Tuesday 31 May 2011

MacMillan Cancer Support--- Longest Day of Golf

MacMillan Cancer Support
Our Assistant Manager, Gregg Sommerville, and 3 of his friends are taking part in the MacMillan Longest Day of Golf on Sunday 19th June.

Allow us to explain exactly what is involved: Four valiant warriors, namely Gregg Sommerville, Chris Love, Alistair Brown and Jonny McLeish, are setting out to scale the peaks of Bonnyton Golf Club, Cathcart Castle Golf Club, Whitecraigs Golf Club and the mother of them all... Pollok Golf Club all in one day in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.
We will be teeing off at around 4a.m on Sunday 19th June deep in the
moors of Eaglesham and hopefully finishing before darkness falls in the scenic suburb
of Pollokshaws.

And so… armed with several boxes of top flites we will head out on our
voyage of discovery. If we're not back by Thursday send a search party.

The event will be well documented and photos from the day will be added to the Playsport Golf website so you can see how they managed to get on!

So if you could please dig deep to sponsor the lads it would
be much appreciated, no donation is too large or too small, so whatever you can spare
would be much appreciated.

To sponsor the guys all you need to do is visit: http://www.justgiving.com/macmillanlongestgolfday2011
All proceeds go directly to MacMillan Cancer Support
Many thanks in advance and for any further details please contact Gregg Sommerville directly on gregg0001@googlemail.com and he will be more than happy to answer any questions
that you may have.

Monday 30 May 2011

Scottish Schools Championships at Murrayshall

Murrayshall House Hotel Courses, Monday, June 6


*Lynedoch Course Times first/Murrayshall Course Times second
08.00 and 13.00 Eilidh Briggs (Renfrewshire), Jessica Meek (Angus), Clara Young (East Lothian).
08.07 and 13.07 Lauren Whyte (Fife), Kate McIntosh (Midlothian), Linsey Stevenson (Glasgow)
08.14 and 13.14 Heather Munro (Dundee City), Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Galloway), Tara Mactaggart (Scottish Borders).
08.21 and 13.21 Megan Clyne (Aberdeen City), Connie Jaffrey (North Ayrshire), Hannah Robb (Dundee City).
08.28 and 13.28 Tegan Seivwright (Aberdeen City), Mhairi McKay (North Ayrshire), Eleanor Tunn (Highland)
08.35/13.35 Hannah Scott (City of Edinburgh), Emma Hale (South Ayrshire), Emma Greenlees (Dumfries and Galloway).
08.42/13.42 Cloe Goadby (Fife) Katie McGarva (S. Ayrshire) Nicola Robertson (Forth Valley)
08.49/13.49 Claire Gadsby (Perth & Kinross) Alexandra Tait (Fife) Katie Wright (Dumfries and Galloway)
08.56/13.56 Kirsten Pryde (Aberdeen City) Sophie Maguire (Fife) Claire Robertson (Angus)
09.03/14.03 Rachel Polson (Aberdeen City) Eilidh Watson (Forth Valley) Kimberley Beveridge (S. Aberdeenshire)
09.10/14.10 Megan Brown (Fife) Emily Dalgetty (Midlothian) Jorden Ferrie (E. Dunbartonshire)
09.17/14.17 Jessica Dalgetty (Midlothian) Rheanna Thom (Perth & Kinross) Shannon McWilliam (S. Aberdeenshire)
09.24/14.24 Rebecca Todd (Fife) Molly Stewart (Aberdeen City) Alexandra Qayum (Renfrewshire)
09.31/14.31 Emma Kennedy (Renfrewshire) Lauren Watson (Aberdeen City) Catherine Goodwin (Forth Valley)
09.38/14.38 Heather Neilson (S. Lanarkshire) Jennifer Allan (Forth Valley) Aileen Campbell (W. Dunbartonshire)
09.45/14.45 Heather Laing (Midlothian) Becky Flaherty (S. Aberdeenshire)
09.52/14.52 Beth Donoghue (Forth Valley) Ellie Bryce (S. Lanarkshire)
09.59/14.59 Starter’s Time
10.06/15.06 Nicole Benson (N. Lanarkshire) Olivia Borwick (N. Aberdeenshire) Lauren D’Ambrosio (S. Lanarkshire)
10.13/15.13 Zoe Marr (N. Aberdeenshire) Eleanor Jubb (Forth Valley) Julie Glencorse (S. Lanarkshire)

Pamela Pretswell is one of 3 Scots selected for the GB&I Vagliano Trophy Team


Five of the team of nine players selected to represent Great Britain and Ireland against the Continent of Europe in the Vagliano Trophy match at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, South Wales on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25 have never played in a Curtis Cup match or this biennial fixture against the best amateurs on the mainland of Europe.

The team, to be captained by Tegwen Matthews, is:

AMY BOULDEN (Llandudno Maesdu)
HOLLY CLYBURN (Woodhall Spa)
KELSEY MacDONALD (Nairn Dunbar)
DANIELLE McVEIGH (Royal Co Down Ladies’)
LEONA MAGUIRE (Slieve Russell)
PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle).
KELLY TIDY (Royal Birkdale)

1 LISA MAGUIRE (Slieve Russell).
2 CHARLEY HULL (Woburn).
3 CHARLOTTE ELLIS (Minchinhampton).

Amy Boulden, Kelsey MacDonald and Kelly Tidy will make their debuts for Great Britain and Ireland in the Astor Trophy matches against Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lytham St Annes from June 15 to 19.
For Louise Kenney and Stephanie Meadow the Vagliano Trophy match will be their first appearance in a Great Britain and Ireland team.
The team of nine chosen to play the Continent of Europe is made up of the five selected some weeks ago for the Astor Trophy – Amy Boulden, Kelsey MacDonald, Kelly Tidy, Holly Clyburn and Pamela Pretswell - with the additon of Louise Kenney, Danielle McVeigh, Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow.
Irish players were not available for selection to the Astor Trophy line-up.
Kenney, a Dunfermline schoolteacher, has recently won the Scottish women’s close amateur championship at Machrihanish for the first time, having been beaten in the two previous years’ finals. She won the Scottish girls’ match-play championship in 2000 and lost in the final a year later. Earlier this season Louise finished third in the Helen Holm Scottish women’s open amateur stroke-play championship at Troon. Like Kelsey MacDonald and Pamela Pretswell, she was a member of the Scotland team who won last September’s Ladies’ Home Internationals title at Whitchurch (Cardiff) for the first time in 19 years.
Danielle McVeigh is also a national champion. She won the Irish close championship last week, six years after winning the Irish girls’ title.
Sixteen-year-old twin Leona Maguire won the Portuguese women’s open amateur stroke-play championship by the astonishing margin of 15 strokes over 72 holes earlier in the year. In April, she almost repeated her 2009 victory in the “Helen Holm” but double-bogeyed the last hole at Royal Troon to lose the lead and finish second, a shot behind Charlotte Ellis, who is one of the reserves.
Stephanie Meadow, 19, has had a brilliant freshman season for Alabama University on the US women’s college circuit, winning three tournaments and being named to the All-American Team by the NCAA coaches at the end of their season. Born in Northern Ireland, Stephanie played in three Irish girls championship finals – 2004, 2006 and 2007, winning the Under-18s’ title in 2006. Stephanie has spent the last few years in America. She is currently No 12 in the Women’s World Amateur Rankings, two places ahead of Leona Maguire.

