Tuesday, 3 August 2021

JENNIFER LYNAGH TAKES TOP PRIZE IN THE AUGUST WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS MEDAL

The West Girls Medal was played yesterday (Monday 2nd August) at The Ladies Golf Club Troon

Scratch:
Jennifer Lynagh (Renfrewshire) - Caldwell

Silver Handicap: 
Lauren Agnew (Renfrewshire) 93-(20) 73 - Williamwood
Rebekah Sherry (D&A) 95-(20) 75 -Clober

Bronze Handicap: 
Ella McGrath (Renfrewshire) 96 - (29) 67 - Caldwell
Amy Hopkins (Ayrshire)101 - (31) 71 Royal Golf Club Troon

Ten West of Scotland players selected for Home Internationals

Gillian Kyle and Ronnie Clark - Senior Teams 

Following the publication of a revised schedule for amateur championships and international matches for 2021, a consolidated series of home international matches for boys and girls, women, senior men and women will take place at one venue for the first time.  
Woodhall Spa will play host to the best amateur golfers that England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have to offer for the matches from 4-6 August in 2021. 

Scottish Womens' Team

Hannah Darling (Brommieknowe)

Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)

Chloe Goadby (St Regulus)

Hazel MacGarvie  (Royal Troon)

Tara McTaggart (Minto)

Lorna McClymont (Milngavie)


Scotttish Womens' Seniors Team - 

(Fiona de Vries - non playing Captain)

Karen Ferguson-Sneddon (Mortonhall)

Karen Marshall ( Barberton)

Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)

Elaine Moffat ( St Regulus)


Scottish Mens' Seniors Team 

Ronnie Clark (Erskine), - Playing Captain

Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon), 

Derek Paton (Dunnikier Park) and 

Stewart Henderson (Hamilton)


Scottish Girls' Team

Grace Crawford (Noth Berwick)

Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs)

Rachel Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas)

Robyn Fowlie (Forfar)

Katie Graham (Hamilton)

Carmen Griffith (Aboyne) 


Scottish Boys' Team

Archie Finnie (Royal Burgess) 

Cameron Adam, Royal Burgess) 

Brothers Connor & Gregor Graham (Blairgowrie)

Daniel Bullen (Auchterarder), 

Ross Laird (Glenbervie), 

Ruben Lindsay (Turnberry)

Calum Scott (Nairn).



Read More on the  SCOTTISH GOLF WEBSITE


Sunday, 1 August 2021

SUSAN WOOD WINS DRUMPELLIERS LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 19TH TIME !!

 

Susan Wood with Rubster and Championship Cup
 Many congratulations go to Susan Wood who has just won the Drumpellier Club Championship for the 19th time !

Carrick Completes Family Double - Scottish Men's Amateur championship

Photograph - Courtesy of Scottish Golf

Angus Carrick
followed in his father’s footsteps when he beat Connor Wilson by two holes in the final of the 2021 Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship at Murcar Links in Aberdeen.

Father, David (Douglas Park)  claimed the title at Southerness in 1985 and 36 years later son, Angus, emulated that feat to join an illustrious group of champions which also includes Ryder Cup players Colin Montgomerie, Stephen Gallacher and Eric Brown and current Scottish number one Robert MacIntyre. 

With former Walker Cup player David watching on, 27-year-old Carrick won the second but soon found himself two down when Wilson won the fourth, sixth and seventh. Carrick pulled one hole back on the eighth but it was not until he claimed both the 13th and 14th that he edged in front again and not until a closing birdie on the 18th that his victory was finally secured.

“I’m absolutely speechless, it’s all been a blur,” said the new champion. “In fact, I’m still not sure what’s actually happened.

“I knew my game was good enough to compete and to win so I went out and gave it my all.

“It was a really tough game. We both hit some great shots and even after nine rounds of golf, or whatever it is, we were both playing very well. Yeah, there were a few tired swings in there, but not many. I think it was just the last six holes where I won it. I still can’t really remember what happened, but my caddie told me I had four birdies in the last six holes. So, I came back strong and ultimately that’s what won it for me.

