Wednesday, 26 April 2017

JILLIAN FARRELL WINS THE D&A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Jillian Farrell

Jillian Farrell ( Cardross ) won the 2017 D&A Championship today at Dumbarton Golf Club beating last years Champion Lorna McClymont at the 18th in a close game.

Earlier in the semi -finals Jillian beat Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) 2/ 1, while in the other semi final Lorna beat Aileen Baker 2/ 1.

 The Marion Anderson Salver was won by Eleanor Starling who beat Janice Robertson on the 19th.

KIRSTEN BROWN WINS THE LANARKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP


 Champion Kirsten Brown

Kirsten Brown (Strathaven), won the Lanarkshire County Championship today by beating Fiona Norris ( Hamilton) by  6&4. 
Some excellent golf was played this afternoon.  Fiona, in spite of having birdies at the 6th, 10th & 12th holes, lost to Kirsten who had birdies at the 2nd, 4th, 8th, 11th and 12th holes.  Kirsten was 4 under after 13 holes.  Fiona conceded the match on the 14th after losing her ball


Kirsten and Fiona Norris
Some excellent golf was played this afternoon.  Fiona, in spite of having birdies at the 6th, 10th & 12th holes, lost to Kirsten who had birdies at the 2nd, 4th, 8th, 11th and 12th holes.  Kirsten was 4 under after 13 holes.  Fiona conceded the match on the 14th after losing her ball.
Semi Final :
Fiona Norris beat Alyson Hendry 2 and 1
Kirsten Brown beat Susan Wood 1 hole
Both games were close. Fiona was 2 up after three but Alyson squared the match after 9. Fiona won the 13th and 17th to win 2 and 1. In the other match there was never more than 1 hole in it.

 Final: Kirsten Brown beat Fiona Norris 6/4

Mel Watt won the Bronze Championship

To read more go to the Lanarkshire County Website

Many thanks go to Jean Macintyre for the report and photos

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

LANARKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Alyson Hendry v Allison Bell
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Courtesy of Jean MacIntyre

1st Round Results :
Fiona Norris bye
Ruth Hunter bt Angela Devine at 20th
Alyson Hendry bt Susan Halley
Allison Bell bt Marie Scott
Susan Wood bt Marion Brodie
Lesley Lloyd bt Kay Cherrie
May Hughes bt Katie Graham
Kirsten Brown bye 

Quarter Final Results:

Fiona Norris beat Ruth Hunter 5&4
Alyson Hendry beat  Allison Bell 4&2
Susan Wood beat Lesley Lloyd 1hole
Kirsten Brown beat May Hughes 6&5
Lesley Lloyd was  2 down after 14 but won the 15th and 16th to level the match then losing the 18th by just narrowly missing her putt. 
Semi Final Draw:

9.30 am Fiona Norris v Alyson Hendry
9.40 am Susan Wood v Kirsten Brown

The final will tee off at 2.00pm tomorrow Wednesday 26th April 

D&A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

DRAW FOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TUESDAY 25 APRIL 2017

Jillian Farrell (BYE)
9.00 Cathy Skinner v Margaret Nicolson
9.08 Liz McLean v Lynne Macdonald
Laura MGeachy (BYE)
Aileen Baker (Bye)
9.16 Coleen Brown v Ann Shanks
9.24 Caroline King v Lori Macdonald
Lorna McClymont (BYE)

DRAW FOR BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP

9.40 Carole Hill v Janice Robertson
9.48 Eleanor Starling v Rae Strang.

Monday, 24 April 2017

FIONA NORRIS LEADS THE LANARKSHIRE COUNTY QUALIFIERS

On a dry, sunny but very windy day today the championship qualifying round was played on the Cawder Course at Cawder Golf Club. 
Congratulations to the leading qualifier Fiona Norris of Hamilton with a score of 80.
Kirsten Brown, Strathaven, was second qualifier with 81 while defending Champion, Susan Wood, Drumpellier qualified in third place with 82.

Also many congratulations to Jan McMillan leading qualifier in the Bronze Championship and to Kirsten Brown, winner of the Centenary Salver with the best net score of 78, BIH from Fiona Norris.

The Bronze Final between Jan and Melanie Watt will take place on Wednesday morning at 9.50am.
Championship draw
F Norris W.O
9.37 A Devine v  R Hunter
9.45 A Hendry v S Halley
9.52 M Scott v A Bell
10.00 S Wood v M Brodie
10.07  K Cherrie v L Lloyd
10.15 M Hughes v K Graham
10.22 K Brown W.O

Thanks go to Jean Macintyre for the report and photos

DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB OPEN EVENING - ENTER A PRIZE DRAW

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The Ladies are holding an Open Evening at Douglas Park Golf Club on Wednesday 10th May 6pm -  8:30pm Great new packages to support all levels of golfers.
  • Tour the Facilities
  • Fun Golf Activities
  • Course Safari on integrated 9 hole course
  • Refreshments
  • Meet the Members
  • Coaching Tips from the Pro

Sunday, 23 April 2017

PAMELA PRETSWELL - LEADING SCOT

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Many congrats go to West of Scotland's Pamela Pretswell and Kylie Hendry in the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open this week.
Pamela finished tied 5th with a last round of 67. Kylie finished well with a 67 also --
Scot Michelle Thomson  did well also with final round of 65 to finish in 15th place.
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EILIDH BRIGGS LEADING WEST OF SCOT PLAYER IN THE HELEN HOLM

Left to right: Shannon McWilliam, winner Linn Grant, third-placed Hollie Muse (picture by Elaine Farquharson-Black).
By COLIN FARQUHARSON

Aboyne teenager Shannon McWilliam finished second in the Helen Holm Scottish Women's Open Amateur Stroke Play championship at Troon today. The Swede player Linn Grant was the winner with an excellent final round of 72 over Royal Troon.

Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) made it two Scots in the top 10 by sharing ninth place on two-over 218 with rounds of 72, 71 and 75.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) was the leading West of Scotland player

HELEN HOLM SCOTTISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
LEADING TOTALS

par 216 (3x72). Rounds 1 and 2 at Troon Portland CSS 76 76). Round 3 at Royal Troon (CSS 76)
209 L Grant (Swe) 71 66 72.
214 S McWilliam (Aboyne) 69 70 75.
216 H Muse (West Lancs) 75 70 71, C Ryan (Ire) 72 72 72, A Forsterling (Ger) 68 73 75, A Linner (Swe) 72 69 75, A Wilson (Ire) 73 68 75.
217 M Stark (Swe) 72 69 76
218 E Henseleit (Ger) 72 71 75, H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 72 71 75.
Other Scots: 
223  E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 76 72,
224  H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 73 74 77.
225  T Mactaggart (Minto) 74 75 76,
226 K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 77 77 72, K Wright (Stranraer) 78 74 74,
228 E Hale (Troon Ladies) 75 77 76, J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 75 78 75,
229 G Paton (Royal Montrose) 76 74 79,

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Swede leads after 2nd Round of the Helen Holm Trophy

Swede Linn Grant leads from Shannon McWilliam with one round to go at "Helen Holm"

Aboyne teenager Shannon McWilliam held on to second place with a second-round 70 for 139 in the Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Troon.
But the leader has changed from the first day's Alexandra Forsterling (Germany) to a young Swede with Scottish blood in her veins, Linn Grant.
Forsterling slipped from 68 to a 73 and is joint third on 141.
Grant leads McWilliam by two shots at the top of the leaderboard with scores of 71 and 66 for 137.
Linn is descended from a former Scottish club pro based in Sweden.
She had no bogeys in her superb, tournament-low 66 in which she birdied five par-5 holes - by reaching them in two shots and two-putting - and her other birdie came at the par-4 17th in halves of 34-32.
McWilliam, who finished third two years ago when only 15. In fact in the 2015 "Helen Holm," she led the field with only six holes to go but Royal Troon's last few holes were too much for her.
Older, wiser and stronger, Shannon would have finished her second round over Troon Portland on level terms with leader Grant but the Aboyne 17-year-old bogeyed the short 16th and the long 18th after birdidieng the first, ninth, 11th and 12th to be four under par for the round with three to play.
Grantown on Spey's Hannah McCook is a second Scot in the leading 10 with a round to go. Her rounds at Troon Portland have been very steady - 72 and 71 for 143.
Reigning Scottish champion Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), who works at Edinburgh Airport, was among those who failed to make the cut at 10-over-par 145.
Ailsa shot 76-85 for 161.



LEADING ROUND 2 SCORES
par 144 (2x72) SSS 77. CSS 76 76
137 L Grant (Swe) 71 66.
139 S McWilliam (Aboyne) 69 70.
141 A Wilson (Lurgan) 73 68, M Stark (Swe) 72 69, S Lamb (Clitheroe) 72 69, A Linner (Swe) 72 69, A Forsterling (Ger) 68 73.
143 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 72 71, G Price (Bude and N Cornwall) 72 71.
144 C Ryan (Castletroy) 72 72
145 H Muse (West Lancs) 75 70, O Winning (Rotherham) 71 74.
146 A J Williamson (Royal Cromer) 74 72, G Clews (Delamere Forest) 73 73, A Fuller (Roehampton) 73 73, L Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) 72 74, A Krauter (Ger) 72 74, M Lewis (St George's Hill) 71 75.
147 B Wallin (Swe) 75 72, A Nobilio (Ita) 74 73, L T Hansen (Den) 74 73, H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 73 74, K Lund (Nor) 70 77.
SELECTED SCORES
148 C Goadby (St Regulus) 74 74 (T25)
149 T Mactaggart (Minto) 74 75 (T29)
150 G Paton (Royal Montrose) 76 75 (T37)
151 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 76 (T46)
152 K Wright (Stranraer) 78 74, E Hale (Troon Ladies) 75 77 (T53).
153 J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 75 78 (T58)
154 K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 77 77 (T63)

MISSED THE CUT (154 and better qualified for final round)
157 C Taylor (Nairn) 82 75, S Wood (Drumpellier) 80 77, G Batty (Moffat) 79 78.
160 G MacDonald (Craigielaw) 78 82
161 L Duncan (West Kilbride) 81 80, A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 76 85.

