Tuesday, 30 June 2009

1st Round Scores at the Scottish Seniors Alex Glennie and Helen Faulds do well

Alex Glennie, (Kilmarnock Barassie) Jennifer Mack(Haggs Castle) and Sheilagh Quinn(Stirling) on the 1st tee at Kinross

In rather humid conditions and tricky greens Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)were the leading West of Scotland players over the Montgomerie Course in Kinross today.
The top sixteen scratch scores after tomorrows round proceed into the matchplay part of the competition, two rounds on Thursday and the semi-final and final on Friday. The eight losing first round competitors have a second bite at the cherry by being able to compete in the Second Flight Matchplay

1 HUNTER, Fiona Baberton 73
2 GLENNIE, Alex Kilmarnock Barassie 74
3 FENTON, Noreen Dunbar 75
4 FAULDS, Helen Douglas Park 76
5 CUTHBERTSON, Sheila Peebles 78
6 SMITH, Mary Tain 78
7 CADDEN, Suzanne Cardross 78
8 TELFER, Anna Milngavie 78
9 SUTHERLAND, Kathleen Royal Montrose 79
10 ANDERSON, Heather Alyth 79
11 WILLIAMSON, Pamela Baberton 79
12 THOMSON, Moira Gullane Ladies 80
13 BENNETT, Lorna Ladybank 80
Other West of Scotland Players
19 HUGHES, May Lanark 84
24 NEILSON, Maureen Greenock 85
28 KANE, Anabel Kilmacolm 88
31 FELL, Carol Ranfurly Castle 89
32 HUTTON, Patricia Lanark 89
33 PATERSON, Janice Drumpellier 90
37 MCDOUGALL, Linda Greenock 90
38 STEWART, Marion Kilmacolm 90
40 MACK, Jennifer Haggs Castle 91
55 ROGER, Fiona Ranfurly Castle 97
56 MACGREGOR, Helen Hilton Park 99
59 CRAWFORD, Fiona Shiskine 107

Click here for Todays Full Results
Wednesday's Tee off Times

Monday, 29 June 2009

Open Greensomes --- Douglas Park

Played 26th June 2009
E. Grant (Douglas Park) & M. Myers (Clober) 83 (bih)

Handicap (Scr – 18.9)

N. Campbell (Douglas Park) & A. Wilson (Clober) 69.4
C. Dingwall (Douglas Park) & B. Mitchell (Douglas Park) 70.6
L. McLean (Douglas Park) & N. Gray (Douglas Park) 71.6

Handicap (19 – 30)

H. MacDowall (Douglas Park) & K. Perfect (Balmore) 66.2 (bih)
E. Crombie (Douglas Park) & M. Agnew (Douglas Park) 66.2
A. Taylor (Old Ranfurly) & M. Taggart (Old Ranfurly) 67.8

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Club Championship -- Douglas Park Golf Club

The Prizewinners -- Click to enlarge Chris Dingwall, Gladys Speedie, Helen Faulds and Lynda Smith -- click to enlarge

Congratulations go to Helen Faulds who won the Douglas Park Championship today against Lynda Smith and to Lady Captain Gladys Speedie who won the Lady Seniors Championship against Chris Dingwall

5th Round Results of the Mail on Sunday

3 West of Scotland Clubs are thro' to the 6th round of the Mail on Sunday --- Kilmacolm meet Drumpellier and Kilmanock Barassie are also through although I do not know who they are playing. --- Good Luck to you all
Scottish Results:
Crail Golfing Society beat Kirriemuir Golf Club 3-2
Drumpellier Golf Club beat Kilspindie Golf Club 4-1
Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club beat Aboyne Golf Club 4-1
Glenbervie Golf Club beat Cowglen Golf Club 4-1
Kilmacolm Golf Club beat Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club beat Loudoun Gowf Club 3-2
Liberton Golf Club beat Deer Park Golf & Country Club 4-1
Mcdonald Golf Club beat Murcar Links Golf Club 3-2
Southerness Golf Club beat St Medan Golf Club 4-1
Stirling Golf Club beat Dollar Golf Club 4-1

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Kylie and Pamela miss the cut

Kylie and Pamela miss the cut at the Irish Open --- Click Here to see all the 2nd round Scores

Some more photos from Strathaven

Jean MacIntyre took more photographs at the Inter County Jamboree including some of the dinner To see them go to the Lanarkshire Website
Ayrshire's Liz Keohone made the fabulous County Centenary Cake pictured above (click to enlarge)

Friday, 26 June 2009


Entries for the Mackie Bowl (a SLGA Order of Merit event) should be submitted by 6th July. This 36 hole competition takes place on Sunday 26th July over Gullane No. 1 and is open to Category 1 and Category 2 golfers. Entry forms are available for download from the SLGA website and further information is available from Anne Brownie at apbrownie@blueyonder.co.uk .

