SUCCESS for Kelsey MacDonald, Laura Murray and Heather MacRae at the Qualifying School Final in Morocco over the weekend means that there will be eight Scots on the Ladies European Tour next year, the highest number for many a year.
A NEW era in Scottish amateur golf has been proclaimed with the news that the proposal to amalgamate the Scottish Golf Union and the Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association into a single unified governing body for amateur golf in Scotland has been finalised.
It's the time of the year when the golfy folk are winding down and indulging in the kind of opulent excess that used to be the reserve of insane Roman emperors but Stephen Gallacher had one final point to make before settling himself into the festive frivolities.
BRADLEY NEIL'S first taste of European Tour life will last through the weekend after the Blairgowrie teenager survived the cut in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek in South Africa, writes Bruce Langholm.
TIGER WOODS ended a four-month injury lay-off by slumping to last place, 11 shots off the lead, around the course in Orlando where he was a resident for more than a decade, writes Bernie McGuire in Windermere, Florida.
It??s a long way from St Andrews to Simapo Island in China ?? about 5,897 miles to be precise ?? but the golfing reputation, influence and expertise that abounds in the Auld Grey Toon will be felt in the far east after the St Andrews Links Trust announced plans to license its first ever overseas Golf Academy.
Defending champion Henrik Stenson remained on course to achieve a personal milestone worth more than £1.3 million as Rory McIlroy suffered a nightmare two-hole spell in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.