Saturday, 30 June 2012


Curtis Cup team heroine at Nairn at the beginning of the month, Stephanie Meadow chalked up another success story on a Scottish links today (Saturday).
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website


Laetitia Beck (Israel) beat Augusta James (Canada) 5 and 4
Perrine Delacour (France) beat Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 4 and 2.
Rocio Sanchez Lobato (Spain) beat Camilla Hedberg (Spain) 1 hole.
Noel Jimenez (Spain) beat Daniela Holmqvist (Sweden) 1 hole.
Stephanie Meadow (Royal Portrush) beat Amy Boulden (Conwy) 2 and 1.
Ariane Provot (France) beat Laure Castelain (France) 2 and 1.
Amanda Strang (Sweden) beat Nina Muehl (Austria) 3 and 1.
Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) beat Isaberlle Boineau (France) at 19th.

Delacour beat Beck 4 and 2.
Lobato beat Jimenez 1 hole
Meadow beat Provot 2 and 1.
Hall beat Strang 6 and 4.
Rocio Sanchez Lobato (Spain) beat Perrine Delacour (France) 2 holes.

Stephanie Meadow (Royal Portrush) beat Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) 3 and 2.

FINAL (18 holes)
Meadow beat Lobato 4 and 3.

Thursday, 28 June 2012




 Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) had a marvellous 5 and 3 win over 17-year-old Curtis Cup player Bronte Law (Bramhall) this morning after being two up at the turn with two-under-par figures.
She then played Laure Castelain from France this afternoon and lost on the 18th -- 2 down
What a great experience for Alyson and many congratulations from everyone in the County for qualifying for the matchplay stages and reaching the last 32 -- a fantastic achievement.

Three members of the winning GB and I Curtis Cup team at Nairn are through to the last 16 of the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship at Carnoustie

Unfortunately, two of them, Amy Boulden from Conwy, North Wales and Stephanie Meadow, the University of Alabama student from Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland, will meet in the third round.
The other Curtis Cupper through to the last 16 is English champion Kelly Tidy who produced some of the best figures of the opening match-play day. She was three or four under par in beating Olivia Winning (Rotherham) by 7 and 5




Wednesday, 27 June 2012


The Lanarkshire County June Spoon was played on Monday 25th June at a sunny Drumpellier Golf Club. The course was in good condition in spite of the recent heavy rain.
SSS 72 CSS 74
Division 1
Janice Paterson, Drumpellier, 77 (6) 71
Susan Wood, Drumpellier, 74 (1) 73 acb
Irene Morrison, Drumpellier, 88 (15) 73
Scratch: Susan Wood 74

Division 2
Anne Pardoe, Strathaven, 98 (23) 75
Marion Porter, Strathaven, 97 (20) 77
Jean Allan, Strathaven, 99 (21) 78
Scratch: Marion Porter 97


A marvellous three under par 69 - the lowest of both qualifying rounds - earned Super Scot Sally Watson the honour of being top seed for the match-play stages of the British women's open amateur golf championship at Carnoustie.
Sally, originally from South Queensferry but whose family home is now Elie in Fife, tied with 18-year-old French girl Celine Boutier on three-under-par 141 for the No 1 spot.
Sally had rounds of 72-69, Celine 70-71, so the card comparison gave Sally, with the better second round, the No 1 seeding.
The only other Scots to figure among the 64 match-play qualifiers were:
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) on 152 (77-75).
Young Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) on 153 (82-71). --- The 17-year-old who came off the waiting list at the last minute on Tuesday because she was local and ready, willing able to step into a vacancy that came up. Her 71 is a record by a Carnoustie Ladies GC member.
Renfrewshire County Champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) on 157 (82-75) also made the cut.

Alyson now plays Curtis Cup Team player Bronty Law in the 1st round tomorrow.
CLICK HERE to see the draw.

