Wednesday 31 December 2008

Reset your Mouse for 2009

You should actually do this every year. Even more often is recommended by Carol Fell (the website computer guru) if you spend a lot of time on the computer.

I was shocked to see how well this works, and how far off mine was!
To re-calibrate your mouse, click and hold on the H below, then drag the H toward the d.
If it doesn't work immediately, you might want to clean your mouse, as the calibration is off.

Have a good New year --- and don't believe every word you read

Thanks for this one from D&A's Jean Campbell with a little modification from Carol

Friday 26 December 2008

Play Golf in Lapland and Egypt if you have been unable to play at home !!

Here's a blinding little Christmas game that you're gonna love and be infuriated with. Play with Santa in Lapland with nine holes of crazy golf. How low can you score? Go to to play.

Alternatively have a go at LumixWorldGolf and you will really be baffled and fustrated !!

Sunday 21 December 2008

Christmas Carol sends her Season's Greetings to all her Readers

Chrismas Carol-- Click to open your Christmas Card

Your Webmaster "Christmas Carol" sends her best wishes to all readers of her West of Scotland Ladies Golf Website. To see your Christmas Card click on the Picture of Carol on the front of her Christmas Card above

The Ladies Scottish Open will not take place in 2009

Lynn Mitchell who organised caddies for last years Ladies Scottish Open has sent in this message:
I can only apologise for the delay in getting this information out to you but I have only recently received an email from Harry confirming that the Ladies Scottish Open will not be taking place next year 2009.
……“Unfortunately the Ladies Scottish Open will not be taking place next year. The majority of our sponsors were keen to sign up again (Aberdeen and EventScotland were committed) but due to the current economic climate we were not able to make up the shortfall left by one of the partners which is a great shame. We will however see how we can maybe resurrect it for 2010 so I will keep in contact with you should the situation change.”

I would appreciate if you could circulate this information as I do not have an email address for everyone.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and Good New Year and very much hope to be back in contact with you all in the not too distant future.

Many thanks

Kind regards
Lynn Mitchell

Wednesday 17 December 2008

Ranfurly Castle Greenlees Team have a Christmas Party

Some of the 2008 Greenlees Team Players - Click to enlarge
Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle's Greenlees Team Captain) very kindly held a party in her home for her Greenlees Team Players in recognition of their Runners Up trophy award in the West of Scotland 1st Division this year.
12 players (pictured above) plus Anne were at the party. Sarah Kirby, Natasha Qayum, Helen Craig and Alison Mitchell were unable to attend.
Thanks go to Anne and husband Jim for their marvellous hospitality --- a great evening was had by all.
To see some photos from the evening click on the small thumbnail of Anne below

Ranfurly Castle Greenlees Team Party -- 2008

Lanarkshire County have a new Website

Jean MacIntyre has been redesigning the Lanarkshire County Website. The new site can be found by CLICKING HERE

You will also find the links to the Lanarkshire site on the RHS of this website and you will also note that the County now have a new Cententary Logo

Monday 15 December 2008

Ayrshire Club Earns Fairway Saver Reward

The ladies section of Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club became only the second in Scotland to earn a £500 reward from Dunfermline Building Society’s Fairway Savers initiative – then generously donated the money to a local charity.
To read all about it go to the THE SCOTTISH GOLF UNION WEBSITE

Sunday 14 December 2008

Buy a Kevin Craggs DVD for Christmas

Kevin Craggs - Click to enlarge
Get you swing into shape over the winter by buying a Kevin Craggs Training DVD for Christmas.

Kevin Craggs is renowned within the profession as one of Britain's most accomplished and well respected PGA professionals whose excellent golfing attributes have led to him becoming coach to many of the country's most talented golfers, from beginners to European Tour players.
The normal price is £9.99 but with this special deal for Christmas you can buy one at half the price ie £4.99.
Telephone 08451 30 3433 or email Kevin at to order
Buy a DVD for yourself or for a friend --- Click on the picture of him to read all about it

To go to his website for more details on Kevin Craggs Click Here .
Please say you saw this advert on the West of Scotland Ladies Golf Website

Wednesday 10 December 2008

Christmas Lunch at Ranfurly Castle

Approximately 35 ladies enjoyed a glass of mulled wine and a light lunch today at the clubhouse. The lunch was meant to take place after the 9 hole Christmas Stableford. The golf, was unfortunately cancelled due to closure of the course caused by ice. However everyone enjoyed the chat and warmth of the clubhouse.

To see some photos from this social event click on the small photograph below
Ranfurly Castle 2008 Christmas Lunch Get Together

Sunday 7 December 2008

Central Database for Handicaps (CDH).

SGU Golf Central Logo

The SGU and SLGA have committed to producing a Central Database of Handicaps for golf clubs and their members in Scotland.

Click here to find out more information on this new development

To find answers to your questions about the CDH click here
To see the benefits for players and handicap administrators click here

Monday 1 December 2008

Kylie Walker ranked in top 20 for 2008 by European GA

Scotland's two players - Roseanne Niven and West of Scotland's Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) - are in the top 20 of the final 2008 European Golf Association female amateur rankings for the year.


Saturday 29 November 2008

SGU Golf Central Update

SGUpdate Magazine
The latest copy of the SGUpdate magazine is now available to download from our website or pick up from your golf club. The new look edition features a review of the 2008 season including Scotland's fantastic win at the World Amateur Team Championships, an interview with national junior coach Spencer Henderson on the progress of the Scottish Golf Academy and all the latest news on our range of services for clubs and members.
Click here to download your copy

Order your 2009 Scottish Golf Calendar
With the festive season just around the corner, the Scottish Golf Union have the ideal stocking filler for all golfers with our 2009 desktop calendar now on sale for just £5.00, including P&P. To order your copy, click on the order form below or call us on 01334 466477 to pay by credit or debit card.

Click here for Calendar Order Form

Play at the Home of Golf for just £99 per four-ball

We have teamed up with the Fairmont St Andrews to offer a fantastic four-ball deal at the recently opened Kittocks Course to play between November and March for just £99.

Click here for further details

Plan Your 2009 Golf Season with SGU Golf Central

With SGU Golf Central now fully integrated into, clubs across Scotland have been busy updating their visitor golf packages, membership vacancies and open competitions for the 2009 season. There are now hundreds of open competitions listed and with many of these great days out filling up quickly, now is the time to download your entry forms and get your playing schedule planned.

We have also added a great new feature of 'Open Competitions of the Week' so you can easily pick out some of the best events on offer in Scotland.

Click here for more

Scotland's Top Amateur Turns Professional

Congratulations to Tulliallan golfer Callum Macaulay who has successfully qualified for the 2009 European Tour and the lucrative 'Race to Dubai'. After a glittering amateur career, we wish Callum every success among the paid ranks and all Scottish golf fans will be watching his progress.

Click here to read about Callum's Tour School achievement

Thank your for continued support of the Scottish Golf Union.

