Tuesday, 26 July 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND PLAYERS SELECTED FOR LADIES AND GIRLS HOME INTERNATIONALS

WEST OF SCOTLAND PLAYERS SELECTED FOR HOME INTERNATIONALS
Scottish Golf has announced its teams for next month’s Ladies’ and Girls’ Home International matches in Wales.
Carnoustie Ladies’ Jessica Meek is Scotland’s leading ranked player in the ladies’ team, given Germany-based Rachael Taylor is unavailable for selection as she prepares for LPGA Q School. Women’s Order of Merit leader Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) also features.
The Girls’ team is headed by newly-crowned Girls’ Amateur champion Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies), pictured, and features five 16-year-old’s as well as 15-year-old Jennifer Rankine from Haggs Castle, winner of the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish Schools.
The matches will be played at the same time over the same course, at Conwy Golf Club in Wales, but will retain the format of three morning foursomes followed by six afternoon singles.
The Ladies’ and Girls’ Home Internationals take place from 3 – 5 August.
Scotland team: Ladies’ Home Internationals (club and age in brackets)
  • Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm, 23)
  • Chloe Goadby (St Regulus, 18)
  • Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies, 19)
  • Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies, 22)
  • Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey, 23)
  • Heather Munro (Monifieth, 20)
  • Clara Young (North Berwick, 19)
Scotland team: Girls’ Home Internationals
  • Louise Duncan (West Kilbride, 16)
  • Jillian Farrell (Cardross, 16)
  • Joanne Free (Gullane Ladies, 18)
  • Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies, 16)
  • Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead, 16)
  • Shannon McWilliam, Aboyne, 16)
  • Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle, 15)
To read more --  including the exclusion of the Scottish Champion Ailsa Summers  Go to Kirkwood Golf Website

Monday, 25 July 2016

LANARKSHIRE COUNTY MORISON AND BLACKJACK CUP COMPLETED DESPITE THE RAIN !

Lanarkshire's Morison and Blackjack Cups  and Junior Championship took place on a wet day at Wishaw GC today.
Morison Cup Results
SS 71 Round 1 CSS 73 Round 2  CSS 73 
Winner: Kirsten Brown 75, 83  158
Runner Up: Eva O'Connor 79, 80  159
Handicap Prize: Heather Stewart 77, 73  150

Kirsten Brown
Winner Kirsten Brown and Runner up Eva O'Conner with Captain Roxy Brown and Vice Captain
Blackjack Cup
SS 71 CSS 74 Reduction only
Winner: Eva O'Connor  74 BIH
Marion Craig 74
Blackjack Cup Winner - Eva O'Connor is presented cup by Captain Roxy Brown

Junior Championship
Scratch Cup: Kirsten Brown 75
Handicap Salver: Katie Scott
Junior Championship - Winner Kirsten Brown

Handicap Salver - Katie Scott

Sunday, 24 July 2016

MEGAN BRIGGS IS THE 2016 WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPION

MEGAN BRIGGS IS THE 2016 WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPION
Report and Photographs by Carol Fell


Megan Briggs 2016 West of Scotland Champion

Hazel MacGarvie receives her Runner Up prize 


Molly Richmond is 3rd 

Fiona Rattray - Handicap Winner is presented the trophy by RLCGA Captain Gillian Kyle

Junior Winning Team Lanarkshire -- Katie Scott and Molly Richmond

RLCGA Team Winners - Megan, Donna and Carol with RLCGA Captain Gillian
Despite a small field the rearranged West of Scotland Championship was played today at Bonnyton Golf Club on a rather wet and dreich day.
Renfrewshire County were the hosts this year  and RLCGA Captain Gillian Kyle presented the prizes.

It was success for Renfrewshire with Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) winning the Championship with a gross 73 by the better inward half from Ayrshire's Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies). 
Megan finished with 2 birdies in the last 3 holes to clinch the title. 

This is Megan' s 4th win of the Championship having previously won it in 2008, 2010, 2013 

(SSS 71,  CSS: 72)
Scratch:
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 73 (BIH) 
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)  73 
Molly M Richmond ( Strathaven) 74 

Handicap Leading Scores
Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park) 77 (7) 70 
Joanna Scott (Machrihanish) 78 (7) 71  - BIH
Molly M Richmond (Srathaven) 74 (3) 71

Handicap Winner - Fiona Rattray ( Douglas Park) 77 (7) 70

Team Winners Renfrewshire - best 2 scores to count 
Megan Briggs, Donna Jackson and Carol Whyte  (152)

Junior Team Winners - Lanarkshire 
Molly Richmond and Katie Scott  (Net -- 144)

Two's -- Alyson Hendry (Hamilton)-- Eagle 2 at the 18th and Hazel MacGarvie at the 9th.

Full Results  --
GROSS RESULTS 
HANDICAP RESULTS

Many thanks go to West Secretary Fiona Scott and Renfrewshire's Freda Tuck for running the event.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

ROUND 2 SCORES AT DUNDONALD IN THE SCOTTISH OPEN

 SECOND-ROUND LEADERBOARD
 Par 144 (2x72)
134 B Morgan (Wales) 68 66
137 L Wessberg (Sweden) 70 67, I Boineau (France) 70 67
139 A Yin (USA) 69 70, G Nocera (France) 67 72
140 G Hall (England) 72 68, S Kemp (Australia) 69 71, B Allen (USA) 71 69, F Parker (England) 71 69, N K Madden (Denmark) 68 72
141 S Watson (Scotland) 70 71, H Burke (England) 68 73, C Woods (USA) 73 68

OTHER SCOTS' SCORES
144 C Matthew 71 73, K Macdonald 71 73 (T19)
145 C Booth 75 70, G Dryburgh 72 73, P Pretswell 70 75, V Laing 70 75.

