Lothians News
10/01/2019 2019 AGM, Subscriptions and Club Competitions
The 2019 Lothians Golf Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 28 February 2019 at 7.30pm in the clubhouse of Newbattle Golf Club.

Our sincere thanks to Newbattle GC for once again agreeing to host our AGM.

The calling notice for the meeting has been issued to clubs, together with an accompanying notice with regard to our search for new members to sit on the Executive. The Association is keen to recruit those with skills and experience in Finance, Marketing and Communications. 

Clubs have also been advised that the annual subscriptions to the Association are now due, with fees held at the same level for 2019 as last year.

Entries are also now invited from Clubs for the 2019 Club Competitions (Champion of Champions, Handicap Matchplay and Sivewright Quaich). 

07/12/2018 Post of Secretary/Treasurer - Lothians Golf Association

Following the conclusion of a robust recruitment and interview process, the Council of the Lothians Golf Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. David Doig to the position of Secretary / Treasurer of the Association.

David is currently the Secretary at Liberton Golf Club, however due to family commitments is standing down from that role but wishes to remain in golf administration.

He has been the Secretary at Liberton since April 2016. Prior to this he worked for over 40 years with the City of Edinburgh Council laterally as Neighbourhood Services Manager.

David will bring an understanding of the issues facing golf clubs to the role while also being a very good communicator who possesses financial, IT and committee reporting abilities together with a wide range of legislative knowledge. While at Liberton he also helped put into practice and maintain their new online booking system and a refresh of the club’s web site. 

David will formally take up his post with the Lothians on 1 April 2019, allowing time for a replacement at the club to be recruited. During this period the Association will retain the services of Allan Shaw as Interim Secretary supported by an administrator until 31 March 2019.

Paul Gibson                                                                            


26/11/2018 West Lothian and Fife keep their noses ahead after the second round of Winter League matches.

West Lothian and Fife both had resounding wins over Midlothian and East Lothian respectively in the second round of the Winter League at Uphall on Sunday.  Midlothian found themselves at the starting line with two players short leaving Sean Marc to battle it out by himself and forcing team selector Ally Dun to step into the breach and partner Mark Riddell, only to be hit with a 6 under par master class from Simon Lockhart, ably assisted by Liam Currid. This sets up a league decider between Fife and West Lothian at Crail on the 24th February with the other two teams fighting it out to avoid the wooden spoon. All the Lothians players of course also have the opportunity of impressing the selectors in advance of the early season matches against Stirlingshire and Northumberland. The match results can be seen by clicking here and the league table by clicking here.

22/10/2018 West Lothian and Fife get their noses ahead after the first round of Winter League matches.

West Lothian had a resounding win over East Lothian in the first round of the Winter league at Burntisland on Sunday. The other match between Fife and Midlothian was much closer with Fife just getting the better of their opponents in the end. The match results can be seen by clicking here and the league table by clicking here.