New ranking system for club golfers to go global

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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.

It was also trialed by 11 other clubs – Aberdour Ladies, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Kingsknowe, Leven GS Ladies, Lothianburn, Lundin Ladies, Prestonfield, Swanston New, Windyhill and Windyhill Ladies.

Now its creator, former Scottish Golf Union president David Moir, is set to roll out the system to a wider audience through the system’s website, http://www.MyGolfRanking.net, which was launched last week.

“Golfers by definition are competitive animals,” said Moir, who devised the World Amateur Golf Rankings 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 200,000 ranked 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 performance in counting events nominated by their club,” he added.

“Each men’s and ladies’ section of a participating club will have its own My Golf Ranking page on the revamped 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.”