Thursday, 23 May 2019

LESLEY LLOYD RETAINS THE WEST VETS CHAMPIONSHIP AT RENFREW


West Vets Captain presents Lesley Lloyd with Championship Trophy

Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) the 2018 West Vets champion retained the Championship title today at Renfrew Golf Club after beating Liz Stewart (Greenburn)in the mornings semi final and then beating Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) 2&1 in the final 

Donna and Lesley on the 1st Tee
The Championship final saw Lesley win the first two holes against Donna. They then took it in turns to win holes.
It was 2 up to Lesley at the turn. After a few halved holes, Donna pulled it back to one but Lesley stayed focused and won the game 2&1


Captain Chris Fowler presents Fiona Armour with the Stewart Trophy
Local Member Fiona Armour was the winner of the handicap Trophy

RESULTS
Semi Final Championship:
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) bt Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 5&4
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) bt Gillian Kyle ( East Renfrewshire) 3&2

Final Championship
Lesley Lloyd bt Donna Jackson 2&1

Stewart Cup (HandicapSemi Final 
Sheila Sneddon (Prestwick St Nicholas) lost to Sandra MacDougall (Kilmacolm) one hole
Janet Buchanan (Dalmally GC) lost to Fiona Armour (Renfrew) 2&1

Final
Fiona Armour bt Sandra MacDougall 4&2

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEST VETS WEBSITE FOR SOME PHOTOS AND THE FULL REPORT




PICKELBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND IN GLASGOW


I know this has nothing to do with golf but --- WHY NOT GO ALONG TO THE PICKELBALL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND 


Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the world.  It is a central net, rebound game played with a ball and paddle (like a hard racket) and was invented in the USA over 50 years ago by a family who named it after their dog Pickles!

Pickleball is played on a court very similar to badminton and uses elements of racket skills from tennis, squash, badminton and table tennis.  However this game is unique - for one reason, no other sport has a 'kitchen' in the middle of the court!  The rules and scoring system also mean that pickleball is much more accessible by the young and not-so-young, making this a fantastic family activity for everyone to enjoy.​


Now in Scotland we have many golfers who have taken up this sport and this holiday week end and yo fancy seeing the game and perhaps many of your fellow golfers why not go along to the National Badminton Academy in Glasgow which has free parking, 10 fantastic courts and competition-standard lighting. 
 There is a cafe next door at Scotstoun Leisure Centre, and the campus is also home to Glasgow Warriors professional rugby club

CLICK HERE FOR AL THE INFORMATION


There are many golfers that you will know that are playing in the event :
To name just a few  
D&A'S:  Anna Telfer , Sheena MacDonald, Katy MacAuley, Lois Connell (Milngavie) - see Sheena driving a visitors car

Renfrewshire's:  Morag Key (Ralston), Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm),  Jinty Rodger (Williamwood) Liz Hale (Caldwell)

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE ENTRANTS

WANT TO WATCH IT LIVE HERE -- IT DOES BECOME LIVE TOMORROW 



Tuesday, 21 May 2019

WEST VETS CHAMPIONSHIP DAY 1 RESULTS at RENFREW GOLF CLUB

Renfrew Golf Club - Photo courtesy of Fiona Armour
Championship  1st Round Results

Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) bt May Hughes (Lanark) 6&5
Liz Keohone (London Gowflost to Janice Paterson  (Drumpellier)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)  bt Jean Sloan  (Troon Ladies) 7&5
Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) bt Marion Mason (Milngavie)
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) bt Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 5&4
Carol Whyte (Milngavie) bt Beth Paterson (Eastwood)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) v Brenda Conway (Renfrew)
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) bt Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 4&3

Quarter Finals:
Lesley Lloyd bt Janice Paterson 2&1
Liz Stewart bt Roz Purdom 
Donna Jackson bt Carol Whyte 2&1
Gillian Kyle bt Lorraine Campbell 7&6

Thursday Semi Finals Matches:
Lesley Lloyd v Liz Stewart
Donna Jackson v Gillian Kyle

