Tuesday, 1 September 2015

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP - STILL ENTRY TIMES AVAILABLE

The rearranged West of Scotland Championship will take place at Cawder Golf Club on Sunday 13th September - first tee time 12 noon. You can still enter if you would like to play. Please contact Fiona Scott at fionafscott@gmail.com  or telephone or text her at 07815 784404

Here is the original Entry Form for the West of Scotland championship - CLICK HERE

WEST OF SCOTLAND GREENLEES TROPHY 75TH ANNIVERSAY TRI AM


On Saturday 19th September 2015 Cathcart Castle Golf Club hosts a special Greenlees Anniversary Tri-Am with players from 28 golf clubs to mark 75 years of the West of Scotland Ladies Inter Club Golf League founded by Ysobel Greenlees. 
Cathcart Castle is also providing a celebratory brochure about the young Mrs Greenlees and her pioneering idea. 

Here is an Extract from the brochure - kindly produced by Jean Smith (Cathcart Castle Ladies Handicap Secretary and RLCGA's membership Secretary)

YSOBEL GREENLEES
THE WEST of SCOTLAND LADIES INTER CLUB GOLF LEAGUE
75th Anniversary Year  2015


YSOBEL GREENLEES, golf internationalist and captain of the British Ladies Team, was born in Glasgow in 1902, the daughter of building contractor George Findlay (later a Bailie of Troon) and his wife Jessie Greenlees of Campbeltown and daughter of the late Samuel Greenlees. In 1919 age 17 she married her cousin Walter Greenlees, a son of the distiller Samuel Greenlees Jnr who had made Scotch an international drink.
Ysobel and Walter settled in Monkland House, Troon, and by 20 she had her son and daughter.
The Greenlees families hailed from Kintyre and developed three distilleries in Campbeltown (and one in Islay) and were founder members of Machrihanish Golf Club in 1876. They pioneered the mass-marketing and exporting of blended whiskies and soon became the largest holders in the world of thoroughly matured Pure Malt Whisky.
Ysobel learned her golf at Prestwick St Nicholas, which was instrumental in starting the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association, and became Club Champion at age 25 before joining Troon where her husband played. She became West of Scotland Champion in 1932; was a leading member of the first-ever British ladies team which toured Australasia, via India, in 1935; and captained Britain playing in France in 1938 when Britain beat France 7 and 2 at Golf de Morvantaine, where the home nation was captained by Madame Danae Vagliano, after whom the international Vagliano Trophy is named.
Ysobel founded the West of Scotland Ladies Inter Club League in 1930, for which her husband donated the Greenlees Trophy.  Her purpose in starting it was to give club players, especially the younger ones, greater experience in playing competitive match-play golf.
It was first played for in 1931 when Prestwick St Nicholas won, after a play-off against Troon. From 1939, due to the War, the League was suspended until 1949, when Troon won.  She advertised in the Glasgow Herald inviting more clubs to join in – creating a second division in 1954, and donating its trophy, all followed by a third division in 1986.
She was a vivacious, powerful golfer, and when playing in the Open competitions newspapers reported “her golf gives more aesthetic pleasure to the spectator than any other of the competitors.”

She passed on in 1996, and today is remembered for “The Greenlees” league, now of three divisions, playing in its 75th year of intense competition and rivalry between 27 clubs across the West of Scotland each summer. It is unique in Scotland.


FORMAT ---
The format is a Tri -am with the teams being drawn one member from each division - just to mix everybody up.
More details and a copy of the draw will be posted in the near future.

Monday, 31 August 2015

JENNIFER RANKINE WINS HAGGS CASTLE LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP



The Haggs Castle Finals Day was yesterday - Sunday 30th August .  Some dryish weather which is a bit of a surprise given the weather we have suffered this year.

The Ladies Final was Laura McGeachy, the defending Champion against RLCGA's 14 year old Jennifer Rankine.


Laura started well and was two up at the turn. Jennifer started to chip away at this lead and with wins at the 10th, 13th & 14th took the lead. Holes were then halved with Jennifer missing a putt on 17 to close out the match but leaving her 1 up going down 18. Jennifer secured a good 5 on 18 to win two up.


She is the youngest ever Ladies Champion at Haggs Castle.


