How we are meant to play golf after lock down is lifted? + check out the latest Tables, after the round at Tulliallen GC, with a new leader and another thirty plus golfers threatening to claim the title. Next up for the VOOM is Cupar GC, the oldest 9-hole club in the world.
25-May-2020: Chat about the SDGC with one of our members
about the SDGC, its history and the services we provide for disabled people
25-May-2020: On course chat about the SDGC and its golfers
Golf from a blind perspective and how valuable good guides can be
25-May-2020: Launching the SDGC HUB at Elmwood Golf Club
Driving Range and on course chats with the members of the SDGC
25-May-2020: Out there on the ice with a few members
Discussion with some SDGC members, who made the move from golf to curling.
The Latest Newsy Bits from SDGC
The Phoenix Cup
The SDGC would like to take this opportunity to thank the St Andrews Links Trust, for agreeing to host the 29th Phoenix Cup, Disabled Golf team International in October 2024. The traditional match play format, much like the Solheim/Ryder Cup, will be played on the Old Course and Jubilee Golf Courses at St Andrews, and is undoubtedly a wonderful opportunity for the SDGC to continue to promote and support golfers of all ages and abilities from around the world.
Team Europe, for the 25th Anniversary Phoenix Cup, has been announced and the full list of golfers with disabilities, who will play Gleneagles Centenary, Panmure, Blairgowrie, Carnoustie Championship and Trump International, are now listed on the Phoenix Cup page and can be found by clicking here.
The SDGC has suggested to officials at several UK and European disability golfing groups that a multi-nation Phoenix Cup be held in 2022. This golf event would be based on the three World Cup formats, hosted by the SDGC between 2011 and 2016.
The SDGC is finalising info for the 2021 Phoenix Cup, which will be held in scotland, and played between the SDGC & DGA from England, from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 September at the Elmwood Golf Course in Fife.
The SDGC has withdrawn its application to the R&A/USGA, to have its five major golf comps entered as qualifiers for their world ranking. Although our Trustees were divided on its merits, it was hoped that it would be another outlet for golf for our members. On occasion, dialogue with both the European and Scottish administrators was, regrettably, less productive than anticipated, for example, 12 key questions submitted by SDGC to Scottish Golf Ltd in August 2019, as yet remain unanswered.
SDGC members may wish to inform their home golf clubs that Scottish Golf has a budget for the development of disability golf, "to support affiliated clubs to help make them more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities to increase participation and membership, in alignment with their strategic priorities".
The SDGC has a brand new Sub-Committee, created especially to administer our members golfing handicaps and scores throughout the season. if required, the Sub-Committee members will also guide the charity through the process of becoming part of the new World Handicapping system, which will come into operation in the UK, later this year. Thanks to a new sponsor, the SDGC and the Sub-Committee, now has the use of several Microsoft Office, handicapping and communication system packages.
Update on the SDGC VOOM round 7 after the Tulliallan match
VA-VA-VOOM! Thanks once again, to our sponsors, supporters and volunteers, assisting during the SDGC Championship for 2020.
We thank the Club Committee and staff for their hospitality and arranging such glorious weather. A little wind in the afternoon round levelled out the scores, when several of the new guys to the course managed to find those pesky drainage ditches and the slick greens took their toll on the uninitiated.
Congratulations to the worthy winners after the stableford round but special mention to Elsie Pennycott, whose newly found putting skills put everyone to shame. Nobody took the long drive competition, as the wind took everyone to the light fairway rough and out of contention, but special mention for Michael Simpson, Gerry Gemmell and Ian White, who got near the pin prizes, one of which was only 4 inches away from the cup.
Once the scores were totaled up, Arran’s Elsie Pennycott took the top slot on the VOOM, just ahead of El Bandido Inness, with Northern Ireland’s Top Shark, Kevin Cassidy slipping into third. Climbers on the Tables were Ian White, Iain Ross, Jim Hopes, Stephen Crocker and ‘that man with sombrero’ Stumpy Daley. Next weeks VOOM, will be played at Cupar Golf Club, which is the oldest nine hole course in the world.
The virus. The SDGC has rescheduled all its April, May and June games and will review its Diary, for July onward, as we progress through the summer uplift of restrictions. We also eagerly anticipate the individual Scottish golf clubs interpretations of those conditions. Click here to find the Scottish governing bodies conditions, which generally reflect those laid down by other countries.
There have been some changes to our free curling and golf lessons programme. Scottish based members can still access regular coaching, but this has now been expanded to include both practice time, like at a driving range, and/or golf on a local course. More details can be found by clicking here.