Saturday, 31 January 2009
Leading British or Irish player after Saturday's second round is Rhian Wyn Thomas (Vale of Glamorgan) whose last competitive event was the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School at La Manga.
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle), the only Scot in the field dropped down to a share of ninth place with scores of 76 and 77.
Par 144 (2 x 72)
144 Lucie Andre (Fra) 72 72 (36-36).
146 Rosanne Crepiat (Fra) 74 72 (38-34).
147 Lara Katzy (Ger) 71 76 (41-34).
149 Marion Duvernay (Fra) 78 71 (38-33), Irene Diaz-Negete (Spa) 74 75 (38-37).
150 Anna Arese (Spa) 76 74 (36-39).
152 Rocio Sanchez (Spa) 78 74 (38-36), Rhian Wyn Thomas (Wal) 77 75 (36-39) (jt 7th).
153 Kylie Walker (Sco) 76 77 (40-37), Mariona Ricordeau (Fra) 76 77, Cristina Turegano Mate (Spa) 76 77.
154 Adriana Zwanck (Spa) 78 76, Jane Niebralla (Ger) 78 76, Laura Stempfl (Ger) 77 77, Mandy Goyos (Spa) 77 77.
Friday, 30 January 2009
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Kylie, who finished seventh in the event last year, had a round of four-over-par 76 -five shots behind leader Lara Katzy (Germany).
The long-hitting Scot had no birdies but strayed over par only three times with bogeys at the long ninth and short 16th and a double bogey 6 at the 18th.
First round Leader Board
71 Lara Katzy (Ger) 35-36.
72 Lucie Andre (Fra) 37-35.
74 Marion Bernard (Fra) 36-38, Rosanna Crepiat (Fra) 38-36, Ines Diaz-Negrete (Spa) 38-36.
75 Nicola Roessler (Ger) 36-39.
76 Kylie Walker (Sco) 37-39, Anna Kellerman (Ger) 39-37, Ana Santos Melo (Por) 39-37, Lourdes Lopez Caballo (Spa) 38-38, Anna Arrese (Spa) 38-38, Marion Ricordeau (Fra) 40-36, Cristina Mate (Spa) 37-39, Joana Yanez (Spa) 38-38, Ariane Provot (Fra) 41-35.
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Kylie winner of the St Rule Trophy in 2008 when she also won the SLGA Order of Merit and lost to fellow-Scot Roseanne Niven in a play-off for the British women's amateur stroke-play title, has remained an amateur after failing to gain pass marks at the recent Ladies European Tour Qualifying School at La Manga, Spain.
The 22-year-old Dunbartonshire & Argyll champion, coached by Bob Collinson, has a handicap of +3.2, bettered only by France's Marion Ricordeau with +4in the Portuguese field
Thanks go Colin Farquharson for the report
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Midlothian County held their Centenary lunch yesterday in Edinburgh and the toast to the Game of Golf was given by Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) West Vets Captain and a Past Captain and Past President of Dunbartonshire and Argyll County LGA. Her humourous and witty speech was interrupted by a fire alarm, which only added to the occasion as doors to George Street were opened and 177 lightly dressed people trooped out onto the street on a bitterly cold Edinburgh afternoon. Spirits were high and everyone remained cheerful... it gave some another chance to have a chin-wag with long-lost friends. After about 15 minutes the all-clear was given and the company resumed their seats... Helen carried on as if nothing had happened and, at its conclusion, her scintillating speech received a standing ovation.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website
To see some photos of the event Click Here
Friday, 23 January 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
AYRSHIRE LADIES COUNTY GOLF ASSOCIATION
CENTENARY FIXTURES – 2009
To Read all the Fixtures go to The Ayrshire Golf News Website
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Maureen Lockett –President
Mrs. Lockett will be the 23rd President since the position was instigated in 1908 and will commence her three years in office in succession to Mrs. Joan Neville.
