Wednesday, 31 October 2007

The R&A Publishes revisions to the Rules of Golf Book

The R&A, golf’s world rules and development body and organiser of The Open Championship, today publishes revisions to the world’s most widely read rule book, The Rules of Golf, and extends its sponsorship arrangement with Rolex to 2012.
Golf has 34 playing rules and in 2008, 28 have been amended to a greater or lesser extent. All changes are agreed, jointly, by The R&A and the United States Golf Association, and can be characterised as improving clarity or reducing penalties to ensure that they are proportionate. They are effective from 1 January 2008.
Of the more significant changes, the most likely to be encountered by golfers in regular play are: revised Rule 12-2 allowing a player to lift a ball in a bunker or water hazard for identification purposes. There is a consequential change to Rule 15-3, which introduces a penalty for playing the wrong ball in these circumstances.
Revised Rule 4-1 reduces the penalty for carrying, but not using, a non-conforming club from disqualification to, in stroke play, a penalty of two strokes per hole, with a maximum penalty of four strokes per round.
In match play, the state of the match is adjusted by deducting one hole for each hole at which a breach occurred, with a maximum penalty of two holes per round.
Revised Rule 19-2 reduces the penalty for the accidental deflection of the ball by the player, his partner, their caddies or equipment to one penalty stroke in both match and stroke play.
Commenting on the revisions to The Rules of Golf, R&A Director of Rules and Equipment Standards, David Rickman said:
“We always aim to make the Rules readily accessible to golfers worldwide and the simpler, clearer language of the 2008 edition is designed to make them easier for players to use.”
“The introduction of a Quick Guide to The Rules at the front of the Rule book will, we hope, encourage players to carry a Rule book with them on the course and to refer to it, when necessary."
Rolex sponsored the 30th revision of the Rules of Golf in 2004 and have renewed their commitment to supporting the publication through to 2012.
The R&A is planning to produce 4 million copies of the rule book in English while Golf Unions affiliated to The R&A, reproduce the Rules of Golf under license in more than twenty five other languages, ranging from Arabic to Thai.
Companion publications to The R&A Rules of Golf, Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2008 - 2009 and Golf Rules Illustrated 2008 are published next month (November 2007) by Hamlyn and are available from The R&A, high street and online bookstores.

Copies of the new R&A Rules of Golf will be distributed free of charge to golf clubs around the world and can be requested or downloaded from The R&A website: R&A Website

LATEST NEWS:- Haciendo Del Alamo Women's Winter Golf Festival

Six competitions at one venue over two weeks
Message from Clare Queen (The Carrick at Cameron House), leading home-based Scot in the 2007 Ladies European Tour money table (41st with 49,169 Euros)
Hi Colin,
Not sure if I will be able to manage this time. I plan to go to Australia and at the moment wouldn't return until the 13th of February. However, I may be able to play the second week. Will let you know if I can. Good luck with the Festival.
Clare Queen
If you want details of how to enter and where to stay at the Hacienda del Alamo Women's Winter Festival (rememember two separate prize lists: cash for the Lady Professionals; vouchers for the Lady Amateurs, maximum handicap (9), E-mail Tournament Controller Colin Farquharson at
Remember Budget airline prices can go up every week. Don't delay. Enter now. Book your accommodation and your flights.
For all other details go to Haciendo Del Almino --- More Info and to read about the initial advert about the Golf Winter Festival go to Winter Golf Festival at Haciendo Del Almino

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Sunday, 28 October 2007

Haciendo Del Almino Womens Winter Festival -- More Infornation

Colin Farquharson (Tournament Controller) is starting to get feedback from those interested in participating in the inaugural Hacienda del Alamo Women’s Winter Golf Festival at the five-star Murcia golf resort from February 10 to 23, 2008.
Some of the questions he has been fielding, include:
1 Can a lady professional enter with a group of lady amateurs. Answer: Certainly, as long as the lady amateurs have single-figure handicaps. Getting together as a group to travel and enter cuts down the cost per head of renting a villa at Hacienda del Alamo.
2 Does a competitor have to stay at Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort to be able to play in the events. Answer: Not necessarily but those not staying a Hacenda del Alamo would have to rent a car or spend money on daily taxi trips.
3 Is there a minimum or maximum age limit. Answer: Definitely not. We have had an inquiry on behalf of a 12-year-old girl (handicap 2) who would travel with her father. No problem there. The only requirement is a single-figure handicap. Lady senior golfers most welcome.
4 Does a competitor have to play in every event? Answer: No. If anyone wants to practise most of the time - or bask in the Murcia sunshine - and perhaps only play in one event a week, that's OK with us.
Can competitors come for only one week? Answer: Yes. First or second week only attendance is OK. But the charge for free use of the practice facilities is 55 Euros whether you stay for one week or two.
6 Can a competitor make the trip with her husband/partner/boyfriend? Answer: Yes. The male could caddie if he wanted to. If he wanted to use the golf facilities, he would have to pay the going rate.
7 Which airlines have flights to Murcia Airport (15min away as opposed to Alicante Airprt, 60min)? Answer: Flybe, Easyjet, Monarch, and Ryanair. Airports of departure include: SCOTLAND: Edinburgh, Prestwick. NORTHERN IRELAND: Belfast. ENGLAND: Birmingham, Blackpool, Bristol, East Midlands, Gatwick, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton. IRELAND: Dublin, Shannon.
8 What’s the approximate all-in cost for one person’s flights, accommodation, practice facilities, tournament entry fees, food and taxis to and from Murcia Airport? Answer:
Very, very difficult to answer that one but an amateur golfer flying from Prestwick could do the fortnight for approximately £482 + food. For a professional from Prestwick, I estimate that £544 + food would cover the fortnight. You could do it for less because these bottom-line figures are based on staying at a Hacienda del Alamo villa for 16 nights.
There is no outward Ryanair flight from Prestwick on Saturday, February 9 which means the player would have to fly on Friday, February 8 if she wanted to utilise Sunday, February 10 as a practice day for the 36-hole event on the Monday-Tuesday.
That would mean booking villa accommodation for 16 nights. Alternatively, the player would fly out on Sunday, February 10 and skip the practice day. This would reduce the villa accommodation to 14 nights if coming home on Sunday, February 24. That would also reduce the overall costs.
Here are the relevant Ryanair flights from Prestwick:


Dep Prestwick 16.55, Arr Murcia 20.55. Cost: £49.99

No Prestwick-Murcia flights.

