Monday 30 June 2008

Jean McCulloch Foursomes - West of Scotland Girls

Played 29th June 2008
Winners: Rachael McQueen & Natasha Qayum 85-5.5 = 79.5
Runners Up: Emma Hale & Katie McGarva 97-17 = 80

Sunday 29 June 2008

Lynda Smith and Gladys Speedie are Champions

Lynda Smith and Gladys Speedie - Click to enlarge Congratulations go to Lynda Smith (Left in the photo above) who is the 2008 Douglas Park Championship winner and Gladys Speedie winner of the 2008 Douglas Park Seniors Championship.
The finals were played today
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Irish Women's Open Amateur Stroke-play Scoreboard

Perthshire teenager Roseanne Niven was the only British player to make the semi-finals of the recent British women's open amateur golf championship at North Berwick.
Now the 19-year-old member at Crieff Golf Club and a student at the University of California-Berkeley has finished runner-up to Welsh Curtis Cup player Breanne Loucks in the Irish women's open amateur stroke-play championship which finished at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin today.
The next best Scots on the final leaderboard were Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), joint 14th on 227 and Glasgow University student Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), tied 18th on 229.

Irish Women's Open Amateur Stroke-play Scoreboard
Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.
Par 219 (3x73). CSS 75 75 75.
214 Breanne Loucks (Wal) 69 72 73.
217 Roseanne Niven (Sco) 73 74 70.
218 Charlotte Wild (Eng) 76 73 69, Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) 72 74 72.
222 Tara Delaney (Carlow) 72 75 75, Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 72 75 75 Audrey Goumard (Fra) 70 76 76.
223 Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 74 73 76
225 Nina Holleder (Ger) 77 76 72, Leigh Whittaker (Ger) 77 74 74
226 Emilie Alonso (Fra) 76 76 74, Deirdre Smith (Co Louth) 76 75 75, Charlotte Ellis (Eng) 75 75 76.
227 Rhian Wyn Thomas (Wal) 78 74 75, Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down) 78 71 78, Louise Kenney (Sco) 73 77 77.
228 Jo Nicolson (Wal) 78 75 75.
229 Pamela Pretswell (Sco) 77 78 74, Nejla Gercek (Tur) 74 72 83.
Other Scots:
232 Jane Turner (Sco) 80 72 80,
235 Megan Briggs (Sco) 79 79 77.
236 Rebecca Watson (Sco) 77 80 79,
239 Claire-Marie Carlton (Sco) 76 83 80.
244 Claire MacDonald (Sco) 83 76 85,

Alyson McKechin wins Elderslie Club Championship

Alyson McKechin became the youngest player in Elderslie Golf Club's 99 year history to win the Ladies Club Championship this year ---the 14 year old played some great golf to win the title

Gillian McGinlay and Sara McCorkell are Club Champions

Gillian McGinlay and Sara McCorkell - Click to enlarge Congratulations go to Gillian McGinlay (pictured above left ) who won the Cochrane Castle Club Championship last weekend and to Sara McCorkell (pictured above right) who won the Williamwood Club Championship
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Irish Open Strokeplay - Pamela, Megan and Clare- Marie make the cut

Welsh Curtis Cup star Breanne Loucks (Wrexham), leads the field by five strokes going into Sunday's third and final round of the Irish women’s open amateur stroke-play championship at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.
In blustery but dry conditions, Loucks fired an impressive 69 and then a 72 for a 36-hole tally of 141 over the testing par-73 lay-out where all but one of the tees was played off the men’s blue medal markers.
The top 40 who survived today’s cut, at 13 over par, commence their final round at 8am on Sunday with the leaders teeing off at 10.20am.
These include West of Scotland's Megan Briggs,Pamela Prestwell and Clare- Marie Carlton
Par 146 (2 x 73)
141 Breanne Loucks (Wal) 69 72.
146 Nejla Gercek (Tur) 74 72, Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) 72 74, Audrey Goumard (Fra) 70 76.
147 Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 74 73, Roseanne Niven (Sco) 73 74, Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 72 75, Tara Delaney (Carlow) 72 75.
149 Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies) 78 71, Charlotte Wild (Eng) 76 73.
150 Charlotte Ellis (Eng) 75 75, Louise Kenney (Sco) 73 77.
151 Leigh Whittaker (Ger) 77 74, Deirdre Smith (Co Louth) 76 75, Tara Watters (Eng) 76 75.
152 Jane Turner (Sco) 80 72, Alexandra Bonetti (Fra) 79 73, Rhian Wyn Thomas (Wal) 78 74, Emilie Alonso (Fra) 76 76.
153 Jo Nicolson (Wal) 78 75, Nina Holleder (Ger) 77 76, Gemma Hegarty (Greencastle) 75 78.
154 Shirley Harvey (Ballyclare) 80 74, Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 78 76, Rosanna Crepiat (Fra) 76 78, Niamh Kitching (Claremorris) 73 81.
155 Pamela Pretswell (Sco) 77 78.
156 Tara Davies (Wal) 77 79, Anne McCormack (Roscommon) 76 80.
157 Elcin Ulu (Tur) 82 75, Ragna Bjork Olafsdottir (Ice) 77 80, Rebecca Watson (Sco) 77 80.
158 Dawn Marie Conaty (Ashbourne) 81 77, Karen Delaney (Carlow) 80 78, Megan Briggs (Sco) 79 79, Sarah Faller (Galway) 78 80, Tinna Johannsdottir (Ice) 77 81.
159 Claire MacDonald (Sco) 83 76, Claire-Marie Carlton (Sco) 76 83, Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 75 84.
161 Lauren Mackin (Spa) 83 78, -- Ranfurly Castle
162 Rachel Cassidy (Stirling Univ).
164 Jocelyn Carthew (Sco) 81 83.
169 Eilidh Briggs (Sco) 82 87.

8.00 C MacDonald, Audrey Goumard.
8.10 R Crepiat, R Wyn Thomas.
8.20 C-M Carlton, A Bonetti, E Alonso.
8.30 L Mernagh, S Faller, T Johannsdottir.
8.40 D M Conaty, K Delaney, M Briggs.
8.50 R B Olafsdottir, R Watson, E Ulu.

9.00 P Pretswell, T Davies, A McCormack.
9.20 N Kitching, G O'Leary, S Harvey.
9.30 J Nicolson, N Holleder, G Hegarty.
9.40 D Smith, T Watters, J Turner.
9.50 C Ellis, L Kenney, L Whittaker.

10.00 Leona Maguire, D McVeigh, C Wild.
10.10 A Murphy, R Niven, T Delaney.
10.20 B Loucks, N Gercek, Lisa Maguire.

Saturday 28 June 2008

Golf In Ireland -- Response to the video !!

Forrest Little Videos has posted a video in response to The 2008 West Division Inter County Team Championship.