Carnoustie links.
Par 144 (2x72) SS 79 79 CSS 79 79.
141 Sally Watson (Elie and Earlsferry) 72 69, Celine Boutier (Fra) 72 69.
146 Amy Boulden (Wal) 73 73, Daniela Holmqvist (Swe) 72 74, Giulia Molinaro (Ita) 70 76.
147 Bronte Law (Eng) 73 74
148 Holly Clyburn (Eng) 75 73
149 Perrine Delacour (Fra) 72 77.
150 Johanna Tillstrom (Swe) 76 74, Brittany Marchand (Can) 78 72, Vicki Troeltsch (Ger) 79 71, Isabel Gabsa (Ger).
151 Charley Hull (Eng) 76 75, Alex Peters (Eng) 72 79, Emily Taylor (Eng) 76 75, Gabrielle Cowley (Eng) 78 73.
152 Ariane Provot (Fra), Josephine Janson (Swe) 78 74, Rachael Watton (Sco) 77 75, Meghan Maclaren (Eng) 79 73, Sophia Popov (Ger), Kyle Roig (Pue) 76 76, Brooke Henderson (Can) 76 76.
153 Marita Engzelius (Nor) 79 74, Jessica Meek (Sco) 81 72, Meghan Stasi (US) 74 79, Anne Van Dam (Net) 77 76, Manon Gidali (Fra) 76 77, Lauren Taylor (Eng) 81 72, Marina Stuetz (Aut) 75 78, Hayley Davis (Eng) 75 78.
154 Laure Castelain (Fra) 75 79, Augusta James (Can) 79 75, Georgia Hall (Eng) 78 76, Anna Young (Can) 77 77, Christine Wong (Can) 75 79, Ann-Kathrin Lindner (Ger) 79 75, Sara Monberg (Den) 78 76, Marta Sanz Barrios (Spa) 75 79, Patricia Sanz Barrios (Spa) 73 81.
155 Olivia Winning (Eng) 81 74, Amanda Strang (Swe) 80 75, Noemi Jimenez (Spa) 78 77, Nina Holleder (Ger) 80 75, Laetitia Beck (Isr) 76 79, Rachael Goodall (Eng) 77 78, Jisoo Keel (Can) 76 79, Justine Dreher (Fra) 80 75, Isabelle Boineau (Fra) 75 80, Nathalie Mansson (Swe) 78 77
156 Kelly Tidy (Eng) 77 79, Stephanie Meadow (NIr) 81 75 Claudia Chemin (Fra) 80 76, Camilla Hedberg (Spa) 79 77, Noora Taamminen (Fin) 78 78, Kerry Smith (Eng) 74 82, Emilie Alonso (Fra) 78 78.
157 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 82 75, Nina Muehl (Aut) 86 71, Leona Maguire (Ire) 73 84, Myrte Eikeenar (Net) 79 78, Fanny Vuigner (Swi) 81 76, Roco Lobato (Spa) 81 76.
158 (after card countback) Emily Taylor (Eng) 83 75.

158 Laura Murray (Sco) 79 79.
159 Susan Jackson (Sco) 84 75,
160 Megan Briggs (Sco) 81 79
161 Jane Turner (Sco) 79 82, Kelsey MacDonald (Sco) 82 79
163 Ann Ramsay (Sco) 82 81.
166 Ailsa Summers (Sco) 84 82
170 Gemma Dryburgh (Sco) 85 85.


The PGA Europro tour Tournament is being held at Mar Hall from 8-10 August 2012. Lynn Mitchell is looking for volunteers (men and women) for various duties including greenside scorers/leader boards etc.
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch with Lynn Mitchell at

Tuesday, 26 June 2012


Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) had an 81 which matched the scores of defending champion Lauren Taylor (Woburn) and Curtis Cup heroine Stephanie Meadow (Royal Portrush) in today's first round of the British Ladies Open Championship at Carnoustie.

Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), beaten in the final at Ganton a couple of years ago by Kelly Tidy, has an 82, the same score as Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) and Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
Aberdonian Gemma Dryburgh, a student at Tulane University, New Orleans, had a disappointing 85.
Carnoustie is no respector of reputations. Alexandra Bonetti (France), beaten in last years final, had an 84 (44-40), the same score as Susan Jackson (Ladybank).
Bonetti had an 8 at the second and a 7 at the sixth.
The leading 64 will go forward after Wednesday's second qualifying round

To read the full report go to The Gillian Kirkwood Website

First qualifying round
Par 72
70 Celine Boutier (Fra), Giulia Molinaro (Ita).
72 Daniela Holmqvist (Swe), Sally Watson (Sco), Alexandra Peters (Eng), Perrine Delacour (Fra)
73 Leona Maguire (Ire), Amy Boulden (Wal), Patricia Sanz Barrios (Spa), Bronte Law (Eng)
74 Sophia Popov (Ger), Kerry Smith (Eng), Meghan Stasi (US).
75 Christine Wong (Can), Marta Sanz Barrios (Spa), Holly Clyburn (Eng), Isabelle Boineau (Fra), Marina Stuetz (Aut), Hayley Davis (Eng), Laure Castelain (Fra), Ariane Provot (Fra).
76 Charley Hull (Eng)
77 Kelly Tidy (Eng), Rachael Watton (Sco)
78 Georgia Hall (Eng)
79 Jacqueline Sneddon (Sco), Laura Murray (Sco), Jane Turner (Sco)
81 Megan Briggs (Sco), Lauren Taylor (Eng), Stephanie Meadow (NIr)
82 Kelsey MacDonald (Sco), Ann Ramsay (Sco), Alyson McKechin (Sco), Jessica Meek (Sco)
84 Alexandra Bonetti (Fra), Susan Jackson (Sco).
Ailsa Summers (Sco).
85 Gemma Dryburgh (Sco).



Want to win some new Calloway Irons?
Fancy a weekend at the Belfry?
Or how about a golfing holiday in Portugal?
Would a new Vauxhall Corsa be better??????

These are some of the prizes up for grabs at the Milngavie GC Ladies Tri Am on Wednesday July 11th.
Only a few spaces left.

Please book direct on or phone the secretary on 0141 956 1619

Sunday, 24 June 2012


Here is the Janice Moodie Trophy draw for Friday 6th July. Times are still available for a late entry contact Windyhill Golf Club 0141 942 2349.