Dep Prestwick 16.55, Arr Murcia 20.55. Cost £19.99


Dep Murcia 21.20, Arr Prestwick 23.20. Cost £19.99.

Dept Murcia 21.20. Arr Prestwick 23.20. Cost £19.99

1 Bed, 1 Bath Villa: from 35 Euros per day (two adults sharing: 18 Euros each per day).
2 Bed, 2 Bath Villa: from 50 Euros per day (four adults sharing: 13 Euros each per day).
3 Bed, 3 Bath Villa: from 65 Euros per day (six adults sharing: 11 Euros each per day).
4 Bed, 4 Bath Villa: from 100 Euros per day (eight adults sharing: 13 Euros each per day).

If flying to Murcia on Friday, February 8 and returning Sunday, February 24: 16 nights at 50 Euros per night for 2 Bed, 2 Bath villa. Cost 800 Euros (four adults sharing: 200
Euros each),


FLIGHTS: £69.98 or 95 Euros.
AMATEUR ENTRY FEES: 305 (for six events)
PROFESSIONAL ENTRY FEES: 390 Euros (for six events)
FOOD: ???


AMATEUR PLAYER: 655 Euros (£482 approx).
PROFESSIONAL: 740 Euros (£544 approx).

If you have any queries you feel would be best answered by the Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort staff, there is a toll free telephone number from UK and Ireland: 08000 820000

A brief recap on the Hacienda del Alamo Women’s Winter Festival programme (open to lady professionals and lady amateurs with single-figure handicaps)

SUNDAY, FEB 10. Free practice round over Hacienda del Alamo championship course.
MONDAY, FEB 11. First round of 36-hole stroke-play tournament. Entry fee: professionals – 70 Euros; amateurs – 55 Euros.
TUESDAY, FEB 12. Second round of 36-hole tournament.
WEDNESDAY, FEB 13. Free day. Possibility of 18-hole competition at another course.
THURSDAY, FEB 14. One-round competition. Entry fee: professionals 55 Euros; amateurs: 42 Euros.
FRIDAY, FEB 15. Free day.
SATURDAY, FEB 16. One-round team event (field to include some invited guests).
Entry fee: professionals 70 Euros; amateurs – 55 Euros.
SUNDAY, FEB 17. Free practice round over Hacienda del Alamo championship course.
FEB 18 to 23: Same as first week’s programme.

A payment of 55 Euros per head will entitle each competitor to two free practice rounds over the championship course, free balls on the driving range and use of the short-game practice facilities for the 14 days. This one-off charge will be payable at the Tournament Desk when checking in on Sunday, February 10 or Sunday, February 17.

There will be two prize lists – one for the professionals (cash) and one for the amateurs (vouchers). If enough senior players enter, there will be senior prizes.

It will be a lot cheaper for an individual if she gets together with fellow-players to make a booking for four, five or six sharing a villa at Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort.
Log on to Club Marcia and scroll down the home page. In the left-hand column you will see HOTELS & RENTALS. Click on “Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort” and you will see the rental accommodation choices.
Alternatively, Rentals and Accomodation Contacts are primary Hacienda del Alamo accommodation contacts
Hacienda del Alamo website. is the general Hacienda del Alamo website
Hacienda del Alamo golf site is the Golf Club.
Hacienda del Alamo’s Golf Desk for E-mails is
The REFERENCE to be quoted when making bookings at competitors’ rates is: MWLT.hda.

Notification of entry to tournaments, certainly the 36-hole competitions, should be E-mailed in advance to Tournament Controller, Colin Farquharson at, giving names of competitors, whether amateur or professional, handicaps where appropriate and contact telephone number.

Friday, 26 October 2007

Jenna Wilson gains a top 30 card for Next Seasons Euro Tour

Congratulations to Scottish amateur champion Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) - who has probably joined the professional ranks forthwith after winning joint 23rd ranking at the Ladies European Tour Final Qualifying School at Le Fonti Golf Club, near Bologna in Italy today.
That means the 23-year-old from Strathaven will be able to play in any LET event she wants to play in on the 2008 Tour.
Jenna showed she's made of the right stuff with a magnificent final round of four-under-par 68 for a 72-hole total of two-under-par 286.
At the start of the day, having survived the third-round cut with nothing to spare, she faced an uphill task to improve her position into the top 30 in the final standings.
But she responded with her best golf of the week which augurs well for her future professional career.
Over the first three rounds, Jenna had one eagle and five birdies. Over the first 15 holes of her final round, she had seventh birdies and was actually seven under par for the day with three to play, having birdied the second, third, fourth, seventh (out in 32), 13th, 14th and 15th.
She bogeyed the last three holes but, by that time, she had done enough to secure her place on next year's Ladies European Tour.
Worth noting that Jenna was one of 10 amateurs to gain the top 30 cards.

Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Jenna Wilson qualifies for the Ladies European Tour

Scottish amateur champion Jenna Wilson (Stathaven) made it by the skin of her teeth into the fourth and final round of the Ladies European Tour Final Qualifying School. A third round of 74 gave her a 54-hole tally of two-over-par 218, which was the limit mark for qualifying for the final day.
But the most important thing is that the Strathaven player has guaranteed herself a place on the Ladies European Tour next season. She will gain entry to more tournaments in 2008 if she can come up with a very good final round to jump from joint 46th into the top 30.
As predicted, Thursday was "moving day" with many players producing their best round of the three so far to climb up the standings. So that's why Jenna, also she improved by a shot on her second-round 75, actually lost ground because a lot of players surged past her.
She started with a birdie 2 but then shed shots at each of the third, fourth, fifth and eighth to be out in three-over-par 39 - her worst of the week against the par of 36.
A birdie at the 11th gave her the encouragement she needed. Although Jenna bogeyed the 12th, a birdie at the 15th was vital. She needed at least to par the last three holes to stay on the right side of the cut and, to her credit, the Scot stood up to the test of nerve, more than golf, to come home in one-under-par 35.
Perhaps the most surprising non-qualifier was Melissa Reid, the Chevin, Derby girl who won the Helen Holm Scottish women's stroke-play in April at Troon, the St Rule Trophy in June and was the leading amateur in the Ricoh Women's British Open over the Old Course in mid-summer.
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Tuesday, 23 October 2007