Having served as Chairman of the Ladies’ Golf Union in 2002, Maureen will bring a wealth of golf knowledge and experience to the role of President. A keen golfer since taking up the game as a junior at Thonock Golf Club, now The Gainsborough Golf Club, she played to a high standard, representing Yorkshire in the early seventies and achieving a handicap of 2.
Always one to put something back into the game she loves, Maureen became involved in golf administration in the late seventies and served as Club Captain and Centenary Lady President at Hallamshire Golf Club in Sheffield, where she is now an Honorary Member, and as Yorkshire County Captain. More recently, she served as President of the Yorkshire Ladies’ County Golf Association.
Maureen’s skills as an administrator soon got her noticed at national level, and she was Chairman of the English Ladies’ Golf Association in 1995, before taking on the role of English Councillor on the Ladies’ Golf Union between 1999 and 2002. One of her main interests is junior golf, and, as an original member of the English Junior Golf Partnership, she remains committed to encouraging junior participation in the sport.
Husband Brian, grown up children Julia and Christopher, grandsons Alan, Tony and Marcus, and her sprightly 95 year old mother are delighted at Maureen’s nomination as President of the Ladies’ Golf Union and offer their full support in her term of office.
Maureen says “I still find it hard to believe that I have been invited to take on this prestigious position but I will do my best to uphold the long traditions of the LGU.
These are exciting and challenging times for ladies’ golf but I firmly believe that the Ladies’ Golf Union has an important role to play. The changing needs of our younger golfers must be catered for while we should also endeavour to maintain the legacies of the past upon which our modern game is based.
I look forward to supporting the ongoing modernisation initiatives and also to meeting many of you in the coming months and years”.
Brigid McCaw –Chairman
Brigid is a member and past Captain of Royal County Down Ladies’ Golf Club and has been involved in golf administration for a number of years at both club and National level. As a Trustee and Honorary Secretary of the club she has experience in various aspects of club administration while in a playing capacity she has represented the club on a number of occasions in District Inter-Club Teams.
A stint as the club’s Junior Convenor saw her bring home the Smurfit title on 3 occasions, an association with Junior Golf which she continued through District and National Level. Brigid has served as a junior selector at both District and National Levels while also captaining various successful girls’ national teams over the years.
Brigid has passed the R&A referee’s examination on two occasions and has officiated at many major championships and international tournaments including the Curtis Cup, the Vagliano Trophy and the Ricoh Women’s British Open.
Brigid served full terms on the executive committees of both District and ILGU Councils before joining the Executive of the LGU in 2006 where she has served on the LGU Rules and Regulations Committee for the last three years.
Brigid worked for many years as a production assistant for Ulster Television but since she retired has been kept fully occupied in golf administration. In anticipation of her year in office she said:
“I feel honoured to be elected Chairman of the Ladies Golf Union. I know that a great deal of work lies in the year ahead but I look forward to working closely with Council and our Management Team on progressing the implementation of the Business Plan and most importantly to be amongst the Players and Officials at our Championships.”
Brigid lives in Newcastle, Northern Ireland with her husband Harry, a past Captain of both the Royal & Ancient and Royal County Down Golf Club. They have three children, Gordon, Anita and Kenneth and five grandchildren.
Catherine Booth (Ireland), Nancy Chisholm (Scotland), Joan Neville (Wales) and Sue Johnson (England) – Vice Presidents
The Executive Council has also invited four former office bearers to become Honorary Vice Presidents of the Ladies’ Golf Union in recognition of the work they have done for ladies’ golf and their continued loyalty to, and support of, the LGU
Outgoing President Joan Neville (Wales) will remain actively involved in supporting the LGU on her appointment as a Vice President. Joan, LGU President from 2007-09, has been unstinting in her work for the LGU. Her vast knowledge of golf, hard work and great sense of humour with which she has fulfilled her role has been greatly appreciated by players and officials alike. Joan says “the best years of my life have been spent with the LGU and the invitation to become a Vice President is the pinnacle of my association. I can assure you that I will continue to support this wonderful organisation and look forward to following the changes due to come in the next few years”.
