Lothians News
23/01/2017 Fixture Lists Available To View On Line

Drafts (as at 23 January 2017) of 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 draft pending confirmation of one or two match venues, final venue and date for the boy's Champion of Champions and the SGL confirming venues and dates for the men's and boy's ATC events.

As soon as we have the outstanding information the fixture lists will be updated and re-posted to clubs and to the web site.

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.

17/01/2017 Nominations Invited for Positions on Lothians Executive Committee
The AGM of the Lothians Golf Association will be held on Thursday 9 March at Newbattle Golf Club at 7.30pm.
Nominations are now invited for up to three places on the Executive Committee of the Association, with a particular focus on attracting new members with experience in Marketing & Communications and for supporting member clubs through the Club Services Committee.
Further details and more information on the positions available can be found in the role descriptions posted on the web site, which can be accessed from the Home page following the link to Officials and to Role Descriptions.

Nominations, in the form of a short CV and covering letter and supported by a proposer and seconder, all of whom must be members of a Lothians member club or affiliated society, should be lodged with the Lothians Secretary by 12 noon on Wednesday 15 February 2017.

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.