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Sunday 30 December 2018
Saturday 29 December 2018
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Friday 28 December 2018
|Hannah McCook (Grantown and Spey)|
ProfileStarting with a 7-iron, a putter, and a six-hole course, Hannah first played golf at the age of six. Hannah first played for Scotland at under 16 level in 2009, then in the Girls and Ladies Home Internationals, and European Team Championships. The University of Stirling Sports Studies graduate represented Great Britain at the World University Golf Championships and the World Student Games in Korea. In 2016, Hannah enjoyed her best year yet, topping the Women’s Order of Merit – a feat she emulated in 2017, helped by seven top-10s. McCook also won the end of season Scottish Women’s Champion of Champions event at Glasgow Gailes.
AchievementsIndividual wins: 2018: Scottish Ladies Order of Merit Winner Welsh Ladies Open Stroke-play Champion Irish Womens Open Stroke-play Champion Scottish Amateur Semi Final South American Amateur 5th place
2017: Scottish Ladies Order of Merit Winner, Scottish Champion of Champions Winner, 3rd place Welsh Ladies Open Strokeplay
2016: Scottish Ladies Order of Merit Winner Scottish Amateur Semi Final
2015: Runner up Argentine Amateur Winner of R&A Bursars Runner Up Scottish Universities
2014: Scottish Universities Champion Scottish Ladies Junior Open Strokeplay Runner Up British Universities Runner Up
2012: British Universities Champion Scottish Universities Runner Up
Team: Scotland Girls Home International Team 2010, 2011 Scotland Girls Team at European Team Championships 2011 Scotland Ladies Home International Team, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Scotland ladies Team at European Team Championships, 2016, 2017, 2018 Scotland Ladies Team at World Amateur Team Championship 2018 Team GB at World University Golf Championship 2012, 2014 Team GB at World University Games, 2015
Did You Know?
Hannah became Scottish Schools Ski champion in her first year of secondary school and also plays the bagpipes. She also competes in golf whilst managing type one diabetes.
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Friday 21 December 2018
- More than 50 golf clubs have transferred to the group’s exclusive new rate for waste management services and are making savings of between 11% to 30%. Furthermore, a number of clubs are in the process of moving their waste management contract which will result in average savings of £750 per club.
- The exclusive SGBG national price file means that Scottish clubs are enjoying the most competitive waste management rates. SGBG in many cases transfers the club to lower waste management pricing without any change to the provider of the service.
- 27 golf clubs are engaged with the Scottish Golf Buying Group’s preferred telecoms provider and are now enjoying savings of up to 57% against previous costs.
- 19 clubs are in the process of moving over to the group’s washroom services, which will eventually lead to an average saving of £800 per club
- 12 clubs are currently changing over their Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) supplier, with potential savings of up to £4,000 per annum, simply by moving on to the SGBG price file.
- Specialised food procurement services is a huge growth area and has saved several clubs more than £5,000 per annum – an area that has tremendous scope for clubs to take advantage of.
Thursday 20 December 2018
334 Bronte Law (Eng) 70 71 62 64 67
335 Linnea Strom (Swe) 70 66 68 65 55
358 Alison Muirhead (am) 73 73 70 71 71, Rachael Taylor 71 70 70 72 75, Vikki Laing 75 68 69 71 75 (T27)
359 Jane Turner 74 74 71 67 73 (T34)
362 Laura Murray 74 73 70 70 72 73 (T45)
365 Hannah McCook 75 74 73 71 72 (T60)
TO VIEW ALL THE FINAL TOTALS AND READVMORE— GO TO THE Scottish Golf View Website
Monday 17 December 2018
|Rachael Taylor -- Courtesy of Jean Macintyre|
It's tight at the top of the leaderboard after day two of the Ladies European Tour’s Final Stage Lalla Aicha Tour School as three players moved into a share of the lead.
Belgian Leslie Cloots (67), England’s Sian Evans (68) and and Swede Linnea Ström (66) share the lead on eight-under-par, one clear of Germany’s Esther Henseleit (69), who also played her second round at Amelkis Golf Club.
There will be a cut to the leading 60 players and ties after 72 holes, after which the top five will earn category 5c membership and those in positions six to 25 will earn category 8 membership of the LET for 2019.
HOW THE SCOTS STAND
141 Rachael Taylor 71 70 (T14)
143 Vikki Laing 75 68 (T25)
146 Alison Muirhead (am) 73 73 (T40)
147 Laura Murray 74 73 (T57)
148 Jane Turner 74 74 (T68)
149 Hannah McCook 75 74 (T76)
Saturday 15 December 2018
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Currently there are 12 girls going to Clare-Marie Macauley at Paisley Golf Club for 4 formal sessions but they have organised another 5 sessions to include ALL girls.
All the junior conveners in the county have been contacted with the information. --
CLICK HERE TO GET THE POSTER and email Gillian Kyle if you are interested.
Wednesday 12 December 2018
mygolfranking.net AYRSHIRE LADIES GOLFER ofWeek 18/49 is KATH MACKELLOR (West Kilbride Ladies) who enters the Top 20 of Ayrshire Ladies MGRanking at No 11.
1 KELLY MCNEE (Loudoun Gowf) 1056 points
2 Emma Thomson (Loudoun Gowf) 1032
3 Sheena Murchie (Lamlash) 1021
4 Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf) 1014
5 Christine Whitelaw (Largs) 1009
6 Catherine Garrett (West Kilbride) 1001
7 Aileen Anderson (Loudoun Gowf) 985
8 Jean Capes (Largs) 972
T9 Maureen Paterson (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Pauline Patrick (Irvine) 953
11 Kath Mackellor (West Kilbride) 940
12 Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock (Barassie)) 927
13 Linda McDonald (Kilmarnock (Barassie)) 915
14 Lindsay Smith (Troon Welbeck) 909
15 Christine Fyfe (Kilmarnock (Barassie)) 908
16 Helen Craig (West Kilbride) 907
17 Gillian Gowers (Loudoun Gowf) 905
18 Lesley Lloyd (Troon GC Ladies) 898
19 Gillian Kyle (Troon GC Ladies) 896
20 Helen Love (Kilmarnock (Barassie)) 891
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|Some of the Kilmacolm Golf Club Ladies|
The County Finals were held at Kilmacolm Golf Club this year where the ladies were magnificent and couldn’t do enough for us all – they had indeed been superbly organised.
Now it is December and there was certainly a fantastic, festive turnout for their Christmas Cracker competition, followed by mince pies and mulled wine in the clubhouse - plus a terrific organised photograph of them taken at the end of the day !!
Tuesday 11 December 2018
|Perth and Kinross Speed Golfers|
It proved to be 3rd time lucky for Perth and Kinross County Sponsored Speed Golf event at Strathmore Golf Club on Sunday.
Katy Alexander, Megan Ashley, Laura Campbell, Jenny Collins, Jen Saxton, Isla Moncrieff, Laura Walker & Caroline Henderson.
SLEEP IN THE PARK -- HELP KAREN, MARGARET, SAL AND ALI'S FUNDRAISING WITH A BID FOR A FOURBALL AT DUNBAR GOLF CLUB
|Margaret Whelan, Sal Shepherd, Ali Mackie and Karen Ballantyne.|
10,000 people across four cities in Scotland chose to sleep out overnight, and in Edinburgh this took place in Princes Street Gardens.
The SocialBite Charity aims to help those who have no choice but to sleep out in all weathers.
Three lady golfers from Dunbar Golf Club, current Ladies Champion Margaret Whelan, past champions Karen Ballantyne (Scottish Vets Vice Captain) and Sal Shepherd together with Craigmillar Park Golf Club’s Ali Mackie took part in the event.