The SGU Golf Central Team

Monday 24 November 2008

November Stableford -- Troon

November Stableford (SSS 73, CSS 76)
Marcia Falconer (13) 35
Sheilagh Osborne (17) 30 [acb]
Rosemary Reedie (17)30
Bronze: Angela Fergusson (21)33
Julie Will (22)30
Margaret Camrass (28) 28

Sunday 23 November 2008

Pink Socks raise lots of cash

You may have helped Emma Wilson from Kirkcaldy raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. To read all about it go to West Vets Website

November Strokeplay -- Kilmarnock Barassie

November Strokeplay (SSS 72, CSS 72)
Silver: Helen Love (10)70
Chris Auld (15) 73
Alex Glennie (6) 75
Bronze: Lynn Gray (28) 76
Judith Pettigrew (23)79
Scrtach: Alex Glennie 81

Tuesday 18 November 2008

LGU EVENTS - Irvine (Bogside) in 2009 championship switch

Irvine (Bogside) who were scheduled to host the British ladies Strokeplay Championship from 19 - 21 August 2008 have agreed to a venue switch with Royal Aberdeen.
Royal Aberdeen were due to host the Ladies Home Internationals from 9 - 11 September 2009 but a clash with a major oil industry conference has led to little or no accommodation being available that week in the northern city.
With the agreement of both clubs, Royal Aberdeen will now host the British Strokeplay event whilst The Home Internationals will no be played at Irvine (Bogside) from 9 - 11 September next year

2008 Lanarkshire County AGM Prizegiving

Lanarkshire 2008 PrizewinnersThe front row, left to right, are: Margaret Allan (Bronze Division champion), May Hughes (County Captain), Susan Wood (County champion), Angela Devine (leading qualifier in County Championship), Lesley Lloyd (County Championship Runner-up).

Lanarkshire Ladies County Golf Association prizewinners (pictured above) at the Annual General Meeting and Prizegiving AGM was held at Cambuslang Golf Club yesterday

Mrs Margo Bauer, was installed as Honorary President of Lanarkshire Ladies County Golf Association. Lanarkshire LCGA celebrate their Centenary Year in 2009.

Sunday 16 November 2008

Some Douglas Park Trophy Winners

Some Main Trophy Winners at the Douglas Park Prizegiving - Click to EnlargeFrom Left to Right: Jinty Hally (Myra Craig Trophy Winner), Helen Robertson (Silver Cup) , Carol Fell (Championship Runner Up), Lynda Smith (Club Championship) , Gladys Speedie (Senior Championship) Aileen MacIntyre (Elizabeth Weale Rosebowl)

Gladys Speedie Click to enlargeThe Douglas Park annual Club Prizegiving took place this afternoon. Pictured above are some of the main trophy winners.

Vice Captain Gladys Speedie was one of the biggest winners with a load of cups -- The Senior Championship, the Jubilee Cup and the Mixed Foursomes Winner.

Click on the photos to see an enlargement

Friday 14 November 2008

November Medal -- Troon Ladies

November Medal Played 7th November 2008 (SSS 73, CSS 74)
I Crawford (10) 73
I C Robertson (1) 74
A McTear (10) 75
F Abbott (21) [acb] 78
J Mutter (22) 78
A Fergusson (21) 82
Scratch : Belle Robertson 75

Thursday 13 November 2008

Searching on Kirkwood Golf is now OK

You might have noticed that the search box in the title bar has not been working for a while... well... GILLIAN KIRKWOOD has finally fixed it.... so you should be able to search Kirkwoodgolf for that elusive pieces of news in the archives.

There is also a new search box on Scottish Golf View

Get some Titleist Balls for Christmas

As the Festive season approaches I thought you might be interested in the attached logo ball offer that Titleist are running for a short period.

You can order 1 doz of any of the attached Titleist balls and have any message printed on them, up to the 3 lines with 17 characters in each line, for no additional cost.

A neat idea for Christmas for any golfer!
Of course we also have our new range of winter clothing in stock now and I look forward to seeing you in the shop over the winter months. (Click on the Picture to see more)

John Greaves
PGA Professional
Glasgow Golf Club
0141 942 8507

Sunday 9 November 2008

November Medal - Kilmacolm

Played 6th November 2008, 8 entries SSS 72, CSS 73
1. M Turner (11) 77
2 A Kane (12) 78
1 D MacFarlane (24) 74
2 N Adams (21) 77
Best Scratch Score: M Turner 88

Saturday 8 November 2008

LGU endorses Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort February Festival

The 2nd Hacienda del Alamo February Festival is being endorsed by the Ladies Golf Union.
The entry form for the four events over six days programme - Thursday, February 12 to Tuesday, February 17 - are being highlighted on the LGU website.
Fraser Munro, the LGU's Championship Manager, who visited the resort earlier this year and was highly impressed with the resort's facilities, says: "I was really impressed by the course and the quality of the practice facilities. For me there would be no better way to prepare for the new season than by spending a week or two at Hacienda de Alamo."
One important change for the 2009 Festival is that we have opened up the Saturday-Sunday events to allow MALES to enter the St Valentine's Day pro-am and the Costa Calida Pairs.
This is to encourage competitors to be accompanied by their husbands, partners or boyfriends, who will be able to share in the weekend action.
The two main events - the 36-hole Murcia Ladies Open (Thursday-Friday) and the 36-hole Hacienda Ladies Open (Monday-Tuesday) remain ladies/girls only.
Every competitor, whether they are playing in all four events or just one, is entitled to a free practice round over the Dave Thomas-designed championship course, which this week is hosting the Scottish Senior Golfing Society's Spanish Festival (switch over to to see daily reports).
There is NO minimum or maximum age limit. All we ask is that the players have a handicap of 20 or less when they are competing in the Festival.
Any queries or you want an entry form E-mailed direct to you? E-mail Tournament Controller Colin Farquharson at

Friday 7 November 2008

The West Vets AGM at Cowglen Golf Club

May Hughes 2008 - West Vets Champion -- click to enlarge
The 2008 West Vets Champion May Hughes (Lanark) (pictured above)received her Trophy at the AGM and Prizegiving held at Cowglen Golf Club yesterday afternoon. Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) is the new Captain of the West Vets and Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) is the new Vice Captain.
To read all about the AGM and see more photographs go to West Vets Website

Thursday 6 November 2008

Renfrewshire County AGM

Some of the Rlcga Prizewinners - Click to enlarge
The Renfrewshire Ladies County AGM and prizegiving was held at Haggs Castle Golf Club yesterday. To read all about it and see some photographs go to Renfrewshire County Website

Wednesday 5 November 2008

Ranfurly Castle November Stableford

15 holes Played 2/11/08 & 5/11/08
21 Entries
Silver Winner Mary Hardie (19) 29 pts (bih)
Runner Up Carol Fell (10) 29 pts
Bronze Winner Vicky Rennie (32) 30 pts
Runner Up Dorothy Simpson (28) 27 pts (bih)

Tuesday 4 November 2008

Ayrshire’s Shona Malcolm nominated as SLGA Chairman


The Board of the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association is pleased to nominate Miss Shona Malcolm C.A. as Chairman of the Association for the three years from January 2009. The term of office of the current Chairman, Mrs Pat Wilson, expires at the Annual General Meeting in January 2009.

Currently Chairman of the SLGA’s Business Development Group and the “One Plan for Golf” steering group, and a Board member of clubgolf, the national junior golf initiative in Scotland, Shona will bring a wealth of golf knowledge and experience to the role of Chairman.

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Shona is currently working with the Ladies’ Golf Union to deliver the LGU’s Business Plan.

Shona MalcolmA native of Prestwick, the venue of the first Open Championship in 1860, Shona became involved in golf administration in the early eighties and served as Treasurer of the SLGA from 1996-2001, before taking on the role of Councillor on the Ladies’ Golf Union in 2007. She is a member of both Prestwick St. Nicholas and Prestwick St. Cuthbert Golf Clubs, and was Lady Captain of the latter in its Centenary Year, 1999.

