Friday 31 August 2007

Jenna Wilson only Scot to survive in The European Amateur Championships

Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) was the only Scot to survive the third-round cut in the European women’s amateur individual championship at Golf National Club, near Paris today (Friday).
Jenna, had her third round of two-over-par 74 in succession to go into the final round on six-over-par 222 and in joint 17th position in a starting field of 144.
A total of 70 players with totals of 232 qualified for the final round.
Eliminated were Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle), despite a 74 for 237, Gemma Webster with two 7s on her card in an 83 for 239 and Clare-Marie Carlton (Stirling University and Fereneze) with an 82 for 243.
Par 216 (3 x 72)
208 E Cabrera (Spa) 71 71 66.
212 C Hedwall (Swe) 74 70 68.
214 C Boeljon (Fra) 73 72 69.
215 C Ciganda (Spa) 70 70 75, S Endstrasser (Aut) 74 70 71, M Reid (Eng) 72 73 70.
Other qualifiers:
219 R Bell (Eng) 74 73 72.
221 F Parker (Eng) 78 67 76.
222 J Wilson (Sco) 74 74 74.

237 K Walker (Sco) 86 77 74.
239 G Webster (Sco) 76 80 83.
243 C-M Carlton (Sco) 81 80 82.

Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Dunbarton and Argyll beat Dumfries-shire on Day 1

Dunbartonshire & Argyll sit at the top of the table at the end of the first day of the Scottish women’s county golf championship finals at Tulliallan Golf Club. They beat Dumfries-shire 5 ½-3 ½ after taking a 2pt lead in the foursomes.
Aberdeenshire and Midlothian drew 4 ½-4 ½ after Midlothian had established a 2-1 lead in the morning foursomes.
Dumfries-shire hit back in the singles after losing the foursomes 2 ½- ½ . Sara Bishop had increased Dunbartonshire & Argyll’s lead to 3pt by beating Diane Macdonald by 6 and 4.
But then Lindsey Kirkwood, Jordana Graham and Fiona McGregor delivered three singles points in success for Dumfries-shire by beating Louisa Ruane, Jill Meldrum and Jill Foggo respectively.
The D&A tail had to wag to save the day and it did with Judy Galbraith beating Trish Lilly 7 and 5 while former Scottish champion Anne Laing won by 6 and 5 over Margaret McGregor.
Foursomes: L Murray, M Thomson lost to C MacDonald, J Turner 1 hole; J Harrison, C Wilson lost to W Nicholson, R Livingstone 2 holes; D Pocock, S Wood bt C Hargan, B Murphy 1 hole (1-2).
Singles: M Thomson bt Livingstone 3 and 2, Wilson lost to Hargan 2 holes, Wood halved with Nicholson, S Thomson halved with Murphy, L McLardy halved with K Marshall, Murray bt MacDonald 1 hole (3 ½-2 ½).
Foursomes: S Bishop, A Laing bt D Macdonald, M McGregor 5 and 4; S Cadden, H Faulds halved with F Macgregor, L Kirkwood; J Galbraith, L Ruane bt T Lilly, J Graham 6 and 4 (2 ½- ½).
Singles: Bishop bt Macdonald 6 and 4, Ruane lost to Kirkwood 5 and 4, J Meldrum lost to Graham 1 hole, J Foggo lost to F Macgregor 4 and 3, Galbraith bt Lilly 7 and 5, Laing bt M McGregor 6 and 5 (3-3).

Finals Day - Haggs Castle Golf Club

Sunday 26 August 2007
Winner : Ross MacLeod Runner up: David Shaw
Winner : Jennifer Mack Runner up: Jennifer Graham
Winner: June Blakely Runner up: Pat Kerr
Winner : Thomas Martin Runner up: Martin Shaw

Stableford - Haggs Castle

Date played: 30 AUG 2007 Number of entries: 28 SSS: 73 CSS: 73

Thursday 30 August 2007

Support D & A at the County Finals at Tulliallan

Jean Campbell D&A Webmaster - click to enlarge
Remember the excitement of D&A winning the County Jamboree at Prestwick St Nicholas --- Jamboree Photos and Video

The County Finals take place at Tulliallan tomorrow Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September. Jean Campbell (webmaster for D&A)--- pictured above is looking for support from everyone in the West of Scotland. There should be some great matches so please do come along.

Draw for County finals at Tulliallan Golf Club

Friday 31st August
Aberdeenshire v Midlothian
Dunbarton & Argyll v Dumfriesshire

Saturday 1st September
Dumfriesshire v Aberdeenshire
Midlothian v Dunbarton & Argyll

Sunday 2nd September
Dumfriesshire v Midlothian
Dunbarton & Argyll v Aberdeenshire

D&A Matches commence at 9.52am and 2.10pm each day. Other matches at 9:30am and 1:30pm
The D&A Team:
Sara Bishop, Suzanne Cadden, Helen Faulds, Jill Foggo, Judy Galbraith, Anne Laing, Jill Meldrum and Louisa Ruane

