Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Monday, 18 March 2019
|Ayrshire Vice Captain Joanne Sharp, trophy Winner Katy Hill and Junior Girls|
Ten girls braved the elements at Troon Fullarton yesterday morning to contest the Ayrshire Junior Spring Salver.
Four pre-handicappers played 7 holes and in the 18 hole competition for the salver there were some great scores with the winner, on the better inward half, being Katy Hill (Turnberry) playing off a handicap of 10 with a nett 61
First silver was Freya Russell (Royal Troon) nett 62
First bronze was Louise Milligan (Irvine GC) nett 61
Second bronze was Katie Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie) nett 69
To read more and see more photographs go to the Ayrshire County Website
The West of Scotland Girls had a fun day yesterday at the new Fairways Indoor Golf Arena.
Allison Bell gave thanks to Bobby Rushford for the coaching session.
Well done to the eighteen present and future West Girls. Great start to the 2019 season!!
Please Note -- The West Girls website has a new address -http://www.wsgga.btck.co.uk (The link is also on the LHS side of this website or in the website links on a mobile phone)
Sunday, 17 March 2019
|Audrey Thomson, Liz Keohone, Marion Hamilton and Liz Fitzpatrick|
The Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association winter foursomes final was played at a breezy West Kilbride today
The final was between Audrey Thomson and Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) and Marion Hamilton and Liz Fitzpatrick (Kilmarnock Barassie)
It was a very close game all the way with the 12th being the turning point in the game and into the wind all the way home.
Liz and Minnie capitalised on their shots and sealed the win on the 16th 3&2
Well done to all for reaching the final
|Audrey, Liz , Marion and Liz on the 1st tee at West Kilbride|
Thanks go to ALCGA Captain Liz Wilson for the report and photographs.
Saturday, 16 March 2019
By Martin Dempster ((The Scotsman)
Plucky last-day performances earned top-five finishes for Scottish pair Michele Thomson and Carly Booth in the Investec South African Women’s Open in Cape Town.
As Indian rookie Diksha Dagar pipped home player Lee-Anne Pace for the title at Westlake Golf Club, Thomson finished joint-third, with Booth a shot behind in a share of fifth position.
It was Thomson’s best effort on the Ladies European Tour since the 31-year-old Aberdonian finished second in the Hero Women’s Indian Open in 2017.
She opened the final round with seven straight pars before producing a burst of four birdies in six holes around the turn to close within two of overnight leader Pace.
Thomson then parred the last five holes as she signed off with a bogey-free effort, finishing two shots behind Dagar who overtook Pace thanks to a closing 69.
Booth, who started the day alongside Thomson on one-over, matched Dagar’s effort, covering the last six holes in three-under to maintain her recent good run of form.
The 26-year-old, a two-time LET winner, finished fourth in the Canberra Classic a fortnight ago then claimed a share of 12th along with Thomson in last week’s New South Wales Open.A closing 70 earned Kelsey Macdonald a top-20 finish as she tied for 18th on four-over, three shots ahead of Kylie Henry, who ended up on three-over following the same final-day score.
Friday, 15 March 2019
💴 : £60 entry fee
The nine-time Ladies European Tour winner mixed five birdies with a solitary bogey for a four-under-par 68 and she will start the final round in familiar territory, having previously lifted the SA Open title in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Michele Thomson and Carly Booth are 5 shots off the leader with both being on 1 over par 145
-4 Leo-Anne Pace (SA) 140 (72, 68) - 1st
-2 Diksha Dagar (India) 142 (76, 66) - 2nd
Thursday, 14 March 2019
|Junior Captains Megan Ashley and Amy Mitchell|
We have also recently started running Family Competitions within our Junior Section so that parents and grandparents can join in and these are gaining in popularity so if you want to grow golf make it inclusive. Strathmore and P&K are leaders not followers.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
|Scottish Golf's Brendan McGregor, Pro Dream Lorne Kelly |
and Andrew McKinlay (Scottish Golf CEO)
outside Douglas Park Golf Club
Sunday, 10 March 2019
|Alyson McGinnigle (Vice Captain) Moira Kerr (Captain) , |
Katrina Douglas and Sue Fordyce
Captain Moir Kerr welcomed Katrina to the workshop and reminded us of the fact that Katrina won the British Ladies Amateur in 1982 and played in the 1982 Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team.
