Saturday, April 15, 2017

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES AND FINAL DAY AT POLLOK GOLF CLUB

2017 RLCGA Championship


Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)  had a fantastic score over Pollok Golf Course on Wednesday. -- The lowest score by a woman over the newly set up red tees
 It was a wonderful score - 3 under the SSS 72  -- 69.

She continued her good form and had 5 birdies in the final of the match play stages against Scottish Vets Team Member and RLCGA Captain  Gillian Kyle    

TO SEE MORE LARGER PHOTOS  -- CLICK HERE

FOR THE FULL REPORT GO TO --CLICK HERE 

Friday, April 14, 2017

EILIDH WINS THE TITLE IN FANTASTIC FINAL



Conditions were testing for the final day of the County Championship and Irvine Trophy.
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Championship

The first of the Championship semi-finals was between defending champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle). 
Denise was 1 up on the turn but Eildih fought back on the back nine to win 2&1. 
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) and Liz Stewart (Greenburn) contested the other semi-final - this was a very close game with Gillian running out eventual winner on the 17th by 3&1.

A fairly large number of Renfrewshire County ladies turned out to support the two finalists - Eilidh Briggs and Gillian Kyle
This too was a close game with some superb golf being played by both players. However with Eilidh having 5 birdies and Gillian just missing a couple of putts Eilidh finished off the match at the 15th.


End of tie at the 15th with Pollok House in the background

Championship Results :
Semi Finals :
Eilidh Briggs(Kilmacolm) beat Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 2/1
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) beat Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 3/1

Final:
Eilidh Briggs beat Gillian Kyle 4/3


Eilidh with County Captain Gillian (Runner Up)
and Linda Anderson winner of the Irvine Trophy
Irvine Trophy
Lesley Anderson and Linda Anderson

The final of this competition was between Lesley Anderson (Caldwell), playing in her first County competition and Linda Anderson (Erskine) - pictured above

Vice Captain June Lockhart refereed this match and said --

Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) and Linda Anderson (Erskine) arrived on Wednesday just to play a round of golf at Pollok GC. Two days later they were contesting the final of the Handicap Championship for the Irvine Trophy, and they both enjoyed the experience.
Lesley was giving Linda 3 strokes and although playing off 22 after just 2 full seasons in golf, Lesley hit such a strong ball that her highlight was taking on the meander of the River White Cart and achieving an easy par 4 at the 14th. However Linda’s very consistent play and greater experience in course management saw her achieve a 4 & 3 win in a game played in a most friendly, sporting manner.

RLCGA would like to thank Pollok Golf Club for their hospitality and warm welcome to all the ladies who played over the three days.
Also many thanks go to Alistair Dobbie - Pollok Captain who presented the prizes.

The prizewinners were:

Peggy Clark Trophy - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - gross 69 + 3 = 72 net (bih)

2nd Net - Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) - gross 82 - 10 = 72 net
3rd Net - Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) - gross 97 - 34 = 73 net

Scratch Winner - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - 69

Championship Winner - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Championship Runner-up - Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)

Semi-Finalists - Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)

Irvine Trophy Winner - Linda Anderson (Erskine)

Runner up - Lesley Anderson (Caldwell)

Thanks go to Sandra Littlejohn for the report 


SEMI FINAL RESULTS RLCGA CHAMPIONSHIP AT POLLOK


Gillian Kyle and Liz Stewart - Top left
Denise Cowan and Eilidh Briggs - RHS
Lesley Anderson and Linda Anderson - Jean Irvine H'Cap Finalists

Semi Final Results :
Gillian Kyle beat Liz Stewart 3&1
Eilidh Briggs beat Denise Cowan 2up

Final of the Jean Irvine Trophy :
L Linda Stevenson (Erskine) beat Lesley Stevenson (Caldwell) 4&3

Final : 2pm
Eilidh Briggs v Gillian Kyle

Thursday, April 13, 2017

IN FORM EILIDH BRIGGS MARCHES THROUGH TO SEMI FINALS OF THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP AT POLLOK

Title holder Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)  won both her ties today in convincing manner to progress through to the semi final stages of the County Championship at Pollok Golf Club today.