February 10 to 23 at Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort, Murcia, Spain
Hope you can come to Hacienda del Alamo for the above event which offers you a minimum of six competitions plus unlimited use of the five-star golf resort's driving range and short-game facilities for 14 days.
They say that Murcia is the warmest place in Spain during the month of February. I am taking their word for it.
To read all final details with regard to the above event which is planned as a "stepping stone" to the inaugural 2009 Murcia Ladies Open Developmental Tour, open to lady professionals & single-figure lady amateurs, from early January to late February/early March in 2009. CLICK HERE
Details of how to book accommodation at Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort for February 10 to 23, 2008 are now included in the attachment which also indicates that the Hacienda del Alamo management are providing free practice rounds, free use of the of short-game practice facilities and free balls on the driving range for a one-off payment of 55 Euros, to be paid when checking in at the Tournament Desk on either the first or second Sunday of the Festival programme.
The payment covers the whole of the programme and is a bargain when one considers what the normal charges are for green fees, range balls and using the practice facilities.
Remember no tournament entry fees have to be paid until you check in at the Tournament Desk but it would be appreciated if competitors could E-mail Tournament Controller Colin Farquharson at the date of their arrival at Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort.
If you have any queries at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please spread the word among your friends, professional and amateur. Accommodation costs a lot less individually if up to six share a villa. See attachment.
Tournament Controller
Hacienda del Alamo Women's Golf Festival
February 10-23, 2008

Monday, 22 October 2007

Anne Laing and Fraser Hutchison are the 2007 Scottish Mixed Foursomes Champions

Anne Laing and Fraser Hutchison Winners of the 2007 Scottish Mixed Foursomes
Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) won the Scottish mixed foursomes title in partnership with a fellow Elmwood College, Cupar lecturer, Fraser Hutchison, a member at Burntisland Golf Club at Deer Park Golf Club yesterday
They had a gross score of 73 to win by one shot from two pairs. They were 18-year-old Scotland international Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) and clubmate Matthew Clark, as well as the Baberton husband-and-wife combination of Douglas and Fiona Hunter.Matthew and Megan took the second scratch prize with the better inward half while the Hunters had the consolation of winning the best net score award with a score of 70 ½ off 3 ½.
Runners-up were Lorraine Campbell and Iain Campbell, both from the Cardross club. They had a net 74 off a handicap of three.
Twenty-five couples played in the championship which was washed out on its original scheduled date of Sunday, September 16.
Leading scratch
73 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) & Fraser Hutchison (Burntisland).
74 Megan Briggs & Matthew Clark (Kilmacolm) (better inward half), Fiona Hunter & Douglas Hunter (Baberton).
Leading handicap
Fiona Hunter & Douglas Hunter (Baberton) (3 ½) 70 ½.
Lorraine Campbell & Iain Campbell (Cardross) (3) 74.

Thanks go to SLGA's Fiona Farquharson for the photograph

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Jenna Wilson qualifies for Ladies European Tour Final qualifying School

Scottish amateur champion Jenna Wilson was the only Scot at this week's LET Q School Pre-Qualifier to make it through to the Final Q School at Le Fonti Golf Club, Italy next week.
Jenna, from Strathaven, sagged a little bit in the third round with a 75 but her first two rounds of 69 stood her in good stead and she qualified in joint 19th place on three-under-par 213 of the 28 players who qualified with totals of one-under-par 215 or better.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Joke Time - No Golfing News at the moment so here is some banking news

The knock on effect from the US sub-prime fiasco is being severely felt in the Japanese market and shows no sign of letting up. In the last seven days Origami Bank has folded, Sumo Bank has gone belly up and Bonsai Bank has announced plans to cutback some of its branches. Yesterday it was annoounced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale and more than likely will go for a song.
Today shares in Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-dived and 500 back office staff at Karate Bank also got the chop. Analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank and the staff fear they may get a raw deal

Thanks go to Enid Young (Balmore) for that one

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

D&A Juniors win against Ayrshire

Ayrshire Girls
D&A Girls
Ayrshire girls played a friendly match against Dunbartonshire and Argyll girls on Sunday 14th October at Routenburn Golf Course, Largs. D&A won by 4 matches to 2
Click on photo to see an enlargement

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Patrick Trophy Presentation and Dinner

Patrick Trophy Presentation --- click to enlarge
It was the turn of Douglas Park Golf Club to host the annual Elizabeth Ogilvie League / Patrick Trophy Dinner on Thursday 11th October. 58 ladies from Bishopbriggs, Cawder, Hayston, Hilton Park , Kirkintilloch and Lenzie enjoyed good food, wine and good company. After the meal there was a quiz which proved a real test for the memory! This was followed by the presentation of the trophy. There were joint winners this year, Hayston and Lenzie. The Patrick Trophy was presented by the Hon President of the Elizabeth Ogilvie League, Joan Lawrie, to Margaret Scanlon, Lady Captain from Lenzie and Sarah Barr, lady captain from Hayston
To see some Photographs taken by Douglas Park's Lindsay McLean CLICK HERE

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Claire Hargan is the SLGA Champion of Champions

Claire Hargan (Mortonhall),the Midlothian county champion, won the SLGA Champion of Champions' tournament with a two-under-par round of 75 at Glasgow Gailes today.
Alison Davidson (Stirling), the Stirling & Clackmannan county title-holder was runner-up with a 78 and Jane Turner (Mortonhall), the East of Scotland champion, was third with a 79.
Par 77. CSS 77
75 Claire Hargan (Mortonhall).
78 Alison Davidson (Stirling).
79 Jane Turner (Mortonhall).
80 Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose).
83 Lorna Bennett (Ladybank).
84 Fiona Lockhart (Fife), Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore).
86 Lindsey Kirkwood (Dumfries-shire), Jill Meldrum (Dullatur).
88 Heather Anderson (Downfield).
90 Lesley Hendry (Routenburn).
97 Gillian Monteith (Galloway).
Withdrew: Laura Walker (Nairn Dunbar), Phillipa Costello (Borders), Jenny Milne (Northern Counties).
Also missing Megan Briggs (Renfrewshire) and Pamela Pretswell (Lanarkshire) who were playing in the GB&I Select Team v Junior GB&I Team Training Match.