MISSED THE CUT (151 and better qualified)
152 K Walker (Scotland) 74 78
154 L Davies (England) 76 78
160 L Murray (Scotland) 79 81 


TO VIEW ALL THE SCORES 

CLICK HERE

OLD RANFURLY WIN AGAINST HAYSTON IN THE MAIL ON SUNDAY AND ARE NOW IN THE 8th ROUND

Old Ranfurly Team -- all smiles (Photo courtesy of Margaret Gray)
Old Ranfurly Golf Club have progressed to the last 16 of the Mail on Sunday by winning 5-0 at home against Hayston Golf Club -- 
Drumpellier have still to play their tie

Mail on Sunday - Drumpellier and Old Ranfurly through to 7th Round

Winning ClubLosing clubResult
Broadway Golf Clubbeat Ladbrook Park Golf Club3.5-1.5
Bude & North Cornwall Golf Clubbeat Perranporth Golf Club4.5-0.5
Burghill Valley Golf Clubbeat Minchinhampton New Golf Club3-2
Burhill Golf Clubbeat Cottesmore Golf Club3-2
Burntisland Golf House Clubbeat Muckhart Golf Clubwon at 19th
Charnwood Forest Golf Clubbeat Northamptonshire County Golf Club5-0
Chelmsford Golf Clubbeat East Herts Golf Club3-2
Cranleigh Golf and Country Clubbeat Chichester Golf Club5-0
Drayton Park (Oxon) Golf Clubbeat Upavon Golf Club3-2
Drumpellier Golf Clubbeat Dumfries & County Golf Club3-2
Duddingston Golf Clubbeat Kelso Golf Clubwon at 19th
Hainsworth Park Golf Clubbeat Selby Golf Club Ltd4-1
Hartlepool Golf Clubbeat Oakdale Golf Clubwon at 20th
Hayston Golf Clubbeat Ladybank Golf Club4-1
Horsley Lodge Golf Clubbeat Whittington Heath Golf Club3-2
Howley Hall Golf Clubbeat Woodsome Hall Golf Club3-2
Langley Park Golf Clubbeat Sidcup Golf Club3-2
Leigh Golf Clubbeat Formby Ladies Golf Club4-1
Llanymynech Golf Clubbeat Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club3-2
Murcar Links Golf Clubbeat Forres Golf Club4-1
Newport (Gwent) Golf Clubbeat Bristol Golf Club5-0
Nizels Golf Clubbeat Epping Golf Club4-1
Northcliffe Golf Clubbeat Keighley Golf Club3.5-1.5
Old Course Ranfurly Golf Clubbeat Troon Ladies Golf Club4-1
Parklands Golf Clubbeat Hexham Golf Club Limited4.5-0.5
Remedy Oak Golf Clubbeat Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club4-1
Rochdale Golf Clubbeat Bury Golf Club3.5-1.5
Royal St Davids Golf Clubbeat Newport Links Golf Club4.5-0.5
Spalding Golf Clubbeat Kenwick Park Golf Club4-1
Ulverston Golf Clubbeat Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Clubwon at 19th
Woodbridge Golf Clubbeat Royal Norwich Golf Club3-2
Wyke Green Golf Clubbeat Denham Golf Club3-2

Mail on Sunday - Drumpellier and Old Ranfurly through to 7th Round

Winning ClubLosing clubResult
Broadway Golf Clubbeat Ladbrook Park Golf Club3.5-1.5
Bude & North Cornwall Golf Clubbeat Perranporth Golf Club4.5-0.5
Burghill Valley Golf Clubbeat Minchinhampton New Golf Club3-2
Burhill Golf Clubbeat Cottesmore Golf Club3-2
Burntisland Golf House Clubbeat Muckhart Golf Clubwon at 19th
Charnwood Forest Golf Clubbeat Northamptonshire County Golf Club5-0
Chelmsford Golf Clubbeat East Herts Golf Club3-2
Cranleigh Golf and Country Clubbeat Chichester Golf Club5-0
Drayton Park (Oxon) Golf Clubbeat Upavon Golf Club3-2
Drumpellier Golf Clubbeat Dumfries & County Golf Club3-2
Duddingston Golf Clubbeat Kelso Golf Clubwon at 19th
Hainsworth Park Golf Clubbeat Selby Golf Club Ltd4-1
Hartlepool Golf Clubbeat Oakdale Golf Clubwon at 20th
Hayston Golf Clubbeat Ladybank Golf Club4-1
Horsley Lodge Golf Clubbeat Whittington Heath Golf Club3-2
Howley Hall Golf Clubbeat Woodsome Hall Golf Club3-2
Langley Park Golf Clubbeat Sidcup Golf Club3-2
Leigh Golf Clubbeat Formby Ladies Golf Club4-1
Llanymynech Golf Clubbeat Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club3-2
Murcar Links Golf Clubbeat Forres Golf Club4-1
Newport (Gwent) Golf Clubbeat Bristol Golf Club5-0
Nizels Golf Clubbeat Epping Golf Club4-1
Northcliffe Golf Clubbeat Keighley Golf Club3.5-1.5
Old Course Ranfurly Golf Clubbeat Troon Ladies Golf Club4-1
Parklands Golf Clubbeat Hexham Golf Club Limited4.5-0.5
Remedy Oak Golf Clubbeat Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club4-1
Rochdale Golf Clubbeat Bury Golf Club3.5-1.5
Royal St Davids Golf Clubbeat Newport Links Golf Club4.5-0.5
Spalding Golf Clubbeat Kenwick Park Golf Club4-1
Ulverston Golf Clubbeat Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Clubwon at 19th
Woodbridge Golf Clubbeat Royal Norwich Golf Club3-2
Wyke Green Golf Clubbeat Denham Golf Club3-2

