Shetland has two 18-hole golf courses, at Whalsay and Dale, and the Shetland golf team is usually a combined team of up to eight men and women from both Whalsay and Shetland Golf Clubs.
Shetland golfers have held their own against stiff competition at the Games, where low handicap amateur golfers from Bermuda, the Isle of Man, Aland and the Channel Islands often lead the field. The golf competition is normally played over 72 holes, played over four days, with two practice days at the start of the Games week.
Shetland has won medals at the golf events on two occasions. In the Isle of Man in 2001, Irene Tait won silver in the women’s competition; and in Shetland in 2005 the women’s golf team of Irene Tait, Heather Hogg and Angelina Sandison won gold medal on home soil.
Golf is currently represented on the SIGA Committee by Ramsay Hogg.
Shetland Medals for Golf
|Ladies' Individual||Irene Tait||Silver||2001|
|Ladies' Team Event||Shetland||Gold||2005|