Wednesday 29 August 2007

Greenlees Result - 2nd Division


Autumn Meeting - D & A

Autumn meeting and Moira Alexander Trophy played at Hilton Park on 27th August
SSS 73 CSS 74, 56 played
Scratch Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 80
1st Silver Helen Lamont (H.P.) 90-17-73
2nd Silver Margaret Stirling (Cardross) 84-10-74
1st Bronze Dinah Buchanan (Cardross) 96-24-72bih
2nd Bronze May McGhee (Balmore) 95-23-72
Winner Moira Alexander Trophy Dinah Buchanan (Cardross)

Tuesday 28 August 2007

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Turnberry 7 Cathcart Castle 2

Handicaps to be based on Nine Holes

In a move which could in theory affect 1½-million of Britain's golfers, club golf competitions played over nine holes are set to count for handicap purposes as from January. The proposal is a welcome innovation in the Council of National Golf Unions' new Unified Handicapping System, drafts of which have been handed to The Daily Telegraph by a source.
Read all about it in the
Daily Telegraph News

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Div.3 Largs 8 Greenock 1

Jennifer Mack wins the Haggs Castle Club Championship

Congratulations go to Jennifer Mack who won the Haggs Castle Club Championship on Sunday against Jennifer Graham at the 19th hole.

Monday 27 August 2007

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Div.3 Cathcart Castle 4½ Cawder 4½

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Div.3 Williamwood 6½ Largs 2½

Greenlees Result - 2nd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Whitecraigs 3.5 Troon 5.5

Helen Faulds is the Elie Club Champion

Congratulations go to Helen Faulds(Douglas Park) who won the Elie Club Championship yesterday against Emma Wilson

Carol Fell is the Ranfurly Castle Champion

Carol and Evy
Carol Fell beat Evy MacGregor in the Final of the Ranfurly Castle Championship yesterday. Carol who also won the Douglas Park Championship in June and the Lochwinnoch Glenhead Triphy in July thinks she will now retire !!!

To see some photos of the day CLICK HERE ---- Thanks go to Jean Irvine and Fiona Roger for the photographs
Gregor Munro (Mens Champion) and Ronnie Judge (Senior Champion)

Stableford / Eclectic Trophy - Paisley Golf Club

August Stableford - 15/08/2007; CSS 77;
Entries 11;
1st Class - K Black(20) 29pts; I Eland(22) 22pts
2nd Class - A Herd(24) 29pts(BIH); I Moran(24) 29pts;

Florence Veitch Trophy (Eclectic) 03/08 & 17/08/2007
CSS 74/74; Entries 17;
F Butler(14) 73; K Black(20) 75; I Moran(27) 76

Autumn Meeting - Douglas Park

Played 26.08.07 Entries 35 CSS 72 SSS 72
Silver 1ST J Gemmell (7) 70 2nd A Miller (16)76acb 3rd H Robertson (12) 76acb
Bronze 1st G Rennie (26) 69 2nd H Divers(26) 72 3rd J Palmer (24) 73
Scratch J Gemmell 77

Saturday 25 August 2007

Megan Briggs with Kelsey MacDonald win Team award in Belgium

Megan Briggs in Belgium
Scottish golfing teenagers Kelsey and Megan played brilliantly in the Belgian Junior International Championship which ended at the Royal Golf Club of Belgium in Brussels today.
First, Kelsey MacDonald, a 16-year-old from Nairn, finished runner-up in the girls’ championship – and won the Girls’ International Team Trophy in partnership with Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
Megan Briggs, beaten by Carly Booth in the final of the Scottish Under-18 girls match-play championship at Peterhead last month, had scores of 80, 75, 75 and 77 for 307. She finished tied 16th.
Kelsey and Megan’s combined scores gave them winning total of 600 in the girls’ international team trophy event. They finished two shots ahead of South Africa’s Kim Williams & Monique Smith

284 Alessia Knight (Ita) 72 69 72 71.
293 Kelsey MacDonald (Sco) 75 73 72 73.
295 Rebecca Huber (Swi) 76 72 73 74.
299 Lorena De Lope (Spa) 76 76 76 71.
300 Kim Williams (SAf) 75 71 76 78.
Other scores:
307 Megan Briggs (Sco) 80 75 75 77 (jt 16th).
318 Ciara Butler (Ire) 82 76 78 83 (jt 26th).
319 Lucy Simpson (Ire) 82 76 78 83 (28th).

600 Scotland (Kelsey MacDonald & Megan Briggs).
602 South Africa (Kim Williams & Monique Smith).
606 Belgium (V Gevers & L Gonzalez-Escallon).
Other placing:
637 Ireland (Ciara Butler & Lucy Simpson) (7th).

Friday 24 August 2007

Shotgun Foursomes - Douglas Park

Shotgun Foursomes 24/08/07 Entries 29 couples,
1st J. Gemmell and A. Reid (18) 69
2nd J. Dow and H. Robertson (18) 72
2's P Ross and J Palmer

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Div.3 - Eastwood 9 Turnberry 0

Kyle Walker is 11th in the British Amateur Stoke Play

Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) finished in 11th place in the the British women’s open amateur golf championship at Conwy Golf Club, – her best tournament performance for some time. A third round of three under par 71 enabled her to improve her position significantly and may give her the confidence boost she needs.
Melissa Reid, the leading amateur in the recent Women’s British Open, adds the British championship trophy to the silverware she has collected in Scotland this season – the Helen Holm Scottish women’s open stroke-play championship at Troon and the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews.
Miss Reid, 19, has unquestionably been the female amateur golfer of the season in Britain.

