Friday, 30 April 2010


Played 30th April 2010
Winners: Gill Hendry and Elinor Grant 36 points
Runners up:  Brenda Murray and Joan Gemmell  35 points   

Fiona Norris is the 2010 Lanarkshire Champion

Fiona Norris Fiona Norris --- 2010 Lanarkshire County Champion

Hamilton's Fiona Norris, sister of LPGA Tour player Mhairi McKay, retained the Lanarkshire women's county golf championship at Hayston Golf Club today
Fiona added to her previous title wins in 1988, 1992 and 2009 by beating the No 1 seed, Lesley Lloyd (Hayston), county captain and daughter of the former Scottish PGA secretary, by 4 and 3 in the final.
Norris, the No 3 qualifier, siezed the initiative by winning the first two holes, the second with a birdie but Lloyd was not overawed and hit back with birdies of her own at the third and sixth to square the match.
Norris was two up at the turn after winning the seventh and eighth. The writing was on the wall for Lloyd when she went three down at the 11th and four down at the next which Norris birdied. The remaining holes were halved in par before they shook hands on the 15th green.
It was the sixth time Lloyd had lost in the final since 1998, the year after she won the Lanark title.
Today's results:
Semi-finals - Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) beat Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 4 and 3, Fiona Norris (Hamilton) beat Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 3 and 2.
Final - Norris beat Lloyd 4 and 3.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Kylie Walker does well in the Xltec Pro Tour at Hilton Park Golf Club

Cawder's Chris Kelly, the man of the moment in Scottish pro golf, made it back to back wins by heading a field of 47 at the second 36-hole event of the Xltec Pro Tour at Hilton Park Golf Club, near Glasgow today.
Perhaps the day belonged to 24 year old lady professional Corisande Lee from West Lancs, pictured by Cal Carson Golf Agency. Playing in only her third professional event she carded brilliant rounds of 68 and 69 - over a 10% shorter course than her male rivals - to finish joint third overall event on 137.
That secured her £600 of the official prize money, plus a £400 bonus as the leading lady professional, which meant her "take-home pay" to Lancashire was £1,000 - £150 more than the winner and playing partner Chris Kelly, who said “Cori really is one for the future and I am sure it will not be too long until we see her making the same impact on the Ladies European Tour."
Hilton Park amateur Gordon Yates heads to this week’s Lytham Trophy in fine form after also shooting 68 and 69 to finish joint third on 137.
West of Scotland's Kylie Walker finished in joint 13th place and Clare Queen in
36th place
Par 140 (2x70)
Ladies played off a 10% reduced yardage course
1 133 Chris Kelly (Cawder) 67 66 (£850).
2 134 Scott Henderson (Kings Links) 69 65 (£725).
T3 137 Corisande Lee (West Lancs) 68 69 (£600).
T3 137 Gordon Yates (Hilton Park) (amateur) 68 69 (£150 SGU voucher).
T5 139 Andrew Oldcorn (Kings Acre) 72 67 (£312.50).
T5 139 Greig Hutcheon (Banchory) 71 68 (£312.50)
T5 139 Alan Lockhart (Ladybank) 69 70 (£312.50).
T5 139 Chris Russell (RAW Design) 69 70 (£312.50).
T5 139 Stephen Gray (Hayston) 69 70 (£312.50).
T5 139 Euan Cameron (Hamilton) 68 71 (£312.50).
T11 140 Sean O’Donnell (Balbirnie) 71 69 (£187.50).
T11 140 James McGhee (Turnhouse) 68 71 (£187.50)
T13 141 Alan Waugh (Clydebank & District) 71 70 (£68.75).
T13 141 Tom Buchanan (Duddingston) 70, 71 (£68.75)
T13 141 Kylie Walker (unatt) 70 71 (£68.75).
T13 141 Keir McNicoll (Carnoustie) 69 72 (£68.75)
T13 141Paul Shields (Kirkhill) (amateur) 74 67 (£100 SGU prize voucher).
T25 145 Lynn Kenny (Archerfield Links) 74 71.
T25 145 Katie McNicol (Carnoustie Golf Shop) 70 75.

T36 149 Clare Queen (The Carrick @ Loch Lomond) 78, 71.
T40 151 Kimberley Crooks (Ladies European Tour).
45 154 Laura Harvey (Darlington) 75 79

Lanarkshire County Championship - Defending Champion Fiona Norris reaches the Semi Finals

Fiona Norris (Hamilton), the defending champion, is through to tomorrow morning's (Friday) semi-finals of the Lanarkshire women's county golf championship at Hayston Golf Club.
Unusual for a match-play tournament, the top four seeds all progressed through two rounds to reach the last four.
No 3 seed Fiona, sister of LPGA Tour player Mhairi McKay, will now play the 2008 champion, Susan Wood (Drumpellier), the No 4 qualifier. Norris won both her ties by 7 and 6. She has played in the final five times, winning the title in 1992, 1998 and 2009. She lost in the finals of 1987 and 1989.
In the other semi-final, county captain and No 1 seed, Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) will play former Scottish schoolgirls champion Elaine Cuthill (Lanark), the No 4 qualifier.
Lesley has been beaten finalist in 2002, 2003 and 2008.
First round
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) beat Anne Lloyd (Hayston) 7 and 6.
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) beat Hilary Stuart (Bothwell Castle) 5 and 4.
Angela Devine (Hamilton) beat Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) at 19th.
Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) beat Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 5 and 4.
Fiona Norris (Hamilton) beat Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) 7 and 6.
Ruth Rankin (Lanark) beat May Hughes (Lanark) 2 and 1.
Emma Caddow (Strathaven) beat Allison Bell (Strathaven) 3 and 1.
Susan Wood (Drumpellier) beat Pat Casey (Mount Ellen) 6 and 5.
Lloyd beat Paterson 3 and 1.
Cuthill beat Devine 1 hole.
Norris beat Rankin 7 and 6.
Wood beat Caddow 4 and 2

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Lanarkshire County Championship -- Captain Lesley Lloyd is the leading Qualifier

Lanarkshire women's county champion Fiona Norris (Hamilton) opens the defence of her title at Hayston Golf Club tomorrow by playing Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) who she beat by 5 and 4 in last year's final.
Fiona qualified third today (Wed) with a 76, three over the CSS while Joanna is the 14th qualifier with an 86.
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston), the Lanarkshire county captain, earned the No 1 seed berth with a 73, two over the standard scratch but equal to the day's CSS.
No 2 qualifier is the 2008 county champion, Susan Wood (Drumpellier) who returned a 74.
Pam Rice was the leading qualifier for the Bronze Championship.
Adelia McEwan (Hayston) won the Centenary Trophy with the best net score, a 70.
SS 71. CSS 73
73 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston).
74 Susan Wood (Drumpellier).
76 Fiona Norris (Hamilton).
77 Elaine Cuthill (Lanark), Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle).
80 May Hughes (Lanark), Allison Bell (Strathaven).
83 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier).
84 Hilary Stuart (Bothwell Castle), Emma Caddow (Strathaven), Ruth Rankin (Lanark).
85 Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes), Angela Devine (Hamilton).
86 Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes).
87 Anne Lloyd (Hayston), Pat Casey (Mount Ellen).

Matchplay 1st Round: Thursday 29 April
9.30am Lesley Lloyd v Anne Lloyd
9.37am Hilary Stuart v Janice Paterson
9.42am Fiona Scott v Angela Devine
9.49am Jenny Potter v Elaine Cuthill
9.56am Fiona Norris v Joanna Scott
10.03am Ruth Rankin v May Hughes
10.10am Allison Bell v Emma Caddow
10.17am Pat Casey v Susan Wood

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Masterful Mickleson Confirmed for the Barclays Scottish Open

Masters Champion Phil Mickelson has confirmed his entry to The Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond Golf Club from July 8-11.

The American left-hander once again proved himself one of golf's most gifted shot-makers during his unforgettable victory at Augusta National recently as he picked up the third Green Jacket, and fourth Major title, of his glittering career.

