Friday, 21 July 2017

SAVE THE CHILDREN MIXED FOURSOMES OPEN DAY

Save the Children will be celebrating our 36th Annual Mixed Foursomes Golf Tournament on the 5th of September 2017 at Glenbervie Golf Club with many clubs from across Scotland participating. The winners last year were from Deer Park Country Club. It's a fun event and the golfers always enjoy the day playing for a good cause. Save the Children are keen to involve new clubs. If you are interested in taking part and supporting the work of Save the Children and raising money for vulnerable children around the world, then please get in touch with organiser Louise Fiermonte on 07786 981 176 or l.fiermonte@savethechildren.org.uk for further information.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

LOUDOUN GOWF CLUB OPEN MIXED GREENSOMES


LOUDOUN GOWF CLUB OPEN MIXED GREENSOMES Sunday 20th August 2017  -- 

CLICK HERE to get your entry Form.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

SWING INTO ACTION AND SUPPORT SCOTTISH WOMEN IN SPORT AT OUR INAUGURAL GOLF DAY



As the home of this great sport, Scotland has produced some fine golfers over the years and this September we’re giving you the chance to showcase your skills – or lack of them – while supporting Scottish Women in Sport! 
We’re delighted to announce our inaugural annual Golf Day will take place on Thursday September 7th, 2017 at the magnificent Buchanan Castle Golf Club in Drymen.

A host of celebrities from sport, entertainment and politics have already signed up to support the day and play, now you have the opportunity to team up with them on the outskirts of Glasgow. 
Join in the fun and get into the swing of things by entering a team of three players. Your four-ball will be completed by the inclusion of one of the stars participating.

So, if you fancy your chances with the putter against Craig Brown, former Scotland Manager or Kylie Henry, professional golfer or off the tee against Alison Walker, sports broadcaster, former Rangers player Alex Rae or Celtic legend Frank McAvennie then sign up now. 

The day is a great opportunity to enjoy time with colleagues away from the office and network with other businesses, while backing the charity, Scottish Women in Sport. 
A team costs £450 and for that you get an action-packed day out: 
Starting at midday with a light lunch before heading out onto the course for 18 holes of golf. The round will be followed by a sumptuous buffet in the Trophy Room, during which there will be a raffle and some fabulous prizes to give away to conclude a great day out. 

Sponsorship packages are available upon request to enjoy corporate partnership visibility/prominence – contact scottishwomeninsport@gmail.com 
Tel: 07760 881687

As ever, all proceeds will go to Scottish Women in Sport, allowing the foundation to continue its drive to enable females of all ages, abilities, ethnicities and walks of life to participle in sport. 


We look forward to seeing you on September 7th, 2017. Happy practicing! 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

JILLIAN FARRELL LOSES ON THE 36TH HOLE OF THE SCOTTISH GIRLS UNDER 18 FINAL

Hannah Darling, only 13, is youngest ever
winner of Scottish girls' Under-18 title


By COLIN FARQUHARSON

Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe), only 13 years of age, has become of the youngest winner of the Scottish U18 girls' amateur championship.
She beat Jillian Farrell (Cardross) by 2 holes in the 36-hole final at Scotscraig Golf Club, Fife after being one up at the end of 18 holes.
Jane Connachan was 14 when she won the girls' title for the first time.
Hannah, who has three of a handicap, was one under par for the 36 holes. After being all square at the 31st, which Farrell won with a birdie 2, Darling finished with a winning birdie 2 at the 33rd, a winning eagle 3 with a chip-in at the 34th; lost the 35th to a birdie from Jillian, and then won the 36th with a birdie to her opponent's bogey.
Farrell was three over par for the 36 holes.
Darling was four up at the ninth in the first round but Farrell won the 11th, 12th and 13th to get back to one down. 
The finalists combined to produce six birdies over the last seven holes of the first round, Darling birdied the 15th to go two up, Farrell birdieing the 16th to get one back. The 18th was halved in birdies.
“It’s a bit surreal at the moment, my WhatsApp is going crazy,” admitted Darling, going into third year at Lasswade High School and coached by Ian Muir.
 “It’s not sunk in yet to be honest. Jillian came back at me, she was making birdies, but chipping in twice was important at both the seventh and the 16th in the second round.”
Darling, announced earlier this week as one of six Scottish girls set to journey to the Solheim Cup next month as part of ‘Project 19’, added: “You have to believe you can do it, but I’m obviously one of the youngest here so it was just about trying to do my best and how I compare with older girls.
“I only got a handicap three years ago, but I’ve been hitting plastic clubs since I was four, coming up through ClubGolf.”



SCOTTISH U18 GIRLS' CHAMPIONSHIP
Scotscraig GC, Fife
FINAL
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) bt Jillian Farrell (Cardross) 2 holes

RLCGA VICE CAPTAIN JUNE WINS THE RLCGA JULY MEDAL OVER ERSKINE

Renfrewshire County Vice Captain  Captain June Lockhart (Gleddoch) won the Renfrewshire July County Medal at Erskine yesterday. 

