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Caledonia House
1 Redheughs Rigg
South Gyle
EH12 9DQ

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Tel No: 0131 339 3987  

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Please note the SLGA office will be closed on Friday 18th & Monday 21st April and will reopen on Tuesday 22nd April.



Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) & Sheena Scott Lady Captain Strathmore 

Ireland's Julie McCarthy matched the course record of six under par 66 in the second round at Strathmore to win the SLGA Under 16 Open Strokeplay Championship.

One behind on 72 overnight, the 15 year old from Forrest Little has seven birdies for a six under par 138 total and claimed the coveted trophy by three shots from Austria's Emma Spitz.

Spitz, a joint first round leader, had a 70 and third place went to England's Samantha Fuller (Roehampton), who repeated her opening 71.

It was just two years ago that McCarthy chose golf over football as her sporting passion - and she proved it was a good decision with a win in last year's Irish Girls' Championship. 

"I played football for Lienster but then took up golf," explained the youngster. "I've still got another four years to do at school but, eventually, I would like to turn professional.

I shot 68 in the second round and finished fourth  here at Strathmore last year so it is definitely one of my favourite courses. Today I didn't hole any huge putts but made a lot from around the 15 foot range. This is definitely rates as one of my best ever performances."

Introduced to the game by her father, Ronan, McCarthy is coached by Sean O'Grady - he is also in charge of the 19 year old Maguire twins, Lisa and Leona.

"The twins are great and a real inspiration," continued Julie. "I get to meet them quite a lot and we were all on the same National Squad training camp earlier this year."

Aboyne's Shannon McWilliam was the leading Scot. She shot rounds of 78 & 75 to finish in a tie for 15th place. Gullane's Charlotte Munro (80, 74) and Troon's Hazel MacGarvie (79, 75) were another shot back.

The winning team was Ireland, Julie McCarthy, Niamh McSherry and Lisa O'Shea. 



Irish Girls Open

Congratulations to Clara Young (North Berwick) and Connie Jaffrey (The Ladies Golf Club Troon) in finishing second and third behind defending champion Olivia Mahaffey at the Irish Under-18 Girls' Open at Roganstown.

Young, the beaten finalist at last year's Scottish Ladies' Amateur Championship, shot 73, 75, 71 while Jaffrey, the Scottish Girls' Champion, was three behind after rounds of 75, 73, 74 and tied for the bronze spot with Sweden's Marina Hedlund.

Ireland's Mahaffey retained the title in style with a five shot victory. She opened with a best of Championship 69 and added rounds of 71 and 74.

Self Nomination for Scottish Golf Academy

Self Nomination for 2014/15 Scottish Golf Academy Programme NOW OPEN!

The Scottish Golf Academy is the national development programme for Scotland’s talented young golfers, evolving significantly since its establishment in 2006.

Nurturing boys and girls from the age of 12 and upwards, the Academy provides young players with a comprehensive coaching and support programme tailored to the needs of the individual to maximise their opportunity of succeeding at the highest level.

Self Nomination Form

Did you know… ? Bearsden’s Ewen Ferguson is a member of the Scottish Golf Academy… and he became the first Scottish player in almost a decade to win The Boys Amateur Championship in August 2013.

Now in its 11th year for boys and 6th year for girls, the Academy uses some of the country’s best facilities and PGA-trained coaches. It continues to support 105 players from around the country, each eligible for up to a maximum of five years’ support.

Players can self-nominate for the Academy or could be put forward by either a recognised coach in the SGU or SLGA system, or a County or Area programme.

Nomination Criteria (applications must be submitted by 2 June 2014)

  • Handicap Limit – 20 (girls) 10 (boys)
  • Under 15 years of age on 1 January 2014 (could be older if potential is recognized)
  • Good attitude to coaching with a willingness to learn
  • Good attitude both on and off the golf course
  • Commitment to the entire Academy programme
  • Desire to succeed at the highest level
  • Potential to become a future Scotland Internationalist

Following a comprehensive selection process – including skills challenges, a review of player performance, time in the sport, motivation and attitudes – a group of players are selected into Year 1 of the Academy.

Players are then offered residential training coaching support, assessment and education across a range of services including strength and conditioning, psychology and nutrition. Support is provided by sportscotland’s Scottish Institute of Sport.

Based on attitude, committing to the programme and progression against agreed targets, players progress through the programme, gaining increased levels of coaching and service support. By Years 4 and 5, they are usually of a standard to represent Scotland at Boys’ and Girls’ level.


Amalgamation Proposal

Following the communication sent to SLGA members' on Friday 7th March 2014, concerning the proposed Amalgamation between the SLGA & SGU, all the papers are now available to view below. If you have any comments please contact Karin Sharp in the first instance

A joint letter from the Chairman of the Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association with proposal outline
Memorandum & Articles
Rules & Regulations
SLGA Accounts 30/9/13
SGU Accounts 30/9/13
Clubgolf Accounts
SGEG Accounts


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