“It’s great to emulate dad,” he added. “and great that we’ve now both got our names on the trophy. It’s nice, really nice, that we’ll always have that to share.”

One of the first people to congratulate the new champion was his father.

“I’m immensely proud of him”, Carrick Snr said. “He played great golf the last four rounds and thoroughly deserved to win. I’m delighted now to be known as Angus Carrick’s father, rather than Angus being my son. It’s a fantastic result.”

From the  Scottish Golf Website

From your Webmaster - Angus was a former Junior at Douglas Park Golf Club

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Vivien Howe has her 1st Hole in One at Ranfurly Castle

Vivien Howe 

Much excitement today at the 7th hole at Ranfurly Castle when Vivien said (very casually) after hitting a nice 7 wood shot onto the green “I think that’s a Hole-In-One”

She had heard it dropping although the rest of her playing partners had not been paying attention !!

Sure enough, the ball was in the hole.

Well done Vivien and congratulations on your 1st Hole-In-One !

WEST OF SCOLAND GIRLS MEDAL RESULS OVER MILNGAVIE GOLF COURSE

West Of Scotland Girls Medal - 27/7/21 

Scratch: Neve Marshall - Cathkin Braes 81 
Silver 
1st Net : Lindsay Main - Strathaven 82(12)70 
 2nd Net : Rebekah Sherry-Clober 93(22*)71 
Bronze 
1st Net : Millie Lachlan -Bothwell Castle 96(27)69 
2nd Net Ella McGrath -Caldwell 97(27)70 
 Thanks go to Allison Bell for all the results.

Thursday, 22 July 2021

A COUPLE OF PLACES AVAILABLE FOR ROYAL DEESIDE GOLF WEEK


Due to an enforced COVID cancellation earlier this week, we have 2 places left for the Royal Deeside Golf Week (RDGW) which starts on Monday (26th July) playing 
Aboyne, Braemar, Ballater and Banchory.  www.royaldeesidegolfweek.co.uk 
 
We appreciate it is exceptionally short notice but if any of your members or golfing friends would like to take one or both these slots then it would be great to see us back up to a full field of x170 golfers.

 If anyone wants to take one or both these places then email  
bookings@royaldeesidegolfweek.co.uk  and provide a mobile and CDH number so we can get in touch.

The website has a short contact form if any golfers would like to pre-register for the 2022 RDGW. 

Thank you for your support.


RDGW Committee 

www.royaldeesidegolfweek.co.uk 

WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS MEDAL RESULTS OVER CAWDER

RESULTS OF CAWDER MEDAL:

The West of Scotland Girls medal was held this week over Cawder Golf Club on Monday 19th July
 14 girls participated on a very warm and sunny day with some fabulous scores.

Scratch winner - Neve Marshall (Lanarkshire ) 80bih ,  Jennifer Lynagh (Renfrewshire) 80

Silver nett winner ; Neve Marshall [Lanarkshire] 80-11=69
Ava Graham (Renfrewhire) 90-18=72

Bronze Net winner:  Millie Lauchlan (Lanarkshire) 95-29=66
Rebekah Sherry (D&A) 91-23=68 L6H

Sunday, 18 July 2021

CARMEN GRIFFITHS WINS THE U18 SCOTTISH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Carmen Griffiths - 2021 U 18 Scottish Strokeplay Champion
Photo Courtesy of Scottish Golf

Katie Graham - Runner up with Carmen Griffiths
Photo Courtesy of Scottish Golf

From the Scottish Golf Website 

Aboyne’s Carmen Griffiths claimed the biggest win of her successful career when she beat Hamilton’s Katie Graham 4 & 2 in the final of Scottish Girls’ Amateur Championship at Strathaven.

The 2019 European Junior Vagliano Trophy team member came into the championship in second place on the 2021 Scottish Girls’ Order of Merit and she showed why she is currently ranked only behind Curtis Cup hopeful, Hannah Darling, on that list with a series of impressive victories in her march to the final.