11.00 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie), Linsey Stevenson (Elie & Earlsferry), Eilidh Watson (Muckhart)
11.10 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Eleanor Ann Tunn (Reay), Rachel Walker (Dumfries & County)
11.20 Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New), Rachel Irvine (Largs), Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne)
11.30 Lauren Gilbert (Largs), Eva O’Connor (Bothwell Castle), Eilidh Crawford (Harburn)
11.40 Rachel McClelland (Milngavie), Joanne Free (Gullane), Heather Neilson (Greenburn)
11.50 Starter gap
12.00 Danielle Kerr (Roxburghe), Kirsty Burgess (Silverknowes), Emma Kennedy (Dumfries & Galloway)
12.10 Eran Johnston (Lanark), Niamh Kinney (Erskine)
12.20 Hazel McGarvie (Troon Ladies), Alexandra Qayam (Ranfurly Castle), Charlotte Munro (Gullane)
12.30 Emma Greenlees (Dumfries & County), Katie Wright (Stranraer), Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
12.40 Starter Gap
12.50 Starter Gap
1.00 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe)
1.10 Tara Mactaggart (Minto), Rachel Polson (Peterculter)
1.20 Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore), Mirren Fraser (Powfoot)
1.30 Andrea Walker (Falkirk), Kirsten Brown (Strathaven)


Alisoun Fairbairn (Captain of D&A) and Nichola Ferguson (D&A County Champion) were interviewed last week at the County Jamboree at Cardross.

To see  the video click here ----  HELENSBURGH TV CHANNEL

The golf interview starts just after the 4 minute mark -- You may need to watch the tennis bit first or give the video to time to load and You can slide along to the approximate time with the slider at the bottom of the video.

Thursday, 21 June 2012


Windyhill Open Day, Sunday 15th July 2012

Windyhill Ladies are pleased to announce that their Open Day on 15th July this year will take on a new format.
The existing 18 hole Stableford for the Bob Collinson Trophy will be joined by a new 9 hole Stableford competition, for over 50s, for the Margaret Meldrum Trophy.
We hope that this will appeal to Ladies of all levels and ages so please come and give Windyhill a go this year, I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised!
Thinking of making it your Club outing? We can offer discounts for groups of 6 or more. Please contact Lindsay Mathie, 07905 881 496, if you wish to make a group booking, or for more information.

Applications can be downloaded from the Club Website Windyhill Golf Club Website

Inter County Presentation of the Trophy

Alisoun Fairbairn Captain of D&A gives her closing speech and Maureen Woodhead (Renfrewshire Captain) receives the Trophy. Fiona Scott (Captain of Lanarkshire) announces the venue for next years Jamboree

RLCGA Captain Maureen and her team are delighted to win.


Renfrewshire - The 2012 West Division Inter County Champions
Renfrewshire are the 2012 Inter County Champions --  They clinched their appearance in September's Scottish county finals at Montrose Links with a 6 1/2-2 1/2 win over Ayrshire on the last day of the West Division women's inter-county team championship at Cardross.
Renfrewshire had already beaten Dunbartonshire and Argyll, and Lanarkshire.
On paper, Renfrewshire's final match was still in the balance at 1 1/2pts each after the morning foursomes, but their outstanding depth of talent in the singles saw them take the afternoon session by a commanding 5-1 margin.
Scottish girls champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) were the joint top winners of the tournament, the Renfrewshire pair each winning six out of six points.
Not far behind them were Megan Briggs and Linsey Stevenson with 4 1//2pt apiece.
Lanarkshire finished runners-up, beating Dunbartonshire and Argyll 6-3 in the day's other match after making a clean sweep of the three morning foursomes.

Of note from the day --  Megan and Linsey staged a fantastic fightback this morning in their foursomes match.
They were 4 down with 4 to play and managed to win the last 4 holes to square their match and allow the team to draw the foursomes against Ayrshire and in the afternoon we won 5 out of the 6 singles.

Foursomes Results:
Alison McKechin and EIlidh Briggs beat Connie Jaffrey and AUdrey Thomson 6/5
Megan Briggs and Linsey Stevenson halved with Jenny Linklater and Lesley Hendrie
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart lost to Linzi Allan and Catherine Malcolm 3/2

Foursomes Result: Renfrewshire 1.5 Ayrshire 1.5

Nichola Ferguson and Jill Meldrum lost to Susan Wood and Emma Caddow 3/1
Anne Laing and Jorden Ferrie lost to May Hughes and Lesley Lloyd 2/1
Sheena McDonald and Lynn McColl lost to Susan 3/2

Foursomes Result D&A 0 Lanarkshire 3

Afternoon Singles:

Renfrewshire v Ayrshire
Alyson McKechin beat Rachael McQueen 5/4
Donna Jackson lost to Lesley Hendry 3/2
Linsey Stevenson beat Connie Jaffrey 6/5
Eilidh Briggs beat Mhairi McKay 2 holes
Gillian Kyle beat Linzi Allan 2/1
Megan Briggs beat Catherine Malcolm 7/6
Renfrewshire 5 Ayrshire 1
Final Result Renfrewshire 6.5 Ayrshire 2.5

