Showing posts with label Elie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elie. Show all posts

Friday, 30 October 2020

Susie Robertson from Elie and Earlsferry Ladies is believed to be the first woman to ever play all 556 courses in Scotland.

Susie Robertson

From the Women and Golf Magazine 

Susie Robertson (pictured above) from Elie & Earlsferry Ladies is believed to be the first woman to ever play all 556 courses in Scotland. 

 Did you know that there are roughly twice as many golf courses as munros (or mountains) in Scotland? Well, Susie Robertson of Elie & Earlsferry Ladies Golf Club in Fife, certainly does. 
When her husband announced in 2005 that he was going to climb every mountain in Scotland, she decided to do one-up on him and challenge herself to play every single golf course in the country by summer 2020. And guess what.... she's only gone and done it. 
She has played 556 Scottish courses over the last 15 years. It saw her travel over 40,000 miles from as far north as the island of Whalsay, as far west as Barra, as far east as Peterhead and right down south to St. Medan. 
She's ticked off all the courses on the official Visit Scotland 'Golf in Scotland' guide plus some extra ones. After completing 556 courses she now thinks she's played roughly 15,000 (!) holes of golf. 

Playing off a handicap of 18, Susie believes she is the first female to play every course in Scotland. She finished slightly later than planned due to lockdown (we think we can let her off though), and she has just completed her last 18 holes at Gleddoch, Renfrewshire

 Reflecting on her achievement Susie said: "I've played golf all my life but feel very fortunate to still be fit and able enough to play every golf course in Scotland. "I have travelled in excess of 40,000 miles, played in hail, wind, rain and of course lots of sunshine, but most importantly have met some wonderful people along the way and enjoyed every single second." 

 Naturally, the rest of the members at Elie & Earlsferry Ladies Golf Club, which was founded over a century ago in 1884, are absolutely thrilled for her. 
Captain Susan Kennedy said "What an achievement it is. 
 To play every single course in Scotland takes a lot of time and dedication and we, at her home club, are all immensely proud of Susie's success." 
 We're incredibly proud of her too. Congratulations Susie! You are an inspiration to us all. Now go and put your feet up

From CarolFellGolf -- Amazing - Many congratulations Susie -- Having met you at the 2012 Ladies' Senior Home Internationals and you were captain of Elie at the time and Helen Faulds (Douglas Park and Elie) was the Scottish Team Captain you certainly were very active there - leading all the players to do some Scottish Country Dancing at the presentation Dinner. --  I am sure you will still be on the go and active as ever !

Here are some photos from "Down memory Lane Album " from October 2012 CLICK HERE FOR SCOTTISH SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS and some VIDEOS from the entertainment after the event.


Friday, 19 July 2019

Ranfurly Castle Tri Am Open day Results

Winning Team - Gilly MacRae, Evy MacGregor and Carol Fell

The Ranfurly Castle Ladies Open day Tri-Am was held on Thursday 18th July.  
90 ladies took part in the event and the weather proved better than expected with only a few showers but a very stiff wind.

Two scores from three to count with all three scores at the 18th.

Runners Up: Lilias Lamont, Libby Pow and Alison Templeton

Prize Winners: 

1st: Evy MacGregor (Ranfurly Castle), Carol Fell (Douglas Park) and Gilly MacRae (Troon Ladies) 78 points
2nd: Alison Templeton (Ranfurly Castle), Libby Pow (Ralston) and Lilias Lamont (Old Course Ranfurly) 74 bih
3rd: Gillian McGinlay (Troon Ladies ), Jean Sloan (Troon Ladies) and Rona Lockie (Troon Ladies) 74

Silver longest Drive : Pamela Butter (Paisley). 
Bronze Longest Drive : Alison Templeton (Ranfurly Castle )
Nearest  the pin at 5th : Olive Leitch (Cathcart Castle),
Nearest the pin at the 7th : Pamela Smith (Elie)
Nearest the pin at 14th : Anne McKenzie (Old Course Ranfurly)
Nearest the line : Doreen McConnell (Largs)

Prizes were presented by Lady Captain Jan Macnab.  The raffle raised the wonderful sum of £413.00 which will be donated to Mencap Charity.

