Friday, 31 August 2012


The Ladies’ Golf Union (“LGU”) is pleased to announce that Mrs Trish Wilson (England) will succeed Mrs Gillian Kirkwood as Chairman at the Annual General Meeting to be held on February 23, 2013 in Dublin.
An experienced administrator, Trish (pictured) previously served as Chairman of the LGU in 2008, and was instrumental in initiating the modernisation of the organisation. 
Part of that project saw the role of Chairman being redefined, and the term of office being extended from one to three years. Mrs Kirkwood steps down on completion of her three year term of office, after ably guiding the LGU through the implementation of its new business model.
Trish Wilson brings a wealth of golf knowledge and experience to the role of Chairman. 
A past LGU Councillor, English Selector, and Captain of both Club and County, she is also a highly experienced Rules Official having refereed at top professional and amateur events, including The Open Championship, the Ricoh Women’s British Open, the US Women’s Open and this year’s Curtis Cup match at Nairn in Scotland. 
Trish is currently the LGU’s representative on the RandA’s Rules of Golf Committee.
Trish says: “The role of Chairman has changed significantly from my previous time in post, and is much more business focussed and strategic than it used to be. I look forward to the challenge of leading the Executive Council of the LGU and the Board of its operational subsidiary, LGU Championships Limited.”
Acutely aware of the challenges facing ladies’ golf, Trish brings a quiet determination to protecting the legacy of the LGU, promoting the game and further developing the organisation as a strong voice for ladies’ golf. 
She says: “The LGU is world renowned for the high standard of the championships and international matches it hosts, and the focus has to be on continuing to develop and improve our events, both on and off the golf course. 
"The GB and I victory in this year’s Curtis Cup at Nairn gave ladies’ golf a huge boost and I would hope the LGU can capitalise on this to promote the game to new participants and supporters.
"The LGU has a major role to play in encouraging golf at all levels and working in collaboration with other organisations, both in golf and outwith the sport, in the best interests of the game.   
"The world of golf is constantly changing, and the aim will be to keep on top of these changes and make the best of the opportunities arising from them as the LGU works towards its stated goal of becoming financially self-sufficient.
"I look forward to working with my fellow Directors and the executive team over the coming years.”

Thursday, 30 August 2012


From the LGU Press Release
Tegwen Matthews, the Captain of the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team that scored an historic victory over the USA at Nairn this year, will lead the 2014 team when it defends the trophy on American soil.

The first International Team Captain from Wales, Tegwen proved to be an inspirational and popular leader, and relishes the chance to motivate her team for the 38th Curtis Cup, which will be hosted at the St Louis Country Club, Missouri, in June 2014.

No mean player herself, having been on four successive Curtis Cup teams between 1974 and 1980, Tegwen used that experience and the experience of four years as team manager to Past Captain Mary McKenna MBE, to inspire her team to the first GB&I victory in the biennial match since 1996. She also led the GB&I team to a win in the Astor Trophy Tournament at Fairhaven Golf Club last year, which included victory over a New Zealand team led by the world’s number one amateur Lydia Ko.

Matthews will also captain the Great Britain & Ireland team which takes on the Continent of Europe in the Vagliano Trophy match in June 2013 at Chantilly Golf Club in France.

On being invited to continue as International Team Captain, Tegwen said “I am thrilled, honoured and excited to be invited to be Captain of the GB & I International Ladies Team for a further 2 years. Following our historic Curtis Cup win at Nairn, I would dearly love to raise the bar even higher, by winning back the Vagliano Trophy at Chantilly and retaining the Curtis Cup in St Louis on American soil. Both tough calls, but winning is a habit and I will be doing everything in my power to keep that habit well and truly alive. With many of the Curtis Cup team turning professional, I am sure both teams will look very different, but I know there are a lot of girls waiting in the wings, desperate for the chance, not just to play for GB & I, but to be part of a winning GB & I team. My job is to harness that desire and make the dream a reality.”

The LGU has also announced Scotland’s Elaine Farquharson-Black as Captain of the Junior Vagliano Trophy team, to be played at the same time and venue as the Vagliano Trophy itself. Introduced in 2010, the junior match involves teams of six youngsters, aged 16 and under, going head to head in four sets of matches over a two day period. All six play in two sets of three foursomes and two sets of six singles matches.

Elaine, a solicitor in practice in Aberdeen, played both Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy matches on two occasions, having been on winning teams for the Vagliano Trophy in 1989 and 1991and the Curtis Cup at Hoylake in 1992. She was also a member of the winning GB&I team in the Astor (formerly the Commonwealth) Trophy in 1991. The mother of two young boys, she is enthusiastic about her new role as Captain.

Elaine said “Attending this year’s Curtis Cup in Nairn brought back many warm memories for me of representing my country and I am honoured to be asked to Captain the Junior Vagliano team. The match is a wonderful opportunity for our young players embarking on their international careers. I was fortunate to play under several inspirational captains and I hope that I can use my own experiences to help the next generation of golfers develop. I am also looking forward to working with and learning from Tegwen, who led the Curtis Cup team so magnificently at Nairn.”

Anna Hubbard, Wales, a very experienced and successful team manager who supported Tegwen at the Curtis Cup, will be manager to both Captains at Chantilly next year.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

West of Scotland's County Team Champions Name their Team.

Iona Stephen -Photograph  Courtesy of Colin Farquharson
The team selected to represent Renfrewshire and the West Division in the Scottish County Finals at Montrose 21 - 23 September is;

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle)
Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
Carol Whyte (Windyhill).