The ladies were under no illusion their experience would be a true representation of what it is like to sleep rough every night butit certainly was a tough night. The event heightened the ladies awareness of what an ordeal it must be to have to take to the streets each night, especially at this time of year.
The ladies are so grateful to all those who have supported them.
To date they have raised around £8,000 and stand 8th in the league of Top Individual and Teams Fundraisers. The fundraising has not stopped and the ladies are grateful to Dunbar Golf Club who have donated 2 four ball vouchers (for play Monday to Wednesday) to auction.
Normal price would be between £50 and £85 PER PERSON depending on when you play so there is a chance of a real bargain here! Anyone wanting to place a bid should email Karen on firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for bids is Saturday 22nd December. The Dunmuir Hotel have also offered a 10% discount to anyone who would like to stay there before or after their game.
Also donations can still be made to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/KBsAllStars until 24 December.
PLEASE SUPPORT KAREN AND HER TEAM AND SEE IF WE CAN GET THEM TO THE TOP SPOT
By Martin DempsterHow disappointing to hear that the Council of National Golf Unions is not permitting one of the key changes in the New Rules of Golf coming into effect on 1 January in counting competitions.
Monday 10 December 2018
|Douglas Park Ladies Christmas Lunch|
|Some of the GetIntoGolf Girls|
Douglas Park Golf Club held their annual Ladies Christmas lunch yesterday. Many of the new GetIntoGolf Girls that have now joined the club enjoyed the event and certainly added plenty of action to the annual sing song !! - CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW
For more Photos -- Courtesy of Ann Fisher -- CLICK HERE
Hannah McCook (Grantown-on-Spey) covered her last 36 holes in nine under par with scores of 68 and 67 and a total of 285 to qualify for the Final Qualifying School of the Lalla Aicha Tour from December 16 to 20 at Marrakesh, Morocco.
Other Scots to come through the final eliminator at Amelkis Golf Club, also in Morocco, were amateur Alison Muirhead (280) who was the top Scot, Rachael Taylor (283) and Heather Stirling (285).
But Aboyne's Kimberley Beveridge missed the cut by 12 strokes with scores of 79, 74, 75 and 75 for 303.
Par 288 (4x72)
265 L Strom (Swe) 66 69 62 68.
271 Leona Maguire (Ire) 70 66 68 67
275 D Dagar (India) (am) 70 762 64 69, N Dreher (Austria) 66 68 71 70.
280 A Muirhead (am) 68 70 72 70 (T8)
283 R Taylor 66 72 74 71 (13th)
285 H McCook 73 77 68 67, H Stirling 72 72 71 70 (T17)
286 S Lamb (Eng) 74 69 72 71 (T22)
290 S-J Boyd (Eng) 71 76 72 71 (T31)
MISSED THE CUT (291 and better qualified)
293 Lisa Maguire (Ire) 74 75 71 73
303 K Beveridge (Sco) 79 74 75 74
Sunday 9 December 2018
But Kimberley Beveridge needs a spectacular finish if she is to make up enough ground from her joint 55th position.
McCook, Muirhead, Stirling and Taylor should figure among the leading 38 and ties who will advance from the current pre-qualifying eliminator at Amelkis Golf Club after Monday's final round.
Muirhead is joint ninth on 210; Taylor T15 on 212; Stirling T21 on 215 while McCook shot one of the third day's best rounds - a six-under-par, seven-birdie 66 - for joint 30th place on 216. Sweden's Linnea Storm leads the field by seven shots from Ireland's Leona Maguire after a brilliant six-under 62 for a 54-hole tally of 197.
Aboyne's Kimberley Beveridge looks out of contention for qualifying after a 75 (38-37) for 228 and a share of 55th place in a field of 70.