FOLLOW THE SCOTS

HELEN HOLM AT TROON
Leaderboard

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open
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Friday, 21 April 2017

PAMELA PRETSWELL LEADS THE SCOTS IN THE ESTERELLA DAMM MEDITERANEAN LADIES OPEN

Pamela Pretswell
West of Scotland's Pamela Pretswell leads the 8 Scots that have made the cut at Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open on the European Ladies Tour 
Kylie Henry also has a fantastic round of 64 
To read the full report  go to the -- KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE

ABOYNE TEENAGER LYING SECOND IN HELEN HOLM DESPITE DOUBLE BOGEY SIX

GOLF COPY AND SCORES
CREDIT CAL CARSON GOLF

Aboyne's Shannon McWilliam, third in the event at the age of 15 in 2015, is lying second, one shot off the pace, with a three-under-par 69 opening round at Troon Portland in the Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke play championship at the Ayrshire venue.

She birdied the par-5 first and the fifth, then suffered a double bogey 6 at the seventh before a 2 at the short eighth enabled her to turn in one-under-par 35. Shannon, pictured, had a bogey-free inward half of 34 with another 2 at the short 10th and a 4 at the par-5 11th.
McWilliam was the clubhouse leader when she finished but later
Germany's Alexandra Forsterling took the lead with a 68 after bogeying the 13th, 14th and 18th in halves of 32-36.
Alexandra started with an eagle 3 at the par-5 first and then birdied the fifth, seventh, 11th and 12th, at which point she was six under par with six to play. She did get one more birdie, at the long 15th, but the three late bogeys kept her within striking distance of McWilliam.
Twice winner of the "Helen Holm," Olivia Winning (Rotherham) is well in the mix with a 71 (37-34).
There were disappointing scores by Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75, Scottish champion Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 76, former Scottish title-holder Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 78, Gemma Batty (Moffat) 79 and Isobel Wardle (Prestbury) 83.

HELEN HOLM SCOTTISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
First two rounds Troon Portland, final round Royal Troon.
FIRST ROUND LEADERBOARD
par 72
68 A Forsterling (Ger)
69 S McWilliam (Aboyne).
70 K Lund (Nor)
71 M Hoogeboom (Ned), O Winning (Rotherham), L Grant (Swe), M Lewis (St George's Hill).
72 S Lamb (Clitheroe), H McCook (Grantown on Spey), E Henseleit (Ger), A Krauter (Ger), M Stark (Swe), G Price (Bude and N Cornwall), L Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), C Ryan (Ire), A Linner (Swe).
73 A Fuller (Roehampton), B Moresco (Ita), L-M Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland), A Wilson (Ire), M Martin (Ire), P Grant (Ire), C Casey (Ire), H McGarvie (Troon Ladies).
74 A Laker (Frilford Heath), A Nobilio (Ita), T Mactaggart (Minto), B Garton (Royal Lytham), E Price (Cleobury Mortimer), C Louis (Bel), A J Williamson (Royal Cromer), C Goadby (St Regulus), E Codet (Fra), P Roussin-Bouchard (Fra), J Sepers (Ned), H Screen (Berkhamsted).
75 E Briggs (Kilmacolm), J Ross (Ire), K O'Connor (West Byfleet), C Don (Ita), C Liautier (Fra), J Mackintosh (Hazlehead), H Muse (West Lancs), I Holpfer (Aut), E Hale (Troon Ladies), J Engstrom (Swe), B Wallin (Swe).
76 A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), A L Otten (Ger), G Paton (Royal Montrose), R Morris (Woodsome Hall).
77 E Slater (Gog Magog), K McIntosh (Broomieknowe), L Brunt (Royal Birkdale), M Garland (Selby), S Sexton (Ire), M Lawrence (Rochester and Cobham), A Fanali (Ita), K Gillum (Lilleshall), M Claisse (Fra), L Bagnoli (Ita).

SELECTED SCORES
78 A Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), E Goodall (Selby), S Fuller (Roehampton), G Macdonald (Craigielaw), K Wright (Stranraer).
79 G Batty (Moffat)
80 S Wood (Drumpellier).
81 L Duncan (West Kilbride).
82 C Taylor (Nairn).
83 I Wardle (Prestbury)

Monday, 17 April 2017

WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS MEDAL AT TROON PORTLAND - JILLIAN FARRELL LEADS THE WAY

Development Competition Prizewinners:

Troon Medal Results-Sunday 16th April-
1st Silver Nett: Rachel Foster,Turnberry. (6) 72
2nd Silver : Katie Graham ,Hamilton (14) 75bih
1st Bronze : Jodie Graham, Hamilton(29)75
Scratch : Jillian Farrell, Cardross 76

CSS 75 : Great scores on a wet and cold day - well done to all 12 girls who played.

