National honour as West Linton golfer Gemma heads for Emerald Isle

Gemma Batty.
Gemma Batty.

One of the Borders’ leading female golfers has been selected to represent Scotland in this year’s Home Internationals.

Gemma Batty, from West Linton Golf Club, will take part in The Ladies’ Home Internationals – an annual event played over three days with teams from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.

This year, the event will take place at Ballybunion Golf Club in County Kerry, Ireland from August 8-10. Gemma will be part of a team of seven flying the flag for her country.

The announcement came from Scottish Golf, the governing body for amateur golf in Scotland, and Andrew McKinlay, chief executive, said: “The Ladies’ Home Internationals is a prestigious event, as the four nations all vie to be crowned the overall winner.

“At Scottish Golf, we’re passionate about supporting female talent from grassroot to elite level. As well as playing for fun, there are endless competitive opportunities available to those who play the sport – with The Ladies’ Home Internationals being one.

“I congratulate Gemma on making the selection and wish her every success in the competition. Let’s hope this will be Scotland’s year.”

The 24-year-old was introduced to golf by her parents at a young age and attended the University of Stirling on a golf scholarship, where she was ladies’ captain for three years in a row. She has represented Great Britain at the World University Games in South Korea (2015) and Chinese Taipei (2017).