In the morning she won by 8&7 against Elaine Robb (Milngavie) and in the afternoon, and with pretty tough weather conditions, Shirley Back (Gleddoch) had the unenviable task of playing the "in form" Eilidh  and lost 7&6.

The remaining 3 games were all very close with two of the games going to the 18th: Julie Wilson (Williamwood) lost to Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle); and Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) lost to Liz Stewart (Greenburn). Taking 19 holes to determine their outcome the Scottish Vets team mates Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) eventually beat Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies).

1st Round Results

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Elaine Robb (Milngavie) 8&7
Shirley Back(Gleddoch) beat Carol McNally (Williamwood) 4&3
Julie Wilson (Williamwood) beat Elizabeth Hale (Caldwell) 5&4
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) beat Fiona Cameron (Cowglen) 2 Up;
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) beat Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) 6&5
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) beat Carol Whyte (Milngavie) 7&6
Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) beat Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) 4&3
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Sara McCorkell (Williamwood) 2&1

Quarter Final Results

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Shirley Back(Gleddoch) 7&6

Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) beat Julie Wilson (Williamwood) 1up
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)  1Up
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) beat Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) at the 19th

In the Irvine Trophy, (Handicap) the game between Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) also went to the 18th where she beat Fiona Armour (Renfrew). Sophie Kyle (East Renfrewshire) was beaten by Linda Anderson (Erskine) 5&4.

Tomorrow's semi-final draw times are as follows:

0930 E. Briggs (Kilmacolm) v Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
0938 G. Kyle (East Renfrewshire) v Liz Stewart (Greenburn)

The final will be played in the afteroon and tee off is 1400 hours.

The Irvine Trophy Final will also be played tomorrow:

0950 Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) v Linda Anderson (Erskine).

Thanks go to Results Secretary Sandra Littlejohn for the results and report

RENFREWSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND TIES

Conditions were not quite as bad as yesterday’s qualifier in this mornings match play ties, but still very cold and windy.

Game 1
Eilidh Briggs v Elaine Robb
Eilidh won over Elaine by 8 and 7.

Elaine played steady golf but Eilidh birdied the 3rd, 7th and 9th. With the exception of the 8th Eilidh parred the remaining holes during their match.

Game 2
Shirley Back v Carol McNally
Shirley beat Carol 4 and 3.

Both played some mixed golf and although Carol put up a good fight, Shirley dug-in and eventually manage to win.

Game 3
Julie Wilson v Elizabeth Hale
Julie beat Liz 5 and 4.

The front nine was pretty close with Julie being two up on the turn. Both missed scoring opportunities on the back nine with Liz losing out in the end.

Game 4
Fiona Cameron v Denise Cowan
Denise beat Fiona by 2.

This was Fiona’s first time in the knock-out stages and although a closely contested match Denise ran out winner in the end.

Game 5
Gillian Kyle v Marion Stewart
Gillian beat Marion 6 and 5.

Both played steady on the way out with Gillian being one up after eight. However, Gillian’s length proved too strong for Marion on the back nine.

Game 6
Carol Whyte v Donna Jackson
Donna beat Carol 7and 6.

Carol played steady but Donna’s parr golf for the front nine was enough to win the match.

Game 7
Alyson McGinnigle v Anne Judge
Alyson beat Anne 4 and 3.

Game 8

Sara McCorkell v Liz Stewart
Liz beat Sara 2 and 1.
This was probably the closest game in this round. Sara was 3 up at one point but Liz pulled it back to all square at the 15th and then won the next two holes to win the match.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

EILIDH BRIGGS LEADS THE QUALIFIERS IN THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Eilidh Briggs 

75 ladies played today over Pollok Golf Club in the Championship and Irvine Trophy qualifying round.

The course was in superb condition and the greens were fast and immaculate. Conditions were mainly dry although the wind proved very testing.

