Thursday, 16 November 2017

SOPHIE MURPHY FROM CLYDEBANK AND DISTRICT IS THE MOST IMPROVED FEMALE GOLFER IN 2017

From the Scottish Golf Website

We’ve reached the end of the 2017 season and we hope you’ve enjoyed your golf wherever you’ve played. Competitive golf in Scotland remains buoyant with more than 1.3m rounds played across the country between April and October.

Using the numbers gathered from our Centralised Database of Handicaps*, we wanted to share some of the most interesting stats from the year, to acknowledge the achievements of club golfers and help you gauge your game compared to the rest of the golfing population!

Most Improved Female Golfer in 2017 | Top 10

Congratulations to Clydebank & District Golf Club's Sophie Murphy, the most improved female golfer in 2017, based on total handicap reduction.
Sophie started the season at 36 and worked her way down to 18.2, playing in 25 qualifying competitions along the way.

Superb work Sophie...you win an exclusive customised PING Scottish Golf bag!

Handicap Reduction

Sophie Murphy (Clydebank & District) 17.8
Anna Scott (Deeside) 14.3
Hannah Robb (St Regulus) 14.3
Summer Elliott (Nairn) 13.9
Freya Russell (Ladies Golf Club Troon) 12.1
Rachel Adam (Cullen Links) 11.8
Abigail May (St Regulus) 11.6
Lorraine Chalmers (Ayr Belleisle Ladies) 11.3
Amy McKie (Dumfries & County) 11.2
Leah Bryce (Sandyhills) 11.0

WHERE DOES YOUR HANDICAP RANK ?

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Friday, 10 November 2017

SCOTTISH GOLF MEETING ON SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER

Scottish Golf’s first national conference will be staged at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) on Saturday 2 December, with the governing body inviting anyone with a passion for the game to contribute to the debate on the sport’s future direction in this country.

Registration is now open to those who wish to attend, with the invitation extended to golf club members and non-members, those involved in club, Area and County administration, media, coaches and other interested parties, with the event being held from 10.00am through to 2.30pm.

Following the recent cancellation of the governing body’s planned Special General Meeting in Stirling on the same day, the move to the capital venue is to accommodate extra demand for attendance and stimulate as much discussion as possible across key aspects of the game.

The national conference is part of Scottish Golf’s move to extend the consultation period on its new strategy. The Annual General Meeting will be held in March 2018, while the recruitment for a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation is currently well underway.

Eleanor Cannon, Executive Chair for Scottish Golf, said: “This is a hugely important time for golf in Scotland, as we work to attract much-needed investment into the game and provide increased support to clubs at grass roots level. It is vital that we discuss innovative ideas on what is required to make golf more sustainable, improve member retention and recruit new people into our great game.

“Our consultation process has generated significant engagement over the last few months and given the level of interest, we felt we needed as big a venue as possible to allow as many people to make a contribution to the debate. We want to encourage a two-way discussion on the future of golf and the conference will be a platform to stimulate positive debate.

“We want to hear from anyone with a passion for the game, whether it be a PGA Pro, ClubGolf coaching volunteer, long-time member, nomadic golfer or beginner. It is essential we hear a wide spectrum of views as we look to address the significant challenges impacting the game in Scotland.”

The EICC event will feature presentations from keynote speakers looking at current trends, industry research, insights from clubs and digital innovation, with interactive workshops giving delegates the opportunity to provide their own input.

Places can be booked via the Scottish Golf website homepage at www.scottishgolf.org. Entry is free of charge and complimentary tea, coffee and a sandwich lunch will be provided to all delegates.

The EICC is located on Morrison Street in the west end of the city, just a short walk from Haymarket train and tram station, while attendees will receive a 30% discount at the nearby NCP Castle Street car park.

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Renfrewshire County AGM

RLCGA SCOTTISH COUNTY TEAM CHAMPIONS
L to R Jennifer Rankine, Denise Cowan, 
Liz Stewart, Gillian Kyle,
Megan Briggs, Eilidh Briggs, Carol Whyte and Donna Jackson


53 Ladies attended the Renfrewshire Ladies County 108th AGM last night at Haggs Castle Golf Club last night. Captain Gillian Kyle gave an excellent account of all the 2017 events with the highlight of the year being the County team winning the 2017 Scottish County Team Championships at Glenbervie.

PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE !
June Lockhart (Gleddoch)) becomes the new County Captain and Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) her Vice Captain

RLCGA COUNTY CHAMPION - EILIDH BRIGGS

County Champion Eilidh Briggs gave the vote of thanks at the end.
 To read the full report go to the RLCGA Website  -- More photos to follow -- Courtesy of Fiona Armour

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

JILLIAN FARRELL - CARDROSS TAKES GIRLS TOP AWARD

Scottish Golf’s Orders of Merit have been finalised with Hannah McCook, Jillian Farrell and Sheena Wood winning their respective domestic titles for 2017.
Grantown-on-Spey’s McCook has secured back-to-back triumphs in the women’s standings, with Wood from Aberdeen Ladies Golf Club doing likewise in the senior women’s rankings.