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) is unable to play as she is heading to Turkey to represent Scotland in the World Amateur Team Championship.
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) who took up golf just over a year ago and now has managed to reduce her handicap down to 4 has been selected as her replacement.  - To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood website

All in the West of Scotland wish the team every success

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


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Emma Hale wins the Nancy Chisholm Trophy at West Kilbride

Some of the Prizewinners - Courtesy of June Kerr
The West Kilbride Girls' Open attracted a good entry from several clubs around the West and South of Scotland, and on a lovely afternoon scoring was very good.   The best scratch, and winner of the Nancy Chisholm Trophy, was Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) who recorded a 2 over par 75.   Local girl Louise Duncan playing off 24 had a net 67 to win the Kandy Bar Cup.   The CSS reduced to 72.  Details as follows:-

Scratch:     Emma Hale (Troon Ladies)   75     Winner of Nancy Chisholm Trophy

Silver Handicap:   1st  Rachel McClelland (Milngavie)    88 (17)  71
                          2nd  Lauren Gilbert (Largs)              88 (16)  72
                          3rd  Jillian Farrell (Cardross)            88 (15)  73 bih
                          4th  Charlotte McCluskey (Whitecraigs) 92 (19)  73

Bronze Handicap:  1st  Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)    91 (24)  67   Winner of Kandy Bar Cup
                           2nd Bekki Allan (West Kilbride)        107 (33) 74
                           3rd  Naimh Kinney (Erskine)            101 (25) 76

Kirsten Brown, Mirren Fraser and Louise Duncan all won Nearest the Pin Prizes

The Pre-handicap competition for the June Kerr Cup was won by Emily McAlpine (West Kilbride) 

Thanks go to June Kerr for the report and photograph 

Monday, 27 August 2012


Four Scots - Lynn Kenny (Archerfield Links), Claire Queen (Carrick at Loch Lomond), Heather MacRae (Gleneagles) and Nairn Dunbar amateur Kelsey MacDonald - were among the 30 qualifiers at today's (Monday) Ricoh Women's British Open pre-qualifying competition over 18 holes at The Berkshire Golf Club.
Kenny and Queen shot one-over-par 73s in a blustery wind, MacRae and MacDonald made it on the limit mark of 74.
Kenny (37-36) had double bogeys at the short first and 12th but compensated with birdies at the long sixth, seventh, 11th, long 16th and 17th.
Queen (35-38) also had two double bogeys, at the short first and short 10th but an eagle 3 at the sixth and birdies at the second, seventh and 16th carried her through.
MacDonald (37-37) had birdies at the long third and long 11th.
MacRae (37-37) had two birdies and three bogeys in her first seven holes but settled to cover the last 11 holes with 10 pars and a bogey at the 15th.
Scots who missed out were Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie) and Pamela Feggans (Patna, Ayrshire) on 77, amateur Laura Murray (Alford) on 78 and Vikkie Laing (Musselburgh) on 79.
Scottish women's amateur champion Murray did "an Adam Scott."
She was out in 35 and only one over par with five to play ... but she ran up a triple bogey 7 at the 14th and a double bogey 6 at the 18th to miss out by four.
US-based Janice Moodie - a surprise name among the entries - did not show up.
Seventeen-year-old Lancashire lass Emily Taylor (Hillside), the English girls champion and winner of the Under-18s title at last week's British women's open amateur stroke-play at Shandon Park, Belfast, was the leading qualifier with a five-under-par 67.
The final qualifying competition will be at Caldy Golf Club on the Wirral, not far away from the championship venue of Royal Liverpool Golf Club's Hoylake links, on Monday, September 10, four days before the women's pro major starts.

Par 72
67 Emily Taylor (Hillside) (am)
68 Tania Elosegui (Spa).
70 Lisa Sorensen (Den)
71 Hannah Ralph (Eng)
72 Perrine Delacour (Fra) (am), Charlotte Ellis (Eng), Martina Migliori (Ita), Ashleigh Greenham (Eng) (am), Monja Maetzler (Swi) (am), Rachel Bell (Eng), Nicole Whitmore (Eng) (am), Charlotte Leathem (Eng) (am)
73 Lynn Kenny (Archerfield Links), Viva Schlasberg (Sw), Aiko Ueno (Jap), Jin Yan (China (Am), Charlotte Thompson (Eng) (am), Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) (am), Clare Queen (Carrick at Loch Lomond), Henrietta Zuel (Eng), Charlotte Wild (Mere) (am), Lynnette Brooky (NZ), Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) (am), Chloe Williams (Wrexham) (am), Charlie Douglass (Eng).
74 Laure Sibille (Fra), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) (am), Kimberly Crooks (Eng), Heather MacRae (Gleneagles), Sophie Sandolo (Ita).

77 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie), Pamela Feggans (Patna, Ayrshire).
78 Laura Murray (Alford)
79 Vikki Laing (Musselburgh).
No show - Janice Moodie.



Helen Faulds - Triple Club Champion with Caddy Emma Wilson and Elie Captain Susie Robertson
Photograph courtesy of Anne Dunlop
ARE YOU A 2012 CLUB CHAMPION -- PLEASE email Carol at --- and I will start the West of Scotland 2012 list ---

Balmore - Carol Sim
Bearsden - Helen Faulds
Douglas Park - Helen Faulds
Dullater - Jill Meldrum
Elie and Earlsferry -- Helen Faulds
Erskine -- Michele McGregor
Haggs Castle - Aileen Wilson
Hilton Park - Aileen Baker
Helensburgh - Lynn McCathie
Kilmacolm - Megan Briggs
Gourock - Maureen Woodhead
Old Ranfurly - Birgit Clark


The Haggs Castle Championship Finals were held yesterday on an extremely soggy course playing it's full length due to our so-called Scottish summer. The final was between many times Champion and past Scottish Champion Aileen Wilson and 2010 Champion Nicky Henderson. The final was an exciting match which Aileen led by 3 up after 12 holes. Nicky produced a great fight back winning, the 14th, the 15th with a birdie 3 and the 17th to leave all to play for down the 18th.

Both players had putts for 4 on the last green - Aileen holed a great putt to put pressure on Nicky to follow suit and take the match into extra holes. Unfortunately Nicky just missed leaving Aileen as Champion for the 23rd time. Aileen was delighted to win the Championship again - her last success being in 2006 and her first win coming in 1966.

