Tuesday, 15 June 2021
It is with much sadness that Lanarkshire Ladies’ County Golf Association announced the recent death of Past President and Captain, Margo Bauer.
Monday, 14 June 2021
|A very happy Perth and Kinross County Team|
Photo courtesy of P&K
Perth & Kinross won the Northern Division Jamboree at Monifieth today.
|Cardross Golf Club|
In a completely different format than normal - 8 singles with no foursomes, no caddies and social distancing - day one of this year’s Jamboree saw Dunbartonshire & Argyll play Lanarkshire in the first flight.
The first point on the board was by Lorna McClymont (D&A) with a birdie laiden round against Susan Woodhouse (Lanarkshire). Megan Docherty (Lanarkshire) replied with a good win over Fiona Rattray (D&A). Laura McGeachy (D&A) was a worthy winner against Susan Wood (Lanarkshire). Matches 4 and 5 both reached the 18th hole with Lorraine Campbell (D&A) edging out youngster Katie Graham (Lanarkshire) by 1 hole, while Lori McDonald (D&A) had a half match with Katie Scott (Lanarkshire). Eva O’Connor (Lanarkshire) had a healthy 4-up lead at the turn against Maggie Kinvig (D&A) and victory came at the 16th hole. Caroline King (D&A) sealed the crucial winning point with a birdie on the 17th hole against West of Scotland Veterans Champion, Lesley Lloyd (Lanarkshire). Kirsten Brown (Lanarkshire) was the victor by 1 hole in a closely fought match with Aileen Baker (D&A).
D&A names first:
Lorna McClymont beat Susan Woodhouse 4&3
Fiona Rattray lost to Megan Docherty 5&4
Laura McGeachy beat Susan Wood 4&3
Lorraine Campbell beat Katie Graham 1up
Lora MacDonald halved with Katie Scott
Maggie King lost to Eva O'Connor 4&2
Caroline King beat Lesley Lloyd 2&1
Aileen Baker lost to Katie Brown 1 hole
Final Score: D&A 4.5 Lanarkshire 3.5
The second flight was between Ayrshire and Renfrewshire with Alyson McGinnigle (Renfrewshire) winning the first point against Rachel Foster (Ayrshire). Freya Russell (Ayrshire) levelled the scoring with a close win over Julie Wilson (Renfrewshire). Beth Paterson (Renfrewshire), representing her county for the first time, secured a win over Emma Hale-Ritchie (Ayrshire) with Emma Thomson-Burns (Renfrewshire), another newbie, losing on the 18th to Luisa Gibson (Ayrshire). Jennifer Rankine (Renfrewshire) came from behind to beat Audrey Thompson (Ayrshire) as did Carol Whyte (Renfrewshire) winning against Pauline Patrick (Ayrshire). Liz Stewart (Renfrewshire) and Vice-Captain Donna Jackson (Renfrewshire) both won their matches against Jenny Linklater (Ayrshire) and Catherine Garrett (Ayrshire) respectively.
Renfrewshire names first
Alyson McGinnigle beat Rachel Foster 4&2
Julie Wilson lost to Freya Russell 2&1
Beth Paterson beat Emma Hale-Ritchie 2&1
Jennifer Rankine beat Audrey Thompson 3&2
Emma Thomson-Burns lost to Luisa Gibson 1 hole
Liz Stewart beat Jenny Linklater 3&2
Donna Jackson beat Catherine Garrett 5&4
Carol Whyte beat Pauline Patrick 2 Up
Final Score: Ayrshire 2 Renfrewshire 6
Tuesday sees Renfrewshire play Dunbartonshire & Argyll in the first flight (10am tee off) and Lanarkshire versus Ayrshire in the second flight (12 noon tee off).
Thanks go to Sandra Littlejohn (RLCGA Captain ) for the report.
CLICK HERE FOR SOME PHOTOGRAPHS -- RLCGA v AYRSHIRE -- Courtesy of FIONA AMOUR
ON THE TEE PHOTOGRAPHS -- COURTESY OF JEAN MACINTYRE LANARKSHIRE
Saturday, 12 June 2021
|Louise Duncan (2021 British Women's Open Champion)|
Photo courtesy of the R&A
West Kilbride’s Louise Duncan wrote her name in the record books as she won the R&A Women’s Championship final by the biggest margin in the event’s 128-year history.
