Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Scottish Golf latest Covid Updates - 23rd September


 



Following the First Minister’s latest update in Parliament on Tuesday 22 September, Scottish Golf has been in dialogue with our partners at sportscotland and the Scottish Government to obtain further clarity about the new national restrictions being implemented across Scotland.

Scottish Golf is now in a position to provide all Clubs with Updated Phase 3 Guidance for all Golf Clubs and Golfers.
 
 The changes are summarised as follows and unless otherwise stated are effective immediately:

  • Any golf club/course which is accessed regularly by over 200 members or visitors, in a single day, must have in place a designated COVID officer and appropriate risk assessments. More detail is available in sportscotland’s Phase 3: Return to Sport and Physical Activity guidelines here.
     
  • For adults, a maximum of 30 people including coaches and officials can combine to essentially create a ‘competition bubble’ as long as physical distancing measures are maintained. Competition organisers should ensure that no two ‘bubbles’ come into contact with each other at any time throughout the day.
     
  • Caddy services may resume, providing all physical distancing and hygiene measures are adhered to. There are no restrictions on the number of households a caddy can have contact with per day but services should be limited to carrying of a bag, providing advice only and not passing golf clubs to the player.
     
  • Indoor and outdoor hospitality will be required to close at 10 pm from Friday 25 September onwards, this includes clubhouse facilities and beer gardens which may have been in operation.
     
  • Golfers from different households should travel separately.

Clubs should also note that additional funding has been allocated to local Environmental Health teams, allowing for greater capacity for inspections of businesses to enhance compliance and enforcement of current restrictions. 

Once again, we would like to thank all of our clubs and gofers across Scotland for your continued co-operation and adherence to the current guidance during these challenging times. We will continue to keep all clubs and tournament organisers updated via our dedicated COVID-19 webpage which can be accessed here. 

Kind regards,
Karin Sharp, Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Golf

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Sunday, 20 September 2020

KYLIE WALKER TIES SIXTH IN FRANCE

Sweden’s Julia Engstrom produced a final round 72 (+1) last week to win her second LET title of the season, with a narrow one-shot victory from home favourite Celine Herbin and Argentinian Magdalena Simmermacherat the 2020 Lacoste Ladies Open De France.

FULL REPORT

With rounds of 73-69-69 for -2 total, Scotland’s Kylie Henry finished T6 in Lacoste Ladies Open de France, won by Swede Julia Engstrom on -7 
For the full result  —- CLICK HERE

Thursday, 17 September 2020

West Of Scotland - MyGolfRanking - Week 37/ 2020

AYRSHIRE LADIES
1 Luisa Gibson (Irvine) 1224 points
2 Arlene Sinclair (Irvine) 1037
3 Gillian Gowers (Loudoun Gowf) 1032
4 Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf) 1015 
5 Aileen Anderson (Loudoun Gowf) 992
6 Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 920
7 Jennifer Linklater (Largs) 905
8 Jocelyn Faris (West Kilbride) 902
9 Rona Walker (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 901 
10 Pauline Patrick (Irvine) 898
11 Alison Powell (Largs) 896
12 Marie Clare (Largs) 888
13 Gillian Kennedy (Troon Welbeck) 877 
14 Lorna Spencer (Largs) 875
15 Sheena Hope (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 868

AYRSHIRE LADIES CLUBS 
1 Loudoun Gowf 914
2 Irvine 907
3 Largs 880
4 West Kilbride 835
5 Troon Welbeck 828

DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES
1 Andrea Torrie (Bearsden) 1222 points 
2 Shaeen Ahmad (Balmore) 1216
3 Carol Maclarty (Taynuilt) 1103
4 Justine Fulton (Hayston) 1096
5 Tracy McColgan (Hilton Park) 1079 
6 Gayna McGreish (Balmore) 1029
7 Gemma Canham (Helensburgh) 1020 
8 Karen McIlvaney (Hilton Park) 997
9 Nichola Kidd (Dunaverty) 990
10 Nicola Madden (Hilton Park) 979 
11 Carrie Irvine (Bearsden) 972
T12 Lindsay Garrett (Dunaverty) 961 & Ailie MacBrayne (Dunaverty) 961
14 Jackie Lightfoot (Helensburgh) 936 
15 Susan Ferguson (Clober) 902

DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES CLUBS 
1 Balmore 898
2 Taynuilt 879
3 Bearsden 875
4 Hayston 869
5 Clober 850

