Thursday, 4 February 2016

ENTRIES CAN NOW BE TAKEN FOR SCOTTISH GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries for the Scottish (Closed) Amateur Championship at West Kilbride, the Helen Holm at Troon, Scottish Girls Open Chmapionship at Alyth, the Scottish Seniors (Open) Championship  at Fortrose and Rosemarkie  and many more are now available by CLICKING HERE

Friday, 20 November 2015

DOROTHEA HASTINGS HAS DIED

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Dorothea 
t is with great sadness I have to announce that Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association's Honorary Member Dorothea Hastings (Haggs Castle) died suddenly at home on Wednesday 18th November



Her daughter Gillian King and her son Crawford Hastings would like all her golfing friends to be informed. 

To read all about Dorothea's career in golf -- CLICK HERE


More details to follow

Thursday, 19 November 2015

LANARKSHIRE COUNTY AGM

Some of the Lanarkshire Prizewinners (Courtesy of Jean Macintyre)

The AGM of Lanarkshire Ladies County Golf Association was held on Tuesday 16th November at Cambuslang Golf Club. There was a good turn out in spite of the poor weather conditions 

The new captain, Roxy Brown, and vice captain, Alyson Hendry, were installed as was the new President, Pat Hutton.

To read the full report go to the Lanarkshire County Website

Thursday, 5 November 2015

BETH PATERSON RECEIVES HONORARY MEMBERSHIP OF RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY


President Jennifer Mack present Beth Paterson with her Honorary Membership
RENFREWSHIRE LADIES COUNTY GOLF ASSOCIATION held their AGM last night. Outgoing Captain Gillian McGinlay -- made a  special announcement.

The committee have decided to give Beth Paterson honorary membership of the County for her services to golf.

Beth has a life long association with golf.
She was born and brought up on the isle of Arran.
Member of Whiting Bay, Brodick, Eastwood and the Ladies Golf Club at Troon.
She has been in golf administration for 37 years.
A Committee member of both Brodick and Eastwood G.C.
Junior convenor and Past Captain of Eastwood G.C.
She served on Our County committee as junior secretary for 3 years and was Captain from 2005-2007.

She has served on the S.L.G.A. committee as both chairman of training and performance director, before being appointed as Chairwoman of the S.L.G.A.in 2013.

Her dedication and hard work culminating in the amalgamation of the S.L.G.A. and S.G.U.

She retired from the post of Chairwoman last month
And it is with great pleasure that the County award her honorary membership.

Beth then thanks everyone for the honour




Past Captain Gillian McGinlay, Captain Gillian Kyle and Vice Captain June Lockhart
Gillian Kyle becomes the new Captain and June Lockhart Vice Captain

To read the full report and some photos go to the Renfrewshire Ladies County Website -- CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

GREENLEES TROPHIES PRESENTATION AND LUNCH


Greenlees Divisional Winners
L to R Haggs Castle  - Carol Smith (Div 3) Kilmarnock Barassie - Debbie Peberdy (Greenlees Trophy Winners) and Cathcart Castle Jane Alexander (Division 2 Winners)
Over 60 ladies representing the 28 Golf Clubs in the  West of Scotland Greenlees teams attended the  2015 Greenlees Trophy presentation and lunch at Cathcart Castle Golf Club today.
Cathcart Castle Lady Captain Pat Lavelle and Greenlees Secretary Anne Dunn presided over the event at which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
Longest serving member of the Greenlees matches Aileen Wilson (Haggs Castle) was at the top table. She has played in the Greenlees matches since 1954 !!
Past Greenlees Secretary Wileen McCallum, Results coordinator on the Web Carol Fell and Cathcart Castle's Greenlees Secretary Sheila Orr also were present.
After an excellent lunch and lots of chat Captain Pat Lavelle presented the trophies to the divisional winners and also to the winners and runners up of the 75th Anniversary tri - am Trophy that took place last month.
Floral displays were given by Cathcart Castle to a lucky winner at each table and also Cathcart Castle's  Sheila Orr and to Anne Dunn.
Your webmaster Carol also gives thanks to Anne for the beautiful orchid that she received from her at the end of the lunch.

Tri Am Winners


Kilmarnock Barassie

Cathcart Castle

Haggs Castle

Captain Pat presents Anne with a floral display
To see some more photos --- CLICK HERE
To see  video of the presentations CLICK HERE


Speech given by Greenlees Secretary Anne Dunn

Lady Captain, Pat, Guests, Ladies what a wonderful year we have had in this Celebration Year. I personally find it hard to believe that 85 years ago somebody had the vision to think of starting, what has now become known as the Greenlees League and that it has been played for 75years.
It is still achieving its aim which is to prepare Ladies for playing for their country.