Catherine Booth (Ireland), President of the LGU from 2004-2007, first became involved in golf administration in the late 1970s and served on both the ILGU Central Council and the LGU Executive Council. She was Chairman of the Curtis Cup Committee played in Killarney in 1996, when Great Britain & Ireland last won the matches. Catherine is “delighted to be nominated as a Vice President of the LGU at an exciting time in women’s golf, when the LGU and Home Countries are addressing issues for the long term good of the game”.
After contributing to the game of golf in many capacities at club, county and national level, Nancy Chisholm (Scotland) served as LGU Chairman in 1997 and SLGA President from 2003-2007. A lifelong member of Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club, Nancy continues to play golf to an enviable standard, and cites her favourite club and deadliest weapon as “Father’s antique hickory jigger!” Nancy is “thrilled to be invited to become an Honorary Vice President of LGU, which I hold in high esteem”.
The fourth new Vice President is Sue Johnson (England). A well known character in Yorkshire golfing circles, Sue was LGU Chairman in 1994 and President from 2001-04. Sue responded with delight to her invitation to become a vice President and stated “I am mindful of the privilege bestowed on me and pleased to be given the opportunity to continue to support the LGU. Over the years of my involvement in ladies’ golf, I have made many friends and had such happy times. I feel very fortunate to be awarded this honour.”
The LGU is in the process of implementing its Business Plan which was approved at last year’s AGM, and the Executive Council is pleased to confirm that Shona Malcolm will continue in the post of Chief Executive Officer to drive the ongoing modernisation initiatives.
Ladies’ Golf Union
Tel: 0044 (0) 789 469 8222
Monday, 19 January 2009
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Shona Malcolm is the new SLGA Chairman and Fiona Cowan is the New West of Scotland SLGA Representative
West of Scotland Golfers were in the fore front of the SLGA appointments when the SLGA AGM was held yesterday at Dewars Centre in Perth yesterday morning
Prestwick St Nicholas' Shona Malcolm (pictured at the top) was elected the new Chairman and Past Captain of D&A Fiona Cowan (pictured above) was elected as the West Division Representative on the Board of Directors to replace Pamela MacKenzie(Renfrewshire)whose term of office has now expired.
Ayrshire's Isabel Crawford (Troon Ladies) was appointed as the Scottish Representative on the International Selection Committee of the LGU and D&A's Jenny McGahan (Douglas Park) was appointed as a Scottish Representative on the Executive Council of the LGU following the resignation of Shona Malcolm
Finally Past President of the SLGA Nancy Chisholm (Prestwick St Nicholas) was elected as Honarary Vice President of the SLGA
To see an enlargement of each photo click on the photograph
For those Golf Club members who do not know who everyone is on the SLGA here is a photo of them --- CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO ENLARGE
HERE ARE THE SLGA BOARD MEMBERS
The new SLGA Board: Back row (left to right): Gillian Kirkwood, Beth Paterson, Helen Cuthbertson. 2nd back row: Fiona Cowan, Liz Miskimmin, Sheila Pickles. 2nd front row: Lynne Terry, Winifred McCallum. front row: Janet Wake (executive director), Shona Malcolm (chairman), Ethel Jack (president). Missing from the picture is: Jenny McGahan (SLGA representative on LGU).
To read the full AGM report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website
Saturday, 17 January 2009
The events, open to lady professionals and amateurs up to a maximum handicap of 20, are:
February 12-13: Murcia Ladies Open (36 holes) & Murcia Under-16 Girls' Open (36 holes).
February 14: St Valentine's Day pro-am (18 holes).
February 15: Costa Calida Pairs (18 holes).
February 16-17: Hacienda del Alamo Ladies Open (36 holes) & Hacienda del Alamo Under-16 Girls' Open (36 holes).
