)

A maximum handicap limit of 54.0, regardless of gender, to encourage more golfers to measure and track their performance to increase their enjoyment of the game

TO READ MORE GO TO THE R&A WEBSITE

Sunday, February 18, 2018

WINTER FOURSOMES SEMI FINAL - GOES TO THE 18TH HOLE

Winter Foursomes Semi Final played at Cowglen

Home player Alyson McGinnigle with partner Carol McNally (Williamwood) had an extremely exciting semi final winter foursomes tie giving 7 shots to Gill Unick and Lorraine Morris also of Williamwood.

Alyson and Carol got off to a good start with some pars and a birdie resulting in being 4 up at turn.  Gill and Lorraine seriously rallied and played fabulous golf in the back 9. 

With ground conditions being extremely wet, 6 holes were shortened and indeed, the par 3 12th was closed.  This resulted in the par 4 13th being converted to 2 x par 3s.  


From the 10th hole Gill and Lorraine won the next 6 holes with a net score of 1 under par. Fantastic golf.  This resulted in the Williamwood pairing being 2 up with 3 to play.

Alyson and Carol won the par 3 16th with par bringing the game closer.  The long par 4 17th was the last stroking hole for Gill and Lorraine.  Alyson and Carol won this hole with bogey 5.  Game now square.  All to play for going up a shortened 18th.

Two good tee shots were followed by two good second shots.  Again a winter green with Gill and Lorraine posting bogey 5. 

Alyson had a downhill putt for par and a win.  The ball went in!  Could not have been closer, all down to the last ball struck.


Thanks go to Carol McNally for the report

Alison and Carol now meet Linda Ellery and Elizabeth Munro (East Renfrewshire) in the final -- To be arranged 

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS

Monday, February 12, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS GO TO MEGAN BRIGGS WHO HAS JUST GOT ENGAGED

Megan and fiancé Iain Scholefield
 Many congratulations from all at RLCGA  to Past Scottish and County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) who has just got engaged to Iain Scholefield today in North Berwick. 

A CARD FROM US ALL

Sunday, February 04, 2018

£1,503 RAISED AT WONDERFUL BEETLE DRIVE AT HAGGS CASTLE GOLF CLUB




RLCGA members as always proved to be most loyal and generous by attending our annual fund raising Beetle Drive at Haggs Castle Golf Club, which catered for us very well. 

 88 ladies participated in the fun competition but they also contributed in several ways to achieving an incredible £1,503 profit. 

 The amount was achieved by means of a raffle, a star draw for some 4-ball vouchers and free lessons, and some silent auction items mostly provided by members. 

Generous donations were also given at the end of the afternoon, and many ladies also enjoyed some retail therapy through stalls set up by Carol McNally and Doreen Mains. 

A huge thanks is due to our hard working committee in the lead up to the event and on the afternoon (particularly Gillian Kyle and Marilyn Muir), with finishing touches provided by our wonderful photographers Fiona Armour and Carol Fell. 

 Finally RLCGA should not only be proud of its team and its juniors, but also its members. 





CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS -- Courtesy of Fiona Armour

Friday, February 02, 2018

BEETLE DRIVE 2018

Captain June and your RLCGA Committee look forward to welcoming you to Haggs Castle Golf Club on Sunday for our fundraising event. The fun begins at 2pm. Even if you have not formally signed up, please come along as we will be able to organise more tables if required on the day-only £5 to enter.

Donations of bottles and plants for the raffle will be very much appreciated. The raffle, together with the Silent Auction and Star Prize draw, generates our biggest income on the day. There are great prizes that have kindly been donated in both the Auction and Star Prize Draw so hopefully everyone will go home with something!

PAST CAPTAIN GILLIAN HAS A GREAT START TO 2018

I have just been playing with Past RLCGA Captain Gillian Kyle in the February Medal at Troon.  She had a gross 72.
One under the winter SSS  of 73. 

She had an Eagle 3 at the 2nd and out in par 37. Back in 35. 
Birdies at 10,11 and 18. Great score on a beautiful day.

I opted not to play in medal but went out as marker. I'm needing the practise!  It was just lovely to watch.

With the start of the season coming soon it is great that with golfers like Gillian things are looking good for Renfrewshire! 

Look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday at the Beetle Drive

Jen Mack (President)

Thursday, February 01, 2018

DETAILS OF THE SCOTTISH GOLF AGM


Scottish Golf is delighted to announce details for the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM), which takes place on Sunday 4 March in Edinburgh.

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, easily accessible on the outskirts of the capital, is to host the event, and they very much hope you can attend.

CLICK HERE to read more