She then played professionally on the Ladies European Tour, where she won eight times and was a member of the 1992 European Solheim Cup team.
Katrina introduced herself and told us that that when her father who was a very good footballer, stopped playing football he started playing golf.
During her school holidays he lured her younger sister and her to the Normandy driving range in Renfrew and at the range his friend, an international golfer himself (Cowglen's own Gordon Cosh) invited the girls hit some shots and gave them both their first lesson.
‘It’s a shame Kitrina didn’t play when she was younger,’ he said to my father, ‘I think she could have been quite good.’ -- She was 17 at this time !
That comment set her father’s cogs turning and a few days later he put the following proposition to her:
‘Would you like to leave school and play golf for a year? If you don’t like it you can return and complete your A-levels.
If you like it, but aren’t very good, you can continue with your A-levels. But if you like it, and become good, no one can stop you, you are your own boss and you can always complete your studies later in life.’ -- READ MORE
Katrina did leave school and she had a wonderful golfing career - reaching the top.
Once her competitive career was over, Katrina became a BBC Sport Online golf columnist and in 2004 she was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Achievement psychology of international women golfers at the University of Bristol.
Kitrina is presently a Women and Golf magazine columnist
The workshop was then held with great interaction with all who were present -- a break for lunch was provided by Cowglen GC which was excellent
We had discussions of all aspects of visualisation, feel, concentration, and attention to detail with the aim to make us feel more confident, focused and to be better prepared for the season ahead.
We even had to draw elephants at one point which was really difficult for many !!
|Carol and Alyson drawing Elephants, Noting down our various thoughts|
and bottom right your webmaster trying to explain her pre shot routine
It was a great Workshop which everyone enjoyed.
Finally thanks were given to Sue, Moira, Alyson and all at Cowglen and of course to Katrina.
Looking to run a workshop at your club -- Contact Katrina by email - CLICK HERE
|Michele congratulates Megan MacLaren|
England’s Meghan MacLaren has won the Women’s New South Wales Open presented by Worrells for the second successive year after an impressive final round of two-under-par 69 for a three-stroke victory at Queanbeyan Golf Club.
MacLaren was the only player in the field to shoot four rounds under par and finished on a total of 12-under-par, three ahead of New Zealand’s Munchin Keh and Swede Lynn Carlsson.
Saturday, 9 March 2019
|A relaxed Elaine Moffat - Photo Courtesy of Ellie Whyte|
Frances Millar had an excellent last round of 77 to climb up the leaderboard to 23rd place out of 90 competitors
2nd. Maria De Orueta 229 (76, 79, 74)
3rd. Xonia Wunsch Ruiz 230 (76, 76, 78)
Sue Penman, Donna Jackson, Lesley Johnson,
|Hannah Darling and Catriona Matthew|
Friday, 8 March 2019
|Sheila Shaw, Jan Macnab, Captain June Lockhart|
and Winter Foursomes Champions Marion Munro and Anne Judge
1st -Macarena Campomanes 147
2nd =. -Xonia Wunsch Ruiz 152
2nd = Maria Dolagaray Castillo 152
10th - Elaine Moffat 161 (78, 83 )
20th Maureen Richmond 165 (88,77), Sheena Wood 165 (82,83)
37th Frances Millar 170 (82,88)
50th = Gillian Kyle 172 (83,89)
57th = Liz Stewart 174 (85,89)
Sue Penman, Donna Jackson, Lesley Johnson,
Thursday, 7 March 2019
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
|RLCGA and West Vets - Donna Jackson, Gillian Kyle and Liz Stewart|
The Spanish Women's Doubles 2019 International Championship title stays on Spanish soil thanks to the good work of Madrid's María de Orueta and Xonia Wünsch, the best in the second day of the tournament held at the Real La Manga Club (Cartagena, Murcia).
This Thursday begins the individual competition with the participation of 90 players.
It should be noted that at the end of this tournament Doubles will start the individual competition, in which 90 players, many of them also arriving from different parts of Europe, will seek a title to be awarded next Saturday. Also in this case La Manga Club is the scenario.
