Tuesday, 20 November 2018

HANNAH, LOUISE AND ELAINE WIN THE 2018 SCOTTISH ORDER OF MERIT TITLES


From the Scottish Golf Website

The female trio of Hannah McCook, Louise Duncan and Elaine Moffat are celebrating after winning their respective domestic 2018 Order of Merit titles.
Winner of the women’s title for the third year-in-a-row, Hannah McCook’s impressive season included phenomenal back-to-back victories at both the Irish and Welsh Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship, a semi-final finish in the Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship at Elie and a top-5 finish at the St Rule Trophy.
Grantown-on-Spey’s McCook also enjoyed success on the team front, playing a pivotal role in Scotland’s first Women’s Home Internationals victory since 2010 at Ballybunnion, Ireland.
Following her victories, McCook said “I’ve won a couple of University events, but this is the first time I have found some form in an International sense. At the beginning of the year my goal was to win but to have done so twice in a row was just amazing.”
At the girls’ level, West Kilbride’s Louise Duncan topped the rankings after a fantastic season which included victory in the Fairhaven Trophy, runner-up in the Xact Scottish Girls Amateur Championship and a total of seven top-10 finishes.
In the seniors, Elaine Moffat (St Regulus Ladies) came out on top after a fine season which included three victories in six events. Moffat’s wins included the Scottish Senior Women’s Match-play Championship, the Midlands Regional Vets Championship and the SVLGA Championship.
Moffat also made her international debut, representing Scotland in both the European Team Championships and the Senior Ladies Home Internationals.
  • Women’s Order of Merit Winner – Hannah McCook (Grantown-on-Spey)
  • Girls’ Order of Merit Winner – Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)
  • Senior Women’s Order of Merit Winner – Elaine Moffat (St Regulus Ladies
  • Men’s Order of Merit Winner – Euan McIntosh (Turnhouse)
  • Senior Men’s Order of Merit Winner – Ronnie Clarke (Erskine)
  • Boys’ Order of Merit Winner – Greg Dalziel (Airdrie)

LOUISE FRASER IS THE NEW CAPTAIN OF MIDLOTHIAN AND FIONA DE VRIES RECEIVES HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

Louise Fraser

The 99th MCLGA AGM and presentation of prizes took place last week at Liberton GC. 


A few changes with the MCLGA committee as Louise Fraser takes over from Jacky Burnett as Captain, Gail Joughin elected as Vice Captain, Angela Hughes elected as Secretary and Caroline Steedman elected as Junior Secretary
Fiona De Vries

Fiona De Vries, Baberton GC, was presented with Honorary membership of Midlothian County after an enormous contribution to ladies golf with her playing career expanding over 5 decades. An achievement only by a dedicated golfer!

To read more go to the MIDLOTHIAN WEBSITE

AYRSHIRE, D&A AND RENFREWSHIRE - MY GOLFRANKING - WEEK 46 - 2018



mygolfranking.net AYRSHIRE LADIES GOLFER of Week 18/46 is CHRISTINE WHITELAW (LargsLadies) who rises to No 4 on Ayrshire Ladies MGRanking.
 
AYRSHIRE LADIES 
1 KELLY MCNEE (Loudoun Gowf) 1056 points 
Emma Thomson (Loudoun Gowf) 1032
Sheena Murchie (Lamlash) 1021 
Christine Whitelaw (Largs) 1016 
Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf) 1014
6 Catherine Garrett (West Kilbride) 1001
Jean Capes (Largs) 972
8 Aileen Anderson (Loudoun Gowf) 970 
T9 Maureen Paterson (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Pauline Patrick (Irvine) 953
AYRSHIRE LADIES CLUBS
1 LOUDOUN GOWF 907 points 
Largs 891
Skelmorlie 843 
4 Prestwick St Cuthbert 834
Lamlash 814 


mygolfranking.net DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL GOLFERS of Week 18/46 are SANDRA DONNELLY (Bearsden Ladies) and SUSAN RATTRAY (Douglas Park Ladies) who enter the Top 10 ofDunbartonshire & Argyll Ladies MGRanking tied at No 10.
 
DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL LADIES
1 ELIZABETH DONALDSON (Kirkintilloch) 1281 points 
Carol Fell (Douglas Park) 1149
Shaeen Ahmad (Balmore) 1048 
4 Belinda Goldsmith (Hilton Park) 1027
Ashley Duffy (Clober) 1015 
Susan McGrenaghan (Hayston) 1014
7 Elaine McEwan (Douglas Park) 1008
T8 Karen Haggarty (Dumbarton), Elaine Provan(Palacerigg) 1003
T10 Sandra Donnelly (Bearsden), Susan Rattray(Douglas Park) 991

DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL LADIES CLUBS
1 PALACERIGG 929 points 
Clober 913 
Balmore 907
Bearsden 860
DouglasPark 853
mygolfranking.net RENFREWSHIRE LADIES GOLFER of Week 18/46 is JANE ROSS (ElderslieLadies) who enters the Top 10 of Renfrewshire Ladies MGRanking once again at No 10.
 
RENFREWSHIRE LADIES
ALLISON MURRAY (Ranfurly Castle) 1074 points
2 Margo Maxwell (Old Course Ranfurly) 1015 
Jan Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) 1009
4 Brenda Conway (Renfrew) 983 
5 Catherine Goldinger (Bonnyton) 981 
6 Shirley Bell (Old Course Ranfurly) 976 
7 Vivien Howe (Ranfurly Castle) 961
8 Sheila Biggart (Ranfurly Castle) 959
9 Beth Paterson (Eastwood) 941
10 Jane Ross (Elderslie) 940
RENFREWSHIRE LADIES CLUBS
1 RENFREW LADIES 868 points 
2 Old Course Ranfurly 844 
Ranfurly Castle 842 
4 Erskine 829
Bonnyton 825
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Thursday, 15 November 2018

THE MICHAEL PHELPS PUTTING CHALLENGE - COUNTY JUNIORS DO WELL

We all remember Olympian Michael Phelps' monster 153-foot putt at Kingsbarns Golf Links in the 2012 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, incredible scenes! The competitors at our inaugural Kingsbarns Girls Classic tried their luck, let's see how they got on!

WELL THE COUNTY GIRLS WERE FANTASTIC WITH LANARKSHIRE'S MEGAN DOCHERTY BEING THE CLOSEST TO THE PIN  --

Great putting by all the girls --  Jennifer Lynagh (Renfrewshire),  Lisa MacPherson (Midlothian), Amy Mitchell (Perth and Kinross), Tessa Ho (Galloway), and Megan Docherty (Lanarkshire)

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GIRLS DOING THE CHALLENGE

AYRSHIRE GIRLS NEWS -- LOUISE DUNCAN AND RACHAEL FOSTER ARE BOTH OFF TO FINALS

Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) has qualified to play in the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Final on the 19th-24th of November being held at the PGA Catalunya Resort in Barcelona.

 Rachel Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) is off to Dubai after qualifying for the Faldo Series Grand Final on the 26th-28th of November being played at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club.

We wish them both good luck and success.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

ABERDEENSHIRE COUNTY PRIZEGIVING

Some of the major prizewinners

ABERDEENSHIRE juniors had a great season this year.

 Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) - Aberdeenshire County Champion , Rachel Mathieson (Hazlehead) and Robyn Fowlie (Edzell) are pictured in the centre of this Aberdeen Ladies County prizewinners presentation with their array of trophies.

Aberdeenshire has a great future with these girls.

Prizewinners -- Click to enlarge

SCOTTISH GOLF NATIONAL HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 2019



As part of their commitment to adding value to being a golf club member, Scottish Golf are delighted to confirm details of  their portfolio of National Club Championships for golfers of all ages and abilities for the 2019 season.

They encourage your club to get involved by entering and your members could experience the thrill of playing on the biggest stage at some of the country’s best courses. 

Full details of the --

Scottish Golf R&A 9-Hole Championship 
Revive Active Scottish Women’s Regional Medal Finals 
PING Scottish Mixed Championship  ---- and more

CLICK HERE for more

NEW RULES OF GOLF SEMINARS



Club Seminar |It’s not long now until the new Rules of Golf come into play on 1 January 2019. 


Scottish Golf are inviting clubs to attend one of our upcoming Regional Seminars (Nov-Dec) to find out how the changes will impact you & your members.


POLLOK GOLF CLUB CHRISTMAS FAYRE



POLLOK GOLF CLUB CHRISTMAS FAYRE TUESDAY 27th NOVEMBER, 2018 7PM-9.30PM

Mulled wine, gin fizz cocktails and mince pies to start your evening, whilst listening to Renfrew Burgh Band play festive music.

