In 2022, it is Aberdeenshire LCGA’s turn to organise the North of Scotland (NoS) Championships at a golf club in our county. As you know, the Championships are open to members of the four Ladies’ County Golf Associations in the North Division: Aberdeenshire, Angus, Northern Counties and Perth & Kinross.
The 2022 Venue
I cannot tell you how pleased I am to let you know that Newmachar Golf Club Management Committee has responded favourably to Aberdeenshire LCGA’s request to grant courtesy of their course for the NoS event next year, saying that they are delighted to be our hosts. Like the Counties, Newmachar Golf Club is keen to encourage and is committed to promoting ladies’ and girls’ golf.
We believe that Newmachar Golf Club is a very appropriate venue because it is popular with golfers, provides an ideal golfing challenge, is relatively easily accessible for all potential participants, has accommodation close by, and, with two courses, Hawkshill and Swailend, is perfect for the championship games and consolation round competitions.
The 2022 Dates
Traditionally the NoS tournament takes place over three days, Monday through till Wednesday. In 2022, the dates will be 25th till 27th July. These dates correspond to those in 2021, and have been chosen with the aim of avoiding clashes with other local and national events.
The Golf – a reminder
The Ladies’ Championship comprises one qualifying stroke-play round on Monday with match-play for scratch and handicap trophies on Tuesday (top 16 players in both categories followed by quarter finals) and Wednesday (semi-finals followed by finals). A Consolation Round is available on Tuesday for those who do not qualify for the match-play. Every competitor is guaranteed 2 rounds of golf.
The stroke-play round for the Girls’ Championship takes place on Monday, in conjunction with the qualifying round for the Ladies’ Championship. Girls may choose to enter both Championships, with their scores for the Ladies’ Championship qualifying round counting for the Girls’ Championship.
We are very grateful to Newmachar Golf Club for backing our very important North Division annual fixture. Special thanks to Paul Mills, General Manager, and to Management Committee members. We look forward to working with you to found the success of the 2022 NoS Championships.
However, success is also dependent on participation. So … please note the dates in your 2022 calendar.
Thanks to you all.
Lorna M Johnson