To read more go to the RLCGA WEBSITE

WEST GIRLS JULY MEDAL OVER CAWDER

Cawder (Keir) medal results: --- Monday 3rd July
Scratch : Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride)  75

Silver
1st Nett: Susan Woodhouse(6) 69
2nd Nett: Katie Graham (Hamilton) (14) 75

Bronze
1st Nett: Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) (30) 74bih

CSS 72
Well done girls and special congratulations to Susan on a terrific low score 👏
Thank you to Cawder GC for their continued support and generous hospitality to all our girls.

Report by Allison Bell 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

JILLIAN FARELL REACHES SCOTTISH GIRLS FINAL

Jillian Farrell (Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf)
Professional's daughter Jillian Farrell (Cardross), the No 2 seed, will play the fourth-seeded Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) in Wednesday's 18-hole final of the Scottish U18 girls' amateur golf championship at Scotscraig Golf Club, Fife.
In today's (Tuesday) semi-finals, Darling KO'd the leading qualifier Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) by 2 and 1, birdieing the 11th, 15th and 17th to win a match with level par figures after being two down at the turn.
Farrell beat Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), also by 2 and 1, after winning two of the first three holes and being two up at the turn. McWilliam, who bogeyed four of the first eight holes, squared the contest with a birdie at the 10th and a par at the 12th.
But Farrell countered with a birdie 2 at the 13th to regain the lead and she went two up again with a par at the 15th. The remaining holes were halved.
Farrell was roughly one over par at the finish.
SCOTTISH U18 GIRLS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Scotscraig GC, Fife.
SEMI-FINALS
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) bt Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 2 and 1.
Jillian Farrell (Cardross) bt Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 2 and 1.

Monday, 3 July 2017

West of Scotland's Louise Duncan and Jillian Farrell into Semi Finals of the Scottish Girls Amateur Championship

Top four Scottish U18 girl seeds reach  Tuesday's semi-finals at Scotscraig


By COLIN FARQUHARSON
The seedings have worked out perfectly in the Scottish U18 girls championship match-play at Scotscraig Golf Club, Fife.
All four top seeds are through to tomorrow's semi-finals in which No 1 Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) plays No 4 Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe), while No 3 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) plays Jillian Farrell, the No 2 seed from Cardross.
In this morning's quarter-finals, McWilliam was a 6 and 5 winner over the other North-east player in the last eight, Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead), the sixth seed.
Said Shannon later: "To be fair, we both didn't play our best golf! I just stuck to par golf but I have two doubles and finished two over on the 13th!"  
"Getting to the semi-finals equals my best performance in this competition. That year (2016) I was beaten  by Fiona Liddell, who then went on to win the Scottish girls' title."
Duncan won by 5 and 4 against Swiss-based Cameron Neilson, the No 9 qualifier, and Darling was a 3 and 1 winner over the No 5 qualifier, Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore).
Farrell was taken to the 17th by No 7 seed Molly Richmond (Strathaven) who lost by 2 and 1 after being one down through the 15th

RESULTS

QUARTER-FINAL
L Duncan (West Kilbride) bt C Neilson (Switzerland) 5 and 4.
H Darling (Broomieknowe) bt K Brodie (Strathmore) 3 and 1.
S McWilliam (Aboyne) bt J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 6 and 5.
J Farrell (Cardross) bt M Richmond (Strathaven) 2 and 1.

HANDICAP SECTION

QUARTER-FINALS
A Hunter (USA) bt Z Morton (Auchterarder) 6 and 4.
E Hynd (Balbirnie Park) bt A Mitchell (Strathmore) 3 and 2.
E Caton (St Regulus Ladies) bt A Brannock (Castle Douglas) 4 and 3.
C McLaughlin (West Kilbride) bt E Henderson (Loretto School) 3 and 2.

KILMACOLM'S EILIDH BRIGGS BREAKS COURSE RECORD IN GERMANY AND TIES 5TH


EILIDH BRIGGS WITH SOME CHAMPAGNE !

 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) broke the  course record at Mulheim Golf Course near Dusseldorf with a final round 64 [-8]   and finished tied for fifth place on 287, six strokes behind the winner, Marie Coors (Frankfurter Golf Club, Germany). 
The previous course record was held by Caroline Masson (Germany)

Both Eilidh, pictured, and Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) were supported by Scottish Golf to attend the event which concluded on Sunday.   118 competitors from through out European played in the 77th year of this tournament.

Unfortunately, Chloe did not make it to Sunday's final round as only 60 players and ties were successful.

Leading Final Totals
Par 288 (4x72)
281 Marie Coors (Germany)  69, 68 72, 72
285 Franziska Friedrich (Germany) 68 72 74 71
286 Jana Melichova (Czech) 75 70 70 71,  Paula Kirner (Germany) 70 71 72 73
287 Eilidh Briggs (Scotland) 74 75 74 64, Cecilie Finne-Ipsen (Denmark) 74 71 70 72, Laura Kowohl (Germany) 73 74 72 68.