Stewart Trophy 1st round 
Anita McMillan (Erskine) lost Sheila Sneddon (Prestwick St Nicholas) 7&6
Barbara Cunningham (Hilton Park) lost to Sandra MacDougall(Kilmalcolm) 3&2
Janet Buchanan (Dalmally) bt Evy McGregor (Ranfurly Castle) 5&4
Cathy Morton (Eastwood) lost to Fiona Armour (Renfrew) 3&2

Thursday Semi Final Matches
Sheila Sneddon v Sandra MacDougall
Janet Buchanan v Fiona Armour

THE MACKIE BOWL AT GULLANE GOLF CLUB -- ENTRY FORM

The Mackie Bowl returns to the calendar this year after a one year absence on Sunday 28thJuly at Gullane Golf Club. 

Entries are open however are very low so far. Entries close on the 15thJuly however to help Gullane Ladies with plans for the event it would be helpful if they had a better idea of the number of likely entries.

The event counts for the Scottish Golf Women and Girls Order of Merits and involves 36 holes on the Gullane Number 1 course. 

 Entries can be made online via the Scottish Golf website at the following link  CLICK HERE

Monday, 20 May 2019

TARA MACTAGGART WINS THE MUNROSS TROPHY

Tara Mactaggart



Tara Mactaggart (Minto) won the Munross Trophy 36-hole women's tournament at Montrose Links with a better second-round score of 68 after she and Jess Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) had both totalled five-under-par 141 

Tara, pictured below, has a handicap of +1 while Jess is a +4 player.  
Thirteen-year-old Freya Russell from Royal Troon won the leading handicap prize with a net total of 140 (70-70) playing off a handicap of 8.   
LEADING SCRATCH 
par 73. CSS 72 73
141 Tara Mactaggart (Minto) 73 68, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies)  70  71 (Mactaggart won with better second round)
143 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 75 68, Rachel Foster (Prestwick) 72 71
144 Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie) 73 71 
146 Ellie Docherty (Moray) 69 77, Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) 76 70, Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 70 76,  Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart) 71 75 
147 Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 73 74

Freya Russell -
Thirteen-year-old Freya Russell from Royal Troon won the leading handicap prize with an aggregate handicap score of 140 (70 70),  playing off a handicap of 8.   
Scratch prizes
1st Tara Mactaggart (Minto) 
2nd Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 
3rd Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 
4th Rachel Foster (Prestwick)
Handicap prizes
1st Freya Russell (Royal Troon) 
2nd Jackie Brown (Monfieith) 
3rd Ellie Docherty (Moray) 
4th Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie)

Sunday, 19 May 2019

KELSEY MACDONALD FINISHES IN 6th PLACE IN SOTOGRANDE

Kelsey MacDonald -- Photo courtesy of the European Ladies Tour

Céline Herbin from France won her second Ladies European Tour title with a one-shot victory at the inaugural La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational hosted by Annika Sörenstam. 
The 36-year-old was six-under for the tournament with a final round of 69, with Esther Henseleit a shot behind and Charlotte Thompson, Camille Chevalier and third-round leader Caroline Hedwall on two-under.
Kelsey MacDonald produced the best round of the day, a 67, to share sixth with Daniela Holmqvist and Spanish pair Carmen Alonso and Maria Parra.
Scots Carly Booth finished in 13th place, Kylie Henry in 21st place and Michele Thomson in 52nd place

LEADERBOARD
1 Celine Herbin FRA 70 70 73 69 282 -6 
2 Esther Henseleit GER 67 72 74 70 283 -5
3 Charlotte Thompson ENG 66 73 78 69 286 -2 
3 Camille Chevalier FRA 70 70 74 72 286 -2 
3 Caroline Hedwall SWE 72 70 70 74 286 -2 
Kelsey Macdonald SCO 72 76 72 67 287 -1

 
SCOTS
13 Carly Booth SCO 71 77 71 72 291 +3 
21 Kylie Henry SCO 71 77 70 74 292 +4

52 Michele Thomson SCO 77 74 81 70 302 +14 
To read the full report go to  the European Ladies Tour Website

MEGAN BRIGGS WINS THE WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 6TH TIME

