Sunday, 25 December 2011

Friday, 23 December 2011


A Guide to the Rules on Clubs and Balls Guidelines to interpret the Rules relating to the design and manufacture of golf clubs and balls.
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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Douglas Park Ladies Wish Everyone a Merry Christmas

94 Ladies attended the Douglas Park Christmas Lunch today -- with good company,good food, fun and many songs
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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Kylie, Clare and Lynn all falter in the last round at Dubai


Ladies European Tour Media Manager
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: American Lexi Thompson, 16, became the youngest professional golfer to win on the Ladies European Tour when she captured the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters by four shots at Emirates Golf Club today.
Aged 16 years, 10 months, 8 days, she became the second youngest ever Ladies European Tour event winner after South Korean Amy Yang, who was aged 16 years, 6 months, 8 days, when she won the ANZ Ladies Masters in Australia as an amateur, in 2006. 

Par 288 (4x72)
273 Alexis Thompson (US) 70 66 70 67
277 Lee-Anne Pace (SAf) 69 72 67 69
278 Sophie Gustafson (SWE) 71 67 69 71
279 Becky Morgan (WAL) 70 69 70 70, Stacy Lee Bregman (SAf) 68 73 68 70, Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 72 68 68 71
281 Alison Walshe (US) 70 74 68 69, Julieta Granada (PAR) 68 71 70 72 282 - Georgina Simpson (ENG) 72 70 73 67, Florentyna Parker (ENG) 72 70 71 69, Caroline Hedwall (SWE) 75 69 68 70
283 Lydia Hall (WAL) 72 74 69 68, Christel Boeljon (NL) 69 72 73 69, Sara Brown (USA) 71 71 72 69, Margherita Rigon (ITA) 70 68 74 71, Michelle Wie (USA) 73 67 71 72
284 Louise Larsson (SWE) 71 69 77 67, Minea Blomqvist (FIN) 68 73 75 68, Louise Stahle (SWE) 72 70 71 71, Linda Wessberg (SWE) 68 73 71 72, Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 71 72 69 72
285 Dewi Claire Schreefel (NL) 74 69 73 69, Melissa Reid (ENG) 72 71 72 70, Lotta Wahlin (SWE) 66 74 74 71
286 - Anna Nordqvist (SWE) 75 72 68 71, Veronica Zorzi (ITA) 74 70 68 74
287 Carmen Alonso (ESP) 73 73 70 71, Nikki Garrett (AUS) 72 75 69 71, Liebelei Elena Lawrence (LU) 70 72 70 75
288 Tandi Cuningham (SAf) 69 78 72 69, Becky Brewerton (WAL) 67 75 76 70, Sophie Giquel-Bettan (FRA) 70 74 74 70, Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) 72 72 72 72, Elisabeth Esterl (GER) 70 71 74 73, Beth Allen (USA) 69 72 72 75, Diana Luna (ITA) 69 73 71 75
289 Rebecca Flood (AUS) 74 73 73 69, Malene Jorgensen (DEN) 72 74 72 71, Hannah Jun (USA) 73 70 72 74, Giulia Sergas (ITA) 75 69 71 74, Kylie Walker (SCO) 72 70 72 75, Maria Verchenova (RUS) 69 74 69 77
290 Lorie Kane (CAN) 74 70 73 73, Caroline Westrup (SWE) 70 76 70 74, Carin Koch (SWE) 73 73 69 75
291 Marianne Skarpnord (NOR) 76 70 73 72, Jaclyn Sweeney (USA) 69 74 74 74 292 Klara Spilkova (CZE) 72 75 74 71, Christina Kim (USA) 73 74 71 74
293 Kim Welch (USA) 73 74 74 72, Lynnette Brooky (NZ) 71 72 77 73, Sophie Sandolo (ITA) 72 73 74 74, Cassandra Kirkland (FRA) 70 76 72 75, Rebecca Codd (IRE) 73 73 72 75, Kaisa Ruuttila (FIN) 71 72 74 76, Karen Lunn (AUS) 70 73 74 76, Nontaya Srisawang (THA) 74 69 71 79
294 Stacey Keating (AUS) 70 77 74 73, Caroline Afonso (FRA) 70 74 72 78
295 Tania Elosegui (ESP) 73 74 73 75 296 - Jenni Kuosa (FIN) 72 75 74 75, Clare Queen (SCO) 74 70 74 78, Julie Maisongrosse (FRA) 69 76 72 79 297 - Ursula Wikstrom (FIN) 72 73 78 74, Jade Schaeffer (FRA) 74 72 75 76, Rachel Jennings (ENG) 71 76 74 76
300 Lynn Kenny (SCO) 73 74 74 79

Friday, 16 December 2011

Kylie Walker is doing well in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Lexi Thompson of the United States says that she will just ‘have fun and relax’ as she goes in pursuit of her second professional title at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on Saturday.
The 16-year-old, from Coral Springs in Florida birdied the 18th hole at Emirates Golf Club today to move a stroke ahead of the field going into the final round.

West of Scotland's Kylie Walker had another par round today to remain 2 under after the 3 rounds. Clare Queen and Lynn Kenny both had 2 over par rounds today. The other Scot in the field Vikki Laing did not make the cut
Par 216 (3x72)
206 Alexis Thompson (US) 70 66 70
207 Sophie Gustafson (SWE) 71 67 69
208 Lee-Anne Pace (SAf) 69 72 67 , Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 72 68 68
209 Stacy Lee Bregman (SAf) 68 73 68 , Becky Morgan (WAL) 70 69 70 , Julieta Granada (PAR) 68 71 70
211 Michelle Wie (US) 73 67 71
212 Alison Walshe (US) 70 74 68 , Veronica Zorzi (ITA) 74 70 68 , Caroline Hedwall (SWE) 75 69 68 , Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 71 72 69 , Maria Verchenova (RUS) 69 74 69 , Liebelei Elena Lawrence (LU) 70 72 70 , Linda Wessberg (SWE) 68 73 71 , Margherita Rigon (ITA) 70 68 74
213 Louise Stahle (SWE) 72 70 71 , Florentyna Parker (ENG) 72 70 71 , Diana Luna (ITA) 69 73 71 , Beth Allen (USA) 69 72 72
214 Nontaya Srisawang (THA) 74 69 71, Kylie Walker (SCO) 72 70 72 , Sara Brown (US) 71 71 72 , Christel Boeljon (NL) 69 72 73 , Lotta Wahlin (SWE) 66 74 74
215 Anna Nordqvist (SWE) 75 72 68 , Lydia Hall (WAL) 72 74 69 , Carin Koch (SWE) 73 73 69 , Giulia Sergas (ITA) 75 69 71 , Hannah Jun (US) 73 70 72 , Melissa Reid (ENG) 72 71 72 , Georgina Simpson (ENG) 72 70 73 , Elisabeth Esterl (GER) 70 71 74
Other Scots:
217 Clare Queen (SCO) 74 70 74
221 Lynn Kenny (SCO) 73 74 74,