 Jillian Farrell
At girls’ level, Jillian Farrell (pictured above) from Cardross, emerged victorious to cap her fine season.
Go to Kirkwood Golf for More

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Scottish Golf to Extend Consultation Period to March AGM


The Board of Scottish Golf planned to hold a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Saturday 2 December, as previously outlined.

The SGM was scheduled to allow members to vote on key recommendations that would enable the governing body to implement a four-year strategy, by delivering much-needed investment into the game and making our golf clubs – and the game as a whole – more sustainable.

Those remain our core strategic objectives as a Board. However, in light of the departure of our Chief Executive, Blane Dodds, and having consulted with a wide range of stakeholders in recent weeks, we believe the immediate priority should be in securing a new leader for the organisation.

To that end, we intend to cancel the scheduled SGM in December, but use the date to provide a platform for all members – and others with an interest in golf – to debate the future direction for golf in Scotland, with a view to creating a collaborative set of proposals for our Annual General Meeting in March 2018.

Executive Chair Eleanor Cannon met with the Board of sportscotland earlier this week and they are supportive of the modernisation of the game in Scotland. They are pleased with the objective of the organisation to be self-sustaining, removing the over-reliance on external funding.

Stewart Harris, sportscotland’s Chief Executive, said: “Scottish Golf made a well-constructed presentation to sportscotland’s board on Wednesday 25 October, and we are supportive of the governing body’s direction of travel, which is inherently consistent with our governance framework.

“We remain committed to working closely with Scottish Golf and supporting them in reaching their objectives of increasing self-sustainability and modernising the sport. This autumn, we received an ambitious strategic plan from the governing body and we look forward to discussing it with Scottish Golf and their stakeholders at the public event on 2 December.”

In the interests of transparency, the December meeting will be a public event to bring some of the many private conversations that take place about the future of the game to a wider audience. It will be a conference-style event, with the opportunity for all stakeholders to attend.

The process of appointing our new Chief Executive is already under way and the Board has been pleased by the calibre of potential candidates who have already expressed an interest. We will formally advertise the role shortly and seek to identify and appoint the best candidate as quickly as is practicably possible.

The Board is pleased that the proposed strategic plan has created wide-ranging discussion among all those who care passionately about our sport. Critical to this consultation period is listening to our members, which is why we believe the date already scheduled in the diary for the SGM should be utilised to provide a platform for debate.

It is imperative that we utilise this two-way conversation to discuss and address the very real challenges facing golf now and in the future. On that note, it should be said that the Board has decided to use the organisation’s reserves to bridge the immediate funding gap. However, this is not a long-term approach and we will seek to rebuild those reserves in the coming years.

On 2 December, we want to engage golfers in debate and discussion on a number of subjects. These include the key trends and challenges facing golf in Scotland and the potential impact of these on club revenue and membership fees; what feedback and surveys suggest members increasingly value and demand for their membership fee; addressing our ageing demographic profile and low uptake of membership amongst young people and women; embracing digital and technology capability to enhance the experience for all golfers; reviewing governance and structure; and engaging our communities to grow club revenue.

In light of the well-documented cut in public funding and continued decline in club membership, it is essential that we hear as many perspectives as possible as we look to address significant challenges now impacting the game in Scotland.

This is the backdrop against which changes will be proposed to the game’s shareholders in 2018. We will do so with one objective: to secure the future for our game in the Home of Golf.

Kind regards
The Board of Scottish Golf

Thursday, 19 October 2017

GREENLEES LUNCH AND TROPHY PRESENTATION

Greenlees Trophy Winners
L to R: Sheila Adams (Loudoun Gowf), Barbara Aird (Cathkin Braes), 
Pat Syme (Hilton Park) and Ann Wallace (Prestwick St. Nicholas)


The Trophies
The Annual Greenlees Lunch took place yesterday, 18 October, in the Old Course Ranfurly clubhouse.
This was attended by 65 ladies representing 26 clubs.

Mrs. Maureen Mitchell opened the proceedings by saying how pleased she was to see so many ladies attending.
She took the opportunity to remind the club secretaries that their lists of 12 players and the Greenlees fee of £15 were now due if they had not already sent them in.
Next she introduced the top table guests - Mrs Ann Dunn who was the previous Convenor who had worked hard for the League and had done all the work at the beginning of the season before Maureen took over.
Her other guest was Mrs Hazel Kirkland, the Lady Captain of Old Ranfurly, who welcomed everyone on behalf of the Club.
Maureen next said Grace and the ladies were then served an excellent lunch. Lots of pleasant chatter could be heard and it was obvious that everyone was enjoying catching up with old friends.

After coffee was served, Maureen invited the Captain to present the trophies to the winning teams.
Division 3 was won by Hilton Park with Prestwick Saint Nicholas winners of Division 2.
The runners up in Division 1 were Loudoun Gowf who were narrowly beaten by the overall winners - Cathkin Braes. Their secretary, Barbara Aird, then made a short speech saying how enjoyable it was competing in the matches in a friendly spirit.
She then gave a vote of thanks for all the hospitality received from Old Ranfurly and thanked Maureen and her helpers for organising a very successful lunch.