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) successfully defended the West Championship with a score of 72 at Sandyhills Golf Club today.
Megan Briggs
Results:
1st Scratch (Champion) Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 72
2nd Scratch Fiona Norris (Hamilton)  75
3rd Scratch Julie Wilson (Williamwood) 77 BIH

Handicap Winner Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell Golf Club) 65

Senior Team Winners :
Renfrewshire Team: Megan Briggs ( Kilmacolm ) 72, Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) 79, Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) 78

Junior Team Winners 
Renfrewshire Junior Team : (best 2 handicap) Orla Rooney (Cowglen) 78, Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell) 65, Aaliyah Sandu (Haggs Castle) 70
Fiona Norris, Megan Briggs and Julie Wilson
Winning Renfrewshire Team - Donna, Alyson and Megan


Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell)  -- Winning Junior 




Aaliyah Sandu - Haggs Castle

Orla Rooney - Cowglen 


Many thanks go to Jean MacIntyre for the results and photographs from the Lanarkshire Website  -- Also some photos of all the competitors 
CLICK HERE - photos courtesy of Jean MacIntyre

Competition Result West Of Scotland Championship (19/05/2019) 
(CSS: 72 PAR: 74) -- Strokeplay Sandyhills (Red Tee) 

LEADING SCRATCH SCORES :


Megan Briggs
72
Fiona Norris
75
Julie Wilson
77
Eva O'Connor
77
Susan McGrenaghan
77
Liz Stewart
78
Alyson McGinnigle
78
Donna Jackson
79
Katie Graham
79
Alyson Hendry
80
Luisa Gibson (jnr)
81
Carol Whyte
81
Janice Paterson 
81

LEADING HANDICAP SCORES:

1 Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell) 85 (20) 65 
2 Aaliyah Sandhu (Haggs Castle) 84 (14) 70 
3 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)  72 (1) 71 
4 Leah Bryce (Sandyhills) 82 (10) 72 
5 Eva O'Connor  (Bothwell Castle) 77 (5) 72 
6 Julie Wilson  (Williamwood) 77 (4) 73 
7 Susan McGrenaghan (Hayston) 77 (4) 73 
8 Fiona Norris (Hamilton) 75 (2) 73 



NEW WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM SEMINARS


The World Handicap System (WHS) is set to launch in 2020 and will replace the six different systems currently in use by over 15 million golfers around the world.
It will bring these together into a single set of Rules for Handicapping, enabling golfers of different abilities to play and compete on a fair and equal basis, no matter where they play.

The R&A and The United States Golf Association (USGA) have developed the World Handicap System to include
  • Course rating and slope rating
  • Maximum Handicap of 54
  • Abnormal course and weather conditions adjustment
  • Competitive and recreational scores can count for handicap
  • Handicaps calculated from an average of a player’s most recent scores
To help golf clubs prepare for the launch of WHS in 2020, Scottish Golf will be hosting an initial phase of 12 seminars around the country aimed at educating clubs to ease transition to the new system.
Seminars will take place between the 5th August and 29th August 2019
These evening Seminars will take place between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, with two delegates per club with responsibility for handicapping invited to attend.
To get all the various seminar dates go to the Scottish Golf Website

WEST KILBRIDE OPEN DAY

West Kilbride has a Ladies Open Day Stableford on Thursday 4th July -- Closing Date -- 31st May

 CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

For other various Open Days at West Kilbride -- CLICK HERE

KAREN MARSHALL AND LINDA DYBALL ARE REPRESENTING SCOTLAND IN THE HOLE IN ONE CLUB AT SAWGRASS

Karen and Linda at Sawgrass

Karen Marshall (Baberton)  and Linda Dyball (Dunfermline) are representing Scotland  in the Hole In One Club Grand Finals at TPC Sawgrass home of the Players Championship.