Thanks go to Neal Stewart for the report

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

GLEDDOCH GOLF CLUB- MIXED OPEN GREENSOMES - - £3566 RAISED FOR BEATSON CANCER CHARITY

MIXED OPEN GREENSOMES - GLEDDOCH GOLF CLUB (Sun 23rd August)
This event was held in honour of 3 Lady Past Captains (all acting members at the time
of their passing), Sheila Hughes, Kay Kellard and most recently Lynn Mitchell.

Despite an incredible amount of rain in the early hours of Sunday, the greens held up
well and the scenery was at its best. 47 couples took part and apart from the entry
fees, a large amount of money was given through sponsorship, other donations, silent
auction bids and a raffle.

Our 2 main sponsors were Windowcare Scotland and Thermo Fisher Scientific. In the next few days, we will be giving the Beatson Cancer Charity a total of £3,566 - an amount we are incredibly proud of. 

The atmosphere was wonderful at the Prize Giving, especially as club member Isabell Donnelly had a hole-in-one at the 12th !!

1)The winners of the Sheila Hughes Trophy (presented by Drew Hughes) were
Alistair Borthwick(Gleddoch) and his sister Ann Houston. (67)
2) Eddie and Linda Brown (Mar Hall & Gleddoch) (70.5)
3) Graeme Sanders and Linda Robertson (Kilmacolm & Douglas Park) (71)

Best Scrach - Garry West and Cathy Skinner (Gleddoch & Clydebank & District) (84)

Thanks go to June Lockhart (Ladies Captain) for the report

Monday, 24 August 2015

EMMA WINS THE DOUBLE !


Emma Hale (Troon Ladies), in her last year as a junior, won the scratch and handicap prizes yesterday at Beith in Ayrshire's Junior Girls' competition.
Playing in exceptionally strong winds over Beith's hilly parkland course, Emma's scratch 70, net 69 was an excellent round of golf. Her 69 won the St. Nicholas Trophy by 2 strokes over Jennifer Howie (Largs). As the best scratch, Emma wins the qualifier for the Telegraph Junior Golf Championship. SSS 69, CSS 70
Thanks go to June Kerr for the report

Friday, 14 August 2015

ELEANOR CANNON IS THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF SCOTTISH GOLF LIMITED

Eleanor Cannon heralds fresh start as new chair of Scottish Golf Limited

NEWS RELEASE
Eleanor Cannon, a highly qualified director with an engrained passion for golf, heralds a fresh start for the sport after her appointment as the inaugural Chair of Scottish Golf Limited.

Following the historic decision to amalgamate the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association (SLGA) into a single governing body for amateur golf in Scotland from 1 October, Eleanor will use her extensive strategic and commercial background to lead the new organisation in the non-executive Chair role for an initial three year term.

Succeeding the current Chairs of both governing bodies, Tom Craig (SGU) and Beth Paterson (SLGA), Eleanor, 50, will seek to lead the ongoing development of golf in Scotland and meet the challenges the sport faces.
With a very impressive CV, Eleanor offers considerable board experience within public and private companies, and has inspired and implemented change in challenging commercial and cultural environments.
After graduating from the University of St Andrews, Eleanor started her career with Marks and Spencer PLC, before serving nine years at Tesco PLC where she became a General Manager and then Global Head of Customer Service.
She joined Scottish and Newcastle PLC in 1997 and held various Board positions during a nine-year spell, latterly as Group HR and Corporate Affairs Director. Since 2008, she has run an Executive Coaching business that specialises in enabling Chief Executives and Managing Directors deliver change within their organisations.
Eleanor, who has also held Trustee and Director positions in five charities over the past 18 years, also has a strong golf background and pedigree, with her mother, Netta Matthew, and father, Rennie Matthew, past Ladies and Club Captains at Ralston Golf Club and her father going on to become President of Glasgow Golf Union.
A former Girls champion at Ralston, Eleanor has been a member at various clubs wherever her work has taken her geographically in Scotland and is currently a member at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club in Renfrewshire.
In a joint statement, Tom and Beth said: “We are delighted that Eleanor has accepted the position of Chair of Scottish Golf Limited.
“She was the stand out candidate amongst a high quality pool of applicants for the role. Eleanor is a very experienced and talented individual. The new unified governing body for Scottish amateur golf offers huge opportunities going forward. We are confident that Eleanor is the person to lead the body into a new and exciting era for golf in Scotland.”
Eleanor said: “I’m enormously proud to have been appointed as the new Chair of Scottish Golf Limited and look forward to this exciting opportunity.
“It’s a position of great responsibility and I’m determined to help meet the many challenges the game faces in Scotland, including providing greater support to our clubs and players and projecting golf as a modern, inclusive sport with a positive image to attract more players.
“I’m a proud and passionate golfer, proud of golf’s role in the history of sport in Scotland and passionate about the values and disciplines that it instils. I now look forward to the next three years with great optimism.”
The process to recruit a new Board of Directors for Scottish Golf Limited began in May, advertising as widely as possible for applicants for these vital roles through an independent HR consultancy.
The new Chair will now be involved in the process to fill the eight other non-executive director positions, with appointments to be announced in due course.

Friday, 7 August 2015

WEST KILBRIDE GIRLS OPEN DAY

West Kilbride Girls' Open --   It's in the afternoon of Saturday, 22nd August.   Course as usual is in great condition despite the pretty grim weather this year.   Forms can be downloaded from the West Kilbride website --   CLICK HERE.   The closing date is 9th August so best for girls to be quick 'though I would expect they will accept entries a little bit beyond this date.   Trophies for scratch, handicap and pre-handicap.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

LINDA WIN GREENOCK CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 18TH TIME AND BREAKS KATHLEEN MCNEIL'S RECORD

Linda McDougall (Champion), Sandra Macdougall (Lady Captain) and Dorothy Fisher (Runner Up)
The Ladies Championship was played over Greenock Golf course yesterday (Saturday 1st August) in atrocious weather conditions. The rain was so heavy at times that squeegees were required on some greens to disperse the puddles.
Linda McDougall was defending her title - and this year her opponent was Dorothy Fisher, a past champion and regular finalist. The final had a particular edge this year as Linda was going all out to beat the record of 17 championships set by the late Kathleen McNeill, a past president of Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association, the Ladies Golf Union and Scottish Ladies Golf Association.
Both players played excellent golf on a day which saw heavy showers and gale force winds test both their skills and their concentration. Linda took control early on and was two up after two holes - but Dorothy played some excellent golf and pulled this back to one at the fourth hole. This was the pattern of the match until the 11th hole when Linda went three up and won the next hole to put pressure on her opponent.
Both players halved the 13th in pars but Linda's par at the 14th was enough to secure her an 18th championship, beating Kathleen's previous record set in 1969.

To remind you of Kathleen McNeil's life story -- CLICK HERE

Thanks go to Sandra Macdougall for the report and photograph

Friday, 31 July 2015

SLGA REGIONAL WEST MEDAL QUALIFIERS

SLGA Regional Medal Final (West) qualifiers at Hamilton
Qualifiers from today's SLGA Regional Medal Final (West) at Hamilton Golf Club were:
Silver - Dorrien Malcolm (Hollandbush) (16) 75; Jan Kidd (Carluke) (18) 76; Catrina Pickard (Wishaw) (17) 76.
Bronze - Elaine Thom (Port Bannatyne) (27) 73; Zoe Kemp Helensburgh) (23) 74; Lorna McClymont (Dumbarton) (19) 74.
They will advance to the Grand Final at The Duke's Course, St Andrews on September 5.


- Posted using BlogPress from Carol's iPhone.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

BOTHWELL CASTLE OPEN DAY - STILL SOME PLACES AVAILABLE

BOTHWELL CASTLE LADIES OPEN - MONDAY 3 AUGUST 2015

Still a few spaces available for the Ladies Open at Bothwell Castle, it is one of the few individual Stroke play opens left with handicap and scratch prizes as well as nearest the pin and nearest the wavy line so you don’t have to be a big hitter to win!
Please go to the website at http://www.bcgolf.co.uk/ then select events and open competitions for the entry form.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Marie McConnell
Handicap Secretary

MEARNS CASTLE OPEN DAY

LADIES’ 9 HOLE OPEN TRI-AM.

Thursday 10th September 2015 from 10am.

£10 per player which includes soup and sandwiches after the game.
Enter in 3’s if possible.

To enter, please email gilliank17@sky.com or at Reception.