First Round Scores at the Ladies Irish Open - Kylie is 2nd leading Amateur

The first round of the AIB Ladies Irish Open supported by Fáilte Ireland is underway at Portmarnock Hotel and Links near Dublin.
West of Scotland Amateurs Kylie Walker and Pamela Pretswell both do well today. ------ Kylie is the 2nd leading Amateur
To see all the results Click Here --- for European Tour Scoreboard
When you get there -- Click on the card link to see how the players have done


Home Internationals at Bogside

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Some County Captain Meassages

Lanarkshire Captain May Hughes writes a post jamboree thankyou message on the Lanarkshire Website
Other Website thanks D&A and from the Renfrewshire Website

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Message from Debbie Watts

Just wanted to thank you for the great photo's which I found on your website of the West Jamboree. I couldn't get up to see the golf but you all looked like you had a fab time in the sunshine. Hope to be there next year!!
Debbie Watt (Ayrshire)
Click on this link to see some of your Webmasters PHOTOGRAPHS

Scottish Seniors --- A few West of Scotland Players

There are a few West of Scotland Players going to the Scottish Senior Women's (close) Amateur Championship over the Montgomery course at Kinross beginning on Tuesday, June 30th 2009 :--- namely
Suzanne Cadden (Cardross),Helen Faulds (Douglas Park). May Hughes (Lanark)
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), Patricia Hutton (Lanark), Anna Telfer (Milngavie), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle). Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie). Linda McDougall (Greenock), Maureen Neilson (Greenock), Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle), Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm), Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle), Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm). Fiona Crawford (Shiskine) and Helen MacGregor (Hilton Park)
To see the starting times go to the West Vets Website

Some thank you notes after the Jamboree

Kay McColl (D&A Captain)would like to thank Carol Fell on behalf of all the ladies at the jamboree for for all the wonderful photographs that you have taken during the past three days.
(Photos courtesy of Jean Campbell)
Lanarkshire Centenary Wine --- Click to enlarge

Carol would like to thank Lanarkshire and D&A for their lovely bottles of wine that she received and also to congratulate May Hughes and her team of helpers on a well organised and run tournament. Also to Strathaven Golf Club on their fantastic course and clubhouse facilities

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Renfrewshire win the West of Scotland County Team Champions

The West Division County Teams -- Click to enlarge All the County Teams -- Ayrshire, D&A, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire -- Click to enlarge

Renfrewshire beat Dunbartonshire & Argyll 6 1/2-2 1/2 in the decisive match between the two teams with 100 per cent records going into the final day of the West Division women's inter-county team golf championship at Strathaven Golf Club today.
That meant Renfrewshire topped the table for the second year in a row and will go to Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh in September as West's representatives in the four-cornered contest for the Scottish women's county championship.
Ayrshire beat Lanarkshire 5-4 in the battle between the teams who had lost both their first two matches.
Renfrewshire had the player of the tournament in Scottish champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), winner of all six foursomes and singles ties she played. In the final set of singles, Megan beat former Curtis Cup player and past champion Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) by 2 and 1. It was Anne's first singles defeat of the tournament.
Renfrewshire had the strength in depth their rivals lacked. Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) was close behind Megan Briggs in the points table, earning 5 1/2 out of a possible six.
Jill Meldrum (Dullatur) top scored for runners-up Dunbartonshire with 4 1/2pt.
Final placings - 1 Renfrewshire 6pt, 2 Dunbartonshire & Argyll 4pt, 3 Ayrshire 2pt, 4 Lanarkshire 0pt.
Wednesday match details:
Foursomes - Anne Laing & Jill Meldrum lost to Eilidh Briggs & Megan Briggs 5&4; Nichola Ferguson & Lorraine Campbell bt Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart 1 hole; Suzanne Cadden & Laura McGeachy lost to Clare-Marie Carlton & Gillian Kyle 3 and 2 (1-2).
Singles - Laing lost to Megan Brggs 2 and 1, Ferguson lost to Carlton 6 and 4, Meldrum halved with Eilidh Briggs, Cadden lost to Jackson 6 and 5, McGeachy lost to Kyle 3 and 2, Helen Faulds bt Carol Whyte 7 and 5 (1 1/2-4 1/2).
Foursomes: Fiona Norris & Susan Wood bt Lesley Hendry & Rachael McQueen 1 hole; May Hughes & Lesley Lloyd bt Jenny Linklater & Alex Glennie 1 hole , Elaine Cuthill & Joanna Scott lost to Audrey Thompson & Liz Keohone 3 and 2 (2-1).
Singles: Norris bt Hendry 1 hole. Wood lost to Catherine Malcolm 3 and 1, Cuthill lost to Thompson 1 hole; Joanna Scott lost to Rachael McQueen 1 hole; Ruth Rankin lost to Linklater 4 and 2, Angela Devine lost to Lesley Williamson 1 hole (2-4).

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for his report

To see some photos from today's events click on the small thumbnail below (Sorry today was all RLCGA and D&A Photos)
Day 3 West of Scotland Inter County Matches

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Isabel Pearson -- Haggs Castle

Click to enlarge From L To R: Isabel wth her very good friends Webmaster Carol, Haggs Castle Past Captain Brenda Livingstone and Haggs Castle Past Captain Frankie Pearson - click to enlarge
Prestwick St Nicholas 1993 - Click to enlarge The Scottish at Prestwick St Nicholas 1993 - Jennifer Mack,Sheena Hamilton, Brenda Livingstone, Carol Fell, Isabel Pearson, Nan Don, Aileen Wilson and Janice Paterson - click to enlarge
Isabel Pearson -- Click to enlarge Isabel at La Cala Spain 1995 -click to enlarge

It is with great sadness to inform you that Isabel Pearson (Past Captain of Haggs Castle) died after a long illness at the weekend.
Many ladies will remember her from past Greenlees matches and the Scottish Closed Championships in the 80's and 90's. ---- The Funeral Service to which all friends are respectively invited will be held at Craigton Crematorium, Berryknowes Road on Thursday 25th June arriving at 12:30pm.

