Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Clare-Marie Macaulay believes Solheim Cup can be a real game changer


By Nick Rodger (The Glasgow Herald)
Back in ye olden times, recreational opportunities for the bairns were pretty limited. If you weren’t wiping soot off your face after 12 hours in a chimney then you were running up and down a cobbled street like something out of a Hovis advert.
These days, of course, there are more distractions than you can shake a stick at. And yes, there are probably even classes in stick shoogling. Getting the young ‘uns into sticks of a golfing kind has been Clare-Marie Macaulay’s all-consuming passion for a few years now and her sterling work with the juniors at Paisley Golf Club continues to bear fruit.
In this age of swipe-and-scroll gadgetry, prising a younger generation away from the instant gratification of their handheld thingymebobs almost requires the hydraulic jaws of life.
“That’s the tough thing, but all I can do is make it as much fun as possible,” said Macaulay of an enthusiastic approach which has certainly breathed new life into Paisley’s junior scene. “I’ve been here for about six years and there was nothing much in place when I started. The lack of juniors was an eye-opener.
“I remember my first morning class, we had four turning up. But we started it anyway and they came for four weeks. We got it up to eight and then eight in each class and it grew from there and we started our Junior Academy. The junior membership at the club is now maybe 60 to 70.”
Getting the children hooked early into a game that can be enjoyed – and often endured – for the rest of their lives is the key for Macaulay who works alongside her brother, Paisley club pro Andy Carlton, in this family affair.
“We trialled a session for three and four-year-olds and ended up getting over 30 turning up,” she added of her Golf Tots programme. “I was quite taken aback. We opened a performance studio up which allows us to coach in the winter. They have all the trackman technology and the virtual courses. They love it. I’m not sure what they’ll think when we actually go outside, mind you.”
With its ageing demographic and declining membership figures, it’s easy to find downbeat statistics about golf in the game’s cradle that can be about as uplifting as reading a court summons.
There is plenty of good work being done at clubs throughout the country, though, and Macaulay prefers to adopt a more optimistic outlook.
“People who are non-golfers tend to see it as not very cool,” she said. “But we have been in schools round Paisley just to give kids the chance. You ask them at the end of a lesson ‘is that better than you expected?’ The response is usually ‘yes’.
“I talk to the girls who come to us and say my best pals are my golf pals.
If you get to play in events as you develop, then you’ll be with your friends all the time and they’ll grow to become lifelong friends. That’s the great thing about golf.
“It’s maybe too late for some clubs but I am a bit more optimistic about the future than I was. There are more initiatives, there are more female PGA pros going about too. People are trying. We need to be more positive.”
With the Solheim Cup coming to Glen­eagles later this year, Macaulay, who also helps run a Junior Golf Tour which has grown to incorporate 23 events, is hoping the women’s transatlantic team showpiece between Europe and the USA can act as a springboard for participation.
“I don’t think we can underplay the importance of the Solheim Cup,” she declared.
“We need to get as many juniors to that as possible. I remember the last time it was in Scotland, I was maybe 11 or 12, and I thought it was amazing.
“Youngsters will go to that and realise that golf is not old and boring. These are fashionable young girls who are great at their sport. The Solheim Cup is a huge opportunity for us.”
For more information on Clare-Marie Macaulay's junior tour, go to www.juniorflagchallenge.co.uk 

From your Webmaster -- Many congrats Clare - Marie on your success 
RLCGA is playing their County Championship over Paisley this year. Clare - Marie won the County Championship in 2003 Taken from the Archives -- CLICK HERE 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

GABRIELLE MACDONALD GIVES US AN INSIGHT TO THE SUNSHINE TOUR 2019


While Gabrielle MacDonald was waiting at the airport yesterday to come home to Scotland she decided to write a blog about her time on the SUNSHINE AFRICAN LADIES TOUR 🇿🇦☀️

