Tuesday 31 July 2007

Bob Collinson Ladies Open - Windyhill Golf Club

Played 27th July, 2007. CSS 72 Par 72 47 Competitors
Winner of Bob Collinson Trophy
Gillian Kyle (East Ren) 76 (5) 71 BIH
Scratch Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) 71
Silver 1st Ashley Kerr 81 (10) 71 BIH
2nd Kirstin Scott 83 (12) 71
Bronze 1st Nikki Miller (Greenburn) 105 (34) 71
2nd Moira Taylor 96 (21) 75

Monday 30 July 2007

The Glenhead Trophy - Lochwinnoch

The Glenhead Trophy Played 28th July 2007, Entries: 71, SSS 72,CSS 72,Par 73

1st Lorna Forteith, Lochwinnoch, handicap 27, 40 pts
2nd Hazel Weir, Lochwinnoch, handicap 25, 37 pts
3rd Pamela Gray, Lochwinnoch, handicap 24, 35 pts
4th Ann Pollock, Kilbirnie Place, handicap 22, 33 pts

1st Lesley Whitelaw, Lochwinnoch, handicap 17, 37 pts
2nd Grace Malone, Largs, handicap 14, 36 pts
3rd Anita McMillan, Erskine, handicap 17, 35 pts bih
4th Lesley Dolan, Lochwinnoch, handicap 8, 35 pts bih

Carol Fell, Ranfurly Castle, 29 pts

Winner - Glenhead Trophy:
Carol Fell, Ranfurly Castle, handicap 11, 40 pts bih

Winner - The Club Cup: Lorna Forteith

Here are a couple of photos of the prizewinners:

Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) - Winner of the Glenhead Trophy
Some Prizewinners at the Glenhead Trophy Open Day at Lochwinnoch

Sunday 29 July 2007

Jenna Wilson wins the Mackie Rosebowl

Scottish champion Jenna Wilson from Strathaven won the Mackie Bowl SLGA 36-hole Order of Merit tournament for the second year in a row over the Gullane No 1 course today.
Jenna had scores of 70 and 78 for a level par aggregate of 148 in a freshening wind.
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) and former Scottish title-holder Fiona Lockhart (St Regulus) all finished with an aggregate of 151.
Clare-Marie was officially placed third with the best first round of the trio (a 74). Claire Hargan's better last nine earned her third place ahead of Fiona Lockhart.
Par 148 (2 x 74). CSS 74 75.
148 J Wilson (Strathaven) 70 78.
150 L Murray (Alford) 71 79.
151 C-M Carlton (Fereneze) 77 74 (better second round), C Hargan (Mortonhall) 72 79 (better last nine), F Lockhart (St Regulus) 72 79.
152 V Melvin (Reunion, Florida) 73 79, R Niven (Crieff) 73 79.
153 M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 77 76, C Macdonald (Gullane) 77 76.
154 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 79 75.
156 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 78 78.

Additional scratch prizes (to players outwith main list):
First round
F Lockhart (St Regulus) 72.
V Melvin (Reunion, Florida) 73.
Second round
K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 74.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75.

Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Douglas Park Outing to Cowal Golf Club

Cowal Golf Club
The Douglas Park Ladies Committee and invited guests had a day trip to Dunoon on Thursday 26th July. On leaving Glasgow in the pouring rain everyone thought they were in for a real soaking. However, on arrival in Dunoon the sun came out and a terrific day was had by all.
A Tri Am was held and the winners were Anne Ferguson,Heather MacNaughton and Anne Terrey
Thanks go to Vice Captain Gillian Beattie for organising the day.
To see some photographs from the days outing click on the link below
Photographs taken at the Committee Outing

Saturday 28 July 2007

Medal 8 In Aid of Riding for the Disabled- Douglas Park

Played 27.07.07 Entries 36 SSS 72 CSS 73
Silver 1st M Rutherford (15) 74 bih 2nd J Gemmell (7) 74 3rd C Graham (19) 76
Bronze 1st J Brechin (22) 73 2nd N Steven (26) 74 3rd L Neilson (23) 75
Scratch J Gemmell 81

Well done to all the Scots in the European Seniors

Many many congratulations to Team Captain Pam Gordon, Past Captain of D&A Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) and all the Scottish Team on a terrific performance this week in the European Seniors Team Championships at Royal Drottningholms Golf Club, Stockholm

The team members were:
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)
Moira Thomson (North Berwick)
Pamela Williamson (Baberton)

Helen had the best overall individual score in the team that helped them get into the Flight A match play draw against France, England and Sweden. They were unfortunately just beaten by France in the match play stages with close games eg Helen losing at the 21st.
On the last day Sweden grabbed third place after winning the last match on the 18th green.

