Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Strathaven Trio win the Loudoun senior Tri Am and how to mark your card !!

The team from Strathaven of M Lowson, J Dykes, J Leiper won the Ladies Senior Open Tri Am at Lowdoun Gowf Club yesterday.

The McClelland Cup was also  presented to the best team containing a Loudoun Lady  - M Templeton, J Montgomerie and M Hendrie
Leading Scores:
1st : M Lowson, J Dykes, J Leiper (Strathaven) 57
2nd : E Walker, C Minto, J McLeod (Ranfurly Castle) 58 last 6 holes
3rd : M Holt, S Ferguson J Wallce (Caldwell) 58 bih
4th : L Kewney, J Williams, C Fyfe  (Kilmarnock Barassie) 58

From Sally Hamilton -   Sometimes being handicap secretary makes you laugh out loud🤣 
Just loved this card from our ladies beterball, triam today👇🏻 
what do you put when you don’t score, a wee sad face of course ☹️...brilliant👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Thanks Sally for your news 

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


East and West Vets Teams

A strong West Vets team turned up at Kilmacolm determined to win the Elise Duncan Trophy for the first time in several years – but the East Vets team had other ideas, achieving an excellent 7-2 victory. 

Highlight of the day was a Hole in One by Mortonhall's Anne Brownie at the 12th Hole

Results : West Team named first

Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) lost to Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) 3 & 1
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) beat Caroline Steedman (Murrayfield) 5 & 4
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) lost to Anne Hanson (Turnhouse) by 1 hole
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) lost to Lesley Johnston (Gullane) by 1 hole
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) halved with Sue Penman (Gullane)
Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) lost to Sal Shepherd (Craigmillar Park) 2 & 1
Robina Gilbertson (Prestwick St Nicholas) halved with Susan Rennie (Turnhouse)
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) lost to Dulcie Barnes (Gullane) 4 & 3

May Hughes (Lanark) lost to Anne Brownie (Mortonhall) 5 & 4

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


The East Division Inter County Matches at Dunbar GC from 25th to 27th June 2018

Fife County Team 
Hannah Braidwood (Ladybank) 
Brogan Clark (Lochgelly) 
Susan Jackson(Ladybank) 
Jocelyn Mackie (Ladybank) 
Lorraine Morrow (St. Regulus) 
Lynn Newton (Dunnikier) 
Gillian Paton (St. Regulus) 
Karin Sharp (Kirkcaldy

Midlothian County Team

Caroline Steedman (Murrayfield)
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw)
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe)
Karen Ferguson-Snedden (Mortonhall)
Karen Marshall (Baberton)
Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe)
Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe)

Stirling and Clackmannanshire

Jennifer Allan (Glenbervie) 
Laura Bissett (Braehead) 
Alison Davidson (Stirling) 
Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie) 
Mhairi Hall (Bathgate) 
Alexis Hutton (Falkirk Tryst) 
Louise MacGregor (Falkirk Carmuirs) 
Fiona Wait (Bathgate) 

East Lothian County Team - No details as yet
Email Carol with your team selection

The Draw for the Matches are as follows :

Day 1: Monday 25th June
East Lothian v Stirling & Clackmannan 
Fife v Midlothian 

Day 2:  Tuesday 26th June
Stirling & Clackmannan v Fife
Midlothian v East Lothian 

Day 3:  Wednesday 27th June
Stirling & Clackmannan v Midlothian 
East Lothian v Fife

The winners go forward to the Scottish County Finals 2018 which will be held at Kilmacolm G.C. on 14-16 September.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Aberdeenshire beat P and K 8-1 to win North Divisional title at Strathmore


Aberdeenshire will go to the Scottish women's county golf finals at Kilmacolm GC, Renfrewshire in September as North Divisional champions.
They overpowered title-holders Perth and Kinross 8-1 in the final match between the two teams with 100 per cent winning records after two days' play at Strathmore Golf Centre, near Alyth.