For the first time, a six-a-side match for Under-16 years girls, representing Great Britain and Ireland on one side, and the Continent of Europe on the other, will be played in conjunction with the Vagliano Trophy fixture at Royal Porthcawl.
The GB and I girls’ team, captained by Sue Turner, is:

BRONTE LAW (Bramhall)
CLARA YOUNG (North Berwick)

1 OLIVIA WINNING (Rotherham).
2 REBECCA McGEEHAN (Hummerbachaue, Germany)
3 HANNA HENDERSON (Ballyclare).

Charley Hull, 15, has this season won the Welsh women’s open amateur stroke-play title after playing with distinction on the Orange Blossom Tour for female amateurs in Florida in January. More recently, she reached the final of the English women’s close amateur championship before losing at the 19th to Lucy Williams.
Bronte Law beat Chloe Williams in a play-off for the SLGA Under-16 girls’ championship at Strathmore in April. Amber Ratcliffe finished third and Georgia Hall eighth in that early-season event.
Clara Young, at 14, is the youngest ever East Lothian women’s county champion.

For further information please contact

Susan Simpson
Head of Golf Operations
Ladies’ Golf Union


Sunday 29 May 2011

Kylie Walker is Top Scot in Slovakia

Swedish rookie Caroline Hedwall secured her first Ladies European Tour title at the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open today.
West of Scotland's Kylie Walker and Clare Queen both made the cut and the tournament was then reduced to 3 rounds due too thunderstorms
Par 216 (3x72)
205 Caroline Hedwall (SWE) 71 67 67 (52,500 Euros)
207 Christel Boeljon (NL) 68 75 64
209 Rachel Jennings (ENG) 67 68 74

218 Kylie Walker (SCO) 76 72 70, (3,832 Euros)
222 Vikki Laing (SCO) 71 72 79 (1,820 Euros)
224 Clare Queen (SCO) 73 74 77, (1,120 Euros)

St Rule Trophy is suspended on Day 2 due to High Winds

Southerly winds gusting up to 50mph on the Old Course, St Andrews made a little bit of golfing history in the prestigious St Rule Trophy women's international amateur tournament this weekend.
Only 11 players in the quality field of 59 were able to complete their second rounds before play was suspended at 11.45am as golf balls were not remaining stationary on some of the more exposed greens.
At that point the tournament was reduced from its traditional three rounds to two because there would not have been enough time to get the field round another circuit, bearing in mind the majority still had to finish their second rounds.
Eventually, just before 3pm with the gale showing no sign of decreasing, it was decided to abandon Sunday's play and declare the prizewinners on the basis of the first-round scores returned over the New Course on Saturday when it was also windy but not on the same scale as 24hr later.
and also Click Here to see those who managed to complete a Second Round on the Old Course this morning.
Ayrshire county champion Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), who began her second round at 7.10am this morning, was able to return a one-under-par 74over the Old Course for a tally of 156.
West of Scotland's Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) finished in 8th position and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) in 18th position.

Saturday 28 May 2011

Pamela Pretwsell is the leading Scot after the 1st Round at the St Rule Trophy in St Andrews

Despite high winds sweeping over St Andrews, four players broke the par of 75 for the New Course and they share the lead on two-under-par 73 after the first round of the St Rule Trophy 54-hole tournament today.
The final two rounds will be played over the Old Course on Sunday.
Ireland's Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) and Madelene Sagstrom (Sweden), ranked No 4 and No 5 in the European Golf Association female amateur ratings at the moment, are joint leaders with Breanna Elliott and Ashley Ona, both members of the Australian team who will be bidding to win the Astor Trophy in an international match-play team event at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lancashire next month.
Leading English player is 15-year-old Bronte Law (Bramhall), who won the SLGA Under-16s' open title at Strathmore in April, She is on the level par 75 mark.
Top Scot is Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), holder of the British women's open amateur stroke-play title, on 77.
New Scottish women's champion Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) bidding to join the select band of Scots who have won their national title and the St Rule Trophy in the year, started with a solid 78.

New Course (Par 75, CSS 78).
73 Breanna Elliott (Australia), Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell), Madelene Sagstrom (Sweden), Ashley Ona (Australia).
75 Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park), Whitney Hillier (Australia).
76 Bronte Law (Bramhall).
77 Emilee Taylor (Holme Hall), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle).
78 Emma Goodard (Vale Royal), Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham), Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Johanna Tillstrom (Sweden), Martine Pow (Selkirk), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Meghan Stasi (United States).
79 Nathalie Mansson (Sweden), Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell), Nikki Foster (Pleasington), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Charlotte Wild (Mere).
80 Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder), Megan Garland (The Oaks), Samantha Birks (Wolstanton), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey), Brogan Townend (Pleasington), Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie), Catherine Herreta (United States).
81 Elaine Moffat (St Regulus), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch).
82 Susan Wood (Drumpellier), Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Sally Shayler (The Bedfordshire), Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale), Laura Watkins (Bicester), Natalie Lowe (Prestbury).
83 Jess Wilcox (Blankney), Daisy Dyer (Chigwell), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir).
84 Ami Story (Ponteland), Rachael Hanlon (St Regulus), Rachael Taylor (Reichswald), Linn Gustafsson (Sweden)., Lesley Atkins (Gullane).
85 Lisa Ball (Matfen Hall).
86 Malin Jansson (Sweden).
87 Lianna Bailey (Notts), Claire Hargan (Strathmore), Claire Penman (Carnoustie).
88 Laura Jones (Royal Liverpool Ladies).
90 Shonagh Raitt (Forfar), Claire Smith (Silsden).
92 Olivia Winning (Rotherham).

Cathkin Braes,Douglas Park Helensburgh are into Round 6 of the Mail on Sunday Classic

West of Scotland's Cathkin Braes Douglas Park and Helensburgh are through to the last 8 in Scotland in the Mail on Sunday Classic. Cathkin Braes beat Whitecraigs Helensburgh beat Falkirk Tryst and Douglas Park put out last years successful winning team Skelmorlie.
Scottish Results:
Cathkin Braes Golf Club beat Whitecraigs Golf Club 3.5-1.5
Craigmillar Park Golf Club beat Torwoodlee Golf Club 3-2
Douglas Park Golf Club beat Skelmorlie Golf Club 3-2
Downfield Golf Club beat Carnoustie Caledonia (Angus) Golf Club 5-0
Helensburgh Golf Club beat Falkirk Tryst Golf Club 4-1
Kingsknowe Golf Club beat Dunfermline (Pitfirrane) Golf Club 4-1
Royal Dornoch Golf Club beat Mcdonald Golf Club won at 20th
Royal Montrose Golf Club beat Inverurie Golf Club won at 20th

Thursday 26 May 2011


This evening (May 26) the Scottish Golf Union held a Special Meeting with the sole purpose of considering the amalgamation (with the SLGA) proposal. This proposal has been widely consulted upon with Areas, Counties and Clubs. The proposal was approved at the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association’s Special Meeting yesterday (May 25).
The Scottish Golf Union’s shareholders, comprising the sixteen Area Associations, voted 10 to 6 against the amalgamation proposal. This means the proposal in its current format has not received the required level of support by our shareholders and therefore amalgamation cannot proceed at this stage
The Scottish Golf Union Board is disappointed with the outcome of the Areas’ vote. The Board believes that the vote is contrary to the wishes of the majority of clubs they represent, which saw 263 affiliated clubs (89.2%) approve the amalgamation proposal from the 295 clubs (51%) that formally responded with their views.
The amalgamation proposal has also been strongly supported by the amateur game’s other key stakeholders, including the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association and its members (Clubs and Counties), major funders sportscotland and other commercial sponsors and partners.
The Scottish Golf Union’s commitment to supporting clubs, together with developing talent and growing the game, remains at the heart of our activities and we will continue to strengthen relationships with clubs to deliver against this strategy. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all clubs for their assistance and patience during this lengthy process.
The Scottish Golf Union Board believes that this result is a setback for the future development and governance of Scottish amateur golf. However, the Board takes heart from the fact that all 16 Areas have consistently reaffirmed their support for amalgamation and a commitment to finding a way to achieve amalgamation working with the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association.
The Board will continue to act in the best interests of Scottish golf and will meet on June 6 to consider how we can progress this important matter.
Ross Duncan
SGU Marketing, Media and Sponsorship Manager

Play 72 holes of golf for a good cause...

