Sunday, 29 July 2012


Alyson McKechin - The 2012 Mackie Rosebowl Winner -- Courtesy of Gillian Kirkwood
Alyson McKechin (Elserslie), joint sixth in the Scottish Under 21 girls championship at Blairgowrie on Friday, returned to winning bowl over the Gullane No 1 course today.
She headed a field of 39 players for the Mackie Bowl 36-hole SLGA Order of Merit tournament by one stroke with rounds of 72 and 75 for 147.
Runners-up, a shot behind were Rachel Walker (Dumfries and County) and Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
Rachel gained second prize with a second-round 71, the best of the day, to Jane's 73.
Fourth place went to Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) with 150 (75, 75), thanks to an eagle 2 at the par-4 17th hole, holing her second shot with a 52 degree wedge.
It was a typical East Lothian day of wind and sun and threatening clouds scudding by, but never shedding their contents over the course.
The rough was punishing.


Par 148 (2x74) SSS 75 CSS 76 76
147 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 72 75
148 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 77 71 (better 2nd round), Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 75 73.
150 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 75 75.
152 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 79 73, Louise Macgregor (Falkirk) 78 74.
155 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 79 76.
157 Nicola Rawlinson (Royal Birkdale) 77 80.
158 Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 77 81, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 78 80, Tara Mactaggart (Minto) 78 80, Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) 80 78.
159 Rachael Taylor (Reichswald) 83 76, Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 79 80, Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 81 78, Nicola Callander (Mill Green) 80 79.
163 Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 83 80, Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) 81 82.
165 Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) 82 83.
166 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) 83 83.
167 Heather Munro (Monifieth) 84 83.
168 Ruth Rankin (Lanark) 85 83, Emma Greenlees (Dumfries and Galloway) 90 78.
169 Amelia Taylor (St Anne's Old Links) 80 89.
169 Emily Aird (Blairgowrie) 82 87.
170 Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) 85 85.
171 Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) 86 85, Katie Reid (Monifieth) 83 88, Danielle Ker (Roxburghe) 86 85.
173 Julie Birdsall (Roxburghe) 87 86, Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 83 90.
175 Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs / Elie and Earlsferry) 87 88.
176 Jackie Brown (Monifieth) 91 85.
181 Fiona Ker (Kelso) 99 82, Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 92 89.
186 Molly Stewart (Murcar Links) 95 91.
192 Gillian Davidson (Saline) 95 97.
194 Carina Bunyan (Roxburghe) 95 99
No Return: Rachel Polson (Deeside) 81 NR

1st Round: Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 77 bih, Nicola Rawlinson (Royal Birkdale) 77
2nd round: Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 73, Louise Macgregor (Falkirk) 74
Handicap Aggregate
Winner: Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) (5) 148
Runner-up: Tara Mactaggart (Minto) (3) 150 (bih)

Friday, 27 July 2012


The LGU Coronation Foursomes Area Final was played at Eastwood Golf Course on Tuesday 24th July
After such torrential rain on Monday the organisers were worried that the event would be able to take place. However, all the Qualifiers were pleasantly surprised when the sun shone and the course had stood up to the torrential rain. Thanks go to Eastwood Golf Club Area Organiser Sally Crowther, LGU representative Nancy Chisholm, and all the Eastwood Ladies, for the well organisation and running of the event. Everyone who played had a great day and congratulations to the winners and runners up.

Winners : Pat Morris and Lianne Muirhead (Dunbracken Ladies) (11) 39 points
Runners up: Liz Haxton and Jacqueline Wallace (Falkland) (18) 37points
3rd: Lesley Giblin and Kath McLeod (Haggs Castle) (23) 35 points (acb)

Full Results --- CLICK HERE ---- (In time order )


Tournament leaders Gabrielle Macdonald, Gemma Dryburgh and Nicola Callander on the first tee at the Blairgowrie Lansdowne course for the final round of the Scottish Under-21 girls championship today. Image by Cal Carson Golf Agency.

Gabrielle Macdonald, Gemma Dryburgh and Nicola Callander 

Nicola Callander, 16-year-old Anglo-Scot from Hertfordshire, won the Scottish Under-21 girls' open amateur stroke-play championship in a dramatic finish at sunny Blairgowrie today.
Nicola, the overnight leader started the final round with a one-stroke advantage over Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) with Aberdeen-born Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) four shots off the pace in third place.
But by the time they got to the 18th tee, Nicola had lost the lead after driving into trees at the 17th and running up a double bogey 7.
Dryburgh's par 5 at the penultimate hole put her into the lead by one stroke with Macdonald another shot farther back.
Then came the last-hole drama.
Dryburgh, 19-year-old Tulane University, New Orleans student, hooked her drive into the trees, hacked out on to the fairway but then was horrified to see her long third shot to the green drift out of bounds over the road on the right.
The hole cost her a triple bogey 7 for a 75 and a final total of three-over-par 222.
Callander got a flyer with a five-iron second just off the back of the green. She took three to get down from there but a 5 for 78 - her worst of the three rounds - and a two-over total 221 gave her the title by a shot.
A member of Mill Green Golf Club, near Welwyn, Nicola is the youngest Scottish Under-21 girls champion since Carly Booth, who was 15 at the time, in 2007.
Macdonald, 19-year-old Edinburgh-based St Andrews student, parred the last four holes for a 78 and a share of second place on 222.
Gabrielle was a possible winner until she dropped three shots over the 10th (double bogey), 11th and 12th (bogey).


Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie
LEADING SCORERS: Par 219 (3x73) CSS 75 75 75
221 Nicola Callander (Mill Green) 74 69 78
222 Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) 78 69 75, Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 73 71 78
225 Lena Weichselgartner (Germany) 74 75 76
227 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 76 75 76
228 Rachel Taylor (Germany and Lanarkshire) 73 78 77, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 72 78 78
230 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 71 80 79
231 Katie Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 79 71 81
232 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 76 81
234 Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton) 78 80 76, Megan Clyne (Deeside) 80 77 77, Charlotte Austwick (Fulford) 76 78 80, Nicola Rawlinson (Royal Birkdale) 76 72 86
235 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 80 78 77
236 Jess Wilcox (Blankney) 75 80 81, Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 76 78 82
237 Kirsty Condon (Blankney) 81 78 78
238 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 86 74 78, Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) 78 82 78
239 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) 80 82 77, Danielle Ker (Roxburghe) 81 78 80, India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 80 77 82, Emily Aird (Blairgowrie) 78 78 83, Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) 77 75 87
Other West of Scotland Players:
244 Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies) 84 82 78, Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs / Elie and Earlsferry) 84 78 82,  Hazel McGarvie (Troon Ladies) 82 78 84
247 Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) 89 79 79
259  Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 89 84 86, 
260 Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) 95 82 83,
272 Emily Glencorse (Millport) 93 90 89
274 Emma Kennedy (Paisley) 90 92 92
284 Alexandra Duffy (Cathkin Braes) 104 93 87
286 Ellie Bryce (Strathaven) 93 91 102 
291 Heather Neilson (Greenburn) 97 88 106
293 Jennifer Allan (West Kilbride) 104 94 95

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie
Par 146 (2x73)
143 Nicola Callander (Mill Green) 74 69.
144 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 73 71
147 Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) 78 69
148 Nicola Rawlinson (Royal Birkdale) 76 72
149 Lena Weichselgartner (Germarny) 74 75.
150 Katie Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 79 71, Alyson McKechin(Elderslie) 72 78
151 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 76 75, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 76, Rachael Taylor (Germany) 73 78, Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 71 8.
152 Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) 77 75.
154 Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 76 78, Charlotte Austwick (Fulford) 76 78
155 Jordana Graham (Southerness) 77 78, Jess Wilcox (Blankey) 75 80
156 Emily Aird (Blairgowrie) 78 78
157 Megan Clyne (Deeside) 80 77, India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 80 77, Heather Munro (Monifieth) 77 80
158 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 80 78, Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton) 78 80
159 Kirsty Condon (Blankney) 8178, Danielle Ker (Rosburgh) 81 78, Amelia Taylor (St Annes Old Links) 78 81
160 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 86 74, Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) 78 82, Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 82 78, Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse) 81 79, Jemma Chalmers (Monifieth) 80 80, Laura Alexander (Eaglescliffe) 76 84.
161 Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham) 80 81
162 Katie Reid (Monifieth) 88 74, Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs / Elie and Earlsferry) 81 78, Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 81 81, Kimberley Beveridge) 80 82
163 Melina Vontobel (Germany) 83 80, Rachel Polson (Peterculter) 79 84
164 Paige Kemp (Rochford Hundred) 86 78, Rebecca Hovell (Glen Gorse) 85 79, Shannen McGuire (Camore) 82 82, Florence King (Rothley Park) 82 82.
166 Tara Mactaggart (Minto) 85 81, Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 85 81, Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies) 84 82, Andrea Walker (Falkirk) 80 86.
167 Jessica Dalgetty (Glencorse) 84 83
168 Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) 89 78, Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie) 86 82, Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) 79 89.
169 Molly Stewart (Murcar Links) 86 83, Nicola Taylor (Dunnikier Park) 85 84, Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New) 82 87.
171 Eleanor Tunn (Reay) 82 89, Tegan Seivwright (Deeside) 87 84, Charlotte Munro (Gullane Ladies) 88 83
172 Kirsten Pryde (Deeside) 86 86.
173 Alexandra Tait (St Regulus) 89 84, Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 89 84, Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 86 87, Olivia Borwick (McDonald Ellon) 87 86


Scottish Match Play Foursomes

FIFTH ROUND DRAW --- Home teams named first
Williamwood v Stirling
Muir of Ord v Carnoustie Caledonia
Erskine v Crail Ladies
Muckhart v Dirleton Castle Ladies

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


by Colin Farqharson
Teenage Ayrshire prospect Connie Jaffrey set a hot pace in the first round of the Scottish Under-21 girls' open amateur stroke-play golf championship at Blairgowrie Golf Club.
Connie, pictured, a member of Troon Ladies, shot a splendid two-under-par 71 (CSS 75) over the difficult Lansdowne course to lead by one stroke from Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) with Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) and Germany-based Rachael Taylor joint third on level par 73.
Jaffrey, second seed in last week's Scottish U18 girls' match-play championship but beaten in the quarter-finals, dropped only one shot, at the 12th. She birdied the long seventh, 16th and 18th in a fine finish.
McKechin matched the leaders bag of three birdies - at the long seventh, 12th and 13th, but had two bogeys, at the sixth and 10th.
Taylor had the most birdies - five - but she also had five bogeys in an up-and-down round.
Macdonald had three birdies and three bogeys.
Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie
Par 73. CSS 75
71 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
72 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
73 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw), Rachael Taylor (Germany).
74 Nicola Callander (Mill Green), Lena Weichselgartner (Germany).
75 Jess Wilcox (Blankey), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm),.
76 Nicola Rawlinson (Royal Birkdale), Laura Alexander (Eaglescliffe), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co), Charlotte Austwick (Fulford).
77 Jordana Graham (Southerness), Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies), Heather Munro (Monifieth).
78 Linzi Allan (West Kilbride), Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton), Amelia Taylor (St Annes Old Links), Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield), Emily Aird (Blairgowrie).
79 Rachel Polson (Peterculter), Eilidh Watson (Muckhart), Katie Bradbury (Cottrell Park).
80 India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham), Megan Clyne (Deeside), Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Andrea Walker (Falkirk)
81 Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies), Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse), Kirsty Condon (Blankney), Danielle Ker (Roxburghe), Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe),
82 Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New), Eleanor Tunn (Reay), Shannen McGuire (Canmore), Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies), Florence King (Rothley Park).
83 Eilidh Crawford (Harburn), Melinda Vontobel (Germany).
84 Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry), Jessica Dalgetty (Glencorse), Rheanna Thom (Alyth), Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies).


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Elmwood College Golf Open Day 2012

Elmwood College are holding a Golf Open Day on Monday 30th July 2012 
 -- For further details click here.

Monday, 23 July 2012


The team to represent Scotland in the European Senior Ladies' Team Championship at Lugano, Switzerland, from September 4-8, under the captaincy of Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), is:

Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Mary Smith (Tain).