Par 296 (4 x 74)
290 M Reid (Chevin) 70 72 75 73.
291 F Parker (Royal Birkdale) 73 76 75 67.
293 E Cabrera (Spa) 75 73 69 76.
297 D-C Schreefel (Net) 75 74 73 75.
300 R Jennings (Izaak Walton) 71 76 74 79.
302 H MacRae (Dunblane New) 73 76 75 78.
303 E Lyons (West Surrey) 72 81 77 73, M Nivard (Net) 75 78 73 77.
304 N Edwards (Ganton) 72 76 77 79.
305 H Jenkins (Cradoc) 79 77 75 74.
316 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 80 79 71 76, K Zaanen (Net) 74 78 76 78.

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Lenzie 3.5 Cowglen 5.5

Patricia wins Championship at Erskine

Patricia Davidson -- Erskine Champion for 2007
Patricia Davidson beat Lorraine Morrow 2/1 in the Erskine final held on Sunday 19th August.

Greenlees Result - 2nd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Bothwell Castle 2.5 Douglas Park 6.5

Thursday 23 August 2007

Outing to Lanark Golf Club - Ranfurly Castle

Refreshments before the Tri Am Competition
15 ladies fron Ranfurly Castle had a very successful outing to Lanark Golf Club today.
On arrival we all had bacon rolls and coffee and then a lovely glass of wine before the tee off. A tri am was played with 2 scores from 3 to count.
The winners were Carol Fell, Sue McLaren and Eileen Walker - 84 points
Runners Up: Mary Craig, Margaret Gray and Vickie Rennie - 77 points (bih)
Silver Nearest the pin :Carol Fell, Longest Drive Mary Craig
Bronze Nearest the pin: Agnes Williamson, Longest Drive Agnes Williamson
Sue McLaren who had organised the day had a brilliant eagle 2 at the 5th hole
After the round we all had a lovely meal with -- yet another glass of wine !!
If you would like to see some photos from the day then CLICK HERE
Many thanks go to the secretary and all the staff at Lanark that made their day such a success. Also the condition of the course was fantastic and well worth a visit.

Greenlees Result -1st Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Kilmacolm 2.5 Cochrane Castle 6.5

Autumn Meeting/LGU Extra Medal -- Eastwood Golf Club

Played 21/8/07 sss 72 css 72 Entries 40
1st M McLean 20 69
2nd B Dunlop 8 71bih
3rd M Jack 19 71
1st L Black 21 71
2nd E Simpson 21 73
3rd C Davidson 36 74
Scratch B Dunlop 79

Wednesday 22 August 2007

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Senior Ladies Open - Windyhill Golf Club

Margaret Meldrum Trophy - Senior Ladies Open Greensomes
15th August, 2007. 44 Competitors Par 72
1st Anne Trail (Helensburgh)and Nora Campbell (Cardross) 93 (23.5) 69.5
2nd Janet Hardie (Harburn)and Iris Thomson (Dundas Park) 93 (16.5) 76.5
3rd Margaret Cuthbertson (Campsie) Helen French (Campsie) 107(29) 78
4th Marie Miller (Windyhill)and Kay Kirke (Douglas Park) 101 (22.5) 78.5

Greenlees Result -1st Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Hilton Park 4.5 Cathkin Braes 4.5

SLGA to hold roadshows

The SLGA will be holding a series of road shows on its future structure and governance. All welcome.
Venues in the West of Scotland:
Wednesday 5 September, Hamilton GC, 7.00 pm
Monday 24 September, Douglas Park GC, 7.00 pm
Wednesday 26 September, Prestwick St Nicholas GC, 7.00 pm
Thursday 4 October, Haggs Castle GC, 7.00 pm

Greenlees Result -1st Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Cardross 3 Prestwick St Nicholas 6

Tuesday 21 August 2007

Jenna, Megan and Pamela selected for Home Internationals

Scotland team for the women's home internationals at Dunbar Golf Club from September 12 to 14 is:

MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm)
PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle)
JENNA WILSON (Strathaven)

1 Louise KENNEY (Pitreavie)
2 Sara BISHOP (Cochrane Castle)
3 Rachael LIVINGSTONE (Musselburgh Old)

Greenlees Result - 2nd Division

Greenlees Result: East Renfrewshire 6 Whitecraigs 3

Monday 20 August 2007

Stableford, Childrens Day, August Medal, Inv Foursomes - Paisley Golf Club

July Stableford - 18/07 & 21/07/2007 CSS 73/74; Entries 21;
1st Class L Forsyth(13) 37pts
2nd Class A Drummond(33) 41pts

Children 1st Competition - 25/07/2007 Entries 18;
Winners L Brawley, B Adam, L Wood - 67

August Medal - 04/08 & 08/08/2007 CSS 74; Entries 22;
1st Class H Urquhart(18) 73(BIH); L Forsyth(13) 73
2nd Class J Naylor(36) 82; A Herd(24) 83