If you would like to enter or want more information email Colin Farquharson
Tickets are £25 each and all Members of D & A - present and past are very welcome - particularly former Team Members. Guest Speaker is John Beattie, Rugby Internationalist and BBC Sports Commentator.
Tickets from any Committee member or from Captain Kay McColl 0141 956 2134 or Secretary Anne Byiers 0141 943 0281
Friday, 16 January 2009
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Lynn Kenny finished third behind Sweden's Anna Nordqvist (279)
The Curtis Cup player Krystle Caithness finished joint seventh on 289 with a 73 for three-under-par 289
Vikki Laing from Musselburgh, signed off with a 71, the best score by a Scot on the last day, for one-over-par 293.
Pamela Feggans from Patna, Ayrshire had a final round of 76 for three-over 295.
Curtis Cup player and Scottish women's amateur champion Michele Thomson from Ellon bogeyed the very last hole for a 78 and unfortunately missed out by one shot from finishing among the top 30 who earned full playing rights on the 2009 Ladies European Tour at the Final Qualifying School at La Manga Golf Resort, Murcia in south-east Spain.
Michele, 20, finished on seven-over-par 299 over the par-73 South Course, her closing round being her worst of the tournament in which she had played the first three days very steadily. She will get to play in some LET events on the 2009 schedule.
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
They include FIVE Scots - Lynn Kenny, Krystle Caithness, Pamela Feggans, Michele Thomson and Vikki Laing. Caithness and Thomson, Curtis Cup team-mates at St Andrews last May, have been playing as amateurs but they will be turning professionals now!
All 55 players who made the cut mark of 226, seven-over-par, have secured playing rights for the 2009 season and will progress to the last day.
At the end of Thursday's final round the top 30 players will achieve a higher ranking, which will guarantee their entry into most events.
Sadly two Scots did not make it - Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) and Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle). Kylie is still an amateur but Jenna played her rookie pro year on the LET last year.
To read the full report go to Gillian Kirkwood Website
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
La Manga South Course par 73
Par 146 (2 x 73)
141 Beth Allen (United States) 70 71.
142 Elisa Serramia (Spain) 73 69, Jenni Kuosa (Finland) 72 70.
144 Lynn Kenny (Archerfield Links/Orion Group) 75 69, Frances Bondad (Australia) 75 69, Anna Nordqvist (Sweden) 75 69, Smriti Mehra (India) 74 70, Pamela Feggans (Patna, Ayrshire) 72 72, Lara Tadiotto (Belgium) 70 74.
147 Krystle Caithness (St Reulus) (amateur) 73 74,
149 Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon) (amateur) 75 74,
151 Vikki Laing (Musselburgh) 76 75,
151 ===PROJECTED CUT-OFF POINT FOR LEADING 50 + TIES AFTER ROUND 3 ====
156 Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) (amateur) 80 76.
158 Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) 79 79,
After 72 holes, the top 50 and ties out of 95 players will be given a place on the Ladies European Tour, with the leading 30 given a higher category of membership offering the opportunity to play in most of the events on the 2009 LET calendar.
After Wednesday’s third round, a cut will be made to the leading 50 players and ties. Players will be ranked according to scores on Thursday evening.
After contributing to the game of golf in many capacities at club, county and national level, Nancy Chisholm (Scotland) who served as LGU Chairman in 1997 and SLGA President from 2003-2007 has been invited to become an Honorary Vice President of LGU
A lifelong member of Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club, Nancy continues to play golf to an enviable standard, and cites her favourite club and deadliest weapon as “Father’s antique hickory jigger!”
Many Congratulations Nancy for your latest appointment
Monday, 12 January 2009
Not bad for someone with bad knees !!!
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May Hughes (Captain) -- Lanarkshire County
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South Korea’s Jessica Ji shot a four-under 69 to take the first-round lead at Ladies European Tour Final Qualifying School in Spain today.
