Tuesday, 22 April 2014

ENTRIES STILL TAKEN FOR THE PAUL LAWRIE EVENT AT MURCAR

REMINDER: :LESS THAN 7 DAYS TO ENTER
The next Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Ladies Tartan Tour event is at Murcar Links, Aberdeen on the 8th and 9th May and we still have spaces left for anyone that would like to enter. --- That includes single figure amateurs
In addition to the a £2,500 first prize the winner will also receive a three night weekend self catering break at Gleneagles Village, Perthshire courtesy of Melville Properties (to be taken subject to availability)

Also on offer is a hole in one prize worth £25,000 and nearest the pin prize of £100 (both awarded at the 5th hole) which is provided by the Atholl Hotel, Aberdeen.

NOTE: ENTRIES CLOSE ON 29TH APRIL, SO ENTER SOON TO GUARANTEE YOUR PLACE. No deposit required. Entry fees only taken after closing date.

Full event details can be found: http://pgagbi.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/pgagbi14/event/pgagbi14746/index.htm
Non PGA Professionals need to enter by phoning the PGA office on 01764 661840

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Monday, 21 April 2014

EASTER FUN AT RANFURLY CASTLE

Margaret, Lilias and Joy celebrate there win.
The Easter Bonnet Competition held today (Easter Monday) was a great success, beautiful weather, wonderful bonnets and golf too.
Many thanks to Lilias Snodgrass for her excellent organisation ably assisted by Helen Crichton whose not so easy to see Easter Bunnies were a very entertaining distraction on the course.
The bonnets were, without exception, magnificent !

The winners of this years Easter Bonnet competition with 47 points and 5 bunnies were:
Lilias Snodgrass, Joy Mcleod, Margaret Macdonald (pictured above)


Helen, Eileen and Marion
In second place with 45 points and 6 bunnies: Marion Munro, Helen Dunn, Eileen Walker

Jean, Mary and Jean
In third place with 44 points and 3 bunnies : Mary Hardie, Jean Irvine, Jean Murray

The prize for the longest drive went to Georgina Halfnight who also was winner of the most magnificent Easter Bonnet 

Many thanks also to Jean Irvine who will, as usual, had taken some lovely photos  --

Vicky, Maureen and Pamela

Helen, Mary and Georgina

Jane, Pamela and Marjorie

Heather, Helen and Chris

Thanks to everyone who took part for a thoroughly enjoyable day. -- 

MANY THANKS GO TO  LADIES CAPTAIN EILEEN WALKER FOR THE REPORT AND JEAN IRVINE FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHS

Sunday, 20 April 2014

WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS MEDAL -- JILLIAN FARRELL IS THE TOP PLAYER

WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS' MEDAL AT TROON PORTLAND GC
Sunday 20 April , 2014
Scratch: Jillian Farrell (Cardross) 76
Silver 1st Nett: Jillian Farrell (6) 70
2nd Nett: Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) (13) 72
Bronze 1st Nett: Lorna McClymont (Dumbarton) (33) 73
2nd Nett: Ellie Wilkie (Greenock) (24) 77
CSS 74
On a beautiful day , the girls played over the Portland course with some great scores.
Thank you to all the girls who came along on Easter Sunday to play and big thanks to Troon Ladies for courtesy of the course and fantastic hospitality as always.
Thanks go to Allison Bell for the report

CONNIE JAFFREY JUST LOSES IN THE QUARTER FINALS OF THE FRENCH UNDER 21 GIRLS

Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), last year's Scottish U18 girls champion, and Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth), beaten finalist in last month's Spanish women's open amateur championship, both lost in this morning's quarter-finals of the French Under-21 girls' open championship at St Cloud Golf and Country Club near Paris.
Connie, 11th of the 32 match-play qualifiers, lost by one hole to Spain's Marta Martin, at the 19th hole.
QUARTER-FINALS
Linnea Strom (Sweden) bt Mathilda Cappeliez (France) at 19th.
Celia Barquin (Spain) bt Ana Belac (Slovenia) 5 and 4.
Marta Martin (Spain) bt Connie Jaffrey (Scotland) 1 hole.
Virginia Elena Carta (Italy) bt Annabel Dimmock (England) 3 and 2.
SEMI-FINALS
Barquin bt Strom 1 hole.
Carta bt Martin at 21st.
Report from Colin Farquharson.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