GB&I Girls Team lose to LGU Select Team

Mary McKenna's LGU Select Team won the third series of fourballs by three games to one in the LGU Training match against the GB&I Girls team this morning at North Berwick.
Once again British Girls champion Henrietta Brockway was involved in the only point for the Girls side, when, in partnership with Carly Booth, they finished two up on Sahra Hassan and Laura Murray.
The Select team won the event, which included fourballs and foursomes yesterday, by ten matches to two.

Morning fourball results (Select names first - matches played to 18th) 3 - 1
Sahra Hassan and Laura Murray lost to Henrietta Brockway and Carly Booth 2 holes
Naomi Edwards and Florentyna Parker beat Lisa Maguire and Kelly Tidy 4 holes
Liz Bennett and Rachel Jennings beat Pamela Pretswell and Rachel Connor 2 holes
Kerry Smith and Michelle Thomson beat Megan Briggs and victoria Bradshaw 5 holes
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Overall result GB&I Select 10 GB&I Girls 2

Final Swing - Ranfurly Castle

10/10/07 Final Swing [non qualifying score] SSS 73
Scratch A.Judge 79
Silver N.MacGadie 71[10] bih S.Smyth 71 [12]
Bronze E.Walker 69 [36] P.Wilson71 [36]

October Medal/Stableford - Paisley Golf Club

October Medal: 03/10 & 06/10/2007; Entries 13;
CSS 77/73;
1st Class P Buttar (19) 73
2nd Class B Adam (29) 81

October Stableford: 10/10 & 13/10/2007;
Entries 20; CSS 74;
1st Class P Buttar (18) 34pts
2nd Class L Wood (25) 37pts

Saturday, 13 October 2007

GB&I Select Team v Junior GB&I Team Training Match

Click to Enlarge
Back Row L to R: Kerry Smith, Liz Bennett, Florentya Parker, Naomi Edwards, Mary McKenna (Captain)Laura Murray, Rachel Jennings, Michelle Thomson, Sahra Hassan.
Front Row L to R: Pamela Pretswell, Megan Briggs, Henrietta Brockway, Carly Booth, Tegwen Matthews (Captain),Lisa Maguire, Rachel Connor, Victoria Bradshaw, Kelly Tidy
(Click photo to see an enlargement)

Select Team winning 7-1 after fourballs and foursomes

British Girls Champion Henrietta Brockway from Yeovil, and 12-year old Lisa Maguire from Slieve Russell in Ireland brought in the only point for the LGU Junior Team on the first day of the GB&I Select Team v Junior GB&I Team Training Match at North Berwick Golf Club today.
The morning fourballs were all closely contested, and the four pairings in the LGU Select team just drew away in the closing stages as the weather turned from early morning sunshine to chilly east coast winds. Pairings were changed for the afternoon foursomes, and this time the Select team won three out of the four matches to record an overnight lead of 7 matches to 1. The series concludes on Sunday morning (8:00am) with another set of fourballs.

Results (7-1)

Morning Fourballs, (played to 18th - result in holes up) Select Team names first (4-0)
Liz Bennett and Laura Murray beat Carly booth and Megan Briggs 3 holes
Kerry Smith and Rachel Jennings beat Henrietta Brockway and Pamela Pretswell 2 holes
Naomi Edwards and Michelle Thomson beat Victoria Bradshaw and Lisa Maguire 3 holes
Sahra Hassan and Florentyna Parker beat Rachel Connor and Kelly Tidy 3 holes

Afternoon Foursomes (3-1)
Kerry Smith and Naomi Edwards beat Megan Briggs and Kelly Tidy 4 holes
Sahra Hassan and Rachel Jennings lost to Henrietta Brockway and Lisa Maguire 3 holes
Liz Bennett and Florentyna Parker beat Pamela Pretswell and Victoria Bradshaw 4 holes
Michelle Thomson and Laura Murray beat Rachel Connor and Carly Booth 4 holes
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Sara Harman gets married --- Williamwood and RLCGA County

Sara on her Wedding Day
Hi Everyone :
We were married in my home village of Northam in North Devon on the 15th September and had a perfect day.
We were then lucky enough to spend a three week honeymoon in Australia.
My married name is Sara McCorkell.

Medal 12 - Douglas Park

Played 13/10/2007 SSS 72, CSS 74, Entries 21
Silver 1st N.Campbell (17) 73, 2nd H. Faulds (4) 74, 3rd H. MacNaughton (19) 75,
Bronze 1st M. Rennie (21) 75, 2nd A. Reid (29) 76, 3rd C.McCorkindale (21) 81
Scratch: H. Faulds 78 

Friday, 12 October 2007

GB&I Select Team v Junior GB&I Team Training Match

Megan Briggs and Pamela Pretwell are playing in the Junior GB&I Team Training Match at North Berwick Golf Club tomorrow

GB&I Select Team
Mary McKenna - Captain / 2008 Curtis Cup Captain
Liz Bennett (Brokenhurst Manor)
Naomi Edwards (Ganton)
Sahra Hassan (Vale of Glamorgan)
Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton)
Laura Murray (Alford)
Florentyna Parker (Royal Birkdale)
Kerry Smith (Waterlooville)
Michele Thomson (McDonald)

Junior GB&I Team
Tegwen Matthews - Captain / 2008 Curtis Cup Manager
Carly Booth (Comrie)
Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor)
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Henrietta Brockway (Yeovil)
Rachel Connor (Manchester)
Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell)
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)
Kelly Tidy (Manchester)

Saturday 13 October
Morning Fourballs tee off 08.00-08.30
Afternoon Fourballs tee off 13.00-13.30
Sunday 14 October
Morning Fourballs tee off 08.00-08.30

Thursday, 11 October 2007

October Stableford - Erskine Golf Club

Played 10 Oct 2007 22 entries SSS 73; CSS 73
Silver: P Davidson (8) 38; J Gillen (17) 31bih; A McMillan (17) bih.
Bronze: M McKechnie (25) 38; M Williamson (27) 37;I MacSporran (29) 34.