Before we go on to presenting the trophies to the League winners I would like to reiterate my sincere thanks to Cathcart Castle for running  such a successful Celebration Triam. Everybody who played in it seemed to enjoy themselves and even those who were assisting had a wonderful day. Special thanks has to go to Jean Smith and her husband who produced the leaflet about Ysobel Greenlees, and was given to every club. What a triumph of organisation for the entire day.

I would like to ask Cathcart Castle Lady Captain Pat Lavelle to present the prizes to those who one won on the day:
First were Gill Hendry, Douglas Park, Sharon Edgar, Lenzie and Linda McDougall, Greenock with 59 (B-I-H)
Second were Aileen Donaldson, West Kilbride, Margaret Gray, Old Ranfurly and Alice Brown Bothwell Castle
Third were Jill Foggo, Milngavie, Eleanor Inglis Largs and Linda Hay Eastwood with 61 (B-I-H)

On to the Presentation of Trophies. We have a new name going on the Division 1 trophy – Kilmarnock Barassie. This is the first time they have won this division and I am sure they will do their very best to retain it.
We also have a new name going on to the Division 2 trophy – Cathcart Castle. What a wonderful achievement after just coming up to Division 2 last year,
Division 3 was won by Haggs Castle who are no strangers to winning Greenlees Trophies.- CLICK HERE FOR FULL RESULTS
Unfortunately the Runners Up Trophy was missing from the presentations to which Milngavie should have been presented with.

Thank you Pat for graciously presenting all the prizes.
In conclusion I would like to thank Cathcart Castle Ladies for their wonderful hospitality both at the Triam and today. What a busy year they have had while still managing to play great golf. Thanks also to the kitchen staff and to the greens staff for their part in making these two days memorable.

May I wish you all a safe journey home, a great golfing season next year and look foward to seeing some of you at the Fixture Meeting which will be held here on Tuesday, 17th November

Monday, 19 October 2015

JUNIOR GIRLS CHAMPION OF CHAMPION RESULTS.

Germany-based Fiona Liddell (Schloss Vornholz) won the girls' Scottish Junior Champion of Champions tournament at The Duke's Course, St Andrews yesterday

Par 71 SSS 71 CSS 72
73 F Liddell (Schloss Vornholz)
74 K Brodie (Strathmore)
75 C Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies)
76 J Free (Gullane), M Richmond (Strathmore)
77 J Mackintosh (Hazlehead), K Brown (Strathaven), L Duncan (West Kilbride)
78 C Goadby (St Regulus), J Rankine (Haggs Castle), J Allan (Glenbervie), E Morrison (Craigmillar Park)
80 A Walker (Glenbervie)
81 F Rattray (Douglas Park), M Linton (Craigmillar Park)
Withdrew: E Hale (Troon Ladies)

Sunday, 18 October 2015

KILMARNOCK BARASSIE WIN THE GREENLEES TROPHY FOR THE 1ST TIME

Greenlees Trophy Division 1 Results

Greenlees Trophy Division 2 Results

Greenlees Trophy Division 3 Results
Many congratulations go to Kilmarnock Barassie winners of the 2015 Greenlees Trophy. The presentation of Trophies will take place at a lunch on Tuesday 20th October at Cathcart Castle Golf Club. Report and Photographs will follow.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

AUDREY STURGESS IS APPOINTED THE BOARD OF THE SCOTTISH GOLF LIMITED

Many congratulations go to Haggs Castle's Audrey Sturgess who has been appointed to the new Scottish Golf Limited Board

Integration, with responsibility for Handicapping & Course Rating – Audrey Sturgess

Since graduating from the University of Stirling in Accountancy and Business Law and then qualifying as a certified accountant, Audrey has enjoyed a varied career, having lived and worked at home and abroad. She has worked for the National Health Service in Scotland and England and two firms of Chartered Accountants, PWC (Coopers & Lybrand), during a spell in South Africa, and Deloitte (Spicer & Pegler).

Audrey, who is also the owner/manager of a small property portfolio and, along with her husband Andy, has a farming business in south-west Scotland, has a deep knowledge of the history of the SGU and the SLGA. The former SLGA Finance Director was a member of the Amalgamation Working Group, responsible for producing its budget and forecast figures. A member of Haggs Castle Golf Club, The Ladies Golf Club Troon and Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association, Audrey was Club Finance Convenor for four years at Haggs Castle and was the first woman to be elected Club Captain in 2009.

