Friday, 31 July 2009

Catriona Matthew has a Hole in One and leads the British Open

A breathtaking back nine of seven-under 30 took Scotland’s Catriona Matthew into a tie at the top of the leader board on day two at the RICOH Women’s British Open.

She had a Hole in One at the 12th today and is currently 3 Under Par for the 2 rounds and sharing the lead so far
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Par 3 4 4 4 3 5 5 4 3 35 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 37 72
R1 3 3 4 4 3 6 3 4 3 33 5 5 4 3 4 5 4 6 5 41 74
R2 3 4 5 3 3 5 6 5 3 37 4 3 1 3 4 4 3 5 3 30 67

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Great Golf Lines

These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
~ Sam Snead

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 Ann Wallace of Prestwick St Nicholas for these

Riccarton Rosebowl Starting Times - Hamilton Golf Club

Sunday's tee time for the SLGA Order of Merit 36-hole event, the Riccarton Rosebowl, at Hamilton Golf Club:
8.00 & 12.00 Lauren D'Ambrosio (Carluke) & Lindsay Mathie (Windyhll).
8.10 & 12.10 Gail Wilson (Monifieth) & Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride).
8.20 & 12.20 Emma Caddow (Colville Park) & Jenni Allan (Hamilton).
8.30 & 12.30 Katie Reid (Monifieth) & Ashley Smith (Monifieth).
8.40 & 12.40 Anne Moore (Hamilton) & Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle).
8.50 & 12.50 Louise McGillivray (Banchory) & Jennifer Linklater (Largs).
9.00 & 13.00 Angela Devine (Hamilton) & Linda Bain(Lochend).
9.10 & 13.10 Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) & Louisa Ruane (Cardross).
9.20 & 13.20 Lesley Rolland (Dunfermline) & Carol Whyte (Windyhill).
9.30 & 13.30 Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) & Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth).
9.40 & 13.40 Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth) & Susan Wood (Drumpellier).
10.00 & 14.00 Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) & Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies).
10.10 & 14.10 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) & Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir).
10.20 & 14.20 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) & Laura Murray (Alford).
10.30 & 14.30 Emily Ogilvy (Auchterader) & Louise Kennmey (Pitreavie).
10.40 & 14.40 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) & Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar).

Monday, 27 July 2009

West Kilbride Girl's Open-- Still time to enter

There are still places available in the West Kilbride Girls' Open to be played next Thursday, 6th August. There are three Divisions:-

Pre handicap (The June Kerr Trophy)
Handicap (The Kandy Bar Cup)
and Scratch (The Nancy Chisholm Trophy)

In addition we are running a short game challenge- including parents- and shall have a snack bar around the turn.

Entries accepted by email to Tee times from 10am

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Clare- Marie Carlton wins the Mackie Bowl over Gullane

Clare - Marie Carlton - Click to Enlarge

West of Scotland's Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) -- pictured above won the Mackie Bowl by 4 shots at Gullane 1 today with scores of 74 and 72 for 146.
FINAL Leading Totals ---- Par 148 (2 x 74)

146 Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 74 72
150 Laura Murray (Alford) 74 76.152 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 75 77.
153 Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 76 77.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

GB&I win final set of singles but Continent of Europe win the Vagliano Trophy

Pamela Pretswell, Kylie Walker and Sally Watson - Click to enlarge Pamela Pretswell, Kylie Walker and Sally Watson - courtesy of Gillian Kirkwood - Click to enlargeGBI Vagliano Team - Click to enlarge The GB&I Team -- Courtesy of Gillian Kirkwood - Click to enlarge

Skipper Mary McKenna's Great Britain & Ireland team finished with their tails up by winning the final singles 5-3 - the only one of the four sessions of play over the two days that they did not lose - but the Continent of Europe retained the Vagliano Trophy women's biennial amateur international trophy by a 13-11 margin at Hamburger Golf Club, Falkenstein in Germany.
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)and Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) halved their foursomes tie this morning and Pamela had a comfortable win in the singles this afternoon.

Gillian Kirkwood -- Click to enlarge

To read the full report go to the Gillan Kirkwood Website

(Gillian -- pictured left --was a referee at the event)

For a printout of all the results Click Here

Medal 8 - Douglas Park

Played 24/07/2009, SSS:72 CSS:73
1st 90-17=73 Paula Galloway
2nd 84-11=73 Helen Robertson
3rd 91-16=75 Alison Miller
1st 97-26=71 Mary Agnew
2nd 100-28=72 Ailsa McGregor
3rd 101-22=79 Rhona Murison

Friday, 24 July 2009

GB&I trail to Continent of Europe at Vagliano Trophy halfway stage

GB&I And Continent of Europe Teams -- Click to enlarge (Courtesy of Colin Farquharson)

Great Britain & Ireland, seeking to avenge a record 15-9 defeat at St Andrews two years ago, are trailing the Continent of Europe who lead 7 ½-4 ½ at the halfway stage of the two-day women’s amateur international team golf match for the Vagliano Trophy at Hamburger Golf Club, Germany.
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell) - 5th from the right and Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) 4th from the right in the above photo are in the Team -- Click on this following link for today's full report --- Gillian Kirkwood Website
To print out today's results --- CLICK HERE

Scottish Under 21 Girls' Open Strokeplay Results

Nairn Dunbar’s Kelsey MacDonald, playing over her home course, beat English mid-amateur champion Lucy Williams (Mid Herts) with a birdie at the second hole of a sudden-death play-off to win the Scottish Under-21 girls’ open amateur stroke-play championship today
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) was the leading West of Scotland player
who tied for sixth place on 227 and her younger sister Eilidh was the next best finishing 5 shots behind in 12th place
Carly Booth (Comrie), winner of the Under-21s title at Auchterarder two years ago and unable to defend it last year at Powfoot, finished joint ninth on 230.
Leading Scores:
Par 222 (3x74)
220 Lucy Williams (Mid Herts) 75 70 75, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 70 76 74 (MacDonald won sudden-death play-off at second extra hole).
224 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) 73 76 75, Roseanne Niven (Crieff) 72 77 75.
226 Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth) 73 74 79.
227 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 73 74, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 78 75 74.
228 Jenna Birch (Royal Lytham) 75 78 75.
230 Kate Whitmore (Sandiway) 73 81 76, Carly Booth (Comrie) 76 77 77, Emma Fairnie (Dunbar) 75 75 80.
232 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 75 77.

Other West of Scotland Players:
241 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 78 83 80.
245 Jill Meldrum (Dullatur) 78 81 86.
247 Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 81 80 86.
248 Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 79 84 85.
250 Linsey Stevenson (Elie & Earlsferry/ Whitecraigs) 81 84 85.
251 Morag Macpherson (Troon Ladies) 82 80 89,
258 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 88 89 81, Kirstin Scott (Milngavie) 84 88 86.
264 Nichola Ferguson (Clober) 84 83 97.
331 Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 115 111 105.

To see all the results Click Here
--- Then click on the players name to see where the good and the bad holes are !!