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

October Quaich -- Ayrshire County

Played 9th October over Lochgreen, PAR - 75 SSS - 74 CSS - 77 R/O Entrants 45
Lesley Williamson (Kilmarnock Barassie) 84 BIH
1st Chloe Buchanan (Bentinck Ladies) 84 (9) 75
2nd Jess Blackwood (Kimarnock Barassie) 90 (13) 77
3rd Sandie Streets (Largs) 90 (12) 78 BIH
4th Lesley Williamson (Kilmarnock Barassie) 84 (6) 78
1st Eleanor Watson ( Prestwick St Nicholas) 100 (26) 74
2nd Jennifer Mutter (Troon Ladies') 101 (21) 80
3rd Kate McClelland (Loudoun) 102 (21) 81

Four West Girls do well in the Junior Masters Competition

Connie Jaffrey (West Kilbride), Linsey Stevenson (Elie & Earlsferry and Whitecraigs), Kirsty Scott (Windyhill)and Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) all did well at Gleneagles on Sunday 7th October in the Young Junior Masters competition on the Queens Course.
Par 74. CSS 73.
41 C Tait (St Regulus Ladies) (10), F Milne (Glen) (20).
39 K Ward (Glen) (13).
37 N Taylor (Thornton) (14).
36 C Jaffrey (West Kilbride) (23).
35 G Simpson (Murrayfield) (5).
34 L Stevenson (Elie & Earlsferry) (14). K Scott (Windyhill) (12), F Fullerton (Huntly) (12), N Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) (9).
33 N Robertson (Dunblane) (26), K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) (15), A Bain (Peebles) (8), M McKay (West Kilbride) (16).
32 A Hutton (Falkirk Tryst) (23).
31 S Alexander (Deeside) (9), K MacCallum (McDonald Ellon) (21), S Vass (Tain) (3).
29 H McCook (Abernethy) (12), M Clyne (Deeside) (12)..
28 K Simpson (Elie & Earlsferry) (24), G MacDonald (Prestonfield) (11), L Duncan (Aboyne) (11).
27 C Stewart (West Lothian) (21), J Vass (Tain) (13).
25 K McNee (Loudon Gowf) (17), K Hennen (Kirkintilloch) (24).
24 C Geddes (Northern) (18).
22 G Brown (Thornton) (9).

Monday, 8 October 2007

Greenlees Lunch and Presentation

The Greenlees Trophy Winners
75 ladies attended the Greenlees Lunch and presentation of trophies at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club today.
After a delicious lunch Past SLGA President Nancy Chisholm of Prestwick St Nicholas who was at the top table told us all about Mrs Greenlees who was a member of Prestwick St Nicholas when the club had over 400 lady members and left to join Troon just before the trophy donated by her husband was given in 1931.
Secondly, Prestwick St Nicholas were the 1st winners of the Greenlees Trophy after a play off with Troon Ladies with a slender victory of 5 - 4. This play off was at Western Gailes !
She then mentioned many famous players that have played thro' the years in the Greenlees matches eg to name but a few --- Jean McCulloch, Helen Holm, Nan Baird
The main objective of the competition is to "develop and encourage team spirit and help in particular, young players gain match play experience." Suppose and inclined to forget at the time Mrs Greenlees, Helen Holm in the early 20's and Jean McCulloch in the early 30's.
She talked about the Past, present and future about names that cut their competition teeth on Greenlees ground with a few names that spring to mind --- Betty Singleton, Dorothea Hastings, Belle Robertson, Alison Gemmell,Donna Jackson, Megan Briggs, Karen Fitzgerald, Aileen Wilson and Fiona and Mhairi McKay but to name a few !!
Another few formidable and dedicated characters --- Jean Watson, Jean Brown, Allison Brown, Ann Prentice, Megan Howie, Jessie Donaldson, Gladys Manson and of course our own Willeen McCallum.
Some were side-tracked into Senior Admin Office --- Bunny Grant, Wendy Cameron, Sheila Goudie and Pat Hutton amongst others. BUT THE COMMON DENOMINATOR for all these ladies from THE WEST OF SCOTLAND would have delighted Mrs Greenlees --- They were all active Greenlees Team members.
However there have been many changes that have taken part in dress --- trousers taboo in 1931. Great changes also in fitness and equipment. The advice given to Lady Golfers in the 1930's Nancy quoted "To avoid chills take a hot footbath immediately after each game " --- BUT THE CHIEF DANGER for the woman golfer who wants to preserve her looks is the harm she unconsciously does to her expression. This, of course is caused simply and solely by the tremendous concentration which is required during play and a general anxiety to do her best "It is extremely difficult to regulate one's features and keep them make like but it is quite easy, with a little practice to keep them serene in the face of bunkers and the like! Frowns are devastating to beauty". For some of us this advice may have come a bit late but to the younger ones amongst us - A WORD OF WARNING - Beware when next you are confronted with those of us who hae the odd frown or two you may be up against a "GREENLEES PLAYER with tremendous concentation to do her best". Rather than worrying about her facial features instead she has been practising her putting !!

Willeen McCallum, the Greenlees Secretary then gave a most informative speech detailing how all the divisional matches finished.
Cochrane Castle were the winners of the Greenlees Trophy with 48 Points with Prestwick St Nicholas second on 43.5 points. Relegated are Cardross and Lanark.
Division 2 was won by Troon with 52 points and Douglas Park were runners Up with 45.5 points. Relegated are Haggs Castle and East Renfrewshire
Milngavie were division 3 winners with 57 points with Cowglen runners up on 49 points

Willeen is hoping to retire after 18 years as West of Scotland Greenlees Secretary (Anyone who would like to take over please let us know) and she hoped that the friendships made and the enjoyment of the Greenlees Trophy Competition continues for many years to come.
Notice was given for the annual meeting on the 2nd Tuesday in December --- A notice will be sent out in November
Pearl Orr (Cochrane Castle) --- winners of the Greenlees Trophy for the 4th year out of the last 5 accepted the Greenlees Trophy from Evelyn Girvan (Captain of Prestwick St Nicholas) thanked Willeen for organizing the Greenlees event yet again.

Willeen thanked Evelyn for presenting the Trophies and Rosa Maxwell (Secretary Prestwick St Nicholas) for organizing the beautiful lunch and the Gents Committee for the wine. She also thanked Carol Fell for keeping all the results up to date on this website and the Renfrewshire Website

She then presented Evelyn, Nancy, Rosa and Carol each with wine and flowers in appreciation of their help ---- Many thanks indeed from all of us

In the meantime here are a few PHOTOGRAPHS AND SHORT VIDEO OF THE PRESENTATION SPEECHES from todays lunch and presentation.