To read more of all the appointments -- CLICK HERE

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Gabrielle Macdonald wins SLGA Champion of Champions title at Glasgow Gailes

Gabrielle Macdonald and Allan Brodie, vice-captain of Glasgow Gailes Golf Club and a former international golfer. Picture by courtesy of the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association.

St Andrews student Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) scored one of her biggest successes since she won the Scottish women's amateur championship two years ago when she was crowed the SLGA's Champion of Champion 2015 at Glasgow Gailes Golf Club today (Sunday).
Gabrielle headed a field of 21 - more than double the size of last year's field - by two strokes with a round of 71 which matched the women's par and was six shots since the CSS of 77.
Runner-up was Louise Macgregor (Falkiwth ) with a 73, two ahead of the third-placed Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart).

SLGA CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TOURNAMENT
Glasgow Gailes GC. Par 71. CSS 77

71 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw)
73 Louise acgregor (Falkirk)
75 Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart)
76 Tara Mactaggart (Minto), Gillian Paton (Royal Montrose),
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
77 Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe)
78 Sammy Leslie (Aberdeen Ladies), Elizabeth Dunn-Butler (Gullane).
79 Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey)
80 Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)
81 Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire).
82 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Chloe Goadby (St Regulus)
83 Fiona De Vries (St Rule)
84 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch), Kirsten Brown (Strathaven).
85 Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
86 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
87 Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert)
91 Emma Morrison (Craigmillar Park)

Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report

Saturday, 10 October 2015

CHAMPION OF CHAMPION TEE TIMES

Tee times for tomorrow's SLGA Champion of Champions' tournament at Glasgow Gailes

The Scottish Ladies Golfing Associaton Champion of Champions'tournament will be played at Glasgow Gailes Golf Club tomorrow (Sunday) with a much bigger field than last year.

TEE TIMES

11:30 : WOOD, Sheena (Aberdeen Ladies), PATON, Gillian (Royal Montrose) , BRIGGS, Megan (Kilmacolm)
11:40: MACDONALD, Gabrielle,(Craigielaw), GOADBY, Chloe,(St Regulus), McCOOK, Hannah(Grantown-on-Spey)
11:50: SCOTT, Hannah (Broomieknowe), DE VRIES, Fiona (St Rule), McINTOSH, Kate(Broomieknowe)
12:00 : LESLIE, SAMANTHA (Aberdeen Ladies), MACGREGOR, Louise (Falkirk), MACTAGGART, Tara (Minto)
12:10 : SAXTON, Jennifer (Muckhart), BARTLETT, Alison (Royal Dornoch), LLOYD, Lesley (Hayston)
12:20 : BROWN, Kirsten (Strathaven), McKINLAY, Lorna (Dunnikier Park), KYLE, Gillian (East Renfrewshire)
12:30: MALCOLM, Catherine (Prestwick St Cuthbert), DUNN-BUTLER, Elizabeth (Gullan), MORRISON, Emma (Craigmillar Park)

Friday, 2 October 2015

ELEANOR CANNON SHARES HER THOUGHTS UNDER THE NEW UNIFIED GOVERNING BODY


The first-ever chair of Scottish Golf, Eleanor Cannon, shares her thoughts on the opportunities which lie ahead for the sport under the new unified governing body.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

ELEANOR CANNON TAKES UP HER NEW ROLL AS FIRST SCOTTISH GOLF LIMITED CHIEF

Eleanor Cannon

On Thursday morning (1st October 2015 )  Ranfurly Castle's Eleanor Cannon will officially become the inaugural chair of Scottish Golf Limited, what will be – following the long overdue amalgamation of the Scottish Golf Union and the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association – the governing body of amateur golf in this country
To read more -- CLICK HERE