Scoreboard

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Scottish Golf Strategic Vision - We Want your input




Scottish Golf’s CEO Blane Dodds has just completed a 9-venue roadshow of Club Consultation Forums across the country, outlining an exciting new vision for the future of golf in Scotland. 

The Draft Strategy Presentation is now available to read online, with an opportunity for clubs and members to feedback your views as part of the consultation process, before the end of July 2017.

Read the draft online -  CLICK HERE 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

WEST KILBRIDE'S LOUISE DUNCAN LEADS THE QUALIFIERS AT THE SCOTTISH GIRLS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS



Louise Duncan -- Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf
Over Scotscraig and Drumoig, West Kilbride’s Louise Duncan topped the girls’ standings to confidently move into the Scottish Girls Amateur matchplay stages.

In-form Jillian Farrell from Cardross finished runner-up in the girls’ section following a pair of 74s, with one of the title favourites, Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) and Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) next best in the qualifying spots.

Leading Scores - Click Here

DRAW FOR MATCHPLAY and Live Scoring  - CLICK HERE

To read the full report go to the Scottish Golf Website

Friday, 30 June 2017

WEST KILBRIDE'S LOUISE DUNCAN LEADS THE FIELD IN THE GIRLS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP


In the Scottish Girls Amateur Championship - (over Drumoig and Scotscraig)  there was an impressive leader with West Kilbride’s Louise Duncan setting the pace on four-under-par 69. Duncan actually fired eight birdies in a topsy-turvy round, before having to settle for -4.
Duncan leads by five from a trio of players on one over, namely Kirsty Brodie from Strathmore, Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) and another in-form player, Jillian Farrell from Cardross.
Darling’s effort featured four birdies and an eagle on the 11th and she said: “A lot of putts dropped today which I was really happy about. To win this week would be my aim, but I just want to do as well as I can. If I play my my own game and it’s not good enough, at least I’ve tried my best.”
The top 16 progress to the knockout stages in the girls’ event, in both scratch and nett championships.
To read the full report and boys results go to the Scottish Golf Website 

WEST OF SCOTLAND'S GILLIAN KYLE LOSES IN THE SEMI FINALS OF THE SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

East Renfrewshire's Gillian Kyle put up a great fight this morning to just lose out a place in the final of the Scottish Seniors Women's Matchplay Championship at Blairgowrie this morning. 
She lost by 1 hole to the eventual winner Fiona De Vries (St Rule)

GO TO THE KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE FOR THE FULL REPORT

East Renfrewshire's Gillian Kyle in semi Final of Scottish Seniors Championship

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING

Thursday, 29 June 2017

LIVE SCORING FROM BLAIRGOWRIE

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW 

HANDICAP DRAW 

GO TO KIRKWOOD GOLF FOR SCOTTISH SENIORS UPDATE

2nd round Scores from Blairgowrie

LEADING SECOND-ROUND SCORES 

par 148 (2x74) SSS 74 CSS 77 for both days
159 F Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia) 83 76, H Anderson (Blairgowrie) 79 80.
160 M Smith (Tain) 81 79, A Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 78 82, W Nicholson (Baberton) 77 83.
162 F De Vries (St Rule) 83 79, A Baker (Crail GS) 82 80, S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 82.
163 D Jackson (Troon Ladies) 80 83, G Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 84 80.
164 A Macgregor (Ladybank) 84 80.
166 A Ryan (Tain) 85 81, L McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) 82 84

TO VIEW ALL THE SCORES

CLICK HERE


GO TO KIRKWOOD GOLF

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW 

HANDICAP DRAW 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Scottish Women's Seniors Open Championship - Day 1 Results

Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) looked to be heading for the lead at Blairgowrie today in the 1st round of the Scottish Women's Senior Open Championship when she birdied the 14th after dropping shots at the second, fourth and sixth, but unfortunately finished weakly with bogeys at the 16th, 17th and 18th for a share of third place on 79.

LEADING FIRST-ROUND SCORES
Blairgowrie GC, Rosemount course
Par 74, SSS 74, CSS 77
77 W Nicholson (Baberton).
78 A Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
79 H Anderson (Blairgowrie), G Kyle (East Renfrewshire).
80 D Jackson (Troon Ladies), S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), S Holwell (Lingdale, England).
81 M Smith (Tain).
82 L Fraser (Fortrose and Rosemarkie), A Baker (Crail GS), L McKinlay (Dunnikier Park).
83 M Miller (Blairgowrie), F De Vries (St Rule), F Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia).
84 E Stewart (Greenburn), J Brown (Monifieth), G Wallace (Blairgowrie), L Graham (Carnoustie Ladies), P Bennett (Reading), E Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies).
85 D Watson (Leven GS), J Bryans (Harburn), P Davidson (Erskine)A Telfer (Milngavie), M Hughes (Lanark), A Hanson (Glencorse), A Ryan (Tain).
86 K Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), S Penman (Gullane), K Lannin (Craigielaw), D Young (North Berwick), J Hunnam (Gullane).
87 S Bushby (Blairgowrie) J Paterson (Drumpellier), J Mack (Haggs Castle), E Gllespie (Lochend), B S Biggart (North Berwick)