Friday, 24 July 2015

RANFURLY CASTLE OPEN DAY RESULTS

1st: Evy MacGregor Ranfurly Castle GC & Lisa McKendry Dullatar GC 36 points
2nd: Jan Macnab Ranfurly Castle GC & Alison Macnab Kilmacolm GC
3rd: Anne Tweedie Kilmarnock Barassie & Linda MacDonald Kilmarnock Barassie
4th : Sarah Eckford Ranfurly Castle GC & Gillian McGinlay Cochrane Castle
5th: Leslie MLatchie West Kilbride & Josie McLean West Kilbride

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Lesley Lloyd and Gillian Kyle selected for the Scottish Seniors Squad

The Scotland squad to compete in the European senior women's team golf championship at the National Golf Resort, Lithuania from September 1 to 5 is:
Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
Fiona De Vries (St Rule)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

There will be a field of 17 teams, including England and Ireland but not Wales.

Monday, 20 July 2015

EUROPEAN TOUR PLAYER TRISH JOHNSON HOLDS A GOLF CLINIC AT KILMACOLM GOLF CLUB


Timothy and Romy Erskine play a few holes with Trish Johnson
Kilmacolm Golf Club held a golf clinic today (Monday 20th July) with European Tour player Trish Johnson. 11 year old Romy Erskine and her 12 year old brother Timothy then played 3 holes with her after the clinic. A buffet lunch was served and then a Question and Answer session. A great day was had by all who attended. Many thanks go to Trish and Kilmacolm GC for such a great event.
Trish will be playing in the Scottish Open at Dundonald GC next weekend. -- Free entry
CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS

Friday, 17 July 2015

DRUMPELLIER OPEN DAY - STILL SOME TIMES AVAILABLE

Drumpellier Golf Club Ladies Greensomes on 11th August still has times available. Please book via our website www.drumpelliergolf.co.uk and go to visitors booking to reserve a spot! Play our great course for a small fee and chance of a wee prize too!!! Look forward to welcoming you!

Lady captain Susan

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

SCOTTISH UNDER 18's

Scottish U18 girls championship at Alyth
Fiona Liddell top seed for match-play
Germany-based Fiona Liddell, daughter of a Scottish-born club professional, has made an impressive start to her defence of the Scottish Under-18 girls' championship at Alyth Golf Club, Perthshire.
She had a bag of 11 birdies in rounds of 68 and 71 for five-under-par 139 to top the 16 qualifiers for the match-play stages.
But even Fiona found the inward half more difficult than the outwward nine. She had halves of 33-35 and 32-39 in her rounds.
But for bogeys at the 15th, 17th and 18th in her second round, Liddell would been the top seed by at least six shots.
In the end Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) claimed the second seeding with rounds of 69 and 3 for 142 - three behind Liddell.
GB and I Junior Vagliano Trophy team-mates Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) and Aboyne's Shannon McWilliam are third and fourth best qualifiers with totals of 143 (68-75) and 145 (73-72) respectively.
MacGarvie had an eagle 3 at the par-5 ninth in both her qualifying rounds.
McWilliam had five birdies over her last 11 holes.

LEADING SCOREBOARD (Par 72)
139 Fiona Liddell (Schloss Vornholz) 68 71
142 Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) 69 73
143 Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 68 75
144 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 73 71
150 Joanne Free (Gullane) 72 78, Jillian Farrell (Cardross) 74 76, Molly Richmond (Strathaven) 72 78
152 Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) 78 74
153 Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) 76 77, Jennifer Allan St (Glenbervie) 76 77
154 Megan Robb (Peterculter) 76 78
155 Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 76 79
156 Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 79 77
, Emma Morrison (Craigmillar Park) 77 79, Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 75 81
157 Mirren Fraser (Powfoot) 73 84
158 Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) 79 79, Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 85 73, Eilidh Crawford (Kingsfield) 80 78, Katie Scott (Strathaven) 79 79
161 Lauren Gilbert (Largs) 82 79.

163 Carinne Taylor (Forres) 81 82

+Leading 16 scratch totals qualified for championship
DRAW AND WEDNESDAY am TEE TIMES
8.30 Liddell v Fraser
8.38 Allan v Hale
8.46 Farrell v Brodie
8.54 Duncan v McWilliam
9.02 MacGarvie v Morrison
9.10 Robb v Richmond
9.18 Free v Robertson
9.26 Mackintosh v Goadby.

