Monday, 22 December 2014

PROPOSAL TO AMALGAMATE THE SGU AND SLGA HAS NOW BEEN FINALISED

SGU and SLGA NEWS RELEASE

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

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

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

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

KEY FEATURES

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

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

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

PLATFORM FOR NEW ERA

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

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

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

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL AMALGAMATION REPORT

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

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

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

Monday, 17 November 2014

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

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


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

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

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

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

The CSS was 73, the same as the SSS.

Many thanks go to June Kerr for the photos and report

Sunday, 16 November 2014

MARION STEWART FROM KILMACOLM IS THE NEW WEST VETS CAPTAIN


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

Sunday, 9 November 2014

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

 FROM LORNA McKINLAY, SLGA

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

 HANDICAPPING SURVEY LINK

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

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

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

Thursday, 6 November 2014

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

Eilidh Briggs - County Champion and RLCGA Honorary Member 

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

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

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

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

To see more go to the RLCGA Website

TO SEE MORE PHOTOS CLICK HERE

Monday, 27 October 2014

CATHKIN BRAES WIN THE GREENLEES TROPHY

Cathkin Braes Pauline Warlow with the winning Greenlees Trophy

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

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

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

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

Here is Anne's Speech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 2 October 2014

SCOTLAND SENIORS LOSE OUT AT HUDDERSFIELD

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

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

SKELMORLIE ARE IN THE PINK !


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

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

Sunday, 21 September 2014

RENFREWSHIRE PIPPED BY ANGUS IN THE COUNTY FINALS AT HILTON PARK

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

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

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

To read more go to the Renfrewshire Ladies County Website

Saturday, 20 September 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 19 September 2014

GREENLEES TROPHY FINAL DIVISIONAL TOTALS




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

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

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

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

Thursday, 18 September 2014

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

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

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

TO VIEW ALL THE SCORES CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Monday, 15 September 2014

CATHKIN BRAES ARE THE 2014 GREENLEES TROPHY CHAMPIONS

Final points - Division 1


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

Sunday, 7 September 2014

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


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

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

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

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

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

Other result: Germany 1, Belgium 4.

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

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

 To read all the reports go to the West Vets Website

COMMONWEALTH SPOONS RESULTS

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

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

Monday, 1 September 2014

RAIN IN JAPAN AND AUSTRIA

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


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

Sunday, 31 August 2014

RAIN IN AUSTRIA FOR CAPTAIN ANNA

Message from -- Anna Telfer (Milngavie) --  Captain of the Scottish Team ---- European Senior Team Championship at Gut Altentann GC in Austria - with Alison Bartlett, Fiona De Vries, Alex Glennie, Ann Ryan, Mary Smith and Sheena Wood - 

Arrived today and it hasn't stopped raining since we arrived! They've had the wettest July and August since records began. 
Anyway the devastating news - for everyone, including players, organisers and officials is that tomorrow's practice day has been cancelled. Course is waterlogged

Saturday, 30 August 2014

West of Scotland Championship cancelled

Due to lack of entries the rescheduled West Championship at Windyhill GC on Sunday 14th September has been cancelled.

SLGA FOURSOMES - LANARKSHIRE PAIRING ARE RUNNERS UP

Former Curtis Cup player Alison Davidson and Elaine Allison (Stirling) won the SLGA foursmes stroke-play title at Auchterarder today with a round of 80 in the difficult conditions May Hughes (Lanark) and Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) - Lanarkshire were only 1 shot behind to take the runners up spot.
In the handicap prize list --D&A's Colleen Brown and June Sutherland (Dalmally) had the best net round of 73 off a handicap of 29
Runners-up were Anne Brownie and Viv Curran (Comiston Ladies) with 74.5 off 7.5.

Friday, 29 August 2014

WHO IS GOING TO WIN THE GREENLEES TROPHY

Going to be a tight finish in the 2014 Greenlees Trophy  --

Could it be Cathkin Braes, Milngavie Troon or Loudoun to win the Trophy

Who will be relegated ? -- Largs or Douglas Park --- CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE CURRENT TOTALS as of the 30th August.

Monday, 25 August 2014

HOME INTERNATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ladies Home Internationals, 17th-19th September 2014, Aberdovey Golf Club, Wales. Team Captain: Karen Marshall

Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne)
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw)
Louise MacGregor (Falkirk)
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey)
Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe)
Tara McTaggart (Minto)


Senior's Home Internationals,
September 30th - October 2nd, Huddersfield Golf Club, England. Team Captain: Anna Telfer

Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
Fiona deVries (St Rule)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
Anne Ryan (Tain)
Mary Smith(Tain)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

WEST KILBRIDE GIRLS' OPEN - MIRREN FRASER WINS THE NANCY CHISHOLM SCRATCH TROPHY

Nancy Chisholm presents the trophy to Mirren Fraser

Mirren Fraser (Powfoot), a semi-finalist in the Scottish Girls last month, tamed a very challenging strong wind at West Kilbride yesterday to win the Nancy Chisholm Scratch Trophy with an excellent three over par 76. The net winner of the Kandy Bar Cup was local girl Louise Duncan, who playing off a 10 handicap recorded a net 70. CSS was 73.
Congu Handicap Girls

Silver Division
1st Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 80 (10) 70
2nd Erin Johnson (Lanark) 85 (12) 73
3rd Lori Macdonald (Cardross) 85 (10) 75

Bronze Division
1st Lorna McClymont (Dumbarton) 101 (21) 80
2nd Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride) 103 (22) 81
3rd Samantha McKay (Loudoun) 117 (35) 82
4th Rachel Foster (Turnberry) 110 (27) 83

Pre Handicap Girls

Pre-Handicap Competition
1st Katie Hill (Prestwick St. Cuthbert's) Winner of June Kerr Trophy
2nd Heather Kelly (Loudoun)
3rd Gemma Paton (Loudoun)

Thanks go to June Kerr for the photographs and report

Thursday, 21 August 2014

SUSAN WOOD RETAINS THE COUNTY CHALLENGE CUP

Susan Wood
Drumpellier's Susan Wood retained the Challenge Cup that she won at Drumpellier in 2013 with the best scratch score of two-over-par 76 in today's SLGA county open meeting at Lanark Golf Club.
A field of 47 had to contend with very heavy showers which helped push the CSS up to 77 (reduction only).
Anna Telfer (Milngavie) had the second best scratch score of 78 to win the Muirhead Tankard.
Anna. playing off six, won the Handicap Challenge Cup with a net 72, three ahead of May Hughes, who plays off 5 at Lanark.
In the Bronze Division, the Nisbett Scratch Cup was won by Sandra Johnson (Kilbirnie Place) with a score of 106. Sandra's net 85 off 21 also won her the Handicap Challenge Cup in this division.
Janice Gallagher (West Kilbride) was runner-up with a net 89 off 21.


SUMMARY OF LEADING SCORES
Par 74 CSS 77 (reduction only)
SCRATCH
76 S Wood (Drumpellier)
78 A Telfer (Milngavie)
80 M Hughes (Lanark), L Fraser (Kingsknowe).
82 L Newton (Dunnikier Park).
83 D Cowan (Ranfurly Castle).
84 S Cuthbertson (Peebles).
85 L McKinlay (Dunnikier Park).
86 F Scott (Bothwell Castle).
87 L Loyd (Hayston), A Shanks (Dumbarton), L Cosh (Cowglen).
88 S McDonald (Buchanan Castle).
89 E Johnston (Lanark), A Devine (Hamilton).

HANDICAP
72 A Telfer (Milngavie) (6)
74 S Wood (Drumpellier) (2)
75 M Hughes (Lanark) (5)
77 E Johnson (Lanark) (12). L Newton (Dunnikier Park) (5)
78 L Fraser (Kingsknowe) (2), D Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) (5)
79 S Robertson (Elie and Earlsferry Ladies) (15)
80 C Sim (Balmore) (14), S Cuthbertson (Peebles) (4)
81 E Wilson (Elie and Earlsferry Ladies) (9). F Scott (Bothwell Castle) (5), L Cosh (Cowglen) (6)
82 S McDonald (Buchanan Castle) (6), M MacLeod (Milngavie) (11)
83 C Main (Hayston) (19), F Macgregor (Thornhill) (10), A Shanks (Dumbarton) (16), L McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) (2)

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

ANNA HAS HER 7th HOLE IN ONE

Anna -- with her Hole in One ball
Karen Maxwell played Golf at Milngavie yesterday with Alicia Wilson, Katie Macaulay and the superstar  --- Anna Telfer who had a hole in one at the 2nd . Well done Anna and I think that makes 7 now!!!!!  
Thanks Karen for the news and photograph -- and she also says she thinks that that is Anna's 7th Hole in One 

Monday, 18 August 2014

LAUREN GILBERT IS DOUBLE TROPHY WINNER AT PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERTS

Lauren Gilbert with the Winning Trophy and other prizewinners
The Ayrshire Girls competition was held on Sunday at Prestwick St. Cuthbert's. It was extremely windy so conditions were tough for the girls. The Pre-handicap girls play 9 holes from forward tees.

St. Nicholas Trophy
Scratch: Lauren Gilbert (Largs) 82 (Daily Telegraph Qualifier)
Silver Handicap: Lauren Gilbert 82 (9) 73
Bronze 1st: Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride) 102 (23) 79 (Daily Telegraph Under 15 yrs net winner)
2nd: Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride) 108 (27) 81

St. Nicholas Trophy Winner: Lauren Gilbert
Pre Handicap Girls

Pre-Handicap Girls 9 Holes
Age 12 and Under: 1st Hannah Young (Troon Ladies)
2nd Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies)
Ages 13 - 14 years: 1st Rebecca Hale (North Gailes)
2nd Gemma Paton (Loudoun)

Pre-Handicap Girls Putting
Age 12 and Under: Joint Winners: Cristina McCracken and Hannah Young (both Troon Ladies)
Ages 13-14 years: Joint Winners: Rebecca Hale (North Gailes) and Katie Hill (Prestwick St. Cuthbert's