Monday, 12 December 2011

Message from D&A's Jean Campbell from Florida

Jean is the one on the left 

 Camilo Villegas reads his putt

This was how I appeared on tv last Friday!!!!
John and I went with our German friends to the Franklin Templeton Shootout at Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz Carlton resort in Naples, this was us at the 18th and enjoyed the day - Scotty McCarron was taking the mickey out of Camilo Villegas who as you know is one for spreadeagling himself along the ground to read a putt - so Scotty lay on his back and when he got up - he did hole out. Later, the four of them came to a golf clinic which Norman hosted - they showed us all sorts of shots, questions were invited and the kids were made very welcome and encouraged to ask questions, they then had about ten youngsters aged 10 - 16 who then showed us what they could do and boy it was impressive - professional golfers in the making. I did of course take one of the free hats and got Norman, Fowler and McCarron to sign it - Rickie Fowler asked me if I would like a game but I am far to busy to fit a game into MY busy schedule!!!!

There was the usual stalls for all sorts of things and in one of the places, I took part in a putting competition and for holing three putts in a row - got a head cover - they did take a picture and you could choose whatever background - the US OPEN or St. Andrews - I chose the Scottish venue! We then went into Naples and had dinner on 5th Avenue so a nice finish to the day.


Sunday, 11 December 2011

Kylie Walker does well in the India Open

Caroline Hedwall notched the fourth win of her rookie season on the Ladies European Tour with a closing 69 at the Hero Women’s Indian Open today.
The 22-year-old Swede had five birdies and two bogeys in her final round at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, New Delhi, to finish with a winning score of 12 under 204 - two ahead of Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum.
Many Congrats go to West Of Scotland's Kylie Walker who finished well up the field
Leading Final Scores
Par 216 (3x72)
204 Caroline Hedwall (SWE) 67 68 69
206 Pornanong Phatlum (THA) 67 69 70
208 Becky Morgan (WAL) 70 69 69
209 Lee-Anne Pace (SA) 69 72 68, Linda Wessberg (SWE) 70 66 73 
Scottish Scores:
215 Vikki Laing (SCO) 69 70 76 
217  Kylie Walker (SCO) 70 73 74 ,
219  Carly Booth (SCO) 75 73 72 , 
222 Lynn Kenny (SCO) 72 76 74,
To read the full report go the the Gillian Kirkwood Website 

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Milngavie have their Greenlees Team Party

A fun evening was held at Captain Anna Telfer's house on Friday, December 2nd to celebrate their (3 in a row) success in winning the Greenlees Trophy in 2011.
After a delicious buffet - everyone brought a dish - and lots of toasts with champagne, the laughter continued with games and quizzes.
Roll on 2012!!

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Thanks go to Team Captain Anna Telfer for the photographs

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Moira Thomson Funeral Arrangements

Moira's funeral will be at 2pm on Wednesday 30th November at Mortonhall Crematorium.

All friends are welcome afterwards at the Nether Abbey Hotel, Dirleton Avenue, North Berwick to join the family in a celebration of Moira's life.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

May Hughes receives Honorary Membership at the Lanarkshire County AGM

Lanarkshire Ladies County Golf Association's leading prizewinners after the annual meeting and presentation or prizes at Cambuslang Golf Club last night. County champion Rachael Taylor who lives in Germany could not be present. Pictures by courtesy of Jean Macintyre.


Long-playing Lanark Golf Club member May Hughes received Honorary Membership of the county at the AGM. This was the speech given by county captain Lesley Lloyd when making the presentation:
"May Hughes has been a member of LLCGA since 1979 and played for the County Team between 1983 and 2010. May was selected for this year’s team but decided it was time to hang up her red jersey. 
During that time, especially in the 1980s and early 1990s, Lanarkshire were a very successful team and May was part of a winning team that qualified for and won the Scottish County Finals on 4 occasions.   
May was County Champion in 1993, 2003 & 2004 and runner-up on 3 other occasions.  As well as being a very successful golfer, May served on Committee from 1996-99 and she was County Captain in 2008 and 2009 in our Centenary Year. 
Since becoming eligible for Seniors and Vets golf May has twice been West of Scotland Vets Champion in 2008 and 2010, was runner up in the Scottish Vets Championship in 2010, represented the Scottish Vets Team on five occasions and this year represented Scotland in the Senior Home International Matches. 
May, in recognition of your outstanding contribution and commitment to Lanarkshire Ladies County Golf Association over many years I would ask you to accept Honorary membership of our Association."

To read the full report go to the Lanarkshire County Website

Sunday, 20 November 2011

An Evening in the Memory of Jean Watson

Belle Robertson and John Watson
John Watson and his family held an evening in memory of his mother Jean Watson who died earlier this year at the age of 88. Approximately 100 guests attended the evening on Saturday 19th November. The guests included former Curtis Cup Players Belle Robertson and Wilma Leburn (Aitken), many D&A Past Captains and members from Douglas Park Golf Club.
John, Susan (Jean's daughter) and D&A and Douglas Park's Elinor Grant all recounted their happy memories.

