Sunday, 26 June 2016

LENZIE OPEN DAY

Lenzie Ladies are holding an Open Greensomes Competition in aid of Erskine Hospital on Wednesday 20th July.
To download an entry form please click on the link below.
Open Day Entry Form

WEST MEDAL FINALS KILMACOLM

The West Regional Medal finalist tee off on Tuesday 28th June at Kilmacolm
To see the Time Sheet  CLICK HERE

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Ranfurly Castles Ladies Open Day



The Ladies Open Day is on Thursday 21st July, 2016 .  CLICK HERE FOR YOUR ENTRY FORM
LADIES OPEN GREENSOME STABLEFORD COMPETITION
THURSDAY 21ST JULY 2016 

ENTER WITH A PARTNER £18 PER COUPLE

MAXIMUM HANDICAP ALLOWANCE 30

NOVELTY PRIZES
Entry forms can also be down loaded from R.C.G.C. website 

Friday, 24 June 2016

PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS FROM THE WEST OF SCOTLAND JAMBOREE AT DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB

D&A team -- Selfie Photo - Courtesy of Claire Hargan
From L-R, Claire Hargan, Lorna McClymont, Lori MacDonald, Laura McGeachy,
Karen Maxwell (Captain), Fiona Rattray, Anne Laing, Lorraine Cambell and Jillian Farrell

If any player, caddy or spectator would like to download a photo then you may find one here from the West of Scotland County Jamboree at Douglas Park Golf Club - 20th June - 22nd June 2016 --

Too many to put names against !!


DAY 1 PHOTOGRAPHS - CAROL FELL

DAY 1 PHOTOS FROM FIONA ARMOUR


DAY 2 PHOTOGRAPHS - CAROL FELL AND FIONA ARMOUR


DAY 3 PHOTOGRAPHS - CAROL FELL


JAMBOREE PHOTOS FROM LIZ KEOHONE AYRSHIRE


JAMBOREE PHOTOS BY LORRAINE CAMPBELL --D&A 


COUNTY JAMBOREE DINNER - CAROL FELL




Wednesday, 22 June 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND JAMBOREE DAY 3 - D&A WIN THE TITLE AT DOUGLAS PARK GC

The Winning D&A TEAM 



D&A lifted the 2016 County Team Championship at Douglas Park Golf Club for the first time today in 9 years. It was a day of eagles and birdies by many of the players to finish the day in an enthralling and exciting finish.
Renfrewshire who needed a halved match with Ayrshire to secure a win could only look on in despair  as young Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) finished with 3 birdies to win on the 18th against Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) . This was followed on by Ayrshire's Debbie Watt having a birdie 2 at the long uphill par 3 15th and then another birdie at the 16th followed by a par 3 at the 17th to beat Renfrewshire Captain and player Gillian Kyle at the 17th.
It was a day of eagles and more birdies by many of the various teams with Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs having an eagle 3 at the long par 5  8th hole (into the wind), D&A's Lorna McClymont an eagle 3  at the 4th and a great birdie at the last to beat Lanarkshire's Alyson Hendry who had had an eagle 2 at the 11th --- The spectators were well entertained
D&A had 2 win and one defeat the same as Renfrewshire but won on a count back of match points gained.
Captain Karen Maxwell could not believe it --- CLICK HERE FOR SOME PHOTOS
Many congratulations go to all the team and we wish them well at the County Finals in September in Aboyne.
The 2017 Jamboree will take place at Hamilton Golf Club, Lanarkshire.

RENFREWSHIRE v AYRSHIRE
FOURSOMES - Renfrewshire 2 Ayrshire 1

Megan Briggs & Carol Whyte bt Jenny Linklater & Lorna Ronnie 4/2
Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart lost to Catherine Malcolm & Debbie Watt 3/2
Jennifer Rankine & Gillian Kyle bt Audrey Thompson and Louise Duncan 1 hole

SINGLES  - RENFREWSHIRE 1.5 AYRSHIRE 4.5
Megan Briggs bt  Emma Hale 3/2
Jennifer Rankine lost to Louise Duncan 2 down
Gillian Kyle lost to  Debbie Watt 2/1
Denise Cowan lost to Audrey Thomson 4/3
Carol Whyte lost Jennifer Linklater 2/1
Donna Jackson halved Catherine Malcolm

Total -- RENFREWSHIRE 3.5 AYRSHIRE 5.5

DUNBARTON AND ARGYLL v LANARKSHIRE
FOURSOMES - D&A 2 Lanarkshire 1

Claire Hargan & Jillian Farrell bt Katie Scott & Molly Richmond 5/5
Anne Laing & Lorna McClymont lost to Alyson Hendry and Lesley Lloyd 1 hole
Fiona Rattray & Lori McDonald bt Susan McGrenaghan and Susan Wood 1 hole.

