Tuesday, 18 May 2021

CLARE QUEEN WINS THE LANARKSHIRE MAY SPOON COMPETITION OVER LANARK

Clare Queen

In her first Lanarkshire County competition for many years,  former Ladies European Tour player Clare Queen who is now responsible for all performance activity within the Scottish Golf strategy  was the the overall winner in the May Spoon Competition over Lanark golf course yesterday. 
She had the best scratch of the day with a 74 and net score of 72. 

Christine Main won the net and scratch in Division 2. 
She also won the 2019 Medal Final with a net 75. 

Results :

 Scratch: Claire Queen 74 

 Division 1 Net 
 1st: Claire Queen, Drumpellier, 72 
 2nd: Shirley Dalrymple, Hayston, 73 
 3rd: Jodie Graham, Hamilton, 75 

Division 2 Net 
Christine Main, Hayston, 75 
Christine Paterson, Strathaven, 76 BIH Marie Kirk, Drumpellier, 76 

 Scratch: Christine Main 100 BIH Christine Paterson




Scottish Golf - COVID update 18th May

Following our most recent COVID-19 Update on Friday, we have been working with our partners at sportscotland and the Scottish Government to seek further clarity on enhanced travel restrictions for Level 3 Areas (Glasgow and Moray). 
 
We have now updated our guidance. All clubs currently in a Level 3 area should note that this guidance is effective immediately: 
 

  • Adults living in Level 3 areas may leave their local authority area (up to 5 miles) to take part in a casual game of golf. 
  • Adults living in Level 3 areas should only travel locally to take part in a competitive or qualifying round.
  • Children Under 17 may travel to and from Level 0, 1, 2 and 3 areas to take part in informal exercise and organised sport, training and competition.
  • All travel to and from the venue must take place on the same day with no overnight stays permitted.

 
The latest indication we have from the Scottish Government is that these restrictions will be in place for at least one week from Monday 17 May. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep all clubs updated should anything change. 
 
Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 Updates from Scottish Golf here.
 
Kind regards,
Scottish Golf 

Monday, 17 May 2021

Williamwood's Sara McCorkell wins the Scottish Medal Finals (West Division)


Sara McCorkell

There was a home success in the West Division - Scottish Medal Finals with former Renfrewshire County Team member and former Williamwood Women’s Club Champion Sara McCorkell and carding a net two-over 74 to finish a single shot ahead of Shirley Dalrymple (Hayston) and Ruth Hunter (Lanark). 

Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle), Roisin Black (Gleddoch Resorts Ltd) and Susan Halley (Strathaven) also qualified for the Grand Final after carding net scores four over par 76 but there was disappointment for Patricia Crook (Southerness), Jane Richardson (Kirkcudbright), Joan Walker (Balfron Golf Society) and another Williamwood member Gillian McLeod who lost out in a card countback on the same score.

“It’s great to get to the Grand Final because I was at St Andrews University years ago but never got the chance to play the Duke’s course,” a delighted McCorkell said.

“I was first out in the morning and when I finished I thought I’d probably miss out by a couple of shots so it was a bit of a surprise to find out I’d won.

“There’s no doubt local knowledge helped a bit,” she added. “I holed a tricky birdie putt from about eight feet on the 13th but then went through a bit of an iffy patch before finishing with two pars.

“I’m looking forward to the Grand Final already.” 

The Scottish Medal Finals West was the second of six Regional Finals with six men and six women at each event qualifying for the Grand Final at The Duke’s, St Andrews, in August. 



View Medal Final West Leaderboard.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO SCOTTISH GOLF WEBSITE FOR FULL MEN AND LADIES RESULTS  

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Gillian Kyle is the leading Qualifier for the West Vets Championship

Gillian Kyle and Lesley Lloyd

Gillian Kyle
  from East Renfrewshire GC was the winner of the West Vets Summer Meeting at Cathkin Braes yesterday with a scratch score of 78 to be the leading qualifier for the West Vets Championship at Renfrew Golf Club next week. 

She was closely followed by her Scottish Vets team mate Lesley Lloyd (The Ladies Golf Club Troon) with a 79.

