Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Monday 14th March marked the start of the 16th West of Scotland Golf Trophy, held at the excellent Western Gailes Golf Club.

image of golfer mid-swing

Monday 14th March marked the start of the 16th West of Scotland Golf Trophy, held at Western Gailes Golf Club.

Day one of the event was dominated by stormy weather, with the participants battling against strong winds and driving rain. As a result, no one came close to par during the first round but the students were not dismayed, heading home with big smiles and soggy shoes to prepare for the next day.

Day two saw a mild improvement in the weather, however, the wind persisted throughout the whole day. The golfers were especially challenged on holes five to nine, as the wind was blowing in their faces. Jamie Van Wyk, representing the University of Central Lancashire, brought his A-game and was the first competitor to meet level par thanks to a strong performance on the second day.

 

 

 

On the final day the wind changed completely, adding a testing new dimension to the course and forcing players to relearn the first five and last four holes. The student golfers relished the new challenge brought about by the change in weather and the nail-biting competition got even narrower as the field was cut down to 36 men and 12 women for the final round.

image of saint andrews womens team

In the end it was an ace performance from the University of St. Andrews, with both of their teams heading home victorious in the Men’s and Women’s Team categories. In the Women’s individual category the winner was Penelope Brown, followed closely by Josie Baker, and Lucy Jamieson. The Men’s individual category finished with Jamie Van Wyk in the lead, followed by Ross Nelson from the University of Stirling and Roddy McAuley of the University of St. Andrews taking silver and bronze respectively.

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Western Gailes Golf Club for hosting the event, to the volunteer starters and officials, and to the R&A for supporting a fantastic weekend of golf for all participants!

Photographs from the event can be viewed here.

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Tuesday 4th April 2017

Scottish Student Sport are delighted to confirm that our Conference Accommodation will be at the impressive Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club.

Scottish Student Sport are delighted to confirm that our Conference Accommodation will be at the impressive Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club. They have over 300 years of history, just 7 miles from Edinburgh’s city centre.

Impressively situated in 1,000 acres of parkland lies the four-star Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club. With spectacular views to Edinburgh Castle and the Forth Bridges, it’s a celebration of Scottish heritage.

With 215 rooms and suites, contemporary meeting and events spaces and a range of restaurants and bars, our historic resort also features two 18-hole golf courses, luxurious leisure facilities and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

It’s hard to believe Dalmahoy lies just 20 minutes from Edinburgh and 10 minutes from Edinburgh Airport. It enjoys excellent transport links by air, road and rail, while offering a luxury retreat at a Scottish resort.

We will be offering our guests a range of rooms, and we will also host our awards dinner in the private dining suites of the Dalmahoy.  We hope you can join us on the 13th and 14th of June.

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Tuesday 28th March 2017

Teed Off at Plastic is proud to have gifted biodegradable golf tees in an eco-friendly bag to the students competing in this week’s Scottish Student Golf Championships (Moray GC, Lossiemouth).

We’re delighted to be partnering with Teed Off at Plastic in Lossiemouth this week to bring attention to the unsustainability of plastic tees in golf. Each player has been given a bag of biodegradable tees and we are looking forward to working to change attitudes in golf.

Teed off at Plastic wrote;

‘Having become aware of issues with plastic golf tees ending up on local beaches, our friends at Scottish Student Golf have teamed up with Teed Off At Plastic to promote widespread environmental awareness.

Teed Off at Plastic is proud to have gifted biodegradable golf tees in an eco-friendly bag to the students competing in this week’s Scottish Student Golf Championships (Moray GC, Lossiemouth).

We are delighted by Scottish Student Golf’s proactive approach, which will spread awareness and encourage more eco-friendly choices when playing golf. It is great to know that the competitors will return to Colleges and Universities across Scotland with a positive message of change. Thank you to Scottish Student Golf for taking the initiative and for caring enough to back our campaign.

Scottish Student Golf is part of Scottish Student Sport – the national network for College and University sport. If you’re unaware of what this great organisation does for young people in sport and physical activity then please support them by checking them out online.’

 

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