Lothians News
09/02/2017 Appointment of New Secretary/Treasurer

On behalf of the Executive of the Lothians Golf Association, I am pleased to inform you of the appointment of Stewart Fraser as the new Secretary and Treasurer with effective from Monday 27 February 2017.


Stewart is an accountant with a background in a variety of retail businesses, but mainly in the licensing trade, where he spent a considerable time as Finance Director of two well-known local companies. Latterly he was the Finance Director/Company Secretary of Heart of Midlothian FC from 1998 to 2010 and now carries out a similar part time role at Dundee United FC.


He has played golf since the age of 12, initially at Bathgate and is currently a member of Dunfermline (Pitfirrane) GC where he has been a member of the Celeb-Am Charity Tournament committee for several years. He plays regularly at Ratho Park, The Glen, North Berwick, Archerfield and Bathgate.


I am sure you will join with me in affording Stewart a warm welcome to the Lothians Golf Association.


Allan G. Shaw


Lothians Golf Association



08/02/2017 Fixture Lists Available To View On Line

Final versions of the the men's http://bit.ly/1BgQsoY and boy's http://bit.ly/1L2nFo7 fixture lists for 2017 may now be viewed on line. 

These lists are confirmed following final agreement on our competition and match venues and Scottish Golf advising us of the venues and dates for the men's and boy's ATC events.  

As previously advised a significant change for 2017 is the Junior Championship moving from its date in May to August. Moving away from the May date during exams will we hope attract more entries and perhaps encourage junior golfers who have played over the summer to play in the Championships.

The venue is still the Braids and the format also remains the same as successfully trialled in 2015 and continued in 2016, with one qualifying round and the U16 and U14 events being included with the main U18 competition.

09/01/2017 2017 Subscriptions and Club Competitions

Subscriptions for Lothians affiliated clubs and societies are now due for payment by 31 January 2017.

The fees remain as for 2016, with the per capita fee for course owning clubs held at £1.35 and the fee for non course owning clubs and societies £30.

Entries are also now open for the Lothians club competitions, the Champion of Champions, Handicap Matchplay, the Sivewright Quaich for non course owning clubs and societies and the Team Tournament.

Clubs may pay their fees and enter the competitions by logging into their club's home page on the Lothians web site and following the instructions. Payment may be made by BACS or cheque and all payments received will be acknowledged.

Neil Park


10/11/2016 Lothians Golf Association AGM

Following formal adoption of the new constitution for the Lothians Golf Association at the Special General Meeting held on 28 April 2016 and within that the change to the Association's financial year to 31 December, the AGM will be held on Thursday 9 March 2017 at Newbattle Golf Club at 7.30pm.

The papers inviting nominations for positions on the Executive Committee will be issued in the new year for return by 15 February, with the agenda and papers for the AGM then issued on 22 February 2017.

For budgetting purposes please be advised that the per capita fee for Course Owning Clubs will be held at £1.35 for 2017, with the annual subscription for Affiliated Societies also held at £30 for 2017.