Live Scoring from the Scottish Junior Open Strokeplay

Click on the following link to get the 3rd round of --- LIVE SCORING from the Scottish Ladies' Junior Open Stroke Play Championship at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club from 9.00am on Friday morning.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Ayrshire Centenary Greensomes Draw and Start Times

Ayrshire County are holding a Centenary Greensomes on Wednesday 5th August.
Ayrshire County Captain Nora McCrossan has completed the draw.
To see the Start Times click on the following link County Centenary Draw Sheet

Cancer Mixed Foursomes -- Largs Golf Club

Doreen McConnell,Fraser Innes and Vicki MacLeod Doreen McConnell, Fraser Innes and Vicki MacLeod (Click to enlarge)
The Amateur Mixed Open Foursomes in aid of Cancer Research UK was held at Largs Golf Club today and approximately £4,000 was raised for all their efforts. Organiser Vicki MacLeod (Chairman Largs Fund Raising Committee) is seen pictured above with Doreen McConnell (Ranfurly Castle) and Fraser Innes (Largs) who had a 76 net 66.5 to be the overall winners of the day

Scottish Junior Ladies Open Strokeplay -- Round 1 and Round 2

Par 148 (2x74)
145 Lucy Williams (Mid Herts) 75 70.
146 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbr) 70 76.
147 Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth) 73 74.
149 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) 73 76, Roseanne Niven (Crieff) 72 77.
150 Emma Fairnie (Dunbar) 75 75.
153 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 73, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 78 75, Laura Murray (Alford) 78 75, Carly Booth (Comrie) 76 77, Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 76 77, Jenna Birch (Royal Lytham) 75 78.
154 Kate Whitmore (Sandiway) 73 81.
155 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 75.
157 Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 75 82

Other West of Scotland Players:
159 Jill Meldrum (Dullatur) 78 81,
161 Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 81 80, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 78 83,
162 Morag Macpherson (Troon Ladies) 82 80,
163 Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle)79 84.
165 Linsey Stevenson (Elie & Earlsferry / Whitecraigs) 81 84.
167 Nichola Ferguson (Clober) 84 83, .
172 Kirstin Scott (Milngavie) 84 88.
177 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 88 89.
226 Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 115 111.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

SLGA events in August

Entry forms to the following SLGA events in August can be downloaded from the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association website: ----- Click on the following link to get your updated entry form for the County Open Meeting from the SLGA by Clicking here

August 18th 2009 - County Golf Open meeting at Dullatur.
August 30th 2009 - Scottish Ladies Foursomes at Forfar --- Go to the SLGA Website

Lanarkshire County Spoon -- Lesley Lloyd equals the Course record over Lenzie

The results of the Lanarkshire County Spoon competition played over Lenzie yesterday were as follows;
SSS: 73, CSS 75
Silver: Emma Caddow ( Colville Park) 81 (10) 71
Lesley Lloyd ( Hayston) 73 (1) 72
Anne Lloyd ( Hayston) 86 (12) 74
Scratch: Lesley Lloyd 73 ( which equalled the Course Record )

Bronze: Lesley Glicksten (Strathaven) 97 (23) 74
Alison Reid ( Lanark) 110 (35) 75
Louise Fleming ( Strathaven) 102 (26) 76
Bronze Scratch: Lesley Glicksten 97
Winner of Nancy's Cup (best net score from a Junior) Emma Caddow 71.

To see some photos from the day go to the Lanarkshire County Website

West Kilbride to stage new girls' Open Tournament -- Get your entry in

West Kilbride Golf Club's girls' section has grown from two at the time our support group took over in 2004 to 36 after this year's intake.
In recognition of this the club have given permission for a new girls' open tournament to be held on Thursday, August 6 2009.
Nancy Chisholm, past president of Scottish Ladies Golfing Association, has agreed to present us with a trophy in her name for the scratch award.
June Kerr, Ayrshire county girls convenor, will put up a trophy for the pre-handicap section and local bakery business Kandy Bar will provide sponsorship and a handicap trophy.
"We are arranging a variety of attractions on the day and aim to make our event a fixture in girl golfers' diaries for years to come," said Keith who is also heavily involved in the Scottish Seniors Golfing Society.

Entries to:
The Secretary
The West Kilbride Golf Club
33-35 Fullerton Drive
West Kilbride
Ayrshire KA23 9HT

Scratch/handicap entry £6.00 (non-refundable after closing date for entries)
Pre-handicap entry £4.00 payable on the day of competition

PLEASE NOTE: Stamped self-addressed envelope to accompany each entry
Entries Close Monday 27th July

Monday, 20 July 2009

Junior Girls Open at Kilmarnock Barassie

Kilmarnock Barassie Junior Girls Open Competition, Monday 3rd August 2009
Kilmarnock Barassie Junior Girls section would like to invite girl golfers to their Junior Girls Open Day.
There will be an 18 holes stableford competition held over Barassie Links and a 9 hole competition for non- handicappers over the Hillhouse course.
Both competitions open to any girl under the age of 18 as of the 1st of April 2009.
Go to the Ayrshire Website to get your entry form for the Junior Girls Open

Mail on Sunday - Round 6 Results

Scottish Results:
Crail Golfing Society beat Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club 4-1
Duns Golf Club beat Hirsel Golf Club 4-1
Kilmalcolm Golf Club beat Drumpellier Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club beat Southerness Golf Club 4.5-0.5
Liberton Golf Club beat Wearside Golf Club 4-1
Mcdonald Golf Club beat Inverurie Golf Club 3-2
Stirling Golf Club beat Glenbervie Golf Club 3-2

Sunday, 19 July 2009

The British Open Championship --- Stewart Cink is the 2009 Champion

Mike Brown and Stewart Cink Mike Brown (R&A) and Stewart Cink

Tom Watson and Matteo Manassero

Tom Watson (Runner Up) and Matteo Manassero (Leading Amateur)

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Stewart Cink beats tiring Tom Watson in four-hole play-off for Open title

American Ryder Cup player Stewart Cink is the new Open champion, snatching the title from the hands of compatriot Tom Watson in a four-hole play off after they tied on a two-under-par total of 278 at Turnberry this evening.
Watson, who had turned the clock back all week, ran out of time in his bid to win his sixth Open over the same course where he won his second in 1977. The dream ended in anti-climatic fashion as the 59-year-old five-time champion wearied over the extra holes and destroyed his chances when he took two shots to force himself clear of the thick rough to the left of the 17th fairway. As they walked off that green he trailed 36-year-old Cink by four shots.
The final hole was a formality. Watson blocked his tee shot into the crowd and was in rough short of the green in two. Cink hit two perfect shots to less then three feet and tapped in the winning putt. Watson, sadly, trailed by six shots.
Unfortunately for the talented Cink, who has earned his place in the higher echelons of the game, he was cast in the role of villain.
Playing in his 50th major championship, Cink created his shot at the title with a closing round of 69, making up three shots on Watson over the final 18 holes. He has won five tournaments on the US PGA Tour over the past 12 years and has played in 11 Opens with a previous best of tied for sixth at Carnoustie in 2007.
He took up the game when his parents, both single handicap players, left him at the driving range before he was old enough to go on the course.
“I grew up watching Tom Watson on television and hoped I could one day follow in his footsteps,” said Cink. “I never expected to be playing against him. It has been a surreal experience on one of my favourite courses in this wonderful championship.”
Ross Fisher started his last round birdie-birdie to take the lead but ran up a catastrophic quadruple bogey 8 a few holes later and his chance had gone.
Lee Westwood was in the leading pair on and off after that but dropped crucial shots over the last few holes and he too finished with an anti-climax of three putts on the 18th to fall out of joint second place.
Chris Wood, the Englishman who won the silver medal as leading amateur at Royal Birkdale 12 months ago, did amazingly well as a rookie pro to tie for third place with Westwood on 279.