Play 72 holes of golf for a good cause...

Wednesday 25 May 2011

New Issue of Scottish Club Golfer Online

Alex Glennie is the leading qualifier for the West Vets Championship

RESULTS: SSS 72, CSS 75 (Reducton Only) -- 69 entrants
Scratch: - Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 81 - pictured right
1st: Enid Young (Balmore) 84 (9) 75
2nd: Sandra Gilchrist (Whitecraigs) 88 (12) 76
3rd: Pat Hutton (Lanark) 82 (6) 76
1st: Sandra Carruthers (Whitecraigs) 97 (24) 73
2nd: Anne Reid (Douglas Park) 102 (21) 81
Super Vet : Sandra Carruthers

The draw for the West Vets Championship is as follows:-

Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) v Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)
Anna Telfer (Milngavie) v Janette McCartney (Erskine)
Pat Hutton (Lanark) v Enid Young (Balmore)
May Hughes (Lanark) v Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)

The draw for the Bronze Championship is as follows :-
Mary Irving (Ranfurly Castle) v Helen Crichton ( Ranfurly Castle)
May McGhee (Balmore) v Anna MacDougall (Old Ranfurly)

To read the full report go to the West Vets Website


Scottish Ladies Golf Association members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed amalgamation with the Scottish Golf Union at an extraordinary general meeting, held in the lecture theatre of the A K Bell Library, York Place in Perth today.
Now the pressure is on the Scottish Golf Union to get a "yes" vote at its deciding meeting tomorrow night.
If 12 of the 16 SGU areas vote in favour of the amalgamation, then it will go through automatically and Scottish Golf Limited – one governing body for Scottish male and female amateur golf - will become operational from October 1.
The day-to-day operations of the SGU and SLGA will continue independently until then while the new company is being set up with the selection of the Board for Scottish Golf Limited and the preparation of a final combined budget.
Sheila Hartley
Dr Sheila Hartley, pictured right by Cal Carson Golf Agency, the SLGA company secretary, said after the EGM in Perth:
“The proposal was carried by a significant majority, with 93.03% of votes cast being in favour of its adoption. The amateur game’s key stakeholders, in particular major funders sportscotland and other commercial sponsors and partners, have also strongly supported the proposal.
"The SGU’s Extraordinary Meeting is to be held tomorrow night, and the amalgamation will proceed if the Areas cast 12 of their 16 votes in favour.”

Shona Malcolm
Shona Malcolm, pictured left, the SLGA chairman, said at the conclusion of the meeting:
“The SLGA Board is delighted with the outcome of the members’ vote and would like to take the opportunity to thank all of those who participated during the lengthy and extensive consultation process. Throughout the process the SLGA members have demonstrated a commitment to the future development and governance of Scottish amateur golf, with no thought of self interest.
“The SLGA is committed to progressing the amalgamation to its conclusion, while protecting the democratic principles of the clubs, the main funders of Scottish amateur golf, being the voting members.”
The SLGA was formed in 1904 and has its headquarters in Perth. The SGU came into being in 1920 and its present HQ is at The Duke’s Course, St Andrews. The leases on both current properties have a few years to run, but that would give the new Board time to identify the most appropriate permanent location for the amalgamated body in due course.
Although the amalgamation process in the SLGA has gone through months of discussion quite smoothly, the same cannot be said of the SGU. The major sticking point is that the present men’s area committees will have no role to play in the new controlling body for Scottish amateur golf.

Read today's Article in the Scotsman Scotsman Newspaper


EASTERN DELIGHT. Team members: Back row (left to right) Lauren Whyte, Hannah Scott, Kate McIntosh, Gabrielle Macdonald, Nikki Taylor. Front row: Clara Young, Shannen McGuire, Alexis Hutton.

East of Scotland girls beat their West of Scotland counterparts in the annual Mhairi McKay Trophy match at Bothwell Castle. A very strong East team won by 7 1/2-1/2 - their first win in the series since 2007.
Results (West girls' names first):
Connie Jaffrey (Troon) lost to Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 4 and 3.

Emma Caddow (Strathaven) halved with Clara Young (North Berwick).

Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) lost to Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 5 and 4.

Emma Hale (Troon) lost to Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 2 holes

Eva O’Connor (Bothwell Castle) lost to Nicola Taylor (Dunnikier Park) 7 and 6.
Rachel Irvine (Largs) lost to Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 1 hole.

Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle) lost to Shannen McGuire (Canmore) 7 and 6.

Mairi Gray (Williamwood) lost to Alexis Hutton (Falkirk Tryst) 3 and 1.

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Scottish Veteran Ladies' Golf Association Summer Meeting at Whitecraigs

 Click on the following link Scottish Veteran Ladies' Golf Association Website: to get the draw for tomorrows Summer Meeting at Whitecraigs

Scottish Match Play Foursomes - 3rd Round Draw

From the SLGA Website
There were many close matches in the second round of the Scottish Ladies' Match Play Foursomes. 7 of the 32 matches went to the final green and Loudoun Gowf, Lauder and Linlithgow only came through their respective matches against Cathkin Braes, Minto and Braehead after extra holes. The defending champions Carnoustie Caledonia are also still in the running for the 2011 title after a 2 & 1 victory at home against Forfar.

The third round draw is as below and ties must be played by Sunday 19th June. Full details have been posted to these teams today (Monday 23 May).

Round 3 Draw

Home Team Away Team
Craigmillar Park v Mortonhall
Crail Golfing Society Ladies v Ladybank
Crichton v West Linton
Cruden Bay v Aberdeen Ladies
Dirleton Castle v Dunblane New
Douglas Park v Hilton Park
Dunkeld & Birnam v Kinross
Edzell Ladies v Downfield
Kilmacolm v Bridge of Allan
Kilmarnock Barassie v The Ladies Golf Club Troon
Linlithgow v Whitemoss
Mount Ellen v Tillicoultry
Muir of Ord v Aboyne
North Berwick v Lauder
St Regulus v Carnoustie Caledonia
Whitecraigs v Loudoun Gowf
The semi-finals, final and 3rd / 4th play-off will be played at Glenbervie Golf Club on Sunday 28th August.

The Scottish Ladies' Stroke Play Foursomes will also take place at Glenbervie GC on this date. Entry forms and further information on this competition are available to Download Here.

Scotland Teams for forthcoming events

Teams to represent Scotland at forthcoming events are:

St Rule Trophy, St Andrews, 28-29 May - Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)

Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship, Royal Portrush GC, 7-11 June - Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)

Irish Ladies' Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Elm Park GC, 18-19 June - Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall); Travelling Reserve - Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies)

European Young Masters, Royal Balaton GC, Hungary, 21-23 July - Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), Clara Young (North Berwick)

Sunday 22 May 2011

The Anne Kerr Mixed Foursomes Trophy - Largs Golf Club

Doreen McConnell and Fraser Innes - Click to enlarge

The Largs Mixed Foursomes was held today in rather windy conditions with the odd heavy shower. The local partnership of Doreen McConnell and Fraser Innes retained the Anne Kerr Trophy Trophy with an 81 net 72.5.