Sunday, 20 September 2015

ANGUS WIN COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP AND AYRSHIRE WIN AGAINST DUMFRIES-SHIRE

Angus have won the Scottish women's county championship for the third time in the past four years.
In the deciding match at Stranraer today between the only two teams with 100 per cent records after two days' play, Angus came from behind to beat Midlothian 5.5 to 3.5.
Angus had won their foursomes 3-0 against Ayrshire and Dumfries-shire in the earlier matches but they lost the morning play 2-2 to Midlothian/.
But that only stirred Angus up to take the singles by a 4.5-1.5 margin.
Gillian Paton (Royal Montrose) scored her sixth win in six starts by beating former Scottish champion Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) and set the ball rolling for Angus.
Ann Ramsay put Angus 3-2 in the lead with her fifth, beating Louise Fraser 5 and 3.
Kate McIntosh stopped the Midlothian slide with a 3 and 2 win over Jacqueline Sneddon but back came Angus to get the title-winning points through Carnoustie Ladies' Claire Robertson and Ailsa Summers.
Jemma Chalmers completed the the Angus total with a half-point from a halved match with Karen Marshall.
Ayrshire finished third in the table by beating Dumfries-shire 5-4.
How they finished:
1 Angus 3pt, 2 Midlothian 2pt, 3 Ayrshire 1pt, 4 Dumfries-shire 0pt.
TODAY'S RESULTS
ANGUS 5.5, MIDLOTHIAN 3.5
Foursomes: 1-2
G Paton and A Ramsay bt K McIntosh and W Nicholson 3 and 2.
A Summers and K Reid lost to K Marshall and H Scott 3 and 2.
J Sneddon and J Brown lost to G MacDonald and L Fraser 4 and 3.
Singles: 4.5-1.5
Paton bt MacDonald 5 and 4
Ramsay bt Fraser 5 and 3
Sneddon lost to McIntosh 3 and 2.
C Robertson bt Nicholson 3 and 1.
J Chalmers halved with Marshall
Summers bt Scott 1 hole.

AYRSHIRE 5, DUMFRIES-SHIRE 4
Foursomes: 2-1
L Allan and C Malcolm bt J Graham and K Malcolm 3 and 2.
D Watt and H MacGarvie bt E Greenlees and L Jack 3 and 1.
A Thompson and L Keohone lost to D MacDonald and M Fraser 2 and 1.
Singles: 3-3
Allan halved with Graham
E Hale lost to MacDonald 1 hole.
J Linklater bt Jack 6 and 4.
C Malcolm halved with Greenlees.
MacGarvie bt Fraser 4 and 3
Watt lost to K Malcolm 3 and 2

Saturday, 19 September 2015

GREENLEES 75th CELEBRATION TRI AM SUCCESS

Winners: Gill Hendry, Linda McDougall and Sharon Edge
Runners Up: Margaret Gray, Alice Brown and Aileen Donaldson
The Greenlees 75th Celebration Triam was played in excellent weather today and was enjoyed by all the participants - it is a pity that something like this only happens once. Grateful thanks must be given to Sheila Orr and the ladies from Cathcart Castle for their organisation and their decoration of the Dining Room. Special thanks to Jean Smith and her husband for producing such and interesting brochure - I think we all learned from it. Special thanks to our guests, Fiona Butler, Willeen McCallum and not least Carol Fell. I would like to thank all the players who took part in our celebration and made it such a successful day..

Only the second prize winners were there and Greenlees Secretary Anne Dunn is going to ask the others if they can come to the lunch on Greenlees Lunch on the 20th October.  

Winners: - Gill Hendry ( Douglas Park) Sharon Edge (Lenzie)  and Linda McDougall, (Greenock).
2nd: Aileen Donaldson (West Kilbride),  Margaret Gray (Old Ranfurly) and Alice Brown, (Bothwell Castle). 
3rd: Jill Foggo (Milngavie), Eleanor Inglis (Largs) and Linda Hay (Eastwood).

For all the results -- CLICK HERE

To see some Photos --- CLICK HERE --  Courtesy of Anne Dunn's daughter Nikki and Carol Fell

AYRSHIRE LOSE TO MIDLOTHIAN AND NOW ANGUS v MIDLOTHIAN DECIDER

Angus v Midlothian on Sunday in title decider 


Defending champions Angus and Midlothian will meet on Sunday in a title-deciding clash at Stranraer Golf in the Scottish women's county golf finals.
Both Angus and Midlothian have won two out of two matches so far in the three-day tournament.
Today, Angus beat Dumfries-shire 7.5-1.5 after making a 3-0 clean sweep of their foursomes for the second day in a row.
Midlothian overpowered Ayrshire 7.5-1.5 after taking a 2.5-0.5 lead in the morning foursomes. 

DUMFRIES-SHIRE 1.5, ANGUS 7.5
Foursomes: 0-3 
Emma Greenlees and Linda Jack lost to Gillian Paton and Ann Ramsay 1 hole.
Diane MacRonald and Mirren Fraser lost to Ailsa Summers and Katie Reid 3 and 2.
Jordana Graham and Katie Malcolm lost to Jacqueline Sneddon and Jackie Brown 2 and 1.
Singles: 1.5-4.5
Fraser lost to Paton 4 and 2.
Grahamlost to Summers 1 hole.
D MacDonald bt C Robertson 5 and 3.
Malcolm halved with J Chalmers.
Jack lost to A Ramsay 6 and 4
Greenlees lost to Senddon 4 and 3.