Lilly Lyons Lady Captains Day 1985
Forrest Little Golf Club Dublin is set in mature parkland just five minutes from Dublin Airport. It is within easy reach of both the M1 and M50 Motorways .The club has hosted many leading amateur golfing tournaments and on the professional front was a chosen venue for the qualifying stages of the Irish Open. Tony Judd is our resident Golf Club Professional and PGA Captain Irish Region 2007/2008. You are welcome to visit our Golf Club Pro Shop or check available Tee Times at : Forrest Litle Golf Club. Visitors and Societies Welcome.
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A short Video from the Inter County Team Championships at Hilton Park

This 8 minute video is of the afternoon's events at this years West Division Inter County Team Championships at Hilton Park. Renfrewshire's County Captain Christeen Finlayson is interviewed by your webmaster before the team go out in the rain and after the prizegiving.
D&A Captain Kay McColl chairs the prizegiving. SLGA'S Isabel Crawford announces the prizewinners and Pamela MacKenzie Chairman of County Golf presents the Trophy to Renfrewshire.
May Hughes - Captain of Lanarkshire informs us where the jamboree is going to be held next year.

Want to see the video in higher quality if your broadband connection is ok CLICK HERE and then select watch in high quality

Osborne Martin Trophy - Kilmacolm

Osborne Martin Trophy, 2 rounds, SSS 72 CSS (R1) 72, CSS (R2) 73.
1st: Carolyn Hibberd (20) 147
2nd: Liz Crichton (23) 155

Douglas Park -- Open Greensomes

Some of the Douglas Park Greensomes Winners -- Click to enlarge
Douglas Park held their Open Greensomes Competition yesterday and raised over £700 for the Leukaemia Unit at Gartnavel Hospital.

S Griffin (Douglas Park) and J Chalmers (East Kilbride) 82 bih
Silver Handicap :
1st: C Fell and F Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 82 (11.8) 70.2
2nd: F Storey and D Carson (Old Ranfurly) 91 (18.8) 72.2 bih
3rd: L Hosie and D Winton (Cawder) 91 (17.8) 72.2
4th: M Ferguson and N MacFarlane (Bonnybridge) 90 (17.4) 72.6
Bronze Handicap:
1st: J Shankland and L McGubbin (Hilton Park) 89 (20.2) 68.6
2nd: A Settle and P Vannet (Douglas Park) 100 (30) 70
3rd: A Murison and A Nicoll (Bearsden) 94 (23.6) 70.4
4th: P Slane and M Rennie (Douglas Park) 94 (22.6) 71.4

Friday 27 June 2008

Photos from the Jamboree at Hilton Park

Here are some Photographs from Jean MacIntyre (Lanarkshire), Christeen Finlayson and Trish Brown (Renfrewshire) and a few taken by myself on Day 3. Click on each of the small photos below to reveal them. If D&A and Ayrshire have a few they would like to add then email them to Carol Fell and they can be added to this website
The 2008 West Division Inter County Team Championship

2008 Jamboree Photographs from Lanarkshire

Want to see a video of the afternoon events on Day 3 then ---- CLICK HERE and then select watch in high quality

Wednesday 25 June 2008

Renfrewshire are winners of the West Division Championships

Renfrewshire go through to the Scottish women’s county golf finals at Inchmarlo Golf Centre, Banchory from September 19 to 21 as West Division champions.
Torrentional rain flooded the greens and washed out the afternoon singles play on the third and final day at Hilton Park Golf Club, Glasgow.
The match results were declared on the foursomes in which Renfrewshire beat Dunbartonshire & Argyll 2-1 and Ayrshire beat Lanarkshire 2 ½-1/2.
Renfrewshire finished the programme with two wins and a draw for 5pt, one ahead of Ayrshire who had two wins and one defeat.
“Player of the tournament” was Ayrshire’s Debbie Watt with five wins out of five.
Foursomes: S Wood & R Rankin lost to D Watt & R McQueen 5 and 3; E Cuthill & J Paterson halved with L Hendry & R Purdom; M Hughes & L Lloyd lost to L Williamson & A Glennie 2 and 1.
Singles washed out.
Foursomes: D Jackson & L Stewart lost to K Walker & J Meldrum 5 and 3; E Briggs & M Briggs bt J Galbraith & L Ruane 1 hole; G McGinlay & C-M Carlton bt G Webster & A Telfer 3 and 2.
Singles washed out.
1 Renfrewshire 5pt, 2 Ayrshire 4pt, 3 Dunbartonshire & Argyll 2pt, 4 Lanarkshire 1pt.

Tuesday 24 June 2008

County Jamboree Day 2 Results -- Title up for grabs

Dunbartonshire & Argyll were beaten by Ayrshire and Renfrewshire drew with Lanarkshire in the West Division women’s inter-county team championship today
The title is now up for grabs on the final day at Hilton Park Golf Club tomorrow
Renfrewshire head the table after Day 2 with 1 1/2pt, following up their first-day win over Ayrshire with a 4 ½-4 ½ share of the spoils with Lanarkshire.
Renfrewshire’s Eilidh Briggs got a hole in one at the short sixth.
Lanarkshire took a 2pt lead in the foursomes but were pegged back by Renfrewshire’s four successes in the singles by Sara McCorkell, Megan Briggs, Claire-Marie Carlton and Donna Jackson.
Ayrshire jumped into a 3-0 lunchtime lead by making a clean sweep of the foursomes but Dunbartonshire & Argyll almost, but not quite, turned the tables in the singles with wins by Kylie Walker, Gemma Webster, Judy Galbraith and Louisa Ruane .
The final-day matches are Renfrewshire against Dunbartonshire & Argyll and Ayrshire against Lanarkshire. If Renfrewshire win, then they will go to the Scottish county finals at West Division champions in September. If they don’t, then the pocket calculators will be needed to sort out a potential logjam at the top of the table.
Whatever happens the stage is set for some thrilling action, enough to make everyone forget about the midges!
Day 2 results:
Foursomes: K Walker & G Webster lost to M MacPherson & D Watt 4 and 2; J Galbraith & J Meldrum lost to L Hendry & R McQueen 3 and 2; S Cadden & L Ruane lost to L Williamson & A Glennie 3 and 2 (0-3).
Singles: Walker bt MacPherson 3 and 2, Webster bt J Linklater 1 hole, Galbraith bt McQueen 5 and 4, Ruane bt Williamson 4 and 3, L McGeachy lost to Hendry 5 and 3, Cadden lost to D Watt 4 and 3 (4-2).
Foursomes: C-M Carlton & M Briggs lost to P Pretswell & S Wood 3 and 2; D Jackson & L Stewart halved with E Cuthill & A Devine; E Briggs & G McGinlay lost to M Hughes & L Lloyd 4 and 3 (1/2-2 ½).
Singles: G Kyle lost to Pretswell 5 and 4, McCorkell bt Cuthill 1 hole, E Briggs lost to Wood 3 and 2, M Briggs bt R Rankin 3 and 2, Carlton bt J Paterson 8 and 6, Jackson bt Lloyd 1 hole (4-2).

Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for today's report

Monday 23 June 2008

D&A and Renfrewshire win on Day 1 of the Inter County Matches

West Division title-holders Dunbartonshire & Argyll made a winning start to the defence of their inter-county title with a 5-4 win over Lanarkshire at Hilton Park Golf Club, Glasgow today. Lanarkshire champion Pamela Pretswell had a good 3 and 2 win over St Rule Trophy winner Kylie Walker in the top singles tie but Dunbartonshire & Argyll, having taken the morning foursomes 2-1, were able to divide the singles 3-3 for a 1pt overall win.
Renfrewshire beat Ayrshire 5 ½-3 ½ by taking the foursomes 2-1 and the singles 3 ½-2 ½.
The winners of the West Division title at the end of the three-day programme go forward to the Scottish county finals at Inchmarlo Golf Centre, Banchory from September 19 to 21.
Foursomes: K Walker & G Webster bt S Wood & P Pretswell 1 hole; J Galbraith & J Meldrum bt E Cuthill & A Devine 1 hole; S Cadden & L McGeachy lost to L Loyd & M Hughes 4 and 3 (2-1).
Singles: Walker lost to Pretswell 3 and 2, Webster bt R Rankin 6 and 5, JMeldrum lost to Wood 3 and 2, L Ruane bt Lloyd 1 hole, Galbraith bt Devine 3 and 2, A Telfer lost to Cuthill 3 and 2 (3-3).
Foursomes: C-M Carlton & M Briggs lost to M MacPherson & D Watt 3 and 2; E Briggs & G McGinlay bt L Hendry & R McQueen 2 and 1; D Jackson & L Stewart bt R Purdom & A Glennie 1 hole (2-1).
Singles: M Briggs halved with MacPherson, Carlton bt J Linklater 5 and 4, E Briggs bt McQueen 1 hole, S McCorkell lost to L Williamson 3 and 2, G Kyle bt Hendry 2 and 1, Jackson lost to Watt 2 and 1 (3 1/2-2 ½).

Sunday 22 June 2008

Renfrewshire and Ayrshire Girls play match at Ralston

Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Girls - Click to enlarge Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Girls ---Click to enlarge

Renfrewshire Girls played Ayrshire Girls at Ralston today. However, due to wet weather today the format was foursomes ------- Renfrewshire won 2-1.
Results: (Renfrewshire Girls first)
Linsey Stevenson and Alex Quyum lost to Grace Mackie and Emma Hale 7/6
Saorcha Warren and Samantha Cowan beat Zoe Raynor and Connie Jaffrey 4/3
Kate Hamilton and Heather Howie beat Rachel Irvine and Kelly Fraser 2 up

H/cap's were given at 1/2 difference of combined.


Thanks go to Wilma Leburn for the photo and report

Clare Queen's Result in the Tenerife Ladies Open

England’s Rebecca Hudson birdied the third extra hole of a sudden-death play-off against Anne-Lise Caudal from France to capture the Tenerife Ladies Open at Golf Costa Adeje today.
Par 288 (4 x 72)
Players from Spain unless stated
278 Rebecca Hudson (Eng) 70 68 71 69, Anna-Lise Caudal (Fra) 70 69 69 70 (Hudson won sudden-death play-off at third hole).
281 Carlota Ciganda (amateur) 69 66 75 71, Gwladys Nocera (Fra) 69 71 73 68
282 Marta Silva (amateur) 71 71 68 72, Maria Verchenova (Rus) 68 69 73 72, Melissa Reid (Eng) 70 71 68 73
Other Scots;
291 Clare Queen (The Carrick) (Sco) 71 73 71 76
298 Kathryn Imrie (Sco) 73 74 74 77,

Cardross Golf Club hold a 24 hour Golf -a-Thon and raise lots of money for charity

Cardross Golf Club held a 24 hour Golf - A -Thon on Friday and Saturday 20th/ 21st June in aid of children's charities -
Yorkhill, Parklands, S.E.N.S.E., Jennifer Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy and B.E.E.S.
The event started on Friday at 7pm with a Greensomes followed by:
12pm - 2.30am --- 2 x 9 3 Clubs (4 ball better ball)
3am - 6 am --- 2 x 9 5 Clubs (4 ball better ball )
6:30 am - 10:30 am Early Bird (Best Ball Stableford)
11:00 am - 3 :30 pm Texas Scramble (sponsored by McArthur Stanton)
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Animal (4 ball 2 best net scores)

All the competitions were a Shotgun start
Only the last 7 holes of the 24 hours was played in the rain !!!

Suzanne Cadden, Jean Campbell and Lorna Craigie --- Click to enlarge

Suzanne Cadden, Jean Campbell and Lorna Craigie at the 18th Green after the Greensomes at 10:40pm --- Click to enlarge

The main orgainsers Cardross Ladies Vice Suzanne Cadden and Isabel Cullen with many helpers worked away for weeks to organise this superb event
Belle Robertson presented the prizes and drew the GRAND PRIZE DRAW at the close of the event

The estimated amount raised is £7000 - £8000 ---(Isabel is still counting the money) Will confirm later

Saturday 21 June 2008

Medal 6 - Douglas Park

Played 20th June 2008, SSS 72, CSS 73, Entries 49.
Silver: Susan Griffin 85 (12) = 73 acb
Beverley Mitchell 88 (15) 73
Chris Dingwall 91 (15) 76
Bronze: Ginette Evans 95 (27) 68
Janet Dow 96 (25) 71
Tricia Lemond 96 (24) 72
Scratch: Susan Griffin 85

European Seniors Ladies Championship in Portugal - Final Results after the 3rd Round

Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) was the Top Scot in the European Seniors Ladies Championship played over Pinhal, Vilmoura, Portugal
Final Placings:
1 Virginie Burrus FRA + 9 225 75 74 76
2 Vicky Pertierra SPA + 15 231 79 77 75
3 Cecilia Mourgue D Algue FRA + 17 233 77 81 75
4 Chris Utermarck GER + 19 235 80 78 77
5 Viveca Hoff SWE + 19 235 80 77 78
Scottish Placings:
23 Janice Paterson SCO + 32 248 83 81 84
26 Fiona De Vries SCO + 33 249 85 83 81
36= Heather Anderson SCO + 39 255 80 88 87
44 Pamela Williamson SCO + 42 258 89 80 89
55= Jennifer Mack SCO + 50 266 91 89 86

Successful defence of the Kennedy Salver by Ayrshire

Ayrshire Team -- Click to enlarge Ayrshire Girls Team (standing left to right) are Connie Jaffrey, Hannah Gaunt, Mhairi McKay, Katie McGarva,and kneeling left to right are Gillian Arnott, Linzi Allan, Kelly McNee. - Click Photo to see an enlargement

The Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association Junior Team held off a strong challenge from the other three West Division counties - Dumbartonshire & Argyll, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire, at Ayr Dalmilling Golf Course on Thursday, 19th June, to retain the prestigious Kennedy Salver.In blustery, testing conditions, they won all 3 morning foursomes and followed this up in the afternoon with 3.5 points from the singles matches for a winning total of 6.5 - two clear of runners-up Lanarkshire.The team, whose ages range from 11 to 17 consisted of Linzi Allan (captain) (Kilbirnie), Hannah Gaunt (Barassie), Gillian Arnott (Kilbirnie), Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride), Kelly McNee (Loudoun), Connie Jaffrey (West Kilbride) and Katie McGarva (Barassie).

