Sunday 31 May 2009

West Girls beat East Girls at Pollok Golf Club

West Girls v East Girls
from Margaret McPherson
The annual match between West Girls and East Girls was played today in brilliant sunshine at Pollok Golf Club, Glasgow.
The matches were contested in excellent spirit, with great golf being played in spite of very hot conditions. Several matches were very close, with three going to the last hole, but in the end the West Girls were successful and retained the Mhairi McKay Trophy.
Thank you to Pollok Golf Club for the courtesy of the course and for a warm welcome in the clubhouse.

West Girls 5½ East Girls 2½

Results (West names first)
Jill Meldrum beat Gabrielle Macdonald 3/2
Alyson McKechin beat Rachel Hanlon 5/4
Linzi Allan beat Nicky Taylor 1 hole
Natasha Qayum beat Lauren Whyte 1 hole
Linsey Stevenson halved with Samantha Munro
Mhairi McKay beat Helen Goodwin 4/2
Emma Caddow lost to Alison Goodwin 4/2
Rachel Irvine lost to Shannen McGuire 3/2


Kylie Walker -- Click to enlarge Kylie Walker on the Swilken Burn bridge (Courtesy of John Stewart of the St Andrews Links Trust.) Click to enlarge

Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) today won the St Rule Trophy 54-hole women's open golf tournament for the second year in a row at St Andrews over the weekend.
The Scotland international and Vagliano Trophy preliminary squad member is only the third player to chalk up back-to-back wins in what has become one of the premier stroke-play tournaments on the European amateur women's golf calendar.
Christine Middleton was the first in 1988-89. Catriona (Lambert) Matthew was the second with victories in 1993 and 1994.
Kylie had rounds of 76 over the New Course on Saturday and then two rounds of 71 over the Old Course on Sunday for a total of nine-under-par 218. The New Course has a ladies' par of 75 and the Old Course is 76.
She won by two shots from Curtis Cup teenager Carly Booth (Comrie) who had rounds of 79, 70 and 71 for 220.
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), who dominated the stroke-play stages of the recent Scottish women's amateur championship, finished third on 225 with descending scores of 77, 75 and 73.

Scottish Team Winners -- Click to enlarge
Kylie Walker, Pamela Pretswell and Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), recent beaten finalist in the Scottish women's amateur championship at Southerness, won the team event for Scotland.
They are pictured above (l to r: Kenney-Walker-Pretswell), courtesy of John Stewart of the St Andrews Links Trust.(Click to enlarge)

218 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 76 71 71.
220 C Booth (Comrie) 79 70 71.
225 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 77 75 73.
226 D McVeigh (Royal Co Down) 81 74 71, K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 80 72 74.
227 E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 75 78 74.
228 K Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 83 70 75.
230 L Kenney (Pitreavie) 79 77 74, W Hillier (Joondalup, Australia) 82 75 73, T Davies (Holyhead Bay) 77 76 77.

Other West Of Scotland Players:
233 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 78 76 79,
241 Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 86 77 78,
246 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 85 85 76,
257 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 89 89 79.
259 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 80 84 95.


Saturday 30 May 2009

St Rule Trophy -- 1st Round

The CSS is 78 (par 75)
A blustery wind, unusually from the south-east, led to high scores on the New Course St Andrews in the first round of the St Rule Trophy.
Best score of the day (and the only score under par) came from Tilly Holder, Woburn, who carded a 73 with 5 birdies.
Lying in joint second place with 75 were Rebecca Watson (Holston Hills, USA) and Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder).
Defending Champion Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) was disappointed with her round of 76 which included 4 birdies and 2 double bogeys.
Ann Ramsay of Kirriemuir, called up as reserve, putted like a dream for a 77, the same score as Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) and Tara Davies (Holyhead Bay).
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), recently crowned Scottish Champion, scored 78. She found the windy conditions tricky especially on the inward half. Others on 78 were
Laura Murray (Alford) who pitched in at the last for a 78, Gillian O'Leary (Cork) with an eagle 2 at the 4th and Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies).
Scotland, represented by Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Pamela Pretswell and Kylie Walker lead with 153 in the team event.

Lady Captain's Day - Douglas Park

Played -29/05/2009 SSS 72,CSS 72 -- 86 ENTRANTS
1st 36pts Helen Faulds
2nd 35pts Patricia Richmond
3rd 34pts Anne Fergusson

1st 37pts Anne Reid
2nd 36pts Susan Rattray
3rd 36pts Sarah Dorward

Friday 29 May 2009

Have you got your entry in LGU Challange Bowls and Scottish Senior Championship

The closing date for the Scottish Senior Ladies' Championship at Kinross is Monday 1 June at 12 noon.

Late entries are being accepted until 12 noon on Friday 5 June for the LGU Challenge Bowls event which is being played at Stirling Golf Club on Monday 8 June. Phone the SLGA Office on 01738 442357 between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday or email

Tuesday 26 May 2009

Teams to Represent Scotland

Teams to represent Scotland selected at Southerness are:

St Rule Trophy, St Andrews 30-31 May
Team: Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Kylie Walker (Captain) (Buchanan Castle)
Reserves: 1 Laura Murray (Alford), 2 Jane Turner (Craigielaw)

Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship, Royal St David's GC 9-13 June
Team: Roseanne Niven (Captain) (Crieff), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle)
Reserves: 1 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), 2 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), 3 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie)

Irish Ladies Open Amateur Championship, Douglas GC, Cork 20-21 June
Team: Carly Booth (Comrie), Laura Murray (Alford), Roseanne Niven (Captain) (Crieff), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)
Reserves: 1 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), 2 Jane Turner (Craigielaw)

European Young Masters, Golf National (Albatros), France 23-25 July
Team: Lesley Atkins (Minto), Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies)
Reserves: 1 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), 2 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)

Monday 25 May 2009

The RLCGA Official Photo and Video of Megan Briggs

The Scottish Ladies Championship Trophy - Click to enlarge The Scottish Ladies Championship Trophy at Kilmacolm Golf Club - Click to enlarge

To see the official Renfrewshire County Golf Association Photograph of our 2009 Scottish Ladies Golf Champion Megan Briggs taken at her home club Kilmacolm today ----- Click Here.
There is also a short interview on UTube -- taken today by your webmaster Carol asking Megan a few questions
To see some more photos taken at the Scottish by Gillian Kirkwood Click Here