Qualifying in 1st place for the Championship Knock-out Stages is Eilidh Briggs (Kilmalcolm GC) with a gross 69 - this is the best gross score recorded by a lady at Pollok Golf Club to date. In second place was Liz Stewart (Greenburn) with a gross 78. Four players shared a gross 79 - Julie Wilson (Williamwood), Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) and Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies).


Lesley Anderson - Winner of the Irvine Trophy

Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) qualified in first place for the Irvine Trophy with a score of 97 - 24 = 73.
Anne Judge - Runner Up for the Peggy Clark Trophy

The Peggy Clark Trophy was won by Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) with a score of 69+3=72 winning with a better inward half over Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle).

The CSS is 75 (SSS 72).
GROSS SCORES --- CLICK HERE
NETT SCORES --- CLICK HERE

Championship Match Play Qualifiers (Thursday, 13 April):

The qualifying order is as follows:

1.    Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - 69
2.    Liz Stewart (Greenburn) - 78
3.    Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) - 79
4.    Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) - 79
5.    Julie Wilson (Williamwood) - 79
6.    Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) - 79
7.    Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) - 80
8.    Carol McNally (Williamwood) - 82
9.    Shirley Back (Gleddoch) - 82
10.    Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) - 82
11.    Carol Whyte (Milngavie) - 83
12.    Elizabeth Hale (Caldwell) - 84
13.    Fiona Cameron (Cowglen) - 86
14.    Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) - 86
15.    Sara McCorkell (Williamwood) - 87
16.    Elaine Robb (Milngavie) - 89

First round matches are:

0930    E. Briggs v E. Robb
0938    S. Back v C.McNally
0946    J. Wilson v E. Hale
0954    F. Cameron v D. Cowan
1002    G. Kyle v M. Stewart
1010    C. Whyte v D. Jackson
1018    A. McGinnigle v A. Judge
1026    S. McCorkell v L. Stewart



Irvine Trophy Qualifiers (Thursday, 13 April)

1. Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) - 73 (nett)
2. Linda Anderson (Erskine) - 75 (nett)
3. Sophie Kyle (East Renfrewshire) - 76 (nett)
4. Fiona Armour (Renfrew) - 76 (nett)

Draw

1430 -     Lesley Anderson v Fiona Armour
1438 -     Sophie Kyle v Linda Anderson

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

GOOD LUCK TO JENNIFER.

Everyone in the RLCGA wishes Jennifer Rankine all the very best at Montrose Golf Links for the next 3 days. She is playing in the Scottish Girls Open Championship-a 54 hole strokeplay event.

Let's hope the weather is kind for all the girls playing there.

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINS TOMORROW

Some members that have been lucky enough to get a game at Pollok with Member Carol McNally
We look forward to seeing over 80 ladies playing in the County Championship Qualifier tomorrow at Pollok Golf Club.

Please remember that there is no Pro Shop at Pollok Golf Club.
With the exception of drinks and chocolate (which are available via the Bar) golf balls, tees, markers, etc are not available to purchase on the day

Check out HowDidIDo for timesheet

Lets hope it is not too windy and cold  !! ---- ENJOY 

THE KYLES MAKE IT A FAMILY AFFAIR !!

Sophie Kyle 
Captain Gillian Kyle won on the 18th hole to help her team mates in the Scottish Vets match against the Irish to win the Mary McKenna Trophy at Murcar yesterday -- The first time since 2009.

Not only was Gillian successful but her daughter Sophie also had a good weekend. She won the Scottish Golf Development Academy Finals on the New Course on Sat with 43 points. (1st girl, 2nd overall on field of 55)

The Davis & Elkins College Golf team wrapped up its regular season on Monday, winning the Dr. Edwin B. Cottrell Invite by nine stokes.
Her son Alistair, (pictured right) who plays for the Senators led after round one, finished second overall with a +6 total of 148 to finish as the team leader for the Senators and second overall in the tournament. Alistair shot the tournaments best round of 69 on day one.
The Senators  finished with a two-round total of 605 to defeat Le Moyne (614) and host West Chester (616) in a 12-team field.

