Monday, 31 July 2017

KIRSTEN BROWN LEADS THE WAY IN THE ST ANDREWS JUNIOR LADIES OPEN

In the St Andrews Junior Ladies Open qualifying round over Strathtyrum.
Kirsten Brown (Strathaven) led the way with a 68, one ahead of Megan Ashley (Strathmore) with more Scots, Mirren Fraser (Powfoot), Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park), Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) and Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart) sharing third place on the 70 mark.

JUNIOR LADIES OPEN
Strathtyrum Course
LEADING QUALIFIERS
Par 71
68 Kirsten Brown (Strathaven).
69 Megan Ashley (Strathmore).
70 Mirren Fraser (Powfoot), Caterina Mora (Spain), Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park), Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle), Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart).
71 Eloise Healey (W Lancs), Jess Baker (Gosforth Park), Jessica Bailey (Kirby Muxloe).
72 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Nicol B Lorup (Denmark).
73 Meghan Hopkins (Shifnal), Ellie Docherty (Moray), Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride), Katie Sibley (Carlisle).
74 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie), Laura P Barcelรณ (Spain)

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SCRATCH MATCHPLAY DRAW -- 73 AND BETTER HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE 16 PLACES

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Mi Hyang Lee wins the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald


Mi Hyang Lee -- Photo courtesy of the LET

Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea shot a six-under-par 66 in fine and breezy conditions to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open by a stroke from Australian Karrie Webb and compatriot Mi Jung Hur on a dramatic final day at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire today.

Go to KIRKWOODGOLF WEBSITE for the full report




EILIDH BRIGGS 3RD IN THE MACKIE BOWL

Tara Mactaggart (Minto) won the Mackie Bowl by four strokes  at Gullane today with an eight-under-par total of 140, made up of rounds of 69 and 71.

She had a bag of 10 birdies over the day and her only two bogeys came late in her second round - at the 13th and 17th.
Runner-up was Angus county champion Gillian Paton (Royal Montrose) who was only one behind after an opening 70 but could not press home a challenge on the second circuit and finished with a 74 for 144.
Joint third finishers Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Rachael Livingstone (Kingsknowe) were also breathing down the winner's neck after the first round, Briggs with a 70 and Livingstone with a 69 but they drifted out of contention in the afternoon with rounds of 76 and 77 respectively.

MACKIE BOWL
Gullane, East Lothian
FINAL TOTALS
par 148 (2x74) SSS 75 CSS 74 (Rd 1)
140 T Mactaggart (Minto) 69 71.
144 G Paton (Royal Montrose) 70 74
146 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 70 76, R Livingstone (Kingsknowe) 69 77.
147 K Brodie (Strathmore) 75 72, C Taylor (Nairn) 73 74, L McClymont (Milngavie) 73 74, J Saxton (Muckhart) 73 74
149 G MacDonald (Craigielaw) 75 74, K Beveridge (Aboyne) 70 79.
150 J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 75 75.
151 J Allan (Glenbervie) 73 78.
155 K A Scott (Strathaven) 75 80, K K Brown (Strathaven) 75 80.
157 S Taylor (Tynemouth) 77 80, M M Richmond (Strathaven) 75 82.
160 K Malcolm (Dumfries and Co) 77 83.
161 H Scott (Broomieknowe) 81 80, I Roska (Inverness) 78 83.
162 B S Biggart (North Berwick) 85 77, S Cameron (Gullane) 83 79.
163 E Docherty (Moray) 77 86, M Ashley (Strathmore) 75 88.
164 A Mitchell (Strathmore) 80 84.
166 D Young (North Berwick) 83 83, E Kennedy (Paisley) 80 86, R Hunter (Lanark) 77 89, C Irvine (Craigielaw) 75 91.


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LIVE SCORING FROM DUNDONALD 

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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Glenbervie Golf Club - Ladies Open Competition











There are still tee times available for the Glenbervie GC ‘Ladies Open’ on Sunday 3rd September 2017.

Times can be booked online by visiting www.glenberviegolfclub.com clicking on ‘BOOK A TEE TIME’ to progress to ‘LADIES OPEN COMPETITION’.