MATCH-PLAY DRAW FOR ANSLEY REID SALVER (handicap)
9.34 Chloe Henderson (Deeside) v Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)
9.42 Ailsa Brannock (Castle Douglas) v Katie Scott (Strathaven)
9.50 Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) v Lori Macdonald (Cardross)
9.58 Porscha Wilson (Burntisland) v Emily Rigg (Craigmillar Park)
10.06 Lauren Gilbert (Largs) v Katie Malcolm (Dumfries and Co)
10.14 Megan Ashley (Strathmore) v Shannon Pook (Auchterarder)
10.22 Eilidh Crawford (Kingsfield) v Carys Irvine (Craigielaw)
10.30 Justine Fulton (Hayston) v Jodie Taylor (Downfield).

Sunday, 12 July 2015

SCOTLAND TEAM FOR VETS JAMBOREE

Scotland team selected to play in the Veteran Ladies Golfing Association Jamboree against England North, South and Midlands at Sherwood Forest Golf Club, Nottingham from August 4 to 6 is:.

A Bartlett (Highland), L Bennett (Midland), F de Vries (Midland), G Kyle (West), L Lloyd (West), L McKinlay (Midland), M Sievwright (Highland), S Wood (North).
Team captain - N Fenton. Vice-captain - Kathleen Sutherland

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

RESCHEDULED WEST SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY FORM

If you entered for this West of Scotland Championship which was postponed in May and want to enter for the rescheduled Championship at Cawder GC on Sunday 13th September you do not need to fill in another entry form but you must send a text to Fiona Scott to let her know if you would still like to play  (telephone 0781 578 4404.)
If you did not enter in May to enter please download an entry form by clicking on the following link  ---WEST OF SCOTLAND ENTRY FORM

THOSE WHO ENTERED ON MAY WERE ---




Susan WoodJennifer Rankine

Claire HarganEva O'ConnorDonna Jackson

Lesley LloydLinzi AllanJillian Farrell

Gillian KyleCatherine MalcolmMolly Richmond

Carol WhyteKatie ScottLaura McGeachy

Lesley CoshSusan McGrenaghanFiona Rattray

Angela DevineLorraine CampbellNiamh Kinney

Melanie AndersonAnna MacKenzieLindsay Mathie

Cathy MortonLori MacdonaldEmily Dunsmore

Gillian McGinlayIrene MortonLauren Gilbert

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

TRISH JOHNSON CLINIC AT KILMACOLM GOLF CLUB

Golf Professional Trish Johnston is visiting Kilmacolm GC on Monday, 20th July.
They would like to extend a welcome to the ladies of fellow clubs to come and join them on the day. Trish will hold a clinic at our practice area, play a 3 hole loop and take part in a post lunch Q&A. They are planning a buffet lunch for £7 per person.
Please contact the following email address if you are interested in attending -- enquiries@iainnicholsongolf.co.uk

Monday, 6 July 2015

JULY COUNTY MEDAL RESULTS OVER DRUMPELLIER GC

The results of the Lanarkshire County Spoon held at Drumpellier Golf Club today are:
SSS 72 CSS 75
Division 1
1 Molly Richmond 76 (5) 71
2 Janice Paterson 80 (6) 74
3 Susan Wood 76 (1) 75
Best Gross: Susan Wood 76 BIH
Division 2
1 Marcia Stirling 91 (17) 74
2 Nora Wilson 97 (20) 77
3 Shirley Dalrymple 96 (19) 77BIH
4 Margaret Porteous 98 (21) 77
Best Gross: Marcia Stirling 91
Winner of Nancy's Cup (best net score from a Junior): Molly Richmond 71 

Saturday, 4 July 2015

MILNGAVIE'S KAREN MAXWELL WINS SCOTTISH SENIORS HANDICAP MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) won the Scottish Seniors Matchplay Handicap Championship at Powfoot Golf Course today
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), Anna Telfer (Milngavie) and Liz Keohone ( Loudoun Gowf) all qualified for the main Matchplay stages with both Alex and Anna knocked out in the 1st round and Liz progressing top the 2nd round but losing.

