Sunday, 21 April 2019

Aboyne's Shannon McWilliam is 4th in the Helen Holm as Pia Babnik from Slovenia wins in style


Many congratulations go to Chloe Goadby and Shannon McWilliam who won the Team Award 


Chloe, Susan Wood (Photo Courtesy of Susan) and Shannon with the winning Team Trophy




Portland (Par 72)  SSS, 77 CSS Round 1 76, Round 2 76
Royal Troon Round 3 (Par 72) SSS77, CSS 76

Leading Scores

1st : -15 Pia Babnik (Slovenia) 66, 69, 66 - 201
2nd: -8 Charlotte Bunel (France) 70, 69, 69 - 208
3rd: -7 Shama Dutrieux (Wrothram Heath) 69, 71, 69 - 209
4th : -6 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 70, 70, 70 - 210

Other Leading Scottish Scores:

T6 : -3 Alison Muirhead (Jumereih Golf Estates) 73, 70, 70 - 213
T6 : -3 Hazel MacGarvie (Royal Troon) 70, 72, 71 - 213
T10: -1 Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) 69, 77, 69 - 215
T10: -1 Jasmine MacIntosh (Hazelhead) 72, 69,74 - 215
T10: -1 Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) 70, 71, 74 - 215
T17: +2 Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 76, 70, 72 - 218
T22: +3 Connie Jaffrey (The Ladies Golf Club Troon) 71, 76, 72 - 219
T24: +4 Megan Ashley (Strathmore) 70, 75, 75 - 220
T25: +5 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 73, 74, 74 - 221
T30: +7 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 72, 73, 78 - 223
T30: Jess Meek (Carnoustie) 69, 73, 81 - 221

Final Scores from the 2019 Helen Holm 

Report to follow when available

Saturday, 20 April 2019

HELEN HOLM - DAY 2 - SHANNON MCWILLIAM IS THE LEADING SCOT


Slovenia’s Pia Babnik continued her good form on Day 2 at the 2019 Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open with a three-under-par round of 69 at Royal Troon on Saturday. 

 Babnik, who is currently seeking a spot in Europe’s PING Junior Solheim Cup Team, remained consistent to extend her lead over the 120-strong field to three. 

Sitting five shots behind Babnik, Shannon McWilliam is the top Scot after 36 holes. She had 4 birdies in her inward half of 33.

Speaking to Scottish Golf following a bogey-free back nine, which also included four birdies, McWilliam was pleased with how she played, saying: “I played pretty solid on the back nine today, I had eagle putts on 11 and 12 that didn’t drop but overall I am quite happy with the way I finished my round.” 

 McWilliam is one of five Scots  inside the top 10 and with 18 holes left to play, the youngster from Aboyne is looking forward to playing in one of the final groups out tomorrow: “I am looking forward to playing Royal Troon Old Course tomorrow, all I can do is go out there and give it my best shot. It will be an exciting day.” 

 Tomorrow’s final group will include Slovenia’s Pia Babnik, Finland’s Emilia Tukiainen and France’s Charlotte Bunel. For a full draw sheet and list of latest scores from the 2019 Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open, please click the link below:

1st:Pia Babnik (Slovenia) 66,69 - 135

Leading Scottish Scores :
T4: Shannon McWilliam 68,70 - 138
T6: Jasmine Mcintosh (Hazelhead) 72, 69 - 141, Hannah Darling  (Broomieknow) 70, 71 -141
T9: Hazel MacGarvie (Troon) 70, 72 - 142, Jess Meek (Carnoustie) 69, 73 - 142
T11: Alison Muirhead (Jumeirah Golf Estates) 70, 73 - 143
T17: Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 72, 73 - 145, Megan Ashley (Strathmore) 70, 75 - 145
T22: Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 78, 70 - 146, Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) 69, 77 - 146
T25: Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 73, 74 - 147,  Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 71, 76 - 147 