Leading Scratch

Gillian Kyle  (East Renfrewshire) 78

Lesley Lloyd  (The Ladies Golf Club Troon) 79

Pauline Cameron  (The Ladies Golf Club Troon) 81

Janice Paterson  (Drumpellier) 81

Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 81

 

Handicap leading scores:

Pauleen Cameron (The Ladies Golf Club Troon)  81- 9= 72

Marion Mason ( Milngavie) 86-14 =72

Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 81-8 = 73

Ann Shanks (Dumbarton) 91-17=74

 

The WestVets Championship and Stewart Trophy (handicap), which will take place next week on Tuesday 18th May and Thursday 20th May at Renfrew Golf Club


To read the full report and results go to the West Vets Website


Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Megan Ashley Wins P&K County Championship

Winner Megan Ashley (Blairgowrie & Runner-up Eilidh Watson (St Regulus) 

Megan Ashley
 triumphed at the P&K Ladies' County Championship final at Strathmore today. She beat Eilidh Watson 3&2 to take the title.


Gwen Munro won the Handicap Championship 4&3 against Liz Milligan.

The results from Sunday's Championship Match-play at Strathmore

A. K. Rosebowl (Scratch) Semi-Finals
M. Ashley (Blairgowrie) bt J. Saxton (Dunfermline) 3&2
E. Watson (St Regulus) bt I. Moncrieff (Aberfeldy) 22nd

Final
M. Ashley (Blairgowrie) bt E. Watson (St Regulus) 3&2

Gibb Trophy (Handicap) Semi-Finals
G. Munro (Dunkeld) bt D. Butchart (Strathmore) 2&1
L. Milligan (Dunblane) bt A. Glaister (Muckhart) 1 up

Final
G. Munro (Dunkeld) bt L. Milligan (Dunblane) 4&3


The full results are at:


Jane Yellowlees
Hon. Secretary
Perth & Kinross Ladies' County Golf Association

SCOTTISH GOLF COVID GUIDELINES FROM 17th MAY 2021


 Following yesterday's announcement by the First Minister, Scottish Golf can confirm the following movement in Protection Levels from Monday 17 May. 

  • Level 3: Moray is very likely to remain at Level 3. This decision will confirmed at the end of the week and we will inform all clubs as soon as possible.
     
  • Level 2Mainland Scotland and islands not moving to Level 1 will move to Level 2. 
     
  • Level 1Orkney, Shetland, Na h-Eileanan Siar, all islands in Highland (except Skye) and the following islands within Argyll and Bute will move to Level 1 - Coll, Colonsay, Erraid, Gometra, Iona, Islay, Jura, Mull, Oronsay, Tiree and Ulva

We have received final approval from our partners at sportscotland and the Scottish Government on our updated guidance which is available here. 
 
While there are no further changes to on-course activities, our updated guidance means that from Monday 17th May, the following changes will take place for clubs who can offer hospitality services.
 
In Level 2 areas:

  • All indoor hospitality may operate until 22.30.
  • Groups may consist of up to 6 people from 3 households.
  • Alcohol may be served (2-hour dwell time).
  • All outdoor hospitality may continue where groups of Over 18s may consist of up to 8 people from 8 households.
 
In Level 1 areas: 
  • All indoor hospitality may operate until 23.00.
  • Groups may consist of up to 8 people from 3 households.
  • Alcohol may be served.
  • All outdoor hospitality may continue and groups of Over 18s may consist of up to 12 people from 12 households.

Please note that detail for all future levels remains indicative at this stage and could be subject to further relaxation or change. You can continue to keep up to date on all the latest COVID-19 updates on our dedicated webpage here. 
 
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.  
 

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

Cochrane Castle Open Mixed Greensomes Entries being taken

 


With the West of Scotland Championships being held at Cochrane Castle Golf Club last Sunday why not enter their very popular event on Sunday 27th June 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER  -- Click on OPEN COMPETITIONS  and use your Sottish Golf Log in details) or go through the Scottish Golf App 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Scottish Golf Medal Finals West Division Draw

 


A full field of 156 club golfers have signed up to play in this week’s Scottish Medal Final West at the popular Williamwood Golf Club in Glasgow Friday 14th May 2021

It is the second of six regional qualifiers for this new Scottish Golf tournament with the top six men and top six women at each event earning the right to tee up in the Scottish Medal Finals Grand Final to be played at The Duke’s, St Andrews, on Sunday 15 August.

