Tuesday 20 October 2015


Greenlees Divisional Winners
L to R Haggs Castle  - Carol Smith (Div 3) Kilmarnock Barassie - Debbie Peberdy (Greenlees Trophy Winners) and Cathcart Castle Jane Alexander (Division 2 Winners)
Over 60 ladies representing the 28 Golf Clubs in the  West of Scotland Greenlees teams attended the  2015 Greenlees Trophy presentation and lunch at Cathcart Castle Golf Club today.
Cathcart Castle Lady Captain Pat Lavelle and Greenlees Secretary Anne Dunn presided over the event at which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
Longest serving member of the Greenlees matches Aileen Wilson (Haggs Castle) was at the top table. She has played in the Greenlees matches since 1954 !!
Past Greenlees Secretary Wileen McCallum, Results coordinator on the Web Carol Fell and Cathcart Castle's Greenlees Secretary Sheila Orr also were present.
After an excellent lunch and lots of chat Captain Pat Lavelle presented the trophies to the divisional winners and also to the winners and runners up of the 75th Anniversary tri - am Trophy that took place last month.
Floral displays were given by Cathcart Castle to a lucky winner at each table and also Cathcart Castle's  Sheila Orr and to Anne Dunn.
Your webmaster Carol also gives thanks to Anne for the beautiful orchid that she received from her at the end of the lunch.

Tri Am Winners

Kilmarnock Barassie

Cathcart Castle

Haggs Castle

Captain Pat presents Anne with a floral display
To see some more photos --- CLICK HERE
To see  video of the presentations CLICK HERE

Speech given by Greenlees Secretary Anne Dunn

Lady Captain, Pat, Guests, Ladies what a wonderful year we have had in this Celebration Year. I personally find it hard to believe that 85 years ago somebody had the vision to think of starting, what has now become known as the Greenlees League and that it has been played for 75years.
It is still achieving its aim which is to prepare Ladies for playing for their country.

Before we go on to presenting the trophies to the League winners I would like to reiterate my sincere thanks to Cathcart Castle for running  such a successful Celebration Triam. Everybody who played in it seemed to enjoy themselves and even those who were assisting had a wonderful day. Special thanks has to go to Jean Smith and her husband who produced the leaflet about Ysobel Greenlees, and was given to every club. What a triumph of organisation for the entire day.

I would like to ask Cathcart Castle Lady Captain Pat Lavelle to present the prizes to those who one won on the day:
First were Gill Hendry, Douglas Park, Sharon Edgar, Lenzie and Linda McDougall, Greenock with 59 (B-I-H)
Second were Aileen Donaldson, West Kilbride, Margaret Gray, Old Ranfurly and Alice Brown Bothwell Castle
Third were Jill Foggo, Milngavie, Eleanor Inglis Largs and Linda Hay Eastwood with 61 (B-I-H)

On to the Presentation of Trophies. We have a new name going on the Division 1 trophy – Kilmarnock Barassie. This is the first time they have won this division and I am sure they will do their very best to retain it.
We also have a new name going on to the Division 2 trophy – Cathcart Castle. What a wonderful achievement after just coming up to Division 2 last year,
Division 3 was won by Haggs Castle who are no strangers to winning Greenlees Trophies.- CLICK HERE FOR FULL RESULTS
Unfortunately the Runners Up Trophy was missing from the presentations to which Milngavie should have been presented with.

Thank you Pat for graciously presenting all the prizes.
In conclusion I would like to thank Cathcart Castle Ladies for their wonderful hospitality both at the Triam and today. What a busy year they have had while still managing to play great golf. Thanks also to the kitchen staff and to the greens staff for their part in making these two days memorable.

May I wish you all a safe journey home, a great golfing season next year and look foward to seeing some of you at the Fixture Meeting which will be held here on Tuesday, 17th November

Monday 19 October 2015


Germany-based Fiona Liddell (Schloss Vornholz) won the girls' Scottish Junior Champion of Champions tournament at The Duke's Course, St Andrews yesterday

Par 71 SSS 71 CSS 72
73 F Liddell (Schloss Vornholz)
74 K Brodie (Strathmore)
75 C Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies)
76 J Free (Gullane), M Richmond (Strathmore)
77 J Mackintosh (Hazlehead), K Brown (Strathaven), L Duncan (West Kilbride)
78 C Goadby (St Regulus), J Rankine (Haggs Castle), J Allan (Glenbervie), E Morrison (Craigmillar Park)
80 A Walker (Glenbervie)
81 F Rattray (Douglas Park), M Linton (Craigmillar Park)
Withdrew: E Hale (Troon Ladies)

Sunday 18 October 2015


Greenlees Trophy Division 1 Results

Greenlees Trophy Division 2 Results

Greenlees Trophy Division 3 Results
Many congratulations go to Kilmarnock Barassie winners of the 2015 Greenlees Trophy. The presentation of Trophies will take place at a lunch on Tuesday 20th October at Cathcart Castle Golf Club. Report and Photographs will follow.