For those who fancy a wee read: CLICK HERE

Monday, 18 March 2019

KATY HILL WINS THE AYRSHIRE JUNIOR SPRING SALVER

Ayrshire Vice Captain Joanne Sharp, trophy Winner Katy Hill and Junior Girls

Ten girls braved the elements at Troon Fullarton yesterday morning to contest the Ayrshire Junior Spring Salver
Four pre-handicappers played 7 holes and in the 18 hole competition for the salver there were some great scores with the winner, on the better inward half, being Katy Hill (Turnberry) playing off a handicap of 10 with a nett 61 

First silver was Freya Russell (Royal Troon)  nett 62 
First bronze was Louise Milligan (Irvine GC) nett 61 
Second bronze was Katie Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie) nett 69

To read more and see more photographs go to the Ayrshire County Website 

WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS HAVE A FUN DAY AT THE NEW FAIRWAYS INDOOR GOLF ARENA

West Girls 

The West of Scotland Girls had a fun day yesterday at the new Fairways Indoor Golf Arena. 

Allison Bell gave thanks to Bobby Rushford for the coaching session. 
Well done to the eighteen present and future West Girls. Great start to the 2019 season!!

Please Note -- The West Girls website has a new address -http://www.wsgga.btck.co.uk (The link is also on the LHS side of this website or in the website links on a mobile phone)

Sunday, 17 March 2019

KILMARNOCK BARASSIE PARTNERSHIP WIN THE AYRSHIRE LADIES COUNTY WINTER FOURSOMES

Audrey Thomson, Liz Keohone, Marion Hamilton and Liz Fitzpatrick

The Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association winter foursomes final was played at a breezy West Kilbride today

The final was between Audrey Thomson and Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) and Marion Hamilton and Liz Fitzpatrick (Kilmarnock Barassie) 

It was a very close game all the way with the 12th being the turning point in the game and into the wind all the way home. 

Liz and Minnie capitalised on their shots and sealed the win on the 16th 3&2 

Well done to all for reaching the final
Audrey, Liz , Marion and Liz on the 1st tee at West Kilbride

Thanks go to ALCGA Captain Liz Wilson for the report and photographs.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Top-five finishes for Michele Thomson and Carly Booth in South


By Martin Dempster ((The Scotsman) 

Plucky last-day performances earned top-five finishes for Scottish pair Michele Thomson and Carly Booth in the Investec South African Women’s Open in Cape Town.

As Indian rookie Diksha Dagar pipped home player Lee-Anne Pace for the title at Westlake Golf Club, Thomson finished joint-third, with Booth a shot behind in a share of fifth position.

It was Thomson’s best effort on the Ladies European Tour since the 31-year-old Aberdonian finished second in the Hero Women’s Indian Open in 2017.

She opened the final round with seven straight pars before producing a burst of four birdies in six holes around the turn to close within two of overnight leader Pace.

Thomson then parred the last five holes as she signed off with a bogey-free effort, finishing two shots behind Dagar who overtook Pace thanks to a closing 69.

Booth, who started the day alongside Thomson on one-over, matched Dagar’s effort, covering the last six holes in three-under to maintain her recent good run of form.

The 26-year-old, a two-time LET winner, finished fourth in the Canberra Classic a fortnight ago then claimed a share of 12th along with Thomson in last week’s New South Wales Open.

A closing 70 earned Kelsey Macdonald a top-20 finish as she tied for 18th on four-over, three shots ahead of Kylie Henry, who ended up on three-over following the same final-day score.

