Sunday, 23 September 2018

LOUISE DUNCAN RETAINS THE NANCY CHISHOLM TROPHY



Christina McCracken and Louise Duncan

Local girl Louise Duncan successfully defended the Nancy Chisholm Trophy for the best scratch player with an excellent round of 76 on a bright sunny afternoon, but with a very strong northerly wind making scoring conditions very difficult.  

Christine, Louise and Ava Graham

The Kandy Bar Cup for the best nett score was won by Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies), and the winner of the June Kerr Trophy for pre-handicap girls was won by 10 year old Ava Graham (Paisley).  
The Girls at the end of the day

Very well played to all the girls today 😊

1st Silver             Leah Bryce (Sandyhills)   91 (11) 80
2nd Silver           Abigail McCafferty (Airdrie) 101 (20) 81

1st Bronze         Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies)  104 (28) 76 bih
2nd Bronze        Louise Milligan (Irvine Golf Club)    114 (38) 76

Thanks go to June Kerr for the report and photos 

SCOTTISH VETS TITLE HOLDER PLAYS ELAINE MOFFAT IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINALS


Sheena Wood and Elaine Moffat Courtesy of SVLGA
Defending champion Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) will play former Scottish Senior women's Amateur title-holder Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) in the first semi-final of the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association championship over the Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie on Monday morning (9.05). 
This semi final is a repeat of the Scottish Seniors Final in June at Prestwick St Nicholas which on that occasion Elaine was the victor.

The other semi-fnal (9.15) will feature Jennifer Bryans (East), beaten in last year's final, and Carol Purves (Borders). 

In this afternoon's quarter-finals, Moffat beat Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) by 5 and 4 while Wood beat Liz Stewart 5 and 4 who replaced West Champion Lesley Lloyd who was injured. 

Bryans beat Sally Downs (Galloway) 7 and 6 and Purves bt Margaret McGregor (Dumfries) 1 hole. 

QUARTER-FINALS: - 
E Moffat (Midland) bt A Bartlett (Highland) 5 and 4
S Wood (North) bt L Stewart (West) 5 and 4, 
C Purves (Borders) bt M McGregor (Dumfries-shire) 1 hole; 
J Bryans (East) bt S Downs (Galloway) 7 and 6.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

SUMMARY OF THE 20 MOST IMPORTANT RULE CHANGES FOR 2019



As of 2019, new golf rules apply worldwide. 

It is the most major revision of the rules for more than 30 years. 

This easy-to-understand video gives you a clear overview of the changes so that you can benefit from all the simplifications and new relief procedures.

Glasgow Golf Club captain describes "absolute devastation" over fire

Over 70 firefighters worked through Thursday night to try to control a blaze that has ripped through the Georgian neoclassical building, - The Glasgow Golf Club Killermont in Bearsden destroying almost 75% of it. 

This is the Golf Club that the very first West of Scotland Ladies County match took place in 1909 between Renfrewshire and Argyllshire. -- See the RLCGA Website 

It has also held numerous D&A County events throughout the years.

 The alarm was first raised around 9.20pm on Thursday and, as of 11.30am on Friday, three small fires were still burning. 
 The fire started in the ground floor kitchen area of the clubhouse. 

 The Killermont course is closed until further notice, with efforts currently in place to establish a temporary base for the club at Gailes Links, the course it owns near Irvine, in Ayrshire. 

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Friday, 21 September 2018

DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB PROMOTED TO THE 1ST DIVISION OF THE GREENLEES TROPHY


The deciding match of Division 2 of the Greenlees Trophy was played yesterday between Old Ranfurly and Lenzie.

Lenzie needed 3.5 points to gain promotion with Williamwood the 2nd Division Champions.

However. Old Ranfurly with the home advantage won 6.5 - 2.5 to deny Lenzie their wish.


Douglas Park are 2nd in the division and now go to the 1st Division for next season


Lindsay McLean, Lynda Smith (Team Captain) - Thumbs Up !!,
Helen Robertson, Gill Hendry
Sally MacFarlane, Olive Mackay and Aileen McIntyre

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When some of the Douglas Park Team heard the news this morning at their bounce game there were mixed feelings !!