D&A v Ayrshire
Jill Meldrum lost to Emma Caddow 3/1
Lorraine Campbell beat Fiona Norris 2/1
Nichola Ferguson lost to Susan Wood 5/4
Laura McGeachy halved with Susan McGrenaghan
Sheena McDonald beat Ruth Rankin 6/5
Anne Laing halved with Lesley Lloyd

D&A 3 Lanarkshire 3
Final Result D&A 3 Lanarkshire 6

Tuesday, 19 June 2012


Renfrewshire are favourites to win the West Division women's inter-county team golf championship at Cardross GC.
They made it two wins out of two on Day 2 when they beat the other Day 1 winners, Lanarkshire 7-2.
The Morning Foursomes were won by 2-1 with Alyson McKechin  and Eilidh Briggs being in tremendous form starting with 3 birdies in a row to kick off the teams fantastic display of good golf.
Their strength in depth in the singles, spearheaded by County Champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) followed by, the Briggs sisters from Kilmacolm Eilidh and Megan, Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)  and Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs / Elie) shone through as they took the afternoon session 5-1.
In the other tie last year's champions, Ayrshire, lost for the second time, beaten 5 1/2-3 1/2 by Dunbartonshire and Argyll.
The West Division champions will meet the other three divisional title-winners in the Scottish county finals at Montrose Links in September.


RENFREWSHIRE v LANARKSHIRE (Renfrewshire names first)
Alyson McKechin and EIlidh Briggs beat Susan Wood and Susan McGrenaghan 7/6
Megan Briggs and Linsey Stevenson lost to Fiona Norris and Ruth Rankin 2 holes
Liz Stewart and Donna Jackson beat May Hughes and Lesley Lloyd 3/2
Foursomes Result: Renfrewshire 2 Lanarkshire 1

Renfrewshire 5 Lanarkshire 1

Alyson McKechin beat Emma Caddow 3&2
Eilidh Briggs beat Fiona Scott 8&6
Megan Briggs beat Susan Woods 4&2
Gillian Kyle beat Susan McGrenaghan 3&2
Linsey Stevenson beat Ruth Rankin 4&3
Carol Whyte lost o Fiona Norris 6&4

Final Result : Renfrewshire 7 Lanarkshire 2

D&A v AYRSHIRE ( D&A names first)

Nichola Ferguson and Jill Meldrum beat Linzi Allan and Mhairi McKay 3/2
Anne Laing and Jorden Ferrie halved with Lesley
and Jenny Linklater
Laura McGeachy and Lorraine Campbell lost to Connie Jaffrey and Audrey Thomson 7/6
Foursomes Results : D&A 1.5 Ayrshire 1.5

D&A 4 Ayrshire 2

Nichola Ferguson beat Lesley Hendry 1 hole.
Jorden Ferrie lost to Rachael McQueen 2 holes.
Sheena McDonald lost to Connie Jaffrey 3 and 2.
Laura McGeachy beat Catherine Malcolm 1 hole.
Jill Meldrum beat Audrey Thompson 1 hole.
Anne Laing beat Mhairi McKay 2 and 1.

Final Result : D&A 5.5 Ayrshire 3.5

Monday, 18 June 2012


The first day of the County Jamboree took place at Cardross today in lovely sunshine and Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire were the winners against D&A and Ayrshire respectively.


Renfrewshire 2.5 -- D&A 0.5 (Renfrewshire names first)
Eilidh Briggs and Alyson McKechin beat Nichola Ferguson and Jill Meldrum 5/3
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart halved with Anne Laing and Jorden Ferrie
Megan Briggs and Linsey Stevenson beat Lorraine Campbell and Lynn McColl 7/6

SINGLES (Renfrewshire 4 D&A 2)
Alyson McKechin beat Nichola Ferguson 5/4
Megan Briggs beat Anne Laing 5/3
Linsey Stevenson beat Sheena McDonald 5/4
Eilidh Briggs beat Jorden Ferrie 3/2
Gillian Kyle lost to Laura McGeachy 3/2
Carol Whyte lost to Jill Meldrum 2 holes

FINAL RESULT: Renfrewshire 6.5 D&A 2.5


Lanarkshire 1.5 Ayrshire 1.5 ( Lanarkshire names first)
May Hughes and Lesley Lloyd beat Rachael McQueen 1up
Susan McGrenaghan and Susan Wood halved with Lesley Hendry and Jenny Linklater
Fiona Norris and Ruth Rankin lost to Linzi Allan and Mhairi McKay

Susan Wood beat Rachael McQueen 1 up
Emma Caddow lost to Lesley Hendry 1 down
Susan McGrenaghan beat Catherine Malcolm 1 up
Fiona Norris beat Audrey Thompson 3/1
Ruth Rankin beat Linzi Allan 1up
Lesley Lloyd beat Jenny Linklater 2/1

Singles: Lanarkshire 5 Ayrshire 1

FINAL RESULT : Lanarkshire 6.5 Ayrshire 2.5


Ayrshire Girls

Lanarkshire Girls
Lanarkshire recorded a fine win against Ayrshire in their first Friendly Match of the season. This was played over Ballochmyle Golf Course which was in excellent condition in spite of the very heavy rain experienced yesterday. Team captain Rachel Irvine got the only point for Ayrshire but with four of the five games going the full distance it was all very close.

