The Scottish Women’s Amateur Tour will feature nine 36-hole events from April to September, open to women and girls with a handicap of nine or better, with scratch and net categories.
The top six players from the start and net order of merit will compete in a sponsored grand final at Cabot Highlands – Castle Stuart on September 22.
2024 Scottish Women’s Amateur Tour schedule
April 17/18 – Royal Dornoch Championship Course and The Struie
May 1/2 – Scotscraig Golf Club
May 19/20 – Dalmahoy Championship East Course and Resort West
June 16/17 – Monifieth Medal Course and Ashludie
July 6/7 – Murrayshall Championship Course
July 22/23 – West Kilbride Golf Club
August 11/12 – Montrose Links
September 1/2 – Fairmont St Andrews – Torrance Course and Kittocks
September 15/16 – Strathmore Golf Club
The entry fee for all events is £65 per tournament, with an annual membership fee of £85. Registration opens March 1 and is limited to 130 golfers on a first-come, first-served basis.
The new amateur has been well received, with former Women’s Amateur Champion Louise Duncan commenting:
“What a fantastic tour for our amateur women and girls in Scotland. This is a game changer for the women’s game in the Home of Golf. Exciting times.”
Expand playing opportunities for women and girls
Organizer Alan Tait explains why he was so keen to get the Scottish Women’s Amateur Tour underway:
I didn’t really know that our leading girls and women in Scotland had so few playing opportunities for tournament golf. Knowing that I already organize and conduct successful amateur tours, many women have approached me in recent years. The chat was more or less, “Taity, can’t you do something for us too!!”
With that, I started looking into it further and realized that there was so much more that could be done to help our female amateur golfers. So all these months later, here we are on the eve of a brand new tour with two merits (scratch and net categories) running throughout the season.
I am genuinely excited about the new tour and hope it will make a major contribution to the women’s game. I would love nothing more if any of the players went on to represent Scotland or even reach the Curtis Cup, through their performances on the new tour.
I am also very proud of the locations I have organized. They were all wonderful and extremely supportive when I approached them. They all agreed that this was necessary and jumped at the chance to come on board.
Players are spoiled for choice and it is absolutely fantastic to have two courses in the top 100 in the world (Royal Dornoch and Cabot Highlands Castle Stuart) on the programme. I can’t thank all the locations enough for their support.
Although the tour will take place in Scotland, it is open to everyone and I have already had inquiries from England, Ireland and even Sweden! So the interest is certainly there.
I’m not sure there will be enough hours in the day for me this year with everything else I have on, but I’ll make it work! I enjoy doing my bit to help our game and promote golf in Scotland as much as possible. It’s all hard work and a lot of commitment, but it gives me immense pleasure to give something back to golf, and to the best country in the world!
Registration opens on March 1
For anyone interested in taking part in one of the Scottish Women’s Amateur Tour events, you can register your interest here.