The new champion’s toughest match came in the second round when she was taken to the 18th hole by fellow Scottish international, Rachel Foster, from Prestwick St Nicholas but she then beat Parkstone’s Alice Webb 6 & 5 in the semi-finals before proving too strong for Graham in the afternoon.

Graham had previously knocked out top seed, Forfar’s Robyn Fowlie, in the second round and then beat Shrewsbury’s Isla McDonald-O’Brien 6 & 5 to earn her place in the final. 

Griffiths went ahead as early as the second hole of the final and was three ahead after ten holes before Graham clawed one back on the 11th. Griffith increased her lead again with wins on the 12th and 14th and though Graham won the 15th that reprieve proved to be short-lived when Griffiths sealed victory on the very next hole. 

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY SCORES

Runner up Katie Dunn with Winner Lindsay Main
Photo courtesy of Jean MacIntyre

Lindsay Main
claimed a popular victory on her home course in the concurrent Scottish Girls’ Net Amateur Championship. 

The Strathaven player beat Elderslie’s Ava Graham 2 & 1 in the semi-finals and then collected the trophy following an emphatic 7 & 6 triumph over Paisley’s Katie Dunn in the final. She was pulled back to two up when Dunn won the seventh but then won five successive holes from the eighth to clinch the Aynsley Reid Salver.

Earlier Dunn had reached the final after securing a 7 & 5 victory over Lucie Barclay from Kilmacolm.

HANDICAP MATCHPLAY SCORES

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Katie Graham Seals Last Grasp Win Against Top Seed

From the SG Website 

Katie Graham from Hamilton Golf Club

Katie Graham from Hamilton
booked her place in the last four after beating top seed Robyn Fowlie in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Girls’ Amateur Championship at Strathaven.

Graham secured a convincing 4 & 3 victory over Royal Troon’s Freya Russell in the morning but then had to come from behind to claim a last gasp victory over Forfar’s Fowlie on the 19th hole.

Graham’s opponent in the last four is Isla McDonald-O’Brien from Shrewsbury who also had to go to the 19th hole in the morning before beating Hazlehead’s Rachel Mathieson and then defeated Ruby Watt from the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre 4 & 2 in the last eight.

In the other semi-final Aboyne’s Carmen Griffiths will face Alice Webb who plays out of Parkstone in Dorset who won against Jennifer Lynagh from Caldwell Golf Club by 2&1

Griffiths had a straightforward 8 & 7 victory over Strathmore’s Kirsten Miller in the first round but then had a much tougher test against Rachel Foster from Prestwick St Nicholas after lunch. 

Foster reached the quarter finals of the recent Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship at Gullane where she lost to eventual champion Chloe Goadby and against Griffiths she led all the way until her opponent drew level on the 15th and then went ahead for the first time in the match on the 18th hole. 

The semi-finals of the concurrent net match play competition will see Elderslie’s Ava Graham face Strathaven member Lindsay Main and Paisley’s Katie Dunne goes up against Lucie Barclay from Kilmacolm.

RESULTS : 
CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY 



HANDICAP MATCHPLAY RESULTS




QUALIFIERS FOR THE SCOTTISH U18 MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

From the SG Website 

Yesterday marked the start of this year’s Scottish Girls’ Amateur Championship at Strathaven where Forfar Ladies Club champion Robyn Fowlie headed the 16 qualifiers with rounds of 71 and 73.

Fowlie’s level par total of 144 saw her finish a single shot ahead of Aboyne’s Carmen Griffiths who carded rounds of 73 and 72.

Megan Docherty from Bishopbriggs and Shrewsbury’s Isla McDonald-obrien both returned scores of 73 and 74 to claim a share of third place on three over par 147 while Ailsa Brannock from Southerness was fifth with two rounds of 75. 