Stirling students Penny and Jordan wire-to-wire winners at Western Gailes


By BEN PHILIP
The 14th West of Scotland Trophy students' golf tournament came to a close on Friday with two wire-to-wire winners in Stirling’s Penny Brown and Jordan Sundborg.
Once again Western Gailes was beset by atrocious conditions, the final day proving possibly even windier than the first two. This brought to a close the perfect storm of weather throughout the competition and in which every player’s performance was to be commended.
Brown (pictured right) started the day with a six'-shot lead over team-mate Hazel MacGarvie and extended that lead with a par at the first. However, a double bogey 6 at the 4th, coupled with MacGarvie’s birdie at the sixth cut the gap to four strokes 
That would prove to be as close as Hazel got as back-to-back bogeys saw both players turn in 41. Two birdies on the back nine from Penny closed the door on the competition and only a double bogey on 18 prevented her from being the only player to shoot in the 70s each day, a back nine of 39 seeing her sign for an 80. Her final score of 235 gave her an eight-shot winning margin.

To read more and see the Men’s results go to the  Scottish View Website

Friday, 15 March 2019

HELEN HOLM REMINDER - HAVE YOU GOT YOUR ENTRY IN



A reminder to all interested in playing in this year's Helen Holm Scottish Women's Open at Royal Troon GC, entries close on Monday (18th March) at 12 noon
💴 : £60 entry fee 
📍: @RoyalTroonGC 
📆: 19 - 21 April 2019 
📊: Handicap limit 6.4 

FOURS SCOTS MAKE THE CUT IN SOUTH AFRICA

Former champion Lee-Anne Pace took control of the Investec South African Women’s Open today (Friday) and opened up a two-shot lead on the chasing pack at Westlake Golf Club.

The nine-time Ladies European Tour winner mixed five birdies with a solitary bogey for a four-under-par 68 and she will start the final round in familiar territory, having previously lifted the SA Open title in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Michele Thomson and Carly Booth are 5 shots off the leader with both being on  1 over par 145

-4 Leo-Anne Pace (SA) 140 (72, 68) - 1st
-2 Diksha Dagar (India) 142 (76, 66) - 2nd

Scots 
+1 Michele Thomson (73, 72) Carly Booth - (74, 71)  140 - T 7th
+6 Kelsey Macdonald 150 ( 73, 77) T 28
+9 Kylie Henry 153 (79, 74) T 42

Missed Cut:
 Gabrielle Macdonald, Hannah McCook, Jane Turner Laura Murray 

FIRST ROUND SCORES FROM SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN

Scottish scores and positions after 1st round of LET South African Women's Open:

+1 Kelsey Macdonald, Michele Thomson T6
+2 Carly Booth T13
+4 Hannah McCook, Laura Murray T22
+7 Kylie Henry T55
+10 Gabrielle Macdonald, Jane Turner T92
Lead -1

CLICK HERE FOR ALL ROUND ONE SCORES

Thursday, 14 March 2019

STRATHMORE GIRLS MAKE HISTORY


Junior Captains Megan Ashley and Amy Mitchell
From Iain Butchart - Junior Convenor, Strathmore Golf Club.

Testament to how far our girls have progressed. Strathmore Gents were struggling to field a Scratch League team and Gents Captain Norman Dyce suggested to the Perth and Kinross Executive that if Strathmore were to include Ladies or Girls then they could field a team. 

Being one of the most forward thinking Counties in Scotland this was agreed and as Junior Convenor I am personally delighted as I was instrumental in having Girls included in the Junior Scratch League 11 years ago and this year will field the first ever all Girl Junior Scratch League team and will have 2 in the Gents Team and 3 in the Ladies Team. 

This is unprecedented and probably does more to enhance the amalgamation currently going on within Golf. 

We have also recently started running Family Competitions within our Junior Section so that parents and grandparents can join in and these are gaining in popularity so if you want to grow golf make it inclusive. Strathmore and P&K are leaders not followers. 

Photographed above are our joint Junior Captains Megan Ashley and Amy Mitchell who will be eligible to play.

DOUGLAS PARK TRI AM OPEN DAY

Douglas Park Golf Club
The Ladies Open day at Douglas Park Golf Club is on Friday 21st June 2019.

This year the format will be a Tri-Am

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

ARE YOU A BRONZE OR SILVER MEDAL WINNER IN 2018

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Registration for our Regional Medal Finals closes on April 1st, click here to avoid disappointment: CLICK HERE


Scottish Golf and ProDreamUSA partner to support next generation of golfers

Scottish Golf's Brendan McGregor, Pro Dream Lorne Kelly
and Andrew McKinlay (Scottish Golf CEO)
outside Douglas Park Golf Club


Scotland’s next generation of male and female golfers are set to benefit from a new partnership announced today between Scottish Golf and the leading US Golf Scholarship Consultancy, ProDreamUSA.

As Scottish Golf’s official recommended partner for junior golfers considering a golf scholarship in America, ProDreamUSA will support the National Governing Body in providing a pathway for Scottish golfers by working with them to explore opportunities which will allow them to pursue their aspirations in golf, as well as securing a University degree that will set them up for life.

Scottish Golf recognises that playing golf in the USA provides a terrific platform for young golfers to play full-time while earning a recognised degree or college qualification and today’s announcement comes at an exciting time for both Scottish Golf and ProDreamUSA with the top ranked Scottish Woman (Connie Jaffrey), and the top 5 Scottish Men ranked on WAGR either currently playing or having played at College in the USA.

Scots star Carly Booth to become Scottish Golf Ambassador for Women and Girls’ golf




Carly Booth is set to support Scottish Golf’s plans to grow the game among women and girls in the Home of Golf after it was announced on International Women’s Day that the former Scottish Girls’ Champion will partner the national governing body as an ambassador for women and girls’ golf.
A two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, Booth has enjoyed success both at amateur and professional level and is looking forward to playing an active role in supporting Scottish Golf to deliver on its vision of making golf Scotland’s 
Carly will work with Scottish Golf in her new ambassadorial role to raise the profile of women and girls’ golf through a number of exciting initiatives in 2019.

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Sunday, 10 March 2019

Dr Katrina Douglas Golf Psychology Workshop at Cowglen Golf Club

Alyson McGinnigle (Vice Captain)  Moira Kerr (Captain) , 
Katrina Douglas and Sue Fordyce
Cowglen Golf Club held a Golf Psychology Women and  Golf Workshop today set up by Cowglen's  Sue Fordyce. 

Captain Moir Kerr welcomed Katrina to the workshop and reminded us of the fact that Katrina won the British Ladies Amateur in 1982 and played in the 1982 Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team.
She then played professionally on the Ladies European Tour, where she won eight times and was a member of the 1992 European Solheim Cup team.


Katrina introduced herself and told us that that when  her father who was a very good footballer, stopped playing football he started playing golf. 

During her school holidays he lured her younger sister and her to the Normandy driving range in Renfrew and at  the range his friend, an international golfer himself (Cowglen's own Gordon Coshinvited the girls hit some shots and gave them both their first lesson. 

 ‘It’s a shame Kitrina didn’t play when she was younger,’ he said to my father, ‘I think she could have been quite good.’  -- She was 17 at this time !

That comment set her father’s cogs turning and a few days later he put the following proposition to her: 
‘Would you like to leave school and play golf for a year? If you don’t like it you can return and complete your A-levels. 

If you like it, but aren’t very good, you can continue with your A-levels. But if you like it, and become good, no one can stop you, you are your own boss and you can always complete your studies later in life.’ -- READ MORE

Katrina did leave school and she had a wonderful golfing career - reaching the top.

Once her competitive career was over, Katrina became a BBC Sport Online golf columnist and in 2004 she was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Achievement psychology of international women golfers at the University of Bristol.

Kitrina is presently a Women and Golf magazine columnist 

The workshop was then held with great interaction with all who were present -- a break for lunch was provided by Cowglen GC  which was excellent 

We had discussions of all aspects of visualisation, feel, concentration, and attention to detail with the aim to make us feel more confident, focused and to be better prepared for the season ahead.
We even had to draw elephants at one point which was really difficult for many !!


