For a comprehensive round up of all Association news please go to our NEWS2022 where you will be able to keep updated on all things LGA.
LGA Club Opens 2022
Why not venture to pastures new in 2022 by seeing what our member clubs have in the way of Open Competitions, whether it be an order of merit event, seniors or mixed open, there are plenty to chose from at our LGA Member Clubs section: Link
LGA Junior Ambassador
We are delighted to announce that Lewis Irvine (Kirkhill) has accepted an invitation to be LGA’s first ever Junior Ambassador.
The current Scottish internationalist and Order of Merit holder said “I’m both honoured and delighted to be asked and I want to give something back to junior golf in the county”. “I got involved in the LGA set up when I was 11 and was proud when we won back to back Scottish Boys Area Team Championships in 2016 and 2017”.Lewis added “I see myself as being available to give the boys some advice based on my own experiences and attending events when possible as well as playing practice rounds with the squad”.
Lewis has represented Scotland at u16 and u18 level and has represented the nation in the Home Internationals and European Championships. Lewis will meet the boys squad for the first time at our get together at Hollandbush Golf Club on Saturday 26 March 2022.
After a winter of emails and phone calls to all four corners of the county, LGA are delighted to publish our full events calendar for 2022, and once again our member clubs have stepped up to provide the Association with a magnificent variety of venues for our Championships across all levels of participation.
This year also sees the Association changing our normal charity commitment by choosing to partner up with Prostate Scotland, who we will promote through all our adult events in 2022. Sadly, prostate cancer is a disease that will impact upon far too many of our members as the years go by, so together, whilst enjoying our great game, we hope that all our members and clubs will work with LGA and raise much needed funds for the charity so that they can support those who need it the most. We will have lots of fun prizes and games throughout the year all under; “LGA 3 P’s”, “Pennies, not Putts or Pees!”, so dig deep, you may just help your pals!
Event Calendar Publication
All events will be available to enter from 1st March, but please check out our adverts at LGA2022 and, the full calendar of all LGA golf related activity Calendar 2022.
Registration Info can be found via link: LGA APP, and to see how to use the APP to enter our events follow link: LGA Comp Entry
All Schedules for each order of merit and representative teams can be found using the following links:
This year sees an increase in events that come together to make up our Gents Order of Merit, a title currently held by Colville Parks Gordon Yates. With 10 counting events from June through to early September, competition is sure to be tight, so make sure you plan your year ahead and see if you can take the title in 2022.
Our Seniors Championships will take place at Hamilton Golf Club on Monday 6th June, and if 2021 is anything to go by, entries will be extremely high, as will the standard of golf.
After a year off, our Youth Championships return to Airdrie Golf Club. With the increase in junior golf over the last few years we are sure that competition will be fierce as some of our older juniors will fancy their chances against their older competitors
Always a great host venue, our premier event for 2022 sees a long awaited return to Drumpellier Golf Club, the home club of our President Kenny McLean. With the cream of our golfers on show, will our current champion, East Kilbride’s Jack McMorris return from his studies in America to retain his title which he won in convincing fashion last year at Lanark, or will the current Scottish Order or Merit holder, Kirkhill’s Lewis Irvine get his hands on the trophy, who knows, but one things for sure, if your not in it, you can’t win it, so get your entries in as soon as it opens on 1st March
After a fine event in 2021 at Easter Moffat, we have decided to host this event as an “Open” with entries being accepted from outside Lanarkshire members. This isn’t to say we don’t have enough quality golfers in Lanarkshire, far from it, but entries have been low over the past few years so with Torrance House Golf Club and South Lanarkshire Council being kind enough to host the event we want to make sure that as many golfers as possible can enjoys both the club and course.
With over a 1000 junior members now registered with our clubs, this years events will once again provide an opportunity for all our juniors to enjoy the game, not just championships, although we do have some great events that combine to make our our Junior Order of Merit, but more of that later.
With our current boys champion, Bothwell’s own Brodie Cunningham playing over his home course, we’re sure he’ll fancy his chances of retaining his crown, however with the current depth of talent within the junior ranks its safe to say his colleagues will be sure to push him all the way.
Boys Order of Merit
With 2021 seeing our junior stars back in competition, and a full winter of practice behind them, 2022 season is nearly here and again, in partnership with Patersons Quarries and our member clubs, we are delighted to present of Junior Order of Merit events calendar.
All LGA events can be entered via the Scottish Golf LGA Members APP, and our member club events directly with the host club.
After a successful AGM on 29th November, held at Cambuslang GC, I’m delighted to publish the Presidents Report for season 2021. Link
This season we wanted to fully showcase the success of our clubs and their members, and we believe this report does just that, so please enjoy and hopefully it may inspire you or your club to make the headlines next season.
Finally, as my term of office has now come to an end, I’d like to thank all our clubs and their members for their support during what has been a particularly challenging 2 years. Its been an honour to represent Lanarkshire Golf Association at the highest level. It was defiantly a team effort, and whether it be the excellent support from my Executive, or the support and generosity of our members, we have all grown the game within Lanarkshire, and for that I thank you all.
Finally, I’d like to wish our new President, Kenny McLean, Drumpellier Golf Club all the best for the next 2 years, and I have no doubt he will lead us onto bigger and better things.
Please note that all clubs have been sent the notice calling the 68th Annual General Meeting of the the Association which will be held at Cambuslang Golf Club on Thursday 29th November. Full meeting papers will be circulated to member clubs in advance of the meeting.
Included in the meeting papers will be the opportunity for clubs to nominate members to serve on the executive. so if you or you know of an LGA club member who would like to serve, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information , or alternatively make sure your club are aware and have them propose the member at the meeting.
As promised we are delighted to confirm that we will be holding our Celebration Evening on Friday 19th November, 630pm for 7pm within the Centenary Suite, Firpark Stadium. We have an excellent after dinner speaker in former grade one referee Willie Young LLB, who sure to have a few tales to tell from his days officiating at the highest level in Scottish Football.
Tickets are £15 each which includes a 2 course meal. All clubs have received ticketing information however, if you wish to attend please contact Vice President, Kenny McLean on Tel No: 074074 07739 or via email: email@example.com. Tickets are sure to go fast so please be disappointed and get your order in fast!
With the new 2022 season just around the corner we are
putting the finishing touches to our events calendar, and once again, we will
be using the Scottish Golf App for our own event entry. There was a magnificent
uptake in 2021 with many of our members registering with the Association,
giving them access to our events, news, and the members area of our website.
For those who wish to register for the first time, please email your: Name, Home LGA Club. Contact telephone number and Date of Birth to; firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject heading, “LGA VMS” and we will notify once your good to go, as it is the only way you can enter LGA events this year.
APP Usage and Account Top-up
Once registered the full benefits of the App will be available to you via; SGAPP