Wednesday, 27 February 2013

£2,000 raised for the Maggies Centre Gartnavel Hospital

Moira Kerr, Annabel Goldie, Helen Liddell, Helen Faulds and Sarah Perricone


On Friday 22nd February, Gleddoch House Hotel proved to be the perfect venue for a wonderful Jean Armour Night, which was thoroughly enjoyed by an audience of 120 ladies, and in the process £2,000 was raised for Maggies.

Gleddoch Golf Club's June Lockhart one of the main organisers along with Marion Dornon and Jackie Gray was the chairperson for the evening --- ( See video below)

 After a lovely meal, ladies were treated to two superb speeches. Baroness Helen Liddell delivered a Tribute to Jean Armour, and Annabel Goldie MSP proposed a Toast tae the Laddies.

A lovely recitation by Douglas Park's Helen Faulds (Kate o’ Shanter) was followed by excellent music from Cowglen's singer/songwriter Moira Kerr, who was superbly accompanied by violinist Sarah Perricone.

 The £2,000 was raised courtesy of those ladies attending and the generosity of 4 sponsors - Aggreko, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management, Spirito and Top Mark Claims Management. The 2 prizes for the prize draw were donated by Gleddoch House Hotel and Spirito.

 To see some Photographs from the evening ---- CLICK HERE and then click on slideshow

LGU AGM 2013


LADIES GOLF UNION
PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Publication – Issued Tuesday 26 February 2013

A time of change following the LGU’s AGM

As the LGU celebrates its 120th anniversary as the voice of women’s golf, the AGM in Dublin saw the announcement of a number of changes, both in key officials and in the arrangements for selecting international teams.

Trish Wilson succeeded Gillian Kirkwood as Chairman and will serve three years as the strategic head of the LGU. An experienced administrator, and senior rules official at many top professional and amateur events, Trish brings a wealth of golf knowledge and experience to her new role.

She says “The LGU is 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&I victory in the 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.”

In another change of senior personnel, Brigid McCaw has been appointed the 25th President of the LGU since the position was instigated in 1908, and commences her two years in office in succession to Mrs. Jill Edwards MBE.

Chairman of the LGU in 2009, Brigid has served in many roles at national level in Ireland and has been one of the LGU’s top rules officials for a number of years. She is “pleased and honoured to be President of the LGU in this, its 120th anniversary year.”

At the AGM itself, retiring Chairman Gillian Kirkwood took the opportunity to announce a radical shake-up in the LGU’s arrangements for selecting international teams. She said “the face of ladies’ amateur golf has changed with the advent of international playing opportunities, and with elite players getting younger and younger. In addition, with the introduction of the World Amateur Golf Ranking for ladies, detailed information on individual performances is becoming more readily available.

A review of selection options was commissioned, and involved wide consultation with many interested parties. At the recent Board meeting, the Directors unanimously agreed that future Great Britain & Ireland teams will be selected from a mix of the World Amateur Golf Ranking (“WAGR”), the newly implemented LGU Order of Merit and a small number of Captain’s picks.

The biennial Junior Vagliano team will continue to be selected by a panel of representatives from each of the four home countries.”

These new arrangements will be introduced with immediate effect, with the Vagliano team for the match against the Continent of Europe in Chantilly in June 2013 comprising:-

The top 4 players from the WAGR (subject to being in the top 20) as at 17 June 2013
The top 3 players from the LGU Order of Merit (or 7 or any number up to 7, if none within the top 20 of WAGR) as at 17 June 2013
Captain’s picks – 2 players
Reserves – the leading 2 players from the WAGR not already selected above

The new selection arrangements are intended to recognise modern playing schedules, be fit for purpose in choosing the best team available, and provide clarity and fairness for players, parents, National Organisations, coaches and the media.


The Junior Vagliano team, which will be selected by the more traditional method, will be announced on 3 June 2013.