Mickelson, a winner of 44 titles around the world, will return to the banks of Loch Lomond hoping to improve upon his second place finish of 2007 when he lost out to Frenchman Grégory Havret in a sudden-death play-off.

"Returning to Loch Lomond for The Barclays Scottish Open is always a special week for me," said Mickelson, who last played at Loch Lomond in 2008. "Everything about the tournament, from the sponsors, to the golf course and the stunning setting at Loch Lomond is as good as it gets in golf and I am proud to be associated with the event.

"I would love to add The Barclays Scottish Open to my list of career wins: to be successful in Scotland, the home of golf, is something that every player would love to have on his resume and I am no different.

"I have been close to winning The Barclays Scottish Open in the past, and it would be great to go one better than in 2007 when I narrowly missed out on the trophy in a play-off."

Mickelson is the first of the game's elite players to commit to The Barclays Scottish Open, with other star names to be announced in the coming weeks. Event organisers are anticipating one of the strongest fields in the tournament's history, one week before The 150th Anniversary Open Championship at St Andrews.

There are few more exciting draws in golf than Mickelson, a point he proved emphatically at Augusta earlier this month. The 39 year old produced some mesmeric shot-making over the final two rounds, with his unbelievable eagle-eagle-birdie run on the Saturday afternoon helping him to a third round 67 that hauled him into contention and a final round showdown with Englishman Lee Westwood.

Mickelson followed up his Saturday heroics with a sterling , bogey free 67 in the final round, and his miraculous approach to the par five 13th – a six iron from the Augusta pine needles that flew through a gap between two trees and soared over Rae's Creek to just four feet – was the perfect summation of his powers as he captured his third Masters title.

Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of Mickelson's genius at Loch Lomond can purchase discounted tickets at: Barclays Open Website

Monday, 26 April 2010

9 Hole Competition - Douglas Park

Ladies 9-hole competition (26/04/2010 CSS:72)
1st 16pts Susan Cuthill
2nd 16pts Pauline Melville
3rd 15pts Sheena Gardiner

Pamela Pretswell is picked for the Curtis Cup


Pamela Pretswell - Click to enlarge
Pamela Pretswell -- The 2009 West of Scotland Champion- now selected for the 2010 Curtis Cup Team

The Ladies’ Golf Union has chosen the following players to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the 36th Curtis Cup match against the United States at Essex County Club, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts from June 11 to 13, 2010.

HANNAH BARWOOD Knowle GC England Age 19
HOLLY CLYBURN Woodhall Spa GC England Age 19
RACHEL JENNINGS Izaak Walton GC England Age 21
LEONA MAGUIRE Slieve Russell GC Ireland Age 15
LISA MAGUIRE Slieve Russell GC Ireland Age 15
PAMELA PRETSWELL Bothwell Castle GC Scotland Age 20 (21 on May 6)
DANIELLE McVEIGH Royal Co. Down Ladies’ Ireland Age 22
SALLY WATSON Elie & Earlsferry Ladies’ GC Scotland Age 18

1. KELSEY MACDONALD Nairn Dunbar GC Scotland Age 19
2. STEPHANIE MEADOW Royal Portrush GC Ireland Age 18
3. CHARLIE DOUGLASS Brocket Hall GC England Age 21
4. AMY BOULDEN Maesdu Wales Age 16

Team Captain: MARY McKENNA (Donabate GC, Ireland).
Team Manager TEGWEN MATTHEWS (Wales).

Only Sally Watson, now a student at Stanford University, California, survives from the Great Britain & Ireland team who played the historic 2008 match over the Old Course, St Andrews.
Six of the players selected to contest this 2010 Curtis Cup match gained international experience as part of the GB&I team which lost narrowly in last year’s Vagliano Trophy match at Hamburg.
Rachel Jennings, Pamela Pretswell, Sally Watson, twins Leona and Lisa Maguire and Danielle McVeigh will look forward to representing GB & I in June. They will be joined by two players who will gain their first Great Britain & Ireland team honours and England’s Hannah Barwood and Holly Clyburn, both aged 19 will be new faces in the GB & I line up. Hannah, winner of the English Women’s Amateur Championship in 2008, was a quarter-finalist in this year’s Spanish Ladies’ Open Amateur Championship and the French Under-21 Open Amateur Championship. She also finished joint third in the Helen Holm Scottish Ladies’ Open Amateur Championship at Troon at the weekend.
Holly, the English Girls’ Champion in 2008, was runner-up in this year’s Under-21 event in the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in China, and has also won the Faldo Series Girls’ Championship in Brazil last autumn. She was also runner-up in the Dixie Women’s Amateur at the start of the year. Playing with Rachel Jennings, the 2006 English Girls’ Champion, Holly helped England to fourth place in the women’s event at the Spirit International in Texas last November.
Sally Watson has been competing in the United States for several years. She is coming to the end of her freshman year at Stanford University. Last week she was named to the All-Pac-10 women’s second team, having been a winner, in February, on the US women’s college circuit. She had four top-10 finishes and led the Stanford team in stroke average. She was a beaten finalist in the 2006 British Girls’ Championship, having come to the fore as a 13-year-old when she beat Carly Booth in the 2005 final of the Scottish Under-18 girls championship.
The other Scot in the Curtis Cup squad, Pamela Pretswell is in her junior honours year at Glasgow University and has played little competitive golf since last year’s Home International Matches at Irvine GC. Hamilton-based, Pamela won the 2008 Swiss Women’s Open Amateur Championship, coming from 11 shots in arrears on the final day to win the title.
Pamela did not switch to golf until 2003. Before that she had played tennis for Scotland and Great Britain, having taken part in a GB tennis demonstration on Wimbledon’s Centre Court when she was 12.
Danielle McVeigh’s victory in the ‘Helen Holm’ at Troon on Sunday was her second big win on a Scottish links within a year. She won the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play title at Royal Aberdeen last autumn when she again came with a strong late run. She also won the Welsh Open Amateur Stroke Play title in 2009.
Danielle is a member of the Paddy Harrington Golf Scholarship programme at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth where she is a second year student, studying Business and Management. She played for two years on the US college circuit as a student at Texas A&M. McVeigh won the World Student Women’s title in Thailand in 2007.
The Maguire twins, Leona and Lisa, make their Curtis Cup debuts at the age of 15, having set an age record when they appeared at the age of 14 in the GB&I team for last summer’s Vagliano Trophy match.
They will become the youngest GB&I representatives to play in a Curtis Cup. Carly Booth set the age record when she had her 16th birthday on June 2, the day after the 2008 Curtis Cup match finished at St Andrews. The Maguire girls will not be 16 until November 30 so they have the edge by several months over Carly.
The youngest ever player to compete in the Curtis Cup was Michelle Wie who was 14 when she was a member of the United States team at Formby in 2004.
Leona retained the French Under-21 Girls’ Open title earlier this month. Lisa won both the Irish Open Amateur Stroke Play and the Irish Ladies’ (Close) Amateur Championship last year and had won the Helen Holm Scottish Ladies’ Open Amateur Stroke Play title in 2008. Leona beat Lisa in the final of the Irish Ladies’ (Close) Amateur Championship in 2008. The twins helped Ireland win the European Girls’ team title last year and both played for Europe in the Junior Solheim Cup match in America. They were also members of the European team for the Junior Ryder Cup of 2008. They are third year students at Loretto College, Cavan.
GB&I team captain Mary McKenna played in nine Curtis Cup matches between 1970 and 1986 and, in terms of winning individual and foursomes ties, is the most successful GB&I player in Curtis Cup history.
“I am delighted with the team and it is a very good mix of experience and youth. They have all played overseas on in America at some time, so that’s a big plus factor as well. I am looking forward to it,” said Mary McKenna today.
This will be the 36th Curtis Cup match. United States have won 25, Great Britain & Ireland seven, and there have been three drawn matches.
GB&I’s last Curtis Cup victory was at Killarney in 1996 when they won 11 ½-6 ½. They retained the trophy with a drawn match (9-9) at Chattanooga in 1994, having been the winners at Royal Liverpool in 1992.
United States have won the last six – Minikahda (1998), Ganton (2000), Fox Chapel (2002), Formby (2004), Bandon Dunes (2006) and St Andrews (2008).
This will be the first Curtis Cup match in the United States under the three-day format which was introduced at St Andrews in 2008.
Essex County Club was the home club of the Curtis sisters, Harriot and Margaret, and previously hosted the Curtis Cup match in 1938 and a large number of supporters will be making their way across the Atlantic to support the team.
Labels: LGU

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Ireland's Danielle McVeigh is the Winner of the Helen Holm

The Prize Winners: Louise Kenney, Hannah Barwood, Nikki Foster,
Charlotte Ellis, Danielle McVeigh,Lauren Taylor, Leona Maguire & Rachel Jennings

The 2009 British women's open amateur stroke-play championship Danielle McVeigh
won the 54-hole Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Troon today. To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

First two rounds Troon Portland, third round Royal Troon.
Par 225 (3x75)
215 Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies) 70 71 74.
217 Nikki Foster (Pleasington) 67 71 79.
218 Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 74 71 73, Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton) 72 72 74, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 67 71 80.
219 Lauren Taylor (Woburn) 75 71 73, Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) 74 71 74, Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 69 75 75.
220 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 74 72 74, Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 76 69 75.
221 Rachael Watton(Mortonhall) 75 74 72.
222 Laura Murray (Alford) 75 74 73, Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 72 75 75, Emma Brown (Malton &Norton) 71 75 76.
224 Charlie Douglass (Brocket Hall) 78 76 70, Anjelika Hammar (Sweden) 76 71 77.
226 Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 76 72 78, Lucy Williams (Mid Herts) 70 77 79, Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 72 73 81.
227 Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 79 74 74, Tara Davies (Holyhead) 77 74 76, Charlotte Dalton (Ladbrook Park) 74 76 77, Alyson McKechin (Eldereslie) 78 70 79, Lisa Ball (Matfen Hall) 75 75 77.
228 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 78 76 70, Charlotte Wild (Mere) 74 79 75, Jess Wilcox (Blankney) 77 74 77, Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt) 76 74 78, Sian James (Bristol & Clifton) 75 73 80.
229 Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 81 70 78.
230 Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 76 79 75, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 76 76 78, Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 77 74 79.
231 Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 78 76 77, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 77 79, Kelly Brotherton (Troon Welbeck) 75 76 80.
232 Emma Sheffield (Newark) 77 79 76, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 77 79 76, Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 78 78 76, Sarah Cunningham (Ennis) 81 74 77, Samantha Birks (Wolstanton) 79 72 81, Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 77 73 82.
233 Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) 76 80 77, Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham) 79 77 77, Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 77 78 78, Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 75 76 82.
234 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 78 77 79, Naomi Edwards (Ganton) 73 76 85.
235 Rebecca Gee (Wellingborough) 81 75 79, Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort, Germany) 79 76 80.
236 Maura Diamond (Royal Portrush) 77 78 81.
237 Sarah Garbutt (Ganton) 77 81 79, Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush) 81 76 80, Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 79 76 82.
238 Josephine Janson (Sweden) 79 79 80.
239 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 82 80 77, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 83 79 77, Stephanie McEvoy (Old Fold Manor) 76 79 84.
243 Ciara Butler (Newlands) 84 80 79, Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 80 80 83, Karen O'Neill (Douglas) 81 73 89.
244 Sarah Helly (Enniscrone) 82 77 85.
245 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 79 81 85.
247 Lesley Atkins (Gullane) 82 82 83.
248 Samantha Leslie (Westhill) 86 81 81, Hannah Grant (Enmore Park) 80 76 92.
249 Bronwyn Davies (Trentham) 81 85 83, Lucy Simpson (Massereene) 80 81 88.
434 IRELAND (Danielle McVeigh 215, Leona Maguire 219).
445 ENGLAND (Hannah Barwood 218, Holly Clyburn 227).
449 SCOTLAND (Louise Kenney 218, Pamela Pretswell 231).
457 WALES (Tara Davies 227, Amy Boulden 230).

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Tee off Times at Royal Troon -- Final Day

To get all the up to date scoring at the Helen Holm ----CLICK HERE

07.30 Samantha Leslie (Westhill), Bronwyn Davies (Trentham).
07.40 Lesley atkins (Gullane), Ciara Butler (Newlands), Anne Laing (Vale of Leven).
07.50 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Lucy Simpson (Masserene), Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus).
08.00 Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir), Sarah Helly (Enniscrone), Sara Garbutt (Ganton),
08.10 Josephine Janson (Sweden), Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush), Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor).
08.20 Emma Sheffield (Newark), Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey).
08.30 Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham), Hannah Grant (Enmore Park), Rebecca Gee (Wellingborough).
08.40 Gabriella MacDonald (Craigielaw), Stephanie McEvoy (Old Ford Manor), Maura Diamond (Royal Portrush).
08.50 Rebecca Wilson, Megan Briggs, Rachael Taylor.
09.00 Louise Mernagh, Sarah Cunningham, Becky Harries.
09.10 Charlie Douglass, Karen O'Neill, Kelsey MacDonald.
09.20 Charlotte Wild, Holly Clyburn, Eilidh Briggs.
09.30 Rachael McQueen, Kelly Brotherton, Pamela Pretswell.
09.40 Amy Boulden, Tara Davies, Jess Wilcox.
09.50 Samantha Birks, Clare-Marie Carlton, Charlotte Dalton.
10.00 Lisa Ball, Laura Collin, Aedin Murphy.
10.10 Naomi Edards, Laura Murray, Rachael Watton.
10.20 Sian James, Gemma Bradbury, Alyson McKechin.
10.30 Lucy Williams, Gillian O'Leary, Anjelika Hammar.
10.40 Emma Brown, Jane Turner, Lauren Taylor.
10.50 Kelly Tidy, Hannah Barwood, Lisa Maguire.
11.00 Charlotte Ellis, Leona Maguire, Rachel Jennings.
11.10 Danielle McVeigh, Nikki Foster, Louise Kenney.

West of Scotland Players do well in the 2nd round of the Helen Holm

Louise Kenney, Pitreavie and Nikki Foster, Pleasington, lead the way after round 1 of the 2010 Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play at Troon. Both players shot opening rounds of 67, eight under the Troon Portland course par of 75. Last year's Champion Leona Maguire, Slieve Russell, lies in third with a 69.


SECOND-ROUND TOTALS Both rounds at Troon Portland, Par 150 (2x75)
CSS 76 76

138 Nikki Foster (Pleasington) 67 71, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 67 71.
141 Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies) 70 71.
144 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 69 75, Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton) 72 72.
145 Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) 74 71, Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 74 71, Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 76 69, Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 72 73.
146 Lauren Taylor (Woburn) 75 71, Emma Brown (Malton & North) 71 75, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 74 72.
147 Lucy Williams (Mid Herts) 70 77, Anjelika Hammar (Sweden) 76 71, Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 72 75.
148 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 78 70, Sian James (Bristol & Clifton) 75 73, Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 76 72.
149 Naomi Edwards (Ganton) 73 76, Laura Murray (Alford) 75 74, Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 75 74
150 Charlotte Dalton (Ladbrook Park) 74 76, Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 77 73, Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt) 76 74, Lisa Ball (Matfen Hall) 75 75.
151 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 75 76, Kelly Brotherton (Troon Welbeck) 75 76, Tara Davies (Holyhead) 77 74, Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 81 70, Samantha Birks (Wolstanton) 79 72, Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 77 74, Jess Wilcox (Blankney) 77 74.
152 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 76 76, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 77.
153 Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 79 74, Charlotte Wild (Mere) 74 79, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 73 80.
154 Karen O'Neill (Douglas) 81 73, Charlie Douglass (Brocket Hall) 78 76, Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 78 76.
155 Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 76 79, Stephanie McEvoy (Old Fold Manor) 76 79, Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort, Germany) 79 76, Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 77 78, Sarah Cunningham (Ennis) 81 74, Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 79 76, Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 78 77, Maura Diamond (Royal Portrush) 77 78.
156 Emma Sheffield (Newark) 77 79, Lauren Taylor (Woburn) 75 71, Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham) 79 77, Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) 76 80, Rebecca Gee (Wellingborough) 81 75, Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 78 78, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 77 79, Hannah Grant (Enmore Park) 80 76.
157 Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush) 81 76.
158 Josephine Janson (Sweden) 79 79, Sarah Garbutt (Ganton) 77 81.
159 Sarah Helly (Enniscrone) 82 77.
160 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 79 81, Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 80 80.
161 Lucy Simpson (Massereene) 80 81.
162 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 82 80, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 83 79.
164 Lesley Atkins (Minto) 82 82, Ciara Butler (Newlands) 84 80.
166 Bronwyn Davies (Trentham) 81 85.
167 Samantha Leslie (Westhill) 86 81.