View latest scores from the 2019 Helen Holm 

READ THE FULL REPORT AT SCOTTISH GOLF

Friday, 19 April 2019

JESS MEEK AND CHLOE GOADBY ARE LEADING SCOTS AFTER ROUND 1 OF THE HELEN HOLM


With temperatures soaring on the West Coast, it was Slovenian youngster Pia Babnik who hit the ground running on day one at the 2019 Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open. A sensational opening round of 66 at Royal Troon gave the youngster a two-shot lead over the rest of the field.
Babnik, who is the highest ranked player in this week’s field, carded nine birdies in total on her way to finishing six-under-par ahead of round two tomorrow. 2018 Scottish Champion Jess Meek (Carnoustie) and Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) both carded 3 under par round of 69 to be the leading Scots 
Scotland’s Shannon McWilliam also enjoyed the “ace” conditions in Ayrshire. The youngster from Aboyne recorded a hole-in-one at the 142-yard Par 3, eighth on her way to carding a two-under-par 70.
McWilliam, is one of six Scots currently in the top 10 with last week’s Scottish Girls’ Open Champion, Hannah Darling, also two-under-par after day one.
Speaking to Scottish Golf following her opening round, McWilliam said:
“The pin was at 142-yards, playing uphill and slightly into the wind, I was trying to hit a 150-yard shot and hit a perfect eight-iron that bounced once and went in. I didn’t actually see it go in, I only knew because of my mum’s reaction.” 
Analysing the rest of her round, McWilliam admitted that there is still room for improvement, adding:
“It was a very mixed bag out there for me today, two double bogeys, one bogey, five birdies and a hole-in-one. I felt like I could have been a lot lower but I am looking forward to round two tomorrow.”
The 120-strong field will play another round over Royal Troon Portland on Saturday, before the cut is made for the final 18 holes over Royal Troon Old Course, on Sunday.
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE SCORES

Go to Scottish Golf for the full report

Masters drama helped bring stroke victim back to health -- the last day of the #Golfhealthweek

Vivien Hamilton -- Courtesy of Ed Hodge


The Scotsman Newspaper - Click to enlarge
The Scotsman 19 Apr 2019 By ED HODGE 

As Tiger Woods’ remarkable triumph at the Masters captivated the golfing world last Sunday, the event brought back fresh memories for an amateur golfer who credits the sport for aiding her recovery from serious illness. 

 Vivien Hamilton, a 62-year old member at Douglas Park Golf Club, was as enthralled as anyone as Woods sensationally claimed his first major title since 2008 at Augusta National. Seven years ago, the tournament held extra significance for Hamilton as she persuaded doctors to allow her home from a hospital ward so she could witness the final 36 holes during her recovery from a stroke.


That was the second serious health issue to strike Hamilton who underwent treatment for cancer in 2009. Now back enjoying her golf as part of the blossoming women’s membership at the Bearsden club on the outskirts of Glasgow, Hamilton’s story is among the highlights of this week’s first ever Golf and Health Week. It is a dedicated digital and social media campaign, co-ordinated by the R&A and involving various golf bodies, designed to shine a light on the sport’s various health benefits and encourage golfers, lapsed golfers and non-golfers on to the fairways.

“In 2009 I went through chemotherapy and was very sick. It was a tough time,” recalls Vivien. “I remember being in my bed, looking out to the sky and always thinking ‘I wonder what it would be like to get out there again’. I came down to the course after the treatment was over and heard one of the ladies coming off the course grumbling and I thought about what is important in life. I was thinking ‘I’ve been living in a bedroom’. It was so amazing when I eventually played again, just wonderful. I felt there was still a life.”
Hamilton eased her way back by playing nine-hole medals to keep her handicap active, while everyone at Douglas Park was so supportive. Yet when she was hit with the stroke in 2012, she had to dig deep again.

“It was really awful. It’s affected my lifestyle, not only my golf,” adds Hamilton. “I hate how tired I am, I still have challenges from it, but you keep going. I was in hospital for a week and remember asking the consultant if I could go home for the Masters over the weekend! It was just amazing to come out of a ward and see it at home.”