Further information:

Shona Malcolm
CEO
Ladies’ Golf Union
Tel: 0044 (0) 789 469 8222

Monday, 18 February 2013

SLGA Selection of Teams

The SLGA have selected the following teams

SLGA Under 16 Open Stroke play Championship (Strathmore), 4-5 April 2013 -

TEAM 1

Emma Hale (Ladies Golf Club, Troon), Fiona Liddell (Schloss Vornholz), and Hazel MacGarvie (Ladies Golf Club, Troon)

TEAM 2

Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse), Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) & Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies)

Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship (Troon), 26-28 April 2013 -

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) & Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar)

Welsh Ladies' Open Amateur 54 Hole Stroke Play Championship (Vale of Glamorgan), 4-5 May 2013 -

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) & Rachel Walker (Dumfries & County)

Irish Ladies' Open Amateur 54 Hole Stroke Play Championship (Castle), 25-26 May 2013 -

Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) & Clara Young (North Berwick)

Fairhaven Junior, 3-5 May 2013 -

Nicola Callander (Mill Green), Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) & Clara Young (North Berwick)

SCOTTISH VETS TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR THE MARY MCKENNA TROPHY


The Irish Seniors Match for the Mary McKenna Trophy at West Kilbride Golf Club Club is on Sunday 14th / Monday 15th April 2013.
The team includes 3 West of Scotland players , Jane Finnie (The Ladies Golf Club Troon), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Scottish and West Vet's Champion May Hughes (Lanark)

Scottish Vets Team:

Alison Bartlett ( Highland)
Lorna Bennett (Midlands)
Fiona de Vries (Midlands)
Jane Finnie (West)
Alex Glennie (West)
May Hughes (West)
Mary Smith (Highland)
Kathleen Sutherland (North)

Reserves
Linda Urquhart (North)
Jill Harrison (North)
Anne Ryan (Highland)

Captain:   Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Vice Captain:  Noreen Fenton.

Friday, 15 February 2013

SGU February Newsletter

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FEBRUARY 2013 - ISSUE NO 61
Welcome to the
SGU Club e-bulletin
Welcome to February’s SGU Club e-bulletin. The new golf season is fast approaching and this month’s newsletter endeavours to help you and your committee keep up-to-date with the latest advice and support on offer from your governing body.
Committee Update – Winning the Membership Numbers Game
The new SGU Committee Update (Issue 16) is now available to download with our regular compilation of features timed to coincide with some of the challenges faced by clubs ahead of a new golfing season.  »Find out more
Club Feature of the Month -
Elmwood Golf

Elmwood Golf
Fife club Elmwood are celebrating this month after being awarded golf’s international ecolabel, GEO Certified. In our latest monthly club feature, check out the story behind their success.  »Find out more
Final Leg of the SGU Club Seminar Roadshow
The final two dates of our popular Club Seminar Roadshow take place next week, with a limited number of spaces still available at Renfrew GC (19 February) and two sessions at Bothwell Castle GC (20 February). Hurry to book your place!  »Find out more
Climate Change Fund – Your Club Could Qualify
Clubs that set themselves up as a community group or allow the wider community to use their clubhouse could benefit from a new Government fund aimed at improving energy efficiency in facilities. »Find out more
Forthcoming CMAE Seminars – Book Your Place
The CMAE is staging two seminars on Wednesday 13 March. The first, held during the day at Dunblane New GC, will focus on Retention, Recruitment and Revenue Generation with Quantum Marketing’s Glen Cook, while the evening seminar sees the return of leading speaker Greg Patterson discussing ideas learned at the recent CMAA World Conference.  »Book your place 
New Free Golf Course Management System Available

Course Tracker Launch
SGU Golf Services Manager Kevin Weir helped launch a new free and easy to use online system which helps courses manage themselves more sustainably and efficiently. Promoted by the R&A, CourseTracker is designed for course managers and club secretaries to monitor performance.  »Find out more
Win £2,000 at the Community Sport and Recreation Awards
Golf clubs can now apply for the 2013 Community Sport and Recreation Awards, designed to highlight work across the two sectors. Applications from all types of sport are being encouraged, with the overall winner banking £2,000 and other £1,000 prizes on offer.  »Find out more
ClubGolf Summer Festival Returns