Monday, 13 May 2019


Elaine Moffat (2019 Fife County Champion) and Jocelyn Mackie

From the Fife County Website 

On a lovely sunny, but bit windy and cold day at Elie Golf House Club on Sunday 12th May, the semi-finals and finals of the Fife Championship took place.

The semi-final matches of both the scratch and handicap were played in the morning with Elaine Moffat beating Gillian Paton 3 & 2 & Jocelyn Mackie beating Zoe Ridgeway by 1 hole in the scratch matches and Ann Shepherd beating Joan Prentice 2 & 1 and Linda Watson beating Heather Young 5 & 4 in the handicap matches.

The County Championship was won by Elaine Moffat beating Jocelyn Mackie in the Final by 4 & 3

The Handicap Championship final was a Lochgelly affair and was won by Ann Shepherd, who was defending her title, beating Linda Watson 4 & 2. 

Sunday, 3 March 2019

RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY STALWART MAE NOBLE HAS DIED. - Obituary and Glasgow Herald announcement

Mae Noble and Aileen Wilson
1967 Evening Time Scottish Ladies Foursomes Winners

It is with great sadness to announce the death of Mae Noble on Sunday 24th February.

Mae played for the RLCGA County Team from 1966 - 1988 and played for Scotland 7 times in the Scottish Vets team. 

She was Haggs Castle Golf Club Ladies Champion 8 times and Erskine champion 13 times. She won the County Rosebowl in 1980 and 1982 and lost in the semi finals of the West of Scotland Championship in 1969 to Sandra Needham.
Some photos over the years - Click to enlarge

Her great County "partner in crime" was the late Jean Brown of Erskine and both were seen on many occasions, before and after county medals and matches, playing the fruit machines and having much laughter and fun.

The highlight of Mae's golfing career was winning the Evening Times Scottish Ladies' Foursomes in 1967 with Aileen Wilson (Haggs Castle) and having a couple of Holes in One in later years.

Mae then moved to Elie with her husband Harry (died in 2011)  and she played her golf at Elie Golf Club  until she was 86 when her balance became very poor. 
She was very sad about this as golf was her life and she said then " The spirit is willing but the body is just not able'

In July 2018 Mae suffered a slight stroke and this further knocked her confidence and in October her daughter Lynda Smith (Douglas Park) and son Guy moved her back to Glasgow to a home nearby Lynda in Bearsden. 

She would have been 91 on the 14th March 2019.

We send Lynda and Guy and all the family our sincere condolences.

The funeral is at Dalnotter Crematorium on Friday 15th March at 11:30am  -- Glasgow Herald Announcement 


Friday, 8 June 2018

It's Gabrielle MacDonald v Gemma Batty in the Scottish Final at Elie

by Colin Farquharson 

It's a MacDonald v Batty Scottish women's amateur final at Elie on Saturday Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw), the 2014 champion and beaten finalist in 2016, is through to her third Scottish women's amateur championship final. 

She will play Gemma Batty (West Linton) in Saturday's final of the 104th staging of the tournament, at Golf Club House, Elie in Fife. MacDonald knocked out the No 1 seed, Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) at the 23rd hole in a marathon morning quarter-final tie. 
Then she squeezed past Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) with a birdie 2 at the short 21st hole. 

Batty was three under par in beating the 2016 champion, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) by 5 and 4 in the semi-finals, having beaten Tara Mactaggart (Minto) by 3 and 2 in the morning quarter-finals. Summers had won at the 19th in the quarter-finals against Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead), conqueror of defending champion Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) earlier in the tournament. 

The Clark Rosebowl was won by Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) who birdied the 18th for a one-hole win over Katie Scott  (Strathaven) 



G MacDonald (Craigielaw) bt C Goadby (St Regulus) at 23rd.
H McCook (Grantown on Spey) bt J Saxton (Muckhart) 1 hole.
G Batty (West Linton) bt Tara Mactaggart (Minto) 3 and 1.
A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) bt J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) at 19th.

MacDonald bt McCook at the 21st
Batty bt Summers 5 and 4

L Fraser (Kingsknowe) bt C Taylor (Nairn) 4 and 3.
K Scott (Strathaven) bt A McKay (Crail GS) 1 hole.