The two guests were presented with the flowers from the top table.

Mrs Mitchell then reminded the secretaries present that the AGM was being held on Tuesday, 21 November at Old Ranfurly.
She concluded by wishing everyone a safe journey home.

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARILYN MUIR

 Greenlees Final Results 2017 

 Division 1
Cathkin Braes 46 - Greenlees Trophy Winners 2017
Loudoun Gowf 44.5 - Greenlees Trophy Runners Up
Milngavie 38
Kilmarnock Barassie 38
Ranfurly Castle 37.5
Troon Ladies 32.5
West Kilbride 32
Old Ranfurly 28.5  - Relegated to Division 2
Largs 27 - Relegated to Division 2

Division 2
Pretswick St Nicholas 49 - Division 2 Winners
Haggs Castle 42 - Division 2 Runners Up
Cathcart Castle 39.5
Douglas Park 39.5
Williamwood 38
Kilmacolm 37
Whitecraigs 33
Ayr Bellisle 24 - Relegated to Division 3
Cardross 22 - Relegated to Division 3

 Division 3
Hilton Park 42 - Division 3 Winners
Lenzie 36 - Division 3 Runners Up
Erskine 33.5
Lanark 33
East Renfrewshire 32
Bothwell Castle 30
Eastwood 28.5
Greenock 26.5
Cowglen 26.5
Cawder 26

To read some of the history of the GREENLEES TROPHY -- CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

FIONA McPHEE WILL REPRESENT SCOTLAND AT TURNBERRY

This Wednesday and Thursday sees Old Ranfurly Ladies Club Champion Fiona McPhee representing Scotland at Turnberry in the Howdidido Titleist Order of Merit final !

Fiona managed to top the standings in Scotland this year earning her the right to go through to the final with 3 other ladies from each home nation to fight it out for a custom fit full set of clubs.

She will play a round on each course and get an overnight stay in the hotel for reaching the final, a magnificent achievement showing consistency all year !

Fiona won’t just be playing for herself this week, along with one lady from each country, the top 3 gents qualify so they will compete in a team event as well over the links on the South Ayrshire coast.

2,000 ladies from across the UK have now came down to 4... from everyone at the Old Course Ranfurly we wish you the best of luck Fiona

Thanks go to May Hunter for this report.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE TITLEIST ORDER OF MERIT

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

SCOTTISH GOLF PING MIXED SUCCESS



Relive the highlights from the first-ever PING Scottish Mixed Championship and congratulations to East Kilbride's May & Martin Britovsek on a memorable win.

MAKE SURE YOU TAKE PART IN YOUR CLUBS QUALIFIER NEXT SEASON FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PLACE IN THE FINAL AT GLENEAGLES HOTEL !!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

LORNA MCCLYMONT WINS THE 2017 WEST GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP


Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) won the 2017 West Girls Championship against Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) in todays final played over Troon Portland.

Lorna McClymont is presented with the West Girls Championship Trophy
by Troon Lady Captain Julie Mackie 

Championship Semi Final Results:
Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) bt Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 4/3
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) bt Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park) 3/1

Championship Final -
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) bt Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride)

Bronze Final:
Kittie Maslanka (Kirkhill))  bt Freya Russell (Troon Ladies) 2/1

The presentation of prizes was by Julie Mackie - Lady Captain of Troon Ladies.

To read the full report go to the KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE

Saturday, 30 September 2017

WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS' CHAMPIONSHIP

Sunday 1st October,2017
Troon Ladies Portland GC

Tomorrow's draw and tee times :
Championship Semi Finals:
9.45am Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) v Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs)
9.53am Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park) v Lorna McClymont  (Milngavie)

Bronze Championship Final:
10.00am Freya Russell (Troon Ladies) v Kittie Maslanka (Kirkhill)

1.50pm Championship Final

Lesley Lloyd and May Hughes win Lanarkshire's County Autumn Meeting


May Hughes, Lesley Lloyd, Marie Scott and Agnes McCall
Photo courtesy of Jean Macintyre

Despite more overnight rain the rescheduled Lanarkshire County Autumn Meeting was played yesterday in sunshine and the course at Strathaven GC was in good condition considering the very wet summer and autumn weather.
The winners with an excellent score of 76 (net 71.2) were Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) and May Hughes, (Lanark).
Runners Up were local members, sisters  Marie Scott and Agnes McCall with a net 74.4.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

AYRSHIRE WOMEN REJECT AMALGAMATION WITH MEN

The membership of the Ayrshire Ladies' County Golf Association has overwhelmingly rejected proposals to amalgamate with the men's Ayrshire Golf Association.

Shortly after the amalgamation of the Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association in 2015, initial discussions took place between officials of the men's Area Association and the Ladies' County Association to investigate whether amalgamation of the two Ayrshire bodies would be a positive step, to form a middle tier administrative body in the county, representing all club golfers of both genders.