To see all the results, photos and even a wee video go to The Swedish Website

Friday 27 July 2007

Scotland v Sweden -- Scots lose out to the hosting nation

Scotland lost 3-2 to Sweden in the play-off for third place and the bronze medals in the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Royal Drottningholms Golf Club near Stockholm, Sweden today.
France, the defending champions, won the gold medals again by beating England 3-2 in the final.
The Scots, who had given France a tough match in Thursday's semi-finals, won the foursomes 1-0 against the Swedes through Kathleen Sutherland and Moira Thomson but could win only one of the four singles, Fiona De Vries beating Christina Birke 2 and 1 in the top of the order match.
Lorna Bennett lost 4 and 3, Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) lost 2 and 1 and Pamela Williamson lost at the 18th

Foursomes: K Sutherland & M Thomson bt G Ekman & M-B Heden 6 and 5 (1-0).
Singles: F De Vries bt C Birke 2 and 1, L Bennett lost to A-K Hermansson 4 and 3, H Faulds lost to B Werneskog-Ljung 2 and 1, P Williamson lost to V Hoff 2 holes (1-3).
Foursomes: C Caldwell & H Smyth bt A Lanrezac & M-C Ubald-Bocquet 3 and 2 (1-0).
Singles: S Ellis lost to C Mourgue d'Algue 2 and 1, C Quinn lost to C Chatrier 3 and 2, C Watson lost to V Burrus 4 and 3, S Dye bt K Boutahchicht 5 and 3 (1-3).

Final placings: 1 France, 2 England, 3 Sweden, 4 Scotland.
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

Greenock 7 Turnberry 2
Greenock 7 Cawder 2

IMF Brooch / Stableford - Eastwood

Played 24/7/07 Entries 40 CSS 72
Silver: C Morton (9) 38 pts
Bronze: L McLeish (29) 45 pts

Thursday 26 July 2007

Scotland put up a good fight against the French

Scotland lost to France in the Flight A matchplay stages of the European Seniors Team Championship in Stockholm today.
In today's close semifinals, three of the matches needed extra holes for the French to win 3.5 - 1.5. Helen Faulds (Douglas Park ) lost at the 21st hole to Khadija Boutahchicht.
In the match between Sweden and England the host nation lost 3 - 2.
 Scotland v France Match Play Results
England now play France for the Gold Medal and Scotland meet Sweden for 3rd /4th place

Greenlees Result -1st Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Cochrane Castle 8 Cardross 1

Cancer Relief -- Haggs Castle

Date: 19 JULY 2007 Number of entries: 17 SSS: 73 CSS: 74 Reduction only
2 MOIRA FISH 97 20 77
1 MARION HUNTER (acb) 103 27 76

IMF --- Erskine Golf Club

IMF Part2 25 July 2007 SSS 73; CSS 73; 23 entries
Silver: A McMillan (19) 67; G McDougall (13) 75;
L Morrow (7) 76
Bronze: M McKechnie(29) 65; S Robb (29) 74; J Ebner (23) 75
IMF Brooches: Silver: G McDougall; Bronze: M McKechnie.

Ranfurly Castle RNLI/Volvo Stableford

25/7/07 19 entries CSS 73 SSS 73

Silver Dr S Gray 41 pts (20), N Qayam 40 pts (12)
Bronze P Pennel 32 pts (21), P Wilson 28 pts (36)

Wednesday 25 July 2007

Scotland are 4th and now meet France

After the 2 rounds of strokeplay in the European Team Seniors Championship at ROYAL DROTTNINGHOLMS GC Stockholm today Scotland ended up being 4th.
France made an impressive move during the second round and won the qualifying round five shots ahead of Sweden. England and Scotland will join the top two in the battle for the gold medal.
To see Day 2 scores of all the players click here
Sotland now play France tomorrow in the Flight A group

Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) was the top Scot in the individual event by being joint 5th

Final individual scores from the qualifying rounds

Tomorrows Matchplay:

Foursome Matches
France Claudine Chatrier Anne Lanrezac v Scotland Kathleen Sutherland Moira Thomson
Single Matches :
France C├ęcilia Mourgue D'Algue v Scotland Fiona de Vries
France Virginie Burrus v Scotland Lorna Bennett
France Khadija Boutahchicht v Scotland Helen Faulds
France Marie-Christine Ubald-Bocquet v Scotland Pamela Williamson

Greenlees Result - 2nd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: West Kilbride 6 Whitecraigs 3

July Medal - D&A - Clober

July Medal , Brown Cup and Junior Daily Telegraph Qualifying Roundplayed over Clober G.C.on Wednesday 25th July, SS67, CSS67
Scratch Kylie Walker (B.C.) 67
1st Silver Lynn Mitchell (C.& D.) 78-13-65
2nd Silver Christine Kelly (W'hill) 81-15-66
1st Bronze Ann Trail (H'burgh) 84-22-62
2nd Bronze Joyce Mcgregor (W'hill) 88-22-66
Brown Cup Ann Trail (H'burgh) nett 62
Junior Daily Telegraph Winner Lucy McNulty (Dalmally) 80-8-72

Tuesday 24 July 2007

Greenlees Result -1st Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Lanark 8 Hilton Park 1

The European Senior Ladies' Team Championship - Helen has a terrific opening round - plus LIVE SCORING

Helen Faulds

Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) held Scotland on course for one of the top four match-play seedings with a steady round of two-over-par 73 – one of the best of the day – in the first qualifying round of the European senior women’s amateur team golf championship at Royal Drottningholms Golf Club, Stockholm today.
The Scots finished the day in fourth place on 388, behind Sweden (378), defending champions France (382) and England (385).
Backing up Helen were Pamela Williamson with a 77, Lorna Bennett a 78, Fiona De Vries an 80 and Kathleen Sutherland also an 80. Moira Thomson had the non-counting score under the best five from six to count format. She had an 82.
Best individual round of the day was a 71 from Sweden’s Viveca Hoff.
Helen had the next best individual round of the day
Round 1 Scores

378 Sweden (V Hoff 71, C Birke 74, M-B Heden 77, B Werneskog-Ljung 77, G Ekman 79).
382 France.
385 England (S Ellis 76, C Watson 76, C Quinn 77, H Smyth 78, C Caldwell 78. Non-counting: S Dye 82).
388 Scotland: H Faulds 73 (36-37), P Williamson 77 (40-37), L Bennett 78 (38-40), F De Vries 80 (38-42), K Sutherland 80 (41-39). Non-counting; M Thomson 82 (40-42).
393 Switzerland.
394 Spain.
398 Germany.
399 Belgium.
400 Italy.
408 Ireland: M Gorey 79 (39-40), V Hassett 80 (39-41), S O’Brien-Kenney 82 (40-42), E MacMullen 83 (40-43), M Madden 84 (44-40)Non-counting: M Henderson 88 (45-43).
410 Netherlands.
417 Austria.
421 Finland.