To read all the results CLICK HERE --- note the small tabs at the top of the pages to links for the foursomes and singles results

Thanks to June Kerr for this report

June Medal - Kilmacolm

20 entries, SSS 72, CSS 72
Silver :
1 Eilidh Briggs (3) 71
2 Beatrice Orr (14) 80
1 Liz Crichton (24) 69
2 Susan Reid (21) 73
Best scratch player: Eilidh Briggs 74

Friday 20 June 2008

European Seniors Ladies Championship in Portugal - 2nd Round

Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) is the leading Scot after the 2nd round of the European Seniors Ladies Championship played over Vilamoura Pinhal today :
149 V Burrus (Fra) 75 74.
156 V Pertierra (Spa) 79 77.
157 V Hoff (Swe) 80 77.
158 C Utermarck (Ger) 80 78, C Mourgue d'Algue (Fra) 77 81.
Scots' scores:
164 Janice Paterson 83 81 (17th)
168 Heather Anderson 80, 88 (jt 26th)
168 Fiona De Vries 85 83, H Anderson 80 88 (jt 26th).
169 Pamela Williamson 89 80 (jt 33rd).
180 Jennifer Mack 91 89 (jt 58th).

Lanarkshire County Medal over Crow Wood

Result of June Spoon played over Crow Wood on 18th June 2008: No. of Entrants 28; SSS 73; CSS 76
Silver: Alyson Hendry (3) 71, Marion Craig (17) 74, Jean Allan (20) 76
Scratch- Alyson Hendry 74
Bronze: Linda McLanachan (21) 78, Anne Cameron (21) 80, Roxie Brown (23) 81
Bronze Scratch: - Linda McLanachan 99.

Thursday 19 June 2008

European Seniors Ladies Championship in Portugal - 1st Round

In extremely hot conditions in Portugal Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) had to withdraw from the European Senior Ladies Championships at Pinhal Golf Course Portugal due to "not feeling too good especially in this heat". Heather Anderson (Downfield) was the best Scot with an 80 and Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) had a very respectable 83. The best round of the day was a 75 -- 3 over par by Virginie Burrus (France)
Leader Board:
1 Virginie Burrus FRA + 3 75
2 Cecilia Mourgue D Algue FRA + 5 77
3 Dominique Pelzer BEL + 5 77
4 Petra Müller SWI + 6 78
5 Gunilla Ekman SWE + 6 78
6 Vicky Pertierra SPA + 7 79
7 Viveca Hoff SWE + 8 80
8 Heather Anderson SCO + 8 80
Other Scots:
27 Janice Paterson SCO + 11 83
40 Fiona De Vries SCO + 13 85
52 Pamela Williamson SCO + 17 89
60 Jennifer Mack SCO + 19 91

Wednesday 18 June 2008

Ranfurly Castle Stableford

Played 18/6/08 36 Entries
SSS 73 CSS 73
Silver Winner Marion Munro 40 pts bih (12)
Runner Up Mary Hardie 40 pts (20)
Bronze Winner Moira Wilson 39 pts bih (22)
Runner Up Helen Dunn 39 pts (29)

Ladies' British Open Mid-Amateur

The Council of the Ladies Golf Union has reluctantly decided to cancel the Ladies’ British Open Mid-Amateur Stroke-play championship, due to be played at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, Berkshire from July 4 to 6.
“We have worked hard to publicise this event since we introduced it in 2002 but entries have been dwindling each year. We had received less than 60 for this year’s championship. We have tried everything to stimulate interest but it is clearly not viable in the busy fixture list.
This year’s tournament has been cancelled and we apologise to Bearwood Lakes Golf Club and the competitors for the inconvenience and disappointment,” said Susan Simpson, the LGU’s Director of Championships
The tournament was first played at The Berkshire Golf Club in 2002 and was for players aged over 25 years. The trophy, donated in memory of the late Angela Uzielli, will now be presented for the lowest score returned by an over-25 player in the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club discontinued the British men’s mid-amateur championship this year. Also for over-25s, it was started in 1995 and was played for the last time in 2007

European Seniors Ladies Championship in Portugal

Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) , Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) Janice Paterson (Drumpellier)are all taking part in the International European Senior Ladies’ Championship which begins tomorrow at Pinhal in Portugal. The Championship is stroke play over three rounds.
The Program:
Wednesday, 18th of June Oficial Practice Day
Player's Registration from 09.00am to 12.00pm and 01.00pm to 06.00pm
Welcome Ceremony - Hilton Vilamoura

Thursday, 19th of June 1st Round Competition (18 holes Strokeplay)
Friday, 20th of June 2nd Round Competition (18 holes Strokeplay)
Saturday, 21st of June Final Round Competition (18 holes Strokeplay)
Prize Giving Ceremony - Old Course Clubhouse
Sunday, 22nd of June Player's Departure

Other Scots:
Heather Anderson, Fiona De Vries , and Pamela Williamson
We wish them every success in the event