Thanks go to Neal Stewart for the report and photographs

Friday, 24 August 2012


Shandon Park GC, Belfast

Par 288 (4x72) SSS 76
294 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) 69 73 77 75
296 Amy Boulden (Conwy) 70 74 74 78
297 Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 77 78 71 71
298 Emily Taylor (Hillside) 76 74 76 72, Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) 74 74 78 72, Bronte Law (Bramhall) 71 76 77 74
299 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 74 70 81 74
301 Jing Yan (China) 76 76 75 74, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 76 75 77 73, Paula Grant (Lisburn) 76 73 75 77
302 Noora Tamminen (Finland) 77 77 74 74
303 Sophie Madden (West Essex) 74 76 80 73
306 Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 75 73 81 77
307 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 77 75 78 77
308 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 72 78 78
310 Nicole Whitmore (Woburn) 79 76 78 77, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 78 76 77 79, Katie Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 78 76 81 75, Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 75 78 80 77
311 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 75 80 78 78, Jean O'DriscoIl (Muskerry) 78 77 78 78
312 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 76 78 82 76
313 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 78 82 75 78, Daisy Dyer (Chigwell) 77 78 79 79, Clara Young (North Berwick) 79 75 79 80
315 Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 77 79 75 84, Amy Farrell (Moate) 76 76 84 79
316 Laura Murray (Alford) 82 79 77 78, Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 81 78 81 76, Kelsey Coey (Clandeboye) 79 78 82 77
317 Shelby Smart (Knowle) 76 82 78 81, Mary Dowling (New Ross) 76 81 74 86, Deirdre Smith (Co Louth) 78 75 81 83
318 Lena Weichselgartner (Germany) 83 76 77 82
319 Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 85 76 81 77
320 Alice Spani-Molella (Royal Mid-Surrey) 78 83 81 78
322 Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down) 82 76 82 82
325 Laura Grant (Lisburn) 72 83 82 88
332 Gillian Brooks (Woking) 82 76 89 85

Thursday, 23 August 2012


Nine of the 12 Scottish entries survived the halfway cut in the British women's open amateur stroke-play golf championship at Shandon Park Golf Club, Belfast today.
West of Scotland's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) both played well today. Eilidh improved from an 80 to a 72 within 24 hours and is joint 11th with Alyson who had a 75 to finish on 152.
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) who only took up golf last year had a creditable 84 today to add to her 82 yesterday and missed the cut. A double bogey and triple bogey in the inward half ruined her chances of making Friday's 36 holes. -- The cut for the top 40 players was on 161.

Shandon Park GC, Belfast
Par 144 (2x72) SS 76 CSS 76 76
142 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) 69 73
144 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 74 70, Amy Boulden (Conwy) 70 74
147 Bronte Law (Bramhall) 71 76
148 Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 75 73, Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) 74 74
149 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 76 73
150 Sophie Madden (West Essex) 74 76, Emily Taylor (Hillside) 76 76
151 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 76 75
152 Amy Farrell (Moate) 76 76, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 72, Jing Yan (China) 76 76, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 77 75
153 Deirdre Smith (Co Louth) 78 75, Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 75 78
154 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 76 78, Katy Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 78 76, Clara Young (North Berwick) 79 75, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 78 76, Noora Tamminen (Finland) 77 77
155 Nicole Whitmore (Woburn) 79 76, Daisy Dyer (Chigwell) 77 78, Jean O'Driscoll (Muskerry) 78 77,
Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 75 80, Laura Grant (Lisburn) 72 83, Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 75 73
156 Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 77 79
157 Kelsey Coey (Clandeboye) 79 78, Mary Dowling (New Ross) 76 81
158 Gillian Brooks (Woking) 82 76, Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down) 82 76, Shelby Smart (Knowle) 76 82
159 Lena Weichselgartner (Germany) 83 76, Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 81 78
160 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 78 82
161 Jessica Carty (Holywood) 83 78, Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 85 76, Laura Murray (Alford) 82 79,
Alice Spani-Molella (Royal Mid-Surrey) 78 83
162 Hannah McCook (Grantown-on-Spey) 85 77, Olivia Winning (Rotherham) 82 80, Samantha Giles (St Mellion) 85 77
163 Charlotte Austwick (Fulford) 82 81, Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) 77 86
164 Noelle Beijer (Netherlands) 82 81
165 Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) 77 88, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 83 82, Charlie Field (Bishops Stortford) 82 83, Sara Rees-Evans (Penhros) 87 78
166 Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) 82 84, Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 85 81
167 Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 82 85
168 Anna Courtney (St Annes) 86 82
169 Zoe Allen (Lurgan) 85 84, Jenny Young (Shandon Park) 83 86, Elizabeth Richards (Hagley) 88 81
171 Bhavi Shah (Kenya) 87 84
172 Sarah Winter (Royal Belfast) 87 85
173 Anja Lundberg (Germany) 87 86, Sheila Quigley (Camberley Heath) 91 82