Invitation Foursomes - 10/08/2007 Entries 28;
1st L Forsyth & M McLeod 39pts
2nd K Black & C Keanie 38pts
Hideen Holes M Goudie & J Murray

August Stroke and Stableford - Old Ranfurly Golf Club

Monday 6th August 2007 – Stableford Entries 7 CSS 72 SSS 72
Winner A McKenzie (8) 34 points
Runner up B Clark (11) 31 Points (bih)

Monday 13th August 2007 – Stroke Entries 11 CSS 74 SSS 72
Winner F MacPhee (20) 73
Runner Up B Clark (11) 75 (bih) V MacKinnon (10) 75

Finals Day - Erskine Golf Club

Finals Day 19 August 2007
Championship Cup: Winner: P Davidson; Runner-up: L Morrow
Bronze Salver: Winner: B Campbell; Runner-up: J Ebner

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Cawder 5½ Largs 3½

Saturday 18 August 2007

Strathtyrum Trophy Results - Helen loses to leading qualifier in quarter finals

After 2 rounds of strokeplay over the New Course and The Eden Course in St Andrews Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) won 5 and 4 against Julie Anstee (Ferndown)in the 1st round of the matchplay stages and then beat K Ashley (Nuneaton)by 1 hole in the 2nd round.
She then lost to leading qualifier Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir)in the quarter finals.
The No 2 qualifier this week, Germany-based Marilyn Henderson (West Rhine Golf Club) then beat the No 1 seed, Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) by 2 and 1 in the final.
This was her 3rd victory. She was also champion in 1996 and 2005.

Friday 17 August 2007

Megan and Pamela in Junior Select Team

The LGU has named a squad of eight juniors to compete at North Berwick from 12 to 14 October against a selection of the players who were in the recent Vagliano Trophy match at St Andrews.
Scotland are represented by their Under-18 girls’ champion Carly Booth, Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) the losing finalist in that championship at Peterhead, Sally Watson, 16, who played all four rounds in the recent Ricoh British Women’s Open, and Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell) the Lanarkshire women's champion.
Lisa Maguire, a 12-year-old Irish twin and one of the semi-finalists in the Girls’

Carly Booth, Scotland
Megan Briggs, Scotland
Henrietta Brockway, England
Ellie Givens, England
Lisa Maguire, Ireland
Pamela Pretswell, Scotland
Kelly Tidy, England
Sally Watson, Scotland

Greenlees Result - 2nd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: West Kilbride 4.5 Troon 4.5

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division


Thursday 16 August 2007

2nd August Medal - Erskine Golf Club

Played 15 August 2007 31 entries SSS 73; CSS ;75
Silver: P Davidson (8) 74; I Good (15) 76; M Doherty (16) 77;
Bronze: M Paterson (23) 75; A Robertson (27) 76; J Ener (22) 77.
Scratch P Davidson 82

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

Greenlees Result:Turnberry 1 Williamwood 8

Greenlees Result - 2nd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Bothwell Castle 5½ Erskine 3½

Wednesday 15 August 2007

August Stableford - Ranfurly Castle

Played 15/08/07 49 entries, SSS 73 PAR 74 CSS 73
Silver: K.Robinson 39 pts N.Qayum 36 pts [bih]
Bronze: M MacDonald 37pts [bih] M Irving 37pts
Winner of the Grans Trophy: M MacDonald

Eilidh Briggs Wins the Tom Lehman Trophy

Recently Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) won the Tom Lehman trophy played over Troon Lochgreen Golf Course. Eilidh scored a 77 against the CSS of 74. This result is one better than last year when Eilidh won the best nett prize. This trophy already has the name of Briggs on it with Megan having lifted the trophy 3 times. As Eilidh is only 13, the name Briggs could be on this trophy for several years to come.

The photo shows Eilidh with other prize winners and South Ayrshire Council's Provost, Winifred Sloan.

Thanks go to Catherine Malcolm for the report

Tuesday 14 August 2007

Greenlees Result - 2nd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Haggs Castle 3.5 Whitecraigs 5.5

Pamela Prestwell qualifies for the British Girls Matchplay

Following last week's repeat triumph in the girls' home internationals over the same course, it was another great day for the Scots in the second qualifying round of the British girls' open amateur golf championship at Southerndown Golf Club, South Wales today.
South Queensferry 16-year-old Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies), who made it to the final 12 months ago, led the 64 qualifiers into the match-play stages with two par-matching rounds of 72 for 144.
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) qualified with a 78 for 151, and Carly Booth from Comrie also survived with a 77 for 157.

Leading qualifiers for match-play stages
Par 144 (2 x 72)
144 S Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) 72 72.
145 K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 75 70.
146 R Raastad (Nor) 72 74.
147 M Vanmol (Bel) 73 74, S Monberg (Den) 71 76, A Fernandez de Diego (Spa) 69 78.
148 R Niven (Crieff) 73 75, C Douglass (Brocket Hall) 77 71, N Dunn (Harrogate) 75 73, A Peters (Notts Ladies) 74 74.
Other Scots qualifiers:
151 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 73 78.
157 C Booth (Comrie) 80 77.
West of Scotland non-qualifiers:
172 J Meldrum (Dullatur) 91 81.
177 R McQueen (Troon Bentinck) 91 86.

