Thursday, 15 November 2018

THE MICHAEL PHELPS PUTTING CHALLENGE - COUNTY JUNIORS DO WELL

We all remember Olympian Michael Phelps' monster 153-foot putt at Kingsbarns Golf Links in the 2012 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, incredible scenes! The competitors at our inaugural Kingsbarns Girls Classic tried their luck, let's see how they got on!

WELL THE COUNTY GIRLS WERE FANTASTIC WITH LANARKSHIRE'S MEGAN DOCHERTY BEING THE CLOSEST TO THE PIN  --

Great putting by all the girls --  Jennifer Lynagh (Renfrewshire),  Lisa MacPherson (Midlothian), Amy Mitchell (Perth and Kinross), Tessa Ho (Galloway), and Megan Docherty (Lanarkshire)

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GIRLS DOING THE CHALLENGE

AYRSHIRE GIRLS NEWS -- LOUISE DUNCAN AND RACHAEL FOSTER ARE BOTH OFF TO FINALS

Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) has qualified to play in the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Final on the 19th-24th of November being held at the PGA Catalunya Resort in Barcelona.

 Rachel Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) is off to Dubai after qualifying for the Faldo Series Grand Final on the 26th-28th of November being played at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club.

We wish them both good luck and success.

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ABERDEENSHIRE COUNTY PRIZEGIVING

Some of the major prizewinners

ABERDEENSHIRE juniors had a great season this year.

 Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) - Aberdeenshire County Champion , Rachel Mathieson (Hazlehead) and Robyn Fowlie (Edzell) are pictured in the centre of this Aberdeen Ladies County prizewinners presentation with their array of trophies.

Aberdeenshire has a great future with these girls.

Prizewinners -- Click to enlarge

SCOTTISH GOLF NATIONAL HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 2019



As part of their commitment to adding value to being a golf club member, Scottish Golf are delighted to confirm details of  their portfolio of National Club Championships for golfers of all ages and abilities for the 2019 season.

They encourage your club to get involved by entering and your members could experience the thrill of playing on the biggest stage at some of the country’s best courses. 

Full details of the --

Scottish Golf R&A 9-Hole Championship 
Revive Active Scottish Women’s Regional Medal Finals 
PING Scottish Mixed Championship  ---- and more

CLICK HERE for more

NEW RULES OF GOLF SEMINARS



Club Seminar |It’s not long now until the new Rules of Golf come into play on 1 January 2019. 


Scottish Golf are inviting clubs to attend one of our upcoming Regional Seminars (Nov-Dec) to find out how the changes will impact you & your members.


POLLOK GOLF CLUB CHRISTMAS FAYRE



POLLOK GOLF CLUB CHRISTMAS FAYRE TUESDAY 27th NOVEMBER, 2018 7PM-9.30PM

Mulled wine, gin fizz cocktails and mince pies to start your evening, whilst listening to Renfrew Burgh Band play festive music.

Fabulous shopping:
Handmade chocs; shortbreads and Christmas puddings; candles and scents; jewellery; hampers;
flowers and wreaths to order; Christmas homewares;
ladies fashion accessories. Funds to Erskine.

TICKETS £5 FROM POLLOK CLUBHOUSE, OR CONTACT CAROL McNALLY 07919 104744.

POLLOK MEMBERS AND COMMITTEE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

JESSIE DONALDSON 1923 - 2018 (WILL BE MISSED BY MANY)

Jessie Donaldson (right) with her good friend Nancy Chisholm
at the 2014 County Jamboree at Haggs Castle

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Ayrshire's Jessie Donaldson who was 95 years of age.

Her funeral is a Holmsford Bridge Crematorium next Friday the 16th November at 12:30 pm - GLASGOW HERALD NOTICE

JESSIE DONALDSON
1923 - 2018 ( by daughter in law - Aileen Donaldson) 

Jessie whose Home club was West Kilbride was also a member of Ayr Belleisle for a time and an active member of Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association.

She was the Ladies’ Captain of West Kilbride in 1963.