Monday 16 June 2008

Scottish Golf Schools Championships-

West of Scotland's Eilidh Briggs (Renfrewshire) and Jill Meldrum (D & A) were runner's up in the Scottish Schoolgirls Championships over Banchory today. Full Scotland international Kelsey MacDonald, and member at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club and representing Highland Schools, won the girls' title with steady scores of 71 and 72 for a 143 total.
Eilidh was officially placed second on a countback that went to the last six holes of the second round.
Final Scores:
143 K MacDonald (Highland) 71 72.
148 E Briggs (Renfrewshire) 73 75, J Meldrum (E Dunbartonshire) 73 75.
149 L Atkins (Scottish Borders) 77 72.
152 R Watton (City of Edinburgh) 75 77.
154 S Leslie (S Aberdeenshire) 76 78.
155 S Vass (Highland) 82 73, R Wilson (Angus) 79 76.
156 G Scanlan (S Lanarkshire) 77 79.
157 A Smth (Dundee City) 80 77.
158 R McQueen (S Ayrshire) 78 80, J Graham (Dumfries & Galloway) 80 78.
160 A Niven (Perth & Kinross) 81 79.
161 C Easton (City of Edinburgh) 78 83, A McKechin (Renfrewshire) 77 84.
162 L Allan (N Ayrshire) 80 82, L McGillivary (S Aberdeenshire) 84 78, R Polson (Aberdeen City) 80 82.
163 G Simpson (City of Edinburgh) 82 81.
164 I Craigie (Scottish Borders) 81 83, T MacTaggart (Scottish Borders) 80 84.
165 S Cameron (E Lothian) 82 83.
166 Z Differ (N Lanarkshire) 80 86, G Arnott (N Ayrshire) 82 84, K McIntosh (Midlothian) 82 84, K Scott (E Dunbartonshire) 83 83.
167 J Vass (Highland) 87 80, L Duncan (S Aberdeenshire) 76 91, N Wilson (Glasgow) 81 86, J Meek (Angus) 83 84.
168 A Summers (Dundee City) 88 90.
169 L Meldrum (E Dunbartonshire) 82 87, H McCook (Highland) 85 84, L Cosh (Glasgow) 83 86.
170 N McLuckie (N Lanarkshire) 89 81.
171 L Smith (Dundee City) 86 85, K Vannet (S Aberdeenshire) 86 85.
173 N Taylor (Fife) 89 84, E Bisset (Glasgow) 86 87.
174 C Prouse (Aberdeen City) 92 82, A Alston (Angus) 87 87.
175 F Fullerton (N Aberdeenshire) 89 86.
176 C Tait (Fife) 92 84, N Qayum (Renfrewshire) 85 91.
177 K Seam (S Aberdeenshire) 91 86.
179 S Munro (Fife) 89 90.
180 M McKay (N Ayrshire) 93 87, L Stevenson (Glasgow) 96 84.
181 H Peebles (Dundee City) 92 89, H Scott (City of Edinburgh) 83 98.
182 A King (Dumfries & Galloway) 91 91, K Reid (Dundee City) 92 90.
185 A Mitchell (Scottish Borders) 97 88.
187 C Freeburn (N Lanarkshire) 94 93.
188 K MacCallum (N Aberdeenshire) 90 98.
190 A Tait (Fife) 95 95.
192 E Aird (Perth & Kinross) 100 92.
210 M Aird (Perth & Kinross) 107 103.
298 Highland.
313 Scottish Borders.
315 City of Edinburgh.
316 South Aberdeenshire.
317 East Dunbartonshire.
324 Renfrewshire.
328 North Ayrshire.
329 Angus.
336 Aberdeen City.
338 Dundee City.
340 Dumfries & Galloway.
347 Glasgow.
349 Fife.
353 North Lanarkshire.
363 North Aberdeenshire.
370 Perth & Kinross.
NR East Lothian.

Stableford Results from Kilmacolm Golf Club

Past Captain's Putter (Stableford), Played 10/06/08, SSS 72 CSS 72, 17 entries
1st P.Brown (13) 35 points
2nd B. Orr (14) 34points (acb)
Doris Keyden Trophy (Stableford) Played 12/06/08, SSS 72 ,CSS 71, 29 entries
1st E.Crichton (26) 42 points
2nd M.McCallum (22) 40 points

Clare Queen makes the cut in Portugal

Clare Queen (Tha Carrick - Loch Lomond) was playing in the Portuguese Ladies Open over the weekend at Quinta da Ria, Vila Nova de Cacela, in the Algarve. She made the cut and finished with a fine 72 yesterday
To read the FINAL TOTALS to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Sunday 15 June 2008

Third Time Lucky for the Swede Anna Nordqvist

It was a Swedish final at North Berwick today. In a quality final played at a breakneck pace by modern standards Anna Nordqvist (who had beaten West of Scotland's Kylie Walker in the 2nd round) beat the no 1 seed Caroline Hedwall.

Top seed Caroline Hedwall defeated her sister 4 & 3 this morning to seal her place in the final.
Former British Girls' Champion, Anna Norqvist took the other spot with a 2 & 1 victory, resisting the spirited challenge of Crieff's Roseanne Niven.
Semi Final:
Caroline Hedwall (SWE) beat Jacqueline Hedwall (SWE) 4 and 3
Roseanne Niven (SCO) lost to Anna Nordqvist (SWE) 2 and 1

Caroline Hedwall (Swe) lost to Anna Nordqvist (SWE) 3 and 2

For the Full Report go to the LGU Website or the
Gillian Kirkwood Website

Saturday 14 June 2008

Roseanne Niven from Crieff reaches the Semi Finals of the British Amateur Championships

Swedish twin sisters Caroline Hedwall and Jacqueline are through to the semi finals of the Ladies British open amateur championship at North Berwick. Roseanne Niven (Crieff) won at the 20th and now meets the another Swede Anna Nordqvist who beat Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) in the 2nd round

Quarter Final Results:
Caroline Hedwall (SWE) won 2up against Maude-Aimee Leblanc (CAN)
Valentine Derrey (FRA) v Jacqueline Hedwall (SWE) - won 1 up
Roseanne Niven (SCO) won at the 20th Azahara Munoz (SPA)
Anna Nordqvist (SWE) won 4&2 against Maria Hernandez (SPA)

To read the full report for the quarter finals go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Pamela Pretswell loses to Roseanne Niven in the battle of the Scots

19-year-old Roseanne Niven from Crieff beat Lanarkshire's Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) by 2 and 1 in the Battle of the Scots which drew the biggest gallery of the morning to win a place in the quarter finals.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Mail on Sunday Results

Douglas Park, Hilton Park and Kilmacolm are through to the 6th Round of the Mail on Sunday To Read all the results click on the following link Mail on Sunday Round 5 Results

Friday 13 June 2008

Pamela Pretswell makes it to the last 16 of the British Open Championship

Crieff’s Roseanne Niven and West of Scotland's Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) are the only Scots still standing in the last 16 of the British Women’s Open Amateur Golf Championship at North Berwick.
St Rule Trophy winner Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) lost by 4 and 2 to Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist who has lost in the last two finals of this championship.
Lanarkshire's Pamela Pretswell, the Scottish universities champion, knocked over Germany’s Pia Halbig by 2 and 1 and then put in gritty performance to win at the 20th against the No 3 seed from Sweden, Camilla Lennarth.

To read the all the results for today's match play rounds go to the
Gillian Kirkwood Website

To read the full report from todays play Click Here

Myra Craig Stableford - Douglas Park Golf Club

Played 13th June 2008, SSS 72, CSS 72, 56 Entrants:
Jinty Halley (13) 40
Hilary Macnaughton (18) 38 acb
Sheila McFarlane (16) 38
Edith Monachan (23) 33 acb
Alison White (25) 33 acb
Maureen Rennie (21)33 acb
Winner of the Myra Craig Trophy: Jinty Halley

Thursday 12 June 2008

Kylie Walker and Pamela Pretswell make the cut in the British Amateur Open Championship at North Berwick

Improved conditions – less wind and no rain, at least for the morning starters – led to a general improvement in the scores for the second qualifying round of the Ladies’ British Open amateur championship over the North Berwick links today.
West of Scotland's Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) had a 75 – a two-shot improvement on Wednesday – for a 36-hole tally of 152
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) had a 74 today to add to her 77 yesterday and made the cut with Kylie.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) had a 75 today to improve her first round score by 12 shots.
Gemma Webster (Hilton Park) had a 78 today to add to her 81 yesterday and along with Megan missed the cut
Carly Booth, only 15 years old, led the nine Scots into the knock-out stages.
The Scots are: Roseanne Niven (Crieff), Krystle Caithness (St Regulus),Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder), Lesley Nicholson (Haddington) and Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon).