Day 2 at Strathaven -- RLCGA and D&A win again

Renfrewshire will play Dunbartonshire & Argyll in a winner-takes-all climax to the three-day West Division women's inter-county team championship at Strathaven.
Both teams have 100 per cent records.
Renfrewshire followed up their 8-1 beating of Lanarkshire with a 7 1/2-1 1/2 win over Ayrshire today.
Dunbartonshire & Argyll, 5-4 winners over Ayrshire on Day 2, beat Lanarkshire 7-2 today.
The winners of the title will represent the West Division at the Scottish county finals at Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh in September.
Renfrewshire 7.5 Ayrshire 1.5 (Renfrewshire Results first)
Megan Briggs and Eilidh Briggs beat Lesley Hendry and Catherine Malcolm 7&6
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart beat Liz Keohone and Jenny Linklater 3&2
Clare- Marie Carlton and Alyson McKechin beat Alex Glennie and Lesley Williamson 3&2
Megan Briggs beat Lesley Hendry 3&1
Gillian Kyle lost to Liz Keohone 3&2
Alyson McKechin beat Catherine Malcolm 3&2
Clare-Marie Carlton halved Audrey Thompson
Eilidh Briggs beat Lesley Williamson 4&3
Carol Whyte beat Rachael McQueen 3&2

Lanarkshire 2 D&A 7 (Lanarkshire result first)
Susan Wood and Elaine Cuthill lost to Anne Laing and Jill Meldrum 2&1
Fiona Norris and Angela Devine lost to Nichola Ferguson and Lorraine Campbell 3&1
Lesley Lloyd and Ruth Rankin halved Suzanne Cadden and Laura McGeachy
Elaine Cuthill lost to Anne Laing 5&4
Fiona Norris lost to Nichola Ferguson 2&1
Susan Wood lost to Jill Meldrum 6&5
Lesley Lloyd beat Louisa Ruane 4&3
Angela Devine lost to Laura McGeachy 6&4
Joanna Scott halved Helen Faulds

Here are some photographs from today's play --- Click on the small thumbnail to see the album
2009 West of Scotland Matches - Day 2

Monday, 22 June 2009

West of Scotland County Matches -- Day 1 results

Ayrshire and D&A County Team -- Click to enlarge Ayrshire and D&A team -- Click to enlarge (Courtesy of Jean MacIntyre)

Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire Teams -- Click to enlarge Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire County Teams - Click o enlarge (Courtesy of Jean MacIntyre)

Renfrewshire, the defending champions, made an impressive start to their 2009 campaign to retain the West Division women's inter-county team championship at Stathaven Golf Club today.
They beat Lanarkshire, without Vagliano Trophy player Pamela Pretswell, soundly by the resounding margin of 8-1. The writing was on the wall for Lanarkshire after they lost the morning foursomes 3-0.
Dunbartonshire & Argyll, without their GB&I team selection and county champion Kylie Walker managed to edge a 5-4 win over Ayrshire, which represented a good afternoon's work by Ayrshire. They had lost the morning foursomes 2-1 but battled hard to share the singles 3-3
Tomorrow, it's Renfrewshire v Ayrshire and Lanarkshire v Dunbartonshire & Argyll.
On Wednesday, it's Lanarkshire v Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire & Argyll v Renfrewshire.
The winners of the West Division title qualify for the four-cornered contest for the Scottish women's county team championship at Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh in September.
RLCGA 8 Lanarkshire 1 --- Renfrewshire names 1st
Eilidh Briggs & Megan Briggs beat Susan Wood & Elaine Cuthill 6 & 5
Clare Marie Carlton & Alyson McKechin beat Angela Devine & Fiona Norris 6 & 5
Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart beat Lesley Lloyd & May Hughes 3 & 2
Meggan Briggs beat Fiona Norris 3&2
Clare Marie Carlton beat Susan Wood 4&2
Eilidh Briggs lost Lesley Lloyd 4&3
Alyson McKechin beat Elaine Cuthill 2 holes
Gillian Kyle beat Ruth Rankin 2&1
Carol Whyte beat Joanna Scott 6&5

D&A 5 AYRSHIRE 4 -- D&A names 1st
Anne Laing and Jill Meldrum beat Lesley Hendry and Rachael McQueen 1 Hole
Nichola Ferguson and Louisa Ruane lost to Audrey Thompson and Liz Keohone 3&2
Suzanne Cadden and Laura McGeachy beat Alex Glennie and Catherine Malcolm 2 Holes
Anne Laing beat Lesley Hendry 6&4
Nichola Ferguson beat Rachael McQueen 6&5
Jill Meldrum beat Lesley Williamson 3&2
Laura McGeachy lost Jenny Linklater 5&4
Lorraine Campbell lost Audrey Thompson 4&3
Suzanne Cadden lost Catherine Malcolm 4&3

To see some photos from todays events -- click on the small thumbnail below
2009 West of Scotland Inter County Matches --- Day 1

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Liz Keohone is a winner

Miss Designer Golf and the Ladies' Golf Union are pleased to announce the winner of our Vagliano Trophy Competition and a €1,000 shopping spree is Ayrshire's Liz Keohone from Hurlford in Scotland.