SINGLES: D&A 4 Lanarkshire 2
Jillian Farrell bt Susan McGrenaghan 7/6
Anne Laing bt Katie Scott 6/5
Lori McDonald bt Kirsten Brown 4/2
Lorna McClymont bt Alyson Hendry 1 hole
Lorraine Campbell lost to Susan Wood 3/2
Claire Hargan lost Molly Richmond 2/1

Final Total
D&A 6  - LANARKSHIRE 3

Totals -- 
D&A 2 Wins 1 loss --- 16 points
Renfrewshire 2 wins 1 loss 14.5 points
Ayrshire 1 win and 2 losses -- 12points
Lanarkshire 1 win and 2 losses - 11points 



Tuesday, 21 June 2016

RENFREWSHIRE and D&A are winners on Day 2 of Inter County Matches

Ayrshire County Team -- Back row - L to R - Liz Keohone (Captain), Roz Purdom, Emma Hale, Debbie Watt, Catherine Malcolm, Louise Duncan, Audrey Thompson,
Front Row -  Lorna Ronnie and Jenny Linklater


D&A Team -L to R back - Karen Maxwell (Captain), Laura McGeachy, Lorna McClymont, Claire Hargan, Jillian Farrell, Lori MacDonald, Fiona Rattray
Front Row - Anne Laing and Lorraine Campbell 

CLICK HERE FOR SOME PHOTOS OF THE DAY

DUMBARTON AND ARGYLL v AYRSHIRE
FOURSOMES 
D&A 3 - AYRSHIRE 0

Claire Hargan & Jillian Farrell beat Emma Hale & Jenny Linklater 3/2

Lorraine Campbell & Fiona Rattray beat Debbie Watt & Catherine Malcolm 5/4
Anne Laing & Lori McDonald beat Audrey Thomson and Louise Duncan 2/1

SINGLES -

D&A 3.5 AYRSHIRE 2.5
Jillian Farrell beat Emma Hale (conceded sore wist)
Claire Hargan beat Lorna Ronnie 6/4
Fiona Rattray lost to  Debbie Watt 1 hole
Lorna McClymont beat Roz Purdom 5/4
Laura McGeachy lost to Audrey Thompson 2/1
Anne Laing halved with Jenny Linklater

FINAL SCORE --- D&A 6.5 AYRSHIRE 2.5

RENFREWSHIRE v LANARKSHIRE

FOURSOMES 
RENFREWSHIRE 2 - LANARKSHIRE 1

Megan Briggs & Carol Whyte beat Susan McGrenaghan  and Susan Wood 4&3
Jennifer Rankine & Gillian Kyle beat Alyson Hendry & Lesley Lloyd 1 up
Denise Cowan and Gillian McGinlay lost to Fiona Norris and Molly Richmond 7/6

SINGLES 

RENFREWSHIRE 3.5 LANARKSHIRE 2.5

Megan Briggs lost to Molly Richmond 2/1

Jennifer Rankine lost to Susan Wood 5/4
Liz Stewart beat Susan McGrenaghan 4/3
Gillian Kyle beat Lesley Lloyd 2/1
Carol Whyte halved with Fiona Norris
Donna Jackson beat Katie Scott 3/2

FINAL TOTAL

RENFREWSHIRE 5.5 LANARKSHIRE 3.5

After 2 days -- 

Renfrewshire 2 wins
Lanarkshire 1 win 1 loss
D&A 1 Win - 1 loss
Ayrshire 2 losses

Monday, 20 June 2016

LANARKSHIRE AND RENFREWSHIRE WIN ON DAY 1 OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY MATCHES

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY MATCHES

Lanarkshire Team - From left to Right 
Fiona Norris, Susan McGrenaghan, Roxy Brown (Captain) Alyson Hendry
Susan Wood, Katie Scott, Kirstin Brown, Lesley Lloyd and Molly Richmond

Renfrewshire Team - From Left to Right
Carol Whyte, Gillian Kyle (Captain and player) Denise Cowan, Jennifer Rankine
Gillian McGinlay, Liz Stewart, Megan Briggs and Donna Jackson
LANARKSHIRE and RENFREWSHIRE were winners in the opening day of the West Division inter-county women's team championship at Douglas Park Golf Club today. 
Ayrshire made a fight in the afternoon singles to nearly overturn a 3-0 whitewash in the foursomes but stalwart Fiona Norris had a good halve match against Catherine Malcolm to clinch the tie
In the other match a D&A v Renfrewshire another great campaigner Renfrewshire stalwart Donna Jackson had an excellent win in the last single of the day against D&A's Anne Laing to help the team to a 5.5 - 3.5 win

LANARKSHIRE 5 AYRSHIRE 4
FOURSOMES (3-0) 
Lanarkshire v Ayrshire
Susan McGrenachan and Susan Wood beat Emma Hale and Jenny Linklater 3/1
Alyson Hendry and Lesley Lloyd beat Catherine Malcolm and Roz Purdom 2/1
Fiona Norris and Molly Richmond beat Audrey Thompson and Louise Duncan 3/2
Lanarkshire 3 points Ayrshire 0 points

SINGLES 
Susan Wood lost to Emma Hale 1 hole
Katie Scott lost to Lorna Rennie 1 hole
Kirstin Brown lost to  Jenny Linklater 8/7
Lesley Lloyd beat Debbie Watt 2/1
Molly Richmond halved Louise Duncan
Fiona Norris halved Catherine Malcolm
Lanarkshire 2 Ayrshire 4 points