Ranfurly Castle Hospice Cup Stableford

Played 24/5/09 23 Entries,SSS 73, CSS 74
Winner: Sheila Biggart 37 pts (bih) (20)
Runner Up: Helen Craig 37 pts (14)

Sunday 24 May 2009

Who were Prizewinners at the 95th Scottish Championships

West of Scotland Players were well represented in the prizewinners list at the Scottish Championships last week at Southerness Golf Course. Here is a list of all the winners supplies by the SLGA
(Lowest gross score in first qualifying round)
1st PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle) 76
2nd KYLIE WALKER(Buchanan Castle) 77
3rd KELSEY MACDONALD (Nairn Dunbar) 78 better inward half.
4th AILSA SUMMERS (Carnoustie Ladies) 78

(Lowest net score in first qualifying round)
1st GAIL WILSON (Monifieth) 73 better inward half.
2nd AILSA SUMMERS (Carnoustie Ladies) 73
3rd NOREEN FENTON (Dunbar) 75 better inward half

(Lowest aggregate team gross score first qualifying round)

(Lowest Gross Score in Eglinton Quaich)

Lowest aggregate team net score in first qualifying round)

Lowest gross score in second round
1st PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle) 72.
2nd MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm) 73.
3rd LAURA MURRAY (Alford) 74 better inwarde half.
4th KYLIE WALKER (Buchanan Castle) 74

Best net score in second round
1st MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm) (1) 72 better inward half.
2nd LESLEY ATKINS (Minto) (3) 72.
3rd WENDY NICHOLSON (Broomieknowe) (4) 73 better inward half.

Aggregate gross
1st PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle) 76 + 72 = 148.

Aggregate net
1st AILSA SUMMERS (Carnoustie Ladies) (5) 73 + 76 = 149.

Best gross aggregate from an Under-21
1st PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle) 76 + 72 = 148.

Lowest nett score in medal rounds
1st MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm) (1) 72 better inward half.

Lowest scratch score in qualifying rounds
1st PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle) (72

Best scratch score by past champion in second round
1st MARTINE POW (Selkirk) 78.

County team aggregate scratch total over two rounds
1st LANARKSHIRE (Pamela Pretswell 76 72, Elaine Cuthill 80 80, Susan Wood 82 80).

Prizes donated by Miss Clark
Semi-finalists: JENNY JENKINS (Ralston), LINDA URQUHART (Banchory).
Runner-up: LOUISE FRASER (Kingsknowe).
Winner: SAMMY VASS (Tain)

CAROL WILSON (Murcar Links), LAURA MURRAY (Alford), LESLEY ATKINS (Minto), KYLIE WALKER (Buchanan Castle).Semi-finalists:
COUPER QUAICH (beaten by runner-up + bronze medal) - ELAINE MOFFAT (St Regulus)
COUPER QUAICH (beaten by champion + bronze medal) - JANE TURNER (Craigielaw).

BEDDOWS SALVER (runner-up + winner of silver medal) - LOUISE KENNEY (Pitreavie).

CHAMPIONSHIP CUP (champion + winner of gold medal) - MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm)

Saturday 23 May 2009

Some Photos from Southerness - Thanks to Gillian Kirkwood and Colin Farquarson

Megan Briggs - the 2009 Scottish Champion

Four semi-finalists Left to right:Jane Turner (Mortonhall), champion Megan Briggs, beaten finalist Louise Kenney, Elaine Moffat (St Regulus)
Sammy Vass and Megan Briggs - Click to enlarge

Clark Rosebowl winner Sammy Vass (Tain), Southerness Golf Club captain Ian Wilson, new Scottish women's champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)

Click on the photos above to see enlargements

Megan Briggs is the 2009 Scottish Champion

Megan Briggs - Click to enlarge

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) is the 95th Scottish women's closed amateur champion.
She beat Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) by 4 and 3 in the 18-hole final at Southerness Golf Club on the north shore of the Solway Firth this morning.
Megan, one down after two holes, took a grip on the final by winning four holes in a row from the fifth.
At the turn, the 20-year-old Renfrewshire County Champion for the past four years and a Strathclyde University student, was three up on her Scotland international team-mate, Louise Kenney, a 26 year old schoolteacher
Megan is a scratch player, Louse has a +1 rating.
Par ..........4-4-4-3-5-4-3-4-5--OUT 36
BRIGGS: 4-5-5-3-5-4-3-4-4--OUT 37 (one over par) Three up KENNEY:4-4-5-3-6-5-4-5-4--OUT 40 (three over par)

Kenney scored her first success since the second hole with a par at the short 10th but fell back to three down again by bogeying the par-4 11th.
The 12th was halved in bogey 5s and the long 13th in birdie 4s to leave Megan three up with five to play.
Megan made it back-to-back birdies with a 4 at the long 14th to go four up and a half in par 3s at the short 15th ended the final in her favour by 4 and 3.
Megan, with three birdies to her credit, was one over par approximately for the holes play. Louise, who had two birdies. was roughly five over par at the finish.

BRIGGS: 4-4-5-4-4-3
KENNEY 3-5-5-4-5-3

Follow the Scottish Final at Southerness

Click on the following link to follow the Scottish Final at Southerness between Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Louise Kenney (Pitreavie)


Friday 22 May 2009

May Stroke Competition - Douglas Park

Played 22/05/2009 SSS 72 , CSS 75, Reduction Only, 56 Entrants


1st 84-10=74 Carol Fell
2nd 82-6=76 Joan Gemmell
3rd 90-14=76 Lindsay McLean


1st 97-23=74 Ginette Evans
2nd 109-34=75 Christina Curry
3rd 96-21=75 Joan Pattison
Joan Gemmell 82

Megan Briggs in the Final of the Scottish Championships

Megan Briggs and Jane Turner -- Click to enlarge Megan Briggs and Semi Final opponent Jane Turner (courtesy of Colin Farquharson) click to enlarge

Renfrewshire County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) has reached the final of the Scottish Championships at Southerness this afternoon --- What a fantastic achievement . She won at the 19th Hole against Jane Turner from Mortonhall pictured above

Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) beat Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 5 and 4.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Jane Turner (Mortonhall)at the 19th.

