Gogarburn Report

Today we had 69 kids playing at Gogarburn GC in our latest 9-hole flag and 12-hole stroke play event of 2021. Many thanks to everyone at Gogarburn GC for their welcome on the day and to helping organise the event. The course as always was in excellent condition and many thanks to everyone for the hospitality on the day. Gogarburn GC is where we will be holding our U12 and U10 Championships ( no handicap required) on 20th-22nd July so was an ideal opportunity for some practice rounds before the event. The best score of the day came from Joseph Kelly (under 14 boys) who scored an excellent level par round 43 over the 12 holes also congratulations to Fraser Walters ( Under 12 boys) with a score of 48 great scoring in these testing conditions. Congratulations go to Brodie Maciver in the ( Under 8 Boys Flag) who scored 35 on the day and Stella Walters ( Under 10 Girls Flag) who scored 36 who both now qualify to play in the Under 10 Mixed Short course stroke play events now The winners on the day were as follow: SHORT COURSE STROKE PLAY Under 14 Girls Georgia Foster 52 Louise Martin 59 Maisie Witt 60 Under 14 Boys Joseph Kelly 43 Alexander Yuill 48 Hayden Fowler 49 ( count back) Under 12 Boys Fraser Walters 48 Joshua McIlwaine 51 Ryan Killorn 54 Under 10 MIXED Harry Mody 61 Oscar Bennett 62 Alex Martin 64 ( Count back) FLAG EVENT Under 14 Girls Sophie Jordan 47 Connie Burch 51 Heather Wright 59 UNDER 10 GIRLS Stella Walters 36 Lily Naysmith 43 India Gill 50 UNDER 14 BOYS Jack Shepherd 41 Callum Smith 44 ( count back) Evan Stott 44 UNDER 12 BOYS Aaron McCormack 39 Oscar Wilkinson 40 ( count back) Scott Allen 40 UNDER 10 BOYS Connor McCrae 39 Brodie Martin 44 Max Puttock 47 UNDER 8 BOYS Brody MacIver 35 Owen Laird 46 ( count back) Kerr McFarlane 46 Well done to all the boys and girls playing today, it was great to see you all having fun on the course, our next event is on Sunday 9th May, 9-hole flag and 18-hole stroke play event at Broomieknowe GC, entries close for this event TODAY, so please go to our website to enter asap

Report from Stuart Hutchison Trophy

Report from Stuart Hutchison Trophy Today we held our latest event at Swanston Templar GC, the Stuart Hutchison Trophy. 81 boys and girl entered to compete on a beautiful day for golf, with the course in great condition for everyone. Many thanks to everyone at Swanston for their help on the day. This is an event we have run for the last 8 years courtesy of The Hutchison family, who have been kindly raising monies towards our Foundation from the beginning. The trophies are in memory of their golfing son Stuart who tragically died in a road accident in 2009. Stuart was an assistant Professional at Swanston and played his golf as a youngster at the course. Stuart was a great advocate of wanting to help young people learn the wonderful game of golf and it is fitting that we hold this event at his beloved course. The Hutchison Family are an amazing family and have always been behind us supporting the kids into this beautiful game. On the day we had our Professional Jane Connachan with us, giving the kids some tips before they commenced with their game, clearly this worked well based on the excellent scoring on the day, the winners of the main event the Stuart Hutchison Trophies were, the boys champion Kiron Gribble who scored and excellent -1 under par 26 with 8, 3's and 1, 2 on his scorecard, to win the event by only one shot from Eddie Jackson who scored 27 , which had 3, 2's on his card and Cameron Medlrum who also scored 27, with 2, 2's on his card while the girls champion Louise Martin scored a brilliant 30 with 7, 3's on her card, to win by 5 from defending Champion Megan Fallon, well done to both the winners. Other notable scores for the day in the rest of the sections, go to Harry Mody, Dylan Wardrop and Alex Martin in the Under 10 Boys Flag who scored 35, 35 and 34. Oliver McCormack in the Under 12 Boys Flag who scored 33, Sam Irvine in the Under 14 Boys Flag scored 36, Isla Findlay in Under 14 Girls Flag scored 36, all the boys and girls now qualify for the stroke play sections in future events. In total an incredible 38 boys and girls scored 40 or less, fantastic well done. A special mention though has to go to Craig Mackenzie age 11, who had his first hole in one at the 78yrd 4th hole today, fantastic Craig The full results for today are as follows: STUART HUTCHISON TROPHY BOYS CHAMPION KIRON GRIBBLE Score 26 STUART HUTCHISON GIRLS CHAMPION LOUISE MARTIN Score 30 STROKE PLAY SECTIONS Under 14 Girls 1. Megan Fallon Score 35 2. Maisie Witt Score 36 3. Eilidh Kilpatrick Score 37 Under 14 Boys 1. Eddie Jackson Score 27 2. Jospeph Kelly Score 29 3. Aaron Thompson Score 31 ( count back) Under 12 Boys 1. Cameron Meldrum Score 27 2. Matthew Ennis Score 30 3. Matthew Kelly Score 33 FLAG EVENT SECTIONS Under 14 Girls 1. Isla Findlay Score 36 2. Hannah Sneddon Score 39 3. Connie Birch Score 42 Under 10 Girls 1. Alannah Nichol Score 39 2. India Gill Score 44 3. Lily Naysmith Score 48 Under 14 Boys 1. Jack Shepherd Score 38 ( count back) 2. Callum Smith Score 38 3. Tony Robertson Score 41 Under 12 Boys 1. Oliver McCormack Score 33 2. Craig MacKenzie Score 37 ( count back) 3. Adam Cottam Score 37 Under 10 Boys 1. Alex Martin Score 34 2. Harry Mody Score 35 (count back) 3. Dylan Wardrop Score 35 Under 8 Boys 1. Keir Findlay Score 45 2. Kerr McFarlane Score 48 3. Oliver O'Day Score 57 All prize winners remember to pick up your prize at the next event you attend and for all of you who know you have completed your personal best remember to pick up your new wristband. The next event is at Gogarburn Golf Club on Sunday 2nd May, you can enter this via our website www.sgfoundation.co.uk


After discussions this week with Scottish Golf and North Berwick GC, unfortunately we have no option but to cancel the scheduled event for Sunday 11th April. We will look to try and reschedule the event if possible, to a later date in the year. If you wish a refund or wish to transfer your entry to a future event, please let me now as soon as possible. Our next event is now on Sunday 25th April at Swanston Templar GC, this will be a 9-hole flag and stroke pay event.

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As you know we had to postpone the SGF Fairmont events for Boys and girls which were scheduled in April, due to the Covid 19 regulations. We are delighted to announce that we have been able to change the dates of the WAGR and EGR events to: SGF FAIRMONT BOYS SGF FAIRMONT GIRLS both on the Torrance Course on 28th, 29th and 30th September To enter these event please go tour website www.sgfoundation.co.uk under Enter Events. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me  Kind regards Scott Knowles Manager Stephen Gallacher Foundation


SGF FAIRMONT BOYS : POSTPONED SGF FAIRMONT GIRLS: POSTPONED 14th-16th APRIL Due to recent Covid 19 rules issued by Scottish Golf and the Scottish Government it is with regret that we have to postpone both the Boys and Girls Events. We are currently in negotiations with the Fairmont to re-schedule both of these events and we will send notifications when new dates are fixed. In the meantime we will refund all entries we have received so far, over the weekend


It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Renaissance event on 27th and 28th March has had to be cancelled. Due to the current and expected Scottish Government restrictions for March regards Covid 19 on travel it is not possible for us to continue with this event. We have re-arranged this event twice already but with coming into a new year we can no longer proceed with it. I will organise a refund of monies for you all over the coming week. This is not the news we were hoping to send out to you but unfortunately there is very little we can do on this. Hopefully we will see you all in our events over the rest of the season and for the boys and girls who are now to old we wish you well in participating in adult events over 2021 and showing the older guys and girls how good you are. If you have any queries please let me know.


This is the message I was hoping I would not be sending, but due to the current cirumstances regards lockdown and with it looking like being extended to at least Mid Feb, the Foundations and Junior Tour Scotland have had to come to the decision of having to cancel the following events; 11th February: West Kilbride 20th February: Crail The event scheduled for the 14th March at Fortrose and Rosemarkie, through Junior Tour Scotland will be the last event in the Junior Winter Series. This though will also be reviewed as the government announcements happen in February. We will keep you up to date with any future changes. Refunds will be organised this week for all the entrants to West Kilbride and Crail


We are delighted to announce that in association with the Fairmont Hotel, we will be holding two events this year over their fantastic Torrance Course, St Andrews. The Torrance Course last year held an event with the European Tour and has been confirmed as a venue for the European Tour, Hero Open on 5-8th August. The two events we are holding are the following: 54 Hole Boys Open ( handicap limit MAX 7.4) 54 Hole Girls Open ( handicap limit MAX 15.4) Both will be played on the 14th - 16th April 2021, with closing dates of Friday 12th March 2021 For full details and to enter these events, please go to our events section.

Graham and Docherty Reign Supreme

Congratulations to SGF Trophy Winner Gregor Graham and SGF Vase winner Megan Docherty


In the past over the winter we have been able to heavily subsidise our Winter Coaching with PGA Professionals, due to COVID 19 this has not been possible, therefore please see our proposed programme going forward for 2020/2021 GROUP WINTER COACHING, FOR UNDER 12'S ( IDEAL FOR BEGINNERS AND FLAG EVENT PLAYERS) We are in the process of organising Group coaching over the winter, with our PGA Professionals, dates for these will be issued in the next few weeks, they will commence from November 2020- March 2021. Due to COVID 19 these will be limited to groups of 6, under 12 children. There will be a range of times and days for this, it will comprise of 5 lessons ( 1 each month), the cost for this will be £40. We will send an email out later when all dates have been finalised for you to register your child. 9 HOLE ON COURSE COACHING FOR UNDER 14'S with PGA PROFESSIONAL JANE CONNACHAN ( IDEAL FOR PLAYERS WHO PLAY IN THE STROKE PLAY EVENTS OR HAVE AT LEAST REACHED THE 9TH HOLE OF A FLAG EVENT) This is now live on our website and commences from 1st October to 1st March. This is available either as a single person, two in the lesson or 3 in the lesson, the cost will be the same £60. Therefore you can collaborate with other familys if you wish to share the cost. It will consist of 9 holes with Jane over either Swanston, Kingsfield or Castle Park GC, will cover all aspects of the game, ideally this is suited to children who have qualified for the stroke play events. The dates and timings of the 9 holes will be decided with Jane Connachan as there are limited spaces for this. ONE TO ONE LESSONS FO UNDER 18'S WITH PGA PROFESSIONALS JANE CONNACHAN OR DAVID BURNS ( IDEAL FOR STROKE PLAY PLAYERS) These are now live on our system. This will cover 2 hours 30 minutes of one to one lessons with a PGA Professional and will be in more depth than the others. The cost for this is £100, the venues, days and timings of the sessons will be decided between yourself and the Professional

Yuill and Walters Show the way to Victory

Great wins by Alexander Yuill in the U12's and Fraser Walters in the U10's