Cost is £12

WEST OF SCOTLAND'S KYLIE HENRY AND PAMELA PRETSWELL GIVE A SCOTTISH INTERVIEW

West of Scotlands Kylie Henry and Pamela Pretswell test out some of the Pro players on their knowledge of some well known Scottish Phrases

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

HAGGS CASTLE'S JENNIFER RANKINE WINS UNDER 21 FALDO SERIES TITLE

 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle), with scores of 72, 76 and 80, won the Under-21s' title with a 228 total in the Faldo Series Scotland open girls' championship which ended at The Duke's Course, St Andrews yesterday (Wed), while Switzerland-based Cameron Neilson was the Under-16s winner

GIRLS' FINAL TOTALS
226 C Neilson (Alvaneu Bad, Switzerland) 81 70 75.
228 J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 72 76 80
230 K Brodie (Strathmore) 78 76 76

OTHER SCOTS' TOTALS
231 M Ashley 77 77 77
232 A Muirhead 79 74 79
239 C Taylor 90 76 73.
250 L McClymont (Milngavie) 83 80 87.
253 A Mitchell 87 86 80.
267 R Erskine (Kilmacolm) 88 87 92.
268 E Caton 83 92 93.

To read the full report and all the boys totals go to the ScottishGolfView Website

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

TROON JUNIOR OPEN PLAYING FOR THE TOM LEHMAN TROPHY


See Junior Boys and Girls, Under 18, from around the country competing for the famous Tom Lehman trophy. 
Played over 18 holes of Lochgreen, you too could follow in the footsteops of Henrik Stenson and become a champion golfer in Troon.

DOWNLOAD YOUR ENTRY FORM HERE 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

JENNIFER LEADS FALDO SERIES' GIRLS EVENT AT THE DUKE'S

Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) has a four-stroke lead after two round of the Faldo Series Scottish girls' championship at The Duke's Course, St Andrews.
Jennifer has scored 72-76 for 148.
Her nearest challenge is England's Fern Clark who has shot 72-76 for 153.
Scot Alison Muirhead is in third place with 79 and 74 for 153.


FALDO SERIES SCOTTISH GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP

148 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 72 76
152 Fern Clark (Eng) 73 79.
153 Alison Muirhead (Dubai) 79 74
154 Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 78 76, Jade Guest (Eng) 78 76.

OTHER SCOTS' SCORES
163 Lorna McClymont 83 80 (8th)
166 Carinne Taylor 90 76 (10th).

Monday, 24 July 2017

INTERNATIONAL TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Below the teams for this year’s Home Internationals:

Men
Rory Franssen (Inverness)
Craig Howie (Peebles)
Liam Johnston (Dumfries & County Golf Club)
Ryan Lumsden (Royal Wimbledon)
Chris Maclean (Balmore)
Craig Ross (Kirkhill)
Sandy Scott (Nairn)
Jamie Stewart (Old Course Ranfurly)
Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie)

Women
Gemma Batty (Moffat)
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Chloe Goadby (St Regulus Ladies Golf Club)
Connie Jaffrey (Ladies Golf Club Troon)
Hannah McCook (Grantown-on-Spey)
Shannan McWilliam (Aboyne)
Clara Young (North Berwick)

Boys
Greg Dalziel (Airdrie)
John Paterson (New Golf Club St Andrews)
Darren Howie (Peebles)
Marc Watt (Inverallochy)
Lewis Irvine (Kirkhilll)
Callum Bruce (Duff House Royal)
Eric McIntosh (Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society)
Campbell Gibson (Blairgowrie)
Aidan O’Hagan (Old Course Ranfurly)
Calum Scott (Nairn)
Jack Broun (Ayr Bellisle)

Girls
Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore)
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe)
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)
Jillian Farrell (Cardross)
Hazel MacGarvie (Ladies Golf Club Troon)
Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead)
Molly Richmond (Strathaven)

Get more up to date news at the KIRKWOODGOLF WEBSITE

Sunday, 23 July 2017

RANFURLY CASTLE OPEN DAY TRI AM RESULTS

Some of the prizewinners

On Thursday the 20th July Ranfurly Castle Ladies Section held their  Open Day Tri-Am.