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Gabrielle Macdonald and Jane Turner headed the 12 Scots at the end of the first round of the 72-hole British women's open amateur stroke-play golf championship at Shandon Park Golf Club, Belfast today.
Gabrielle shot a three-over-par 75 and Jane a 76 to be six and seven shots respectively behind the surprise leader, 20-year-old Cornwall county champion Sarah-Jane Boyd whose three-under 69 featured by far the best inward half of the day - five-under-par 30.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) was the third-best Scot on the day with a 77 .
West of Scotland's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Iona Stephen (Kilmacolm) finished on 80 and 82 respectively.
Shandon Park GC, Belfast
Par 72. SS76
69 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro)
70 Amy Boulden (Conwy)
71 Bronte Law (Bramhall).
72 Laura Grant (Lisburn).
74 Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies), Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer), Sophie Madden (West Essex)
75 Charlotte Thompson (Channels), Becky Harries (Haverfordwest), Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw)
76 Mary Dowling (New Ross), Emily Taylor (Hillside), Shelby Smart (Knowle), Maria Dunne (Skerries), Amy Farrell (Moate), Jing Yan (China), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Paula Grant (Lisburn)
77 Bethan Popel (Long Ashton), Noora Tamminem (Finland), Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Gillian O'Leary (Cork), Sinead Sexton (Lahinch), Daisy Dyer (Chigwell)
78 Alice Spani-Molella (Royal Mid-Surrey), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Deirdre Smith (Co Louth), Jean O'Driscoll (Muskerry), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Katie Bradbury (Cottrell Park)
79 Nicole Whitmore (Woburn), Kelsey Coey (Clandeboye), Clara Young (North Berwick).
80 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm).
81 Kerry Smith (Waterlooville),
82 Noelle Beijer (Net), Charlie Field (Bishops Stotford), Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge), Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle), Gillian Brooks (Woking), Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down), Olivia Winning (Rotherham), Charlotte Austwick (Fulford), Laura Murray (Alford).
83 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Jenny Young (Shandon Park), Jessica Carty (Holywood), Lena Weichselgartner (Ger)
85 Samantha Giles (St Mellion), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Zoe Allen (Lurgan), Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth), Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park).
86 Anna Courtney (St Anne's)
87 Bhavi Shah (Kenya), Anja Lundberg (Ger), Sara Rees-Evans (Penrhos), Sarah Winter (Royal Belfast).
88 Elizabeth Richards (Hagley)
91 Sheila Quigley (Camberley Heath).

NR Helen McCarthy (Shandon Park).
+The leading 40 and ties at the end of Thursday's second round will qualify for Friday's third and fourth rounds.

after one round (best two scores count daily)
145 WALES (A Boulden 70, B Harries 75, G Bradbury 85)
147 ENGLAND (E Taylor 76, B Lawr 71 (C Hull, the third member of the England team withdrew from the tournament before it started).
156 SCOTLAND (J Turner 76, E Briggs 80, L Murray 82)

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Williamwood 23 points - 7 games
Eastwood 23 - 7 games
Bonnyton 22.5 - 7 games
Cowglen 22.5 - 7 games
Whitecraigs 20.5 - 6 games
Haggs Castle 19.5 - 7 games
Cathcart Castle 17 - 5 games
East Renfrewshire 10 - 5 games
Kirkhill 10 - 5 games

The usual suspects take the lead but it looks like being a close run thing.

Thanks go to League Secretary Lesley Giblin for the update

12 Scottish Players taking part in the British Amateur Championship

The British Amateur Championship begins tomorrow (Wednesday) at SHANDON PARK GC, BELFAST
Scottish entry of 12 players
The "Tartan Army" teeing off in Belfast tomorrow are: Ailsa Summers and Jessica Meek (both Carnoustie Ladies), Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth), Gabrielle MacDonald and Jane Turner (both Craigielaw), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Laura Murray (Alford), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Clara Young (North Berwick) and Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle).
There will be a cut after Thursday's second round to the leading 40 and ties who will play the final two rounds on Friday.

Monday, 20 August 2012


Teenagers Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), the Scottish U18 girls match-play champion, and Rachael Walker (Dumfries and County) gain their first full caps for Scotland in the team named by the SLGA for the Women's Home Internationals at Cork GC, Ireland from September 4 to 6.
Compared with last year's team, which did not win a match at Hillside, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Megan Briggs (Kilmalcolm), Pamela Pretswell (Hamilton) and Rebecca Wilson (Grange) are replaced by Whyte, Walker, Laura Murray (Alford) and Rachael Watton (Mortonhall).
Watton, a student at Denver University and a winner on the US college circuit, is being released by her college to play for Scotland. She played in the winning Scotland team at Whitchurch, Cardiff two years ago, as did Laura Murray who lost her place last year.
The team, under the captaincy of Fiona Norris (Hamilton), is:
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Laura Murray (Alford), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rachel Walker (Dumfries and County), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus).


Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Laura Murray (Alford) and Stanford University, California student Sally Watson (Elie and Earlsferry Ladies) have been selected to represent Scotland in the women's world amateur team championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy at Antalya, Turkey from September 27 to 30.


The Scotland team, under the captaincy of Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), for the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Elie and Earlsferry Golf Club, Fife from October 2 to 4 is:
Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), May Hughes (Lanark), Anne Ryan (Tain) and Mary Smith (Tain).

- Carol -- Posted using her iPad

Sunday, 19 August 2012


Helen Faulds in 2009 when she last won all 3 Championships
Scottish Seniors' Captain and Scottish Vets Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)  beat Linsey Stevenson in the final of the Club Championship in Elie this afternoon and managed to repeat the hatrick this year  for a second time. She is again the Champion of Bearsden, Douglas Park and Elie. 
Helen was a triple Champion in 2009 and it is a fantastic achievement to do it yet again.
Past SLGA President Emma Wilson was her caddy and apart from Helen who said she played her best golf today this year she said that Emma was certainly a great help to her.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Three Scots finish in the to six in Denmark

Sweden's Antonella Cvitan picked up her first victory on the LET Access Series, winning the Samso Ladies Open after a one-hole play-off against young Danish amateur Nicole Broch Larsen today
The pair tied on three under par 213 after 54 holes at Samso Golf Club, Denmark and Cvitan won with a par on the first extra hole after Broch Larsen hit her tee shot out of bounds.
Scots Pamela Pretswell and Pamela Feggans moved up into a share of third on one under par while Frenchwoman Marion Ricordeau finished alone in fifth on level par and retained her position as the leader of the LETAS order of merit.
Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie), who had been first or joint second through the first two rounds, finished sixth.
Final Leading scores:
213 - Antonella Cvitan (SWE) 70 73 70, Nicole Broch Larsen (DNK) 70 70 73 (Cvitan won with par on first play-off hole).
215 - Pamela Pretswell (SCO) 72 72 71, Pamela Feggans (SCO) 77 70 68
216 - Marion Ricordeau (FRA) 70 74 72
217 - Katy McNicoll (SCO) 69 74 74
218 - Corie Hou (AUS) 69 74 75
220 - Ana Larraneta (ESP) 73 74 73

Friday, 17 August 2012

Pamela Pretswell in 5th Place in Denmark after Round 2

Carnoustie's Katy McNicoll slipped out of a share of the lead into joint second place with a 74 for one-under-par 143 in the Samso Women's Open golf tournament at Samso Golf Club, Denmark today (Friday).
McNicoll had been joint leader overnight on the 69 mark with Australia Corrie Hou who also had a 74 second time round.
New leader is Danish amateur Nicole Broch Larsen with a pair of 70s for 140 and a three-shot advantage going into the third and last round.
Pamela Prestswell from Hamilton repeated her opening 72 for 144 and a share of fifth place.
Pamela Feggans from Patna, Ayrshire is joint 10th on 147 after shaving seven shots off her first round effort of 77.
Glasgow's Gemma Webster is back in joint 42nd place on 160 (83-77).

