A UNIQUE new ranking service has been adopted this season by Fife Golfing Association and over 30 of its affiliated clubs, including a number in Levenmouth and the East Neuk.
MyGolfRanking is free for golf clubs and their members to join and provides players at participating clubs with a ranking based on their performance in counting events nominated by their club.
MyGolfRanking is the concept of Lundin Golf Club stalwart David Moir, who was instrumental in devising the R&A/USGA World Amateur Golf Ranking for men and women.
Players earn ranking points based on their net handicap scores in club competitions and the strength of each field, using the same basic concepts of the world amateur and professional golf rankings.
David said: “I believe MyGolfRanking will create sustained interest for club members throughout the year and also stimulate greater participation among members which, in turn, will produce numerous social and financial benefits for golf clubs.
“I am delighted that the first Scottish area to adopt this is Fife Golf Association, right in the heart of the home of golf.”
Each club has its own MyGolfRanking league table and there is also an overall Fife MyGolfRanking, to identify the best club golfer in the Kingdom.
All results are updated weekly on www.MyGolfRanking.co.uk and the Fife MyGolfRanking appears regularly in local newspapers.
In addition to Fife, there are several other trials under way in other regions and David has advanced plans to roll out MyGolfRanking to the other 15 Scottish Men’s Areas and Ladies’ County Associations in 2013.
David was the world amateur golf ranking manager at the R&A and instrumental in devising the R&A/USGA world amateur golf ranking for men and women.
He is also a past president of the Scottish Golf Union and a former member of the European Golf Association championship committee.