The appointment of a Chairman for three years marks an important stage in the SLGA’s development which has, in recent years, seen the Association take on responsibility for handicapping, course rating and the running in Scotland of the former LGU medals, as well as the implementation of a change in business model from being an unincorporated association to a company limited by guarantee.
Pat Wilson, the present Chairman, says
“I am delighted that Shona is to become our new three year Chairman bringing continuity to the role. Shona brings, not only tremendous experience of golfing administration having been Treasurer of the SLGA and an LGU Councillor, but also vast business knowledge from her professional role as a C.A.”

Shona says

“I am very pleased to have been nominated as Chairman of the SLGA at these exciting and challenging times for ladies’ golf. The SLGA has a responsibility to protect and promote the interests of ladies’ golf in Scotland, celebrating the golfing legacies and traditions while encouraging more people to take up the sport.

I genuinely believe that golf should be accessible to anyone, of either gender, who wants to play, and look forward to working in partnership under “One Plan for Golf” with our colleagues at the Scottish Golf Union and the PGA to achieve this goal.

I look forward to contributing to the ongoing modernisation initiatives, and to meeting and consulting with many of the SLGA’s members in the coming months and years.”

Monday 3 November 2008

Credit crunch forces Lyle Anderson to put Loch Lomond Course up for sale

Golf is not escaping the Credit Crunch ... Lyle Anderson has had to put Loch Lomond Golf Club and course on the market. See the full story by going to the Scottish Golf View Website

The 2009 West of Scotland Championship will return to Prestwick

The 2009 West Of Scotland Ladies' Strokeplay Championship is scheduled to be held at Prestwick Golf Club on Sunday 3rd May.
This will be the third occasion in recent years that the championship has been contested over the Prestwick links, the last occasion being in 1997 when former Ayrshire ladies Champion and Prestwick resident Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) took the title

Sunday 2 November 2008

£723 raised for MS at Douglas Park

Douglas Park Ladies section held a coffee morning yesterday and raised £723 for REVIVE MS

Saturday 1 November 2008

Golf Central -- Link to their New Website

Golf Club CentralIt contains a wealth of information regarding Golf Clubs, Driving Ranges and nearby accomodation should you be moving to a new area to live or planning a golfing holiday.

Golf Central is a web site/facility sponsored by the Scottish Golf Union.

It also gives valuable information concerning which Clubs are offering Open Competitions - in many cases you can apply online.
Click Here to be taken to the web site - refine your search criteria ie radius from Glasgow for example, type of Golf Club, Open Competition etc and you will receive comprehensive up-to-date data.

Friday 31 October 2008

Eilidh Briggs is the 2008 West of Scotland Girls Champion

The Finals of the 2008 West Girls Championships took place Sunday 26th October in the most horrendous conditions. The finals had been postponed due to heavy rain on the 4th. The Championship match was very tight between Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs and Ayrshire's Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) with Eilidh winning at the 17th
To read more go to West of Scotland Girls Website

D&A County AGM and their Website is changing

The D&A County AGM was held at Douglas Park on Wednesday Evening . To see some photos from the AGM CLICK HERE
There website adress is changing to
The link on the RHS of this webpage has now been changed to the new address where you will find the County Winter Foursomes Results

Happy Halloween to all our Readers

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Just a wee bit of fun on Halloween

Want to see some more fun go to the West Vets Website

Thursday 30 October 2008

2009 Medal Competitions - Added New format - Dual Day Medal

From the SLGA Website
The LGU has advised the National Organisations that LGU Medals will cease to exist from 1st February 2009 and they will be replaced by SLGA Medals. To see a summary of the changes click Click Here.

The SLGA Medal Competitions may be run in the following formats :
1 Single Day Medal
2 Alternative Day Medal
3 Dual Day Medal
To read and print out the full conditions Click Here.

Tuesday 28 October 2008

Daily Mail Foursomes Finals at Dalmahoy

Sally Hamilton (Loudoun Gowf) reports:
Due to the terrible weather over the weekend of the finals the format was changed on the first day to one Stableford round with the top four teams from 16 progressing to the semi-finals.
Loudoun Gowf (Sally Hamilton and Gale Macpherson) were lucky enough to be in the top four.
Again, due to the weather on day two, the format was changed from match-play to Stableford stroke-play and, unfortunately, we played the last four holes poorly.
To see a photo of Sally Hamilton and Gale Macpherson go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

All in the West congratulate you both on a great achievement in getting so far in the tournament

Sunday 26 October 2008

The Douglas Park All Stars Entertain

The Douglas Park All Stars were entertaining at Douglas Park last night. Derek Galloway the Catering Manager was holding his last function before departing to Australia. He has been with the club for 8 years. A good evening was had by all --you may recognise some famous West of Scotland Lady Golfers enjoying the evening !! Past Captain Janet Dow is pictured with Derek at the end of the film --- Apologies for the video being a bit dark

To See a better picture Click Here and then click on watch in high quality if your broadband will allow it.
If you find the video starts and stops let it work its way through and then play it again -- Sorry out of my control-- depends on your broadband connection

Some Scottish Humour

Here is a short Audio File sent in by Carol Whyte of Windyhill to make you laugh on a horrible day --- Click on the Play button and make sure your sound is turned on.

Thanks Carol for the light entertainment

Saturday 25 October 2008

SLGA Girls Order of Merit Award

Scottish Under-21 girls champion Kelsey MacDonald has won the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association girls’ order of Merit title for 2008 by just about as big a margin as Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) won the women’s merit table.
1 K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 2725
2 R Watton (Mortonhall) 1500
3 L Atkins (Minto) 1475
4 J Meldrum (Dullatur) 1410
5 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 1325
6 G Scanlan (Hamilton) 1260
7 S Vass (Tain) 1080
8 S Leslie (Murcar Links) 1030
9 R McQueen (Troon Ladies) 970
9 C Booth (Comrie) 970
11 J Graham (Southerness) 930
12 R Wilson (Monifieth) 900
13 E Muirhead (Pitlochry) 780
14 A Niven (Crieff) 755
15 A McKechin (Elderslie) 550

LGU Medal will be a thing of the past

For more than 100 years, the LGU Medal has been a fundamental part of every ladies' golf club fixture list, but, with effect from February 1, 2009, responsiblity for the running of medal competitions will be passed to the National Organisations.
The LGU medal will essentially cease to exist, to be replaced by medals organised and named, as appropriate, by the English Women’s Golf Association, the Irish Ladies’ Golf Union, the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association or the Golf Union of Wales.
The individual National Organisations will advise clubs of their medal arrangements and rules in due course but should you have any queries please direct these to the relevant National Orgnaisation.

Friday 24 October 2008

Kylie Walker wins the 2008 SLGA Order of Merit

Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) has won the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association's Order of Merit for the 2008 season.
Kylie finished with 3250 points, more than 1,000 ahead of her "British" conqueror, Roseanne Niven (Crieff).

1 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 3250
2 R Niven 2187
3 L Murray 2030
4 L Kenney 1905
5 M Briggs (Kilmacolm)1477
6 M Thomson 1460
7 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 1269
8 J Turner 1203
9 K MacDonald 1155
10 L Hendry (Routenburn) 1107
11 C-M Carlton (Fereneze) 1075

GRI and Associate Hospitals Golf Club hold their AGM and prizegiving

The GRI Prizewinners -- Click to enlarge The AGM of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Associate Hospitals held their AGM, dinner and prizegiving at Douglas Park Golf Club this evening.
Members from Airdrie, Bathgate, Cawder, Douglas Park, Esporta, Hilton Park, Kirkintilloch and Ranfurly Castle attended.
Captain of the GRI club Marion Stevenson (Douglas Park) hosted the evening and presented the prizes. Elsie Brodie (Bathgate) was elected Captain for 2009 and Frances Ireland (Hilton Park) is the new Vice Captain.
Betty Bradford (Hilton Park)-- the "wee one" in the middle with a trophy is unfortunately not available for Curtis Cup selection due to her appointment at the Geriatrician Clinic !!!

