Tuesday 30 September 2008

Photograph Links Problem

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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 www.lgu.org 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

Tuesday 16 September 2008

Another title for Jill Meldrum

Jill Meldrum (Dullator) continued her good form this year by returned a net 72 off three of a handicap at Hayston Golf Club in extremely difficult weather conditions to win the Dunbartonshire & Argyll  Junior Championship.
She is now looking forward to representing Scotland against England in the annual schools international at Royal Lytham St Annes, Lancashire next Monday.

Senior British Women's Open Amateur - 1st Round

Played over Hilton Templepatrick Golf Club, near Belfast
Par 71
75 Fiona de Vries (St Rule.)
76 Susan Dye (Delamere Forest), Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen).
78 Jane Rees (Hendon).
79 Chris Utermarck (Ger), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Sheena O'Brien-Kenney (Grange).
80 Christine Watson (Beaconsfield), Janet Collingham (Sherwood Forest), Viveca Hoff (Swe), Karen Putlz (Can), Marilyn Henderson (Castlerock), Deborah Jamgochian (US), Angela Colm (Can).
81 Diane Williams (Can), Christina Birke (Swe), Helen Jones (Strabane), Pamela Morgan (Ire), Holly Horwood (Can), Pat Bennett (Reading), Mia Stohl Samuelsson (Swe), Gill Snelson (Branston), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier).

Other Scots:
82 Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), 
84  Barbara Biggart (North Berwick), Ruth Brown (Lothianburn) Helen Faulds (Douglas Park).
85  Pamela Williamson (Baberton), 
90 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle).


Monday 15 September 2008

Alex Glennie and Suzanne Cadden are reserves for the Senior Home Internationals

he Scottish Ladies Golfing Association has named the Scotland team for the Senior Home International matches at Little Aston Golf Club, Birmingham from September 30 to October 2. It is:
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Fiona Hunter (Baberton), Mary Smith (Tain), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Margaret Tough (Falkirk).
Reserves - Heather Anderson (Downfield), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), Suzanne Cadden (Cardross).
Non-playing captain - Joan Marshall (Baberton).

Sunday 14 September 2008

September Stableford - Douglas Park

Played  12th September SSS 72, CSS : 74, 43 entrants
Silver :
Susan Griffin 35 points
Helen Robertson 34 points
Helen Faulds 34 points
Mary Agnew  31 points
Pauline Vannet 30 points
Alison White 29 points

Friday 12 September 2008

Scotland win against Ireland and Wales win the Home International Title

Wales won the women's home amateur golf internationals title in a nail-biting finish at Wrexham today.,
Although beaten 5 1/2-3 1/2 by England, the defending champions, in their final match, the Welsh won the title 12-10 on an individual games won countback.
Both Wales and England had finished two match wins apiece.
Scotland registered their first win of the tournament when they beat Ireland 6 1/2-2 1/2. Their morning capture of 2 1/2pt from the foursomes, meant the Scots needed “only” 2 1/2pt from the six singles to chalk up their first win of the tournament.
Foursomes: P Pretswell & L Kenney bt N Kitching & D McVeigh 1 hole; M Thomson & M Briggs halved with G Hegarty & A Murphy; K Walker & K MacDonald bt K Delaney & T Delaney 3 and 2 (2 1/2-1/2).
Singles: Thomson lost to T Delaney 1 hole, Walker lost to McVeigh 2 and 1, MacDonald bt Kitching 4 and 2, E Ogilvy bt Hegarty 5 and 4, Kenney bt G O'Leary 3 and 2, Pretswell bt Murphy 4 and 2 (4-2).
1 Wales 2 pt (individual games won 12).
2 England 2 pt (individual games won 10).
3 Scotland 1pt (individual games won 11).
4 Ireland 1pt (individual games won 8).

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Thursday 11 September 2008

RLCGA -- September Medal

Played 11th September SSS 74, CSS 76, 29 Entrants
Scratch - 12 Handicap

Gillian McGinlay 79 - 5 = 74 Cochrane Castle
Sandra Gilchrist 87 - 12 = 75 Whitecraigs
Sarah Eckford 86 - 10 = 76 Ranfurly Castle
13 Handicap upwards:
Jean Smith 94 - 15 = 79 Cathcart Castle
Evelyn Forrest 99 - 19 = 80 Bonnyton
Anita McMillan 100 - 17 = 83 Erskine
Scratch: Gillian McGinlay 79

England win 5-4 against Scotland

Defending champions England scored their first win.
They beat Scotland 5-4 after four of the singles ties were halved
To read the full days play and results go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Wednesday 10 September 2008

D&A - September Medal

September Medal Played at Windyhill G.C. on 10th September
Scratch: L. McColl (Bearsden) 82
1st Silver: L. McColl (Bearsden) 82-9-73
2nd Silver: C. Kelly (Windyhill) 91-15-76
1st Bronze: A. Byiers (Milngavie) 92-25-67
2nd Bronze: M. Douglas (Windyhill) 97-25-72