Sammy Vass (Tain) beat Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) 4 and 3.

Megan Briggs through to the Scottish Semi Finals

95th Scottish women's closed amateur championship
Today's results at Southerness
+Qualifying position in brackets
Jane Turner (Craigielaw) (8) bt Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) (16) 4 and 3.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) (4) bt Laura Murray (Alford) (5) 3 and 1.
Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) (22) bt Lesley Atkins (Minto) (14) 4 and 3.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) ((10) bt Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) (2) 3 and 2.
1.30 Jane Turner v Megan Briggs.
1.50 Elaine Moffat v Louise Kenney.

Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) bt Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) 5 and 3.
Sammy Vass (Tain) bt Linda Urquhart (Banchory) 4 and 2.
2.10 Louise Fraser v Sammy Vass.

Tee off Times at Southerness

Tee times for today's ties at Southerness

Today's matches in the 95th Scottish women's closed amateur championship at Southerness links, Solway Firth are:
8.30 Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) v Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
8.40 Laura Murray (Alford) v Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
8.50 Lesley Atkins (Minto) v Elaine Moffat (St Regulus).
9.00 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) v Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle).
1.30 Wilson or Turner v Murray or Briggs.
1.50 Atkins or Moffat v Kenney or Walker.

9.20 Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) v Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe).
9.30 Sammy Vass (Tain) v Linda Urquhart (Banchory).
2.10 Jenkins or Fraser v Vass or Urquhart.


+ The SLGA's "live scoring" service will resume today on

Thursday 21 May 2009

Mail on Sunday - 4th Round Results

Cowglen Golf Club beat Bothwell Castle Golf Club 3-2
Drumpellier Golf Club beat Palacerigg Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Glenbervie Golf Club beat Kirkintilloch Golf Club 4-1
Kilmacolm Golf Club beat Douglas Park Golf Club 4.5-0.5
Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club beat Castle Douglas Golf Club 4-1
Loudoun Gowf Club beat Lochwinnoch Golf Club w/o
Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club beat Helensburgh Golf Club 3-2
Stirling Golf Club beat Comrie Golf Club 3-2
To see all the results Click Here

Alex Glennie wins the West Vets Summer Meeting

Alex Glennie - Click to enlarge
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)--- pictured above won the West Vets Summer Meeting at Douglas Park Golf Club today To read the full report go to the West Vets Website

95th Scottish women's closed amateur championship Scoreboard --- 1st Round and 2nd Rounds

D&A champion Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) and Renfrewshire Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)are through to the quarter final stages of the Scottish Closed Championships at Southerness today. Leading qualifier Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell) the Lanarkshire Champion was knocked out this afternoon
CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND +Qualifying number in brackets.
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)(1) bt Diane Macdonald (Dumfries & Co) (32) 5 and 4
Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) (16) bt Samantha Leslie (Westhill) (17) 3 and 2.
Sara Bishop (Windyhill) (24) bt Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) (9) 5 and 4.
Jane Turner (Craigielaw) (8) bt Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) (25) 3 and 2.
Laura Murray (Alford) (5) bt Susan Jackson (Ladybank) (28) 4 and 3.
Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) (21) bt Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) (12) 2 and 1.
Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) (13) bt Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) (20) 2 and 1.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) (4) bt Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) (29) 8 and 7.
Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie) (3) bt Fiona de Vries (St Rule) (30) 5 and 4.
Lesley Atkins (Minto) (14) bt Susan Wood (Drumpellier) (19) 2 and 1.
Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) (22) bt Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) (11) 2 and 1.
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) (6) bt Karen Marshall (Baberton) (27) 4 and 2.
Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) (7) bt Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) (26) 6 and 4.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) (10) bt Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) (23) 5 and 3.
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) (15) bt Claire MacDonald (Gullane) (18) 3 and 1.
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) (2) bt Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) (31) 3 and 2.

Upper half
Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) (16) bt Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) (1) 3 and 2.
Jane Turner (Craigielaw) (8) bt Sara Bishop (Windyhill) (24) 2 and 1.
Laura Murray (Alford) (5) bt Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) (21) 5 and 4.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) (4) bt Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) (13) 1 hole.
Lower half
Lesley Atkins (Minto) (14) bt Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) (3) 2 holes.
Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) (22) bt Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) (6) 4 and 3.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) (10) bt Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) (7) 2 and 1.
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) (2) bt Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 1 hole.

Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) bt Fiona Hay (Deeside) 7 and 5.
Laura McLardy (Murcar Links) bt Heather Anderson (Alyth) 3 and 1.
Kirsten Blackwood (Craigmillar Park) w.o. Ashleigh Wilton (Ladybank) scr.
Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) bt Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 4 and 3.
Carol Whyte (Windyhill) bt Linda Caine (Dunbar) 1 hole.
Sammy Vass (Tain) bt Linda Bain (Lochend) 5 and 4.
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) bt Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 3 and 1.
Linda Urquhart (Banchory) bt Aileen Hunter (Monifieth) 3 and 2.
Jennifer Jenkins bt Laura McLardy 2 holes.
Louise Fraser bt Kirsten Blackwood at 19th.
Sammy Vass bt Carol Whyte 3 and 2.
Linda Urquhart bt Helen Faulds 2 and 1.

Lanarkshire are the 1st Winners of the Kathleen McNeil Trophy

Lanarkshire winning team for the McNeil Trophy - Click to enlarge
Lanarkshire's team of, left to right, Elaine Cuthill, Pamela Pretswell and Susan Wood, first winners of the Kathleen McNeil Trophy for the best aggregate score by a county team in the qualifying rounds at Southerness (team of three, best two scratch scores counted over two days).
308 Lanarkshire (Elaine Cuthill 80 80, Pamela Pretswell 76 72, Susan Wood 82 80).
313 Dunbartonshire & Argyll (Kylie Walker 77 74, Anne Laing 84 87, Sara Bishop 89 75.
316 Aberdeenshire (Laura Murray 82 74, Sheena Wood 80 80, Jill Harrison 89 84), Midlothian (Jane Turner 80 78, Louise Fraser 92 79, Rachael Watton 80 78).
317 Renfrewshire (Megan Briggs 83 73, Clare-Marie Carlton 80 81, Eilidh Briggs 85 85).
Other totals:
321 Fife.
324 Angus.
325 Borders.
327 Perth & Kinross.
329 Northern Counties.
332 Ayrshire.
338 Dumfries-shire.
355 Stirling & Clackmannan(Image and reporting by Gillian Kirkwood)
Kathleen McNeil Trophy - Click to enlarge

The McNeil Trophy pictured above was awarded to the County Team of 3 returning the lowest aggregate scratch score in the 2 qualifying rounds with the 2 best scores counting each day. The Trophy, in memory of Kathleen McNeil, Renfrewshire's late Honorary Life President, has been presented by Miss Marigold Speir, Scottish Champion in 1957. It is very fitting that this trophy will not only be a permanent reminder of the Centenary of Scottish County Golf but to Kathleen who contributed so much to golf and was known by so many lady golfers in Scotland.

