Friday, 30 April 2010
CORONATION FOURSOMES - Douglas Park
Winners: Gill Hendry and Elinor Grant 36 points
Runners up: Brenda Murray and Joan Gemmell 35 points
Fiona Norris is the 2010 Lanarkshire 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
"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.
Monday, 26 April 2010
9 Hole Competition - Douglas Park
1st 16pts Susan Cuthill
2nd 16pts Pauline Melville
3rd 15pts Sheena Gardiner
Pamela Pretswell is picked for the Curtis Cup
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.
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Ireland's Danielle McVeigh is the Winner of the Helen Holm
Charlotte Ellis, Danielle McVeigh,Lauren Taylor, Leona Maguire & Rachel Jennings
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.
INTERNATIONAL TEAM EVENT
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
West of Scotland Players do well in the 2nd round of the Helen Holm
THE DRAW FOR DAY 3 OVER ROYAL TROON ---- CLICK HERE AND COME AND SUPPORT OUR PLAYERS
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
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
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).
TEAM EVENT STANDINGS
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
HELEN HOLM REVISED DRAWS
PRINT OUT THE TIMESHEET DRAWS FOR SUPPORTING OUR WEST OF SCOTLAND AND SCOTTISH PLAYERS
REVISED DRAW FOR ROUND 1
REVISED DRAW FOR ROUND 2.
The 2010 Greenlees Trophy
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
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Some Fantastic Photos from Iceland
Monday, 19 April 2010
Ayrshire Girls' Spring Medal
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.
Results are as follows:
1st Rachel Irvine (Largs) 90 (15) 75 bih
2nd Grace Mackie (Troon Ladies) 92 (17) 75
1st Hope Lyden (Skelmorlie) 115 (35) 80
2nd Alexandra Brown (Turnberry) 115 (31) 84
1st Lindsay Scott (Troon Bentinck)
2nd Rachael Blair (Largs)
3rd Bethan Muir (Troon Bentinck)
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
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
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th April 2010 ; Tee open to Visitors Saturday 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
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Eilidh Briggs continues her good form at the West of Scotland Girls Medal at Troon
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
COME FLY WITH COLIN TO MOROCCO
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.
By COLIN FARQUHARSON
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 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
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, 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).
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.
TO SEE ALL THE MATCHPLAY RESULTS --- CLICK HERE
Bookkeeper for SLGA
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
FROM THE SLGA WEBSITE
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
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.
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).
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
Clare Marie is the top Qualifier In the RLCGA County Championship
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
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.
Lindsay McCubbin (Hilton Park) bt Josephine Monaghan (Dumbarton) 5 and 3
Lesley Hendry is on course for 5th Ayrshire Title
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).
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 IS TOP AYRSHIRE SEED
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
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.
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
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 email@example.com
If you have problems getting your Entry Form --- Click Here
Monday, 12 April 2010
LADIES BEGINNER GROUP COACHING WITH PGA PROFESSIONAL, LESLEY MACKAY
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
LADIES MEMBERSHIP NOW AVAILABLE AT PLAYSPORT GOLF
£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
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).
2010 CHAMPIONSHIP AND MARION ANDERSON SALVER (BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP)
DRAW FOR CHAMPIONSHIP :
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.)
DRAW FOR BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP
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
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
SLGA Under 16's -- AYRSHIRE Girls do well
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
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
Sunday, 11 April 2010
New Online issue of Scottish Club Golfer is available
Remember you can also read the latest
golf news at www.scottishclubgolfer.com
Saturday, 10 April 2010
SLGA Medal - Old Ranfurly Golf Club
Silver: Maureen Taggart (16) 74
Marilyn Muir (11)74
Bronze: Elaine Penman (21) 72
Friday, 9 April 2010
Medal 1 - Douglas Park
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
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
Audrey Barclay (13) 76
Ann Harvie (17)79
Elaine Munn (8) 80
Lesley McGhee (28)79
Sue Morrison (28)80
Rosalind Little (21)81
D&A INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES
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
Linda McDougall (8)35
Maureen Neilson (10) [acb] 31
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
April Medal - Ranfurly Castle
Scratch: Mary Craig 78
Silver: Agnes Williamson (20)72
Mary Craig (9)78
Bronze: A Nicoll (22)77
Helen Abram (23)80
SGU Golfers e-newsletter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep visiting scottishgolf.org 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
LIVE SCORING FROM THE SLGA UNDER 16'S STOKEPLAY --- WHEN THE TOURNAMENT STARTS
SLGA MEDAL - BEARSDEN GOLF CLUB
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
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.”