AYRSHIRE 1.5, MIDLOTHIAN 7.5
Foursomes: 0.5-2.5
Linzi Allan and Catherine Malcolm lost to Kate McIntosh and Wendy Nicholson 6 and 5.
Hazel MacGarvie and Debbie Watt halved with Karen Marshall and Hannah Scott
Audrey Thompson and Liz Keohone lost to Gabrielle MacDonald and Louise Fraser  1 hole.

Singles: 1-5
Malcolm lost to McIntosh 5 and 3.
MacGarvie lost to Marshall 1 hole.
E Hale halved with A McBride
Watt halved with K Ferguson
Thompson lost to Nicholson 4 and 2.
Allan lost to Scott 3 and 2.


HOW THEY STAND
Angus 2 wins
Midlothian 2 wins
Ayrshire 2 defeats
Dumfries-shire 2 defeats

FINAL MATCHES
Angus v Midlothian
Ayrshire v Dumfries-shire 

Friday, 18 September 2015

AYRSHIRE LOSE TO ANGUS COUNTY

Defending champions Angus made a strong start to the defence of their Scottish County Finals crown at Stranraer Golf Club, defeating Ayrshire 8-1. After taking the morning foursomes 3 nil they only needed to win two of the six singles to guarantee victory with hometown girl, Gillian Paton, leading Angus out against the talented youngster Hazel MacGarvie. Paton rushed to a 4 hole lead before Hazel pegged her back with the local girl eventually coming through 1up. The rest of the Angus team proved just too strong for Ayrshire, the only point coming from Linzi Allan who defeated Jemma Chalmers 1up.

Midlothian, who are due to face Angus on the Sunday, also made a strong start to the finals running out 7-2 winners over Dumfriesshire. Despite having won the Jamboree at Stranraer in July, Dumfriesshire could not make that advantage count. Midlothian took the morning foursomes by two games to one and pressed home their advantage with Scottish International Kate McIntosh winning 8&7 to seize the initative from Dumfriesshire. Diane Macdonald, vice-captain of Dumfriesshire scored a convincing 4&2 victory over former Scottish Champion Gabrielle MacDonald to provide some comfort to the Dumfriesshire side.

AYRSHIRE 1, ANGUS 8
Foursomes: 0-3
Audrey Thompson and Liz Keohone lost to Gillian Paton and Ann Ramsay 2 and 1.
Emma Hale and Jennifer Linklater lost to Alsa Summers and Claire Robertson 3 and 1.
Catherine Malcolm and Linzi Allan lost to Jacqueline Sneddon and Jackie Brown 6 and 5.
Singles: 1-5
Hazel MacGarvie lost to Paton 1 hole.
D Watt lost to Summers 4 and 2.
Allan bt J Chalmers 1 hole
Hale lost to Robertson 5 and 4.
Linklater lost to K Reid 5 and 4.
Malcolm lost to Sneddon 4 and 2.

DUMFRIES-SHIRE 2, MIDLOTHIAN 7
Foursomes: 1-2
Diane MacDonald and Mirren Fraser lost to Gabrielle MacDonald and Louise Fraser 1 hole.
Jordana Graham and Katie Malcolm bt Karen Marshall and Alison McBride 2 holes.
Linda Jack and Lynda Robertson lost to Kate McIntosh and Wendy Nicholson 6 and 5.
Singles: 1-5
D MacDonald bt G MacDonald 4 and 2.
P Lilly lost to McIntosh 8 and 7.
Graham lost to H Scott 4 and 3
Malcolm lost to K Ferguson 2 and 1.
M Fraser lost to McBride 3 and 1.
Jack lost to L Fraser 2 and 1.

Saturday's matches:
Ayrshire v Midlothian
Angus v Dumfries-shire

Sunday, 13 September 2015

KIRSTEN BROWN WINS THE WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP.

