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2017 Season in Numbers

2017 Season in Numbers

We’ve reached the end of the 2017 season and we hope you’ve enjoyed your golf wherever you’ve played. Competitive golf in Scotland remains buoyant with more than 1.3m  rounds played across the country between April and October.

Using the numbers gathered from our Centralised Database of Handicaps*, we wanted to share some of the most interesting stats from the year, to acknowledge the achievements of club golfers and help you gauge your game compared to the rest of the golfing population!


Most Improved Female Golfer in 2017 | Top 10

 Name Club Handicap Reduction
Sophie Murphy Clydebank & District 17.8
Anna Scott Deeside 14.3
Hannah Robb St Regulus 14.3
Summer Elliott Nairn 13.9
Ella Marshall Baberton 13.4
Freya Russell Ladies Golf Club Troon 12.1
Rachel Adam Cullen Links 11.8
Abigail May St Regulus 11.6
Lorraine Chalmers Ayr Belleisle Ladies 11.3
Amy McKie Dumfries & County 11.2
Leah Bryce Sandyhills 11.0

Most Improved Male Golfer in 2017 | Top 10

 Name Club Handicap Reduction
Jack Spark Newmachar 16.6
Andrew Mackay Stornoway 14.6
Reagan Coffey Deeside 13.9
Noah Forsyth Inverness 12.8
Grant Anderson Turnhouse 12.7
S Spark Newmachar 12.7
Lee Thompsom McDonald GC 12.6
Samuel Gilfillan Torvean 12.3
Callum Bruce Deeside 12.3
Sam Christie Rothes 12.1

Most Competitions Played in 2017 | Top 10

 Name Club Number of Rounds
Scott Stewart Craigie Hill 113
Jordan Calder Newmachar 110
Scott Anderson Craigstone 109
David Tranmer Pecten 98
John Wood Alyth 95
Wullie Brown Ballumbie Castle 95
Brian Saunders Camperdown 95
Gordon Smith Craibstone 95
Lewis Bryce-Maynard Moray 94
Ronnie Fitzpatrick King JamesVI 94

 

* The information presented has been taken from Scottish Golf’s CDH (Centralised Database of Handicaps) covering the period 1 April to 30 October 2017, based on scoring and handicapping data that Scottish Golf has received from affiliated clubs.

** Please note all handicap reductions were calculated from a maximum starting point of 28 for males and 36 for females.