Liz can now choose anything up to the value of €1000 (i.e. £865.20) from the www.missdesignergolf.com website.

Miss Designer Golf and the LGU would like to Congratulate Liz and wish her happy shopping!!

The County Teams for the Jamboree at Strathaven

The Jamboree will be played this week at Strathaven Golf Club – Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 June 2009
The D&A team is:
Suzanne Cadden, Lorraine Campbell, Nichola Ferguson, Anne Laing, Laura McGeachy, Jill Meldrum, Louisa Ruane and Kylie Walker.
The team for the Jamboree has changed slightly as Kylie is no longer available having been selected for the Vagliano Trophy and will be playing in Ireland. Helen Faulds will be playing in her place

Lanarkshire Team: (Pamela Pretswell has also withdrawn as she is in Ireland as well)

Elaine Cuthill (Lanark)
Angela Devine (Hamilton)
May Hughes(Lanark)
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
Fiona Norris (Hamilton)
Ruth Rankin (Lanark)
Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes)
Susan Wood (Drumpellier)

Renfrewshire Team: is
Megan Briggs, Kilmacolm
Eilidh Briggs, Kilmacolm
Clare-Marie Carlton, Fereneze
Donna Jackson, Cochrane Castle
Gillian Kyle, East Renfrewshire
Alyson McKechin, Elderslie
Liz Stewart, Cochrane Castle
Carol Whyte, Windyhill

AYRSHIRE - Catherine Malcolm, Lesley Hendry, Rachel McQueen, Lesley Williamson, Audrey Thompson, Liz Keohone, Jennifer Linklater, Alex Glennie.


Saturday, 20 June 2009

Medal 6 - Douglas Park

Played 19th June 2009, SSS 72, CSS 73, 41 Entrants
1st 84-12=72 Lynda Smith (bih)
2nd 83-11=72 Helen Robertson
3rd 94-20=74 Irene Orr
1st 96-32=64 Ailsa McGregor
2nd 97-27=70 Carolyn Cordiner
3rd 94-21=73 Pat Kennedy
Scratch: Helen Robertson 83

Friday, 19 June 2009

Pro Am at Douglas Park - Karyn Burns does well

Karyn Burns (Mearns Castle) was the only women to play in the pro am at Douglas Park yesterday. Karyn who previously was the assistant pro at Douglas Park played well in exceedingly windy, wet and testing conditions. She played with Lady Captain Gladys Speedie, Janet Dow and Anne Fergusson.
To read the full report and all the results go to the Scottish View Website
Their chosen charity Alzheimer Scotland was also a winner with around £2200 being raised so far with the raffle and auction proceeds.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Ayrshire are the Winners of the 2009 Kennedy Salver

Ayrshire Junior Team -- Click to enlarge Ayrshire girls team with junior convenor June Kerr. Left to right: standing Katie McGarva, Connie Jaffrey, Emma Hale and kneeling Linzi Allan, Hannah Gaunt (captain), Gillian Arnott (missing from photo Mhairi McKay). - click to enlarge

The Kennedy Junior Salver was played over Clober Golf Club today with Ayrshire being the overall winners. The morning foursomes were reduced to 9 holes due to torrential rain . The rain eventually subsided about 3pm to enable most of the 12 single matches to enjoy their game

Final Result: Ayrshire 7.5, Renfrewshire 4, Lanarkshire 3.5, D&A 3.

Double Click on the Slideshow to see larger pictures

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SLGA Announce European Teams

(Bled GC, Slovenia, July 7-11)
Carly Booth (Comrie)
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie)
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar)
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle)

Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies)
1 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
2 Roseanne Niven (Crieff)
3 Jane Turner (Craigielaw)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)

(Kokkola GC, Finland, July 7 to 11)

Lesley Atkins (Minto)
Sammy Leslie (Murcar Links)
Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies)
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall)
1 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
2 Jill Meldrum (Dullatur).

Margaret MacNaughtan (Aberdeen Ladies)

Tom Lehman tournaments Entry Forms

Here are the entry forms for the Tom Lehman tournaments in Troon.

Monday 3rd August 2009 • Fullarton Golf Course

Tuesday 4th August • Lochgreen, Darley and Fullarton Golf Courses

Monday, 15 June 2009

Janice Moodie Trophy at Windyhill

The Janice Moodie competition at Windyhill Golf Club on Friday 3rd July is a order of merit event and open to girls up age 21. Prizes are divided into age catgeories (10 - 14) (15 - 17) and (18 - 21). Tee of times are available 10.30 - 2.30.

Entry form attached or contact Tracy Masterton on tamasterton@hotmail.com, 07969 806885 or 0141 887 9802 to enter.

Kylie Walker and Pamela Pretswell are selected for the Vagliano Trophy Match

Pamela Pretswell
Kylie Walker

GB & I Vagliano Team announced for 2009 match at Hamburg Germany
There are seven new Great Britain & Ireland caps in the team of nine selected for the Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe at Hamburg Golf Club, Germany on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July.

