Tuesday, 24 March 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus: 24 March 2020

On Saturday, the ALCGA Management Committee and officials notified cancellation of County events until the beginning of May. Yesterday we discussed our next steps.

Consequently, guided by the government announcement that everyone must stay at home except in exceptional circumstances, the introduction of a 12 week isolation period to shield the most vulnerable people, the closure of non-essential shops, facilities and services, and the possibility that the disease peak may not occur until May/June, we are now making the next difficult decision to cancel ALCGA events that are scheduled up until the end of June.

The following events will be cancelled:

·       County Opens at Banchory on 14 May, Fraserburgh on 16 May, Westhill on 11 June and McDonald Ellon on 26 June

·       Watt Duffus Inter-Club Trophy at Newburgh-on-Ythan on 18 May.

If you have placed an entry for any of these competitions, the relevant club rep or Karen will be in touch with you.

At the moment, I am in touch with the Captain of Angus Ladies County Golf Association who is in charge of organising the Northern Division Jamboree from 13 to 15 June at Monifieth to find out what action is proposed with this inter-county event.

Always with the wellbeing of our community of members at heart, we are continuing to monitor advice and developments and will update you when there is any news.

Please take care and stay safe.

Lorna

Lorna M Johnson
Captain, ALCGA

Saturday, 21 March 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus: 21 March 2020

At this challenging time, the ALCGA Management Committee and officials have decided that we must take steps to protect the health and wellbeing of our members. Consequently, at this point, we have made the following decisions.

·        County Squad Practice sessions that are scheduled for 29 March and 05 April will be cancelled.

·        Junior Competitions that are scheduled will be cancelled – Strabathie on 12 April and Paul Lawrie Centre on 04 May.

·        County Opens that are scheduled in April will be cancelled - Ballater on 24 April and Aboyne on 30 April.

·        The County Championship will be postponed from May until 11-13 September (provisional dates at present) at Meldrum House.

·        Golf View League matches will not take place in 2020.

·        Sheena Wood Rosebowl matches will be put on hold until further notice.

·        The date for payment of fees to Club Reps will be moved to the beginning of July.

If you have placed an entry for any of these competitions, the relevant club rep, junior convenor or Karen will be in touch with you.

Because the County Community is important to us all, I am sure these decisions are very disappointing for all members but it is essential to restrict our gatherings. I want to thank those of you whose time and effort are essential to ensure the success of our events and competitions and whose efforts are now thwarted by these unprecedented circumstances.

We are continuing to monitor advice and developments and will update you about other competitions in due course.

Please take care and stay safe.

Lorna

Lorna M Johnson
Captain, ALCGA

Friday, 13 March 2020

New ALCGA Website

Welcome to the new ALCGA website.

I must thank Carol (Wilson) and Karen (Stalker) for their time and efforts in creating it. Also I must thank Kathleen (Esslemont) for her work and help over the years on the old website.

It is our aim to make sure that our website and Facebook give us improved communication within ALCGA.


The new site makes it easier to provide quick updates and allows better synchronisation with other social media platforms. At the moment, fixture information is easily accessible and news can be published. Other parts of the website are still being developed and populated but the framework is already there and will be completed very soon.

Feedback is welcome - contact Carol, Karen or me.

Lorna