The top 50 and ties out of 95 players after four rounds will be given a place on the Ladies European Tour, with the leading 30 given a higher category of membership offering the opportunity to play in most of the events on the 2009 LET calendar.
A cut will be made to the leading 50 players and ties following Wednesday’s third round and there will be a play-off on Thursday in the event of a tie for 30th place.
SOUTH COURSE Par 73 (Out 37. In 36)
PAMELA FEGGANS 72
KRYSTLE CAITHNESS 73
LYNN KENNY 75.
MICHELE THOMSON 75
VIKKI LAING 76
JENNA WILSON 79
KYLIE WALKER 80
SOUTH COURSE (Par 73)
69 Jessica Ki (SKo).
70 Isabelle Maconi (Ita), Lara Tadiotto (Bel), Beth Allen (US), Anna Highgate (Wales).
71 Rachel Bell (Eng).
72 Margherita Rigon (Ita), Jenni Kuosa (Fin), Kate Combes (Australia), Christel Boeljon (Netherlands) (am), Julieta Granada (Paraguay), Tara Delaney (Ireland) (am), Pamela Feggans (Sco).
73 Krystle Caithness (Sco) (am), Hazel Kavanah (Ire), Eleanor Pilgrim (Wal), Elisa Serramia (Spa)
74 Laure Sibille (Fra) (am), Claire Aitken (Eng) (am), Morgana Robbertze (SAf), Smriti Mehra (India), Tandi Cuningham (SAf), Marousa Polias (Australia), Melena Jorgensen (Den) (am), Claire Coughlan-Ryan (Ireland).
75 Anna-Karin Salmen (Fin), Ana Larraneta (Spa), Julie Berton (Fra), Lynn Kenny (Sco), Michele Thomson (Sco) (am), Elizabeth Bennett (Eng), Viva Schlasberg (Swe), Tilly Holder (Eng) (am), Camille Fallay (Fra) Anna Nordqvist (Swe), Breanne Loucks (Wal) (am), Frances Bondad (Australia), Caroline Rominger (Swi) (am), Danielle Masters (Eng), Miriam Nagl (Ger), Stephanie An (Australia) (am).
76 Vikki Laing (Sco), Sahra Hassan (Wales) (am), Holly Aitchison (Eng) (am), Natasha Fink (Austria), Sarah Heather (Eng), Melanie Holmes-Smith (Australia), Florence Luscher (Swi), Florentyna Parker (Eng) (am), Jutta Degerman (Fin), Nicola Eaton (SAf), Hanna-Leena Salaonen (Fin), Sohvi Harkonen (Fin), Bing Lim (Malaysia), Lena Tornevall (Swe).
77 Lien Willems (Bel), Emma Weeks (Eng), Jo Pritchard (Wales), Elena Giraud (Fra), Marian Riordan (Ire), Karin Borjeskog (Swe), Rhian Wyn Thomas (Wales) (am), Celine Herbin (France) (am), Jo Clingan (Eng), Barbara Genuini (Fra) (am), Caroline Grady (Eng), Kym Larratt (Eng) (am), Kyra Van Leeuwen (Netherlands) (am).
78 Henrietta Zuel (Eng), Anne Norman Hansen (Den), Stephanie Evans (Wales) (am), Sanna Johansson (Swe), Josefin Leijon (Swe), Mette Buus (Den), Wendy Berger (Australia), Matyia Maffiuletti (Ita), Kaisa Ruuttila (Fin).
79 Linda Henriksson (Fin) (am), Zuzana Kamasova (Slovakia), Frederique Seeholzer (Swi), Jenna Wilson (Sco), Linnea Torsson (Swe), Eva Mjarvall (Swe), Vittoria Valvassori (Ita).
80 Elin Emanuelsson (Swe), Maria Ringdahl (Swe), Bronwyn Mullins-Lane (Aus), Kylie Walker (Sco) (am), Laura Eastwood (Eng), Antonella Cvitan (Swe), Patricia Beliard (Fra), Anna Rossi (Ita).