The team to represent the Scottish Vets in their annual Jamboree against the English regions - this year hosted by Scotland at the Hirsel from August 7-9 has been announced by the captain, Helen Faulds (West). It is:
Heather Anderson (Midlands)
Alison Bartlett (Highland)
Lorna Bennett (Midlands)
Fiona de Vries (Midlands)
Alex Glennie (West)
Janice Paterson (West)
Mary Smith (Highland)
Linda Urquhart (North)

Kathleen Sutherland (North)
May Hughes (West)
Anne Ryan (Highland)
Jill Harrison (North)

Captain Helen Faulds (West)
Vice-captain: Noreen Fenton (East)


I'm thinking Haggs match with Cowglen tonight may well have to be postponed and we haven't yet managed to play our last postponed match with Bonnyton.

While the weather continues to take a toll on the number of games having been played, current league standings see Bonnyton staying on top with 20.5 points (As of 23rd July 2012)

Bonnyton 20.5 points --- 6 played
Whitecraigs 17 points --- 5 played
Williamwood 16 points --- 5 played
Cathcart Castle 14 points --- 4 played
Eastwood 12.5 points --- 4 played
Haggs Castle 11.5 points --- 4 played
Cowglen 10.5 points --- 3 played
East Renfrewshire 7 points --- 4 played
Kirkhill 5 points --- 3 played

Lesley Giblin (Southside League Secretary)

Saturday, 21 July 2012


Lauren Whyte, 16-year-old St Regulus club member from St Andrews,
will represent Scotland in next week's European Young Masters in Hungary as the new Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish U18 girls' champion.
She beat Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), 18, by 4 and 2 in this morning's 18-hole final over the Crail Golfing Society's Craighead course in Fife.
Lauren, who had beaten the top seed and 2010 champion Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) in the semi-finals, played quality golf to take the measure of international team-mate Ailsa, pictured below, who is the Angus women's county champion (but not the Angus girls title-winner this year).


The course was too wet for golf but the greenstaff were able to improvise

Friday, 20 July 2012


Report by Colin Farqharson
Lauren Whyte from St Andrews will play under-18 international team-mate Ailsa Summers from Carnoustie in Saturday morning's (9am) final of the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish girls' golf championship over the Crail Golfing Society Craighead course.
The four leading seeds were all knocked out in the morning quarter-finals.
St Regulus club member Whyte, the No 9 qualifier, beat the top seed and 2010 champion, Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) by 7 and 6, and was roughly level par in her one-hole semi-final win over Rachel Walker (Dumfries and County) who had beaten the No 4 seed, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) by 2 and 1 in the morning.
Whyte won the first, third and fourth for an early three-hole lead but Walker pegged her back to all square by winning the ninth, 10th and 14th.
A birdie 4 at the 15th put Whyte in the lead again and the last three holes were halved.
Ailsa Summers, the Angus women's and girls' county champion, beat the No 3 seed, Nicola Callander (Mill Green, Herts) by one hole in the quarter-finals and then squeezed through to the final at the 19th against Tegan Seivwright (Deeside), the dark horse of the tournament.
Seivwright qualified in 23rd position but had a series of good wins to reach the last four, including a two-hole victory in the quarter-finals over the No 2 seed, Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies).
In the semi-final, there was never more than a hole in it either way and it took a birdie-par-birdie finish under pressure by Summers to reach the final for the first time
Ailsa had lost the 15th and 16th to be one down to Seivwright but squared the match with a birdie 2 at the short 17th, halved the 18th with a par 4 and then won the first extra hole, with a birdie 4.
Summers was roughly one under par at the finish.
Germany-based Fiona Liddell won the Ansley Reid Salver tournament for those who just failed to qualify for the scratch championship match-play. She beat Molly Stewart (Murcar Links) by 4 and 3 in the final.


Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) beat Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) 7 and 6.
Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) beat Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 2 and 1.
Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) beat Nicola Callander (Mill Green 1 hole.
Tegan Seivwright (Deeside) beat Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 2 holes.

Whyte beat Walker 1 hole.
Summers beat Seivwright at 19th.


FIRST ROUND - Heather Neilson (Greenburn) beat Jillian Farrell (Cardross) at 19th,
Catherine Goodwin (Glenbervie) wo Nicola Taylor (Dunnikier Park) scr,
Hazel Macgarvie (Troon Ladies) beat Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 5 and 3,
Fiona Liddell (Schloss Vornholz) beat Leanne Wilson (Kelson) 4 and 2,
Jennifer Allan (Glenbervie) beat Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 5 and 4,
Molly Stewart (Murcar Links) beat Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch) 4 and 2,
Katie Scott (Strathaven) beat Joanne Free (Gullane) 3 and 2, Alexandra Duffy (Cathkin Braes) beat Kirsty Burgess (Silverknowes) 2 holes.

QUARTER-FINALS - Neilson beat Goodwin 2 holes,
Liddell beat Macgarvie 6 and 5,
Stewart beat Allan 4 and 3,
Duffy beat Scott at 22nd.

SEMI-FINALS - Liddell beat Neilson 3 and 2,
Stewart beat Duffy 5 and 4.

FINAL - Liddell beat Stewart 4 and 3.

Thursday, 19 July 2012


Crail Golfing Society Craighead course.
L Atkins (Gullane) beat E Kennedy (Dumfries and Galloway) 6 and 5.
E O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) beat D Ker (Roxburghe) 2 and 1.
L Whyte (St Reglus) beat C Gadsby (Crieff) 4 and 2.
E Aird (Blairgowrie) beat C Goadby (St Regulus) 3 and 2.
N Robertson (Dunblane New) beat H Munro (Monifieth) 8 and 7.
R Walker (Dumfries and Co) beat L Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry and Whitecraigs) 2 and 1.
K Wright (Stranraer) beat E Watson (Muckhart) 2 holes.
J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) beat T Mactaggart (Minto) 1 hole.
N Callander (Mill Green) beat O Borwick (McDonald Ellon) 2 and 1.
K McGarva (Troon Ladies) beat C Munro (Gullane) 5 and 3.
A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) beat A Tait (St Regulus) 5 and 4.
H Scott (Broomieknowe) beat M Fraser (Powfoot) 8 and 6.
E Hale (Troon Ladies) beat R Irvine (Largs) 3 and 1.
T Seivwright (Deeside) beat C Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) 5 and 3.
K Beveridge (Aboyne) beat S McWilliam (Aboyne) 4 and 3.
C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) beat K Pryde (Deeside) 4 and 3.