FINAL SCORES

QUALIFIERS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY 

1 Carmen Griffiths Aboyne Golf Club 

2 Rachel Foster Prestwick - St Nicholas Golf Clu
3 Grace Crawford - West Links Junior Golf Club
4 Isla McDonald-obrien - Shrewsbury Golf Club
5 Katie Graham - Hamilton Golf Club
6 Robyn Fowlie  - Forfar Golf Club
7 Megan Docherty - Bishopbriggs Golf Club
8 Freya Russell  - Royal Troon Golf Club
9 Alice Webb  - Parkstone Golf Club
10 Ailsa Brannock  - Southerness Golf Club
11 Freya Constable  - Prestonfield Golf Club Limited
12 Ruby Watt -  Paul Lawrie Golf Centre
13 Rachel Mathieson  - Hazlehead Golf Club
14 Jennifer Lynagh  - Caldwell Golf Club
15 Kirsten Miller  - Strathmore Golf Club

LIVE SCORING MATCHPLAY -- 17TH JULY

QUALIFIERS HANDICAP MATCHPLAY 

1 Katrina Tan  - Nairn Golf Club
2 Summer Elliott  - Nairn Golf Club
3 Orla Rooney  - Cowglen Golf Club
4 Rio Everitt  - The Suffolk Golf Club
5 Sofia McGhie  - Lancaster
6 Lucy Morrison  - Gullane Golf Club
7 Emily Tan  - Nairn Golf Club 
8 Caitlyn Bilham  - Irvine Golf Club
9 Kirsten Murison  - Craigmillar Park Golf Club
10 Neve Marshall  - Cathkin Braes Golf Club
11 Lindsay Main  - Strathaven Golf Club
12 Lara Douglas  - Falkirk Golf Club
13 Katie Dunne  - Paisley Golf Club
14 Ava Graham  - Elderslie Golf Club
15 Lucie Barclay  -Kilmacolm Golf Club


Thursday, 15 July 2021

SCOTTISH GOLF AND SCOTTISH VETS NAME THEIR TEAMS

The players have been named by Scottish Golf for their Senior Women’s Team who will compete in the Senior Home Internationals at Woodhall Spa from 4th - 6th August.

The Team is:
Karen Ferguson-Snedden (Mortonhall)
Karen Marshall (Barberton)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)

Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 


The SVLGA and Captain Karen Ballantyne are delighted to announce the team to represent Scotland at the SVLGA Jamboree at Glenbervie GC from Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th August


The team is as follows:

Sheena Wood - Northern - Current SVLGA Champion
Linda Allan - Midland
Aileen Baker - Midland
Anne Hanson - East
Lesley
Lloyd - West

Lorna McKinlay - Midland

Caroline Steedman - East
Liz Stewart - West

RESERVES:

Jennifer Bryans - East
Donna Jackson - West

SCOTTISH GOLF GUIDELINES FOR MONDAY 19th JULY 2021



Following the latest COVID Update from the First Minister, Scottish Golf has been working with our partners at sportscotland and the Scottish Government to receive approval on our latest COVID-19 Guidance ahead of mainland Scotland moving to Protection Level 0 on Monday 19 July 2021.  

We have now updated our guidance and all clubs should note the key changes effective from Monday 19 July:

  • Outdoor bubbles (coaching & competition) up to 500 with no participant limit per day
  • Locker Rooms/Changing Facilities can re-open 
  • Indoor Hospitality extended to groups of 10 people from 4 households
  • All golf course furniture may be returned for normal use, including the removal of flagsticks, standard hole cups and bunker rakes
  • Preferred lies in bunkers may remain in place at club’s discretion, recognising that not every golfer will wish to use a communal rake

Ahead of implementing these changes, we would recommend that clubs carry out a risk assessment that is specific to the situation at their club. 

While this latest update is a further step forward in the return to golf and its traditions as we know it, until such time as restrictions are lifted fully we would urge everyone to continue to risk assess for their specific environment and respect differing perspectives in relation to risk will still be evident across the wide range of golfers in Scotland. 

We know that today’s update will have a positive impact on all affiliated clubs and their members, and on behalf of everyone at Scottish Golf, we would like to thank you for your continued patience and strict adherence to the restrictions that have been in place.

Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 Updates from Scottish Golf here. 

Kind regards,
Scottish Golf 

Monday, 12 July 2021

MYGOLFRANKING - SCOTLAND - WEEK 27/2021 - FIONA RATTRAY of DOUGLAS PARK remains at NUMBER ONE

 SCOTLAND - WOMEN (West of Scotland players in bold) 

1 FIONA RATTRAY (DOUGLAS PARK) 1230 points

2 Lynn Cranston (Liberton) 1204

T3 Isabell Donnelly (Gleddoch) 1194 & Linda Mackay (Crow Wood) 1194

5 Luisa Gibson (Irvine) 1187

6 Gillian Ping (Falkirk GC) 1181

7 Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 1173

8 Robyn Fowlie (Forfar) 1157

9 Emily Aird (Blairgowrie) 1140

10 Gillian Mackenzie (Banchory) 1129

11 Moira Cunningham (Newbattle) 1127

12 Madeleine Macgregor (Hamilton) 1122

T13 Caroline Kellaher (Brechin) 1115 & Joan Pratt (Moray) 1115

15 Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) 1110


SCOTLAND CLUBS - WOMEN


1 EDZELL 8273 points

2 Ravelston 8268

3 Banchory 8208

4 Deeside 8126

5 Kirriemuir 8096

6 Bearsden 8021

7 Buchanan Castle 7997

8 Merchants of Edinburgh 7955

Sunday, 11 July 2021

SCOTLAND FINISH 4TH IN THE EUROPEAN WOMENS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP


The Sottish Team

Lorna McClymont and Susan Wood

England’s women
combined teamwork with individual brilliance to record a stunning 5-2 win against Sweden in yesterday's  final of the European Ladies’ Team Championships at Royal County Down
The triumph is England’s 11th in the event’s 62-year history 

Scotland lost to Italy in the 3rd and 4th place play offs - no report 

Following Report From the English website  for the semi finals and Finals go to - THE ENGLISH GOLF WEBSITE 

The semi-final match-up with Scotland looked like being a classic – and didn’t disappoint.

Scotland qualified for the knockout phase as top seeds with Women’s Amateur Champion Louise Duncan, Scottish champion Chloe Goadby and Hannah Darling stalwarts of their line-up.

Scotland were quick out the traps to win both morning foursomes.

But while England were down, the team was far from out.

Toy once again led by example in the first singles game to down Darling by 3&1. In fact, she ended the week undefeated in singles.

The Cornish golfer must love the links at Royal County Down – this was also the scene for her victory in the Women’s Amateur Championship in 2019.

McGinty recorded the same winning margin against Goadby before the match came down to two clutch encounters.

Fuller holed putt after putt on the back nine to keep her match with Hazel McGarvie all square. With the game tied after 18 holes, Fuller eventually closed out the win on the 19th hole.

Belsham also showed typical grit to battle back from two down to defeat Shannon McWilliam by one hole and take England into the final.

Many congratulations go to Scotland on a fantastic week  -- Top Qualifiers and reaching the semi finals against England plus Hannah Darling being the leading individual score in the qualifying rounds.

Team: Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) Hazel MacGarvie (Royal Troon) Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) Lorna McClymont (Milngavie)  - Team Captain Susan Wood

Final : England beat Sweden 5 -2 

3rd and 4th play off: Italy beat Scotland 5.5 - 1.5 

Final Positions: 

1st England 
2nd: Sweden 
3rd: Italy
4th Scotland 
5th: Denmark 
6th: Czechoslovakia
7th: Spain 
8th: Ireland 

 For all the European Team Championships match details  -- CLICK HERE 


Saturday, 10 July 2021

SWEDEN v ENGLAND /SCOTLAND v ITALY EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

 CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING - FLIGHT A  

ALL OTHER COUNTRIES CLICK ON FLIGHT B or FLIGHT C



RENFREWSHIRE JULY COUNTY MEDAL OVER CATHCART CASTLE - GILLIAN KYLE LEADING SCRATCH


It was a much more comfortable temperature for the Renfrewshire Ladies' County July Medal at Cathcart Castle GC yesterday, with no sign of the forecasted showers. 
A smaller field of 29 players saw some good scores being returned from those who managed to avoid the many burns running through the course. 



Scratch : 
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 77 

 Division 1
1st Carolyn Reuben (Kilmacolm) 87 (17) 70 
2nd Jane Alexander (Cathcart Castle) 86 (15) 71 bih 
3rd Fiona Armour (Whitecraigs) 87 (16) 71 

 Division 2 
1st Brenda Duthie (Cathcart Castle) 90 (20) 70 bih 
2nd Sandra Macdougall (Kilmacolm) 91 (21) 70 
3rd Margaret Gray (Old Ranfurly) 101 (28) 73 bih 

 Click this LINK for the full divisional results, 

Thanks go to the ballot officials Marianne McKelvie, Carol Fell and Fiona Armour and to Cathcart Castle for hosting the event.

Fiona Armour RLCGA Results Secretary

Friday, 9 July 2021

SCOTLAND JUST LOSE OUT TO ENGLAND IN THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL

Unfortunately Scotland have  lost 4-3 to England in a very tight match with the deciding game being lost at the 19th hole
Many congrats Scotland to a great run and good luck tomorrow against Italy
Scotland will now play in the 3/4 place match tomorrow.



Flight A scores


 


Final : England v Sweden
3rd /4th place - Scotland v Italy

Thursday, 8 July 2021

SCOTLAND WIN AGAINST SPAIN IN A THRILLING MATCH

MATCHPLAY SCORING -- SCOTLAND V SPAIN -- CLICK HERE  (Flight A) 




FINAL RESULT 

SCOTLAND 4 SPAIN 3

SCOTLAND NOW MEET ENGLAND IN THE SEMI FINALS TOMORROW

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

SCOTLAND TOP THE LADIES EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER

European Team Championship Qualifier 
Scotland lead the field
Photo Courtesy of Scottish Golf

Scotland's Hannah Darling was again the star of the day at Royal County Down. The Scottish player followed up her Round 1 68 (-5) with a 69 (-4) to claim the honour of lowest individual scorer. 

 

Darling's -9 total was three strokes lower than the next lowest player after two rounds. Her impressive play helped team Scotland finish top of the stroke play qualifying leaderboard and earn the top seed for the Flight A match play bracket. 

Hazel MacGarvie (Royal Troon ) finished tied in 7th position 

Ireland earned the second-seed with a total score of +18. Third to sixth positions, claimed by Sweden (+19), Czech Republic (+19), England (+20) and Denmark (+21), were seperated by just two strokes.

 

Italy (+27) and Spain (+29) will complete the Flight A match play bracket.


Photo Courtesy of Scottish Golf

INDIVIDUAL SCORES
1
-
         -9
    F(1)
-4
68
    69
       137
T5
2
-1
F(1)
+1
71
74
145
T5
2
-1
F(1)
+1
71
74
145
T7
12
Par
F(1)
-2
75
71
146
T7
9
Par
F(1)
-1
74
72
146

In the team section the Scottish Team 2 round scores - 5 out of 6 scores to count each day 
Scottish Scores
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) 68,69 
Hazel MacGarvie (Royal Troon) 74, 72 
Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 76,76 
Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) 80, 74 
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 79, 76 
 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 77, 79

TEAM ORDER

1
1
+8
F
-1
374
364
738
2
4
+18
F
+4
379
369
748
3
2
+19
F
+6
378
371
749
4
3
+19
F
+18
366
383
749
5
1
+20
F
+10
375
375
750
6
3
+21
F
+11
375
376
751
7
2
+27
F
+8
384
373
757
8
-
+29
F
+11
383
376
759

For all the results --- and matchplay draws CLICK HERE

Flight A Matchplay Draw Thursday 8th July 
Scotland v Spain
Czech Republic v England
Sweden v Denmark
Ireland v Italy