Louise Fraser bt  Katy Scott 1up

Thursday, 7 June 2018

2018 Scottish Championship Matchplay Results 

Report by  Colin Farquharson 

Hazlehead's Jasmine Mackintosh (pictured) toppled the defending champion Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), winner of the Scottish women's amateur championship at Royal Aberdeen 12 months ago, in today's (Thursday) second round of the 104th tournament at Golf House Club, Elie in Fife. 
 Mackintosh, not in the top 10 of the 32 match-play qualifiers from the 36-hole stroke-play eliminator, scrambled through her first match-play tie, winning at the 24th against Molly Richmond (Strathaven). 
Far from sapping her energies, Jasmine came out like a lion refreshed for her afternoon second-round tie and was four up after 11 holes against Jaffrey before achieving a famous victory by 4 and 3. 
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), winner of the Welsh and Irish stroke play titles in consecutive weekends recently, KO'd Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) by 4 and 3 but had to go to the 19th in the second round to take the measure of Lorna McClymont (Milngavie). 
Top seed Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) reached the last eight fairly comfortably although she had to win the 18th to chalk up a two-hole victory over Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) in the second round. 

  1st Round
Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) beat Margo Gardener (Linlithgow) 4&2
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) beat Clara Young (North Berwick)
Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) lost to Karen Marshall (Baberton) 1 hole
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) beat Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) 3&2
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) beat Maria Cowan (Wigtownshire County GC) 4&3
Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart) beat Caitlin Boa (Royal Dornoch) 1 hole
Hannah McCook (Grantown) beat Sheena Wood (Aberdeen)  4&3
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) beat Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 2&1
Gillian Paton (St Regulus) lost to Katie Wright (Stranraer) 1 hole
Gemma Batty (West Linton) beat Linda Allen (Glenbervie) 3&1
Tara Mactaggart (Minto) beat Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 5&4
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) beat Evanna Hynd (Elmwood Golfing Society) 2&1
Joanne Free (Gullane) beat Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Caastle) 3&1
Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie) beat Emma Hale (Troon) 7&6
Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazelhead) beat Molly Richmond (Strathaven) at the 24th
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) beat Mirren Fraser (Powfoot) 5&4

2nd Round;
Goadby beat Duncan 2 holes 
Marshall lost to MacDonald 3&2
Darling lost to Saxton 2&1
McCook beat McClymont at the 19th
Wright lost to Batty 2&1
Mactaggart beat MacGarvie at the 20th
Free lost to Summers 1 hole
Mackintosh beat Jaffrey 4&3

Live Scoring Quarter Final - Matchplay Friday 8th June

Clark Rosebowl 

1st Round
Carinne Taylor (Nairn) beat Emma Kennedy (Paisley) 2&1
Ellie Docherty (Moray) beat Lorraine Morrow (St Regulus) 2&1
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) lost to Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) 1 hole
Leanne Wilson (Kelso) beat Sara Stichbury (Gullane) 6&5
Megan Robb (Peterculter) lost to Katie Scott (Strathaven) 4&3
Cara Thomson (Royal Dornoch) beat Emma Bissett (Elie and Earlsferry) 5&4
Alison McBride (Harburn) beat Dawn Young (North Berwick) 1 hole
Anna McKay (Crail) beat Emma Morrison (Gullane) 1 Hole

Quarter Finals:
Taylor beat Docherty 4&3
Fraser beat Wilson 4&3
Scott beat Thomson 1 Hole
McBride lost to McKay at the 19th

LIVE SCORING from Semi Finals of Clark Rosebowl 8th June

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Chloe Goadby leads the Scottish Amateur Championship Qualifiers

By Colin Farquharson 

 Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) earned the top seeding spot with rounds of 67 and 70 for nine-under-par 137 after the two stroke-play qualifying rounds of the 140th Scottish women's amateur championship at Golf House Club, Elie in Fife.
The No 2 seed is Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) who won the title at Royal Aberdeen 12 months ago. Her second-round 68 in a 138 total put her ahead of young Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) who had a 71 on the second day.
The in-form Goadby had a bogey-free, three-under-par 70 in the second round, highlighted by birdies at three par-5 holes, the fourth, ninth and 12th.
Jaffrey had six birdies and one bogey in halves of 32-36. MacGarvie's tally was five birdies and three bogeys in halves of 35-36.
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) qualified in fifth place on 140, being edged out of the fourth seed spot by Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) whose second-round of 70 was two strokes better than McCook.


CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS par 146 (2x73). SSS 74. CSS 74 74 
137 C Goadby (St Regulus Ladies) 67 70 
138 C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 70 68, H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 67 71. 
140 H Darling (Broomienowe) 70 70, H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 68 72. 
141 G Batty (West Linton) 71 70 
142 A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 73 69, K Beveridge (Aboyne) 73 69 
143 G MacDonald (Craigielaw) 74 69 
144 J Free (Gullane) 75 69, G Paton (St Regulus Ladies) 69 75. 
145 L McClymont (Milngavie) 71 74. 
146 J Saxton (Muckhart) 76 70, T Mactaggart (Minto) 74 72, J Mackinosh (Hazlehead) 72 74, L Duncan (West Kilbride) 71 75 147 C Young (North Berwick) 72 75, M M Richmond (Strathaven) 71 76 
149 K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 75 74, K Brodie (Strathmore) 75 74 
151 C Boa (Royal Dornoch) 76 75, S Wood (Drumpellier) 74 77. 152 K Wright (Stranraer) 78 74, J Rankine (Haggs Castle)75 77, C Griffiths (Aboyne) 74 78. 
153 K Marshall (Baberton) 80 73.


Scottish Amateur Matchplay Draw 

Scottish Women's Clark Rosebowl Draw 

The team of Connie Jaffrey, Hazel MacGarvie and Louise Duncan were winners of the Kathleen McNeil Trophy (2 best scores for each round) 

McNeil Trophy Leaders: 
1 Jaffrey / MacGarvie / Duncan - Ladies Golf Club Troon - 276 
2 Darling / MacDonald / Marshall - Broomieknowe Golf Club -283 
3 Beveridge / Mackintosh / Griffiths - Aboyne Golf Club -288 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Hazel MacGarvie and Chloe Gaodby lead the 1st round Qualifier of the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championship at Elie Golf Club

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 
Leading 32 after 36 holes will qualify for match-play stages. 
Next 16 qualify for Clark Rosebowl match-play. 

67 H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies), C Goadby (St Regulus Ladies. 
68 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 
69 G Paton (St Regulus Ladies). 
70 H Darling (Broomieknowe), C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies). 
71 G Batty (West Linton), L Duncan (West Kilbride), M M Richmond (Strathaven), L McClymont (Milngavie) 
72 J Mackintosh (Hazlehead), C Young (North Berwick). 
73 K Beveridge (Aboyne), A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies). 
74 C Griffiths (Aboyne), S Wood (Drumpellier), T Mactaggart (Minto), G MacDonald (Craigielaw). 75 J Free (Gullane), E Hale (Troon Ladies), K McIntosh (Broomieknowe), M Cowan (Wigtownshire Co), J Rankine (Haggs Castle), I Brodie (Strathmore). 
76 J Saxton (Muckhart), C Boa (Royal Dornoch), L Morrow (St Regulus Ladies). 
77 M Fraser (Powfoot). 
78 S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), E Kennedy (Paisley), K Wright (Stranraer), L Allan (Glenbervie), E Hynd (Elmwood). 
79 E Docherty (Moray), G Kyle (East Renfrewshire), L Wilson (Kelso) 
80 M Miller (Blairgowrie), L Fraser (Kingsknowe), D Young (North Berwick). 
81 C Thompson (Royal Dornoch), J Taylor (Downfield), E Morrison (Gullane), K A Scott (Strathaven). 
82 K Blackwood (West Linton), A McKay (Crail GS), E Moffat (St Regulus Ladies), J Brown (Monifieth)

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Scottish Women's Amateur Championship --   Enter Now

The Scottish Women's Amateur Championship returns to Elie for the first time since 1975 with the opportunity to enjoy five days of golf on Fife's glorious East Neuk from 5 - 9 June. 

This historic national event, first played in 1903, is the pinnacle of the women's amateur game in Scotland, with fun, friendship and competition on one of the country's most enjoyable links courses. Elie is less than an hour's drive from Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee and is located just 12 miles from St Andrews. 

At £50 entry fee, you are guaranteed three rounds including your practice round, with the top-32 qualifying for the top flight match play stages, and the next 16 players earning a place in the Clark Rosebowl. 

Or, you can simply enjoy two rounds of stroke play if you opt not to compete in the match play stages later in the week. 

Entries close on Monday 7 May with a handicap limit of 20.