Tuesday, 24 March 2015

AYRSHIRE GIRLS SPRING SALVER - LOUISE DUNCAN WINS

Some of the Ayrshire Juniors

The sun was shining at Ballochmyle on Sunday 22nd March for Ayrshire girls' first competition of the season. Winter conditions were still in play and there was a strong wind blowing, but the girls were not put off and all returned very acceptable scores. Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) was the first winner of a new Salver gifted for this competition.

Results are as follows:-
Silver
1st Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 84 (8) 76 (trophy winner)
Bronze
1st Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride) 103 (26) 77
2nd= Rachel Foster (Turnberry) 104 (23) 81
Samantha McKay (Loudoun) 116 (35) 81

Pre-Handicap (10 holes)
12 years and under Cristina McCracken (Troon) 68
Hannah Young (Troon) 70
13-14 years Gemma Paton (Loudoun) 59
Heather Kelly (Loudoun) 63

Pre-handicap Putting
1st Gemma Paton
2nd Cristina McCracken

Thanks go to June Kerr for the report and photographs

Saturday, 21 March 2015

SKELOMORLIE LADIES OPEN DAY


OPEN GREENSOME SUNDAY 13th SEPTEMBER  2015 - £12 per couple
CLICK HERE FOR YOUR ENTRY FORM

Thursday, 19 March 2015

BOTHWELL CASTLE SENIOR MIXED OPEN

Bothwell Castle Senior Mixed Open
Thursday 7 May 2015 8am – 3pm
Entry Fee is £14 per couple
All competitors must be 55 years or over by the competition date
Entry forms can be obtained from Bothwell Castle Website
Closing date for entries will be 23rd April 2015.
I would be obliged if you could highlight that Bothwell Castle are holding their Senior Mixed Open on 7 May 2015.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT GOLF CLUB OPEN DAY

PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT GOLF CLUB LADIES SECTION LADIES OPEN MEDALCOMPETITION
for the RANKIN SMITH TROPHY
(SCRATCH, SILVER AND BRONZE PRIZES AWARDED)
To be played on --- FRIDAY, 22nd MAY 2015
STARTING TIMES AVAILABLE BETWEEN 9.00AM AND 3.30PM

ALL LADIES WITH A CERTIFIED HANDICAP ARE WELCOME TO ENTER
HANDICAPS MUST BE PRODUCED ON THE DAY
TIES WILL BE DECIDED ON THE BETTER INWARD HALF

ENTRY FEE £10.00

ENTRY FORMS AND S.A.E. TO BE RETURNED NOT LATER THAN
WEDNESDAY, 29th APRIL 2015
(No Entry Fees Refunded After This Date)
To: MRS CATHERINE MALCOLM,
17 AUCHINCRUIVE AVENUE, PRESTWICK KA9 2DT
Tel: (01292) 477657

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

2015 RANFURLY CASTLE OPEN DAY



Ranfurly Castle look forward to seeing you at their Ladies Open Day on Thursday 23rd July, 2015. 
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LADIES OPEN GREENSOME STABLEFORD COMPETITION
THURSDAY 23rd JULY 2015

ENTER WITH A PARTNER £18 PER COUPLE

MAXIMUM HANDICAP ALLOWANCE 30

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

Application Form with Entry Fee and Time Preferred to
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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

BELLE ROBERTSON IS AN HONORARY MEMBER OF THE R&A

ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB NEWS RELEASE

February 10, 2015, St Andrews, Scotland:
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is delighted to announce that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Dame Laura Davies, Renée Powell, Belle Robertson MBE, Lally Segard, Annika Sorenstam and Louise Suggs have accepted invitations to become honorary members of the R&A

Saturday, 7 February 2015

SLGA MEMBERSHIP VOTE YES TO AMALGAMATION

NEWS RELEASE FROM SLGA
The Membership of the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association (SLGA) has today (Saturday, February 7) backed the Proposal to amalgamate with the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) after a yes vote at their Annual General Meeting.

Ladies Sections of Clubs, Ladies Clubs, County Golf Associations, Vice Presidents and Directors voted in favour of the proposed amalgamation by a unanimous margin of 204-0 at their AGM at the Edinburgh Marriott Hotel.
Voting took place on the day, with those unable to send a representative voting by proxy.