The event at Williamwood comes hard on the heels of last week’s Scottish Medal Final East tournament at Craigmillar Park in Edinburgh in which the first 12 qualifiers booked their places in the Grand Final at the Home of Golf. 

CLICK HERE FOR DRAW

Read more on the Scottish Golf Website or in the news section of your SG App

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

MYGOLFRANKING - Counties week 18 - 2021

ABERDEENSHIRE WOMEN
1 ALYSON PHILLIPS (OLDMELDRUM) 1213 points
2 Gillian Mackenzie (Banchory) 1129
3 Susan McInnes (Banchory) 1107
4 Alison Wilson (Strathlene Buckie) 1095
5 Alison Stewart (Insch) 1075
6 Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) 1068
7 Maureen McFarland (Newburgh-on-Ythan) 1024 
8 Fiona Pennie (Kemnay) 1019
9 Gail Christie (Banchory) 1014
10 Jan Lyne (Oldmeldrum) 1006
11 Fiona Johnston (Turriff) 1005
12 Eleanor Chadbourn (Kemnay) 981
13 Sarah Jolley (Inchmarlo) 980
14 Sharlene Anderson (Newburgh-on-Ythan) 978 
15 Samantha Leslie (Murcar Links) 969

ABERDEENSHIRE CLUBS - WOMEN
1 BANCHORY 8552 points
2 Oldmeldrum 7750
3 Kemnay 7637
4 Insch 7530
5 Aboyne 7469
6 Deeside 7460
7 Turriff 7416
8 Newburgh-on-Ythan 7250 

ANGUS WOMEN
1 ROBYN FOWLIE (FORFAR) 1128 points
2 Caroline Kelaher (Brechin) 1123
3 Jane Grubb (Edzell) 1097
4 Julie Taylor (Edzell) 1055
5 Jane Tough (Edzell) 1050
6 Morag Nicol (Edzell) 1046
7 Alison Connelly (Edzell) 1019
8 Sakuna Ramsay (Edzell) 996
9 Sarah Tough (Edzell) 990
10 Catriona Blake (Grange & Broughty) 975 
11 Dawn Darling (Kirriemuir) 974
12 Sarah Mitchell (Edzell) 962
13 Jan Ritchie (Arbroath Artisan) 952
14 Wendy Smith (Grange & Broughty) 942 
15 Jackie Brown (Monifieth) 940

ANGUS CLUBS - WOMEN
1 EDZELL 8853 points
2 Grange & Broughty 7593 
3 Kirriemuir 7424
4 Panmure GC 7417
5 Brechin 7238
6 Forfar 7046
7 Arbroath Artisan 6941 
8 Monifieth 6378

FIFE WOMEN
1 ALICIA HAY (LADYBANK) 1123 points
2 Margaret Boitz (Scotscraig) 1070
3 Aileen Baker (St Regulus) 1067
4 Dianne Watson (Leven Ladies) 1020 
5 Fiona Doig (Ladybank) 988
6 Karen Valentine (Canmore) 979
7 Fiona Hill (St Regulus) 971
8 Joanna Daley (Aberdour) 968
9 Jill Wallace (Thornton) 968
T10 Alison Bain (Scotscraig) 963 & Carol Slater (Kinghorn) 963
12 Linda Dyball (Pitreavie) 947
13 Alison Gray (Elmwood) 943
14 Hannah Braidwood (Ladybank) 940 
15 Sandra Carmichael (Ladybank) 928

FIFE CLUBS - WOMEN
1 LADYBANK 8326 points
2 St Regulus 8043
3 Scotscraig 7836
4 Elie & Earlsferry 7388 
5 Thornton 7035
6 Canmore 6975
7 Crail GS 6794
8 Dunfermline 6736

.
LANARKSHIRE WOMEN
1 MADELEINE MACGREGOR (HAMILTON) 1242
2 Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 1173 
3 Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) 1110 
4 Marie Kirk (Drumpellier) 1098
5 Kym Diamond (Colville Park) 1069
6 Katie Graham (Hamilton) 1066
7 Joanne Dymock (Colville Park) 1064 8 Lesley Watson (Cathkin Braes) 1046 9 Yvonne Welsh (Playsport) 1030
10 Jackie Carty (Hollandbush) 1016
11 Jodie Graham (Hamilton) 1007
12 Suzanne Woodman (Cathkin Braes) 996 
13 Anne-Marie Livingstone (Cawder) 994 
14 Jackie Ross (Airdrie) 992
15 Karen Charnley (Wishaw) 984 