Friday, 22 July 2016

Day 1 AT THE LADIES SCOTTISH OPEN AT DUNDONALD

Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links
Five Scots in the mix behind leader Nocera

NEWS RELEASE
Gwladys Nocera from France set the target with a five under par 67 on day one of the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire.


Nocera delighted the Scottish fans as she topped the leaderboard after a busy first day at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open - a day that was turned yellow in aid of Beatson Cancer Charity, with many players and spectators wearing yellow to show their support.
The Frenchwomen's total of five under par after round one was good enough for a one-shot lead, ahead of Hannah Burke, Becky Morgan and Nanna Koerstz Madsen with a clutch of players one shot further back on three under par.
Norcera, winner of the 2008 Ladies Scottish Open, shot an impressive five birdies on the front nine, with an additional birdie on the 18th. Just one blemish on an otherwise perfect card came at the par four 10th, where the talented Frenchwomen dropped a shot.


Five Scots including Pamela Pretswell are in close contention and within the top 15
She said: The first couple of holes were pretty hard. It was raining and windy so we had the full experience of Scottish weather. But then it got really good and sunny, not too windy, so we had a good back nine. Sometimes the approaches were close and the putting was good. Everything was good at different times.
“It is a difficult course if the wind picks up because there are a lot of bunkers in play off the tee and the greens have a lot of double slopes, so it’s really hard to read the lines but we’ve done a good job.”
In the amateur team competition Sweden's Camilla Lennarth, with playing partner Jamie Govan, lead by one shot on 10 under par.

To view the professional's Leaderboard - CLICK HERE
To view the team leaderboard CLICK HERE
To view round two tee times CLICK HERE


Scottish Girls' U18 Championship,

Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) won the U18 2016 Scottish Girls' Championship today at Baberton Golf Club and Jillian Farrell (Cardross) was the runner up after a play off with Hazel.
Both girls scored superb 71's in today's final round decider after the match play event was cancelled yesterday due to the weather.
Joanne Free (Gullane) was 3rd with a 72.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

The rearranged West of Scotland Championship takes place on Sunday 24th July at Bonnyton Golf Club
CLICK HERE to see draw 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

WEST GIRLS 60th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IS CANCELLED

Sadly, numbers for the West Girls 60th Anniversary Celebration did not reach what we hoped for to fulfil the objectives or bringing together former and present "Girls" and committee members to celebrate 60 years of the Association with a special occasion at West Kilbride Golf Club on the 4th August. 
As a result we have decided to cancel the event.
It is just a pity it's not going ahead but the golfing calendar is busy and with the Open and the Ladies at Dundonald, national events during July and August, these may have been a contributory factor to us not getting more support.

June Kerr 

Sunday, 10 July 2016

MAIL ON SUNDAY -- LAST 64 CLUBS - 4 ARE FROM THE WEST OF SCOTLAND


Well done to the following West of Scotland Clubs -- Drumpellier, Old Course Ranfurly, Troon Ladies and Hayston who have all won through to the last 64 Clubs -- Old Ranfurly is now to play Troon, Drumpellier is against Dumfries and County,  and Hayston are matched against Ladybank  


Broadway Golf Club 
vs.
Ladbrook Park Golf Club
Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club 
vs.
Perranporth Golf Club
Burghill Valley Golf Club 
vs.
Minchinhampton New Golf Club
Burhill Golf Club 
vs.
Cottesmore Golf Club
Bury Golf Club 
vs.
Rochdale Golf Club
Charnwood Forest Golf Club 
vs.
Northamptonshire County Golf Club
Chelmsford Golf Club 
vs.
East Herts Golf Club
Cranleigh Golf and Country Club 
vs.
Chichester Golf Club
Denham Golf Club 
vs.
Wyke Green Golf Club
Drayton Park (Oxon) Golf Club 
vs.
Upavon Golf Club
Drumpellier Golf Club 
vs.
Dumfries & County Golf Club
Formby Ladies Golf Club 
vs.
Leigh Golf Club
Hainsworth Park Golf Club 
vs.
Selby Golf Club Ltd
Hartlepool Golf Club 
vs.
Oakdale Golf Club
Hayston Golf Club 
vs.
Ladybank Golf Club
Kelso Golf Club 
vs.
Duddingston Golf Club
Langley Park Golf Club 
vs.
Sidcup Golf Club
Llanymynech Golf Club 
vs.
Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club
Muckhart Golf Club 
vs.
Burntisland Golf House Club
Murcar Links Golf Club 
vs.
Forres Golf Club
Newport (Gwent) Golf Club 
vs.
Bristol Golf Club
Nizels Golf Club 
vs.
Epping Golf Club
Northcliffe Golf Club 
vs.
Keighley Golf Club
Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club 
vs.
Troon Ladies Golf Club
Parklands Golf Club 
vs.
Hexham Golf Club Limited
Remedy Oak Golf Club 
vs.
Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club
Royal St Davids Golf Club 
vs.
Newport Links Golf Club
Spalding Golf Club 
vs.
Kenwick Park Golf Club
Ulverston Golf Club 
vs.
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
Whittington Heath Golf Club 
vs.
Horsley Lodge Golf Club
Woodbridge Golf Club 
vs.
Royal Norwich Golf Club
Woodsome Hall Golf Club 
vs.
Howley Hall Golf Club

