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Friday, 18 December 2020

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY WISHES TO RENFREWSHIRE'S HEATHER ANDERSON

 


Heather Anderson is 90 today  ---- Friday  (18th December 2020 ) - A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Heather was Scottish Champion in 1969 and in the Vagliano Team in that year. She was also the Renfrewshire County Champion 9 times, and a Scottish Ladies Internationalist in 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971.

10 years ago we wished Heather a Happy 80th Birthday and at that time her life story featured in the RLCGA County Centenary Book  -- courtesy of Colin Farquharson (pages 36 - 38)


Now, her very good friend Renfrewshire Counties Liz Hale from Caldwell Golf Club has written a very nice tribute to her for her 90th birthday in 2020 which I am delighted to share  --


Heather took up golf at the age of 17. Her passion, up until this point had been horse riding however, after a serious horse  riding accident at the Royal Highland Show, her parents managed to persuade her to sell her horses. She was then left with a choice on whether to take up badminton or golf. Golf won.


Heather joined Caldwell Golf Club, aged 17 and in the same year, competed and won the Paisley Grammar School Championship. By 1948, Heather had a handicap and started playing in the Medals at Caldwell GC which were played on Saturday afternoons after the gents. It was during this time that Heather met Ian, her future husband.


Heather partnered a number of accomplished golfers during her career including Findlay Black (who holds the record scorecard at Caldwell GC) - playing in the final of the Daily Mail Medal Foursomes at Gleneagles and Margaret Sharp at Troon Portland and at Caldwell GC with many successes. Heather also performed with style, most notably at the Highland Open Championship, Pitlochrie, where she donned trousers, shirt, cap and glove – all in the Anderson tartan. A competitor was overheard saying; ‘My God, it’s a bag of pipes she should be playing!’.


By 1958, Heather was a scratch golfer and was chosen to play for the Renfrewshire Team which she continued to do over a span of 32 years.


In 1964, Heather’s international career took off.

Heather played for Scotland in the Home Internationals in Sweden and France. She led the team in the European Championship and then two months later, Scotland won the Home International at Western Gailes. This was when Heather defeated the National Champion of England, of Ireland and of Wales, finishing the series with 100% success and earning the honour of being asked to play for Great Britain and Ireland.


Heather’s most memorable win, of course, was at West Kilbride when she won the

Scottish Ladies’ Championship in 1969. There was a gold Medal but no prize money at that time.


However, history was made when Heather was presented with a replica owned by the late Jean McCulloch of West Kilbride. Jean had, in her earlier years, won the Scottish title on three occasions between 1913 and 1928 and it was this last replica that Heather now regards as one of her most treasured possessions. 


In 1980, Heather turned professional, only the second lady professional in Scotland, at that time and then reinstated in 1985 to the amateur ranks. 

In the same year, Heather received an Honourable Membership at Caldwell GC. Heather is a Ladies Caldwell GC Champion (20 times) as well as winning many other trophies. She is our current Ladies President. Heather is truly an inspiration to us all!


Since her 80th Heather still managed to play golf up until about 2016 and featured throughout the last decade with various achievements -- 


In 2013 She entered a competition through 'How did I do' . It was to tell a story about a memory of the 'Open'.


Heather's memory told about the time when her young daughter, Lesley, had approached Gary Player and asked for his autograph for her Mum. He was delighted to give this. At which point Lesley asked 'Would you like me to get my Mum's autograph now to give to you ?


This story made Heather one of the prize winners --  and to top it all she was informed she could bring a friend - and her friend invited was Liz Hale 


A round of golf at Muirfield (with Caddy) on Thursday 20th June, just before the closing of the course to perpare for the Open.

2 nights stay at the McDonald Marine Hotel in North Berwick . (Taxi to the Course included)

Golf Clinic With Darren Clark followed by Buffet Lunch.

Dinner on Thursday Evening with 'Q and A session' with Darren Clark.


They both had a marvellous day  --  the Marine was comfortable, friendly and good food. The clinic with Darren Clark was really informative and interesting - driving and short game- always something relevant you remember to take away with you.

This was followed by a wonderful buffet lunch in the Clubhouse before going out for our round of golf.

We were put into ten teams of four. As Heather and Liz were the only two ladies it was funny to see the expressions on the faces of the two Irish gentlemen who had been landed with us. They were great to play with.


The weather was good, sunshine and they each had a caddy. Heather played well which made the game enjoyable for her and Darren Clark played 2 holes with their team.

It was a great experience to play the course and made watching The Open itself more interesting.


After the game they returned to the Hotel where there was a prizegiving dinner with Darren Clark hosting a question and answer session. The men were given ties with the Claret Jug embroidered on it while Heather and Liz were each given a lovely silver brooch of the Claret Jug --  Nice keepsake.