Atkins beat O'Connor 6 and 4.
Whyte beat Aird 4 and 3.
Walker beat N Robertson 7 and 5.
Meek beat Wright 6 and 4.
Callander beat McGarva 6 and 5.
Summers beat H Scott 2 holes.
Seivwright beat Hale 5 and 4
Jaffrey beat Beveridge 1 hole.


Wednesday, 18 July 2012


This week as an 'Open Special Treat' at Glasgow Golf Centre we will have the GC2 Launch Monitor on the range for you to have a try if you are down for a practice session, the GC2, as used on Sky TV, will give you information on the distances you are hitting it as well as the accuracy.  If you have not been to visit us at the Indoor centre yet I'm assuming either you have not been getting much golf or you have been getting very wet! Come along and visit us soon, practice and stay dry!
We are running kids camps, probably the week beginning 30th July and the week beginning 6th August.  The camp runs Monday to Friday 10am-1pm and costs £50 for the week/child, there is an option of extending each day for an hour for a supervised practice session until 2pm for an extra £15 so £65 total for the week.  There will be a maximum of 10 kids per group.  We did the ClubGolfCamp a couple of weeks ago with 14 kids and it was a great success.  Following the summer holidays we will begin weekly kids coaching, if you are interested or know anyone who might be, get in touch.
Lastly, as always I will be doing individual lessons and group lessons throughout the rest of the season so if you would like to book an appointment, we can try and improve your game before the season ends.  I am also looking for ideas as to what you golfers would like to learn about the most so I can have an informative evening where you can learn and also do some practice within the centre, please reply with any suggsetions and i will endevour to put together a great session for you!  I will keep you updated with what is going on at the Indoor Academy at Glasgow Golf Centre but in the meantime you may check out the website at, follow us on facebook at Glasgow Golf Centre or Twitter @glasgowgolf for all our chat and the latest offers.
Oh, and just incase you like a flutter, my top tips for The Open are: Phil Mickleson, Rickie Fowler and my outsider Simon Dyson!  GOOD LUCK!
Kind Regards and Good Golfing Always, with a smiley face.
Karyn Burns
PGA Advanced Professional
TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
Certified Personal Trainer (REPS Level 3)
Sports Massage Therapist
Mobile: 07720442492


The second qualifying round of the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish Under-18 girls championship was cancelled because the Crail Golfing Society Craighead course was flooded by overnight rain.
Players' qualifying number listed after their club
8.30 Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) (1) v Emma Kennedy (Dumfries and Galloway) (32).
8.37 Danielle Kerr (Roxburghe) (17) v Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) (16)).
8.44 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) (9) v Clare Gadsby (Crieff) (24).
8.51 Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) (25) v Emily Aird (Blairgowrie) (8).
8.58 Heather Munro (Monifieth) (5) v Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New) (28)
9.05 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) (21) v Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry and Whitecraigs) (12)
9.12 Katie Wright (Stranraer) (13) v Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) (20)
9.19 Tara Mactaggart (Minto) (29) v Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) (4)
9.26 Nicola Callander (Mill Green) (3) v Olivia Borwick (McDonald Ellon) (30)
9.33 Charlotte Munro (Gullane Ladies) (19) v Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies) (11)
9.40 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) (11) v Alexandra Tait (St Regulus) (22)
9.47 Mirren Fraser (Powfoot) (27) v Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) (6)
9.54 Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) (7) v Rachel Irvine (Largs) (26)
10.01 Tegan Seivwright (Deeside) (23) v Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) (10)
10.08 Kimberley Beveridge) (Aboyne) (15) v Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) (18)
10.15 Kirsten Pryde (Deeside) (31) v Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) (2).

Round 2 on Thursday will start at 12.30 with matches at 10min intervals.
Friday quarter-finals will start at 8.45 with 10min intervals.
Friday semi-finals will start at 1.30 and 1.40
Saturday's 18-hole final will tee oo at 9am.

The 32 qualifiers for the match-play stages of the championship were decided on the scores returned in the first qualifying round on Tuesday.


Golf South Ayrshire are running a Junior Open on Tuesday 7th August over Lochgreen, Darley and Fullarton courses (in Troon) for boys and girls with a handicap. 
Scratch and handicap prizes will be awarded on the 3 courses.

Entry is only £5.00 and all competitors receive a goody bag, a packed lunch and a BBQ after play. Entries can be made by phone 01292 616255 or online at

Catherine Malcolm
Golf Development Officer
Town Hall
5-9 High Street
01292 616238

Tuesday, 17 July 2012


Gullane's Lesley Atkins leads the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish Under-18 girls golf championship at the end of the first qualifying round over the Crail Golfing Society's Craighead course in south Fife.
Lesley had a great round of 71, three under par and two under the CSS for the day.
Winner of this title, decided on match-play after two rounds of stroke-play, Atkins has timed her return to form to perfection.
She leads by three shots going into the second Q round from Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) with Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) and England-based Nicola Callander (Mill Green), daughter of a former golf magazine editor, sharing third place on 75.
Par 74. CSS 73
71 L Atkins (Gullane Ladies)
74 C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
75 N Callander (Mill Green), J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies)
77 H Munro (Monifieth), H Scott (Broomieknowe).
78 Emma Hale (Troon Ladies), E Aird (Blairgowrie), L Whyte (St Regulus).
79 C Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies), L Stevenson (Whitecraigs & Elie and Earlsferry)
80 K Wright (Stranraer), K McGarva (Troon Ladies), K Beveridge (Aboyne), E OConnor (Bothwell Castle).
81 D Ker (Roxburghe), S McWilliam (Aboyne) C Munro (Gullane Ladies), E Watson (Muckhart)
82 R Walker (Dumfries and Co), A Tait (St Regulus), T Seivwright (Deeside)
83 C Gadsby (Crieff)
84 M Fraser (Powfoot), C Goadby (St Regulus), N Robertson (Dunblane New), R Irvine (Largs).
85 T Mactaggart (Minto), K Pryde (Deeside), Emma Kennedy (Dumfries and Galloway), O Borwick (McDonald Ellon).

Nikki Ferguson is the 2012 Clober Club Champion

Nikki Ferguson

Congratulations go to D&A County Champion Nikki Ferguson who won the Clober Ladies Club Championship at the Weekend.