WELL DONE THE KYLE FAMILY 

Monday, April 10, 2017

DONNA AND GILLIAN IN WINNING SCOTTISH VETS TEAM

Lanarkshire's Lesley Lloyd with Donna, Gillian and June Lockhart

Many congrats go to Renfrewshire's Donna Jackson and RLCGA Captain Gillian Kyle who played fantastic golf to help the Scottish Vets Team win the Mary McKenna Trophy at Murcar today for the first time since 2009
To read the full report and see some photos go to the KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE

Sunday, April 02, 2017

DRAW FOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER

The draw for the County Championship Qualifier at Pollok Golf Club on Wednesday 12th April has been done. 

To see the draw CLICK HERE 

 However the draw from now on can be found in the  HowdidIDo  Booking Area  -- where you will  see the timesheet which will be kept up to date if there are any changes etc. --- PLEASE GO IN AND CHECK.

Since this is the first time we have used HowDidIDo to do the booking and drawsheet if you feel your name is missing off the draw above please contact email Results Secretary Sandra Littlejohn 

We hope over this season any problems that may arise can be resolved.

Please also note that entries are being taken for the Foursomes and Spring Meeting on HowDidIDo

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

DONNA AND GILLIAN SELECTED FROR SCOTTISH VETS TEAM FOR IRISH MATCH

Kathleen Sutherland Captain of the Scottish Vets team, has announced her team for the match against Irish Seniors at Murcar on Sunday and Monday, 9th and 10th April. As she says, "a combination of youth, experience and new blood".

Fiona de Vries Midland
Donna Jackson West
Gillian Kyle West
Lesley Lloyd West
Lorna McKinlay Midland
Ashley Rose Highland
Meg Sievwright Highland
Sheena Wood Northern

Reserve: Jennifer Bryans East

Spectators and supporters would be very welcome

Monday, March 27, 2017

JUNIOR DAY COACHING SESSION AT KILMACOLM.





13 girls from 2 clubs met at Kilmacolm Golf Club on Sunday for a coaching session. Some of the girls were quite new to golf so it was great for them to meet up, make new friends and learns some basic skills.

The coaching session was lead by the club's professional Iain Nicolson and concentrated on short game skills. The girls then had an opportunity to play some 'real' golf, the more experienced girls playing over the 7 hole shortened course and the others playing 3 holes marked out on the driving range. The final session was a putting lesson and practice.

Drinks, snacks and an awartd certificate for all completed a very enjoyable day.
Many thanks to Lynda Bradley for the report and, of course, organising the day 

Friday, March 24, 2017

WEST OF SCOTLAND CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY FORM

Kilmarnock Barassie


The West of Scotland Championship is being held at Kilmarnock Barassie on Sunday 7th May. 

To get your entry form ---- CLICK HERE

 If competitors wish to enter online rather than posting the form here is the link to the online form. CLICK HERE

If you enter this way Jean Macintyre (West Secretary) will e mail you the bank details so that you can pay electronically if you wish.

Please also download the original form to study the conditions of the competition.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NEW GIRLS CHRISTINE AND GILL FROM WILLIAMWOOD WIN THE WINTER FOURSOMES TITLE

On the 1st Tee Williamwood's Christine Leitch and  Gill McLeod
 
On the 1st Tee Sandra Winter and Norah Adams (Kilmacolm)


The Finalists on the 1st tee at Pollok GC 
The 2016/17 Winter  Foursomes Final took place today at Pollok Golf Club between Christine Leitch and Gill McLeod from Williamwood, who were playing in the competition for the 1st time, and Norah Adams and Sandra Winter from Kilmacolm. There was an extremely cold wind but it was dry overhead and the course was in remarkably good condition despite the recent rain and snow.

Norah and Sandra were receiving 9 shots and promptly won the 1st hole with a great 5, net 4. 

