Tuesday, 30 April 2019

LANARKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Round Matchplay 

Susan Wood beat Aileen Woodland 
Justine Fulton best Ruth Hunter 
Alyson Hendry beat Lesley Neill 
Susan Woodhouse beat Kay Cherrie 
Lynn Williamson beat May Hughes 
Angela Devine beat Elaine Morris 
Fiona Norris beat Mari Scott 

Afternoon Quarter Finals 

Susan Wood beat Justine Fulton 6/4 
Susan Woodhouse beat Alyson Hendry 1up 
Katie Graham beat Lynn Williamson 7/6 
Fiona Norris beat Angela Devine 3/2  

Tomorrow's  Semi Finals 
9.30 : Susan Wood v Susan Woodhouse 
9.40 : Katie Graham v Fiona Norris 

RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY FOURSOMES QUALIFIERS

Overall winners Gill Unick and Lorraine Morris
43 couples played yesterday at Cathcart Castle Golf Club in the Renfrewshire Ladies County Foursomes qualifier.


Scratch award Carol McNally and Alyson McGinnigle
From the RLCGA Competition Page and the News Page

Carol McNally (Williamwood) and Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)  had the best scratch of the day with a 78  and Lorraine Morris and Gill Unick(Williamwood) the top Handicap prize with a net 72.

Leading Scores (Scratch)

1: A. McGinnigle (Cowglen) and C. McNally (Williamwood) 78 
2: D. Jackson (Troon Ladies)  L. Stewart (Greenburn) 80 
3: J. Wilson and G. McLeod (Williamwood) 84 bih
4: L. Morris and G. Unick (Williamwood) 84 

Leading Scores (Handicap)  

1: L. Morris and G. Unick (Williamwood) 72 
2: A. McGinnigle (Cowglen) and C. McNally (Williamwood) 72.5 
3: S. Reid (Kilmacolm) and B. Lyle (Whitecraigs) 73.5 
4: E. Hale and L.Anderson (Caldwell) 74 
5: S. Back (Douglas Park) and M. Bryce (Gleddoch) 74.5 
6: V. Crawford and L. Ellery (East Renfrewshire) 75.5
7: A. Barclay and C. Spy (East Renfrewshire) 76 
8: A. Judge and S. Smyth (Ranfurly Castle) 76.5 

CLICK HERE for all the Inter County final qualifiers for the 6th June at Cardross Golf Club and also the Commonwealth Spoon Finalist for the 2nd September at Pollok Golf Club

From some photos for the day --- CLICK HERE

Monday, 29 April 2019

SKELMORLIE OPEN DAY TRI AM ENTRY FORM

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Skelmorlie Open Day Tri am is on Sunday 8th September 

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR ENTRY FORM 

LANARKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP - SUSAN WOOD LEADS THE QUALIFIERS


The Lanarkshire County Championship Qualifying round today started in at Cathkin Braes in cold foggy conditions but after the sun broke through  it was a lovely day for golf.

To view photographs of the competitors please click on the link below.


Susan Wood - leading Qualifier
Leading Qualifier- Susan Wood
Championship Qualifiers
Susan Wood 72
Fiona Norris75
Katie Graham76
Susan Woodhouse78
Alyson Hendry82
May Hughes82
Angela Devine85
Ruth Hunter86
Justine Fulton87
Elaine Morris88
Lynn Williamson90
Lesley Neill91
Kay Cherrie92
Susan Halley96
Mari Scott100
Aileen Woodland106


1st Round Draw - starts at 9:30 tomorrow 30th April 2019

09.30 1 Susan Wood v Aileen Woodland 16 
09.37 9 Justine Fulton v Ruth Hunter 8 
09.45 5 Alyson Hendry v Lesley Neill 12
09.52 13 Kay Cherrie v Susan Woodhouse 4 
10.00 3 Katie Graham v Susan Halley 14 
10.07 11 Lynn Williamson v May Hughes 6 
10.15 7 Angela Devine v Elaine Morris 10 
10.22 15 Mari Scott v Fiona Norris 2

Thanks go to Jean Macintyre for the report and photographs

East Renfrewshire Juniors v West Girls Match



Luisa Gibson, Abigail Mccafferty, Katie Graham, Katy Hill, Jodie Graham,
Leah Bryce, Orla Rooney, Freya Russell

The West Girls suffered a defeat yesterday (Sunday 28th April) in their annual match against East Renfrewshire Juniors .  — East Renfrewshire Won 3-1.