Beth Paterson, SLGA Chairman, said: “We are delighted, for a second time, the voting members of the SLGA have backed the proposal to amalgamate with the SGU. I would like to thank our members for their patience during the consultation process.
“Unifying the amateur game for men and women is a positive step for both the game and the participants. The move to a single governing body will make Scottish Golf stronger, and I know the sport will continue to be committed to increasing the number of people who play golf regularly and supporting those with talent to fulfil their potential.
“I’d like to acknowledge the work done by the Amalgamation working group under the Chairmanship of Sherriff Alastair Thornton, which has resulted in the women reaching a positive decision today.
“Amalgamation between the SGU and the SLGA is in the best interests of golf and we sincerely hope that the SGU will gain the support for amalgamation from their shareholders, so we can look forward to a new era and to realising our vision for the future.”
Shortly before Christmas, the Proposal to amalgamate the SGU and the SLGA into a single unified governing body for amateur golf in Scotland was finalised, one that can herald an exciting “new era” for Scottish Golf and one fundamentally important for the future of the game.
In clear terms, the proposal outlines how amalgamation can provide a platform for a new governing body to lead Scottish Golf positively into the future, help clubs be viable and vibrant and attract more people of all ages and gender into the sport.
Tom Craig, SGU Chairman, added: “I’m delighted the Membership of the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association has voted in favour of the Proposal to amalgamate. It is now over to the SGU clubs and the 16 SGU Area Associations to make their decision.
“This is an historic opportunity to step confidently forward together as one – Areas, Counties, clubs and staff – and share knowledge and ideas to make the game at all levels stronger.”
Presently, all clubs affiliated to the SGU are being urged to vote in an independent Poll which is open until February 27 as part of the Proposal to amalgamate with the SLGA.

Karin Sharp
Chief Operating Officer
k.sharp@slga.co.uk
Tel: 0131 339 3987
Mob: 07812 665159




Posted by Carol

Sunday, 25 January 2015

LADIES TARTAN TOUR DATES

The 2015 Ladies' Tartan Tour will start and finish in the North-east of Scotland.
There will be five 36-hole events with the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre sponsoring the opening tournament, at Murcar Links on April 2 and 3, and also the Tour Championship - which will be named the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Ladies Invitational - a Deeside Golf Club, where Paul is an honorary member, over two rounds of September 15 and 16.

Places in the latter event will be awarded to the top 21 in the Ladies' Tartan Tour Order of Merit after the first four tournaments of the year.
If anyone of the top 21 has to decline, their place will be awarded to the next on the Order of Merit.
The professional entry fee to each event will remain at £75 but the amateur entry fee will come down to £50. Amateurs will no longer be eligible to gain a prize voucher to the value of the professional prize for that placing. If an amateur finishes on a tournament prize list, she will receive a £20 voucher.
Tour membership fees will be the same as last year.
Details: http://www.ladiestartantour.co.uk/membership

The provisional 2015 Ladies Tartan Tour schedule is:
April 2-3: Murcar Links
April 6-7: Montrose Links.
June 2-3: Venue to be confirmed.
June 24-25: Marriott Dalmahoy
September 16-17: Deeside

Monday, 22 December 2014

PROPOSAL TO AMALGAMATE THE SGU AND SLGA HAS NOW BEEN FINALISED

SGU and SLGA NEWS RELEASE

The proposal to amalgamate the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association (SLGA) into a single unified governing body for amateur golf in Scotland has been finalised, one that can herald an exciting “new era” for Scottish Golf.

Outlining their clear vision for the game in the proposal, the Chairs of the SGU and SLGA, Tom Craig and Beth Paterson, stress that amalgamation is fundamentally important for the future of golf in Scotland.

To meet the many challenges currently facing the game, the proposal outlines how amalgamation can provide a platform for a new governing body to lead Scottish golf positively into the future, help Clubs be viable and vibrant and attract more people of all ages and gender into the sport.

With the Boards of the SGU and the SLGA both in agreement regarding the proposal, it has now been distributed to the memberships of each organisation – namely the SGU’s 16 area associations, the SLGA’s 15 county golf associations, ladies' golf clubs and ladies' sections of clubs and all affiliated clubs in Scotland for them to consider as approval is sought over the coming months.

KEY FEATURES

Key features of the proposal include clubs becoming full voting members for the first time, with areas and counties to have a substantial collective vote, equivalent in aggregate to approximately one third of the overall vote.
The roles of the areas and counties are to remain unchanged, meaning they don’t have to merge. National and regional forums are also to be established to help communication to and from grass roots golfers and clubs.