Live coverage of The Women's Amateur Final at Kilmarnock (Barassie). -- 100 FANS ALLOWED IN THE DOORS FOR THE 36 FINAL Scotland's Louise Duncan faces Jóhanna Lea Lúðvíksdóttir of Iceland for the prestigious title, and the opportunity to play in three major championships.
The commentary team will be led by Dougie Donnelly, Mickey Walker and Kit Alexander. They will be joined on course by Trish Johnson and George Harper Jnr.
Friday, 11 June 2021
|Quarter Final Matches - Click to enlarge|
QUARTER FINAL RESULTS
This year's North Division Jamboree is being held at Monifieth Golf Links (Medal Course), from Saturday 12 June to Monday 14 June 2021.
The 2021 Perth & Kinross Ladies' County Team will be defending the North Division championship title that Perth & Kinross won at Ballater Golf Club in 2019. They will be up against fierce competition from the other three North Division teams: Aberdeenshire, Angus and Northern Counties.
The winning team will go on to represent the North Division in the Scottish County Finals at Forres, from 27 - 29 August 2021.
Perth & Kinross Team
Emily Aird (Blairgowrie)
Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie)
Megan Ashley (Blairgowrie)
Kirsty Brodie (Alyth)
Jillian Milne (Blairgowrie)
Isla Moncrieff (Aberfeldy)
Jen Saxton (Dunfermline)
Laura Walker (Muckhart)
Order of Play
Day 1: Angus v Northern - and - Perth & Kinross v Aberdeenshire
Day 2: Perth & Kinross v Northern - and - Aberdeenshire v Angus
Day 3: Aberdeenshire v Northern - and - Angus vPerth & Kinross
Morning Foursomes: 8:30hrs on Sat/Sun & 8:15hrs on Monday
Afternoon Singles: 13:00hrs on Sat/Sun & 12:45hrs on Monday
Spectators will be very welcome at the Jamboree, subject to the COVID-19 guidance published by the Scottish Government and Scottish Golf, of course. ---P&KLCGA Committee, 10 June 2021
Perth & Kinross Ladies' County Golf Association
Thursday, 10 June 2021
Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) and Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) have all qualified for the quarterfinals tomorrow at Kilmarnock Barassie in the Women’s British Amateur Championship
Hannah Darling won in the morning against Rachael Foster ( Prestwick St Nicholas) by 1 hole and then had to go to the 22nd Hole this afternoon with a wonderful finish. One down after 17 she birdie the 18th to go to sudden death - Both had birdies at the 19th and par’d the 20th and 21st. Hannah then birdied the 21st Hole to progress to the quarterfinals
West Kilbride’s Louise Duncan had an easier day defeating Sara Byrne 6&4 this afternoon after finishing her morning match against Lottie Woad on the 16 hole in a 3&2 win.
Tomorrow she has set up a match with Jessica Baker who earned her place in the Quarter Final by winning the final three holes of her tie against Emma Allen for a 2 hole victory.
To read the full report go to the R&A Website
Kirsten Brown (St Rule Golf Club)
Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs)
Katie Graham (Hamilton)
Lesley Lloyd (The Ladies Golf Club Troon)
Fiona Norris (Hamilton)
Eva O’Connor (Bothwell Castle)
Molly Richmond (Strathaven)
Katie Scott (Strathaven)
Susan Wood (Drumpellier)
Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride)
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
9 Scots have made it through to the 2nd round go the Women's British Amateur Championship at Kilmarnock Barassie --
Shannon McWillian (Aboyne), Grace Crawford (West Links Junior) Lorna McClymont (Milngavie), Hazel Macgarvie (Royal Troon), Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) , Hannah Darling, ( Broomieknowe), Rachael Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) and Jasmine Mackintosh (Murcar Links) have all made it through to the 2nd round.
Ayrshire and Renfrewshire are the joint winners of the Kennedy Salver at the West Junior Inter County Matches on Sunday at a very warm and sunny Irvine Golf Club.
D&A were 3rd and Lanarkshire 4th
Morning Foursomes saw 1 win from Rosie & Aaliyah.