LANARKSHIRE CLUBS - WOMEN
1 HAMILTON 8376
2 Bothwell Castle 7833 
3 Colville Park 7769
4 Cawder 7651
5 Cathkin Braes 7580 
6 East Kilbride 7331
7 Lanark 7402 
8 Carluke 

LOTHIANS WOMEN
1 LYNN CRANSTON (LIBERTON) 1292 points
2 Winnie Wilson (Ravelston) 1179
3 Alyson Scrimgeour (Dundas Parks) 1093
4 Nicky Graham (Baberton) 1070
5 Susan Greenfield (Swanston) 1064
6 Linda Boyle (Harburn) 1061
7 M J Cunningham (Newbattle) 1057
8 Margaret Parr (Merchants of Edinburgh) 1028 
9 Mhairi Hall (Bathgate) 1026
10 Fiona Reid (Gogarburn) 1024
11 Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) 998
T12 Morag Burns (Royal Musselburgh) 993, Wendy Nicholson (Baberton) 993 & Kathleen Robertson (Newbattle) 993
15 Amanda Brown (Niddry Castle) 992

LOTHIANS CLUBS - WOMEN
1 RAVELSTON 8078 points
2 Baberton 8010
3 Dundas Parks 7952
4 Liberton 7660
5 Merchants of Edinburgh 7587 6 Harburn 7442
7 Gogarburn 7287
8 Newbattle 

Monday, 10 May 2021

Julie Wilson wins the West of Scotland Championship over Cochrane Castle

Julie Wilson - 2021 West of Scotland Champion
(photo courtesy of Jean MacIntyre)

The 2021 West of Scotland Championship took place over Cochrane Castle Golf Club yesterday (Sunday, 9th May.)

With a field of over 40 participants and the weather better than predicted, it turned out, for some, a very close competition.

Megan and Julie - Photo courtesy of Jean MacIntyre

Renfrewshire’s
Julie Wilson (Williamwood) was the winner of the West of Scotland Championship Trophy with a gross 75 (bih) over Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).  

D&A'S Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) was a close third with a gross 76.

Jodie Graham - Photo courtesy of Jean MacIntyre

Lanarkshire’s
Jodie Graham (Hamilton) had a very successful day finishing her round with an eagle 2 at the 18th hole !

She won the  Handicap Trophy and  Prize with her net 73 with a better inward half from Renfrewshire's June Lockhart (Douglas Park) Julie Wilson (Williamwood) and Rosie Maguire ( Pollok Golf Club) and also was a member of the winning Lanarkshire Junior team.

Eilidh Briggs, Megan Briggs and Jennifer Rankin
Winning Team - Renfrewshire
Photo courtesy of Jean MacIntyre

The
Senior Team Trophy  was won by Renfrewshire’s Eilidh Briggs, Megan Briggs (both Kilmacolm) and Jennifer Rankin (Haggs Castle) with a gross score of 154 - over Lanarkshire’s Lesley Lloyd (Ladies Golf Club Troon) Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) and Susan McGrenaghan (Hayston) (156).  The trophy is decided by the two best gross scores from three.

The Junior Team Trophy was won with a score of 148 (and a better inward half) by Lanarkshire’s Jodie Graham, Lindsay Main and Neve Marshall over Renfrewshire’s Jennifer Lynagh, Rosie Maguire and Ava Graham.  The trophy is decided by the best two net scores from three.