The results are as follows:- (Ayrshire names first)

Katie McGarva lost to Emily Glencorse - 2 holes
Rachel Irvine beat Kirsten Brown - 1 up
Alexandra Brown lost to Katie Scott - 3/2
Lauren Gilbert lost to Molly Richmond - 1 hole
Sarah Ramsay lost to Erin Johnston - 1 hole

June Kerr
Junior Convenor

Sunday, 17 June 2012


By BETHAN CUTLER, LET Media Manager 
Perthshire's Booth won a three-way play-off against German duo Anja Monke and Caroline Masson with an eagle on the fourth extra hole at the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open. 

Comrie-based Booth, who will turn 20 next week, said that she couldn’t have asked for a better early birthday present as she collected her second title in six weeks, following on from her maiden win in Scotland in early May.
Booth posted a final round 68 in regulation to reach 12 under par 276 in total on a sizzling hot day at Golf Gerre Losone in Ticino and birdied the par-five 18th hole three times in the play-off before sinking her 10 foot eagle putt to win and claim the €78,750 first prize.
“I’m overwhelmed; speechless. I’m lost for words; so happy,” Booth said.
“It was tough. We birdied three out of three and I was thinking, someone’s going to have to eagle to win this. I hit a perfect drive every time and then 5-iron onto the green to about 10 foot and just holed it so it was perfect.
“I was just trying to hit a positive putt. I wasn’t trying to think about it and I think with having the experience of winning previously in the Scottish I had grasped the feeling of trying to stay calm and positive.”
Booth jumped high into the air and punched her fist towards the sky before hugging her boyfriend, European Tour player Tano Goya, who was caddying, for, ‘the first and last week.’ Goya said that he would retire from his caddying career with a win.
“He was tremendous help. It was amazing to have him and it’s a shame that he can’t be on my bag more often because he’s playing as well on the men’s tour,” Booth said, adding that her confidence had been boosted massively by her recent home win.
She had struggled in her first two years on tour since turning professional at 17 and returned to qualifying school at the beginning of 2012, but has made huge strides this year since winning on the LET Access Series and then on the main tour in Scotland.
“I’ve been playing very well in practice and I think it was just getting the confidence to take it into the tournament rounds and having that win has really made me feel like I can win, so it was a great thing to do, especially at the start of the year. I said to myself after the Scottish, I’m going to try to get two wins before my 20th and I just did it,” she said with a grin.
With her win, Booth now moves to the top of the ISPS Handa Order of Merit with earnings of just over €124,000 from seven events this season and is €20,000 clear of second placed Christel Boeljon.

Par 288 (4x72)
276 Carly Booth (SCO)  70 71 67 68, Anja Monke (DEU)  71 72 67 66, Caroline Masson (DEU)  70 69 69 68 (Carly Booth won three-way sudden-death play-off at fourth extra hole)
277 Marjet Van Der Graaff (NLD)  69 71 67 70, Mikaela Parmlid (SWE)  74 68 70 65
278 Stacy Lee Bregman (ZAF)  71 67 70 70, Ashleigh Simon (ZAF)  68 72 66 72
279 Rebecca Artis (AUS)  64 71 70 74, Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)  69 72 70 68
280 Lee-Anne Pace (ZAF)  68 71 71 70, Karen Lunn (AUS)  69 71 69 71, Diana Luna (ITA)  67 70 71 72, Jessica Yadloczky (USA)  69 71 65 75, Lisa Holm Sorensen (DNK)  72 72 73 63, Carlota Ciganda (ESP)  69 70 72 69
281 Rebecca Hudson (ENG)  71 70 73 67, Stefania Croce (ITA)  68 74 70 69, Barbara Genuini (FRA)  67 71 73 70, Connie Chen (ZAF)  73 69 67 72, Linda Wessberg (SWE)  69 70 70 72, Florentyna Parker (ENG)  66 71 72 72
282 Veronica Zorzi (ITA)  69 68 75 70, Rebecca Codd (IRL)  70 69 71 72, Caroline Afonso (FRA)  70 72 70 70
283 Carin Koch (SWE)  73 70 71 69, Jade Schaeffer (FRA)  70 70 73 70, Laura Davies (ENG)  70 72 66 75, Hannah Burke (ENG)  70 69 73 71, Meaghan Francella (USA)  70 71 70 72, Titiya Plucksataporn (THA)  73 70 67 73
284 Henrietta Zuel (ENG)  69 71 71 73, Stacey Keating (AUS)  68 71 74 71, Esther Choe (USA)  72 68 73 71, Dawn Shockley (USA)  70 71 74 69, Trish Johnson (ENG)  70 72 70 72, Nontaya Srisawang (THA)  68 73 71 72, Joanna Klatten (FRA)  73 70 69 72, Sahra Hassan (WAL)  70 72 72 70
285 Sophie Walker (ENG)  75 69 70 71, Amelia Lewis (USA)  72 69 75 69, Elin Emanuelsson (SWE)  72 72 74 67, Elizabeth Bennett (ENG)  72 72 71 70, Malene Jorgensen (DNK)  71 67 72 75, Miriam Nagl (DEU)  69 74 74 68
286 Lucy Williams (ENG)  73 69 73 71, Danielle Montgomery (ENG)  70 74 66 76, Felicity Johnson (ENG)  70 71 73 72, Kylie Walker (SCO)  72 72 71 71, Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)  72 71 72 71, Jenni Kuosa (FIN)  71 73 74 68, Tania Elosegui (ESP)  73 70 73 70, Laura Cabanillas (ESP)  72 72 74 68
287 Yu Yang Zhang (CHN)  74 70 72 71, Kendall Dye (USA)  73 68 73 73
288 Caroline Rominger (CHE)  70 71 72 75
289 Eleanor Givens (ENG)  73 71 74 71, Caroline Westrup (SWE)  68 72 76 73, Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)  73 70 74 72
290 Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (FRA)  68 75 74 73, Holly Aitchison (ENG)  74 69 73 74, Lydia Hall (WAL)  70 71 73 76
291 Vikki Laing (SCO)  72 72 73 74
292 Steffi Kirchmayr (DEU)  70 70 77 75