Division 1
Cochrane Castle 48 ---- Winners
Prestwick St Nicholas 43.5 ---- Runners Up
Cathkin Braes 42
Kilmarnock Barassie 38
Ranfurly Castle 35.5
Kilmacolm 33.5
Hilton Park 29
Cardross 28
Lanark 26.5

Cardross and Lanark go down to Division 2

Division 2
Troon 52 ---- Winners
Douglas Park 45.5 ---- Runners Up
Erskine 37.5
Bothwell Castle 37.5
West Kilbride 34
Whitecraigs 33
Old Ranfurly 30.5
East Renfrewshire 28
Haggs Castle 26

Troon and Douglas Park are promoted to Division 1
East Renfrewshire and Haggs Castle go down to Division 3

Division 3
Milngavie 57 ---- Winners
Cowglen 49 ---- Runners - Up
Williamwood 48
Largs 44
Greenock 40.5
Eastwood 39
Cathcart Castle 37
Cawder 35
Lenzie 30
Turnberry 21.5

Greenock had -2 deducted against Williamwood Eastwood had -2 deducted against Lenzie
Milngavie and Cowglen are promoted to Division 2

Kate Hamilton wins the Campbell Clock at Whitecraigs Golf Club

Campbell Clock 2007
In glorious weather the The Junior Stableford (Campbell Clock) was played over Whitecraigs Golf Course yesterday. Kate Hamilton and Nicky Wilson the home players were 1st and 2nd in the main event of the day. Pamela Brodie (Kirkintilloch) was the winner of the 10 hole competition and Kayleigh Bissett (Haggs Castle) won the Par 3 Competition.
Many thanks go to all the helpers on the day and to Whitecraigs Golf Club for the courtesy of the course.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Douglas Park All Stars

A great evening was had by all at the Jazz Evening last night at Douglas Park Golf Club with John Gourlay show casing the band. Press the play button and give it time to start (Sorry Broadband Users only)

Saturday, 6 October 2007

West Girls` Championships - Pamela Pretswell is the Champion

Played Saturday 6th October Troon Portland
The semi finals and finals and finals of the silver and bronze sections of the West Girls` were played today in perfect conditions. The weather stayed dry all day, there was barely a breath of wind and it was really quite warm for the time of year.
Bronze Championship
Semi Finals:
Mhairi MacKay beat Connie Jaffrey 3/2
Emma Hale beat Saorcha Warren 2/1
Finals: Mhairi MacKay beat Emma Hale 5/4

Championship 2007
Semi Finals
Megan Briggs w/o v Lauren Meldrum
Pamela Pretswell beat Jill Meldrum 2/1
Final: Pamela Pretswell beat Megan Briggs 1 up

Most Improved Player 2007: Emma Hale

SLGA Roadshows -- Future Structure and Governance

Pamela MacKenzieThe SLGA has been holding a series of road shows on its future structure and governance.
The venues in the West of Scotland: have been: Hamilton GC, Douglas Park GC and Prestwick St Nicholas GC,

The last of the SLGA Road Shows to be held in the West of Scotland on its future structure and governance was held Haggs Castle Golf Club on Thursday 4th October. Pamela MacKenzie who is Chairman of County Golf introduced the meeting and Shona Malcolm who is chairman of the SLGA Business Development Group held the presentation.

Shona MalcolmShona is also on the One Plan for Golf Steering Group, an SLGA Board Member and sits on the clubgolf Board to represent the interests of the SLGA - She is also an LGU Councillor.
A very interesting and informative meeting took place with plenty of discussion at the end
To read and see all the topics discussed click on this link SLGA Presentation

If you have any queries on the content of the roadshow, or indeed if any of our readers have queries, please Email
Shona Malcolm
and she will try to address them

D & A County Captains Golf and Annual Lunch

D&A County Past captains play golf

13 Past D & A County Captains attended their annual lunch at Douglas Park on Thursday, Oct.4th 2007
This year there was the option of golf and 5 of us played 11 holes - Fiona Cowan, Lesley McKiggan and Lana McDonald (front) Bunny Grant and Anna Telfer (behind)
Modesty prevents me - oh what the heck!!!!!!!!!
1st Anna Telfer 20 pts bih
2nd Bunny Grant 20pts

Delicious lunch followed with plenty of lovely chat.
D&A Past Captains
Back row - and not very clear
Lana McDonald, Belle Robertson,Fiona Cowan, Margaret McKenzie, Jenny McGahan, Allison Brown, Anna Telfer, Lesley McKiggan
In front - and a little clearer
Bunny Grant, May Warden,Jean Watson, Margaret Erskine, Helen McGregor

Thanks go to Anna Telfer for the report and Photos

Friday, 5 October 2007

Golf at the Carrick -- Loch Lomond

The Fells (Gordon and Carol) and The Robertsons (Colin and Helen) had a terrific day at the Carrick (Cameron House) -- Loch Lomond on Monday of this week. The weather was absolutely fantastic and it was terrific to play the course that the Scottish Ladies Open had been about 10 days before. To see some fantastic views around the course and a few swings at the ball CLICK HERE

Greensomes Competition: Douglas Park

Played 30.09.07 & 5.10.07 Entries 25 couples
1st R Reith & P Kennedy net 70.4
2nd O Mackay & H Hamilton net 71

October Medal Erskine Golf Club

Played 3 Oct 2007 11 entries SSS 73; CSS 76 (Alt day 72):

Silver: S Littlejohn (16) 74; J Gillen (17) 75
Bronze: J Ebner (22) 77: R Chalmers (24) 80 bih;
J Roberts (22) 80
Scratch: S Littlejohn 90

LGU Medals: Silver: P Davidson; Bronze: M McKechnie

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Scotland Seniors draw against Wales and England are the Champions