The amalgamation proposal and supporting documents can be accessed both on the SGU website at http://www.scottishgolf.org/who-we-are/sguslga-amalgamation/ and on the SLGA website at http://slga.co.uk/amalgamation/ 

Expressing the importance of amalgamation, the Chairs said in a joint-statement: “This is the most significant issue in Scottish Golf and the amalgamation proposal is the best and only option to amalgamate. We encourage all areas, counties and clubs to support it.

PLATFORM FOR NEW ERA

“Amalgamation can provide a platform for a new governing body to lead Scottish Golf boldly into a new era. We want our clubs to be healthy and vibrant, to be welcoming places for men, women, boys and girls to enjoy our wonderful game, and to help attract more people to participate in golf throughout Scotland.
"Amalgamation is absolutely in the best interests of all stakeholders in Scottish Golf and sends the right message about the inclusivity of the sport we all love.”

Back in March of this year, a joint working group, comprising five representatives from each of the SGU and the SLGA, independently chaired by Sheriff Alastair Thornton, circulated an amalgamation consultation proposal to all areas, counties and golf clubs in Scotland.

Following a wide ranging consultation process up to the end of July during which every golf club, area and county, as well as all golfers and other interested parties had the opportunity to input, the joint working group analysed and considered the feedback before publishing its final proposal.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL AMALGAMATION REPORT

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

LYNN MITCHELL - FORMER CHIEF SCORER AT THE LADIES SCOTTISH OPEN AND EUROPEAN SCOTTISH OPEN HAS DIED

It is with great sadness to announce that D&A's Lynn Mitchell -- Past Ladies Captain of Clydebank and District and Gleddoch Golf Clubs, former Chief Scorer at Ladies Scottish Open and European Scottish Open has died. The Service will take place at Clydebank Crematorium, North Dalnottar, on Friday, 5th December at 1.30pm, to which all are invited. Family flowers only please. Donations to the Beatson Cancer Charity.

Monday, 17 November 2014

RESULTS FROM AYRSHIRE GIRLS' TROPHY -- SARAH WINS ON HOME COURSE

Start of Round - Outside 
Back row left to right:- Sarah Ramsay, Jennifer Howie, Emma Waitzmann, 
Louise Duncan, Lauren Gilbert
Front row left to right:- Rachel Foster, Claire McLaughlin, Samantha McKay, Bethan Muir


The photo inside shows Sarah Ramsay, trophy winner alongside Junior Convenor June Kerr, with the rest of the girls.

Ayrshire Girls' Centenary Trophy
The Ayrshire Girls' Centenary Trophy, cancelled a couple of weeks ago at Turnberry due to severe weather conditions of heavy rain and gale force winds, was played yesterday at West Kilbride on a completely contrasting day. The girls enjoyed a calm, mild, sunny afternoon, quite unique for the middle of November. Coming out on top was local girl Sarah Ramsay who finished with 38 stableford points, 2 ahead of Bethan Muir from Troon Ladies. The following prizes were awarded.

Silver Division
1st Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride) 19 handicap 38 points
2nd Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 8 " 31 points

Bronze Division
1st Bethan Muir (Troon Ladies) 33 handicap 36 points
2nd Samantha McKay (Loudoun) 35 " 33 points (bih)
3rd Rachel Foster (Turnberry) 23 " 33 points

The CSS was 73, the same as the SSS.

Many thanks go to June Kerr for the photos and report

Sunday, 16 November 2014

MARION STEWART FROM KILMACOLM IS THE NEW WEST VETS CAPTAIN


Past, Present and Future Captains -- Anna, Telfer,  Marion Stewart,  and June Lockhart
Approximately 55 ladies attended the AGM of the West Division's SLVGA which was held at Ralston GC on Thursday, November 13th. Marion Stewart from Kilmacolm was elected to be the new Captain taking over from Anna Telfer (Milngavie).
June Lockhart (Gleddoch) is the new vice Captain.
To read more go to the West Vets Website

Sunday, 9 November 2014

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CURRENT SYSTEM HANDICAP SURVEY COULD WIN YOU A GOLF BAG

 FROM LORNA McKINLAY, SLGA

Can all club/county members please complete the Handicap Survey from the recent SGU Bulletin if you haven’t already done so? The survey is regarding the current handicapping system. The link to the survey is on the bulletin, which all members should have received. I have also attached it below.

 HANDICAPPING SURVEY LINK

Take Part in our Handicap Survey for your Chance to Win a Golf Bag TaylorMade Golf Bag.
What do you think of the current handicapping system?
We are offering golfers the opportunity to provide us with your views on the CONGU Unified Handicapping System.
This survey is being rolled out across all the GB and I Golf Unions to gather opinions and views. Your feedback will be presented to the CONGU Board for consideration of any changes and/or developments in the next edition of the CONGU UHS Manual.