Saturday, 9 July 2016

SCOTLAND WOMENS TEAM WIN IN FINAL OF FLIGHT B AGAINST ITALY

Scottish Team -- Courtesy of Scottish Golf
Scotland finished their European women's amateur team championship campaign at Oddur Golf Club, Iceland with a 3.5-1.5 win over Italy in the final of the Flight B matches.
By winning in the final of Flight B they were then place 9th overall in the European Team Championships.

Jess Meek and Heather Munro halved the foursome.
In the singles, Hannah McCook won by 4 and 3, Rachael Taylor by 3 and 2 and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) by 2 and 1.
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) lost by 3 and 2.

Scots girls lose to Swiss
Scotland lost 3-2 to Switzerland in a Flight B tie in the European girls team championship at Oslo Golf Club, Norway.
Kirsty Brodie (Strathaven)  and Jasmine Mackintosh lost the foursomes by one hole.
Jillian Farrell (Cardross) and Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)  both won their singles by 3 and 2 but Joanne Free lost by 1 hole and Louise Duncan(West Kilbride) lost by 2 holes.

Friday, 8 July 2016

SCOTLAND BEAT SLOVENIA TO REACH THE FINAL OF FLGHT B

Scotland hit good form to beat Slovenia 4-1 in a European women's team championship Flight B match in Iceland.
Jess Meek and Heather Munro set the Tartan tone with a 5 and 4 victory in the foursomes.
That was followed by Hannah McCook winning 3 and 2, and Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) by 2 and 1.
Rachel Taylor continues to struggle. She lost by 4 and 2 but Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) wrapped a Scots' victory with a 3 and 2 win.

Scotland's girls, competing in a seven-team Flight B in the European girls championship at Oslo Golf Club, Norway, did not have a match today.
They wind up their programme by playing Switzerland tomorrow (Saturday)

Thursday, 7 July 2016

SCOTLAND GIRLS LOSE TO SLOVENIA

Scotland lost their matchplay tie today 3.5 - 1.5 against Slovenia in the European girls team 1st round of the Flight B championship at Oslo Golf Club, Norway.

Details:
Foursomes
Kirsty Brodie and Jasmine Mackintosh won by two holes.
Singles:
Hazel MacGarvie lost 4 and 3
Joanne Free lost 2 and 1
Louise Duncan halved
Jillian Farrell lost 4 and 3.

OTHER RESULTS
Ireland 3.5, Switzerland 1.5
Austria 1.5, Netherlands 3.5

Flight B is seven-team table so Scotland may not have a match tomorrow

SCOTLAND REACHES SEMI FINALS OF 2ND FLIGHT IN ICELAND

From the Scottish Golf Website

Singles wins for Hannah McCook and Eilidh Briggs helped Scotland’s ladies to an enthralling 3-2 win over The Netherlands in their opening match play bout in the European Team Championship Flight B.

The foursomes pairing of Jess Meek and Heather Munro gave the Scots a flyer as they cruised to a 5&3 win in the top match, before Hannah McCook secured a second point with a dramatic 19th hole victory.

The Dutch levelled the match as Connie Jaffrey and Rachael Taylor found themselves on the wrong ends of defeats, but recent University of Stirling graduate Briggs held her nerve to post a 3&2 win in the final match to give Scotland a chance to top the second flight.

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS AND SEMI FINAL MATCHES

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

BOTHWELL CASTLE OPEN DAY


Pamela Pretswell,  Ian Woosnam and Stephen Gallagher  at
Bothwell Castle
The Bothwell Castle Ladies Open
 will take place on Monday 1 August 2016, from 9am to 3:30pm.
This is one of the few individual Stroke play Ladies Open Competitions left and is always very popular.

There are Scratch and Handicap prizes as well as nearest the pin for both Silver and Bronze and a nearest the line so you don’t actually have to have a long tee shot to win!

The entry form can be obtained via Bothwell Castle Club website and it can be found under Events and Open Competitions.

Entry fee is £10 and Handicap Limit is 36 any further information can be obtained from Joanne Burt Ladies Section Secretary on joannemburt@gmail.com or 01698 887546.

 All proceeds from this event will go to Alzheimer Scotland.