SAMSO WOMEN'S OPEN - Samso GC, Denmark
Par 144 (2x72)
140 Nicole Broch Larsen (Den) (am) 70 70
143 Katy McNicoll (Sco) 69 74, Antonella Cvitan (Swe) 70 73, Corie Hou (Aus) 69 74.
144 Pamela Pretswell (Sco) 72 72 (T5)
147 Pamela Feggans (Sco) 77 70 (T10).
151 Tracey Boyes (Eng) 77 74 (T25)
152 Tara Delaney (Ire) 75 77 (T29).
160 Gemma Webster (Sco) 83 77 (T42).

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Pamela is 7th after her First Round in Denmark

Carnoustie's Katy McNicoll shot one of the lowest rounds of her fledgling pro career to share the first-round lead in the Samso Women's Open at Samso Golf Club, Denmark today (Thursday).
Katy had four birdies and one bogey for a three-under-par 69 to share the pole position with Corie Hou from Australia in cool and wet conditions
Pamela Pretswell from Hamilton was in joint seventh place with a 72.
Pamela Feggans from Patna, Ayshire had a 77 to share 25th place overnight.
Glasgow's Gemma Webster had an 83 to be joint 46th.

Samso Golf Club, Denmark.
First round leaders
Par 72
69 K McNicoll (Sco), C Hou
70 N Broch Larsen (Den) (am), M Ricordeau (Fra), A Cvitan (Swe), M Christiansen (Den)
Other scores:
72 P Pretswell (Sco) (T7)
75 T Delaney (Ire) (T15)
77 P Feggans (Sco), T Boyes (Eng) (T25)
83 G Webster (Sco) (T46)
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Wednesday, 15 August 2012


Scotland started the match-play stages of the British girls golf championship at Tenby in South Wales with five players among the 64 qualifiers. The first round saw four of them make an early exit, leaving Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) the lone survivor in the last 32.
But, having played very well in dreadful conditions of wind and rain to record a 6 and 4 win over the No 12 qualifier, Nanna Madsen (Denmark), Connie did not reach the same standards when the rain ceased but the wind got even stronger in the late afternoon.
She was beaten 5 and 4 by Ashleigh Greenham (West Essex) after being three down at the turn.
To read more go to the Kirkwood Golf Website


There are still places left for SKELMORLIE OPEN GREENSOME on SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER .
£12 per couple.
Contact CATH STEVENSON on 01475 521253 for a tee time.

Irene Papworth
Ladies' Captain – Skelmorlie Golf Club
01475 520371


There are still a few places available for the Girls' Open at West Kilbride on Saturday, 25th August. Tee times from 3.00 p.m. Scratch prize for the Nancy Chisholm Trophy, Handicap prizes in Silver and Bronze Divisions with the overall winner receiving the Kandy Bar Cup and a Pre-handicap competition for the June Kerr trophy. Entry form can be downloaded from The West Kilbride Golf Club Website and should be sent to the office as soon as possible or alternatively CLICK HERE for your form

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Troon's Connie Jaffrey makes the cut at the British Girls

Thanks go to COLIN FARQUHARSON for the report

 Five Scots out of 10 starters have made it through among the 64 qualifiers for the match-play stages of the British girls open amateur golf championship at the links of Tenby Golf Club in South Wales.
Germany-based Rebecca McGeehan was the surprise top Scot, thanks to a splendid secoSnd-round of 71, one under par, for an aggregate of 147, which saw her claim No 4 seed status behind the No 1 qualifier, Perrine Delacour from Paris (72-71 for 143).
Seventeen-year-old Rebecca birdied the long first, the long with and the 11th and then, after bogeying the 12th, held her round together on a beautiful sunny and warm afternoon with six solid pars to finish.
Jess Meek, 18, from Carnoustie had an eagle 3 at the 14th on her way to a 73 for 152 and a creditable 10th place among the qualifiers.
Clara Young (North Berwick), still only 15, made it through with ease on 154 despite a second-round 79 in which she was seven over par after only six holes.
Scotland's other qualifiers were national Under-18s champion Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) on 158 (81-77) and Connie Jaffrey (Troon) on 159 (85-74).
The cut to 64 qualifiers fell at 160 so Connie made it with a stroke to spare. 
Tenby GC, South Wales
Par 144 (2x72)
143 Perrine Delacour (Fra) 72 71
145 Lelsie Cloots (Bel) 73 72
146 Jing Yan (China) 72 74
147 Rebecca McGeehan (Ger) 76 71
152 Jess Meek (Carnoustie) 79 73
154 Clara Young (North Berwick) 75 79
158 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 81 77
159 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 85 74.
MISSED THE CUT (160 and better qualified)
165 Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) 76 89
169 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 83 86, Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 85 84
173 Fiona Liddell (Ger) 85 88.


I think the rain is still taking it's toll but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Wiliamwood 23 points/played 7
Bonnyton 22.5 points/played 7
Cowglen 22.5 points/played 7
Eastwood 20.5 ponts/played 6
Haggs Castle 19.5 ponts/played 7
Whitecraigs 17 ponts/played 5
Cathcart Castle 17 points/played 5
East Ren 10 points/played 5
Kirkhill 10 points/played 5

Thanks go to League Secretary Lesley Giblin for all the results.