Thanks go to June Kerr for the report and photographs

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

STRATHMORE'S KIRSTY BRODIE IS TOP SCOT IN LORETTO SCOTTISH U14s OPEN CH/SHIP

Strathmore's Kirsty Brodie, bidding to follow in the footsteps of last year's winner, Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) finished the top Scot in joint seventh place in the Loretto Scottish Under-14 girls' championship at Bothwell Castle Golf Club yesterday.
Kirsty had rounds of 75 and 78 for a total of nine-over-par 153.
Natasha Slater from Furness Golf Club, Barrow in Cumbria was a classy successor to McWilliam as champion, winning the title by seven strokes with a two-under-par total of 142.
Runners-up on 149 were Martha Lewis (76-73) from St George's Hill GC, Surrey and Kathatrina Steffl (France) (74-75).
The next best Scots after Brodie were Gullane's Charlotte Munro (74-85 for 159) in joint 17th place and Sarah Black (Deeside) (79-85 for 164), sharing 23rd place.

LORETTO SCOTTISH UNDER-14 BOYS' AND GIRLS' OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Bothwell Castle Golf Club
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 144 (2x72)
142 N Slater (Furness) 70 72
149 M Lewis (St George's Hill) 76 73, K Steffl (Fra) 74 75
152 A Meyer (Fra) 78 75, E Lewis (Knowle) 71 81
153 K Brodie (Strathmore) 75 78, S Johnson (Telford) 72 81, M Appart (Ger) 77 76 (T7)
155 H Screen (Berkhamsted) 79 76
SELECTED TOTALS
156 N Amos (Faversham) 80 76 (T10)
159 C Munro (Gullane) 74 85 (T17)
164 S Black (Deeside) 79 85 (T23)
167 J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 83 84 (27th)
172 A McKay (Crail) 81 91 (T31)
173 B Jansen (Peel) 91 81 (T33)
175 L Duncan (West Kilbride) 81 94 (36th)
184 E Hynd (Thornton) 82 102 (39th)
193 A Mitchell (Strathmore) 93 100 (40th)
203 E Wilkie (Greenock) 103 102 (41st)
210 C Wilson (St Regulus) 101 109 (42nd)

To view all the final totals   CLICK HERE

Saturday, 9 August 2014

WEST KILBRIDE GIRL'S OPEN DAY -- LATE ENTRIES ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED

West Kilbride Girls' Open will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, 23rd August. The closing date was 8th August, however the club will still take entries. It is open to girls under 18 on 1st January 2014, entry for Congu's £6 and Pre-handicaps £4.

There are trophies for Scratch, Handicap, and Pre-handicap plus other prizes. Entry forms are available from the club website

www.westkilbridegolfclub.com Click Golf, Open Competitions, Girls Open -- ALTERNATIVELY CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM

The course is in great condition so the girls should enjoy their round. Entries to the Club Office as soon as possible please.

Friday, 8 August 2014

RANFURLY CASTLE OPEN DAY RAISES £450 FROR THE ST VINCENTS HOSPICE

Vicky Rennie presents the winners Diane Baldwin and Michelle Anderson with their prize
Vicky presents the 2nd prize to Helen Abram and Liz Crighton
We had a very successful day, 48 couples played in lovely sunshine yesterday, many of them giving compliments about the course.
Winners with 40 pts were Diane Baldwin and Michelle Anderson from Hilton Park. 2nd Helen Abram RCGC and Liz Crighton from Kilmacolm, 3rd May Hughes Lanark and Janice Paterson Drumpellier and 4th Julie Will Troon Ladies and Pat Pennel RCGC.

Vicky Rennie presented the prizes and also presented a cheque for £450 to a representative from St Vincents hospice.

CLICK HERE to see more photos

Thanks go to Jean Irvine for the report and photographs

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

JUNE GORDON HAS HER FIRST HOLE IN ONE

June Gordon is delighted with her Hole in One
Many Congratulations go to June Gordon (Douglaston Golf Club - Virgin Active Milngavie)  who had  a Hole in One when she played the Senior Ladies Open at Auchterarder on 10th July.  It was her 1st ever Hole in One, and she was delighted as well as being amazed at the achievement.

Monday, 4 August 2014

SLGA REGIONAL MEDAL FINAL SIX QUALIFY AT HAMILTON FOR GRAND FINAL AT KING JAMES VI GC

Norma Hogg (Merchants of Edinburgh), Emily Dunsmore (Bishopbriggs), Jennifer Allan (Glenbervie), Sarah Kemp (Helensburgh), Vic Catterson and Sarah-Jane Shoulin (Hayston) all qualfied from a field of 84 at Friday's West Division SLGA Regional Medal Final at Hamilton Golf Club for the Grand Final at King James VI Golf Club, Perth on Sunday, September 7.
Norma and Emily headed the Silver Division net returns with 71 apiece, Norma off 17, Emily off 13. Jennifer was third with a net 74 off 5.
Sarah topped the Bronze net scores with a 71 off 17. Vic (handicap 29) and Sarah-Jane (28) had net 73s.
The CSS was 74.
LEADING SCORES
Par 72 SSS 72 CSS 74
SILVER
71 Norma Hogg (Merchants of Edinburgh) (17), Emily Dunsmore (Bishopbriggs) (13)
74 Jennifer Allan (Glenbervie) (5), Edna Taylor (Wishaw) (17).
75 Leigh Duff (Cathkin Braes) (9)
76 Dorothy Winton (Cawder) (13), M Noble (Stirling) (13), S Hay (Kirkintilloch) (8), Lynne Sharp (Perth Ladies) (10), Carol Sim (Balmore) (14), Evelyn MacDonald (Callander) (15)
77 Rachel Irvine (Largs) (8), P Patrick (Irvine) (5), S Rennie (Turnhouse) (7), Margaret Mackie (Dunning) (10)
78 Alison Finlay (Whitecraigs) (15), Linda MacKay (Mount Ellen) (10), Elizabeth Hale (Caldwell) (11), Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie) (8), Pamela Buttar (Paisley) (9), Linda Scott (Southerness) (12).

BRONZE
71 Sarah Kemp (Helensburgh) (17)
73 Vic Catterson (Lenzie) (29), Sarah-Jane Shoulin (Hayston) (28), Janette Ritson (Caldwell) (27).
74 Mary Frances McCaughley (Mount Ellen) (20), Eleanor Fenner (Hilton Park) (21), Wilma Halas (Tulliallan) (20)
76 Anne Gilbert (Kilbirnie Palce) (18)
77 Gillian Cruickshank (Whitecraigs) (30), Tracey Nicholson (Castle Douglas) (17), Maurat Jack (Ayr Belleisle) (21), Lynne MacDonald (Cardross) (22)
78 Ann Douglas (Carrickvale) (22)
79 Wilma Scott (Vale of Leven) (24), Anne Bruce (Kirkintilloch) (28), Linda Fraser (Braehead)

Sunday, 3 August 2014

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY FORM

The rearranged 2014 West of Scotland Championship is over Windyhill Golf Club on Sunday 14th September 

CLICK HERE to get your entry form

Fiona Scott will contact all the players that entered in May to ensure that they are able to play on the 14th, if not then she will refund their entry fee to them.

There were only 27 entries in May so hopefully this date will mean that there will be an increased entry

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

SUSAN WOOD WINS MORISON CUP FOR SEVENTH YEAR IN A ROW

Drumpellier's Susan Wood, has won the Lanarkshire 36-hole women's competition for the Morison Cup for the seventh year in a row, making it nine times all together.
Her three-over-par total of 145 (72-73) at Colville Park Golf Club was three better than last year.
Runner-up and handicap winner for the second year in a row was Kirsten Brown (Strathaven).

Another Strathaven player, Ellie Bryce, won the junior championship scratch cup with a four-over-par 75 while Emily Glencorse (Millport), with a net 68, was the winner of the handicap salver.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Saturday, 26 July 2014

CONNIE MAKES TOP 20 IN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) shot a final round of three-under-par 69 for a total of 290 and tied for 19th place in the European women's amateur golf championship at Estonia Golf and Country Club.
She finished 12 shots behind the two Spaniards who tied for the title on 278, Luna Sobron and Noemi Jimenez.
Sobron, beaten in the final of the 2013 British women's amateur championship, won the marathon play-off at the eighth extra hole of sudden-death play.
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), the only other Scot to survive the third-round cut, finished joint 44th on 296 after a final round of 75.
The top British player was Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) who finished T14 on 289 with rounds of 73, 70, 73 and 73.

LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 288 (4x72)
278 Luna Sobron (Spain) 71 72 69 66, Noemi Jimenez (Spain) 68 71 70 69 (Sobron won sudden-death play-off at eighth extra hole).
282 Celine Boutier (France) 68 76 67 71, Nanna Madsen (Denmark) 70 72 70 70

SELECTED TOTALS
289 Meghan MacLaren (England) 73 70 73 73 (T14)
290 Inci Mehmet (England) 75 75 68 72, Connie Jaffrey (Scotland) 73 76 72 69 (T19).
295 Hayley Davis (England) 72 73 73 77 (T39)
296 Lauren Whyte (Scotland) 77 76 68 75, Paula Grant (Ireland) 75 73 75 73 (T44).
298 Chloe Williams (Wales) 74 78 71 75 (T58).

D&A JUBILEE CUP WINNERS

JUBILEE CUPS – PLAYED OVER HELENSBURGH GOLF CLUB
Played 21st July 2014, 
CSS: 75 PAR: 73 40 Played
1st Silver: Claire Harper [Helensburgh] 84-14-70
2nd Silver: Linda Moffat [Helensburgh] 83-12-71
3rd Silver: Sarah Kemp [Helensburgh] 90-18-72
1st Bronze: Lynne MacDonald [Cardross] 100-22-78
2nd Bronze: Rae Strang [Cardross] 101-22-79

Friday, 25 July 2014

CONNIE JAFFREY AND LAUREN WHYTE ARE THE ONLY SCOTS TO MAKE THE CUT IN ESTONIA

Curtis Cup Scots Gemma Dryburgh and Eilidh Briggs missed the third-round cut today (Friday) in the European women's amateur golf championship at Estonia Golf and Country Club.
Dryburgh shot 76-77-74 for 227 and Briggs 77-77-76 for 230. To make the final round, players had to shoot 223 or better.
Germany-based Scot Rachael Taylor also missed the cut on 229 (77-78-74)
In contrast, St Andrews' Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) shot one of the day's best scores, a four-under-par 68 after rounds of 77 and 76. She is joint 38th on 221 alongside Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) who has scored 73, 76 and 72.
Spain's Noemi Jimenez continues to make the running. She is two shots clear of the field with a seven-under-par tally of 209 (68-71-70).

Thursday, 24 July 2014

EUROPEAN WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP SCOTS TRAIL IN ESTONIA

Scotland's representatives are not in contention after two rounds of the European women's amateur golf championship at Estonia Golf and Country Club.
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) is the leading Scot on 149 with rounds of 73 and 76 but she is way back in joint 44th position, 10 shots behind the leader, Spain's Noemi Jimenez (68-71 for 139).
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 77-76 and Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) 76-77 are sharing 90th place.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) has had a pair of 77s for 154 and joint 103rd plae.
Germany-based Scot Rachael Taylor is on 155 and joint 110th position after rounds of 77 and 78.
Defending champion Emily Pedersen (Denmark), recent winner of the British women's open amateur title at Royal St George's moved up to a share of second place, one off the lead with a pair of 70s.

LEADERBOARD
139 Noemi Jimenez (Spain) 68 71
140 Manon Gidali (France) 71 69, Emily Pedersen (Denmark) 70 70

SCOTS' SCORES
149 Connie Jaffrey 73 76 (T44)
153 Lauren Whyte 77 76, Gemma Dryburgh 76 77 (T90)
154 Eilidh Briggs 77 77 (T103)
155 Rachael Taylor 77 78 (T110)

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report.

LYNN HAS HOLE IN ONE AT THE LGU PEUGEOT CORONATION FOURSOMES AREA FINALS

Lynn Forsyth has a Hole in One

The Peugeot Area Coronation Foursomes Finals took place at East Kilbride Golf Club on Monday 21st July.
Highlight of the day was for Lynn Forsyth partnered by Elspeth Smith (Paisley GC) when Lynn had a HOLE IN ONE. She is now eligible to join the LGU Hole in One Club.

Leading Results:
1st:  Helen Grierson & Marion MacAuley (Hamilton) 41 pts
2nd: Gill Taylor & Amanda Lynde (Dunfermline) 38 pts
3rd:  Gillian Coles & Linda Smith (Ralston) 38 pts

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

CONNIE JAFFREY TOP SCOT IN ESTONIA

Troon's Connie Jaffrey was the leading Scot, in a share of 38th place with a one-over-par 73, at the end of the first round of the European women's individual amateur championship at Estonia Golf and Country Club.
Connie, beaten finalist in the Scottish women's amateur championship at Prestwick but surprisingly beaten early in defence of her Scottish U18 girls' title at Dumfries and County GC last week, was three under par on the fifth tee after birdies at the first, third and fourth but she was four over par for the remaining holes with bogeys at the seventh, ninth, 11th and 17th.
Curtis Cup players Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) scored 76 and 77 respectively. Dryburgh had a double bogey at the third and four bogeys to offset birdies at the second and third. She is T84 in the first-round standings.
Briggs had seven bogeys in halves of 37-40 to be T97 alongside Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) and Germany-based Rachael Taylor.
Spain's Nuria Iturrious leads the field with a five-under 67.
British open amateur champion Emily Pederssen (Sweden), the defending champion, is T6 with a 70

LEADERBOARD
Par 72
67 N Iturrios (Spa)
68 C Boutier (Fra), N Jimenez (Spa), M Cappeliez (Fra).
SELECTED SCORES
71 G Cowley (Eng) (T14)
72 H Davis (Eng) (T29)
73 M MacLaren (Eng), C Jaffrey (Sco) (T38)
74 C Williams (Wal) (T54)
75 O Mehaffey (Ire), P Grant (Ire), I Mehmet (Eng) (T67).
76 G Dryburgh (Sco), S Keech (Eng), Leona Maguire (Ire) (T84)
77 E Briggs (Sco), L Whyte (Sco), R Taylor (Sco) (T97).
78 D Sverdloff (Eng) (T109)
79 S-J Boyd (Eng), A Peters (Eng) (T111)
80 L Hillier (Wal) (T117)
83 C Ryan (Ire) (T126)

DRUMPELLIER GOLF CLUB OPEN GREENSOMES - WHY NOT ENTER

Drumpellier Golf Club Ladies Open Greensomes --- 
-- tee times available 9-2.30! 