285 IRELAND (D McVeigh 70 71, Leona Maguire 69 75).
289 SCOTLAND (L Kenney 67 71, P Pretswell 75 76).
298 ENGLAND (H Barwood 74 71, H Clyburn 79 74).
302 WALES (T Davie 77 74, A Boulden 77 74).

Friday, 23 April 2010

Spring Meeting - Douglas Park

Ladies Spring Meeting Played 23/04/2010 SSS 72, CSS:71, 56 Entrants
1st 80-14=66 Lindsay McLean
2nd 83-16=67 Hilary Macnaughton
3rd 84-16=68 Anne Paton
1st 85-23=62 Marie Bryce
2nd 92-23=69 Anne Reid
3rd 96-27=69 Ailsa Hill
Scratch: Lindsay McLean 80

Carol Fell had a Hole in One at the 12th

Eilidh and Pamela are the top 2 from the West

The field for the Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Troon has come tumbling down from 99 entries to only 68 - due mainly to Continental players being unable to get flights in time to reach Ayrshire for Wednesdsay/Thursday's practice rounds - by the time play started this morning in the first round at Troon Portland.
Because of that, the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association organisers have decided to scrap the normal cut after 36 holes to the leading 66 and ties.
On a cold, overcast day with a cool breeze blowing up every now and again, Renfrewshire County Champion for 2010 -- Eilidh Briggs(Kilmacolm) and the 2009 West of Scotland Champion Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) were the best from the WEST after today's first round

FIRST-ROUND SCORES from Troon Portland - Par 75
67 Nikki Foster (Pleasington), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie).
69 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell).
70 Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies), Lucy Williams (Mid Herts).
71 Emma Brown (Malton & Norton).
72 Gillian O'Leary (Cork), Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton), Hannah Barwood (Knowle), Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale).
73 Naomi Edwards (Ganton), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar).74 Charlotte Wild (Mere), Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell), Charlotte Dalton (Ladbrook Park), Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
75 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Lisa Ball (Matfen Hall), Kelly Brotherton (Troon Welbeck), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Lauren Taylor (Woburn), Sian James (Bristol & Clifton), Laura Murray (Alford).
76 Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor), Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park), Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt), Anjelika Hammar (Sweden), Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw), Stephanie McEvoy (Old Fold Manor), Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton).
77 Tara Davies (Holyhead), Amy Boulden (Maesdu), Aedin Murphy (Carlow), Sara Garbutt (Ganton), Jess Wilcox (Blankney), Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Maura Diamond (Royal Portrush), Emma Sheffield (Newark), Rebecca Wilson (Grange).
78 Becky Harries (Haverfordwest), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Charlie Douglass (Brocket Hall).
79 Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge), Samantha Birks (Wolstanton), Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort, Germany), Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham), Josephine Jansson (Sweden).
80 Ann B Ramsay (Kirriemuir), Hannah Grant (Enmore Park), Lucy Simpson (Masserene).
81 Bronwyn Davies (Trentham), Claire-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Rebecca Gee (Wellingborough), Sarah Cunningham (Ennis), Karen O'Neill (Douglas), Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush).
82 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven), Sarah Helly (Enniscrone), Lesley Atkins (Minto).
83 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies).84 Ciara Butler (Newlands).
86 Samantha Leslie (Westhill).
139 IRELAND (Leona Maguire 69, D McVeigh 70).
142 SCOTLAND (L Kenney 67, P Pretswell 75).
153 ENGLAND (H Barwood 74, H Clyburn 79).
154 WALES (A Boulden 77, T Davies 77).

Thursday, 22 April 2010


The Helen Holm begins tomorrow at Troon Portland



The 2010 Greenlees Trophy

This week saw the first of 2010 Greenlees matches taking place --- Lanark v Haggs Castle in Division 2 which resulted in a draw.

Below are all the 2010 Fixtures and by clicking the 'Greenlees Trophy' links on the RHS of this web page you will also find the 2010 fixture list for all 3 divisions plus match results and divisional totals.

It is essential that you send your results to me on the forms you have been given, but in order to record them on the web site, those match secretaries who are able to do so, should also send them to me by email, by clicking the link on the RHS of this webpage as soon after the match as possible.

Fiona Roger (West of Scotland Greenlees Secretary)

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

West Vets Spring Meeting at Lanark

The West Vets Spring Meeting was held today at Lanark Golf Club. Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) was the overall winner. To read the full report and all the results go to the West Vets Website

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Some Fantastic Photos from Iceland

With players having difficuly in getting to Troon for the Helen Holm Trophy here are some fantastic PHOTOS FROM ICELAND

Monday, 19 April 2010

Ayrshire Girls' Spring Medal

Rachel Irvine - click to elarge
Rachel Irvine (pictured above) playing over her home course, won the Ayrshire Girls' Spring Medal at Largs Golf Club on Sunday, but only on the better inward half from Grace Mackie of Troon. 9 girls competed in the 18 hole competition, while 13 pre-handicap girls played 10 holes from forward junior tees.

Handicap Competitors

Results are as follows:

Silver Division:

1st Rachel Irvine (Largs) 90 (15) 75 bih
2nd Grace Mackie (Troon Ladies) 92 (17) 75

Bronze Division:

1st Hope Lyden (Skelmorlie) 115 (35) 80
2nd Alexandra Brown (Turnberry) 115 (31) 84

Ayrshire Pre Handicap - click to enlarge

Pre Handicap Competitors


1st Lindsay Scott (Troon Bentinck)
2nd Rachael Blair (Largs)
3rd Bethan Muir (Troon Bentinck)
12-13 years:
Megan McCaig (Barassie)
Jemma Wylie (Barassie)
Emma Paterson (Loudoun)

Thanks go to Ayrshire's June Kerr for the report

Helen Holm Championship Will Go Ahead

The Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship 2010 will go ahead as planned despite the flight restrictions currently in place across much of Europe.

There are likely to be significant changes to the published draw for both Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April. A revised draw will be published on the SLGA web-site at 3pm on Thursday 22 April.

Alternatively, players who are unable to access SLGA web-site should call the SLGA mobile after 3pm on Thursday 22 April for their revised times.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Douglas Park Golf Club --- OPEN WEEKEND

Douglas Park Golf Club --- OPEN WEEKEND
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th April 2010 ; Tee open to Visitors Saturday 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Enjoy playing an established parkland golf course.
Courtesy Round of Golf and Complimentary Refreshments
To book a Tee Time phone 0141 942 1482
Booking is Advisable
website enquiries:

Up to £400 of Membership Benefits for every new member joining during the Open Weekend including 2 Free Golf Lessons from our Professional - Robert Irvine

Eilidh Briggs continues her good form at the West of Scotland Girls Medal at Troon

Eilidh Briggs -- Click to enlarge Eilidh Briggs -- 2010 Renfrewshire County Champion

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) --- the 2010 RLCGA Champion pictured above continued her good run of form with the Scratch prize at our first West of Scotland medal yesterday at Troon Portland. Her score of 73 on a windy day was very pleasing. A few other girls managed to play under their handicaps too so the SSS remained at 75.

Scratch: Eilidh Briggs 73
1st Silver: Emma Caddow (9) 69
2nd Silver: Jorden Ferrie (12) 70

1st Bronze: Alexandra Duffy (27) 76
2nd Bronze: Alexandra Qayum (24) 73

Jorden also won both the silver and bronze medal finals as her handicap had reduced last year from bronze to silver and she had won medals in both sections.

Stableford prize for 29-36 handicaps Kirsten Brown with 45 points

Winner of 9 hole comp for pre-handicap girls Megan McCaig with 41 strokes.

In all 35 girls took part yesterday at Troon Portland and, despite windy conditions making things a little testing,everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event.

The next medal is at Kilmacolm on Sunday 9th May at 10.30am.

For anyone wishing to join the West of Scotland Girls' Golfing Association, please get in touch with Irene Stewart at All you need is a Congu handicap. Annual membership costs £15 and gives you a chance to play in medals and matches at a variety of excellent courses throughout the west of Scotland.

Thanks go to Irene Stewart for the report. To see more about the West Girls go to their West Girls Website


Amelkis Golf Club, Marrakech - you will play this course twice on the Morocco Family Golf Festival programme (October 9 to 16). The majestic Atlas Mountains provide a breath-taking backdrop.

Tournament Director, Morocco Family Golf Festival
Congratulations to Francis and Duillia Smalley for being the first entrants to the inaugural Morocco Family Golf Festival, to be played over four courses at Marrakech in Morocco from October 9 to 16.
Francis, has a handicap of 16, and will be playing in the Senior Men's section.
Duillia has a handicap of 23 and has put her name down for the Senior Ladies' section.
They will almost certainly partner each other in the warm-up, better-ball pairs event on Sunday, October 10.
Both are members of Preston Golf Club and will be flying direct to Marrakech from Manchester on October 9.
Mohamed Fakir of Menara Travel Ltd, specialist golf tour operators to Morocco, has done all the bookings.
After the getting-to-know-you better-ball pairs on the Sunday, there will be a four-round Stableford competition, the best three points totals to count for each individual.
There will be 1-2-3 separate prize sections for:
Senior men (over 55 on January 1).
Senior ladies (over 50 on January 1).
Men (from 18 to 55 )
Boys Under-16 (on January 1).
Boys Under-18 (on January 1).
Girls Under-16 (on January 1).
Girls Under-18 (on January 1).
All competitors should take their handicap certificates with them to Morocco.
There will be a break from the golf programme on the Wednesday when Mohamed Fakir has arranged - no extra charge - a guided tour of the mystical city of Marrakech with its famous square.
Accommodation is at the five-star Palm Plaza Hotel in Marrakech, pictured above.
If you click on the appropriate wording at the top of the left hand column on the Home Page of or, you can find out all the details of the programme and an entry form which you can download.
The price of £789 per golfer, sharing a twin or double room (£630 for a non-golfer), covers:
*Return schedule flight with Royal Air Maroc from London Gatwick to Marrakech (Flights from other UK airports at a supplement)
* Seven nights' accommodation in the PALM PLAZA HOTEL & SPA 5***** in Marrakech
*Daily buffet breakfast
*Five rounds of competitive golf and playing on the Royal, Amelkis (twice), Plameraie, Al Maaden.
*Cocktail Party
*Gala Prizegiving Dinner.
*Five dinners at the hotel as per the programme
*Half-day guided tour of Marrakech

*Ground transfers & Transportation
*Menara Travel's permanent assistance in Marrakech

Any queries? E-mail

Saturday, 17 April 2010

The RLCGA Centenary Book is now available as a full preview

If you go to full screen and then click on the 4 wee squares you will see all 200 pages -- then click on one that you may like to see

Volcanic Dust keeps Scots at home and KOs Portmarnock Seniors' Match

The Scotland Veterans v Ireland Seniors Ladies match fell victim to the Volcanic Dust at 25,000ft!
The annual match for the Mary McKenna Salver was due to be hosted by the Irish at Portmarnock, Dublin on Sunday and Monday, but, with all flights cancelled and the ferry full with last minute bookings, there was no way the Scots could get across the Irish Sea.
Skipper Pamela Williamson said "Our match is postponed till October, date to be confirmed. Sad, but we are all off for a game on The Duke's!"
West of Scotland players in the Scottish team were Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)-- Scottish Vets Vice Captain and Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)

To keep up todate with news from the Vets --- Go to the West Vets Website for more details

Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the details

Vote of thanks from the new RLCGA Champion

DAY 1 PHOTOGRAPHS Click link and the slideshow
FINAL DAY PHOTOGRAPHS - click link then slideshow

Friday, 16 April 2010

Douglas Park Medal 2

Ladies Medal 2 (inc Centenary Cup) (Played 16/04/2010 CSS:72)

1st 90-17=73 Norma Campbell
2nd 89-16=73 Maggie Rutherford
3rd 83-10=73 Helen Robertson
1st 90-21=69 Mairi Telfer
2nd 95-25=70 Helen MacDowall
3rd 96-24=72 Janet Dow

Scratch : Helen Robertson 83

Eilidh Briggs is the 2010 Renfrewshire County Champion

Eilidh Briggs 2010 RLCGA Champion - Click to enlarge
Eilidh Briggs, was six under par for the 25 holes she had to play today and produced her best form on the big occasion!
It was Eilidh's second appearance in the final. As a 14-year-old, she lost to big sister Megan in the 2008 final.
Eilidh, the No 6 seed, was two under par for the holes played in the final. She was level par to the turn, compared to her Clare- Marie's three-over-par figures. The 10th was halved in birdies and then Eilidh produced an eagle to win the 11th and virtually clinch the championship.
In the semi-finals, Clare-Marie had played flawless golf to beat Carol Whyte 4 and 3 producing three birdies on the outward half.
Eilidh was four under par in winning her semi-final by 9 and 7 against young Lesley Cosh (Cowglen).
Today's results:
Semi-finals - Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) beat Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 4 and 3, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) 9 and 7.
Final - Eilidh Briggs beat Clare- Marie Carlton 5 and 4.


Bookkeeper for SLGA

The Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association is the governing body for
ladies’ and girls’ amateur golf in Scotland.
Applications are invited for the following position which will be based in Perth.

(Part Time / Temporary)
Duties will include processing subscriptions / income received, banking, purchase ledger,
general reconciliations and report production, stock control and general financial administration.

The successful candidate will be IT literate, proficient in Excel, Word and Sage Line 50(or equivalent alternative) with proven bookkeeping skills and a track record of working on his/her own initiative.
They should be self motivated but able to work as part of a team and have strong communication and organisational skills.
Attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines are imperative.
A knowledge of ladies’ golf would be advantageous.

The position is available from 1 July 2010 until 31 January 2011 to cover for maternity leave.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The SLGA is an equal opportunities employer committed to equity.

Applications, in writing, accompanied by a curriculum vitae should be sent to:
Dr S E Hartley, COO, Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association Limited,
The Den, 2 Dundee Road, Perth PH2 7DW
marking the envelope Ref: BK Private & Confidential.
Closing date for applications: Friday 14 May 2010

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Scottish Women's Amateur Championship Entry


There is only one week left to enter for the 2010 Scottish Ladies (Close) Amateur Championship. Entries will close at 12 noon on Monday, April 19.
Entry forms can be downloaded here.
This year's Championship is being held at Craigielaw Golf Club in East Lothian from May 18 to 22.