QUALIFIERS--- The top 64 players (No Play off required)
Par 144 (2 x 72)
140 C Hedwall (Swe) 68 72.
141 M Hernandez (Spa) 72 69.
144 C Lennarth (Swe) 72 72
145 T Karle (US) 75 70, N Holleder (Ger) 75 70, A Munoz (Spa) 73 72.
146 A Nordqvist (Swe) 78 68, C Booth (Comrie) 76 70, B Loucks (Wrexham) 75 71.
147 H Burke (Mid-Herts) 73 74, R Jennings (Izaak Walton) 74 73, M Ricordeau (Fra) 73 74.
148 K Meixner (Can) 76 72.
149 M Nivard (Net) 73 76, K Smith (Aus) 75 74, M Kotnik (Aut) 77 72, A Decharne (Fra) 78 71, R Niven (Crieff) 78 71, D Smith (Co Louth) 72 77, J Ewart (Catterick) 77 72.
150 T Cuningham (SAf) 79 71, C Boeljon (Net) 76 74, C Gugler (Aut) 78 72, M-A Leblanc (Can) 75 75, S Endstrasser (Aut) 79 71.
151 J Hedwall (Swe) 77 74, K Caithness (St Regulus) 77 74, A Goodman (US) 79 72, P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 77 74, I Boineau (Fra) 77 74, S Juneau (Can) 81 70.
152 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 77 75, J Pease (Braintree) 74 78, N Edwards (Ganton) 7, K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 78 74, R Connor (Manchester) 78 74, H Aitchison (Bedfordshire) 78 74, P Halbig (Ger) 78 74, E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 79 73, H Jenkins (Cradoc) 80 72.
153 S Hassan (Vale of Glamorgan) 80 73, B Mozo (Spa) 79 74, L Nicholson (Haddington) 79 74, K Smith (Waterlooville) 80 73, M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 81 72, G Molinaro (Ita) 80 73, F Parker (Royal Birkdale) 82 71, M Prat (Spa) 76 77, B Genuini (Fra) 79 74, V Sternebeck (Ger) 80 73, M Silva (Spa) 80 73, P Lindberg (Swe) 81 72, J Kirby (Can) 81 72, C Masson (Ger) 80 73, C Aitken (Mid Kent) 78 75, V Derrey (Fra) 79 74, A Lucie (Fra) 80 73, S Kirchmayr (Ger) 79 74, H Ralph (Cowdray Park) 82 71.
154 R Wyn Thomas (Vale of Glamorgan) 79 75, T Davies (Holyhead) 81 73, L Stempfle (Ger) 78 76, N Kitching (Claremorris) 77 77, E Givens (Blackwell Grange) 79 75.

155 R Livingstone (Musselburgh Old) 83 72,
157 L Murray (Alford) 77 80,
159 C MacDonald (Gullane Ladies) 79 80 G Webster (Hilton Park) 81 78.
160 A Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 81 79,
161 J Turner (Craigielaw) 85 76,
162 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 87 75,

To see the match play draw for tomorrow go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Wednesday 11 June 2008

Ranfurly Castle Centenary Trophy

Played 11th June 2008, 40 entries, SSS 73, CSS 73
One Class :
Winner: Anne Judge 68 (8)
Runner Up: Rosemary Ogilvie 70 bih (18)

D & A Outing to Dalmalling is a great success

Dalmally Clubhouse - click to enlarge
The D&A ladies who travelled to Dalmally for their county fun day really did have a very good time. The friendliness of the Dalmally members takes a bit of beating and we had such a good looking young man to send us out on the course --- Quote from the D&A WEBSITE
Winners - Silver:
1st Captain Kay McColl 35 bih
2nd Joan Shankland 35
1st Lindsay McCubbin 33 bih (twin sister of Joan)
2nd Patrician Simpson 33
It was a Hilton Park Clean Sweep today

British Women's Open Amateur Championship- Rusults -- Day 1


68 C Hedwall (Swe).
72 D Smith (Co Louth), M Hernandez (Spa), C Lennarth (Swe).
73 M Ricordeau (Fra), A Munoz (Spa), M Nivard (Net), H Burke (Mid-Herts).
74 J Pease (Braintree), R Jennings (Izaak Walton).
75 M-A Leblanc (Can), B Loucks (Wrexham), N Holleder (Ger), K Smith (Aus), T Karle (US).
76 M Eikenaar (Net), C Booth (Comrie), K Meixner (Can), M Prat (Spa), C Boeljon (Net).
77 N Kitching (Claremorris), C Ellis (Minchinhampton), J Ewart (Catterick), P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), I Boineau (Fra), L Henriksson (Fin), J Hedwall (Swe), K Walker (Buchanan Castle), K Caithness (St Regulus), M Kotnik (Aut), K Zaanen (Net), L Murray (Alford), O Jordan-Higgins (Royal Jersey).
78 M Bazin de Jessey (Fra), T Daffinrud (Nor), L Chemarin (Fra), E Bennett (Brokenhurst Manor), A Decharne (Fra), R Niven (Crieff), C Aitken (Mid Kent), H Aitchison (Bedfordshire), P Halbig (Ger), N Edwards (Ganton), K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), R Connor (Manchester), M Pow (Selkirk), A Nordqvist (Swe), C Gugler (Aut), L Stempfle (Ger), J Klattan (Fra).
79 S Attwood (Gog Magog), S Kim (Can), E Alonso (Fra), E Givens (Blackwell Grange), S Endstrasser (Aut), E Ikavalko (Fin), A Averna (Ita), V Derrey (Fra), E Ogilvy (Auchterarder), S Kirchmayr (Ger), B Mozo (Spa), D McVeigh (Royal Co Down). L Nicholson ( Haddington), C De Vries (Net), T Cuningham (SAf), R Wyn Thomas (Vale of Glamorgan), M Smit (SAf), C MacDonald (Gullane Ladies), A Goodman (US), B Genuini (Fra).

Other Scottish Scores:

81 G Webster (Hilton Park), A Ramsay (Kirriemuir), M Thomson (McDonald Ellon),
83 R Livingstone (Musselburgh Old),
87 J Carthew (Ladybank), M Briggs (Kilmacolm).
90 K McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies).
93 A Bushby (Strathmore).

+The leading 64 after Thursday's second round will go forward to the match-play stages. There will be a play-off if necessary to produce the precise number of 64 qualifiers.
+There are 70 players with scores of 79 or better with 20 of them on 79.

145 Spain.
146 Sweden.
149 Netherlands.
153 Scotland.
154 Wales
155 Canada, England, France.
156 Ireland.
157 Austria.
158 South AFrica.
159 Germany.
161 Italy.
180 Finland.

The Women's British Championship begins today

SEVEN of the eight players in the GB & Ireland Curtis Cup team are in action this week at the British Women's Open amateur golf championship at North Berwick.
Carly Booth, Krystle Caithness and Michele Thomson will represent Scotland in the international team event, staged in conjunction with the stroke-play qualifying rounds. England have Curtis Cup trio Elizabeth Bennett, Jodi Ewart and Florentyna Parker, while Breanne Loucks represents Wales.
West of Scotland's Kylie Walker, Megan Briggs and Pamela Pretswell are all taking part
The leading 64 after the 36-hole qualifying test will go forward to the match-play stages.

County Team Selections for the Inter County Matches at Hilton Park

The County Teams for the Inter County Matches to be played at Hilton Park Golf Club - Mon 23rd June - 25th June 2008

Suzanne Cadden, Judy Galbraith, Anne Laing, Jill Meldrum, Laura McGeachy, Louisa Ruane, Gemma Webster,Kylie Walker

Eilidh Briggs , Megan Briggs ,Clare-Marie Carlton, Donna Jackson,Gillian Kyle, Sara McCorkell (nee Harman) ,Gillian McGinlay ,Liz Stewart

Elaine Cuthill,Angela Devine,May Hughes,Lesley Lloyd,Janice Paterson,Pamela Pretswell, Ruth Rankin, Susan Wood

Morag Macpherson, Jennifer Linklater, Rachael McQueen, Catherine Malcolm, Lesley Hendry, Debbie Watt, Roz Purdom, Lesley Williamson, Alex Glennie (Reserve)

Tuesday 10 June 2008

Midlands Vets win against the West Vets

The West Vets were beaten by the Midlands Vets 4 - 3 today at Ranfurly Castle. To read the full report go to the West Vets Website

9 hole Stableford - Kilmacolm Golf Club

9 Hole Stableford, Played 5th June 2008, 6 entries, SSS 72 CSS 71
1st: Joy Monteith (27) 38pts
2nd: Liz Crichton (26) 34 pts

Monday 9 June 2008

East win SLGA inter-divisional girls' tournament title at Ballumbie Castle

East beat West 3-0 in the decisive Sunday match to win the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association inter-divisional girls' team tournament, played over the weekend at Ballumbie Castle Golf Club, Dundee.


East: P3-W1-H2-L0-Pts2 (games won/lost: 6-3).
South: P3-W1-H1-L1-Pts1.5 (games won/lost: 4.5-4.5).
West: P3-W1-H1-L1-Pts 1.5 (games won/lost 3.5-5.5).
North: P3-W0-H2-L1-Pts 1 (games won/lost 4-5).
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Sunday 8 June 2008

Alyson McKechin wins the LGU Medal Finals at Crieff

Carol Anne Craig and Alyson McKechin
The LGU Medal Grand Final was played at Crieff today and 14 year old Alyson McKechin (Eldeslie) was the winner with a net 72
1st Nett & Winner of Gold Medal Alyson McKechin Elderslie West 80 (8) 72
2nd Nett Jane Tough Edzell North 79 (4) 75 BIH
3rd Nett Dianne Watson Leven East 81 (6) 75
1st Nett & Winner of Silver Medal Carol Anne Craig Beith West 90 (21) 69
2nd Nett Angela Dutch Downfield North 97 21 76
3rd Nett Anne Fisher Prestwick St Nicholas West 101 (24) 77

398 ladies were entered in one of the four area finals in April and May of this year. 24 ladies qualified to play in today's competition

Clare Queen finishes in 46th place in Eindhoven

Gwladys Nocera successfully defended the ABN AMRO Ladies Open at Eindhovensche Golf in the Netherlands today, winning by one shot with a spectacular birdie on the last hole. West of Scotlands Clare Queen had a last round of 75 to finish in 46th place
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Curtis Cup Michele Thomson wins the Munross Trophy and Kylie has a record 66

Curtis Cup player and Scottish champion Michele Thomson won the Munross Trophy over 36 holes at the Montrose Links today.
The McDonald Ellon Golf Club player had two rounds of 71 - the CSS was 73 and 74 - for a four-under-par total of 142, which gave her victory by three strokes from her Aberdeenshire county team-mate Laura Murray (Alford),
West of Scotland's players Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) finished third on 144 with a 73 and a 71 and Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) set a new course record with second-round, seven-under-par 66, two shots better than the old mark held by Louise Kenney (Pitreavie).

Kylie's figures were:
OUT: 4 4 3 3 2 4 4 4 4: 32
IN: 4 3 3 2 5 5 4 4 4: 34
Kylie had eagle 2s at the fifth and 13th and birdies at the fourth, sixth, 11th and 17th. She had one bogey, at the 16th.
Leader Board :
Par 146 (2 x 73) CSS 73 74.
142 M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 71 71.
143 L Murray (Alford) 76 67.
144 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 73.
145 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 79 66.
146 R Niven (Crieff) 74 72.
148 L Kenney (Pitreavie) 73 75.
Other West of Scotland scores:
150 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 74 76,
151 L Hendry (Routenburn) 78 73.
153 M Macpherson (Troon Ladies) 77 76.
155 R Rankin (Lanark) 77 78, J Meldrum (Dullatur)
157 E Cuthill (Lanark) 75 82.
160 J Linklater (Largs) 77 83,
163 C-M Carlton (Fereneze) 80 83.
164 J Jenkins (Ralston) 77 87, E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 85 79.

Best first round - A Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 73 (better inward half).Best second round - R Niven (Crieff) 72
Best net aggregate - M Macpherson (Troon Ladies) (4) 73 73: 145 (better second round).

June Medal - Ranfurly Castle

Played 4/6/08 and 8/6/08
41 entries, SSS 73, CSS 73
Silver: Sally Smyth 73 (12)bih, Lilias Snodgrass 73 (20)
Bronze: Helen Abram 71 (25), Helen Dunn 72 (31)
Scratch: Lesley Robertson 78

Saturday 7 June 2008

Clare Queen makes the cut

West of Scotland's Clare Queen added a 72 to her 70 posted yesterday to make the cut in the ABN Amro Ladies' Dutch Open in Eindhoven today to be 10 shots behind G Nocera (France) 67 65. To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Medal 5 - Douglas Park Golf Club

Played 6th June 2008, SSS 72, CSS 72, 54 Entrants
Aileen MacIntyre 84 - 16 = 68
Alison Miller 86 - 15 = 71
Joan Gemmell 77 - 6 = 71
Alison White 97 - 25 = 72
Pauline Vannet 106 - 32 = 74
Marie Bryce 96 - 22 = 74
Scratch: Joan Gemmell 77

Elizabeth Weale Rosebowl Winner: Aileen McIntyre

Open Day at East Renfrewshire Golf Club

Played 5th June 2008, SSS 71 CSS 70
Alison Miller (Douglas Park ) (16) 40 (acb)
Joyce Mitchell (Whitecraigs) (20) 40
Margo Dubrey (Loudoun) (20) 39
Shuming McCabe (Bonnyton) (26)41
Pamela Ferguson ( Whitecraigs) (26)40
Flora Cameron (Troon Ladies) (23) 36 (acb)

Clare Queen starts well in Eindhovan

West of Scotland's Clare Queen enjoyed one of her best starts of the season with a two under par 70 and was just three strokes behind the two French leaders, Gwladys Nocera and Jade Schaeffer, after the first round of yesterday's ABN Amro Ladies' Dutch Open in Eindhoven.
Queen started on the back nine and went out in 37. She then soared through the field with birdies at the fourth, sixth and ninth in a great second nine of 33 and was in a tie for tenth place.
Nocera (last month's winner at The Carrick, Loch Lomond) had three birdies and an eagle at the long ninth, while Schaeffer also highlighted her 67 with a three at the ninth.
The other three Scots failed to break par. Lynn Kenny had a 74, Jenna Wilson was on 77 and Kathryn Imrie 78.

