Report from Karyn Ballantyne (Scottish Vets Captain)
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Report from Karyn Ballantyne (Scottish Vets Captain)
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
|Megan Briggs -- Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf|
|Megan Briggs - 2009 Scottish Champion|
Photograph by Carol Fell
Two of golf’s most important stakeholders agree to a long-term partnership to significantly grow awareness, sponsor support, and professional playing opportunities for women in Europe.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the Ladies European Tour (LET) today announced that they will unite in a joint venture partnership to push women’s professional golf to new heights in Europe and around the world. The combination of the LET’s European expertise and relationships in the region, with the LPGA’s global strength and worldwide exposure, and their shared vision for the future of women’s professional golf and growth of the game, provides the core ingredients to ignite a tour loaded with upside potential.
LET players voted their support for the joint venture partnership on Tuesday during the LET’s Annual Membership Meeting in Spain.
“Two teams, joining for one common purpose, will create opportunities we simply could not have pursued on our own,” said LET Board Chair Marta Figueras-Dotti. “At its foundation, this joint venture is about creating opportunities for our members to pursue their passion, and their careers as professional athletes. In just the 60 days since we began working on this joint venture, we have already seen a dramatic impact on our LET Tour schedule – an impact that will be a positive result for virtually all of our LET Members.”
The LPGA and LET share a common vision to strengthen the presence of women’s golf in Europe. A thriving Europe-based women’s professional tour is critical to help women from the continent pursue their dreams through the game of golf, and for the overall health and growth of the game globally. Perhaps most importantly, a strong women’s tour in Europe will expose millions of young girls to the great athletes, leaders and role models of the LET, helping to inspire the next generation of European players.
“This is an exciting next step for the LPGA’s mission to provide more opportunities for women in this game. Over the past 10 years, the LPGA has had tremendous success partnering with other golf stakeholders, including the USGA, PGA Tour, European Tour, R&A and PGA of America, to enhance opportunities for women worldwide. We are thrilled to deepen our relationship with the Ladies European Tour in an effort to create the strongest possible women’s tour in Europe,” said LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan. “We have experienced incredible growth in women’s golf in the U.S., and this is an extraordinary opportunity to accelerate and expand the game in Europe as well. I’m excited that this is something we will build together, with the LET.”
The venture will be jointly managed by the LPGA and the LET and, through their combined resources, will seek to fast track an expanded LET schedule. This year’s LET schedule currently includes 20 official events in 13 different countries, with eight of those events in Europe, including two major championships, The Evian Championship and the AIG Women’s British Open. The partnership aims to immediately increase playing opportunities for women in Europe, and to have that schedule growth lead to both increased financial opportunities and an optional pathway to the LPGA for the tour’s top performers.
Monday, 25 November 2019
|Renfrewshire Girls at the Fairways Golf Arena|
Girls – L to R Orla, Lauren, Jennifer, Ella, Katie, Lucie and Ava
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The Renfrewshire Girls with handicaps met yesterday at Fairways Golf Arena in Coatbridge.
Numbers were slightly less than expected due to illness, but 7 girls took part in the session practising pitching, bunker play, putting and making use of the driving range bays.
It’s great to see the girls enjoying their golf, some good teamwork from Jennifer and Lauren “driving” the make shift ball collector!
Very impressive we had two “holes in one” from Orla and Ava during the pitching competition at the end, well done to all the girls.
Thanks to Liz Hale (Caldwell) and County Captain, Sandra Littlejohn for their support in leading the session today.
Report by Clair Barclay (Kilmacolm)
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Sunday, 17 November 2019
|Carmen Griffith and Justin Rose|
The Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship witnessed a record-breaking climax here on Friday (15th November) as Ben Schmidt and Mimi Rhodes wrote new marks into this event’s 34-year history.
While Schmidt’s 15-shot triumph looked barely in question from the first day of this 54-hole tournament, Rhodes’ glory was in dispute until the 16th green, as she stood level with her playing partners, Wales’s Darcey Harry and Scotland’s Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne)
But then, the Somerset 17-year-old sealed the debate in emphatic and, indeed, unprecedented fashion. No girl had ever finished off birdie-birdie-eagle to lift this salver before. That final trio proved to be the colossus of Rhodes. A two on the 16th, a two on the 17th and a three on the 18th… suddenly Rhodes was celebrating a four-shot triumph over Harry with Carmen Griffiths another three shots back in third.