Carol and Alyson drawing Elephants, Noting down our various thoughts
and bottom right your webmaster trying to explain her pre shot routine 

It was a great Workshop which everyone enjoyed. 
Finally thanks were given to Sue, Moira, Alyson and all at Cowglen and of course to Katrina.

 Looking to run a workshop at your club  -- Contact Katrina  by email - CLICK HERE

MAR HALL -- INAUGURAL LADIES OPEN DAY

⛳️MAR HALL LADIES OPEN⛳️
Come and join us on Sunday the 26th of May 2019  for our inaugural Ladies Open Golf Competition 🏌️‍♀️ entry £20. Email our Golf Team 👉 golf@marhall.com or, just give them a call on 0141 812 9990

Michele Thomson and Carly Booth are 12th in Australia

Michele congratulates Megan MacLaren 

England’s Meghan MacLaren has won the Women’s New South Wales Open presented by Worrells for the second successive year after an impressive final round of two-under-par 69 for a three-stroke victory at Queanbeyan Golf Club. 

MacLaren was the only player in the field to shoot four rounds under par and finished on a total of 12-under-par, three ahead of New Zealand’s Munchin Keh and Swede Lynn Carlsson.

Carly Booth (69) and Michele Thomson (71) finished joint 12th on three-under, eight shots ahead of fellow Scot Kelsey Macdonald (75)

Saturday, 9 March 2019

ELAINE MOFFAT FINISHES IN 5th PLACE IN SPAIN BEHIND 4 SPANIARDS

Spaniard Macarena Campomanes won  the Spanish Seniors Championship today at La Manga Club , Spain. 
The Madrid golfer started the final round with three shot advantage over Maria de orueta, and added her second title in this tournament.

A relaxed Elaine Moffat - Photo Courtesy of Ellie Whyte
Scot Elaine Moffat was the top Scot finishing at the near top of the leaderboard in 5th Place behind 4 Spaniards.

Frances Millar had an excellent last round of 77 to climb up the leaderboard to 23rd place out of 90 competitors

LEADERBOARD

1st. Macarena Campomanes 226 (73, 74, 79)
2nd. Maria De Orueta  229 (76, 79, 74)
3rd. Xonia Wunsch Ruiz  230 (76, 76, 78)

The Scots in the sunshine in Spain - Photo courtesy of Ellie Whyte
SCOTS SCORES
5th =:  Elaine Moffat 235 (78, 83, 74)
23=: Frances Millar 247 (82, 88, 77)
30th:  Maureen  Richmond 249 (88, 77, 84)
35th=:  Sheena Wood 251 (82, 83, 86)
42nd=:  Gillian Kyle 254 (83, 89, 82)
58th : Liz Stewart 263 (85, 89, 89)

MISSED CUT

Sue Penman, Donna Jackson, Lesley Johnson,

DOUBLE CELEBRATION FOR SOLHEIM CUP

Hannah Darling and Catriona Matthew
Yesterday was International Women's Day, and to mark it we recently spent a day with 2019 European Solheim Cup Captain Catriona Matthew and rising Scottish star Hannah Darling.


Two generations of Scottish golfers dedicated to their sport, honing their talent through hard work and commitment and inspiring others to play and enjoy this great game. It was just a glimpse of the incredible display of female sporting prowess that will be on show at Gleneagles later this year.


If that wasn't reason enough for celebration, Monday is the six months to go milestone. The countdown is officially on! Tickets are selling fast so make sure you grab the chance to be there while you still can.


Whether you want to see practice days, the action-packed Opening Ceremony Day or the competitive action, there's an option for you --- BUY TICKETS

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Friday, 8 March 2019

Ranfurly Castle pair triumph in Renfrewshire County Winter Foursomes Final Marathon

Sheila Shaw, Jan Macnab, Captain June Lockhart
and Winter Foursomes Champions Marion Munro and Anne Judge


The Renfrewshire Ladies County Winter Foursomes was played today over Pollok Golf Course 

Report from RLCGA Captain June Lockhart 

Wow what a Final.  The course at Pollok Golf Club was in very good condition despite the testing elements, but all 4 finalists deserve medals. 
 It took 22 holes before the Ranfurly Castle pair of Anne Judge and Marion Munro eventually overcame Jan McNab (also Ranfurly Castle) and Sheila Shaw (Caldwell).  

However all agreed that shot of the day belonged to Jan, who played an excellent shot from a fairway bunker onto the green on the 5th hole.

The number 6 was prominent in the first 18 holes – 6 shots given, 6 holes won by each pair and 6 holes halved ! How close was that. 

Thanks to Carol McNally for organising the venue and to Sandra Littlejohn for refereeing the extra holes. 

CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS - - COURTESY OF JUNE LOCKHART 

SPANISH SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND - ELAINE MOFFAT IN 10TH PLACE

Macarena Campomanes took a strong step toward what could be her second title in the International Women's Individual Spain, which is being held at the Real La Manga Club with a field of 90 golfers, 21 of them Spanish. 

LEADING SCORES
1st -Macarena Campomanes 147
2nd =. -Xonia Wunsch Ruiz 152
2nd = Maria Dolagaray Castillo  152

SCOTS:
10th - Elaine Moffat 161 (78, 83 )
20th Maureen Richmond 165 (88,77),   Sheena Wood 165 (82,83)
37th Frances Millar 170 (82,88)
50th = Gillian Kyle 172 (83,89)
57th = Liz Stewart 174 (85,89)

MISSED CUT
Sue Penman, Donna Jackson, Lesley Johnson,

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

SPANISH PAIRING WIN THE SPANISH SENIORS DOUBLES

RLCGA and West Vets - Donna Jackson, Gillian Kyle and Liz Stewart
Google Translate report !!

The Spanish Women's Doubles 2019 International Championship title stays on Spanish soil thanks to the good work of Madrid's María de Orueta and Xonia Wünsch, the best in the second day of the tournament held at the Real La Manga Club (Cartagena, Murcia). 

This Thursday begins the individual competition with the participation of 90 players. 

 It should be noted that at the end of this tournament Doubles will start the individual competition, in which 90 players, many of them also arriving from different parts of Europe, will seek a title to be awarded next Saturday. Also in this case La Manga Club is the scenario. 

 FINAL RESULTS 
 1.- María De Orueta / Xonia Wünsch 149 (71 + 78) 
 2.- María Castillo / Beatriz de Arenas 153 (74 + 79) 
 3.- Lin Culver / Giggi Higgins 154 (71 + 83) <

SCOTTISH SCORES
16. - Gillian Kyle & Elaine Moffat 161 (76 + 85)
19. -  Ellie Whyte and Sheena Wood, 164 (76 +88)
20=.  Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart 165 (78 + 87)
34. - Louise Graham and Frances Millar 174 (83 + 91)
35=.  Lesley Johnson and Susan Penman 176 (80+ 96)
 38. - Dulcie Brown and Anne Brownie  179  (87 + 92)

FINAL SCORES

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

FIRST ROUND SCORES AT THE SPANISH LADIES AMATEUR FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The first round of the Spanish Senior Ladies Amateur Fourball at Real La Manga Club was played today.
The leading score after Round 1 was by the Swedish pairing of Lotta Redin and Kristin Soderstrom with a 3 under par 70

Scots Results  
76 Gillian Kyle and Elaine Moffat, Ellie Whyte and Sheena Wood,
78 Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart
80 Lesley Johnson and Susan Penman
83 Louise Graham and Frances Millar 
87 Dulcie Brown and Anne Brownie

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS 

Coffee Morning provides a good start to the season for Lanarkshire Ladies County Golf Association

Older Member, Roxy Brown and Jean Macintyre

From the LLCGA Website 


Lanarkshire County Golf Association held a very successful and enjoyable fundraising coffee morning at  Hamilton Golf Club on Saturday Morning, raising over £1200