On the road back to health, Hamilton says golf has played a huge role in her recovery. The research manager for art at Glasgow Museums continues: “I have a stroke on the right side of my body, but one of the things the consultant said to me was to get back out there on the golf course when I could. The stroke affected my speech and spatial awareness, and as 62-year-old Vivien Hamilton thrilled to Tiger Woods’ triumph at the Masters on Sunday, the Douglas Park golfer recalled how the tournament played a big part in her recovery from a stroke. so for the consultant the idea of having to concentrate and hit a ball was fabulous. It took me a few months though, as the reality of the tiredness hit me hard. That first hit of the ball after my health problems felt so good. It is just a beautiful feeling of achievement. Golf, physically, has been good for me, as well as the fresh air, with some nice company who share your values.”

Today’s final day of Golf and Health Week shines a light on club level, offering clubs the opportunity to highlight their work in this area and share positive stories. The collaborative campaign has been running using the hashtag #Golfhealthweek and included content on the physical and mental health benefits of playing golf and projects being delivered by golf bodies and clubs, primarily within Great Britain and Ireland but also in other countries including Canada and Australia.

Hamilton enjoys the camaraderie and competition at Douglas Park and is delighted to be reaping the sport’s health benefits.
“There is a real buzz around the club,” she says. “I love the friendship, the fresh air, the nature and being away from work. Robert Irvine, the professional, has given me lessons.

“Golf is a game that is so good for your soul. During my illnesses, the girls here were so supportive. I thought I would get better at the sport, but never have! I’m now off a 32 handicap, but I’m just delighted to be enjoying and playing golf. I love it.”
● To get involved in Golf and Health Week, use #Golfhealthweek

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Louise Duncan is Ayrshire Ladies Champion 2019

Audrey Thomson and Louise Duncan - Photo courtesy of the Ayrshire County Website

A beautiful day at Turnberry today for the semi final and final of the Ayrshire Ladies's County Championship.

This morning Louise Duncan booked a place in her first final by winning her match against Sharon Lambie and Audrey Thompson reached her second final winning on the 18th green against Jenny Linklater.

Great golf was played by both players in the afternoon, a good match to watch for the 20 ladies who came to support.  
Louise won the match on the 15th hole with her 4th birdie of the round.
Read more on the Ayrshire County Website and more photos 

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

AYRSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS - DAY 1

From The Ayrshire Ladies' County Golf Website

The Ayrshire County Championship took place today over King Robert the Bruce, Turnberry Golf Course


First Round
Louise Duncan beat Barbara Beckett
Jane Finnie beat Katy Hill
Sharon Lambie beat Helen Craig
Gillian Gowers beat Arlene Sinclair

Jenny Linklater beat Sara Ann Bottomley
Liz Wilson beat Liz Keohone
Audrey Thompson beat Jocelyn Faris
Pauline Patrick beat Lorna Ronnie

Quarter Finals:

Louise Duncan beat Jane Finnie 2&1
Sharon Lambie beat Gillian Gowers 1 up
Jenny Linklater beat Liz Wilson 3&1
Audrey Thompson beat Pauline Patrick 3&2


Yesterday's results from the Qualifying round 
SSS 74, CSS 77 Reduction Only
The CSS for today is 77 and it is Reduction Only
Scratch
1st Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 78
2nd Jenny Linklater (Largs) 85 bih

Silver
1st Sharon Lambie (Barassie) 86-10=76
2nd Margaret White (St Nicholas) 97-20=77 bih

Bronze
1st Sandra Carruthers (St Nicholas) 102-23=79
2nd Dee Kippen (Ardeer) 103-22=81

Sky Sport focus on Douglas Park Golf Club as part of R&A Golf and Health week




A dedicated campaign to raise awareness of the health benefits of golf for people of all ages and abilities is underway.
The first ever Golf and Health Week is taking  place from 15-19 April and aims to encourage golfers, non-golfers and lapsed golfers into taking part in the sport and today on Sky Sports.  
Douglas Park Golf Club and particular Vivien Hamilton supported by Lady Captain Denise Macnaughton and Club Pro Robert Irvine

HAYSTON OPEN DAYS - BOOK ONLINE

To view and to book all Open Days being held at Hayston Golf Club this year please click on the link below -- Ladies Tri Am - Tuesday 16th July.