The tears fell as Mimi was hugged by her younger sister Patience, who put in a notable display herself on this Quinta do Lago North Course by finishing fifth.
Scot Evanna Hynd from Lundin Golf Club finished in 6th position
223 M Rhodes (Burnham & Berrow) 75, 77, 71
227 D Harry (Vale Resort) 80, 73, 74
230 C Griffiths (Aboyne) 75, 77, 78
231 R Belsham (Whitley Bay) 81, 77, 73
235 P Rhodes (Burnham & Berrow) 84, 70, 81
236 E Hynd (Lundin Golf Club) 76,79,81
206 B Schmidt (Rotherham) 68, 69, 69
221 A Marshall (Lisburn) 76, 72, 73 and M Hopkins (Bishop Stortford) 75, 72, 74
222 C Adams (Royal Burgess) 73, 73, 76
223 C Passmore (Torquay) 72, 74, 77
Comment on twitter by Carmen Griffiths
Amazing week playing in the @JustinRose99 @TelegraphJunior final in Portugal 🇵🇹 🙌🏼 Disappointing last few holes but delighted with a 3rd Place Finish. 🏆🥉 Thank you to all the sponsors and everyone for the support and encouragement 😁⛳#amazingweek #thisgirlgolfs
Saturday, 16 November 2019
|Lynda McKeeman, Denise Macnaughton (DP Ladies Captain) and Pauline Pritchard|
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Established in 1987, the RDA Glasgow Group is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of horse riding and carriage driving. With the help of over 150 volunteers, the RDA Glasgow Group offers 47 hours of classes per week, providing opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment, improving health, well being and self-confidence, and benefiting mobility and co-ordination. The Group works with people from the Greater Glasgow area.
|Coffee Morning Cakes|
Both Lynda McKeenan and Pauline Pritchard from RDA Glasgow were presented with the cheque by Ladies Captain Denise Macnaughton
Friday, 15 November 2019
Scottish Golf recently issued a new governance guide for clubs in the ongoing drive to modernise and grow the game.
We are committed to inspiring good governance within the game and have joined forces with partners from across the golf industry to provide this invaluable resource for all clubs to consider.
The document provides tools, activities, discussion points and best practice ideas for clubs to take on board. It will also provide clear signposting for clubs in order that they may face the future with confidence.
Clubs can find pointers on how best to tackle the challenges of an evolving membership structure, constantly-changing legal requirements and all-important safeguarding procedures.
A well-run club is a thriving club and the ‘9-holes of Excellent Governance’ feature of the new guide will help clubs to improve sustainability both financially and administratively --- READ MORE
To access your copy of the Scottish Golf Governance Guide, please click here
|Winter at Pollok GC|
POLLOK GOLF CLUB WINTER FAYRE --- Tuesday 19th November, 2019 7pm-9.30pm
What better way to start the festive period than with your family and friends at Pollok Golf Club and have the opportunity to start Christmas shopping.
Christmas gifts; decorations; door wreaths; handmade horse shoe items; wood turning gifts; childrens’ jackets and winter accessories; ladies and gents accessories; candles and scents; cashmere wraps; handmade chocolates; artisan cheeses; handmade shortbreads; tartan accessories; homeware and more…… RETURNING AGAIN: RENFREW BURGH BAND PLAYING AT 7.30pm AND 8.30pm.
Tickets £5 (available from the clubhouse staff) to include refreshment. Come along and enjoy the festive spirit.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER
Thursday, 14 November 2019
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
|Cardross Ladies -- Prizewinners|
The Ladies of Cardross Golf Club recently held their annual dinner and Prizegiving, at the golf club.
The ladies also used the night for fundraising and, as in previous years, the charity was Children in Need. The sum raise on the night was £274.
It was also a night of light entertainment together with the presentation of the prizes for the competition which took place throughout the year.
The Ladies Championship was won this year by Lorraine Campbell, with Ann Shanks the runner up.
The Bronze Champion is Kath Brown and the runner up was Evelyn McPherson.
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
|Captain Fiona Norris, Jean Macintyre and Past Captain Alyson Hendry|
Jean Macintyre was delighted to receive Honorary Membership of LLCGA for her contribution to County and Scottish Golf and as an International Referee.
To see more go to the Lanarkshire County Website
Sunday, 10 November 2019
390 Ladies played in the Arran Challenge this year and Carol Saunders (Srathaven) was the overall winner with 56 points for the best 2 rounds. She beat Moira Holt (Caldwell) by the BIH.
For the Full list of all the results -- CLICK HERE
Saturday, 9 November 2019
|Chris Fowler, Honorary President Wendy Cameron, Gillian Kyle|
and Vice Captain May Hughes
It has been a very successful season for many of its members and some West of Scotland players achieving International awards during the season -- Donna Jackson (The Ladies Golf Club Troon), Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Lesley Lloyd (Hayston), Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEST VETS WEBSITE for the full 2019 report
Thursday, 7 November 2019
|PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE RLCGA CAPTAINS|
June Lockhart, Sandra Littlejohn and Donna Jackson
60 ladies attended the 110th RLCGA AGM which was held at Haggs Castle Golf Club last night -- the 6th November 2019.
Captain June Lockhart was delighted to welcome everyone and gave an excellent review of the year and also congratulated Ayrshire County on becoming the 2019 Scottish Team Champions.
All other convenors gave their reviews of the year:
Secretary Carol McNally read out all the Prizewinners from 2019
Junior Convenor Gillian Kyle gave an excellent report on the successful Juniors this year.
Thanks go to Fiona Armour for all the photographs from the AGM and also organising and running a survey for all the members.
Course Rating was also reviewed by Maureen Mitchell of the Old Course Ranfurly
June then handed over the captaincy to Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) and thanked her for all her help over the last 2 years.
Sandra was delighted to be able to inform everyone that Donna Jackson the Renfrewshire County Champion for 11 times and County Team member for 36 years was her Vice Captain.
FOR THE FULL REPORT CLICK HERE
Sunday, 3 November 2019
|Photograph courtesy of Sottish Golf|
The format had each County with 2 players and a Professional or a top Scottish Amateur in their team.
The Winning Team was East Lothian represented by Abercrombie Nisbet and Lucy Hall who played with Gabrielle Macdonald
|The Winning Team - East Lothian - Abercrombie, Gabrielle and Lucy|
Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf
County Team players with Professional or Scottish Elite player (apologies if any names are wrong or missed -- its the best your webmaster has)
Angus: Jodie Taylor, Sarah Tough - Gillian Paton
Fife: Hannah Robb, Caelen Laesecke - Kirstin Scott
Lanarkshire: Leah Bryce, Abigail McCafferty - Shannon McWilliam
Renfrewshire: Hannah Carson, Rosie McGuire - Heather McCrae
D&A: Sophie Murhy , Ava Graham (RLCGA) - Tara MacTaggart
Borders: Orla O'Leary, Olivia O'leary - Michelle Thompson
Galloway: Ailsa Brannock, TBC - Beth Allen
Perth and Kinross: Katy Alexander, Kirstin Miller - Jasmine Mackintosh
Stirling & Clackmannan: Georgia Foster, Lara Douglas - Hannah McCook
Midlothian: Lucy Morrison, Molly Nicholson - Jenny Potter
East Lothian: Abercrombie Nisbet, Lucy Hall - Gabrielle Macdonald
Ayrshire: Luisa Gibson, Katy Ronnie - Nikki Ferguson
Dumfrieshire: Ellie Harkness, Amy McKie - Kelsey MacDonald
Northern Counties: Katrina Kan, Iona Reid - ?
CLICK HERE FOR SOME PHOTOS -- COURTESY OF GILLIAN KYLE
|Rosie McGuire, Heather Macrae and Hannah Carson|
|Ava Graham (RLCGA) Tara MacTaggart and Sophie Murphy (D&A)|
3 of the RLCGA girls had a fabulous day at Kingsbarns GL today playing in the Scottish Golf Girls Invitational Texas Scramble.
Hannah Carson & Rosie Maguire played with Pro Heather Macrae and Ava Graham, alongside D&A's Sophie Murphy, played with elite amateur Tara MacTaggart.
Friday, 1 November 2019
- Minimum 4 teams per league, up to a maximum of 6
- Up to 8 fixtures per league
- 6 short holes adapted depending on facility and number of teams
- Shotgun start where possible (peripheral activities if tee time start)
- Up to a squad of 12 where you may rotate players (ideally a minimum 4 girls per squad)
- Teams of 6 playing each match Pairs Texas Scramble using a point scoring system based on number of strokes taken e.g. 1 stroke = 10 points, 10 strokes = 1 point
- Clubs in the league share hosting the fixtures