Thursday 26 February 2009

A bit late but ---- A few words from Captain Gladys !

I have taken bits of video of Gladys' Social evening. However I have not had time to edit it. Here is Gladys at the end of her evening however.

Missed the photos then go to Gladys Social Evening

Wednesday 25 February 2009

Fixture Dates 2009 --- D&A

Monday 23rd March: (Milngavie Town Hall)- Centenary Dinner
Thursday 9th April: (Cardross) Inter County Foursomes Qual.
Tues-Thurs. 14-16 April: (Hayston) April Medal and Championship
Sunday 3rd May: (Prestwick) West of Scotland Close Championship
Thursday 7th May: (The Carrick) Centenary Comp / May Medal
Wednesday 13th May (Pollok) Inter County Foursomes Finals
Wednesday 20th May: (HP Allander) Spring Meeting
Tuesday 9th June: (Cowal) Colonel Brock
Wednesday 17th June: (Clober) Kennedy Salver
Mon-Wed 22-24 June: (Strathaven) Inter County Matches (Jamboree)
Friday 3rd July: (Dullatur) July Medal
Thursday 16th July: (Helensburgh) Jubilee Cups
Thursday 6th August: (Douglas Park) August Medal
Tuesday 18th August: (Dullatur) County Golf Open Meeting
Tuesday 25th August (Kirkintilloch) Autumn Meeting/Moira Alexander Trophy.
Wednesday 9th September: (Milngavie) September Medal/Miss Henry’s Quaich
Fri-Sun 18-20 September: (Baberton) County Finals
Thursday 24th September: (Longniddry) Commonwealth Spoons Finals
Tuesday 29th September: (Bearsden) Finals Day, Coronation Medals

Ranfurly Castle 15 hole February Stableford

Played 25 February 2009 26 Entries
Silver Winner Lilias Snodgrass (19) 24 pts
Runner Up Carol Fell (10) 23 pts (bih)
Bronze Winner Mary Irving (22) 29 pts
Runner Up Vicky Rennie (32) 25 pts

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Ayrshire County Fixtures for 2009

Tuesday 14th April - Thursday 16th  April - County Championship  & Quaich finals (Glasgow Gailes) (Final at 1400 hrs on Thursday 16th April)
Sunday 3rd May  - West Of Scotland Championship (Prestwick)
Tuesday 5th May - Inter County Foursomes & Commonwealth Spoons (Largs)
Tuesday 9th June  - Quaich & qualifier for McCall salver (Irvine Ravenspark)
Wednesday 17th June - Junior Inter County Matches – Kenndey Salver (Clober)
Monday 22nd  to Wednesday 24th June  – West Inter County Matches (Strathaven)
Tuesday 14th July - Summer Meeting – Centenary Quaich (Loudoun)
Tuesday 11th August- Coronation Medals (Skelmorlie)
Sunday 16th August - Ladies St. Nicholas Trophy (Juniors) (Annanhill)
Tuesday 8th September - Thistle Brooches (Kilbirnie Place)
Tuesday 13th October  – Quaich (Ayr Seafield)
Tuesday 17th November - Annual General Meeting -1430 hrs (West Kilbride)

Enter The St Rule Trophy On Line

If you are thinking of entering this year's St Rule Trophy tournament at the end of May, then the following letter to past competitors will interest you:

Current holder: Kylie Walker ~ Buchanan Castle

St Rule Trophy 2009

This year's event will take place on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May over the New and Old Courses, St Andrews. Entries will be limited to 60 and the handicap limit is 4.4.
For the first time this year you will be able to enter online via the St Andrews Links website, alternatively you may download and post or email your entry.
Entry forms and tournament conditions will be available online from Monday 23 February, 2009 and please note we will not request any entry fee until after the closing date when you will be notified as to whether or not you have been successful in gaining a place in the tournament.
Please enter using one of the following options

(a) Click on the St Andrews Links Website and complete the online entry form.