Jean Watson who had been six times Lady Champion of Douglas Park Golf Club, Douglas Park's Ladies Captain in 1965, D&A County Captain 1973 - 74 and on many occasions a member of the D&A County Team. She was the winner of the West of Scotland Ladies Veteran's Championship in 1974, 1978,1979,1983,and 1984 and finalist in the Scottish Ladies Veterans Championship in 1979. For 30 years she performed the duties of Handicap Secretary to the Ladies Section.
In 1965 Jean won the LGU Gold Medal for Scotland at Gleneagles. She was Captain of the Scottish Ladies' Veteran Golf Association in 1985 and 1986 and Jean played for the Scottish Vets for 10 years between 1976 and 1986.
In recognition of her many playing successes, her service to the Club, and the honour she brought by her membership of the Scottish and National ruling bodies, Jean was elected an Honorary Member in 1979.
To see some photographs from the evening Click on the small thumbnail below

Jean Watson
The video below is of John Watson and Elinor Grant (Bunny) giving their tributes to Jean.
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Pamela finishes in the top 20 in the Murcia Open at La Manga

After both shooting 70 in the final round of the Murcia Ladies Open to finish at five under par 214, the defending champion Julie Tvede from Denmark and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda played off on the Sunday Morning with Ciganda being the winner.
Heather MacRae (Gleneagles) was the top Scot, finishing T9 on 223 with scores of 76, 70 and 77. She had a double bogey 6 at the 15th for the second successive day. Heather's take-home pay amounted to 675 Euros.
British amateur international Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), who entered the tournament because it was being played over La Manga's South Course which is the same one that will be used for January's LET Qualifying School, finished one shot behind Heather but T17 was her final position after rounds of 73, 75 and 76. She had a birdie 3 at the 14th in the final round. The same hole cost her a double bogey 6 in the first round.
Par 219 (3x73)
214 Carlota Ciganda (Spain) 68 76 70, Julie Tvede (Denmark) 72 70 70 (Ciganda bt Tvede in play-off completed Sunday morning). Ciganda 3,062 Euros; Tvede 1,902 Euros).
217 Maria Beautell (Spain) 72 74 71 (1,342 Euros).
218 Daisy Nielsen (Denmark) (am) 71 72 74.

223 Heather MacRae 76 70 77 (T9) (675 Euros)
224 Pamela Pretswell (am) 73 75 76 (T17)

MISSED THE CUT (153 or better qualified for the final round)
159 Katy McNicoll 73 86.
164 Pamela Feggans 76 86.

Saturday, 19 November 2011


By Gillian Kirkwood

It is with huge regret that I report the death of Moira Thomson (nee Dewar) at the young age of 61.   
She died this morning (19th November) at the Western General Hospital.   I am sure all who read this will be as shocked as I am at the speed in which her illness took her.   It has been only 13 weeks since her diagnosis,  and she fought a courageous battle to the end.
Moira won the Scottish Girls Championship at Dalmahoy in 1968.   Starting out as a County player for Midlothian, and then a stalwart of the East Lothian County team,  she really came into her own on reaching the age for seniors golf,  and was a regular Scottish Senior International player for over 10 years.   
She worked very hard on her golf in these latter years,  and gained the respect of her international colleagues as a strong match player.  She thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie of senior golf and her  friends at Gullane will miss her in their regular Saturday game.
Our heartfelt sympathies go to her husband Alastair, her daughter Claire and son Andrew, her sister Anne and their families.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

To read more go to the EAST VETS WEBSITE -- Some memories from recent times are seen in the photos below CLICK HERE for larger photos

Friday, 18 November 2011


The second round of the 54-hole Murcia Ladies Open over the South Course, La Manga will be completed early Saturday morning after electrical storms in the south-east region of Spain forced a suspension of play this afternoon.
Heather MacRae (Gleneagles) and amateur international Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) will have nine holes to complete before going out again for the third and final round.
They are both two over par overall, Pamela Pretswell, playing the second nine first, dropped three shots over her first three holes. MacRae started badly but birdied the fourth, sixth and eighth before play was halted.
Ayrshire's Pamela Feggans also has nine holes to complete but, having run up a quadruple bogey 8 at the third and taken 44 shots for the first nine to be 12 over par overall, she has little chance of surving the cut, forecast to be at four-over 150.
Carnoustie's Katy McNicoll was one of the few to complete her second round and she had a disastrous 83 with one triple boge3y and two double bogeys to be joint 66th on 159.
Danish amateur Daisy Nielsen, with nine holes to play, leads at three under par by one shot from Danielle McVeigh (Ireland), also halfway through her second round, with overnight leader Carlota Ciganda (Spain) one under par with six holes to play.



Autumn Mailing --- FROM THE SLGA

The SLGA Autumn Mailing to clubs was posted on 16 November 2011.
It contains a letter from the Chairman, Shona Malcolm, a conditions of competition checklist, the mailing update form and the 2012 subscription form.  --- CLICK ON THE LINKS

Seminars on handicapping and the Rules of Golf will be held between 6 December 2011 and 19 January 2012 at locations round the country. An invitation and booking form, for a maximum of 4 attendees per club (ladies and Men), are also in the pack.
Ranfurly Castle Golf Club

Ranfurly Castle Golf Club - Special Temporary Winter Membership

Ranfurly Castle Golf Club are inviting golfers to their club for the period up till 15th March 2012 as  a  Temporary Winter Member. Any golfer who then decides to join their club will be credited the cost of the Temporary Membership.
The Glasgow Herald ran an article on Golf Clubs on Wednesday 16th November where their initiative was feature.
If you are considering giving Golf at the Castle as a trial then the cost for the four months is only  £200 and fully credited to next years subscription / entry fee if they take up membership.

