Tuesday 23 June 2015


Lanarkshire Kennedy Salver Team

Yesterday at Elderslie Golf Club Lanarkshire won the Junior Inter County matches for the Kennedy Salver.  In a close finish Lanarkshire won 6 1/2 games to Renfrewshire's 5 1/2. Ayrshire 4 1/2  was 3rd and D&A 1 1/2 ,4th. 

The Junior Lanarkshire Team:
Ellie Bryce  Strathaven
Eva O’Connor Bothwell Castle
Erin Johnston  Lanark
Dionne Dorricott  Strathaven
Justine Fulton Hayston
Megan Docherty Bishopbriggs

To view some photographs - (Courtesy of Jean MacIntyre)  --  CLICK HERE

To read the Renfrewshire Report and see some other photos -CLICK HERE

Wednesday 17 June 2015


Ayrshire - West of Scotland County Champions
Ayrshire  lost the final singles session to Renfrewshire but won the West Division county team championship with three wins out of three.
They go forward to meet the three other divisional champions in the Scottish women's county championship finals at Stranraer Golf Club from September 18 to 20.
Over the three days at Loudoun Gowf, the host county beat Dunbartonshire and Argyll 6.5-2.5, then  Lanarkshire 6.5-2.5 before squeezing home past Renfrewshire 5-4.
Ayrshire almost made a clean sweep of the morning foursomes, taking a 2.5-0.5 lead into the singles.
Catherine Malcolm stretched the Ayrshire lead to 3pt by beating  Gillian Kyle 4 and 3 but Renfrewshire got their act together after that with wins by Katrina Milne, young debutante Jennifer Rankine, Donna Jackson
Audrey Thompson stopped the rot for Ayrshire by beating Carol Whyte 2 and 1. The last tie was halved, leaving Ayrshire the match winners by a 5-4 margin.
Lanarkshire beat Dunbartonshire and Argyll 7-2 in the day's other match.
Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Dunbartonshire all finished with records of one win and two defeats.

For some photographs please click on the link below

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM DAY 1& 2 - RENFREWSHIRE v LANARKSHIRE AND D&A  --Photos courtesy of Gillian McGinlay and Carol Fell
PHOTOGRAPHS - LANARKSHIRE v AYRSHIRE DAY 2 - Photos courtesy of Jean MacIntyre
PHOTOGRAPHS - DAY 3 - Courtesy of Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre

Lanarkshire 7, Dunbartonshire and Argyll 2
Rachael Taylor, Molly Richmond bt Claire Hargan,  Jillian
Farrell 5 and 3.
Susan Wood, Susan McGrenaghan bt Laura McGeachy, Lorraine
Campbell 2 and 1
Lesley Lloyd, Alyson Hendry bt Anne Laing, Aileen Baker 5 and 4.

Taylor bt Macdonald 7 and 5.
Fiona Norris lost to Farrell 2 holes
Richmond bt Hargan 2 and 1
K Brown lost to Laing 2 and 1.
Hendry bt Baker 7 and 6
Wood bt McGeachy 5 and 4.

Renfrewshire 4, Ayrshire 5
Katrina Milne, Denise Cowan lost to Emma Hale, Jenny Linklater 4 and 3.
Gillian Kyle, Carol Whyte halved with Catherine Malcolm, Linzi Allan
Donna Jackson, Liz Stewart lost to Connie Jaffrey, Audrey Thompson 7 and 6.
SINGLES 3.5-2.5
Kyle lost to Malcolm 4 and 3.
Milne bt Jaffrey 2 and 1.
J Rankine bt D Watt 3 and 2.
Jackson bt Allan 5 and 4.
Whyte lost to Thompson 2 and 1.
Cowan halved with Linklater

1 Ayrshire 3 wins out of 3
2 Renfrewshire 1 win, 2 defeats
2 Lanarkshire 1 win, 2 defeats
3 Dunbartonshire 1 win, 2 defeats

Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report

Tuesday 16 June 2015


Hosts Ayrshire go into the final day at Loudoun Gowf as favourites to win the West Division inter-county women's team golf title.
 They are the only team with two wins out of two, having beaten Lanarkshire 6.5-2.5 today after winning by the same margin over Dunbartonshire and Argyll on Day1.
Dunbartonshire and Argyll did Ayrshire a good turn by beating Renfrewshire 5-4 today which means the table reads:
Ayrshire 2 wins
Renfrewshire 1 win, 1 loss
Dunbartonshire and Argyll 1 win, 1 loss
Lanarkshire 2 losses.
The three-day programme closes with Ayrshire playing Renfrewshire while D and A close with a match against pointless Lanarkshire.

Renfrewshire 4,Dunbartonshire and Argyll 5
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart lost to Claire Hargan and Jillian Farrell 1 hole
Gillian Kyle and Carol Whyte bt Lorraine Campbell and Lori
MacDonald 5 and 4
Katrina Milne and Jennifer Rankine lost to Anne Laing and Aileen Baker 5 and 4.
Kyle lost to MacDonald 1 hole
Whyte halved with Laura McGeachy
Gillian McGinlay lost to Hargan 2 and 1
Milne bt Fiona Alexander 8 and 7
Denise Cowan halved with Laing
Jackson bt  Farrell 4 and 2.