The Kerr Trophy was originally presented by Davie Kerr of Largs and later renamed the Anne Kerr Trophy after his late wife who was a great friend of Doreen's.

Golf training day

Sense Scotland in association with Scottish Disability Golf are organising a training and tuition day for anyone with a disability and their carers or coaches, on Thursday 28 July.

The venue is the Cluny Golf Centre, Cluny Mains, Cluny Fife KY2 6QU and anyone, of any age or ability can attend.  Participants will be provided with a 30-minute golf lesson, catering and a bucket of practice balls.

Lessons will begin at approximately 13:00 and the package will cost each person only £10.00!!

To enter, please provide your name, address, telephone and email by replying to this email or writing to the address below, and we will contact you with further information.  Cheques or postal orders should be made out to "Sense Scotland".

We look forward to seeing you in July.

Scottish Disability Golf Partnership
38 Crawley Crescent Springfield
Cupar Fife Scotland KY15 5SF
Tel: +44 (0) 1334 650 963
Web: www.sdgp.co.uk
The Scottish Disability Golf Partnership is a Registered Scottish Charity SC041000
Members of the Scottish Golf Union and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

Saturday 21 May 2011

Some Photos and Videos from Machrihanish

Scottish Matchplay Prizewinners (Courtesy of Colin Farquharson) - Click to enlarge
Lorraine Campbell photos taken on Thursday at Machrihanish

Lanarkshire's Jean Macintyre's Photos from Machrihanish

CLICK HERE Photographs fom SLGA's CLAIRE HARGAN AND  -----


2011 Scottish Ladies Amateur Championship

Thanks go to Shona Malcolm (SLGA) for the video below for some ENTERTAINMENT  at Machrihanish

Some Renfrewshire and Scottish Comments:

Carol Whyte : Back to normality. Phone signal and SKY TV. What a fab week, setting fantastic, weather - windy and wild but we still had fun. Sister Act the highlight of the night - I hear Blue Nun can be found in Johnstone.

Claire Hargan SLGA
Thanks to everyone for fab week at Machrihanish-especially my fellow sisters :
Congrats to scottish champ Louise Kenney & finalist Eilidh briggs

MACHRA 2011 DONE!!!! windy, bantah, zehn finga, cuthy, driving rain, streaky streaky, beyonce dance moves, sheepa, miss german, truck driving, dipping in the atlantic, cheeky voucher, jpjpjpjpjp, juicy strips, one liners, no access to outside world!!!! got to love a week with the girls at the scottish. xxxxxxxxxxx

Shona Malcolm SLGA --Worst weather I have EVER been on a golf course in.....well done Eilidh - disappointing result but a huge number of positives to take home this week.

Kevin Craggs- Scottish Coach
The first tee shot at Macrahanish not for the faint hearted

Lorraine Morrow - ERSKINE "Even those in Machrihanish, the weather is so bad there are a few of us cowering in the clubhouse. With you in spirit Eilidh!"

Elaine Cuthill - LanarkshireGreat week at machra, loved getting to spend time with Suse n jp, meet miss Germany and watch my auld pal pick up the trophy. Sad that it's over for another year, bring on Tain 2012

Third time lucky for Louise - Report by Colin Farquharson

Megan Briggs  and Jane Turner (Semi Finalist) with Louise and Eildh
(Courtesy of Colin Farquharson -- Click to enlarge)
Louise Kenney has won the Scottish Ladies' Amateur Championship for the first time after beating Eilidh Briggs by 5 & 4.

It was third time lucky for Dunfermline schoolteacher Louise Kenney in the final of the 97th Scottish women’s amateur golf championship at Machrihanish links on the Kintyre peninsula today (Saturday).
Actually, luck did not come into it at all.
On a morning of foul weather wind and rain – the 28-year-old Pitreavie Golf Club member hit top form to beat 18-year-old Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) by 5 and 4 to win the championship

Louise was beaten my Eildih’s older sister Megan in the 2009 final at Southerness and by Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) in last year’s final at Craigielaw. On neither occasion did she do herself justice. But it was a different story at Machrihanish.

“I went into the final this year, feeling that my time had come. I was totally relaxed which was the big difference from the last two years,”said Kenney.

“I got off to a good start and in these horrendous conditions I felt I played really well. Eilidh’s only 18 – her time will come, no doubt about that.”

Eilidh tried to take a philosophical view – not easy when you’re a teenager and you’ve just lost the biggest match of your life.

“It was disappointing to lose in the final but I’ve had a great week,” said Eilidh who is bound for Stirling University in the autumn.

“It was a shame about the weather. Louise played very steadily in it.

Kenney coped better with the strong southerly wind and rain over the first nine holes and was three up after eight holes.

The experienced Fifer won the third and fifth with young Briggs bogeying both, the fifth with an uncharacteristic three putts.

Eilidh looked as if she was settling when she birdied the sixth to cut her deficit to one hole but Kenney countered with a brilliant eagle 3 downind at the long fifth.

That put Louise two up and she made that three holes of an advantage when Briggs bogeyed the eighth, The Kilmacolm player had bogeyed three of her last six holes in contrast to her semi-final victory in which she bogeyed only one hole of the 17 she played in beating her sister Megan.

Kenney slipped to her first bogey of the day to lose the ninth and she turned for home with a two-hole advantage, having gone out in an approximate one-under-par 36 – excellent scoring in the foul conditions.

Briggs covered the first nine in two-over 39, compared with four-under 33 in Friday’s semi-final.

Kenney re-established a three-hole lead when Briggs bogeyed the 10th and a par at the 11th was good enough for Louise to take a four-hole lead for the first time.

The weather had not relented and, into the wind, the 488yd 12th was halved in bogey 6s.

The 13th was a “brutal” hole into the wind and rain – and, not surprisingly it was halved in double bogey 6s.

Kenney clinched her second national title – she was also Scottish girls champion in 1999 - with a bogey 5 at the 14th.

FINAL (18 holes) - Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) beat Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 5 and 4.

GolfNet Livescoring - Leaderboard

Live Scoring from the Scottish Final

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Friday 20 May 2011


The Final of the 2011 Scottish Ladies' Amateur Championship will be contested between Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) after two semi-finals of the highest quality.

In the first semi-final between sisters Eilidh and Megan Briggs from Kilmacolm Golf Club, Megan birdied the first two holes, however that was only enough to take a one hole lead. Birdie's by younger sister Eilidh at the 4th and 6th holes quickly turned the match in her favour and a par at the 8th hole was enough to give Eilidh a two hole advantage. The next five holes were halved in pars before Megan squared the match with a birdie at the 400 yard par four 14th hole and par at the par three 15th. However, pars from Eilidh at 16 and 17 were enough to win both holes and win the match by 2 & 1.

Eilidh was approximately three under par in winning the match by 2 & 1.

The second semi-final between Pitreavie's Louise Kenney and Jane Turner from Craigielaw was another excellent match. The players exchanged birdies at the first and second holes but Louise pulled two holes clear after a par on the 3rd hole and birdie four on the par five 7th. The next five holes were halved, before Louise once again put on the pressure with another birdie at the 13th and two holes later the match was over when a bogey was enough for Louise to win the hole and the match.

Louise Kenney was approximately two under par in winning the match by 4 & 3.