LANARKSHIRE LADIES

1 Madeleine Macgregor (Hamilton) 1327 points

2 Jackie Carty (Hollandbush) 1163

3 Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 1130

4 Anne-Marie Livingstone (Cawder) 1102

5 Lesley Watson (Cathkin Braes) 1082

6 Melissa Boyle (Cawder) 1075

T7 Katie Graham (Hamilton) 1066 &

Hayley McPherson (Bishopbriggs) 1066

9 Jennifer Weir (Cawder) 1058

10 Catrina Pickard (Wishaw) 1050

11 Joanne Dymock (Colville Park) 1040

12 Nichola Craig (Lanark) 1012

13 Jackie Ross (Airdrie) 992

14 Janette Neilson (East Kilbride) 940

15 Christine Anne Sinclair (Carluke) 929


LANARKSHIRE LADIES CLUBS

1 Wishaw 930

2 Colville Park 918

T3 Bishopbriggs 907 &

Hamilton 907

5 Cawder 884


RENFREWSHIRE LADIES

1 Lynn Forsyth (Paisley) 1105 points

2 Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) 1051

3 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 1020

4 Susan Ramsay (Haggs Castle) 969

5 Ann McKenzie (Old Course Ranfurly) 956

6 Stephanie Watson (Old Course Ranfurly) 939

7 Fiona Macphee (Old Course Ranfurly) 937

8 Susan Morrow (Caldwell) 931

9 Marion Downie (Old Course Ranfurly) 924

10 Birgit Clark (Old Course Ranfurly) 916

11 Sandra Bell (Old Course Ranfurly) 905

12 Elizabeth Russell (Ralston) 901

13 Gillian Lavety (Old Course Ranfurly) 882

14 Joan Drennan (Ralston) 878

15 Fiona Cameron (Cowglen) 842


RENFREWSHIRE LADIES CLUBS

1 Haggs Castle 932

2 Old Course Ranfurly 890

3 Paisley 848

4 Ralston 772

5 Caldwell 743


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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

World Handicap System 2020 – Transition Handicaps


CLICK HERE FOR A RULES OF HANDICAPPING PLAYERS REFERENCE GUIDE

WHS RULES OF HANDICAPPING


2020 – TRANSITION OF CONGU HANDICAPS  TO WHS HANDICAP INDEX


In order to move from CONGU to WHS handicaps on the 2nd November 2020 all players’ current Handicap Records will be reprocessed using the WHS principles. The calculation will identify the best 8 of the last 20 Qualifying Scores, if posted during the last 3 years in Scotland, and factor in:

  • The adjusted Gross Score (Score Differential)
  • The Course Rating (or SSS)
  • The Slope Rating of the tees played
Check Out the Players reference guide above 


If a player has submitted less than 20 scores in the last 3 years, the calculation will be done in a similar manner to the method of allocating new handicaps, as shown below.


If less than 20 Qualifying Scores posted in the last 2 years

    • 3 scores: lowest score -2
    • 4 scores: lowest score -1
    • 5 scores: lowest score
    • 6 scores: average of lowest 2 scores -1
    • 7 to 8 scores: average of lowest 2 scores
    • 9 to 11 scores: average of lowest 3 scores
    • 12 to 14 scores: average of lowest 4 scores
    • 15 to 16 scores: average of lowest 5 scores
    • 17 to 18 scores: average of lowest 6 scores
    • 19 scores: average of lowest 7 scores
    • 20 scores: average of lowest 8 scores

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Lanarkshire's Katie Graham wins in her debut in the USA

Katie Graham

Terrific debut win for Lanarkshire’s Katie Graham who lined up for Redland Cougars in her first ever USA college event and took home the Individual Title

Katie was -4 after 9 holes in round 2 when the heavens opened and play was a abandoned and her first round level par was enough to seal her first win in college golf. Redlands also room the team event to make it a double 

Click to enlarge

Well done Katie amazing achievement at only 16 years of age 

Leigh Graham

Thursday, 10 September 2020

WEST OF SCOTLAND MYGOLFRANKING - WEEK 36 /2020

AYRSHIRE LADIES
1 Luisa Gibson (Irvine) 1224 points
2 Arlene Sinclair (Irvine) 1037
3 Gillian Gowers (Loudoun Gowf) 1032
4 Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf) 1015 
5 Aileen Anderson (Loudoun Gowf) 992
6 Alison Powell (Largs) 953
7 Lorna Spencer (Largs) 931
8 Pauline Patrick (Irvine) 928
9 Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 920
10 Marie Clare (Largs) 915
T11 Jocelyn Faris (West Kilbride) 902 & Sheena Hope (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 902 
13 Rona Walker (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 901 
14 Jennifer Gunson (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 900 
15 Gillian Kennedy (Troon Welbeck) 877

AYRSHIRE LADIES CLUBS 
1 Loudoun Gowf 914
2 Irvine 913
3 Largs 873
4 West Kilbride 835
5 Troon Welbeck 812 

DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES
1 Shaeen Ahmad (Balmore) 1226 points 
2 Andrea Torrie (Bearsden) 1222
3 Carol Maclarty (Taynuilt) 1144
4 Nicola Madden (Hilton Park) 1117
5 Tracy McColgan (Hilton Park) 1064
6 Gemma Canham (Helensburgh) 1044 
7 Justine Fulton (Hayston) 1021
8 Lindsay Garrett (Dunaverty) 992
9 Ailie MacBrayne (Dunaverty) 977 
10 Morag McFarlane (Balmore) 974 
11 Carrie Irvine (Bearsden) 972
12 Jackie Lightfoot (Helensburgh) 960 
13 Heidi Mullen (Clober) 949
14 Karen McIlvaney (Hilton Park) 948 
15 Elspeth Mulholland (Hilton Park) 938

DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES CLUBS 
1 Dunaverty 875
2 Balmore 872
3 Clober 871
4 Taynuilt 867
5 Bearsden 861 

LANARKSHIRE LADIES
1 Madeleine Macgregor (Hamilton) 1246 points 
2 Jackie Carty (Hollandbush) 1163
3 Anne-Marie Livingstone (Cawder) 1162
4 Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 1130
5 Lesley Watson (Cathkin Braes) 1082
T6 Katie Graham (Hamilton) 1066 & Hayley McPherson (Bishopbriggs) 1066
8 Jennifer Weir (Cawder) 1065
9 Joy Mottram (Carnwath) 1041
10 Joanne Dymock (Colville Park) 1040
11 Catrina Pickard (Wishaw) 1025
12 Margaret Wright (Carluke) 1017
13 Nichola Craig (Lanark) 1011
14 Jackie Ross (Airdrie) 992
15 Louise Thom (Bishopbriggs) 968

LANARKSHIRE LADIES CLUBS 
1 Bishopbriggs 944
2 Wishaw 934
3 Colville Park 918
4 Carluke 902 
5 Cawder 871 

RENFREWSHIRE LADIES
1 Lynn Forsyth (Paisley) 1105 points
2 Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) 1051
3 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 1020
4 Susan Ramsay (Haggs Castle) 964
5 Fiona Macphee (Old Course Ranfurly) 963 
6 Stephanie Watson (Old Course Ranfurly) 960 
7 Ann McKenzie (Old Course Ranfurly) 941
8 Susan Morrow (Caldwell) 931
9 Birgit Clark (Old Course Ranfurly) 917
10 Elizabeth Russell (Ralston) 901
11 Sandra Reid (Renfrew) 882
12 Joan Drennan (Ralston) 878
13 Moira Barnett (Bonnyton) 866
14 Sandra Bell (Old Course Ranfurly) 865
15 Fiona Cameron (Cowglen) 835

RENFREWSHIRE LADIES CLUBS 
1 Haggs Castle 931
2 Old Course Ranfurly 869
3 Paisley 848
T4 Caldwell 743 & Ralston 743

LATEST UPDATE FOR GOLFERS IN SCOTLAND (10th SEPTEMBER 2020)


Following the First Minister’s update in Parliament today (10 September), Scottish Golf would like to clarify that on-course golf activity can continue under our current Phase 3 Guidance, with up to four players from four different household allowed to participate together. 

 
Golf Clubs with hospitality venues should also note that the following changes are effective from Monday 14 September:

A maximum of six people from two households can meet both indoors and outdoors.

Staff will be required by law to wear face coverings.

Customers will be required to wear face coverings while moving around inside a hospitality venue such as entering or exiting a venue or going to the toilet.