 Click Here to Enter Online

Monday, 15 April 2019

Fancy a day trip to Edinburgh for a great round of golf at Mortonhall

Mortonhall Golf Club

Mortonhall have two Ladies’ Opens this year. 

The Greensomes on Friday 24th May and the Triam on Friday 23rd August. 

Click this link for entry forms open-competitions

RLCGA Caddies/Team Outing at Cochrane Castle


RLCGA Caddies Match

5 RLCGA County players and 10 Caddies combined to have a fun afternoon at Cochrane Castle GC on Sunday. 

The competition was a ‘Waltz Triam Stableford’, the course was in very good condition and the weather was calmer than forecast.


Sandra Littlejohn, Donna Jackson and Marilyn Muir
Soup and sandwiches were enjoyed by all after the games, and the course was ‘Mastered’ by the team of Donna Jackson, Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) and Marilyn Muir (Old Ranfurly) 
However all players were ‘winners’ as a lovely afternoon was enjoyed by all.

Thanks go to all at Cochrane Castle for making us most welcome, to Marilyn Muir for organising the Caddies and to the Team players for taking part.  

Renfrewshire is very lucky to call on such a large group of loyal Caddies, and the Squad are very appreciative.  Special thanks go to Gillian McGinlay for stepping in after Jennifer Rankine had to withdraw, due to qualifying for University Finals

 CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME MORE PHOTOGRAPHS

Thanks go to RLCGA Captain  June Lockhart for the report and photographs.

Carmen Griffiths and Ella McGrath are the Scottish Golf Academy Season Opener Winners

Ella McGrath and Carmen Griffiths 
Photo courtesy of David McGrath

Girls Scratch (Played over Montrose 1562 Medal course)
1 Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne ) 74 (bl6)
2 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 74
3 Grace Crawford Gullane Golf Club 78

Click here for all scores


Ella McGrath - Photo courtesy of David McGrath

Stableford (Played over the Montrose Broomfield course)
1 Ella McGrath (Caldwell)  37 41 
2 Maisie Witt (Bathgate) 34  41 
3 Ruby Watt ( Paul Lawrie) Golf Centre 20 40

Click Here for all the scores

Report when available 

Sunday, 14 April 2019

WEST GIRLS APRIL MEDAL RESULTS

Troon Medal Results: CSS 74

Scratch : Luisa Gibson Irvine, 83


1st Silver Nett: Lauren Agnew, Eastwood (20) 72
2nd Silver Nett: Luisa Gibson,  Irvine GC (6) 77bih


1st Bronze Nett : Cristina McCracken, Troon Ladies  (25)75
2nd Bronze Nett : Lindsay Main, Strathaven (23) 77bih

Friday, 12 April 2019

HANNAH DARLING SECURES HOME VICTORY AT THE SCOTTISH GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP

Scotland’s Hannah Darling led from start to finish at the 2019 Scottish Girls’ Open Championship to claim the title at The Home of Golf on Friday afternoon.
Taking a three-shot lead into the final round, the 15-year-old from Broomieknowe Golf Club carded her second even-par round of the week to finish on four-under-par for a final total of 209.
England’s Ellie Gower was two-under-par through 12 but an eight on the penultimate hole put an end to her chase. Darling, who had spoken about maintaining a level-head throughout the week did just that, finishing with a birdie on 18 to secure a six-shot advantage and the Scottish Girls’ Championship.
Speaking to Scottish Golf following the trophy presentation, Darling said:
“I was really steady out there today and went on a bit of a par-run, but I think that was worth it. Ellie was holing quite a few putts and had me worried at some points but I stuck to my game pan and just really happy to come away with the win.”
Darling now turns her attention to next week’s Helen Holm Women’s Open at Troon. With next week’s event counting towards qualification for The PING Junior Solheim Cup, the Scots teenager is hoping she can take advantage of her recent run of form, adding:
Next week’s event is a women’s event so obviously it will step up another level but I am definitely happy with where my game is at the moment and ready to take on the challenge of next week and hopefully I will come away with another good performance.” 
For a full list of results from this year’s Scottish Girls’ Open, please click HERE