2010 ST ANDREWS, Fife
2012 ROYAL LYTHAM & ST ANNE'S, Lancashire.
2103 MUIRFIELD, East Lothian.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report -- Go to Scottish Golf View to keep up to date with all Golfing news within Scotland

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Banff 5 day Tournament -- Lesley Watson is a winner

Cogratulations go to Lesley Watson of Cambuslang who beat Ros Dunsmuir (Cruden Bay) on the 18th to win the Doune Cup (Scratch Competition) at Duff House Royal in their Banff Open Week.
Agnes Carter of Kirkintilloch won the Low Handicap competition.
Also of note was Vicky Lindsay of Kirkintilloch who has not been in the best of health recently and hadn't played in a competition this year, went out in a buggy and shot a 66 (6 under her handicap), got cut and qualified for the matchplay. Unfortunately she lost in the first round. Not bad though for a Lady in her eighties. She's also entered for next year !
There were 195 entrants taking part in this Golfing Week and I have been informed that Brenda Livingstone (Lamlash) was the oldest qualifier in the Scratch Section!!
Well done to all in the West of Scotland who took part in this excellent golfing week

Stableford Competition - Douglas Park

Played 17/07/2009 SSS: 72, CSS:73
1st 38pts Helen Robertson
2nd 37pts Olive MacKay
3rd 35pts Carol Fell
1st 32pts Pat Kennedy
2nd 31pts Lorna Neilson
3rd 30pts Christine Baird

Friday, 17 July 2009

Teams to Represent Scotland

Alyson and Eilih - Click to enlarge Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs - West of Scotland Players

Teams to represent Scotland announced today, Friday 17 July, at Lanark are
Girls Home International Matches, Fairhaven GC, 4-6 August 2009
Team: Lesley Atkins (Minto), Ailsa Bain (Peebles), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Sammy Leslie (Westhill), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Rachael Taylor (Bad Griesbach), Sammy Vass (Tain), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall)
Reserves: 1 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), 2 Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield), 3 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), 4 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw)

Girls' British Open Amateur Championship, West Lancs GC, 10-14 August 2009
Team: Lesley Atkins (Minto), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Rachael Watton (Captain) (Mortonhall)
Reserves: 1 Sammy Vass (Tain), 2 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)

European Senior Ladies Team Championship, Dun Laoghaire GC, Ireland, 1-4 September 2009
Team: Heather Anderson (Alyth), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Fiona De Vries (St Rule), Fiona Hunter (Baberton), Mary Smith (Tain), Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies)
Reserves: 1 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), 2 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), 3 Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)
Captain: Pamela Williamson (Baberton)


Scottish Girls Prixewinners -- Click to enlarge Prizewinners at Lanark G. C. L to R: Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), Ailsa Bain (Peebles), Sammy Vass (Tain), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Ansley Reid Salver winner Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Lauren Duncan (Aboyne), Hannah McCook (Abernethy).
Photo Courtesy of Lanarkshire's Jean Macintyre -- Click on the image to enlarge
Ailsa Bain (Peebles) is the new Scottish Under-18 girls (close) amateur champion.
She beat Sammy Vass (Tain) by two holes in the 18-hole final at Lanark Golf Club this morning.

Sammy was two up after three, having won the long second with a par 5 and being conceded the second but she won only one more hole on the outward half - the short eighth - while Ailsa came on to ther game to win the fifth, sixth and eighth to be all square at the turn.
Ailsa made the move that would ultimately make her champion by w9inning the 10th, 12th and 13th to go three up.
Sammy rallied to win the 16th with a birdie and the 17th with a par to be one down on the 18th tee.
Ailsa clinched the title with a par at the short 18th to finish two holes up.
Ailsa was 20th the the 32 qualifiers for the match-play stages.
Sammy was 11th.

Final (18 holes)
Ailsa Bain (Peebles) beat Sammy Vass (Tain) 2 holes.
Thanks go Colin Farquharson for the report

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Jubilee Cups -- D&A

Played at Helensburgh Golf Club on Thursday 16th July 2009
SSS 72 CSS 75 (65 played)
Scratch : L.McCathie (Helensburgh) 82 (BIH), L.McNulty (Dalmally) 82
1st Silver & Jubilee Cup Winner : A.Carswell (Helensburgh) 86-17-69
2nd Silver : M.Spence (Helensburgh) 83-11-72
3rd Silver : C.Brown (Dalmally) 92-18-74
1st Bronze & Jubilee Cup Winner : A.Reid (Douglas Park) 100-24-76
2nd Bronze: I.Cullen (Cardross) 99-21-78

Kilmacolm's Eilidh Briggs loses in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Girls at Lanark

Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), the No 2 seed, was beaten at the 20th by Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) in this morning's quarter-finals of the Scottish Girls (close) Championship at Lanark Golf Club.
No 1 seed Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) progressed to the last four with a 2 and 1 win over Lesley Atkins (Minto). She was then beaten by Ailsa Bain (Peebles) who as a Borders representative had progressed to the afternoon's semi-finals with a one-hole win over Rachael Taylor (Bad Griesbach).
Sammy Vass (Tain), the North standard-bearer, beat the surprise packet of the championship, 30th qualifier Jessica Meek (Carnoustie) by 2 and 1 in the morning and then won by 1 hole against Rachael Hanlon in the afternoon.
To read the full report from todays play go to the ---- GILLIAN KIRKWOOD WEBSITE

Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) beat Lesley Atkins (Minto) 2 and 1.
Ailsa Bain (Peebles) beat Rachael Taylor (Bad Griesbach) 1 hole.
Sammy Vass (Tain) beat Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 2 and 1.
Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) beat Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) at 20th.
Bain beat Watton 1 hole.
Vass beat Hanlon 1 hole.

To see the all the results -- Click Here

To print out the results for the Scottish Under 18 matchplay results --- Click Here

Scottish Girls Quarter Finals at Lanark Golf Club

To see the quarter final and semi final results -- Click Here

To print out the results and start times for the Scottish Under 18 Matchplay quarter finals for today --- Click Here

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

All Women Pro Am Organised by Karyn Burns

Karyn Burns - Click to enlarge
READ MORE ---Gillian Kirkwood Website

The date and venue is now confirmed for my ALL-Women Pro-am! The event will be held at Archerfield Links Golf Club over the Fidra course on 21st August 2009.
I am delighted to have the co-operation of Archerfield Links, this fantastic and exclusive venue will be the perfect setting for what will prove to be an excellent and enlightening fun filled day for all involved! I am also excited at the prospect of having the Top Scottish Lady Professionals of the Ladies European Tour and the PGA all together for the event to make your day most entertaining!
Availibility for teams is Limited....I have space for ONLY 10 teams of 3 amateur players! Cost of entry for Each Team will be £495.
This will include:

Tea/Coffee & Bacon Roll on Arrival
Short Teaching Clinic/Q&A session.
18 holes (Format TBC)
3 Course Dinner inc wine.

Also, I have specifically chosen this date as it coincides with day one of the 2009 Solheim Cup which is being played in the USA. Following dinner, coverage of the Solheim Cup will be screened for us in the clubhouse should you so wish to make an evening of it!
I have also agreed a very special rate of £150/twin room in the Pavillion rooms within Archerfield, however there is limited availability on the number of rooms available.
I can provide further information on alternative accommodation on entry should you so require.
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me. If you wish to get your team signed up for what I'm sure will be one of your most memorable golf days EVER then please email or call me as soon as possible to confirm your place. Entries are opened to all players with an LGU Handicap!

Happy Golfing Always!
Best Regards,
Karyn Burns
PGA (AA) Professional
Sports Massage Therapist
Mobile: +447720442492

Eilidh Briggs reaches the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Girls

Eilidh Briggs - Click to enlarge
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) is the only West of Scotland player to reach the quarter finals of the Scottish Under 18 Matchplay Championships at Lanark Golf Club today. To read the full report on todays play go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) beat Louise Smith (Monifieth) 6 and 4.
Jill Meldrum (Dullatur) beat Jennifer Hide (Royal Norwich) 1 hole.
Connie Jaffrey (West Kilbride) beat Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 4 and 3.
Lesley Atkins (Minto) beat Gillian Simpson (Murrayfield) 3 and 2.
Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) beat Jordana Graham (Southerness) at 19th.
Rachael Taylor (Bad Griesbach) beat Jemma Chalmers (Monifieth) 4 and 2.
Ailsa Bain (Peebles) beat Sophie Alexander (Deeside) 1 hole.
Linsey Stevenson (Elie & Earlsferry + Whitecraigs) beat Samantha Leslie (Westhill) 2 and 1.
Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) beat Hannah McCook (Abernethy) 3 and 2.
Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) beat Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie) at 20th.
Sammy Vass (Tain) beat Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 4 and 3.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) beat Eleanor Tunn (Reay) 6 and 5.
Rachael Hanlon (St Regulus) beat Tara MacTaggart (Minto) 4 and 3.
Kirstin Scott (Milngavie) beat Lauren Duncan (Aboyne) 3 and 2.
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) beat Rachel Polson (Peterculter) 2 and 1.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Julie Vass (Tain) 6 and 5.

Watton beat Meldrum 3 and 2.
Atkins beat Jaffrey 9 and 7.
Taylor beat Dryburegh 3 and 2.
Bain beat Stevenson 5 and 4.
Meek beat Qayum 2 and 1.
Vass beat McKechin 1 hole.
Hanlon beat Scott 5 and 4.
Briggs beat MacDonald 1 hole.

2009 Scottish Vets Team is announced

The West Vets Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) has been selected for the Scottish Vets team to play in the 2009 Vets Jamboree at Bath Golf Club -- Tuesday 4th August -Thursday 6th August . To read the full team selection go to the West Vets Website

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Would you like to play in the County Centenary Greensome over Troon Portland

Ayrshire County Golf Association are holding a County Centenary Greensomes on the 5th August 2009 over Troon Portland .
Ayrshire County Captain Nora McCrossan still has 18 places left for "foreigners"

No need for form - just e-mail her your name, address and handicap and pay on day by clicking on the following link --- Email --- Nora McCrossin

Scottish Girls Championship Eilidh Briggs is 2nd Qualifier

Rachael Watton, 17-year-old Mortonhall member, earned the top seed status in the match-play stages of the Scottish Girls (close) Amateur Championship with a five-over-par total of 153 in the 36-hole qualifying test at Lanark Golf Club today.
Rachael had rounds of 77 and 76 with playing the last eight holes in two under par to finish three shots clear of Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmalcolm),
Eilidh had a roller-coaster first round of 77 which included an eagle 3 at the long 11th and a birdie at the long 14th as well as a double bogey sixth at the fifth. She had nothing better than par in her second round.
Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) who led the 1st round with a one over par 75 did not do so well in the 2nd round but ended up being the 6th best qualifier for the matchplay stages tomorrow.
1 WATTON, Rachael Mortonhall 77 76 153
2 BRIGGS, Eilidh Kilmacolm 77 79 156
3 MCCOOK, Hannah Abernethy 77 79 156
4 LESLIE, Samantha Westhill 78 81 F 159
5 DRYBURGH, Gemma Beaconsfield 82 78 160
6 MCKECHIN, Alyson Elderslie 75 85 160
7 HANLON, Rachel St Regulus 83 78 161
8 ATKINS, Lesley Minto 82 79 161
9 SUMMERS, Ailsa Carnoustie Ladies 81 80 161
10 DUNCAN, Lauren Aboyne 87 75 162
11 VASS, Sammy Tain 79 83 162
12 TAYLOR, Rachael Bad Griesbach 85 78 163
13 ALEXANDER, Sophie Deeside 80 83 163
14 GOODWIN, Alison Glenbervie 84 81 165
15 MACDONALD, Gabrielle Craigielaw 82 84 166
16 HIDE, Jennifer Royal Norwich 83 84 167
17 MELDRUM, Jill Dullatur 76 91 167
18 POLSON, Rachel Peterculter 88 80 168
19 QAYUM, Natasha Ranfurly Castle 85 83 168
20 BAIN, Ailsa Peebles 84 84 168
21 CHALMERS, Jemma Monifieth 88 81 169
22 MCKAY, Mhairi West Kilbride 85 84 169
23 SCOTT, Kirstin Milngavie 84 85 169
24 JAFFREY, Connie West Kilbride 86 84 170
25 SIMPSON, Gillian Murrayfield 89 82 171
26 MACTAGGART, Tara Minto 80 91 171
27 TUNN, Eleanor Reay 89 83 172
28 GRAHAM, Jordana Southerness 89 83 172
29 STEVENSON, Linsey Elie & Earlsferry 87 85 172
30 MEEK, Jessica Carnoustie Ladies 87 85 172
31 VASS, Julie Tain 87 86 173
32 SMITH, Louise Monifieth 88 86 174
33 BEVERIDGE, Kimberley Aboyne 85 89 174
34 REID, Katie Monifieth 93 82 175
35 MUNRO, Samantha Aberdour 90 85 175
36 MUNRO, Heather Monifieth 86 89 175
37 AIRD, Megan Strathmore 87 89 176
38 TAYLOR, Nicola Dunnikier Park 93 84 177
39 WILSON, Gail Monifieth 90 87 177
40 MCGUIRE, Shannen Canmore 89 88 177
41 CLYNE, Megan Deeside 82 95 177
42 FULLERTON, Fiona Meldrum House 93 85 178
43 YOUNG, Clara North Berwick 91 87 178
44 PROUSE, Claire Hazlehead 92 87 179
45 HUTTON, Alexis Falkirk Tryst 90 89 179
46 MCCRACKEN, Katie Powfoot 88 91 179
47 WARD, Keren Glen 90 90 180
48 KENNEDY, Katlyn Inverrary Country Club 92 89 181
49 MCINTOSH, Kate Broomieknowe 92 89 181
50 WATSON, Eilidh Muckhart 88 93 181
51 MCGARVA, Katie Troon Ladies 88 93 181
52 AIRD, Emily Strathmore 93 89 182
53 SCOTT, Hannah Broomieknowe 91 91 182
54 MACCALLUM, Kirsten Newburgh-on-Ythan 87 95 182
55 MCGILLIVRAY, Louise Banchory 87 95 182
56 COSH, Lesley Cowglen 91 93 184
57 ALSTON, Ashley Ann Royal Montrose 89 98 187
58 HALE, Emma Troon Bentinck 90 98 188
59 NIVEN, Annabel Crieff 95 94 189
60 GOODWIN, Helen Glenbervie 104 88 192
61 ANDERSON, Seren Deeside 101 93 194
62 MILLAR, Erin Pitlochry 95 99 194
63 SIMPSON, Kirsty Murrayfield 105 91 196
64 SMALL, Catherine Craigielaw 109 89 198
65 GLIKSTEN, Abigail Strathaven 104 95 199
66 TAYLOR, Amy Kirriemuir 95 104 199
67 D'AMBROSIO, Lauren Carluke 99 101 200
68 IRVINE, Rachel Largs 104 97 201
69 MCWILLIAM, Shannon Aboyne 110 106 216
70 QAYUM, Alexandra Ranfurly Castle 113 108 221
71 GOODWIN, Catherine Glenbervie 156 131 287
RTD VANNET, Kristina Peterculter 86 +6 4 RTD

1 Rachel Watton v 32 Louise Smith.
17 Jill Meldrum v 16 Jennifer Hide.
9 Ailsa Summers v 24 Connie Jaffrey.25 Gillian Simpson v 8 Lesley Atkins.

5 Gemma Dryburgh v 28 Jordana Graham.
21 Jemma Chalmers v 12 Rachael Taylor.
13 Sophie Alexander v 20 Ailsa Bain.
29 Linsey Stevenson v 4 Sammy Leslie.

3 Hanna McCook v 30 Jessica Meek.
19 Natasha Qayum v 14 Alison Goodwin.
11 Sammy Vass v 22 Mhairi McKay.
27 Eleanor Tunn v 6 Alyson McKechin.

7 Rachel Hanlon v 26 Tara McTaggart.
23 Kirstin Scott v 10 Lauren Duncan.
15 Gabrielle MacDonald v 18 Rachel Polson.
31 Julie Vass v 2 Eilidh Briggs.

Alyson McKechin is leading after Round 1 of the Scottish Girls

Alyson McKechin (75) sets the pace in

Scottish girls' qualifying at Lanark

Elderslie's Alyson McKechin set the clubhouse target of one-over-par 75 in the first qualifying round of the Scottish Under-18 girls (close) amateur championship at Lanark Golf Club today.
Alyson had birdies at the first, long 11th, 13th and 17th which almost offset a double bogey at the sixth and other shots dropped at the long fourth, ninth and short 18th in halves of 41 (three over par) and 34 (two under par).
Lying second among the early first-round returns is Jill Meldrum (Dullatur) with a 76. Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) come next with 77s.
The leading 32 players on the gross scoreboard at the end of 36 holes will go forward to the match-play stages.
Par 74
75 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie).
76 Jill Meldrum (Dullatur).
77 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Hannah McCook (Abernethy).
78 Sammy Leslie (Westhill).
79 Sammy Vass (Tain).
80 So[phie Alexander (Deeside).
81 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies).
82 Gemma Druburgh (Beaconsfield), Lesley Atkins (Minto), Gabriella MacDonald (Craigielaw).
83 Jennifer Hide (Royal Norwich), Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus).
84 Ailsa Bain (Peebles), Kirstin Scott (Milngavie).
85 Rachael Taylor (Bad Griesbach).
87 Louise McGillivray (Banchory),
89 Gillian Simson (Murrayfield), Jordana Graham (Sotherness).
90 Keren Ward (Glen).
92 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Katlyn Kennedy (Inverrary).
93 Emily Aird (Strathmore).



Monday, 13 July 2009


The race for the 2009 Dunfermline Building Society Junior Masters title, Scotland’s biggest participation junior golf event, gets underway with the first two of this summer’s four regional finals taking place this week.
Sixty four juniors will go west to Glasgow’s Bishopbriggs Golf Club which will tee off this year’s title race, the event then heads north to Boat of Garten with 69 young aspiring golfers hoping to be among those to secure a place in the prestigious grand final, which takes place on the Queen’s Course, Gleneagles, in October.
Qualifying competitions have been taking place up and down the country over the last three months, with the leading two boys and girls from each club making their way through to the regional finals. Following this week’s events, the Junior Masters regional finals moves to Alyth in Perthshire next week (21 July) and the following month to Lothianburn Golf Club, who will host the last qualifier on Wednesday 5 August.
Around 300 youngsters from clubs across the country will be participating in the four events, with the leading 80 players heading for Gleneagles, home of the 2014 Ryder Cup. Among the juniors taking part this year, over 50 competitors are girls, boosted by clubgolf’s ‘Girls in Golf’ programme.
SGU Marketing & Sponsorship Manager Ross Duncan said, “The Dunfermline Building Society Junior Masters has been a huge success and we are very grateful to the sponsor’s contribution over the last three years.
“Their support of this event has boosted the grass roots game by promoting and supporting junior golf in communities across Scotland, as well as giving young players the chance to play in a national event at Gleneagles, the Ryder Cup venue for 2014. The calibre of the field at each event has improved year on year and demonstrates much of the hard work going into junior golf and our SGU Academys right now.”
The winner of last year’s Junior Masters girls section was Kirkintilloch’s Jorden Ferrie, whilst Renfrewshire’s Rory McKinnon from Ranfurly Castle won the boys section. Ferrie will be among the field teeing up tomorrow, however McKinnon is unable to take part and is replaced by Scott McAllister, son of two times European Tour winner Stephen McAllister.
This year’s players will need to be on the top of their game to top the Gleneagles leaderboard and take the respective titles at this year’s Grand Final which takes place on 11 October.
Please visit the website for tee times

Starting Times for the Scottish Girls

The Scottish Girls Championship begins at Lanark tomorrow.
Click on the following link to see all the Starting Times -- then Round 2 for the 2nd round

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Scottish Girls Championship -- Traffic Delays

Will all competitors please note that there are major road works (gas main replacement) on the main road into Lanark town centre. There are temporary traffic lights in operation and the main road is reduced to one lane. This is causing delays to traffic entering the town centre from the A73 Carluke and A72 Hamilton directions. Please can competitors ensure that they allow adequate time to get to Lanark Golf Club

Come back to Ayrshire -- The Home of Golf

Come Back to Ayrshire - The Home of Open Golf

Comebacktoayrshire Newsletter

12 July 2009

It's a great year for golfers and anyone with an interest in golf to come back to Ayrshire.

Almost 150 years ago a group of individuals took to the sandhills of Prestwick and made Ayrshire the home of Open Golf. Today, Ayrshire boasts two out of five of The Open venues. This year, the newly refurbished Turnberry resort will play host the The Open, a world class event.

Those visiting The Open this year will have opportunities to find out more about the area including its range of links, public and parkland courses. A special 'Come Back to Ayrshire' stand will provide information on golf, tourism and the range of events taking place in Scotland's Year of Homecoming and beyond.

There will also be opportunities to discover your Scottish roots as specialists from Ayrshire Archives will be on hand to give you an insight into how to trace your family tree and discover more about geneaology.

Golf is of course one of the Homecoming pillars and the last practice day of The Open (Wed 15 July) is a special Homecoming Day.

Scotland's Year of Homecoming celebrates 250 years since the birth of Robert Burns. Burns was born in Burns Cottage, Alloway, Ayrshire, making this a "must visit" destination for all visitors in 2009. The Come Back to Ayrshire team will have lots of information on the Burns attractions in the area as well as annual Ayrshire events including, the Scottish Gold Cup Festival, Ayr Flower Show, The Burns an' a' that Festival and Alloway 1759.

The Homecoming Day will also be a great family day out with opportunities to 'Beat the Pro' at putting, have your photograph taken with The Claret Jug and see some special on screen welcomes from the world of sport.