Course in great condition!!!! — 



Get your entry in  -- Click on there following link ---  Drumpellier Golf Club Website

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

SLGA TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

Team Announcements

European Senior Ladies Team Championship, Gut Altentann GC, Austria, 2-6 September 2014

Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
Fiona De Vries (St Rule)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barrassie)
Ann Ryan (Tain)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

Team Captain: Anna Telfer


Girls Home Internationals, Donabate Golf Club, Ireland. 6-8 August 2014.

Mirren Fraser (Powfoot)
Joanne Free (Gullane Ladies)
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)
Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne)
Heather Munro (Monifieth)
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus)
Clara Young (North Berwick)

Team Captain: Laura Walker

Reserves:
Emma Hale (Troon Ladies)
Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies)
Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse)

World Amateur Team Championship, Japan, 3-6 September 2014

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield)
Gabrielle MacDonald (Cragielaw)

 Girls British Open Amateur Championship, Massereene Golf Club, Northern Ireland, 11-15 August 2014.

Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)
Clara Young (North Berwick)

Ladies British Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship, Ashburnham Golf Club, Wales, 20-22 August 2014.

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield)
Gabrielle MacDonald (Cragielaw)

Sunday, 20 July 2014

KYLIE WINS THE GERMAN OPEN AFTER A PLAY OFF AGAINST CHARLEY HULL

Kylie Walker Winner of the German Open

Wörthsee/Munich, July 20, 2014 - Scotland’s Kylie Walker survived a final round charge by Charley Hull of England to win the Ladies German Open presented by Marriott.

Walker won with a par on the first extra hole at Golfclub Wörthsee, two months after earning her first Ladies European Tour title in similar fashion, in a play-off at the Deloitte Ladies Open in Holland.

The 27-year-old Glaswegian began the final round with a six stroke lead, but Hull fired a final round 65 to join her on a 72-hole total of 25-under-par.

Hull applied pressure from the beginning, opening with three straight birdies, and she narrowed Walker’s advantage to one stroke with a fourth birdie on the eighth hole. An up and down for birdie from the bunker short and left of the ninth green saw Walker make the turn in level par 36 and she took a two stroke lead into the back nine.

Hull then birdied 12, but then Walker pulled two clear with a birdie on 13. Walker bogeyed 14 and both players birdied 15, before Hull eventually drew level by making a five footer for birdie on the 17th green.

Both players missed birdie chances on the last hole and returned to the 18th tee in a heavy shower. In the play-off, Hull hit her drive into trees and had to chip out. She then hit her third shot to within five feet of the flag but missed her par putt, whereas Walker was on the green for two and took a par.

“It was pretty nerve-wracking. Charley played brilliantly today because it was slightly tougher conditions as well. I wasn’t quite playing as well as I have done the rest of the week but I’m delighted to have hung in there today and get the win,” said Walker, who added a final round 71 to her three opening 64s. “I was hoping not for a play-off, I was trying to win it in regulation play but it didn’t happen and Charley made a great birdie on 17 to tie for the lead. I was delighted in the play-off that I made a solid par and managed to get it. I’m delighted. I’m just living the dream at the moment. I’m really happy and enjoying my golf.”

Hull took the disappointment on the chin and said: “I just blocked my tee shot on the last which was annoying but I hit a good shot in and a good putt. I’m quite happy. It’s been a long three weeks and I’m a bit tired now because I’ve been in contention all three weeks and especially with a major in the middle of it. To finish it off with a second place is not too bad.

“I’m looking forward to my next competitions after I have a week or so off because I feel like my game is in really good condition. I’ll keep doing what I’m doing. It’s a shame because in regulation play on 18 I hit my drive 305 yards, so it’s a shame for me to push it a little bit in my play-off hole.

Leading Scores:

263 - Kylie Walker (SCO) 64 64 64 71, Charley Hull (ENG) 64 70 64 65
265 - Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 65 70 67 63
270 - Yu Yang Zhang (CHN) 64 67 67 72, Amy Boulden (WAL) 68 68 65 69, Sandra Gal (GER) 69 67 66 68, Gwladys Nocera (FRA) 69 70 66 65
271 - Celine Herbin (FRA) 67 68 65 71
272 - Sally Watson (SCO) 70 66 69 67, Klara Spilkova (CZE) 67 68 68 69

Other Scot:
284 - Vikki Laing (SCO) 68 69 76 71,

To read the full report go to Kirkwood Golf


Saturday, 19 July 2014

KYLIE IS 6 AHEAD BEFORE GOING ONTO FINAL ROUND -- THE SAME AS RORY !!