AYRSHIRE'S CONNIE JAFFREY IN FRENCH UNDER 21 QUARTER FINALS

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Colin@scottishgolfview.com
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), last year's Scottish Under-18 girls champion, is through to the quarter-finals of the French Under-21 girls' open championship for the Esmond Trophy at St Cloud Golf and Country Club, near Paris.

The Scot,11th of the 32 qualifiers for the match-play stages, beat Denmark's Cecilie Bofill, the No 22 qualifier, by one hole in the first round.
Then Connie knocked out the No 6 seed, France's Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, by the comfortable margin of 5 and 4.


Friday, 18 April 2014

KILMACOLM'S EILIDH BRIGGS WINS THE RENFREWSHIRE LADIES COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 3RD TIME

Eilidh is presented with the championship Trophy by Captain Gillian -- Photo Courtesy of Maureen Woodhead
Kilmacolm's Eilidh Briggs played up to her +3 handicap with some brilliant golf in winning the Renfrewshire Women's County Golf Championship for a third time at Cochrane Castle Golf Club today (Friday).
 Eilidh, the top seed and a Stirling University P.E. student, beat Iona Stephen (Country member of Ranfurly Castle) who plays off two and is now a member at Wentworth, by 6 and 4 with a sub-par performance.
Eilidh was out in 34 to her opponent's 39, was four up at the turn, having birdied the fourth, fifth and eighth. She also won the nine with a par.
She then won the 12th and 13th and then finished the match with a birdie 2 at the 14th for a 6 and 4 victory.
A result, particularly the margin of it, must have been a disappointment for Iona who had played some very good golf herself over the three days but she was simply outgunned in the final.
Iona did take home one cup - the Peggy Clark Trophy for the best net score on the qualifying day. 
Iona (Peggy Clark Trophy Winner) and Eilidh (Champion) - Photo courtesy of Maureen Woodhead

In the morning semi-finals, Eildh produced five birdies in beating Greenburn's Liz Stewart 3 and 2
Liz had two birdies of her own and was all square on the 14th tee before Eilidh's birdies at the 14th and 16th finished off a very good match.
In the other semi-final, Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), county champion a record 11 times, lost by one hole to Iona Stephen who had three birdies in an outward 36 to her opponent's 39.
Donna had birdies at the 10th and 17th to be only one down playing the 18th. Both players parred the hole, leaving Iona, the one-hole winner and a county finalist for the first time.


RESULTS
Semi-finals - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 3 and 2 
Iona Stephen (Wentworth) beat Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 1 hole.
Final - Eilidh Briggs beat Iona Stephen 6 and 4.

Many thanks go to Results Secretary Freda Tuck and Colin Farquharson for the report.


Photos Courtesy of Maureen Woodhead and Freda Tuck
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Thursday, 17 April 2014

SKELMORLIE OPEN GREENSOMES


OPEN GREENSOME SUNDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 2014 - £12 per couple
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

EILIDH BRIGGS LEADS THE QUALIFIERS OF THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFYING ROUND OVER COCHRANE CASTLE.

42 ladies played today over Cochrane Castle in, for a change, bright and sunny conditions although later it became really quite windy.
Leading qualifier was EILIDH BRIGGS (Kilmacolm) with a gross 72, closely followed by IONA STEPHEN (Wentworth) with a 73.
IONA (playing off a handicap of 2) won the Peggy Clark Trophy for the best net.

Gillian Kyle and Sandra Littlejohn --- Win a Boss Watch each for their Hole in One's through HowDidIdo

Highlight of the day was the 2 holes in one - the first by Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) at the 9th and then by SANDRA LITTLEJOHN (Erskine) at the 14th.

Well done to Junior -- Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) playing in her first Championship for qualifying for the matchplay.

Qualifying Scores 
72 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
73 Iona Stephen (Wentworth)
78 Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)
79 Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle), Liz Stewart (Greenburn), Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
80 Katrine Milne (Erskine)
84 Carol Whyte (Milngavie), Linda McDougall (Greenock), Sara McCorkell (Williamwood), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle).
85 Beth Paterson (Eastwood)
86 Lindsay Mathie (Troon Ladies)
89 Liz Hale (Caldwell)
90 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)
91 Claire McGinty (Barshaw)

Starting times for the match-play are:

9.15          Eilidh Briggs v Claire McGinty
9.22          Linda McDougall v Carol Whyte
9.30          Liz Stewart v Beth Paterson
9.37          Lindsay Mathie v Denise Cowan
9.45          Donna Jackson v Liz Hale
9.52          Jennifer Mack v Gillian Kyle
10.00        Katrina Milne v Sara McCorkell
10.07        Jennifer Rankine v Iona Stephen


The SSS was 72 and the CSS 75 and was reductions only

For all the results go to HowDidIdo -- Click Here

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

100TH SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP -- GET YOUR ENTRY IN

Calling all Silver Division golfers! 

 Your National Championship needs you! This year is the 100th playing fo the Scottish Ladies (Close) Amateur Championship from 20th-24th May; it is being played at the site of the first Open Championship, Prestwick Golf Club.

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a minimum of 3 rounds on one of the finest links courses in the world for only £45.

The closing date for entries is 12noon Thursday 17th April 2014,  --- you can enter online by CLICKING HERE

Monday, 14 April 2014

IRISH SENIORS WIN AGAINST THE SCOTTISH VETS

The Irish Team and the Scottish Vets
FROM COLIN FARQUHARSON

Ireland seniors beat the Scottish Vets 9-3 at Donabate, Dublin today in the annual women's match for the Mary McKenna Trophy.
The Irish led 3-1 from the first-day foursomes and clinched overall victory by taking the singles 6-2.

FOURSOMES (3-1
Irish names first
Suzanne Corcoran and Mary McLaren bt Sheena Wood and Mary Smith 1 hole
Gertie McMullen and Violet McBride bt Lorna Bennett and Fiona De Vries I hole
Sheena McIlroy and Carol Wickham bt May Hughes and Anne Ryan 2 and 1
Pat Doran and Helen Jones lost to Alison Bartlett and Alex Glennie 4 and 3

SINGLES (6-2)
Pat Doran lost to Fiona De Vries 2 and 1.
Violet McBride bt May Hughes 3 and 2.
Gertie Mcjullen bt Lorna Bennett 4 and 3.
Carol Wickham bt Alex Glennie 2 holes
Sheena McElroy bt Alison Bartlett 2 and 1.
Helen Jones lost to Sheena Wood 1 hole
Mary McLaren halved with Mary Smith
Suzanne Corcoran halved with Ann Ryan.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

TOP SEED LINZI ALLAN WINS AYRSHIRE TITLE FOR FIRST TIME

Linzi Allan - 2014 Ayrshire County Champion
Top qualifier Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) defeated last years winner, Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), on the 18th hole to win her first Ayrshire Ladies county title. The final was played over Glasgow Golf Club, Gailes Links in the best playing conditions of the week.

It was a close game with the first 3 holes being halved in pars. The first birdie came with a 2 from Connie at the short 6th where she went one ahead. The game was squared at the next with a par from Linzi who then went on to sink a 30 foot putt for birdie on the 9th to turn 1 up. Winning 2 of the next 5 holes Linzi was then 3 up and a half in 3's at the 15th left her dormie. Defending champion Connie then produced a par and a birdie to take the match to the 18th hole. Both girls were in the greenside bunker in 2 and made good recoveries but Linzi's par putt was good enough to secure the title.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

LINZI ALLAN THROUGH TO LAST FOUR IN THE AYRSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Top seed Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) reached the semi-finals of the Ayrshire women's county golf championship with a 2 and 1 win over Lauren Gilbert (Largs) at a chilly Glasgow Gailes Golf Club today.
Her opponent in Thursday morning's semi-finals will be Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) at 5 and 3 winner over Pauline Patrick (Irvine) in the round of the last eight.
The other semi-final will feature defending champion and 2013 Scottish girls champon Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) and Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert)

TODAY'S RESULTS

FIRST ROUND
Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) beat Liz Keohone (Loudoun) 2 and 1
Lauren Gilbert (Largs) beat Jenny Linklater (Largs) 3 and 1.
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Sheila Adams (Loudoun) 4 and 2.
Pauline Patrick (Irvine) beat Lesley Barker (Kilmarnock Barassie) 6 and 5.
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) beat Margaret White (Prestwick St Nicholas) 8 and 7
Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) beat Sharon Lambie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 2 and 1.
Debbie Watt (Ayr Belleisle) beat Alex Sargent (Skelmorlie) 2 and 1.
Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert) bear Rachel Irvine (Largs) 3 and 2.

QUARTER-FINALS
Allan beat Gilbert 2 and 1.
Glennie beat Patrick 5 and 3.
Jaffrey beat Finnie 4 and 3.
Malcolm beat Watt 6 and 5.

NICHOLA FERGUSON BEATS ANNE LAING IN FINAL OF D&A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

D&A County Captain Carol Sim presents Nichola Ferguson with the County Championship Trophy
Milngavie's Nichola Ferguson, the leading qualifier for the match-play stages, today (Wednesday) won the Dunbartonshire and Argyll women's county golf championship at Hayston Golf Club.
She beat the No 3 seed and past Scottish champion, Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) by 4 and 3 in the final.

RESULTS

SEMI-FINALS
Nichola Ferguson (Milngavie) bear Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 2 and 1.
Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) beat Aileen Baker (Hilton Park) 2 and 1.
FINAL
Nichola Ferguson beat Anne Laing 4 and 3.

BRONZE FINAL
Zoe Kemp (Helensburgh) beat Lynne McDonald (Cardross) 5 and 3 and 1.

To see some photos of from the day CLICK HERE -- Courtesy of Lorraine Campbell

LINZI ALLAN TOP SEED FOR AYRSHIRE COUNTY MATCH-PLAY STAGES

FROM ANN WALLACE
Ayrshire LCGA secretary
Ayrshire ladies championship qualifier took place today at Glasgow Gailes Golf Club. Conditions were tricky with a strong wind and some squally showers.
The best scratch score was returned by Linzi Allan from West Kilbride who shot a very impressive level par 71.
Second qualifier was Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert) with a 76 and reigning champion Connie Jaffrey shot a 77 to lie third.
Best net score of 66 came from Margaret White of Prestwick St Nicholas who shot an excellent 87 playing off a handicap of 21.

MATCH-PLAY QUALIFIERS
Linzi Allan, West Kilbride - 71
Catherine Malcolm, Prestwick St Cuthbert - 76
Connie Jaffrey, Troon Ladies - 77
Pauline Patrick, Irvine - 79
Alex Glennie, Barassie - 80
Jane Finnie, Troon Ladies - 80
Debbie Watt, Belleisle - 83
Jenny Linklater, Largs - 84
Lauren Gilbert, Largs - 84
Alex Sargent, Skelmorlie - 84
Sharon Lambie, Barassie - 86
Sheila Adams, Loudoun - 86
Lesley Barker, Barassie - 87
Margaret White, Prestwick St Nicholas - 87
Rachel Irvine, Largs - 88
Liz Keohone, Loudoun - 89 bih
WEDNESDAY MATCH-PLAY
0900 L Allan v L Keohone
0908 L Gilbert v J Linklater
0915 A Glennie v S Adams
0923 L Barker v P Patrick
0930 C Jaffrey v M White
0937 S Lambie v J Finnie
0945 D Watt v A Sargent
0952 R Irvine v C Malcolm