 Marie McConnell
Handicap Secretary

Ranfurly Castles Ladies Open Day



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

ENTER WITH A PARTNER £18 PER COUPLE

MAXIMUM HANDICAP ALLOWANCE 30

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

SCOTS GIRLS FAIL TO MAKE TOP FLIGHT IN NORWAY

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Scotland failed to make the European girls' amateur team championship flight for the match-play stages at Oslo Golf Club, Norway.
They finished 12th on 773. Only the top eight teams qualify for the championship flight.
England (749) made it in seventh place but Ireland (768) missed out as well as the Scots who will contest the second flight.
CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
712 Italy
720 Sweden
726 Spain
729 Norway
732 France
739 Denmark
749 England, Czech Rep.
OTHER TOTALS
768 Ireland (11th)
773 Scotland (12th).
INDIVIDUAL SCOTS
144 H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 72 72
154 L Duncan West Kilbride) 72 82, J Farrell (Cardross) 76 78
157 J Free 79 78
164 J Mackintosh 83 81
172 K Brodie (Strathaven) 85 87.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE SCORES AND TEAM QUALIFIERS 

SCOTS WOMEN FAIL TO MAKE TOP FLIGHT IN ICELAND

Scotland failed to qualifying for the top flight of the European women's amateur team championship at Oddur Golf Club, Iceland.
They totalled 761 and finished 12th in the stroke-play totals. Only the top eight advance to the championship flight match-play.
SCOTS' SCORES
148 C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 73 75
151 H McCook 77 74
153 R Taylor 78 75
154 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 73 81
156 H Munro 77 79
158 J Meek 78 80
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS 

LENZIE OPEN DAY

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

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND'S CONNIE AND EILIDH ARE THE BEST SCOTS IN ICELAND

Scotland are one place away from making the top eight championship match-play after the first qualifying round of the European women's amateur team championship at Oddur Golf Club, Iceland.
Norway lead  with 362 from England (370) with Scotland (378) in ninth place overnight.
Eilidh Briggs and Connie Jaffrey were the best performers on the Scotland Ladies team, both carding opening rounds of one-over par 72., to put their team in with a great chance of a top eight berth. They sit in ninth position of 18-over par, just one shot outside the cut mark for Flight A of the match play stages.

Team: Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Hannah McCook (Grantown-on-Spey), Heather Munro (Monifieth), Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald)

Scots' scores
par 72
73 Connie Jaffrey, Eilidh Briggs (T16)
77 Heather Munro, Hannah McCook (T52)
78 Jess Meek, Rachael Taylor (T69)


WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS ARE DOING WELL IN NORWAY.

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Scotland have chance of making the top-eight championship match-play flight in the European girls' tournament at Oslo Golf Club, Norway after good performances by Louise Duncan and Hazel MacGarvie.
The Scots team are lying 10th on 382 after the first qualifying round. Sweden (356) lead. England (371) are sixth and Ireland (392) 14th of the the 18th teams.

Team: Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore), Louise Duncan (West Kilbride), Jillian Farrell (Cardross), Joanne Free (Gullane Ladies), Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies), Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead)

Scots' scores
par 72
72 Louise Duncan, Hazel MacGarvie (T13)
76 Jillian Farrell (T42)
79 Joanne Free (T66)
83 Jasmine Mackintosh (T92)
85 Kirsty Brodie (T102)



Sunday, 3 July 2016

PAISLEY GOLF CLUB OPEN DAY.

Some players at the Paisley Open Day
Paisley Open Day was held on Thursday 30th and what a success it was. For the first time in years every slot in the day was taken up. Gillian McGinlay's team won with a great score. It was good to see so many ladies coming back to Paisley.

1st: Gillian McGinlay (Troon Ladies)  May Hunter and Sandra Bell both old Ranfurly .
2nd: Sandra Littlejohn, Marie Doherty both Erskine and Morag Key Ralston .
3rd: Lyn Black Vivian Hamilton both Eastwood and Avril Galbraith (Douglas Park).
Liz Hale (Caldwell) - nearest the pin.
Pamela Buttar (Paisley)  got the longest drive

Thanks go to Lynn Forsyth for the results and Photos

Saturday, 2 July 2016

KILMARNOCK BARASSIE'S ALEX GLENNIE LOSES IN SEMIS OF THE SCOTTISH SENIORS TO EVENTUAL WINNER SHEENA WOOD

Sheena Wood -- 2016 Scottish Seniors Matchplay Champion 
Alex Glennie - 2016 Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Champion
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), beaten in last year's final, is the new Scottish Senior Women's match-play champion.
She KO'd top seed Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), winner of the stroke-play title earlier in the week, 3 and 2 in this morning's semi-finals and then beat American Ashley Rose, a Royal Dornoch member, by 3 and 2 in the final at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club.
Wood, two down after five holes in the final, never looked back after winning the seventh, eighth and ninth for a one-hole lead.
She eventually broke her opponent's resistance by winning the 15th and 16th to end the match.
Aileen Baker (Crail Golfing Society) won the handicap final, beating Caroline King (Clober) by 3 and 2 in the final after being one up on the 12th tee.

RESULTS:
SCRATCH
SEMI-FINALS - S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) bt A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 3 and 2; A Rose (Royal Dornoch) bt K Sutherland (Royual Montrose) 3 and 1.
FINAL - Wood bt Rose 3 and 2.

HANDICAP
SEMI-FINALS - C King (Clober) bt F Clark (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 4 and 3; A Baker (Crail GS) bt M Barr (Nairn) 2 holes.
FINAL - Baker bt King 3 and 2.