Ranfurly Castle Pair into seventh round of the Daily Mail Foursomes

Marion Munro and Eileen Walker (Ranurly Castle) have won through to the seventh round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. They beat the Ladies from Niddrie Casle Golf Club in a vey close match.

Natasha Qayum wins the Dunfermline Building Society Junior Masters

Natasha Qayum
Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) won the Dunfermline Building Society Junior Masters west regional final at Ralston on Sunday.

Her impressive tally of 36 points takes her to the Gleneagles final in October.
West Kilbride’s Connie Jaffray took the silver medal from Windyhill starlet Kirsten Scott, pictured on the RHS who is hoping to follow the footsteps of Windyhill's Janice Moodie
Kirstin Scott

More info and photos can be viewed on the SGU Web Site

Greenlees Result - 2nd Division

Greenlees Result: Douglas Park 9 East Renfrewshire 0

Monday 13 August 2007

West Vets beat the East Vets

The West Vets won 4-1 against East Vets today at Troon Portland to retain the ASP Trophy. To read all about it go to the The West Vets Website

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: - Cawder 3½ Williamwood 5½

Sunday 12 August 2007

Jenna Wilson is runner up in the Mary McCallay Trophy

Auchterarder’s Emily Ogilvy won the Mary McCallay Trophy 36-hole SLGA Order of Merit tournament for the second year in a row at Dumfries & Galloway Golf Club today.
With scores of 67 and 73 for 140 – against the CSS of 71 for both rounds – Emily won by one stroke from the fast-finishing Scottish champion Jenna Wilson (Strathaven).
Jenna had scores of 74 and 67.
Emily lost to Jenna in the final of the Scottish championship at Kilmarnock Barassie in May.

CSS 71 71
140 E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 67 73.
141 J Wilson (Strathaven) 74 67.
145 A Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 72 73.
148 G Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 74 74.
149 D McDonald 74 75.
152 A Ingram (Fort William) 77 75.
154 A Shamash (Kirkcudbright) 76 78, R Rankin (Lanark) 78 76.
155 E Cuthill (Lanark) 84 71.
Thabks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Saturday 11 August 2007

Medal 10 - Douglas Park

Medal 10 Played 10th August 2007 Entries 42 SSS 72 CSS 73
Silver 1st S McFarlane (17) 69 2nd C Fell (10) 70 3rd N Campbell(17) 74
Bronze 1st S Gardiner (32) 71 2nd M Agnew (28) 72 3rd P Vannet (33) 73
Scratch C Fell 80

Friday 10 August 2007

Megan and Pamela are in the winning Scottish Team

The 2007 Scottish Girls Home International Winning Team
The Scottish team have become Champions at Southerndown winning the Girls’ International Matches,
The Scottish team have become Champions at Southerndown winning the Girls’ International Matches, by an impressive score of 23 1/2 points equalling their score of 2006. Ireland came in second loosing only to Scotland. England were third despite winning more individual matches than Ireland. Final Results:
1st - Scotland
2nd - Ireland
3rd - England
4th - Wales

Greenlees Result -1st Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Prestwick St.Nicholas 9 Kilmacolm 0

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Eastwood 7½ Cawder 1½


Scotland duly won the girls' home internationals golf title for the second year in a row at Southerndown Golf Club,South Wales. As expected they beat the pointless Wales comfortably, 8 1/2-1/2 to finish the three-day programme with three wins out of three.
Ireland upset England 5-4 in the other match to finish runners-up.
Foursomes: K Caithness, S Watson bt L J Roberts, J Bradbury 8 and 7; M Briggs, C Booth halved with A Rees, K O'Connor; P Pretswell, J Turner bt A Carling, K Millere 1 hole (2 1/2- 1/2).
Singles: Booth bt B Davies 2 and 1, Watson bt H Boulden 5 and 4, Niven bt Carling 6 and 4, MacDonald bt Roberts 7 and 6, Pretswell bt O'Connor 2 and 1, Caithness bt Rees 5 and 4 (6-0).
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Thursday 9 August 2007

North of England win the Vets Area Championships

Scotland's veteran women's golfers lost their two-year grip on the Miller Stirling Trophy on the final day of the Veteran Ladies Golfing Association's area championship at Royal Cromer Golf Club, Norfolk.
After drawing their matches on the first two days, the Scots, skippered by Pat Hutton, needed to beat England South and hope that Midlands and North drew the other match.
It was not to be. South edged a 5-4 win over the Scots and North beat Midlands 8-1 to take the title.
"I couldn't have asked for a bigger effort from my team but I think they were just drained by their efforts in the European senior women's team championship last week. I don't think they had anything left to give in the final session," said Mrs Hutton.
The Scots won the morning foursomes 2 1/2-1/2 against South but lost the singles 4 1/2-1 1/2. Only Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) managed a 2 and 1 win while Heather Anderson (Downfield) secured a square game.