You to could this be you standing with your boarding pass in 2019? Have you signed up to our free HIO 12 month trial to win yourself a place on this years flight. www.hio-club.com 

First day of the HIO-CLUB GRAND FINAL at TPC Sawgrass, fantastic day with the storyteller tour and then our first round over the Dye Valley Course. 
Listen to Karen  explain why you are only ever one shot away from Sawgrass

MYGOLRRANKING -- LUCY RENTON OF THORNTON IS NO 1 IN WEEK 19 / 2019

 mygolfranking.net SCOTLAND LADIES GOLFER of WEEK 19/19 is LUCY RENTON of Thornton Ladies who moves up to NUMBER ONE on Scotland Ladies MGRanking.
Scotland

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Saturday, 18 May 2019

REGIONAL MEDAL FINALISTS FROM THE NORTH

The North Regional Medal Finals took place yesterday at Kirriemuir Golf Club. 

Fiona Seedhouse (Courtesy of Scottish Golf)

The  following Silver players have qualified for the Grand Final at the Eden Course, St Andrews on Sunday 16th June:

1) Fiona Seedhouse (Aberdeen Ladies)
2) Dawn Dargie (Grange)
3) Linda Craik (Portlethan)
4) Lorna Edwards (Oldmeldrum)
​5) Victoria Buchan (Inverallochy))
6) Rachel Mathieson (Hazelhead)

Anne MacIntosh (Courtesy of Scottish Golf)
The following Bronze players have qualified for the Grand Final at the Eden Course, St Andrews on Sunday 16th June:

1) Anne MacIntosh (Edzell)
2) Hazel Ewen (Duff House Royal)
3) Audrey Smith (Blair Atholl)
4) Hillary Wallace (Panmure)
5) Helen Cran (Oldmeldrum)
​6) Susan Ledger (Alyth)

Friday, 17 May 2019

STILL TIME TO ENTER THE WOMENS AND GIRLS SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Women's Scottish Open Championship this year is at Kilmarnock Barassie from the 28th June to the 30th June 2019

The closing date is the 27th May -- CLICK HERE TO ENTER

The Scottish Girls Open Championship is at Blairgowrie is on the 19th - 21st July 2019 

The Closing date is the 17th June 2019 -- CLICK HERE TO ENTER

MIDLOTHIAN COUNTY WIN AGAINST SCOTTISH VETS TEAM IN FRIENDLY MATCH

Midlothian and Scottish Vets
This is SVLGA Captain Ellie Whyte’s report of our recent match v Midlothian County Ladies at Bruntsfield Links with apologies on the delay in posting this: 

Ten ladies represented SVLGA to enjoy a friendly competitive match against Midlothian County Ladies

The venue was rather special, the Bruntsfield Links Golf Club which is the 4th oldest golf club In the world. The course has recently been remodelled and is now admitting lady members so we were all excited to be amongst the first ladies to have a competition on this historic course. 

Unfortunately there were a few last minute call offs from both teams so we ended up lending Midlothian back a couple of their players.

However this meant that others enjoyed the opportunity of taking part in the match. Well done to the ladies sporting the purple and representing SVLGA for the first time. Roz Purdom, Sue Penman, Sal Shepherd, Louise Graham and wait for it, Ellie Whyte! They were partnered by stalwarts, Frances Millar, Carol Whyte, Sheena Wood, Liz Stewart and Lesley Lloyd.

Congratulations to Midlothian County ladies who won the match 3-2, we look forward to playing again next year.

Thanks must go to Bruntsfield Links Golf Club for their wonderful hospitality and to Louise Fraser, Captain of MLCGA for organising such an enjoyable match.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

GETTING TO KNOW HANNAH MCCOOK

Hannah McCook -- Photo courtesy of the LET Access Website

Hannah McCook from Scotland is in her rookie year as a professional golfer on the LET Access Series. We get to know Hannah with a few quick questions.. CLICK HERE

Currently the Nechatel Ladies Championship is being played in Switzerland from the 15th - 17th May 2019 --- CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING in which Hannah and Gabrielle MacDonald are both playing in.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

LESLEY LLOYD WINS THE WEST VETS SUMMER MEETING AT POLLOK GOLF CLUB

Top :Donna Jackson and Lesley Lloyd
Bottom : Gillian Kyle and Liz Stewart
Photos courtesy of Karen Ballantyne

103 West Vets took part in the Summer Meeting and Championship Qualifier at Pollok Golf Club today. 

Scottish Vet team players who recently were victorious in the Mary McKenna Trophy last month were the top players today with Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) taking the top spot - closely followed by Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies), Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) and reserve Liz Stewart (Greenburn)_ taking the next 3 slots.