Thursday, 11 April 2019

HANNAH DARLING HAS A THREE SHOT LEAD AFTER ROUND 2 OF SCOTTISH GIRLS ‘ OPEN

Hannah Darling continued to lead the way at this year’s Scottish Girls’ Open. An even par round of 71 gave the Scots teenager a 3-shot lead going into tomorrow’s final round on the Eden Course at St Andrews.

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s final round, Darling said: “Tomorrow is another fresh day and I will be looking to play it as I have over the last two days, not getting ahead of myself and keeping a level head. I’ve not been in a final group often, so I am just looking forward to learning from it and hoping it goes my way.”

Darling, who is currently studying for her National 5 exams, has had to use her down time at this year’s event to keep on top of her revision adding:

I am doing pretty well at the moment; I’m trying to do it little and often as that’s the only way I can do it at the moment, but I think that my parents will be happy to hear that I am trying to study.”

The low round of the day came from Isabelle Simpson who carded a one-under-par 70 to sit in second place ahead of tomorrow’s final round. She will join Darling and England’s Ellie Gower in the final group tomorrow. 

View Scottish Girls’ Open leaderboard

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY FORM

 An entry form for the West Championship at Sandyhills GC on 19th May from 1.00 to 2.30pm can be obtained by clicking on the links below. 

Please read the printable form to read the rules. If you choose to enter online you can either send a cheque or pay by BACS transfer. 

I will send you the details once you have entered.
Please note the handicap limit has been raised to 20 this year.



Jean Macintyre

HANNAH DARLING LEADS AFTER ROUND 1 OF THE SCOTTISH GIRLS



From the Scottish Golf Website (Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf)

Hannah Darling soared to the top of the Scottish Girls’ Open leaderboard on Wednesday afternoon after posting an impressive four-under-par 67 on St Andrews’ Eden Course. 

Darling fired six birdies in her opening nine holes and a steady closing stretch gave the Broomieknowe teenager a one-shot lead over the rest of the field. 

Speaking to Scottish Golf after her round, Darling said: “I stuck to my processes well today, I had a few bogeys out there but I didn’t let that get me down. Everyone is going to have bad holes out there because it is that sort of golf course but I stayed patient and let the birdies come to me and I was pretty chuffed overall.” 

 Looking ahead to the next two rounds, Darling added: “It’s a marathon and not a sprint so I am just taking each day as it comes. I will re-assess tomorrow when I wake up, but I am just happy with what has happened.” Germany’s Olivia Bergner sits in second place, one stroke behind Darling after round one while four players, including top seed Ani Eisenhut, are tied for third on -1.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL SCORES (Including the Boys Results from West Kilbride)

LORNA MCCLYMONT RETAINS THE D&A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Ann Colthart (Captain), Lorna McClymont,
Laura McGeachy and Fiona Cowan (President) - (Photo courtesy of Sheena McDonald)

Lorna McClymont continued her successful start to the season by winning the D & A County Championship. 

In a final played in glorious weather she defeated Laura McGeachy 3 and 2.
Ann Colthart (Captain), Mandy Allen
Ann Shanks and Fiona Cowan (President) 

Handicap Championship was won by Mandy Allan 
The Bronze Championship was won by Kath Brown and the 
Sophie Murphy won the Helen McGregor Quaich.