Our Development Par 3 9 hole competition also went ahead today with 10 girls playing.
Results:
7-8 Age Group :
1st: Katie Scannell (Strathaven) 50
2nd : Katie Thyne ( Caldwell)

9-10 Age Group:
1st: Ella McGrath (Caldwell) 59
2nd: Annabelle Massey (Strathaven)

11 Age Group:
1st: Katie Ronnie (Barassie) 46
2nd: Mia Thyne ( Caldwell)
3rd : Neve Marshall (Cathkin Braes)

12-13 Age Group:
1st: Lindsay Main ( Strathaven) 45
2nd: Kirsten Alexander (Strathaven)
3rd: Sophie McGrorty (Elderslie)

Our thanks to Troon Ladies for courtesy of their courses and clubhouse today - as always the ladies support to our association is fantastic.

Thanks go to Allison Bell (West of Scotland Girls) for results and photo 

Sunday, 16 April 2017

RANFURLY CASTLE MIXED GREENSOMES



The Ranfurly Castle Mixed Greensomes is on Sunday 18th June 2017 . 

£15 A COUPLE - HALF THE COMBINED HANDICAP 
SGU VOUCHERS AND THE CHANCE TO WIN THE DAVID REID MEMORIAL TROPHY

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Friday, 14 April 2017

KILMACOLM'S EILIDH BRIGGS WINS THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP



Conditions were testing for the final day of the County Championship and Irvine Trophy.
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Championship

The first of the RLCGA Championship semi-finals was between defending champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle). 
Denise was 1 up on the turn but Eildih fought back on the back nine to win 2&1. 
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) and Liz Stewart (Greenburn) contested the other semi-final - this was a very close game with Gillian running out eventual winner on the 17th by 3&1.

A fairly large number of Renfrewshire County ladies turned out to support the two finalists - Eilidh Briggs and Gillian Kyle
This too was a close game with some superb golf being played by both players. However with Eilidh having 5 birdies and Gillian just missing a couple of putts Eilidh finished off the match at the 15th.


End of tie at the 15th with Pollok House in the background

Championship Results :
Semi Finals :
Eilidh Briggs(Kilmacolm) beat Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 2/1
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) beat Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 3/1

Final:

Eilidh Briggs beat Gillian Kyle 4/3


Eilidh with County Captain Gillian (Runner Up)
and Linda Anderson winner of the Irvine Trophy

Irvine Trophy

The final of this competition was between Lesley Anderson (Caldwell), playing in her first County competition and Linda Anderson (Erskine).

Vice Captain June Lockhart refereed this match and reported that both ladies played exceptionally well and Linda eventually won the match 4&3.


RLCGA would like to thank Pollok Golf Club for their hospitality and warm welcome to all the ladies who played over the three days.
Also many thanks go to Alistair Dobbie - Pollok Captain who presented the prizes.

The prizewinners were:

Peggy Clark Trophy - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - gross 69 + 3 = 72 net (bih)

2nd Net - Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) - gross 82 - 10 = 72 net
3rd Net - Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) - gross 97 - 34 = 73 net

Scratch Winner - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - 69

Championship Winner - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Championship Runner-up - Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)

Semi-Finalists - Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)

Irvine Trophy Winner - Linda Anderson (Erskine)

Runner up - Lesley Anderson (Caldwell)

Thanks go to Sandra Littlejohn for the report 

LADIES TRI AM AT POLLOK GOLF CLUB


On Finals day of the Renfrewshire Ladies' County Championship it is fitting to announce that Pollok Golf Club is holding a Tri Am Ladies Open Day to celebrate their 125th Anniversary.

The event is on the 30th June 2017 and if you would like to download an entry form and enter a team then CLICK HERE 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

KILMACOLM'S EILIDH BRIGGS MARCHES THROUGH TO SEMI FINALS OF THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Renfrewshire County title holder Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)  won both her ties today in convincing manner to progress through to the semi final stages of the County Championship at Pollok Golf Club today.

In the morning she won by 8&7 against Elaine Robb (Milngavie) and in the afternoon, and with pretty tough weather conditions, Shirley Back (Gleddoch) had the unenviable task of playing the "in form" Eilidh  and lost 7&6.


In the quarter finals the remaining 3 games were all very close with two of the games going to the 18th: Julie Wilson (Williamwood) lost to Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle); and Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) lost to Liz Stewart (Greenburn). Taking 19 holes to determine their outcome the Scottish Vets team mates Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) eventually beat Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies).


1st Round Results


Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Elaine Robb (Milngavie) 8&7

Shirley Back(Gleddoch) beat Carol McNally (Williamwood) 4&3
Julie Wilson (Williamwood) beat Elizabeth Hale (Caldwell) 5&4
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) beat Fiona Cameron (Cowglen) 2 Up;
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) beat Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) 6&5
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) beat Carol Whyte (Milngavie) 7&6
Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) beat Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) 4&3
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Sara McCorkell (Williamwood) 2&1

Quarter Final Results


Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Shirley Back(Gleddoch) 7&6

Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) beat Julie Wilson (Williamwood) 1up
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)  1Up
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) beat Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) at the 19th

In the Irvine Trophy, (Handicap) the game between Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) also went to the 18th where she beat Fiona Armour (Renfrew). Sophie Kyle (East Renfrewshire) was beaten by Linda Anderson (Erskine) 5&4.