Aberdeenshire took a grip on the outcome when they won the morning foursomes 3-0, leaving them needing only two wins from the final six singles for victory.
But the rampant Aberdeenshire did more than that. They took the singles 5-1 for an emphatic victory margin.
Shire's top player was Hazlehead teenager Jasmine Mackintosh (pictured bottom row left ) who won all six of her ties, which made her the MVP of the tournament. But she was strongly supported by Sammy Leslie and Kim Beveridge who both finishes with 5.5pt out of six and 14-year-old Carmen Griffiths, Aberdeenshire's youngest ever county champion, who won four out of six.

Northern Counties avoided the wooden spoon by finishing third, thanks to a 7.5-1.5 victory over pointless Angus.
Hannah McCook was Northern Counties' top performer with five wins out of six.

Aberdeenshire won the North Divisional title two years ago at Edzell but finished runners-up in the county finals held at Aboyne that year.


Aberdeenshire names first
S Leslie and K Beveridge bt K Brodie and I Moncrieff 3 and 1.
J Mackintosh and C Griffiths bt L Walker and E Watson 1 hole.
S Wood and C Wilson bt J Saxton and S Crolla 2 holes.

Leslie bt M Ashley 2 and 1.
Mackintosh bt Brodie 4 and 3.
Griffiths bt Saxton 3 and 2.
Wilson lost to Watson 3 and 1.
Wood bt L Campbell 2 and 1.
Beveridge bt Walker 3 and 2.


Northern Counties names first
H McCook and C Thompson bt J Cameron and J Brown 2 and 1.
C Boa and E Docherty bt A Summers and J Taylor 2 and 1.
S Jackson and S Cloverley bt F Millar and A Ramsay 1 hole.

SINGLES (4.5-1.5)
McCook bt Summers 3 and 2.
Thompson bt Cameron 4 and 2.
Cloverley lost to F Gilbert 1 hole.
Boa bt Taylor 3 and 1.
Jackson bt Millar 1 hole.
Docherty halved with Brown

3pt Aberdeenshire
2pt Perth and Kinross
1pt Northern Counties
0pt Angus

Louise Duncan wins Junior Tour Event by 13 shots

Ayrshire's County Team Player -- Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) had 2 terrific rounds over Ashludie and Monifeith to finish 12 under par and win by 13 shots from Rachael Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) yesterday in the Junior Tour event supported by Area and County.
She had 14 birdies and an eagle over the 2 rounds 

Ashludie - Round 1 SSS 65, CSS 65
Monifieth Links - Round 2 SSS 74 CSS 74

Leaderboard :

130 Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 63, 67
143 Rachael Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) 68, 78 
146 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 69, 77
148 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 72, 76, Evanna Hynd (Elmwood Golfing Society) 72, 76

To see all the results - CLICK HERE

Carmen Griffith has a Hole in One at the Northern Division Jamboree

Carmen Griffiths

I took this photo of Carmen Griffiths immediately after her hole in one on Sunday - a 6- iron tee shot at the 156yd par 3 fourth at Strathmore Golf Centre in the North Division jamboree.
Carmen was playing in the foursomes with Jasmine Mackintosh against Ailsa Summers and Fiona Gilbert.
Her first hole in one!

Sandra Goldie wins the Douglas Park Ladies Championship

Fiona and Sandra

The Douglas Park Golf Club Championship matches took place yesterday with D&A's Fiona Rattray against Sandra Goldie in the Championship, Helen Faulds against Olive Mackay in the Seniors and Kirstie Souter and Christiana Capaldi in the Junior Girls Final.

Fiona Rattray at Erskine Golf Club
Fiona who had played well in the West of Scotland Inter County Matches last week at Erskine eventually ran out of steam -- It was her 8th match of  a long hard week playing a very steady Sandra Goldie and eventually lost on the 17th Green. she did however have an EAGLE 2 at the 16th hole !!