Thursday, 14 June 2012


Renfrewshire County Ambassador Carol Fell and Curtis Cup Captain Tegwen Mathews
Some Curtis Cup Photographs by Carol Fell (Renfrewshire County Ambassador):--- Click on the Links

Curtis Cup Opening Ceremony Photographs
Day 1 Curtis Cup Photographs
Day 2 Curtis Cup Photographs
Day 3 Curtis Cup Photographs

Videos from the Curtis Cup at Nairn

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


The Practice Chipping and putting Area
The new Glasgow Golf Centre is now open.

Definitely worth a visit on Wednesday 20th June to try out the Short Game and Bunker area, putting green, driving range, private studios , GC2 Launch Monitor technology and a cafe for drinks and snacks.

Read more at the Indoor Academies Website

Limited Tickets available so ladies must get in touch to let us know they intend to come along.  The night will consist of: Light nibbles on arrival. 

Range of Ladies Golfwear on sale. Fun competitions including Putting, Chipping and Nearest the Pin, Raffle etc (118yard shot). 
All facilities will be available for use to try out. (Trainers or clean soft spikes for the range please).

Tickets £5, All ladies welcome! 
Any ladies interested, call the reception on 01414298622 or Karyn on 07720442492.

Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart win the Inter County Foursomes at Hamilton

Liz Stewart and Donna Jackson
The West Ladies Inter-County Foursomes Final was held on Monday at Hamilton Golf Club. The rain stopped in time for the start of the competition and the competitors enjoyed the course which was in good condition.
Scratch prizewinners (left to right): Catherine Malcolm, Debbie Watt, Liz Stewart, Donna Jackson, Lesley Lloyd and Fiona Scott

1. Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart (Renfrewshire) 75
2. Lesley LLoyd and Fiona Scott (Lanarkshire) 82 bih
3. Catherine Malcolm and Debbie Watt (Ayrshire) 82

Handicap prizewinners (left to right): Lillias Snodgrass, Jean Irvine, Margaret Miller, Jill West, Margaret McGregor and June Kerr.
1. Margaret McGregor and June Kerr (Ayrshire) 93 (15.5) 77.5
2. Margaret Miller and Jill West (Ayrshire) 95 (16.5) 78.5
3. Lilias Snodgrass and Jean Irvine ( Renfrewshire) 101 (20) 81

 Thanks go to Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre for the photos and results

Sunday, 10 June 2012


GB&I Curtis Cup Winners
Great Britain and Ireland staged a brilliant last-day surge to win back the Curtis Cup at The Nairn Golf Club today. They finished victors by 10 1/2pt to 8 1/2.
Trailing by 1pt going into the final set of eighth singles, captain Tegwen Matthews' team notched individual wins by Kelly Tidy, who was three down after six holes, 
Amy Boulden, Holly Clyburn, Charley Hull and the clincher from Stephanie Meadow.
The last time GB and I beat the Americans was at Killarney in 1996. The US were bidding to win the Curtis Cup for an eighth straight occasion in the biennial fixture.
This is believed to be the first time since 1956 that the United States have lost a Curtis Cup match after leading into the final set of singles.
The Ryder Cup, Walker Cup, Solheim Cup and now the Curtis Cup all now rest on this side of the Atlantic.
English amateur champion Kelly Tidy came back from three down after six to put the first point of final day on the board at around 1pm.
The English champion's 2 and 1 victory over Austin Ernst in the lead-off singles squared the match overall at 6 1/2pt each.
GB and I's overall points total rose to 8 1/2 with wins by Holly Clyburn (3 and 2 over Erica Popson) and Amy Boulden (3 and 1 over Emily Tubert).
The United States advanced their overnight points total of 6 1/2 by one with Lisa McCloskey beat Scotland's Pamela Pretswell 4 and 3.
Charley Hull played sub-par golf to beat Lindy Duncan 5 and 3 - GB and I now on 9 1/2pt to United States' 7 1/2
The Americans' total moved up to 8 1/2 with Brooke Pancake registering a 6 and 5 win over Leona Maguire in the eighth singles.
Stephanie Meadow produced the clinching point by beating Amy Anderson 4 and 2. Stephanie's figures of four under par were the best of the day, surpassing Charley Hull#s earlier three-under-par effort.
The Olympic Torch (unlit) was on the first tee. Perhaps it lit the flame of fighting spirit among Tegwen's Troopers.
It was a dull, overcast morning, no sunshine but no rain and relatively no wind.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report
Photos and videos will follow in a few days !!

