Friday 20 November 2009



2009/2010 Winter Tee Time Offers
Scottish Golf Card
SGU 2009 National Handicap Audit
SGU Golf Central- 2010 Open Competitions
Employment Matters

Tuesday 17 November 2009

Lanarkshire County AGM

Back row: J Macintyre, C Smith, I Cooper, M Hughes, J Lees, J Glass, S Wood, J Scott, A Duffy, S Williamson, A Lloyd, R Rankin
Front row: Past captain May Hughes, captain Lesley Lloyd, champion Fiona Norris, vice-captain Fiona Scott.
Some of the prizewinners -- Courtesy of Jean MacIntyre - click to enlarge

Lanarkshire Ladies County Golf Association held their AGM and Prizegiving at Cambuslang GC last night when Lesley Lloyd was installed as the new captain, Fiona Scott as vice-captain and Anne Prentice as honorary president.

To read the full report go to the Lanarkshire County Website
To see who are now on the Lanarkshire County Committee Click Here

Monday 16 November 2009


Happy Golf Booklet
Dear Fellow Golfer
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Competitions include Scratch, Handicap, Greensomes, Texas Scrambles and Teams.
Booklets cost £4.00 including postage and packaging with proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research. Go to read all about it.

Wednesday 11 November 2009

2010 LGU championship entries are now open

There will be no play-offs to decide the precise number of qualifiers for the match-play stages of next year’s Ladies British Open Amateur Championship at Ganton Golf Club and also the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship at Royal Belfast Golf Club.

Instead, a card countback will be used as the means of deciding all qualifying places. Play-offs have been known to last for hours, on occasion finishing in darkness and then restarting the following day. This did nothing to help the smooth running of the tournaments and players often incurred additional costs and travel delay while they waited to see if they would be involved.

The Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship will be held at the Yorkshire venue from June 22 to 26, beginning only nine days after the conclusion of the Curtis Cup match at Essex County Club, Massachusetts (June 11 to 13). Spain’s Azahara Munoz, winner of the title at Royal St David’s Golf Club, Harlech this year, has since turned professional and already won an event on the Ladies’ European Tour.

The handicap limit for the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship, to be played at the prestigious Northern Ireland venue from August 9 to 13, is being reduced from 9.4 to 8.4 in recognition of the fact that the general standard of play among the entrants for the Under-18 years’ championship is improving every year.

There will be a total ban on caddies at the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship. Previously, the ban covered only a golf professional, relative or guardian acting as a caddie in this tournament. Caddies will continue to be permitted at the Girls’ International Matches which will be hosted by Bangor Golf Club, Northern Ireland, from August 4 to 6 however the restriction on a golf professional, relative or guardian acting as a caddie will remain in place.

The Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship has another Lancashire venue, Royal Birkdale Golf Club, from July 29 to August 1.
The pre-qualifying will be held over The Berkshire Golf Club’s Blue Course on July 12 and the final qualifying at Hillside Golf Club, Southport a fortnight later on July 26.

Wales will have two main events on the LGU 2010 calendar.
The Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship will be played at Tenby Golf Club, Pembrokeshire from August 18 to 20, and Wales, champions at Wrexham in 2008 and Irvine in 2009, will be seeking an historic hat-trick of titles when the Home Internationals are played on home soil at Whitchurch Golf Club from September 8 to 10.

Scotland plays host to the Senior Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship at West Kilbride Golf Club, Ayrshire from September 14 to 16. Scotland’s defence of the Sue Johnson Trophy in the Senior International Matches will take place at Sheringham Golf Club, Norfolk from September 28 to 30.

Entries for all tournaments are now available online via ENTRY FORMS

2010 Events

June 22-26: Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship at Ganton GC, England
August 4-6: Girls’ International Matches at Bangor GC, Northern Ireland.
August 9-13: Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship at Royal Belfast GC, Northern Ireland.
August 18-20: Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke-play Championship at Tenby GC, Wales.
September 8-10: Home International Matches at Whitchurch GC, Cardiff, Wales.
September 14-16: Senior Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship at West Kilbride GC, Ayrshire, Scotland.
September 28-30: Senior International Matches at Sheringham GC, Norfolk, England.