The team, to be captained by Mary McKenna with Tegwen Matthews as manager, is:

JODI EWART (Catterick), Age 21.
RACHEL JENNINGS (Izaak Walton), Age 20.
LEONA MAGUIRE (Slieve Russell), Age 14.
LISA MAGUIRE (Slieve Russell), Age 14.
DANIELLE McVEIGH (Royal Co Down Ladies), Age 21.
PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle), Age 20.
RHIAN WYN THOMAS (Vale of Glamorgan), Age 22.
KYLIE WALKER (Buchanan Castle), Age 22.
SALLY WATSON (Elie & Earlsferry), Age 17.

1 KELLY TIDY (Royal Birkdale), Age 17.
2 HANNAH BARWOOD (Knowle), Age 18.
3 CARLY BOOTH (Comrie), Age 16.
4 LAURA COLLIN (John O’Gaunt), Age 22

Big-hitting Kylie Walker (pictured left)beat an international field and followed in the footsteps of Annika Sorenstam to win the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews this year. Actually, Annika won the tournament only once, and Kylie has had back-to-back “St Rule” wins, a feat last achieved by Solheim Cup player Catriona (Lambert) Matthew in 1993-94 and by only one other player, also a Scot - Christine Middleton (Cruden Bay) in 1988-89.
Pamela Pretswell, (pictured right)a Glasgow University student, was Scottish Universities champion in 2008 but her biggest win last year came on a holiday trip when she beat a quality continental field to win the Swiss Women’s Open Amateur Championship.
This year, despite important university exams, Pamela was able to win the West of Scotland title but after winning a sackful of trophies in the qualifying rounds of the Scottish Ladies’ (Close) Championship at Southerness, the after-effects of a pre-tournament illness drained her and she lost early in the match-play stages.
In last week’s British Championship, Pamela was the last Scot to be knocked out, but only at the 20th in the third round by Laura Collin who went on to remove Leona Maguire in the quarter-finals.

West Girls are Runners Up in the Inter Divisional Matches

Ann Wallace was at Ballumbie Castle at the weekend with the West Girls for the Inter Divisional matches and she has sent me a wee note about it all

East retained the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association girls' inter-district team title at Ballumbie Castle golf course, near Dundee, after the two-day competition.
East totalled 7pt, West 5, North 4, South 2pt.

We lost 3-0 to the East which was disappointing but they did have a very strong team and quite a few of our stronger ones weren't able to go but they bounced back and beat the South 3-0 on Saturday afternoon then had a close game against the North on Sunday morning but we won 2-1 which meant we were second overall.

Nancy Chisholm receives the M.B.E.

Nancy Chisholm -- Click to enlarge Nancy Chisholm M.B.E. --Photograph courtesy of Colin Farquharson-- Click to enlarge
Ayrshire's Nancy Chisholm (nee Smillie) has been honoured in the Queens Birthday Honours List with the award of an M.B.E. for voluntary contribution to ladies golf.
This is the latest in a list of honours conferred on Nancy recently, having been elected an Honorary Vice President of both the Ladies Golf Union and Scottish ladies' Golfing Association in the last year. Nancy served as LGU chairman in 1997 and Scottish Ladies Golfing Association president from 2003-2007.
A lifelong member of Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club, which she joined as a junior member, Nancy continues to play golf to a fine standard, and cites her favourite club and deadliest weapon as “father’s antique hickory jigger!”
A former Ladies Club Captain, and Club Champion of St. Nicholas ladies on no fewer than 10 occasions, Nancy has held many senior positions in ladies golf at a national and international level, as well as having undertaken refereeing duties at many major international amateur event, and this latest award is a very fitting and well deserved recognition of her many years of voluntary work on behalf of ladies golf and golfers.
In 2004, Prestwick St. Nicholas conferred Honorary Membership on Nancy in recognition of her outstanding contribution to golf in Scotland and further afield.
Nancy is also a member and past captain of West Kilbride Ladies, a club which holds her in equally high esteem as St. Nicholas for her contribution to club and country over the years.
Sincere congratulations from the Ayrshire Golf Association, and no doubt from many golfers throughout the county and beyond, go to Nancy on this well deserved award.
Many congratulations from all in the West of Scotland --- Nancy

Golf Tri Am at Dunblane for PE Teachers Past and Present

Calling all P.E. teachers, past and present. Nan Morrison (1968) is organising this years golf competition at Dunblane Golf Club on the 10th August 2009 from 10 am. This is taking the form of a triam --- £6 per team +£20 per person for green fees. This is a fun day out and Dunblane is a great venue. The team of 'old' students can be 2 PE's and a guest.

If you would like more information please contact Nan at Dunblane Golf Club or E-mail - 84newton@supanet.com or Elizabeth Hale tel. 01505 850 632 e-mail -- Ehalebackintouch@aol.com

Hope you can support this event. Liz Hale

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Lesley Lloyd has 2nd best Scratch at Carnoustie

Kirriemuir's Ann Ramsay followed up her recent win in Munross Trophy open tournament at Montrose by winning the Northern women's open tournament at Carnoustie on Saturday.
Ann had a round of 75 - five shots under the CSS for "away" players - to win the premier scratch award, the Carnoustie Rosebowl.
Next best scratch rounds were 78 by Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) and Shonagh Raitt (Forfar). Lesley had the better inward half.
The Gourlay Rosebowl for the best overall net score went to home course layer Fiona Gilbert with a 73 off four.
CSS - Home players 77; Away players 80.
Best overall scratch (Carnoustie Rosebowl) - Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 75.
Best overall net (Gourlay Rosebowl) - Fiona Gilbert (Carnoustie Ladies) (4) 73.
78 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) better inward half, Shonagh Raitt (Forfar).