Williamwood had 2 putts to win the 2nd then a lovely putt from Sandra at the 3rd kept the game level. Kilmacolm were unlucky to find the fairway bunker at the 4th and a 5 was good enough to let Williamwood take the lead. 
Chances were lost at the 5th when they both 3 putted but a great 2 at the 6th for Kilmacolm squared the match again.

Kilmacolm struggled all the way up the right hand rough at the 7th and conceded the hole to Willamwood at the green. A tidy chip from Gill and 2 putts was enough to increase their lead to 2up after 8 holes. A half at 9 then a very good half at 10 despite Kilmacolm being in the burn kept the game tight.

Out on the course - with Captain Gillian Kyle

Pollok House in the background

Perhaps the excitement of the half at 10 was too much for the Kilmacolm pair and they conceded the 11th once nearer the green. But determined to keep fighting, Norah played her shot of the day on to the green at the short 12th. Gill had missed the green and Christine then found the bunker so all was looking good for the Kilmacolm pair. However, a magnificent sand save by Willamwood and a 3 putt from Kilmacolm saw the hole halved in 4's! Kilmacolm didn't really recover and lost the next hole to be 4 down with 5 to play. A super 5 was enough to win 1 back but the long 15th with no shots being given was just too much and
Williamwood played the hole very safely to win 4 and 3.
Some Williamwood and Kilmacolm Supporters out on the course - Maura Whyte (Kilmacolm) Gill Unick (Williamwood) and Trish Brown (Kilmacolm)

A big thank you to the spectators who came to support and to Carol McNally for arranging courtesy of the course at the last moment when snow had closed East Renfrewshire. 


Captain Gillian presents the winners with their trophies

Grateful thanks to Pollok Golf Club for making us so welcome.

CLICK HERE to see all the 2016 -2017 Winter Foursomes Results

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NEW VENUE FOR THE WINTER FOURSOMES FINAL

Due to the snow this morning, we are moving the Foursomes Final to Pollok Golf Club tomorrow. Same time-11.30am.
Spectators welcome!

Friday, March 17, 2017

COUNTY DINNER SUCCESS AT HAGGS CASTLE GOLF CLUB

Cat Morrison and Captain Gillian
57 ladies enjoyed the Biennual County Dinner at Haggs Castle Golf Club last night. It was great to see Past Captains, Honorary members, non-playing members, new members and the regular County players all creating a real buzz in the clubhouse! 

Thanks have been passed on to the staff at Haggs for preparing and serving a delicious meal and also coping with the swapping of seats halfway through! June's quiz on RLCGA history was too difficult for everyone except Helen Crichton from Ranfurly Castle who was the last one standing.

Cat Morrison gave us a stimulating and very interesting talk about the world of duathlon and triathlon. Golf has never seemed so easy!

Vice-Captain June rounded off the evening with a very entertaining vote of thanks.

CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS FROM THE EVENING -- COURTESY OF FIONA ARMOUR AND CAROL FELL

WINTER FOURSOMES FINAL

The Winter Foursomes competition has run on schedule this year due to the decent weather. The final will be played on Wednesday 22nd March at 11.30am at East Renfrewshire Golf Club.
The finalists are Christine Leitch and Gill McLeod from Williamwood and Norah Adams and Sandra Winters from Kilmacolm.
All spectators are very welcome as this will make the day more special for the players.

Monday, March 13, 2017

GIRLS GET TOGETHER FOR COACHING

The Girls at Mearns Castle 

18 girls representing 8 of our clubs came together yesterday at Mearns Castle Golf Academy

Most girls were quite new to golf so it was great for them to get together and see that there ARE other girls out there trying golf! Every club need to encourage them as there were some super swings to watch and lots of potential.

Joe 'the Pro' McBrearty, formerly of Haggs Castle GC, gave the girls some individual tips on their long game on the range then they did some putting drills out on the Short Game Area-in the sunshine! 

A keenly contested team competition rounded off the afternoon and the girls left happy with a goodie bag of pink accessories and sweets!

Thanks go to Gillian Kyle for the report and photos