Tuesday, 8 June 2021
Monday, 7 June 2021
The first mixed staging of the East of Scotland Open Championship is to take place next month - a year later than originally planned due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 48th edition of the tournament on 26-27 June at Lundin will feature men and women playing for the same prize, won in the past by some famous names in Scottish golf, including George Macgregor, Sandy Stephen and Richie Ramsay.
The change, which has the support of the R&A and Scottish Golf, comes just over six years after Lundin, founded in 1868, became a mixed membership club.
“It is an exciting change,” said David Moir, a long-serving East of Scotland Open committee member and past president of the Scottish Golf Union.
“We’ve actually been thinking about this for a while as we have club competitions among members that are mixed events, which is great.
“The organising committee remains very passionate about the East of Scotland Amateur Stroke Play Championship and we are delighted to be incorporating women into the event for the first time.”
A maximum of 18 women will feature in a 72-strong field on the Fife coast this summer in a move that mirrors the Berkhamsted Trophy in England being opened up to women for the first time.
In the professional game, a mixed event is being hosted by Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam in June.
The East of Scotland Open Championship committee is working on a flexible teeing system with the R&A and Scottish Golf which will ensure that both sexes compete on an equal footing.
Ramsay, the winner in 2004, has welcomed the change, saying: “It is good that they are trying new ways to open up this event.
“Being proactive like this is essential for the future of many events. It’s a lovely course and the design lends itself to this format.”
With World Amateur Golf Ranking points on offer, the Lundin event will be open to players with handicap of 0.4 or better. While competing for the main prize, the Denholm Trophy, women competitors will also be playing for a separate piece of silverware.
If no women qualify for the final 36 holes, the leading four after two rounds will progress to the Sunday to compete for that trophy as opposed to it being awarded to the top woman following Saturday’s play.
Clare Queen, performance director at Scottish Golf, said: “We are always looking at ways we can strengthen the female game in Scotland. The opportunity to compete on a great course like Lundin in a high-quality field is a great one for females who compete in Scotland, especially during the quieter summer months.
“I believe that the increased level of competition could help to raise the bar for female golf in Scotland and give those players with ambitions of competing internationally or at professional level the perfect chance to develop their games.
“This type of event is becoming more popular on the professional tours, so it’s been great to see that Lundin have been so forward thinking and we are excited to see how the event develops.”
Completed entry forms must be posted to East of Scotland, Lundin Golf Club, Lundin Links, Fife KY8 6BA or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive no later than 14 June 2021.No doubt due to the revised dates of the Helen Holm, Clare Queen has intimated that we will probably get a lower entry from women than expected which is a great shame.
West Kilbride has a Ladies Open Day Stableford on Thursday 1st July -- STILL TIMES AVAILABLE
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM
For other various Open Days at West Kilbride -- CLICK HERE
Sunday, 6 June 2021
|Chloe Goadby - 2021 Scottish Amateur Champion|
Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf
Chloe Goadby gave a huge thumbs up to former British Women’s Open Champion Catriona Matthew after beating Tara Mactaggart 4 & 3 in the final of the Scottish Women’s Match Play Championship at Gullane
Saturday, 5 June 2021
|Louise Duncan (Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf)|
From the Scottish Golf Website
Thursday, 3 June 2021
At the 2018 Scottish Golf Conference, Scottish Golf announced their intention to launch an integrated software platform for golf clubs that would create inclusivity and a pathway into membership for all golfers. The principal aims and objectives of their strategy were:
- To make golf Scotland’s Game for Everyone, ensuring the game is an inclusive and accessible sport for all
- To finance the game in Scotland with the introduction of new revenue streams to reduce the reliance on external funding and member contributions and ensure that all who consume golf in Scotland make a financial contribution
- To invest in technology to support member clubs in a way which allows them to embrace modern society through digital means
Since that time they have been researching, developing and testing their approach and are now in a position to provide you with details of their new subscription service OpenPlay which launched today.
OpenPlay is their independent golfer programme, where they have created a monthly digital subscription model for non-member golfers to obtain an official handicap in a way that their extensive research shows will more closely meet their needs and lifestyle.
As you can hear from Martin Gilbert, Chair of Scottish Golf, Martin Slumbers, CEO of the R&A and Open Champions Paul Lawrie and Catriona Matthew, they all strongly believe that OpenPlay will reach out to the estimated 500,000 golfers in Scotland, who are not members of a club, to create inclusivity and a pathway into membership