Wednesday 20 May 2009


Played at Hilton Park on Wednesday 20th May, 60 ENTRANTS,SSS 71,CSS 73
1st Scratch & MacNaughtan Trophy : A.Baker (Hilton Park) 77
1st Silver : L.McColl (Bearsden) 79-9-70
2nd Silver : K.MacAulay (MilnGavie) 78-7-71 (BIH)
3rd Silver : K.Scott (Windyhill) 80-9-71
1st Bronze : L.McCubbin (Hilton Park) 96-22-74
2nd Bronze : J.Bankier (Hilton Park) 97-22-75
Golf Foundation Brooch : L.McColl (Bearsden)

Spring Meeting - Ranfurly Castle

Played Wednesday 20th May 2009, 50 Entries SSS 73, CSS 75
Silver Winner: Sue Lyons (18) 72
Runner-Up: Fiona Roger (13) 75
Bronze Winner: Jean Irvine (21) 74
Runner-Up: Vicky Rennie (32) 75
Scratch: Anne Judge 83

Matchplay Draws at the Scottish Championships at Southerness

Click on the following links for the Scottish matchplay draws at Southerness
The 2009 Scottish Championship
Clark Rosebowl Draw

Lanarkshire's Pamela Pretswell is the leading Qualifier at Southerness

Improved weather brought improved scoring but no change at the top of the qualifying leaderboard in the 95th Scottish women’s amateur golf championship at Southerness links on the shores of the Solway Firth today..
Overnight leader Pamela Pretswell, a Glasgow University student and member of the Bothwell Castle club, duly claimed the No 1 seed position among the 32 who advance to the match-play stages. And she underlined her claims to be the favourite with a second-round, one-under-par 72, the best round of the two days, compared with her opening score of 76 in the windblown first day, which was also the best of that day.
Hamilton-based Pretswell, has never been able to enter this championship before due to first school and later university examinations clashing with it. She is obviously playing well, having won the West of Scotland title recently and last summer’s victory in the Swiss women’s open amateur title put her on the short leet for the Great Britain & Ireland team to play the Continent of Europe in Hamburg in July.
Big-hitting Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle), another member of the GB&I squad, again birdied four par-5 holes in returning a 74 for the No 2 qualifying spot on 151.
Carnoustie’s Katy McNicoll, brother of Keir who won the St Andrews Links Trophy and Leven Gold Medal last season, did very well to be the third best qualifier on 155.
She flew back to Scotland last week after graduating at Lynn University, Boca Raton and has had little or no time to acclimatise after the heat and comparatively calm weather of Florida.
But she put together rounds of 79 and 76 to qualifying for the match-play stages with ease.Two former Scottish champions, Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) on 163 and Martine Pow (Selkirk) on 164, qualified but the third former title-holder in the field of 80, Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) did not with a total of 171.
Martine Pow was one of three players whose 36-hole totals were good enough to qualify them for the match-play stages but they withdrew due to unavailability.
Mher eye over prospect international candidates.artine is a Scotland selector and will be kept busy over the remainder of the championship running
Students Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), 80-78 for 158, and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), 84-80 for 164, pulled out because of examinations later in the week.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) was the first player over the two days to equal the par of 73 for the 6010yd course and her Scotland international team-mate, Laura Murray (Alford) posted a 74, which put them both on the 156 mark at the head of the mid-afternoon finishers.
They were knocked off the top spot just after 5pm by Katy McNicoll who birdied the ninth, 13th and 14th in adding a 76 to her opening 79 for a 155 total.
At the end of the day, Megan appeared as No 4 seed and Laura as No 5.
Scottish Under-21 champion, Kelsey Macdonald (Nairn Dunbar), the third GB&I squad member in the championship, had a frustrating day which saw her drop down to the No 6 seed berth with a repeat of her first-round 78 despite the improvent in the conditions.
The Stirling University student, who began the qualifying process with a 9 at the par-4 first hole on Tuesday, today had a double bogey 6 at the third and a triple bogey 7 at the 12th.
As No 1 qualifier at Lossiemouth 12 months ago, Kelsey was beaten in the first round by Tain's Sammy Vass. Maybe she will prosper in a lower place among the qualifiers..
The withdrawal of Pow, McKechin and Watton meant that the play-off was not on 166 but instead involved the four players who totalled 168 - Claire Hargan (Mortonhall), Gillian Lockhart (Kilmarnock Barassie), Fiona Gilbert (Carnoustie Ladies) and Diane MacDonald (Dumfries & County).
They set off on a four-way play-off for the last two places. The play-off started at the 16th which Diane "won" with a 4 and Gillian was eliminated with a 6. Fiona and Claire both had 5s so they carried on halved the 17th in 4 before Claire claimed the last place (she is actually No 31 in the draw - too complicated to explain) by holing an eagle putt for a 3.
One of the pleasing features of the composition of the 32 qualifiers is the number of teenagers who are still in the championship.
Youngest of all is 14-year-old Lesley Atkins (Minto) who recently became the youngest ever Borders county champion. She qualified in the No 14 position. A great achievement for one so young.
Then there's 15-year-old Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) who qualified even higher than Lesley - in the No 9 sport to be precise. Again a performance that augurs well for the future.
Aberdeenshire teenager Samanthat Leslie (Westhill), who reached the final of her women's county championship two or three weeks back, qualified in 17th place. Ironically for Aberdeenshire, Samantha plays Murcar Links' Carol Wilson in the first round.

