Both of our teams were in action on Sunday 29th. The Youth's match at West Gailes v Ayrshire ended in a victory for the Ayrshire boys by the slim margin of 4.5-3.5, with the match going down to the very last green where we just missed a putt for a draw ! In the Senior match at Cathkin Braes, we lost 5-3 to a very strong Ayrshire team, who only had one of their top players missing. The next match for the A team is at Pollok on 6th Oct where they play Dumbartonshire.
Glasgow teams in action
WHS to be introduced in 2020
The governing bodies of amateur golf in Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales are delighted to announce that they have signed the licence for the new World Handicap System (WHS) which will come into operation on November 2, 2020.
As members of the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU), Scottish Golf, England Golf, the Golfing Union of Ireland, the Irish Ladies Golfing Union and Wales Golf have been driving forces in planning for the new system in alliance with The R&A and USGA. The current Golf Handicapping System maintained by CONGU will be replaced by WHS which will unify the six different structures currently in operation throughout the world of golf. For more information from Scottish Golf click here
Ayrshire win the WOS Boys League
Congratulations to the Ayrshire Junior team who won the West of Scotland Boys League in their last match against Stirlingshire on Sunday. The match, which was played at Falkirk, ended with a 4.5-3.5 win for Ayrshire securing them the title. The Glasgow Boys team also ended their campaign, but unfortuately with a 6-2 defeat at the hands of Dumbartonshire. Team Manager Gordon Jamison who was only able to field a team of 3 boys for the match, however singled out Josh Millan for praise, having a win on his debute game. The current results and league table may be viewed here
Paul Gault wins Order of Merit
Pault Gault of Haggs Castle Golf Club is the winner of this year's Order of Merit. His consistent performances in the first five events of the competition and a good finish in the final event at Cathcart Castle giving him the title. Paul's points total for the ten events was 635. In second position was Brendan McKenna of Pollok Golf Club who has also had a fine season, particularly his Glasgow Amateur Championship win back in early August. Finishing in third place was Greg Brown of Cathkin Braes Golf Club who had a fine win at East Kilbride in the West of Scotland Championship in May ( note: Greg won that competition in the countback against Paul and Brendan ! ). So congratulations to all three players on their achievements so far this season.
Glasgow Boys draw v Lanarkshire
Brendan McKenna wins Open Amateur
Brendan McKenna is the new Glasgow Open Amateur Champion after a sudden death playoff at Pollok Golf Club yesterday. The competition had to be restricted to 18 holes due to the heavy rain and adverse conditions. After the first round both Brendan and Willie McMillan of Bonnyton had tied with fine scratch scores of 66, but Brendan went on to win at the 1st extra hole with a birdie. Congratulations to Brendan and to all the players who braved the persistent rain, and thanks to Pollok Golf Club for presenting an excellent course despite the very poor weather.
Andrew Forbes wins GGU Junior Matchplay
Andrew Forbes of Haggs Castle Golf Club is the new GGU Junior Matchplay champion. He defeated his fellow club member Louis Fleming in the final held at Sandyhills Golf Club on Friday 2nd August. In the semi-finals, Andrew won 1up against Chris McMillan of Bishopbriggs, and Louis won 3&2 against Josh White also of Bishopbriggs. In the afternoon, Andrew came out on top in the final with a 3&2 win.
Well done to all the competitors especially Leah Bryce Sandyhills The first girl to play in a Glasgow Golf Union event ( a glimpse of the future hopefully )
Pictured here is Andrew receiving his trophy from Sandyhills Club Captain Carole Mason.
Craig Harper wins GGU Matchplay
After a hard fought final played in a great spirit by both first time finalists, Craig Harper of Cowglen Golf Club defeated Clark Nelson of Glasgow Golf Club 2/1.
Excellent golf was played by both players with under par golf required to win the competition.
Congratulations to our new Match Play Champion Craig Harper and all the competitors for a great weeks golf.
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