Kirsten Brown

Kirsten Brown, Strathaven won the West of Scotland Championship at Cawder Golf Club today. She had a gross 76, acb from Susan McGrenaghan, (Mount Ellen) and from Anne Laing, (Troon Ladies)
SSS 76. CSS 75
Susan McGrenaghan won the handicap Salver with a net 71. Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) won the handicap voucher with a net 74. Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park) won the Junior handicap prize with a net 77
The Lanarkshire team of Lesley Lloyd, Susan McGrenaghan and Susan Wood won the team Championship while the D&A team of Lori MacDonald, Fiona Rattray and Lorna McClymont won the Junior team award.
To read the full report go to the Lanarkshire County Website
Photograph courtesy of Jean MacIntyre

Saturday, 12 September 2015

GREENLEES TRI AM PLUS SOME PAST WINNING TEAMS

Many thanks go to Cathcart Castle's Graeme and Jean Smith for advertising the Greenlees Trophy Celebration next Saturday - 19th September in the Ayrshire Post -- CLICK HERE 


SOME PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES OVER THE PAST 12 YEARS 

2003 WINNERS - COCHRANE CASTLE

2004 WINNERS -- RANFURLY CASTLE

2005 WINNERS - COCHRANE CASTLE

2006 WINNERS - COCHRANE CASTLE

2007 WINNERS - COCHRANE CASTLE

2008 WINNERS - TROON LADIES

2009 WINNERS - MILNGAVIE

2010 WINNERS - MILNGAVIE

2011 WINNERS - MILNGAVIE

2012 WINNERS - MILNGAVIE

2013 WINNERS - MILNGAVIE

2014 WINNERS - CATHKIN  BRAES

SOME VIDEOS OF WINNING TEAMS WITH GREENLEES SECRETARIES

2007 LUNCH AT PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS WINNING TEAM COCHRANE CASTLE -- SECRETARY WILLEEN MCCALLUM
The Presentation Speeches of the Greenlees Trophy to  Rosemary Donaldson Troon, Rosa Maxwell Prestwick St Nicholas and Pearl Orr Cochrane Castle . Plus Willeen McCallum (Greenlees Secretary)

2010 LUNCH AT WEST KILBRIDE  WINNING TEAM MILNGAVIE - SECRETARY FIONA ROGER
The 2010 West of Scotland Greenlees Trophy Presentations. Fiona Roger the Greenlees Secretary announces the winners and West Kilbride's Ladies Captain Phyllis Howie presents the Trophies to Milngavie (Greenlees Champions), Cathkin Braes (Runners Up), Prestwick St Nicholas (Division 2 Winners) and Largs (Division 3 Winners)

2011 GREENLEES LUNCH AT WHITECRAIGS GOLF CLUB - WINNING TEAM MILNGAVIE  - SECRETARY FIONA ROGER
The 2011 West of Scotland Greenlees Trophy lunch and Presentation of Trophies took place at Whitecraigs Golf Club. Sheila Adams of Loudoun Gowf was presented with the Division 3 Trophy, Aileen Donaldson of West Kilbride the 2nd Division Trophy and Anna Telfer from Milngavie the Greenlees Trophy which they won for the 3rd year in a row. Fiona Roger the Greenlees Secretary for the West of Scotland  chaired the lunch and presentation.

2012 GREENLEES LUNCH AT WILLIAMWOOD GOLF CLUB - WINNING TEAM MILNGAVIE -- SECRETARY ANNE DUNN
The 2012 Greenlees Lunch and Presentation of Trophies. Milngavie win the Greenlees Trophy for the 4th year in a row and Anna Telfer (Team Captain) gives her vote of thanks. Loudoun Gowf win Division 2 and Liz Keohone gives her vote of thanks. Anne Dunn the Greenlees Secretary reads out the winners and Williamwood's Jinty Roger presents the trophies

Thursday, 10 September 2015

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

The draw for the West of Scotland Championship at Cawder Golf Club, Cawder Course, on Sunday 13th September is:    
12pm:  Susan Wood, Linzi Allan
12.10pm: Claire Hargan, Lesley Lloyd, Catherine Malcolm
12.20pm: Angela Devine, Ann Laing, Laura McGeachy
12.30pm:  Susan McGrenachan, Fiona Rattary, Lindsay Mathie
12.40pm: Lori MacDonald, Cathy Morton
12.50pm: Janice Paterson, Emily Dunsmore, Lorraine Campbell
1pm:        Lauren Gilbert, Irene Morrison, Lorna McClymont

Saturday, 5 September 2015

SCOTS SENIORS WIN FLIGHT B AT THE EUROPEAN SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Scotland were offically placed ninth in the final standings at the end of the European senior women's amateur team championship at the National Golf Resort, Lithuania.
The Scots failed to be one of the eight teams to qualify for the championship flight which was won by France, 3-2 winners over England in the final.
Ireland won the bronze medals by beating Germany 4-1
The Scots finished top of Flight B by beating Netherlands 3.5-1.5
Details:
Alison Bartlett and Gillian Kyle lost to Liesbeth Van Dommelen and Laurence Nolte 4 and 3.
Sheena Wood beat Tita McCart at 20th.
Lorna McKinlay beat Nan Croockewit 1 hole.
Lesley Lloyd beat Siene Dresselhuys 3 and 2.
Fiona De Vries halved with Karin Berghuys.

Friday, 4 September 2015

SCOTS SENIOR WOMEN BEAT ITALY TO GO THROUGH TO FLIGHT B FINAL

Scotland will play the Netherlands in the Flight B final of the European senior women's amateur team championship at the National Golf Resort, Lithuania.
The Scots beat Italy 3-1 and Netherlands bt Finland 3.5-1.5 in the semi-finals.

ITALY 1.5, SCOTLAND 3.5
F Christillin and E Tirante lost to A Bartlett and G Kyle 1 hole.
S Grassetto beat S Wood 4 and 3.
E Gumiroto lost to L McKinlay 2 holes.
G Foglia lost to L Loyd 1 hole
S Valli halved with F De Vries

Championship Flight
Semi-finals
Germany 1, England 4
Ireland 1.5, France 3.5

Thursday, 3 September 2015

SCOTLAND SENIOR WOMEN BEAT AUSTRIA IN OPENING MATCH OF FLIGHT B

Scotland beat Austria 4-1 in their opening match of the Flight B match-play stages of the European senior women's amateur team championship at the National Golf Resort, Lithuania.
Details:
Alison Bartlett and Gillian Kyle bt Christine Schelch and Elisabeth Muhr 4 and 2.
Sheena Wood bt Angelina Zeisler 4 and 3.
Lorna McKinlay bt Ruth Gruber 3 and 2.
Lesley Lloyd halved with Karin Kocher
Fiona De Vries halved with Alexandra Hardegg

Other results in Flight B:
Czech Republic 3, Finland 2.
Netherlands 4.5, Iceland 0.

Championship flight results
Germany 4, Switzerland 1
England 3.5, Spain 1.5
Ireland 4.5, Belgium 0.5
France 3, Sweden 2

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP - STILL ENTRY TIMES AVAILABLE

The rearranged West of Scotland Championship will take place at Cawder Golf Club on Sunday 13th September - first tee time 12 noon. You can still enter if you would like to play. Please contact Fiona Scott at fionafscott@gmail.com  or telephone or text her at 07815 784404

Here is the original Entry Form for the West of Scotland championship - CLICK HERE

Monday, 31 August 2015

JENNIFER RANKINE WINS HAGGS CASTLE LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP



The Haggs Castle Finals Day was yesterday - Sunday 30th August .  Some dryish weather which is a bit of a surprise given the weather we have suffered this year.

The Ladies Final was Laura McGeachy, the defending Champion against RLCGA's 14 year old Jennifer Rankine.


Laura started well and was two up at the turn. Jennifer started to chip away at this lead and with wins at the 10th, 13th & 14th took the lead. Holes were then halved with Jennifer missing a putt on 17 to close out the match but leaving her 1 up going down 18. Jennifer secured a good 5 on 18 to win two up.


She is the youngest ever Ladies Champion at Haggs Castle.


Thanks go to Neal Stewart for the report

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

GLEDDOCH GOLF CLUB- MIXED OPEN GREENSOMES - - £3566 RAISED FOR BEATSON CANCER CHARITY

MIXED OPEN GREENSOMES - GLEDDOCH GOLF CLUB (Sun 23rd August)
This event was held in honour of 3 Lady Past Captains (all acting members at the time
of their passing), Sheila Hughes, Kay Kellard and most recently Lynn Mitchell.

Despite an incredible amount of rain in the early hours of Sunday, the greens held up
well and the scenery was at its best. 47 couples took part and apart from the entry
fees, a large amount of money was given through sponsorship, other donations, silent
auction bids and a raffle.

Our 2 main sponsors were Windowcare Scotland and Thermo Fisher Scientific. In the next few days, we will be giving the Beatson Cancer Charity a total of £3,566 - an amount we are incredibly proud of. 

The atmosphere was wonderful at the Prize Giving, especially as club member Isabell Donnelly had a hole-in-one at the 12th !!