Click on the photo above to see an enlargement

Wednesday 22 October 2008

The 2008 Greenlees Lunch and Presentation

The 2008 Greenlees Trophy Winners - Click to enlarge The Greenlees Trophy Winners (From L to R) Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle ) - Runners Up Division 1, Marion Mason (Milngavie - Winners Division 2) , Rosemary Donaldson (Troon - Division 1 Winners) and Jinty Roger (Williamwood - Winners Division 3) - Click to enlarge

The 2008 Greenlees Lunch and presentation took place yesterday and Mary Hardie (Captain) welcomed everyone to this years lunch at Ranfurly Castle

The new Greenlees Secretary Fiona Roger hosted the lunch and in her opening remarks she said that for one reason or another some clubs had been unable to be with us, and they had sent their apologies. Ranfurly Castle had to restrict numbers to a maximum of 60 and she hoped that this had not caused any problem.

Fiona gave a special thank you to Carol Fell. She told everyone that Carol had worked with her since last autumn to set up the availability for her to record all the fixtures dates, results and ongoing totals for all the seasons matches. She said she could not have done it without her. Always at the end of the phone when he make a mistake and needed her to sort it out!! We both hope that everyone in the clubs has benefited from what we have done and we will continue to try and make it as simple for everyone as possible. She then presented Carol with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for all her help.

Fiona went on to say that she has been involved as a player for Ranfurly since 1975 and in that year Milngavie… with team handicaps ranging from 2 to 14 headed up by Vicki Mcallister won the Greenlees trophy with 43½ points. Troon with handicaps ranging from 1 to 8 and headed up by Miss T.M. Walker and Mrs Belle Robertson both off handicaps of 1 were 2nd with 40½ points. Ranfurly Castle were relegated… records fortunately do not record how many points she contributed to the team in her first year. She also hoped that no one would record her first years effort as Greenlees Secretary

Fiona then went on to tell us all about Willeen McCallum our retired Greenlees Secretary

In all the papers and files which Willeen had given her, Fiona had come across the following: a hand written letter dated January 8th 1988 the year Willeen became Greenlees Secretary …………which she read out to everyone.

She went on to say "You ran the Greenlees league, single handed for 19 years. A fate worse than death! " "Your organisational skills, friendly manner and sense of humour stood you in good stead and we all owe you a great debt of gratitude."

" I think if I am still in charge after 19 years someone will have to shoot me and bury me at the bottom of my garden!"

She also went on to say "To be serious for a moment I don’t think anyone realises how much time and effort Willeen spent making sure that the league ran smoothly through the summers and then followed this up with the presentation lunches and December fixture meetings."
" As well as the general day to day running of the league, proposals from clubs had to be dealt with as well as any complaints from clubs - on the whole the latter were not numerous."
"But it all adds up to responsibility of running the league."
"In your time of office the 50th anniversary took place and you organised a Greenlees Jamboree over Troon Portland. A highly successful day. 3 ball best ball competition with 60 competitors. Lunch provided for some 100 people. --No mean feat of organisation "

On behalf of all the clubs Fiona thanked her for all her untiring efforts. She then presented Willeen with 2 beautifully engraved picture frames plus a voucher on behalf of all the clubs.

Willeen thanked everyone for her gift and said that the highlight of her 20 years in office was the meeting of Mrs Greenlees in 1990 at the 50th Anniversary at Troon. Mrs Greenlees got married at aged 17 , had 2 children by the age of 20 and started her golfing career at Prestwick St.Nicholas and died in 1994 aged 94 --- She also said that Rosa Maxwell of Prestwick St Nicholas --- has the full history of Mrs Greenlees (We may put the story on this website)
Willeen on the other hand started her golfing career at Ranfurly Castle . However, she now just manages to squeeze in at no 9 in the Whitecraigs team.

She also said that the rules had basically not changed over the years.
She said she had enjoyed her years as Greenlees Secretary and wished everyone the best for the future.
Ranfurly Captain Mary Hardie then presented the Trophies to all the Winners

Fiona then thanked Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle's Greenlees Secretary) for coordinating todays lunch and presented her with a small gift.

She then rounded off the lunch with a poem written by Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) which was very relevant to the Greenlees Trophy League and a fitting tribute to Willeen for all she did on our behalf.


To see more photographs from previous Greenlees Lunches Click Here

The 2008 Greenlees Final Results
1st Division:
Troon 47.5
Ranfurly Castle 42.5
Cathkin Braes 40.5
Kilmacolm 40
Hilton Park 36.5
Prestwick St Nicholas 36
Kilmarnock Barassie 29.5
Douglas Park 27.5
Cochrane Castle 24
Douglas Park and Cochrane Castle are relegated to Division 2

2nd Division:
Milngavie 46.5
West Kilbride 45
Whitecraigs 42.5
Bothwell Castle 36.5
Cardross 35
Erskine 33.5
Old Ranfurly 33
Lanark 28
Cowglen 24
Milngavie and West Kilbride are promoted to Division 1 and Lanark and Cowglen are relegated to Division 3

Division 3:
Williamwood 52.5 --- 1st
Eastwood 52.5 ---- 2nd
Largs 46.5
Haggs Castle 45
Greenock 39.5
Cawder 37.5
East Renfrewshire 36.5
Lenzie 35
Turnberry 32
Cathcart Castle 28
Williamwood and Eastwood are promoted to Division 2
For all the season's results click on the following link:2008 Greenlees Results

Sunday 19 October 2008

Scotland's Men's Team are the World Champions in Australia

Everyone in the West of Scotland congratulate the Scottish Men's Team who soared to victory at the World Amateur Team Championships in Australia today (19 October) .
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Thursday 16 October 2008

Draft of the 2009 SLGA Fixture List

Want to keep a check for all the 2009 fixtures so that they do not coincide with your Club Competitions then print out a draft 2009 SLGA Fixture List CLICK HERE
When I receive the 2009 County Fixture Lists and West Vets Fixtures I will put them on this website

Monday 13 October 2008

October Medal and McCartney Quaich - Milngavie

Played 5th October (SSS 71, CSS 72)
Silver: Anna Telfer (5) [acb] 74, Davina Lavery (10) 74
Bronze: Lesley Wilkie (26) 73 Moira McCartney (24) 78
Scratch : Anna Telfer 79

McCartney Quaiche :
Final: Lois Connell + Moira MacLeod beat Gerry Cragg + Brenda Sharp 6&5

The Rutherford Practice --Restore your energy levels after a round of golf !