Sunday, 15 July 2012


Karyn Burns at the new Glasgow Golf Centre

The new Glasgow Golf Centre is now well and truly open.
Definitely worth a visit 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.



Scotland's girls, who did not qualify for the top flight in the European girls' team championship at St Leon-Rot GC, Germany, beat Norway 3-2 in their concluding match and were placed 13th in the final rankings.
Scotland's winners were Rachel Walker and Lauren Whyte (6 and 5) in the foursomes and Ailsa Summers (at 22nd) and Lesley Atkins (3 and 1) in the singles.
Scots losers were Clara Young (1 hole) and Jessica Meek (at 20th).

Saturday, 14 July 2012

FREE First Swing Golf Clinics for the Disabled

Sunday 22 July at the Palacerigg Golf Range Cumbernauld from 09:15

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 and coaches/carers, will run from 09:15 until after lunch. 

*Places are limited for these events and slots for golfers and coaches/carers, will be allocated
strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.  A refundable entry fee of £10 per person, per day
must be sent with your entry form.  This will be returned to you on arrival at the venue.  Payments will be retained by the SDGP for anyone failing to attend.

More information can be found at or by calling 01334 650963 or 07903 596552.

Friday, 13 July 2012


Scotland's girls beat Turkey 3-2 in the European girls team golf championship at St Leon-Rot GC, Germany today.
Scotland's girl winners were Clara Young (at 19th), Jessica Meek (2 and 1) and Lesley Atkins (4 and 3). Losers were the foursomes pairing of Rachel Walker and Lauren Whyte (3 and 2) and Ailsa Summers (3 and 2) in the singles.
The full list of results in Flight B were:
Ireland 3, Finland 2
Belgium 3, Czech Republic 2
Scotland 3, Turkey 2
Norway 4, Switzerland 1.
The Scots girls will play Norway in their final fixture.


The Riccarton Rosebowl and Salver 36-hole women's open tournament at Hamilton Golf Club, scheduled for August 5, has been cancelled due to lack of entries.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Jennifer Mack has her 5th Hole in One

Congratulations go to Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) who had a HOLE IN ONE at the 10th hole at Buchanan Castle this week at their Ladies Invitation Day.
She said " I actually hit quite a good shot".  This was Jennifer's 5th Ace and there was much celebration in the clubhouse afterwards .

Tom Lehman Trophies

On August 7th Golf South Ayrshire are holding the Tom Lehman trophies for boys and girls over Troon Lochgreen, Darley and Fullarton courses. Entry fee is only £5.00 and this includes a packed lunch and goody bag and a BBQ on completion of play. This event is open to all juniors under 18 on 1st January 2012 who have a CONGU handicap.

Entry can be made by phoning 01292 616255 or via the Golf South Ayrshire website – Entries close on 24th July.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012


Ladies Tri Am on Saturday 4th August  at Virgin Active Dougalston Golf Club.
CLICK HERE to see the Poster with all the details
Pick up an entry at the VIRGIN ACTIVE Reception or alternatively CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM on line


Scotland failed by a wide margin to be one of the eight teams who qualified for the top match-play flight in the European girls' golf team championships at St Leon-Rot Golf Club, Germany.
England, who had four players in the top five individual scorers over the 36 holes stroke-play section, were leading qualifiers with a 35-under-par total of 685, 21 shots ahead of No 2 seeds Spain.
Ireland (753) finished 13th, Scotland (759) 14th and Wales (782) 19th of 20.
Scotland's scores were:
147 Clara Young (North Berwick) 70 77 (T40)
151 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 72 79 (T67)
155 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 77 78, Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 77 78 (T86)
156 Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) 75 81, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 80 76.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Bonnyton lead the South Side League

Bonnyton lead the South Side League table as of 10 July.

Bonnyton 18 points from 5 matches
Williamwood 16 points from 5 matches
Cathcart Castle 14 points from 4 matches
Whitecraigs 13.5 points from 4 matches
Eastwood 12.5 points from 4 matches
Haggs Castle 11.5 points from 4 matches
Cowglen 10.5 points from 3 matches
East Renfrewshire 7 points from 4 matches
Kirkhill 5 points from 3 matches

The torrential rain has really taken a toll on the league with one match having to be played over only 9 holes and four having to be rescheduled completely.

Report from Lesley Giblin (Southside League Secretary)


Curtis Cup and British Ladies Amateur Championship

LGU Monthly was on tonight at 19:30 on Sky Sports 4 and then again at 21:30 on Sky Sports 2.
If you missed it then it is on tomorrow ( Wednesday) at 1:00am on SS4, 8:30am on SS3, 12:30 on SS2 and 14:30 on SS3.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Lynn Kenny wins the Belhaven Trophy

Alan Tait presents Lynn Kenny with the Belhaven Trophy

Neil Hampton, Pamela Pretswell, Laura Murray, Michael Gannon winners of the Team Award

Gillian Kirkwood, Heather McCrae, Lynn Kenny and Carol Fell  - Team Runners Up
It was girls on top at the Callaway/Gleneagles Hotel-sponsored Scottish golfwriters and guests' golf tournament over the King's Course, Gleneagles today.
On a dry (!), windless day on a soft course - aren't they all at the moment? - Lynn Kenny (Archerfield Links) won the Belhaven Trophy for the best overall Stableford points score with an outstanding effort of 39 - off a handicap (for competition purposes) of +3!
Lynn's gross score was six-under-par 65 (32-33).
She is the first female competitor ever to win the Belhaven Trophy.
"It was a brilliant display," said one of her playing partners, Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle).
"No-one was more surprised than me," said Lynn, a former Scottish women's amateur champion who lost her Ladies European Tour card at the end of last season, "because I have played very little golf lately. Maybe this is the answer to regaining my form!"
Rookie pro and recent Curtis Cup heroine Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Scottish women's amateur champion Laura Murray (Alford), Michael Gannon (Daily Record) and Neil Hampton, general manager of Royal Dornoch Golf Club won the team event with 94pt .
Runners-up were the all-ladies team of Gillian Kirkwood (Broomieknowe), Lynn Kenny (Archerfield Links), Heather MacRae (Gullane) and Carol Fell with 92pt.
Scott Peddie (Bunkered and Scottish Club Golfer) won he Alex M Fox Trophy as winner of the Golfwriters' section. He scored 32pt off a handicap of seven, despite not scoring any points at all at two holes.
Neil Hampton won the Male Guests' category with 33pt off scratch. His gross score was 71 (34-37) against a par of 68.
Callaway provided the golf equipment prizes and Gleneagles Hotel supplied goodie bags, coffee/tea and bacon rolls on arrival and a two-course lunch, all on the house. And, of course, they provided the golfwriters and guests with the courtesy of the King's Course - perhaps the biggest prize of all!
The management at Machrihanish Dunes, Trump International Links, Marriott Dalmhoy Hotel Golf and Country Club, Royal Dornoch Golf Club and Gleneagles Hotel provided courtesy tee times at their courses at future dates as additional prizes.