Foursomes: K Sutherland, F De Vries bt S Ellis, J Ballard 4 and 3, L Bennett, N Fenton bt C Caldwell, I Brien 3 and 2; P Williamson, H Faulds halved with J O'Keefe, R Watters (2 1/2-1/2).
Singles: Sutherland lost to Ellis 5 and 3, M Thomson lost to Brien 3 and 2, Anderson hlaved with O'Keefe, H Faulds lost to S Stradling 1 hole, Bennett bt P Butler 2 and 1, Fenton lost to C C Wheelhouse 5 and 3 (1 1/2-4 1/2).
Other match:
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Scots Girls beat England- Megan Briggs and Pamela Pretswell are winners

Scotland took a huge step towards retaining the girls' home internationals golf title with a crushing 7-2 win over arch-rivals England on the second day at Southerndown Golf Club, South Wales.
In the other match, Ireland beat Wales 7 1/2-1 1/2.
Scotland, the only team with two wins out of two, finish their programme by playing Wales.
The Under-18 Scots girls took a 2-1 lead in the foursomes with Krystle Caithness and Sally Watson 4 and 2 winners of the top tie. Carly Booth and Megan Briggs, and Kelsey MacDonald and Roseanne Niven figured in square games.
The Scots showed their class in the singles with wins by Carly Booth (4 and 2), Sally Watson (2 and 1), Megan Briggs (3 and 2), Pamela Pretswell (2 and 1) and halved games for Roseanne Niven, who had been three down at the turn, and Krystle Caithness, who was one down on the 16th tee.
England names first.
Foursomes: E Givens, H Barwood lost to K Caithness, S Watson 4 and 2; K Tidy, R Dyer halved with C Booth, M Briggs; R Connor, K Mundy halved with K MacDonald, R Niven (1-2)l
Singles: Givens lost to Booth 4 and 2, Tidy lost to Watson 2 and 1, Douglass lost to Briggs 3 and 2, Clyburn lost to Pretswell 2 and 1, Connor halved with Niven, Barwood halved with Caithness (1-5)l
Other result:
WALES 1 1/2, IRELAND 7 1/2
Foursomes: 1 1/2-1 1/2.
Singles: 0-6.
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Margaret Barr Stableford - Erskine Golf Clb

Played 8th August 2007 32 entries,SSS 73; CSS 73
One class: J Ebner (23) 39; M McLeod (27) 38 (bih);
B Campbell (21) 38.

Helen and the Scots Vets team halve match against England Midlands

Scotland followed up their opening day draw against England North by drawing 4 ½-4 ½ with England Midlands in the Veteran Ladies Golf Association area team golf championship at Royal Cromer Golf Club, Norfolk.
The foursomes were shared 1 ½-1 ½ and the singles session ended 3-3 after wins for the Scots by Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) and Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh).
England North beat England South 7-2 in the other match which means that Scotland, if they are to retain the Miller Stirling trophy, must beat South in their final match and hope that the North v Midlands ends in a draw.

Foursomes: D Parker, A Stockdale halvd with P Williamson, H Faulds; B Belcher, D Backhouse lost to L Bennett, N Fenton 2 and 1; P West, P Walker bt M Thomson, H Anderson 2 and 1 (1 ½-1 ½).
Singles: S Westall lost to K Sutherland 7 and 5, Belcher bt F De Vries 1 hole, P Walker bt Anderson 2 holes; Parker lost to Faulds 7 and 6, A Booth lost to Fenton 3 and 2, West bt Williamson 3 and 2 (3-3).

Other result:

Wednesday 8 August 2007

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Milngavie 7 Greenock 2

LGU Strokeplay - Ranfurly Castle

Played August 8th 2007 38 entries, SSS 73 CSS 75
Silver S.Smyth (12) 75 R. Ogilvie (18) 75
Bronze H.Abram (26) 73 H.Dunn (31) 75
Scratch: A Judge 86 (better last 6 holes)

Megan and Pamela do well against Ireland in the Girls Home Internationals

Scotland play England tomorrow in what is very likely to be the title decider in the girls' home golf internationals at Southerndown Golf Club, South Wales.
Both countries looked a cut above the opposition in scoring big wins on a windy opening day.
Scotland, the defending champions, beat Ireland 7 1/2-1 1/2 after the Irish had held their own in the foursomes. Scotland won all six singles.
England whitewashed Wales 9-0, winning all three foursomes and six singles.
Foursomes - K Caithness, S Watson bt S Cunningham, A Murphy 4 and 3; C Booth, M Briggs halved with V Bradshaw, S Meadow; K MacDonald, R Niven lost to Lisa Maguire, Leona Maguire 1 hole (1 1/2-1 1/2).
Singles - Booth bt K Gallagher 4 and 3, Watson bt Bradshaw 6 and 5, Niven bt Lisa Maguire 2 and 1, P Pretswell bt L Mernagh 1 hole, Briggs bt Leona Maguire 1 hole, Caithness bt Meadow 5 and 4 (6-0).
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Tuesday 7 August 2007

Helen Faulds wins her match against North of England

Defending champions Scotland showed a lot of grit and determination to salvage a 4 ½-4 ½ draw with England North on the opening day of the Veteran Ladies Golf Association inter-area golf team championship at Royal Cromer Golf Club, Norfolk today.

Skipper Pat Hutton's team trailed by 2pt at lunchtime after taking only half-a-point from the three games but they came storming back into the picture in the six singles.