The Rutherford Parctice - Click to enlarge
Maggie Rutherford is a member of Douglas Park Golf Club and she is an excellent person to visit if you are feeling in need of recharging your batteries.
Click on the advert above to read all about it

Sunday 12 October 2008

Susan Woods of Lanarkshire is the best in the West in the Champion of Champions

Played over the Glasgow Gailes links in Ayrshire this afternoon.
Final results:
76 Alexandra Bushby (North of Scotland), Carly Booth (Scottish Girls) [Bushby won after a playoff]
78 Rachael Livingstone (Midlothian) bih, Cara Gruber (Northern Counties)
79 Mary Smith (Senior Strokeplay)
80 Susan Wood (Drumpellier -- Lanarkshire)
82 Fiona de Vries (Veterans)
83 Laura Walker (Perth and Kinross)
86 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm -- Renfrewshire)
87 Rebecca Wilson (Angus), Lorna Bennett (Senior Matchplay)
88 Ruth Carroll (East Lothian), Lindsay Kirkwood (Dumfriesshire)

To read the full report go to Gillian Kirkwood Website

Cochrane Castle's Gillian McGinlay is in the Where Eagles Dare Final

Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) is playing in the Final of the Mail on Sunday "Where Eagles Dare" to be played over the Fairmont St Andrews resort tomorrow
To read what the final is all about CLICK HERE
Good Luck Gillian --- To read the initial Newspaper Report then click on the following link Sunday Mail Report

Saturday 11 October 2008

Scotland finish 11th in the World Amateur Championships

Scotland just failed to make their target of a top-10 finish in the women's world amateur team championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy at Grange Golf Club, Adelaide in Australia.
They had their best team effort on the fourth and final day - a 72 from Roseanne Niven, a 73 from Kylie Walker and a 75 from Krystle Caithness - but came joint 11th in the final standings, which is not a bad effort at all in a field of 48 teams.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Friday 10 October 2008

Daily Mail Foursomes - Loudoun reach the finals

Programme for Daily Mail Foursomes Finals at Marriott Dalmahoy
The Daily Mail Foursomes closing stages will be played at the Marriott Dalmahoy on Monday and Tuesday, October 20 and 21.

All of whom have come through seven match-play rounds to get to Marriott Dalmahoy.
WOMEN: Anstruther, Carnoustie, Caledonia, Loudoun Gowf
MEN: Cawder, Dunwhinny,  (Gleneagles)Muckhart

October Medal - Whitecraigs

Silver Winner: Margaret Kyle 72
Silver R/Up : Jennifer Chuwen 76
Bronze Winner : Kirsty Davidson 76
Bronze R/Up: Anne Fisher 81
Scratch: Margaret Kyle 82

October Competition Results - Kilmacolm

9 Hole Stableford -- Played 5/10/08, 9 entries SSS 71, CSS 71
1. Sharen Wilson (35) 39 points
2. Alison Adams (20) 38

October Medal, SSS 72, CSS 73, 9 entries, 1 class
1. Val Lawrence (18) 74
2. Elspeth Hamilton (20) 75
Scratch Rena Simpson (11) Gross 87

Scotland climb to 12th Position in Australiia

Krystle Caithness had another great day at the women's world amateur team championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy at the Grange Golf Club, Adelaide in Australia.
After matching her opening round of two-under-par 71, Krystle is lying joint third in the individual standings.
With Kylie Walker contributing a 75, it was a better day for Scotland with a Day 3 team score of 146. They have climbed to joint 12th position - one behind England - but 25 shots behind the runaway leaders, Sweden, who are 11 shots ahead of next-best Spain with one round to go.
A top-10 finish is now the realistic target for Scotland, which would still be a creditable effort on the world amateur stage

To read all the results go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

October Medal - Greenock Golf Club

Played 2nd October 2008, (SSS 71, CSS 71)
Silver: Kerri McGill (20) 69, Linda McDougall (8) 71
Bronze: Ann Sweeney (22) 75, Helen Armstrong (22) 76
Scratch: Linda McDougall Score: 79

Thursday 9 October 2008

Scotland slip back on second day in Australia

Scotland have tumbled down the leaderboard after the second day in the women's world amateur team championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy at the Grange Golf Clb, Adelaide in Australia.
Krystle Caithness 71, Rosanne Niven 81, Kylie Walker 81 
To read the full report then go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Wednesday 8 October 2008

Champion of Champions Draw

Sunday's draw (12th October) at Glasgow Gailes is (Championship won in brackets):
11.30 Ruth Carroll (East Lothian), Lindsey Kirkwood (Dumfries-shire).
11.40 Rachael Livingstone (Midlothian), Alexandra Bushby (North of Scotland).
11.50 Louise Kenney (East of Scotland, Rebecca Wilson (Angus).
12.00 Lorna Bennett (Senior match-play), Susan Wood (Lanarkshire), Morag MacPherson (Ayrshire).
12.10 Laura Walker (Perth & Kinross), Fona De Vries (Veterans), Cara Gruber (Northern Counties).
12.20 Carly Booth (Scottish girls), Megan Briggs (Renfrewshire), Mary Smith (Senior stroke-play).
Kylie Walker (D&A) is in Australia

Ranfurly Castle Stableford/Gran's Trophy

Played 8/10/08 21 Entries
SSS 73 CSS 76 R/O
Silver Winner A Judge 32 pts (7) bih
Runner Up M Munro 32 pts (12)
Bronze Winner M Reid 30 pts (25) bih
Runner Up M Mitchell 30 pts (25)

Gran's Trophy A Judge 32 pts (7)

Scotland make a good start in Australia

Scotland have made a good start to the Espirito Santo Trophy at Adelaide, Australia.
They are lying joint fourth on 147 behind Sweden (137), Spain (145) and Japan (146).
Krystle Caithness, led the way for the Scots with a 71.
West of  Scotland's Kylie Walker had a 76 and Roseanne Niven a 78. Best two from three scores count daily.

If you want to check out all the teams' and individual scores, then go to the
Gillian Kirkwood Website e to read the full report

Sunday 5 October 2008

Megan Briggs is the 2008 West of Scotland Champion

Megan Briggs 2008 West of Scotland Champion -- Click to enlarge Lesley Hendry, Megan Briggs and Anne Laing -- Click to enlarge Congratulations and well done to Megan who beat last year's holder, Lesley Hendry, on a better inward half. Both went round in 76, Megan came back in 36 and Lesley in 37. Anne Laing was a close third on 77. ---- (Click on the picture above to see an enlargement of the photo of Lesley, Megan and Anne) Gillian Arnott -- Click to enlarge Alison McGinnigle, Alyson McKechin and Gillian Arnott -- Click to enlargeThe Handicap Section was won by Gillian Arnott from Kilbirnie Place who pipped Alyson McKechin by one shot. Alyson was in the lead for most of the day until Gillian returned her winning score of 70 in the third last game. Alison McGinnigle from Cochrane Castle was 3rd

Renfrewshire Winning Team -- Click to EnlargeIt was a successful day for Renfrewshire as they won the West of Scotland Team Trophy. The Team was Megan Briggs, Clare-Marie Carlton and Alyson McKechin with an aggregate 230. (pictured above) Dunbartonshire & Argyll were second with 236. It was very lucky that they were able to play on a glorious autumnal day - the day after the course was closed! Thanks go to The Old Course Ranfurly for allowing us courtesy of their course and to the staff who looked after everyone so willingly. Many thanks to Captain Derek MacDougall who came along to present the prizes. Renfrewshire's Results Secretary, Freda Tuck, Secretary, Morag Turner, Kay Black and Maureen Mitchell ensured the day ran without any hitches . Also many thanks to West of Scotland Secretary, Isabel Crawford, for all her organisation. Scratch: 1st Megan Briggs, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire 76 bih 2nd Lesley Hendry, Routenburn, Ayrshire 76 3rd Anne Laing, Vale of Leven, D & A 77 H'cap 1st Gillian Arnott, Kilbirnie Place, Ayrshire 78 - 8 - 70 2nd Alyson McKechin, Eldersie, Renfrewshire 77 - 6 - 71 3rd Alyson McGinnigle, Cochrane Castle, Renfrewshie 78 - 6 - 72
Click Here  for the photos above for an enlargement 