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Champions! Scotland storm to Senior Men’s Home Internationals glory

Scotland Seniors

Scotland have been crowned Senior Men’s Home Internationals champions at Southerness yesterday once play resumed following a visit from the uninvited Storm Ali.
After losing the second day’s play due to the extreme weather conditions, a change to the original format was agreed with two sessions taking place today, which consisted of seven head-to-head battle, ensuring all three country versus country matches were played.
In the round robin format, Scotland, England & Ireland all won two out of three matches, so the title was decided on total game points scored across all three matches.
To read the full report go to the  SCOTTISHGOLF WEBSITE
Scottish Men's Senior Team
  • Lindsay Blair (Grangemouth) 
  • Ian Brotherston (Dumfries & County) 
  • Ronnie Clark (Erskine) 
  • John Fraser (Royal Burgess GS) 
  • Kenneth Gallacher (East Kilbride) 
  • Robert Smith (Nairn) 
  • Malcolm Reid (Sonning)
Your editor: I know this not ladies news but with such a great win by the men it is worth knowing

Thursday, 20 September 2018

IRELAND'S LAURA WEBB WINS THE BRITISH WOMEN'S SENIOR OPEN

Laura Webb - Photo courtesy of the R&A

Ireland’s Laura Webb overcame a strong international field at Crail to win the Women’s Senior Amateur Championship for a second time today. 

The winner at Caldy in the North-West of England two years ago, Webb led by three shots after an opening round 67, a course record. She coasted to an impressive nine shot victory over Catherine Rawthore with a final round 73 over the Craighead course.

With the second round cancelled due to the stormy weather yesterday - winds reached speeds of around 80mph - the final round conditions remained very tough today.

Scottish Senior Champion Elaine Moffat (St Regulus)was he leading Scot finishing in 21st place. 

SSS: 73, CSS: Round 1 = 74, Round 2 = 76 (R/O)
LEADING SCORES:
140 Laura Webb (Ireland) 67, 73
149 Catherine Rawthore (England) 72, 77
150 Samual Terrill (Canada) 72, 78

SCOTS SCORES:
157 Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 74, 83 (21st)
162 Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) 77, 85 (34th)
164 Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) 80, 84 (39th)
166 Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 79, 87 (45th)
168 Linda Allan (Glenbervie) 79, 89 (55th)
169 Sheena Wood (Aberdeen ladies) 81, 88 (57th)
171 Fona De Vries (St Rule) 84, 87 (64th)
178 Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 86, 92 (75th)
181 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoh) 84, 97 (81st)
182 Frances Miller (Carnoustie Caledonia 90, 92 (85th)

SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND LADIES RANKINGS WEEK 36 IN 2018

mygolfranking.net SCOTLAND LADIES GOLFERof WEEK 18/36 is ORLA O’LEARY (TorwoodleeLadieswho enters the Top 20 of ScotlandLadies MGRanking for the first time at No 8.
mygolfranking.net SCOTLAND LADIES CLUB of the WEEK is MINTO LADIES  at No 3, the highest climber in the Top 10 of Scotland Ladies Club MGRanking.
SCOTLAND LADIES*New entry this week

1Anna Turner (Carluke) 1339 points 
2Eilidh Henderson (Kirkcaldy) 1249 
3Jayne McDougall (Callander) 1224
4Linda Jack (Dumfries & Galloway) 1198 
5Carol Fell (Douglas Park) 1189
6Fiona Norris (Hamilton) 1180    
7Jane Tough (Brechin) 1164
8*Orla O’Leary (Torwoodlee) 1143
9Jane Clark (Airdrie) 1125
10Corisande Lee (Dumfries & Galloway) 1119
11Lily Towers (Minto) 1118
12 Jane M Grubb (Montrose Mercantile) 1113
T13  Carina Bunyan (Roxburghe), *Margaret Cairns (Dunning) 1105
T15Kerry Lockerbie (Crichton), Gillian Wallace (Milnathort) 1096
T17Margot Gardner (Linlithgow), Janet Wilson (Anstruther109
19*Sarah Murray (Nairn Dunbar) 1090
20*Julie Lees (Westhill) 1080
SCOTLAND LADIES  CLUBS
1Palacerigg 973 points
2Carluke 958
3  *Minto 948 
4Torwoodlee 946
5Kirkcaldy 937
6 Carrickvale 936
7*Balbirnie Park 932 
8Dundas Parks 929
9Callander 921
10 Loudoun Gowf 918