Read more at - Ranfurly Castle Website

Thursday, 17 November 2011


The merger of the English Golf Union (EGU) and the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) was approved yesterday at simultaneous general meetings of both organisations.
The merger will come into effect on January 1 and will create England Golf, one national governing body to represent all amateur golfers in England.
The merger proposal was approved by 86 per cent of the voting members of the EGU, meeting at its headquarters in Woodhall Spa; and by 100 per cent of the voting members of the EWGA, meeting at the National Motor Cycle Museum at Solihull. Both organisations had to approve the proposal by a majority of at least 75 per cent for it to be successful.
The decision was immediately hailed as a triumph for golf and a vital step forward for the game.
Sylvia Perrins, EWGA Interim Chairman, and Nigel Evans, the EGU Chairman, said: “This merger is in the best interests of golf and we are delighted that it has been given overwhelming support by our members. We look forward to a new era and to realising our vision for the future.
“England Golf will speak with one voice and send out the powerful, modern message that golf is a game for all, for men and women, boys and girls.
“A unified organisation, which promotes both the men’s and women’s game, will be more attractive to new golfers, will help us to grow the game, will be more appealing to commercial partners and sponsors and will mean we can be more cost effective.”
The merger vote followed a long period of consultation and preparation, which began in 2009 when a steering group was formed of members of both organisations.
Following lengthy discussions, and the involvement of ten working groups, the proposal was produced and ratified by the Boards of both organisations before being put to the voting members.
Key points of the merger
• The headquarters of England Golf will initially be at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa. The EWGA offices in Edgbaston will continue in use until at least October 2012.
• The counties will continue to be the voting members. Counties will be encouraged to merge their Unions and Associations, but this will not be mandatory.
• The Board of England Golf will initially include 10 stakeholder non-executive directors, six nominated by the EGU and four women nominated by the EWGA. One of these 10 will be nominated as Chairman.
• The first sole President of England Golf will be a woman. The President will be supported by the immediate Past President and the President-Elect. One of these three will always be a woman.
• Club golf will go on, from day-to-day, as it does now, but members will benefit from the positive perceptions created by the merger and by the better support available for clubs.
• All the championships and tournaments currently run by the EWGA and the EGU will continue.
• The regional and group structures of the two organisations will continue to run competitions. The decision-making role of the EWGA regional committees will end.
• Affiliation fees for men and women will be harmonised and will be equal by January 1, 2014. Women will continue to pay an additional subscription to the Ladies Golf Union.
Lyndsey Hewison
Press and PR Officer

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Rules Officials are needed

The SLGA are seeking candidates to train as Rules Officials. They are looking for those who have already passed the SGU Rules Exam or people interested in sitting this exam. This involves a two day course with an exam at the end and which involves a cost. This would allow someone to officiate at club or county level and she may be asked to assist at Scottish events.
Those who have successfully passed the SGU exam, at the invitation of the SLGA, may be put forward to sit the more advanced R&A exam. The SLGA fund this exam.
If you are interested in having your name put forward please contact Carol Fell by 30th November.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Shiskine November 12 Hole Medal

November 12 hole Medal (SSS 44, CSS 46)

Pat Adamson (10) 46
Sheila Gray (10) 47
Sally Brookes (12) 48
Best Scratch Player: Pat Adamson Score: 56

November Winter Stableford results from Largs Golf Club

Winter Medal Wednesday Stableford - Ladies (SSS 73, CSS 73) --- 2nd November 2011

Jan Dow (24) 25
Doris Corkindale (28) 23
Margaret Brown (28) 21

Winter Medal Saturday Stableford
- Ladies (SSS 73, CSS 73) --- 5th November 2011

Rachel Irvine (12) 38
Christine Whitelaw (10) 26
Lauren Gilbert (19) 24

The Ladies Golf Club Troon -- 9 Hole Stableford and November Medal

9 Hole Stableford -- Played 1st November 2011

Julie Mackie (8) 16
Gillian Macpherson (9) 15
Morag Holm (9) 13
Sue Fraser (13) 14
Norma Gorman (15) 20
E Jane Thomson (12) 17

November Medal (SSS 73) -- Played 4th November 2011

Player Net score
Silver: Anne Howie (18) 72 ; Elaine Munn (8) 73; Anne Mackellar (15) [acb] 75
Bronze: Anne Gilchirst (24) 76; Margaret Quin (22) [acb] 78; Shirley McGill (34) 78
Best Scratch Player; Elaine Munn 84

Saturday, 12 November 2011


From the Kirkwood Golf Website

Mhairi McKay was tonight (California time) being inducted into the Stanford University Athletic Hall of Fame.
The following article is from the Stanford University website:
STANFORD, California - A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Mhairi McKay was the first international golfer to be offered in scholarship at Stanford. A three-time first team All-America selection for the Cardinal in 1994, '96 and '97, McKay helped Stanford to three Top-5 finishes at the NCAA Championships before going on to enjoy a successful career on the LPGA Tour.
As a professional, McKay represented Europe on two Solheim Cup teams, claimed her first professional victory at the 2003 AAMI Australian Women's Open and enjoyed three Top-10 finishes at the U.S. Women's Open. recently caught up with Mhairi to get her thoughts on her selection to Stanford's Athletic Hall of Fame, her favourite memories from her years on The Farm, her Scottish roots, her LPGA career and more.
What are some of your thoughts about being selected to Stanford's Athletic Hall Fame?
When the phone call came from the athletic department informing me of my selection for the Hall of Fame I remember just being completely stunned and taken aback. Such an honour I had given no thought to. Obviously I was aware of the great Stanford golfers already inducted, Mickey Wright, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods to name but a few; their stratospheric achievements have been an inspiration to me throughout my career. Following in their footsteps is very surreal, flattering and humbling.
The timing of the call came at a particular poignant moment for my family. We had just been evacuated the previous day from our home in Los Alamos, New Mexico, because of the Los Conchas forest fire. At the time we worried as the fire came within 1.5 miles of our home so the call was blessed relief and cause for celebration.
You were the first international player to be offered a scholarship to play golf at Stanford. What were some of the factors that pointed you to The Farm?
I have so many people to thank for their part in my Stanford scholarship all the way from Glasgow, Scotland. Firstly, my parent's close friends, Charlie and Joyce Scott, from our golf club in Glasgow were responsible for making initial contact with Tim Baldwin the then-women's golf coach after a round of golf at the university course. After that chance meeting, Coach Baldwin made contact with me and before I knew it my father and I were headed to the States (our first ever visit to USA) on a recruitment trip to check out Stanford and another prestigious university.
Ironically, the weather was very un-Californian, actually quite Scottish! Not that that bothered me, I was simply in awe of this amazing campus, Palm Drive, the Quad, the people associated with the university, driving range and golf course you could just fall out of bed on to, not forgetting all the other amazing sports facilities. I went to class with one of the girls on the team - psych with Professor Zimbardo - who lectured on his infamous Stanford Prison experiment. This sure doesn't happen in Scotland and how could all this incredible activity happen in one small place? I was overcome, yet in heaven!
The coach from the second university tried hard when I arrived there a few days later, but I already had my heart set on Stanford. Really there was no decision!
But I can't thank Tim Baldwin enough for taking the chance on a wee girl from Scotland whom he'd never seen swing a club! Who does that? Hence, I feel this honour is as much to do with Coach Baldwin giving me the opportunity of a lifetime.



