Saturday, 8 August 2020
Friday, 7 August 2020
Thursday, 6 August 2020
1 Aileen Anderson (Loudoun Gowf) 1082 points
2 Janet Harkness (Skelmorlie) 1041
3 Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 1035
4 Lorna Spencer (Largs) 1021
5 Susan Dumigan (Prestwick St Nicholas) 1001
6 Alison Powell (Largs) 968
7 Pauline Patrick (Irvine) 958
8 Sheena Hope (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 952
9 Rona Walker (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 901
10 Jean Capes (Largs) 896
11 Anne Burns (Loudoun Gowf) 869
12 Jane Gillen (West Kilbride) 852
T13 Aileen Donaldson (West Kilbride) 839 &
Margaret White (Prestwick St Nicholas) 839
15 Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock(Barassie)) 836
AYRSHIRE LADIES CLUBS
1 Largs 898
T2 Loudoun Gowf 807 &
Prestwick St Nicholas 807
4 West Kilbride 797
5 Irvine 787
1 Shaeen Ahmad (Balmore) 1254 points
2 Heidi Mullen (Clober) 1067
3 Morag McFarlane (Balmore) 1042
4 Carol Maclarty (Taynuilt) 1015
5 Jackie Lightfoot (Helensburgh) 972
6 Ailie MacBrayne (Dunaverty) 947
7 Carol Bell (Helensburgh) 940
8 Andrea Torrie (Bearsden) 934
9 Alicia Wilson (Clober) 905
10 Marcia Stirling (Dullatur) 894
11 Gemma Canham (Helensburgh) 892
12 Gillian Ross (Bearsden) 877
13 Margaret Mackinnon (Lochgilphead) 871
14 Deirdre Anderson (Dullatur) 858
15 Ina Cameron (Bearsden) 854
DUNBARTONSHIRE/ARGYLL LADIES CLUBS
1 Clober 900
2 Dullatur 842
T3 Balmore 823 & Dunaverty 823
5 Bearsden 820
1 Nichola Craig (Lanark) 1181 points
2 Catrina Pickard (Wishaw) 1104
3 Marjorie Seymour (Cathkin Braes) 1091
4 Sharon McPeake (Cawder) 1008
5 Anne-Marie Livingstone (Cawder) 1007
6 Jennifer Weir (Cawder) 988
7 Anna Turner (Carluke) 966
8 Karen Charnley (Wishaw) 948
9 Jane Clark (Airdrie) 943
10 Jackie Carty (Hollandbush) 918
T11 Katie Graham (Hamilton) 916 &
Jackie Ross (Airdrie) 916
T13 Madeleine Macgregor (Hamilton) 905 &
Moray Meechan (East Kilbride) 905
15 Karen Conachan (Colville Park) 890
LANARKSHIRE LADIES CLUBS
1 Wishaw 918
2 Carluke 859
3 Airdrie 852
4 Cawder 837
5 Colville Park 801
1 Ann McKenzie (Old Course Ranfurly) 1113 points
2 Stephanie Watson (Old Course Ranfurly) 930
3 Sandra Bell (Old Course Ranfurly) 915
4 Birgit Clark (Old Course Ranfurly) 902
5 Fiona McPhee (Old Course Ranfurly) 892
6 Susan Ramsay (Haggs Castle) 889
7 Suzanne Smith (Old Course Ranfurly) 871
8 Jennie Scott (Old Course Ranfurly) 867
9 Sandra Reid (Renfrew) 855
10 Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) 854
11 Margo Maxwell (Old Course Ranfurly) 846
12 Charmaine Morton (Old Course Ranfurly) 793
13 Elizabeth Russell (Ralston) 776
14 Valerie Mackinnon (Old Course Ranfurly) 725
15 Marion Downie (Old Course Ranfurly) 713
RENFREWSHIRE LADIES CLUBS
1 Old Course Ranfurly 885
2 Haggs Castle 637
3 Ralston 595
4 Bonnyton 584
5 Renfrew 565
Monday, 3 August 2020
|Orla Rooney - Cowglen Junior Champion|
Orla Rooney won the 2020 Cowglen Junior Championship yesterday. The final was played over 36 holes and she was 7 up after 18 holes and went on the win 10 & 8 against Sean Smith to become the first Girl to win the Junior Title.
She said "I am absolutely thrilled to be the first Girl in the Club's history to win the juniors title" - in fact she added "I'm buzzing !!"
Orla won the 2019 Renfrewshire Ladies' Junior County Champion and now has handicap of 7
By Martin Dempster
Gemma Dryburgh finished joint-sixth in the LPGA Drive On Championship at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio
Scottish No 1 Gemma Dryburgh vindicated her pre-event confidence by recording a career-best performance on the LPGA Tour in the US circuit's restart after its coronavirus shutdown.
The 27-year-old finished joint-sixth behind American Danielle Kang in the LPGA Drive On Championship at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio, to pick up a cheque for just over $25,000.