She captained the West Kilbride Greenlees Team with a rod of iron throughout the 70’s. Her motto always was the team came first – no excuse not to play was ever good enough. And to come in after a match to report a lost match was just unthinkable.

Captain of Ayrshire LCGA then President in the late 80’s early 90’s she travelled throughout the West of Scotland flying the flag of encouragement for ‘her team’

She also attended and played in several Scottish Championships as far afield as Machrihanish, Southerness and Dornoch where she entertained and encouraged the ‘new girls on the block’. She will be remembered by many for leading the traditional party night singing with versions of songs, concocted by husband Tommy and herself, to traditional ballad tunes. 

Until her stroke in 2007 she was still playing and enjoying competitive golf and would never miss her annual trip to the Banff Week where she met so many of her old friends and made many new friends.

SOME MORE PHOTOS

Jessie at the County Jamboree at Prestwick St Nicholas 2007
SLGA Centenary Dinner March 2009 with Isabel Crawford (left) 
and her daughter Nanette Pearson (right)
Nancy and Jessie - Home Internationals 2009 Irvine Bogside 
Nancy and Jessie at Prestwick St Nicholas -  2007 County Jamboree

SCOTLAND LADIES RANKINGS WEEK 45 - 2018



mygolfranking.net SCOTLAND LADIES GOLFERof Week 18/45 is ANNA TURNER (CarlukeLadieswho remains NUMBER ONE onSCOTLAND LADIES MGRANKING.
mygolfranking.net SCOTLAND LADIES CLUB of the WEEK is CARLUKE LADIES, remaining NUMBER ONE Club on SCOTLAND LADIES CLUB MGRANKING.
SCOTLAND LADIES*New entry this week

1ANNA TURNER (Carluke) 1339 points 
2Elizabeth Donaldson (Kirkintilloch) 1281 
3Eilidh Henderson (Kirkcaldy) 1249 
4Jayne McDougall (Callander) 1224
5Linda Jack (Dumfries & Galloway) 1198 
6Fiona Norris (Hamilton) 1180    
7Jane Tough (Brechin) 1167
8Carol Fell (Douglas Park) 1149 
9Sarah Murray (Nairn Dunbar) 1144
10Orla O’Leary (Torwoodlee) 1143 
11Margaret Cairns (Dunning) 1136
12 Jane Clark (Airdrie) 1125 
13  Vicki Paterson (Inverurie) 1118 
14Corisande Lee (Dumfries & Galloway) 1117 
15Jane Grubb (Montrose Mercantile) 1113
16Carina Bunyan (Roxburghe) 1105 
17Janet Wilson (Anstruther) 1102 
T18Kerry Lockerbie (Crichton), Gillian Wallace (Milnathort) 1096
20Joan Pratt (Moray) 1089
SCOTLAND LADIES  CLUBS

1CARLUKE 968 points
2Torwoodlee 940
3  Carrickvale 936
4Balbirnie Park 930
5Palacerigg 929
6 Loudoun Gowf 926
7Bridge of Allan 921 
8Kirkcaldy 917 
T9*CloberMinto 913

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Saturday, 10 November 2018

LORNA MCCLYMONT IS VOTED WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2018

West Dunbartonshire Sports Personality of the Year 2018
Lorna McClymont


KINGSBARNS GIRLS CLASSIC WITH HEATHER MACCRAE



A few girls you may be able to spot from your county  -- your Webmaster has spotted from the photos sent in -- CLICK HERE

Ayrshire's Freya Russell and Cristina McCracken (2 minutes 18 seconds) and Renfrewshire's Orla Rooney and Jennifer Lynagh (at about 5 minutes) - and more

 D&A's Sophie Murphy  (Thanks Jenny Gough and Karyn Burns ) - at 1.48, 2.46, and 3.48

Can you spot your own County girls  - A great day was had by all.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

PEARL ORR IS ELECTED AS THE NEW PRESIDENT AT THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY AGM

Jennifer Mack, Pearl Orr and June Lockhart

Over 60 ladies attended the 109th RLCGA AGM which was held at Haggs Castle Golf Club last night  -- the 7th November 2018.