Wednesday, 9 November 2011

West Renfrewshire AGM and Presentation of Trophies

The West Renfrewshire League AGM and Presentation of Trophies was held at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club this evening Wednesday 9 November.
18 ladies attended with tea being provided at the beginning of the evening. The business was completed promptly which included an agreement to allow the use of Sky Caddies in matches. This allowed the representatives a chance to mix and also to put some provisional dates in the 2012 playing diary.
The Divisional Trophies were presented to the winning Clubs by Ranfurly Castle's Lady Captain Karin Mackenzie
Sue Lyon (Ranfurly Castle) Division 1 Winners
Division 2 Winners Silvanna Middleton (Renfrew)

Division 3 Winners Rena Simpson (Kilmacolm)
Final Results:
Division 1: Ranfurly Castle and Gleddoch were level on points and games won. Ranfurly Castle were confirmed as the winners after a count back of "holes up".
Division 2: Winners: Renfrew, Runners up: Caldwell.
Division 3: Kilmacolm and Gourock were joint leaders with Kilmacolm the winners as they had won the most games.

Thanks go to Ranfurly Castle's Agnes Williamson for the photographs

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


Thanks go to Ann Wallace (Prestwick St Nicholas) for this one.

1. Don't buy a putter until you've had a chance to throw it.

2. Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing.

3. When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls.

4. If you're afraid a full shot might reach the green while the foursome ahead of you is still
putting out, you have two options: you can immediately shank a lay-up or you can wait until the green is clear and top a ball halfway there.

5. The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing.

6. No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse.

7. The inevitable result of any golf lesson is the instant elimination of the one critical unconscious motion that allowed you to compensate for all of your many other error.

8. Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot.

9. A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponents' luck.

10. It is surprisingly easy to hole a fifty foot putt; for a 10.

11. Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut.

12. Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.

13. It's not a gimme if you're still 5 feet away.

14. The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree.

15. You can hit a two acre fairway 10% of the time and a two inch branch 90% of the time.

16. If you really want to get better at golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age.

17. Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three.

18. When you look up, causing an awful shot, you will always look down again at exactly the moment when you ought to start watching the ball if you ever want to see it again.

19. Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe.

20. If you want to hit a 7 iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to lay up just short of a water hazard.

21. To calculate the speed of a player's downswing, multiply the speed of his back-swing by his handicap; I.e., back-swing 20 mph , handicap 15, downswing = 300 mph.

22. There are two things you can learn by stopping your back-swing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove.

23. Hazards attract; fairways repel. Keep this in mind.

24. A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.

25. If there is a ball on the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is in the bunker. If both balls are in the bunker, yours is in the footprint.

26. It's easier to get up at 6:00 AM to play golf than at 10:00 to mow the lawn.

27. A good drive on the 18th hole has stopped many a golfer from giving up the game.

28. Golf is the perfect thing to do on Sunday because you always end up having to pray a lot.

29. A good golf partner is one who's always slightly worse than you are....that's why I get so many calls to play with friends.

30. If there's a storm rolling in, you'll be having the game of your life.

31. Golf balls are like eggs. They're white. They're sold by the dozen. And you need to buy fresh ones each week.

32. It's amazing how a golfer who never helps out around the house will replace his divots, repair his ball marks, and rake his sand traps.

33. If your opponent has trouble remembering whether he shot a six or a seven, he probably shot an eight (or worse).

34. It takes longer to learn to be a good golfer than it does to become a brain surgeon. On the other hand, you don't get to ride around on a cart, drink beer, eat hot dogs and fart, if you’re performing Brain Surgery!!!!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Milngavie Golf Club Junior Prize giving -- Megan Adair wins her 1st Trophy

Megan Adair
There is a trophy for the best Junior girl on Juniors Day at Milngavie Golf Club. Megan Adair, who is  Jill Foggo's 14 year old niece, won the Carol Dougan trophy at today's Junior Prizegiving.
Megan is still a relative beginner so it was nice for her to win her first trophy and hopefully this will encourage her for the future.

West Vets AGM -- A successful year

West Vets Captain Fiona Roger and Vice Captain Anna Telfer
Scottish Vets Captain and Senior Home International Captain - Helen Faulds

On Thursday 3rd November the West Vets AGM was held at Cowglen Golf Club. West Vets Captain Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) chaired the meeting and gave an excellent report on a very successful 2011 season. May Hughes (Lanark) and Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) also both gave reports on the Mary McKenna Trophy and the Annual Vets Jamboree respectively. Scottish Vets Captain Helen Faulds (pictured above) showed off the new colours for the Scottish Vets team
The prize giving took place at the end of the meeting
To read the full report go to the West Vets Website


Some RLCGA Prizewinners
Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association held their Annual General Meeting and Prizegiving last Wednesday - 2nd November at Haggs Castle Golf Club.
Wendy Cameron was announced as their new Honorary Life President , Maureen Woodhead (Captain) and Gillian McGinlay (Vice Captain)
To read the full RLCGA AGM report, see photographs and the full prizewinners list --- GO TO THE RLCGA WEBSITE   --   then click on Home and the bottom of that post to get all there posts

Some D&A prizewinners - Click to enlarge
D&A held their AGM the previous Wednesday and Alisoun Fairbairn (Troon) was appointed as Captain with Carol Sim (Balmore) her new Vice captain

Ayrshire and Lanarkshire County AGM's are still to take place

Sunday, 30 October 2011


Ayrshire Girls - Junior Team
Largs Kelburn hosted the Ayrshire v Renfrewshire Girls Friendly Match this afternoon.    The girls played very well on a day with strong winds, squally showers and wet conditions underfoot making the course play a bit longer, but all credit to the greens staff for the course being playable at all given the amount of rain that we have encountered recently.