THE BELLE OF THE BALL IS STILL GOING STRONG AT 80

FROM THE SCOTTISH GOLF WEBSITE
She was the Queen of the Green, the Belle of the Ball and recently blew out the candles on her milestone 80th birthday.
BELLE ROBERTSON, MBE is regarded as one of the best Scottish golfers of all-time, an amateur legend who won countless titles at home and abroad and is still going strong, playing off a three handicap at her beloved Dunaverty on the remote west coast.
In the week of the Scottish Senior Women’s Open Championship at Fortrose and Rosemarkie GC, how fitting to talk with one of the nation’s favourite females. We caught up with Belle at The 19th Hole…

Belle, a happy 80th birthday! We trust it was a fantastic occasion?

BR: “Thank you. I always think of my birthday as being on The Masters weekend, given it is 11 April. I also always used to say my birthday was the same day as Seve’s, but he was two days before. It’s always a nice way to celebrate with The Masters, you have people in the house and you are viewing the golf at night.
“This year I decided to have a weekend birthday, so we were watching Augusta for four nights and thinking about my birthday. We had some family and friends staying as well so that was nice and obviously we had a European winner in England’s Danny Willett.
" I actually celebrated the weekend with Fiona Mackay, Mhairi Mackay’s sister, and her two boys. They came and stayed and we had a great time. I’m just on the edge of Campbeltown in Kintyre. I was born in nearby Southend and now find myself here, which is very nice.”

Belle and Scotland football manager Gordon Strachan at the 2016 Annodata Scottish Golf Awards

Belle: “The Masters almost always has something exciting about it. Tiger’s chip in, Nicklaus’ famous putt. I was lucky enough to be able to go to the Masters twice in my lifetime, and the first time was when Sandy Lyle won in 1988. That was very special to be there. I guess not many Scots can say that.
" I was actually in the Eisenhower Cabin, as they call it, in the upstairs balcony when Sandy was going in below. The downstairs rooms used to be where the security men for President Eisenhower stayed. He owned that cabin and when he died he donated it back to Augusta.
“My ticket was as a guest from Sir John Carmichael, a past captain of The R and A. I was fortunate as he said ‘don’t struggle with the crowds towards the end, watch the last few holes on television with me’. It was very, very exciting.”

You enjoyed so many career highlights, winning the Ladies British Stroke Play (four times), Scottish Ladies Amateur (seven times) and the Dunbartonshire and Argyll Ladies (10 times), to your various international team triumphs, including playing in four Curtis Cups. It’s great to hear you are still enjoying your golf today…

Belle: “I don’t maybe play that much, but I played the other day at Machrihanish. Two helicopters of Mr Trump, one his personal one, and another one, landed on the golf course, as they had popped over from Turnberry to enjoy a game. So it was an exciting day!”

Which club are you a member of?

Belle: “I’ve always used Dunaverty as my home club. I started off golf there and the family farm was in Southend. Jock MacVicar (golf writer for the Scottish Daily Express) and myself play there.
"Jock and I were both born in Southend, 10 miles from Campbeltown. My handicap is three but I don’t play enough. If you don’t, you don’t get a chance to put it up! I’ll need to play in a few more competitions. I think, in all honestly, I probably play off about six, but I haven’t played a great deal in recent years.”

Did you ever consider professional golf?

Belle: “I was in about my 40’s when professional golf started and, of course, I was too old then to start in that. At my stage, married and with all that entails, it wasn’t an exciting prospect for me.”

The Senior Ladies have been battling it out for the Scottish title at Fortrose and Rosemarkie this week, how much competitive senior golf have you played?

Belle: “I’ve never played senior golf at national level. I was lucky enough to play golf at the highest level until I was 50. I decided I had been away so much that that was me finished full-time. I played in a Curtis Cup at the age of 50 at Prairie Dunes, Hutchinson, Kansas (in 1986) and I thought I’ll never ever do that again, so I thought that was a great way to bow out.”

Was that a career highlight?

Belle: “I remember playing over the Old Course at St Andrews in the national Scottish Ladies’ Championship of 1986, thinking ‘I’m not going to make the Curtis Cup unless I win this’. I was 50, and I wanted to play in it again for one last time, so it was the only championship that I went into knowing I had to win it.
"And I managed to make myself win, with ‘Tip’ Anderson’s help! I was lucky enough to have him as a caddy. He was a wonderful caddy, he really was. He was always so positive, gave me great boosts. It was a cold day, I was ahead and was clawed back, but we came through and won.
"Jill Thornhill, the English girl, she was 46, and I was 50, and we had a few others in their 30’s in that Curtis Cup team. We were the first-ever GB and I Curtis Cup team to win on American soil. Trish Johnson was in that team. It was a great success.”

How closely do you follow the amateur scene now and what are your hopes for Scottish Golf in the future?

Belle: “It’s difficult to read amateur coverage in the press, but I was recently at the Dunbartonshire and Argyll Ladies County Championship, they invited me up for the day. It was nice to see that. I was also at the Annodata Scottish Golf Awards earlier this year (pictured top with co-host Dougie Vipond and Crail GS’s David Roy), which was a fantastic night. I’ve never been to an event with so many people like that and I’ll fondly remember it for a long time.
“Most golf I see now is on television. Unfortunately, the amateur game has changed a lot. I went to the Curtis Cup in Ireland this year and there were five girls aged 17 in the American side. It would appear now that if you are an amateur you don’t finish school, you go straight to your job on the circuit as a professional golfer, unlike my day. So many amateur players now want to turn pro and it would be great to see some stay as amateurs longer. There were no Scots players in the team at the Curtis Cup, but I think these things come in waves. Let’s hope in Scotland over the next five years there is rejuvenation of young girls getting into golf.”

Thanks Belle, and enjoy your 80th birthday year!

Friday, 1 July 2016

KILMARNOCK BARASSIE'S ALEX GLENNIE THROUGH TO SEMI FINAL OF SCOTTISH SENIORS MATCHPLAY

Scottish senior women's match-play at Fortrose and Rosemarkie

SHEENA WOOD TEST FOR DOUBLE- CHASING ALEX GLENNIE

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) is through to the semi-finals in her bid to become the third player in as many years to win both the stroke-play and match-play titles at the Scottish Senior Women's Championships at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club.
But first she will have to beat a formidable opponent in Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) in the round of the last four on Saturday morning.
Wood, beaten in last year's final by Martine Pow (Selkirk) who is not defending, won through at the 21st against Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) after being three up on the 10th tee in the quarter-finals.
Glennie beat Linda Dyball (Pitreavie) by 3 and 2 to reach the last four.
The other semi-final will feature Royal Dornoch American member, Ashley Rose and Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose). Rose was taken to the 18th green in both her ties while Sutherland also won by one hole in her quarter-final against No 2 seed Fiona de Vries (St Rule).

SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S MATCH-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Fortrose and Rosemarkie GC
SCRATCH

FIRST ROUND - A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) bt L Terry (Cruden Bay) 5 and 4, L Dyball (Pitreavie) bt E Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies) 3 and 2, S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) bt S MacVicar (Nairn) 4 and 3, L McKinlay (Dunnikier Pak) bt A Hanson (Glencorse) 1 hole, A Rose (Royal Dornoch) bt D Young (North Berwick) 2 holes, M Smith (Tain) bt L Grieve (Musselburgh) 5 and 4, K Sutherland (Royal Montrose) bt A Ryan (Tain) 3 and 2, F De Vries (St Rule) bt L Fraser (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 2 holes.

QUARTER-FINALS - Glennie bt Dyball 3 and 2, Wood bt McKinlay at 21st, Rose bt Smith 1 hole, Sutherland bt De Vries 1 hole.

HANDICAP
FIRST ROUND - F Clark (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) bt J Bryans (Harburn) 1 hole, I Chapman (Forfar) bt M Thurston (Ladies Panmure Barry) 4 and 3, C King (Clober) bt L Graham (Carnoustie Ladies) at 20th, A Freeman (Ladies Panmure Barry) bt M Wardrop (Turnhouse) 5 and 3, M Barr (Nairn) bt C Kinnaird (Glencorse) 3 and 2, A Ford (Ullapool) bt B Biggart (North Berwick) 2 holes, J Nicol (Inverness) w.o. C Macandrew (Nairn Dunbar) scr, A Baker (Crail GS) bt E Coghill (Royal Dornoch) 2 and 1.

QUARTER-FINALS - Clark bt Chapman 2 and 1, King bt Freeman 2 and 1, Barr bt Ford 7 and 5, Baker bt Nicol 7 and 5.

CLICK HERE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP

NETT MATCHPLAY REULTS 

Thursday, 30 June 2016

KILMARNOCK BARASSIE'S ALEX GLENNIE WINS SCOTTISH SENIORS STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Alex Glennie wins title at high-scoring Scottish senior women's championship
By COLIN FARQUHARSON

Despite having only one birdie over 36 holes, Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) won the Scottish senior women's amateur stroke-play championship at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club today.
Her rounds of 77 and 78 for 13-over-par 155 gave her a two-stroke victory margin from Fiona de Vries (St Rule) (76-81) with Mary Smith (Tain) a further two shots back in third place with scores of 79 and 80.
Overnight leader Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) could manage only seven pars in a second-round 86, which included two triple bogey 7s, and her 11-stroke slump saw her slide down to a fourth place finish.
It was another day of nightmare scoring. One player took a 16 at the par-5 fourth and reached the turn in 66. There was one 11 and six 10s among the other returns.
Even the winner found the going tough. Glennie was out in 39 with a double bogey 6 at the second and another shot shed at the ninth. She then bogeyed four holes in a row from the 10th, dropped another sot at the 16th before notching a lone birdie at the 17th for halves of 39.
Runner-up De Vries had a quadruple bogey 8 at the 17th in an inward 41 for an 81.
An even local knowledge could not save Mary Smith (Tain) from running up two 7s on outward 43.
The leading 16 players qualified for the match-play championship over the next two days.
There was a five-way tie on 170 for the 16th place and, after a comparison of the second rounds, Lynne Fraser (Fortrose and Rosemarkie), who had an 80, was named the last match-play qualifier and, therefore, top seed Glennie's opponent in the first round.
Those who lost out in the countback were Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) 85, Lynn Terry (Cruden Bay) 85, Louise Graham (Carnoustie Ladies) 88 and Christine McAndrew (Nairn Dunbar) 89.

SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club
QUALIFIERS FOR MATCH-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
par 142 (2x71). SSS 72. CSS 72, 75 (r/o)
155 A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 77 78
157 F de Vries (St Rule) 76 81
159 M Smith (Tain) 79 80
161 S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 75 86
163 A Hanson (Glencorse) 83 80
164 A Rose (Royal Dornoch) 82 82
165 K Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 83 82, E Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 85
166 L Dyball (Pitreavie) 82 84
167 A Ryan (Tain) 78 89, D Young (North Berwick) 77 90.
168 K Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 83 85
169 L McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) 82 87, S MacVicar (Nairn) 80 89, L Grieve (Musselburgh) 80 89.
170 (after countback) L Fraser (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 90 80.

To view all the scores and check the scorecards
CLICK HERE

DOUGLAS PARK OPEN DAY RESULTS

LADIES’ OPEN GREENSOMES  - FRIDAY 24th JUNE 2016 

Carol Fell and Morag Key (Overall winners)
Scratch: Shirley Back (Gleddoch) & Liz Hale (Caldwell) 77
Handicap (Scr – 18.9) 
1st: Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle ) & Morag Key (Ralston) 64.8
2nd: Lynda Smith & Gill Hendry (D/Park) 71.6
3rd: Roisin Black & Margaret Adams (Gleddoch) 72
Handicap (19 – 30)
1st Gina Coleman & Barbara Robertson (Dumbarton) 66.6
2nd Barbara Aitchison (D/Park) & Alison Bland (H/Park) 67
3rd Hazel Hamilton (D/Park) & Alison Chisholm (Cowglen) 70.2

To read the full report go to the Douglas Park Website 

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Renfrewshire Girls win Kennedy Salver The West of Scotland Junior Inter-County matches


Back - L to R - Anna MacKenzie, Heather Mushet, Emily Crusher
Front -- Sophie Kyle, Ellie Wilkie and Niamh Kennedy

The West of Scotland Junior Inter-County matches were played on Monday (yesterday)  at Loudoun Gowf Club in Ayrshire.
The heavy rain around the time of the girls going out in their singles matches didn't deter their spirits and once it passed over the remainder of the afternoon was fine.
Renfrewshire got off to a good start winning all of the morning foursomes matches giving them 3 points.
 Holders Lanarkshire were next on 1.5 points, Ayrshire's point was a concession from D &A who unfortunately had late call-offs, then D & A who gained a half.
 D & A won two of their singles matches, Ayrshire won 3 so the fight was on between Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.
 Lanarkshire made up some ground from the morning deficit winning 3 matches plus the concession giving them a total of 5.5 points, but Renfrewshire's two afternoon wins along with the concession was enough to get them over the line with a total of 6 points.
 Congratulations Renfrewshire on your win, but also very well done to all the girls selected to play for your county........the officials and spectators enjoyed it immensely.
 We look forward to next year when Dumbartonshire & Argyll will be our hosts.
Click here for some photographs from the day -- Thanks go to June Kerr, Liz Keohone, Audrey MacKenzie and Gillian Kyle for all the photos
CLICK HERE for some photos from Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre

Many thanks go to Ayrshire's Junior Convenor June Kerr for the report

SIX QUALIFIERS AT KILMACOLM IN THE WOMEN'S REGIONAL WEST MEDAL

SSS 72, CSS 75 (Reduction only)
The six qualifiers for the Grand Final at Blairgowrie from today's Women's Regional Medal (West) Final at Kilmacolm were:

Silver Class -
Katie Scott (Strathaven) (6) 70; Margaret Locke (Kirkcudbright) (10) 73; Anne Gilbert (Kilbirnie Place) (16) (better last 6) 75

Bronze Class - Rona Sarafilovic (Muckhart) (29) 71; Zoe Kemp (Helensburgh) (21) 73; Barbara McCrory (Uphall) (32) 75.

The Grand Final will be held at Blairgowrie Golf Club on Sunday, September 11.

Other leading net scores:
Silver Class - Lindsay McCubbin (Hilton Park) (16), Kirsty Stewart (Clydebank and Dist) (15) 75; Anne Lloyd (Hayston) (14), Shona Morland (Ravelston) (9), Lorna Howie (Whitecraigs) (10), Lorna McClymont (Dumbarton) (5) 76.
Bronze Class - Susan Johnston (Lanark) (24) 76; Betty Johnson (Greenburn) (21), Claire Peebles (Alloa) (24) 77; Fiona MacFarlane (Kirkintilloch) (23), Alison Watt (Whitecraigs) (22)

Sunday, 26 June 2016

WEST MEDAL FINALS KILMACOLM

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

Friday, 24 June 2016

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

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

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

Too many to put names against !!


DAY 1 PHOTOGRAPHS - CAROL FELL

DAY 1 PHOTOS FROM FIONA ARMOUR


DAY 2 PHOTOGRAPHS - CAROL FELL AND FIONA ARMOUR


DAY 3 PHOTOGRAPHS - CAROL FELL


JAMBOREE PHOTOS FROM LIZ KEOHONE AYRSHIRE


JAMBOREE PHOTOS BY LORRAINE CAMPBELL --D&A 


COUNTY JAMBOREE DINNER - CAROL FELL




Wednesday, 22 June 2016

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

The Winning D&A TEAM 



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

RENFREWSHIRE v AYRSHIRE
FOURSOMES - Renfrewshire 2 Ayrshire 1

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

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

Total -- RENFREWSHIRE 3.5 AYRSHIRE 5.5

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

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

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

Final Total
D&A 6  - LANARKSHIRE 3

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