 COMPARISON AGAINST ENGLAND CLUBS

mygolfranking.net ENGLAND LADIES GOLFER of WEEK 18/36 is VICTORIA COOPER (Tylney ParkLadies) who takes over the NUMBER ONE spoton England Ladies MGRanking.
mygolfranking.net ENGLAND LADIES CLUB of the WEEK is LEE PARK LADIES  at NUMBER ONE,definitely the highest new entry in the Top 10 on England Ladies Club MGRanking.
ENGLAND LADIES MGRANKING*New entry this week

1Victoria Cooper (Tylney Park) 1333 points 
2Abigail Copper (Pottergate) 1251
3Ellen Sanderson (Ramsdale Park) 1196
4Sue Edwards (Brackenwood) 1194   
5Giang Chatelan (White Lodge) 1178
6Barbara Jamieson (Heswall) 1158 
7Mawgan Vater (East Herts) 1140
Gillian Mellor (Prestbury) 1128 
9Kate Dymoke (Cirencester) 1122
10Jan Lowe (Brackenwood) 1120  
11 Annie Merryweather (Barton-on-Sea) 1109 
12 Julie Saych (The Grove) 1104 
13  Rosie Youngman (Northampton GC) 1090
14Lynne Maher (Lee Park) 1086
15Hilary Fowles (Shrewsbury) 1061  
16Beverley Rose (Farnham) 1060
17*Sally Close (East Herts) 1053 
18  *Jo Francis-Pope (Lansdown) 1042 
19*Rachel Bruce (Lee Park) 1038 
20*Josephine Harrison (Prestbury) 1032
ENGLAND LADIES CLUB MGRANKING

1*Lee Park 985 points
2*Tylney Park 976 
3  Alnmouth Village 948 
 Woodcote Park 911
5Brackenwood 909
6Stocksfield 906   
7Northampton GC 903
8 Cirencester 902
9Billingham 893
10*Barton-on-Sea 884
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

MIDLOTHIAN HONORARY MEMBER JOAN MARSHALL HAS DIED

Top 2007 Scottish Senior Squad 
Back - L to R Margaret Tough, Fiona Hunter, Helen Faulds, Fiona De Vries, Lorna Bennett
Front: Kathleen Sutherland, Joan Marshall (Captain)  and Pam Williamson

Lower - 2008 Scotland Senior Squad 
Fiona Hunter, Heather AndersonJoan Marshall Captain, Mary Smith, Fiona De Vries, Pat Wilson (Manager)
Kathleen Sutherland, Lorna Bennett and Jill Harrison

It is with great sadness I tell you of the death of Joan Marshall

Joan was an Honorary Member of Midlothian County Ladies Golf Association and one of the County’s greatest supporters. 

 A member of Baberton for most of her life, Joan captained the County before going on to be President. 

As a player, selector and administrator, she was a force within Scottish Golf, making a tremendous contribution to our game. 
 I am sure many of you will have a connection with Joan and will want to know that the funeral will be on Saturday 22nd September at 11.00 at Mortonhall. 

Jacky Burnett (Midlothian Captain)

POLLOK GOLF CLUB LADIES OPEN GREENSOMES RESULTS



180 ladies played in the Pollok Golf Club Open Greensomes on Monday 17th September 

Fiona Allison and Linda Jack (Dumfries and County) had the best score of the day with a gross 80.
The best nett score of the day was a 66 by the Williamwood pairing of Elspeth Finlay & Sandra Weatherspoon

Scratch: 
80 Fiona Allison & Linda Jack (Dumfries and County)
83 Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) and Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)

Handicap: 

1st: Elspeth Finlay & Sandra Weatherspoon (both Williamwood) 95 (26) 66
2nd: Eda Davey & Joan Walker (both Balfron) 88 (18) 70


Go to the Pollock Golf Website for details of prizewinners