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

D&A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

D&A Results

County Championship Semi Finals - Wed 9 April
  • 9.00  Nichola Ferguson v Lorraine Campbell
  • 9.08  Anne Laing v Aileen Baker
QUARTER FINALS
  • Nichola Ferguson bt Laura McGeachy   4/2
  • Lorraine Campbell bt Davina Lavery    5/4
  • Anne Laing bt Anna Telfer  4/3
  • Aileen Baker bt Sheila Steele 4/3

 1st ROUND
  • Nichola Ferguson v Lori Macdonald         Nichola won at 19th
  • 9.08  Lynn McColl v Laura McGeachy                Laura won 5/3
  • 9.16  Davina Lavery v Isobel Harvey                    Davina won 2/1
  • 9.24  Kay McColl v Lorraine Campbell                Lorraine won 7/6
  • 9.32  Anne Laing v Helen Faulds                          Anne won 5/4
  • 9.40  Linda Moffat v Anna Telfer                         Anna won 7/5
  • 9.48  Sheila Steele v Karen Maxwell                    Sheila won 4/2
  • 9.56  Fiona McLean v Aileen Baker                     Aileen won 4/3

Monday, 7 April 2014

NICHOLA FERGUSON IS THE LEADING QUALIFIER IN THE D&A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

The D&A county Championship qualifier was played today over Hayston Golf Course in extremely wet conditions at Hayston Golf club. 76 ladies played and the following qualified for match play tomorrow.
Results: SSS. 71. CSS. 74.
76 -  Nichola Ferguson (Milngavie)
77 - Aileen Baker. (Hilton Park)        
80 - Anne Laing. (Vale of Leven)
83 - Lorraine Campbell  (Cardross) , Davina Larery. (Milngavie), Anna Telfer. (Milngavie)
84 - Sheila Steele (Buchanan Castle)
85 - Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle), Lynn McColl (Milngavie)
86 - Karen Maxwell (Milngavie)
88 - Linda Moffat. (Helensburgh)
91 - Isobel Harvey. (St Rules)
92 - Kay McColl. (Hilton Park) , Helen Faulds. (Douglas Park)
93 - Fiona McLean. (Hilton Park)
94 - Lori MacDonald. (Cardross)
 Bronze Section:
98 -  Lynne MacDonald. (Cardross)
99 - Eleanor Fenner. (Hilton Park)
101 - Zoe Kemp. (Helensburgh)
102 - Mandy Allen. (Milngavie)

Matchplay 1st Round tomorrow is as follows
COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 
9.00 Nichola Ferguson v Lori Macdonald
9.08 Lynn McColl v Laura McGeachy
9.16 Davina Lavery v Isobel Harvey
9.24 Kay McColl v Lorraine Campbell
9.32 Anne Laing v Helen Faulds
9.40 Linda Moffat v Anna Telfer
9.48 Sheila Steele v Karen Maxwell
9.56 Fiona McLean v Aileen Baker
 Bronze
10.04 Lynne MacDonald v Mandy Allen
10.12 Eleanor Fenner v Zoe Kemp

WEST OF SCOTLAND'S CONNIE JAFFREY IS 3RD IN THE IRISH U18 GIRLS OPEN STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Heather Munro, Clara Young and Connie Jaffrey
Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co. Down Ladies) retained the Irish U18 girls open stroke-play championship with five strokes to spare at Roganstown Golf and Country Club yesterday (Sunday). In testing conditions Olivia had rounds of 69, 71 and 74 for a one-over-par aggregate of 210.
Scots Clara Young (North Berwick) and Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) finished second and third. Clara shot 73, 75 and 71 for 219 - five shots behind the winner. Connie had scores of 75, 73 and 74 for 222.