A happy Kylie Walker and her caddie on their way to another 64 in Germany


KYLIE REWRITES LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR RECORD BOOKS WITH ANOTHER 64

NEWS RELEASE FROM LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR

Wörthsee/Munich: Glasgow’s Kylie Walker fired a third straight round of eight-under-par 64 in the Ladies German Open presented by Marriott at Golfclub Wörthsee for a three-round total of 259, 24-under-par: a new Ladies European Tour 54-hole record.
The 27-year-old Carrick on Loch Lomond player fired 10 birdies and two bogeys in baking hot temperatures of 31C to lower by one stroke the previous record set by Gwladys Nocera at the 2008 Goteborg Masters.
Walker’s shot of the day came on the par-4 14th when, having had to take a penalty drop behind a tree, she holed a 9-iron shot from 132 yards for the first of four straight birdies.
“On 14, that was a real stroke of luck really,” said the recent Deloitte Ladies Open champion. “I had three-putted 13 for bogey and then tugged my tee shot on 14 and it had hit a tree, but from the tee we couldn’t see what had happened.
"I got up there and the ball was still in the tree about two feet off the ground. So I took two club length’s penalty drop and I didn’t have a line at all. I hit a 9-iron over bushes and a tree and then ran out to see where it went and it managed to go in, so it was crazy. I had to calm myself down after that.”
Walker goes into the final round with a six-stroke lead ahead of China’s Yu Yang Zhang and England’s Charley Hull.
The Scot added: “I feel really comfortable with my game and I’m really enjoying it. Today was really hot and I had to keep getting myself in the shade, any chance I could get to stay cool and I think that helped because out in the sun it was roasting. "Obviously I would love to win and going into tomorrow I’ve just got to try and do the same again and keep playing the way I’m playing.
"I’m putting nicely so I’ve just got to get as many birdies as I can.”
Hull fired eight birdies for her second 64 of the tournament and is also in contention for her second LET victory this season. She said:
“I didn’t really get off to a fast start, because I birdied the first but didn’t hole many putts on my front nine. I missed a short putt on the fourth hole from five feet and could have birdied the next couple of holes but I’m happy with a steady round of golf. Hopefully a low one tomorrow will put me up there.”
After six birdies and one bogey in a 67, the diminutive 22-year-old Zhang, from Guangzhou, remains in the mix for her first LET trophy and said: “I think I will be playing with two long hitters so I will stick to my game plan and just try to make birdies and focus on my shots.”
Two strokes further behind at 16-under, French duo Celine Herbin and the 2012 tournament champion Anne-Lise Caudal lie in a tie for fourth spot. Caudal injured her wrist playing out of a bunker on hole 14 and saw the LET osteopath on course, but still managed birdies on 15 and 16.
She said “I’m happy to be 16-under. It looks like Kylie loves the golf course and it’s going to be hard to catch her but there is some space for second place.”
Welsh rookie professional Amy Boulden was alone in sixth on 15-under after a third round 65, while Germany’s Sandra Gal and the defending champion Carlota Ciganda of Spain share seventh place 10 shots off the lead going into the final round.
Walker needs a final round 66 to set a new Ladies European Tour record for the lowest 72-hole total, at 30-under-par. The current record of 259, 29-under-par, was set by Gwladys Nocera when she won the Goteborg Masters in Sweden six years ago.

THIRD-ROUND SCOREBOARD
Par 216 (3x72)
192 Kylie Walker (SCO) 64 64 64
198 Charley Hull (ENG) 64 70 64, Yu Yang Zhang (CHN) 64 67 67
200 Celine Herbin (FRA) 67 68 65, Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) 65 69 66
201 Amy Boulden (WAL) 68 68 65
202 Sandra Gal (GER) 69 67 66, Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 65 70 67
203 Liz Young (ENG) 70 65 68, Klara Spilkova (CZE) 67 68 68, Linda Wessberg (SWE) 70 65 68, Diana Luna (ITA) 68 70 65
204 Dewi Claire Schreefel (NED) 68 64 72
205 Sally Watson (SCO) 70 66 69, Sophia Popov (GER) 68 67 70, Gwladys Nocera (FRA) 69 70 66
206 Nikki Campbell (AUS) 70 70 66, Jia Yun Li (CHN) 70 67 69, Alexandra Vilatte (FRA) 72 65 69, Sophie Giquel-bettan (FRA) 72 70 64
207 Nina Muehl (AUT) 70 68 69, Nontaya Srisawang (THA) 72 69 66, Kim Williams (RSA) 72 68 67, Rebecca Hudson (ENG) 70 67 70, Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN) 68 70 69
208 Beth Allen (USA) 66 73 69, Noora Tamminen (FIN) 72 67 69, Valentine Derrey (FRA) 69 71 68
209 Louise Larsson (SWE) 69 73 67, Holly Clyburn (ENG) 69 68 72
210 Sahra Hassan (WAL) 72 70 68, Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP) 72 69 69, Hannah Burke (ENG) 71 71 68, Rebecca Artis (AUS) 66 70 74, Nikki Garrett (AUS) 70 70 70, Isabelle Boineau (FRA) 71 71 68, Cassandra Kirkland (FRA) 72 70 68
211 Hannah Ralph (ENG) 69 69 73, Ariya Jutanugarn (THA) 68 69 74, Steffi Kirchmayr (GER) 70 71 70
212 Nina Holleder (GER) 70 72 70, Nicole Garcia (RSA) 68 72 72, Jade Schaeffer (FRA) 70 70 72, Sophie Walker (ENG) 70 73 69, Florentyna Parker (ENG) 70 71 71, Caroline Afonso (FRA) 75 68 69
213 Ursula Wikstrom (FIN) 69 72 72, Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA) 70 70 73, Cheyenne Woods (USA) 71 72 70, Vikki Laing (SCO) 68 69 76
214 Cathryn Bristow (NZL) 72 70 72, Sharmila Nicollet (IND) 70 72 72, Alison Whitaker (AUS) 68 74 72, Julie Greciet (FRA) 70 72 72, Tania Elosegui (ESP) 71 70 73, Charlotte Thompson (ENG) 68 73 73, Lucie Andre (FRA) 69 71 74
215 Mallory Fraiche (USA) 71 71 73, Karolin Lampert (GER) 71 72 72
216 Emma Cabrera-Bello (ESP) 67 73 76, Stefania Croce (ITA) 73 70 73
217 Miriam Nagl (GER) 73 70 74
218 Laura Jansone (LVA) 69 74 75
220 Margherita Rigon (ITA) 72 70 78
DQ Giulia Sergas (ITA)