Overall winner - Alex M Fox Trophy - Scott Peddie (Bunkered and Scottish Club Golfer) (7) 32pt
Class 1 - Robin Wilson (Brora freelance) (6) 30pt, Malcolm Campbell (RandA) (8) 29, Fergus Bisset (Golf Monthly) (3) 25, Ed Hodges (SGU) (8) 16.
Class 2 - Kevin Ferrie (Herald) (11) 29 (inward half 16pt), Michael McEwan (Bunkered and Scottish Club Golfer) (22) 29 (inward half 11pt), Dave Edwards (Press and Journal) (17) 26, Michael Gannon (Daily Record) (14) 25, Mike Aitken (Sport Perceptions) (15) 20.
Overall winner - Bunkered Trophy - Neil Hampton (Royal Dornoch) (scr) 33pt.
Class 1 - Billy Sim (Craibstone) (4) 31pt (inward half 17pt), Roy Murray (PGA in Scotland)( (31 (inward half 14), Harry Roulston (Stonehaven) (7) 25 (bih), Peter Smith (Deeside) 25, Billy Murray (Gleneagles Hotel) (6) 24l
Class 1 - Kenny Smith (Kenny Smith Photography) (10) 29pt, Hugh Hunter (SGU past president) (19) 26, Graham Hesketh (Gleneagles Hotel) (15) 25, Mike Woodcock (St Andrews Links) (12) 24, Graeme Webster (Golf Course Designer) (10) 23, Eric Nicolson (Dundee Courier) (12) 18.
Overall winner - Belhaven Trophy - Lynn Kenny (Archerfield Links) )(+3) 39pt.
Class 1 - Pamela Prestswell (Bothwell Castle) (+3) 36pt, Heather MacRae (Gleneagles Hotel) (+3) 29.
Class 2 - Laura Murray (Alford) (+2) 25pt, Carol Fell (10) 24, Gillian Kirkwood (Broomieknowe) (11) 21.

Best three from four scores per tee time to count
Winners - Pamela Pretswell, Laura Murray, Michael Gannon, Neil Hampton - 94pt
Runners-up - Gillian Kirkwood, Lynn Kenny, Heather MacRae, Carol Fell - 92pt
3rd - Robin Wilson, Kevin Ferrie, Harry Roulston, Roy Murray 90pt.
4th - Kenny Smith, Fergus Bisset, Mike Aitken, Scott Peddie 86pt
5th - Graeme Webster, Billy Sim, Dave Edwards, Peter Smith 82pt.
6th - Mike Woodcock, Malcolm Camp-bell, Eric Nicolson, Hugh Hunter 79pt
7th - Ed Hodge, Michael McEwan, Billy Murray, Graham, Hesketh 78pt.

LONGEST DRIVE (at 18th hole) - Scott Peddie.
NEAREST PIN (at 16th hole) - Neil Hampton.
SHORTEST DRIVE (at first hole) - Dave Edwards.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Pamela Pretswell finishes joint 6th in her Pro Debut

Pamela Pretswell ended her professional debut in a satisfactory joint sixth place behind home winner Marianne Skarpnord in the Ladies Norwegian Challenge at Hauger Golf Club in Oslo on the Ladies European Tour Access Series on Friday.
The Hamilton 23-year-old shot 72-78-72 for a six-over-par total of 222 - 12 behind Skarpnord who won the British girls title in 2003 and collected 5,000 Euros for this victory.
Pretswell's performance enabled her to maintain second place in the Ladies European Tour Access Series Order of Merit table. If she finishes in the top three at the end of the season, she will be able to skip the LET Q School in Morocco, having gained automatically playing rights on the main tour for 2013.
Pamela Feggans from Patna, Ayrshire finished well with a 73 for joint 11th place on 224 after earlier rounds of 75 and 76
Glasgow's Gemma Websiter shot 80-73-78 for 34th place on 231.
212 - Marianne Skarpnord (NOR) 73 66 73
217 - Daniela Holmqvist (SWE) (am) 71 75 71
218 - Rachel Bell (ENG) 74 70 74
219 - Maria Ohlsson (SWE) 73 71 75
221 - Camilla Lennarth (SWE) 68 74 79
222 - Erika Holmen (SWE) 77 73 72, Emma Henrikson (SWE) 77 72 73, Pamela Pretswell (SCO) 72 78 72, Danielle Mcveigh (IRL) 73 72 77
223 - Monica Christiansen (DNK) 73 80 70
224 - Mariell Bruun (NOR) 80 73 71, Jessica Karlsson (SWE) 73 72 79, Kim Ulander (SWE) 78 74 72, Pamela Feggans (SCO) 75 76 73
225 - Emelie Lind (SWE) 74 74 77, Galina Rotmistrova (RUS) 74 77 74
226 - Anna Dahlberg Soderstrom (SWE) 79 70 77, Caroline Martens (NOR) 72 78 76, Malin Lundberg (SWE) 71 75 80, Isabella Ramsay (SWE) 75 74 77
227 - Linda Henriksson (FIN) 75 77 75, Nicoline Skaug (NOR) 74 78 75, Marita Engzelius (NOR) 76 73 78, Emelie Lindskog (SWE) 75 74 78, Cesilie Hagen (NOR) 72 79 76
228 - Helena Callahan (SWE) 79 71 78, Sohvi Harkonen (FIN) 79 71 78
229 - Antonella Cvitan (SWE) 75 77 77, Annette Lyche (NOR) 74 79 76, Mette Kryger (DNK) 75 75 79, Josefine Sundh (SWE) 76 75 78
230 - Melodie Bourdy (FRA) 74 79 77, Sofia Berglund (SWE) 76 77 77
231 - Gemma Webster (SCO) 80 73 78
232 - Josefin Leijon (SWE) 75 75 82, Emeilie Ferlin (SWE) 79 72 81, Olivia Hullert (NOR) 73 80 79, Maria Ringdahl (SWE) 76 76 80, Maria Tonnessen (NOR) 74 78 80
235 - Rebecca Sorensen (SWE) 76 76 83
236 - Sara Wikstrom (SWE) 77 76 83