Saturday 4 October 2008

October Greensomes - Douglas Park

Played 3rd October 2008: 21 couples played
Winners:Maggie Rutherford & Janice Palmer (18.4) 70.6
Runners Up:Sally MacFarlane & Irene Berry (15.6) 76.4

Friday 3 October 2008

Autumn Meeting - East Renfrewshire

Played 1st October 2008 (SSS 71, CSS 73)
Silver : Dale Reid (18) 72, Ann Harvie (18) 76 , Eva Thomson (6) 78
Bronze: Ros Little (21) 74, Audrey Clements (24) 75, Margaret Emery (27) 80
 Scratch : Eva Thomson Score: 84

Thursday 2 October 2008

West of Scotland Championship Draw

As the West of Scotland Ladies' Close Championship was cancelled in May it is now being held on Sunday, 5th October, 2008. Play will take place at The Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club and is now over 18 holes instead of 36 holes
Here is the drawsheet for this Sunday

Wednesday 1 October 2008

Ranfurly Castle Autumn Meeting/Mitchell Trophy

Played 28/9/09 CSS 73 & 1/10/08 CSS 76
31 entries SSS 73
Silver Winner Helen Craig 75 (16) bih
Runner Up Rosemary Ogilvie 75 (17)
Bronze Winner Cynthia Keanie 78 (30) bih
Runner Up Marilyn Mirner 78 (31)
Scratch Winner Carol Fell 87

Tuesday 30 September 2008

Photograph Links Problem

Your Webmaster apologises for the links to many photograph albums not working. The Picassa Website has changed recently and all my old links seem to have changed. To access any of my public albums then click on this link in the meantime by Clicking Here

Monday 29 September 2008

Greenlees Trophy 2008

Last week saw the completion of all three divisions of the 2008 Greenlees Trophy matches. I hope all the teams have enjoyed their games and that they have felt the new system we have tried this year, of having fixture dates and result tables available on the West of Scotland website, has been beneficial.

My thanks go to
Carol Fell who assisted me at the beginning of the season to set everything up and we have worked together through the season to try and make sure that it all ran according to plan.

Several clubs had to postpone matches due to weather conditions and I am only surprised that more matches did not require postponement considering what a wet summer we have endured!

Congratulations to
The Ladies Golf Club Troon, promoted from Division 2 last year, to being winners of the Greenlees Trophy this year, with 47.5 points. Ranfurly Castle are runners up with 42.5. ---- Well done!

Congratulations to
Milngavie, promoted from Division 3 at the end of last season and now to be promoted to Division 1 for season 2009 after winning Division 2 this year with a total of 46.5 points closely followed by West Kilbride on 45 points.

Division 3 is topped by
Williamwood and Eastwood on 52.5 points each. The rules for The Greenlees Trophy had to be consulted in order to separate the two teams and Williamwood narrowly came out on top. Disappointing for Eastwood after a very good season but both will have the pleasure of moving to Division 2 for season 2009.

For all the season's results click on the following link: GREENLEES DIVISIONAL TOTALS

Well done to all the teams who participated and for the friendly and competitive way that the matches have been played. I hope you will all look forward to season 2009.

Fiona Roger
Greenlees Trophy Secretary

Stableford Competition - Kilamacolm

Played 23/9/08, 29 entries, SSS 72, CSS 73
1. P. Brown (14) 37 pts
2. M.Stewart (10) 33 acb
1. E. Crichton (23) 37
2. H.Fergus (30) 33

Janice Moodie finishes in 15th Place in the LPGA Tour event

World No. 1 Loreno Ochoa ended a losing run when she won a play-off at the second extra hole of the LPGA Tour's Navistar Classic at RTJ Golf Trail, Capitol Hill's The Senator at Prattville, Alabama.
West of Scotland's --- Janice Moodie earned $18,053 for a share of 15th place.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Sunday 28 September 2008

Par round sees Janice drop to share of third place

A par round of 72 cost Janice Moodie the lead at the end of the third day in the Navistar LPGA Classic at Prattville, Alabama.
The Windyhill member has dropped down to a quintuple share of third place on 205, two shots behind the joint leaders at 13-under-par, Lorena Ochoa and Louise Friberg.
Friberg, pictured on right, is a Swedish-born rookie who, earlier in the season, became one of only two players ever to win an LPGA tournament in their rookie year. She played on the US college circuit as a student at the University of Washington.
Par 216 (3 x 72)
203 Lorena Ochoa 67 67 69, Louise Friberg 67 71 65.
205 Janice Moodie 66 67 72, Yani Tseng 71 66 68, Christina Kim 70 66 69, Song-Hee Kim 68 68 69, Michele Redman 70 65 70.
Selected scores:
207 Maria Hjorth 76 68 63 (jt 11th).
210 Karen Stupples 70 72 68, Becky Morgan 71 69 70 (jt 24th).
216 Jo Head 76 68 72 (jt 61st).
148 Mhairi McKay 76 72.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Saturday 27 September 2008

Janice Moodie leads an LPGA Tour event

Glasgow exile Janice Moodie (Windyhill) without a win on the US LPGA Tour since 2002, leads by one shot from world No 1 Lorena Ochoa after two rounds of the Navistar LPGA Classic
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Friday 26 September 2008

9 Hole Stableford - Kilmacolm

Played 25/9/08, 23 entries, SSS 71, CSS 71.
1. Judy Mason (34) 37pts
2. Norma Connell (29) 36pts

Thursday 25 September 2008

West Vets Autumn Meeting at Paisley Bushes

Played 25th September 2008 over Paisley Bushes,
SSS 74, CSS 77 , Entries 47
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 82 (11) 71
Janette Stewart (Kilmarnock Barassie) 93 (20) 73
Jess Blackwood (Kilmarnock Barassie) 90 (15) 75 bih
Mary Irving (Ranfurly Castle) 99(22) 77
Pat Robertson ( Caldwell)103 (22) 81
Moira McCartney (Milngavie) 108 (24) 84
Scratch: Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 81

Winner of the May Craddock Trophy : Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)

To read the full report go to West Vets Website

Wednesday 24 September 2008

Helen Faulds from Douglas Park retains the Championship title at Elie

Helen Faulds and Gillian Simpson -- Click to elarge From left to right : Gillian Simpson and Helen Faulds -- Click to enlarge

Congratulations go to Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) who beat Gillian Simpson aged 16 from Murrayfield by 3 and 1 in the 2008 Elie and Earlsferry Golf Club Championship.
Helen retained the trophy that she won last year.
-- Click on the photo above to see an enlargement --- WELL DONE HELEN

Coronation Finals and Medal Finals -- D&A

Coronation Medal and Medal Finals at Helensburgh G.C. on 24th September SSS 72 CSS 73
Coronation Medals
Scratch: A.Telfer (Milngavie) 7
1st Silver & Trophy Winner A. Telfer (Milngavie) 79-6-73
2nd Silver B. Robertson (Helensburgh) 82-8-74 BIH
3rd Silver A. Carswell (Helensburgh) 90-16-74 BI
1st Bronze & Trophy Winner L. McCubbin (H.P.) 96-22-74
2nd Silver J. McGregor (W'hill) 99-22-77
Medal Finals
Silver : A. Telfer
Bronze : J. McGregor