To read more CLICK HERE

GLEDDOCH CHARITY MIXED OPEN FOURSOMES

Gleddoch Golf Course
CHARITY MIXED OPEN GREENSOMES
(with all proceeds to the Beatson Cancer Charity)
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 for the Sheila Hughes Trophy
Entry Fee:  £20.00 per couple (Handicap limits:  Gents 28 / Ladies 36)
Starting Times:  9.00am – 2.00pm              Prize Giving:  7.00pm

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

2015 RANFURLY CASTLE OPEN DAY



Ranfurly Castle look forward to seeing you at their Ladies Open Day on Thursday 23rd July, 2015. 
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

LADIES OPEN GREENSOME STABLEFORD COMPETITION
THURSDAY 23rd JULY 2015

ENTER WITH A PARTNER £18 PER COUPLE

MAXIMUM HANDICAP ALLOWANCE 30

NOVELTY PRIZES
Starting Times from 9.30am to 2.00pm
Entry forms can also be down loaded from R.C.G.C. website

Application Form with Entry Fee and Time Preferred to - ALTERNATIVELY CONTACT
Mrs Marion Munro -- TEL 01505 391026
4 Kilallan Avenue
Bridge of Weir
PA11 3PW

Raffle for Charity.

Friday, 3 July 2015

LANARKSHIRE'S MEDAL HELD AT DRUMPELLIER GOLF CLUB

The results of the Spoon held at Drumpellier Golf Club today are:
SS 72 CSS 75
Division 1
1 Molly Richmond 76 (5) 71
2 Janice Paterson 80 (6) 74
3 Susan Wood 76 (1) 75
Best Gross: Susan Wood 76 BIH
Division 2
1 Marcia Stirling 91 (17) 74
2 Nora Wilson 97 (20) 77
3 Shirley Dalrymple 96 (19) 77BIH
4 Margaret Porteous 98 (21) 77
Best Gross: Marcia Stirling 91
Winner of Nancy's Cup (best net score from a Junior): Molly Richmond 71 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

LANARKSHIRE JUNIORS WIN THE KENNEDY SALVER

Lanarkshire Kennedy Salver Team

Yesterday at Elderslie Golf Club Lanarkshire won the Junior Inter County matches for the Kennedy Salver.  In a close finish Lanarkshire won 6 1/2 games to Renfrewshire's 5 1/2. Ayrshire 4 1/2  was 3rd and D&A 1 1/2 ,4th. 

The Junior Lanarkshire Team:
Ellie Bryce  Strathaven
Eva O’Connor Bothwell Castle
Erin Johnston  Lanark
Dionne Dorricott  Strathaven
Justine Fulton Hayston
Megan Docherty Bishopbriggs

To view some photographs - (Courtesy of Jean MacIntyre)  --  CLICK HERE

To read the Renfrewshire Report and see some other photos -CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

AYRSHIRE ARE THE 2015 WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONS

Ayrshire - West of Scotland County Champions
Ayrshire  lost the final singles session to Renfrewshire but won the West Division county team championship with three wins out of three.
They go forward to meet the three other divisional champions in the Scottish women's county championship finals at Stranraer Golf Club from September 18 to 20.
Over the three days at Loudoun Gowf, the host county beat Dunbartonshire and Argyll 6.5-2.5, then  Lanarkshire 6.5-2.5 before squeezing home past Renfrewshire 5-4.
Ayrshire almost made a clean sweep of the morning foursomes, taking a 2.5-0.5 lead into the singles.
Catherine Malcolm stretched the Ayrshire lead to 3pt by beating  Gillian Kyle 4 and 3 but Renfrewshire got their act together after that with wins by Katrina Milne, young debutante Jennifer Rankine, Donna Jackson
Audrey Thompson stopped the rot for Ayrshire by beating Carol Whyte 2 and 1. The last tie was halved, leaving Ayrshire the match winners by a 5-4 margin.
Lanarkshire beat Dunbartonshire and Argyll 7-2 in the day's other match.
Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Dunbartonshire all finished with records of one win and two defeats.