Friday, 6 July 2012


L TO R: Karen Ballantyne, Margaret McNaughton (SLGA), Leigh Duff, Alison Bartlett (Strokeplay Champion),
Linda Urquhart, Heather Anderson (Matchplay Champion), Janice Paterson, Karen Burns, Caroline (Kemnay Ladies Captain)
Blairgowrie's Heather Anderson, playing in the final for the fourth successive year, beat first-time finalist West Vet Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) by 4 and 3 to win the Scottish senior women's amateur match-play golf championship at Kemnay Golf Club, Aberdeenshire this afternoon.
Heather last won the match-play title at Kinross in 2009 and was runner up in 2010 and 2011.
Anderson got off to a good start and was two up after three holes.
Janice fought back to all square after six.
Heather birdied the eighth and parred the ninth to be two up at the turn.
Heather increased her lead to three holes with a par at the 10th. Janice got one back by winning the 11th with a par but her opponent won the 12th and 13th with pars to go four up. Janice had a good par 3 to win the short 14th but she was running out of holes. Heather Anderson's par at the long 15th was enough to win the tie.
In the morning semi-finals, Janice had a good one-hole win over Linda Urquhart (Banchory) who had earlier beaten top seed Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) and former champion Pamela Williamson (Baberton).
Heather beat Karen Burns (Bathgate) 5 and 3 in the other semi-final.
The handicap championship was won by Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) who must like the air in the north-east. She won the scratch title a few years back when the tournament was played at Ballater GC.
In this week's handicap final Karen beat Leigh Duff (Cathkin Braes) by 3 and 2. Karen plays off five and Leigh 12.

Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) beat Linda Urquhart (Banchory) 1 hole.

Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) beat Karen Burns (Bathgate) 5 and 3
Heather Anderson beat Janice Paterson 4 and 3.
Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) (5) beat Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) (11) 5 and 3.
Leigh Duff (Cathkin Braes) (12) beat Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie) (6) at 19th.
Karen Ballantyne beat Leigh Duff 3 and 2.


 Katie Scott (left) and Molly Richards, two of the leading prizewinners.
FROM LINDSAY MATHIE -- Windyhill GC Ladies Captain

After days of intermittent flash floods the sun made a very welcome appearance at Windyhill Golf Club for today’s Janice Moodie Trophy. The 36 competitors, some who had travelled the length and breadth of the country, ranged in ages from 11-18, with handicaps 2-25.
Despite the challenging windy conditions scoring was very impressive with 13 year old Katie Scott (Strathaven), coming in with a nett 71, 1 under par, to win the Janice Moodie Trophy. The scratch prize was won by Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe), with an impressive 77, bih from Eleanor Tunn, (Reay).
As ever our thanks go to Janice Moodie for her continued and valued support of this event and girls golf in Scotland.
If any of the girls would like copies of the photos taken on the first tee then please contact Anne Laing,

Par 72, CSS 73
Janice Moodie Trophy
Winner - Katie Scott, Strathaven 88 - 17 = 71 BIH
Scratch - Hannah Scott, Broomieknowe 77 BIH
11 - 14 Age Group
1st Molly Richards, Strathaven 91 - 18 = 73
2nd Andrea Walker, Falkirk 87 - 13 = 74
15 - 21 Age Group ( 15 - 17 + 18 - 21 Age group combined due to number of entries in each category)
1st Rachel McClelland, Milngavie 89 - 18 = 71
2nd Rachel Irvine, Largs 82 - 10 = 72

Drumpelliers Janice Paterson in Scottish Seniors Final


Results of this morning's scratch semi-finals in the Scottish senior women's amateur (close) match-play championship at Kemnay Golf Club
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) beat Linda Urquhart (Banchory) 1 hole.
Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) beat Karen Burns (Bathgate) 5 and 3
Great first match. Linda was one up at the turn. Janice won the the par 3 14th to square match.
Janice then won 15th to go one up.
Linda squared at 17th.
Then Janice hit a super drive, five-wood to six feet at 18th to win match by one hole.
It's the first time Janice Paterson has reached the match-play final.

West of Scotland's Janice Paterson reaches the Semi Final's of the Scottish Seniors

West Vet - Janice Paterson with Caddy Barbara Biggart
Banchory's Linda Urquhart, last of the 16 match-play qualifiers, claimed the scalp of top seed and new Scottish senior women's amateur stroke-play champion Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) in the first round of the over-50s match-play championship at Kemnay Golf Club, near Aberdeen today (Thursday).
Linda Urquhart, Aberdeenshire champion in 1988-98-99, was a 2 and 1 morning winner over Alison Bartlett and then reached the semi-finals by beating Baberton's Pamela Williamson, several times winner of both the stroke-play and match-play titles, by two holes.
In Friday morning's semi-finals (9am and 9.10), Linda will play Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), and Karen Burns (Bathgate), who knocked out the No 5 seed Anne Ryan (Tain) by 3 and 2, will play Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), a one-hole winner against No 2 seed Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie),
The final tees off at 1.20pm.
Linda Urquhart (Banchory) beat Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 2 and 1
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) beat Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 3 and 2
Anne Ryan (Tain) beat Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 2 holes
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) beat Elaine Allison (Stirling) at 19th.
Karen Burns (Bathgate) beat Mary Smith (Tain) 2 and 1
Fiona Hunter (Baberton) beat Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 6 and 5
Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) beat Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 1 hole
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Margaret Tough (Falkirk) at 19th.
Urquhart beat Williamson 2 holes
Paterson beat Ryan 3 and 2
Burns beat Hunter 1 hole
Anderson beat Glennie 1 hole.
Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) (11) beat Morag Wardrop (Turnhouse) (9) 4 and 2.
Pamela Cran (Kemnay) (14) beat Yvonne Moir(Kemnay) (10) 1 hole.
Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) (10) beat Caroline King (Clover) (11) 3 and 3.
Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) (5) beat Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) (8) 3 and 1.
Mary Miller (Cruden Bay) (13) beat Pauline Warlow (Cathkin Braes) (8) 3 and 1.
Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie) (6) beat Mairi Pollock (Craigmillar Park) (10) 4 and 3.
Leigh Duff (Cathkin Braes) (12) beat Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) (6) at 19th
Sheena McDonald (Buchanan Castle) (6) beat Fiona Farquharson (King James VI) (10) 1 hole.

