Eleanor Cannon taking steps in right direction

Having been semi-critical of her in recent weeks, it is only right that Eleanor Cannon, the chair of Scottish Golf, is offered credit where credit is due.

Eleanor Cannon. Picture: John Devlin

In the build-up to next month’s first national conference in Edinburgh, Cannon is trying to rally the Areas and Counties. In a letter to those grass-roots organisations, she says that “feedback from the consultation with clubs is a desire for the governing body to pull together with the Counties and Areas to lead the modernisation of the game in Scotland”.

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To that end, she reveals some potential changes include a smaller Scottish Golf board, reducing its members to seven due to the current nine-strong one being “cumbersome and top heavy”. Both a “club” and “youth” representative could be on that board going forward, while the new CEO would also sit on it to “increase accountability”.

All steps in the right direction, chair Cannon.