Par 146 (2 x 73). 6010yd. CSS for Round 1: 78.
148 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 76 72.
151 Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) 77 74.
155 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) 79 76.
156 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 83 73, Laura Murray (Alford) 82 74, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 78 78.
157 Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 82 75.
158 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 80 78.
159 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 78 81.
160 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 81 79, Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 80 80, Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 80, Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 79 81.
161 Lesley Atkins (Minto) 86 75, Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 80 81, Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) 79 82.
162 Samantha Leslie (Westhill) 85 77, Claire MacDonald (Gullane Ladies) 83 79, Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 82 80, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 79 83.
163 Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 84 79, Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 84 79, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 80 83.
164 Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 89 75, Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 85 79, Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) 84 80, Karen Marshall (Baberton) 82 82, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 80 84.
166 Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 89 77, Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 85 81.
168 (after four-way play-off) Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) 89 79, Diane MacDonald (Dumfries & Co) 81 87.
(unavailable for match-play stages):
158 Rachel Watton (Mortonhall) 80 78.
164 Martine Pow (Selkirk) 86 78, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 84 80.

West of Scotland Non Qualifiers:
168 Gillian Lockhart (Kilmarnock Barassie) 85 83,
169 Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) 86 83, Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) 82 87.
170 Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 87 83, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 85 85,
171 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 84 87.
174 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 87 87.
177 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 88 89.
186 Elaine Whyte (Windyhill) 92 94.
205 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhll) 108 97.
206 Ann MacDonald (Windyhill) 102 104.
213 Ruth McIntyre (Windyhill) 102 111.
219 Tracy Masterton (Windyhill) 119 100.

1 Pretswell v 32 D MacDonald.
17 Leslie v 16 Wilson.
9 A Summers v 24 Bishop.
25 Sneddon v 8 Turner.

5 Murray v 28 Jackson.
21 Ogilvy v 12 Sheena Wood.
13 Monteith v 20 Bennett.
29 Nicholson v 4 M Briggs.

3 McNicoll v 30 De Vries.
19 Susan Wood v 14 Atkins.
11 Cuthill v 22 Moffat.
27 Marshall v 6 K MacDonald.

7 Ramsay v 26 Cuthbertson.
23 McQueen v 10 Kenney.
15 Carlton v 18 C MacDonald.
31 Hargan v 2 Walker.
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for this report

Round 2 Draw of the Scottish Championships

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Tuesday 19 May 2009

West of Scotland's Champion Pamela Pretswell leads the Scottish

Pamela Pretswell - Click to enlarge
The southwesterly half-gale - or maybe it was a full-gale - whipping in off the Solway Firth wreaked havoc in the first qualifying round of the Scottish women's amateur championship over the Southerness links this morning. Bothwell Castles Pamela Prestwell who won the West of Scotland Championship over Prestwick Golf Club at the beginning of the month was the leader in the clubhouse after today's round.
She had a triple bogey 7 at the first and then four bogeys before she had a double bogey at the sixth. Her first par figure amd at the seventh - and then she promptly bogeyed the next.
But, it was at the long ninth that the Pretswell rags-to-riches golfing transformation took pace.
She covered her last 10 holes in one eagle (at the long 16th), six birdies (at the long ninth, short 10th, 12th, long 13th, 14th and long 18th). Only one blemish, a bogey at the 17th.
All that added up to nine over par for the first nine holes and six under par for the second nine
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) used her strength to birdie four of the par-5 holes to salvage a second-placed 77 after being four over par after only five holes. She had double bogeys at the second and the 11th in halves of 39 and 38.
Par 73 (36-37). CSS 78
76 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 45-31.
77 Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) 39-38.
78 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 43-36, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 41-37.
79 Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) 38-41, Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 41-38, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 41-38, Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) 40-39, Noreen Fenton (Dunb ar) 42-37.
80 Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 42-38, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 37-43, Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 41-39, Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 41-39, Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 44-36, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 37-43, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 40-40.
81 Diane MacDonald (Dumfries & Co) 40-41, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 38-43, Jordana Graham (Southerness) 43-38.
82 Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) 42-40, Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth) 46-40, Karen Marshall (Baberton) 43-39, Laura Murray (Alford) 39-43, Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 40-42, Linda Bain (Lochend) 42-40.
83 Claire MacDonald (Gullane Ladies) 41-42.
84 Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 42-42, Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 41-43, Emily Ogilvy (Aucherarder) 41-43, Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 48-36, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 42-42, Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) 42-42, Fiona Gilbert (Carnoustie Ladies) 44-40.
85 Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 42-43, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 44-41, Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) 45-40, Linda Urquhart (Banchory) 42-43, Samantha Leslie (Westhill) 44-41, Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 40-45, Gail Wilson (Monifieth) 45-40, Gillian Lockhart (Kilmarnock Barassie) 45-40.
86 Lesley Atkins (Minto) 45-41, Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 46-40, Martine Pow (Selkirk) 43-43, Aileen Hunter (Monifieth) 45-41, Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) 43-43.
87 Mary Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 41-46, Ashleigh Wilton (Ladybank) 42-45, Linda Caine (Dunbar) 46-41, Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 45-42, Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 43-44, Heather Anderson (Alyth) 42-45.
88 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 45-43, Susan Ireland (Prestonfield) 45-43..
89 Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 44-45, Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 45-44, Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) 46-43, Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 44-45, Kirsten MacCallum (Newburgh-on-Ythan) 46-45.
90 Laura McLardy (Murcar Links) 49-41, Kirsten Blackwood (Craigmillar Park) 43-47, Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 45-45, Winifred MacCallum (FDralkirk) 47-43.
91 Wendy Wells (Peebles) 47-44.
92 Addi Shamash (Kirkcudbright) 46-46, Sammy Vass (Tain) 49-43, Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) 48-44, Fiona Blair (Carnoustie Ladies) 48-44, Elaine Whyte (Windyhill) 47-45.
93 Diane Moncrieff (Lochend) 51-42.
94 Fiona Hay (Deeside) 49-45, Fiona Fullerton (Huntly) 48-46.
96 Fiona Macgregor (Thornhill) 44-52.
97 Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 46-51, Bobbi Waugh (Moorhall) 50-47.
102 Ruth McIntyre (Windyhill) 50-52, Ann McDonald (Windyhill) 51-51.
108 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 51-57.
119 Tracey Masterton (Windyhill) 60-59.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

The Scottish Championships begin today

The Scottish Championships start on today -- 19th May at Southerness Golf Club.