D&A CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:

CHAMPIONSHIP 
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) beat  Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle)

HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP 
Mandy Allan (Milngavie) beat Ann Shanks 

BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP 
Kath Brown beat Shaeen Ahmad 

To see some photos go to the D&A Website

CLAIRE MCLAUGHLIN FROM WEST KILBRIDE WINS THE FIRST 2019 JUNIOR TOUR EVENT

Claire Mclaughlin (West Kilbride) finished in first place in the Junior Tour event over Southerness on Saturday 6th April after the two rounds with a total score of 159. 
Carys Irvine (Craigielaw) was 2nd on 160
Luisa Gibson (Irvine) finished 3rd (161) 

 Full results can be found here

The R&A and USGA release rules clarification

The USGA and The R&A have provided a clarification that introduces a Local Rule, allowing players to replace a broken or significantly damaged club, except in cases of abuse.


Under the Local Rule, a club is “broken or significantly damaged” if it meets the following conditions: 
  • the shaft breaks into pieces, splinters or is bent (but not when the shaft is only dented)
  • the club face impact area is visibly deformed (but not when the club face is only scratched) 
  • the clubhead is visibly and significantly deformed
  • the clubhead is detached or loose from the shaft or
  • the grip is loose
However, a player is not allowed to replace his or her club solely because there is a crack in the club face or clubhead.  
Committees can begin using this Local Rule immediately. 

The complete language of this new Local Rule and other clarifications can be found on the R&A Website

 Clarifications will normally be updated on a quarterly basis in January, April, July and October. The next quarterly update will be in July 2019.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

D&A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

First Round: 
 Lorna McClymont bt Lynn McColl 
 Fiona Rattray bt Sophie Murphy 
 Lorraine Campbell bt Anna Telfer 
 Laura McGeachy bt Caroline King 

SEMI FINALS : 
Lorna McClymont bt Fiona Rattray 6/5
Laura McGeachie bt Lorraine Campbell 2up

SEMI FINALS: HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP 
Mandy Allan bt Janet Buchanan at the 19th
Ann Shanks bt Joyce Tait at the 19th

FINALS DRAWS FOR WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL 2019 SPECTATORS WELCOME

BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP 
0900 Kath Brown v Shaeen Ahmad 
HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHI
0915 Mandy Allan v Ann Shanks 
CHAMPIONSHIP 
1300 Lorna McClymont v Laura McGeachy

Monday, 8 April 2019

D&A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER AT BALMORE GOLF CLUB - ANNE LAING WINS THE PRESIDENTS PRIZE

The D&A COUNTY Championship Qualifier and April Medal was played today over Balmore Golf Club.

Anne Laing (Troon) had the best Gross Score of 73 and Sophie Murphy (Clydebank) playing of a handicap of 12 had the leading net score of 70.

RESULTS

SCRATCH:  Anne Laing 73

SILVER: HANDICAP
Sophie Murphy 82 – 12 – 70 
Anne Laing 73 -1 – 72 
Lorraine Campbell 78 – 6 – 72

BRONZE HANDICAP 
Fiona Leitch 95 – 22 – 73 
Joyce McGregor 100 – 25 – 75 
Shaeen Ahmad 99 – 21 – 78 

WINNER OF PRESIDENTS PRIZE – ANNE LAING 
WINNER OF THE CAPTAINS PRIZE – SOPHIE MURPHY

Leading Handicap Results;
Par 70, SSS 70, CSS 73 (53 Entrants) 

1 Sophie Murphy (Clydebank)  82 - 12 = 70 
2 Anne Laing (Troon) 73 - 1 = 72 
3 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 78 - 6 = 72 
4 Caroline King (Clober) 84 - 11 = 73 
5 Mandy Allan (Milngavie) 92 - 19 = 73 
6 Aileen Baker (Crail) 80 - 6 = 74 
7 Carol Sim (Balmore) 88 - 14 = 74 
8 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie)  75 - 0 = 75 
9 Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) 80 - 5 = 75 
10 Lois Connell (Milngavie)  86 - 10 = 76 
11 Anna Telfer (Milngavie)  85 - 9 = 76 
12 Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park) 81 - 4 = 77 
13 Katy MacAulay (Milngavie)  86 - 9 = 77 
14 Rona Agnew (Dumbarton) 93 - 16 = 77 
15 Moira Macleod (Milngavie) 88 - 10 = 78