1)The winners of the Sheila Hughes Trophy (presented by Drew Hughes) were
Alistair Borthwick(Gleddoch) and his sister Ann Houston. (67)
2) Eddie and Linda Brown (Mar Hall & Gleddoch) (70.5)
3) Graeme Sanders and Linda Robertson (Kilmacolm & Douglas Park) (71)

Best Scrach - Garry West and Cathy Skinner (Gleddoch & Clydebank & District) (84)

Thanks go to June Lockhart (Ladies Captain) for the report

Monday, 24 August 2015

EMMA WINS THE DOUBLE !


Emma Hale (Troon Ladies), in her last year as a junior, won the scratch and handicap prizes yesterday at Beith in Ayrshire's Junior Girls' competition.
Playing in exceptionally strong winds over Beith's hilly parkland course, Emma's scratch 70, net 69 was an excellent round of golf. Her 69 won the St. Nicholas Trophy by 2 strokes over Jennifer Howie (Largs). As the best scratch, Emma wins the qualifier for the Telegraph Junior Golf Championship. SSS 69, CSS 70
Thanks go to June Kerr for the report

Friday, 14 August 2015

ELEANOR CANNON IS THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF SCOTTISH GOLF LIMITED

Eleanor Cannon heralds fresh start as new chair of Scottish Golf Limited

NEWS RELEASE
Eleanor Cannon, a highly qualified director with an engrained passion for golf, heralds a fresh start for the sport after her appointment as the inaugural Chair of Scottish Golf Limited.

Following the historic decision to amalgamate the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association (SLGA) into a single governing body for amateur golf in Scotland from 1 October, Eleanor will use her extensive strategic and commercial background to lead the new organisation in the non-executive Chair role for an initial three year term.

Succeeding the current Chairs of both governing bodies, Tom Craig (SGU) and Beth Paterson (SLGA), Eleanor, 50, will seek to lead the ongoing development of golf in Scotland and meet the challenges the sport faces.
With a very impressive CV, Eleanor offers considerable board experience within public and private companies, and has inspired and implemented change in challenging commercial and cultural environments.
After graduating from the University of St Andrews, Eleanor started her career with Marks and Spencer PLC, before serving nine years at Tesco PLC where she became a General Manager and then Global Head of Customer Service.
She joined Scottish and Newcastle PLC in 1997 and held various Board positions during a nine-year spell, latterly as Group HR and Corporate Affairs Director. Since 2008, she has run an Executive Coaching business that specialises in enabling Chief Executives and Managing Directors deliver change within their organisations.
Eleanor, who has also held Trustee and Director positions in five charities over the past 18 years, also has a strong golf background and pedigree, with her mother, Netta Matthew, and father, Rennie Matthew, past Ladies and Club Captains at Ralston Golf Club and her father going on to become President of Glasgow Golf Union.
A former Girls champion at Ralston, Eleanor has been a member at various clubs wherever her work has taken her geographically in Scotland and is currently a member at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club in Renfrewshire.
In a joint statement, Tom and Beth said: “We are delighted that Eleanor has accepted the position of Chair of Scottish Golf Limited.
“She was the stand out candidate amongst a high quality pool of applicants for the role. Eleanor is a very experienced and talented individual. The new unified governing body for Scottish amateur golf offers huge opportunities going forward. We are confident that Eleanor is the person to lead the body into a new and exciting era for golf in Scotland.”
Eleanor said: “I’m enormously proud to have been appointed as the new Chair of Scottish Golf Limited and look forward to this exciting opportunity.
“It’s a position of great responsibility and I’m determined to help meet the many challenges the game faces in Scotland, including providing greater support to our clubs and players and projecting golf as a modern, inclusive sport with a positive image to attract more players.
“I’m a proud and passionate golfer, proud of golf’s role in the history of sport in Scotland and passionate about the values and disciplines that it instils. I now look forward to the next three years with great optimism.”
The process to recruit a new Board of Directors for Scottish Golf Limited began in May, advertising as widely as possible for applicants for these vital roles through an independent HR consultancy.
The new Chair will now be involved in the process to fill the eight other non-executive director positions, with appointments to be announced in due course.

Friday, 7 August 2015

WEST KILBRIDE GIRLS OPEN DAY

West Kilbride Girls' Open --   It's in the afternoon of Saturday, 22nd August.   Course as usual is in great condition despite the pretty grim weather this year.   Forms can be downloaded from the West Kilbride website --   CLICK HERE.   The closing date is 9th August so best for girls to be quick 'though I would expect they will accept entries a little bit beyond this date.   Trophies for scratch, handicap and pre-handicap.