Ayrshire managed to win by two matches to one in a greensomes matchplay format but with two games going down to the last putt on the last green it was all very close.   Results are as follows:-

Ayrshire                                                                        Renfrewshire
Rachel Irvine and Sophie Love         beat                           Samantha Cowan and Laura Craig                6/4
Lauren Gilbert and Bekki Allan          beat                          Charlotte McCluskey and Lyndsay McCall        1 hole
Gillian Love and Louise Duncan         lost to                       Lauren Coventry and Emily Weir                    1 hole

Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Junior Teams

Many thanks go to June Kerr (Ayrshire Girls Convenor) for the report and photographs

Kylie Walker has a poor last round in the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open in China

Suzhou, China: World number one Yani Tseng won the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open in China on Sunday for her 11th worldwide victory of the year.
The 22-year-old five-time major champion closed with a six under par 66 on a beautiful final day at Suzhou Taihu International Golf Club for a seven stroke victory over Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg. It was her 30th career title in four seasons as a professional and her third win in her last four events.
West of Scotland's Kylie Walker unfortunately did not manage to keep up her good play that she had in the 1st 2 rounds and finished well down the field.
Leading Scores:
Par 216 (3x72)
200 - Yani Tseng (TPE) 68 66 66
207 - Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 72 65 70
208 - Melissa Reid (ENG) 71 69 68 , Lee-Anne Pace (SA) 68 70 70
209 - Lisa Holm Sorensen (DEN) 68 73 68 , Thidapa Suwannapura (THA) 72 67 70 , Beth Allen (USA) 70 68 71 , Becky Brewerton (WAL) 67 71 71
216 Vikki Lang (SCO) 70 69 77
217 Kylie Walker (SCO) 68, 70. 79
222 - Clare Queen (SCO) 73 73 76

Saturday, 29 October 2011


Suzhou, China: World number one Yani Tseng, shot a six under par 66 today for a three shot lead going into the final round of the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open in China.
Tseng’s second round, played in misty, damp conditions at Suzhou Taihu International Golf Club near Shanghai, contained seven birdies and one bogey for a 10 under par total of 134.
The 22-year-old from Chinese Taipei was three clear of Pernilla Lindberg from Sweden, who also played in the afternoon. Lindberg shot a bogey-free round of seven under 65 to tie the course record set in 2008 by Annika Sorenstam and Ye Li Ying.
Caroline Hedwall shot 69 to end one shot further back, along with Becky Brewerton (71 ), Giulia Sergas (70 ), Beth Allen (68 ), Lee-Anne Pace (70 ) and Kylie Walker (70 ) at six under overall.
Tseng trailed Brewerton by a shot overnight but went to the turn in 34 to grab a six-way share of the lead. She pulled a stroke clear at the 11th and, shadowed by a large and vociferous supporting gallery, moved further ahead with birdies on the 13th, 14th and 16th holes.
“Today we got really lucky because it was raining all morning, so lucky me to play in the afternoon,” Tseng said after her round.
“I played really good today. I was disappointed on the last hole I didn’t make birdie. I had a four-iron for the second shot, but I missed a two-footer putt today, on number two, I had a three-putt, but I mean, everything was really good and I’m very happy now.”
Tseng has notched 10 victories including two major championships in her fourth year on tour and is highly favoured to win the title, but did not want to get ahead of herself.
“It’s going to be like today. I’m going to work out tomorrow morning, stretch a little bit and get ready for the tournament. I’m in a very good position and I think I’ve just got to enjoy it.
“It’s a big crowd today and tomorrow I will enjoy the crowd, be patient and play one shot at a time and see what happens,” she said.
Lindberg, in her second year on tour, will be playing for her first victory as a professional after carding seven birdies in her second round.
“It’s always hard to repeat a round like that. Of course I feel good about my game and a lot better about my putting. My confidence is high going into tomorrow so I’ll see what I can do,” Lindberg said.
She has been paired with Tseng and fellow Swede Hedwall for the final round, starting at 11.10am local time and added: “Every time you play with a great player, it’s a great experience and you learn to handle it better: I’m looking forward to it.”
Par 144 (2x72).
134 - Yani Tseng (TPE) 68 66
137 - Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 72 65
138 - Caroline Hedwall (SWE) 69 69 , Becky Brewerton (WAL) 67 71 , Giulia Sergas (ITA) 68 70 , Beth Allen (USA) 70 68 , Lee-Anne Pace (SA) 68 70 , Kylie Walker (SCO) 68 70
139 - Thidapa Suwannapura (THA) 72 67 , Vikki Laing (SCO) 70 69 , Ursula Wikstrom (FIN) 72 67
140 - Nikki Garrett (AUS) 70 70 , Klara Spilkova (CZE) 70 70 , Sophie Giquel-Bettan (FRA) 72 68 , Melissa Reid (ENG) 71 69 , Narisara Kerdrit (THA) 74 66 , Florentyna Parker (ENG) 74 66
141 - Christine Song (USA) 71 70 , Lisa Holm Sorensen (DEN) 68 73 , Laura Davies (ENG) 71 70 , Becky Morgan (WAL) 71 70 , Hei-Ji Kim (KOR) 71 70 , Russamee Gulyanamitta (THA) 71 70 , Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) 70 71
142 - Tan Ling Ling (CHN) 69 73 , Jaclyn Sweeney (USA) 70 72 , Veronica Zorzi (ITA) 69 73 , Yan Jing (Am) (CHN) 72 70 , Karen Lunn (AUS) 70 72 , Felicity Johnson (ENG) 71 71 , Guo Cai Zhu (CHN) 71 71 , Kim Welch (USA) 72 70 , Minea Blomqvist (FIN) 72 70

Missed the Cut Lynn Kenny

Friday, 28 October 2011

Kylie Walker has a great first round in the Ladies Open in China



Suzhou, China: Becky Brewerton secured a one-shot lead after the first round of the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open in China.
The 28-year-old from Wales, opened with a five under par 67 at Suzhou Taihu International Golf Club near Shanghai to edge one stroke ahead of six other players including the world number one Yani Tseng.