TOTAL LANARKSHIRE 5 AYRSHIRE 4 


Renfrewshire 5.5 Dunbartonshire and Argyll 3.5
FOURSOMES 2-1


Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart lost to Claire Hargan and Jillian Farrell 4/3
Carol Whyte and Megan Briggs beat Anne Laing and Lorna McClymont  4/3
Gillian Kyle and Jennifer Rankine beat Lorraine Campbell and Laura McGeachy  3/1

SINGLES Renfrewshire 3.5 D&A 2.5
Megan Briggs beat Jillian Farrell 6/5
Jennifer Rankine beat Lorna McClymont 8/7
Denise Cowan lost to Fiona Rattray 3/2
Gillian McGinlay lost Claire Hargan 7/6
Carol Whyte halved with Lori McDonald
Donna Jackson beat Anne Laing 1 hole

RENFREWSHIRE 5.5 D&A 3.5


CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS ON DAY 1
DAY 1 PHOTOS FROM FIONA ARMOUR
COUNTY JAMBOREE DINNER PHOTOS AT THE END OF DAY 1

Sunday, 19 June 2016

PLEASE SUBMIT ANY PHOTOS YOU TAKE AT THE COUNTY JAMBOREE AT DOUGLAS PARK GC

If you have take any good photos from your camera or mobile phone that you would like to share at the County Jamboree at Douglas Park Golf Club which begins tomorrow -- please can you drop them into my shared dropbox album  as it will help me to create a better all over aspect of the matches and people over the 3 day event. 
It will also cover any times that I am not there. 
Here is the link which is private and I will only share any photo if suitable !! --- CLICK HERE

Many thanks and waiting in anticipation -- Carol Fell

Past Lanarkshire President Anne Burden's husband has died

It is very sad to report the death last Tuesday of Andy Burden, husband of Lanarkshire's Past President Anne. He visited Anne (who had a stroke over 2 years ago) every day in Mearnskirk House until a week before his death. 
He will be greatly missed by Anne and the rest of the family. We all send our sympathy to Anne, Bobbi, Katie and Mike and the grandchildren.
Andy's funeral will take place at 10.15am on 24th June at  South Lanarkshire Crematorium.

Glasgow Herald Announcement 

Saturday, 18 June 2016

WEST GIRLS 60th ANNIVERSARY GREENSOMES AT WEST KILBRIDE

West Girls’ 60th Anniversary Greensomes at West Kilbride on 4th August

Uptake so far for the above event is a bit disappointing and Committee are concerned there won’t be sufficient entries to run the competition.

Maybe you’re planning to come but just haven’t yet sent in your entry?   Can we encourage you to pop it in the post now, preferably by the end of June as this will help the organising committee.   

A great day is planned with amazing prizes, fantastic raffle, good food and time to catch up with friends.  

More details on the entry form which can be DOWNLOADED HERE  or from the  West Girls Website ........or 'phone 01505 683401,  or  e-mail june_kerr69@hotmail.com


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Calling all “old” and “current” West Girls to
The  60th Anniversary Greensomes at West Kilbride Golf Club
on Thursday, 4th August 2016

Thursday, 16 June 2016

MARIE BELL HAS A HOLE IN ONE

Marie has her
hole in one
Playing in the Jean McCulloch Foursomes competition at her home club West Kilbride recently, Marie Bell holed her tee shot at the Par 3, 159 yard 9th hole.

 Using her driver the ball was struck beautifully and looked good all the way. This is Marie's first hole in one after playing golf for more years than she cares to remember.


 Congratulations Marie.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND WIN THE 39th CURTIS CUP IN DUBLIN

Captain Elaine Farquarson-Black  and unbeaten Bronte Law

The GB&I Winning Team
Great Britain and Ireland have won the 39th Curtis Cup match by 11.5 points t to 8.5 points after a tension-packed final day at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club near Dublin.

RESULTS
GB and I names first
DAY ONE 
Foursomes (2-1)
B Law and O Mehaffey bt H O'Sullivan and M Galdiano.
C Thomas and L Maguire bt A Lee and M Liu 4 and 2.
M MacLaren and M Dunne lost to B Tardy and M Vaughn 1 hole.
Four-balls (1-2)
Maguire and Law bt B Wu and S Brooks 4 and 3.
Mehaffey and Thomas lost to O'Sullivan and Galdiano 1 hole.
MacLaren and A Hewson lost to Tardy and Vaughn 2 and 1.
DAY TWO
Foursomes (2-1)
Maguire and Thomas lost to Wu and O'Sullivan 1 hole
MacLaren and Dunne bt Brooks and Lee 1 hole.
Mehaffey and Law bt Tardy and Vaughn 3 and 2.
Four-balls (3-0)
Mehaffey and Law bt Vaughn and Wu 3 and 2.
MacLaren and 
Dunne bt Tardy and Galdiano 3 and 2.
Maguire and Thomas bt O'Sullivan and Liu 5 and 4.
DAY THREE
Singles (3.5-4.5)
 Mehaffey halved with O'Sullivan
 Thomas lost to Tardy 4 and 3.
 Maguire bt Brooks 3 and 2.
 R Morris lost to Vaughn 4 and 3.
 Hewson lost to Lee 2 and 1.
 Law bt Liu 2 holes.
 MacLaren bt Wu 2 and 1.
 Dunne lost to Galdiano 2 and 1.