To see some photos of your day Click Here (Courtesy Of Jean Macintyre)

Sunday, 3 March 2019

KITRINA DOUGLAS GOLF PSYCHOLOGY WORKSHOP AT COWGLEN GOLF CLUB



  • Do you wonder why you make silly mistakes on the golf course?
  • Perhaps you’ve never been able to stay calm teeing off in front of the clubhouse or when you get called through a group? 
  • Maybe you are one of those golfers whose score plummets if your playing partner says something like “Oh, you played really well on the front nine”
  • Has your handicap stuck?
  • Do you have a ‘bogey’ hole or hazard that catches you out every time you’re playing well?
  • Do you have goals and ambitions for your golf that seem to get thwarted each year?
  • Would you like to change?

These are just a few of the issues to be addressed during Women & Golf Workshops.

The aim is to help you feel more confident, focused and be better prepared for your golf and the coming season. 

Dr Kitrina Douglas will show you how it is possible to climb some of the mountains you didn’t think you could climb, whatever your age, handicap or skill level.

If the answer is YES to any of the above

- Then why not come along to Cowglen Golf Club on Sunday 10th March 2019 - 10am - 2:30pm

Cost £30 includes tea/coffee and lunchtime finger buffet
Please apply to Sue Fordyce at sue.fordyce54@gmail.com

Kitrina is a Women and Golf magazine columnist and former tour player. The Workshop aims to improve confidence, concentration and motivation, reduce anxiety and fear.

RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY STALWART MAE NOBLE HAS DIED. - Obituary and Glasgow Herald announcement

Mae Noble and Aileen Wilson
1967 Evening Time Scottish Ladies Foursomes Winners


It is with great sadness to announce the death of Mae Noble on Sunday 24th February.

Mae played for the RLCGA County Team from 1966 - 1988 and played for Scotland 7 times in the Scottish Vets team. 

She was Haggs Castle Golf Club Ladies Champion 8 times and Erskine champion 13 times. She won the County Rosebowl in 1980 and 1982 and lost in the semi finals of the West of Scotland Championship in 1969 to Sandra Needham.
Some photos over the years - Click to enlarge

Her great County "partner in crime" was the late Jean Brown of Erskine and both were seen on many occasions, before and after county medals and matches, playing the fruit machines and having much laughter and fun.

The highlight of Mae's golfing career was winning the Evening Times Scottish Ladies' Foursomes in 1967 with Aileen Wilson (Haggs Castle) and having a couple of Holes in One in later years.

Mae then moved to Elie with her husband Harry (died in 2011)  and she played her golf at Elie Golf Club  until she was 86 when her balance became very poor. 
She was very sad about this as golf was her life and she said then " The spirit is willing but the body is just not able'

In July 2018 Mae suffered a slight stroke and this further knocked her confidence and in October her daughter Lynda Smith (Douglas Park) and son Guy moved her back to Glasgow to a home nearby Lynda in Bearsden. 

She would have been 91 on the 14th March 2019.

We send Lynda and Guy and all the family our sincere condolences.

The funeral is at Dalnotter Crematorium on Friday 15th March at 11:30am  -- Glasgow Herald Announcement 

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Shannon McWilliam loses in the Spanish Amateur semi final

Aboyne's Shannon McWilliam scored 3 and 2 wins over Isobel Holpfer (Austria) and Sophia Zeeb (Germany) on Friday in  the Spanish women's international amateur golf championship

She then beat England's Bel Wardle by two holes in the quarter-finals  but then lost by 3 and 2 to Mahe Candice (France) in the semi-finals at Zaudin Golf Club, Seville yesterday. 


Today's 36-hole final was between Candice and Italy's Alessia Nobilio, a 4 and 3 winner over compatriot Benedetta Moresco.

 **Mahe Candice (France)  won the final at the 3rd extra hole --- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS