What is Scottish Golf Limited?
Scottish Golf is the governing body for the sport of golf in Scotland. We represent golfers and golf clubs to champion the sport in our country and maintain Scotland’s position at the forefront of golf.
Scottish Golf’s role is to lead our clubs, develop champions and provide the opportunity for everyone in Scotland to play golf for life. We represent 587 affiliated golf clubs across the country representing a total membership of over 200,000 golf club members.
Based at the Home of Golf in St Andrews, Scottish Golf’s responsibilities span across most aspects of the game in Scotland, from our original core business of staging national amateur championships and managing Scotland’s national teams, expanding to encouraging more youngsters and adults to play golf, providing support services to member clubs and lobbying government to protect the interests of the game.
Scottish Golf, the new unified governing body for the sport in Scotland, teed off its first day in October 2015 by securing a major sponsorship deal with Aberdeen Asset Management as the organisation unveiled its new look.
At an historic day in St Andrews, the Home of Golf, the new body – an amalgamation of the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association (SLGA) – was launched in the company of a number of Scotland’s leading tour professionals and amateurs, joined by local youngsters from the ClubGolf programme.
Aberdeen Asset Management global golf ambassadors, former Open champion Paul Lawrie, Scotland’s highest-ranked player Marc Warren and Ladies European Tour duo Pamela Pretswell and Carly Booth, teamed up with Walker Cup star Ewen Ferguson and last year’s Scottish Ladies Amateur champion, Gabrielle Macdonald, to celebrate the occasion.