Although not the result the girls wanted, it was a great day for golf and a big thanks to East Renfrewshire GC for their hospitality and continuing with this great match - we will be back !

Thanks go to Allison Bell  for the reporting photograph 

Sunday, 28 April 2019

RLCGA COUNTY MEMBERS PRACTICE MATCH AND DENISE PLAYS WELL


Denise (Shocked - the night before) Alyson McGinnigle, Jen Mack, 
Julie Wilson, Gill McLeod
Roma Erskine, Lindsay math, Donna Jackson, Denise Cowan,
Liz Stewart, Jennifer RankineShirley Back and Marilyn Muir

6 RLCGA County Squad players and 6 County Members took part in a Practice Match at Gleddoch GC on Sunday.  On a perfect day for golf, Gleddoch showed up well, with the condition of the course and the views.

Following advice from Karyn Burns, a format was devised to advantage the Members and to challenge the Squad.  
It proved to be so successful that the Members won (!)  but we’re sure all players found it a worthwhile experience.  

Samantha (daughter), Scott (son) and Mum Denise

However special mention has to be made of Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)  who played well even after the previous night’s Surprise BIG Birthday Party !!  -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY DENISE

She also brought along some of the Birthday Cake ! -- made by Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 

Thanks go to Gleddoch for courtesy of the course and to Karl Salmoni for his organisation.

Report by June Lockhart (RLCGA Captain)

CARMEN GRIFFITHS IS RUNNER UP IN THE UNDER 16’s GIRLS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP



Carmen Griffiths (Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf)
A bogey-free round of 70 (6 under par) for Carmen Griffiths sees the Aboyne Golf Club youngster finish this year’s The R&A U16 Girls’ Amateur Championship at Fulford in second place on - 3 under par 222

Grace Crawford (Gullane) finished in a very creditable 14th place and 3rd in the Under 14 age group on 2 over par 228

From the R&A website
Italy’s Francesca Fiorellini secured a notable double on English soil after securing a wire-to-wire victory in the R&A Girls U16 Amateur Championship at Fulford. 

Eight months after winning the English U14 Girls Open Championship, Fiorellini eased to another title after a comfortable three-shot victory over an international field in York. The 13-year-old, who plays out of the Olgiata Club in Rome, was a model of consistency in the final round as she closed with a three-under-par 72 to lift The Angela Uzielli Trophy on a winning total of six-under-par 219. 

After Hannah Darling won last year’s inaugural event at the venue, Carmen Griffiths made a strong final day move in pursuit of more Scottish success, posting a superb bogey-free round of 70 to secure the runner-up spot on a three-under-par total of 222

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT.
FINAL SCORES

SUCCESSFUL WE LOVE GOLF NIGHT AT BELLEISLE GOLF CLUB


Great Turn Out at Belleisle GC
PGA Pro Richard Gordon helps with evening

Ayr Belleisle Ladies Golf club held a free come & try golf session on Thursday night. We had a fantastic turn out with over 35 women & girls attending. 

We are working with South Ayrshire Council & Scottish Golf to help get more women & girls into the game. 

Local businesses donated refreshments & everyone left with a goody bag full of information & some golfing bits & bobs. We introduced the basics and got everyone swinging a club and hitting balls. 

We plan to hold a follow up event on Friday 10th May at 6pm where we hope to introduce our new ladies to the 6 hole short course. 
For further information please contact debbiewatt2000@yahoo.com

Thanks go to Debbie Watt for the news and photographs

Saturday, 27 April 2019

CARMEN AND GRACE IN TOP 10 AFTER ROUND 2 OF U16 GIRLS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

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England’s Maggie Whitehead produced the best round of her young life to move into contention at the Girls U16 Amateur Championship at Fulford, with overnight leader Francesca Fiorellini still ahead.

Whitehead, aged only 12-years-old, came into the championship to simply further her experiences, but surged through the field into second place after a superb two-under-par 73 on day two.

The chasing pack includes Scotland’s Grace Crawford (Gullane) --  on one-over-par, another 12-year-old thriving this week. The Gullane player holed a 25 feet putt on the 18th for par and said, “I played well and I was playing with two of my friends in Maggie and Libby (Bell), which was really nice. I’ve moved up the leaderboard further than I thought, so it’s all to play for tomorrow.” -- Watch Video below to see Grace

Scotland’s Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) is one shot behind. 

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE SCORES

To read the full report go to the  R&A WEBSITE

WEST VETS SUMMER MEETING DRAW

Pollok GC
The Draw for the  Summer Meeting on Wednesday 15th May over Pollok Golf Course has been done in which there are 122 entrants.

