Sunday, 22 July 2018

KYLIE HENRY RELISHES THE CHALLENGE OF THE FORTNIGHT AHEAD

by Susan Egelstaff

The next fortnight is the biggest of Kylie Henry’s entire year. With the Ladies Scottish Open beginning in Gullane on Thursday and the Women’s British Open the following week, there are no other tournaments that can match this pair.
There is no hint of nervousness from the 31-year-old though. In fact, the Glaswegian is relishing taking on the best in the world. The Ladies Scottish Open field is the strongest ever assembled and includes all the current Major winners.

But Henry merely sees that as a challenge rather than something to be daunted by, and she hopes home advantage will give her a slight edge.
“I’m really looking forward to the Scottish, especially with it being in Gullane,” she said. “I’ve played Gullane a lot over the years so I’m really excited to be back.
“It’s such a strong field. You’ve got pretty much all the top players in the world playing which is fantastic. And we have the prime spot right before the British Open so these top players are wanting to play links golf and Gullane is such a good test.
“It’s so great for Scotland and I’m so proud that we have this here because it’s the biggest event on the European Tour by miles.”
Henry knows what it takes to win on the European Tour having claimed two titles, both in 2014, which was the year she also recorded her best Scottish Open finish of 11th. However, she is conscious that if she puts too much pressure on herself this week, she will not come out with the result she wants.

“I don’t go in with any specific targets,” she said. “It’s such a big event but the key is not to build it up too much. And with it being my home tournament, it has all the aspects that would result in you putting extra pressure on yourself - and I think I have done that in the past - but it's important to look at it as just another tournament concentrating on the things you can control."
Henry had, until this season, plied her trade exclusively on the Ladies European Tour but with significant challenges in terms of getting a full schedule together, she decided this year to do something different.

Having held her card for the Symetra Tour in America, which is the feeder tour for the LPGA Tour, for a number of years, she decided this was the time to add some State-side tournaments to her calendar.

The European Tour remains her priority but a handful of tournaments in America, including one last week in New York, has proved hugely beneficial for the Glaswegian.
“I found it really difficult last year having such big gaps in the schedule,” she said “Playing tournaments regularly is the way for me to develop my game rather than spending four or five weeks at home at a time practicing.So this has been a good change for me and I feel really happy with my game, I feel like it’s improving.”

There is, though, an entirely different feel to the tour in America in comparison to Europe but it is a contrast Henry has embraced.
“It’s a totally different atmosphere on the Symetra Tour. The girls aren’t settled because everyone is striving to be on the LPGA Tour,” she said. “A lot of the players on the European Tour are pretty settled but the girls on the Symetra Tour are generally a lot younger and they’re all working their butts off to progress to the next level so it’s cool to be in that kind of environment.”
With Henry’s focus switching to the Women’s British Open as soon as the Scottish Open is over, this is exactly the kind of high-stakes few weeks she relishes.
“These two tournaments coming up are exactly why I play golf,” she said. "I went down and played Lytham [where the British Open will be held] the other week - that was the first time I’d ever played it and I loved it. Obviously I want to play well but my main focus is to enjoy it and actually, that’s the key for me to playing well, making sure I’m having fun.”

THE 147TH OPEN AT CARNOUSTIE HAS A RECORD ATTENDANCE


Francesco Molinari of Italy with the Claret Jug after winning the 147th Open Championship alongside Sam Locke of Scotland, winner of the Silver Medal, awarded to highest placed amateur at Carnoustie Golf Club today in Carnoustie, Scotland.

Molinari produced a bogey-free round under the most extreme pressure to end on eight-under, two strokes clear of the field, and become the first Italian to win a major golf title, 23 years after Costantino Rocca went so close at St Andrews click here to read more and HERE for all the results

A record-breaking crowd of 172,000 attended The 147th Open at Carnoustie this week.

This year’s attendance surpassed the 157,000 total set at Carnoustie in 1999. A key aim of The R and A, which organises The Open, is to attract a younger audience to the Championship and more than 20,000 spectators under the age of 25 attended the event at the renowned Scottish venue. Under-16’s gain free admission under The R and A’s longstanding Kids go Free initiative. 

More than 4000 spectators took advantage of free accommodation for young people and a low-cost rate for adults at The Open Camping Village, with Friday and Saturday night full to capacity. 