Monday, 13 August 2012

British Girls Championship -- 1st Round

Tenby GC, South Wales.
First qualifying round
Par 72 Yardage 6267yd
70 Josephine Farrando (Fra).
72 Perrine Delacour (Fra), Jing Yan (China)
73 Sophia P Zeeb (Ger), Leslie Cloots (Belgium), Natalia Escuriola (Spa).
74 Nuria Iturrios (Spa), Marta P Samartin (Spa).
75 Clara Young (North Berwick), Anyssia Herbaut (France), Leonie Harm (Germany), Claudia Chemin (France), Quirine Eijkenboom (Germany), Jess Evans (Newport).
76 Chloe Williams (Wrexham), Chiara Mertens (Germany) Nanna Madsen (Denmark), Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies), Rebecca McGeehan (Germany), Kyra Horlock (Broadstone), Ana Sanjuan (Spain), Camille Richelle (Belgium), Marta Martin (Spain).
77 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer)
78 Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak).
79 Jess Meek (Carnoustie Ladies)
80 Shelby Smart (Knowle)
81 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus).
83 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co).
84 Brogan Townend (Pleasington)
85 Fiona Liddell (Ger), Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe).
87 Gabriella Cowley (West Essex)
Disqualified - Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Melissa Nicol (Moor Hall).

Read the full report at the Kirkwood Website

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Ayrshire's Pamela Feggans and Lanarkshire's Pamela Prestwell finish in joint 19th place in Helsinki

Pamela Pretswell (Bothell Castle), Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie) and Pamela Feggans from Patna, Ayrshire all shared 19th place on 218 and earned 853 Euros apiece in Helsinki, Finland yesterday in the Women's Bank Open 54-hole competition on the Ladies European Tour's developmental circuit, LETAS
Katy score 73, 75 and 70; Feggans 73, 72 and 73 and Pamela Pretswell 72, 70 and 76.
Winner of the 4,161 Euros top prize was Norway's Cecilie Lundgren with rounds of 68, 69 and 69 for seven-under 204.
She won by two from German amateur Nina Holleder, 67-70-72 for 209
Former Curtis Cup player Julie Otto, now a teaching golf pro based at Elie Sports Centre, won 1,047 Euros for a joint 14th place

Thursday, 9 August 2012


Scottish Girls Team - Courtesy of Colin Farquharson
Scotland, beaten 5-4 by Ireland in their final game, finished last in the Girls Home Internationals table at Radyr GC, near Cardiff.
England won the title and the Stroyan Cup for the fifth year in a row but it was much closer than usual. They beat Wales 5-4 after Wales, who had taken the foursomes 2-1, led 4-2 and needed one more victory in the singles to be champions for the first time since 1999.
But England won all of the last three ties for victory.
Ireland were runners-up and Wales placed third.
Scotland trailed 2-1 to Ireland after the foursomes - as they had done against Wales and England earlier in the week. They played well in the singles to share them 3-3.
If the Girls Internationals were decided on singles only then Scotland would be title contenders.
The Scots' singles winners against the Irish were Clara Young (North Berwick), Jess Meek (Carnoustie) and Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co).

Day 3 results
Foursomes (1-1) - R Walker and L Whyte lost to J Carty and N Ward 1 hole, J Meek and N Callander bt M Doyle and J O'Driscoll 5 and 4, C Young and E Watson lost to O Mehaffey and A Coyle Diez 3 and 1.
Singles (3-3) - Whyte lost to C Ryan 5 and 4, A Summers lost to O'Driscoll 2 and 1, Young bt Carty 4 and 3, Callander lost to J Ross 2 and 1, Meek bt Coyle Diez 1 hole, Walker bt Mehaffey 5 and 4.

Foursomes (2-1) - N Greville and G Lewis lost to E Mallett and M MacLaren 5 and 4, M Lockett and J Evans bt A Ratcliffe and S Smart 1 hole, C Williams and E Griffiths bt G Hall and G Cowley 3 and 2.
Singles (2-4) - Lewis lost to Hall 5 and 3, Williams bt Mallett 2 and 1, Griffiths bt B Townend 4 and 3, Lockett los to Cowley 3 and 1, Greville lost to MacLaren 2 and 1, Evans lost to Ratcliffe 4 and 3.
1 England 2 1/2 pt.
2 Ireland 2 pt.
3 Wales 1pt.
4 Scotland 1/2pt.
Next year's Girls Home Internationals will be played in Lancashire - at St Annes Old Links, Lytham.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


Only Scotland don't have a chance of winning the Stroyan Cup on the last day of the Girls' Home Internationals at Radyr GC near Cardiff.
They lost 5 1/2-3 1/2 to England, the defending champions, while Ireland and Wales played out an exciting 4 1/2-4 1/2 draw.
England have 1 1/2pt, Wales and Ireland 1pt apiece and the Scots only half-a-point.
On the last day it's Scotland v Ireland and England v Wales.
The damage was done for the Scots when they lost all three morning foursomes to England.
Give the Scots credit for fighting back and actually "winning" the singles but not by a big enough margin to wipe out the 3-0 lunchtime deficit.
Scotland's singles winners were Ailsa Summers and Jess Meek - both Carnoustie Ladies members - and Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co).


Radyr GC, nr Cardiff
Foursomes - G Hall and G Cowley bt R Walker and L Whyte 2 and 1, A Ratcliffe and S Smart bt A Summers and C Young 4 and 2, E Mallett and B Townsend bt L Atkins and J Meek 2 and 1 (3-0).
Singles - Hall bt Whyte 5 and 4, Mallett lost to Summeres 4 and 2, Cowley bt Atkins 4 and 2, O Winning lost to Meek 4 and 3, S Smart halved with Young, Ratcliffe lost to Walker 1 hole (2 1/2-3 1/2).
IRELAND 4 1/2, WALES 4 1/2
Foursomes - C Ryan and M Doyle halved with N Greville and G Lewis, J Ross and J O'Driscoll lost to M Lockett and J Evans 2 holes, A Coyle Diez and O Mehaffey bt C Wiliams and E Griffiths 4 and 3 (1 1/2-1 1/2)
Singles - J Carty lost to Williams 1 hole, N Ward lost to Lockett 3 and 2, Ross bt Lewis 2 and 1, Coyle Diez bt L Turner 7 and 6, Mehaffey bt Greville 2 holes, Ryan lost to Evans 2 and 1 (3-3)

England 1 1/2pt, Wales and Ireland 1pt, Scotland 1/2pt.