Helen and Olive had a ding dong match with Helen being the eventual winner 2&1

The Junior Girls match was well played with Christiana being the winner

 CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS OF THE DAY and also a  SHORT VIDEO  of the Championship final  
Katie Darling and Jacqueline Wright silver and bronze winners in regional medal grand final

By Colin Farquharson 

Katie Darling (Ravelston) won the Silver Division title and Stranraer's Jacqueline Wright claimed victory in the Bronze section at the Revive Active Scottish women's regional medal grand final competition over 18 holes at the Duke's Course, St Andrews yesterday.
Katie had a net 68 off seven, finishing three shots clear of her nearest rival, Hazel Dean (Muthill) (19).
Jacqueline won the Bronze Division by a six-stroke margin with a net 70 off 25 of a handicap. Runner-up with a net 76 off 21 was Jacqueline Guthrie (Inverurie).

Par 71. SSS 71. CSS 73
68 Katie Darling (Ravelston) (7)
71 Hazel Dean (Muthill) (19)
72 Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) (4), Sally Park (Deer Park) (12).
73 Leanne Wilson (Kelso) (4).
75 Katie Liddle (Falkirk Tryst) (11).
76 Jordana Graham (Southerness) (1), Jan MacNab (Ranfurly Castle) (11), Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) (3).
77 Laura McGeachy (Carradale) (4), Helen Appleby (Stirling) (12).
78 Kirsty Mackinlay (Kemnay) (10).
79 Katherine Emelius (Hazlehead) (12), Jane Tough (Brechin) (6), Angela Joss (Alford) (11).

70 Jacqueline Wright (Stranraer) (25).
76 Jacqueline Guthrie (Inverurie) (21)
77 Shona Paton (Gifford) (20)
78 Christine Pace (Grangemouth) (25)
79 Martine Morrison (Hilton Park) (27), Zena Kane (Bonnybridge) (20)
82 Catherine Goldinger (Bonnyton) (32), Elaine Thom (Port Bannatyne) (19), Dorothy Yeaman (Duddingston) (20).
84 Lesley Brown (Kilmacolm) (22), Anne Armstrong (Mount Ellen) (22)

To see all the scores 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Aberdeenshire v Perth and Kinross in Title Decider at Strathmore

By Colin Farquharson

Aberdeenshire will meet Perth and Kinross in the title decider on Monday in the Northern Division women's inter-county team championship at Strathmore Golf Centre near Alyth. 

Both teams have 100 per cent records after two days' play against Angus and Northern Counties. 
The winners of the Aberdeenshire v P and K match will go forward to the Scottish county finals at Kilmacolm Golf Club, Renfrewshire from September 14 to 16. 
Perth and Kinross won the divisional title 12 months ago but Aberdeenshire have some good young prospects coming through and it should be a close match.


ABERDEENSHIRE 6.5, ANGUS 2.5 Aberdeenshire names first 

Foursomes (2.5-0.5) 
S Leslie and K Beveridge halved with J Cameron and J Brown. 
J Mackintosh and C Griffiths bt A Summers and F Gilbert 4 and 3. 
S Wood and C Wilson bt J Taylor and A Smith 3 and 2. 

Griffiths lost to Cameron 2 and 1. 
G MacKenzie lost to Summers 2 and 1. 
Beveridge bt A Ramsay 2 holes. 
V Thom bt Gilbert 2 and 1. 
Leslie bt Brown 3 and 2. 
Mackintosh bt F Miller 4 and 2.

 P and K names first 

Foursomes (2-1) 
J Saxton and S Crolla lost to H McCook and C Thompson 4 and 2. 
K Brodie and I Moncrieff bt S Coverley and C Boa 1 hole. 
E Watson and L Walker bt S Jackson and E Docherty 3 and 2. 

Singles (5-1) 
Watson lost to McCook 3 and 2. 
Brodie bt M Ashley 2 and 1. 
Saxton bt Boa 2 holes. L 
Campbell bt Jackson 4 and 2. 
Walker bt Docherty 2 and 1. 

2pt Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross. 
0pt Angus, Northern Counties. 

