Golf scholarships on offer at Loretto

Loretto School and Golf Academy, a boarding and day school for boys and girls aged up to 18 years based in Musselburgh, East Lothian, is offering an opportunity to young golfers.

The par-3, 17th hole (right) and par-4 18th, leading to the clubhouse with the greens on the par-3 2nd (bottom left) and par-4 16th (below) on the Queens Course at Gleneagles.  Picture: David Cannon/Getty Images

Comment: Martin Dempster says Queen’s at Gleneagles is a gem

It helps, admittedly, when Mother Nature is playing ball, as she did during the Ryder Cup two years ago, but is there really a better place to be out on a golf course than Gleneagles?

Stirling's Craig Lee missed the cut at the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura. Picture: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Comment: Martin Dempster on Scots golf’s woeful season

Well, that was poor. Dire, in fact. The Saltire may have been prominent at times on the leaderboard during the Portugal Masters, the final regular event on this season’s European Tour. That, though, merely masked one of the worst campaigns by golf’s “Tartan Army” in the past 20 years.

Padraig Harrington has climbed 62 spots to 97th in the world rankings on the back of winning the Portugal Masters. Picture: Getty Images

8am Round-Up: Padraig Harrington back in world’s top 100

Padraig Harrington is back in the world’s top 100 after claiming his 15th European Tour title with victory in the Portugal Masters.

Scott Jamieson finished 108th in the Race to Dubai. Picture: Getty Images.

Relief for Scott Jamieson as Harrington wins Portugal Masters

Scott Jamieson and Craig Lee had contrasting European Tour card fortunes as Padraig Harrington turned back the clock in the Portugal Masters to win on this side of the Atlantic for the first time since retaining his Open Championship title in 2008.

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Russell Knox closed with a two-over-par 74 in Kuala Lumpur, where American Justin Thomas retained the title. Picture: Getty Images

Russell Knox finishes 10th in Malaysia

Russell Knox ended up in a share of 10th spot as American Justin Thomas won the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic in Malaysia for the second year in a row.

Stephen Gallacher jumped 29 spots to joint-eight on the back of a 64. Picture: Getty

Paul Lawrie among golden oldies in title hunt

Who says golf is a young man’s game? Three of the players in contention in the Portugal Masters heading into the final round today are well into their 40s, the oldest of the trio being Paul Lawrie.

Scotland's Marc Warren putts during the second round of The Portugal Masters at  Victoria Clube de Golfe. Picture: Stuart Franklin/Getty

Richie Ramsay and Russell Knox on scoring spree

Scoring-wise, it was easily the best day of the year for Scottish golfers. Richie Ramsay led the way with a 61 in Portugal; Russell Knox carded an equally impressive 63 in Malaysia. That catapuled him into contention in the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic. Also heading into the weekend on the title trail is Marc Warren. After backing up Thursday’s 63 with an equally impressive 65, he shares the lead in the Portugal Masters with defending champion Andy Sullivan.

Marc Warren on his way to a second-round 65 and a 14-under halfway total in the Portugal Masters. Picture: Getty Images

Scots on fire in second round of Portugal Masters

It was quite a morning for the Scots in the second round of the Portugal Masters as Marc Warren extended his overnight leaderboard and Richie Ramsay shot into contention with a 61.

Highland Rev Susan Brown teeing off. Picture: Contributed

Chaplain creates blessing for each hole at Royal Dornoch

GOLFERS at one of the world’s most prestigious courses are being given spiritual advice by a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.

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Russell Knox during day two of the 2016 CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur. Picture: Getty

8am Round-Up: Russell Knox makes Malaysia move with 63

Russell Knox produced a second-round birdie blitz to storm into contention at the halfway stage in the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

West Linton's Gareth Wright with the Scottish PGA Trophy at Gleneagles. Picture: Kenny Smith

Wonder shot earns Gareth Wright the Scottish PGA crown

It was a fitting finish to a milestone event. In fact, it could even have been the best blow that has actually decided the M&H Logistics Scottish 
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100 stagings. Okay, that it is difficult to substantiate, but it was still a classy shot that landed Gareth Wright his second title triumph in the Tartan Tour’s flagship event in three years on the King’s Course at Gleneagles.

West Linton's Gareth Wright shows off the M&H Logistics Scottish PGA Championship trophy after his play-off win at Gleneagles. Picture: Kenny Smith

Gareth Wright wins second Scottish PGA title

Gareth Wright is the Scottish PGA champion for the second time in three years after winning the event’s 100th staging in style at Gleneagles.


Andy Salmon exits as deputy chief of Scottish Golf

Andy Salmon has become the third high-profile figure to depart Scottish Golf since March after leaving his post as the unified body’s deputy chief executive.

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Craig Lee. Picture: Ian Rutherford

8am Round-Up: Watching brief for Craig Lee in Portugal

Craig Lee can keep a close eye on some of the players capable of playing a part in the Scot potentially losing his European Tour card in the Portugal Masters this week.

Paul O'Hara shared the lead after the third round of the Scottish PGA Championship at Gleneagles. Picture: Kenny Smith

It’s not too late for O’Hara to re-ignite his Tour dream

Have you ever wondered what that “fine line” is in professional golf? Pop up to Gleneagles today and you will probably be enlightened. Few events, after all, illustrate it better than the Scottish Professional Championship. Taking a conservative stab, the 100th staging of the Tartan Tour’s flagship event features six players who either could have been or should be performing at a higher level.

Paul O'Hara shot a 66 in the third round of the M&H Logistics Scottish PGA Championship to share the lead with Gareth Wright. Picture: Kenny Smith

O’Hara and Wright set for last-day Scottish PGA shoot-out

Paul O’Hara and Gareth Wright are locked together at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final round of the £50,000 M&H Logistics Scottish PGA Championship at Gleneagles.

Ian Woosnam has been included in this year's inductees. Picture: Getty

8am Round-Up: Ian Woosnam finally gets Golf Hall of Fame honour

One of golf’s great injustices has finally been rectified after former Masters champion and one-time world No 1 Ian Woosnam was named among the latest inductees for the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Paul O' Hara tees off at the par 4 15th hole during the M&H Scottish PGA Championship over the Kings Course at Gleneagles.

 Picture: Kenny Smith.

Is Louis Gaughan next star off Bathgate’s production line?

What is it about Bathgate and golf? Few Scottish clubs, after all, have been so successful in producing a conveyor belt of talent in the Royal & Ancient game.

Paul O'Hara moved within two shots of the lead at the halfway stage in the M&H Logistics Scottish PGA Championship at Gleneagles

O’Hara brothers card matching 65s in Scottish PGA

Brothers Paul and Steven O’Hara shot matching 65s as the chasing pack closed the gap on leader Gareth Wright in the second round of the M&H Logistics Scottish PGA Championship at Gleneagles.

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