From the LGU Website

Monday 9 November 2009

Kylie and Pamela are ranked 12 & 13 by European Golf Association

Kylie Walker - Click to enlarge Pamela Pretswell

Photos courtesy of Cal Carson Agency - Click to enlarge

Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) pictured right and Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) pictured left are Nos 12 and 13 in the final European Golf Association women's amateur rankings of 2009.
Lucie Andre of France is ranked No 1.
Danielle McVeigh from Northern Ireland, winner of the British women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Royal Aberdeen in August, is the leading British or Irish player. She is No 3.
1 Lucie Andre (France).
2 Marieke Nivard (Netherlands).
3 Danielle McVeigh (Ireland).
4 Carlota Ciganda (Spain).
5 Caroline Masson (Germany).
6 Lara Katzy (Germany).
7 Hannah Barwood (England).
8 Rosanna Crepiatt (France).
9 Klara Spilkova (Czech Republic)
10 Marion Ricordeau (France).
11 *Caroline Hedwall (Spain).
12 Kylie Walker (Scotland).
13 Pamela Pretswell (Scotland).

14 Pia Halbig (Germany).
15 Rhian Wyn Thomas (Wales).
16 Nicola Rossler (Germany).
17 Mireia Prat (Spain).
18 Marina Kotnik (Austria).
19 Charlie Douglass (England).
20 Rachel Jennings (England).
*Caroline Hedwall is now a professional.

Thursday 5 November 2009

The 2009 West Vets AGM is held at Cowglen Golf Club

The West Vets AGM was held at Cowglen Golf Club today.
To read all about it go to the West Vets Website and to see some photos Click Here

Megan and Carol are given Honorary Membership by Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Association

Megan Briggs and Carol Fell - Click to enlarge Megan Briggs (2009 Scottish Champion) and Carol Fell ( Outstanding Services to County Golf) - Click to enlarge

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Carol Fell Ranfurly Castle were both awarded with Honorary Membership of Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Association at their 100th AGM held at Haggs Castle Golf Club on Wednesday 4th November.

To read all about the AGM --- GO TO the Renfrewshire County Website

To see some videos and photos from the AGM ----- CLICK HERE

Monday 2 November 2009

West of Scotland's Eilidh Briggs wins SLGA Girls' Order of Merit

Eildh Briggs - Click to enlarge
West of Scotland's Eilidh Briggs, (Kilmacolm) whose older sister Megan won the Scottish women's amateur golf championship in May, has won the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association girls' order of merit. She totalled 2,285pt, winning by over 500pt from Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) with Lesley Atkins (Minto) third with 1300.
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) was fourth with 1120.

Leading final points totals

1 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 2,285pt
2 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 1,720
3 Lesley Atkins (Minto) 1,300.
4 Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 1,120.
5 Sammy Vass (Tain) 1,090.
6 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 1,015.
7 Carly Booth (Comrie) 955.
8 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 890.
9 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 850.
10 Hannah McCook (Abernethy) 845.
11 Sophie Alexander (Deeside) 840.

Sunday 1 November 2009

Nancy Chisholm receives her M.B.E. from the Queen

Bill Chisholm and daughters, Lindsey and Susan, were in the audience at Buckingham Palace to see Nancy receive the MBE from HRH The Queen at an Investiture ceremony on the 15th October.

Nancy, a past chairman of the LGU, and a past President of the SLGA, was awarded the honour for services to golf in the Queens Birthday Honours list.

Nancy said "We had the most wonderful day filled with exciting memories meeting interesting people, enjoying new sights, exploring new territories in glorious sunshine and having the thrill of speaking a few words of golf with the Queen!
Never thought it would be such a grand experience."

Well done Nancy!
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Junior Champion of Champions tournament abandoned

The Scottish junior champion of champions' golf tournament at The Duke's course, St Andrews today was abandoned after 1hr 20min play today because persistent rain had flooded the greens.
Scottish Golf Union tournament director Euan Mordaunt is hoping the reschedule the 18-hole tournament for leading boys and girls for the spring of 2010.

D&A County AGM - Margaret Johnson is made an Honorary Member and their Centenary Book is now on sale

D&A County held their AGM on Wednesday 28th October at Douglas Park Golf Club.
After what can only be described a most successful Centenary Year Kay McColl the Centenary Captain handed over the captaincy to Jennifer Kinloch.
The new Vice Captain is Alisoun Fairbairn
The D&A County Centenary book produced by Margaret Johnson (Cardross) and Jean Campbell (Hayston) was on sale on the evening.
The book has been two and a half years of their lives with Jean constantly driving to and from Cardross to Margaret's house to assist in the development of the book.

Margaret has been a member of D&A County since 1974 and was a Committee Member for eight years under five captains, the last 5 of these years as Honorary Secretary.
She was absolutely thrilled with the Honorary Membership that was bestowed upon her for all her research and efforts in producing an most excellent record over the past 100 years of golf in Dunbarton and Argyll.

Many Congratulations to you Margaret from all in the West of Scotland

The D&A Centenary Book -- Click on the cover to see an enlargement

For those would like a copy of this terrific book (Cost £10) please contact Kay McColl