 Aberdeenshire v Perth and Kinross Angus v Northern Counties

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Aberdeenshire and Perth and Kinross make winning start to North Division jamboree

By Colin Farquharson 

Title-holders Perth and Kinross, and Aberdeenshire were winners on the opening day of the North Division women's inter-county team championship at Strathmore Golf Club near Alyth.
P and K beat Angus 6-3 by taking the foursomes 2-1 and the singles 4-2.
Aberdeenshire overpowered Northern Counties, winning 6.5 to 2.5. Shire won the foursomes 2.5-0.5 and the singles 4-2.
P and K don't play Aberdeenshire until Monday in what could be the decider with regard to which county team goes forward to the Scottish county finals at Kilmacolm Golf Club, Renfrewshire, from September 14 to 16.

Saturday results:

Foursomes: 1-2
J Cameron and J Brown bt L Walker and E Watson 2 and 1
A Ramsay and F Millar lost to J Saxton and S Crolla  3 and 2
A Summers and F Gilbert lost to K Brodie and I Moncrieff 3 and 1
Singles: 2-4
Cameron bt Crolla 3 and 1.
Ramsey lost to M Ashley 5 and 4.
Brown lost to L Campbell 3 and 2.
A Smith lost to Moncrieff 5 and 4.
J Taylor lost to Saxton 6 and 4.
Millar bt Watson 5 and 4.

Foursomes: 2.5-0.5
S Leslie and K Beveridge bt H McCook and S Jackson 1 hole.
J Mackintosh and C Griffiths bt C Thompson and E Docherty 5 and 4.
S Wood and C Wilson halved with S Cloverley and C Boa.
Singles: 4-2
Griffiths lost to McCook 2 and 1.
Mackintosh bt Thompson 7 and 5.
G Mackenzie lost to Cloverley 6 and 4.
V Thom bt Boa 3 and 2.
Beveridge bt Docherty 2 and 1.
Leslie bt Jackson 5 and 4.

June Medal Draw

The draw for the Renfrewshire June Medal at Gourock Golf Club on Tuesday 19th June has been done 

Any changes to the arrangements will be posted in the Club News section of the RLCGA Website.



After the tension of the final day’s play in the Jamboree, it is only now I have been able to calm down and compose this message.  The Team pulled off an amazing victory at Erskine, and I’m sure you are all proud of them.

Not only were their performances amazing, but their behaviour both on and off the course was exemplary. However they realise just how important your support has been, especially at Erskine and afterwards with your messages of congratulation.

As mentioned at the Prize-Giving, we have to thank Marilyn Muir (Caddy Mistress), Maureen Mitchell  (wonderful flower arrangements), Jennifer Mack (Starter), Fiona Armour (photographs – loads of them and if you would like a full quality photo - then email Fiona and she will get back to you ) and Carol Fell (Reports and putting all the photos into albums for the web).  

Our Secretary, Carol McNally, did a wonderful job both in the lead up and during the Jamboree itself.  Erskine Golf Club did itself proud over those 3 days, and we cannot but thank all the staff concerned.

For a small County, we certainly pull out all the stops – players, workers and supporters.  Once again, many thanks and hopefully we will continue to have your support at Kilmacolm from the 14th- 16th September at the County Finals.

With heartfelt thanks,

June  (a very proud Captain of RLCGA)

Perth and Kinross Player of the Week 

The PERTH & KINROSS PLAYERS of WEEK 2018/23 is JENNIFER MILLER of AuchterarderLadies who rises to No 3 on the MGR Perth & Kinross Ladies’ Ranking. 
Julie White (Auchterarder) 1053 points
2 Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall) 1023 
Jennifer Miller (Auchterarder) 1002
4 Rosemary Turlik (Muckhart) 989 
5 Moira Morrison (Alyth) 986
6 Jennifer Sneddon (Alyth) 970 
Laura Campbell (Pitlochry) 967
Gillian Wallace (Milnathort) 959
9 Claire Hepburn (Crieff) 947 
10 Jackie Sneddon (Milnathort) 933
Alyth 887 points 
Murrayshall 882
Dunkeld & Birnam 881
4 Muckhart 868
5 Crieff 818