Scotland lose to Wales in their Opening Match in the Home Internationals

Scotland lost their opening match against Wales today
WALES 5 1/2, SCOTLAND 3 1/2
Foursomes: Sahra Hassan & Rhian Whyn Thomas bt Kylie Walker & Kelsey MacDonald 6 and 5; Breanne Loucks & Amy Boulden bt Michele Thomson & Megan Briggs 2 and 1; Tara Davies & Stephanie Evans bt Pamela Pretswell & Laura Murray 6 and 4 (3-0)
Singles: Loucks lost to Thomson 2 and 1, Hassan lost to Walker 2 and 1, Boulden bt MacDonald 1 hole, Evans bt Briggs 5 and 3, Wyn Thomas lost to Louise Kenney 5 and 4, Davies halved with Murray (2 1/2-3 1/2).
To read the full report go to Gillian Kirkwood Website

To get all the results plus Live Scoring go to the LGU WEBSITE

Linda Stevenson is the 2008 Whitecraigs Club Champion

Results of Whitecraigs Club Championship Finals -
Club Championship -
Linda Stevenson beat Sandra Gilchrist 4 & 3
Bronze Championship -
Ann Donnelly beat Sandra Carruthers 5 & 4

Tuesday 9 September 2008

Message from Laura McLardy to Kilmacolm and some photos from the day

Kilmacolm Mail on Sunday Team - Click to enlarge
Laura McLardy from Murcar (the Winners of the Mail on Sunday tie against Kilmacolm) - sent Anne Dunn the Kilmacolm Mail on Sunday Captain a wee note to say ---
We enjoyed hosting you at Murcar at the weekend, and are glad you enjoyed your trip. I think it's true to say that we all thoroughly enjoyed our games - including those of us who lost to Eilidh and Megan!! I will do my best to take you up on your offer of a game at Kilmacolm if I can - given that's where I played in my first Scottish Girls Championship when I was 12 (quite a while ago!!) it would be nice to revisit it, since my memory of the course is a little hazy.

We'll do our very best to fly the Scottish flag successfully at Manchester. Fingers crossed!

To see some Photos from the day You can see some photos that Anne Dunn took by clicking on the following link Murcar Links v Kilmacolm -- Mail on Sunday
Alternatively to see a slideshow of the days event CLICK HERE
Anne apologises for missing out Laura McLardy and Carol Wilson in the photos but they are there in the general after match pictures

Kylie, Megan, Pamela are in Wrexham for the Home Internationals

The 2008 Scottish Team -- click to enlarge
Scotland skipper Lesley Nicholson is quietly confident that her team will give a good account of themselves in the women's home internationals which start at Wrexham Golf Club, North Wales tomorrow.
"Everybody's happy and raring to go, so that's a good sign," said Lesley, a resinstated amateur whose career on the Ladies European Tour was hampered and then cut short by a hand injury.
This is the Haddington player's first time as a team captain and she will be under no illusions that England, winners of the Miller Trophy as champions for the past three years, are anything but hot favourites to make it four in a row. The long and the short of it is that for Scotland, Ireland or Wales to win the championship, they have to beat England.
We wish the team every success and well wishes go to our West of Scotland Players Megan Briggs (Renfrewshire), Pamela Pretswell (Lanarkshire)and Kylie Walker (D&A)who are all in the team.
Wednesday morning foursomes:
Wales names first
Sahra Hassan & Rhian Wyn Thomas v Kylie Walker & Kelsey MacDonald.
Breanne Loucks & Amy Boulden v Michele Thomson & Megan Briggs.
Tara Davies & Stephanie Evans v Pamela Pretswell & Laura Murray.
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the photograph and report

Sunday 7 September 2008

Kilmacolm just lose out to Murcar Links in the Mail on Sunday

Murcar Links are through to the last eight of the Mail on Sunday women's inter-club championship.
The North-east club team beat Kilmacolm 3-2 at Murcar Links in very windy conditions yesterday
The Briggs sisters,Eilidh and Megan playing at No 1 and No 5 in the "batting order" for Kilmacolm, won their ties but wins by Carol Wilson, Shona Anderson and Susan Murray in the middle-order matches enabled Murcar Links to reach the last eight.
The quarter-finals will be played at Marriott Worsley Park, Manchester on Monday, September 22.
Saturday's details:
Laura McLardy lost to Eilidh Briggs 1 hole.
Carol Wilson beat Sally Foster 3 and 2.
Shona Anderson beat Marion Stewart 2 and 1.
Susan Murray beat Annabel Kane 7 and 5.
Donna Pocock lost to Megan Briggs 2 and 1.
Well done Murcar Links and Good Luck in the next stage --- Also many congratulations to Kilmacolm on their tremendous achievement in reaching the last 16 . Difficult to win away from Home but you should be proud of getting so far

Clare and Jenna have good last rounds in Austria

Germany’s Martina Eberl overcame a six-shot deficit to claim a one-stroke victory at the Nykredit Masters in Denmark today.
The 27-year-old from Munich finished with a final round of seven-under-par 66 with a 54-hole, 14-under-par total, at Simon’s Golf Club.
Second round leader Melissa Reid from Derby was runner up at 13-under-par after closing with a level par 73.
Annika Sorenstam, playing in her last tournament in Europe before stepping away from tournament golf at the end of the year, took third place on nine-under after a closing 71.
Clare Queen (The Carrick Loch Lomond) and Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) finished well witha 3 under par and 2 under par last rounds
Leading Totals:
Par 219 (3 x 73)
205 M Eberl (Ger) 66 73 66 (30,000 Euros).
206 M Reid (Eng) 67 66 73 (20,300 Euros).
210 A Sorenstam (Swe) 71 68 71 (14,000 Euros).