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Sunday 17 May 2009

Ranfurly Castle May Medal

Played 13/5/09, 39 Entries, SSS 73, CSS 76 R/O
Silver Winner Helen Craig 75 (15)
R/Up Pam Roulston 77 (20)
Bronze Winner Alexandra Qyuam 69 (36)
R/Up Marjorie Mitchell 80 (25)
Scratch Winner Sarah Eckford 89

Have you got rhythm ??

I know you need the correct tempo and rhythm to play golf --- this is nothing to do with golf but I thought if you have not seen this you would enjoy !!

Friday 15 May 2009

Medal 4 - Douglas Park Golf Club

Played 15/05/2009 SSS 72, CSS 75, 49 entrants.
1st 87-13=74 Elinor Grant
2nd 89-14=75 Lindsay McLean
3rd 90-15=75 Gillian Hendry
1st 98-33=65 Pauline Vannet
2nd 101-27=74 Mary Agnew
3rd 100-25=75 Ginette Evans
Scratch: Helen Faulds 80

LGU - West Area Final at Ranfurly Castle

Prestwick St Nicholas's Kathleen Dauthieu had the best net round of the day by far to book one of the eight qualifying places in the LGU Medal Grand Final at Crieff on Sunday, June 7, which were up for grabs at the rescheduled West area final at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club yesterday
Only 64 of the original field for the rain-abandoned competition on May 6th turned up second time round but even if they had all turned up it is doubtful if anyone would have got close to Kathleen's net 71 off a handicap of 24.
The ladies' par at Ranfurly Castle is 74 and the SSS 73. The CSS was 76 on a bright and breezy day.
Kathleen's net return was the best of the day by six clear shots.
The full list of qualifiers for Crieff is:
Silver Division - Christine Whitelaw (Largs) (9) (better inward half). Nichola Ferguson (Clober) (5) 78; Sheila Sergenson (Palacerigg) (11) (better inward half), Anna Boyd (Biggar) (14) 79.
Bronze Division - Kathleen Dauthieu (Prestwick St Nicholas) (25) 71; Margaret Bremner (Caldwell) (23) (better inward half), Joyce McGregor (Windyhill) (22) (better inward half), Helen Abram (Ranfurly Castle) (23) 77 (better inward half).
Helen Abraham, the Ranfurly Castle ladies captain pipped Kay Gillies (Vale of Leven), who had a net 77 off 23 for the fourth and last qualifying place in the Bronze Division.
The CSS was 76 Reduction Only

Ranfurly Castle MacMillan Cancer Strokeplay

Played 15 May 2009 14 Entries
CSS 74 SSS 73
Winner Karin MacKenzie 28 (70)
R/Up Marilynn Muirhead 72 (25)

Thursday 14 May 2009

Challenge Bowls and Scottish Seniors Entry Forms

The SLGA have announced that the closing date for entries for the LGU Challenge Bowls competition at Stirling GC on Monday 8th June has been extended to Monday 25th May.
An entry form may be downloaded here.
The closing date for the Scottish Ladies' Senior (Close) Championship to be held over the Montgomery Course at Kinross, 30 June - 3 July is Monday 1 June. The Championship is for those over 50 years of age on the first day of the Championship with a handicap of 20 or less. An entry form is available from the SLGA website.

Video of The 2009 Inter County Finals Prizegiving

A video of the Prizegiving -- press the play button and then HQ for better quality and if you have a slow connection allow it to load and then replay

Wednesday 13 May 2009

Inter County Foursomes Finals -- over Pollok Golf Course

Fiona Scott and Lesley Lloyd - Click to enlarge Fiona Scott and Lesley Lloyd (Lanarkshire) Scratch Winners

Dorothy Woodger and Maida Grant - Click to enlarge Dorothy Woodger & Maida Grant (D&A) - H'Cap Winners

The Inter County Foursomes Finals were played over Pollok today . The course was in magnificent condition. With the sun shining and very windy the course played even longer than its 6022 yards. The ladies found it a tough challenge. However, Lesley Lloyd and Fiona Scott representing Lanarkshire scored 39 each way to win the Scratch Award with a 78.
In the handicap event the qualifiers found it even more difficult with the winners being Dorothy Woodger and Maida Grant (D&A) with a net 83.5
1st:Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) and Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) -(Lanarkshire) 78
2nd:Isobel Harvey (St Rule) and Aileen Baker (Hilton Park)- (D&A) 81
3rd: Liz Keohone and Audrey Thomson(both Loudoun Gowf) - (Ayrshire) 83


1st:Dorothy Woodger and Maida Grant (both Hilton Park) --- (D&A) 99 (15.5) 83.5
2nd Morag Turner and Beatrice Orr (both Kilmacolm) ---(Renfrewshire) 97 (13) 84
3rd Nancy MacGadie and Rosemary Reedie (both Ranfurly Castle) - (Renfrewshire) 98 (13.5) 84.5

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The 2009 Inter County Foursomes Finals

Monday 11 May 2009

Lanarkshire County May Spoon

The Lanarkshire May Spoon was played over Airdrie Golf Club today in a mixture of warm sunshine and very heavy rain showers
SSS 68, CSS 70, 22 entrants
Silver:--- Net Scores
67 Anne Lloyd
69 Margaret Perston
70 Christine Main
75 Roxy Brown
76 Lesley Lloyd
2008 Spoon Final Winners: Silver: Pat Casey 75; Bronze Anne Cameron 86.