Murcar Links who beat Kilmacolm lose at Manchester

Murcar Links lost by 4 1/2-1/2 against Pleasington (Blackburn) in the quarter-finals of the Mail on Sunday Ladies Golf Classic at Worsley Park Golf Club near Manchester.
To read the full report go to theGillian Kirkwood Website

Ranfurly Castle September Medal

Played 24/9/08 SSS 73 CSS 73
Alt 31/8/08 SSS 73 CSS 76 (RO)
33 Entries
Scratch Winner Lesley Robertson 81
Silver Winner Sheila Gray 72 (18)
Runner Up Margaret Gray 75 (19)
Bronze Winner Karin MacKenzie 73 (27)
Runner Up Moira Wilson 77 (22)

Tuesday 23 September 2008

Autumn Meeting - Whitecraigs Golf Club

Autumn Meeting - 19th/21st September
Silver Winner : Lorna Howie (14) 71
Silver R-up: Thea Morgan (15) 73
Bronze Winner : Anne Lewis (25) 72
Bronze R-up: Elspeth Webster (23) 79
Scratch: Lorna Howie 85

Peugeot Coronation Foursomes Final

The LGU  Peugeot Coronation Foursomes Grand Final was played over the Eden Course, St Andrews yesterday (Monday).
The final was contested by the 12 pairs who won area finals after an original entry of 34,000 competing locally at 1,300 individual golf clubs.
All the finalists enjoyed two nights' accommodation in the luxurious Old Course Hotel
pairs also enjoy two nights accommodation in the luxurious Old Course Hotel as part of their prize.
Williamwood's Jennifer Graham and Ruth Henderson, both playing off 11 had made it to the final
To see all the results and a nice photograph of all the players go to Gillian Kirkwood Website

Monday 22 September 2008

Scotland Schoolgirls Team lose to England

The 2008 Scottish Schoolgirls Team - Click to enlarge
The Scotland schoolgirls at Royal Lytham & St Anne's. Left to right: Eilidh Briggs, Rachael McQueen, Lesley Atkins, Jill Meldrum, Kelsey MacDonald, Sammy Vass (image by courtesy of Tom Ward -- all rights reseved).  -- Click on photograph to enlarge

Foursomes (2-1):

Holly Clyburn & Jamie-Leigh Vouss bt Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Acad) & Sammy Vass (Tain Royal Acad) 2 holes.
Heidi Baek & Sophie Godley bt Eilidh Briggs (Gryffe High, Johnstone) & Rachael McQueen (Marr College, Troon) 2 and 1.
Katherine O'Connor & Emilee Taylor lost to Lesley Atkins (Hawick High) & Jill Meldrum (Lenzie Acad) 2 and 1.
Singles (5-1):

Clyburn bt MacDonald 2 and 1.
Voss bt Meldrum 6 and 4.
Baek lost to Vass 1 hole.
Godley bt McQueen 3 and 2.
O'Connor bt Briggs 5 and 4.
Taylor bt Atkins 2 and 1.

September Medal - Kilmacolm

September Medal, 23 entries, SSS 72, CSS 75
1. Sally Foster (12) 71
2. Annette Baillie (16) 74
Scratch Sally Foster gross 83
1. Liz Crichton (23) 75
2. Barbara Wilson (24) 78

Ranfurly Castle Extra Stableford

21/9/08 4 entries SSS 73 CSS 76 (RO)
Silver Winner Helen Craig 34 pts (16)
Runner Up Shona Gray 32 pts (16)
Bronze Winner LeeAnn Haddow 25 pts (36)

Sunday 21 September 2008

Ryder Cup --USA Win against the Europeans


Renfrewshire -- Runners Up Scottish Champions - click to enlarge Runners-up Renfrewshire with their team captain Christeen Finlayson on the right of the front row. Eilidh Briggs is missing, having left to join the Scottish schools team at Royal Lytham & St Annes. (Cal Carson Golf Agency image, all rights reserved). Click on the images to enlarge them.

Fife 2008 Scottish Champions - Click to enlarge
Fife captain Joan Blyth with her title-winning team at Inchmarlo Golf Resort, Banchory (Cal Carson Golf Agency image, all rights reserved).
Fife survived a last-day wobble to win the Scottish women’s county golf championship at Inchmarlo Golf Resort, Banchory today.
Fife completed the three-day programme with three match wins out of three, clinching the title by beating Perth & Kinross 5-4 after earlier wins by 7-2 over Borders and 6-3 against Renfrewshire.
Perth & Kinross looked as though they might upset the Fife flow towards the title when they took the foursomes 2-1 but wins in the singles by Louise Kenney, Fiona Hastie, Elaine Moffat and Lorna Bennett took Fife over the winning line.
Renfrewshire, who beat Borders 7-2 in their final match, finished runners-up.
Fife last won the title at The Hirsel in 2006 and before that at Prestonfield in 1995 and Dumfries & County Golf Club in 1975.

Today's details:

Foursomes: M Briggs & E Briggs bt J Anderson & K Inkpen 2 and 1; G McGinlay & G Kyle halved with A Dods & A Melvin; D Jackson & L Stewart halved with L Campbell & I Craigie (2-1).
Singles: M Briggs bt Melvin 4 and 3, E Briggs bt Inkpen 3 and 2, Jackson bt Dods 7 and 5, S McCorkell bt G Oliver 5 and 4, A McKechin bt Campbell 5 and 3, McGinlay lost to Craigie 4 and 3 (5-1).

Foursomes: E Ogilvy & F Ramsay halved with J Carthew & L Kenney; A Bushby & A Niven halved with F Hastie & E Moffat; L Walker & E Muirhead bt S Jackson & K Sharp 2 holes (2-1).
Singles: Ogilvy lost to Kenney 3 and 2, Bushby lost to Hastie 4 and 3, Niven bt Carthew 2 and 1, C Muir lost to Moffat 3 and 1, Muirhead lost to L Bennett 3 and 2, Walker bt Sharp 3 and 2 (2-4).


1 Fife 3 wins.
2 Renfrewshire 2 wins 1 loss.
3 Perth & Kinross 1 win 2 losses.
4 Borders 3 losses.

Saturday 20 September 2008

Renfrewshire lose to Fife on Day 2 of the Scottish County Finals

Scottish women's county finals Scoreboard


Foursomes (3-0)

Laura Walker & Eve Muirhead bt Judith Anderson & Kirsty Inkpen 2 and 1.
Emily Ogilvy & Fiona Ramsay bt Liz Campbell & Isla Craigie 2 holes.
Alex Bushby & Annabel Niven bt Anne Dods & Sharon Lees 3 and 2.

Singles (5-1)
Ogilvy bt Anderson 3 and 2.
Bushby bt Alison Melvin 4 and 3.
Niven bt Inkpen 3 and 1.
Carol Muir bt Gillian Oliver 2 holes.
Jillian Milne bt Dods 3 and 2.
Walker lost to Craigie 2 holes.


Foursomes (2-1)
Jocelyn Carthew & Louise Kenney lost to Eilidh & Megan Briggs 2 and 1.
Fiona Hastie & Elaine Moffat bt Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart 3 and 1.
Susan Jackson & Karin Sharp bt Gillian McGinlay & Gillian Kyle 3 and 2.