Thursday 15 October 2015


Many congratulations go to Haggs Castle's Audrey Sturgess who has been appointed to the new Scottish Golf Limited Board

Integration, with responsibility for Handicapping & Course Rating – Audrey Sturgess

Since graduating from the University of Stirling in Accountancy and Business Law and then qualifying as a certified accountant, Audrey has enjoyed a varied career, having lived and worked at home and abroad. She has worked for the National Health Service in Scotland and England and two firms of Chartered Accountants, PWC (Coopers & Lybrand), during a spell in South Africa, and Deloitte (Spicer & Pegler).

Audrey, who is also the owner/manager of a small property portfolio and, along with her husband Andy, has a farming business in south-west Scotland, has a deep knowledge of the history of the SGU and the SLGA. The former SLGA Finance Director was a member of the Amalgamation Working Group, responsible for producing its budget and forecast figures. A member of Haggs Castle Golf Club, The Ladies Golf Club Troon and Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association, Audrey was Club Finance Convenor for four years at Haggs Castle and was the first woman to be elected Club Captain in 2009.

To read more of all the appointments -- CLICK HERE

Sunday 11 October 2015

Gabrielle Macdonald wins SLGA Champion of Champions title at Glasgow Gailes

Gabrielle Macdonald and Allan Brodie, vice-captain of Glasgow Gailes Golf Club and a former international golfer. Picture by courtesy of the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association.

St Andrews student Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) scored one of her biggest successes since she won the Scottish women's amateur championship two years ago when she was crowed the SLGA's Champion of Champion 2015 at Glasgow Gailes Golf Club today (Sunday).
Gabrielle headed a field of 21 - more than double the size of last year's field - by two strokes with a round of 71 which matched the women's par and was six shots since the CSS of 77.
Runner-up was Louise Macgregor (Falkiwth ) with a 73, two ahead of the third-placed Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart).

Glasgow Gailes GC. Par 71. CSS 77

71 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw)
73 Louise acgregor (Falkirk)
75 Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart)
76 Tara Mactaggart (Minto), Gillian Paton (Royal Montrose),
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
77 Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe)
78 Sammy Leslie (Aberdeen Ladies), Elizabeth Dunn-Butler (Gullane).
79 Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey)
80 Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)
81 Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire).
82 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Chloe Goadby (St Regulus)
83 Fiona De Vries (St Rule)
84 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch), Kirsten Brown (Strathaven).
85 Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
86 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
87 Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert)
91 Emma Morrison (Craigmillar Park)

Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report

Saturday 10 October 2015


Tee times for tomorrow's SLGA Champion of Champions' tournament at Glasgow Gailes

The Scottish Ladies Golfing Associaton Champion of Champions'tournament will be played at Glasgow Gailes Golf Club tomorrow (Sunday) with a much bigger field than last year.


11:30 : WOOD, Sheena (Aberdeen Ladies), PATON, Gillian (Royal Montrose) , BRIGGS, Megan (Kilmacolm)
11:40: MACDONALD, Gabrielle,(Craigielaw), GOADBY, Chloe,(St Regulus), McCOOK, Hannah(Grantown-on-Spey)
11:50: SCOTT, Hannah (Broomieknowe), DE VRIES, Fiona (St Rule), McINTOSH, Kate(Broomieknowe)
12:00 : LESLIE, SAMANTHA (Aberdeen Ladies), MACGREGOR, Louise (Falkirk), MACTAGGART, Tara (Minto)
12:10 : SAXTON, Jennifer (Muckhart), BARTLETT, Alison (Royal Dornoch), LLOYD, Lesley (Hayston)
12:20 : BROWN, Kirsten (Strathaven), McKINLAY, Lorna (Dunnikier Park), KYLE, Gillian (East Renfrewshire)
12:30: MALCOLM, Catherine (Prestwick St Cuthbert), DUNN-BUTLER, Elizabeth (Gullan), MORRISON, Emma (Craigmillar Park)

Friday 2 October 2015


The first-ever chair of Scottish Golf, Eleanor Cannon, shares her thoughts on the opportunities which lie ahead for the sport under the new unified governing body.