Glenmuir WPGA finalists at Dundonald Links

A number of the country’s top women PGA professionals will descend on Dunham Forest on Thursday, vying for a place at this year’s Glenmuir’s Women’s PGA Professional Championship.
The event, which is also the first of the Ryder Cup Wales 2010 one-day series, features former winners Cathy Panton-Lewis (The Berkshire), Lisa Jones (The Oaks) and double champion Alison Gray (Ormskirk).
This year’s final, which will feature the top seven from Dunham Forest plus defending champion Tracy Loveys, will be played at Dundonald Links, Ayrshire over June 18 and 19th 2009

Veteran's Trophy - Douglas Park

Veterans Trophy Played 11/05/2009 (SSS 72, CSS:75, Reduction Only)
1st 86-6=80 Joan Gemmell
2nd 99-17=82 Anne Paton
3rd 98-13=85 Gladys Speedie

1st 111-24=87 Edith Monachan
2nd 116-27=89 Aileen Murison

Coronation Foursomes - Windyhill

Played 10/5/09
Winners: Anne Laing & Lindsay Mathie 37 Pts
2nd: Sara Bishop & Katrina Milne 36 Pts
3rd: Ruth McIntyre & Claire Smith 35 Pts

Sunday 10 May 2009

Party Time Entertainment at the Scottish Championships

Scottish Championship Friday night party
Hi Folks,Aileen Hunter and Gillian Lockhart are advertising their last ever (so they say!!!!!) Scottish Championship party to be held in the Southerness clubhouse on Friday 22nd May at 8pm sharp.
Even if you are not playing in the Championship it is well worth making a special trip to be entertained (and be part of the entertainment) at the event of the year!

Saturday 9 May 2009

Inter County Fousomes Finals -- Starting Times

Friday 8 May 2009

Renfrewshire County Spring Meeting over Erskine -- Jennifer Mack is a Winner

Jennifer Mack (pictured at Prestwick on Sunday) was the overall winner of the Renfrewshire County Spring Meeting over Erskine Golf Course today.
On a course which had withstood the torrential downpours of the last week the greens were magnificent as everyone agreed
Result:SSS 73, CSS 76 Reduction Only

1st Division: - Handicap Scr - 12
1st: Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 82 (7) 75
2nd: Linda McDougall (Greenock) 84 (8) 76
3rd: Liz Hale (Caldwell) 89 (11) 78 bih
2nd Division : Handicap 13 - 28
1st: Mary Wylie (Elderslie) 91 (14) 77
2nd: Anita McMillan (Erskine) 98 (17) 81 bih
3rd: Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 94 (13) 81
Scratch: Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 82

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Thursday 7 May 2009

Scottish Women's Amateur Championship - Starting Times


+Draw for Second qualifying round depends on Round 1 scores.
8.30 Fiona de Vries (St Rule), Mary Summers (Carnoustie Ladies).
8.40 Lesley Hendry (Routenburn), Laura McLardy (Murcar Links), Elaine Cuthill (Lanark)
8.50 Addi Shamash (Kirkcudbright), Lesley Atkins (Minto), Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe).
9.oo Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Carol Wilson (Muircar Links).
9.10 Margaret Tough (Falkirk), Ashleigh Wilton (Ladybank), Sammy Vass (Tain).
9.20 Susan Wood (Drumpellier), Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth), Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe).
9.30 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Karen Marshall (Baberton).
9.40 Claire MacDonald (Gllane Ladies), Diane MacDonald (Dumfries & Co), Laura Murray (Alford).
9.50 Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir), Katrina Milne (Windyhill), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey).
10.00 Sara Bishop (Windyhill), Claire Hargan (Mortonhall), Kirsten Blackwood (Craigmillar Park).
10.10 Sheena Wood (Aberedeen ladies), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Elaine Moffat (St Regulus).
10.20 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies), Martine Pow (Selkirk), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).10.30 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore).
10.40 Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder).
10.50 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Anne Laing (Vale of Leven), Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle).11.00 Linda Urquhart (Banchory), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Fiona Blair (Carnoustie Ladies).
11.10 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Linda Caine (Dunbar), Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles).
11.20 Carol Whyte (Windyhill), Jordana Graham (Southerness), Samantha Leslie (Westhill).
11.30 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle), Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Aileen Hunter (Monifieth).
11.40 Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston), Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park).
11.50 Fiona Gilbert (Carnoustie Ladies), Heather Anderson (Alyth), Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth).
12.00 Fiona Hay (Deeside), Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay), Charlie Taylor (Kilmarnock Barassie).12.10 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Fiona Macregor (Thornhill), Wendy Wells (Peebles).
12.20 Gail Wilson (Monifieth), Tracy Masterton (Windyhill), Gillian Lockhart (Kilmarnock Barassie).
12.30 Elaine Whyte (Windyhill), Winifred MacCallum (Falkirk), Diane Moncreiff (Lochend).
12.40 Ruth McIntyre (Windyhill), Linda Bain (Lochend), Susan Dickie (Lochmaben).
12.50 Ann MacDonald (Windyhill), Fiona Fullerton (Meldrum House), Bobbi Waugh (Moorhall).
1.00 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill), Kirsten MacCallum (Newburgh-on-Ythan), Suzanne Ireland (Prestonfield).

D&A Centenary Medal over the Carrick postponed due to bad Weather

D&A Captain Kay McColl was extremely sorry to pass on the news that the County Centenary Medal over The Carrick had to be cacelled today (Thursday 7th of May). With the bad weather we have had recently, and the large numbers going out - they decided to cancel and they have a new date which is Thursday 1st October 2009

Wednesday 6 May 2009

Kilmacolm's Colin Brown is to be the new Captain of the R&A

Colin Brown - Click to enlarge
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has announced Colin M Brown as Captain for the year 2009 – 2010.
Each year the Past Captains meet to confer upon the nomination and the announcement was made today at the Club’s May Business Meeting. The new Captain will assume office later this year following the traditional driving in ceremony on Thursday 24 September 2009.
Colin Brown joined The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in 1994. He served on the Finance Committee from 2000 – 2005 and is currently Chairman of the Membership Committee and a member of the General Committee. He is a past Captain of Kilmacolm Golf Club and, in 2001, captained Prestwick Golf Club in its 150th anniversary year. He plays to a handicap of 7.
Educated at Glenalmond College, he is a Chartered Accountant and has retired following a career in stockbroking and investment management. He is a former Chairman of the Scottish Stock Exchange and is a Deputy Lieutenant of Renfrewshire.
Resident in Kilmacolm, Colin is married to Patricia, also an ardent golfer, who is Vice Captain of Renfrewshire Ladies’ County Golf Association. They have three adult children all of whom attended St Andrews University.