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R and A, said, “We have enjoyed a thrilling and memorable week of golf and Carnoustie’s world famous links has shown why it is revered by fans and players all over the world as one of our sport’s great championship venues. 

“We would like to thank every single person who has visited Carnoustie over the last eight days for generating a very special atmosphere that has been enjoyed by the players and the millions of TV viewers watching The Open around the world.” 

The 148th Open will take place at Royal Portrush from 14-21 July 2019 when golf’s original championship returns to Northern Ireland for the first time since it was played on the only occasion there in 1951. It is set to be the largest ever sporting event staged on the island of Ireland.

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BORDERS AND LOTHIANS RANKINF WEEK 18 / 2018

mygolfranking.net BORDERS LADIES GOLFER of Week 18/28 is SHEILA LEIFER (The Hirsel Ladies) who re-enters the Top 10 of Borders Ladies MGRanking at NUMBER ONE.
BORDERS (SCOTLAND) LADIES
1 Sheila Leifer (The Hirsel) 1116 points 
Leanne Wilson (Kelso) 1002 
3 Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) 980 
4 Dorothy Small (Torwoodlee) 936 
Rhea Middlemas (Hawick) 929
6 Dawn Tomlinson (The Hirsel) 903 
7 Denise Richards (Peebles) 891 
8 Lynne Flannigan (Roxburghe) 882
9 Carina Bunyan (Roxburghe) 879
10 Sharon Paterson (Kelso) 878
 
BORDERS (SCOTLAND) LADIES - CLUBS
1 The Hirsel 859 points
Torwoodlee 855 
3 Peebles 839 
Minto 833 
Roxburghe 824

mygolfranking.net LOTHIANS LADIES GOLFER of Week 18/28 is KAREN MARSHALL (Baberton Ladies) who re-enters the Top 10 of LothiansLadies MGRanking at No 3.
LOTHIANS LADIES
Kayleigh Singer (Dundas Parks) 1160 points
2 Fiona Watt (Bathgate) 1091 
3 Karen Marshall (Baberton) 1076 
4= Fiona Reid (Gogarburn), Caroline Reynolds (Haddington) 1070 
6 Elizabeth Shields (Pumpherston) 1065
7 Margot Gardner (Linlithgow) 1046
8 Alison Morton (West Linton) 1042
Jayne McGill (Dundas Parks) 1037
10 Megan Russell (Gogarburn) 1033
LOTHIANS CLUBS – LADIES
Dundas Parks 946 points
2 Gogarburn 903 
Carrickvale 893
Mortonhall 878
Greenburn 861

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STIRLING & CLACKMANNAN, LANARKSHIRE AND "GLASGOW LADIES" RANKINGS - WEEK 18/28


mygolfranking.net STIRLING & CLACKMANNAN LADIES GOLFER of Week 18/28 is RHODA HATLESKOG (Stirling Ladies) who enters the Top 10 of Stirling & Clackmannan MGRanking for the first time at No 8.
                                                                                                                                 
STIRLING & CLACKMANNAN LADIES
1 Jayne McDougall (Callander) 1472 points
2 Hazel Hume (Tillicoultry) 1183 
3 Catherine Alexander (Buchanan Castle) 1020 
4 Janis Myles (Dunblane New) 1000  
5 Lorna Wilson (Polmont) 991
6 Lesley Campbell (Stirling) 988 
7 Zena Kane (Bonnybridge) 975 
8 Rhoda Hatleskog (Stirling) 967
9 Jennifer Allan (Glenbervie) 964
10 Angela Blackstock (Falkirk Tryst) 959

STIRLING & CLACKMANNAN LADIES - CLUBS
1 Callander 978 points
2 Tillicoultry 901
3 Bridge of Allan 893 
4 Falkirk Tryst 887 
5 Stirling 858

mygolfranking.net LANARKSHIRE LADIES GOLFER of Week 18/28 is KAREN MORGAN (Bothwell Castle Ladies) who moves up to NUMBER ONE on Lanarkshire Ladies MGRanking.
                                                                                                                                 