Littlejohn beat Cran 2 and 1.
Ballantyne beat Maxwell 8 and 7.
Wallace beat Miller 3 and 2.
Duff beat McDonald at 20th.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Dornoch's Alison Bartlett is the Scottish Senior's Strokeplay Champion

Royal Dornoch's Alison Bartlett is the new Scottish senior women's amateur stroke-play golf champion.
She won the title at Kemnay Golf Club, Aberdeenshire today after long-time leader Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) dropped four shots to par over the last four holes.
Glennie, well clear of the field, had a double bogey 7 at the 15th and bogeys at the 16th and 17th for a six-over-par round of 79 (39-40) which gave her a two-round final total of eight-over 154.
Bartlett matched that aggregate by birdieing the 17th on her way to a one-under 72 (37-35).
Glennie's downward spiral continued when she lost the sudden-death play-off to Bartlett at the first extra hole.
Tain sisters Mary Smith (81 for 158) and Anne Ryan (80 for 161) finished third and joint fifth to give the far North three players in the top six - a grand performance.
The leading 16 players go on to contest the seniors' match-play championship over the next two days.
Linda Urquhart (Banchory) was the 16th qualifier with an 85 for 168 - pipping former Scottish seniors champion Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) (83 for 169) for the final place.
Kemnay GC, Aberdeenshire
Par 146 (2x73)
154 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 82 72, Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) (Bartlett won sudden-death play-off at first extra hole).
158 Mary Smith (Tain) 77 81.
160 Elaine Allison (Stirling) 82 78.
161 Anne Ryan (Tain) 81 80, Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 80 81.
163 Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 80 83.
164 Anne Telfer (Milngavie) 83 81, Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 82 82, Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 81 83
165 Fiona Hunter (Baberton) 84 81, Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 77 88
166 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 81 85.
167 Karen Burns (Bathgate) 87 80, Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 87 80.
168 Linda Urquhart (Banchory) 83 85.
169 Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 86 83.
170 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 87 83, Sue Penman (Gulane Ladies) 84 86, Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie) 84 86, May Hughes (Lanark) 83 87
172 Anne Brownie (Gullane Ladies) 87 85m Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) 86 86, Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 83 89.



The South Side League is well under way this season with teams having played 2,3 or 4 matches. The SSL Secretary Lesley Giblin has sent in the total points as of the 3rd July.

Cathcart Castle 14
Williamwood 13
Eastwood 12
Haggs Castle 11.5
Cowglen 10.5
Whitecraigs 8.5
East Renfrewshire 7
Bonnyton 6.5
Kirkhill 1



Tuesday, 3 July 2012


Alex Glennie 2011 Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Champion
Ayrshire's Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) made an excellent start to the defence of her Scottish senior women's amateur stroke-play championship in the first national golf event to be played at the Kemnay course in Aberdeenshire.
Like every golf course in the country, Kemnay is very, very wet after days, even weeks of rain and was playing every inch of its length today.
Alex Glennie (pictured above), Ayrshire county champion in 2004 and the 2011 Scottish Seniors Strokeplay champion did not have a birdie on her card but 16 pars and bogeys at two long holes, the 15th and 16th, represented a very good day's "work" for a two-over-par 73 (37-38).
She will start Wednesday's second and final round with a two-shot lead from Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) and Mary Smith (Tain).
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), who had an 81 today, is the defending matchplay champion but is now a selector and will not take part in the 2nd qualifying round.
Par 73, SSS 73, CSS
75 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie).
77 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Mary Smith (Tain)
80 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose).
81 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), Anne Ryan (Tain), Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie).
82 Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch).
83 Anna Telfer (Milngavie), Sheena McDonald (Buchanan Castle), Linda Urquhart (Banchory), Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay), Frances Neish (Moray), May Hughes (Lanark).
84 Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie), Sue Penman (Gullane), Pauline Warlow (Cathkin Braes), Fiona Hunter (Baberton).
85 Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine).
86 Ruth Brown (Lothianburn), Joanne Watt (Gullane), Barbara Biggart (North Berwick), Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), Karen Maxwell (Milngavie), Morag Clapperton (Banchory).
87 Karen Burns (Bathgate), Anne Brownie (Gullane), Lorraine Campbell (Cardross), Ann Smart (Banchory), Margaret Tough (Falkirk), Caroline King (Clober).
88 Marion Quigley (Craigmillar Park), Pat Hutton (Lanark), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle).
89 Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes), Rita Dee (Kingsknowe), Fiona Farquharson (King James VI).

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Monday, 2 July 2012


Pamela Pretswell
Pamela Pretswell announced today that she has turned professional and will play on the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS).

Pamela, who graduated from Glasgow University last year, moves into the professional ranks on the back of a successful amateur career. Last month she helped Great Britain and Ireland win the Curtis Cup against the USA for the first time since 1996 and is a former winner of the British Ladies Amateur Stoke Play Championship and Swiss Ladies Amateur Open.

Since graduating, Pamela has been preparing for professional golf by playing as an amateur in the LETAS and in May she became the first amateur to win a LETAS event when she won the Ljunbyhed Park PGA Ladies Open in Sweden by 2 shots after a final round of 4 under par.

Pamela is currently lying 2nd in the LETAS Order of Merit and is targeting a top 3 finish which would secure a card for the Ladies European Tour (LET) in 2013. Pamela's first event as a professional will be in the LETAS Ladies Challenge in Norway next week.

On turning professional, Pamela paid tribute to the support and encouragement that she has received from the Scottish Ladies Golf Association (SLGA), Ladies Golf Union (LGU), Lanarkshire Ladies County Golf Association, Bothwell Castle Golf Club, Ladies Golf Club Troon, Aberdeen Asset Management, Coach Alan Murdoch and his team at Kings Acre.