Allander League Update

Looking for all the Dunbartonshire Allander League results update Carol Gibbons from Hilton Park Golf Club has been keeping them well posted on the Allander League Website

The Allander Trophy is played for by the following Clubs:

Cardross Golf Club
Clober Golf Club
Clydebank and District Golf Club
Helensburgh Golf Club
Hilton Park Golf Club
Milngavie Golf Club
Vale of Leven Golf Club
Windyhill Golf Club
Douglas Park Golf Club

The format is match play where the number of strokes given is the full difference on the handicap between the two players. Each team consists of 7 players and a reserve.

Sheila Conacher Trophy -- Douglas Park

Helen Robertson and Maureen Rennie Helen and Maureen --- click to enlarge

Many congratulations go to Maureen Rennie and husband Jim who won the Sheila Conacher Trophy yesterday at Douglas Park with an 81 net 65. They last won the the Trophy in 1977 and 1978. Maureen Rennie who is the West Vets Bronze Champion is pictured with Helen Robertson who won the putting competition with her husband Colin and also the long drive prize. Colin said her driving and putting were great --- pity about the rest !!!
Elinor Grant and son Graeme won the scratch prize with a gross 79
For those who can remember Sheila Conacher --- she was the Scottish University Champion in 1946,1947 and 1948 and also the Lanarkshire County Champion in 1948. Sadly Sheila died in 1952 at the early age of 24
Lady Captain Gladys Speedie gave a very nice tribute to Sheila in her presentation speech

Your Webmaster returns home from La Manga

Carol and Rachael --- Click to enlarge

Your Webmaster Carol has just returned from a lovely holiday in La Manga Spain with 4 very good friends and we were very lucky to meet a very nice lady ---- Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Rachael is probably the best known female cricketer in England. She was a member of the English women's cricket team from 1960 to 1982. She was captain of England from 1966 to 1978, and was unbeaten in six Test series. She was captain when England won the inaugural Women's Cricket World Cup, held in England in 1973.

Since retiring from cricket, Rachael has been a cricket journalist and broadcaster, and after-dinner speaker. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1972, and was one of the first ten women admitted to the MCC in 1999, as an honorary life member. In 2004, she was the first woman elected to the full committee of the MCC. Outside cricket, she played as goalkeeper for the England national field hockey team in 1964. She has been a director of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. since 1997. She has been President of the Lady Taverners since 2001. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.

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Barclay's Scottish Open

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Saturday, 13 June 2009

Coronation Foursomes - Douglas Park

Coronation Foursomes (23 teams took part)
Winners: Janice McIlwraith and Evelyn Crombie 38 points
Runners up: Gladys Speedie and Anne O’Connell 36 points (bih)

Friday, 12 June 2009

Pamela Pretswell loses at the 20th hole in the British

Scotland's last survivor, Pamela Pretswell, bowed out of the Ladies British open amateur championship in today's third round at Royal St David's Golf Club, Harlech in Northwest Wales.
The Bothwell Castle player lost at the 20th hole to Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt) after a match in which the Scot held a one-hole lead or was square.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Pamela Pretswell makes it through to 3rd round

Ladies British open amateur championship Scoreboard
Royal St David’s Golf Club, Harlech, Wales.
Match-play stages
Upper half
Carlota Ciganda (Spain) bt Celine Kortekaas (Netherlands) 5 and 4.
Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) bt Madeleine Ziegert (Sweden) 1 hole.
Valentine Derrey (France) bt Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 5 and 4.
Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down) bt Pia Halbig (Germany) 3 and 2.
Caroline Hedwall (Sweden\) bt Lauren Blease (Coombe Hill) 2 and 1.
Stephanie Kirchmayr (Germany) bt Jennifer Kirby (Canada) 1 hole.
Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton) bt Sue Kim (Canada) 8 and 7.
Hannah Barwood (Knoowle) bt Laetitia Beck (Israel) 4 and 2.
Myrte Eikenaar (Ntherlands) bt Maude-Aimee Leblanc (Canada) 4 and 3.
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) bt Anna Roscio (Italy) 4 and 2.
Lucy Williams (Mid Herts) bt Stacey Keating (Australia) 2 and 1.
Laura Collin (John O’Gaunt) bt Stefanie Kenoyer (US) 3 and 2.
Lucie Andre (France) bt Patricia Sanz (Spain) 2 and 1.
Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) bt Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham) 5 and 4.
Sian James (Bristol & Clifton) bt Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 3 and 2.
Jacqueline Hedwall (Sweden) bt Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 2 and 1.
Lower half
Camilla Lennarth (Sweden) bt Charlotte Wild (Mere) 2 and 1.
Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) bt Karlijn Zaanen (Netherlands) 5 and 3.
Caroline Masson (Germany) bt Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 3 and 2.
Ellie Robinson (Middlesbrough Brass Castle) 3 and 1.
Marion Ricordeau (France) bt Carly Booth (Comrie) 3 and 2.
Nathalie Mansson (Sweden) bt Marieke Nivard (Netherlands) 3 and 2.
Nicola Rossler (Germany) bt Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 1 hole..
Marta Silva (Spain) bt Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) 2 and 1.
Rhian Wyn Thomas (Vale of Glamorgan) bt Nina Holleder (Germany) 8 and 7.
Nicole Vandermade (Germany) bt Alessia Knight (Italy) 1 hole.
Jodi Ewart (Catterick) bt Diana Cantu (Mexico) 1 hole.
Roseanne Niven (Crieff) bt Nikki Foster (Pleasington) 1 hole.
Lauren Taylor (Woburn) bt Hannah Burke (Mid-Herts) at 20th.
Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) bt Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 5 and 3.
Azahara Munoz (Spain) bt Katherine O’Connor (Tadmarton) at 20th.
Ciganda bt Watson 3 and 2.
McVeigh bt Derrey 3 and 1.
Caroline Hedwall bt Kirchmayr 6 and 4.
Barwood bt Jennings 1 hole.
Pretswell bt Eikenaar 2 and 1.
Leona Maguire bt Andre 6 and 5.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Ranfurly Castle Centenary Trophy