Closing date for responses is 21 November and all golfers completing the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic TaylorMade golf bag

Lorna McKinlay Admin Assistant SLGA 
1 Redheughs Rigg Caledonia House 
South Gyle Edinburgh 
EH12 9DQ Tel: 0131 339 3987

Thursday, 6 November 2014

EILIDH BRIGGS IS AWARDED HONORARY MEMBERSHIP OF RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY AND JENNIFER MACK IS MADE HONORARY PRESIDENT

Eilidh Briggs - County Champion and RLCGA Honorary Member 

Jennifer Mack - RLCGA Honorary President and Past Honorary President Eileen Gibb 

The 105th  RLCGA AGM was held at Haggs Castle Golf Club last night  --  the 5th November 2014.  

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) was awarded Honorary Membership of the County.
Honorary Membership.
This is in recognition of all her her achievements in world golf.
RLCGA Captain Gillian McGinlay gave brief history of her achievements so far;-
Started playing golf at the age of 7.
First handicap 45 at the age of 10.
Won the Campbell Clock.
Played in 3 Kennedy Salvers for Renfrewshire
First Senior Jamboree at Prestwick 2007 aged 13....
Scottish Open under 14 Champion.
3 times West Of Scotland Girls Champion.
Renfrewshire Girls Champion (several Occasions)
Represented Scotland Girls Home Internationals -  2008, 2009,  2010, 2011
Scottish Girls Europeans 2010 2011.
Scottish Girl Champion 2011
S.L.G.A. Girls order of merit winner 2009, 2010 2011.
Renfrewshire County Champion 3 times
Scottish Champion of Champion 2011 2012.
West Of Scotland Winner 2011 2012
Runner up Scottish Ladies Championship 2011
Scottish University Champion 2012
Represented GB at university World Championship
Home International team 2011 2012 2013
Scottish European team 2013 2014
Scottish world amateur team 2012 2014
Scottish ladies order of merit winner 2013
Silver medallist European universities 2013
7th Ladies Portuguese 2014
Semi-finalist Scottish 2014
Welsh Ladies Amateur Stroke play champion 2014
2nd S.L.G.A. order merit 2014
2014 GB & I Curtis Cup Member
Current handicap +3

Gillian was also pleased  to announce Eileen Gibb's successor as the new Honorary President Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)
She has been a multiple Club Champion, Club Captain, county player and County Captain.
Also she has Captained Scottish Vets and played in the team at both county and international levels.
Captain of the Scottish Senior ladies, home international team and member of the S.L.G.A. board where she served as chairwoman of County golf.
She is still actively playing golf and plays off single figure.

To see more go to the RLCGA Website

TO SEE MORE PHOTOS CLICK HERE

Monday, 27 October 2014

CATHKIN BRAES WIN THE GREENLEES TROPHY

Cathkin Braes Pauline Warlow with the winning Greenlees Trophy

Cathkin Braes -- 2014 Greenlees Trophy Champions --
Selfie Photo courtesy of Jenny Potter
Williamwood -- Division 3 Winners  Top picture
West Kilbride Division 2 Middle and Milngavie Table Bottom
(Photos courtesy of Liz Keohone)
Greenlees Trophy Divisional Results
Report by Greenless Secretary Anne Dunn

We had a very nice lunch at Cardross on Tuesday 21st October with about 50 people attending. The Lady Captain made a lovely welcoming speech saying that the Greenlees League came third after Scotland's other two outstanding sporting events - The Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup!!!

We had a delicious meal and finished with the Presentation of Prizes. All the winners spoke after they received their cups and all were very proud of their achievement, particularly Cathkin Braes. I think their celebrations at their club will go on into 2015!!

Despite this being my third lunch as Greenlees Secretary I do not find it gets any easier.

Here is Anne's Speech

Firstly I would like to welcome Senga, the Lady Captain of Cardross and thank her for her very kind words of welcome and for finding the time to join us for lunch.

Secondly I would like to thank the Club Captain and committee for allowing us to hold this function here and for their very kind donation of wine both on arrival and during the lunch.

Thirdly, and most importantly I would like to thank Margaret Stirling for all her hard work in organizing this lunch today. I am sure she is relieved to think that it will only be another 27 years till she has to do it all over again!!
I would like to pass on Carol Fell’s apologies for being unable to attend the lunch today but I am afraid family circumstances make it impossible. If anybody has photographs of today could you please send them to her.
Now to the Presentation of Prizes.