CLICK HERE for all the scores and go to Kirkwood Golf for the full report 

LANARKSHIRE COUNTY SPOON RESULT

The results of the Lanarkshire Spoon Competition held at Cathkin Braes GC yesterday are :
CSS: 71

Division1
1 Fiona McWhirter 85 (18) 67
2 Eva O'Connor 75 (5) 70 acb
3 Katie Scott 75 (5) 70
Scratch Eva O'Connor 75 acb

Division 2
1 Susan Halley 94 (21) 73
2 Anne Cameron 93 (19) 74 acb
3 Frances Stobo 105 (31) 74 acb
Scratch: Anne Cameron 93

Monday, 26 June 2017

WEST OF SCOTLAND ENTRANTS FOR THE SCOTTISH SENIORS AT BLAIRGOWRIE

The Scottish Open Ladies Seniors Championship begins tomorrow at Blairgowrie.  There are 100 entrants of which 20 are representing the West of Scotland -- We wish them every success.


WEST OF SCOTLAND ENTRANTS

Elizabeth Hale (Caldwell Golf Club)
Carol King (Clober Golf Club)
Fiona Cameron (Cowglen Golf Club)
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier Golf Club)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire Golf Club)
Patricia Davidson (Erskine Golf Club)
Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine Golf Club)
Anita McMillan (Erskine Golf Club)
Elizabeth Stewart (Greenburn Golf Club)
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle Golf Club)
Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm Golf Club)
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm Golf Club)
Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club)
May Hughes (Lanark Golf Club)
Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf Club)
Sheena McDonald (Milngavie Golf Club)
Anna Telfer (Milngavie Golf Club)
Morag Key (Ralston Golf Club)
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle Golf Club)
Donna Jackson (The Ladies Golf Club Troon)

To see the tee times --- CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

WEST PLAYERS IN WOMENS TEAM SELECTION FOR EUROPE

Scotland Women’s Team for European Team Championship: 
 
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 
Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) 
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 
Hannah McCook (Grantown-on-Spey) 
Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 
Clara Young (North Berwick) 
 
Reserve 1 – Gemma Batty (Moffat)
Reserve 2 – Heather Munro (Monifieth)
 
Scotland Girls’ Team for European Team Championship:
 
Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 
Jillian Farrell (Cardross) 
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 
Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 
Molly Richmond (Strathaven) 
 
Reserve 1 – Kirsten Brown (Strathaven)
Reserve 2 – Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)

Go to Kirkwood Golf for full report 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

SOME PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COUNTY JAMBOREE AT HAMILTON GOLF COURSE

DAY 1 - COURTESY OF JEAN MACINTYRE

DAY 2 COURTESY OF FIONA ARMOUR AND CAROL MCNALLY 

DAY 2 - COURTESY OF JEAN MACINTYRE

DAY 3 - COURTESY OF JEAN MACINTYRE

RENFREWSHIRE WIN THE WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

RLCGA COUNTY TEAM
Renfrewshire booked a place in the Scottish women's county finals at Glenbervie from September 15 to 17 by winning the West Division inter-county team championship at Hamilton Golf Club today.
They did it by winning all three matches, completing their programme with a 5.5-3.5 victory over Dunbartonshire and Argyll.
Lanarkshire finished second by beating Ayrshire 5.5-3.5

Renfrewshire 5.5 , Dunbartonshire and Argyll 3.5

FOURSOMES (2-1)
Megan Briggs and Carol Whyte bt Lori McDonald and Fiona Rattray 3 and 1.
Gillian Kyle and Jennifer Rankine bt Laura McGeachy and Lorna McClymont 2 and 1.
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart lost to Caroline King and Anne Laing 2 and 1.
SINGLES (3.5-2.5)
Briggs bt Rattray 4 and 3.
Kyle lost to McClymont 2 and 1.
Rankine bt Laing 2 and 1.
Whyte bt McGeachy 3 and 1.
Alyson McGinnigle lost to McDonald 7 and 6.
Stewart halved with Lorraine Campbell

Lanarkshire 5.5, Ayrshire 3.5


FOURSOMES (1.5-1.5)
Fiona Norris and Katie Scott bt Catherine Malcolm and Emma Hale 4 and 3.
Alyson Hendry and Lesley Lloyd halved with Jennifer Linklater and Liz Wilson 
Susan Wood and Eva O'Connor lost to Audrey Thompson and Louise Duncan 2 and 1.

