The R&A’s desire to ditch its crusty, traditional image and promote a new persona for the 21st century was underlined with the announcement yesterday of a simplified Rules of the Golf and a complete rebranding of the organisation.
The rebel “Requisitionists” who voted down Scottish Golf’s proposed financial restructuring in March will have their own proposals tested at a special general meeting of the governing body early next month.
The goodwill and desire from all quarters to improve the fortunes of all aspects of golf in Scotland is so strong that any difficulties the sport faces are surmountable, believes Scottish Golf chief executive Andrew McKinlay.
Rebel associations that voted down proposals for a financial restructuring of Scottish Golf in March are attempting to force another meeting of the organisation to vote on a new plan.
Victor Veyret will be walking tall down the fairways of Le Golf National in the Ryder Cup in less than a month’s time, but his dream is to have it with club in hand in the future and he’s on the right track.
Euan Walker did much to justify his selection for the Scotland team for next week’s Eisenhower Trophy in Ireland but Euan McIntosh did as much to justify the feeling he should be going too on the first day at the Carrick Neill Scottish Open Championship.
Andrew Thomson’s thoughts as he hit a ball from perfect position on the fourth fairway at Rosemount during the quarter-final of the Scottish Amateur Championship were simple enough.
England’s Lily-May Humphreys surely confirmed her spot in the GB&I Curtis Cup team and kept Scots Shannon McWilliam and Chloe Goadby waiting with a surge to win the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Strokeplay Championship at Royal Troon yesterday.
Hannah McCook produced her best performance so far in a top ranking event with a brilliant 67 at Troon Portland yesterday to claim a two-shot lead in the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Championship.