ClubGolf Summer Camp
Following on from last year’s great success, ClubGolf will again be staging its ClubGolf Festival this summer from 1 – 31 July to encourage even more youngsters to take up golf and join their local club. Find out how your club can get involved and benefit from the forthcoming activities.  »Find out more
New Advice for Handicap Convenors
New information packs are now available online for handicap convenors, highlighting some key aspects of handicapping – including an adverse weather pack and information for running a competition where players play from different tees.  »Find out more
Promote Your Club on Twitter – Free of Charge!
A growing number of Scottish golf clubs are taking to social media to promote and market their clubs for FREE. Over 70 clubs are now ‘following’ the SGU on Twitter @SGUGolf, so sign up to enjoy the benefits.  »Find out more
Jobs in Golf – Secretary/Treasurer at Largs
One of Ayrshire’s premier golf clubs, Largs, is currently recruiting for a new Secretary/Treasurer. If you are interested in a key position at this historic club, then please apply before the 21 February closing date. »Find out more
Vote for Scotland’s Best Experience
Our friends at Bunkered and VisitScotland are seeking to find the golf club you think offers ‘Scotland's Best Experience’, from the quality of the course to the catering in the clubhouse. Place a vote before the 28 February closing date and you could win a round with Sam Torrance.  »Find out more
Scottish Golf Awards – See Sandy Honoured in Glasgow

Sandy Lyle
Next month’s Scottish Golf Awards are nearly sold out, but a limited number of tickets are still available if you want to join the 500+ crowd to pay tribute to Sandy Lyle as he receives his Lifetime Achievement Award and the rest of the 2012 winners.  »Find out more
Keep visiting scottishgolf.org for all the latest news, results, offers and information from the Scottish Golf Union.
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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Live Scoring from Austalia


TO ACCESS THE LIVE SCORING SERVICE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S OPEN SECOND ROUND AT
ROYAL CANBERRA WITH PAMELA PRETSWELL PLAYING.

CLICK HERE  -- UNFORTUNATELY PAMELA MISSED THE CUT AS DID CARLY BOOTH.
CATRIONA MATTHEW MAD THE CUT

PAMELA HAS A GOOD OPENING ROUND IN AUSTRALIA

New Zealand teenage sensation Lydia Ko has continued her fine form with an incredible 10-under-par 63 in the opening round of the 2013 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open being played this week at Royal Canberra Golf Club.

North Berwick's Catriona Matthew, in her first outing of the year, shot a 69, three ahead West of Scotland LET rookie Pamela Pretswell who came through a qualifying round earlier in the week to earn a place in the star-studded field.
The only other Scot in the field, Carly Booth, matched the par of 73.

CLICK HERE to read more

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

PAMELA QUALIFIES FOR THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN


West of Scotland's Pamela Pretswell played in Australian Open Qualifying yesterday (Tuesday) and shot two under par to finish joint second and qualify for the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open which starts at Royal Canberrra on Thursday.
There were only four spots available - Other Scots in the Women's Australian Open field: Catriona Matthew and Carly Booth.
West of Scotland's Kylie Walker is on the reserve list.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

JEAN ARMOUR NIGHT AT GLEDDOCH HOUSE HOTEL AND GOLF CLUB


Why not have a night out on Friday 22nd February at Gleddoch Golf Club. In addition to the main speakers Helen Liddell and Annabel Goldie - well known West of Scotland Golfer -- Helen Faulds will be adding to the entertainment
Please Contact June Lockhart by  CLICKING HERE  if you would like to come along. Alternatively Phone her at 0141- 576 - 1015

PAMELA PRETSWELL MAKES HER FIRST CUT ON THE EUROPEAN TOUR

West of Scotland's Pamela Pretswell, playing in her second European Tour event, made the cut after rounds of 78 and 67 in New Zealand Ladies Open. She then had a final round of 73.
It was a great start for Pamela who was only playing in her second ever event
Lydia Ko, the 15 year old amateur was the winner.
Unfortunately Kylie Walker and Carly Booth did not make the cut to play in the final round.

To read the full report go to Kirkwood Golf ------- To see  all the results go to the LET Website

Monday, 4 February 2013

SLGA 2013 ENTRY FORMS

The Entry Forms for the 2013 Championships are now available by clicking on the following link -- SLGA ENTRY FORMS .

 Please note that from the 1st January 2013 the SLGA will be sending all Championship communication via email and downloads from the SLGA website (Championship pages).

Please complete the Communication Form and send it in along with your entry form.