DRAW FOR CHAMPIONSHIP
TUESDAY 9 APRIL 2019 
0906 Lorna McClymont v Lynn McColl 
0915 Fiona Rattray v Sophie Murphy 
0924 Lorraine Campbell v Anna Telfer 
0933 Laura McGeachy v Caroline King 

DRAW FOR BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP
0942 Shaeen Ahmed v Eleanor Starling 
0951 Kath Brown v Rae Strang 

DRAW FOR HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP 
1000 Mandy Allan v Lori MacDonald 
1009 Janet Buchanan v Sheena Niven 
1018 Ann Shanks v Karen Haggarty 
1027 Joyce Tait v Margo Ree

BRODICK GOLF CLUB OPEN DAY EVENTS - LADIES MIXED AND SENIORS


Join us to compete in a brand new event for the over 60s! 

Ladies play 18 holes at Brodick anytime between 14th and 16th May inclusive. 

Gents play 18 holes at Lamlash anytime between 14th and 16th May inclusive. 

Ladies and Gents play a mixed foursomes at Brodick on Friday 17th May. 
To enter, or for further information, email: enquiries@brodickgolf.com, or ‘phone 01770 302349



The 2019 Brodick Ladies Open will be held between Sunday August 4th – Sunday 11th. 
 The competition will be run over 18 holes as a stableford, please enter in pairs. 
 For an entry form, please click here

RACHAEL TAYLOR IS BEST SCOT IN THE LET ACCESS TERRE BLANCHE OPEN

Austria’s Sarah Schober is delighted the waiting is finally over to record her first win on the LET Access Series. Although the 26-year-old topped the 2016 LETAS ranking, she was winless throughout the year, finishing as a runner-up five times.   
Schober (3 under) had to endure a play-off against overnight leader England’s Hayley Davis in order to claim that illusive title in the Terre Blanche Ladies Open at the spectacular Terre Blanche Resort in Tourrettes, France.

Scottish  totals;
+6 Rachael Taylor (T25)
+7 Gabrielle Macdonald (T29)
+9 Hannah McCook, Jane Turner. (T36)
Laura Murray (missed cut). 

Sunday, 7 April 2019

CALLING ALL WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS



West of Scotland Girls' Golfing Association Development Competition - Sunday 14th April 2019  - Troon Portland Par 3 Course 

Open to all U18 girls in the West of Scotland who are working towards holding a CONGU handicap.

Play is over the par3 course and there will be prizes for different age groups. 

Enter via the West Girls Website or through this Entry Form

CAMERON NEILSON AND CARMEN GRIFFITHS DO WELL IN IRISH GIRLS OPEN STROKEPLAY



Ingrid Lindblad in 2017, Kajsa Arwefjall in 2018 and now Lovisa Gunnar in 2019 has secured three Swedish victories in a row at the Irish Girls’ Open Stroke Play played at Roganstown Hotel and Country Club.  

Gunnar, who was supposed to be on a flight home with her mother at 4pm today but changed to a later flight home following her second round 68, fired a final round 69 to secure a 3 shot victory over Ffion Tynan (Wales). 

Scots Cameron Neilson (Nairn) and Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne ) tied 3rd and 6th respectively and Grace Crawford (Gullane) finished in 49th position.

Carmen said on Twitter —. "Delighted with a T6 finish after a great few days competing at the Irish Girls U18’s Championship 
Big thanks to Scottish Golf for another fantastic opportunity"  ⛳

Saturday, 6 April 2019

WEST KILBRIDE'S LINZI ALLEN IS NOW A QUALIFIED PGA PROFESSIONAL

Linzi Allen at Birmingham University Graduation

News from West Kilbride Golf Club. — Linzi Allen has Graduated ✅ 🥂

Linzi says --  " A massive thank you to the boss West Kilbride Pro Shop for all his help, support and guidance throughout my training and now beyond.  Throughout all the self doubt, meltdowns and late night studying, I’ve had the best support from the best people around me which I’m so grateful for" 💜

 "Excited for the next part of the journey as a fully qualified PGA Professional" 😁🏌🏼‍♀️ ⛳️ 

Many Congrats Linzi from all in the West of Scotland

Friday, 5 April 2019

SCOTTISH GOLF APRIL NEWSLETTER

West Kilbride GC Ladies
West Kilbride Golf Club has become the first affiliated club in Scotland to sign The R&A Women in Golf Charter. 