Victories by Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Pamela Williamson (Baberton) and Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) enabled the rallying Scots to take the singles 4-2 and cancel out their morning deficit.

"It was a good performance to get a draw from the position we were in," said Pat Hutton.

Incidentally, the England North line-up included former Scottish women's amateur champion and international team captain Fiona Anderson who has been based on Merseyside for a number of years.

Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), partnering Lorna Bennett, had a hole in one at the 17th in their foursome against Hilary Smythe and Elaine Elliot.

It was the third ace of Noreen's golfing career. It squared the match but Noreen and Lorna lost the 18th to go down by one hole.

In the other match in the four-cornered contest, England Midlands beat England South 5 ½-3 ½.

Scotland play the Midlands tomorrow.


England North names first

Foursomes: S Dye, P Wrightson halved with K Sutherland, F De Vries; F Anderson, B Laird bt M Thomson, H Anderson 2 and 1; H Smyth, E Elliott bt L Bennett, N Fenton 1 hole (2 1/2-1 ½).

Singles: Dye lost to Sutherland 4 and 3, Wrightosn lost to H Faulds 1 hole, Smythe lost to P Williamson 2 and 1; Laird bt De Vries 4 and 3, J Rogers lost to Bennett 4 and 3; R Linley bt Thomson 1 hole (2-4).
Other result:

Thanks go to Colin Farquarson and Pat Hutton for the report

Megan Briggs and Pamela Pretswell play in the International Matches in Wales

Scotland will be hoping for a successful defence of the Stroyan Cup, awarded to the winning team in the Girls’ Home International Matches, when the series is played at Southerndown which starts tomorrow 8th August 2007

In lifting the trophy last year at Portstewart for the first time in eight years, Scotland broke England’s domination that gave them the series eight times in ten years.

Now, with a side that includes Carly Booth, the newly crowned European Young Masters Champion and 16-year old Sally Watson who qualified for and played 72 holes in the Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship, the Scots have their sights set firmly on retaining the trophy.

Scotland Team
Elaine Moffat Captain
Karen Marshall Manager

Carly Booth Comrie
Megan Briggs Kilmalcom
Krystle Caithness St Regulus
Kelsey MacDonald Nairn
Roseanne Niven Crieff
Pamela Pretswell Bothwell Castle
Jane Turner Morton Hall
Sally Watson Elie & Earlsferry Ladies

Monday 6 August 2007

Pat Hutton skippers the Scots for the last time

Pat Hutton skippers Scotland for the last time in the Veteran Ladies Golf Association jamboree at Royal Cromer Golf Club, Norfolk over the next three days.
"We are defending the Miller Stirling Trophy and I am hoping to bow out on a successful note," said Pat, pictured right, who was a very successful Lanark and county team player in her day and, more recently, chairman of the SLGA.
The Scots open their campaign with a match against England North tomorrow.
The two other teams in the four-cornered, all-play-all contest are England South and England Midlands.
The Northern Division provide two of the squad of eight - Heather Anderson (Downfield) and Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) - Midlands two, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) and Fiona De Vries (St Rule).
East have three representatives in the line-up - Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), Moira Thomson (North Berwick) and Pamela Williamson (Baberton).
The eight member of the team is Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) who played well for the Scotland in the recent European senior women's team championship in Sweden where the Scots finished a highly creditable fourth after making the championship match-play flight.

Greenlees Result -1st Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Kilmarnock(Barassie) 7 Lanark 2

RLCGA County Medal -- Caldwell

Played 6th August 2007, 27 Entrants, SSS72, CSS72
Scratch: Heather Anderson (Troon Ladies) 76
Scr - 12 Handicap
1st Heather Anderson Troon Ladies 76 6 70
2nd June Lockhart Gleddoch 84 11 73
3rd Mo Neilson Greenock 84 10 74 bih

13 Handicap upwards
1st Julie Dickson Whitecraigs 93 19 74
2nd Irene Stewart Kilmacolm 91 16 75 bih
3rd Mary Gildea Caldwell 93 18 75

Helen Faulds is at Royal Cromar

The Scottish Vets' team is off to play in the Jamboree at Royal Cromer Golf Club this week from 7-9 August to try to retain the Miller Stirling Trophy.
The teams are the North England, Midlands, South England and Scotland
Scottish Vets Team:
Heather Anderson (North)
Lorna Bennett (Midlands)
Fiona de Vries (Midlands)
Helen Faulds (West)
Noreen Fenton (East)
Kathleen Sutherland (North)
Moira Thomson (East)
Pamela Williamson (East)

We wish them every success.