Greenlees Result -1st Division

Greenlees Result: Prestwick St Nicholas 5 Ranfurly Castle 4

July Competition Results - Old Ranfurly

Sat 2nd July 2007 – Stableford,CSS 72 SSS 72, Entries 13
Winner M Dunlop (12) 39 points
Runner Up A Moss (12) 36 points

Sun 8th July 2007 – Douglas Bader Mixed Stableford Greensomes,Entries 32 (16 Couples)
Winner A McKenzie & P Weymark (14) 43 points
Runners Up S Fleming & I Connell (16) 39 points

Mon 9th July 2007 – LGU Medal,CSS 72 SSS 72,Entries 23
Silver M Young (19) 70, M Hogg (18) 72
Bronze F MacPhee (21) 70,S Smith (22) 74
Scratch V MacKinnon 83

Sat 14th July 2007 – Children 1st Tri-am,7 Teams
Winners M Dunlop & M Taggart & P Cassidy, Score 59

Mon 16th July 2007 – LGU Medal,CSS 75 SSS 72,Entries 7
Silver M Gray (17) 77, M Young (19) 77
Bronze S Smith (22) 84
Scratch A McKenzie 88

21st July 2007 – Summer Meeting (Captain’s Prizes),CSS 71 SSS 72 Entries 20
Winner – G Lavety (32) 67
Runner up V MacKinnon (10) 69
Birdie Trophy Winner – A McKenzie (8) 3 birdies + 8 pars

23rd July 2007 – Mary Simpson Salver Stableford,CSS 72 SSS 72,Entries 22
Winner - M Young (19) 37 pts
Runner Up - M Dunlop (11) 35 pts (bih)

Monday 23 July 2007

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Cowglen 7½ Williamwood 1½; Cowglen 7½ Largs 1½

Club Championship - Eastwood Golf Club

Club Championship Final 23/7/07
Winner :- B Dunlop
Runner Up :- B Paterson

Bronze Trophy Final 21/7/07
Winner :- M Haire
Runner Up :- S Warren

Helen Faulds is in Stockholm

Helen is in Stockholm this week representing Scotland in the European Team Senior Ladies Championship at Royal Drottningholm Golf Club, 24th - 28th July
Here is the Program of events
We wish Helen and the Scottish Team every success
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)
Moira Thomson (North Berwick)
Pamela Williamson (Baberton)

Sunday 22 July 2007

Maureen Skinner and Neil Woodhead get Married in St Lucia

Maureen and Neil - Click to enlarge
Just a note to let you and my friends at Gourock and the West of Scotland know that Neil and I got married in St Lucia on 11 July 2007. It was just what we wanted - no fuss. We were on holiday with 11 year old Scott who took his duties as 'Best Boy' and 'Ring Bearer' very seriously. --- click on the photo above to see an enlargement

Charity Cup - Eastwood Golf Club

Played 17th July 2007, Entries 41, CSS 72
Winner C Morton 10 69
Runner Up F Bennett 17 71
Scratch C Morton gross 79

Saturday 21 July 2007

July Medal - Erskine

Played 18 July 2007 25 entries; SSS 73;CSS 73
Silver: A Baird (16) 74; G McDougall (13) 75; L Pearson(19) 78
Bronze: J Stewart (25) 68; M Berry (25) 76; M McLeod (27) 77
Scratch: J McCartney 85
Half Century Cup: J Stewart

Stableford Competition - Douglas Park

Played 20th July 2007, Entries 37, SSS 72, CSS 72
Silver 1st S MacFarlane (12) 36pts, 2nd C Fell (11) 34pts acb, 3rd J McGahan (12) 34pts
Bronze 1st C Dickson (29) 44pts 2nd M Telfer (21) 39pts 3rd P Vannet (33) 35pts

Friday 20 July 2007

Pamela and Megan selected for Scotland

Six of the eight girls who won the girls’ home internationals golf championship for Scotland last year have been selected again for this year’s three-day event against England, Ireland and Wales at Southerndown Golf Club, South Wales from August 8 to 10.

The Team, captained by former Scottish women’s champion Elaine Moffat (St Regulus), is:

Carly Booth (Comrie), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Krystle Caithness (St Regulus), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Roseanne Niven (Crieff), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Jane Turner (Mortonhall), Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies).
Reserves: 1 Sammy Vass (Tain), 2 Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth), 3 Rebecca Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies).

Other teams chosen:
Girls’ British open championship, Southerndown GC, August 13-17 – Carly Booth (Comrie), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Roseanne Niven (Crieff) capt.
Reserves – 1 Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies), 2 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle).
Ladies’ British open amateur championship, Conwy Golf Club, August 22-24 – Carly Booth (Comrie), Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon), Jenna Wilson (Strathaven), capt.
Reserves – 1 Heather MacRae (Dunblane New), 2 Laura Murray (Alford).