A really enjoyable experience - a well deserved experience for Heather to add to all her very many golfing achievements. She was quite sad to come away from Muirfield.





In 2014 she was  first Commonwealth  Games baton bearer in her home town of Uplawmoor in East Renfrewshire. The BBC reported that -- Heather has long been an active member of the community and has been involved with the local council, the church board and the church choir. She is also an accomplished golfer, and won the Scottish Ladies Championship in 1969


It was an early start for Heather as she had to be there  for 6.15am!! The carrying of the torch was at 7.30am and the rain held off. All TV cameras and eyes on Heather in her blue and white uniform as she carried the torch about 400 yards before handing it on. Quite an honour and a day to remember for Heather. Half the village turned out  to see her and we were all given a lovely breakfast in the local hall afterwards. Heather had her hair done the day before and the first thing she asked her daughter on the  the morning of the event was -'Is my hair alright?'  She did well!!


Heather played in the West Vets Summer Meeting in 2016 over her Home course Caldwell with your webmaster who was so impressed with her still wonderful swing -- SO EASY!!


 




Heather, Wendy and Aileen
 
Later that year she was then awarded Honorary Membership of the West Vets at the 2016 AGM alongside Aileen Wilson  - West Vets now have 3 honorary Members - Wendy Cameron being the 3rd - she was awarded the title in 2010 

Thereafter, Heather has suffered poor health and been in and out of hospital -- She has however attended many events at Caldwell Golf Club and well looked after by her daughter Lesley.
Unfortunately she has had fall recently and has broken her hip and is back in hospital. She hopes to get home for Christmas.

We all wish Heather a Happy BIG Birthday and a speedy recovery -- and finally your webmaster Carol had wished she could have baked cake for you Heather !!

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Caldwell Open Day Waltz Tri Am is going ahead

Caldwell Golf Club - Photo courtesy of Craig McKenna

Caldwell’s  Open Day Waltz Triam is going ahead  on Monday 14 th September.  Spaces available. Cost is £10 per head . 


Applications to  lady Captain,
Mrs E McPherson at Caldwell GC,
Lochlibo Road, 
Uplawmoor,  
Glasgow. G78 4 AU

Sunday, 2 August 2020

JENNIFER LYNAGH IS THE FIRST JUNIOR TO WIN THE CALDWELL LADIES CHAMPION


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 

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Megan Docherty is the 2019 West Girls Champion

πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†WEST GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP DAYπŸ†πŸ†πŸ†

Lto R - Megan Docherty, Luisa Gibson, 
Helen Convery (Captain of the Ladies Golf Club Troon)
Neve Marshall and Jennifer Lynagh

The West Girls Championship was played today over Troon Portland. 
Prize winners were presented their trophies by the Ladies Golf Club Captain Helen Convery.

The Championship Semi Final results : 
 Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) beat Sophie Murphy (Clydebank and District) 3&2 
 Luisa Gibson (Irvine) beat Rachel Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) 3&1 


Championship Final- Megan Docherty  (Bishopbriggs) beat  Luisa Gibson  (Irvine) - 2&1


Bronze Championship: 
Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell) beat Neve Marshall (Cathkin Braes) 4/2 

Many thanks go to Allison Bell for the results and photograph

Monday, 22 July 2019

Sophie Murphy and Jennifer Lynagh take top spots in the West of Scotland Girls Medal

Results for the West Girls Milngavie Medal today. 

Par = 71, SSS = 71, CSS = 72

Scratch winner = Sophie Murphy (Clydebank and District) 79

1st Silver = Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell)  (nett 69)
2nd Silver = Sophie Murphy 79 - 8 (71)

1st Bronze = Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) (nett 82)

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Caldwell Golf Club Girls Golf Day


Caldwell Golf Club on Sunday 28th July
Kindly organsised by Liz Hale and Club Professional Mark Loftus (Contact details in the link below)

The format of the event is a Texas Scramble and exact timings to be decided, -- Open to all abilities and everyone most welcome

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND PRINT OUT THE POSTER


Sunday, 19 May 2019

MEGAN BRIGGS WINS THE WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 6TH TIME

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) successfully defended the West Championship with a score of 72 at Sandyhills Golf Club today.
Megan Briggs
Results:
1st Scratch (Champion) Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 72
2nd Scratch Fiona Norris (Hamilton)  75
3rd Scratch Julie Wilson (Williamwood) 77 BIH

Handicap Winner Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell Golf Club) 65

Senior Team Winners :
Renfrewshire Team: Megan Briggs ( Kilmacolm ) 72, Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) 79, Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) 78

Junior Team Winners 
Renfrewshire Junior Team : (best 2 handicap) Orla Rooney (Cowglen) 78, Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell) 65, Aaliyah Sandu (Haggs Castle) 70
Fiona Norris, Megan Briggs and Julie Wilson
Winning Renfrewshire Team - Donna, Alyson and Megan


Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell)  -- Winning Junior 




Aaliyah Sandu - Haggs Castle

Orla Rooney - Cowglen 


Many thanks go to Jean MacIntyre for the results and photographs from the Lanarkshire Website  -- Also some photos of all the competitors 
CLICK HERE - photos courtesy of Jean MacIntyre

Competition Result West Of Scotland Championship (19/05/2019) 
(CSS: 72 PAR: 74) -- Strokeplay Sandyhills (Red Tee) 

LEADING SCRATCH SCORES :


Megan Briggs
72
Fiona Norris
75
Julie Wilson
77
Eva O'Connor
77
Susan McGrenaghan
77
Liz Stewart
78
Alyson McGinnigle
78
Donna Jackson
79
Katie Graham
79
Alyson Hendry
80
Luisa Gibson (jnr)
81
Carol Whyte
81
Janice Paterson 
81

LEADING HANDICAP SCORES:

1 Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell) 85 (20) 65 
2 Aaliyah Sandhu (Haggs Castle) 84 (14) 70 
3 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)  72 (1) 71 
4 Leah Bryce (Sandyhills) 82 (10) 72 
5 Eva O'Connor  (Bothwell Castle) 77 (5) 72 
6 Julie Wilson  (Williamwood) 77 (4) 73 
7 Susan McGrenaghan (Hayston) 77 (4) 73 
8 Fiona Norris (Hamilton) 75 (2) 73 



Sunday, 12 May 2019

WEST GIRLS PAISLEY MAY MEDAL

Paisley GC Medal Results CSS 74 

Scratch - Luisa Gibson 84 
Silver Nett 
1st Sophie Murphy (Clydebank and District) 75 
2nd Katy Hill (78)

Bronze Nett 
1st Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell) 66
2nd Neve Marshall (78) 

Well done girls and many thanks to Paisley Golf Club for their continued support of the West of Scotland Girls

Thanks go to Fiona Scott for the results

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY FOURSOMES QUALIFIERS

Overall winners Gill Unick and Lorraine Morris
43 couples played yesterday at Cathcart Castle Golf Club in the Renfrewshire Ladies County Foursomes qualifier.


Scratch award Carol McNally and Alyson McGinnigle
From the RLCGA Competition Page and the News Page

Carol McNally (Williamwood) and Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)  had the best scratch of the day with a 78  and Lorraine Morris and Gill Unick(Williamwood) the top Handicap prize with a net 72.

Leading Scores (Scratch)

1: A. McGinnigle (Cowglen) and C. McNally (Williamwood) 78 
2: D. Jackson (Troon Ladies)  L. Stewart (Greenburn) 80 
3: J. Wilson and G. McLeod (Williamwood) 84 bih
4: L. Morris and G. Unick (Williamwood) 84 

Leading Scores (Handicap)  

1: L. Morris and G. Unick (Williamwood) 72 
2: A. McGinnigle (Cowglen) and C. McNally (Williamwood) 72.5 
3: S. Reid (Kilmacolm) and B. Lyle (Whitecraigs) 73.5 
4: E. Hale and L.Anderson (Caldwell) 74 
5: S. Back (Douglas Park) and M. Bryce (Gleddoch) 74.5 
6: V. Crawford and L. Ellery (East Renfrewshire) 75.5
7: A. Barclay and C. Spy (East Renfrewshire) 76 
8: A. Judge and S. Smyth (Ranfurly Castle) 76.5 

CLICK HERE for all the Inter County final qualifiers for the 6th June at Cardross Golf Club and also the Commonwealth Spoon Finalist for the 2nd September at Pollok Golf Club

From some photos for the day --- CLICK HERE

Monday, 15 April 2019

Carmen Griffiths and Ella McGrath are the Scottish Golf Academy Season Opener Winners

Ella McGrath and Carmen Griffiths 
Photo courtesy of David McGrath

Girls Scratch (Played over Montrose 1562 Medal course)
1 Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne ) 74 (bl6)
2 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 74
3 Grace Crawford Gullane Golf Club 78

Click here for all scores


Ella McGrath - Photo courtesy of David McGrath

Stableford (Played over the Montrose Broomfield course)
1 Ella McGrath (Caldwell)  37 41 
2 Maisie Witt (Bathgate) 34  41 
3 Ruby Watt ( Paul Lawrie) Golf Centre 20 40

Click Here for all the scores

Report when available 

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Renfrewshire Junior coaching at Caldwell Golf Club

RLCGA Junior Coaching at Caldwell GC
Sunday 24th February 2019
Today saw our third organised winter meet up with a lovely dry calm afternoon at Caldwell Golf Club, arranged by Caldwell and RLCGA member Liz Hale, supported by Lynda Bradley [Junior Convenor, Kilmacolm] and led by Club Professional Mark Loftus, grateful thanks to each of them. 

Some of the girls were involved in other sporting activities and some were representing the West of Scotland Girls but we still had 13 enthusiastic young ladies attending.

The session started on the driving range learning the key techniques in shaping the ball and how to influence its flight with discussion around the need for shot making. The girls had a good chance to try this and practice their chipping with some fun targets and hazards. 
We then split into groups and played 7 holes on the shortened course in a Texas scramble format, scoring was very close with the girls enjoying the challenge of the last hole trying to better the score of the previous group. It is lovely to see the girls building friendships session to session.

The next session is planned for Sunday 10th March at Kilmacolm. Looking forward to seeing as many as possible and hopefully some more dry weather, the session will take place outside with a mix of on course and time on the practice facility, remember some warm layers.

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS

Thanks go to Clair Barclay (Kilmacolm) for the report and photos

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

RANFURLY CASTLE PLAYERS MAKE IT TO THE RLCGA WINTER FOURSOMES FINALS

The Semi Finals of the Renfrewshire County Ladies Winter Foursomes have now been played with the Ranfurly Castle pairing of Anne Judge and Marion Munro winning a close contest against Lynda Bradley and Clair Barclay (Kilmacolm).

In the other Semi Final  Jan Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) and Sheila Shaw (Caldwell) were the victors  against Dorothy Cartlidge and Julie Dickson (Whitecraigs)

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE RESULTS

Saturday, 16 February 2019

CALDWELL GOLF CLUB OPEN DAYS.



Sunday 2nd  June 2019. Caldwell  Mixed Open Greensomes — CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM

Monday 10th June. 2019. Caldwell Ladies Open Waltz Triam — 
CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM

Saturday, 8 December 2018

RENFREWSHIRE AND LANARKSHIRE COUNTY WINTER FOURSOMES UPDATES



Selfie - Lesley Anderson, Clair Barclay, Liz Hale and Lynda Bradley

The last of the 2nd round ties of the Renfrewshire ladies County Winter Foursomes was played at the beginning of this week with the Kilmacolm pair of Lynda Bradley and Clair Barclay winning against Liz Hale and Lesley Anderson (Caldwell)

To read the full report go to the RLCGA Website

QUARTER FINALIST AND RESULTS

CLICK TO ENLARGE TO SEE THE RESULTS
In the Lanarkshire County Winter foursomes 1st Semi Final Strathaven Golf Club pairing of  Susan Halley and Anne Cameron beat Pauline Warlow and Carol McKinnon (Cathkin Braes) by 1 hole to reach the final. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

RENFREWSHIRE WINTER FOURSOMES -- 2ND ROUND TIE - JAN MACNAB AND SHEILA SHAW ARE WINNERS

Gillian Kyle, Carole Spy, Jan Macnab and Sheila Shaw

One of the 2nd round RLCGA Winter foursomes ties was played yesterday (Monday 26 November) at Caldwell Golf Club with Sheila Shaw (Caldwell) and Jan Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) taking on the East Renfrewshire pairing of Carole Spy and Past County Captain Gillian Kyle who had already beaten the 2017 - 2018 holders in the last round

It was an excellent day for golf given the time of year with sunshine and only a slight chilly wind. Winter mats were in use but the full greens were on despite an early morning frost. 

The golf was a closely contended match which swung back and forwards with Sheila and Jan being 1up at the turn and managing to cling on to win the match at the 17th after a series of good holes from Gillian and Carole looked like they were going to prevail over the back nine. 

Great shots and not-so-great shots were played by all but the match highlight was the 15th which was halved with a gross birdie 4 from Gillian and Carole, to match Sheila and Jan’s 5 (net 4)”

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS SO FAR 

Thanks go to Jan Macnab for the report

Monday, 21 May 2018

Jennifer Lynagh from Caldwell shoots a 15 under par round in the West Girls Medal


A fantastic nett 58 by Jennifer Lynagh from Caldwell was  top of many great nett scores in yesterdays West Girls Medal played over Paisley Golf Club 

1st Silver : Orla Rooney (Cowglen) (18) 71
2nd Silver: Sophie Murphy(Clydebank) (19)73

1st Bronze:  Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell) (35) 58
2nd Bronze: Cristina McCracken (Troon) (29) 69

Scratch: Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 85

SSS 74  CSS 73

Thank you to Paisley GC for their hospitality to girls and parents and courtesy of their beautiful course 

Thanks go to Allison Bell for the report. 

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Ladies Tri Am and Mixed Greensomes Open Days 


Caldwell Golf Club Mixed Greensomes Open Day - Sunday 3rd June
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

Ladies Open Tri - Am  Monday 11th June 
CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM