Thursday 31 March 2011

Kylie Walker in 9th Place after 1st Round in Morocco

Kylie Walker (The Carrick on Loch Lomond) leads the Scots with a par 72 on the opening day at the Lalla Meryem Cup at Agadir, on Moroccan's western Atlantic coastline. Kylie in 9th place is one ahead of Vikki Laing whose 73 has her joint 18th.
Lynn Kenny had a 74 for a share of 27th place while Krystle Caithness and Pamela Feggans are bracketed in 51st place on 76.
Clare Queen (The Carrick on Loch Lomond)had a 79 for joint 85th place.

2011 Scottish Golf Show

Now in its sixth year, the Scottish Golf Show is on its way back to the S.E.C.C. in Glasgow again this year, taking place from April 8 -10. The perfect way to tee off your golfing season, the 2011 Scottish Golf Show is the one event that no serious golfer should miss.

As well as giving you the opportunity to try the latest equipment from the biggest brand names in the game, it will also feature one of Scotland’s largest retail golf shops, stands from over 100 top exhibitors, short game and putting practice areas, free lessons from professional golfers, trick-shot demos plus much more besides.

Whether you’re a male, female, junior or senior golfer, the 2011 Scottish Golf Show is a ‘must visit’ for anyone serious about golf.

To read more go to the Scottish Golf Show Website

Monday 28 March 2011

Mail on Sunday - Round 3 Scottish Results

Skelmorlie Golf Club who reached the finals in Spain in 2010 progressed to the 4th round of the Mail on Sunday with a win over Kilmacolm Golf Club -- Here are some of the Scottish results from Round 3: (West of Scotland clubs in bold)

Ballochmyle Golf Club beat Loudoun Gowf Club 3-2
Bonnybridge Golf Club beat Vale Of Leven Golf Club 4-1
Carnoustie Caledonia (Angus) Golf Club beat Kirriemuir Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Craigmillar Park Golf Club beat Liberton Golf Club won at 20th
Crail Golfing Society beat Elie & Earlsferry Golf Club 5-0
Crieff Golf Club beat Dunblane New Golf Club 3-2
Douglas Park Golf Club beat Hilton Park Golf Club 4-1
Downfield Golf Club beat Drumoig Hotel & Golf Course 3-2
Drumpellier Golf Club beat Dullatur Golf Club 3-2
Dumfries & County Golf Club beat Thornhill Golf Club 3-2
Dunfermline (Pitfirrane) Golf Club beat West Lothian Golf Club 4-1
Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club beat Duff House Royal Golf Club 4.5-0.5
Helensburgh Golf Club beat Dumbarton Golf Club 4-1
Inverness Golf Club beat Alness Golf Club 5-0
Inverurie Golf Club beat Torphins Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Kelso Golf Club beat Musselburgh Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Kingsknowe Golf Club beat Ravelston Golf Club 3-2
Marriott Dalmahoy Golf Club beat Harburn Golf Club 4.5-0.5
Monifieth Golf Club beat Milnathort Golf Club 4.5-0.5
Muckhart Golf Club beat Alloa Golf Club 4-1
Murcar Links Golf Club beat Portlethen Golf Club won at 21st
Royal Dornoch Golf Club beat Golspie Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Royal Montrose Golf Club beat Brechin Golf Club 3-2
Skelmorlie Golf Club beat Kilmacolm Golf Club 4-1
Southerness Golf Club beat Carlisle Golf Club 4-1
Strathmore Golf Club beat Taymouth Castle Golf Club 4-1
Torwoodlee Golf Club beat Selkirk Golf Club 4-1
Whitecraigs Golf Club beat Williamwood Golf Club 3-2
Wigtown & Bladnoch Golf Club beat Kirkcudbright Golf Club 3.5-1.5

Saturday 26 March 2011

Golf Tuition & Training for the Disabled

The SDGP will host its first PGA supervised golf training and tuition day of 2011, at the Wellsgreen Golf Academy on Saturday 9 April and anyone with a serious health issue, mobility problem or disability and their coaches may attend.
Only fifty places are available for this event and slots for golfers and coaches, will be allocated strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.
Golf tuition will be provided by a team of PGA Professionals based at Wellsgreen and will commence at 09:30, with groups sessions and individual tuition running throughout the day. In addition to use of the practise facilities and tuition, light refreshments will also be provided for each entrant.
Golf is available for all participants on the adjacent par-3 course. There are excellent facilities at the Wellsgreen Academy, including the driving range, putting green, bunkers and the"Wee Course", as well as a Restaurant and Pro-shop.