Lanarkshire 2.5, Ayrshire 6.5
Rachael Taylor and Molly Richmond lost to Connie Jaffrey and Audrey Thompson 1 hole
Fiona Norris and Kirsten Brown lost to Liz Keohone and Emma Hale 1 hole
Susan Wood and Susan McGrenaghan lost to Catherine Malcolm and Linzi  Allan 1 hole
SINGLES (2.5-3.5)
Taylor bt Jaffrey 2 and 1
Lesley Lloyd lost to Thompson 4 and 3,
Brown lost to Hale 5 and 4
Richmond bt Jenny Linklater 2 holes
Wood halved with Debbie Watt
McGrenaghan lost to Allan 4 and 2.
Ayrshire 6.5, Dunbartonshire and Argyll 2.5
Renfrewshire 7, Lanark 2.

Monday 15 June 2015

West Division inter-county team championship - Day 1 - Renfrewshire and Ayrshire first-day winners

Renfrewshire beat Lanarkshire 7-2 and Ayrshire beat Dunbartonshire and Argyll 6.5-2.5 on the opening day of the West Division inter-county women's team championship at Loudoun Gowf, Ayrshire today.
Renfrewshire made a good start by winning the foursomes 2-1.
An excellent win over Gillian Kyle by USA college circuit player Rachael Taylor draw level at 2-2 but Renfrewshire then won all the remaining games
Ayrshire won the morning foursomes 2.5 to 0.5 against Dunbartonshire and Argyll and added to that by taking the singles 4-2.
Tomorrow Renfrewshire take on Dunbartonshire and Argyll and Lanarkshire  face Ayrshire.


Foursomes (2-1)
D Jackson and L Stewart bt L Lloyd and R Taylor 5 and 4.
C Whyte and G Kyle bt F Norris and A Hendry 4 and 3.
K Milne and J Rankine lost to S Wood and S McGrenaghan 5 and 4.
Singles (5-1)
Kyle lost to Taylor 9 and 8.
Milne bt Lloyd 3 and 2.
D Cowan bt M Richmond 3 and 2.
Jackson bt K Brown 3 and 2.
Rankine bt Wood 3 and 1.
Whyte bt Norris 4 and 3.

Foursomes 2.5-0.5
C Malcolm and L Allan bt A Laing and A Baker 1 hole.
A Thompson and C Jaffrey halved with C Hargan and J Farrell
L Keohone and E Hale bt L McGeachy and F Alexander 5 and 4.
Singles (4-2)
Malcolm bt L Campbell 4 and 3.
D Watt lost to Farrell 1 hole.
J Linklater bt L MacDonald 4 and 2.
Hale bt Baker 6 and 5
Allan bt Laing 3 and 1.
Jaffrey lost to Hargan 1 hole. 

Tuesday 2 June 2015


West of Scotland's Liz Keohone has been part of a fantastic group of golfers at Loudoun Gowf Club that have held a charity day over the past years at their golf club in Ayrshire -- It has been a lot of hard work but she and all the members are very proud of the work they have done -- as they should be. 
Top winner of the raffle on May 31st was Ayrshire County team player Debbie Watt (Belleisle)  who won £500 !

Message back to the club from Ayrshire Cancer Support -- 

Huge thanks to everyone (the organisers, golfers, bar/catering staff, the gorgeous girls selling the raffle tickets, the photographer and to those who donated prizes, our apologises if we have missed anyone out) at Loudoun Gowf Club for once again delivering a first class Gowf competition on Sunday 31 May and for donating over £9,400.00 to ACS. Over the past 10 years Loudoun Gowf Club has donated over £100,000.00 from this annual event to Ayrshire Cancer Support, with added support from the Diageo Foundation who have fund-matched most of the donations made by Loudoun Gowf Club. 
Words cannot express our gratitude not only to Loudoun Gowf Club and the Diageo Foundation but to everyone who has supported this event through the years. Your donation has helped hundreds of cancer patients, and we thank you sincerely on their behalf.

Monday 1 June 2015

Donna, Liz win inter-county foursomes at Hilton Park

Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart  (Renfrewshire) -  Winners

Catherine Malcolm and Debbie Watt (Ayrshire) Runners Up

Elaine Munn and Gillian Kyle (Renfrewshire) 3rd

Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart (Renfrewshire), with a very good score of 75 in testing conditions, won the scratch section of the Inter-county foursomes final at Hilton Park Golf Club today.
More like winter than June 1st - the official start of summer - the wet and windy weather was reflected in the scores. It was very wet underfot.
Twenty-three pairs from Dunbartsonshire and Argyll, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire counties took part.
Scratch runners-up were Catherine Malcolm and Debbie Watt (Ayrshire) with a 79.
3rd were  Gillian Kyle and Elaine Munn (Renfrewshire) with an 84

Winners of the handicap section were Sheila Adams and Aileen Anderson ALCG  91  less 10.5   =  80.5
Other leading handicap returns
81 Helen Faulds and Christie Kelly (Dunbartonshire and Argyll) (13) (better inward half), Ann Shanks and Rona Agney (D and A) (18).
82.5 Carol Fell and Fiona Roger (Renfrewshire) (11.5)