Tuesday, March 12, 2013



A UNIQUE ranking system for club golfers is set to be launched worldwide after being tested successfully in Scotland last year.

'My Golf Ranking' was adopted by Fife Golfing Association and 32 of its affiliated clubs for the 2012 golf season. 

A trial also involved 11 other clubs, namely Aberdour Ladies, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Kingsknowe, Leven Golfing Society Ladies, Lothianburn, Lundin Ladies, Prestonfield, Swanston New, Windyhill and Windyhill Ladies.

Now its creator, former Scottish Golf Union president David Moir (pictured above when he was in office), is set to roll out the system to a wider audience through the system's website which was re-launched last week, www.MyGolfRanking.net

"Golfers by definition are competitive animals," said Moir, who devised the World Amateur Golf Ranking for both men and women when he worked for the R&A. 

"Our vision is to have My Golf Ranking adopted around the world as the truly global golfing social network and we're getting there.

"My Golf Ranking had 12,000 ranked golfers at the end of 2012. We hope to have ranked 200,000 by the end of 2013 and 1,000,000 by the end of 2014." 

The system creates ranking leagues at local, regional, national and international level, and Moir and his team have agreements with leading club management systems in place for the 2013 club season.

"My Golf Ranking is free for golf clubs and their members to join and provides players at participating golf clubs with a ranking based on their handicap performance in counting events nominated by their club," he added. 

"The men's and ladies' sections of each participating club will have their own My Golf Ranking page on the MGR website, and I am pleased to announce that, in these days of austerity, participating MGR golf clubs will stand to benefit financially from any commercial success achieved."

Club Manager at Swanston New Golf Club, Colin McClung, who, with Wendy Nicholson of Broomieknowe, is handling sponsorship and visitors for the recently announced Edinburgh golf initiative, added: 
Well run Ranking competitions are great for clubs and members as they boost participation levels right across the whole season. With the growth of internet use, and TV coverage of events like the Race to Dubai and Fedex Cup, there is a real demand for similar events at a club level. 
"Until now the ability to compare yourself against golfers at other clubs has been limited to team players, county or national squad ‘plus’ handicap golfers but, with MyGolfRanking, this is now available to club golfers of any ability. 
"At Swanston, we’re considering replacing our own internal Order of Merit competitions with MyGolfRanking tables, which are automatically updated each time we publish our results to our own website, reducing administration at our end to a simple click of a button once one of our competitions is completed.”

For further information, contact David Moir, Managing Director, in League with Golf Ltd

E  inleaguewithgolf@mail.com    M  07899 373216

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