82 Monica Christiansen (Den) (am), Ayaka Hayashi (Japan)
83 Frederique Dorbes (Fra).
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Five Scots - Vikki Laing (291), Pamela Feggans (296) , Kylie Walker (298) -- pictured above, Krystle Caithness (299) and Michele Thomson (304) - all made it through. Feggans and Walker played particularly well on the final day of low temperatures and rain. Pamela had a 68, seven shots better than anything she had achieved in the first three rounds, and Kylie shot a 67, which was also her best by eight shots, Unfortunately Karyn Burns (Mearns Castle) did not make the cut
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Friday, 9 January 2009
LA MANGA NORTH & SOUTH COURSES
THIRD ROUND TOTALS
+The leading 62 players after the fourth round will qualify for next week's Final Q School.
208 Christel Boeljon (Net) (am) 69 74 65.
210 Julieta Granada (Par) 71 72 67.
212 Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 72 71 69.
224 Krystle Caithness (Sco) (am) 78 70 76.
228 Pamela Feggans (Sco) 75 77 76,
231 Kylie Walker (Sco) (am) 78 78 75,
=============PROJECTED CUT-OFF POINT AFTER FOUR ROUNDS =====
233 Michele Thomson (Sco) (am) 79 74 80.
237 Emily Ogilvy (Sco) (am) 78 82 77.
246 Karyn Burns (Sco) 84 83 79,
Retired: Jocelyn Carthew (Sco) 90 - -,
Thursday, 8 January 2009
Scottish amateur champion Michele Thomson from Ellon is finding birdies hard to come by but a three-over-par 74 at the North Course gave her a two-round tally of nine-over-par 153. Ten over par is the forecast cut-off figure after Saturday's fourth round.
Michele birdied the first and then bogeyed the second, 11th, 12th and 17th.
All the other Scots are on the wrong side of the forecast cut-off figure of 10 over par. Kylie Walker from Buchanan Castle is on 12-over-156 after a pair of 78s; Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) is on 15-over 159 after an 82 in the second round; Karyn Burns (Mearns Castle Golf Academy), obviously short of tournament play after years of coaching, is on 23-over 167. She had an 83 today.
Ladybank's Jocelyn Carthew retired after an opening round of 90.
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR QUALIFYING SCHOOL
Stage 1 Scoreboard
La Manga North & South Courses.
(Par 144: 71 & 73).
Leading 62 players after four rounds qualify for next week's Final Q School
143 Julieta Granada (Par) 71 72, Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 72 71, Maria Ringdahl (Swe) 72 71, Christel Boeljon (Net) (am) 69 74.
148 Krystle Caithness (Sco) (am) 78 70,
149 Vikki Laing (Sco) 75 74,
152 Pamela Feggans (Sco) 75 77,
153 Michele Thomson Sco) (am) 79 74, 77.
======= PROJECTED CUT-OFF AFTER FOUR ROUNDS ===== 154
156 Kylie Walker (Sco) (am) 78 78,
160 Emily Ogilvy (Sco)( (am) 78 82,
167 Karyn Burns (Sco) 84 83,
Retired: Jocelyn Carthew (Sco) (am) 90 -.
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
There are 104 players competing - there is no cut and the fourth and final round is on Saturday - with the leading 62 players going forward to next week's Final Q School where they will join 28 exempt players, including Scots Lynn Kenny and Jenna Wilson.
69 Christel Boeljon (Netherlands).
70 Sahra Hassan (Wales).
71 Julieta Granada (Paraguay).
72 Jo Pritchard (Wales), Anna Nordqvist (Sweden).
75 Vikki Laing (Musselburgh), Pamela Feggans (Patna, Ayrshire).
78 Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder), Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle).79 Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon), Krystle Caithness (St Regulus).
84 Karyn Burns (Mearns Castle).
87 Naomi Edwards (Ganton).
90 Jo Carthew (Ladybank).