Discussions progressed over the intervening two years, which included liaison with clubs in the county with exclusively female members, by officials of both the men's and ladies' county administrations, to highlight the perceived benefits of the proposed amalgamation for all golfers in the county.

The Ayrshire Golf Association also arranged an information evening for the member clubs to seek the feeling of their membership regarding the proposed merger, which would have seen Ayrshire leading the way as the first all encompassing local golf administration for both genders in Scotland.

The Ayrshire Ladies' County Golf Association Captain, Liz Keohone (pictured left)and Vice captain Catherine Malcolm presented the concept of the proposed amalgamation to the individual female members of the ladies' county association at an extraordinary general meeting at Caprington Golf Club on Tuesday of this week, seeking their approval to progress the proposed amalgamation to a conclusion, but the overwhelming majority of the individual members present, estimated at around 50 ladies, voted against the proposal.

Ayrshire Golf Association Secretary Alasdair Malcolm commented:-

"It is disappointing that the members of the Ayrshire Ladies' County Golf Association felt unable to support the proposed amalgamation of the two bodies, which the Ayrshire Golf Association executive considered to be a positive progression to safeguard the golfers and golf clubs in the county and allow consolidation and positive development of the activities of both current bodies whilst also providing resilience to golf and amateur golf events in the county going forward".

Sunday, 24 September 2017

MILNGAVIE'S LORNA MCLYMONT IS 3RD IN THE SCOTTISH JUNIOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe), the 13-year-old Scottish girls champion,  won the  Scottish Junior Champion of Champions' one-round tournament over The Duke's Course, St Andrews.

Hannah Darling's two-under-par 69 gave her a two-stroke victory from Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) with the joint third placed Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) and Evanna Hynd (Elmwood) finished four shots behind Jasmine on the 75 mark.
West Kilbride's Louise Duncan was one shot behind on 76

LEADING SCORES
GIRLS
Par 71. SSS 71 CSS 72
69 H Darling (Broomieknowe).
71 J Mackintosh (Hazlehead).
75 L McClymont (Milngavie), E Hynd (Elmwood).
76 L Duncan (West Kilbride).
77 R Foster (Turnberry), A McKay (Crail GS).

TO VIEW ALL THE SCORES CLICK HERE

To read the full report go to the  KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE

Thursday, 21 September 2017

CATHKIN BRAES ARE THE 2017 GREENLEES CHAMPIONS

Click to enlarge

The final match of the 2017 Greenlees Trophy took place on Monday 18th September with Cathkin Braes requiring 6.5 points to over take Loudoun Gowf to win the title. They were playing  the 2016 champions Milngavie in the deciding match. 
Cathkin won 7.5- 1.5 at home to clinch the title from Loudoun.

Prestwick St Nicholas (Division 3 winners in 2016) were convincing winners of Division 2 and are promoted to Division 1 next year alongside Haggs Castle. 


In Division 3 Hilton Park have won despite the fact they still have a postponed match to be played on the 28th September.


Greenlees Match Results

2017 Greenlees Totals

The lunch and presentation of trophies will take place at Old Ranfurly Golf Club on Wednesday 18th October

Monday, 18 September 2017

HAYSTON PAIR ARE RUNNERS UP IN THE CORONATION SPOONS FINAL

An Irish partnership, Siobhan Behan and Lorraine Walsh, members of Killeen Golf Club, Co Kildare, were narrow winners of the Coronation Foursomes Grand Final over the Eden Course, St Andrews today.

Siobhan (handicap 8) and Lorraine (handicap 23) scored 41 Stableford net points. They gained 19pt before the turn and 22pt in a sparkling inward half. They had a gross score of 84 strokes.
That second nine holes won it for Behan and Walsh as they were trailing Hayston's Susan Thom (handicap 18) and Joyce Woollon) (19), and Moor Hall's Julie Burton (6) and Claire Howells (6) after nine holes, both pairs having 20pts to their credit at the turn.
Scots Thom and Woollon finished second with 40pt (20-20) and Burton and Howells third with 39pt (20-19).

The winners receive a place in next year's Ricoh Women's British Open pro-am at Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club.
The 16 pairs who contested the grand final had come through local and regional finals to play over a par-73 Eden Course of 5,450yd.
FINAL STABLEFORD TOTALS
41 Siobhan Behan (8) and Lorraine Walsh (23) (Killeen GC)
40 Susan Thom (18) and Joyce Woollon (19) (Hayston GC).
39 Julia Burton (6) and Claire Howells (6) (Moor Hall GC).

To see all the results go to the KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Renfrewshire Celebrate Women’s County Title Glory



Renfrewshire Team

Back Row - L - R Jennifer Mack Hon President, Carol Whyte, Liz Stewart, Gillian Kyle (Captain), June Lockhart (Vice Captain), Denise Cowan
Front Row - Eilidh Briggs, Jennifer Rankine, Megan Briggs, Donna Jackson (Photo courtesy of Kenny Smith from Scottish Golf) 

Playing captain Gillian Kyle helped guide Renfrewshire to a first success in the Scottish Women’s County Finals since 2010 over glorious Glenbervie.