Tseng is looking for her 11th title of the season after winning in her homeland on Sunday.
She had four birdies in her opening round, but three putted for par on the 18th, after reaching the green in two strokes.

She is placed alongside the 2010 event champion Lee-Anne Pace from South Africa, Lisa Holm Sorensen and Line Vedel of Denmark, Scotland’s Kylie Walker and Italian Giulia Sergas.
Pace, who won her fifth LET title in a four-way play-off at the venue 12 months ago, was satisfied with five birdies and just one dropped shot at the 10th hole.

Kylie Walker, a second year professional on the LET, carded three birdies in a row from the fourth hole and grabbed another on the par-five 18th.
“I’m happy with four under. It was all really quite steady. I only missed two greens, gave myself a lot of chances and made a few of them. It was really nice, stress free. I was never in trouble,” Walker said.
“I’m driving it nicely, which is an advantage around here if you can be in the right positions, it sets you up for a good shot into the green.”

Par 72.
67 - Becky Brewerton (WAL)
68 - Lisa Holm Sorensen (DEN) , Yani Tseng (TPE) , Lee-Anne Pace (SA) , Kylie Walker (SCO) , Line Vedel (DEN) , Giulia Sergas (ITA)
69 - Tan Ling Ling (CHN) , Veronica Zorzi (ITA) , Stacy Lee Bregman (SA) , Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
70 - Jenni Kuosa (FIN) , Beth Allen (USA) , Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) , Jaclyn Sweeney (USA) , Nontaya Srisawang (THA) , Vikki Laing (SCO) , Karen Lunn (AUS) , Tiffany Tavee (USA) , Nikki Garrett (AUS) , Lu Yue Xia (CHN) , Klara Spilkova (CZE)
71 - Becky Morgan (WAL) , Hei-Ji Kim (KOR) , Laura Davies (ENG) , Melissa Reid (ENG) , Russamee Gulyanamitta (THA) , Zhang Yu Yang (CHN) , Walailak Satarak (USA) , Christine Song (USA) , Guo Cai Zhu (CHN) , Felicity Johnson (ENG) , Kaisa Ruuttila (FIN) , Zhong Xiao Long (CHN)
Other Scots:
73 - Lynn Kenny (SCO), Clare Queen (SCO)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Speeches from the Greenlees Trophy Divisional Winners


 Gillian receiving her trophy from Lady Captain Kath Mackellar.
The ladies of Skelmorlie Golf Club have been competing in The Arran Challenge for the past twelve or so years and have been among the prizewinners on several occasions.
This annual competition attracts golfers from all over Scotland keen to play over the 12 short but challenging holes at Shiskine Golf Club. This year 216 ladies took part.
Having missed out on the scratch prize last year by a single stroke, Gillian Pollock had set her sights on winning it this year and she did so in style with a total of 98 for two rounds narrowly beating Claire Howden from Torwoodlee G.C. near Galashiels.
She also won the 1st. Class Nett prize (with a total of 84) and The Shiskine Trophy which the Skelmorlie Ladies compete for within the main competition.
All in all a most successful three days golf.

The ladies of Skelmorlie G.C. who took part this year.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Greenlees Lunch and Presentation at Whitecraigs Golf Club

The Greenlees Trophy Winners - Click to enlarge
The 71st Greenlees Lunch and Presentation of Trophies was held at Whitecraigs Golf Club today.
Dorothy Cartlidge  (Whitecraigs Greenlees Secretary) organised the event.
All clubs from the 3 divisions within the Greenlees Trophy were represented and what a great celebration they all had They were welcomed warmly by Whitecraigs Golf Club and Lady Captain Chris Fulton with a glass of wine and a beautiful lunch to follow.

Fiona Roger the West of Scotland Greenlees Secretary then stood up after the meal and here was her speech:

May I firstly say how pleased I am that Chris, Lady Captain of Whitecraigs, a very busy lady I am sure, has been able to take the time today to join us for lunch and I thank her for her kind words of welcome. It is a great pleasure to be here today for our annual Lunch and Presentation of prizes . Chris, on behalf of all the teams in The League, please pass on our thanks to your Club Captain and committee for allowing us to hold our lunch here and also a big thank you for the very generous gesture of providing us with our pre lunch drinks.
May we all wish you a very successful and happy year of captaincy.

You may remember last year that I referred several times to a little book called ‘Life’s little instruction book’ which is full of suggestions, observations and reminders on how to live a happy and rewarding life. I may just throw a few more at you in the next 10 minutes!!

Here’s the first one ---Don’t eat just before giving a speech. I would be more worried about drinking too much rather than eating too much. I have eaten before speaking, and may I say that I have enjoyed lunch very much, and hope that you also have enjoyed yours?
On behalf of us all, may I thank Dorothy for the time and effort she has put into the organisation for today. A job done pleasantly and efficiently. Thank you Dorothy. To the staff both behind the scenes and front of house, thank you for looking after us so well.
The lunch in the last few years seems to have become very popular and I am sorry that it hasn’t been possible for as many people to come from the clubs as would have liked to be here, but the final figure has to be in the hands of the host club.

As you all know this is my last year as Greenlees Secretary. Anne Dunn, Kilmacolm, who is with us today, takes over from me at the AGM and Fixture Meeting in November and I hope that you will afford her the same support and patience you have all shown to me.

Quote no 2 : Resist telling people how something should be done. Instead, tell them what needs to be done. They will often surprise you with creative solutions! Good luck Anne!