Division Three
Williamwood had a spectacular season gaining 61 points and a very well deserved move up to Division 2.
Ayr Belleisle is moving up with them – well done the new comers.

Division Two
This was a closer fought division but West Kilbride came out the very worthy winners with 45 points.
The will be moving up to Division 1 in the company of Whitecraigs.

Division 1
What a surprise after having the same winner for five years we have new winner this year – Cathkin Braes. They have been knocking on the door for a few years and this year finally made it. Congratulations.
Finally the runners up, Milngavie but I am sure there will be a fight back next year.

Final Results : 
Division 1 : Cathkin Braes Greenlees Trophy Winners, Milngavie (Runners Up)
Relegated: Largs and Prestwick St Nicholas
Division 2: Winners West Kilbride,  Runners Up -  Whitecraigs
Relegated: Kilmacolm and Haggs Castle.
Division 3: Winners Williamwood,  Runners Up Ayr Bellisle

Thursday, 2 October 2014

SCOTLAND SENIORS LOSE OUT AT HUDDERSFIELD

Scotland Seniors were playing at the Home International Matches at Huddersfield this week -- Unfortunately they lost to all of the 3 Home Countries. England were the winners.
To see all the results go to the West Vets Website
West of Scotland players -- Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) were in the team. -- Anna Telford (Milngavie) was the Captain

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

SKELMORLIE ARE IN THE PINK !


PINK MEDAL – FRIDAY the 19th SEPTEMBER
One of the best turnouts we have had for any competition this year with 23 ladies taking part. Add in the 26 men who played their own competition throughout the day and you get a course and clubhouse which were ablaze with good humour, amazing pink outfits and lots of laughs. Everyone was extremely generous and the final total raised from all our fundraising efforts both on the day and from collections at West College Scotland, Greenock Campus, were a fantastic £1600 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity – a very worthwhile cause.

Thanks go to Gillian Pollock (Lady Captain of Skelmorlie Golf Club) for the report and photograph.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

RENFREWSHIRE PIPPED BY ANGUS IN THE COUNTY FINALS AT HILTON PARK

Angus have won the Scottish women's county championship for a second time in three years.
The North Division champions beat Borders, East Lothian and Renfrewshire at Hilton Park Golf Club, Glasgow to win the title with a 100 per cent record.
Angus's last match was the hardest of the three.
They beat Renfrewshire 5-4, coming back from a 2-1 foursomes deficit to take the singles 4-2 for the match and the title.
Winners for Angus in the singles were Gillian Montieth, Claire Robertson, Jacqueline Sneddon and Ailsa Summers.
The other team members who played their part over the three days were county champion Ann Ramsay, Jackie Brown, Claire Penman and Jemma Chalmers.
East Lothian, hammered 8-1 by Angus on Saturday, completed an unhappy weekend when they lost 5-4 to Borders. South Division champions do not win many matches at the County Finals but they put 2pt on their scoreboard by taking the foursomes 2-1 and then sharing the singles 3-3 with East Lothian.
So Angus topped the table with 6pt out of six. Renfrewshire were runners-up with 3pt (one win, one draw). Borders were third with 2pt (one win) and East Lothian were fourth with 1pt (halved match with Renfrewshire on Day 1).
DAY 3 RESULTS
ANGUS 5, RENFREWSHIRE 4
Foursomes: 1-2
A Ramsay and G Montieth lost to K Milne and G Kyle 2 and 1.
J Brown and J Sneddon beat D Jackson and L Stewart 5 and 4.
A Summers and C Penman lost to M Briggs and C Whyte 1 hole.
Singles: 4-2
Ramsay lost to Briggs 3 and 1.
Montieth beat Jackson 6 and 5.
C Robertson beat Milne 2 and 1.
Brown lost to Whyte 3 and 2.
Sneddon beat Kyle 4 and 3
Summers beat Stewart 4 and 3

BORDERS 5, EAST LOTHIAN 4
Foursomes: 2-1
J Anderson and D Richards lost to J Free and D Young 6 and 5.
J Birdsall and C Bunyan beat J Herd and L Dunn-Butler 4 and 2.
S Paterson and L Wilson beat C Munro and L Johnston 4 and 2.
Singles: 3-3
D Ker beat K Ward 3 and 2.
Birdsall lost to M-L Watkins 2 and 1.
Paqterson lost to free 3 and 2.
Wilson beat Young 4 and 3.
Bunyan lost to Munro 3 and 2.
Anderson beat Dunn-Butler 3 and 2.