Kyle’s charges edged out Midlothian for the title after an exciting closing day’s play at the Stirlingshire venue, with Perth & Kinross and Dumfriesshire also contesting the three-day Finals competition.

Played in a round-robin format including foursomes and singles ties, both matches finished level on Friday, but Renfrewshire’s 5.5 – 3.5 win over Perth & Kinross on Saturday and their 6 -3 victory over Dumfriesshire today ensured they accumulated more overall points than Midlothian (16 – 11 compared to 14.5 -12.5).

In a well-contested event, first played in 1909, Renfrewshire achieved only their 10th win overall and their first since 2010 at Bothwell Castle.

With Scotland internationalist Eilidh Briggs producing four wins from four over the weekend, and backed up by her sister and fellow Kilmacolm member, Megan, Renfrewshire were in fine form.

Cochrane Castle’s Donna Jackson, a member of the winning team in 1987 and 2010, also played her part for her own personal hat-trick of triumphs, with Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle), Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle), Carol Whyte from Milngavie and Greenburn’s Liz Stewart also in the line-up.

East Renfrewshire’s Kyle said: “It was very exciting. Every match was very close and we just managed to pip Midlothian. We’ve been quite good at foursomes this week and that was important for us.
“The Briggs girls did a great job for us, as did Jennifer Rankine. We had a great mix of young and old.”

Eilidh added: “I couldn’t get a day off work on Friday, I’ve just started a new job as a PE teacher, but the team did well without me! I was 100 per cent over the weekend which was great, as I’ve not played for the County since 2014, so it was really good to come back and contribute. I was in the winning 2010 team as well, which was a duel with Midlothian too.”

Runners-up Midlothian featured Broomieknowe’s Hannah Darling, the youngest ever winner of the Scottish Girls earlier this season aged 13, and Scotland internationalist Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw).

 View final scores Women’s County Finals   by Clicking Here

RENFREWSHIRE ARE COUNTY TEAM CHAMPIONS AFTER COUNT BACK AGAINST MIDLOTHIAN

Renfrewshire are the 2017 Scottish women's county champions. They finished level on the 5pt mark (2 wins, 1 draw) with Midlothian after the three-day finals programme at Glenbervie Golf Club today (Sunday).
Earlier in the week the teams drew 4.5 in the match against each other.
It boiled down to individual games won over the three days and Renfrewshire (16-11) had the edge over Midlothian (14-5) in that respect.
Renfrewshire won their last match 6-3 against the defending champions Dumfries-shire, taking the foursomes 2-1 and the singles 4-2.
Midlothian beat Perth and Kinross 5-4 today.
Midlothian won the foursomes 2-1 and the singles were shared 3-3.

SUNDAY RESULTS

RENFREWSHIRE 6, DUMFRIESSHIRE 3
FOURSOMES (2-1)
C Whyte and M Briggs lost to E Greenlees and G Batty 5 and 4.
G Kyle and E Briggs bt D MacDonald and M Fraser 1 hole.
J Rankine and D Jackson bt C Lee and J Graham 1 hole.
SINGLES (4-2)
M Briggs bt MacDonald 2 and 1.
E Briggs bt Greenlees 4 and 3.
Rankine lost to Lee 3 and2.
Kyle bt Fraser 2 holes.
Jackson bt Graham 2 holes.
Whyte lost to Batty 2 holes.

MIDLOTHIAN 5, PERTH and KINROSS 4
FOURSOMES (2-1)
K Marshall and H Darling bt J Saxton and E Ogilvy 4 and 3.
L Fraser and R Livingstone bt L Walker and K Alexander 6 and 4.
K Ferguson-Snedden lost to I Moncrieff and K Brodie 4 and 3.
SINGLES (3-3)
Fraser bt L Campbell 3 and 2.
G MacDonald bt M Ashley 3 and 2.
Marshall lost to Brodie 2 and 1.
Ferguson-Snedden bt Moncrieff 4 and 3.
A McBride lost to Ogilvy 4 and 3.
Darling lost to Saxton 3 and 2

FINAL TABLE
P W D L F A Pts
1 Renfrewshire 3 2 1 0 16 11 5
2 Midlothian 3 2 1 0 14.5 12.5 5
3 Perth and Kinross 3 0 1 2 12 15 1
4 Dumfriesshire 3 0 1 2 11.5 15.5 l

LIVE SCORING FROM GLENBERVIE

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Scottish women's county title lies between Midlothian and Renfrewshire with a day to go at Glenbervie

Dumfriesshire lost their grip on the Scottish women's county championship trophy when they were beaten 5-4 by Midlothian on the second day of the three-day tournament at Glenbervie Golf Club today (Saturday).
It now looks a straight fight between Midlothian and Renfrewshire for the title. The drew 4.5-4.5 when they met on the first day and both won their second matches, Renfrewshire beating Perth and Kinross 5.5-3.5.
If both sides win their last matches, Midlothian against Perth and Kinross, and Renfrewshire against Dumfriesshire, it will come down to a countback of individual games won.

DAY 2 RESULTS
Midlothian 5, Dumfriesshire 4
Midlothian names first
FOURSOMES (3-0)
G MacDonald and A McBride bt D MacDonald and M Fraser 3 and 1.
L Fraser and H Darling bt C Lee and J Graham 2 and 1.
K Ferguson-Snedden and R Livingstone bt E Greenlees and K McCracken 2 holes
SINGLES (2-4)
G MacDonald bt McCracken 5 and 3.
McBride lost to D MacDonald 2 and 1.
Marshall lost to Greenlees 2 holes.
Darling bt Graham 3 and 2.
J Bryans lost to M Fraser 2 holes.
Livingstone lost to Lee 2 and 1.

Renfrewshire 5.5, Perth and Kinross 3.5
Renfrewshire names first
FOURSOMES (2-1)
C Whyte and M Briggs bt L Walker and L Campbell 3 and 1
G Kyle and E Briggs bt I Moncrieff and K Brodie 4 and 3.
D Jackson and J Rankine lost to J Saxton and K Alexander 4 and 3.
SINGLES (3.5-2.5)
M Briggs bt Saxton 3 and 2.
D Cowan lost to Moncrieff 1 hole.
E Briggs bt M Ashley 4 and 3.
Rankine halved with Brodie.
Kyle lost to E Ogilvy 2 and 1.
Whyte bt Walker 2 and 1.

HOW THEY STAND
1.5pt Midlothian, Renfrewshire.
0.5pt Dumfriesshire, Perth and Kinross.

FINAL MATCHES
Midlothian v Perth and Kinross
Renfrewshire v Dumfriesshire;

DOUGLAS PARK WIN THE PATRICK TROPHY

Lto R - Lindsay Mclean, Sheena Donald, Gill Hendry (Team Captain),
Norma Cook and Ann O'Connell
Douglas Park Golf Club Ladies won the Patrick Trophy for the 2nd time in a row and were presented with the trophy at the Patrick Trophy dinner.

Friday, 15 September 2017

RENFREWSHIRE DRAW WITH MIDLOTHIAN ON DAY 1 OF COUNTY FINALS AT GLENBERVIE


MATCHES AT COUNTY FINALS AT GLENBERVIE

Defending champions Dumfriesshire were held to 4.5-4.5 draw by Perth and Kinross while Midlothian by winning four singles to draw with Renfrewshire in the other match of the opening day of the Scottish women's county finals at Glenbervie Golf Club today.

Dumfriesshire led 2-1 after the foursomes but P and K levelled it with singles wins by Jennifer Saxton, Megan Ashley and Laura Walker plus a halved match by Laura Campbell.

Midlothian trailed 2.5-0.5 after the foursomes against Renfrewshire but they made up leeway with afternoon wins by former Scottish champion Gabrielle MacDonald, girls title-holder Hannah Darling, Alison McBride and Karen Marshall.

Day 1 results:
DUMFRIESSHIRE 4.5, PERTH AND KINROSS 4.5
Foursomes (2-1)
D MacDonald and M Fraser bt L Walker and L Campbell 3 and 1.
C Lee and J Graham bt J Saxton and M Ashley 1 hole.
E Greenlees and K McCracken lost to I Moncrieff and K Brodie 4 and 3.
Singles (2.5-3.5)
MacDonald lost to Saxton 1 hole.
Graham bt Brodie 2 and 1.
Fraser halved with Campbell.
Lee bt Moncrieff 3 and 2.
Greenlees lost to Ashley 4 and 2.
McCracken lost to Walker 1 hole.

RENFREWSHIRE 4.5, MIDLOTHIAN 4.5
Foursomes (2.5-0.5)
C Whyte and M Briggs bt G MacDonald and A McBride 4 and 2.
J Rankine and D Jackson bt K Marshall and J Bryans 3 and 2.
G Kyle and E Stewart halved with L Fraser and R Livingston.
Singles (2-4)
Briggs bt K Ferguson-Snedden 3 and 1.
Kyle lost to MacDonald 4 and 3.
Rankine lost to H Darling 1 hole.
Jackson lost to McBride 5 and 4.
D Cowan lost to Marshall 4 and 3.
Whyte bt Fraser 2 and 1.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Players pipped in the Commonwealth Spoon Finals


 Marg Dalziel and Emma Thomson (Ayrshire) ,  Margaret McGregor  and Sheila Townsley (Dumfriesshire) ,
 and Marilyn Muir and Muriel Young (Renfrewshire )


Margaret McGregor (Lochmaben) and Sheila Townsley (Dumfries and County), representing Dumfriesshire 1, won the Commonwealth Spoons Grand Final at Alyth Golf Club today.
In the foursomes format, they had a net score of 72.5 off 13.5 of a combined handicap to head a field of 44 pairs who qualified via various regional competitions.
They won by 0.5 of a stroke from runners-up Ayrshire 1 (Margaret Dalziel and Emma Thomson, both Loudoun Gowf Club members) who scored 73 off 16.
Renfrewshire 3 (Marilyn Muir and Muriel Young of Old Ranfurly) also had a total of 73 off 13 but they were placed third after a countback.