This is my 4th lunch since taking over from Willeen. How many lunches did Willeen attend in her capacity as Secretary - a considerable number more than me. Were I to continue for as many years as Willeen I would be doing it from above or maybe below!! As you all know, the host club each year is in alphabetical order of the teams in the three leagues. It has been very coincidental that in my four years, the four host clubs have been, in my first year, Ranfurly Castle, my home club since the early 70s, the following year Troon – a club I have now been a member of for several years. Last year, at West Kilbride, it was the 70th year of competition for the Greenlees Trophy – a year for reminiscing and noting facts and figures - and this year Whitecraigs. Not many of you, if any, will know that I had my name on the waiting list for Whitecraigs before I joined Ranfurly. I was having dinner in Kilmacolm with Colin and Trish Brown and bemoaning the fact that I was keen to start playing golf, had had my name on the waiting list at Whitecraigs for some time, and had heard nothing. Trish said ‘why not join Ranfurly Castle – they are looking for more lady members. I contacted Whitecraigs – they had no knowledge of me ever being on their waiting list. You have guessed it -- I accepted membership at Ranfurly 3 weeks later and the rest is history!! I did however play a lot of my early golf over Whitecraigs with local friends, had many competitive, fun filled days and still always enjoy any chance I have to play the course.

On a personal note I would like to thank my long standing squash opponent from Whitecraigs Tennis and Squash Club, fellow member of Ranfurly Castle over many years and whizz kid unsurpassed on the computer. You have got it in one – Carol. Always ask a busy person to help you out.

Quote No 3: Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have the same number of hours per day as Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Theresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein

Maybe Carol won’t quite reach the heights of the aforesaid but as far as we are all concerned, in Scottish Golf, county golf, vets golf and club golf we are all so grateful for the amount of time and effort given on our behalf. Thank you Carol for all you do for us.
On behalf of us all I would like you to accept a small present.

After last year’s attention to 70 years of Greenlees Trophy, I would like this year, to read you an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 86 year old lady. The Bank Manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times.

Dear Sir --------------    CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTER

Now to the real business of the day – Presentation of Trophies.

Chris, perhaps you would be good enough to present the winning teams in each division with their trophies.
Sheila Adams is presented with the 3rd Division Trophy
Division 3:
This last season we welcomed Loudoun Gowf into the Greenlees league for the first time. I hope Sheila that your team have enjoyed their first season in the leagues
As the rules dictate, any team joining the leagues start in the 3rd Division. What a start Loudoun Gowf made. Undefeated during the season and Winners of the 3rd Division with an amazing total of 57 points, and well done to Old Ranfurly, 2nd in the Division with 45 points We wish both teams luck as they head for Division 2 next season
Sheila – please come forward to collect the Division 3 Shield.

Aileen Donaldson West Kilbride receives the Division 2 Trophy
Division 2:
Well done West Kilbride who come top of Division 2 with 50 and a half points with Largs 2nd in the Division with 47 and a half points. They both head for Division 1 and we wish them a successful 2012 season. Largs were promoted from Division 3 last year and we congratulate them in gaining promotion again this year to Division 1.
Aileen – please come forward and collect the Division 2 Trophy.

Sara- Anne Bottomley (Troon Ladies) receives the Runner up Trophy

Division 1:
Another nail biting finish to the 1st Division.
How close were Troon to knocking Milngavie of their perch? It went all the way to the very last match and 1 point separated them. Milngavie on 46.5 and Troon on 45.5
Sara-Anne – Well done Troon. Please come forward to collect the Urn, trophy for Runners up.

Anna Telfer - With the Greenlees Trophy

What can I say about Milngavie. Winners of the Greenlees Trophy for the third year in succession.

Another quote from my wee book! Remember the ABC’s of success : Ability, Breaks, Courage.

You have certainly remembered the ABC’s of success over the past 5 years. Anna, congratulations and well done to all those who contributed to your success.

Chris – thank you for presenting the Trophies to all the winners.

The Greenlees Leagues are very special and I hope that all those participating in them enjoy them. They are competitive and I for one, hope they always will be, but the spirit in which they are played is equally important. For the teams being promoted, a new challenge and for the teams who find they are struggling and face relegation this coming season remember you too have a challenge but most of all remember to have fun and enjoy.

 Fiona then finished off her speech with an excellent quote made by Arnold Palmer.

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Greenlees Trophy Presentation 2011

Final placings in Division 1 were :-

46.5 - Milngavie
45.5 - Troon
44.0 - Cathkin Braes
38.5 - Ranfurly Castle
37.5 - Kilmarnock (Barassie)
36.0 - Whitecraigs
30.0 - Kilmacolm
26.0 - Douglas Park - relegated
20.0 - Prestwick St Nicholas - relegated

West Kilbride (Division 2 Champions) and Largs (Division 2 Runners Up) have gained promotion to Division 1.
Williamwood and Cowglen are relegated to Division 3

Final placings in Division 2 were :-

50.5 - West Kilbride
47.5 - Largs
43.5 - Hilton Park
42.5 - Haggs Castle
36.0 - Erskine
32.5 - Cardross
32.0 - Eastwood
21.5 - Williamwood - relegated
18.0 - Cowglen - relegated

In Division 3, Loudoun Gowf Club, stormed through in their first season in the competition to take the division 3 title with ease and gain promotion along with Old Ranfurly to Division 2 for 2012.

Final placings in Division 3 were :-

57.0 - Loudoun
45.0 - Old Ranfurly
39.5 - Lanark
35.0 - Bothwell Castle
34.5 - Lenzie
30.0 - Greenock
29.0 - East Renfrewshire
27.0 - Cawder
27.0 - Cathcart Castle

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The New Golf Rules are now out

Here are the New Golf Rules for 2012 - 2015
A Guide to the Rules on Clubs and BallsGuidelines to interpret the Rules relating to the design and manufacture of golf clubs and balls.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Windyhill Ladies Celebrate Allander League Win at Annual Prize Giving

Windyhill Allander Team
Windyhill Ladies celebrated winning the Allander League for the first time since 2003 at their annual prize giving on Saturday night. The team played 9 matches against other clubs in the Dumbartonshire area, winning seven and drawing two which was a great result for the team.

The club also saw success with Carol Whyte and Tracy Masterton reaching the final stages of the Daily Mail Foursomes competition in at Dalmahoy last week. Unfortunately due to the bad weather the format of the competition had to be changed and the pair did not make it to the final, but it was a great achievement to win through seven rounds to reach the final in the first place.
Carol Whyte &Tracy Masterton – Daily Mail Finalists
Windyhill Ladies Prize Winners

Thanks go to to Lindsay Mathie for all the news