Cathkin Braes Pauline Warlaw wins the Gourlay Trophy at Carnoustie


Carnoustie teenager Jessica Meek produced an outstanding round of 73 (seven under the CSS) to win the premier scratch award, the Carnoustie Rosebowl, in the Northern Ladies Open over the Carnoustie championship links on Saturday.
Jessica, a Carnoustie Ladies GC member, finished five shots ahead of runner-up Shonagh Raitt (Forfar) with Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) and Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir), the only other players to broke 80, joint third.
Pauline Warlow (Cathkin Braes) won the Gourlay Trophy for the best net round of 74 off nine.

Carnoustie championship course
CSS 80
73 J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies)
78 S Raitt (Forfar)
79 J Sneddon (Alyth), A Ramsay (Kirriemuir).
80 L Terry (Cruden Bay).
82 S Arbuckle (Ladies Panmure Barry)
83 K Sutherland (Royal Montrose), I Stephen (Ranfurly Castle), P Warlow (Cathkin Braes).
Class 1 - L Terry (Cruden Bay) (6) 74; I Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) (7) 76; S Arbuckle (Ladies Panmure Barry) (4) 78; K Stalker (Cruden Bay) (7) 79.
Class 2 - S Reid (Renfrew) (12) 75; K Sneddon (Kilmarnock Barassie) (11) 79; A Lloyd (Hayston) (12) 80; L Morris (Nottingham) (14) 81.
Class 3 - A Edgar (Kilmarnock Barassie) (15) 79; G Thomson (Glencose) (16) 80; F McMillan (Stirling) (15), D Lawson (Merchants of Edinburgh) (18) 81.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Pamela Pretswell -- Pre Curtis Cup Interview

Pre Curtis Cup Interview
Some of the Curtis Cup team were interviewed this afternoon and I took the chance of wishing Pamela Pretswell the best of luck over the weekend from all in the West of Scotland

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Scottish Disability Golf ----Three Free Golf Swing Clinics

On Sunday 22 July at the Palacerigg Golf Range Cumbernauld & Sunday 5 & Monday 6 August at Wellsgreen Golf Academy near Kirkcaldy.

Anyone of any age, with a disability or serious health problem, that interferes with playing or
learning about golf, and their coaches/carers, are invited to participate in our FREE First Swing

The First Swing Clinics, where golf lessons, tuition, catering and use of practice facilities are
provided FREE OF CHARGE, for beginners, novices and established golfers,  will run on the above dates and participants can come along for one, two, or all three days.  

Stevie Cunningham, the SDGP Chair said, "We have lots of these Clinics each year and the last one at the beginning of the season had over 100 participants, so they are very popular and beneficial to our youngsters and beginners.  Fingers crossed for good weather?"

Full details and other related information can be found at the SDGP's website at

The SDGP is governed and operated by disabled people and is the only group in Scotland which actively encourages and involves anyone of any age, with a disability, serious health problem or mobility issue who wishes to play golf. This includes amputees, the blind, the deaf, those with learning difficulties, downs syndrome, stroke and heart attack victims, wheelchair users and anyone with other similar issues. 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


The GB and I and team USA have a shot at icing cupcakes for sale at the Jubilee street party at Nairn golf club at the Curtis Cup

Sunday, 3 June 2012


Laura Murray wins the double- The Scottish Championship and the St Rule

Megan Briggs and Laura Murray
Alford's Laura Murray has become only the fourth player to pull off the Scottish Women's Amateur Championship and St Rule Trophy winning double in the season.
The 23-year-old did it impressive style winning the prestigious 54-hole St Andrews tournament for the second time in three years this evening.
In 2010 she had to go to a play-off which she won against Curtis Cup selection Amy Boulden.
This weekend, Laura won it a bit more easily - by two shots in the end from Emma Goddard (Royal Liverpool) with scores of 73 over the New Course on Saturday and 74-73 over the Old Course today (Sunday) for a seven-under-par total of 220.
Murray shared the lead after Saturday's round but forged two shots clear with her first circuit of the Old Course and when she used her long-hitting powers to birdie the par-5 second, fourth and fifth in her final round the title was hers to lose.
She did bogey the fifth but and eagle 3 at the 13th allowed her to bogey the treacherous 17th, the Road Hole, and still win with something in hand.
The last Scottish champion to win the St Rule Trophy three weeks after her national triumph was Heather Stirling 10 years ago. The only other Scots to pull off the big early-season double have been Catriona Matthew (twice) and Anne Laing.
"For once it wasn't my driving which was the key, as it was when I won the Scottish title at Tain a couple of weeks ago," said Laura.
"My driving has gone off a bit and my coach and boyfriend Keil (Beveridge) and I hav"e been working on that to get back to the straight and narrow. But I only hit six fairways on the New Course on Saturday.
"No, it was my putting that pulled me through. I holed an awful lot of good putts over the three rounds. From round about the 10ft range, I hardly missed anything.
"I'm playing well and that gives me confidence - I just wish I was playing in the Curtis Cup match this week! Seriously, I am really looking forward now to the British women's championship at Carnoustie at the end of this month. "
Emma Goddard posted the clubhouse target of five-under-par 222 with half the field still to finish - rounds were taking 4 1/2 hours - after posting a four-under-par 72. In the end only Laura Murray overhauled the Lancashire player.
Joint third place a shot behind Goddard went to three players, former Scottish champion Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham), whose final round of 70 was the best of the tournament, and Sweden's Jenny Haglund, all on 223.
The Lawson Trophy for the highest finishing Under-18 year old was won by Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham) who won the Welsh women's open amateur stroke play championship last weekend.
Her final round of 71 for 225 for seventh place overall pipped long-time Under-18s leader Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) by two shots,
Laura Murray, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Jane Turner (Craigielaw) won the international team trophy for Scotland with a total of 446 - two ahead of runners-up England.
Ireland international Aedin Murphy (Carlow) won a special prize for a hole in one with a six-iron at the 145yd eighth hole in the second round over the Old Course. It was her third ace. She came into the field late on from the waiting list.