SINGLES (4-2)
Wood bt Duncan 3 and 1.
Norris bt Linklater 2 and 1.
O'Connor bt Liz Keohone 3 and 2.
Scott lost to Thompson 1 hole.
Susan McGrenahan lost to Malcolm 2 holes.
Molly Richmond bt Hale 3 and 2

HOW THEY FINISHED
6pt Renfrewshire
4pt Lanarkshire
2pt Ayrshire
0pt Dunbartonshire and Argyll


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Marshals Required at the Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald

The Ladies Scottish Open starting on the 27th July will be one of the highest profile Ladies events ever held in Scotland outside of the Majors.

With prize money trebled from last year to 1.5 million Euros and sponsored jointly by The LPGA and The LET it is expected to attract 25 of the top 30 players from these tours.

Dundonald Links was designed by Kyle Phillips who also completed the Links at Kingsbarns where the week following the Scottish the British Ladies will be held. An ideal preparation which will have a great appeal to many of the players.

Marshals are required where they will be operating in one of 9 zones covering greens and tees giving an opportunity to see the players at close hand. Ideally volunteers should be available for at least 3 playing days of the event. I have attached to this message a registration form.

Should any further information be required please contact; Alex Littlejohn The Chief Marshal alex@dts-international.com

CLICK HERE to download the registration document


Thanks go to Jenny Potter for all the info

RENFREWSHIRE WIN AGAIN IN WEST JAMBOREE ON DAY 2 AT HAMILTON

PHOTOS FROM THE DAY COURTESY OF FIONA ARMOUR 

Renfrewshire beat Lanarkshire 5-4 and Ayrshire beat Dunbartonshire and Argyll  6.5-2.5 on Day 2 of the West Division women's jamboree at Hamilton Golf Club.
Renfrewshire led Lanarkshire 3-0 after the morning foursomes but Lanarkshire hit back in the singles, which they won 4-2.
It was Renfrewshire's second win of the three-day event and they lead the table from Ayrshire and Lanarkshire who have both won once.
The overall winners after the third day will represent the West Division in the Scottish women's county finals at Stirling Golf Club from September 15 to 18.
Tuesday's results
RENFREWSHIRE 5, LANARKSHIRE 4
Foursomes (3-0)
Megan Briggs and Carol Whyte bt Fiona Norris and Katie Scott 1 hole.
Jennifer Rankine and Gillian Kyle bt Alyson Hendry and Lesley Lloyd 1 hole.
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart bt  Susan Wood and Susan McGrenaghan 2 and 1.
Singles (2-4)
Briggs bt  Molly Richmond 6 and 5
Rankine lost to Wood 3 and 2
Whyte bt Eva O'Connor 3 and 2
Alyson McGinnigle lost to McGrenaghan 1 hole
Denise Cowan lost to Norris 8 and 6
Jackson lost to Scott 1 hole.
 
DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 2.5, AYRSHIRE 6.5
Foursomes (0-3)
Anne Laing and Lorna McClymont lost to  Emma Hale and Catherine Malcolm 3 and 2
Lorraine Campbell and Fiona Rattray lost to Louise Duncan and Audrey Thompson  2 and 1
Caroline King and Lori McDonald lost to Jennifer Linklater and Liz Keohone  4 and 3
Singles (2.5-3.5)
McClymont halved with Hale
Rattray lost to Linklater 2 holes.
Campbell bt Katie McGarva 3 and 2
Laura McGeachy lost to Thompson 1 hole
McDonald bt Malcolm 4 and 2
Laing lost to Duncan 6 and 5
HOW THEY STAND
2 wins Renfrewshire
1 win  Ayrshire, Lanarkshire
0 wins Dunbartonshire and Argyll

WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS ARE WINNERS IN THE SCOTTISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS


AIDAN, LOUISE ARE SCOTTISH SCHOOLS INDIVIDUAL GOLF CHAMPIONS


Leading girls' prizewinners at Murrayshall. Left to right: Louise Duncan, Lorna McClymont, Molly Richmond, Jodie Taylor. Picture by courtesy of  Nigel Pennie.


By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Aidan O'Hagan (Renfrewshire and Old Ranfurly Golf Club) and Louise Duncan (North Ayrshire and West Kilbride Golf Club) won the individual scratch titles at the Scottish schools golf championships at Murrayshall near Perth today (Monday).
O'Hagan, who led for two rounds of the recent Stephen Gallacher Foundation boys' event, had scores of 70 and 72 for a total of 142 - four strokes ahead of the boys' section runner-ups Sebastian Sandin (Stirling and Dunblane New GC) and Lewis Irvine (Glasgow and Kirkhill GC) who both had rounds of 75 and 71 for 146.


South Ayrshire (Cameron Johnstone and Ruben Lindsay) won the boys' team title with a total of 297, only one shot ahead of runners-up Fife (John Paterson and Ben Caton).
West Kilbride Golf Club member Louise Duncan won the girls' title with steady stores of 73 and 72 for 145, which gave her a five-stroke margin over runner-up Lorna McClymont (West Dunbartonshires and Milngavie GC) (70-80) with Molly Richmond (South Lanarkshire and Strathaven GC) third on 154 (74-80).
The girls' handicap section was won by Jodie Taylor (Dundee City) with a net total of 147 (70-77) off 10.
Megan Ashley (Perth and Kinross and Strathmore GC), playing off five, was second on 150 (73-77) and Zoe Morton (Forth Valley and Auchterarder GC), playing off six, finished third on 151 (75-76).
The girls' team event was won by Lanarkshire with a total of 323. Their representatives were Molly Richmond and Eilidh Crawford.
Dunbartonshire (Megan Docherty and Lorna McClymont) were second, only one shot behind on 324, with Perth and Kinross (Katy Alexander and Christine Wietrzyk) third on 325.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire have wins on Day 1

In today's Inter County Matches at Hamilton Golf Club  Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire were the winning teams 

Results
MORNING FOURSOMES
Renfrewshire v. Ayrshire
Megan Briggs & Carol Whyte beat Catherine Malcolm & Emma Hale 3&2
Gillian Kyle & Jennifer Rankin beat Audrey Thompson & Liz Keohone 1 hole
Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart halved with Liz Wilson & Jenny Linklater

Lanarkshire v. D&A
Fiona Norris & Katie Scott beat Anne Laing & Laura McGeachy 1 hole
Alyson Hendry & Leslie Lloyd lost to Lorraine Campbell & Fiona Rattray 3&2
Susan Wood & Susan McGrenaghan beat Sheena McDonald & Caroline King 4&3

AFTERNOON SINGLES
Renfrewshire v Ayrshire
M Briggs beat Liz Keohone 3&2
J Rankine bt J Linklater 1 hole
A McGinnigle lost to Audrey Thmpson 2&1
L Stewart bt K McGarva 6&4
D Cowan lost to C Malcolm 2&1
D Jackson bt E Hale 1 up
FINAL TOTAL
Renfrewshire 6.5 Ayrshire 2.5

Lanarkshire v D&A
S McGrenaghan lost to F Rattray a 3&1
F Norris bt L McGeachy 3&1
E O'Connor Bt l McDonald 1 up
L Lloyd bt C King 4&2
S Wood bt L Campbell 4&2
K Scott bt A Lang 3&2
FINAL TOTAL
Lanarkshire 7 D&A 2

Saturday, 10 June 2017

CONNIE JAFFREY WINS THE SCOTTISH LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP

Connie Jaffrey - 2017 Scottish Ladies Champion
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Queen Connie wins title after gallant fight by Clara in the rain at Royal Aberdeen

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) from Kilwinning is the new queen of Scottish women's amateur golf.
In an absorbing battle between two 20-year-olds who are students at American universities, she beat Clara Young (North Berwick) by two holes in an exciting climax to the 103rd national championship at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club where the rain, which has dogged the event all week, returned for the final over the Balgownie links.
Kansas State University student Jaffrey used a brilliant short game - single putts on the first four greens and six one-putt greens on the outward half - to surge five up at the turn, having gone out in four under par with birdies at the first, fourth, sixth and ninth.
Young, not at her best, did not win a hole until the 11th but it triggered off a two-under-par run which saw her also win the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th - five in a row, a magnificent fightback by the University of Missouri student from North Berwick which saw her square the match on the 15th green.
Sadly, into the wind and rain, Clara's rally petered out. She bogeyed the 16th to go one down again and then was plugged in the thick and wet rough with her second shot at the 18th, moving the ball only a few feet, and eventually conceded Jaffrey a 10ft birdie putt to go down by two holes
Jaffrey was round in level par to the Scottish women's title to the Scottish U18girls championship she won in 2013.
Young was an approximate one over par for the round which was her third appearance in the Scottish final. She lost to Alyson McKechin in 2013 but won the title at Monifieth in 2015.
Among the spectators at the final was Elaine Farquharson-Black the GB and Ireland team captain who lost to Janice Moodie in the final when the championship was last played at Royal Aberdeen in the early 1990s.
She had won the title at year or two earlier at Machrihanish.


SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club.
Final (18 holes) - Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) bt Clara Young (North Berwick) 2 holes.

FINAL OF THE SCOTTISH LADIES CHAMPIONSHIPS

CONNIE JAFFREY (TROON LADIES) V CLARA YOUNG (NORTH BERWICK)

LIVE MATCHPLAY RESULTS - FINAL


Thursday, 8 June 2017

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-PLAY RESULTS

MOLLY RICHMOND - STRATHAVEN BEATS NUMBER 1 SEED --


SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-PLAY RESULTS
FIRST ROUND
qualifying number in brackets
M Richmond (Strathaven) (32) bt C Goadby (St Regulus Ladies) (1) 4 and 3.
Susan Wood (Drumpellier) (16) bt K Ferguson-Snedden (Duddingston) (17) 4 and 3.
K Wright (Stranraer) (8) bt K Brodie (Strathmore) (25) 2 holes.
J Farrell (Cardross) (9) bt H Scott (Broomieknowe) (24) 2 and 1.

S McWilliam (Aboyne) (4) bt M Gardner (Linlithgow) (29) 4 and 3.
H McCook (Grantown on Spey) (13) bt G MacDonald (Craigielaw) (20) 1 hole.
G Paton (Royal Montrose) (5) bt M Robb (Peterculter) (28) 2 and 1.
C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) (21) bt H Munro (Monifieth) (12) 7 and 6.

C Taylor (Nairn) (11) bt M Sievwright (Maverston) (22) 5 and 4.
T Mactaggart (Minto) (6) bt E Moffat (St Regulus Ladies) (27) 5 and 4.
A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) (19) bt J Cameron (Blairgowrie) (14) 2 and 1.
J Saxton (Muckhart) (3) bt J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) (30) 5 and 4.

C Young (North Berwick) (23) bt E Watson (Muckhart) (10) 5 and 4.
R Polson (Kemnay) (26) bt J Rankine (Haggs Castle) (7) 3 and 1.
A McKay (Crail GS) (18) bt K Marshall (Baberton) (15) 1 hole.
K Beveridge (Aboyne) (31) bt E Hale (Troon Ladies) (2) 2 and 1.

SECOND ROUND
Richmond bt Susan Wood 3 and 2.
Farrell bt Wright 2 and 1.
McCook bt McWilliam 2 and 1.
Jaffrey bt Paton 2 and 1
Mactaggart bt Taylor at 19th
Saxton bt Summers 1 hole.
Young bt Polson at 19th
McKay bt Beveridge 5 and 3.

CLARK ROSEBOWL
FIRST ROUND
C Thompson (Royal Dornoch) (1) bt M McInnes (Bearsden) (16) 9 and 7.
F Seedhouse (Aberdeen Ladies) (9) bt Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) (8) 3 and 2.
K Blackwood (Glencorse) (13) bt P Wilson (Burntisland) (13) at 19th.
C Wilson (Murcar Links) (12) bt S Cameron (Gullane) (5) 3 and 2.

W Nicholson (Baberton) (6) bt S Stitchbury (Gullane) (11) at 19th.
S Leslie (Aberdeen Ladies) (3) bt E Docherty (Moray) (14) 1 hole.
L Wilson (Kelso) (10) bt L Anderson (Duff House Royal) (7) 5 and 4.
L McClymont (Milngavie) (2) bt R Hunter (Lanark) (15) 1 hole.

QUARTER-FINALS
Thompson bt Seedhouse 2 and 1.
C Wilson bt Blackwood 3 and 2
Leslie bt Nicholson 4 and 3, 


McClymont bt L Wilson 1 hole

SCOTTISH MATCHPLAY DRAW AND RESULTS



The MATCH-PLAY DRAWS
The championship match-play first round automatic draw and tee times for this (Thursday) morning are (players' qualifying number in brackets):
8.30 Chloe Goadby (St Regulus Ladies) (1) v Molly Richmond (Strathaven) (36).
8.38 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) (16) v Karen Ferguson-Snedden (Duddingston) (17).
8.46 Katie Wright (Stranraer) (8) v Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) (25)
8.54 Jillian Farrell (Cardross) (9) v Hannah Scott ((Broomieknowe) (24).
9.02 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) (4) v Margo Gardner (Linlithgow) (29).
9.10 Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) (13) v Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) (20).
9:18 Gillian Paton (Royal Montrose) v Megan Robb (Peterculter GC)
9.26 Heather Munro (Monifieth) (12) v Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) (21).
9.34 Carinne Taylor (Nairn) (11) v Margaret Sievwright (Maverston) (22).
9.42 Tara Mactaggart (Minto) (6) v Elaine Moffat (St Regulus Ladies) (27).
9.50 Jacqueline Cameron (Blairgowrie) (14) v Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) (19).
9.58 Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart) (3) v Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) (30).
10.06 Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) (10) v Clara Young (North Berwick) (23).
10.14 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) (7) v Rachel Polson (Kemnay) (26).
10.22 Karen Marshall (Baberton) (15) v Anna McKay (Crail GS) (18).
10.30 Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) (2) v Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) (31).

QUALIFYING SCORES

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

INTERCOUNTY FOURSOMES SUCCESSES AT COCHRANE CASTLE.

