Gillian Kirkwood

Golf Administration Experience

  • President, Ladies Golf Union 2017-
  • President, Scottish Veteran Ladies' Golf Association 2014-16
  • Scottish Government Trustee on the Board of of the St Andrews Links Trust 2012-17
  • Chairman of the Trustees of the Women Golfers’ Museum 2003-
  • R&A Qualified referee since 1997. I have refereed at the Ricoh Womens’ British Open, USGA, 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
  • Manager and Captain of various Scottish Ladies and Girls Teams 1997-2000
  • 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.


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

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


  • Golf:
    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:
    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:
    Websites: scottishgolfview.com and until recently kirkwoodgolf.co.uk.

    ScottishGolfView has well over 1 million hits per year.
    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.
  • Family:
    Husband (1) daughters (3) grandchildren (currently 8)