Played 10th June 2009, 41entries
Sss 73 CSS73
Winner Marion Munro (12) 69
Runner up Helen Crichton (26) 71 bih

SCOTS who qualify at the British

Who the Scots qualifiers will play at Harlech


7.30 Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) (Qualifier 32) v Madeline Ziegert (Sweden) (Qualifier 33).
8.42 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) (28) v Anna Roscio (Italy) (37).
9.22 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) (29) v Sian James (Bristol & Clifton) (36).
9.54 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) (46) v Caroline Masson (Germany) (19).
10.18 Carly Booth (Comrie) (22) v Marion Ricordeau (France) (43).
10.34 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) (6) v No 59 qualifier from play-off.
10.42 Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) (58) v Marta Silva (Spain) (7).
11.14 Roseanne Niven (Crieff) (15) v Nikki Foster (Pleasington) (50).
11.30 Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) (31) v Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) (31)

Hi there from La Manga Spain

Sorry I can not keep the news up to date -- but having problems with Spanish computers !!
Cheers Carol

Clare - Marie wins the LGU Challange Bowls at Stirling Golf Club

Fereneze player Clare-Marie Carlton and Isobel Millar (Vale of Leven) both scored double whammy victories at the LGU Challenge Bowls competition at Stirling Golf Club on Monday
Clare-Marie had the best scratch score of 75 to win the Wallace Williamson Bowl and also, less her handicap of 2, the best net score of 73 to win the Silver Division LGU Challenge Bowl.
Louise MacGregor (Falkirk) was runner-up in the Silver Division handicap returns with a 74 off four. She prevailed with a better inward half over Fiona Campbell (Stirling), playing off 11, and Susan Jackson (Ladybank), playing off two. Fiona and Susan also had net 74s.
Isobel Millar won the Bronze Division Scratch Cup with a score of 101 and the Bronnze Division LGU Challenge Bowl with a net 79 off 22.
The CSS was 73 and 20 players took part.

Ayrshire v Lanarkshire Girls

Ayrshire Girls secured 4.5 points to Lanarkshire Girls' 1.5 points in a friendly match, played off handicap, over windy West Kilbride on Saturday. Ayrshire girls had a distinct advantage being more accustomed to links golf, but these matches give all the girls a good experience and they enjoyed their day - with the beautiful backdrop of Arran it was a delightful spot to be despite the chill in the wind later on.

Linzi Allan beat Nicola McLuckie 6/5
Mhairi McKay lost to Emma Caddow 2/1
Connie Jaffrey halved with Nicole Muir
Emma Hale beat Jennifer Black 7/6
Katie McGarva beat Alison Wight 6/4
Rachel Irvine beat Lisa Bathgate 6/5

Thanks go to June Jerr for the report --- Photos to Follow when I get back from Spain !!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Helen Faulds wins SVLGA West Division Championship Final

The postponed final of the SVLGA West Division Championship took place today at Renfrew Golf Club between Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) and Linda MacDougall (Greenock). The course was in extremely good order and the overhead conditions were ideal for golf. Helen played extremely good, steady golf and was the worthy winner. We wish her well when she heads to Blairgowrie in September to compete in match play against the other Scottish divisional champions.

June Spoon --- Lanarkshire County

The June Spoon was played at Wishaw Golf Course on Monday 8th June. The course was in excellent condition but the greens were hard and fast resulting in the competition being reduction only.
Results: SSS 71, CSS 74
Silver: Hilda Everett, Cathkin Braes, (19) 75
Jean Allan, Strathaven, (19) 76 BL6
May Hughes, Lanark, (5) 76 BIH
Anne Lloyd, Hayston, (12) 76
Scratch- Susan Wood, Drumpellier, 80
Bronze: Jean Macintyre, Strathaven, (23) 74 BIH
Pam Rice, Strathaven, (22) 74
Dorothy Loudon, Strathaven, (23) 79
Bronze Scratch- Pam Rice 96