Alyson McGinnigle and Carol McNally -- Win Top Award

Laura McGeachy anf Lorraine Campbell (2nd Scratch)
Handicap Winners Janette Stark and Jean Capes with RLCGA Captain Gillian Kyle 
Handicap Prize Winners 
Some of the games


48 ladies from the 4 counties in the West enjoyed Cochrane Castle GC today despite the strong tricky wind and very thick rough. The course was in remarkable condition after the torrential rain yesterday and the greenstaff must be commended for all their efforts. 
Results-
1st Scratch-Alyson McGinnigle/Carol McNally (Renfrewshire) 80
2nd Scratch-Lorraine Campbell/Laura McGeachy (D&A) 89

1st Handicap-Jean Capes/Janette Stark (Ayrshire) Net 75
2nd Handicap-Janice Martin/Shirley Morran (Ayrshire) Net 76.5
3rd Handicap-Margaret Dalziel/Emma Thomson (Ayrshire) Net 79
4th Handicap-Ann Shanks/Rona Agnew (D&A) Net 79.5

Thanks go to RLCGA Captain Gillian Kyle for the report and photos

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Jean McCulloch Trophy

Jean McCulloch Trophy
West Kilbride GC, Sunday 4/6/17

Silver Nett:
1st Taylor White ,Cathkin Braes 87(16)71 bih
2nd Susan Woodhouse, East Kilbride 77(6)71
Bronze Nett:
1st Sophie Murphy, Clydebank &Dist (27)74
2nd Abigail McCafferty, Airdrie (32)76
CSS 72

(Many thanks to West Kilbride GC for their wonderful support and allowing us to continue to play this competition in honour of the amazing Miss Jean McCulloch)

Thanks go to Allison Bell for results.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

TEE OFF TIMES FOR THE 2017 SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP






2016 Scottish Champion - Ailsa Summers


SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

ROYAL ABERDEEN GOLF CLUB, JUNE 6 TO 10.


AILSA SUMMERS DEFENDS SCOTTISH TITLE AT BALGOWNIE NEXT WEEK


There is a field of 102 players for the 103rd Scottish women's amateur golf championship at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club from Tuesday to Saturday, June 6 to 10.
Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) is defending the title she won at West Kilbride 12 months ago when she beat Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) in the final.
There are two stroke-play qualifying rounds on the Tuesday and Wednesday with the 32 lowest scratch scores qualifying for the championship match-play with the next 16 playing match-play for the Clark Rosebowl.
The draw for the second qualifying round will be based on the first round scores with the leaders going out last.


TUESDAY, JUNE 6
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

08:30 - C Taylor  (Nairn), S Robertson (Fraserburgh).
08:40 - L Duncan (West Kilbride), J Linklater (Largs), S Leslie (Aberdeen Ladies).
08:50 - H McCook (Grantown-on-Spey), K Blackwood (Glencorse), D Young (North Berwick).
09:00 - E Watson (Muckhart), S Stichbury (Gullane), C Goadby (St Regulus Ladies).
09:10 - J MacKintosh (Hazlehead), J Farrell (Cardross), C Young (North Berwick).
09:20 - F Seedhouse (Aberdeen Ladies), Megan Robb (Peterculter), A Ford (Ullapool).
09:30 - S Wood (Drumpellier), A McKay (Crail GS), R Polson (Kemnay).
09:40 - E Kennedy (Paisley), C Macdonald (Aberdeen Ladies), J Grubb (Montrose Mercantile).
09:50 - J Saxton (Muckhart), A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), S McWilliam (Aboyne).
10:00 - E Docherty (Moray), K Marshall (Baberton), E Moffat (St Regulus Ladies).
10:10 - M McInnes (Bearsden), E Logie (Buckpool), P Wilson (Burntisland).
10:20 - S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), L Fraser (Kingsknowe), J Cameron (Blairgowrie).
10:30 - L McClymont (Milngavie), L Watson (Deeside), J Taylor (Downfield)

11:00 - R Hunter (Lanark), A Joss (Alford), G McGinlay (Troon Ladies).
11:10 - C Wilson (Murcar Links), C Johnstone (Murrayfield), L Terry (Cruden Bay).
11:20 - L Anderson (Duff House Royal), K Wright (Stranraer), C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies).
11:30 - M Sievwright (Maverston), T Mactaggart (Minto), G Paton (Royal Montrose).
11:40 - M Richmond (Strathaven), E Hale (Troon Ladies), G MacDonald (Craigielaw).
11:50 - H Bycroft (Alford), M Finnie (Aberdeen Ladies), M Adam (Hazlehead).
12:00 - J Brown (Monifieth), L Wilson (Kelso), M Gardner (Linlithgow).
12:10 - M Stewart (Murcar Links), A Bartlett (Royal Dornoch), H Scott (Broomieknowe).
12:20 - C Thompson (Royal Dornoch), W Nicholson (Baberton), H Munro (Monifieth).
12.30 - C M Boa (Royal Dornoch), K Beveridge (Aboyne), S Cameron (Gullane).
12:40 - F De Vries (St Rule), K Brodie (Strathmore), K Ferguson-Snedden (Duddingston).
12:50 - D Brown (Renaissance Club), J Rankine (Haggs Castle), H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies).

Note: There are no tee times between 10.30 and 11.00.