Click Here for an entry form and further information.

Friday 25 March 2011

March Stableford - Douglas Park

Played 25/03/2011 CSS:72

1st 38pts Mrs. Gillian Hendry (bih)
2nd 38pts Mrs. Norma Campbell
3rd 37pts Mrs. Helen Faulds (bih)

1st 39pts Mrs. Janet Dalglish (bih)
2nd 39pts Mrs Elaine McEwen
3rd 38pts Mrs. Susan Cuthill (bih)

D&A County Winter Foursomes winners

Anne Fergusson and Joan Gemmell - 2010 - 2011 D&A Winter Foursomes Champions 

The D&A County Winter Foursomes Final was played at Cardross Golf Course on Wednesday 23rd March. Anne Fergusson and Joan Gemmell (Douglas Park) defeated Cathy Skinner and Janice Robertson (Clydebank & District) by the margin of 2 up.
To read the full report go to the D&A Website

Group Bookings at the Ricoh Women's British Open 2011


Tuesday 22 March 2011

South of Scotland Girls win against Ayrshire Girls

Left to right:- Connie Jaffrey, Mhairi McKay, Grace Mackie, Rachel Irvine, Hazel McGarvie, Ali Roy

Ayrshire girls played South of Scotland Girls in a friendly match over Dunskey in Portpatrick on Sunday, 20th March 2011. In the top match Ayrshire's Connie Jaffrey narrowly lost to Rachel Walker - both of these girls had the previous week competed in the Junior Champion of Champions where Rachel finished 3rd and Connie 6th out of a strong field.
Ayrshire Girls 1.5 South of Scotland Girls 4.5
Ayrshire Girls named first:
Connie Jaffrey lost to Rachel Walker, 2/1
Mhairi McKay halved with Tara McTaggart
Grace Mackie lost to Katie McCracken 4/3
Rachel Irvine lost to Danielle Ker by 1 hole
Hazel McGarvie lost to Vicki Wright 4/3
Ali Roy won against Katie Wright by 1 hole

To read the full report go to the Ayrshire County Website

Monday 21 March 2011

Helen Faulds is an excellent stand up comedienne

Helen Faulds - Click to enlarge (Courtesy of Colin Farquharson)
D&A's Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Captain of Scotland's team for this season's Senior Women's Home Internationals was the guest speaker at Saturday's Aberdeenshire Ladies' County Golf Association Centenary Lunch.
Helen was in brilliant form and it was said that she was the best stand-up comedienne ever heard, bar none.
To read all about it go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Helen said - "Had a great weekend in Aberdeen. Speech seemed to go well. Lots of laughter which is the main thing. Played Royal Aberdeen on Sunday in glorious weather with Sheena Wood, Hamish McNaughton, Bobby and me."
"We were really well looked after all weekend."

Sunday 20 March 2011

Renfrewshire County Winter Foursomes winners

Carol Fell and Janette McCartney (2011 Winter Foursomes Winners) - Click to enlarge
The Final of the Renfrewshire County Winter Foursomes was played today over Kilmacolm Golf Course.
Janette McCartney (Erskine) and Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) beat Margaret Gray and Glennis Rintoul (Old Ranfurly) 5 and 4 . To read the full report go to the RLCGA WEBSITE

D&A County Dinner is held at Douglas Park Golf Club

D&A Captain Jennifer Kinloch and guest Speaker Alastair Hope 
110 ladies attended the D&A Annual County Dinner on Thursday 17th March at Douglas Park Golf Club. The guest Speaker was Alastair Hope, who is a Helensburgh solicitor, keen sportsman and accomplished speaker.

Friday 18 March 2011

Renfrewshire County Dinner is held at Haggs Castle Golf Club

The Renfrewshire Ladies' County Association Dinner was held at Haggs Castle on Thursday 17th Mrach. Past R&A Captain Colin Brown was the guest speaker
To read more go to the RLCGA Website

 R&A Past Captain Colin Brown toasts Renfrewshire

To see more videos from the evening and lots of other videos CLICK HERE

Thursday 17 March 2011


On Sunday 11th September 2011
Contact: Irene Papworth, Tel: 01475 520371 --- Or register via our website at
Fee: £12 per couple
Skelmorlie Golf Club
Skelmorlie, nr Largs
Ayrshire PA17 5ES