Bethan Cutler
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Ladies European Tour
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Friday, 18 July 2014

KYLIE WALKER EQUALS LET RECORD FOR LOWEST 36-HOLE TOTAL

Kylie Walker
Wörthsee/Munich - West of Scotland’s Kylie Walker fired a second straight round of eight-under-par 64 in scorching conditions at Golfclub Wörthsee to equal the all-time record for the lowest 36-hole total in a Ladies European Tour (LET) event.

At 128, 16-under-par, Walker leads by three strokes over China’s Yu Yang Zhang, who shot a second round 67, with Dutchwoman Dewi Claire Schreefel a stroke further behind in outright third place.

The last woman to post a 36-hole total of 16-under was Gwladys Nocera at the Goteborg Masters in Sweden in 2008, before she went on to record the LET’s lowest 72-hole winning total of 29-under-par.

Kylie led after every round of the Deloitte Ladies Open in Holland two months ago, which she went on to win, but the level-headed Glaswegian, 27, said:
“I’m not really used to being in this position. I led in Holland through the tournament but I haven’t thought about it. I just try to play one shot at a time.”

With six birdies on her front nine, Kylie went out in 30. She picked up a stroke at the first and then a hat-trick from the fourth, before adding two more birdies on holes eight and nine.

After driving left into the trees on hole-12, she took her first bogey in 30 holes, but immediately recovered with a birdie on 13. A pair of birdies followed on 15 and 16 and she dropped a shot on 17 but finished with a birdie on 18 for a back nine of 34.

She said: “I probably played a little bit better today because I had 10 birdies and two bogeys. I’m happy with how I’m playing and the score is looking good at the moment. We’ve got two more rounds and we’re really looking forward to the weekend.

“Going into the back nine today I was trying to beat my score from yesterday which was eight under, but I stumbled on 12 and caught a flier on 17 and ended up through the green.
"I made a couple of bogeys today, but I’ll keep playing the way I played today and see what happens.”


SECOND-ROUND LEADING SCOREBOARD
Par 144 (2x72)

128 Kylie Walker (SCO) 64 64
131 Yu Yang Zhang (CHN) 64 67
132 Dewi-Claire Schreefel (NED) 68 64
134 Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) 65 69, Charley Hull (ENG) 64 70

135 Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 65 70, Klara Spilkova (CZE) 67 68, Sophia Popov (GER) 68 67, Linda Wessberg (SWE) 70 65, Liz Young (ENG) 70 65, Celine Herbin (FRA) 67 68

136 Sandra Gal (GER) 69 67, Sally Watson (SCO) 70 66, Rebecca Artis (AUS) 66 70, Amy Boulden (WAL) 68 68

137 Holly Clyburn (ENG) 69 68, Vikki Laing (SCO) 68 69, Ariya Jutanugarn (THA) 68 69, Alexandra Vilatte (FRA) 72 65, Jia Yun Li (CHN) 70 67, Rebecca Hudson (ENG) 70 67

138 Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN) 68 70, Nina Muehl (AUT) 70 68, Hannah Ralph (ENG) 69 69, Diana Luna (ITA) 68 70

139 Gwladys Nocera (FRA) 69 70, Noora Tamminen (FIN) 72 67, Beth Allen (USA) 66 73

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Bethan Cutler
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Ladies European Tour

FIONA LIDDELL WINS THE SCOTTISH GIRLS AND WEST OF SCOTLAND'S JILLIAN FARRELL WINS THE ANSLEY REID SALVER

Fiona Liddell and Jillian Farrell
SCOTTISH UNDER-18 GIRLS CLOSE CHAMPIONSHIP
Dumfries and County Golf Club.
Semi-finals
Heather Munro (Monifieth) bt Joanna Free (Gullane) 1 hole
Fiona Liddell (Gutersloh) bt Mirren Fraser (Powfoot) 1 hole
Final
Liddell bt Munro 2 and 1.
Ansley Reid Salver
Final
Jillian Farrell (Cardross) beat Jennifer Saxton (Kinross) 1 hole.

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SCOTTISH GIRLS FINAL MATCHPLAY RESULTS

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS FROM DUMFRIES AND COUNTY - SCOTTISH GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL -- FIONA LIDDELL v HEATHER MUNRO