108 ladies played in 36 groups of three.  
The conditions were dry over head but quite windy with very fast greens.  

The novelty prize winners were:-
5th nearest the pin Silver - Margaret Gray - Old Ranfurly
7th nearest the pin Bronze - Maimie Robin - Elderslie
14th nearest the pin Silver and Bronze - Carol McNally - Williamwood
16th nearest the white line - Elma Leisk - Stirling

Main prize winners were:-
3rd place with 74pts BIH - Muriel Young, Valerie McKinnon and Fay Storey  of Old Ranfurly
2nd place with 75pts - Jackie Gray, Sheena Wallace of Gleddoch and Elaine Thom of Port Bannatyne
1st place with 78pts - Pamela Buttar, Elspeth Smith and Lynn Forsyth of Paisley

Friday, 21 July 2017

SAVE THE CHILDREN MIXED FOURSOMES OPEN DAY

Save the Children will be celebrating our 36th Annual Mixed Foursomes Golf Tournament on the 5th of September 2017 at Glenbervie Golf Club with many clubs from across Scotland participating. The winners last year were from Deer Park Country Club. It's a fun event and the golfers always enjoy the day playing for a good cause. Save the Children are keen to involve new clubs. If you are interested in taking part and supporting the work of Save the Children and raising money for vulnerable children around the world, then please get in touch with organiser Louise Fiermonte on 07786 981 176 or l.fiermonte@savethechildren.org.uk for further information.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

LOUDOUN GOWF CLUB OPEN MIXED GREENSOMES


LOUDOUN GOWF CLUB OPEN MIXED GREENSOMES Sunday 20th August 2017  -- 

CLICK HERE to get your entry Form.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

SWING INTO ACTION AND SUPPORT SCOTTISH WOMEN IN SPORT AT OUR INAUGURAL GOLF DAY



As the home of this great sport, Scotland has produced some fine golfers over the years and this September we’re giving you the chance to showcase your skills – or lack of them – while supporting Scottish Women in Sport! 
We’re delighted to announce our inaugural annual Golf Day will take place on Thursday September 7th, 2017 at the magnificent Buchanan Castle Golf Club in Drymen.

A host of celebrities from sport, entertainment and politics have already signed up to support the day and play, now you have the opportunity to team up with them on the outskirts of Glasgow. 
Join in the fun and get into the swing of things by entering a team of three players. Your four-ball will be completed by the inclusion of one of the stars participating.

So, if you fancy your chances with the putter against Craig Brown, former Scotland Manager or Kylie Henry, professional golfer or off the tee against Alison Walker, sports broadcaster, former Rangers player Alex Rae or Celtic legend Frank McAvennie then sign up now. 

The day is a great opportunity to enjoy time with colleagues away from the office and network with other businesses, while backing the charity, Scottish Women in Sport. 
A team costs £450 and for that you get an action-packed day out: 
Starting at midday with a light lunch before heading out onto the course for 18 holes of golf. The round will be followed by a sumptuous buffet in the Trophy Room, during which there will be a raffle and some fabulous prizes to give away to conclude a great day out. 

Sponsorship packages are available upon request to enjoy corporate partnership visibility/prominence – contact scottishwomeninsport@gmail.com 
Tel: 07760 881687

As ever, all proceeds will go to Scottish Women in Sport, allowing the foundation to continue its drive to enable females of all ages, abilities, ethnicities and walks of life to participle in sport. 