Alternatively CLICK HERE to get your entry form

Happy St Patrick's Day - To all our Readers

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Wednesday 16 March 2011


Entries for the first big event of the British and Irish leading women's amateur circuit - the Helen Holm Scottish women's open stroke-play championship - will close at noon on Monday, March 21.
The first two rounds of this 54-hole event will be played over the Troon Portland links on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23. There will then be a cut and the qualifiers will go forward to the final Troon over the Royal Troon Golf Club links on Sunday, April 24.
Get your Entry Form from the SLGA Website
Want to read about the history of the Helen Holm go to the Undiscovered Scotland Website

March Medal Kilmarnock Barassie

March Medal (SSS 72, CSS 75)
Silver : Lesley Allan (11)72; Lesley Barker (6) 77; Sharon Lambie (5) [acb] 78.
Bronze : Lynda Mackintosh (25) 80; Lynn Gray (29) 81; Doreen Tait (25) 98.

Troon Ladies March Medal Results

March Medal (SSS 73, CSS 75)
Silver: Fiona Roger (14) 72; Helen Convery (14) [acb] 74, Denise Johnston (19)74
Bronze: Elizabeth Hume (22)80, Irene Wilcock (24) 81
Scratch: Mrs I C Robertson: 78

Kylie Walker receives £25,000 support

Four of Scotland’s most promising young golfers, Callum Macaulay (Tulliallan), Krystle Caithness (St Andrews), Gavin Dear (Murrayshall) and Kylie Walker (The Carrick on Loch Lomond) were today  announced by Scottish Golf Support Limited as the first recipients to benefit from a share of a £1m funding package to be invested over the next five years to help promising young Scottish golfers realise their talent and ambitions in professional golf.
The four, who all excelled at the amateur level, become the first to receive around £25,000 each in tailored support from Scottish Golf Support Limited, the group established last year and harnessing the combined expertise of sportscotland, the Scottish Golf Union, Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association and the Professional Golfers’ Association.
Today’s announcement will ensure the four aspiring golfing greats have access to some of the nation’s best coaches and sport science support.
To read the full report go Gillian Kirkwood Website

Monday 14 March 2011

Haggs Castle Open Day -- Get Your Entry Form

In 2010 the Haggs Castle Centenary Open Day ---  format a Better Ball -- was a great success and this year the club is running their Open Day  using the same format.
 The event is on Wednesday 6th July 2011CLICK HERE for your entry form

Sunday 13 March 2011

Junior Champion of Champions is Kate McIntosh

DAVID SCOTT, Director of Golf at The Duke's Course, girls' winner KATE McINTOSH (Broomieknowe) and FIONA COWAN, the SLGA's director of championships. Image by courtesy of the SGU

The Junior Champion of Champions competition was played today at the Duke's Course, St Andrews, in very wet conditions after a one hour delay due to flooding. Craig Ross, Kirkhill, won the boys and Kate McIntosh, Broomieknowe, won the girl's Championship. Four West of Scotland girls , Emma Caddow (Lanarkshire) , Connie Jaffrey (Ayrshire), Jorden Ferrie (D&A) and last years winner Alyson McKechin (Renfrewshire) took part.
GIRLS (Par 71)
74 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 37-37, Rachel Watton (Mortonhall) 36-38 (McIntosh won with better inward half).
75 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 37-38.
76 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 37-39, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 37-39.
77 Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) 38-39, Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 37-40.
78 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 39-39, Rachael Taylor (Germany) 38-40.
79 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) 44-35, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 41-38, Nicola Robertson (Dunblane) 38-41.
80 Keren Ward (The Glen) 38-42.
86 Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 43-43, Emma Caddow (Strathaven) 43-43.
87 Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch) 43-44.
89 Alexis Hutton (Falkirk Tryst) 44-45.
Withdrew: Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey).
To read the full report of the Boys and Girls Results go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Friday 11 March 2011

The Carrick on Loch Lomond renews sponsorship of LET Tour player Kylie Walker

Kylie Walker
The Carrick on Loch Lomond, has renewed its sponsorship of Ladies European Tour player Kylie Walker, with the venue becoming her primary practice and training facility in 2011.

Preparing for her second full season competing on Europe’s highest tier of ladies professional golf, Walker will benefit from use of the championship golf course, extensive practise facilities and first-class leisure and fitness facilities at the resort, completing the majority of her training programme at the award-winning resort.