England continued their monopoly of the senior women’s home internationals title at Royal Tara Golf Club, County Meath in Ireland.
They duly won the championship for a fifth year in a row by beating Ireland 5-2 in their final match today. No other country has won the title since the over-50s tournament was introduced in 2003.
Scotland drew 3 ½-3 ½ with Wales but pipped them by half-a-point for second place on a comparison of the individual games won records.
After sharing the foursomes 1-1, Pamela Williamson was Scotland’s only winner in the singles, giving the Baberton player three wins out of three, all achieved in singles’ play.
But the Scots who did not win gave gritty performances
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Scotland’s top player with 4 1/2pt out of 6, had a titantic struggle with the Welsh ace, Vicky Thomas, which ended all square.
Lorna, pictured above, was two up after nine but then lost the 11th, 12th and 14th. She stopped the slide by squaring the match at the 16th and then halving the last two holes.
Fiona De Vries (St Rule) halved her match against Janet Doleman who won the 14th and 15th and then halved the last three.
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) came from behind to get a square match with Jean O’Connor. Helen won the 15th to level matters and then the last three holes were halved.
Fiona Hunter (Baberton) went down by one hole to Denise Richards who gained the edge in a tight tie by winning the 17th and 18th.
Joint MVPs of the tournament were England’s Christine Quinn (5pt out of 6) and Christine Watson (5pt out of 5).

Day 3 details:

WALES 3 1/2, SCOTLAND 3 1/2
Foursomes: V Thomas & D Richards lost to L Bennett & F Hunter 2 and 1; A Lewis & J Doleman bt H Faulds & M Tough 2 and 1 (1-1).
Singles: Thomas halved with Bennett, Lewis lost to P Williamson 4 and 3, Doleman halved with F De Vries, J O’Connor halved with Faulds, Richards bt Hunter 1 hole (2 ½-2 ½ ).

Foursomes: C Quinn & C Watson bt M Madden & C Cahill 2 and 1; C Caldwell & H Smyth bt M Henderson & S O’Brien-Kenney 5 and 4 (2-0).
Singles: Quinn lost to M McKenna 1 hole, Watson bt Madden 4 and 3, S Dye lost to O’Brien-Kenney 3 and 1, Smyth bt V Hassett 2 and 1, P Wrightson bt E MacMullen 3 and 2 (3-2).

Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Scotland pipped by England in the Senior Home Internationals

The 2007 Scottish Seniors Team
Scotland lost 4-3 to title-holders England on Day 2 of the senior women’s home golf internationals at Royal Tara Golf Club, Co. Meath in Ireland.
Having lost the foursomes 2-0, the Scots made a brave fight of it by winning three of the five singles.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) beat Susan Ellis by 3 and 2 after being four up on the 13th tee, having birdied the fifth and ninth. Pamela Williamson (Baberton) came back from two down after 10 holes with the help of a birdie at the 11th to beat former Curtis Cup player Carol Caldwell by 3 and 2.
With Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), four down at the turn, having lost 5 and 3 to Christine Quinn, it was down to Fiona De Vries (St Rule) and Margaret Tough (Falkirk) to peg back England’s 3-2 lead.
They almost did. Tough was always ahead of Susan Dye on the inward half and won by 2 holes, chipping in at the last to double her margin of victory after a good fightback by the English player.
De Vries won the 15th and 16th to square her game against Christine Watson. The 17th was halved in 5s and then the English player won the par-5 18th with a birdie 4 for a one-hole victory to earn England the fourth point they needed to maintain their 100 % record through the first two days.

Day 2 results:
Foursomes; L Bennett & F Hunter lost to C Quinn & C Watson 2 and 1; K Sutherland & F De Vries lost to S Dye & P Wrightson 4 and 3 (0-2).
Singles: Bennett bt Susan Ellis 3 and 2, P Williamson bt C Caldwell 3 and 2, De Vries lost to Watson 1 hole, M Tough bt Dye 2 holes, Sutherland lost to Quinn 5 and 3 (3-2).
IRELAND 1 1/2, WALES 5 1/2
Foursomes; M Henderson & S O’Brien-Kenney lost to V Thomas & D Richards 4 and 3; M Madden & C Cahill lost to A Lewis & J Doleman 2 and 1 (0-2).
Singles: E MacMullen lost to Thomas 9 and 7, M McKenna halved with Doleman, V Hassett lost to Lewis 2 and 1, O’Brien-Kenney lost to J O’Connor 3 and 2, Madden bt T Carradine 3 and 2 (1 ½-3 ½).
How they stand
England 2pt (10-4), Scotland 1pt (7-7), Wales 1pt (6 ½-7 ½), Ireland 0pt (4 ½-11 ½).
Final matches:
Scotland v Wales, England v Ireland.
Thanks go to Gillian Kerkwood for the report and the LGU for the photograph

Lanarkshire Juniors beat Renfrewshire Juniors

Lanarkshire Junior Team
Renfrewshire Junior Team
Lanarkshire Junior Team beat Renfrewshire Junior Team 4-1 at East Renfrewshire on Sunday 30th September 2007

Results-Renfrewshire names first-
Alyson McKechin beat Gillian Scanlan 4 and 3
Lesley Cosh lost to Emma Caddow 2 and 1
Saorcha Warren lost to Abigail Glikstein 3 and 1
Heather Howie lost to Jennifer Black 2 and 1
Samantha Cowan lost to Nicole Benson 2 and 1

Final score Renfrewshire 1 - Lanarkshire 4

Thanks go to Margaret Noblett (Lanarkshire Junior Secretary) for the Photos ---- click on each photo for an enlargement

Ranfurly Castle October Medal

3/10/07 10 entries SSS 73 CSS 73 alt/76 R/O - main day
Scratch L Robertson 71 (3)
Silver L Robertson 68 (3), S Gray 77 (19)
Bronze M Muirhead 79 (25), J Will 83 (23)

SLGA National Training Squads Winter 2007 - 2008

Five training squads have been selected. 3 National Squads, A, B and C, a Development Squad and a Prospects Squad. --- The West of Scotland Players that have been selected are:

National Ladies A Squad: Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) Jenna Wilson (Strathaven)

National Ladies B Squad: Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) Jill Meldrum (Dullatur)Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) Gemma Webster (in USA) (Hilton Park)

National Ladies C Squad:Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze)

Development Squad :Linzi Allan (Kilbirnie) Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) Rachael McQueen (Kilmarnock Barassie) Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton)

Prospect Squad: Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride)

To see all the players go to the The SLGA Website

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Scotland win against Ireland in the Senior Home Internationals

