Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Our first handicap qualifying competitions are now set up on the system for you to enter.

Wednesday 5th August - Stableford
Saturday 8th August - Strokeplay

You can score using the App on your phone or submit a photo of a completed, signed card (as previously blogged).

Both these competitions have been set up from the green tees as we are still waiting for the 2-tee competition issue to be sorted out.

Remember - 3 quick steps to enter
1) Book tee time on Club V1 as usual
2) Enter the competition on the Scottish Golf VMS app
3) Use the purple My Tee Time button to book into a SLOT with your whole playing group

Monday, July 27, 2020


Stableford Tri-Am. One score to count at each hole. Green course (remember to use green stroke index).
One member of each team please take a card from the hut and keep your score. At the end, send me a photo of your completed, signed card.

Jean Irvine
Joy McLeod
Agnes Williamson
Vivien Howe
Senga Nixon
Lilias Snodgrass
Helen Abram
Sheila Biggart
Kate Scott
Maureen Cook
Gillian Donaghy
Eileen Walker
Chris Minto
Marion Munro
Rosemary Reedie
Mary Craig
Jean Murray
Pat Pennel
Morag Cunningham
Anne Judge
Pamela MacKenzie
Karen Binning
Cynthia Keanie
Rosemary Ogilvie

Monday, July 20, 2020


This Wednesday 22nd July will be the second non-counting trial stableford (green tees), to practise using the VMS App again.

The following Wednesday 29th July, we will have some relief from phone scoring by having a tri-am like we had in days of old Wednesday bounce games. The club has reserved us a one-hour slot on the tee sheet between 9.30-10.30 that morning, and there will be 21 spaces.

You will need to enter in advance and the teams of three will drawn (low/middle/high handicap per team) and posted together with the tee times here on the blog by Monday evening (27th July).

Details of how to enter for this bounce tri-am will be posted here on the blog by this Wednesday (still being finalised).

UPDATE: From Wednesday 22nd, a Zoned Draw should be available to book using your Club V1 App (below the Casual Bookings). This will allow 21 entrants. Draw will then be done manually by me and posted on the blog.

Wednesday 5th August and Saturday 8th August will be the first handicap counting competitions (more details nearer the time)

Remember if you want handicap counting scores before then you can submit a supplementary score card at any time. Send a photo of your completed, signed card to handicap secretary Morag Cunningham.

Thursday, July 16, 2020


Ladies Club Championship

Rnd 1 Play by Sunday 2nd August

Match 1: Denise Cowan (W w/o) v Eleanor Cannon

Match 2: Allison Murray (W 3&2) v Marion Munro

Match 3: Anne Judge (W 2&1) v Sheila Biggart

Match 4: Jan Macnab (W 3&2) v Eunice Muir

(Round 2 to be played by Sunday 16th August and Final on Sunday 30th August)

Ladies Bronze Championship

Rnd 1 -Play by Sunday 2nd August

Match 1: Joy McLeod (1) v Bye

Match 2: Vicky Rennie v Alison Templeton (W 1up)

Match 3: Karin MacKenzie (3) v Bye

Match 4: Helen Abram (2) v Bye

(Round 2 to be played by Sunday 16th August and Final by Sunday 30th August)

Please advise Jan of any match results and this post will be updated with winners.


This will be a long post. Please be patient and read to the end!

Firstly, thanks to all the ladies who went out gamely yesterday to try out the new technology.

Congratulations to Sheila Biggart and Rosemary Ogilvie who had the best scores with 36 points each.

We all learned a lot but there is a long way to go before we can say things are running smoothly. For that reason I propose to run exactly the same thing again next Wednesday 22 July - a non-counting, green tee, stableford competition, for more practice. If you want to try sooner, there is the same type of competition already set up to enter this Saturday 18th.

NOTE: Anyone who wishes a qualifying score for their handicap can get this on the 22nd by playing in the competition. Notify me IN ADVANCE by email that you wish your score to qualify and we can treat it additionally as a qualifying supplementary score.


1) When you input the score at any hole, make sure you click TWICE to input and confirm it. Check at the top that the App has moved on to the next hole. Review the card say every 4 holes (buttons at the top for Front 9 and Back 9) to check for and fix any pink highlighted discrepancies.

2) Groups who played in a 2 had a much better success rate with the scoring than groups that played in 3s. Maybe something to consider when booking future tee times.

3) "Mixed" groups that had some using their phones and some using cards were a lot harder to sort out than ones that were "all phones" or "all cards". Again something to bear in mind when booking your group. You need to be clear whose card you are marking and who is marking yours, just as in the past.

4) The backup cards were generally a mess, which was ok yesterday but won't be ok going forward - please see below.

5) There are still some people who want to use the App and have capable phones that have problems Signing-in to the App, or Entering/Checking-in for a Competition, or with changing email addresses, or with their CDH numbers. If any of these, or any other problem, still applies to you -please EMAIL ME setting out all the details/symptoms of the problem. I will coordinate all the issues and these will be passed to David Stewart who will get his Scottish Golf contact to deal with them all together. We have been asked NOT to contact Scottish Golf directly individually as this is a less efficient way for them to deal with problems.