Sunday, 2 August 2020
The Caldwell Club Championship was played yesterday (1st August) after the best 2 qualifying scores were taken from 3 medals played over the last three Wednesday's in July
Up and coming Renfrewshire County Junior Jennifer Lynagh the 2019 West of Scotland Bronze Champion and West of Scotland 2019 Handicap Trophy Winner reached the final with her best 2 gross scores which included a Gross 78 - 12 net 66 (6 under PAR!) -- Fantastic score.
In the final she played Liz Hale and won 4&3 and became the first Junior to ever win the Ladies' Championship
Jennifer said " I was up against her and it was a great match" --"Liz has supported me a lot since I joined the club and I am so grateful for everything she’s done for me"
A name for the future to follow -- Jennifer had a handicap of 35 in 2018 and his now down to 11 -- Well done Jennifer
Friday, 31 July 2020
|Janet Harkness - Hole in One Certificate|
Many congratulations go to Janet Harkness seen in the above photo after receiving her Certificate for scoring a lovely Hole in One on the 16th at Skelmorlie Golf Club during a Stableford Competition on Wednesday 29th July.
Well done Janet and thanks go to Fiona Agnew for the news and photograph.
Thursday, 30 July 2020
The statement does however seem to indicate that, by definition, if the format is a non qualifying round, and complies with all other COVID-19 regulations, then other formats of play involving visitors is permitted.
This seems to leave a loophole open to clubs and societies to generally hold events provided they are not qualifying events for handicap purposes.
The full Scottish Golf statement reads:- Following the First Minister’s update today, we wish to inform all clubs that there are no further easing of restrictions directly relevant to golf clubs or their operations and as a result, our Phase 3 guidance remains unchanged at this time.
However, following an increased volume of enquiries and growing confusion across the membership, we wish to take this opportunity to clarify Scottish Golf’s position on Open Competitions.
The definition of an Open Competition concerning the current route map out of lockdown is “a qualifying round of golf played at a venue away from a player’s home club.”
Any other format of play that takes place by visitors to golf clubs is permitted provided that all related COVID-19 regulations including travel restrictions, sanitation protocols and physical distancing protocols are met, along with industry-specific guidance being adhered to both on and off the course.
We continue to respect and follow the guidance issued by the Scottish Government and will continue to work with them to contain the spread of the virus to save lives.
We urge all our member clubs to continue with the current guidance but can assure our members that we will continue to make representations on behalf of our clubs to Government in the strongest possible way to bring about change.
We will continue to keep all member clubs appraised of any changes to guidance and as always clubs should note that restrictions may be re-introduced if anything changes on a local or national basis.
To keep up to date with all of the latest COVID-19 guidance for golf in Scotland, people should visit Scottish Golf's dedicated web page.
Kind regards, The Scottish Golf Team
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Golf has been a great part of my life. Offices held at club leading to national and county selection, junior county golf seeing a young Laura Murray and Michele Thomson progress through all the ranks and now really successful Professional golfers.
Convincing Michele to give up the footie ! --
Then of course Aberdeenshire County Captain and that great Scottish Win with a great bunch of girls and not forgetting my back up team.
To get honorary membership is the icing on the cake.
There are a lot of famous names on that list and I’m very proud to be on it even though not for the same talent !
Banchory is a great club and the members make it.
In case you missed the news -- READ FURTHER DOWN
Scottish No 1 Gemma Dryburgh has secured one of the final invitations for next month’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open along with the first Nigerian player to hold a card on the Ladies European Tour
Dryburgh, a recent back-to-back winner on the Rose Ladies Series, is delighted to be playing in the event, which takes place at The Renaissance Club on 13-16 August.
At the same venue last year, the Aberdonian produced a brilliant second-round effort in appalling conditions only to miss the cut by a shot after the weather improved dramatically for the afternoon starters.
“Huge thanks to Aberdeen Standard Investments and VisitScotland for giving me this opportunity,” said Dryburgh, who joins Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew in securing an invitation for the LPGA/LET co-sanctioned event.
“I would have hated not being able to play in what is one of my favourite events of the year, especially when I have been playing so well lately. “I know that Aberdeen Standard Investments, Visit Scotland and IMG have had to work really hard to put all the health and safety protocols in place to ensure the tournament can go ahead and we are all very grateful and excited to get back to The Renaissance Club.”
Dryburgh’s inclusion takes the home contingent to seven, joining Matthew, Carly Booth, Kelsey Macdonald, Kylie Henry, Michele Thomson and Alison Muirhead.
READ MORE IN THE SCOTSMAN
Sunday, 26 July 2020
|Ann Smart with her winning Aberdeenshire Team in 2018 at Kilmacolm|
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Banchory Golf Club is delighted to report that the Management Committee have recently recognised the significant contributions of by Ann Smart and has awarded her Honorary Life Membership of the club.