LANARKSHIRE LADIES
Karen Morgan (Bothwell Castle) 1162 points
2 Jacqueline Moon (Bothwell Castle) 1134 
3 Fiona Norris (Hamilton) 1129
4 Nichola Craig (Lanark) 1071
5 Valerie Macgregor (Hamilton) 1038
6 Dorrien Malcolm (Hollandbush) 1029 
7 Ruth Hunter (Lanark) 1027 
8 Emily Lowther (Kirkhill) 1026
9 Carol Collins (Lanark) 1018
10 Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) 999

LANARKSHIRE LADIES – CLUBS
1 Kirkhill 857 points
2= Bothwell Castle, East Kilbride 855
4 Wishaw 852 
5 Hamilton 844

mygolfranking.net GLASGOW LADIES GOLFERS of Week 18/28 is LAURA MCGEACHY(Haggs Castle Ladies) who climbs to No 2 on Glasgow Ladies MGRanking.

GLASGOW LADIES
1 Aaliyah Sandhu (Haggs Castle) 1185 points
2 Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) 989 
3 Jennifer Weir (Cawder) 985 
4 Susan McDonald (Cawder) 968
5 Edel Doherty (Cawder) 963 
6 Yvonne Brown (Bishopbriggs) 940 
7 Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 913 
8 Sharon McPeake (Cawder) 909 
9 Jane Gravil (Cowglen) 902
10 Catherine Gibson (Cathkin Braes) 900

GLASGOW LADIES CLUBS
1 Haggs Castle 881 points
2 Cawder 855 
3 Bishopbriggs 810
4 Cathkin Braes 801
5 Cowglen 765

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AYRSHIRE, D&A LADIES AND RENFREWSHIRE RANKINGS - WEEK 18/28

mygolfranking.net AYRSHIRE LADIES GOLFER of Week 18/28 is KATHERINE CURRIE of Prestwick St Cuthbert Ladies who rises to No 3= on Ayrshire Ladies MGRanking.
 
AYRSHIRE LADIES
1 Kelly McNee (Loudoun Gowf) 1112 points
Emma Thomson (Loudoun Gowf) 1022 
3= Katherine Currie (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Sheena Murchie (Lamlash) 1013
5 Christine Whitelaw (Largs) 998 
Maureen Paterson (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 991
Karen Millar (Loudoun Gowf) 979 
8 Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock (Barassie)) 958 
9 Aileen Anderson (Loudoun Gowf) 944
10 Mhairi MacNamee (Loudoun Golf) 924

AYRSHIRE LADIES - CLUBS
1 Loudoun Gowf 944 points
Largs 822
Shiskine 806 
Belleisle 795
Lamlash 791


mygolfranking.net DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL LADIES GOLFER of Week 18/28 is ELAINE MCEWAN (Douglas Park Ladies) who rises to No 2 on Dunbartonshire & Argyll Ladies MGRanking.
 
DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL LADIES
Carol Fell (Douglas Park) 1079 points
2 Elaine McEwan (Douglas Park) 1064 
3 Lindsay McCubbin (Hilton Park) 1061 
4 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 1055 
5 Belinda Goldsmith (Hilton Park) 1045 
6 Ashley Duffy (Clober) 1003 
7 Gillian Morrison (Clober) 996 
8= Elaine Provan (Palacerigg), Marie Provan(Palacerigg) 991
10 Carol Whyte (Milngavie) 981

DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL LADIES - CLUBS
Palacerigg 962 points
Clober 912 
Taynuilt 904 
Balmore 877
5 Dumbarton 864 

mygolfranking.net RENFREWSHIRE LADIES GOLFER of Week 18/28 is LINDA ELLERY (East Renfrewshire Ladies) who ascends to NUMBER ONE on Renfrewshire Ladies MGRanking.
 
RENFREWSHIRE LADIES
Linda Ellery (East Renfrewshire) 1169 points
Jane Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) 1115
Jane Ross (Elderslie) 1025 
4 Allison Murray (Ranfurly Castle) 1021
5 Linda McDougall (Greenock) 988 
6 Shirley Bell (Old Course Ranfurly) 975 
7 Patricia Davidson (Erskine) 961 
8 Maureen Kemp (Gourock) 946 
9 Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) 937 
10 Kathleen Macpherson (Elderslie) 936 
RENFREWSHIRE LADIES - CLUBS
Ranfurly Castle 834 points
Gourock 816 
Elderslie 810
4 Old Course Ranfurly 804
5 Erskine 791  
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