IRISH U18 GIRLS OPEN STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Roganston Golf Club.
Par 213 (3x71) CSS 73 73 75
214 Olivia Mehaffey (IRE) 69 71 74
219 Clara Young (SCO) 73 75 71
222 Connie Jaffrey (SCO) 75 73 74
222 Marina Hedlund (SWE) 73 73 76
223 Megan Jenkins (ENG) 74 70 79
225 Mary Doyle (The Heath) 73 72 80
International Team Award 
Winners Ireland:(Mary Doyle, Julie McCarthy, Olivia Mehaffey)
Runners up Scotland: Connie Jaffrey, Heather Munro, Clara Young

WEST OF SCOTLAND'S ELIDH BRIGGS IS RUNNER UP IN THE R&A FOUNDATION SCHOLARS TOURNAMENT

Stirling students Jack McDonald and Eilidh Briggs both had to settle for the runner-up spots in a dramatic finish to the 54-hole R and A Foundation Scholars golf tournament over the Eden and Old Courses at St Andrews on Sunday.
Eilidh Briggs lost at the second hole of a women's title play-off to the defending champion, Paula Grant (University of Ulster), who is also the Irish women's amateur champion.
Four shots dropped over the first seven holes on the Old Course - including a double bogey 6 at the sixth - cost Stirling University's Jack McDonald victory in men's tournament.
McDonald, who had scored 69 and 65 over the Eden Course on Monday, could do no better than a closing two-over-par 74 over the Old Course for a four under par total of 212 for the 54-hole tournament contested by 60 student golfers from the UK, Ireland and some Continental countries.
All the competitors in this event receive financial assistance from the R and A to play competitively as amateurs while completing their studies.

In the women's event Paula Grant, joint overnight leader with Ailsa Summers (St Andrews), finished in a tie with Eilidh Briggs on seven under par 215 while Ailsa dropped down to join fourth place after a closing 81 for 219.
The Irish player had a pair of 69s over the Eden Course on Monday and a one-over-par 77 off the womens tees on the Old Course.
Eilidh, a physical education student and a member at Kilmacolm GC, had scores of 72, 68 and 75.
Eilidh birdied the first, second, ninth, 13th and 14th in her final round over the Old Course but bogeys at the fifth, 11th, 12th and 16th cost her victory the regulation 54 holes.
Paula had bogeys at the sixth, seventh and 11th but birdies at the 10th and 14th enabled her
to share the No 1 spot after 54 holes.
Then the Irish champion prevailed at the second extra hole of a sudden death playoff

R AND A FOUNDATION SCHOLARS' TOURNAMENT
St Andrews.
First two rounds, Eden Course; Third round, Old Course
FINAL TOTALS (LEADING SCORES)
MEN
Par 212 (70, 70, 72)
207 Louis Tomlinson (Myerscough) 67 69 71
208 Jack McDonald (Stirling) 69 65 74
209 Henry Tomlinson (Stirling) 66 73 70, Andrew Wilson (Northumbria) 66 66 77.
210 Filippo Campigli (Italy) 66 66 78, Gary Hurley (NUI Maynooth) 69 68 73, Mathias Eggenberger (Stirling) 65 71 74
211 Tiarnan McLarnon (Ulster) 66 70 75, Alex Culverwell (Stirling) 69 69 73
212 Oliver Roberts (Stirliing) 71 70 71, Ryan McKinstray (Queens, Belfast) 70 68 74
213 Shane McGlynn (Dublin City) 73 69 71, Cormac Sharvin (Stirling) 71 65 77
214 Sean 71 7(Myerscough) 73 67 74, Conor James Wilson (Plymouth 72 70 72, Craig Chalmers (Strathclyde) 67 71 76, Dewi Merckx (Stirling) 69 69 76
215 William Russell (Ulster) 71 67 77
216 James Ashman (Central Lancs) 73 72 71, Jacopo Jori (Italy) 71 73 72
217 Robert Mackay (Sheffield Haslam) 70 66 82
218 Angus Carrick (Stirling) 72 72 74, Daniel Rosevear (Plymouth) 72 71 75, Chris Johnson (Exeter) 70 70 78, Matthew Hayes (Northumbria) 70 66 82

WOMEN'S TOTALS
Par 222 (73, 73, 76)
215 Eilidh Briggs (Stirling) 72 68 75, Paula Grant (Ulster) 69 69 77 (Paula won sudden death play-off at second extra hole)
217 Sinead Sexton (NUI Maynooth) 69 73 75
219 Amy Farrell (Dublin City) 68 77 74, Ailsa Summers (St Andrews) 66 72 81
220 Emma Driscoll (UC Dublin) 75 71 74, Alessandria Braida (Italy) 71 70 79
222 Miranda Brain (St Andrews) 70 69 83
223 Ami Storey (Northumbria) 71 70 82
224 Chloe Ryan (UC Dublin) 72 74 78
225 Melissa McMahon (Buckinghamshire New) 71 76 78
229 Anyssia Herbaut (France) 73 72 84, Katie Bradbury (Exeter) 72 71 86
233 Emma Newlove (Exeter) 73 75 85
234 Brabara Borin (Italy) 76 73 85

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Friday, 4 April 2014

RANFURLY CASTLE LADIES FASION SHOW RAISES £707 FOR CHAS


Mary Craig shows off an outfit
A fabulous fashion show was enjoyed by approximately 120 ladies from every corner of the West of Scotland .
The Club's Pro Tom Eckford and wife Sarah produced an evening to remember with their very own loquascious, garrulous and often outrageous compere Paul Morrell leading the show.

George Clooney !!

Lorraine Morrell
The beautiful and often elegant ladies outfits were modelled by Ranfurly Castle's Linda, Fiona, Anne, Mary, Lorraine, Joanne, Nicola and Lauren - famous modelling names in the world of haute couture. Showing the Gents wear at its very best were Pro's David and Andrew assisted by lesser personalities - David Beckham and George Clooney.

Ranfurly Castle's Charity Fashion Show was a great success and thanks must go to all who took part and everyone who contributed to a real feel good evening.


The total raised for CHAS was the superb total of £707 and there was much laughter and fun as you can see from the short video.

WEST OF SCOTLAND'S AMATEURS ALYSON AND NICOLA PLAYING IN THE FIRST 2014 LADIES TARTAN TOUR EVENT

PAUL LAWRIE LADIES TARTAN TOUR TEE TIMES FOR FIRST 2014 EVENT

Round 1: Fairmont St. Andrews - Torrance Course - APRIL 14th 2014

Tee Times 
12:30:  Gemma Webster, Emilee Taylor
12:40 :Kiran Matharu, Vikki Laing
12:50 : Heather Stirling, Michele Thomson, Jenny Potter (a)
1:00 Daisy Dyer-Breierley, Pamela Feggans, Amy Boulden
1:10 :Emma Fairnie, Trish Johnson, Laura Murray
1:20 : Georgina Snow, Nicola Ferguson (a), Kirstin Scott
1:30: Jane Turner, Jess Wilcox, Katy McNicoll
1:40: Becky Brewerton, Lauren Whyte (a)
1:50: Heather MacRae, Charlotte Austwick
2:00: Alyson McKechin (a), Martine Pow, Sally Watson
2:10 : Carly Booth, Tracey Boyes, India Clyburn (a)

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP

100th Playing of the Scottish Championship

Calling all Silver Division golfers! Your National Championship needs you. This year is the 100th playing of the Scottish Ladies (Close) Amateur Championship from 20th -24th May; it is being played at the site of the first Open Championship, Prestwick Golf Club. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a minimum of 3 rounds on one of the finest links courses in the world for only £45. The closing date for entries is 12noon Thursday 17th April 2014 you can enter online now on the SLGA website www.slga.co.uk

Thursday, 3 April 2014

GET YOUR MACKIE ROSEBOWL ENTRY FORM

MACKIE BOWL OVER 36 HOLES AT GULLANE ON JULY 27
The Mackie Bowl will be held on Sunday 27 July 2014. This is a SLGA Order of Merit Event played over 36 holes on Gullane No.1 course.
Entry forms are available for downloading from the SLGA website as are many of the other entry forms.

AYRSHIRE GIRLS SPRING MEDAL

Pre-Handicap girls after the prize-giving.
Scoring was good in season's opener for Ayrshire Girls. Played over Seafield on a bright but very windy afternoon, the winner was Lauren Gilbert (Largs) with a net 67 and runner-up Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) on 69. SSS 69 as was the CSS on the day.

6 girls played 10 holes in the Pre-Handicap competition, results are as follows:-
10-11 years 12 years and over
1st Rachel Foster (Turnberry) 53 Samantha McKay (Loudoun) 58
2nd Kathryn Muir (Troon) 74 Olivia Dunscombe (North Gailes) 60
3rd Hannah Fulton (North Gailes) 78 Rebecca Hale (North Gailes) 64

Saturday, 29 March 2014

MILNGAVIE PAST CAPTAIN ANNA TELFER INTERVIEWED ON THE RADIO

Past Milngavie Club Captain Anna Telfer gave an excellent interview on BBC Radio -- Wednesday 26th March -- you have 6 days to hear the interview -- starts about the 9 minute mark. Well done Anna -- you were brilliant.
CLICK HERE to listen

She then was on the radio with LGU Chief Executive -- Shona Malcolm on Saturday 29th March -- Go to about 19 minutes to hear them both -- CLICK HERE

Thursday, 27 March 2014

GET YOUR WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY FORM

The 2014 West of Scotland Championship is over Windyhill Golf Club on Sunday 4th May



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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

AYRSHIRE COUNTY WINTER FOURSOMES WINNERS

The final of the Ayrshire Winter Foursomes took place over Irvine Golf Club.
Jess Blackwood and Janette Stewart defeated Sandra Wright and Irene Papworth at the 20th hole. It was a very good game played in a friendly and competitive manner.


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

BOTHWELL CASTLE OPEN DAY -- GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

Bothwell Castle Golf Club
Bothwell Castle Golf Club’s Ladies Open Day takes takes place on Monday 4 August 2014 between 9am and 3.30pm, the cost is £10 and there are handicap and Scratch Prizes.

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR ENTRY FORM which can be sent to Dona McCarte their Secretary and Treasurer.

D&A COUNTY FOURSOMES

PLAYED OVER DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB – MONDAY 24 MARCH

INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES
Scratch:
L. Campbell & L. McGeachy 81/75.5
A. Baker & I. Harvey 87/79.5

Handicap:
C. Dingwall & P. Ross 90/72
C. Sim & F. Cowan 93/75.5
O. Spicer & M. Cochrane 98/76.5
E. Grant & M. Myers 90/77

COMMONWEALTH SPOONS QUALIFIERS
C. Dingwall & P. Ross 90/72
L. Campbell & L. McGeachy 81/75.5
C. Sim & F. Cowan 93/75.5
O. Spicer & M. Cochrane 98/76.5

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

MOUNT ELLON OPEN DAY -- GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

The Mount Ellen Ladies Greensome takes place on Sunday 22nd June. £12 per couple.
Contact Anne Lloyd on 07818878187 or complete the entry form and return to the address provided.

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