HOW THEY FINISHED
1 Angus 6pt, 2 Renfrewshire 3pt, 3 Borders 2pt, 4 East Lothian 1pt.

To read more go to the Renfrewshire Ladies County Website

Saturday, 20 September 2014

ANGUS v RENFREWSHIRE FINAL MATCH TO BE THE 2014 COUNTY TEAM CHAMPIONS

Jean McIntyre (Referree), Jenny Potter (Lanarkshire) and
Renfrewshire President Eileen Gibb and Captain Gill McGinlay
Thanks go to Ayrshire's Catherine Malcolm for the photos

ANGUS LOOK SET TO RETAIN SCOTTISH WOMEN'S COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP AND ONLY RENFREWSHIRE CAN STOP THEM.

Angus, the 2012 champions, look set to win the Scottish women's county golf championship title for the second time in three years. Only Renfrewshire can stop them
The North Division champions followed up a first-day win over Borders by trouncing East Lothian 8-1 at Hilton Park Golf Club, Glasgow today.
Angus complete their programme by playing Renfrewshire who scored their first win by beating Borders 6 1/2-31/2 after drawing with East Lothian on Day 1.
Angus made a clean sweep of the foursomes against East Lothian and then won five of the six singles through champion Ann Ramsay, Gillian Montieth, Claire Robertson, Jacqueline Sneddon and Ailsa Summers.
Renfrewshire won the foursomes 2-1 against Borders then had singles winners in Megan Briggs, who dashed back to Scotland after playing for Scotland in the Women's Home Internationals at Aberdovey, finishing on Friday, Carol Whyte, Katrina Milne and Liz Stewart.
Denise Cowan making her debut in the team managed to half her match.
DAY 2
ANGUS 8, EAST LOTHIAN 1
Foursomes: 3-0
A Ramsay and G Montieth beat J Herd and C Munro 5 and 3.
J Brown and J Sneddon beat L Johnston and D Young 6 and 4.
A Summers and C Penman beat M-L Watkins and K Ward 4 and 3.
Singles: 5-1
Ramsay beat L Dunn-Butler 3 and 2.
Montieth beat Ward 7 and 5.
J Cahlmers lost to J Free 4 and 3.
C Robertson beat Johnston 4 and 2.
Sneddon beat J Herd 8 and 6.
Summers beat Watkins 4 and 3.

BORDERS 2 1/2, RENFREWSHIRE 6 1/2
Foursomes: 1-2
J Anderson and M Waddell lost to K Milne and G Kyle 7 and 5.
J Birdsall and C Bunyan beat D Jackson and L Stewart 2 and 1.
S Paterson and L Wilson lost to M Briggs and C Whyte 1 hole.
Foursomes: 1 1/2-4 1/2
Anderson lost to Briggs 4 and 3.
Birdsall beat Kyle 7 and 6
Paterson lost to Whyte 6 and 5
Wilson lost to Milne 2 and 1
Bunyan halved with D Cowan
D Richards lost to Stewart 3 and 2.
HOW THEY STAND
Angus 2 wins, Renfrewshire 1 win, 1 draw, East Lothian 1 draw, 1 defeat, Borders 2 defeats/
FINAL MATCHES
Angus v Renfrewshire
Borders v East Lothian

Thanks to Colin Farquharson for the results and report
Thanks go to Ayrshire's Catherine Malcolm for the photos

Friday, 19 September 2014

GREENLEES TROPHY FINAL DIVISIONAL TOTALS




RENFREWSHIRE WHO ARE REPRESENTING THE WEST OF SCOTLAND COUNTIES -- DRAW WITH EAST LOTHIAN ON DAY 1 AT HILTON PARK

Angus, the only team to win on the opening day of the Scottish women's county championship finals at Hilton Park Golf Club, sit on top of table, ahead of East Lothians and Renfrewshire who drew 4 1/2-4 1/2, and Borders whom they beat 6 1/2-2 1/2
On Day 2 it is Borders v Renfrewshire and Angus v East Lothian.
Angus made a flying start to the three-day programme by making a 3-0 clean sweep of the foursomes against Borders.
Borders made a better fight of it in the singles, with Daniele Ker beating Angus county champion Ann Ramsay 5 and 4 in the top tie.
Borders got a further 1 1/2pt from three halved matches but Angus got the clinching wins from Ailsa Summers and Jackie Brown.
East Lothian went in for lunch with a 2-1 lead over Renfrewshire but they could not maintain that advantage through the singles session although they won the top two ties through Mary-Lou Watkins and Keren Ward.
Renfrewshire's tailed wagged furiously with wins by Gillan Kyle, Denise Cowan and Liz Stewart.

SCOTTISH WOMEN'S COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
Hilton Park GC, Glasgow
Day 1
BORDERS 2 1/2, ANGUS 6 1/2
Foursomes: 0-3
D Ker and J Anderson lost to G Monteith and J Chalmers 3 and 1.
J Birdsall and C Bunyan lost to J Brown and J Sneddon 6 and 4.
S Paterson and L Wilson lost to C Penman and A Summers 1 hole.
Singles: 2 1/2-3 1/2
Ker beat A Ramsay 5 and 4.
Birdsall halved with Monteith
Paterson lost to Summers 5 and 3.
Wilson halved with C Robertson
Bunyan lost to Brown 3 and 1.
Anderson halved with Sneddon.

EAST LOTHIAN 4 1/2, RENFREWSHIRE 4 1/2
Foursomes: 2-1
M-L Watkins and K Ward lost to K Milne and G Kyle 4 and 2.
D Young and L Johnston beat C Whyte and G McGinlay 4 and 3.
L Dunn-Butler and J Free beat D Jackson and L Stewart 2 and 1.
Singles: 2 1/2-3 1/2
Watkins beat Milne 5 and 4.
Ward beat Jackson 2 and 1.
Free halved with Whyte
C Munro lost to Kyle 2 holes
J Herd lost to D Cowan 1 hole
Dunn-Butler lost to Stewart 1 hole.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

WEST OF SCOTLAND'S LESLEY LLOYD DOES WELL IN HER SENIORS DEBUT

Cheshire's Catherine Rawthore (Sale) is the new Senior British Women's Open Amateur Stroke-play champion. She won the title by two shots over the testing Royal Dornoch links with a great aggregate of one-under-par 227. The ladies par was 228 (3x76)
Catherine had rounds of 77, 76 and 74.
Local lady Mary Smith (Tain), was runner-up on 229 with scores of 77, 75 and 77.
And another Scot, Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) did well to tie for third place on 230 with scores of 80, 73 and 77. On the same mark were Spain's Macarena Campomanes (78-80-72) and Lulu Houseman (Highgate) 78, 77 and 75.
Campomanes' final round was the lowest score of the three-day tournament.
Leicestershire's Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), clear leader through the first two rounds with scores of 71 and 74, had a disastrous final day of 11-over-par 87 for 232 and finished joint sixth..
Defending champion Ann Lewis from Wales finished on 234 with scores of 75, 77 and 82. Also on the 234 mark was Royal Dornoch player Alison Battlett (81-79-74), the Northern Counties LGA secretary.

SENIOR BRITISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Royal Dornoch Golf Club.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 228 (3x76)
227 C Rawthore (Sale) 77 76 74
229 M Smith (Tain) 77 75 77
230 M Campomanes (Spain) 78 80 72, Lulu Houseman (Highgate) 78 77 75, S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 73 77.
232 M De Orueta (Spain) 73 79 80, H Lowe (Scraptoft) 71 74 87.
233 C Utermark (Germany) 78 79 76, A Mayne (Saltford) 73 79 81, P Cornett (USA) 78 73 82
234 A Bartlett (Royal Dorncoh) 81 79 78, S McElroy (Grange) 79 77 78, A Lewis (Royal St David's) 75 77 82
235 J Brown (Trentham) 82 80 73, S Dye (Delamere Forest) 84 74 77, C Berry (Bromborough) 79 77 79
236 L Lloyd (Hayston) 77 79 80, R Adams (Royal Blackheath) 80 77 79, M Castillo (Spain) 73 80 83.
SELECTED SCORES
243 K Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest) 76 79 88, P Doran (Donabate) 79 79 85 (T32)
244 A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 81 79 84 (T34)

TO VIEW ALL THE SCORES CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

WEST OF SCOTLAND'S ALEX AND LESLEY MAKE THE CUT AT THE BRITISH SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP AT ROYAL DORNOCH

The British Seniors Amateur Championship is being played at Royal Dornoch this week and West of Scotland Seniors Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)  and Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) have both made the cut today after 2 rounds.
CLICK HERE for all the scores

WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS DAY ONE RESULTS - WALES OVERPOWER SCOTLAND

Defending champions Wales, playing on home ground at Aberdovey, opened their Women's Home Internationals campaign with a 6 1/2-2 1/2 victory over Scotland.
The Scots, without Curtis Cup players Eilidh Briggs (injured) and Gemma Dryburgh (at college in America), did well to share the foursomes 1 1/2-1 1/2 but they were no match for the Welsh in the singles.
Wales won five out of the six. Scotland's only afternoon winner was Megan Briggs.
Ireland scored a rate 6-3 win over England in the other match.
Details:
WALES 6 1/2, SCOTLAND 2 1/2
Foursomes (1 1/2-1 1/2):
C Williams and B Harries beat G Macdonald and M Briggs 6 and 5.
L Hillier and J Ryan lost to L Macgregor and K McIntosh 3 and 2.
S Birks and J Evans halved with T Mactaggart and H McCook.
Singles (5-1)
Williams beat Macdonald 2 and 1.
Harries beat McCook 5 and 3.
R Lewis beat McIntosh 4 and 2.
Birks beat Macgregor 7 and 6.
Hillier beat Mactaggart 3 and 2.
Evans lost to M Briggs 6 and 4.

IRELAND 6, ENGLAND 3
Foursomes (1 1/2-1 1/2)
A Farrell and C Ryuan lost to S-J Boyd and I Clyburn 2 and 1.
P Grant and O Mehaffey halved with H Muse and G Cltews
M Doyle and M Dunne beat A Peters and B :Popel 3 and 1.
Singles (4 1/2-1 1/2)
Dunne beat Peters 3 and 1.
Ryan halved with Clyburn
Doyble beat G Cowley 1 hole.
Mehaffey lost to Muse 2 and 1.
J O;Driscoll beat A Hewson 2 and 1.
Grant beat Clews 1

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Monday, 15 September 2014

CATHKIN BRAES ARE THE 2014 GREENLEES TROPHY CHAMPIONS

Final points - Division 1


Many congratulations go to Cathkin Braes who beat Troon Ladies today at Troon to lift the Greenlees Trophy  -- Thanks go to Jenny Potter for the "Selfie Photo"
Full reports of all divisions will follow when matches are completed.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

SCOTLAND SENIORS FINISH 6TH IN AUSTRIA IN THE EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS


Anne Ryan, Mary Smith, Fiona De Vries, Anna Telfer (CAPTAIN),
Alison Bartlett, Alex Glennie and Sheena Wood

Scotland lost 4-1 to Spain in their concluding match of the rain-hit European senior women's amateur team golf championship near Salzburg in Austria.

Because the course was waterlogged until Thursday, only one qualifying round was possible and only four teams qualified for the championship flight.

The Scots finished second in Flight B and were ranked sixth overall.

England beat France 3 1/2-1 1/2 in the Flight A final. Ireland were ranked third after finishing with a 4-1 win over Sweden.

Other result: Germany 1, Belgium 4.

Details of Scotland's match:
SPAIN 4, SCOTLAND 1

P Allende and R Ruiz de Velasco bt Alison Bartlett and Alex Glennie 5 and 4.
M De Orueta bt Sheena Wood at 19th
M Corcosteguia halved with Fiona De Vries.
M Castillo halved with Mary Smith
M Campomanes bt Anne Ryan 6 and 5

 To read all the reports go to the West Vets Website

COMMONWEALTH SPOONS RESULTS

Ideal conditions greeted the 48 couples from 14 different Counties who were competing at Ladybank Golf Club on Wednesday 3 September in the final of the Commonwealth Spoons.
It was new Scottish cap Louise MacGregor and her partner Tricia Chillas (Stirling & Clackmannanshire) that took this years title with a nett 72. In second place was Louisa McCarney & Rena Carnavan (Lanarkshire) with a nett 74 and in 3rd place were Linda Hay & Fiona Bennett (Renfrewshire) with a nett 74.5.

For all the scores please click the link below.
All Scores

Monday, 1 September 2014

RAIN IN JAPAN AND AUSTRIA

The European Seniors Team --- Sheena Wood, Fiona De Vries, Mary Smith,
Alex Glennie (West Vets) and Alison Bartlett
Rained all night and all morning too.
Managed to hit some balls at the range and then walked the course (see photo!!)
Play has already been abandoned for tomorrow too as the course simply isn't playable. So we are down to one round of Strokeplay on Wednesday then on to match play on Thursday as was planned. Supposed to dry up and warm up - very soon we hope!
Anna Telfer


 The World Ladies Team Championships are being played in Japan are also under deluge of rain. Playing for Scotland are Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) and
Gabrielle MacDonald (Cragielaw)