Fabulous shopping:
Handmade chocs; shortbreads and Christmas puddings; candles and scents; jewellery; hampers;
flowers and wreaths to order; Christmas homewares;
ladies fashion accessories. Funds to Erskine.

TICKETS £5 FROM POLLOK CLUBHOUSE, OR CONTACT CAROL McNALLY 07919 104744.

POLLOK MEMBERS AND COMMITTEE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

JESSIE DONALDSON 1923 - 2018 (WILL BE MISSED BY MANY)

Jessie Donaldson (right) with her good friend Nancy Chisholm
at the 2014 County Jamboree at Haggs Castle

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Ayrshire's Jessie Donaldson who was 95 years of age.

Her funeral is a Holmsford Bridge Crematorium next Friday the 16th November at 12:30 pm - GLASGOW HERALD NOTICE

JESSIE DONALDSON
1923 - 2018 ( by daughter in law - Aileen Donaldson) 

Jessie whose Home club was West Kilbride was also a member of Ayr Belleisle for a time and an active member of Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association.

She was the Ladies’ Captain of West Kilbride in 1963.

She captained the West Kilbride Greenlees Team with a rod of iron throughout the 70’s. Her motto always was the team came first – no excuse not to play was ever good enough. And to come in after a match to report a lost match was just unthinkable.

Captain of Ayrshire LCGA then President in the late 80’s early 90’s she travelled throughout the West of Scotland flying the flag of encouragement for ‘her team’

She also attended and played in several Scottish Championships as far afield as Machrihanish, Southerness and Dornoch where she entertained and encouraged the ‘new girls on the block’. She will be remembered by many for leading the traditional party night singing with versions of songs, concocted by husband Tommy and herself, to traditional ballad tunes. 

Until her stroke in 2007 she was still playing and enjoying competitive golf and would never miss her annual trip to the Banff Week where she met so many of her old friends and made many new friends.

SOME MORE PHOTOS

Jessie at the County Jamboree at Prestwick St Nicholas 2007
SLGA Centenary Dinner March 2009 with Isabel Crawford (left) 
and her daughter Nanette Pearson (right)
Nancy and Jessie - Home Internationals 2009 Irvine Bogside 
Nancy and Jessie at Prestwick St Nicholas -  2007 County Jamboree

SCOTLAND LADIES RANKINGS WEEK 45 - 2018



mygolfranking.net SCOTLAND LADIES GOLFERof Week 18/45 is ANNA TURNER (CarlukeLadieswho remains NUMBER ONE onSCOTLAND LADIES MGRANKING.
mygolfranking.net SCOTLAND LADIES CLUB of the WEEK is CARLUKE LADIES, remaining NUMBER ONE Club on SCOTLAND LADIES CLUB MGRANKING.
SCOTLAND LADIES*New entry this week

1ANNA TURNER (Carluke) 1339 points 
2Elizabeth Donaldson (Kirkintilloch) 1281 
3Eilidh Henderson (Kirkcaldy) 1249 
4Jayne McDougall (Callander) 1224
5Linda Jack (Dumfries & Galloway) 1198 
6Fiona Norris (Hamilton) 1180    
7Jane Tough (Brechin) 1167
8Carol Fell (Douglas Park) 1149 
9Sarah Murray (Nairn Dunbar) 1144
10Orla O’Leary (Torwoodlee) 1143 
11Margaret Cairns (Dunning) 1136
12 Jane Clark (Airdrie) 1125 
13  Vicki Paterson (Inverurie) 1118 
14Corisande Lee (Dumfries & Galloway) 1117 
15Jane Grubb (Montrose Mercantile) 1113
16Carina Bunyan (Roxburghe) 1105 
17Janet Wilson (Anstruther) 1102 
T18Kerry Lockerbie (Crichton), Gillian Wallace (Milnathort) 1096
20Joan Pratt (Moray) 1089
SCOTLAND LADIES  CLUBS

1CARLUKE 968 points
2Torwoodlee 940
3  Carrickvale 936
4Balbirnie Park 930
5Palacerigg 929
6 Loudoun Gowf 926
7Bridge of Allan 921 
8Kirkcaldy 917 
T9*CloberMinto 913

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