We thank all affiliated clubs for their ongoing cooperation during these challenging times. To keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 updates from Scottish Golf, please click here

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

HEATHER MACRAE WINS THE PGA WPGA CHAMPIONSHIP


 Heather MacRae
 (pictured above) won the PGA WPGA Championship for the 2nd year in a row 
today and 3rd time in all. 
The Scot posted a 36-hole score of 3-under at Kedleston Park to finish a shot clear of Keely  Chiericato & 2 ahead of Alison Nicholas 


Full scores --- CLICK HERE

Sunday, 6 September 2020

JENNIFER RANKINE WINS THE 2020 HAGGS CASTLE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP AND HEATHER MUSHET WINS AT ELDERSLIE

Jennifer Rankine - 2020 Haggs Castle Ladies Champion


Haggs Castle GC Finals Day
took place today in glorious sunshine.  

The Ladies final pitted 4 times champion Jennifer Rankine against 2014 Champion Laura McGeachy, a repeat of 4 previous Ladies Championship Finals. 

Both players had been in good form recently and the final was expected to be a close contest.  So it proved.  

Jennifer was 1 up playing the 11th and both players were slightly short with their tee shots.  Laura unfortunately missed an opportunity to get back to level. After halving the 12th Laura drove into trouble at 13th and went 2 down. 

Laura was again in difficulty at 14th to go 3 down.  The 15th was halved leaving Jennifer 3 up with 3 to play.  

The 16th was played well by both players but the resultant half left Jennifer a 3& 2 winner and Champion for the fifth time. 

Many thanks go to Neal Stewart for the report and photograph


Heather Mushet Elderslie Ladies champion 2020

A family affair for the Foster Family -- Amy and Brother Gregor are Champions


Amy Foster
 (pictured above) has just won the Ratho Park Ladies Club Championship this year. 

We understand that at just 20 she is the youngest ever winner of the Ladies Championship at Ratho. 

Amy, who is a 4th year student at Heriot Watt in Edinburgh won the Championship the same weekend her brother Gregor won the Royal Burgess mens Club championship. — A double family celebration.  

Thanks go to  a very proud  Dad ... Scott.who has sent us this news and many congrats go to the Foster Family. 