LEADING INDIVIDUAL RECORDS
GB and I 
B Law 5 wins out of 5
L Maguire 4 wins out of 5
O Mehaffey 3.5 pt out of 5 
M MacLaren 3 wins out of 5
M Dunne 2 wins out of 4
C Thomas 2 wins out of 5 
USA
B Tardy 3 wins out of 5
M Vaughn 3 wins out of 5
H O'Sullivan 2.5pt out of 5
M Galdiano 2 wins out of 4
A Lee 1 win out of 3
B Wu 1 win out of 4


CLICK HERE FROM KIRKWOOD GOLF FOR ALL THE CURTIS CUP REPORTS

Saturday, 11 June 2016

2016 CURTIS CUP UPDATES

Great Britain & Ireland v USA at the 39th Curtis Cup at Dun Laoghaire south of Dublin .

CLICK HERE FROM KIRKWOOD GOLF FOR ALL CURTIS CUP UPDATES

Thursday, 9 June 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND'S RACHEL MCQUEEN AND CLARE- MARIE MACAULEY ON ALAN TAITS PODCAST


Tune into this week's bonanza of a show featuring World Champion curler Eve Muirhead, pro-golfer Rachel McQueen, Ratho Park ClubGolf Team, and we visit the first ‪#‎ThisGirlGolfs‬ coaching event at Paisley with PGA pro Clare-Marie Macaulay and LET star Kylie Walker! 
Plus win a 4 ball at Ranfurly Castle

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN -- 7th June 2016 episode

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

KILMACOLM OPEN DAY

KILMACOLM GOLF CLUB

Kilmacolm Open Day is on Thursday 11th August and is a Greensome Stableford with an entry fee of £18 per couple.  
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

LOOKING FOR AN OPEN DAY

Are you looking for an Open Day this summer - Then here is a place to find a few and enter -OPEN DAY COMPETITIONS

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

WEST GIRLS 60TH ANNIVERSARY -- GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

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Calling all “old” and “current” West Girls to
The  60th Anniversary Greensomes at West Kilbride Golf Club
on Thursday, 4th August 2016

HAGGS CASTLE'S JENNIFER RANKINE WINS THE PAUL LAWRIE FOUNDATION SCHOOLGIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP


By COLIN FARQUHARSON 
Everything's coming up roses for 15-year-old Jennifer Rankine. Last week she won the Clark Rosebowl match-play competition at the Scottish women's champioship at West Kilbride and today (Tuesday), she won the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish schoolgirls championship with a one-under-par round of 70. The tournament at Murrayshall Hotel golf course near Perth was scheduled for 36 holes but was cut to one round when play was suspended for "imminent thunder and lightning." 

Rankine had a mixed bag of figures - an eagle 3 at the par-5 ninth, birdies at the third, 11th, 15th and 18th plus a double bogey 6 at at the 13th and bogeys at the first, 12th and 17th in halves of 35. Local hope Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) finished second, two behind with a 72 (36-36) with Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) third with a 73 which included a double bogey 6 at the 10th in halves of 36-37. 

Defending champion Emma Morrison (Craigmillar Park) finished tied 23 with a 91. 
Angus (Claire Robertson and Kirsty Brodie) won the team title with a 151 total. 
Dumbarton West (Jillian Farrell and Lorna McClymont) were runners-up with 153. 
South Lanark were third with 157. 

 PAUL LAWRIE FOUNDATION SCOTTISH SCHOOLGIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP Murrayshall Hotel golf course, near Perth. FINAL TOTALS Par 71 SSS 71 CSS 72 

70 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 
72 Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 
73 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 
74 Jillian Farrell (Cardross), Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 
75 Molly Richmond (Strathaven) 
78 Megan Ashley (Strathmore), Evanna Hynd (Balbirnie Park), Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 
79 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie), Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies), Joanne Free (Gullane), Megan Linton (Craigmillar Park). 82 Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) 
85 Carys Irvine (Craigielaw), Maria Cowan (Wigtownshire) 
86 Zoe Morton (Auchterarder), Charlene Wilson (St Regulus). 
88 Anna McKay (Crail GS)
89 Eilidh Crawford (Kingsfield), Jodie Taylor (Downfield). 
90 Anna Mackenzie (East Renfrewshire) 
91 Porscha Wilson (Burntisland), Emma Morrison (Craigmillar Park) 
92 Emily Usner (unapt) 
94 Shannon Pook (Auchterarden) 
95 Claire McLoughlin (West Kilbride), Katriona Taylor (Crieff). 
96 Karla Klostermann (unatt), Lucy Buckley (Huntly). 
97 Hannah Braidwood (Huntly) 
99 Lucy Morrison (Craigmillar Park) 
106 Samantha McKay (Loudoun Gowf). 
Withdrew: Mirren Fraser (Powfoot), KirstenWatson (Deeside) No show: Justine Fulton (Hayston)

REARRANGED WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

The West of Scotland Championship which was postponed at  Bonnyton on May 1st, has been rearranged for July 24th
 Handicaps of 15 and below are eligible to enter. 

CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM
You will also find the link for the entry form on the RHS of this website

Monday, 6 June 2016

RENFREWSHIRE'S DONNA JACKSON AND LIZ STEWART WIN THE WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY FINALS

Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart - Scratch Winners

Ayrshire's Debbie Watt, Catherine Malcolm (Runners Up)
with Donna and Liz

Anne Lloyd and Pat Casey -(Lanarkshire) - Handicap winners

All the handicap winners

The West of Scotland Inter County Foursomes finals were played today at Hamilton Golf Club.
Renfrewshire's Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart took the top honours (yet again) by winning the Scratch award. 

Winners were:
Scratch
1 Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart, Renfrewshire, 79
2 Catherine Malcolm & Debbie Watt 80
Handicap - Net Scores
1 Anne Lloyd & Pat Casey, Lanarkshire 72
2 Liz Wilson & Linda Macdonald, Ayrshire 72.5 BIH
3 Fiona Rattray & Edith Monachan, Dunbarton & Argyll 72.5
4 Sheena Niven & Carole Hill, 
 Dunbarton & Argyll 73

Thanks go to Lanarkshire's Jean Macintyre for the photos and results

Saturday, 4 June 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND WINNERS AT WEST KILBRIDE - CLARK ROSEBOWL AND GRAINGER CUP WINNERS

Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)  - Winner of the Clark Rosebowl
Photo courtesy of June Kerr

Catherine Garett and Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) - winners of the Grainger Cup
Photo courtesy of June Kerr


All the winners - Photo courtesy of June Kerr - click to enlarge
22 year old Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie) beat the 2014 champion, 23-year-old Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) in the final  of the 2016 Scottish Championship today at West Kilbride Golf Club and was then presented with the Championship Trophy for the first time.

Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) was then presented with the Clark Rosebowl which she won yesterday by beating Wendy Nicholson (Barberton)  3&1

Catherine Garrett and Louise Duncan, (West Kilbride), won the Grainger Cup which is awarded to the team with the best nett aggregate in the qualifying rounds.
It was an older and younger team combination with  Catherine who is 61 and Louise who is 16!!

To read the full report of the Championship final today -- go to Kirkwood Golf

JENNIFER RANKINE - WINS THE CLARK ROSEBOWL AT WEST KILBRIDE AND YOUNG RACHEL FOSTER IS A NAME FOR THE FUTURE

Jennifer Rankine and Rachel Foster (Photo Courtesy of June Kerr)
Rachel Foster (Turnberry) is only 13 years old and was playing in the Scottish Ladies Championship at West Kilbride this week  to gain experience and try to get her handicap cut. 
She is off 9 and scored 83 on Tuesday and 78 on Wednesday (CSS 73 both days). With these scores she qualified comfortably for the Clarke Rosebowl. 
In the first round she beat Lesley Atkins, a former Scottish Girls' Champion and winner of the Scottish Schoolgirls Championship, by 2 & 1, and in the afternoon won by the same margin over the more experienced Hannah Scott
In this morning's semi-final against 15 year old Jennifer Rankin (Haggs Castle) , Rachel was not just as accurate as she had been all week but still played a very good game and holed some super putts. Jennifer's golf was excellent and included 5 birdies which helped her to win by 5 & 4.

Jennifer Rankine and Wendy Nicholson - Courtesy of June Ker
In the afternoon Jennifer played the experienced Midlothian County Team Player Wendy Nicholson (Barberton) and won 3&1-- 


West of Scotland certainly have a couple of up and coming stars

CLARK ROSEBOWL
SEMI-FINALS
J Rankine (Haggs Castle) beat R Foster (Turnberry) 5 and 4.
W Nicholson (Baberton) beat  R Hunter (Lanark) 2 and 1.

FINAL


J Rankine beat W Nicholson 3 and 1

Thursday, 2 June 2016

DRUMPELLIER' S SUSAN WOOD WINS THROUGH TO QUARTER FINALS OF SCOTTISH MATCHPLAY AT WEST KILBRIDE

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
FIRST ROUND RESULTS

J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) beat L Fraser (Kingsknowe) 2 and 1.
K Marshall (Baberton) beat K Brodie (Strathmore) 2 holes.
E Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat J Saxton (Muckhart) 3 and 2.
G Macdonald (Craigielaw) beat A McBride (Harburn) 1 hole.
S Wood (Drumpellier) beat L Whyte (St Regulus) 3 and 2.
R Walker (Dumfries and Co) beat L Duncan (West Kilbride) at 20th
C Young (North Berwick) beat E Watson (Muckhart) 3 and 2.
T Mactaggart (Minto) beat S Leslie (Kemnay) 1 hole.
K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) beat C Goadby (St Regulus) 4 and 3.
J Free (Gullane) beat K Beveridge (Aboyne) 1 hole.
R Polson (Kemnay) beat E Moffat (St Regulus) 5 and 4.
H McCook (Grantown on Spey) beat J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 2 holes.
G Paton (Royal Montrose) beat R Taylor (Germany) 1 hole.
J Allan (Glenbervie) beat N Robertson (Stirling) 2 and 1.
A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) beat E Hale (Troon Ladies) 4 and 3
C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) beat L Ronnie (Kilmarnock  Barassie) 6 and 5. 