Briggs vs Briggs and Turner vs Kenney

It will be Kilmacolm's Eilidh Briggs vs Megan Briggs in the first semi-final of the Scottish Ladies' Match Play Championship after Eilidh beat defending Champion Kelsey MacDonald 4 and 3 in the first of this morning's quarter-finals and Megan beat Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 2 and 1 in the second quarter.

In the bottom half of the draw Louise Kenney remains on track to make it to the final for the third year in a row after she won a quality quarter final match against Rachael Watton on the final green. She will first have to get past Jane Turner who also won through on the last year against Susan Wood.

The final of the Clark Rosebowl will be contested between Rachel Hanlon and Ailsa Bain.





Thursday 19 May 2011


D&A Spring Meeting MacNaughton Trophy -----Played over the Allander Course 19th May 2011, SSS 69 Visitor CSS : 72 R/O, Home CSS : 72 R/O, Course Par : 70
Aileen Baker (Hilton Park) 73
Aileen Baker (Hilton Park) 73 - 5 = 68 (acb)
Enid Young (Balmore) 78 - 10 = 68
Helen Burnet (Hilton Park) 90 - 19 = 71
Bronze :
Di Buchanan 96 - 23 = 73
Maureen Cochrane 95 - 21 = 74
Elizabeth Traill (Hilton Park) 108 - 29 = 79

CLICK HERE for all the results.
This was the first County Medal that had 20 or more Home Players taking part --- ie members of Hilton Park --- The CSS for both the Home Players and Visitors had to be calculated.

Invitation to view Jean MacIntyre's Web Album - Scottish Championship May 2011 2

You are invited to view Jean MacIntyre's 's and Claire Hargan's photo albums from Machrihanish :

Thanks go to Webmaster of Lanarkshire's County Website for these Photographs in the above album.


Alyson, Eilidh, Megan and Susan are all through to the Quarter Finals of the Scottish

Congratulations go to West of Scotland's Megan and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm). Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Susan Wood (Drumpellier) who have all reached the quarter final stages of the 2011 Scottish Amateur Championship over Machrihanish tomorrow.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Tomorrow morning's quarter-finals tee off as follows:
8.30 Kelsey MacDonald (No 1 seed) v Eilidh Briggs (No 24 seed).
8.40 Alyson McKechin (No 5 seed) v Megan Briggs (No 4 seed).
8.50 Susan Wood (No 14 seed) v Jane Turner (No 6 seed).
9.00 Louise Kenney (No 7 seed) v Rachael Watton (No 2 seed).

In the semi-finals of the second flight Clark Rosebowl it will be:
9.20 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) v Fiona Hay (Deeside).
9.30 Ailsa Bain (Peebles) v Heather Munro (Monifieth).

+The championship semi-finals will tee off at 1.30 and 1.50pm with the Clark Rosebowl final at 2.10.

4 West of Scotland Players make it through to the Quarter Finals

Kelsey MacDonald beat Clara Young 2 and 1.
Eilidh Briggs beat Hannah McCook 7 and 6.
Alyson McKechin beat Alison Davidson 5 and 4.
Megan Briggs beat Elaine Moffat 4 and 3.
Susan Wood beat Katie Reid 5 and 3.
Jane Turner beat Sara Bishop 2 and 1
Louise Kenney beat Rachael McQueen 2 and 1
Rachael Watton beat Susan Jackson 2 holes



Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) beat Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 5 and 4.
Cara Young (North Berwick) beat Karen Marshall (Baberton) 1 hole.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Martine Pow (Selkirk) 2 and 1.
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) beat Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 3 and 2.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) beat Kirsten Blackwood (Glencorse) 2 holes.
Alison Davidson (Stirling) beat Elaine Allison (Stirling) 3 and 1.
Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) beat Laura Murray (Alford) at 20th
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Sammy Vass (Tain) 7 and 5.
Katie Reid (Monifieth) beat Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 5 and 4.
Susan Wood (Drumpellier) beat Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 1 hole.
Sara Bishop (Windyhill) beat Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald) 2 and 1.
Jane Turner (Craigielaw) beat Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 4 and 3.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) beat Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 5 and 4.
Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) beat Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 5 and 4.
Susan Jackson (Ladybank) beat Tara MacTaggart (Minto) 2 and 1.
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) beat Ashley Smith (Monifieth) 5 and 4.

Nichola Ferguson (Clober) beat Valerie MacKay (Machrihanish) 8 and 7.
Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) beat Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 2 and 1.
Fiona Hay (Deeside) beat Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) 3 and 2.
Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) beat Charlie Taylor (Kilmarnock Barassie) 1 hole.
Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) beat Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) 3 and 2.
Ailsa Bain (Peebles) beat Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 4 and 3.
Heather Munro (Monifieth) beat Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 3 and 2.
Dawn Young (North Berwick) beat Judith Anderson (Hawick) 3 and 2.



Scottish Strokeplay Prizewinners -- Courtesy of the SLGA

Strokeplay Prizewinners at the Scottish at Machrihanish - Click to enlarge
Courtesy of Claire Hargan (SLGA)



Wednesday 18 May 2011

West of Scotland Players do well -- despite Gale force winds at Machrihanish

Blowy at Machrihanish -- Courtesy of
 SLGA's Shona Malcolm
Click to enlarge
On a day of sunshine and showers with winds of up to 25mph, straight into the players faces in the inward half, the scores were higher but there was still some good scoring in these conditions. West of Scotland players Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Sara Bishop (Windyhill) Susan Wood (Drumpellier), Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald), Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Elaine Cuthill(Lanark) have all qualified for the Championship Matchplay stages

Par 144 (2x72). CSS 75 and 78 (reduction only)
150 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 72 78.
151 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 74 77, Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 72 79.
153 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 82.
154 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 76 78.
155 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 77 78, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 74 81.
156 Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 75 81.
157 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 79 78, Martine Pow (Selkirk) 79 78, Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 78 79. Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 74 83, Alison Davidson (Stirling) 75 82.
158 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 79 79, Tara MacTaggart (Minto) 78 80, Karen Marshall (Baberton) 77 81, Clara Young (North Berwick) 77 81, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 76 82..
159 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 82 77, Laura Murray (Alford) 75 84.
161 Elaine Allison (Stirling) 79 82, Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald) 79 82, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 78 83, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 77 84, Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 75 86.
162 Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 78 84, Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 78 84.
163 Kirsten Blackwood (Glencorse) 79 84.
164 Sammy Vass (Tain) 80 84, Katie Reid (Monifieth) 78 86.
165 Ashley Smith (Monifieth) 82 83, Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 78 87.
8.30: K MacDonald v E Cuthill, K Marshall v C Young, M Pow v E Briggs, H McCook v Sheena Wood, A McKechin v K Blackwood, E Allison v A Davidson, E Moffat v L Murray, S Vass v M Briggs.
9.34 L Whyte v K Reid, N Fenton v Susan Wood, S Bishop v R Taylor, G Macdonald v J Turner, L Kenney v W Nicholson, R McQueen v C Gruber, T MacTaggart v S Jackson, A Smith v R Watt

West of Scotland's Nichola Ferguson (Clober),Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes), Carol Whyte (Windyhill), Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes), Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) are all playing in the 2nd flight (Clark Rosebowl)

10.46 N Ferguson v V MacKay, R Hanlon v J Potter, F Hay v J Scott, C Taylor v E Watson.
11.18 K McIntosh v L Morrow, C Whyte v A Bain, H Munro v J Harrison, D Young v J Anderson.