Tomorrow's semi-final draw times are as follows:


0930 E. Briggs (Kilmacolm) v Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)

0938 G. Kyle (East Renfrewshire) v Liz Stewart (Greenburn)

The final will be played in the afteroon and tee off is 1400 hours.


The Irvine Trophy Final will also be played tomorrow:


0950 Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) v Linda Anderson (Erskine).

RENFREWSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND TIES

Conditions were not quite as bad as yesterday’s Renfrewshire County qualifier in this mornings match play ties, but still very cold and windy.

Game 1
Eilidh Briggs v Elaine Robb
Eilidh won over Elaine by 8 and 7.

Elaine played steady golf but Eilidh birdied the 3rd, 7th and 9th. With the exception of the 8th Eilidh parred the remaining holes during their match.

Game 2
Shirley Back v Carol McNally
Shirley beat Carol 4 and 3.

Both played some mixed golf and although Carol put up a good fight, Shirley dug-in and eventually manage to win.

Game 3
Julie Wilson v Elizabeth Hale
Julie beat Liz 5 and 4.

The front nine was pretty close with Julie being two up on the turn. Both missed scoring opportunities on the back nine with Liz losing out in the end.

Game 4
Fiona Cameron v Denise Cowan
Denise beat Fiona by 2.

This was Fiona’s first time in the knock-out stages and although a closely contested match Denise ran out winner in the end.

Game 5
Gillian Kyle v Marion Stewart
Gillian beat Marion 6 and 5.

Both played steady on the way out with Gillian being one up after eight. However, Gillian’s length proved too strong for Marion on the back nine.

Game 6
Carol Whyte v Donna Jackson
Donna beat Carol 7and 6.

Carol played steady but Donna’s parr golf for the front nine was enough to win the match.

Game 7
Alyson McGinnigle v Anne Judge
Alyson beat Anne 4 and 3.

Game 8
Sara McCorkell v Liz Stewart
Liz beat Sara 2 and 1.

This was probably the closest game in this round. Sara was 3 up at one point but Liz pulled it back to all square at the 15th and then won the next two holes to win the match.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Captain Liz Keohone wins County Championship





Liz Keohone, (Loudoun Gowf Club) is the new Ayrshire Ladies County Champion, winning the title in her year as Captain.

It was a great final between Liz and Jane Finnie, Troon Ladies, with Liz winning at the 19th hole.

Jane got off to a great start winning the first 2 holes, the next 4 holes were exchanged before Liz won 8 and 9 to square the match. Liz then chipped in at the 10th to go ahead for the first time in the game. Eleven and 12 were halved in pars before Jane took 3 holes in a row to be 2 up with 3 to play. Sixteen was halved, then a par on 17 was enough for Liz to take the match down 18 where a great chip secured a 4 and a win.

Despite good approach shots to the 19th green neither found the putting surface with Jane running into some trouble at the back of the green. A good up and down from Liz was enough for her to win the hole and the title.

The match was watched by a good crowd who were certainly entertained by the quality of the golf from both finalists in tricky conditions. The better ball score for the 18 holes played being 3 over par.

KIRSTY BRODIE AND JILLIAN FARRELL TO THE FORE AT MONTROSE LINKS


Strathmore's Kirsty Brodie and Jillian Farrell (Cardross) kept the home fires burning on the opening day of the Scottish Under-18 girls' open stroke play golf championship at Montrose Links today (Wed)

Kristy shares the lead at the head of an international field of 102 with a one-under-par 72 alongside Germany's Hannah Karg while Jillian is one off the pace in a four-way tie for third place on 73.

Brodie bounced back in great style after bogeys at the eighth, ninth and 11th. She staged a grandstand finish to step into the spotlight with birdies at the 12th, 14th, 15th and17th in an inward half of three-under 34.

Co-leader Karg would have been clear of the field but for double bogey 6s at the second and 10th holes. Five birdies in halves of 36 have her sharing the pole position.

Farrell, winner of a recent Scottish Junior Tour girls' competition, stayed in good form with a bag of six birdies in halves of 36 and 37. Six bogeys cancelled out her gains but she is still in good shape.

Aboyne's Shannon McWilliam, one of the favourites for the title, is still seeking to recapture the form that earned her selection for the GB and I Junior Vagliano Trophy team a couple of years ago. She had a lacklustre round of 79 with no birdies and two double bogeys.

The leading North-east player with a 78 is Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) who had an eagle 3 at the par-5 17th.


SCOTTISH U18 GIRLS OPEN STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Montrose Links.
FIRST ROUND
Par 71. CSS
72 K Brodie (Strathmore) H Karg (Ger).
73 J Farrell (Cardross), A Ruttert (Ger), H Muse (West Lancs), E Brennan (Trentham), H Screen (Berkhamsted).
74 A Williamson (Royal Cromer), J Bailey (Kirby Muxloe).
75 B Bayles (Kirby Muxloe), M Lewis (St George's Hill), C Eisenbeiss (Ger), C Worby (Newport).