Unveiled by The R&A in May 2018, the Women in Golf Charter has been introduced to create a more inclusive culture across the golf industry and to ensure that women are given equal opportunities to maximise their potential, both on the course and within the game of golf. 

From making the switch to ability-based tees to staging male and female events on the same day, there are a range of options that clubs can commit to as part of the Charter. 

All affiliated clubs can receive support from Scottish Golf’s Development Team to ensure commitments within their Charter action plan are achieved. 

 If your club is interested in signing up to the Women in Golf Charter, please click the link on the following link CLICK HERE TO READ MORE  to find out more and to make your commitment to the Women in Golf Charter.

ALSO : 
UPDATE ON THE RULES (STROKE AND DISTANCE) AND GOLF HEALTH WEEK

Thursday, 4 April 2019

ONLY 2 PEOPLE BREAK 90 AT A WET AND WINDY WEST VETS SPRING MEETING AT GLASGOW GAILES !!

Marion Hamilton (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Overall Winner of the West Vets Spring Meeting

From the West Vets Website 

Glasgow Gailes was the venue yesterday for the much anticipated 2019 Spring Meeting of the West Vets. 

A total of 113 ladies entered the competition, looking forward to the opportunity to play over this fabulous links, which has been host to 32 international championships since 1927. 

However, the Scottish weather had different ideas. 

Spring was not evident over the Ayrshire links and the vets had conscious decisions to make on whether or not to brave the elements.

A total of 59 ladies ventured out - and to be honest, they should all be congratulated. 


Liz Stewart ( after 18 holes)  Liz Wilson, Anna Telfer and Gillian Kyle (after 18 holes)


Carol Fell and Evy MacGregor 
could only manage 1 hole but did enjoy the catering and chat

Others stayed inside and enjoyed a selection of teas, coffees, scones, soup and bacon rolls. The jury is still out on who made the right call!

Only 2 people broke 90 - Gillian Kyle and Liz Stewart (Reserve) who were part of the Scottish Vets winning team against the Irish earlier this week !

Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) recorded the best scratch of the day with an 83. 
Best net of the day was Marion Hamilton (Kilmarnock Barassie) with 92 - 14 =78. 
Supervet and runner up was Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) with 91 - 11 = 80.

SSS 77, CSS 80 Reduction Only
GROSS SCORES
NET SCORES

Thanks go to May Hughes (SVLGA West Vice Captain) for the report and Sandra Macdougall SVLGA West Secretary for the photographs

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

GOLF AND HEALTH WEEK TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOLF

A dedicated campaign to raise awareness of the health benefits of golf for people of all ages and abilities is to tee off this  month. The first ever Golf and Health Week will take place from 15-19 April and will aim to encourage golfers, non-golfers and lapsed golfers into taking part in the sport. 

A number of health-related themes will be promoted during the week of the campaign, including: 


  • Monday 15 April: Fitness – professionals and amateurs 
  • Tuesday 16 April: Mental health (including dementia) 
  • Wednesday 17 April: Disability golf 
  • Thursday 18 April: Golf for everyone – featuring various health projects (e.g. Parkinson’s, loneliness, stroke and other programmes that can benefit health) 
  • Friday 19 April: Club level – focus at golf clubs (e.g. fitness, food, drink, gym classes) 


The collaborative campaign will run across digital and social media channels using the hashtag #GolfHealthWeek and include content focused on highlighting the physical and mental health benefits of playing golf and projects being delivered by golf bodies and clubs.

Read more on the R&A Website