Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Account topup information

Following the Competition Secretary's update below we have disseminated important information to all members regarding making payment of entry fees online.  You should have received this by email.  If you have not received an email then firstly please check your junk folder, and if you haven't received it then drop a note to and a copy will be forwarded to you.  Please note that online payments are subject to the terms and conditions per the email dated 22 March 2023.

Hello Ladies 

I know you have all been waiting for the County Competitions to go live on the App, apologies it has taken us so long there are still a few teething problems with the new Scottish Golf system and because of this we have had to create the competitions slightly differently this year.

Hopefully you have all managed to pay your subs through the website using the instructions Laura gave out.

The first thing you need to do to be able to enter a competition is to have enough money in your Aberdeenshire County Account. 

To top this up you need to go to the Scottish Golf Website - Scottish Golf Website and log in at the top corner using your CDH number and password

You then need to click on the My Account section.

This will take you to the below page

From here you need to select Aberdeenshire Ladies County Golf Association as your club and click on View Account

Once you are in your ALCGA account if you scroll down to nearly the bottom you will see a section called Club Accounts where you area able to see your account balance and have the option of topping up your account. You can also see the transactions you have done on your account beneath it.

So once you have topped up your account you can now go to the Scottish Golf App to enter the competitions.

Along the bottom of the screen there is an Events tab with a picture of a trophy above it, click on that and it will take you to your home clubs events (see mine says McDonald in the top left hand corner)

If  you click on the arrow next to your club name you can search for Aberdeenshire Ladies County Golf Association in the find a club section 

Once you are in ALCGA you can see the competitions available to enter. As you can see I have only added Ballater so far (Wednesday 22nd March) but I am hoping to get the rest added tomorrow.

You may also notice that there are two competitions for Ballater. This is because the new Scottish Golf system has all ALCGA members as home members of all the clubs in the county therefore for County Opens where you are not a member of the host club you can't pay the green fee as well as the entry fee.

So I have created a HOME competition for members of the host club (in this example Ballater) and a VISITORS competition for anyone else who wants to play the Ballater County Open but is not a member of Ballater 

All you need to do is click select for the relevant competition you want to enter and this will put the competition into your basket top right - see circled below

If you click on the basket in the top right corner this takes you to the event details

Check the details are correct and click on Continue to Payment this will take you to the Checkout where you click on Pay by Competition Account  (see below) and this will enter you into the competition and take the payment from your County Account. If you can't get to this screen chances are you don't have enough money in your account to pay for the entry so follow the steps laid our earlier.

Any problems please email and hopefully I can talk you through it.

Thank you all again for your patience in us working with Scottish Golf to get this set up and happy golfing!

Fiona Campbell 

ALCGA Comp Sec

Monday, 13 March 2023

ALCGA membership 2023


Subscription invoices for the 2023 season have now been issued.  Where possible payment should be made via the Scottish Golf website.  Guidance on how to make payment has been circulated to club reps and directly to members of clubs without reps.  A copy of the guidance is here.

New members are welcome to join.  Please see information here on criteria for joining, benefits of membership and how to apply.

Please direct any membership queries to your rep or to the Treasurer at

Sunday, 5 March 2023

First Training Session For the ALCGA squad

Very useful short game training drills from Gary Forbes & few competitive holes to follow made for a very successful team bonding day. 

Saturday, 4 March 2023

Congratulations to ALCGA VC Sheena Wood at IV Match International Senior Femenino 2023!

Well done to ALCGA Vice Captain Sheena Wood who was a member of the successful European Senior Team who for the first time beat the Spanish Senior Team in Gran Canaria at IV Match International Senior Femenino 2023. The team comprised of one Scot, one English, one Irish, one Italian, two Swedes, two Dutch, two Germans, one Belgian, one French.


Saturday, 29 October 2022


Many congratulations to Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) who has achieved her first win in the United States, winning the Olde Stone Intercollegiate Championship with a 2 under par 54 hole score. This is a fantastic achievement and we wish her continued success.

Carmen is also included as one of the seven players named in the recently announced Scottish Golf High Performance Group. Aberdeenshire players are well represented in the performance program with Jasmine Mcintosh (Murcar Links) also being included in the High Performance Group. Robyn Fowlie (Murcar Links) is one of five players in the Performance Development group and Ruby Watt (Paul Lawrie) one of eight players named in the Girls' Performance squad. Well done to everyone.

Thursday, 29 September 2022


The final of this year's Sheena Wood Rosebowl was played at Hazlehead on September 29th between Maria Giblin (Torphins) and Karen Soden (Peterculter). Congratulations to Maria who played good golf to win in rather damp and blustery conditions. Well done to Karen on reaching the final.

This was the final golfing event of our season. However I would take this opportunity to remind you that our AGM will be held at Curl Aberdeen on Saturday 12th November at 11am. I hope to see you there.

Olive Robb

Tuesday, 30 August 2022


Our team assembled on Thursday 25th for our practice round. No one had played the course before so it was a new experience for everyone. The course was challenging with several hilly areas including a daunting first hole.

Our first match on Friday 26th was against Galloway. We unfortunately lost the morning foursomes 2-1 with our point coming from the pairing of Fiona Campbell and Robyn Gallon. In the afternoon singles we had two convincing wins with Carol Wilson winning 7&6 and Lauren Whyte 5&4. Unfortunately, while other matches were close they slipped away over the last few holes giving an overall match score of 6-3 against us.

On Saturday we played Fife losing the foursomes 3-0. The singles score was again 4-2 against with Robyn Gallon (1up) and Carol Wilson who again had a convincing win (6&5) getting our points. While the overall score was 7-2 against, again several of the matches only slipped away over the final holes.

On Sunday our final match was against Lanarkshire, the strongest team in the competition and the eventual winners. We lost the foursomes 3-0 and the singles 5-1 with Lynne Tough scoring our point.

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Congratulations to Lanarkshire on their win.

I would like to thank the team for all their efforts. For the majority of them this was the first time they had played for the County and this was a new experience for them. They all played good golf, were very supportive of each other and formed a strong cohesive group. It was a pleasure to captain them and I am very grateful to them. 

Thanks to Zibby Brown who has now completed her term as selector. A County Finals is a good place to bow out. My special thanks go to Laura McLardy for volunteering to help out when it became apparent that there would be absences from the usual support team.

Finally, thanks to all our supporters who either attended in person or sent their good wishes. 

Let's hope we can win the Jamboree again next year and qualify again.

Olive Robb

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Please find the draw for the Tri-Am on the 2nd of September at Turriff on the fixtures page and here 

Tri-Am Draw

There are still some late entries available please email with your 3 team members.

Monday, 22 August 2022


Unfortunately Robyn Fowlie has had to withdraw from the team to play in Kirkcaldy. However we are pleased to welcome Lynne Tough to the team in her place. 

The team are looking forward to the weekend and will be doing their best for Aberdeenshire and the Northern Division.

Olive Robb


Tuesday, 16 August 2022

 The draw for the Cruden Bay and Peterculter Open are now available in the Fixtures list and via these links - 

Cruden Bay County Open Draw

There are no late entries available for Cruden Bay

Peterculter County Open Draw

For Peterculter late entries will be accepted by email only to up until 5pm on the 24th August


For those who missed out on the Commonwealth Spoons yesterday here is another chance to play in a County competition. 

Closing date for the Tri-Am is this Friday (19th August) so get your partners organised and enter soon!

Any questions please contact Karen Soden