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Gillian Kirkwood

Golf Administration Experience

  • President, Scottish Veteran Ladies Golfing Association 2014-16

  • Scottish Government representative on the St Andrews Links Trust 2012-17
  • Chairman of the Trustees of the Women Golfers’ Museum 2003-
  • R&A Qualified referee since 1996. I have refereed at the Ricoh Womens’ British Open, LET, EGA, LGU and Scottish events
  • Chairman of the Ladies Golf Union 2010-2013
  • LGU Vice Chairman 2009-2010
  • LGU representative on the Rolex World Rankings Committee 2008-2010
  • Chairman of GB&I International Selection Committee 2006-2010
  • LGU representative on the R&A Amateur Status Committee 2006-2010
  • Scottish representative on the Ladies’ Golf Union Council 2006-2010
  • Chairman of the Midlothian County Centenary Committee 2003-2009
  • Chairman of East of Scotland Girls’ Golfing Association 2001-2008
  • Chairman of Scottish Ladies Golfing Association 1999-2000
  • Chairman of SLGA Girls’ Golf committee 1997-1999
  • East of Scotland representative on the SLGA committee 1995-2000
  • Captain of Midlothian County Ladies Golf Association 1991-1993
  • Captain of Broomieknowe Golf Club Ladies Section 1982-84 and 2004-2006 (Centenary)

Work Experience

  • July 2004: Took early retirement to pursue other interests.

  • 1984-2004: University of Edinburgh
    • 2001-2004: Computing Service: Principal Computing Officer: In charge of computer support for the College of Humanities and Social Science (12,000 students, 2,000+ staff). Latterly I managed a team of 23 spread across the campus.
    • 1993-2001: Computing Service: Senior Computing Officer: In charge of the support team for the Faculty of Social Science
    • 1988-1993: Computing Service: Computing Officer: Faculty of Social Science
    • 1984-1988: Department of Business Studies: Demonstrator.
  • 1973-1984: took time off to raise a family (3 daughters)
  • 1970-1973: Computer Programmer and latterly Programmer/Analyst with John Menzies (Holdings) Ltd.

Education

  • University of Edinburgh: BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science (1970)

  • George Watson’s Ladies’ College, Edinburgh: 6 Highers (1966)

Interests

  • Golf: Current Handicap 14, Member of Gullane Ladies’ Golf Club and St Rule Club
    Honorary member of Midlothian County Ladies’ Golf Association.
    Midlothian County player in the early 1980’s.

  • History of Ladies Golf: I speak, write articles and act as an authority on womens’ golf history.
  • Collecting Golf Memorabilia. My husband and I collect books, clubs, silverware, medals, ephemera and art. Member of the British Golf Collectors Society.
  • Playing Hickory Golf. Have played for Europe v USA in the BGCS Hickory Grail, and in several other international hickory events.
  • Developing Websites: Partner (with Colin Farquharson) in scottishgolfview.com and kirkwoodgolf.co.uk. Both very successful golf news sites. I have also helped some Counties to get started with websites.
  • Bridge. Member of Gullane Bridge Club and Marmion Bridge Club. Play for the Gullane team in the East of Scotland league.
  • Husband (1) daughters (3) grandchildren (currently 8)

Personal Details

  • Address: Mossdale, Erskine Road, Gullane, East Lothian EH31 2DQ,

  • Telephone Home 01620 84 2744, Mobile 07967 137321 (no reception on my mobile at home)
  • Email gill@gilliankirkwood.com
  • Date of Birth 14 March 1949

Websites that I manage