Carol Whyte is the surprise package at the RLCGA Championships

Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), runner-up in last year's championship played some great golf to progress to tomorrow morning's semi-finals of the Renfrewshire county championship at Ranfurly CastleGolf Club today.
She beat first Sara McCorkell (Williamwood) and then Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) to reach the last four.
Carol Whyte (Windyhill) was the surprise player today when she beat the holder and Scottish champion, Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), in the morning and Liz Stewart (Greenburn).
On a beautiful sunny day, all the golf was of a very high standard with the putting the deciding factor in many of the games.
Jennifer Mack beat young Alyson McKechin in the morning at the 19th, then lost to another youngster, Lesley Cosh, at the 18th.
Eilidh Briggs progressed to the semi-finals by beating Donna Jackson in the morning and new county member Nichola Henderson in a very tight match that finished on the 18th.
Today's results:

Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) bt Sara McCorkell (Williamwood) 5 and 3.
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) bt Linsey Stevenson (Elie & Earlsferry) 3 and 2.
Carol Whyte (Windyhill) bt Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 3 and 1.
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) bt Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 1 hole.
Nichola Henderson (Haggs Castle) bt Patricia Davidson (Erskine) 6 and 5.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 3 and 2.
Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) bt Sally Foster (Kilmacolm) 4 and 3.
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) bt Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) at 19th

Carlton bt Kyle 5 and 4.
Whyte bt Stewart 2 and 1.
Eilidh Briggs bt Henderson 1 hole.
Cosh bt Mack 1 hole.
Carlton v Whyte
Eilidh Briggs v Cosh

Lesley Hendry wins Ayrshire Title No 5

Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) today won the Ayrshire women's county championship at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club for the fifth time in the past six years.
Lesley, who qualified fourth, beat Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies), the No 10 qualifier, by 6 and 5 in the final.
Hendry, took a grip on the outcome by surging three up after only four holes.
In the morning semi-finals Hendry, winner of the title in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009, beat 13-year-old Connie Jaffrey (West Kilbride), also by 6 and 5.
McQueen squeezed through at the 21st in her semi-final against the 2004 champion, Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie).
Today's results:
Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) bt Connie Jaffrey (West Kilbride) 6 and 5.
Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies) bt Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) at 21st.
Hendry bt McQueen 6 and 5.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Have a Day out at Mearns Castle Golf Academy


Clare Marie is the top Qualifier In the RLCGA County Championship

Clare -Marie Carlton (pictured above) the 2009 RLCGA County Championship Runner up was the leading qualifier in the 2010 Championship played over Ranfurly Castle today. In a testing east wind Clare-Marie was round in 73 (37, 36). The next best round was by Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) who had a 75.
Leading Qualifiers: SSS 73 CSS 75
73 Clare- Marie Carlton (Fereneze)
75 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
76 Nichola Henderson (Haggs Castle) , Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
78 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
79 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
81 Lesley Cosh (Cowglen), Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry)
82 Sally Foster (Kilmacolm)
83 Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), Carol Whyte (Windyhill), Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
84 Patricia Davidson (Erskine)
85 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)
88 Sara McCorkell (Williamwood)

RLCGA Championships – Ranfurly Castle Match-play draw for 15th April 2010

9.15 C-M Carlton v S McCorkell
9.22 L Stevenson v G Kyle
9.30 M Briggs v C Whyte
9.37 G McGinlay v L Stewart
9.45 N Henderson v P Davidson
9.52 D Jackson v E Briggs
10.00 L Cosh v S Foster
10.07 J Mack v A McKechin

Helen Faulds wins the D&A County Championship for the first time

Helen Faulds - D&A Champion -- Click to enlarge
Veteran Douglas Park member Helen Faulds won the Dunbartonshire & Argyll women's county golf championship for the first time at Hilton Park Golf Club today.
Helen, ladies' champion at three clubs last season - Bearsden, Douglas Park and Elie - finally got her hands on her county championship trophy by beating Fiona McLean (Hilton Park), the No 6 qualifier, by 2 and 1 in the final.
Faulds, the No 5 seed, had ended the good run of Nichola Ferguson (Clober) by beating her 3 and 1 in the morning semi-finals in which McLean toppled the No 2 seed, Aileen Baker (Hilton Park) by 3 and 2.
McLean had the edge on the outward half but Faulds squared the contest at the 12th and used her greater experience to edge ahead over the closing holes.
The bronze championship was won by Lindsay McCubbin (Hilton Park) who beat Josephine Monaghan (Dumbarton) by 5 and 3 in the final.

Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) bt Nichola Ferguson (Clober) 3 and 1.
Fiona McLean (Hilton Park) bt Aileen Baker (Hilton Park) 3 and 2.
Faulds bt McLean 2 and 1.
Bronze championship
Lindsay McCubbin (Hilton Park) bt Josephine Monaghan (Dumbarton) 5 and 3

Lesley Hendry is on course for 5th Ayrshire Title

Leslie Hendry
Lesley Hendry a past Ayshire Champion -- Click to enlarge

Lesley Hendry, is on the trail of her fifth Ayrshire women's county golf championship in the past six years at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club tomorrow
The Routenburn player, who was the fourth qualifier, will play Connie Jaffrey (West Kilbride) in this morning's semi-finals for a place in the afternoon final.
Jaffrey beat the No 1 seed Catherine Malcolm, playing over her home course, at the 20th hole in the quarter-finals.
The other semi-final will feature Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), the 2004 title-winner, and Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies).
Today's results:

Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Nicholas) beat Pauline Patrick (Irvine) 5 and 4.
Connie Jaffrey (West Kilbride) beat Jennifer Linklater (Largs at 20th).
Sheila Adams (Loudoun Gowf) beat Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf) 2 and 1.
Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) beat Morag Macpherson (Troon Ladies) 4 and 3.
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) 2 and 1.
Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Emma Hale (Troon Bentinck) at 19th.
Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies) beat Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 6 and 4.
Rosalind Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) beat Rachel Irvine (Largs) 6 and 5.

Jaffrey beat Malcolm at 20th.
Hendry beat Adams 6 and 4.
Glennie beat Wilson 6 and 5.
McQueen beat Purdom 2 and 1.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


Catherine Malcolm
Routenburn's Lesley Hendry, bidding for her fifth Ayrshire women's county title in the past six years, had to settle for joint third place with a six-over-par 72 at the end of the qualifying round for the match-play stages at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club.
Top seed is Catherine Malcolm who won the title as Catherine Gibson in 1992 but, since getting married has been beaten finalist five times. She had a 74 today (Tuesday), against a CSS of 73, to finish three shots ahead of Rosalind Purdom, playing over her home course.
On the 78 mark were Lesley Hendry, Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Audrey Thompson (Loudoun).
Lesley Hendry, officially fourth seed, has a tough first-round opponent in Morag Macpherson (Troon Ladies) who had an 86 to qualify in 13th place but Morag was champion in 2008 and beaten finalist in 2007.


Par 72. CSS 73.
74 Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Nicholas).
77 Rosalind Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas).
78 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), Lesley Hendry (Routenburn), Audrey Thompson (Loudoun).
79 Emma Hale (Troon Bentinck).
80 Liz Keohone (Loudoun).
81 Connie Jaffrey (West Kilbride), Jennifer Linklater (Largs).
82 Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies), Jennifer Neilsen (West Kilbride).
84 Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie).
85 Sheila Adams (Loudoun).
86 Morag Macpherson (Troon Ladies).
87 Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies).
88 Rachel Irvine (Largs).
88 Pauline Patrick (Irvine).
9am - Malcolm v Patrick, Linklater v Jaffrey, Thompson v Adams, Macpherson v Hendry, Glennie v Finnie, Wilson v Hale, Keohone v McQueen, Irvine v Purdom.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

D&A County Championship

Leading qualifier Anna Telfer (Milngavie) was beaten 6 and 4 by No 8 seed Nichola Ferguson (Clober) in today's quarter-finals of the Dunbartonshire & Argyll women's county golf championship at Hilton Park Golf Club.