For some photographs please click on the link below

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM DAY 1& 2 - RENFREWSHIRE v LANARKSHIRE AND D&A  --Photos courtesy of Gillian McGinlay and Carol Fell
PHOTOGRAPHS - LANARKSHIRE v AYRSHIRE DAY 2 - Photos courtesy of Jean MacIntyre
PHOTOGRAPHS - DAY 3 - Courtesy of Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre

Lanarkshire 7, Dunbartonshire and Argyll 2
 FOURSOMES 3-0
Rachael Taylor, Molly Richmond bt Claire Hargan,  Jillian
Farrell 5 and 3.
Susan Wood, Susan McGrenaghan bt Laura McGeachy, Lorraine
Campbell 2 and 1
Lesley Lloyd, Alyson Hendry bt Anne Laing, Aileen Baker 5 and 4.

SINGLES 4-2
Taylor bt Macdonald 7 and 5.
Fiona Norris lost to Farrell 2 holes
Richmond bt Hargan 2 and 1
K Brown lost to Laing 2 and 1.
Hendry bt Baker 7 and 6
Wood bt McGeachy 5 and 4.

Renfrewshire 4, Ayrshire 5
FOURSOMES 0.5-2.5
Katrina Milne, Denise Cowan lost to Emma Hale, Jenny Linklater 4 and 3.
Gillian Kyle, Carol Whyte halved with Catherine Malcolm, Linzi Allan
Donna Jackson, Liz Stewart lost to Connie Jaffrey, Audrey Thompson 7 and 6.
SINGLES 3.5-2.5
Kyle lost to Malcolm 4 and 3.
Milne bt Jaffrey 2 and 1.
J Rankine bt D Watt 3 and 2.
Jackson bt Allan 5 and 4.
Whyte lost to Thompson 2 and 1.
Cowan halved with Linklater

HOW THEY FINISHED
1 Ayrshire 3 wins out of 3
2 Renfrewshire 1 win, 2 defeats
2 Lanarkshire 1 win, 2 defeats
3 Dunbartonshire 1 win, 2 defeats

Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

AYRSHIRE COUNTY ON COURSE TO WIN WEST TITLE

Hosts Ayrshire go into the final day at Loudoun Gowf as favourites to win the West Division inter-county women's team golf title.
 They are the only team with two wins out of two, having beaten Lanarkshire 6.5-2.5 today after winning by the same margin over Dunbartonshire and Argyll on Day1.
Dunbartonshire and Argyll did Ayrshire a good turn by beating Renfrewshire 5-4 today which means the table reads:
Ayrshire 2 wins
Renfrewshire 1 win, 1 loss
Dunbartonshire and Argyll 1 win, 1 loss
Lanarkshire 2 losses.
The three-day programme closes with Ayrshire playing Renfrewshire while D and A close with a match against pointless Lanarkshire.

Renfrewshire 4,Dunbartonshire and Argyll 5
FOURSOMES 1-2
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart lost to Claire Hargan and Jillian Farrell 1 hole
Gillian Kyle and Carol Whyte bt Lorraine Campbell and Lori
MacDonald 5 and 4
Katrina Milne and Jennifer Rankine lost to Anne Laing and Aileen Baker 5 and 4.
SINGLES 3-3 
Kyle lost to MacDonald 1 hole
Whyte halved with Laura McGeachy
Gillian McGinlay lost to Hargan 2 and 1
Milne bt Fiona Alexander 8 and 7
Denise Cowan halved with Laing
Jackson bt  Farrell 4 and 2.

Lanarkshire 2.5, Ayrshire 6.5
FOURSOMES (0-3) 
Rachael Taylor and Molly Richmond lost to Connie Jaffrey and Audrey Thompson 1 hole
Fiona Norris and Kirsten Brown lost to Liz Keohone and Emma Hale 1 hole
Susan Wood and Susan McGrenaghan lost to Catherine Malcolm and Linzi  Allan 1 hole
SINGLES (2.5-3.5)
Taylor bt Jaffrey 2 and 1
Lesley Lloyd lost to Thompson 4 and 3,
Brown lost to Hale 5 and 4
Richmond bt Jenny Linklater 2 holes
Wood halved with Debbie Watt
McGrenaghan lost to Allan 4 and 2.
DAY 1 RESULTS:
Ayrshire 6.5, Dunbartonshire and Argyll 2.5
Renfrewshire 7, Lanark 2.