Report and photo courtesy of the R & A Website

LGU Medal Finals at Ranfurly Castle Postponed

The LGU Medal West Area Final at Ranfurly Castle was eventually abandoned when steady rain began to flood the greens in the early afternoon.
SLGA Tournament Officer Fiona Farquharson has rearranged the competition to be played at the same venue on Thursday, May 14th 2009

Tuesday 5 May 2009

Lanarkshire County Foursomes Qualifier

The results of the Lanarkshire Inter County Foursomes Qualifying Round played today over a wet and windy Cawder Keir Course,(SSS 72) were as follows:
1. Susan Wood and Carol McCall 78 BIH
2. Lesley Lloyd and Fiona Scott 78
3. Pauline Warlow and Joanna Scott 84
1. Jean Glass and Irene Cooper 70.5
2. May Hughes (Kirkhill) and Carol McKinnon 72.5
3. Linda McLanachan and Anne Cameron 74

Monday 4 May 2009

Scotland win the Team Trophy at the Welsh Women's Open

Good news this morning from Kylie Walker - Scotland won the Nations Cup team event at the weekend's Welsh women's open amateur stroke-play championship at windswept Royal Porthcawl.
Carly Booth and Kelsey MacDonald were the other Scotland team members.
"Obviously we were disappointed not to do better as individuals but we were happy to do Scotland proud by bringing home the Nations Cup Trophy. Thanks to the SLGA for sending us," says Buchanan Castle's Kylie who figured in a three-way tie for the lead with one round to go.
Kylie Walker finished joint sixth, Carly Booth joint 12th, Kelsey MacDonald 17th, Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) joint 29th.

Golf Club Results -- email your results

As you will have noticed you will see some Golf Club Results on this Website. Some results have been sent by email. The email link is also on the RHS of this website.
I have also taken the odd result from those posted on the Glasgow Herald Golf Club Returns Website which can be also found on the RHS of this webpage.

Due to my busy schedule only results sent to me by email will be put on this website

Jamieson Trophy - Kilmarnock Barassie

Spring Meeting - Jamieson Trophy (SSS 76, CSS 79) - Played 1st May 2009

1st: Lesley Williamson 83 (6)77
2nd: Debbie Peberdy 92(14)78
3rd: Fiona Brawley 86(7)79

Douglas Park Open Weekend --- Looking to join a new club

Douglas Park Golf Clubhouse in the Frost ! - Click to enlarge
Douglas Park Golf Club is holding an Open Weekend on Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th .
Prospective new members receive a Courtesy Round of Golf, a PGA Professional free swing check and complimentary refreshments

To read all about it click on the following link DOUGLAS PARK OPEN DAY

Sunday 3 May 2009

Pamela Pretswell is the West of Scotland Champion

Pamela Pretswell -- Click to enlarge
Bothwell Castle’s Pamela Pretswell lived up to her rating as the backmarker in the West of Scotland women’s amateur championship at Prestwick today.
The +2 player, who won the Swiss women’s open amateur title last summer, won by four strokes with a pair of 74s, against the CSS of 76 and 77, for a total of 148 in very windy and cold but mainly dry weather.
With no university exams clashing this year, Pamela will make her debut this month in the Scottish women's championship at Southerness ... and on this form she must be one of the favourites.
Runner-up at Prestwick on 152 with scores of 79 and 73 was former Scotland international Sara Bishop (Windyhill).
Pretswell, Susan Wood and Lesley Lloyd won the County Shield for Lanarkshire, while Renfrewshire (Eilidh Briggs, Alyson McKechin and Natasha Qayum) won the new Junior County Silver Salver, presented by the West Association.

CSS 76 77.
148 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 74 74.
152 Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 79 73
158 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 78 80, Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 78 80, Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies) 76 82.
159 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 79.
161 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 83 78
163 Audrey Thomson (Loudoun Gowf) 83 80, Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 80 83
164 Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 85 79
167 Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 83 84, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 82 85, Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 81 86
168 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 91 77
170 Jill Meldrum ( Dullator) 82 88
171 Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) 87 84
172 Liz Keohone (Loudon Gowf) 82 90, Lesley Williamson ( Kilmarnock Barassie) 80 92
173 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 86 87
174 Ruth Rankin (Lanark) 87 87, Lindsay Stevenson (Whitecraigs) 85 89, Rosalind Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) 84 90
175 Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 92 83, Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) 87 85
176 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 87 89, Hannah Gaunt (Kilmarnock Barassie) 82 94
177 Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) 84 93
179 Alison McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle) 90 89, Liz Stewart (Cochrane Castle) 87 92
182 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 93 89
183 Gillian Henderson ( Bellisle) 97 86
185 Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie) 93 92, Hilary Stuart (Bothwell Castle)84 101
186 Nicola Ferguson (Clober) 94 92
187 Ann Wallace (Prestwick St Nicholas) 99 88, Carol McCall (Strathaven) 97 90, Lindsay Mathie ( Windyhill) 92 95

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2009 West of Scotland Championship

Kylie has a bad day at Pothcawl

Northern Ireland Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down) won the Welsh women’s open amateur stroke-play championship in tough conditions at the so-demanding par-75 (for women) Royal Porthcawl links in South Wales.
Kylie Walker had a final round she will want to forget in a hurry. An 84 for 232 saw her drop down to a tie for sixth place. The Buchanan Castle player double bogeyed both the first and third but got two of the shots back with birdies at the short fourth and the long fifth before bogeying the ninth to turn in three-over-par 40.Then can disaster with a capital “D” – a quadruple bogey 8 at the 10th. Kylie did birdie the long 15th but then lurched off track again with a double bogey 7 at the long 17th and a bogey at the 18th for 44 shots home.Carly Booth (Comrie finished joint 12th with a closing 81 for 234.Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), runner-up in the “Helen Holm,” also struggled in the last round with an 81 for 236 and 17th place.Laura Murray (Alford) finished with an 83 for 242 and a share of 26th place.Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) had an 83 for joint 29th place on 243
To read the full report go to
Gillian Kirkwood Website

Saturday 2 May 2009

Kylie Walker in three-way tie for lead at Porthcawl

Buchanan Castle's Kylie Walker has bounced back from a slightly disappointing performance in last weekend's Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play to share the lead after 36 holes of this weekend's Welsh women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, South Wales.
The stage is set for an exciting final round on Sunday with three players tieing for the lead on 148 - West of Scotland's Kylie Walker with rounds of 71 and 77, England's Rachael Jennings with 73 and 75 and, the leading Welsh hope, Tara Davies with 72 and 76.
To read all the results go to the Kirkwood Golf Website