Nichola now plays the No 5 seed, Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) for a place in the final. Helen won by 5 and 3 in the quarter-finals against Kirstin Scott (Milngavie), beaten in last year's final by Kylie Walker who has since turned professional.
In the other semi-final, Aileen Baker, playing over her home course, will meet the No 6 seed, Fiona McLean, also a Hilton Park member. Aileen was three up on the 16th tee in her quarter-final against the 10th seed Laura McGeachy (Windyhill) but lost the last three holes. Baker squeezed through to the last four by holing a 20ft birdie putt at the 19th.
Today's results:
Anna Telfer (Milngavie) bt Babs Robertson (Helensburgh) 4 and 2.
Nichola Ferguson (Clober) bt Sheila Steele (Hilton Park) 2 holes.
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) bt Margaret Kinvig (The Carrick) 2 and 1.
Kirstin Scott (Milngavie) bt Lynn McCall (Bearsden) 1 hole.
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) bt Christina MacPherson (Hilton Park) 5 and 3.
Fiona McLean Hilton Park) bt Gayle Smith (Clober) 4 and 2.
Laura McGeachy (Windyhill) bt Jorden Ferrie (Kirkhill) 4 and 2.
Aileen Baker (Hilton Park) bt Kay McColl (Hilton Park) 8 and 7.
Ferguson bt Telfer 6 and 4.
Faulds bt Scott 5 and 3.
McLean bt Campbell 4 and 3.
Baker bt McGeachy at 19th.
Lyndsay McCubbin (Hilton Park) bt Denise Harrow (Hilton Park) 3 and 1.
Josephine Monaghan (Dumbarton) bt Hellen Low (Hilton Park) 5 and 4.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

West of Scotland Ladies Closed Championship

Entry Form --- Click to enlarge and then print

The 2010 West of Scotland Championship (36 hole Strokeplay) is on Sunday 2nd May at Cardross Golf Club.
The Entry fee is £10 made out to WSLGA
To print out the entry form Click on the Picture of the Entry Form to enlarge it and then print it. All entries are to Isabel Crawford who also says that she will accept email entries by contacting her at

If you have problems getting your Entry Form --- Click Here

Monday, 12 April 2010



Course starting date Wednesday 21st April 7.00-8.00pm
Course cost £50.00

Numbers limited contact reception on 01355 575 980 to book your place

Week 1 - 21st April
Week 2 - 28th April
Week 3 - 19th May
Week 4 - 26th May
Week 5 - 2nd June

£35 per month direct debit with initial payment of £60
Memberships are renewable in November of each year

To read more go to the Renfrewshire County Website

D&A County Championship - Anna Telfer is the leading qualifier

The No 1 seed this year is Anna Telfer (Milngavie), whose better inward half gave her the top ranking after home-course player Aileen Baker also had an 81 - six over the CSS.
Kirstin Scott (Milngavie), beaten by Kylie Walker (who has now turned pro) in last year's final at Hayston, qualfied in 13th position with a 92.
Par 72. CSS 75
81 Anna Telfer (Milngavie) better inward half, Aileen Baker (Hilton Park).
82 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross).
83 Lynne McColl (Bearsden).
84 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park).
85 Fiona McLean (Hilton Park).
87 Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch), Nichola Ferguson (Clober), Sheila Steele (Hilton Park), Laura McGeachy (Windyhill).
91 Gayle Smith (Clober), Margarety Kinvig (The Carrick).
92 Kirstin Scott (Milngavie).
93 Christina MacPherson (Hilton Park).
95 Kay McColl (HIlton Park).
97 Babs Robertson (Helensburgh).

9.00 Anna Telfer (M’Gavie) v Babs Robertson (H’burgh)
9.08 Sheila Steele (H.P.) v Nichola Ferguson (Clober)
9.16 Helen Faulds (D.P.) v Margaret Kinvig (Carrick)
9.24 Kirstin Scott (W’hill) v Lynn McColl (B’den)
9.32 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) v Christina MacPherson
9.40 Gayle Smith(Clober)v Fiona McLean (H.P.)
9.48 Jordan Ferrie v Laura McGeachy (W’hill)
9.56 Kay McColl (H.P.) v Aileen Baker (H.P.)


10.12 Lindsay McCubbin (H.P.) v Denise Harrow (H.P.)
10.20 Hellen Low (H.P.) v Josephine Monaghan (Dumbarton )

D&A County Medal -- Hilton Park

April Medal played at Hilton Park on Monday 12th April 2010
SSS 73, CSS 75
Scratch : Joan Gemmell (Douglas Park) 81 (BIH)
1st Silver : Helen Stewart (Hilton Park) 92-20-72
2nd Silver : Jordan Ferrie (Kirkintilloch) 87-12-75 (BIH)
3rd Silver : Katie MacAulay (Milngavie) 82-7-75
1st Bronze : Hellen Low (Hilton Park ) 98-27-71
2nd Bronze : Lindsay McCubbin (Hilton Park) 96-22-74

Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association have a New Website

The link will be found on the RHS of this website. The address is

SLGA Under 16's -- AYRSHIRE Girls do well

Katie McGarva with the best net award at the SLGA Under 16 Championships

Ayrshire Girls at Strathmore 8-9th April 2010
June Kerr (Ayrshire Junior Convenor) said it was a privileged to watch some spectacular golf at Strathmore last week where Ayrshire had no fewer than 5 girls competing.
For Grace Mackie it was her first time at this event and she coped very well scoring 95 and 92 playing off a 20 handicap. I'm sure Grace's handicap will tumble quickly after this experience of playing a new course.
Emma Hale, whose age is the same as her handicap, 13, had two consistent rounds 85 and 84 both in her buffer.
Connie Jaffrey had a disappointing 87 on the first day but put that behind her and came right back with a two over par 74 the next day. Connie was a member of the SLGA's second team competing for the Team Trophy which was won by England's second team.
Rachel Irvine improved on her first round by 14 strokes recording a gross 79 nett 61! This terrific round won Rachel the prize for the best nett on Day 2. Well done Rachel - working on your short game and putting over the winter has clearly paid off.
Last but not least, Katie McGarva played well below her 11 handicap on both days. Her 79 on Day 1 played in tricky windy conditions, she bettered on the second day with a superb 75. These two excellent scores earned Katie the top prize for the best nett aggregate for the championship. Congratulations Katie, keep up the birdies and keep smiling!
All the girls were a credit to our County and a joy to be with.
Report by June Kerr -- Ayrshire Junior Convenor

Renfrewshire County April Medal --- Ralston Golf Club

Played 11th April 2010 , SSS 72, CSS 73

Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) had the best scratch score with a 73.
Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) had the best net of the day with a 69 and was the overall winner of the medal

Division 1: (Handicap Scratch - 12)
1st : Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 76 (7) 69
2nd: Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 73 (3) 70
3rd: Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 82 (10) 72

Division 2 : (Handicap 13 upwards)
1st : Jackie MacDonald (Ranfurly Castle) 94 (21) 73
2nd : Tracy Masterton (Windyhill) 90 (14) 76
3rd : Liz Wilson (Elderslie) 97 (20) 77

Scratch : Alyson McKechin 73

Saturday, 10 April 2010

SLGA Medal - Old Ranfurly Golf Club

Played 3rd April 2010 (SSS 72, CSS 72)
Silver: Maureen Taggart (16) 74
Marilyn Muir (11)74
Bronze: Elaine Penman (21) 72

Friday, 9 April 2010

Medal 1 - Douglas Park

Medal 1 Played 09/04/2010 SSS 72 CSS:75 Reduction Only

1st 85-11=74 Helen Robertson
2nd 91-16=75 Hilary Macnaughton
3rd 94-18=76 Janice McIlwraith
1st 96-21=75 Joan Pattison
2nd 97-22=75 Gina Rennie
3rd 101-25=76 Norma Gray

Scratch: Helen Robertson 85

Stableford Captain's Charity - Bearsden

Stableford Captain's Charity Played 8th April 2010 SSS 71 CSS 73
Anne Nicoll (22)35
Moyra Sleight (36) [acb] 29
Gill Hamblen (21)29

Live Scoring from the SLGA Under 16's


Thursday, 8 April 2010

SLGA Medal - East Renfrewshire

Combined SLGA April Medal Played 7th April 2010(SSS 71, CSS 74)


Audrey Barclay (13) 76
Ann Harvie (17)79
Elaine Munn (8) 80
Lesley McGhee (28)79
Sue Morrison (28)80
Rosalind Little (21)81



INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES – 3 Scratch & 3 H’cap qualify