We look forward to seeing you on September 7th, 2017. Happy practicing! 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

JILLIAN FARRELL LOSES ON THE 36TH HOLE OF THE SCOTTISH GIRLS UNDER 18 FINAL

Hannah Darling, only 13, is youngest ever
winner of Scottish girls' Under-18 title


By COLIN FARQUHARSON

Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe), only 13 years of age, has become of the youngest winner of the Scottish U18 girls' amateur championship.
She beat Jillian Farrell (Cardross) by 2 holes in the 36-hole final at Scotscraig Golf Club, Fife after being one up at the end of 18 holes.
Jane Connachan was 14 when she won the girls' title for the first time.
Hannah, who has three of a handicap, was one under par for the 36 holes. After being all square at the 31st, which Farrell won with a birdie 2, Darling finished with a winning birdie 2 at the 33rd, a winning eagle 3 with a chip-in at the 34th; lost the 35th to a birdie from Jillian, and then won the 36th with a birdie to her opponent's bogey.
Farrell was three over par for the 36 holes.
Darling was four up at the ninth in the first round but Farrell won the 11th, 12th and 13th to get back to one down. 
The finalists combined to produce six birdies over the last seven holes of the first round, Darling birdied the 15th to go two up, Farrell birdieing the 16th to get one back. The 18th was halved in birdies.
“It’s a bit surreal at the moment, my WhatsApp is going crazy,” admitted Darling, going into third year at Lasswade High School and coached by Ian Muir.
 “It’s not sunk in yet to be honest. Jillian came back at me, she was making birdies, but chipping in twice was important at both the seventh and the 16th in the second round.”
Darling, announced earlier this week as one of six Scottish girls set to journey to the Solheim Cup next month as part of ‘Project 19’, added: “You have to believe you can do it, but I’m obviously one of the youngest here so it was just about trying to do my best and how I compare with older girls.
“I only got a handicap three years ago, but I’ve been hitting plastic clubs since I was four, coming up through ClubGolf.”



SCOTTISH U18 GIRLS' CHAMPIONSHIP
Scotscraig GC, Fife
FINAL
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) bt Jillian Farrell (Cardross) 2 holes

RLCGA VICE CAPTAIN JUNE WINS THE RLCGA JULY MEDAL OVER ERSKINE

Renfrewshire County Vice Captain  Captain June Lockhart (Gleddoch) won the Renfrewshire July County Medal at Erskine yesterday. 

To read more go to the RLCGA WEBSITE

WEST GIRLS JULY MEDAL OVER CAWDER

Cawder (Keir) medal results: --- Monday 3rd July
Scratch : Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride)  75

Silver
1st Nett: Susan Woodhouse(6) 69
2nd Nett: Katie Graham (Hamilton) (14) 75

Bronze
1st Nett: Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) (30) 74bih

CSS 72
Well done girls and special congratulations to Susan on a terrific low score ๐Ÿ‘
Thank you to Cawder GC for their continued support and generous hospitality to all our girls.

Report by Allison Bell 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

JILLIAN FARELL REACHES SCOTTISH GIRLS FINAL

Jillian Farrell (Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf)
Professional's daughter Jillian Farrell (Cardross), the No 2 seed, will play the fourth-seeded Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) in Wednesday's 18-hole final of the Scottish U18 girls' amateur golf championship at Scotscraig Golf Club, Fife.
In today's (Tuesday) semi-finals, Darling KO'd the leading qualifier Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) by 2 and 1, birdieing the 11th, 15th and 17th to win a match with level par figures after being two down at the turn.
Farrell beat Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), also by 2 and 1, after winning two of the first three holes and being two up at the turn. McWilliam, who bogeyed four of the first eight holes, squared the contest with a birdie at the 10th and a par at the 12th.
But Farrell countered with a birdie 2 at the 13th to regain the lead and she went two up again with a par at the 15th. The remaining holes were halved.
Farrell was roughly one over par at the finish.
SCOTTISH U18 GIRLS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Scotscraig GC, Fife.
SEMI-FINALS
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) bt Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 2 and 1.
Jillian Farrell (Cardross) bt Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 2 and 1.