Another special Homecoming golf related event will take place during the week of The Open and throughout the summer until 31 August 2009. Whole in One is a special golf exhibition that charts the history of Open Golf. This free exhibition takes place at Maclaurin Galleries, Rozelle Estate, Ayr and has something for all of the family to enjoy including golf artefacts and memorabilia, an interactive golf simulator and some nostalgic video clips. On a recent visit to Ayrshire golfing legend Jack Nicklaus said of the exhibition:

''The Whole in One exhibition is all about memories and rekindling the spirit of the past. I would encourage everyone with an interest in sport, their local history or those who are plain curious to have a look at the development of golf in South Ayrshire and to see some of the exhibits on show."
Jack Nicklaus

The Open provides a driving force for golf development in Ayrshire. South Ayrshire Council Leader Hugh Hunter said:

"Golf is a major asset to Ayrshire tourism. Often referred to as Scotland's Golf Coast, Ayrshire is a popular destination for golfers the world over. As well as major golfing events such as The Open, annual golf events are also organised by South Ayrshire Council bringing together locals and visitors to enjoy a sense of competition and camaraderie over a number of our courses in Ayr, Troon and Girvan and teams from Golf South Ayrshire and Junior Golf South Ayrshire (Club golf delivered by South Ayrshire Council within local primary schools) work together to develop the sport's social and recreational benefits amongst the young and young at heart!"

It is fitting that The Open comes back to Ayrshire in Scotland's Year of Homecoming and Turnberry, a luxury collection resort, newly refurbished to the highest standard will once again open its doors to provide the perfect setting. Who can forget the famous 1977 Duel in the Sun between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. This year looks set to be just as good with so many young exciting players emerging to compete with a few returning notable old hands.

Fifteen thousand grandstand seats, more than ever before, will provide not only uninterrupted views of the golf but will also showcase the breathtaking Ailsa Craig and the stunning Ayrshire scenery that surrounds Turnberry lighthouse. People the world over will be glad that The Open has come back to Ayrshire.

Barclays Scottish Open -- Final Results

The Barclay's Scottish Open ---- Click on the following link for all the final day's scores LIVE LEADER BOARD

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Highland Women's Open Scoreboard - PITLOCHRY GOLF CLUB - Robina is a Winner

Yesterdays Final results: Scratch: Semi- finals:
Claire Capocci (Bridge of Allan) beat Kate Green (Bridge of Allan) 1 hole.
Robina Gilbertson (Prestwick St Nicholas) beat Sal Shepherd (Craigmillar Park) 2 and 1
Final (Atholl Cup)
Robina Gilbertson beat Claire Capocci 4 and 3

Robina has now won the Atholl Cup four times.  -- Many congratulations from all in the West of Scotland

Scotland finish top of Flight B and Pamela and Kylie are winners

Scotland beat Wales 5-0 to earn ninth place ranking, Silver medals for England

Scotland defeated Switzerland 4 1/2 to 1/2 in the European Team Championships and then went on to beat Wales 5-0 in their final Flight B match to be officially ranked ninth of the 18 competing countries in the European women's amateur team golf championship at Bled, Slovenia.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) and Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) won the foursomes by 4 and 3 over Amy Boulden and Gemma Bradbury.
In the singles, the Scotland dominance continued. Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) beat left-handed Stephanie Evans by 3 and 2. Carly Booth (Comrie) was a one-hole winner over Rhian Wyn Thomas. Stirling student Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) beat Tara Davies 4 and 3 while Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) also won by 4 and 3 over Lucy Gould.
Considering they were a little unlucky to lose out on eighth place in the Championship Flight, it was not a bad performance at all by the Scots. Ninth was the highest finish they could achieve after that - and they did it with a little bit of style.
The official rankings at the conclusion of the championship were:
1 Germany, 2 England, 3 France, 4 Spain, 5 Sweden, 6 Netherlands, 7 Denmark, 8 Norway.
9 Scotland, 10 Wales, 11 Austria, 12 Switzerland, 13 Italy, 14 Finland, 15 Belgium, 16 Iceland.17 Ireland, 18 Slovenia.
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Stableford Sweep - Douglas Park

Played 11/07/2009, SSS 72, CSS:72)
1st  35pts  Norma Campbell
2nd  30pts  Chris Dingwall
3rd  29pts  Janice McIlwraith
1st  41pts  Yvonne Currie
2nd  25pts  Christina Curry

Myra Craig Stableford - Douglas Park

Myra Craig Stableford (10/07/2009 SSS 72 ,CSS:71)
1st 37pts Janice McIlwraith
2nd 36pts Jinty Halley
3rd 36pts Sheila Forgie
1st 38pts Marie Bryce
2nd 36pts Norma Vallance
3rd 36pts Gina Rennie
Winner of the Myra Craig Trophy --- Marie Bryce

Friday, 10 July 2009

Scottish Under 14's at Largs Golf Club

Connie Jaffrey - Click to enlarge
In the Loretto School Scottish U14s Girls Championship, the title went to Belgium’s Jennifer Remy today after she posted a six-over par 79 to edge out Selby’s Ellie Goodall on the better inward half.
Rick Valentine, Director of Golf at Loretto School Golf Academy, said:
“We’ve had another excellent event here at Largs on a fantastic golf course with great weather. It’s great to see so many good young players here, from Scotland, England and a strong overseas contingent, illustrating the strength of this championship.”
“Loretto School is very proud to continue our support of the SGU and SLGA and congratulate both Bradley and Jennifer on their victories.” he added.
The West of Scotland top Junior was Connie Jaffrey (pictured above) from West Kilbride .

1 REMY, Jennifer Belgium 79
2 GOODALL, Ellie Selby 79
T3 WATSON, Eilidh Muckhart 80
T3 HEALEY, Eloise (U12) Lee Park 80
5 VAN DIEVOET, Elodie Belgium 81
6 JAFFREY, Connie West Kilbride 83
Other Scottish Players:
13 AIRD, Emily Strathmore 88 F +15
T14 IRVINE, Rachel Largs 89 F +16
T16 HALE, Emma (U12) Troon Bentinck 90 F +17
18 WRIGHT, Katie Stranraer 91 F +18
19 BORWICK, Olivia Ellon 92 F +19
T20 MUNRO, Heather Monifieth 93 F +20
22 MCGARVA, Katie Troon Ladies 94 F +21
T23 MARR, Zoe Inverurie 97 F +24
25 MCWILLIAM, Shannon (U12) Aboyne 99 F +26
26 MACGARVIE, Hazel (U12) Troon Ladies 103 F +30
T27 QAYUM, Alexandra (U12) Ranfurly Castle 104 F +31
T27 EVERETT, Rosie Kilspindie 104 F +31
29 MACKIE, Grace Troon Ladies 106 F +33
30 DONOGHUE, Beth (U12) Brucefields 108 F +35
31 WOOD, Tiffiny Glenbervie 109 F +36

To see the full scoreboard -- click on the following link
Under 14 Scottish Girls at Largs

Thursday, 9 July 2009

RBS -- West of Scotland and Scottish Golf every day heroes

Golfing Heroes - click to enlarge
The Royal Bank of Scotland and the Scottish Daily Record joined forces to find 10 everyday heroes within Scottish Golf who make a huge, and often unseen, impact on the sport.
Congratulations go to Ayrshire's June Kerr nominated by Ayrshire's Junior Connie Jaffrey and Renfrewshire's Carol Fell nominated by D&A's Jean Campbell who now have all won 4 day tickets each to the British Open at Turnberry next week
To see who all the winners were go to the Royal Bank of Scotland -- Golfing Heroes Website

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Get fit for Golf with "Evian Water"

Thanks go to D&A's Jean Campbell for this one

Pamela and Kylie play well for Scotland but Scots miss out for the Top Flight by one

Scotland missed out by one in the Championship Flight of the European women's amateur team championship at Bled, Slovenia.
The Scots finished ninth in the 36-hole qualifying stroke-play which put them into the Second Flight - along with Wales and Ireland.
France are the top seeds with a three-over-par team total over two rounds, which represents some quality scoring in there.
England qualified in fourth place at 14 over par.
The Scots (29 over par) therefore join Wales (44 over par) and Ireland (46 over par) in the Second Flight Matches.
Top scorer for the Scots over the qualifying rounds was Swiss women's open amateur champion Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) with 77 and 71 for 148.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) and Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) all totalled 152, Louise with a pair of 76s, Kyle with scores of 78 and 75 while Sally followed up a 79 with a 73.
Stirling University student Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) improved by five shots with a 75 for 155 but Carly Booth (Comrie) is still not at her best with scores of 79 and 77 for 156.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Susan Wood wins Morison Cup again - by 14 shots at Colville Park

Susan Wood - Click to enlarge Susan Wood (Click to enlarge) -- Photo Courtesy of Jean McIntyre

The winner, for the second year in a row, of the 36-hole Morison Cup, played over Colville Park today, was Susan Wood (Drumpellier) with a total of 152, made up of rounds of 78 and 74.
The runner-up was Ruth Rankin (Lanark) with scores of 86 and 80 for 166.
The SSS is 71 and the CSS for the day was 71 and 72.
Susan Wood also won the handicap prize with a net score of 146 (75 and 71).
The winner of the one-round Blackjack Cup was Sandy Williamson (Lanark) with a net 73.
In the junior championship, also played today over Colville Park, Alexandra Duffy (handicap 29) of Cathkin Braes won the championship salver with a net score of 65 while Nicole Benson (Cawder) won the scratch cup with a gross score of 84.

Renfrewshire County Medal -- over East Renfrewshire

The overall winner of the Renfrewshire County July medal over East Renfrewshire to-day was Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) with a net 67 (13) - a better inward from half from Jean Irvine (Ranfurly Castle) 67 (21). The best scratch was won by Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) with an excellent 72.

SSS 71, CSS 71, 43 entrants.

Handicap 0 - 12
1st Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 72 (3) 69
2nd Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 73 (3) 70
3rd Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 81 (10) 71 a.c.b.

Handicaps 13 - 28
1st Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 80 (13) 67 a.c.b.
2nd Jean Irvine (Ranfurly Castle) 88(21) 67
3rd Moira Cameron (Troon Ladies) 92 (17) 75

Monday, 6 July 2009

Ayrshire County Centenary Dinner

Top Table at the Ayrshire Centenary Dinner by Marian Wilson

The Provosts of North and South Ayrshire held a Civic Reception to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ayrshire County Ladies on the evening of Friday 3rd July in the County Hall in Wellington Square. Captain Nora McCrossin - sporting mysterious dark glasses to hide the bruises from a [losing] encounter with a runaway caddy car - bravely wecolmed eighty Ayrshire members and invited guests to drinks followed by a superb meal and an evening of entertaining and informative speeches - including those from familiar faces from the SLGA, Chairman Shona Malcolm and Chief Selector Isobel Crawford.
Richard Cole-Hamilton, Past Captain of the R&A, outlined his love of Ayrshire and Ayrshire golf and encouraged the up and coming junior Ayrshire team [who have won the Kennedy Salver for the past 3 years] to emulate the achievements of former Ayrshire teams which still held pole position in Jamboree/County finals wins, but had struggled in more recent times. David Purdie, Professor of Obstetrics, with what might be described as an inside knowledge of women, kept everyone entertained with a speech filled with highly amusing anecdotes.

Ayrshire’s newest MBE, Nancy Chisolm was another, most welcome, special guest at the top table. The whole evening reflected the best of golf; we can compete ‘to the death’ on the fairways, but the friendships we make throughout the years, the bond between young and old, and the fellowship of the game we both love and hate at times, endures for ever.

Saturday, 4 July 2009


at Dullatur Golf Club on Friday 3rd July 2009 SSS 72, CSS 75, – 30 players
Scratch : S. Tryon (Gleddoch) 86
1st Silver : S.MacFarlane (Douglas Park) 87-12-75 (BIH)
2nd Silver : A. Shanks (Dumbarton) 95-20-75
1st Bronze : D.Harrow (Hilton Park) 101-23-78 (BIH)
2nd Bronze : L.McCubbin (Hilton Park) 100-22-78
BROWN CUP : Sally MacFarlane (Douglas Park)
No Junior entries for Daily Telegraph

Medal 7 - Douglas Park

Played Saturday 4th July 2009: SSS 72, CSS 71, 21 Entrants
Janice McIlwraith 86 (19) 67
Norma Campbell 89 (17)72
Alison Miller 88 (15)73
Gina Rennie 91 (24) 67
Sarah Dorward 99 (30) 69
Marie Bryce 94 (23) 71
Scratch: Janice McIlwraith 86

Seniors Supper -- A late contribition

The West of Scotland Seniors would like to apologise for the lack of preparation for the entertainment at the Senior's Supper on Tuesday evening at Kinross. As a late contribution your webmaster Carol Fell and Jennifer Mack would like to entertain you now !!
Go to the West Vets Website for some action

Friday, 3 July 2009

The Janice Moodie Trophy is Abandoned due to thunder and lightening

The Janice Moodie Trophy had to be abandoned today at Windyhill Golf Club due to the thunder and lightening. Play was suspended for an hour but there was no sign of any improvement and the competition was abandoned. We are trying to find another date for this - once we have sorted this out we will be informed of he new date.

Heather Anderson is the Scottish Strokeplay Champion

Heather Anderson
Heather Anderson 2009 Scottish Matchplay Champion -- Click to enlarge

Alyth's Heather Anderson, a former Downfield player, won the Scottish senior women's close amateur match-play golf championship over the Montgomery course, Kinross today (Friday).
16th Qualifier from the Strokeplay rounds Heather continued her good form by beating West of Scotland's Alex Glennie in this mornings 1st Semi Final and then beat former Scottish girls champion Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) by 5 and 3 in the final with approximately two over par figures.
Moira (pictured below) led only once in the match, with a par at the first hole, but Heather then won four of the next five holes to be two up after six. Heather took a grip on the outcome when she won four holes in a row from the ninth to improve from two up to five holes ahead.

Moira Thomson (Gullane) -- Click to enlarge

Semi Finals : Heather Anderson (Alyth) beat Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 6 and 4 Moira Thomson (Gullane) beat Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 3 and 2
Final: Heather Anderson beat Moira Thomson 5 and 3

2nd Flight Semi Final:

Fiona de Vries (St Rule) beat Fiona Hunter (Baberton) 3 and 2
Kathleen Sutherland (Montrose) beat Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 1 hole
Final : Kathleen Sutherland beat Fiona de Vries at the 19th.
Click on this link for all the LIVE SCORING of the Semi Finals and Finals at Kinross
Click on the link that says the state of play to show hole by hole results

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Some Photographs from the Scottish Seniors

Your webmaster is now home and is dependant on getting any photos from tomorrows semis and finals from someone .
Meantime Click on the small Thumbnail for the Strokeplay and 1st round Matchplay Photographs
2009 Scottish Seniors Championship

The quarter Final photos -- Click on the thumbnail
The 2009 Scottish Seniors Quarter Finals and 2nd Flight ties

The Seniors Supper
2009 Scottish Seniors Supper

and also some photos taken by East Vet -- Noreen Fenton

MANY OTHER PHOTO ALBUMS FROM YOUR WEBMASTER (including the 2007 and 2008 Scottish Senior Championships-- CLICK HERE

Alex Glennie through to the Scottish Seniors Semi Finals

Alex Glennie -- Click to enlarge Alex Glennie --- Click to enlarge

The Afternoon ties at Kinross

Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Suzanne Cadden (Cardross) all reached the quarter finals of the Scottish Seniors Matchplay Championship this morning at Kinross in extremely hot and humid conditions.
Heather Anderson the former Downfield and now Alyth player squeezed into the match-play stages as the last of the 16 qualifiers but you would never have known from the quality of performances she produced today.
In the first round she toppled the No 1 seed Fiona Hunter (Baberton) with ease, beating her by 7 and 5.
And to show that was no fluke Heather then beat the eighth best qualifier, former Curtis Cup player and one time World Junior champion Suzanne Cadden from Cardross by 3 and 2.
Heather now plays the fourth seed Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) for a place in the final. Alex beat former champion Pamela Williamson (Bab erton) by 5 and 3 and then had a 2 and 1 win over Helen Faulds (Douglas Park).
The second semi-final sees Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), the No 3 seed, tackle the 10th qualifier, Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies), the 1968 Scottish girls champion and, more recently, winner of the Scottish Veteran women’s title at Blairgowrie.
Noreen, was given a run for her money by 14th seed Frances Neish (Moray) before edgining through on the 18th green in the morning and followed that up with another visit to the last green, winning by two holes against Mary Smith (Tain), the Scottish seniors stroke-play champion last year.
Moira Thomson had a good 2 and 1 win over a that capable Royal Montrose player Kathleen Sutherland before beating the defending match-play champion, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) at the 20th hole in the last quarter-final to finish.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

1st Round Results:
Montgomery course, Kinross.
First round
Heather Anderson (Alyth) beat Fiona Hunter (Baberton) 7 and 5.
Suzanne Cadden (Cardross) beat Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) 1 hole.
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) beat Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 6 and 4,
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 5 and 3.
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) beat Frances Neish (Moray) 1 hole.
Mary Smith (Tain) beat Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 4 and 3.
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) beat Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 2 and 1.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) beat Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 3 and 2

Heather Anderson beat Suzanne Cadden 3 and 2.
Alex Glennie beat Helen Faulds 2 and 1.
Noreen Fenton beat Mary Smith 2 holes.
Moira Thomson beat Lorna Bennett at 20th.

Anna Telfer (Milngavie) is through to the Semi Final of the 2nd Flight Draw (losing players in 1st round) and now meets Kathleen Sutherland

Quarter Finals --- Second Flight
Fiona Hunter beat Sheila Cuthbertson 4 and 3
Fiona De Vries beat Pamela Williamson 3 and 2
Anna Telfer beat Frances Neish 3 and 2
Kathleen Sutherland beat Margaret Tough 6 and 4

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Scottish Senior Ladies Championship --- Fiona Hunter is the Champion

Fiona Hunter -- Click to enlarge
Baberton’s Fiona Hunter (pictured above) has earned the top seed status in the Scottish senior women’s close amateur championship over the Montgomery course at Kinross.
Fiona had rounds of 73 and 80 for a total of 153.
Second best qualifier for the match-play stages is Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) who won the title at Deeside last year.
West of Scotland's Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), Anna Telfer (Milngavie), Suzanne Cadden (Cardross) and Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) have all qualified for the matchplay stages
Alex Glennie was 4th in the Scratch Section , Anna Telfer was the winner of the Handicap prize over the 2 day event and Suzanne Cadden was 3rd in the Handicap Section
1 HUNTER, Fiona Baberton 73 80 153
2 BENNETT, Lorna Ladybank 80 74 154
3 FENTON, Noreen Dunbar 75 79 154
4 GLENNIE, Alex Kilmarnock Barassie 74 80 154
5 DE VRIES, Fiona St Rule 81 76 157
6 TELFER, Anna Milngavie 78 79 157
7 SUTHERLAND, Kathleen Royal Montrose 79 80 159
8 CADDEN, Suzanne Cardross 78 81 159
9 CUTHBERTSON, Sheila Peebles 78 82 160
10 THOMSON, Moira Gullane Ladies 80 81 161
11 SMITH, Mary Tain 78 83 161
12 FAULDS, Helen Douglas Park 76 85 161
13 WILLIAMSON, Pamela Baberton 79 83 162
14 NEISH, Frances Forres 85 78 163
15 TOUGH, Margaret Falkirk 81 82 163
16 ANDERSON, Heather Alyth 79 85 164
Non Qualifiers;
17 DEE, Rita Kingsknowe 85 82 167
18 MACK, Jennifer Haggs Castle 91 78 169
19 PENMAN, Sue Gullane Ladies 82 88 170
20 WILSON, Pat Murcar Links 89 84 173
21 SMART, Ann Banchory 84 89 173
22 HARRISON, Jill Cruden Bay 83 90 173
23 FELL, Carol Ranfurly Castle 89 85 174
24 MACCALLUM, Winifred Falkirk 86 88 174
25 QUINN, Shelagh Stirling 86 88 174
26 HUGHES, May Lanark 84 90 174
27 HUTTON, Patricia Lanark 89 86 175
28 WALLACE, Gillian Glenisla 85 90 175
29 WARDROP, Morag Niddry Castle 91 86 177
30 WILSON, Emma Elie & Earlsferry Ladies 88 89 177
31 NEILSON, Maureen Greenock 85 92 177
32 BALLANTYNE, Karen Craigmillar Park 84 93 177
33 TERRY, Lynne Cruden Bay 92 87 179
34 STEWART, Marion Kilmacolm 90 90 180
35 DUNCAN, Rena Kinross 90 92 182
36 JOHNSTON, Lesley Gullane Ladies 95 88 183
37 GRAHAM, Rose Stirling 95 88 183
38 KANE, Anabel Kilmacolm 88 95 183
39 HOPE, Mary Blairgowrie 90 94 184
40 POLLOCK, Mairi Craigmillar Park 90 94 184
41 PATERSON, Janice Drumpellier 90 94 184
42 MURRAY, Lyn Kinross 86 98 184
43 BEGBIE, Moira Ladybank 92 93 185
44 MCROBB, Maureen Kingsknowe 91 95 186
45 SMITH, Norma Downfield 94 93 187
46 CLAPPERTON, Morag Banchory 91 96 187
47 BRYCE, Catherine Ballater 96 93 189
48 KELLY, Hazel Ladies Panmure Barry 93 97 190
49 HARTLEY, Sheila Braehead 94 97 F 191
50 MOFFAT, Ann St Regulus 95 98 193
51 ROGER, Fiona Ranfurly Castle 97 104 201
52 CRAWFORD, Fiona Shiskine 107 101 208
53 GIBSON, Fran Ballater 107 102 209
54 MACGREGOR, Helen Hilton Park 99 117 216
NR HARVEY, Isobel St Rule 95 NR NR
NR MCDOUGALL, Linda Greenock 90 NR NR
NR BUSHBY, Sandy Strathmore 91 NR NR


Draw for the Matchplay stages

Scottish Senior Ladies Championship --- Live Scoring

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