Other Scottish scores included:
217 C Queen (Sco) 69 78 70 (jt 21st)
219 J Wilson (Sco) 74 74 71, (jt 28th)
223 L Kenny (Sco) 73 73 77 (jt 50th)

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Stroke Competition - Douglas Park

Played 7th September, SSS 72, CSS 75, 12 Entrants
Joan Gemmell 78 - 5 = 73
Paula Galloway 99 - 17 = 82
Norma Campbell 100 - 17 = 83
Caroline Hanlon 106 - 28 = 78
Vivien Hamilton 108 - 24 = 84
Gina Rennie 111 - 24 = 87
Scratch; Joan Gemmell 78
Winner of SLGA Brooch - Joan Gemmell

Saturday 6 September 2008

Medal 11 - Douglas Park

Played 5th September 2008, SSS 72, CSS 75, (Reduction Only) 33 Entrants,
Joan Gemmell 79 - 6 = 73
Susan Griffin 89 - 12 = 77
Alison Miller 92 - 14 = 78
Bronze :
Helen MacDowall 102 - 26 = 76
Norma Steven 106 - 27 = 79
Mairi Telfer 102 - 21 = 81
Scratch: Joan Gemmell 79

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Friday 5 September 2008

Clare Queen joint fifth in Denmark after Round 1

Clare Queen shot a four-under-par 69 to be lying joint fifth at the end of the first round of the Nykredit Masters at Simon's Golf Club, Denmark today.
Lynn Kenny returned a level par 73 to be in joint 31st position while Strathaven's Jenna Wilson had a 74 for a share of 40th place.
Annika Sorenstam, playing possibly her last competition in Europe before she retires, had a 71.
66 M Eberl (Ger).
67 M Reid (Eng).
68 N Garrett (Aus), D-C Becker (Ger).
69 C Queen (The Carrick at Cameron House), L H Sorensen (Den), E Zackrisson (Swe), K S Taylor.
Other Scottish scores:
74 J Wilson (Strathaven) (jt 40th).
Thanks go to Colin Farqharson for the report

Autumn meeting - Kilmacolm

Played 2/9/08 18 entries, SSS 72, CSS 73
1 Anabel Kane (13) 72
2 Beatrice Orr (15) 74
1 Norma Connell (29) 77
2 Norah Adams (21) 81
Elspeth Hanlon 82

Thursday 4 September 2008

West of Scotland Championship

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 over one round at The Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club and is open to all players with a handicap of 15 or under. Tee times will be balloted from 11.00a.m. to 2p.m. Entry fee £10 (cheques made payable to WSLGA). Please contact Isabel Crawford, West of Scotland Secretary, 4 Geirston Road, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire KA25 7LG or telephone 01505 683401. Closing date Thursday, 25th September, 2008.
An application form is available by Clicking Here

Prizes: 1st Scratch - £100; 2nd Scratch - £70; 3rd Scratch - £30.

1st Handicap - £30.

Wednesday 3 September 2008

Rachael McQueen wins the St Nicholas Trophy

Rachael McQueen
Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies)- pictured above successfully defended the St. Nicholas Trophy for Ayrshire girls at Ardeer on Sunday. Rachael had an excellent net 67 to win by 5 strokes over closest challenger Mhairi McKay. The CSS on the day went up 1 to 72. Rachael's gross 68 makes her the qualifier for the Daily Telegraph Competition.
Silver: Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 68 (1) 67
Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 82 (10) 72
Bronze: Grace Mackie (Troon Ladies) 98 (24) 74
Rachel Irvine (Largs) 99 (24) 75

Group of Ayrshire Girl Winners

Some of the Girls playing at Ardeer inthe St Nicholas Trophy

Thanks go to June Kerr (Ayrshire Junior Convenor) for the Report

Tuesday 2 September 2008

Renfrewshire Autumn Meeting over Cathcart Castle

Played 1st September 2008, SSS 69, CSS 72 Reduction Only, 22 entrants
Handicap: Scratch - 12
1st Cathy Morton (Eastwood) 85 (10) 75 acb
2nd Valerie McKinnon (Old Ranfurly) 84 (10) 75 acb
3rd June Lockhart (Gleddoch) 85 (10) 75 acb
Handicap 13 and above
1st Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 85 (13) 72 acb
2nd Vivien Young (Cochrane Castle) 89 (17) 72 acb
3rd Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 86 (13) 73
Scratch; Valerie McKinnon (Old Ranfurly) 84