LEADERBOARD par 216 (3x72)
197 L Strom (Swe) 66 69 62
204 Leona Maguire (Ire) 70 66 68 2
05 N Dreher (Aut) 66 68 71.
210 A Muirhead (Sco) 68 70 72, G Price (Eng) 72 70 69 (T9).
212 R Taylor (Sco) 66 72 74, C H Leathem (Eng) 68 68 76 (T15).
215 H Stirling (Sco) 72 72 71, S Lamb (Eng) 74 69 72 (T21)
216 H McCook (Sco) 73 77 66 (T30) 219 S-J Boyd (Eng) 71 76 72 (T35)
221 Lisa Maguire (Ire) 74 71 75 (T39)
228 K Beveridge (Sco) 79 74 75 (T55)
235 A Plumb (Eng) 76 82 77.
Leading 38 and ties after Round 4 advance to the Final Q School over five rounds in Morocco from December 16 to 20.
Saturday 8 December 2018
|Selfie - Lesley Anderson, Clair Barclay, Liz Hale and Lynda Bradley|
The last of the 2nd round ties of the Renfrewshire ladies County Winter Foursomes was played at the beginning of this week with the Kilmacolm pair of Lynda Bradley and Clair Barclay winning against Liz Hale and Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) -
To read the full report go to the RLCGA Website
QUARTER FINALIST AND RESULTS
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Friday 7 December 2018
The Scot shot a six-birdie, bogey-free score of 66 with gains at the fifth, 11th, 14th, 16th, 17th and 18th to share the pole position with Nadine Dreher (Austria) and Sweden's Linnea Strom.
Next best Scot was Alison Muirhead, one of five players sharing fourth place on 68.
Heather Stirling was in joint 27th place in a field of 70 competitors overnight after a par-matching 72.
Grantown-on-Spey's Hannah McCook shared 35th place with a 73 but Aboyne amateur Kimberley Beveridge had an error-strewn 79 which left her in joint 63rd position. She had double bogeys at the par-3 fifth and par-5 ninth in halves of 41-38, which did not contain a single birdie.
The eliminating competition is over five rounds.
66 N Dreher (Aut), L Strom (Swe), R Taylor (Sco).
68 C H Leathem (Eng), F Moerk (Swe), T Malik (India), A Muirhead (Sco), M Cappeliez (Fra).
70 Leona Maguire (Ire) (T11)
72 H Stirling (Sco) (T27)
73 H McCook (Sco) T35)
74 Lisa Maguire (Ire), S Lamb (Eng) (T39)
70 K Beveridge (Sco) (T63)
Thursday 6 December 2018
Wednesday 5 December 2018
The club management solution will be free of charge to all Scottish Golf affiliated clubs and includes a booking tee-sheet, handicap and membership management, point of sale, integrated payment processing, tour level live scoring software with more features to come.
In addition, golf clubs will receive a fully customisable and easy-to-configure website which includes complimentary hosting.
The announcement came at Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre on Saturday 1 December where 450 delegates attended their National Conference, with thousands more tuning in online.
For those of you who didn't manage to attend, they hope you enjoy this video recap of the day, starting with their CEO Andrew McKinlay who opened proceedings by outlining their vision for the future.
To read more and see the videos CLICK HERE
Monday 3 December 2018
|Festive Fun for the Juniors|
The weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the 30 boys and girls who can be seen to be enjoying the indoor challenges and having lots of fun.
|Scottish Golf - Ross Duncan (left) and Clare-Marie Junior Coaching program|
The stars for the future -- Well done Clare- Marie #getintogolf #girlsgolf #fun
Clare-Marie is the assistant professional who runs a superb junior coaching program at Paisley Golf Club where her brother Andy Carlton is the professional.
Sunday 2 December 2018
DOUGLAS PARK SECRETARY GIVES HER OVERVIEW AT THE SCOTTISH GOLF CONFERENCE OF THE GETINTOGOLF CAMPAIGN
The official Scottish Golf video can be found by CLICKING HERE and you can go to approx 1hour 47 minutes and then to 1 hour 56 minutes. - to hear her interview (much better quality and sound)
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL EVENT LAST YEAR AND VIDEO
AND HERE FOR THE SCOTTISH GOLF REPORT