Cochrane Castle - Par 72 / CR 71.6 / Slope Rating 126

Gross Leaderboard
75 Julie Wilson (Williamwood), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
76 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie)
77 Alyson McGinnigle (Williamwood)
78 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston), Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbide)
79 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle)

Leaderboard Net Scores 
 73 - Jodie Graham [8] (Hamilton) , June Lockhart [16]  (Douglas Park), Julie Wilson [2] Williamwood , Rosie Maguire (Pollok GC) [10] 
 74 - Justine Fulton [8] (Hayston)
 75 - Jennifer Lynagh [8] (Caldwell), Alyson McGinnigle [2] (Williamwood) , Neve Marshall [16] (Cathkin Braes)
 76 - Lesley Lloyd [2] (Ladies Golf Club Troon) , Eva O'Connor [3] (Bothwell Castle)

Team Award
Senior Team Award - Renfrewshire 154
Junior Team Award - Lanarkshire 148 (bih)

Jean MacIntyre (West of Scotland Secretary) thanked  Renfrewshire’s Fiona Armour and Carol Fell for all their hard work to ensure our first attempt at running a West of Scotland Event through Scottish Golf’s Venue Management System (VMS) went according to plan

PHOTOGRAPHS  FROM JEAN MACINTYRE -- CLICK HERE 

Thursday, 6 May 2021

West of Scotland Championship Draw

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW (HAS BEEN AMENDED)
SUNDAY 9th May 2021
COCHRANE CASTLE GOLF CLUB 


Time

Name

Club

County

9.33

Eilidh Briggs

Kilmacolm

Renfrewshire

Susan Woodhouse

East Kilbride

Lanarkshire

Lorna McClymont

Milngavie

D&A

9.42

Megan Briggs

Kilmacolm

Renfrewshire

Emma Ritchie

Ladies Golf Club Troon

Ayrshire

Gillian Kyle

East Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire

9.51

Lesley Lloyd

Ladies Golf Club Troon

Lanarkshire

Alyson Mc Ginnigle

Williamwood

Renfrewshire

Susan Mcgrenaghan

Hayston

Lanarkshire

10.00

Julie Wilson

Williamwood

Renfrewshire

Eva o’Connor

Bothwell Castle

Lanarkshire

Liz Stewart

Greenburn

Renfrewshire

10.09

Donna Jackson

Ladies Golf Club Troon

Renfrewshire

Alyson Hendry

Hamilton

Lanarkshire

Sophie Murphy

Glasgow GC

D&A

10.18

Jennifer Rankine

Haggs Castle

Renfrewshire

Freya Russell

Royal Troon

Ayrshire

Fiona Norris

Hamilton

Lanarkshire

10.27

Jennifer Lynagh

Caldwell

Renfrewshire

Ruth Hunter

Lanark

Lanarkshire

Lorna Ronnie

Barassie

Ayrshire

10.36

Justine Fulton

Hayston

Lanarkshire

Rosie Maguire

Pollok

Renfrewshire

Denise Cowan

Ranfurly Castle

Renfrewsire

10.45

Allison Bell

Strathaven

Lanarkshire

Shirley Back

Douglas Park

Renfrewshire

Angela Devine

Hamilton

Lanarkshire

10.54

Jodie Graham

Hamilton

Lanarkshire

Margaret Kinvig

The Carrick

D&A

Abigail McCafferty

Airdrie

Lanarkshire

11.03

Lindsay Main

Strathaven

Lanarkshire

Katie Ronnie

Royal Troon

Ayrshire

Kelly Morton

Old Course Ranfurly

Renfrewshire

11.12

Jocelyn Faris

West Kilbride

Ayrshire

Roisin Black

Gleddoch

Renfrewshire

Ronalda Agnew

Dumbarton

D&A

11.21

Louise Milligan

The Irvine Golf Club

Ayrshire

Neve Marshall

Cathkin Braes

Lanarkshire

Ava Graham

Elderslie

Renfrewshire

11.30

June Lockhart

Douglas Park

Renfrewshire

Alison Jarvie

Prestwick St Nicholas

Ayrshire

Shaeen Ahmad

Balmore

D&A





Also please read the following information for COVID restrictions at the Cochrane Castle 

Arrangements for COVID safety Golf 
  •  Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes before tee off time. 
  •  Check in in Foyer of clubhouse · 
  •  Arrive at 1st tee 5 minutes before tee time 
  •  Pins are not to be removed 
  •  Preferred lies in bunkers are permitted. 
  • Place within 6 inches, not nearer the hole.
    Club House
  •  Locker Room will be open (face cover to be worn) for access to toilets but please change at car unless you do not have one
  • Showers are not to be used  
  •  Tables will be set for 4 but there should be no more than two households at each table. 
  • Face coverings to be worn when moving around. 
  • Catering will be available from 11am but a coffee machine is available before then.