To read more go to the The Golf Blogger Website

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Greenock Golf Club Ladies Open Greensomes - Get your Entry Form

GREENOCK GOLF CLUB, Ladies’ Open Greensome, Sunday 5th June, 2011
Prizes - 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Place, Special Prizes
Handicap Calculated as 0.4 of highest & 0.6 of lowest
Certificates must be produced
Please state club, handicaps and preferred starting time
Entry fee £10 and SAE (by 23rd May, 2011)(Cheques made payable to Greenock Golf Club Ladies’ Section)
To Mrs. Kerri McGill, 7 Welbeck Street, Greenock, PA16 7RW
Tel. 01475 790534, Email:
Main Sponsors: A. P. Jess Ltd, Ulla House of Gifts

Plus also print off a notice for your golf club

Tuesday 8 March 2011

The Sad Death of Herald Sports Writer - Douglas Lowe

Douglas Lowe displays the Alex Fox Trophy as Scottish golf writers' champion for 2010 and the Belhaven Trophy as the scorer of most Stableford points over all at the event at Mar Hall Hotel golf course near Erskine Bridge, in the background of this picture was taken by your webmaster Carol Fell. 

Dougie Lowe, golf correspondent of The Herald, died at his Helensburgh home on Sunday, surrounded by his family. He was 59 and had undergone surgery for a brain tumour in January.
The last time I saw Dougie Lowe was when I was invited to the  Scottish golf writers' and guests' tournament at Mar Hall Hotel and Golf Course, near Glasgow on Monday, October 25, 2010.
He had a fantastic day and won all the main trophies -- . He won the Alex Fox Trophy as the golf writer with the most Stableford points and the Belhaven Trophy for having more points than any of the guests and also won the team event. A very happy Dougie Lowe is pictured above with his winning trophies and the Erskine Bridge in the background.
The funeral service  will be held on Monday, March 14 (2.15pm) at the West Kirk, Helensburgh (situated in the town centre close to the town square).
The church service is to be followed by a private family cremation. Thereafter, the family are hosting a reception at Helensburgh Golf Club to which all are invited.
The family requests that donations be sent to Macmillan Nurses or Marie Curie Cancer Care rather than flowers.

Sunday 6 March 2011


Scottish Ladies Match-play Foursomes
Monday, March 7 (at 12 noon) is the closing date for clubs to enter the Scottish Ladies Match-play Foursomes. Each club may nominate one team of two or three players to compete in this knock-out match-play foursomes competition. The semi-finals and final will be played at Glenbervie Golf Club on August 28.
For further information see the entry forms which were sent out to the clubs in early February.

SLGA Under-16 Open Stroke Play Championship

This 36-hole stroke play event will once again be held at Strathmore Golf Centre on April 14-15 with a practice round available on April 13. This is always a popular event and no late entries will be accepted so make sure you get your entries in before the closing date at 12 noon on Monday, March 14.
More information can be found on the entry form or the U16 Championship page on the SLGA website

Audrey and Liz are the Ayrshire Winter Foursomes Winners

Audrey Thomson and Liz Keohone -- Click to enlarge
The final of the Ayrshire County Winter Foursomes was played yesterday, Saturday 5 March 2011 at Loudin Gowf Club.
The final was played between Audrey Thompson and Liz Keohone who beat Greta Smith and Sheila Adams.

To see more go the the Ayrshire County Website

Belle coaches the D&A Juniors on the Shortgame

Belle Robertson on bunker play - click to enlarge

Belle Robertson gave the D&A Juniors a few of her short game skills last week at Milngavie Golf Course
To see some photographs taken by Lorraine Campbell CLICK HERE. Alternatively check out the D&A website

SGU update - Annual Newsletter

SGUpdate is the SGU annual newsletter, keeping clubs and members informed of the Scottish Golf Union’s wide range of activities, projects and events over the past year has been sent out to members via clubs over the winter.