1.- María De Orueta / Xonia Wünsch 149 (71 + 78)
2.- María Castillo / Beatriz de Arenas 153 (74 + 79)
3.- Lin Culver / Giggi Higgins 154 (71 + 83) <
16. - Gillian Kyle & Elaine Moffat 161 (76 + 85)
19. - Ellie Whyte and Sheena Wood, 164 (76 +88)
20=. Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart 165 (78 + 87)
34. - Louise Graham and Frances Millar 174 (83 + 91)
35=. Lesley Johnson and Susan Penman 176 (80+ 96)
38. - Dulcie Brown and Anne Brownie 179 (87 + 92)
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
The leading score after Round 1 was by the Swedish pairing of Lotta Redin and Kristin Soderstrom with a 3 under par 70
76 Gillian Kyle and Elaine Moffat, Ellie Whyte and Sheena Wood,
78 Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart
80 Lesley Johnson and Susan Penman
83 Louise Graham and Frances Millar
87 Dulcie Brown and Anne Brownie
CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS
|Older Member, Roxy Brown and Jean Macintyre|
From the LLCGA Website
Lanarkshire County Golf Association held a very successful and enjoyable fundraising coffee morning at Hamilton Golf Club on Saturday Morning, raising over £1200
To see some photos of your day Click Here (Courtesy Of Jean Macintyre)
Monday, 4 March 2019
Sunday, 3 March 2019
- Do you wonder why you make silly mistakes on the golf course?
- Perhaps you’ve never been able to stay calm teeing off in front of the clubhouse or when you get called through a group?
- Maybe you are one of those golfers whose score plummets if your playing partner says something like “Oh, you played really well on the front nine”
- Has your handicap stuck?
- Do you have a ‘bogey’ hole or hazard that catches you out every time you’re playing well?
- Do you have goals and ambitions for your golf that seem to get thwarted each year?
- Would you like to change?
- Then why not come along to Cowglen Golf Club on Sunday 10th March 2019 - 10am - 2:30pm
|Mae Noble and Aileen Wilson|
1967 Evening Time Scottish Ladies Foursomes Winners
Mae played for the RLCGA County Team from 1966 - 1988 and played for Scotland 7 times in the Scottish Vets team.
She was Haggs Castle Golf Club Ladies Champion 8 times and Erskine champion 13 times. She won the County Rosebowl in 1980 and 1982 and lost in the semi finals of the West of Scotland Championship in 1969 to Sandra Needham.
|Some photos over the years - Click to enlarge|
Her great County "partner in crime" was the late Jean Brown of Erskine and both were seen on many occasions, before and after county medals and matches, playing the fruit machines and having much laughter and fun.
The highlight of Mae's golfing career was winning the Evening Times Scottish Ladies' Foursomes in 1967 with Aileen Wilson (Haggs Castle) and having a couple of Holes in One in later years.
Mae then moved to Elie with her husband Harry (died in 2011) and she played her golf at Elie Golf Club until she was 86 when her balance became very poor.
She was very sad about this as golf was her life and she said then " The spirit is willing but the body is just not able'
In July 2018 Mae suffered a slight stroke and this further knocked her confidence and in October her daughter Lynda Smith (Douglas Park) and son Guy moved her back to Glasgow to a home nearby Lynda in Bearsden.
She would have been 91 on the 14th March 2019.
We send Lynda and Guy and all the family our sincere condolences.
The funeral is at Dalnotter Crematorium on Friday 15th March at 11:30am -- Glasgow Herald Announcement
**Mahe Candice (France) won the final at the 3rd extra hole --- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS
Saturday, 2 March 2019
|In the Swing - Ladies Golf Chiefs, Left to Right Ann Wallace, Joanne Sharp, |
Sandra Johnson, Liz Wilson (Captain) and Gaynor Russell
From the Ayrshire Post Newspaper
The Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association is marking its 110th Anniversary by launching a drive for its members.
Your webmaster wishes all the County Associations in the West Of Scotland and around Scotland that are now 110 years old a good and enjoyable season - Remember 10 years ago the fun that Ayrshire, D&A, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire had at Troon Portland in the Ayrshire County Centenary Match --. CLICK HERE TO REVEAL ALL