The R&A have given a dispensation for the signing of Handicap Qualifying scores because of COVID 19. This dispensation allows you to sign your own card and initial/tick/etc on your card for your marker. This is the only dispensation. The new technology does not mean that scores do not have to be verified by a marker and signed.

If you and your marker finish your round and are able to agree 18 holes of scores on the App the green Finalise Now button will appear and when that is clicked there is the opportunity to sign your own card on your phone and tick/initial for your marker.

If you finish your round and are unable to sign your phone to verify both people agree the score - for example because one person doesn't use a phone, someone has a technical problem, someone has used "Score for All" or for whatever other reason you have clicked the other "Finalise in V1" button, that means YOUR SCORE HAS NOT BEEN SIGNED AND VERIFIED.

In future therefore, if you have not been able to get to the point that you sign your phone, you MUST properly fill in a card (dated, signed etc, etc just as you would have put in the box last year). The only difference is that YOU can initial/write verified etc in the markers box once you confirm the score with your marker. And then, at the moment, you need to send a picture of it to me or whoever is running that particular competition, rather than put it in a box.

This does mean that for all practical purposes, for the next trial, it would probably be worth keeping a card on the way round, after checking in on your phone when you reach the carpark. You can then either attempt to also score on the phone as you go or try to complete it on the phone for all holes when you come off the 18th hole. (You don't HAVE to do this, it has just been suggested by a few players). But, to repeat, if you want your score to count it MUST BE SIGNED either on phone or card.

I will stop now as that is probably enough to digest all at the one time!

1)Try again next Wednesday. Book tee time now and enter on the App once competition set up (after this Saturday's competition is finished)
2)Email me if you still have any technical problems
3)Make sure in future you sign for your score.

Sunday, July 12, 2020


Wednesday 15th July will be the first ladies competition using the new Scottish Golf VMS scoring App. Here are some step-by-step instructions.

Note there will be no entry fee and no ballots and everyone must play the GREEN COURSE (things are not yet set up for us to run a 2-tee competition).

It will be a NON-COUNTING, STABLEFORD competition.

Whilst we are encouraging everyone to try to use and get to know the new App, there will be contingencies in place for those who do not have a phone suitable for this. If you are in any doubt, take a card from the starters hut with you and mark this instead/as-well-as your phone and we can sort it out afterwards. On the day I am going out before the bulk of the players and will wait afterwards to provide assistance to other finishing groups. Anyone playing first thing in the morning or later in the day who has problems, please just contact me afterwards directly.

Part A - Initial Set-Up
1) Download the Scottish Golf VMS App onto your phone. See my earlier blog for a picture of how this App looks in the App Store

2) Register/Sign-up. This uses your email address and the App should "know" you and your handicap once you Register and then Sign-in.

Anyone with any problems to this point, email me and I will reply or phone you as necessary.

Part B - Enter the Competition
This is what we will do from now on to enter any competition. Wednesday's Stableford is now set up on the system for you to enter. Here are the steps to follow:

1) Book your tee time with your playing group USING THE CLUB V1 APP AS USUAL.

2) Sign in to the Scottish Golf App. You should see Ladies Stableford on 15th. Click the RED Enter button.

This is what my screen looks like after entering. Withdraw is now an option where Enter was.

3) This is the confusing bit. Before playing, you must use the purple My Tee Time button to book into a SLOT with your whole playing group (2 or 3 people as appropriate). This is NOT your tee time, as we are booking tee times as usual using Club V1. It doesn't matter which number of slot your group is booked in as long as you are all in the same one. Only players in the same SLOT can mark each others cards using the App.

4) On arrival at the course there are further steps to do which I won't go into detail here, as 1-3 are what you need to do in advance.

The club emailed all members a document last week which gives this guidance in more detail and what to do on the day. If anyone does not have this, please email me and I will forward it.

Here is also a link to a YouTube tutorial prepared by Scottish Golf for another club which you can watch if you wish.

Using the Scottish Golf App

Lastly, please bear with the Committee - we are as new to this as everyone else!

Wednesday, July 08, 2020


Ladies it's time to get back to "having a card in your hand" without having a card in your hand!

The first competitions of the season will be on Wednesday 15th July and Saturday 18th July 2020. These will be non-counting stableford competitions to give us a first chance to see and use the new Scottish Golf VMS scoring system, which is done on your phone.

Further instructions will follow, but meantime download the Scottish Golf app onto your smartphone. Search "Scottish Golf" and it looks like this in the App Store.

Then see if you can Sign up/Register.

You cannot yet enter the competition, but you can book a tee time to play, as usual, via the ClubV1 app. There will be no ballots or entry fees. Book to play with arranged friends or add Guest Request Game if you are looking for a playing partner.


The Ladies Club Championship and Bronze Championship are going ahead, working towards the originally scheduled Finals Day on Sunday 30th August.

This year there will be no qualifying rounds and everyone who is eligible can enter either the Championship or the Bronze Championship. Seeding will be by current exact handicap, with the Holders at No1.

Please email me by Wednesday 15th July if you want to be included in one of the draws for these scratch, knockout competitions. The draw will be posted online.

The Club Championship is open to all lady members with full playing rights and the Bronze Championship has a further restriction of a playing handicap of 21 or above.

To enter email janmacnab@hotmail.co.uk