Leadng Scores: 

220 Laura Murray (Alford) 73 74 73
222 Emma Goddard (Royal Liverpool Ladies) 75 72 72
223 Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham) 74 79 70, Jenny Haglund (Sweden) 73 78 72, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 74 75 74 
224 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 76 77 71
225 Emily M Taylor (Royal Lytham) 76 78 71, Charlotte Wild (Mere) 78 73 74
226 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 76 74 76
227 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 75 77 75
228 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 76 76 76, Clara Young (North Berwick) 79 76 73, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 77 78 73
231 Emilie Lundstrom (Sweden) 78 81 72
232 Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies)  74 75 83, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 80 76 76, Ami Storey (Ponteland) 79 77 76, Jess Wilcox (Blankney) 78 79 75
233 Chloe Williams (Wrexham) 79 79 75, Gabriella Cowley (West Essex) 74 77 82, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 76 85 72
234 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 78 80 76, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 77 78 79
235 Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 80 78 77, Lauren Blease (Burhill) 76 81 78, Samantha Birks (Wolstanton) 75 83 77, Joelle Van Baarle (Belgium) 82 78 75, Brogan Townend (Pleasington) 76 81 78
236 Nicola Haynes (Gosforth Park) 76 82 78, Frida Gustafsson-Spang (Sweden) 80 79 77, Emma Henriksson (Sweden) 76 80 80 
237 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 80 81 76, Catherine Herrera (Brae Burn, US) 78 82 77, Rachael Taylor (Germany) 79 76 82
238 Aedin Murphy (Carlow, Ireland) 80 80 78, Nikki Foster (Pleasington) 83 77 78
239 Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 88 74 77, Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) 81 82 76
242 Linnea Johansson (Sweden) 76 82 84, Emilee Taylor (Holme Hall) 80 82 80, Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 78 82 82
243 Karen Delaney (Carlow, Ireland) 80 80 83, Heather Munro (Monifieth) 80 83 80, Lianna Bailey (Notts Ladies) 82 84 77, Katie Rule (Merlin) 73 85 85, Martine Pow (Selkirk) 81 82 80
244 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 80 88 76
245 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 89 83 73, Stephanie Fransolet (Belgium) 82 82 81, Eva Schoenwald (Germany) 80 83 82
247 Lisa Warrilow (Lilleshall Hall) 81 82 84
248 Claire Hargan (Cardross) 84 81 83, Adriana Brent (Australia) 87 78 83
250 Dulcie Sverdloff (Garon Park) 83 84 83
252 Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 82 83 87
253 Laura Watkins (Bicester) 86 83 84
Retired Sophie Madden (West Essex) 76 ret.

225 Emily M Taylor
227 Jessica Meek.
228 Clara Young.
232 Lesley Atkins, Ailsa Summers.
233 Chloe Williams, Gabriella Cowley

(Two scores to count each round)
446 SCOTLAND (L Murray, E Briggs, J Turner)
448 ENGLAND (E M Taylor, B Townend, C Wild)
462 SWEDEN (E Henrikson, F Gustafsson-Spand, E Lundstrom)
468 WALES (C Williams, S Birks, L Watkins)
480 BELGIUM (J Van Baarle, S Franscolet)
481 IRELAND (K Delaney, A Murphy)

Friday, 1 June 2012

New Indoor Academy

Dear Golfer
To celebrate our launch we are holding an open day at the Indoor Academy on Tuesday 5th June.
The practice areas are available for use and will be free of charge for one day only.
Special opening offers will be available and we will be giving away some great freebies throughout the day.
We are open from 10am – 9pm and hope you are able to come and join us.
The Team at Glasgow Golf Centre

Indoor Golf Academies, Glasgow Golf Centre, 134 Portman Street, Glasgow, G41 1EJ, Tel: 0141 429 8622