LEADING TOTALS
Par 71
72.5 Dumfriesshire 1: M McGregor (Lochmaben) and S Townsley (Dumfries & Co) (13.5).
73 Ayrshire 1: M Dalziel and E Thomson (Loudoun Gowf) (16); Renfrewshire 3: M Muir and M Young (Old Ranfurly) (13).
73.5 Dunbartonshire & Argyll: B Cunningham and K Waddell (Hilton Park) (26.5).
74 Ayrshire 3: L Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) and C Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert) (5).
74.5 Midlothian 1: L Calder (Turnhouse) and S Rennie (Longniddry) (9.5); Renfrewshire 2: G McLeod and S McVey (Williamwood) (11.5).
75 Borders 1: L Towers and M Towers (Minto) (16).
76 Aberdeenshire 2: M Black and E Gissing (Murcar Links) (12); Perth & Kinross 2: C Henderson and S MacDougall (Aberfeldy) (16); Midlothian 3: M McBain and S Randall (Carrickvale) (13).
76.5 Perth & Kinross 3: L Kyle (Milnathort) and C Lambie (Dunkeld & Birnam) (16.5).
77.5 Dunbartonshire & Argyll 1: R Agnew (Cardross) and A Shanks (Dumbarton) (15.5); Dunbartonshire & Argyll 4: L McColl (Carrick at Cameron House) and A Telfer (Milngavie) (9).
78 Lanarkshire 1: J J Holley and M A Lowson (Strathaven) (27); Stirling & Clackmannan 1: G Parry and S Press (Linlithgow) (26).
78.5 Midlothian 6 (S F Ashiurst (Murrayfield) and C Nixon (Goswick) (15.5).
79 Midlothian 2: F Douglas and S Morland (Ravelston) (12); East Lothian 4: A Berg and L Gray (Royal Musselburgh) (19).
79.5 Ayrshire 2: J Martin (Troon Ladies) and S Morran (Kilmarnock Barassie) (23.5); Renfrewshire 1: L Morris and G Unick (Williamwood) (12.5); Aberdeenshire 1: E Pirie (Duff House Royal) and P Smith (Rosehearty) (17.5); Midlothian 5: U Fleming and N Hogg (Merchants of Edinburgh) (16.5).


For all the Scores CLICK HERE

Friday, 8 September 2017

TROON WELBECK PAIRING LEAD THE PING SCOTTISH MIXED CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS GOLF

Anne Fraser and Hugh McKenzie
The Troon Welbeck pairing of Anne Fraser and Hugh McKenzie are looking forward to competing in a ‘final like no other’, after leading the qualifiers for the PING Scottish Mixed Championship, to be staged at glorious Gleneagles.
 An exciting new addition to Scottish Golf’s national events calendar this season, 40 club pairings have won at local level to book their place in the showpiece final on Monday 18 September on the superb Queen’s Course.
 Fraser and McKenzie topped the standings on the national leader board, after producing a brilliant stableford team score of 44 points and are now counting the days down to chasing the inaugural title at the 2019 Solheim Cup venue.
 Ping Mixed Leading qualifiers Anne Fraser and Hugh McKenzie at The Queen’s Course, Gleneagles with their prize winning PING bags
 The unique final promises to be a fantastic event, with great prizes on offer from sponsors PING, world class hospitality within the ‘glorious playground’ of The Gleneagles Hotel and the opportunity for club members to be crowned PING Scottish Mixed champions.

To read more go to the Scottish Golf Website

Leaderboard 
1st:  Hugh McKenzie & Anne Fraser (Troon Welbeck) 44
2nd:  Kevin Brackley & Alison Smith (Crail GS) 43
3rd:  Stuart Biggar & Edith Geddes (Sanquhar ) 42,   Phil Richards & Lyndsey Kandel (Saline) 42
5th  Callum Cooper & Janice Cullens (Douglas Park) 41, J Scott & K Scott (Broomieknowe ) 41, David Contos & Marion Paton (Elmwood GS)41

For all the scores CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

LORNA MCLYMONT SELECTED FOR SCOTTISH SCHOOLS TEAM

The Scottish Schools Golf Association has selected the following 12 boys and six girls to play England in a schools golf international at Troon Darley (boys' match) and Troon Lochgreen (girls' match) on Monday, September 11.
There will be foursomes in the morning and singles in the afternoon at both matches.

BOYS
Cameron Adam (Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh).
Christian Barbour (Bell Baxter High, Cupar).
Ben Caton (St Leonards School, St Andrews).
Logan Gillies (Culloden Academy, Inverness).
Cameron Johnstone (Marr College, Troon).
Aidan O'Hagan (Johnstone High, Renfrewshire).
Jamie Roberts (Kinross High, Perth and Kinross).
Sebastian Sandin (Dunblane High. Stirling).
Alex Simpson (Perth High).
Aidan Smith (Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk).
Ewan Wheat (Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk)
Connor Wilson (Knox Academy, Haddington).