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

West of Scotland - MyGolfRankings - Week 35 - 2020

AYRSHIRE LADIES

1 Aileen Anderson (Loudoun Gowf) 1099 points

2 Janet Harkness (Skelmorlie) 1041

3 Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 1035

4 Luisa Gibson (Irvine) 1019

5 June Dempster (Prestwick St Nicholas) 1016

6 Pauline Patrick (Irvine) 999

7 Lorna Spencer (Largs) 980

8 Sheena Hope (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 975

9 Alison Powell (Largs) 968

10 Arlene Sinclair (Irvine) 962

11 Susan Dumigan (Prestwick St Nicholas) 931

12 Rona Walker (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 901

13 Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 884

14 Jean Capes (Largs) 871

15 Jane Gillen (West Kilbride) 863


AYRSHIRE LADIES CLUBS

1 Largs 877

2 Irvine 839

3 Prestwick St Nicholas 824

T4 Loudoun Gowf 800 & West Kilbride 800 


DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES

1 Shaeen Ahmad (Balmore) 1229 points

2 Carol Maclarty (Taynuilt) 1149

3 Andrea Torrie (Bearsden) 1086

4 Gemma Canham (Helensburgh) 1057

5 Tracy McColgan (Hilton Park) 1022

6 Justine Fulton (Hayston) 1021

7 Morag McFarlane (Balmore) 993

8 Lindsay Garrett (Dunaverty) 992

9 Jackie Lightfoot (Helensburgh) 989

10 Nicola Madden (Hilton Park) 979

11 Ailie MacBrayne (Dunaverty) 977

12 Heather Rodger (Vale of Leven) 954

13 Heidi Mullen (Clober) 949

14 Karen McIlvaney (Hilton Park) 943

15 Deirdre Anderson (Dullatur) 919


DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES CLUBS

1 Dunaverty 875

2 Clober 871

3 Taynuilt 861

4 Dullatur 855

5 Balmore 834


LANARKSHIRE LADIES

1 Jackie Carty (Hollandbush) 1163 points

2 Anne-Marie Livingstone (Cawder) 1162

3 Nichola Craig (Lanark) 1067

4 Jennifer Weir (Cawder) 1065

5 Catrina Pickard (Wishaw) 1019

6 Margaret Wright (Carluke) 1017

7 Jackie Ross (Airdrie) 992

8 Ruth Hunter (Lanark) 949

9 Karen Charnley (Wishaw) 942

10 Christine Anne Sinclair (Carluke) 937

11 Joy Mottram (Carnwath) 929

12 Katie Graham (Hamilton) 916

13 Annyse Ewing (Carluke) 915

14 Linda McKay (East Kilbride) 911

15 Madeleine Macgregor (Hamilton) 905


LANARKSHIRE LADIES CLUBS

1 Wishaw 934

2 Carluke 902

3 Cawder 871

4 Airdrie 858

5 Hollandbush 838


RENFREWSHIRE LADIES

1 Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) 1106 points

2 Fiona Macphee (Old Course Ranfurly) 963

3 Susan Ramsay (Haggs Castle) 962

4 Stephanie Watson (Old Course Ranfurly) 960

5 Ann McKenzie (Old Course Ranfurly) 941

6 Fiona Cameron (Cowglen) 927

7 Birgit Clark (Old Course Ranfurly) 917

8 Elizabeth Russell (Ralston) 901

9 Joan Drennan (Ralston) 878

10 Moira Barnett (Bonnyton) 866

11 Sandra Bell (Old Course Ranfurly) 865

12 Lynn Forsyth (Paisley) 854

13 Charmaine Morton (Old Course Ranfurly) 832

14 Jennie Scott (Old Course Ranfurly) 819

15 Marion Downie (Old Course Ranfurly) 800


RENFREWSHIRE LADIES CLUBS

1 Old Course Ranfurly 869

2 Haggs Castle 766

3 Ralston 743

4 Bonnyton 693

5 Cowglen 681

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS AT RANFURLY CASTLE AND DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUBS

 Denise Cowan (Photo courtesy of R Castle)

Congratulations go to Renfrewshire's former County Team player Denise Cowan who won the Ranfurly Castle Club Championship on Sunday beating Jan Macnab in the Final - To read the full report go to the Ranfurly Castle Ladies Blog 


Fiona and Shirley (photo courtesy of Alison McGinnigle)


Also that day the Douglas Park Golf Club held their finals day with D&A county team member Fiona Rattray putting on a display of great golf to beat Renfrewshire's Shirley Back  -- (Poor Shirley got stung at the side of her eye at the 3rd green by a wasp but I believe all is ok now.)

Helen and June
The Douglas Park Ladies Senior Championship (over 70's)  was a very close encounter between Past RLCGA County Captain June Lockhart and  Helen Robertson. This was a very friendly and close battle with Helen managing to win on the 18th 

No spectators were allowed to watch these matches so no more photos as I was a caddy in the Seniors Match !! -- However here is a short video at the end with Ladies Vice Captain Paula Galloway presenting the Seniors Trophy at the end.



JOIN THE PROS AT IRVINE BOGSIDE IN OCTOBER - STILL TIME


In March 2020 there was a post about the
ladies proam that Julie Walker is running at Irvine Bogside on the 6th October.  This week, Julie got confirmation form the PGA that they are happy to support the event,


-- CLICK HERE ---- to read more from the original post

 

The website is here www.ladiesproam.com

The entry form can be downloaded here   https://ladiesproam.com/enter-your-team/

 

There is a page on the PGA website https://pgagbi.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/pgagbi20/event/pgagbi20822/index.htm


MORE INFO

The UK’s first ladies-only Pro-Am is back for the third year running, and this time it’s heading to The Irvine Golf Club in Ayrshire on Tuesday October 6.

We know many of you were disappointed not to be able to head to the AIG Women's Open at Royal Troon this year, but this Scottish jaunt could be the next best thing.

Designed to let you experience some light-hearted team competition (and also win some fabulous team and individual prizes), the teams consistent of three amateurs and one professional.

Don’t know a female pro who would be up for it?

Well never fear, the organisers will find someone suitable to partner you up with. All you need to provide is yourself and two pals.

Entry is £255 per team of three amateurs and £30 per pro; this includes tea or coffee on arrival and a post-comp lunch, too.

Many teams have already signed up from across the UK, but there’s still time to gather your team before registration closes on September 18. To enter simply follow the link HERE

If you’re travelling from far away, well why not turn it into an excuse for a once-in-a-lifetime Scottish golf holiday with the girls?

The organisers have secured a special rate for Ladies Pro-Am players at the charming Riverside Lodge Hotel in Irvine, and also reserved tee times especially for the Pro-Am teams as nearby courses Glasgow Gailes on Monday October 5 and Kilmarnock Barassie on Wednesday October 7.

A few days away with friends, playing golf, winning prizes (hopefully) 

To find out more email julie@ladiesproam.com or visit ladiesproam.com.