Old Course Ranfurly Ladies Golf Returns

Sat 28th July 2007, Wilma Aitken Rosebowl – 24 Entries, SSS 72 CSS 72
Winner M. Taggart (14) 68
Runner/up A. Taylor (25) 69 bih

Mon 30th July 2007, Stroke – 16 Entries, SSS 72 CSS 74
Winner A Adams (22) 71
Runner/up P Cassidy (36) 71

Sat 4th August 2007, LGU Medal – 19 Entries, SSS 72 CSS 72
Silver A Moss (13) 70, M Young (17) 72
Bronze S McFall (21) 76, D Murphy (31) 77
Scratch A Moss 83

Sunday 5 August 2007

Riccarton Rosebowl SLGA Order of Merit - Valerie Melvin wins


Florida-based Valerie Melvin, won the rain-shortened Riccarton Rosebowl SLGA Order of Merit tournament at Hamilton Golf Club today (Sunday).
Valerie, who finished joint runner-up in the recent British women’s open amateur championship, had very good first round of three-under-par 69 before the rain set in and washing out the second round.
Valerie, was declared the winner of the trophy over 18 holes by one shot from Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) Emily had a 70 – two ahead of Fiona Norris, former GB&I team manager and a member of the Hamilton club.
Jenna Wilson, winner of the recent Mackie Bowl at Gullane for the second year in a row, just managed to obtain fourth place ahead of Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle). Both players returned a 73. Jenna had the better last nine.
Scratch player Emily Ogilvy had the best net return of 70 on a countback against Valerie Melvin, who plays off +1 at Reunion Golf Club, Florida. Emily had the better inward half.

Par 72 CSS 72.
69 V Melvin (Florida.)
70 E Ogilvy (Auchterarder).
72 F Norris (Hamilton).
73 J Wilson (Strathaven), K Walker (Buchanan Castle).
74 A Wilton (Ladybank).
75 L Hendry (Routenburn), M Thomson (McDonald Ellon).
76 R Rankin (Lanark), L Kenney (Dunfermline).
77 C Hargan (Mortonhall), A Devine (Hamilton).
78 E Lowrey-Gold (Eaton), J Carthew (Ladybank), F Lockhart (St Regulus), C-M Carlton (Stirling Univ).79 E Fairnie (Dunbar).
80 E Cuthill (Lanark).
81 L Rolland (Dunfermline), S Leslie (Westhill), G Scanlan (Hamilton).
84 A Ramsay (Kirriemuir).]
85 J Allan (Hamilton), E Briggs (Kilmacolm).
91 N Qayum (Ranfurly Castle).
E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) (scr) (better last nine), V Melvin (+1) (better last nine), A Wilton (Ladybank) (4) 70.
R Rankin (Lanark) (5), F Norris (1) 71.
A Devine (Hamilton) (5) 72.
L Hendry (2) 73.
K Walker (Buchanan Castle) (+1) 74.
E Lowrey-Gold (Easton) (2), M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) (+1), J Allan (Hamilton) (9), L Rolland (Dunfermline) (5), S Leslie (Westhill) (5), J Wilson (Strathaven) (+3), G Scanlan (Hamilton) (5) 76.
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Jean passes on some of her knowledge!!!!

Sally Coster, Annika Sorestam and Jean Campbell
Well - would you believe it - I am pretty sure that Annika had seen the video that Carol made of me at Prestwick St. Nicholas recently and was of course keen to find out just how I got to be that good! I was just about to tell her how - when I noticed she had gone!!!!!---
(Click on the Prestwick St Nicholas Link on the RHS to find the video of Jean)
Also if you would like to see lots of more good photographs from the Womens British Open

Click on this Link

Saturday 4 August 2007

Carol Gibbons (Clober) reports from St Andrews

Here I am in St Andrews with Jean Cambell (webmaster for D&A)
Today she photographed somebody called Annika somebody or other - hopefully photograph will appear on website on Sunday when she gets home
News report from Carol Gibbons (Clober)--- She runs the Allander league " weblog website "
Nice meeting you today Carol at St Andrews and thanks for all your news
Look forward to getting the photo Jean---

By the way were you giving Annika a lesson Jean ?? !!

Greenlees Result -1st Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Cochrane Castle 8 Hilton Park 1

Greenlees Result - 2nd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: West Kilbride 6 Bothwell Castle 3

Greenlees Result - 3rd Division

GREENLEES RESULT: Milngavie 8.5 Lenzie 0.5 Milngavie 5 Turnberry 4

August Medal - Erskine

Played 1st August 2007 24 entries SSS 73; CSS 73
Silver: R Crawford (15) 70; J McCartney (6) 71; G McDougall (13) 72
Bronze: A Robertson (27) 74; J Richardson (22) 75 (bih); R Chalmers (25) 75
Scratch: J McCartney 77

Medal 9 - Douglas Park

Medal 9 (incorporating Golf Foundation Brooch) 3.08.07 Entries 29 SSS 72 CSS 72
Silver 1st J Gemmell (7) 70 2ND S McFarlane (17) 73 3rd A McIntyre(15) 75
Bronze 1st A Murison (26) 71 2nd C Rankin (35) 72 3rd M Adams (34) 72
Scratch J Gemmell 77
Winner of Golf Foundation Brooch J Gemmell

August Medal - Haggs Castle

Played 2nd AUGUST 2007. Number of entries:17, SSS: 73 CSS: 75 Reduction only SILVER
Scratch PAT KERR 101
JANETTE LIVINGSTON 106 32 74, PAT KERR 101 26 75

Thursday 2 August 2007

Ranfurly Castle August Medal

1/8/07 25 entries CSS 73 SSS 73
Scratch A Judge 87 (7)
Silver E Muir 72 (20), M Munro 77 (12)
Bronze K MacKenzie 74 (28), S Biggart 75 (23)