1st: Scratch L.McGeachy (Windyhill) & L.Campbell (Cardross) 85
2nd: Scratch Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) & C.Kelly (Windyhill) 87
3rd: Scratch J.Haggarty & B.Robertson (both Helensburgh) 88
1st: H’cap I.Whitefield & I.Anderson (both Hilton Park) 93-16.5-76.5
2nd: H’cap C.Sim (Balmore) & S.Steel (Hilton Park) 92-14.5-77.5
3rd: H’cap L.Craigie (Hayston) & S.Hay (Kirkintilloch) 92-14-78

COMMONWEALTH SPOONS - first 6 H’cap qualify

1st: I.Whitefield & I.Anderson (both Hilton Park) 93-16.5-76.5
2nd: J.Haggarty & B.Robertson (both Helensburgh) 88-11-77(bih)
3rd: H.Faulds (Douglas Park) & C.Kelly (Windyhill) 87-10-77
4th: C.Sim (Balmore) & S.Steel (Hilton Park) 92-14.5-77.5
5th: L.Craigie (Hayston) & S.Hay (Kirkintilloch) 92-14-78
6th: L.McGeachy (Windyhill) & L.Campbell (Cardross) 85-6-79

Stableford - Greenock Golf Club

Stableford Played 7th April (SSS 71, CSS 73)
Linda McDougall (8)35
Maureen Neilson (10) [acb] 31

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

April Medal - Ranfurly Castle

April Medal Played 7th April (SSS 73, CSS 76)
Scratch: Mary Craig 78
Silver: Agnes Williamson (20)72
Mary Craig (9)78
Bronze: A Nicoll (22)77
Helen Abram (23)80

SGU Newsletter

SGU Golfers e-newsletter

April 2010

Welcome to the SGU e-bulletin. With one of the coldest winters on record behind us, the clocks are forward and the final preparations are taking place at Augusta, which can mean only one thing...the golf season is here! Our monthly newsletter aims to keep you up-to-date throughout the year with the latest news from the Scottish Golf Union as well as the best offers for golfers across Scotland.

Scottish Golf Awareness Week – 'It's Time to Join the Club'

Following the success of our campaign last year, the SGU and SLGA are launching a new membership marketing campaign entitled "It's Time to Join the Club", which tees off with Scottish Golf Awareness Week from the 10th – 18th April. Look out for our press, radio and on-line advertising. The campaign is designed to assist clubs in recruiting new members and promote the benefits of joining a golf club.

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Scottish Golf Card

The growing number of courses in Scotland signed up for the Scottish Golf Card has now reached 133 and you can purchase your new Card for just £10 per year, giving you 50% off the standard green fees at participating courses.

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Enjoy a Hospitality Experience at The Open Championship

The Open Championship celebrates its 150th anniversary at the Old Course, St Andrews in July and you could be there to savour this memorable occasion with one of the many superb hospitality packages on offer. This includes the fantastic 'Sportsman's Dinner' on the eve of the event with the chance to witness many of the game's great Champions in luxurious surroundings.

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Scottish Golf Show & European Golf Show

For those fortunate enough to attend the European Golf Show in Aberdeen and/or the Scottish Golf Show in Glasgow we hope you enjoyed the events! It was good to meet many of you who visited the SGU/SLGA stand, we certainly enjoyed talking to you all about all golf related issues and how the SGU/SLGA can further benefit Scottish club golfers. Visit the website next week to see if you have won the 'Play a Round with Richie Ramsay' competition!

100's of Open Competitions to enter at SGU Golf Central!

Organising your golfing year ahead? There is no better place for searching the 2010 calendar of Junior, Men's, Women's, Mixed, Senior Open competitions than the SGU Golf Central. The SGU Golf Central doesn't just allow you to search for Open competitions but also offers a host of information about each club ranging from which have membership availability and special offers to which have club hire facilities.

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Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship

Make sure you take part in your club qualifier for Scotland's largest handicap championship, The Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship. This year's Grand Final for the 4-ball better ball championship takes place at The Dukes Course, St Andrews on 1st October 2010. See your club's notice board or speak to your club secretary for details of your club's qualifier.

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Scottish Boys Championship

Whether you are following the progress of a friend, relative, fellow club golfer or just want to see who is emerging as the next Scottish golfing protégé...keep up to date with the opening 'SGU Major' of the season courtesy of the SGU live scoring from the Scottish Boys Championship 2010, this year hosted at the testing West Kilbride Golf Club and getting underway on Monday 5th April.

Scottish Boys Championship Draw and Live Scoring >>

Special Offers available at top Scottish courses

Remember that as a member of an SGU/SLGA golf club in Scotland you are able to take advantage of the Special Member Offers from some of Scotland's leading golf courses, including Kingsbarns Links, Prestwick and The Duke's St Andrews.

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Keep visiting for all the latest news, results, offers and information from the Scottish Golf Union.

The SGU Team

RLCGA Centenary Book

If anyone would still like to order the RLCGA Centenary Book you can do so through the BLURB BOOKSTORE. Click on Full Screen to see more.

Alternatively email your webmaster and when I have 10 orders (eg of softback books) I will place an order and this avoids the postage costs.

Monday, 5 April 2010

The SLGA Under 16 Strokeplay

Lesley Atkins (Minto) and Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie) will be heading the home challenge at the SLGA Scottish Under-16 Open Strokeplay Championship at Strathmore Golf Club near Alyth on Thursday and Friday, April 8-9.
Last season, 14-year-old Lesley underlined her potential by reaching the quarter-finals of the Scottish Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Southerness, while Ailsa is the reigning Scottish Schools’ Champion. Both youngsters played for Scotland in last year’s European Girls’ Team Championship.
Lesley was the leading Scot when she finished fourth in the Under-16 Open last year, and the prestigious Championship has attracted an exceptionally strong entry from south of the border.
Woburn’s Lauren Taylor is the back marker with a plus two handicap, while Bramhall’s Bronte Law is plus one and Brogan Townend (Pleasington) plays off scratch. Lesley and Ailsa, who was 16 in January, both play off three.

The Championship is over 36 holes with one round on Thursday and another on Friday..
To see the list of competitors go to the SLGA Website



SLGA Medal (SSS 71, CSS 73)- Played 1st April
Silver: Sheila Mumford (20)75, Lynn McColl (7)77
Bronze: Christine Siebelt (25)69 Anne Nicoll (22)77

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Gillian Kirkwood new Chairwoman of the LGU

Gillian Kirkwood - CLICK TO ENLARGE Gillian Kirkwood at the SLGA County Centenary Lunch in 2009- click to enlarge

In the latest significant move in its modernisation project, the Ladies’ Golf Union (“LGU”) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chairman, Mrs. Gillian Kirkwood. Gillian takes up post with immediate effect, and, in a major change from past practice, will serve for a period of three years.

She succeeds Interim Chairman Mrs. Beryl Davies, who steps down after ably guiding the LGU through a transitional period.

Gillian brings a wealth of golf knowledge and business experience to the role of Chairman. A past LGU Councillor and past Chairman of the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association, she is also a highly experienced Rules Official and, reflecting her keen interest in the history of ladies’ golf, chairs the Board of Trustees of the Women Golfers’ Museum. In her previous term of office with the LGU, Gillian chaired the International Selection Committee and represented the organisation on the R&A Amateur Status Committee.

A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, the new Chairman will be responsible for leading the Executive Council of the LGU and the Board of its newly formed subsidiary, LGU Championships Limited. Her professional experience of business development and change management as a senior manager in the higher education sector leaves her well placed to do this with, in her own words, “diplomacy, determination and patience”.

Gillian is acutely aware of the issues facing ladies golf and says “I am honoured to be appointed chairman of the newly modernised LGU and am committed to working to protect the legacy the LGU has inherited and to meet the expectations of the LGU held by the golfing community. The LGU has a major role to play in encouraging golf at all levels and must remain as the strong voice for Ladies Golf.

The current team in the LGU has gained world-wide respect for its efficiency and competence in running events and managing the business, but cannot rest on its laurels and must maintain the pressure to constantly improve and refine what it does. I look forward to working with the Executive Council and the LGU team to achieve this.”