166 Nichola Ferguson (Clober) 83 83.
167 Judith Anderson (Hawick) 79 88, Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 78 89.
168 Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) 85 83, Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) 85 83, Fiona Hay (Deeside) 80 88.
169 Ailsa Bain (Peebles) 86 83, Heather Munro (Monifieth) 86 83.
171 Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 87 84, Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 84 87.
172 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 86 86, Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 85 87.
173 Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) 88 85.
174 Charley Taylor (Royal Dornoch) 86 88, Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 83 91.
175 Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) 89 86.
177 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 90 87.
178 Dawn Young (North Berwick) 92 86, Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 89 89, Valerie MacKay (Machrihanish) 87 91, Alexandra Tait (St Regulus) 87 91.
179 Eileen Gillespie (Lochend) 89 90, Angela Devine (Hamilton) 80 99.
180 Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 87 93.
181 Laura McGeachy (Windyhill) 91 90, Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 87 94.
182 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 86 96, Linda Bain (Lochend) 84 98, Lesley Barker (Kilmarnock Barassie) 80 102..
183 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 87 96.
184 Bobbi Waugh (Moor Hall) 92 92, Rosaleen Dunsmuir (Cruden Bay) 89 95.
185 Diane Moncrieff (Lochend) 98 87, Ashley Ann Alston (Royal Montrose) 90 95.
186 Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 93 93, Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) 91 95..
189 Elizabeth Lees (Hamilton) 94 95.
190 Ann Gallacher (Machrihanish) 91 99.
192 Amanda McBain (Turnhouse) 95 97.
193 Ruth McIntyre (Windyhill) 97 96.
194 Tracy Masterton (Windyhill) 92 102.
196 Katy Burden (Cambuslang) 102 94.
198 Elaine Robb (Windyhill) 94 104.
200 Maureen Meek (Cathkin Braes) 105 95.
201 Lindsay Ramsay (Carradale) 91 110.
204 Muriel Dysart (Cathkin Braes) 105 99, Ailie MacBrayne (Dunaverty) 103 101.
207 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 100 107, Gail Campbell (East Kilbride) 103 104.
210 Fiona Macgregor (Thornhill) 108 102.
214 Eleanor Hawkins (Machrihanish) 106 108.

No Returns Pauline Warlow (Cathkin Braes) 92 -, Laura McLardy (Duff House Royal) 85 -. Gillian Lockhart (Troon Welbeck) 84 -.
Withdrew: Aileen Hunter (Monifieth) 97 -.


Round 2 Live Scoring from the Scottish Championships at Machrihanish

Round 2 Live scoring from Machrihanish--- CLICK HERE

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Megan Briggs Leads in the 1st Qualifying round of the Scottish Amateur Championships at Machrihanish

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) leads after the first qualifying round of the 2011 Scottish Ladies Championship at Machrihanish Golf Club on the Mull of Kintyre. Her one under par score of 71 was one shot better than the defending Champion Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) and young Lauren Whyte from St Regulus. There is a group of players three shots off the lead with scores of 74, including last year's runner up Louise Kenney and past Champion Elaine Moffat.

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Leading 32 after 36 holes to qualify for championship match-play.
Par 72. Yardage 5962. CSS 75
Conditions: Overcast but pleasant, little or no wind.
71 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
72 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus)..
74 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Elaine Moffat (St Regulus).
75 Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), Laura Murray (Alford), Alyson Davidson (Stirling), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey).
76 Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie).
77 Karen Marshall (Baberton), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Jane Turner (Mortonhall), Clara Young (North Berwick).
78 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw), Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe), Elaine Cuthill (Lanark), Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Sara Bishop (Windyhill), Katie Reid (Monifieth), Tara MacTaggart (Minto).
79 Judith Anderson (Hawick), Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald), Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch), Susan Wood (Drumpellier), Martine Pow (Selkirk), Kirsten Blackwood (Glencorse), Elaine Allison (Stirling), Charlie Taylor (Royal Dornoch)..
80 Sammy Vass (Tain), Angela Devine (Hamilton), Lesley Barker (Kilmarnock Barassie), Fiona Hay (Deeside).
82 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Ashley Smith (Monifieth).
83 Nichola Ferguson (Clober), Anna Telfer (Milngavie).
84 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), Linda Bain (Lochend), Gillian Lockhart (Troon Welbeck).
85 Carol Whyte (Windyhill), Laura McLardy (Duff House Royal), Eilidh Watson (Muckhart), Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston).
86 Heather Munro (Monifieth), Ailsa Bain (Peebles), Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)..
87 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes), Alexandra Tait (St Regulus), Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride), Valerie MacKay (Machrihanish).
88 Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes).
89 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Rosaleen Dunsmuir (Cruden Bay), Lorraine Morrow (Erskine), Eileen Gillespie (Lochend).
90 Ashley Ann Alston (Royal Montrose), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier).
91 Barbara Biggart (North Berwick), Laura McGeachy (Windyhill), Ann Gallacher (Machrihanish), Lindsay Ramsay (Carradale).
92 Pauline Warlow (Cathkin Braes), Dawn Young (North Berwick), Bobbi Waugh (Moor Hall), Tracy Masterton (Windyhill).
93 Pamela Williamson (Baberton).
94 Elizabeth Lees (Hamilton), Elaine Robb (Windyhill).
95 Amanda McBain (Turnhouse).
98 Diane Moncrieff (Lochend).
97 Aileen Hunter (Monifieth), Ruth McIntyre (Windyhill).
100 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill).
102 Katie Burden (Cambuslang).
103 Ailie MacBrayne (Dunaverty), Gail Campbell (East Kilbride).
105 Muriel Dysart (Cathkin Braes), Maureen Meek (Cathkin Braes).
107 Eleanor Hawkins (Machrihanish).
108 Fiona Macgregor (Thornhill).

Live Scoring from the Scottish Amateur Championship

Some Lanarkshire County Players having a practice round -- Courtesy of Jean MacIntyre
Click to enlarge
Round 1 Live scoring from Machrihanish--- CLICK HERE

Sunday 15 May 2011


This is the tenth time that Machrihanish has staged the Scottish Ladies' Championship which begins on Tuesday 17th May. There are many entrants from the West of Scotland and we wish them every success. Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) the 2009 Scottish Champion has just finished her University exams and has been able to enter. Unfortunately, Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)is in the middle of her exams and will not be taking part.
Click here for list of participants
The Scottish Seniors Championship was held there in 2006 and to remind you of the venue and some of the course Click Here.
In that year West of Scotland's Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) reached the final and along with some of the other Seniors -- Anna Telfer (Milngavie) , Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) and Janice Paterson (Bothwell Castle) they are making the return trip

Saturday 14 May 2011

Follow the Ladies European Tour in Portugal - No Scots make the Cut

Kylie Walker had a 71 -- 1 under Par score in the Portuguese Ladies Open 1st round . However, she then had a 75 in the 2nd Round and missed the cut. Clare Queen had a bad opening round (80) followed by an excellent 71 in the 2nd round and she too missed the cut.
No Scottish players survived the cut after second round. To play in the final round, players had to have shot one-under-par 143 or better.
-- To follow the scoring today then click on the following link CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING and HERE for all the scores

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Douglas Park Eagle - Mixed Foursomes

The Douglas Park Eagle Mixed Foursomes is on Sunday 3rd July 2011.
To get your entry form if you have not already got one then CLICK HERE

Friday 13 May 2011

Renfrewshire Spring Meeting - Denise Cowan is the best

The Spring Meeting was held yesterday over The Old Course Ranfurly
Of the 41 entries, 31 braved the elements, playing in a mixture of sunshine and very heavy showers. 