Ann retired from her role of Secretary at the end of the 2019 playing season and not only served the club loyally in her employment, but represented the club in numerous capacities including roles at county and national levels.
Ann was also a past Management Committee member, a multiple Ladies Champion and Ladies Captain 2006 - 2007. As those that know Ann will attest it was not what she did for the club that is to her credit but the manner in which she did so, showing a love and enthusiasm for the game at all times.
Many congratulations Ann -- so very very well deserved
As many will know from a previous post reported in June - Click Here --- Ann has been battling against lymphoma and is starting her second round of treatment tomorrow (27th July) -- Banchory's Morag Clapperton, RLCGA Past captain June Lockhart and myself chat on zoom every Friday and what an inspiration she is fighting this horrible disease. We all do have have great laughs with past stories on the golf course, quizzes and much more -- Good Luck Ann and hope to be back on the chat at the end of this week and get that game of golf eventually.
1 218 -7 Zara Naughton (ENG) (a) Ponteland G.C. 74 70 74
2 223 -2 Rachel Gourley (ENG) (a) Arcot Hall G.C. 73 73 77
3 232 +7 Grace Crawford (SCO) (a) North Berwick G.C. 80 77 75
7 238 +13 Katie Graham (SCO) (a) Royal Troon G.C. 78 83 77
10 247 +22 Freya Russell (SCO) (a) Royal Troon G.C. 81 81 85
19 273 +48 Jodie Graham (SCO) (a) Royal Troon G.C. 89 90 94
Rachael Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) was the leading Scot in the Under 21's section
1 215 -10 Rosie Belsham (ENG) (a) Whitley Bay G.C. 70 72 73
2 235 +10 Julia Kerrigan (ENG) (a) Hendon G.C. 76 78 81
3 236 +11 Ella Mason (ENG) (a) Ely City G.C. 76 77 83
4 237 +12 Anna Wills (ENG) (a) West Sussex G.C. 83 73 81
5 238 +13 Mia Eales Smith (ENG) (a) Lindrick G.C. 84 77 77
6= 239 +14 Rachel Foster (SCO) (a) Prestwick St Nicholas G.C. 79 79 81
11= 249 +24 Eilidh Henderson (SCO) (a) Loretto School G.C. 77 89 83
14 261 +36 Orla O Leary (SCO) (a) Torwoodlee G.C. 86 89 86
15 270 +45 Natalie Fowler (SCO) (a) Bathgate G.C. 89 91 90
See Full results - CLICK HERE
Saturday, 25 July 2020
Friday, 24 July 2020
2 Janet Harkness (Skelmorlie) 1071
Thursday, 23 July 2020
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
The tournament is set to go ahead without spectators as a made for TV event following close consultation and collaboration with the Scottish Government, Aberdeen Standard Investments, VisitScotland, the LPGA and the LET, fully adhering to internationally recognised COVID-19 protocol and subject to necessary formal approvals of athlete quarantine exemptions.
The decision to move forward with the 2020 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open has been taken only once organisers and stakeholders could ensure delivery of an event with all relevant safeguarding and protocols in place.
The tournament has a robust operational plan, which has been established with medical and health and safety specialists to make sure that all appropriate measures are in place that meet the high standards required by the Scottish Government as well as adhering to all WHO guidelines.
Scotland’s Catriona Matthew, an Aberdeen Standard Investments ambassador, said: “We are all happy to hear that women’s golf will be getting back underway in Scotland and especially grateful to Aberdeen Standard Investments and VisitScotland for working so hard to make this happen and putting all the necessary COVID-19 related practices in place and for being so supportive of the women’s tours.”
The victorious 2019 Solheim Cup Captain continued, “With men’s professional golf back playing, it is important that we are able to follow suit, so this is really excellent news for the women’s game and I am delighted to be preparing for my national open in just over a month’s time.”
Jill Maxwell of Aberdeen Standard Investments added, “The decision to proceed with the tournament as lockdown measures begin to ease has not been taken lightly. The safety and wellbeing of everyone onsite is the top priority and as title sponsor, Aberdeen Standard Investments will remain part of ongoing discussions with the event organisers to monitor the situation and react accordingly should the situation change. We felt it important to honour our commitment to this event to help provide a vital boost to Scotland’s events sector. We want to show our support through tournament initiatives that will help local communities and charities and lastly our continued involvement in the LSO for a 12th year underpins our commitment to equality by supporting women’s sport. We hope this news brings some joy back to sports fans who will be able to tune in on TV and various social channels.”
They would like to say that they could not have done this without the help of a few special friends, family and sponsors.
Monday, 20 July 2020
|Ayrshire's June Kerr and 2013 Champion Connie Jaffrey|
Connie Jaffrey the champion and Tara MacTaggart Runner Up
Emma Greenlees (Ansley Reid Salver )
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STROKEPLAY PHOTOS - CLICK HERE