SAAB International junior championship, Royal Golf Club of Belgium, Brussels, August 22-25 – Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar).
Reserves – Sammy Vass (Tain), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle).

Megan loses in Scottish Under 18's Final

Megan Briggs, Carly Booth and Ainsley Reid Salver winner Gabrielle MacDonald (Prestonfield)--- click to enlarge
From left to right : Megan Briggs, Carly Booth and Ainsley Reid Salver winner Gabrielle MacDonald (Prestonfield) - Photo Courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency

Carly Booth (Comrie) beat Renfrewshire County Champiom Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) by 2 and 1 in the final of the Scottish girls championship over Peterhead Golf Club's Craigewan links this morning.
Megan went one up with a birdie at the eighth, her second of the outward half, which she reached in two-under-par 35.
Carly Booth was still one down after 11 holes but the next three holes swung her way as Megan bogeyed the 12th and 13th and Carly birdied the long 14th with a two-putt 4.
Halves at the next three holes made Carly the winner by 2 and 1 with three under par figures. Megan was one under par.

Thursday 19 July 2007

Greenlees Result - 2nd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Erskine 7½ Old Ranfurly 1½

Megan Briggs wins to go into Scottish Under 18 Final

It's top seed Carly Booth, 15 years old from Comrie, against 17-year-old Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), the No 3 qualifier, in what could be a classic final of the Scottish girls' championship over Peterhead Golf Club's Craigewan links on Friday morning (tee off 9am).

Megan produced a hole in one at the 16th in beating the North's last hope, 15-year-old Sammy Vass (Tain), by 2 and 1 in the second semi-final.

Carly birdied the 16th and 17th to clinch a 3 and 1 win over Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) in the first semi final

Quarter-finals – C Booth (Comrie) bt R Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) 4 and 2, P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) bt E Muirhead (Pitlochry) 4 and 3, M Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 1 hole, S Vass (Tain) bt J Sneddon (Alyth) 4 and 3.

Semi-finals – Booth bt Pretswell 3 and 1, Briggs bt Vass 2 and 1

July Medal - Ranfurly Castle

Date played 18th July 2007: July Medal main day was reduction only due to a thunder shower flooding the greens in the afternoon.

Wednesday 18 July 2007

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Div.3 Cathcart Castle 6½ Williamwood 2½; Cawder 6 Lenzie 3; Greenock 7 Turnberry 2

Megan and Pamela through to Quarter Finals of the Scottish Under 18 Championship

Renfrewshire County Champion Megan Briggs and Lanarkshire's County Champion Pamela Pretswell have both reached the last 8 of the Scottish Under 18 Championships today.
Here are all the results:
First round
C Booth (Comrie) bt A Mitchell (Hawick) 8 and 7, R Wilson (Monifieth) bt I Craigie (Torwoodlee) 4 and 3, J Meldrum (Dullatur) bt G Simpson (Murrayfield) 1 hole, R Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies) bt R McIntyre (Eden) 6 and 5, L Hunter (Dalmahoy) bt L Meldrum (Dullatur) 8 and 7, E Muirhead (Pitlochry) bt R McQueen (Troon Bentinck Ladies) 9 and 7, E Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt J Graham (Southerness) 3 and 1, P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) bt M Aird (Strathmore) 8 and 7.
M Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt C Easton (Dalmahoy) 7 and 6, E MacKay (Nairn Dunbar) bt G Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 1 hole, S Leslie (Westhill) bt R Watton (Mortonhall) 2 and 1, K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) bt M Johnstone (Northern) 9 and 7, S Vass (Tain) bt L McGillivray (Oldmeldrum) 7 and 6, L MacCallum (McDonald Ellon) bt G Scanlan (Hamilton) at 20th, J Sneddon (Alyth) bt A Niven (Crieff) 4 and 2, J Turner (Mortonhall) bt N Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 6 and 5.

Second round
Booth bt Wilson 4 and 2, Watson bt J Meldrum 5 and 3, Muirhead bt Hunter 5 and 3, Pretswell bt E Briggs 6 and 5, M Briggs bt MacKay 4 and 3, MacDonald bt Leslie 6 and 4, S Vass bt L McCallum 4 and 3, Sneddon bt Turner 4 and 2.

ANSLEY REID SALVER – First round – H Peebles (Monifieth) bt N Lamond (McDonald Ellon) 2 holes, G MacDonald (Prestonfield) bt K MacCallum (McDonald Ellon) 8 and 6, F Fullerton (Huntly) bt E Aird (Strathmore) 3 and 2, H Gaunt (Troon Bentinck Ladies) bt O Borwick (McDonald Ellon) 8 and 6, L Duncan (Aboyne) bt C Geddes (Northern) 3 and 2, J Vass (Tain) bt K Moss (Monifieth) 6 and 4.

Tuesday 17 July 2007

Scottish Girls' (Close) Amateur Championship - Qualifying rounds

Carly Booth, arguably the most exciting teenage prospect in Scottish amateur golf, shot a memorable nine-under-par round of 64 on her way to leading the qualifiers by six strokes for the match-play stages of the Scottish Under-18 girls’ match-play championship over Peterhead Golf Club’s Craigewan links today.
Renfrewshire Champion Megan Briggs and Lanarkshire's Champion Pamela Pretswell were 3rd and 4th respectively to qualify for the matchplay stages

CSS Round 1 - 73, Round 2 - 73
Leading Scores:
Carly Booth Comrie 64 73 137
Jane Turner Mortonhall 71 72 143
Megan Briggs Kilmacolm 75 71 146
Pamela Pretswell Bothwell Castle 74 74 148
Lindsey Hunter Dalmahoy 78 72 150
Kelsey MacDonald Nairn Dunbar 78 74 152
Sammy Vass Tain 78 74 152
Rebecca Watson Elie & Earlsferry Ladies 71 83 154
Gillian Simpson Murrayfield 83 73 156
Lauren MacCallum McDonald 81 75 156
Samantha Leslie Westhill 79 77 156
Eve Muirhead Pitlochry 80 77 157
Eilidh Briggs Kilmacolm 79 78 157

Other West of Scotland Players:
Rachael McQueen Troon Bentinck Ladies 79 85 164
Gillian Scanlan Hamilton 83 84 167
Jill Meldrum Dullatur 81 86 167
Lauren Meldrum Dullatur 88 82 170
Natasha Qayum Ranfurly Castle 87 88 175
Alyson McKechin Elderslie 89 87 176
Hannah Gaunt Troon Bentinck Ladies 100 83 183

To see the draw for the Championship Match Play click here.
To see the draw for the Ansley Reid Salver click here.

Greenlees Result -1st Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Hilton Park 5 Kilmarnock Barassie 4

Open Day - Haggs Castle

Date of Open Competition: 4th JULY 2007 Number of entries: 120 SSS: 73 CSS: 76
Scratch SUSAN WOODS (Drumpellier) 77
1 MARION BRODIE (Strathaven) 91 (18) 73
2 FIONA ABBOT (Troon Ladies) 94 (20) 74
3 JENNIFER MACK (Haggs Castle) 83 (6) 77 (acb)


Scratch GILLIAN MCPHERSON (East Kilbride) 100
1 MARLENE HAMILTON (Caldwell) 92 21 71
2 SUSAN BOWKER (Helensburgh) 101 29 72
3 MOIRA KERR (Cowglen) 107 31 76

July Medal - Haggs Castle

Played 12 JULY 2007 Number of entries: 14 SSS: 73 CSS: 76 Reduction only
1 AUDREY STURGESS 89 (13) 76
2 MOIRA FISH 97 (20) 77
Scratch JUNE BLAKELY 103
1 JOAN MCALPINE 112 (32) 80
2 JUNE BLAKELY 103 (21) 82

Sunday 15 July 2007

July Competition Results - Paisley Golf Club

Lady Captain's Prize; 06/07/2007; Entries 24; CSS 74;
Stableford - one class - M Kennedy(26) 34pts(BIH); L Wood(24) 34pts.

Summer Meeting; 07/07/2007; Entries 10; CSS 74;
1st Class - P Buttar(20) 76; 2nd Class - M Kennedy(26) 76.

July Medal; 11/07 & 14/07/2007; Entries 17; CSS 73/74;
1st Class - P Buttar(20) 71; I Eland(22) 75
2nd Class - I Moran(28) 71; A McPherson(28) 74

Saturday 14 July 2007

Thanks to Carol Fell for all her photographs AND videos

I see you
Carol looks here and there and then spies
Jean -- thanks for the photos I did not know you were watching me !!

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

Greenlees Result: Largs 8 Eastwood 1

Tri Am / Texas Scramble - Douglas Park

Played 13.07.07 Entries 15 Teams
1st N Campbell, K Brodie & G Evans net 66.1
2nd J Gemmell, I Berry & J Dalgleish nett 67.6
3rd L Smith, J McIlwraith & M Bryce net 68

Friday 13 July 2007

Eilidh Briggs wins the Scottish Under 14 title

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), who started the week by becoming Renfrewshire's youngest-ever women's county team player, ended it by winning her first national title - the Scottish Under-14 girls' championship, played in pouring rain at Brunston Castle, Ayrshire.
Eilidh, who plays off five and recently, at the age of 13, retained the Janice Moodie Trophy - Windyhill's open competition for girls, had a gross score of 78 to win the Carrie Cup at Brunston Castle.
Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield), with a net 70 off a handicap of 25, and a young player with a famous name - Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) with a net 71 off 24, won the two handicap prizes.

Video of D&A winners of the West Of Scotland Inter County Matches

Here is a short video of the successful D&A Captain Helen MacGregor and her team (Sorry broadband users only) --- Please make sure your sound is turned on

Plus here are all the links to Photographs taken during the 3 day event:(Broadband again -- I think -- sorry)

Photos from Day 1

Photo from Day 2

Photos from Day 3

Plus here are a few words from D&A WEBMASTER Jean Campbell --- mid way thro' the afternoon on the last day ------ She aplogises about the "wind !!"
Jean Campbell (Webmaster of D&A) says a few words

Summer Meeting for Walker Quaich - Ranfurly Castle

Played July 11th 32 Entries SSS 73 CSS 74
SILVER A.Mitchell (8) 71 M.Munro (12) 72
BRONZE S.Gray (21) 73 A.Williamson (22) 77
SCRATCH A.Mitchell 79

Thursday 12 July 2007

Margaret Wilson Trophy - Erskine Golf Club

Played 11 July 2007SSS 73; CSS 73; 25 entries
P Davidson (8) 73; L Morrow (6) 74; J Muir (17) 75

Wednesday 11 July 2007


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Dunbartonshire & Argyll, who have not won the Scottish title since 1997, have joined the other divisional champions, Aberdeenshire, Dumfries-shire and Midlothian, in the Scottish women’s county golf finals at Tulliallan Golf Club from August 31 to September 2.
They won the West Division women’s team championship – at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club today, clinching the title with a 7-2 win over Ayrshire while Lanarkshire were beating the defending champions, Renfrewshire, 5-4.
D&A started the three-day programme by drawing with Lanarkshire but they won their next two matches, beating Renfrewshire on Tuesday, to finish with 2 1/2pt out of three.
Lanarkshire were runners-up with 1 1/2pt while Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire both finished with one point.
Ayrshire resisted the D&A victory roll in the morning foursomes which were shared but it was one-way traffic in the afternoon singles. Kylie Walker, Judy Galbraith, Jill Meldrum, Anne Laing and Sara Bishop won for D&A and Gemma Webster halved the other tie.
Three times Scottish champion Anne Laing was D&A’s top performer with 4 1/2pt out of six, closely followed by Sara Bishop with 4pt out of five.
But the players who gained the most points over the three days were teenager Megan Briggs and Claire-Marie Carlton, both of Renfrewshire. Megan won six out of six ties, while Claire-Marie had 5pt out of six to her credit.
Final day details:
Foursomes: L Hendry & M MacPherson halved with J Meldrum & A Laing; D Watt & R Purdom lost to S Cadden & H Faulds 3 and 2; C Malcolm & L Keohone bt K Walker & G Webster 2 and 1 (1 ½-1 ½).
Singles: Hendry lost to Walker 3 and 2, L Willkiamson halved with Webster, Watt lost to J Galbraith 3 and 2, R McQueen lost to Meldrum 1 hole, Keohone lost to Laing 5 and 3, Malcolm lost to S Bishop 5 and 4 (1/2-5 ½)).
Foursomes: E Cuthill & P Pretswell lost to M Briggs & C-M Carlton 1 hole; A Hendry & S Wood halved with D Jackson & G Kyle; L Lloyd & M Hughes bt E Briggs & G McGinlay 2 and 1 (1 ½-1 ½).
Singles: Pretswell lost to M Briggs 2 holes, R Rankin bt Carlton 4 and 3, Wood bt Jackson 3 and 2, A Devine bt Kyle 1 hole, Cuthill lost to McGinlay 3 and 2, Lloyd halved with E Briggs (3 ½-2 ½).
1 Dunbartonshire & Argyll (2 ½ pt), 2 Lanarkshire (1 ½ pt), 3 Renfrewshire and Ayrshire (both 1pt).
Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report
To see some photos from Day 3 click on the picture below:
County Matches Day 3

The 2007 County Teams at Prestwick St Nicholas


Tuesday 10 July 2007

Day 2 Results from the West Inter County Matches

Dunbartonshire & Argyll moved into a marginal lead in the West Division inter-county team golf championship table at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club today.
After a draw with Lanarkshire on Monday, D&A dented the 100 per cent record of title-holders Renfrewshire by beating them 5-4.
In the other match, Ayrshire beat Lanarkshire 5-4 which all but ends the latter’s hopes of going forward as divisional champions to the Scottish county finals at Tulliallan Golf Club at the end of next month.
D&A lead with 1 1/2pt (one win, one draw) from Renfrewshire and Ayrshire 1pt (one win each) and Lanarkshire 1/2pt (one draw).
In Wednesday’s final programme, D&A play Ayrshire and a win would secure them the title.
Renfrewshire looked well on their way to a second win when they led D&A 2-1 after the foursomes and then took the top two singles through Megan Briggs and Claire-Marie Carlton.
But D&A won the last four singles for a notable come-from-behind victory through Sara Bishop, Anne Laing, Gemma Webster and Kylie Walker.
Ayrshire led Lanarkshire 2-1 after the foursomes and then won the top two singles through Lesley Hendry and Debbie Watt. Catherine Malcolm got Ayrshire’s clinching point.
Day 2 results:
Foursomes: E Cuthill & P Pretswell lost to L Hendry & M MacPherson 1 hole; S Wood & A Hendry lost to D Watt & R Purdom 4 and 3; M Hughes & L Lloyd bt C Malcolm & R McQueen 5 and 3 (1-2).
Singles: Pretswell lost to Hendry 2 and 1, Cuthill lost to Watt 4 and 2, Wood bt Purdom 2 and 1, R Rankin bt MacPherson 1 hole, Hughes lost to Malcolm 4 and 2, A Devine bt McQueen 2 and 1 (3-3).
Foursomes: A Laing & S Bishop lost to M Briggs & C-M Carlton 5 and 4; S Cadden & J Galbraith lost to D Jackson & G Kyle 6 and 5; K Walker & G Webster bt G McGinlay & J Wilson 5 and 3 (1-2).
Singles: J Meldrum lost to M Briggs 4 and 2, H Faulds lost to Carlton 4 and 3, Bishop bt G Mullen 7 and 5, Laing bt Kyle 3 and 2, Webster bt McGinlay 1 hole, Walker bt Jackson 1 hole (4-2).
Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report
Here are a few photos taken at todays play --- click on the photo below and use the back bar on your toolbar to come back to this page.
County Matches Day 2

Monday 9 July 2007

Ladies Open Greensomes Competition --- Old Ranfurly

S Clayton and G Cardwell --- Winners of the Old Ranfurly Open Day
Some of the Main Prizewinners
Thursday 5th July 2007 -Ladies Open Greensomes
Entries 100 (50 Couples), SSS 72 CSS 72

1st S Clayton (Old Ranfurly) & G Cardwell (Hayston) 66.2
2nd A Turnbull (East Ren) & A Burnett (East Ren) 67.4
3rd A Moss (Old Ranfurly) & N McCrossan (Troon Portland) 70.6
Scratch C Fell (Ranfurly Castle) H Faulds (Douglas Park) 80

Day 1 Results from the West Inter County Matches

Defending champions Renfrewshire were the only team to make a winning start to the West Division women’s inter-county team golf championship at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club today.
They beat Ayrshire 5-4 after taking the foursomes 2-1. The singles were shared 3-3.
Renfrewshire won three of the first four singles to gain a winning lead through Megan Briggs,Claire-Marie Carlton and Gillian Kyle.
Lanarkshire drew 4 ½-4 ½ with Dunbartonshire & Argyll. Lanarkshire had a 2-1 foursomes lead but D&A took the singles 3 ½-2 ½.
Lanarkshire had two good wins in the top singles, county champion Pamela Pretswell beating Kylie Walker 3 and 2 while Susan Wood was a 2 and 1 winner over another international team player, Gemma Webster.
D&A’s tail wagged with wins by Sara Bishop and Anne Laing over Ruth Rankin and Alyson Hendry respectively.
The winners of the West Division championship will complete the set of four divisional qualifiers for the Scottish county finals at Tulliallan GC at the end of August.
Already through are Aberdeenshire, Midlothian and Dumfries-shire.

Foursomes: M Briggs & C-M Carlton bt L Hendry & M MacPherson 2 and 1; E Briggs & G McGinlay lost to D Watt & R Purdom 3 and 2; D Jackson & G Kyle bt C Maqlcolm & R McQueen 5 and 3 (2-1).
Singles: M Briggs bt Hendry 4 and 3, Carlton bt L Williamson 8 and 7, Jackson lost to Purdom 1 hole, Kyle bt L Keohone 2 and 1, McGinlay lost to Malcolm 5 and 4, J Wilson lost to Watt 4 and 3 (3-3).

Foursomes: E Cuthill & P Pretswell bt K Walker & G Webster 2 holes; S Wood & A Hendry bt S Cadden & J Meldrum 2 and 1; M Hughes & L Lloyd lost to A Laing & S Bishop 2 holes (2-1).
Singles: Pretswell bt Walker 3 and 2, Wood bt Webster 2 and 1, Cuthill lost to H Faulds 4 and 3, A Devine halved with J Galbraith, R Rankin lost to Bishop 3 and 1, Hendry lost to Laing 5 and 4 (2 ½-3 ½).
Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report

Here are some photos from the day (click on the photo of Megan Briggs and her caddy) --- Sorry there are more Renfrewshire and Ayrshire photos than D&A and Lanarkshire but my heavy legs could not keep up with it all !!!

Inter County Matches Day 1

Sunday 8 July 2007

Medal 7 - Douglas Park

Played 7/7/07 in aid of Barnardo’s,SSS 72, CSS 72, Entries 28
Silver 1st J.Gemmell (7) 74bih, 2nd N.Campbell (17) 74, 3rd A.Miller (16) 77
Bronze 1st S.Dorward (30) 72, 2nd C.McCorkindale (21) 73, 3rd A.Reid (29) 78
Scratch J.Gemmell 81

Saturday 7 July 2007

July Stableford - Old Ranfurly

Entries 13, SSS 72 CSS 72
Winner M Dunlop (12) 39 points
Runner/Up A Moss (12) 36 points

Mail on Sunday - Windyhill progess to the 7th Round

Windyhill beat Erskine 3-2 in the 6th Round of this Competition on Thursday 5th July and progress onto the 7th round. Waiting to hear who they will play next. Hope to find out early next week

Baby Hazel at 14 weeks - Douglas Park

Met Rhona Wilkie with young Hazel up in Milngavie shopping centre. I previously had some photos of her in the 1st week
Baby Hazel 1st photos

Here she is at 14 weeks for all you Douglas Park Members who would like to see how beautiful she is ---just like her Mum !! (Press the play button and then click on next to see the next photo --- Need Broadband)
Hazel - 14weeks
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Friday 6 July 2007

Eilidh Briggs Wins the Janice Moodie Trophy

Eilidh Briggs, 13-year-old Kilmacolm Golf Club junior member, won the Janice Moodie Trophy for the second year in a row at the girls’ open tournament, sponsored by the Glasgow-born LPGA player, at her former home golf club of Windyhill.
The trophy goes to the player with the lowest net score from all three age group categories and Eilidh, pictured left, had a very good net 71 off five of a handicap over a wet course with very little run on the fairways.
Eilidh’s older sister Megan won the 15 to 17 years’ section with a net 78. Kirsten Scott (Windyhill) won the 10 to 14 years category with a net 72 off 13 and Jennifer Linklater (Largs) was best in the 18 to 21 years group with a net 78 off eight of a handicap.
Ayrshire women’s county champion Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) won the best scratch score award with a 79, pipping Megan Briggs, who also had a gross 79, on the better inward half.
Par 72. CSS 73.
Janice Moodie Trophy (best overall net) – Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) (5) 71.
Best scratch – Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) 79 better inward half (Megan Briggs, Kilmacolm, also 79).
10 to 14 years
Kirsten Scott (Windyhill) (13) 72; Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) (14) 74; Kirsty Simpson (Murrayfield) (27) 78.
15 to 17 years
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) (1) 78; Clare Bain(St Michaels) (19) 88.
18 to 21 years
Jennifer Linklater (Largs) (8) 78.
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