SELECTED SCORES
76 A Taylor (Bawburgh).
77 L Green (West Lancs), R Earl (Bishops Stortford), J Guest (Gog Magog), E Rhodes (Burnham and Berrow).
78 J Mackintosh (Hazlehead), M Thomas (Beau Desert), J Hall (Bishop Auckland), M Slater (Woodsome Hall).

OTHER SCOTS' SCORES
79 S McWilliam (Aboyne).
80 L Duncan (West Kilbride), A McKay (Crail GS), E Hynd (Balbirnie Park), L McClymont (Milngavie).
81 K Brown (Strathaven), S Woodhouse (East Kilbride), C Griffiths (Aboyne), C Neilson (Alvaneu Bad), J Rankine (Haggs Castle).
82 H Darling (Broomieknowe), M Richmond (Strathaven).
83 I Roska (Inverness).
84 P Wilson (Burntisland).
87 M Ashley (Strathmore), E Logie (Buckpool).
89 S Black (Deeside), Z Morton (Auchterarder).
91 E Crawford (Baberton).
95 C Irvine (Craigielaw).
98 R Foster (Turnberry).

EILIDH BRIGGS LEADS RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS





Eilidh Briggs 





75 ladies played today over Pollok Golf Club in the Championship and Irvine Trophy qualifying round.



The course was in superb condition and the greens were fast and immaculate. Conditions were mainly dry although the wind proved very testing.



Qualifying in 1st place for the Championship Knock-out Stages is Eilidh Briggs (Kilmalcolm GC) with a gross 69 - this is the best gross score recorded by a lady at Pollok Golf Club to date. In second place was Liz Stewart (Greenburn) with a gross 78. Four players shared a gross 79 - Julie Wilson (Williamwood), Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) and Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies).








Lesley Anderson - Winner of the Irvine Trophy



Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) qualified in first place for the Irvine Trophy with a score of 97 - 24 = 73.




Anne Judge - Runner Up for the Peggy Clark Trophy



The Peggy Clark Trophy was won by Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) with a score of 69+3=72 winning with a better inward half over Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle).



The CSS is 75 (SSS 72).

GROSS SCORES --- CLICK HERE

NETT SCORES --- CLICK HERE



Championship Match Play Qualifiers (Thursday, 13 April):



The qualifying order is as follows:

1.    Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - 69
2.    Liz Stewart (Greenburn) - 78
3.    Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) - 79
4.    Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) - 79
5.    Julie Wilson (Williamwood) - 79
6.    Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) - 79
7.    Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) - 80
8.    Carol McNally (Williamwood) - 82
9.    Shirley Back (Gleddoch) - 82
10.    Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) - 82
11.    Carol Whyte (Milngavie) - 83
12.    Elizabeth Hale (Caldwell) - 84
13.    Fiona Cameron (Cowglen) - 86
14.    Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) - 86
15.    Sara McCorkell (Williamwood) - 87
16.    Elaine Robb (Milngavie) - 89

First round matches are:

0930    E. Briggs v E. Robb
0938    S. Back v C.McNally
0946    J. Wilson v E. Hale
0954    F. Cameron v D. Cowan
1002    G. Kyle v M. Stewart
1010    C. Whyte v D. Jackson
1018    A. McGinnigle v A. Judge
1026    S. McCorkell v L. Stewart




Irvine Trophy Qualifiers (Thursday, 14 April)



1. Lesley Andeson (Caldwell) - 73 (nett)

2. Linda Anderson (Erskine) - 75 (nett)

3. Sophie Kyle (East Renfrewshire) - 76 (nett)

4. Fiona Armour (Renfrew) - 76 (nett)



Draw



1430 -     Lesley Anderson v Fiona Armour

1438 -     Sophie Kyle v Linda Anderson



LIZ KEOHONE AND JANE FINNIE IN FINAL OF AYRSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP

The two finalists
in the Ayrshire County Championship


From Ayrshire County Secretary, Ann Wallace

County Captain, Liz Keohone, takes on Jane Finnie in 2017 final of Ayrshire Ladies Championship

Tough conditions this morning for the semi finals of the Ayrshire Ladies Championship produced 2 very close matches. In the top match Pauline Patrick, Irvine Golf Club, was facing County Captain Liz Keohone, Loudoun Gowf Club. The match finished on the 17th hole with Liz winning 3&1

The second semi between Jane Finnie, Troon Ladies, and Audrey Thompson, Loudoun Gowf Club also went down to the wire, Jane holed her second shot at 16 to go 2up but Audrey won the 17th  with a nice up and down to take the match to 18. A par down the last was enough to secure the win for Jane who won by one hole.

Both finalists are looking for their second championship title, Jane having won at Darley in 1985 and Liz at St Nicholas in 2001.

Semifinal Results
Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) bt Pauline Patrick (Irvine) 3 and 1
Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) bt Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf) 1 hole

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

TOP AYRSHIRE QUALIFIER CATHERINE MALCOLM LOSES IN QUARTER FINALS

Pauline Patrick, Irvine Golf Club (pictured left) knocked out the top qualifier, Catherine Malcolm, Prestwick St Cuthbert, in this afternoons quarter finals of the Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Championship at Glasgow Gailes. Pauline beat the 3 time champion by 3&2.

Pauline will now face County Captain, Liz Keohone, Loudoun Gowf Club, in the first semi-final. Liz defeated last years runner up Lorna Ronnie, Kilmarnock Barassie, in a very close match which went to the 18th, Liz winning by one hole.

The second top qualifier, Audrey Thompson, Loudoun Gowf Club, won through against Catherine Garrett, West Kilbride, by 6&5. She will face 1985 champion Jane Finnie, Troon Ladies, who beat her fellow club mate Sara Ann Bottomley by 6&4

1st Round Results :

Catherine Malcolm beat Julia Henderson 3&2
Pauline Patrick beat Joanne Sharp 5&4
Liz Keohone beat Jean Capes 6&4
Lorna Ronnie beat Liz Wilson 3&2
Audrey Thompson beat Susan Dumigan 4&3
Catherine Garrett beat Valerie McColl 6&5
Sara Ann Bottomley beat Linda McDonald 3&2
Jane Finnie beat Claire McLaughlin 3&2

Quarter Finals :
Pauline Patrick beat Catherine Malcom 3&2
Liz Keohone beat Lorna Ronnie 1 up
Audrey Thompson beat Catherine Garrett 6&5
Jane Finnie beat Ann Bottomly 6&4

Tomorrow's Semi Finals :
Patrick v Keohone
Thompson v Finnie

Thanks go to Ann Wallace (Ayrshire County Secretary) for report and results


Monday, 10 April 2017

SCOTTISH VETS WIN THE MARY MCKENNA TROPHY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2009

Victorious Scottish Vets Team
Back L to R: Ashley Rose, Lorna McKinlay, Fiona de Vries, Donna Jackson, 
Lesley Lloyd, Gillian Kyle, Meg Sievwright, Sheena Wood
Front sitting L to R: Ellie Whyte (Vice-Captain) Kathleen Sutherland (Captain), Emma Wilson (President)
PHOTOS -- COURTESY OF WEST VETS CAPTAIN JUNE LOCKHART 

The Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association team beat the Irish senior women's team 6.5 to 5.5 at Murcar Links Golf Club today to win the Mary McKenna Trophy for the first time since 2009.
Scotland took a 1pt lead in the first-day foursomes and just managed to hold on to that advantage by drawing the singles 4-4.
The Irish had won the last seven years in this fixture in which the venue alternates between Scotland and Ireland.
The vital Scottish victories in the singles came from Lorna McKinlay (Midland), Gillian Kyle (West) and Aberdeen Ladies stalwart Sheena Wood (Northern).
Donna Jackson (West) and Buckpool's Meg Seivwright (Highland) halved their singles.
It must be the North-east air that inspires the Scots Vets. The 2009 victory was achieved at Cruden Bay!

SCOTLAND VETS 6.5, IRISH SENIORS 5.5
Murcar Links Golf Club.

FOURSOMES (2.5-1.5)
Sheena Wood (Northern) and Meg Sievwright (Highland) halved with Mary Sheehy and Laura Webb.
Lorna McKinlay (Midland) and Fiona d Vries (Midland) bt Suzanne Corcoran and Pat Doran 1 hole
Lesley Lloyd (West) and Ashley Rose (Highland) lost to Maria O' Reilly and Sheena McElroy 3 and 1
Donna Jackson (West) and Gillian Kyle (West) bt Marilyn Henderson and Margaret McAuliffe 5 and 4

SINGLES (4-4)
Jackson halved with O'Reilly
Lloyd lost to Webb 7 and 6.
McKinlay bt McElroy 3 and 1.
Sievwright halved with Henderson
Rose lost to McAuliffe 5 and 4.
De Vries lost to Sheehy 3 and 2.
Kyle bt Corcoran 1 hole.
Wood bt Doran 4 and 3.

Two teams together

CATHERINE MALCOLM LEADS THE QUALIFIERS IN THE AYRSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP AT GLASGOW GAILES





Sixty eight Ladies enjoyed a lovely dry, but breezy, day at Glasgow Gailes today for the Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Championship.

Top qualifier is 2015 Champion Catherine Malcolm, Prestwick St Cuthbert whose round of 76 was matched by Audrey Thompson, Loudoun Gowf Club, who was finalist in 2013. Catherine had a level par of 35 to win on the bih

Among the other Matchplay qualifiers are past champions Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf Club) and Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) and last years runner up Lorna Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie)

Full match play draw -

Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert) v Julia Henderson (Troon Ladies)
Pauline Patrick (Irvine) v Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Liz Keohone (Loudoun) v Jean Capes (Largs)
Liz Wilson (Barassie) v Lorna Ronnie (Barassie)
Audrey Thompson (Loudoun) v Susan Dumigan (St Nicholas)
Catherine Garrett (West Kilbride) v Valerie McColl (Troon Ladies)
Linda McDonald (Barassie) v Sara Ann Bottomley (Troon Ladies)
Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) v Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride)

Handicap result -

1st Linda McDonald (Barassie) 82 - 11 = 71
2nd Valerie McColl (Troon Ladies) 89 - 17 = 72
3rd Margaret White (St Nicholas) 94 - 21 = 73 bih
4th Moyra Withycombe (St Nicholas) 83 - 10 = 73

RANFURLY CASTLE FASHION SHOW SUCCESS

125 ladies from surrounding golf clubs attended the Ranfurly Castle Fashion Show last Thursday evening. (6th April). Professional Tom Eckford whose website Lookinggoodforgolf.co.uk was showcasing the event. 

The lady members modelled the outfits with much hilarity and an excellent evening was had by all.





Sunday, 9 April 2017

Scottish Vets win on Day 1 of the Mary McKenna Trophy

Back row l to r Lorna McKinlay, Gillian Kyle, Ashley Rose, Meg Sievwright, Sheena Wood
Front Row l to R Lesley Lloyd, Fiona de Vries, Donna Jackson
Photo Courtesy Ellie Whyte
Ashley Rose, Lesley Lloyd, Maria O' Reilly and Sheena McIlroy


Donna Jackson, Margaret McAuliffe, Gillian Kyle and Marilyn Henderson 

Scottish Vets lead the Irish Seniors team, current European Champions, by 2.5 to 1.5 after the first day's Foursomes at Murcar today.  Eight singles will be played tomorrow.

Sheena Wood and Meg Sievwright halved with Mary Sheehy and Laura Webb A/S

Lorna McKinlay and Fiona d Vries bt Suzanne Corcoran and  Pat Doran 1 hole

Lesley Lloyd and Ashley Rose lost to Maria O' Reilly and Sheena McIlroy 3 & 1

Donna Jackson and Gillian Kyle bt Marilyn Henderson and Margaret McAuliffe 5 & 4

SCOTLAND 2 1/2
IRELAND 1 1/2
Lesley Lloyd and Ashley Rose congratulate the winners

QUOTE FROM WEST VETS CAPTAIN JUNE LOCKHART --- Just to say that even though they lost, Lesley had an eagle at the par 5 4th hole.
Donna and Gillian dovetailed well and had a few birdies.

Other Photographs courtesy of West Vets Captain June Lockhart

COWGLEN OPEN DAY


Cowglen Golf Club is holding their Annual Ladies Tri- Am Competition  on Friday 7th July 

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

THIRD-PLACED JILLIAN FARRELL HEADS SCOTS GIRL QUALIFIERS IN IRELAND

GOLF COPY
CREDIT CAL CARSON GOLF AGENCY
FROM COLIN FARQUHARSON

Jillian Farrell (Cardross), in third place in a field of 104 competitors, headed the six Scots who survived the second-round cut today (SAT) in the Irish Under-18 girls' open amateur stroke play championship over 54 holes at Roganstown Golf Club.
Farrell had rounds of 75 and 70 over a par71 course for a three-over-par tally of 145, two shots behind the co-leaders, Lea-Anne Bramwell (Wales) (73-70) and Sweden's Ingrid Lindblad (71-72).
The Cardross birdied the first, second, fourth and fifth at the start of her second round and shared the lead at that stage but she bogeyed the seventh, 15th and 17th in halves of 32 and 38.
The other Scottish qualifiers were Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 76-73 for 149), Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) (76-74 for 150), Molly Richmond (Strathaven) (78-73 for 151), Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) (80 and ?? fpr ??) and Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) (77-78 for 155).
The cut fell at 155 and the Scots who missed out were Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) (78-83 for 161), Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) (80-82 for 162) and Porscha Wilson (Burntisland) (80-89 for 159).

IRISH UNDER-18 GIRLS' OPEN STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Roganstown Golf Club.
SECOND-ROUND SCORES
par 142 (2x71) CSS 73

143 Lea-Anne Bramwell (Wales) 73 70, Ingrid Lindblad (Sweden) 71 72.
145 Jillian Farrell (Cardross) 75 70.
146 Euphemie Rhodes (England) 74 72, Danielle Modder (Netherlands) 73 73, Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 69 77.

REST OF SCOTS' ROUND 2 TOTALS
149 Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 76 73 (T17)
151 Molly Richmond (Strathaven) 78 73 (T20)
152 Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 76 76 (T23)
153 Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 80 73 (T30)
155 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 77 78 (T48)

SCOTS WHO MISSED THE CUT
161 Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) 78 83
162 Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) 80 82
169 Porscha Wilson (Burntisland) 80 89

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Lanark Open Day back to original date


Lanark Golf Club
Lanark  Golf Club LadiesOpen Day returns to its original date
- the last Friday in May
Friday 26 May 2017


Ladies’ Singles Stableford
Entry Fee £10

Sunday, 2 April 2017

LANARKSHIRE COUNTY WINTER FOURSOMES FINAL

Kay Cherrie and Roxy Brown

A very friendly final match in the Lanarkshire County Winter Foursomes Competition was played on a nice sunny day yesterday at Strathaven Golf Club . 
The match was very close, neither couple being more than one hole up at any time.
All square after 18,  Roxy Brown, Hamilton, and Kay Cherrie, Mount Ellen, won the first extra hole  to beat Sheila Sergenson and Ann Roulston, East Kilbride.
To read the full report go to the Lanarkshire County Website