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LGU chief exec Malcolm stands down

SHONA MALCOLM has left her position as the chief executive of the Ladies Golf Union.

Malcolm, a chartered accountant from Prestwick, had been at the helm of the LGU since 2008, having initially taken the role on an interim basis.

“After seven years in the post, I believe new directions and fresh perspectives are healthy and to be welcomed by both parties,” said Malcolm in a short statement on the LGU website.

LGU chairman Trish Wilson added: “I’m saddened to see Shona leave and would like to thank her for everything she’s done for the LGU over the past seven years.”

Meanwhile, as Scottish Club Golfer went to print, it was announced that the LGU and R&A are to explore the possibility of merging.

In a joint statement, the two organisations said: “There is a great deal of synergy between the LGU and the R&A, with both based in St Andrews and responsible for staging major championships, prestigious amateur events and international matches.

“Both organisations are committed to supporting the development of golf and encouraging participation in the sport.”

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