England v Wales, Ireland v Scotland.

Iona Stephen wins the Renfrewshire County Medal at Cochrane Castle

Iona Stephen - Overall Winner of the August Medal at Cochrane Castle
The Renfrewshire Ladies August County Medal took place this afternoon in brilliant sunshine at Cochrane Castle.
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) was the overall Medal Winner with both the best net score of 71 and the best gross score of 76.

SSS 72 : CSS 75

Scratch: Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) 76

Handicap 0 - 12:
1st: Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) 76-5 = 71
2nd: Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 80-6 = 74
3rd: Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 85-9 = 76

Handicap 13 and upwards:
1st: Sheila McLean (Whitecraigs) 93-21 = 72
2nd: Margaret Gray (Old Ranfurly) 98-19 = 79
3rd: Glennis Rintoul (Old Ranfurly) 102-21 = 81

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Douglas Park Ladies Outing to Callander Golf Club

Alison, Lynda and Bunny -- Winning Team

The Douglas Park Ladies Committee and invited guests (24 ladies) had their annual outing this year to Callander Golf Club yesterday. Despite a mixture of heavy showers and sunshine everyone had a great day out.
Norma Gray (Vice Captain) arranged the event and thanks go to her for its success -- To see some photos from the day ---- CLICK HERE --- then click on Slideshow -- Alternatively watch the slideshow below.

Team Stableford;

1st: Lynda Smith, Bunny Grant, Alison White
2nd: Helen Robertson, Mary Mclean, Katie Morse
3rd: Carol Fell, Norma Gray, Sheena Gardiner

Yellow ball winners:
Lindsay McLean, Gina Rennie and Pearl Slane

Nearest the pin for Silver: Lynda Smith
Nearest the pin for Bronze: Betty MacGillvary.

Scotland's Girls draw against Wales

Scotland drew with Wales 4 1/2-4 1/2 in their opening match of the Girls' Home Internationals on a rain-hit day at Radyr Golf Club, near Cardiff today.
It was a seesaw struggle which saw the Scots trail 2-1 after the morning foursomes, then take a 4-2 lead after singles wins by Scottish U18 champion Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) and Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co)
But, on afternoon during which there was a 35min suspension of play while some greens which were beginning to flood with the nonstop drizzle were squeegeed, the Welsh fought back and gained two wins and a halved match in the last three ties to finish.
Looking on the bright side, it would have been a defeat for the Scots but for debutante Eilidh Watson (Muckhart), three down with three to play against Ella Griffiths, winning the 16th, 17th and 18th, to earn the half point and the overall draw, which keeps Scotland's hopes alive.
Defending champions England led Ireland 2-1 in the foursomes but were also held to a 4 1/2-4 1/2 draw. Shock individual result in the singles here was a 4 and 3 defeat for Gabriella Cowley, the Scottish Under-16 champion and third in a huge international field at the recent RandA Junior Open.
Her conqueror was Olivia Mehaffey, one of the three singles winners for Ireland - Jessica Ross and Ariana Coyle Diez were the others, that enabled them to take England right down to the wire.
But for Meghan McLaren's victory in the final singles, Ireland, who have never won the Stroyan Cup which goes to the champions at the end of the three-day programme, England would have suffered their first defeat since Scotland won the title in 2006 and 2007.

Day 1
WALES 4 1/2, SCOTLAND 4 1/2
Foursomes - N Greville and G Lewis lost to R Walker and L Whyte 1 hole; M Lockett and J Evans bt N Callander and A Summers 8 and 6, C Williams and E Griffiths bt L Atkins and J Meek 4 and 3 (2-1).
Singles - B Williams lost to Whyte 6 and 5, C Williams lost to Summers 4 and 2, Lockett lost to Walker 5 and 4, Griffiths halved with E Watson, Greville bt Atkins 2 holes, Evans bt C Young 2 holes (2 1/2-3 1/2)
IRELAND 4 1/2, ENGLAND 4 1/2
Foursomes - J O'Driscoll and J Ross lost to G Hall and G Cowley 2 and 1, J Carty and C Ryan lost to E Mallett and M MacLaren 5 and 4, O Mehaffey and A Coyle Diez bt O Winning and A Ratcliffe 3 and 1 (1-2)
Singles - O'Driscoll lost to Hall 3 and 2, Carty halved with Mallet, Ross bt B Townend 2 holes, Coyle Diez bt S Smart 2 and 1, Mehaffey bt Cowley 4 and 2, Ryan lost to MacLaren 2 and 1 (3 1/2-2 1/2).

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Lanarkshire girls win the Kennedy Salver

The Winning Lanarkshire County Girl's Team

Lanarkshire's Girls' Team came out on top in the West Division Inter-County Junior Matches played at West Kilbride yesterday. The defending champions Ayrshire made a solid start winning all three foursomes matches in the morning to take the lead on 3 points with Lanarkshire close behind on 2, Renfrewshire 1 and D. & A. 0. Playing in sunshine but with a very strong wind in the afternoon, the Lanarkshire girls forged ahead winning 5 out of their 6 singles matches giving them 7 points overall for victory, a very creditable performance. Ayrshire were runners-up on 5, Renfrewshire 4 and D. & A. 2. For Junior Convenors and spectators alike, it was a joy to see all the girls enjoying themselves and playing their games in the true spirit of golf.


Scottish Girls Team - Courtesy of Cal Carson Agency

The Scotland girls team under the captaincy of Elaine Cuthill and team manager Susan Wood play Wales in the Girls Home Internationals today at Radyr GC near Cardiff.