Go to the West Vets Website for all the details  

CLICK HERE TO SEE DRAW

Friday, 26 April 2019

CARMEN GRIFFITHS AND GRACE CRAWFORD ARE REPRESENTING SCOTLAND AT FULFORD

A trio of Italian players impressed on the opening day of the R&A Girls U16 Amateur Championship, with Francesca Fiorellini securing the slender early lead at Fulford.

The 13-year-old is competing alongside compatriots Charlotte Cattaneo and Matilde Innocenti Angelini as part of a 90-strong international field at the Yorkshire venue



The only 2 Scots in the field Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) and Grace Crawford (Gullane) who both finished well up the field on 2 over par 

TO READ THE FULL REPORT  GO TO THE R&A WEBSITE

Thursday, 25 April 2019

ST RULE CLUB HOST A SOLHEIM CUP MATCH

Fiona De Vries leads Team Europe - Click to enlarge

St Andrews gets ready for  The Solheim Cup with 60 members at the St Rule Club hosting their own πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ίvs πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ match across the golf course and putting green! 

Find out how you can get involved in Solheim activity at your club here: CLICK HERE

ENTER THE SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP


Interested in playing this year's Scottish Senior Women's Open at Edzell Golf Club

 Entries close at noon on Monday 6 May. -- To register for this year's event, please click πŸ‘‰ CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

GREENLEES TROPHY MATCHES START TODAY

Greenlees Trophies

The West of Scotland Greenlees Trophy Matches begin today (Thursday 25th April) with Old Ranfurly playing Haggs Castle in Division 2.
Eastwood GC has resigned from the 3rd Division and Troon Ladies will be trying to retain the trophy they won last year


  • Email your Results to Greenlees Secretary - Maureen Mitchell


  • OR CLICKING ON THE GREENLEES TROPHY PAGE for all details and also past winners and photos

    GETINTOGOLF DAY AT DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB



    On a dry , but cold Sunday afternoon (14th April) just over 40 people registered for Douglas Park Golf Club  Get into Golf day. 

    All ages came along and took part in various activities on the course and a tour round their facilities. (Video courtesy of Heather Scott) 

    It was a very successful day with much fun and action.

    CLICK HERE for some photos and video snips - Courtesy of Carol Fell and Iain Ferguson

    Go to Douglas Park Website for information 

    *Also if you are looking to enter the Ladies Tri Am on the 21st June 

    CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM - Alternatively telephone Secretary Ann Scott at 0141 942  0985


    JILLIAN FARRELL RECEIVES THE MOST IMPROVED PLAYER IN THE C - USA GOLF PROGRAM


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The historic second season for the Charlotte women's golf program took home major milestones on Tuesday as Cecilie Finne-Ipsen, Siarra Stout and Jillian Farrell all received the program's first-ever postseason awards from Conference USA. 

    D&A's Jillian Farrell (Cardross) was named C-USA's most improved player after lowering her stroke average down nearly four shots from 78.61 in her freshman campaign to 74.78 this season. 

    Along with Finne-Ipsen and Stout, Farrell was the only other 49er to play in all 26 rounds this season scoring four rounds under par with a tie for 10th at the fall-ending Palmetto Intercollegiate.

    READ MORE AND ALSO JILLIAN'S PROFILE

    Monday, 22 April 2019

    MIDLOTHIAN COUNTY CAPTAIN LOUISE FRASER WINS CHAMPIONSHIP

    Louise Fraser - 2019 Midlothian County Champion
    Photo Courtesy of Gail Joughin (Vice Captain)

    Midlothian Captain Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) won the Midlothian County Championship at Dalmahoy yesterday against Rachael Livingston (Baberton)


    In the final Louise got off to a head start after 2 holes but Rachael was hot on her heels and got it back to 1 hole after the 8th. Louise made birdie at 9, eagle at 10 and par at 11 to get a few more holes under her belt. Rachael made Louise concentrate hard to the end where the match finished at the 16th hole. 

    To read the full report and see the championship gallery go to the Midlothian Website. 

    MATCHES PLAYED OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND CLICK TO ENLARGE

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    SOLHEIM CUP TICKETS FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY


    The Opening Ceremony Day of The 2019 Solheim Cup is set to kick off the biennial event in style with a festival of live music, entertainment and family activities on Thursday 12 September.

    Tickets for the Opening Ceremony Day are just £10 per adult and free for those aged 16 and under, and the aim is to make the event accessible and appealing to people of all ages and backgrounds, from golf fanatics to those who have never previously been to a sports event.


    Sunday, 21 April 2019

    Pia Babnik from Slovenia wins the Helen Holm in style and Shannon and Chloe win the team event

    Pia Babnik wins  the 2019 Helen Holm Trophy - Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf

    From Scottish Golf

    Slovenia’s Pia Babnik led from start to finish at the 2019 Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Championship as a bogey-free round of 66 helped the youngster claim a seven-shot victory over France’s Charlotte Bunel. 
     With a three-shot lead going into Sunday’s final round, Babnik continued to play outstanding golf on the links at Royal Troon Old Course, picking up four shots in as many holes on the front nine in Ayrshire.

    Scotland’s Shannon McWilliam and Chloe Goadby were winners of the annual team event, taking home the Ladies’ Club Silver Salver by beating England by 15 shots 

    Shannon also finished as the top Scot as this year’s event on six-under-par. 

    Speaking to Scottish Golf, Shannon said: “It was another really good result for me today, I have finished in the top five at the Helen Holm quite a few times now and to win the team event with Chloe was really nice as well. 

    It’s been a great week and one I will remember after making my fourth hole-in-one of my career at Royal Troon Portland on Friday.” 

     For a full list of results from this year’s Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open   PLEASE CLICK HERE


    Chloe, Susan Wood (Photo Courtesy of Susan - Scotland Team Captain) 
    and Shannon with the winning Team Trophy




    Portland (Par 72)  SSS, 77 CSS Round 1 76, Round 2 76
    Royal Troon Round 3 (Par 72) SSS77, CSS 76

    Leading Scores

    1st : -15 Pia Babnik (Slovenia) 66, 69, 66 - 201
    2nd: -8 Charlotte Bunel (France) 70, 69, 69 - 208
    3rd: -7 Shama Dutrieux (Wrothram Heath) 69, 71, 69 - 209
    4th : -6 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 70, 70, 70 - 210

    Other Leading Scottish Scores:

    T6 : -3 Alison Muirhead (Jumereih Golf Estates) 73, 70, 70 - 213
    T6 : -3 Hazel MacGarvie (Royal Troon) 70, 72, 71 - 213
    T10: -1 Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) 69, 77, 69 - 215
    T10: -1 Jasmine MacIntosh (Hazelhead) 72, 69,74 - 215
    T10: -1 Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) 70, 71, 74 - 215
    T17: +2 Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 76, 70, 72 - 218
    T22: +3 Connie Jaffrey (The Ladies Golf Club Troon) 71, 76, 72 - 219
    T24: +4 Megan Ashley (Strathmore) 70, 75, 75 - 220
    T25: +5 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 73, 74, 74 - 221
    T30: +7 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 72, 73, 78 - 223
    T30: Jess Meek (Carnoustie) 69, 73, 81 - 221

    Final Scores from the 2019 Helen Holm 

    Saturday, 20 April 2019

    HELEN HOLM - DAY 2 - SHANNON MCWILLIAM IS THE LEADING SCOT


    Slovenia’s Pia Babnik continued her good form on Day 2 at the 2019 Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open with a three-under-par round of 69 at Royal Troon on Saturday. 

     Babnik, who is currently seeking a spot in Europe’s PING Junior Solheim Cup Team, remained consistent to extend her lead over the 120-strong field to three. 

    Sitting five shots behind Babnik, Shannon McWilliam is the top Scot after 36 holes. She had 4 birdies in her inward half of 33.

    Speaking to Scottish Golf following a bogey-free back nine, which also included four birdies, McWilliam was pleased with how she played, saying: “I played pretty solid on the back nine today, I had eagle putts on 11 and 12 that didn’t drop but overall I am quite happy with the way I finished my round.” 

     McWilliam is one of five Scots  inside the top 10 and with 18 holes left to play, the youngster from Aboyne is looking forward to playing in one of the final groups out tomorrow: “I am looking forward to playing Royal Troon Old Course tomorrow, all I can do is go out there and give it my best shot. It will be an exciting day.” 

     Tomorrow’s final group will include Slovenia’s Pia Babnik, Finland’s Emilia Tukiainen and France’s Charlotte Bunel. For a full draw sheet and list of latest scores from the 2019 Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open, please click the link below:

    1st:Pia Babnik (Slovenia) 66,69 - 135

    Leading Scottish Scores :
    T4: Shannon McWilliam 68,70 - 138
    T6: Jasmine Mcintosh (Hazelhead) 72, 69 - 141, Hannah Darling  (Broomieknow) 70, 71 -141
    T9: Hazel MacGarvie (Troon) 70, 72 - 142, Jess Meek (Carnoustie) 69, 73 - 142
    T11: Alison Muirhead (Jumeirah Golf Estates) 70, 73 - 143
    T17: Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 72, 73 - 145, Megan Ashley (Strathmore) 70, 75 - 145
    T22: Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 78, 70 - 146, Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) 69, 77 - 146
    T25: Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 73, 74 - 147,  Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 71, 76 - 147 

    View latest scores from the 2019 Helen Holm 

    READ THE FULL REPORT AT SCOTTISH GOLF

    Friday, 19 April 2019

    JESS MEEK AND CHLOE GOADBY ARE LEADING SCOTS AFTER ROUND 1 OF THE HELEN HOLM


    With temperatures soaring on the West Coast, it was Slovenian youngster Pia Babnik who hit the ground running on day one at the 2019 Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open. A sensational opening round of 66 at Royal Troon gave the youngster a two-shot lead over the rest of the field.
    Babnik, who is the highest ranked player in this week’s field, carded nine birdies in total on her way to finishing six-under-par ahead of round two tomorrow. 2018 Scottish Champion Jess Meek (Carnoustie) and Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) both carded 3 under par round of 69 to be the leading Scots 
    Scotland’s Shannon McWilliam also enjoyed the “ace” conditions in Ayrshire. The youngster from Aboyne recorded a hole-in-one at the 142-yard Par 3, eighth on her way to carding a two-under-par 70.
    McWilliam, is one of six Scots currently in the top 10 with last week’s Scottish Girls’ Open Champion, Hannah Darling, also two-under-par after day one.
    Speaking to Scottish Golf following her opening round, McWilliam said:
    “The pin was at 142-yards, playing uphill and slightly into the wind, I was trying to hit a 150-yard shot and hit a perfect eight-iron that bounced once and went in. I didn’t actually see it go in, I only knew because of my mum’s reaction.” 
    Analysing the rest of her round, McWilliam admitted that there is still room for improvement, adding:
    “It was a very mixed bag out there for me today, two double bogeys, one bogey, five birdies and a hole-in-one. I felt like I could have been a lot lower but I am looking forward to round two tomorrow.”
    The 120-strong field will play another round over Royal Troon Portland on Saturday, before the cut is made for the final 18 holes over Royal Troon Old Course, on Sunday.
    CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE SCORES

    Go to Scottish Golf for the full report

    Masters drama helped bring stroke victim back to health -- the last day of the #Golfhealthweek

    Vivien Hamilton -- Courtesy of Ed Hodge


    The Scotsman Newspaper - Click to enlarge
    The Scotsman 19 Apr 2019 By ED HODGE 

    As Tiger Woods’ remarkable triumph at the Masters captivated the golfing world last Sunday, the event brought back fresh memories for an amateur golfer who credits the sport for aiding her recovery from serious illness. 

     Vivien Hamilton, a 62-year old member at Douglas Park Golf Club, was as enthralled as anyone as Woods sensationally claimed his first major title since 2008 at Augusta National. Seven years ago, the tournament held extra significance for Hamilton as she persuaded doctors to allow her home from a hospital ward so she could witness the final 36 holes during her recovery from a stroke.


    That was the second serious health issue to strike Hamilton who underwent treatment for cancer in 2009. Now back enjoying her golf as part of the blossoming women’s membership at the Bearsden club on the outskirts of Glasgow, Hamilton’s story is among the highlights of this week’s first ever Golf and Health Week. It is a dedicated digital and social media campaign, co-ordinated by the R&A and involving various golf bodies, designed to shine a light on the sport’s various health benefits and encourage golfers, lapsed golfers and non-golfers on to the fairways.

    “In 2009 I went through chemotherapy and was very sick. It was a tough time,” recalls Vivien. “I remember being in my bed, looking out to the sky and always thinking ‘I wonder what it would be like to get out there again’. I came down to the course after the treatment was over and heard one of the ladies coming off the course grumbling and I thought about what is important in life. I was thinking ‘I’ve been living in a bedroom’. It was so amazing when I eventually played again, just wonderful. I felt there was still a life.”
    Hamilton eased her way back by playing nine-hole medals to keep her handicap active, while everyone at Douglas Park was so supportive. Yet when she was hit with the stroke in 2012, she had to dig deep again.

    “It was really awful. It’s affected my lifestyle, not only my golf,” adds Hamilton. “I hate how tired I am, I still have challenges from it, but you keep going. I was in hospital for a week and remember asking the consultant if I could go home for the Masters over the weekend! It was just amazing to come out of a ward and see it at home.”

    On the road back to health, Hamilton says golf has played a huge role in her recovery. The research manager for art at Glasgow Museums continues: “I have a stroke on the right side of my body, but one of the things the consultant said to me was to get back out there on the golf course when I could. The stroke affected my speech and spatial awareness, and as 62-year-old Vivien Hamilton thrilled to Tiger Woods’ triumph at the Masters on Sunday, the Douglas Park golfer recalled how the tournament played a big part in her recovery from a stroke. so for the consultant the idea of having to concentrate and hit a ball was fabulous. It took me a few months though, as the reality of the tiredness hit me hard. That first hit of the ball after my health problems felt so good. It is just a beautiful feeling of achievement. Golf, physically, has been good for me, as well as the fresh air, with some nice company who share your values.”

    Today’s final day of Golf and Health Week shines a light on club level, offering clubs the opportunity to highlight their work in this area and share positive stories. The collaborative campaign has been running using the hashtag #Golfhealthweek and included content on the physical and mental health benefits of playing golf and projects being delivered by golf bodies and clubs, primarily within Great Britain and Ireland but also in other countries including Canada and Australia.

    Hamilton enjoys the camaraderie and competition at Douglas Park and is delighted to be reaping the sport’s health benefits.
    “There is a real buzz around the club,” she says. “I love the friendship, the fresh air, the nature and being away from work. Robert Irvine, the professional, has given me lessons.

    “Golf is a game that is so good for your soul. During my illnesses, the girls here were so supportive. I thought I would get better at the sport, but never have! I’m now off a 32 handicap, but I’m just delighted to be enjoying and playing golf. I love it.”
    ● To get involved in Golf and Health Week, use #Golfhealthweek

    Wednesday, 17 April 2019

    Louise Duncan is Ayrshire Ladies Champion 2019

    Audrey Thomson and Louise Duncan - Photo courtesy of the Ayrshire County Website

    A beautiful day at Turnberry today for the semi final and final of the Ayrshire Ladies's County Championship.

    This morning Louise Duncan booked a place in her first final by winning her match against Sharon Lambie and Audrey Thompson reached her second final winning on the 18th green against Jenny Linklater.

    Great golf was played by both players in the afternoon, a good match to watch for the 20 ladies who came to support.  
    Louise won the match on the 15th hole with her 4th birdie of the round.
    Read more on the Ayrshire County Website and more photos 

    Tuesday, 16 April 2019

    AYRSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS - DAY 1

    From The Ayrshire Ladies' County Golf Website

    The Ayrshire County Championship took place today over King Robert the Bruce, Turnberry Golf Course


    First Round
    Louise Duncan beat Barbara Beckett
    Jane Finnie beat Katy Hill
    Sharon Lambie beat Helen Craig
    Gillian Gowers beat Arlene Sinclair

    Jenny Linklater beat Sara Ann Bottomley
    Liz Wilson beat Liz Keohone
    Audrey Thompson beat Jocelyn Faris
    Pauline Patrick beat Lorna Ronnie

    Quarter Finals:

    Louise Duncan beat Jane Finnie 2&1
    Sharon Lambie beat Gillian Gowers 1 up
    Jenny Linklater beat Liz Wilson 3&1
    Audrey Thompson beat Pauline Patrick 3&2


    Yesterday's results from the Qualifying round 
    SSS 74, CSS 77 Reduction Only
    The CSS for today is 77 and it is Reduction Only
    Scratch
    1st Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 78
    2nd Jenny Linklater (Largs) 85 bih

    Silver
    1st Sharon Lambie (Barassie) 86-10=76
    2nd Margaret White (St Nicholas) 97-20=77 bih

    Bronze
    1st Sandra Carruthers (St Nicholas) 102-23=79
    2nd Dee Kippen (Ardeer) 103-22=81

    Sky Sport focus on Douglas Park Golf Club as part of R&A Golf and Health week




    A dedicated campaign to raise awareness of the health benefits of golf for people of all ages and abilities is underway.
    The first ever Golf and Health Week is taking  place from 15-19 April and aims to encourage golfers, non-golfers and lapsed golfers into taking part in the sport and today on Sky Sports.  
    Douglas Park Golf Club and particular Vivien Hamilton supported by Lady Captain Denise Macnaughton and Club Pro Robert Irvine