The Scottish Team limber up
Scotland, were 4-3 winners over Ireland, and England, were 6-1 winners against Wales, in the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Royal Tara Golf Club, Navan in Ireland's County Meath today

After the foursomes were shared 1-1, Scotland took the top three singles to achieved an unassailable lead.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) beat the legendary Mary McKenna, the Curtis Cup team captain from Donabate by 3 and 1 in the top singles tie.
Then past Scottish, Irish and Italian seniors champion Pamela Williamson (Baberton) won by 2 and 1 against Eileen McMullen.
St Rule member Fiona De Vries, the current Scottish seniors' stroke-play champion, confidently won her match 4 and 3 against the vastly experienced Valerie Hassett (Ennis), runner-up in the Irish seniors championship this year.
That put the Scots into a winning 4-1 lead overall.
Ireland won the last two singles. Sheena O’Brien Kenney beat Margaret Tough (Falkirk) by 2 and 1 and Mary Madden finished one up against Helen Faulds (Douglas Park). Rhona Fanagan, Ireland’s Team Captain said, “We had some incredible matches today against Scotland. They (Lorna Bennett and Fiona Hunter) made a great comeback on the last hole this morning, holing a 10ft putt to take the first foursomes tie. Great golf and a most enjoyable match, we look forward to tomorrow.”
Scotland team captain Joan Marshall (Baberton) said “ I am delighted with the team. They all contributed today, the passion was there, great team spirit. We need more of the same against England. We will need to play our best to win”England won four out of five singles against Wales after claiming the foursomes 2-0. Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen) the current Welsh senior stroke-play champion, won the only point for Wales against Sue Ellis (Ferndown) by 5 and 4.First-day results:
Foursomes: M Henderson & S O'Brien-Kenney lost to L Bennett (Ladybank) & F Hunter (Baberton) 1 hole; M Madden & C Cahill bt K Sutherland (Royal Montrose) & F De Vries (St Rule) 3 and 2 (1-1).
Singles: M McKenna lost to Bennett 3 and 1, E MacMullen lost to P Williamson (Baberton) 2 and 1, V Hassett lost to De Vries 4 and 3, O'Brien-Kenney bt M Tough (Falkirk) 2 holes, Madden bt H Faulds (Douglas Park) 1 hole (2-3).
Foursomes: V Thomas & D Richards lost to C Quinn & C Watson 6 and 5; A Lewis & J Doleman lost to C Caldwell & H Smyth 5 and 4 (0-2).
Singles: Thomas bt S Ellis 5 and 4, Lewis lost to Caldwell 6 and 4, J O'Connor lost to S Dye 4 and 3, Doleman lost to P Wrightson 2 holes, Richards lost to Quinn 4 and 3 (1-4).

Wednesday matches: Scotland v England, Ireland v Wales.
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

LGU October Medal - Eastwood Golf Club

Played 2/10/07 SSS 72 CSS 71 Entries 25
1st M. McLean (19) 67
2nd L. Hay (15) 71
1st F. McAllan (30) 68
2nd S. Crowther (29) 70
Scratch L. Hay (acb)

Monday, 1 October 2007


Royal Tara welcomes the Senior Ladies for the Home International Matches
An English Ladies’ team, boosted by their runner-up place in the European Senior Ladies’ Team Championship, will travel to Royal Tara Golf Club, County Meath with the aim of continuing their unbeaten run of four wins in the Senior’s Home International matches.

England have won all four series since the Home Internationals started in 2003 and next week, from 2-4 October, will hope to add to that tally on Irish soil.

Ireland will be looking for a good performance on home turf and have selected Mary Madden, the winner by eight shots of their Senior Matchplay Championship from Valerie Hassett, also a member of the seven-player squad.

In 2006 when the series was played at Hamilton, Scotland took the runner-up spot and will be looking to go one better in Ireland. Included in a strong team are Kathleen Sutherland, Fiona Hunter, Lorna Bennett and Helen Faulds, respectively 1, 2, 3 and 4 in their Senior Stroke Play Championship. Ms Bennett improved on that performance by winning the Senior Match Play title.

Vicki Thomas has been a mainstay of Welsh ladies’ golf since the early 1970’s but in the 2007 Senior Ladies’ Championship, in attempting to defend her title, had to be content with second place to Ann Lewis the winner from Royal St Davids. Both have been named in the Welsh team.

Royal Tara is a relatively new complex consisting of 27 holes set in rolling parkland with the most recent 18-holes, designed by European Tour professional Des Smyth, opened for play in 1995.


Cathy Bowerbank (Captain)
Sue Rawles (Manager)
Carole Caldwell Sunningdale
Susan Dye Delamere Forest
Susan Ellis Ferndown
Christine Quinn Hockley
Hilary Smyth Pannal
Christine Watson Beaconsfield
Pat Wrightson Huddersfield

Rhona Fanagan (Captain)
Roma English (Manager)
Carmel Cahill Hermitage
Valerie Hassett Ennis
Marilyn Henderson West Rhine
Eileen MacMullen Donegal
Mary McKenna Donabate
Mary Madden Ballinasloe
Sheena O'Brien Kenney Grange

Joan Marshall (Captain)
Margaret MacNaughtan (Manager)
Lorna Bennett Ladybank
Fiona De Vries St. Rule
Helen Faulds Douglas Park
Fiona Hunter Baberton
Kathleen Sutherland Royal Montrose
Margaret Tough Falkirk
Pamela Williamson Baberton

Verona Mackenzie (Captain)
Gill Fouracre (Manager)
Audrey Briggs Royal Liverpool
Trudy Carradice Pyle & Kenfig
Janet Doleman Rushcliffe
Ann Lewis Royal St. Davids
Jean O'Connor Newport
Denise Richards Bargoed

Autumn Meeting /Stableford/Cup Winners - Paisley Golf Club

Autumn Meeting: 22/09/2007: Entries 12: CSS 77:
1st Class K Black(20) 80; 2nd Class R Colquhoun(33) 75
September Stableford: 26/09 & 29/09/2007: Entries 19: CSS 77/73:
1st Class H Urquhart(18) 39pts; 2nd Class M Kennedy(26) 35pts

Challenge Quaich - M Kennedy beat I Moran
Claud Rowat Cup - K Bowman beat R Colquhoun
Cunningham Cup - P Buttar beat K Bowman
Ladies Club Championship - G Mullen beat L Forsyth