Monday, 3 July 2017

West of Scotland's Louise Duncan and Jillian Farrell into Semi Finals of the Scottish Girls Amateur Championship

Top four Scottish U18 girl seeds reach  Tuesday's semi-finals at Scotscraig


By COLIN FARQUHARSON
The seedings have worked out perfectly in the Scottish U18 girls championship match-play at Scotscraig Golf Club, Fife.
All four top seeds are through to tomorrow's semi-finals in which No 1 Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) plays No 4 Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe), while No 3 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) plays Jillian Farrell, the No 2 seed from Cardross.
In this morning's quarter-finals, McWilliam was a 6 and 5 winner over the other North-east player in the last eight, Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead), the sixth seed.
Said Shannon later: "To be fair, we both didn't play our best golf! I just stuck to par golf but I have two doubles and finished two over on the 13th!"  
"Getting to the semi-finals equals my best performance in this competition. That year (2016) I was beaten  by Fiona Liddell, who then went on to win the Scottish girls' title."
Duncan won by 5 and 4 against Swiss-based Cameron Neilson, the No 9 qualifier, and Darling was a 3 and 1 winner over the No 5 qualifier, Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore).
Farrell was taken to the 17th by No 7 seed Molly Richmond (Strathaven) who lost by 2 and 1 after being one down through the 15th

RESULTS

QUARTER-FINAL
L Duncan (West Kilbride) bt C Neilson (Switzerland) 5 and 4.
H Darling (Broomieknowe) bt K Brodie (Strathmore) 3 and 1.
S McWilliam (Aboyne) bt J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 6 and 5.
J Farrell (Cardross) bt M Richmond (Strathaven) 2 and 1.

HANDICAP SECTION

QUARTER-FINALS
A Hunter (USA) bt Z Morton (Auchterarder) 6 and 4.
E Hynd (Balbirnie Park) bt A Mitchell (Strathmore) 3 and 2.
E Caton (St Regulus Ladies) bt A Brannock (Castle Douglas) 4 and 3.
C McLaughlin (West Kilbride) bt E Henderson (Loretto School) 3 and 2.

KILMACOLM'S EILIDH BRIGGS BREAKS COURSE RECORD IN GERMANY AND TIES 5TH


EILIDH BRIGGS WITH SOME CHAMPAGNE !

 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) broke the  course record at Mulheim Golf Course near Dusseldorf with a final round 64 [-8]   and finished tied for fifth place on 287, six strokes behind the winner, Marie Coors (Frankfurter Golf Club, Germany). 
The previous course record was held by Caroline Masson (Germany)

Both Eilidh, pictured, and Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) were supported by Scottish Golf to attend the event which concluded on Sunday.   118 competitors from through out European played in the 77th year of this tournament.

Unfortunately, Chloe did not make it to Sunday's final round as only 60 players and ties were successful.

Leading Final Totals
Par 288 (4x72)
281 Marie Coors (Germany)  69, 68 72, 72
285 Franziska Friedrich (Germany) 68 72 74 71
286 Jana Melichova (Czech) 75 70 70 71,  Paula Kirner (Germany) 70 71 72 73
287 Eilidh Briggs (Scotland) 74 75 74 64, Cecilie Finne-Ipsen (Denmark) 74 71 70 72, Laura Kowohl (Germany) 73 74 72 68.

Scoreboard

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Scottish Golf Strategic Vision - We Want your input




Scottish Golf’s CEO Blane Dodds has just completed a 9-venue roadshow of Club Consultation Forums across the country, outlining an exciting new vision for the future of golf in Scotland. 

The Draft Strategy Presentation is now available to read online, with an opportunity for clubs and members to feedback your views as part of the consultation process, before the end of July 2017.

Read the draft online -  CLICK HERE 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

WEST KILBRIDE'S LOUISE DUNCAN LEADS THE QUALIFIERS AT THE SCOTTISH GIRLS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS



Louise Duncan -- Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf
Over Scotscraig and Drumoig, West Kilbride’s Louise Duncan topped the girls’ standings to confidently move into the Scottish Girls Amateur matchplay stages.

In-form Jillian Farrell from Cardross finished runner-up in the girls’ section following a pair of 74s, with one of the title favourites, Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) and Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) next best in the qualifying spots.

Leading Scores - Click Here

DRAW FOR MATCHPLAY and Live Scoring  - CLICK HERE

To read the full report go to the Scottish Golf Website