Singles (4-2)
Kenney halved with Megan Briggs.
Hastie bt Jackson 3 and 2.
Carthew bt Sara McCorkell 2 and 1.
Lorna Bennett bt Eilidh Briggs 3 and 2.
Jackson lost to Kyle 1 hole.
Karin Sharp halved with McGinlay

1 Fife 2 wins.
2 Perth & Kinross 1 win 1 loss; Renfrewshire 1 win, 1 loss.
4 Borders 2 losses.

9.30 & 1.30: Renfrewshire v Borders.
9.52 & 2.15: Perth & Kinross v Fife.

Friday 19 September 2008

Renfrewshire win on Day 1 of the County Finals at Inchmarlo

L Walker & E Muirhead lost to E Briggs & M Briggs 1 hole.
J Milne & F Ramsay lost to D Jackson & L Stewart 2 and 1.
E Ogilvy & A Busbhy lost to G McGinlay & G Kyle 7 and 6 (0-3).
Ogilvy lost to M Briggs 3 and 2.
Bushby bt Kyle 2 and 1.
Walker lost to Jackson 3 and 2.
Ramsay lost to E Briggs 2 holes.
A Niven bt S McCorkell 1 hole.
Muirhead lost to McGinlay 1 hole (2-4).

J Carthew & L Kenney lost to J Anderson & K Inkpen 3 and 2.
F Hastie & E Moffat bt A Dods & S Lees 2 and 1.
S Jackson & K Sharp bt L Campbell & I Craigie 2 holes (2-1).
Hastie bt A Melvin 1 hole.
Kenney bt Inkpen 6 and 4.
Carthew bt G Oliver 3 and 2.
Jackson bt Dods 7 and 5.
L Fury lost to Campell 1 hole.
Moffat bt Craigie 2 and 1 (5-1).
To read the full report go to the 
Renfrewshire Website

Thursday 18 September 2008

Senior British Women's Open Amateur Championship

Par 213 (3 x 71). CSS 76 75 75
231 Chris Utermarck (Ger) 79 76 76, Susan Dye (Delamere Forest) 76 75 80 (Utermarck won sudden death play-off at first hole).
232 Janet Collingham (Sherwood Forest) 80 77 75, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 79 77 76, Jane Rees (Hendon) 78 75 79.
235 Fiona De Vries (St Rule) 75 77 83.

Other Scots:
246 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 81 82 83.
249 , Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 85 81 83
250 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 84 84 82.
252 Ruth Brown (Lothianburn) 84 79 89.
256 Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) 84 84 88.

Many Congratulations go to our Scottish players Lorna Bennett and Fiona De Vries on their very near win. Also well done to Janice Paterson the top West of Scotland player
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Wednesday 17 September 2008

Janice Paterson and Helen Faulds make the cut at the British Seniors

Fiona de Vries lost her overnight lead but she is still in there pitching for the title with one round to go in the Senior British women's open amateur golf championship over a very wet course at Hilton Templepatrick Golf Club near Belfast.
The St Andrews hotelier followed up an opening five-over-par 75, which had been good enough to give her a one shot lead, with a 77 for 10-over-par 152 at the 36-hole mark.
Susan Dye (Delamere Forest) slipped past the Scot into the pole position with a 75 to take a one-shot lead on 152.
Another English player, Jane Rees from Hendon, also had a 75 to be lying third on 153.
Scottish senior match-play champion Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) is not out of contention by any means on 156. She had a 77 to be joint fifth at the end of the second day.
Par 71:
1 151 +9 Susan Dye Delamere Forest 76 75
2 152 +10 Fiona de Vries St Rule 75 77
3 153 +11 Jane Rees Hendon 78 75
4 155 +13 Chris Utermarck Germany 79 76
5= 156 +14 Viveca Hoff Sweden 80 76 Lorna Bennett Ladybank 79 77

Other Scots:
20= 163 +21 Ruth Brown Lothianburn 84 79, Janice Paterson Drumpellier 81 82 »»
28= 166 +24 Pamela Williamson Baberton 85 81
36= 168 +26 Helen Faulds Douglas Park 84 84 Barbara Biggart North Berwick 84 84

41= 169 +27 Noreen Fenton Merchants of Edinburgh 82 87
55= 175 +33 Karen Ballantyne Craigmillar park 90 85
62 177 +35 Jennifer Mack Haggs Castle 90 87
64 180 +38 Marion Quigley Craigmillar Park 93 87
Report to follow

The 2008 Peugeot Coronation Foursomes Grand Final

Press Release from the LGU
The Peugeot Coronation Foursomes has once again underlined its position as the UK’s most popular competition for lady club golfers, with more than 34,000 competitors from more than 1300 clubs taking part in this year’s event.

This year’s Grand Final will take place over the testing Eden Course, St Andrews on Monday 22nd September and on that day 12 foursome pairs from as far a field as Kinghorn and Southampton will compete for the coveted national title. The winning pairs also enjoy two nights accommodation in the luxurious Old Course Hotel as part of their prize.

Early in this National Championship, pairs from throughout the country compete in club qualifying rounds, with the winners progressing through to one of 12 Area Finals. Up to 100 winning club pairs compete at each Area Final, all aiming for a place in the Grand Final in St. Andrews. Winning the Grand Final is not the end for the successful pair, as a place in the Pro-Am of the 2009 Ricoh Women’s British Open, and chance to play with one of the world’s leading women professionals at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s, awaits the eventual winners.

Last year’s winners, the Lothianburn mother and daughter pairing of Karina Matson and Elspeth Adair, had the excitement of playing in this year’s pro-am over the Old Course, Sunningdale with leading professional and Solheim Cup player Laura Davis. When asked about the experience Karina said: ‘We hoped we would get to play with Laura but never in our wildest dreams thought we would get the chance. It was fantastic playing with her and we didn’t want the experience to end. She was very patient and spent lots of time giving us hints and tips and asking how we were getting on. It truly was a once in a lifetime experience’.

This was sentiment was echoed by Shona Malcolm, Chief Executive of the Ladies' Golf Union who said: “The pro-am really is the icing on the cake after three nerve-wracking rounds of competition. This is the seventh year that Peugeot has sponsored the Coronation Foursomes and we are indebted to them for their continued support which enables the LGU to enhance the tournament year on year for each of the 34,000 competitors.”

Further details and information on how to enter the 2009 Peugeot Coronation Foursomes will be available online at in due course.

The format of the Championship is foursome’s stableford and is open to all members of affiliated clubs who hold a current CONGU Handicap.

Below is a list of this year's Grand Finalists: -

Area Final Name Club Handicap
Brechin Fiona Rollo Kinghorn 28 Lynn Petrie 12
Brickendon Grange Cela Selley Bush Hill Park 16 Valerie Weaver 13
Cambridge National Ann Burbridge Bourne 20 Kim Morley 26
Chobham Jayne Coles Burhill 21 Claire Pettitt 23
Corhampton Gillian Murphy Southampton 19 Colleen White 28
Dewstow Janet Scholey Dewstow 24 Rosemary Anstey 22
Lanark Jennifer Graham Williamwood 10 Ruth Henderson 10
Ponteland Jean Brown Richmond 26 Annie Sutherland 34
Prestonfield Katie Massie Duns 12 Eileen Preston 13
Radcliffe-on-Trent Julia Brewin Hallamshire 36 Margaret Riley 34
Ringway Elizabeth Madine Baron Hill 21 Deborah Roberts 17
Rudding Park Lesley Turner Trent Lock 16 Jo White 24

We wish our West of Scotland representatives Jennifer and Ruth from Williamwood --- GOOD LUCK