Monday, February 26, 2018


Dear KirkwoodGolf Readers,

KirkwoodGolf has been reporting on womens, girls and student golf since April 2002.  During that time we have made very many friends and have always been encouraged by our knowledgeable readership.   Thank you for your support over the years.

The days of websites such as this are numbered.  When KirkwoodGolf started, there was no such thing as smartphones, and most people were still using dial-up to get on the internet from home.   Finding results was difficult as many organisations did not have websites , and those that did were often difficult to find.  We collated the news and displayed it on one screen, later turning it into a blog as it was easier to post news stories that way.

Nowadays  our social media apps on phones and tablets are looking for a different format, and everyone can share and post golf news instantly with their friends without the need for a dedicated website to provide the service.

Your editors are both busy people, with other interests and responsibilities, and finding the time to keep the website up to date has become problematic.

For these reasons we have come to the decision to close the KirkwoodGolf website.

I'd like to thank Colin Farquharson and Carol Fell, who have made fantastic contributions both in content and support.  Without them this website would have closed a long time ago.

Colin is continuing his ScottishGolfView website, and a lot of the womens, girls and student golf content will appear there.

Carol is going to keep her successful and much-loved Renfrewshire Ladies' County   West of Scotland Ladies Golf and West Vets websites going.

The KirkwoodGolf website will still be available, and the links down the left will still work, so we won't have disappeared entirely.  We've really enjoyed providing "Golf News you can't find anywhere else" to you over the years.

Wishing you Great Swings, Great Scores and Good Golfing in the future

Gillian Kirkwood