July Medal - Eastwood

July Medal 3/7/07, SSS 72, CSS 72, Entries 24
Silver :
1. A. Aitken (19) 74bih
2. M. McLean (19) 74
1. A. McKinnon (27) 71
2. J. Green (23) 76
Scratch: A.Aitken 93

July Medal - Erskine

July Medal 4 July 2007 29 entries; SSS 73; CSS 73;
Silver: J McCartney (6) 74, M Doherty (16) 75,
R Crawford (15) 77
Bronze: M Berry (26) 70, J Ebner (23) 73,
B Campbell (21) 74
Scratch: J McCartney 80

Morison Cup - Lanarkshire - Jenna Wilson is a winner

Scottish champion Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) won the Lanarkshire women’s county tournament for the Morison Cup over 36 holes at Colville Park Golf Club, Motherwell.
Jenna had rounds of 67 and 69 for a six-under-par total of 136. She won by 15 shots from Bothwell Castle scratch teenager Pamela Pretswell who beat Jenna in the final of the Lanarkshire county championship earlier in the season.
Jenna, who has a handicap of +2, also won the handicap competition with a net total of 140 (four more than her scratch score!)
Marion Porter (Strathaven), who plays off 22, won the 18-hole Blackjack competition with a net 68.

Par 142 (2 x 71). CSS 71 71
136 Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) 67 69.
151 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 72 79.
157 Alyson Hendry (Hamilton) 73 84.
160 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 77 83.
161 Marjory Seymour (Cathkin Braes) 82 79, Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 81 80.
162 May Hughes (Lanark) 79 83.
175 Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 86 89.
184 Christine Main (Hayston) 96 88.
187 Marion Brodie (Strathaven) 97 90, Anne Sillars (Hayston) 96 91.
191 Pat Casey (Mount Ellen) 92 99.
192 Jillian McPherson (East Kilbride) 93 99.

Wednesday 4 July 2007

July County Medal --- RLCGA

Played over Whitecraigs on July 4th 2007
Entries 40 SSS:72 CSS:75

Handicap: Scratch - 12
1st Dorothy Yates Cowglen 80-8-72
2nd Beth Paterson Eastwood 82-8-74
3rd Fiona Roger Ranfurly Castle 88-12-76

Handicap: 13 and upwards
1st Dorothy Belch Skelmorlie 91-18-73
2nd Irene Stewart Kilmacolm 93-17-76
3rd Linda Hay Eastwood 92-15-77

Scratch: Dorothy Yates Cowglen 80

Tuesday 3 July 2007

West Girls Medal - Cawder

3rd Medal Cawder Monday 2nd July 07, Daily Telegraph Qualifier
SSS 72 CSS 71 10 entries

Scratch Pamela Pretswell Bothwell Castle 73
1st Silver Natasha Qayum Ranfurly Castle 67 (14)
Runner Up Lauren Meldrum Dullatur 70 (10)

1st Bronze Saorcha Warren Eastwood 76 (22)
Runner Up Nicole Benson Cawder 86 (29)

Under 18 Megan Briggs Kilmacolm 78 (1)
Under 16 Emma Caddow Colville Park 71 (19)
Under 14 Emma Hale Troon Bentinck 87 (15)

Congratulations to Pamela who is the Daily Telegraph competition winner. Pamela may get the opportunity to play in the Daily Telegraph Junior Golf Championships in Dubai. Good luck Pamela.

Greenlees Result -1st Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Kilmacolm 7 Ranfurly Castle 2

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Lenzie 7 Turnberry 2

Monday 2 July 2007

June Competition Results - Old Ranfurly

Helen Watson’s Veterans’ Quaich
Played 11th June 2007 ,CSS 72 SSS 72
Winner: S Fleming (22) 69 b.i.h.
Runner/up : F Storey (15) 69

Douglas Bader Ladies’ Greensomes
Played 16th June 2007 – Entries 10
Winners: S Fleming & K Thornton (21) 45 points
Runners/up: A Taylor & A Moss (19) 42 points

LGU Medal & 3rd Qualifying Championship
Played 18th June 2007 – Entries 23, CSS 72, SSS 72
Silver: B Clark (11) 71, M Young (20) 71
Bronze: F MacPhee (21) 74, A Adams (22) 76
Scratch: A McKenzie 79

SLGA Brooches
Played 25th June 2007 – Entries 17,CSS 72, SSS 72
Silver: A Moss (12) 73
Bronze: S Smith (22) 73

Douglas Park - Eagle (Mixed Foursomes)

Due to Thunder and Lightening and torrential rain the Open Mixed Foursomes (The Eagle) was cancelled for the second year running yesterday.
For all those who took part click on this link to find out further details

Douglas Park Eagle Competition

Sunday 1 July 2007

Tom and Sarah get married

Congratulations go to Tom Eckford (Professional at Ranfurly Castle) and Sarah Kirby who got married yesterday. Here are a few photos from the day. Click on a photo to reveal the photo below

Thanks go to Mary Craig and Anne Robinson for these photos