SECOND ROUND
J Meek beat K Marshall 5 and 3
G Macdonald  beat E Briggs 4 and 3
S Wood beat R Walker 1 hole.
T Mactaggart beat C Young at 19th.
J Free beat K McIntosh at 19th
H McCook beat R Polson 2 holes
G Paton beat J Allan 3 and 2.
A Summers beat C Jaffrey 2&1

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

CLARK ROSEBOWL

FIRST ROUND

J Rankine (Haggs Castle) bt K Reid (Monifieth) 3 and 2.
M Gardner (Linlithgow) bt C Garrett (West Kilbride) 3 and 2.
R Foster (Turnberry) bt L Atkins (Minto) 2 and 1.
H Scott (Broomieknowe) bt A McDonald (Bothwell Castle) 4 and 2.
J Graham (Southerness) bt P Wilson (Burntisland) 3 and 2.
W Nicholson (Baberton) bt D Young (North Berwick) 2 and 1
M Sievwright (Buckpool) bt C Irvine (Craigielaw) 2 and 1.
R Hunter (Lanark) bt L Macdonald (Cardross) at 20th.

QUARTER-FINALS
J Rankine beat M Gardner 6&4
R Foster beat  H Scott 2&1
W Nicholson beat J Graham 7 and 6
 R Hunter  beat M Sievwright 2 holes


CLARK ROSEBOWL - MATCHPLAY STAGES

TO READS THE FULL REPORT GO TO KIRKWOOD GOLF

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

CONNIE JAFFREY SETS THE PACE AT WEST KILBRIDE IN THE SCOTTISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP


West of Scotland's Connie Jaffrey  (Troon Ladies) leads the field after the first day of stroke play qualifying at the Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship at sun-kissed West Kilbride today

She did not drop a shot during her four under opening round of 69, earning her the sole lead into the second day.

Four other Scottish women’s squad players finished one shot behind: Chloe Goadby from St Regulus Ladies, Germany-based Rachael Taylor from Golf Club am Reichswald, and Carnoustie Ladies’ Ailsa Summers and Jessica Meek.

Among the group of players tying for sixth at two under, is the 2014 Scottish Amateur champion Gabrielle MacDonald from Craigielaw, while last year’s winner, Clara Young from North Berwick, opened with a par 73 and past Curtis Cup player Eilidh Briggs from Kilmacolm

The field will compete over a second round of stroke play tomorrow, before the top-32 qualifiers enter the matchplay stage from Thursday. The 18-hole final is played at West Kilbride from 8.30am on Saturday morning.

SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
West Kilbride Golf
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND - LEADING SCORES
Par 73
69 C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
70 C Goadby (St Regulus), R Taylor (Reichswald, Germany), A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies).
71 K McIntosh (Broomiknowe), E Briggs (Kilmacolm), G Macdonald (Craigielaw), L Whyte (St Regulus).
72 R Walker (Dumfries and Co), T Mactaggart (Minto), C Young (North Berwick).

Other Leading West of Scotland Players
75 S Wood (Drumpellier),  E Hale (Troon Ladies),
77 J Rankine (Haggs Castle),  L Duncan (West Kilbride).
78 L Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
79 Katie Scott (Strathaven)
80  C Garrett (West Kilbride).

To read the full report and all the results go to KIRKWOOD GOLF

Monday, 30 May 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND'S EILIDH BRIGGS AND CONNIE JAFFREY FINISH IN TOP TEN OF THE ST RULE TROPHY

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and local girl Lauren Whyte (Regulus) tied for third place on 216 in the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews three behind the winner France's 15 year old Pauline Roussin-Bouchard.
Eilidh, who missed most of last season with injury, shot 74, 68 and 74, while Lauren, a student at Baylor University, Texas, reeled off three 72s in her best performance at this high level for a year or two.
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) tied for eighth place on seven-under 219 after an outward half of five-under 33 over the Old Course had her lying joint third with nine holes to play. But she took two-over 40 shots to come home for a 73. Still, she might have run into a bit of form just in time for the Scottish women's championship at West Kilbride this week. She was beaten by Gabrielle Macdonald in the final at Prestwick two or three years back.

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES FINALS - START TIMES

Inter County Foursomes Final -- Hamilton Golf Club :  Monday 6th June 2016
Scratch
Lanarkshire -- Renfrewshire
9.30am:  S Sergenson & A Roulson --  D Jackson & L Stewart
9.40am: M Hughes & J Paterson --  G McGinlay & M Woodhead

Dumbarton & Argyll -- Ayrshire
9.50am: L Campbell & L McGeachy -- C Malcolm & D Watt
10.00am: L McCathie & K Rodgers -- A Thompson & L Keohone
Handicap
Lanarkshire -- Renfrewshire
10.10am: A Cameron & A Woodland -- A McKenzie & L Boyd
10.20am: A Sillars & J McMillan  -- M Muir & M Mitchell
10.30am: J Maddock & E Taylor --  L Brown & L Crichton
10.40am: A Lloyd & P Casey -- C McNally & G Unick
Dumbarton & Argyll -- Ayrshire
10.50am:  S Niven & C Hill -- A Glennie & A Edgar
11.00am: N Choat & A Cumberland -- L Wilson & L Macdonald
11.10am: F Rattray & E Monachan -- H McGibbon & F Brawley
11.20am: D Gilmour & J Sinclair -- R Lockie & L Leggate