The best scratch of the day was Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)- pictured left  with a gross 79.(Click to enlarge)

overall winner of the competition was Birgit Clark (Old Ranfurly) ---   81-9-72 who won with a better inward half from Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) who had a 79-7-72.
Jan MacNab from Ranfurly Castle was the winner for the 13+Upwards with a net 74 of a handicap of 15

Scratch - 12 Handicap 
1st:  81-9=72 Birgit Clark (Old Ranfurly)
2nd:  79-7=72 Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
3rd:  84-10=74 Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)

13+ Upwards
1st:  89-15=74 Jan MacNab (Ranfurly Castle)
2nd: 97-20=77 Maimie Robin (Elderslie)
3rd: 98-21=77 Jean Irvine (Ranfurly Castle)

SSS 72, CSS 73
 To read more go the the Renfrewshire County Website

Thursday 12 May 2011

Ayrshire County Foursomes Qualifiers

The Ayrshire County Foursomes were held at West Kilbride on Tuesday 10 May 11.
The qualifiers for the Inter County Foursomes Championships on the 2nd June at Milngavie are:
Scratch Competition:
1. Catherine Malcolm & Debbie Watt Gross 78
2. Audrey Thompson & Liz Keohone
3. Frances Craig & Fiona Brawley
Handicap Competition
1. Sandra Parker & Jean Cunningham
2. Ann Edgar & Alex Glennie
3. Janette Stewart & Jess Blackwood
Commonwealth Spoons Qualifiers on 22 September at Forres.
Ann Edgar & Alex Glennie
Janette Stewart & Jess Blackwood

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Lanarkshire Inter County Foursomes Qualifiers

The Qualifying round for the Lanarkshire Inter County Foursomes and Commonwealth Spoons was held over Mount Ellen today.
1. Lesley Lloyd & Fiona Scott 81
2. Susan Wood & Jenny Potter 83
3. Jane Lees & Cail Campbell 85

1. Roxy Brown & Kay Cherrie 71
2. Joyce McGowan & Jennifer Wiles 74
3. Sheila Sergenson & Enid King 76 BIH
4. Edna Taylor & Joan Anderson 76

Monday 9 May 2011

Prestwick St Cuthbert's Open Day

Prestwick St Cuthbert, Rankin Smith Open Day, Friday, 20th May 2011, stroke play, £9, 10.00am – 3.00pm

Prestwick St Cuthbert Golf Club, East Road, Prestwick, KA9 2SX

Contact: Linda Brown on Prestwick (01292) 474427

Sunday 8 May 2011

Eilidh Briggs wins the West of Scotland Championship by 4 shots

Eilidh Briggs - 2011 WOS Champion - Click to enlarge
Photo courtesy of Jean MacIntyre
Kilmacolm's Eilidh Briggs is coming out from the shadow of her older sister, Megan, a Scotland international and past Scottish champion, this season.
Earlier this year, Eilidh won the Renfrewshire county championship and today she won the West of Scotland championship at Lanark with four shots to spare over 36 holes.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) matched Eilidh's opening round of 73 but could not live with her rival's pace on the second circut.
Eilidh added a 74 for 147 with Alyson returning a 78 for second place on 151.
Eilidh had second-round birdies at the first, second, 10th, 11th and 14th. She dropped shots at third, eighth and 12th. With so much in hand, she could afford the luxury of a double bogey at the 18th, knowing that its only consequence was a reduction in her winning margin.

Mhairi McKay -- West Kilbride (Pictured left) with a net aggregate of 143 (72-71) won the handicap prize off seven of a handicap.
Lanarkshire's Susan Wood, Lesley Lloyd and May Hughes
(Senior Team Winners) Click to enlarge Courtesy of Jean MacIntyre

Lanarkshire trio of  Lesley Lloyd, Susan Wood and May Hughes won the team event with the Ayrshire team of Mhairi Mckay, Connie Jaffrey and Emma Hale (pictured below) winning the junior prize.
Ayrshire Junior Team --Connie Jaffrey, Mhairi McKay and Emma Hale - Click to enlarge

*All the pictures, information and scores for this report were supplied by Jean Macintyre of the Lanarkshire Ladies Golf Association. West of Scotland's Webmaster thanks her for the photos and report
Looking to see some more photos  - taken by Anne Laing on the Course and Jean MacIntyre then CLICK HERE
Thanks also go to Renfrewshire's MAUREEN WOODHEAD for some more photographs from the days event -- CLICK HERE to view

SSS 74 . CSS 74 74.
147 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 73 74.
151 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 73 78.
153 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 76 77.
154 Nichola Ferguson (Clober) 78 76.
155 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 77 79.
156 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 74 82, Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 76 80.
157 Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 79 78.
158 Jennifer Linklater (Largs) 77 81.
159 Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 76 83.
161 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 79 82.
163 May Hughes (Lanark) 82 81.
164 Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 82 82, Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 76 88.
165 Gillian McGinley (Cochrane Castle) 83 82, Ruth Rankin (Lanark) 81 84, Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) 84 81.
166 Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 82 84, Angela Devine (Hamilton) 83 83.
167 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 86 81, Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) 88 79, Patricia Davidson (Erskine) 84 83, Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 83 84.
169 Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry Ladies) 86 83.
170 Laura McGeachy (Windyhill) 87 83, Kirstin Scott (Milngavie) 88 82.
173 Susan McGrenaghan (Mount Ellen) 85 88.
174 Emma Caddow (Cardross) 92 82.
175 Lesley Barker (Kilmarnock Barassie) 88 87.
NR Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) 80 -.
Withdrew: Sara Bishop (Windyhill), Sara McCorkell (Williamwood) 85 -, Natasha Qayam (Ranfurly Castle

Kylie finishes in 18th place in Turkey

Christel Boeljon (Netherlands) won the National Airlines Turkish Ladies Open at the National Golf Club, Antalya with a final round of par 73 and a five-under total of 287 to win the 35,500 Euros first prize by a comfortable threee strokes from joint runners-up Florentyna Parker (England) and Becky Brewerton (Wales) who each earned 21,437 Euros.
Only two Scots survived the halfway cut - West of Scotland's Kylie Walker who finished joint 18th on 299 (final round 76) to earn 3,191 Euros, and Krystle Caithness who closed with an 83 for 313 which saw her finish in 61st place with a financial reward of 725 Euros.

Par 292
287 Christel Boeljon (Netherlands) 73 71 70 73 (35,500 Euros).
290 Florentyna Parker (England) 72 73 70 75, Becky Brewerton (Wales) 74 73 68 75 (21,437 Euros each).
291 Melissa Reid (England) 75 71 73 72 (13,500 Euros).
299 Kylie Walker 77 78 68 76 (T18) (3,191 Euros).
313 Krystle Caithness 77 78 75 73 (61st) (725 Euros).

To see all the scores go to the Ladies European Tour Scoreboard


After Round 1 of the West of Scotland women's championship at Lanark Golf Club, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Elderslie's Alyson McKechin are sharing the lead on 73. Technically, Eilidh leads the field into the second and final round because she had the better inwardhalf.
Eilidh, the Renfrewshire county champion, had birdies at the fourth, 11th, 13th, 15th and 17th with a bogey at the second and a double bogey at the eighth.
Alyson had an eagle 3 at the 14th and birdies at the second, fourth and ninth. She bogeyed the thirdrd ,the 7th and 17th.
Susan Wood (Drumepellier) is in third place with a 74 and Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) fourth with 76, better inward half from Alex Glennie, Jenny Potter and Donna Jackson, also on 76.