Sunday, 5 August 2012


North Berwick's Solheim Cup star Catriona Matthew continued her love affair with Killeen Castle as she recorded a one-stroke victory in the Ladies Irish Open supported by Fáilte Ireland.
Matthew could afford a bogey 5 on the final hole to seal the win with a three-round total of 209, seven under par, after a second successive round of 71.
par 216 (3x72)
prizemoney in Euros
209 Catriona Matthew (SCO) 67 71 71 (52,500)
210 Suzann Pettersen (NOR) 72 69 69 (35,525)
213 Laura Davies (ENG) 74 71 68 (24,500)
215 Joanna Klatten (FRA) 72 73 70, Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 68 72 75, Nikki Garrett (AUS) 73 72 70 (15,330 each)
216 Carly Booth (SCO) 71 69 76, Felicity Johnson (ENG) 69 75 72 (9,625 each)
Other Scots:
224 Kylie Walker (SCO) 72 72 80(1715)
232 Clare Queen (SCO) 76 75 81 (875).

Saturday, 4 August 2012


Dunsany, Co Meath, Ireland: Solheim Cup star Catriona Matthew continues to lead the Ladies Irish Open supported by Fáilte Ireland but fellow Scot Carly Booth and Swede Pernilla Lindberg are hot on her heels going into the final round at Killeen Castle.
Matthew posted a second round of 71 on a morning of testing conditions with heavy rain showers forcing the suspension of play for 30 minutes.
West of Scotland's Kylie Walker had another steady par round of 72 to be still near the top of the leader board on 144 - 6 off the pace. West of Scotland's Clare Queen made the cut on 151
Par 144 (2x72)
138 Catriona Matthew (SCO) 67 71
140 Carly Booth (SCO) 71 69, Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 68 72
141 Suzann Pettersen (NOR) 72 69
143 Elizabeth Bennett (ENG) 70 73
144 Alison Walshe (US) 73 71, Kylie Walker (SCO) 72 72, Felicity Johnson (ENG) 69 75
145 Laura Davies (ENG) 74 71, Jodi Ewart (ENG) 73 72, Steffi Kirchmayr (GER) 75 70, Nikki Garrett (AUS) 73 72, Sophie Gustafson (SWE) 70 75, Joanna Klatten (FRA) 72 73
Other Scot to make the cut:
151 Clare Queen 76, 75 (SCO)

To read more go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Friday, 3 August 2012


Catriona Matthew fed off the memory of her Solheim Cup triumph at Killeen Castle to open up a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Ladies' Irish Open supported by Fáilte Ireland.
The 42-year-old from North Berwick fired a five-under-par 67 in fine but windy conditions to end the day a stroke ahead of Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg.

Par 72
67 Catriona Matthew (SCO)
68 Pernilla Lindberg (SWE)
69 Felicity Johnson (ENG)
70 Sophie Gustafson (SWE), Rachel Bailey (AUS), Anja Monke (GER), Elizabeth Bennett (ENG), Caroline Westrup (SWE)
71 Charley Hull (ENG) (amateur), Carly Booth (SCO)
72 Kylie Walker (SCO), Ursula Wikstrom (FIN), Joanna Klatten (FRA), Giulia Sergas (ITA), Suzann Pettersen (NOR)
Other Scots:
Clare Queen 76
Vikki Laing 78
To read more go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website


Hilton Park's Fiona Alexander led the six qualifiers for the SLGA Regional Medal Grand Final at Crieff GC on September 9th with a net 69 off 12 of a handicap in the West Final at Cathkin Braes GC today.
That was a three-under-par net effort on a day when the CSS was 74.
The qualifiers were:
Silver Division - Fiona Alexander (Hilton Park) (12) 69; Barbara Mungall (Crow Wood) (14) 71; Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) (6) 72; Claire Capucci (Bridge of Allan) (7) 72
+Barbara Mungall (Crow Wood) (14) 71 would have been a qualifier but she is unable to play in the Grand Final.
Bronze Division - Linda Paterson (Dumbarton Ladies) (23) 76; Janet Livingston (Whitecraigs) (24) 76; Irene Alexander (Crail) (21) 76.
Fourth in the Bronze - but not a qualifier - was Patricia Lunney (Cowglen) (22) 76.

CLICK HERE for all the scores

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


West of Scotland Championship 1951 at Cathkin Braes - click to enlarge
To see some more old photographs go to the Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Website

Susan Wood wins Lanarkshire's Morison Cup for the 5th year in a row

Susan Wood won the 36 hole Morison Cup yesterday at Colville Park GC for a record 5th year in a row. She beat the record of Joan Norris who won 4 times between 1964 and 1967. Emma Caddow was runner up.
The handicap prize was won by Eva O'Connor who also won the Junior Scratch Cup.
The 18 hole Blackjack Cup was won by Karen Ward and the Junior Championship Salver by Erin Johnston.
Morison Cup SS 71 CSS Round 1 :72, Round 2 :70
150 Susan Wood, Drumpellier, 78, 72
154 Emma Caddow, Strathaven 79, 75
157 Jenny Potter, Cathkin Braes, 79,78
160 Eva O'Connor, Bothwell Castle, 79, 81 net 71,73
163 Lauren D'Ambrosia, Carluke 81,82
168 Ellie Bryce, Strathaven, 82,86
173 Susan McGrenaghan 82,91
176 Heather Neilson 93,83
181 Katie Scott 92,89
189 Molly Richmond 96,93
Ruth Rankin NR, 82
Junior Championship SS 71 CSS 72
Scratch: Eva O'Connor 79
Handicap: Erin Johnston, Lanark, 68
Alison Reid, Lanark, 69
Blackjack Cup SS71 CSS 72
Karen Ward, East Kilbride, 73 BIH
Lauren D'Ambrosia, Carluke, 73
Jenny Potter, Cathkin Braes, 74
Anne Cameron, Strathaven, 74