The SGU have announced their selections of players for the National Players Squads for 2014. Three new sections are involved – Mens. U21s and Boys. Both Alexander Culverwell (Dunbar, 26) and Grant Forrest (Craigielaw, 20) are in the Mens Group, Calum Hill (Tantallon, 18) is in the Under 21 Group, and Murray Naysmith Tantallon and Marriott Dalmahoy, 16) is in the Boys’ Group. For full details see here The SLGA National and Foundation Squad Members are here. The players include Clara Young of North Berwick, and Lesley Atkins, Charlotte Munro and Joanne Free of Gullane Ladies Club. In addition to Gullane Golf Club, North Berwick has now been approved as a Scottish Development Centre and there are currently 19 Boys in the NB programme for the winter of 2013/4. Good luck to all.
Please see the article on Trackman below and this link to a fantastic article about Trackman as used by an LPGA Tour player!
The R&A have announced that the venues for the 2016 Boys’ Amateur Championships will be Muirfield and The Renaissance Club. This is a great incentive for local boys to qualify. The current handicap limit is 2.4, so if you will be under the age of 18 years at 00.00 hours on 1 January 2016, then you might be playing! Get working on that game! See link This event is in addition to the Scottish Boys U16 Championships at The Glen in July 2014, and the Scottish Boys returns to Dunbar in 2015. In the same year, the Scottish Boys Boys Stroke Play will be at Royal Burgess and the Scottish Amateur Championship will be at Muirfield. A great time for local boys to break through!
Kilspindie’s win in the final of the County Cup at The Glen means that they have completed the treble” in 2013 by winning the League, Strokeplay and County Cup! This feat had only ever been done once before by Tantallon in season 2008. Well done Kilspindie! This is an impressive performance as the Convenors, Todd Jerome and Chris Stirling only used 10 players in completing this feat. They were:- Rob Paterson, Carter Jerome, Calum Wilson, Aaron Hall, James Smith, Nandini Nagra (Captain), Ben Stirling, Jeeva Nagra, James Fox, and Connor Farrell (not pictured.) In individual events, Rob won the SGF Lothians Order of Merit, and Aaron Hall won the U14s OOM. Season results for the Kilspindie Team in ELJGL events are below. [Read More...]
Update 10/11/13 – to see the incredible value to players of the Trackman Combine Challenge go to this LPGA Tour link. Andrew Coltart and Gary Nicol lead the TPEGS (Tour Pro Experience Golf Schools) Team based at Archerfield Links. http://www.tpegs.com/ Andrew is of course a former Ryder Cup player, and is now a Sky summariser. Gary is a renowned European Tour coach. Most top Professionals on the major Tours now own their own Trackman units and take them to Tournaments. Gary is possibly the only Teaching Pro in the area to have “Trackman” – see http://trackmangolf.com/ As well as delivering top class coaching, Gary uses Trackman for immediate technical feedback, and for viewing slow motion swings, etc. Gary will facilitate students to undertake the “Trackman Challenge” which is the benchmark for knowing how good you are, to assist you with distance control, and to assist you in establishing which areas of your game need the most improvement. [Read More...]