(b) Click on the St Andrews Links website above, download the entry form and post / fax /email it to: The St Rule Club 12 The Links St Andrews KY16 9JB Fax : 01334 472988

(c) Telephone or email The St Rule Club to ask for an entry form by post:
01334 472988 /
The Closing Date for Entries is Saturday 9 May

We look forward to another successful tournament.
Yours sincerely
Alison White
St Rule Trophy Organising Committee

The St Rule Club
12 The Links
St Andrews

Monday 23 February 2009

Lanarkshire County - 2009 Fixture Diary

27-29th April Championship Drumpellier
3rd May West of Scotland Prestwick
4th May Intercounty Fours Cawder Keir
10th May Spoon Airdrie
13th May Intercounty Fours Final Pollok
24th May LLCGA v MLCGA Strathaven
8th June Spoon Wishaw
22-24th June Intercounty Matches Strathaven
7th July Morison/Black Jack Colville Park
20th July Spoon Lenzie
7th Aug Tri-am Cambuslang
10th Aug Centenary Texas Scramble Bothwell Castle
26th Aug Autumn Outing Carnwath
13th Sept Spoon Lanark

Sunday 22 February 2009

SLGA's New Matchplay Foursomes Event

Kirkwood Golf New club match-play foursomes event
added to SLGA calendar

The Scottish foursomes tournament has not been well supported over the last few years, and was cancelled last summer due to lack of entries.
Dr Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay), the SLGA treasurer, came up with a suggestion for an inter-club match-play foursomes handicap tournament which could be run over the summer with semi-finals and final on the same day as the Scottish stroke-play foursomes tournament (August 30 at Forfar Golf Club) with scratch and handicap prizes.
Each club can enter a team of two or three players to represent it during the season. The total combined handicaps of the team must not exceed 60. Any two of the team can represent the club in each round.
Each match will be played on the basis of full difference of half the combined handicaps (on the day) of the two players representing the club.
The SLGA will make the draw for each round. The rounds will be based on geographical locations of the clubs to minimise travel as far as possible.
The 18-hole stroke-play tournament on the finals day will prioritise the 16 lowest combined handicaps, along with additional entries from the clubs involved in the semi-finals and the clubs that entered the match play.
If the event is not fully subscribed then clubs who did not enter the match play can enter, and if it is over-subscribed then higher handicap teams will be eliminated first.
Entry forms went out to the clubs with last week's mailing from the SLGA.

The annual mailing to Ladies' Handicap Secretaries was sent to clubs on 18 February. Included are:

Entry form for the NEW Foursomes Match Play Competition - please note the closing date for entries is 9th March so enter your club now to avoid disappointment
Annual Handicap Pack - the list of qualifying competitions for 2009 may also be downloaded here
Information on the Central Database of Handicaps
Match & Handicap Convenor booklet
Order forms for the CONGU Manual and Pocket Concertina Guides on Rules, Etiquette and Handicaps

Sunday 15 February 2009

Clare Queen has a top 10 finish in the Australian Open

England’s Laura Davies won her second Australian Open after a dramatic final day at Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne.
Davies, who last won the title in 2004 at Concorde Golf Club, finished with a five-under-par 68, which was the best round of the day. She closed on a four-round total of seven-under-par, one stroke ahead of Spain’s Tania Elosegui.
Congratulations to Clare Queen (The Carrick Loch Lomond) who finished in 8th position on 2 under par.

Friday 13 February 2009

Janice Paterson and Barbara Biggart are 15th in Spain

Past Captain of Lanarkshire Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) has been playing in the Spanish Seniors this week. To read the results for both the "Doubles" the Singles go to the West Vets Website

Tuesday 10 February 2009

The Spanish Seniors kicks off the rain and har in Spain

Past Captain of Lanarkshire --- Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) is playing in the 2009 Spanish Seniors at the Arcos Gardens Golf Club which is located on the outskirts of Arcos de la Frontera in the province of Cadiz Spain.