Thursday 5 June 2008

County Challenge Bowls over Hilton Park

Susan Jackson - click to enlarge
The Ladies Golf Union Challenge Bowls competition was played at Hilton Park Golf Club, today. The Fife golfer Susan Jackson (Ladybank) had a round of 73 to win the Wallace Williamson Bowl for the leading Silver Division scratch score.
The best net round in this division was a 66 off 14 by Merle Oxton (St Boswells). Runner-up was Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) with a net 72 off four.
In the Bronze Division the winner of the scratch trophy was Isobel Millar (Vale of Leven) with a score of 107. The best net score in the bronze section was by home-course player Rhonda Morris (Hilton Park)with a net 81
SSS 73, CSS 73

Want to see some pictures of the winners --- click on the small photograph
2008 LGU Challange Bowls

RLCGA June Medal - Fereneze

Played 5th June 2008, SSS 71, CSS 71, Entries 21
Division 1:
1st Sheila Genders (West Kilbride) 82 (12) 70
2nd Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 79 (6) 73
3rd Sally Smyth (Ranfurly Castle) 86 (12) 74

Division 2:

1st Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 84 (13) 71
2nd Sheila Gray (Ranfurly Castle) 91 (18) 73
3rd Sheila Shaw (Lochwinnoch ) 88 (14) 74
The Medal finals from 2007 was played in conjunction with to-day's medal - the winner was Morag Turner of Kilmacolm with a net 82 off 10

Wednesday 4 June 2008

Video of the Curtis Cup opening and closing ceremonies

Here is a 10 minute video of the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Curtis Cup with extracts of the speeches made by Mary McKenna captain of the GB&I Team.

Alternatively view it at the YouTube Website where if you click to watch in higher quality you will get a quality of video.
Since Sky Sports did not have these ceremonies on there highlights this is about all you are going to get !!!

Monday 2 June 2008

USA are the winners and here are some photographs from the Curtis Cup

The GB&I 2008 Curtis Cup Team - Click to enlarge
United States won the 35th Curtis Cup competition for the 26th time in the history of the biennial transatlantic women’s amateur golf international contest.
In a historic match – the first to be staged over the Old Course, St Andrews and the first to be played over three days – the Americans triumphed easily in the end by a 13 points to seven margin.
After two warm almost summer-like days, the Sunday weather certainly turned in favour of the home team … much colder, windier and occasionally wet.
The Brits were soon trailing in the top four singles and things did not get much better although, to be fair, the home tail did wag with wins by Florentyna Parker (Royal Birkdale) by 6 and 4 over Meghan Bolger and by home-course girl Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) by 2 and 1 over Mina Harigae.
And Scottish champion Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon) gained a creditable half with Jennie Lee.
Another Scot, Sally Watson (Elie & Earslferry), came back from two down against Irish-born Alison Walshe in the final singles to be all square with five holes to play. But she lost the 16th and went down by one hole.
Watson, only 16, and 19-year-old Caithness were the top points producers for Great Britain with three points each. Watson played in every session of play while Caithness, home for the summer from Georgia University, and playing over her home course, won all three ties in which she was played.
For the Americans, Stacy Lewis was the MVP with five wins out of five.
Galway-born Alison Walshe, whose family emigrated to Boston when she was a youngster, was the second most successful player in the American squad she won all four of her ties.
Carly Booth (Comrie), at 15 the youngest GB&I player ever to be chosen for a Curtis Cup match – this was the youngest-ever GB&I team, had a nightmare last day. She went down by 6 and 5 to Tiffany Joh despite winning the first two holes.
Breanne Loucks (Wrexham), winner of all three of her Curtis Cup ties at Bandon Dunes two years ago, could win only one of four outings over the Old Course. Given the honour of playing in the lead-off singles tie, the Welsh girl lost by 3 and 1 to former US amateur champion, and still only 16, Kimberly Kim from Hawaii.
Jodi Ewart (Catterick), who plays on the US college circuit as a student at Texas A&M University, was drawn to play the top-ranked American player, Amanda Blumenherst and did well to take her to the 17th green before going down 2 and 1.
Liz Bennett (Brokenhurst Manor), at 25 the oldest player in the home team, went down by 3 and 2 to Stacy Lewis, the No 2 ranked US college player, by 3 and 2.
The Sunday attendance was 4,800, not a bad figure considering the inclement weather, which gave a three-day total of 13,600.
Thanks go to the LGU for the reportHere are some photos from the event:
Curtis Cup 2008
I nearly got a pass to enable me to take photos on the course at the Curtis Cup -- but didn't quite manage it and just missed out. However, I have taken some photos of the Opening Ceremony, some on the course and also the Closing Ceremony.
Click on the small picture to see a few.
I hope to put on a short video of the opening and closing ceremonies when I have time to look at it

Captain's Prize -- Douglas Park

Played 30th May 2008, SSS 72, CSS 71, 80 Entries
Karen Brodie (16) 42 points
Hilary Macnaughton (19) 39
Anne O'Connell (16) 38
Anne Reid (26) 42
Margaret McLaughlin (29) 40
Sandra Frew (21) 39

Charity Stableford / 9Hole Competition -- Kilmacolm

Charity Stableford
Played 27/5/08, SSS 72, CSS 73, Entries: 24
1 C Anderson (17) 37pts
2 C Hibberd (20) 33
1 J Simpson (25) 36
2 M Boyle (25) 32
9 Hole Competition;
Played 29/5/08 CSS 71, 13 entries - one class
1 S Wilson (36) 38 pts
2 J Davidson (36) 35

Sunday 1 June 2008

Curtis Cup Day 3 Results --- USA win

The USA winning 2008 Curtis Cup Team --- Click to enlarge The Winning 2008 Curtis Cup Team --- USA --- click to enlarge

GB&I players first
Breanne Loucks lost to Kimberly Kim 3 and 1.
Jodi Ewart lost to Amanda Blumenherst 2 and 1.
Liz Bennett lost to Stacy Lewis 3 and 2.
Carly Booth lost to Tiffany Joh 6 and 5.
Michele Thomson halved with Jennie Lee.
Florentyna Parker beat Meghan Bolger 6 and 4.
Krystle Caithness beat Mina Harigae 2 and 1
Sally Watson lost to Alison Walshe 1 hole.