Saturday 7 May 2011

Kylie has a terrific 3rd round in Turkey

Kylie Walker has just completed her 3rd round in the Turkish Open. She carded a great 68 to move her position up into 15th place.
Her 68 (5 under par was the best of the day equalled by Becky Brewerston from Wales.)

Par 219 (3x73)
214 Christel Boeljon (Netherlands) 73 71 70.
215 Becky Brewerton (Wales) 74 73 68, Florentyna Parker (England) 72 73 70.
217 Linda Wessberg (Sweden) 75 73 69, Stefania Croce (Italy) 70 74 73.
218 Sarah Kemp (Australia) 71 75 72.
219 Melissa Reid (England) 75 71 73.

223 Kylie Walker 77 78 69 (T15).
230 Krystle Caithness 77 78 75 (T48).

To keep up to date with all the scores go to the Ladies European Tour Website


Thank you Seve from Seve Ballesteros Golf Academy on Vimeo.

Friday 6 May 2011


The second round of the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open was suspended later in the day today.Organisers plan to resume play at 8am local time on Saturday, with 11 groups still to complete their rounds. The cut will be the leading 60 and ties after 36 holes are completed.
West of Scotland's Kylie Walker does look to have made the cut after 2 rounds and unfortunately Clare Queen has not . To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Thursday 5 May 2011

Kylie is one of the leading Scots in Turkey

Stefania Croce (Italy) took a one-stroke lead on the opening day of the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open with a three under par 70 at National Golf Club in Belek, Antalya.
Leading Scores:
Par 73
70 Stefania Croce (ITA)
71 Sarah Kemp (AUS), Tania Elosegui (ESP)
72 Marjet van der Graaff (NL), Elena Giraud (FRA), Lydia Hall (WAL), Florentyna Parker (ENG), Malene Jorgensen (DEN)
77 Kylie Walker (SCO), Krystle Caithness (SCO)
79 Carly Booth (SCO),
80 Vikki Laing (SCO),
81 Clare Queen (SCO), Lynn Kenny (SCO)
To read the full report and all the scores go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website


Windyhill Ladies Open Day- Sunday 14th August

Are you looking for a venue for your Club Outing?
Then why not think about coming along to the Windyhill Ladies Open on Sunday 14th August.
Situated within easy access of the M8 (Glasgow) and surrounding areas.
Group discounts available – 1 in every 8 enters free. Tee times can be arranged to allow players to be grouped together.
Catering available – packages can be arranged for groups.
Entry £10
For further details please contact:
Lindsay Mathie, linsmathie@hotmail.com, 07905 881 496


Ladies European Golf - Turkish Open

The Turkish Airlines Turkish Ladies Open starts today at the National Golf Club, Belek, Antalya, Turkey (May 5th - 8th 2011)
West of Scotland' Clare Queen and Kylie Walker (The Carrick, Loch Lomond) are both playing as are the Scots Lynn Kenny, Carly Booth, Krystle Caithness and Vikki Laing. We wish the every success.

Monty's Maggie Appeal

It was announced last week that both governing bodies will adopt the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation as their official charity partner, while a new event is being launched which will see Monty lining up alongside eighty club golfers at The Carrick on Loch Lomond in September.To find out more on how to take part log on to Scottish Golf Website.
The video below is of Colin Montgomerie talking to the SGU at Archerfield for the launch of this new initiative between the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation and the SGU and SLGA. He also shares his thoughts and memories of the amateur game.

Tuesday 3 May 2011


LANARK GOLF CLUB --- Sunday 8th May 2011 -- Now out in 3's
8.30/1.30 Lesley Lloyd, Alyson McKechin, Eilidh Briggs
8.45/1.45 Sara Bishop, Susan Wood
,Rachael McQueen
8.45/1.45 Sara McCorkell, May Hughes, Donna Jackson
8.52/1.52 Jennifer Linklater, Liz Stewart, Nichola Ferguson
9.00/2.00 Susan McGrenaghan, Carol Whyte, Gillian McGinlay
9.07/2.07 Ruth Rankin, Natasha Qayum, Lesley Barker
9.15/2.15 Angela Devine, Alex Glennie, Jenny Potter
9.22/2.22 Mhairi McKay, Lorraine Campbell, Linsey Stevenson
9.30/2.30 Lorraine Morrow, Lesley Cosh, Emma Hale
9.37/2.37 Patricia Davidson, Laura McGeachy, Connie Jaffrey
9.45/2.45 Kirstin Scott, Lindsay Mathie, Emma Caddow


Pamela Pretswell selected for the GB & I Astor Trophy Team

The LGU has announced the Great Britain & Ireland team for the forthcoming Astor Trophy Tournament to be held at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lytham St Annes in Lancashire from 15-19 June. Formerly known as the Commonwealth Tournament, the Astor Trophy Tournament is contested every four years between teams of top women amateur golfers from Great Britain & Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.
West of Scotland's Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) has been picked for the team alongside Kelsey MacDonald the 2010 Scottish Amateur Champion.

PAMELA said "Delighted to be selected for the Astor Trophy team. It is such a great honour to play for Great Britain and Ireland.
"I loved every minute of playing in the Vagliano Trophy two years ago and the Curtis Cup last year, so I am very much looking forward to the event and trying to defend the title that was won by Britain in South Africa four years ago."

To read the full details of the team selection go to the LGU WEBSITE and also the report on the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Monday 2 May 2011

2011 Greenlees Trophy Matches now underway

The 2011 Greenlees Trophy matches are now underway with the first match in Division 1 played in April between Kilmarnock Barassie and last years Trophy Winners Milngavie. The match resulted in a 4.5 - 4.5 draw. In Division 3, new Greenlees Trophy League entrants Loudoun Gowf, had a terrific first match and won 7.5 - 1.5 against Cawder.
To see all the Greenlees Fixtures and Results click on the link on the LHS of this Webpage and to see the running totals Click on the Greenlees Totals Link

Sunday 1 May 2011

Final Scores in the Welsh Open Strokeplay

Woburn's rising star Charley Hull was the winner of the Welsh Open Strokeplay at Tenby today. Top Scot was teenager Hannah McCook who made the long trek to South Wales from Nethy Bridge near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. Hannah scored 81, 76 and 77 for 234 and shared 12th place with Curtis Cup player and former English champion Hannah Barwood (Knowle) (79-77-76).
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) finished tied 15th on 236 (80-80-76) with Jane Turner (Craigielaw) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) sharing 21st place on 240. Jane scored 78, 81 and 81, Alyson 81, 78 and 81.
Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) started with a nightmare 90 but settled to score 77 and 84 for 251 and a share of 35th place.
Stirling student Rebecca Wilson (Grange) shot 82, 86 and 85 for 253.
Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) withdrew before the start of the tournament and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) retired in the first round due to some back trouble
Par 216 (3x72). SSS 76. CSS 77 76 78
225 Charley Hull (Woburn) 74 72 79.
226 Lucy Gould (Bargoed) 77 74 75.
228 Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 76 75 77..
230 Chloe Williams (Wrexham) 78 76 76, Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 76 76 78.
231 Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 79 79 73, Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) 81 71 79.
232 Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies) 80 75 77.
233 Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 80 75 78, Hayley Davis (Ferndown) 78 76 79, Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 74 80 79.
234 Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 79 79 76, Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 81 76 77.
Selected Scottish totals
236 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 80 80 76 (T15).
240 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 78 81 81, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 81 78 81 (T21).
251 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 80 77 84 (T35).
253 Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 82 86 85.