SSS72, CSS75 

LEADING QUALIFIERS
1st: Lloyd, Lesley (Hayston) 74 
2nd: Donna Jackson  (Troon Ladies) 75 
3rd: Gillian Kyle  (East Renfrewshire) 76 
4th: Liz Stewart  (Greenburn) 79 

Go to the West Vets Website for the full details

The Summer Meeting is also the qualifier for the West Vets Championship and Stewart Trophy (handicap), which take place next week on Tuesday 21st May and Thursday 23rd May at Renfrew Golf Club.


CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW 

Lesley Lloyd (Haystonv May Hughes (Lanark)
Liz Keohone (London Gowfv Janice Paterson  (Drumpelier)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)  v Jean Sloan  (Troon Ladies)
Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) v Marion Mason (Milngavie)
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) v Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm)
Carol Whyte (Milngavie) v Beth Paterson (Eastwood)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) v Brenda Conway (Renfrew)
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) v Anna Telfer (Milngavie)


STEWART CUP HANDICAP DRAW

Anita McMillan (Erskine) v Sheila Sneddon(Prestwick St Nicholas)
Barbara Cunningham (Hilton) v Sandra Macdougall (Kilmacolm)
Janet Buchanan (Dalmally) v Evy MacGregor (Ranfurly Castle)
Cathy Morton (Eastwood) v Fiona Armour ( Renfrew) 

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

LOUDOUN GOWF LADIES SENIOR OPEN



CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM

DRAW FOR THE WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP AT SANDYHILLS

The draw for the West Championship at Sandyhills Golf Club on Sunday 19th May is shown below. 
Please arrive early in case of changes to times.
Should you be unable to play please contact Jean McIntyre on 07706421244.

Time
Name
Hcp
Club
County
1.00
Megan Briggs
Fiona Norris
1
2
Kilmacolm
Hamilton
Renfrewshire
Lanarkshire
1.07
Susan McGrenaghan
Donna Jackson
4
3
Hayston
Troon Ladies
Lanarkshire
Renfrewshire
1.15
Alyson McGinnigle
Julie Wilson
Eva O’Connor
4
4
5

Cowglen
Williamwood
Bothwell Castle
Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire
Lanarkshire
1.22
Liz Stewart
Carol Whyte
Claire McLaughlin
4
5
5
Glenburn
Milngavie
West Kilbride
Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire
Ayrshire
1.30
Emma Kennedy
Luisa Gibson
Alyson Hendry
5
5
6
Paisley
Irvine
Hamilton
Renfrewshire
Ayrshire
Lanarkshire
1.37
Janice Paterson
Shirley Back
Arlene Sinclair
6
7
7
Drumpellier
Douglas Park
Irvine
Lanarkshire
Renfrewshire
Ayrshire
1.45
Taylor White
Gill McLeod
Sophie Murphy
7
8
11
Cathkin Braes
Williamwood
Clydebank & District
Lanarkshire
Renfrewshire
D&A
1.52
Leah Bryce
Orla Rooney
Victoria Maslanka
10
14
15
Sandyhills
Cowglen
Kirkhill
Lanarkshire
Renfrewshire
Lanarkshire
2.00
Jodie Graham
Angela Hughes
Abigail McCafferty
15
20
19
Hamilton
Irvine
Airdrie
Lanarkshire
Ayrshire
Lanarkshire
2.07
Lesley Neill
Katie Graham
Jennifer Lynagh
16
5
20
Hamilton
Hamilton
Caldwell
Lanarkshire
Lanarkshire
Renfrewshire