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 South of Scotland Golfers of the week 

The SOUTH OF SCOTLAND GOLFERS of WEEK 18/23 are MAUREEN MCKERROW (LochmabenLadies) who reclaims is NUMBER ONE spot on the MGR South of Scotland Ladies Ranking 
Maureen McKerrow (Dumfries & Galloway) 1021 points
2 Linda Scott (Southerness) 1009
3 Yvonne Schneider (Crichton) 999 
Glenda Dewar (Portpatrick) 995
5 Jordana Graham (Southerness) 980 
6 Gail Graham (Lochmaben) 949
Fiona Hunter (Southerness) 937 
Clare Kieran (Powfoot) 934
Diane Macdonald (Dumfries and County) 922
10 Linda Nairn (Thornhill) 917 
Kirkcudbright 841 points
2 Wigtown and Bladnoch 831
Thornhill 829
Dumfries and County 810
5 Dumfries & Galloway 807

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North of Scotland Golfer of the week 

The NORTH OF SCOTLANDGOLFERS OF WEEK 18/23 is JOAN PRATT (MorayLadies), who has entered the Top 10 of the MGR North of Scotland Ladies’ Ranking for the first time at a  staggering NUIMBER ONE. 
Joan Pratt (Moray) 1144 points
2 Jeani Hunter (Bonar Bridge) 1064
Karen Peasnall (Alness) 1056 
Carol MacDonald (Carrbridge) 1043
5 Caroline Reid (Hopeman) 1041 
Amy Gilchrist (Torvean) 1031 
7 Myra Smith (Moray) 1028 
June Nicol (Inverness) 1021
9 Irene Shearer (Rothes) 1016
10 Deborah Kinnaird (Grantown-on-Spey) 1011 
1 Hopeman 973 points
2 Alness 915
3 Rothes 867
4 Garmouth & Kingston 829 
5 Muir of Ord 801 

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Friday, 15 June 2018

Scottish Golf Team Announcements

Lorna and Jennifer are in the Girls Team for Sweden

European Girls Team Championship | Forsgardens, Sweden | 10-14 July 2018 

Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) 
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 
Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) 
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)

European Ladies Team Championship | Murhof Golf Club, Austria 10-14 July 2018 

Gemma Batty (West Linton) 
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 
Chloe Goadby (St Regulus)
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 
Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne)


  Ayrshire past Captain Sheila Adams, Loudoun, was at Cally Palace last weekend and had a hole in one at the 17th, then on Monday Moyra Withycombe, Prestwick St Nicholas, was playing in the Caldwell tri-am and also had a hole in one at the 16th!

 Photo Courtesy of the  Ayrshire County Golf Website

Alyson McGinnigle unbeaten at the Jamboree and photographs galore !!!!

County Jamboree Top players :
The top players from each County at this weeks County Jamboree this week who played in all 6 sessions were:

Alyson McGinnigle (Renfrewshire) Played 6 Won 5 and halved 1 (5.5 points)  
Louise Duncan (Ayrshire) Played 6  Won 4 Halved 1 Lost 1 (4.5 points)
Molly Richmond (Lanarkshire) Played 6 Won 4 Halved 1 Lost 1(4.5 points)
Jennifer Rankine (Renfrewshire) Played 6 Won 3 Halved 2 Lost 1 (4 points)
Laura McGeachy (D&A) Played 6 Won 4 Lost 2 (4 points)


Lorraine and Fiona

June Lockhart - RLCGA Winning Captain

Renfrewshire photographer Fiona Armour was seen out and about at the 3 day event. We thank her for all the fantastic photographs that she took to capture the feeling of the whole occasion and for all her hard work. 

When Fiona sent in her final batch of photos she said Phew got through them at last. That's been like doing 3 back to back weddings !! "
"That'll teach me for taking so many photos but the 3rd day provided so much drama and interesting shot making."

Lorraine Campbell of D&A has sent in some more so thank you Lorraine. Also your referee Lanarkshire's Jean Macintyre has uploaded some photographs from each Day when Lanarkshire played.