Captain June Lockhart was delighted to welcome Pearl Orr as the new President and Jennifer Mack steps down after her term in office.

June gave a excellent review of the year. She also informed the members of all  Scottish Golf Meetings and Amalgamation discussions throughout the year  and a vote was taken to increase the handicap limit from 24 to 30 which was accepted by the members.

Maureen Mitchell (Old Ranfurly) reported on the Course rating in Renfrewshire and in other areas
All other convenors gave their reviews of the year.
Dates of some 2019 fixtures were also given.

Delighed Fiona Armour and Carol Fell with their RLCGA Glenmuir Jackets
At the end of the evening Carol Fell and Fiona Armour were both presented with Renfrewshire Jackets embossed with "WEBMASTER' for all their posts, photography and development on the new RLCGA WEBSITE and also the expanded posts onto this website

Eilidh Briggs - 2018 RLCGA Champion
After the prizegiving Champion Eilidh Briggs gave the Vote of Thanks at the end of the evening

SOME PHOTOS FROM THE EVENING -- COURTESY OF FIONA ARMOUR 

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

AYRSHIRE, D&A AND RENFREWSHIRE MYGOLF RANKING - WEEK 44 - 2018


mygolfranking.net AYRSHIRE LADIES GOLFER of Week 18/39 is KELLY MCNEE (Loudoun GowfLadies) who consolidates her NUMBER ONE place on Ayrshire Ladies MGRanking.
 
AYRSHIRE LADIES
1 Kelly McNee (Loudoun Gowf) 1056 points
Emma Thomson (Loudoun Gowf) 1032
Sheena Murchie (Lamlash) 1021 
4 Jean Capes (Largs) 1017
5 Christine Whitelaw (Largs) 990
6 Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf) 974
Catherine Garrett (West Kilbride) 967 
8 Aileen Anderson (Loudoun Gowf) 962 
9 Pauline Patrick (Irvine) 956 
10 Maureen Paterson (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 953
AYRSHIRE LADIES - CLUBS
1 Loudoun Gowf 918 points
Largs 871
3 Prestwick St Cuthbert 849
Skelmorlie 843
Lamlash 814 

mygolfranking.net DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL GOLFER of Week 18/44 is ASHLEY DUFFY (CloberLadies) who rises to No 5 on Dunbartonshire & Argyll Ladies MGRanking.
 
DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL LADIES
Elizabeth Donaldson (Kirkintilloch) 1281 points
Carol Fell (Douglas Park) 1149
Shaeen Ahmad (Balmore) 1048 
4 Belinda Goldsmith (Hilton Park) 1027
Ashley Duffy (Clober) 1015
Susan McGrenaghan (Hayston) 1014
7 Elaine McEwan (Douglas Park) 1008
T8 Karen Haggarty (Dumbarton), Elaine Provan(Palacerigg1003 Elizabeth Marrison (Dunaverty) 1013
10 Olive Spicer (Bearsden) 997

DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL LADIES - CLUBS
Palacerigg 929 points
Clober 913 
Balmore 907
Bearsden 961 
Dunaverty 856 
 
mygolfranking.net RENFREWSHIRE LADIES GOLFER of Week 18/44 is JANE ROSS (ElderslieLadies) who re-enters the Top 10 of Renfrewshire Ladies MGRanking at No 10.
 
RENFREWSHIRE LADIES
Allison Murray (Ranfurly Castle) 1074 points
2 Margo Maxwell (Old Course Ranfurly) 1015 
Jan Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) 1009
4 Brenda Conway (Renfrew) 983 
5 Catherine Goldinger (Bonnyton) 981 
6 Shirley Bell (Old Course Ranfurly) 976 
7 Vivien Howe (Ranfurly Castle) 961
8 Sheila Biggart (Ranfurly Castle) 959
9 Beth Paterson (Eastwood) 941
10 Jane Ross (Elderslie) 940
RENFREWSHIRE LADIES - CLUBS
1 Renfrew 868 points 
2 Old Course Ranfurly 844 
Ranfurly Castle 842 
4 Erskine 829
Bonnyton 825

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