PAMELA PRETSWELL QUALIFIES FOR USA WOMEN'S OPEN

Pamela Pretswell secured the fifth and final spot on three-under-par 141 (70-71) in the qualifying 36 hole European qualifier for the 2016 USA Women's Open Championship.
The Scot from Hamilton said: “I’m absolutely delighted. This is my first time playing in US Women’s Open qualifying and I’m looking forward to playing in California.
"I’ve played in two British Opens but to go over to America will be amazing and a good experience. I just tried to stay patient all day and make as many birdies as we could.
"I think I was very patient which is something I’m not always good at but it’s been coming for a while, so it’s nice. It’s massive and I’m looking forward to next month and hopefully I can continue playing good golf.”
Other Scots who did well but not quite well enough by finishing in the top 20 were Carly Booth (T8 on 143: 71-72), Kylie Walker (T11 on 145: 71-74) and Vikki Laing (T18 on 147: 71-76

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Sunday, 22 May 2016

APOLOGIES - WILL TRY MY BEST !!

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Friday, 20 May 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND COUNTY TEAMS HAVE BEEN SELECTED


This years West of Scotland County Jamboree matches are being played at Douglas Park Golf Club from 20th to 22nd June. 

The following team has been chosen to represent  Ayrshire 

Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf)
Catherine Malcolm (St Cuthberts)
Debbie Watt (Bellisle)
Emma Hale (Troon)
Jenny Linklater (Largs) 
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 
Lorna Rennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 
Roz Purdom (St Nicholas)
Reserve - Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 

The following team has been chosen to represent Dunbartonshire and Argyll

Claire Hargan (St Regulus)
Anne Laing (Vale of Leven)
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)
Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle)
Jillian Farrell (Cardross)
Lori McDonald (Cardross)
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie)
Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park) 

The following team has been chosen to represent Lanarkshire 


Kirsten Brown  (Strathaven)

Alyson Hendry (Hamilton)
Lesley Lloyd    (Hayston)
Susan McGrenaghan (Mount Ellen)
Fiona Norris     (Hamilton)
Molly Richmond  (Strathaven)
Katie Scott  (Strathaven)
Susan Wood (Drumpellier)

The following team has been chosen to represent Renfrewshire 

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies)
Gillian Kyle ( East Renfrewshire)
Gillian McGinlay (Troon Ladies)
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
Carol Whyte (Milngavie)
Reserve Julie Wilson (Williamwood)

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

EILIDH BRIGGS HAS A GREAT SCORE AT PAISLEY GOLF CLUB

RLCGA's Spring Meeting was played over Paisley Golf Club yesterday Monday, 16 May 2016. It was a dry but cold day and 56 ladies participated. The CSS was 74 (SSS 74).


EILIDH - SCRATCH WINNER AT PAISLEY

Despite a triple bogey 7 at the 9th hole at Paisley Golf Club yesterday County Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm Golf Club) had a magnificent 3 under par 71 to play to her handicap of +3 to have a net 74 (SSS 74) . Investigations are in process to see if this is a ladies course record over the course. She was the only player to break 80.

To read more go to the RLCGA Website

LANARKSHIRE COUNTY MAY SPOON RESULTS

It was a lovely sunny day on Sunday 15th May at Shotts GC for the Lanarkshire County spoon competition.
Results
SS71 CSS 74
Division 1
Alyson Hendry 73
Lesley Lloyd 75
Scratch :Alyson Hendry 77
Division 2
Barbara Livingstone 70
Kay Cherrie 72
Scratch: Barbara Livingstone 89
2015
Spoon Final winner: Lesley Lloyd 75

Monday, 16 May 2016

DRAW FOR SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP AT WEST KILBRIDE

Scottish women's amateur close championship at West Kilbride
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND
TUESDAY, MAY 31

08.30 Wendy Nicholson, Stacey Cameron, Eilidh Briggs.
08.40 Eilidh Watson, Katie Reid, Hannah Scott.
08.50 Joanne Free, Rachael Taylor, Megan Briggs.

09.00 Rachel Foster, Dawn Young, Lorna Ronnie.
09.10 Connie Jaffrey, Ailsa Summers, Karen Marshall.
09.20 Katie Scott, Carys Irvine, Amy McDonald.
09:30 Lauren Whyte, Jennifer Rankine, Alison Bartlett.
09.40 Louise Fraser, Catherine Garrett, A Glennie.
09.50 Gabrielle MacDonald, Rachel Polson, Cara Thompson.

10.10 Claire McLaughlin, Lorna Munro, Eva O'Connor
10.20 Jennifer Saxton, Samantha Leslie, Margaret Sievwright.
10.30 Kimberley Beveridge, Jennifer Allan, Karen Ferguson-Snedden.
10.40 Chloe Goadby, Nicola Callander, Gillian Paton.
10:50 Porscha Wilson, Margo Gardner, Lori Macdonald,

11.00 Susan Wood, Emma Hale, Jess Meek.
11:10 Nicola Robertson, J Graham, Lesley Atkins.
11:20 Rachel Walker, Kate McIntosh, Ruth Hunter
11.40 Louise Duncan, Elaine Moffat, Kirsty Brodie
11:50 Clara Young, Alison McBride, Tara Mactaggart.