Monday, 15 June 2015

West Division inter-county team championship - Day 1 - Renfrewshire and Ayrshire first-day winners

Renfrewshire beat Lanarkshire 7-2 and Ayrshire beat Dunbartonshire and Argyll 6.5-2.5 on the opening day of the West Division inter-county women's team championship at Loudoun Gowf, Ayrshire today.
Renfrewshire made a good start by winning the foursomes 2-1.
An excellent win over Gillian Kyle by USA college circuit player Rachael Taylor draw level at 2-2 but Renfrewshire then won all the remaining games
Ayrshire won the morning foursomes 2.5 to 0.5 against Dunbartonshire and Argyll and added to that by taking the singles 4-2.
Tomorrow Renfrewshire take on Dunbartonshire and Argyll and Lanarkshire  face Ayrshire.

DAY ONE RESULTS

RENFREWSHIRE 7, LANARKSHIRE 2
Foursomes (2-1)
D Jackson and L Stewart bt L Lloyd and R Taylor 5 and 4.
C Whyte and G Kyle bt F Norris and A Hendry 4 and 3.
K Milne and J Rankine lost to S Wood and S McGrenaghan 5 and 4.
Singles (5-1)
Kyle lost to Taylor 9 and 8.
Milne bt Lloyd 3 and 2.
D Cowan bt M Richmond 3 and 2.
Jackson bt K Brown 3 and 2.
Rankine bt Wood 3 and 1.
Whyte bt Norris 4 and 3.

AYRSHIRE 6.5, DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 2.5
Foursomes 2.5-0.5
C Malcolm and L Allan bt A Laing and A Baker 1 hole.
A Thompson and C Jaffrey halved with C Hargan and J Farrell
L Keohone and E Hale bt L McGeachy and F Alexander 5 and 4.
Singles (4-2)
Malcolm bt L Campbell 4 and 3.
D Watt lost to Farrell 1 hole.
J Linklater bt L MacDonald 4 and 2.
Hale bt Baker 6 and 5
Allan bt Laing 3 and 1.
Jaffrey lost to Hargan 1 hole. 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

LOUDOUN GOWF CLUB RAISE £9,400 FOR AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT

West of Scotland's Liz Keohone has been part of a fantastic group of golfers at Loudoun Gowf Club that have held a charity day over the past years at their golf club in Ayrshire -- It has been a lot of hard work but she and all the members are very proud of the work they have done -- as they should be. 
Top winner of the raffle on May 31st was Ayrshire County team player Debbie Watt (Belleisle)  who won £500 !

Message back to the club from Ayrshire Cancer Support -- 


Huge thanks to everyone (the organisers, golfers, bar/catering staff, the gorgeous girls selling the raffle tickets, the photographer and to those who donated prizes, our apologises if we have missed anyone out) at Loudoun Gowf Club for once again delivering a first class Gowf competition on Sunday 31 May and for donating over £9,400.00 to ACS. Over the past 10 years Loudoun Gowf Club has donated over £100,000.00 from this annual event to Ayrshire Cancer Support, with added support from the Diageo Foundation who have fund-matched most of the donations made by Loudoun Gowf Club. 
Words cannot express our gratitude not only to Loudoun Gowf Club and the Diageo Foundation but to everyone who has supported this event through the years. Your donation has helped hundreds of cancer patients, and we thank you sincerely on their behalf.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Donna, Liz win inter-county foursomes at Hilton Park

Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart  (Renfrewshire) -  Winners

Catherine Malcolm and Debbie Watt (Ayrshire) Runners Up

Elaine Munn and Gillian Kyle (Renfrewshire) 3rd

Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart (Renfrewshire), with a very good score of 75 in testing conditions, won the scratch section of the Inter-county foursomes final at Hilton Park Golf Club today.
More like winter than June 1st - the official start of summer - the wet and windy weather was reflected in the scores. It was very wet underfot.
Twenty-three pairs from Dunbartsonshire and Argyll, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire counties took part.
Scratch runners-up were Catherine Malcolm and Debbie Watt (Ayrshire) with a 79.
3rd were  Gillian Kyle and Elaine Munn (Renfrewshire) with an 84

Winners of the handicap section were Sheila Adams and Aileen Anderson ALCG  91  less 10.5   =  80.5
Other leading handicap returns
81 Helen Faulds and Christie Kelly (Dunbartonshire and Argyll) (13) (better inward half), Ann Shanks and Rona Agney (D and A) (18).
82.5 Carol Fell and Fiona Roger (Renfrewshire) (11.5)