GIRLS
Megan Ashley (Blairgowrie High).
Kirsty Brodie (Webster's High, Kirriemuir).
Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne Academy).
Evanna Hynd (Glenrothes High, Fife).
Lorna McClymont (Dumbarton Academy).
Anna McKay (Waid Academy, Anstruther).

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

GLENBERVIE OPEN DAY WINNERS

Glenbervie GC 2017 Ladies Open (Sunday 3rd September) – Prize-Winners
Scratch
1. Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm GC) 74
2. Susan Wood (Drumpellier GC) 76
3. Louise Macgregor (Glenbervie GC) 76

Silver Division (Net Scores)
1. Tracy Masterton (Milngavie GC) 71
2. Jackie Macfayden (Linlithgow GC) 71
3. Helen Goodwin (Glenbervie GC) 72
4. Linda McAinsh (Glenbervie GC) 73
5. Megan Ashley (Strathmore GC) 73
Bronze Division (Net Scores)
1. Elizabeth McFarlane (Hilton Park GC) 71 *** Trophy Winner
2. Carole Hill (Hilton Park GC) 74
3. Ann Richards (Glenbervie GC) 77
4. Mary Jimenez (Glenbervie GC) 77
5. Elinor Arkley (Glenbervie GC) 78

Nearest the Pin and Nearest the Line Prizes
Nearest the pin, 4th hole Betty Willder (Balfron GC)
Nearest the pin, 7th hole Donna Clachrie (Deer Park GC)
Nearest the pin, 10th hole Susan McKenzie (Balfron GC)
Nearest the pin, 13th hole Claire Capocci (Bridge of Allan GC)
Nearest the line Laura Bissett (Braehead GC)

Seniors Prize
Alice Archbold (Gullane GC)

Saturday, 2 September 2017

FIONA MACPHEE WINS OLD RANFURLY CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THIRD TIME IN A ROW





Club Champion Fiona MacPhee celebrating with other Old Ranfurly ladies, having completed 3 in a row

Regards
Mairi Milne (Old Ranfurly)

Sunday, 27 August 2017

R&A New Rules Proposals




With only 5 days remaining to give feedback on the proposed new Rules, go to CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE R&A WEBSITE to have your say.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

IT'S PAMELA PRETSWELL ASHER NOW



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Pamela and Ryan 
Ladies European Tour member Pamela Pretswell and Ryan Asher tied the knot in a romantic Scottish wedding at Crutherland House Hotel in East Kilbride on Friday 18th August.

Fellow Scottish LET member Kylie Henry was a bridesmaid, along with two of Pamela's best friends from school. Pamela said: "We had the best day; everything went so well and it was so good to have everyone together to see us getting married.

We are just back from our honeymoon in Arran which was absolutely beautiful." The 28-year-old fifth year LET member will now play on Tour as Pamela Pretswell Asher and she tweeted:


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The Wedding Team -- Bridesmaid Kylie Henry - 2nd from left

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

West of Scotlands Lorna McClymont and Emma Kennedy playing in the English Open Amateur Championship




Aboyne's Shannon McWilliam was the leading Scot, in a share of 21st place with a two-over-par 75, at the end of the first round of the English women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Woodhall Spa's Hotchkin course, Lincolnshire.
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) was the next best Scot with a 76 for T28 position.
England's Annabell Fuller (Roehampton) and Ireland's Jessie Ross (Clandeboye) set the pace with four-under-par 69s.

ENGLISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Woodhall Spa GC Hotchkin course, Lincolnshire

FIRST-ROUND LEADERBOARD
Par 73. CSS 76. CSS 76.
69 A Fuller (Roehampton), J Ross (Clandeboye).
70 D Sverdloff (Thorpe Hall).

SCOTS' SCORES
75 S McWilliam (Aboyne) (T21)
76 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) (T27)
78 L McClymont (Milngavie) (T42)
79 G MacDonald (Craigielaw) (T52).
81 E Kennedy (Paisley) (T67)
82 Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart) (T76)

For all Scores - CLICK HERE -- a couple of bad holes spoiled both of West players scores -- click on player to reveal

NEVER MIS-READ A PUTT AGAIN


Aimpoint Express Clinic with Karyn Burns AimPoint Certified Instructor
By kind invitation of Alastair Forrow PGA Professional
Whitecraigs Golf Club, 30th August 2017, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Limited Spaces Available
2 Hour Clinic
Cost = Adult £99 (£79 under 18's)
To Book YOUR Place contact Karyn: Email: kbgolfit@gmail.com


Mobile: 07720442492

HAYSTON STAG MIXED FOURSOMES

The Hayston Stag Mixed Open Foursomes Competition will be held on Sunday 17th September. To book a tee time please click on the link below.
CLICK HERE

Monday, 21 August 2017

DRUMPELLIER GOLF CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES

The  Drumpellier Golf Club Mixed Foursomes is being help on Sunday 27th August 2017 from 10:00 am to 3pm
Entry can be done on-line by Clicking Here