12:00 Hannah McCook, Molly Stewart, Jasmine Mackintosh

Thursday, 12 May 2016

LANARKSHIRE INTER COUNTY QUALIFIERS

Lanarkshire County enjoyed a lovely sunny warm but breezy day at Carluke Golf Club yesterday for the qualifying round of the Inter County Foursomes and Commonwealth Spoons today.

Those who have qualified for the Finals at Hamilton Golf Club on Monday 6th June are as follows:
Scratch Qualifiers
1. Sheila Sergenson & Ann Roulston (East Kilbride) 86
2. May Hughes (Lanark) & Jennifer Paterson (Drumpellier) 87
Reserves: Gail Campbell (East Kilbride) & Jane Lees(Cathkin Braes) 94
Handicap Qualifiers
1. Anne Cameron & Aileen Woodland (Strathaven) 79.5
2. Anne Sillars & Jan McMillan (Hayston) 80
3. Jean Maddock & Edna Taylor (Wishaw) 81
4. Morag McDonald & Joyce Chalmers (East Kilbride) 81.5 BIH
Reserves: Pat Casey & Anne Lloyd 81.5 BIH
Those who have qualified for the Commonwealth Spoons at Eyemouth GC on Wednesday 7th September.
1 Sheila Sergenson & Ann Roulston 75
2 Anne Cameron & Aileen Woodland 79.5
Reserves: Anne Sillars & Jan McMillan 80

Sunday, 1 May 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to the overnight rain and as per the head greenkeeper the greens at Bonnyton Golf Course are flooding and therefore the West of Scotland Championship has been cancelled.
An alternative date is in the process of trying to be arranged

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

SUSAN WOOD IS THE LANARKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPION

Susan Wood - 2016 Lanarkshire County Champion
Photo courtesy of Jean Macintyre
Drumpellier's Susan Wood, the top seed, won the Lanarkshire women's county championship for a second time at Hamilton Golf Club today.
Susan, previously champion in 2008, won by 4 and 3 in the final against home club player Alyson Hendry.
Alyson, title-winner in 1987, 1990 and 91, had never lost in a county final until this one.
Wood went one up with a par at the third and was still one up at the turn, the sixth being halved in birdie 4s.
Henry birdie the par-5 11th to square the match but was bunkered at both the 12th and 13th, losing them both to go two down.
Wood went three up with a par at the 14th and was conceded the 15th and a 4 and 3 victory
In the morning semi-finals, Wood beat defending champion Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) by 2 and 1 while Hendry beat Kirstin Brown (Strathaven) 3 and 2
In a close all-Hamilton bronze championship final, Heather Stewart bt Elizabeth Nelson 3 and 2.

LANARKSHIRE WOMEN'S COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Hamilton Golf Club
SCRATCH
SEMI-FINALS
S Wood (Drumpellier) beat L Lloyd (Hayston) 2 and 1.
A Hendry (Hamilton) beat K Brown (Strathaven) 3 and 2.
FINAL
Wood beat Hendry 4 and 3.
BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL
H Stewart (Hamilton) beat E Nelson (Hamilton) 3 and 2

D&A CHAMPION IS LORNA McCLYMONT FROM MILNGAVIE

Lorna McClymont - 2016 D&A County Champion
with Karen Maxwell (Captain) and Enid Young (President) 
Host club member Lorna McClymont, the No 7 qualifier, won the Dunbartonshire and Argyll women's county championship for the first time today at Milngavie Golf Club.
In the final, Lorna won by 5 and 4 against former Scotland international Claire Hargan (Regulus), who was six times champion of Midlothian between 2003 and 2009
Hargan beat top seed Jillian Farrell (Cardross) by 5 and 4 in the morning semi-finals when McClymont won at the 19th against Lorraine Campbell (Cardross).
Lorna was fast out of the blocks with a birdie at the first hole.
Claire won the second, then Lorna won the third and McClymont was four up at the turn.
That became a five-hole lead when Lorna won the 10th. Hargan won the 12th but it was too little too late. After halving 13, won the 14th with a birdie to regain a five-hole lead and claim her first county championship
In the semi-final against Farrell, Hargan won the 10th and 12th before holing a long putt on 13 to go three up.
The 14th was halved and Claire managed to sink a putt on 15 for a 4 to win by 4 and 3.
In the other semi-final Lorna McClymont played steadily but Lorraine Campbell will be rueing a few early putts missed which saw her fall to three down at the turn.
Lorraine was still three down after 14 before she rallied to win two holes and then birdied the last hole to square the match and take it down the 19th.
McClymont won at the 19th with a 4 after Lorraine was bunkered.
The Bronze championship final was a closely fought affair between Mandy Allen (Milngavie) and Rae Strang (Cardross). Rae triumphed by two holes.

RESULTS
CHAMPIONSHIP
SEMI-FINALS
Claire Hargan (St Regulus) beat Jillian Farrell (Cardross) 4 and 3.
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) beat Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 19th
FINAL
McClymont beat Hargan 5 and 4

BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL
Rae Strang (Cardross) bt Mandy Allen (Milngavie) 2 holes.

SPOT THE BALL - Courtesy of Lorraine Campbell