To read the report for Day 1 then go to the West Vets Website

Saturday 7 February 2009

Fun and Glamour is the key word at Douglas Park

Gladys Speedie -- Click to enlarge
Gladys Speedie -- is the new Ladies Captain of Douglas Park Golf Club.
She opened her year of Captaincy last night with a marvellous social evening of Horse Racing at Ascot and entertainment based on the theme of My Fair Lady. Click on the photo below to see some pictures from the evening --- please give time to load.
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Friday 6 February 2009

Clare Queen misses cut in Australia

Clare Queen, missed the cut by two shots at the ANZ Ladies Masters at Royal Pines Resort, Queensland in Australia with an aggregate of 148, made up of rounds of 75 and 73. To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Wednesday 4 February 2009

News from HowDidIDo

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Monday 2 February 2009

Fife County Celebrate their Centenary Celebrations with a lunch in Kirkcaldy

Fife County Ladies line-up
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Fife County Ladies Golf Association started its Centenary celebrations with a lunch at the Dean Park Hotel, Kirkcaldy on Sunday 1st Feb 2009. The event was attended by 134 past & present members of FCLGA, the Provost of Fife and representatives from SLGA, Midlothian, East Lothian and Stirling & Clackmannanshire.
To read all about the event go to The Fife County Ladies Golf Association Website

Sunday 1 February 2009

Kylie finishes 13th in the Portugal Open Amateur

Kylie Walker --click to enlarge
Six bogeys in the last round killed Kylie Walker's hopes of at least matching last year's seventh place finish in the Portuguese women's open amateur golf championship. The Buchanan Castle player signed off the rain-abbreviated tournament at Quinta do Peru Golf Club, near Lisbon - the second day's play was washed out - with a 76 after earlier rounds of 76 and 77.
Her 13-over-par total for the 54-hole tournament put her in 13th place behind French winner Rosanna Crepiat who had scores of 74, 72 and 71 for one-over-par 217.
Kylie did birdie the fourth and short 17th on the last day but bogeyed the first, third, sixth, eighth, 13th and 14th.
In a prestigious overseas championship, once won by the late Marjory (Fowler) Ferguson, Kylie was the only Scot in the field of 70, a disappointing representation given that the GB&I selectors said that any players making a show in the early-season tournaments would have a chance of breaking into the Vagliano Trophy squad which has been depleted by players such as Scottish champion Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon), Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) and their 2008 Curtis Cup team-mates, Florentyna Parker (Royal Birkdale), Elizabeth Bennett (Brokenhurst Manor), Breanne Loucks (Wrexham) as well as 2006 Curtis Cup player Tara Delaney (Carlow), turning professinal.
Wales and Ireland entered five players apiece and the Welsh did provide the leading non-Continental player, Rhian Wyn Thomas from Vale of Glamorgan, joint 10th overall on 228. Also on the 228 mark was Mandy Goyos, whose mother is Lancashire-born and her father Spanish.


Par 216 (3 x 72)
217 Rosanna Crepiat (Fra) 74 72 71 (35-36).
218 Lucie Andre (Fra) 72 72 74 (38-36).
222 Lara Katzy (Ger) 71 76 75.
224 Ines Diaz-Negrete (Spa) 74 75 75.
225 Marion Duvernay (Fra) 78 71 76, Anna Arrese (Spa) 76 74 75.
226 Adriana Zwanck (Spa) 78 76 72, Marion Ricordeau (Fra) 76 77 73.
227 Laura Stempfl (Ger) 77 77 73.
228 Rocio Sanchez (Spa) 78 74 76, Mandy Goyos (Spa) 77 77 74, Rhian Wyn Thomas (Wal) 77 75 76 (jt 10th).
229 Kylie Walker (Sco) 76 77 76 (39-37) (13th).
230 Laura Chemarin (Fra) 79 76 75.
232 Antonia Scherer (Ger) 72 82 73.
233 Jana Niedballa (Ger) 78 76 79.
234 Cristina Turegano Mate (Spa) 76 77 81.
235 Vicki Troeltach (Ger) 82 77 77, Katherine O'Connor (Wal) 80 76 79 (jt 19th).
236 Hannah Jenkins (Wal) 83 76 77 (23rd).
237 Karolin Lampert (Ger) 82 78 77, Sara Vanzonhoven (Bel) 78 82 77, Nina Holleder (Ger) 78 81 78, Nicola Roessler (Ger) 75 84 78.
238 Sophia Popov (Ger) 85 76 77, Natilia Escuriola Martinez (Spa) 80 80 78, Mireia Prat (Spa) 80 78 79, Ariane Provot (Fra) 76 82 80, Ana Santos Melo (Por) 76 80 82, Tara Davies (Wal) 80 80 78 (42-36) (jt 28th).

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report and the photograph -- click onthe photo above for an enlargement