The latest SGUpdate contains various special features including: What We Are Doing for Golfers and Golf Clubs in Scotland plus the Centralised Database of Handicaps (CDH)
Click on the following link to see the latest feature online
SGU update Magazine --- Page 10 for the CDH report

Thursday 3 March 2011

No Scots make the matchplay stages in the Spanish Women's Amateur Championship

There will be no Scottish player in the match-play stages of this year's Spanish International Women's Amateur Championship at Sherry Golf (Jerez).
Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald (Stirling Univ and Nairn Dunbar), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) all failed to score 153 or better to figure among the 32 qualifiers.
Kelsey had rounds of 79 and 76 for 155; Rachael 81 and 75 for 156 and Alyson 81 and 79 for 160.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Wednesday 2 March 2011

2nd Round Results in the Mail on Sunday Classic-- The 2010 Champions have been beaten

Murrayfield the 2010 Mail on Sunday Classic Champions have been knocked out in this years 2nd round tie
Skelmorlie Golf Club who were one of the 2010 Spanish qualifiers from Scotland in the Mail on Sunday Classic alongside Murrayfield beat Greenock golf Club in Round 2 of this years matches.

Scottish Results Round 2:
Aberdour Golf Club beat Kinghorn Golf Club 4-1
Aboyne Golf Club beat Dunecht House Golf Club 4-1
Alloa Golf Club beat Braehead Golf Club 3-2
Balbirnie Park Golf Club beat Cupar Golf Club won at 19th
Ballochmyle Golf Club beat Ayr Seafield (Ladies) Golf Club 3-2
Bathgate Golf Club beat Deer Park Golf & Country Club 3-2
Bonnybridge Golf Club beat Grangemouth Golf Club w/o
Brechin Golf Club beat Deeside Golf Club 4-1
Bridge Of Allan Golf Club beat Stirling Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Caldwell Golf Club beat Beith Golf Club w/o
Carnoustie Caledonia (Angus) Golf Club beat Panmure Ladies (monifieth) Golf Club won at 19th
Cathkin Braes Golf Club beat Bothwell Castle Golf Club won at 20th
Craigmillar Park Golf Club beat Prestonfield Golf Club 5-0
Douglas Park Golf Club beat Milngavie Golf Club 3-2
Drumoig Hotel & Golf Course beat Alyth Golf Club 3-2
Drumpellier Golf Club beat Mount Ellen Golf Club won at 19th
Duff House Royal Golf Club beat Garmouth & Kingston Golf Club w/o
Dullatur Golf Club beat Kirkintilloch Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Dumbarton Golf Club beat Erskine Golf Club 5-0
Dumfries & County Golf Club beat Castle Douglas Golf Club 4.5-0.5
Dunbar Golf Club beat Kilspindie Golf Club 3-2
Dunblane New Golf Club beat Muthill Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Eden Golf Club beat Dumfries & Galloway Golf Club w/o
Elderslie Golf Club beat Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club 3-2
Elie & Earlsferry Golf Club beat Anstruther Golf Club 4-1
Falkirk Tryst Golf Club beat Falkirk Golf Club 5-0
Golspie Golf Club beat Tain Golf Club 3-2
Harburn Golf Club beat Shotts Golf Club 4-1
Hayston Golf Club beat Crow Wood Golf Club 4.5-0.5
Helensburgh Golf Club beat Gleddoch Golf & CC 3-2
Hilton Park Golf Club beat Bearsden Golf Club 3-2
Inverness Golf Club beat Muir Of Ord Golf Club won at 19th
Kelso Golf Club beat Minto Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Kilmacolm Golf Club beat Ranfurly Castle Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Kingsknowe Golf Club beat Pumpherston Golf Club w/o
Kirkcudbright Golf Club beat St Medan Golf Club 5-0
Kirkhill Golf Club beat Cambuslang Golf Club w/o
Kirriemuir Golf Club beat Glenisla Golf Club 4-1
Liberton Golf Club beat Longniddry Golf Club 3-2
Loudoun Gowf Club beat The West Kilbride Golf Club 3-2
Milnathort Golf Club beat King James Vi Golf Club 3-2
Monifieth Golf Club beat Panmure Ladies (Barry) Golf Club 3-2
Muckhart Golf Club beat Dollar Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Murcar Links Golf Club beat Stonehaven Golf Club 5-0
Musselburgh Golf Club beat Burntisland Golf House Club w/o
Powfoot Golf Club beat Moffat Golf Club 3-2
Ravelston Golf Club beat Murrayfield Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Royal Montrose Golf Club beat Forfar Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Skelmorlie Golf Club beat Greenock Golf Club 4-1
Southerness Golf Club beat Crichton Golf Club 4-1
Vale Of Leven Golf Club beat Buchanan Castle Golf Club 3-2
West Lothian Golf Club beat Canmore Golf Club 3-2
Whitecraigs Golf Club beat Cowglen Golf Club 4.5-0.5
Williamwood Golf Club beat Cawder Golf Club 4-1