Monday, 8 June 2009

LGU and Green Lamb

The Ladies’ Golf Union has reached a new agreement with leading ladies apparel brand.
Premium Golf Brands, the owner of Green Lamb, is delighted to unveil a four year partnership deal with the Ladies’ Golf Union. Under the agreement, Green Lamb will be the exclusive clothing supplier for the Great Britain & Ireland teams during their international matches, including the Vagliano Trophy and the Curtis Cup.
The first event where the GB & Ireland team will sport the latest Green Lamb collections is the Vagliano Trophy at Hamburger Golf Club, Germany, from 24-25 July. The team of 9 players, captained by legendary Irish player Mary McKenna, will be aiming to bring back the trophy that the Continent of Europe won at the Fairmont, St Andrews, in 2007.
Green Lamb has provided the LGU’s teams with clothing in the past, and Shona Malcolm, CEO of the LGU is delighted to be able to extend this partnership on a long-term basis as she comments, “we are extremely enthusiastic about formalising our association with Green Lamb. The brand has continually evolved over the years and can demonstrate, during the year of its 20th anniversary, that it clearly understands the changing needs of lady golfers. Their latest ranges appeal to a wide range of tastes and are packed with the very latest performance fabrics, which is extremely important for our teams.”
Grahame Jenkins, Managing Director of Premium Golf Brands is equally pleased to be working with the LGU, “the LGU does an incredible job and we are very proud to be able to partner them. Green Lamb is committed to supporting ladies golf at every level of the game and we are incredibly excited to see our clothing on the GB & Ireland teams this summer and beyond.”
As the ladies game evolves Green Lamb is bound to rise to the challenge of remaining ahead of the game – a fact that is clearly demonstrated in the illustrious nature of this partnership.

Medal 5 --- Douglas Park Golf Club

Played (05/06/2009 CSS:72)
1st 87-17=70 Norma Campbell
2nd 76-5=71 Helen Faulds
3rd 84-13=71 Elinor Grant
1st 91-24=67 Hazel Hamilton
2nd 93-24=69 Edith Monachan
Scratch: Helen Faulds 76

Friday, 5 June 2009


Your Webmaster is off on holiday tomorrow -- so I will leave you with some thoughts ----
These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
~ Sam Snead
A hungry dog hunts best.
~ Lee Trevino
You can talk to a fade but a hook won't listen.
~ Lee Trevino
I was three over. One over a house, one over a patio, and one over a swimming pool.
~ George Brett
Actually, the only time I ever took out a one-iron was to kill a tarantula. And I took a 7 to do that.
~ Jim Murray
The only sure rule in golf is - he who has the fastest cart never has to play the bad lie.
~ Mickey Mantle
Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you're not good at them
~ Kevin Costner
I don't fear death, but I sure don't like those three-footers for par.
~ Chi Chi Rodriguez
After all these years, it's still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye.
~ Chi Chi Rodriguez
The ball retriever is not long enough to get my putter out of the tree.
~ Brian Weis
Swing hard in case you hit it.
~ Dan Marino
My favorite shots are the practice swing and the conceded putt. The rest can never be mastered. ~ Lord Robertson
Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
~ Jack Benny
There is no similarity between golf and putting; they are two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground.
~ Ben Hogan
Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you're the best
~ Jack Nicklaus
The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf. It's almost a law.
~ H G Wells
I never pray on a golf course. Actually, the Lord answers my prayers everywhere except on the course.
~ Billy Graham
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
~ Bob Hope
While playing golf today I hit two good balls. I stepped on a rake.
~ Henny Youngman
If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
~ Jack Lemmon
You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
~ Lee Trevino
I'm not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced.
~ Lee Trevino

Thanks go to Isla White from Enjoy Music for these quotes

Moyra is in winning form on her birthday !!

Moyra and Nancy - Click to enlarge Moyra Withycombe (Prestwick St Nicholas) and Nancy MacGadie (Ranfurly Castle)

Greenlees matches are in full swing and despite the hard fought matches there is always the 19th for some good food, drink and sometimes celebrations
Both Ranfurly Castle and Prestwick St Nicholas enjoyed an excellent post match meal and finished the day with communal singing of 'Happy Birthday' for Moyra Withycombe (Prestwick's secy) and a piece of her birthday cake

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Open Day at Mount Ellon -- Still some places available

Mount Ellen's Open Day (Strokeplay) is on Monday 15th June 2009 There are still places available. The New Clubhouse is now open and it's well worth a visit. Contact details for entries is:-
Morag Henderson
8 Woodlands Gardens
G71 8NU
Tel 01698 854464
Mob 07808716044

June Medal and Medal Finals -- Ranfurly Castle

Played Sun 31st May 2009 [CSS 76RO] and Wed 3 Jun 2009 [CSS 73]
45 Entries

Silver Winner: Helen Craig (14) 69
Runner-up: Sheila Biggart (20) 70 (BIH)
Bronze Winner: Karin MacKenzie (26) 70
Runner-up: Marion Reid (25) 73
Scratch: Lesley Robertson 79 (BIH)

Medal Final Winners -
Silver: Marion Munro (12) 74 (BIH)
Bronze: Karin MacKenzie (26) 70

Monday, 1 June 2009

May Medal - Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association

Played 1st June 2009, SSS 72 , CSS 72, 36 Entrants
Handicap Scr - 12
1st Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 72 (4) 68
2nd Morag Turner (Kilmacolm) 81 (11) 70
3rd Annabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 84 (12) 72

Handicap 13-28
1st Helen Crichton (Ranfurly Castle) 96 (27) 69
2nd Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 85 (13) 72
3rd Christeen Finlayson (Whitecraigs) 92 (19) 73

Scratch: Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 72