Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Curtis Cup --- Updated News and Scores

Curtis Cup 2008
The Curtis Cup begins tomorrow. Your Webmaster is away through to St Andrews to the Opening ceremony this evening and to watch all the action over the weekend.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Renfrewshire 2008 Team Announced

The Renfrewshire 2008 Team to compete in the Inter-County Divisional Championships at Hilton Park Golf Club on Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th June, has just been announced.

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze)
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Sara McCorkell (nee Harman) Williamwood
Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn and Cochrane Castle)

The Team have played hard, practised hard and given much of their time over the
winter months to prepare for Hilton Park. Please put the dates in your
diary now and come along and support them in your County Colours.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Draw for the June Medal at Fereneze

Maureen Cook has completed the draw for the June Medal at Fereneze on Thursday 5th June . To see it Click Here

Inter County Foursomes Finals - East Kilbride Golf Club

Renfrewshire County did very well in the Inter County Foursomes Final held yesterday the 21st May at East Kilbride Golf Club. The weather was perfect and the course was in good condition which made it an enjoyable day.

Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart -- Click to enlargeDonna Jackson & Liz Stewart (Cochrane Castle) were 1st in the Scratch category with a gross 74. Gillian McGinlay & Maureen Woodhead (Cochrane Castle/Gourock) were 3rd in the Scratch category with a gross 80 (bih).
Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray -- Click to enlarge

In the Handicap section Mary Hardie & Sheila Gray (Ranfurly Castle) were 1st with a net score of 68.5.

Congratulations to the girls for winning 3 out of the 6 winning scores. This was a fantastic result.

To see the Full list of results go to the West of Scotland Website

Thanks go to Jean Macintyre (Lanarkshire's Secretary) for all the results and photographs

Irish Women's Open Championship

Congratulations to Clare-Marie Carlton on being selected for the Scottish Team in the Irish Open to be held in Dublin from June 28th to 29th. Congratulations to Megan Briggs too who has been selected as 1st Reserve.
To read the full selection CLICK HERE

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Photographs from the Scottish Championships in Lossiemouth

LINDSAY MATHIE from Cochrane Castle has sent in some photos taken at the Scottish Ladies Closed Championship at Moray Golf Club, Lossiemouth last week.
Clare - Marie and Donna ended up playing each other in the match play stages.
Here a few photographs to view
Click on the small photo of Donna to see more
The Scottish Championship -- Lossiemouth Photos

Thanks go to Lindsay Mathie for the photographs

2008 County Rosebowl Qualifiers

The leading aggregate net scores from the April Medal and the Spring meeting were:

1 Denise Cowan (Cochrane Castle)73 + 75 = 148
2 Nancy MacGadie (Ranfurly Castle) 74 + 76 = 150
3 June Lockhart (Gleddoch) 73 + 78 = 151
4 Vivien Young (Cochrane Castle) 80 + 72 = 152
5 Maureen Neilson (Greenock) 76 + 76 = 152
6 June Irons (Caldwell) 75 + 77 = 152
7 Shirley McKnight (Old Ranfurly) 78 + 75 = 153
8 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 75 + 78 = 153

The Draw is :
Denise Cowan v Gillian McGinlay
Maureen Neilson v Vivien Young
June Lockart v June Irons
Shirley McKnight v Nancy MacGadie

Alyson McKechin is the Winner of the Spring Meeting over Gleddoch

Alyson McKechin and June Lockhart --- Click to enlarge
Despite the breaking down of her electric trolley 14 year old Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)was the overall winner of the Spring Meeting over Gleddoch Golf Course today. At the 13th Gleddoch member, June Lockhart --- pictured above who was on the downward 16th hole kindly did a swap of trolleys which helped out over the upward holes!. --- click photo to see an enlargementThe other RLCGA Junior Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) also did well and was a close runner up 1 shot behind
Handicap Scratch - 12
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 80 - 9 = 71
Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 81 - 9 = 72
Valerie MacKinnon (Old Ranfurly) 84 -10 = 74
Handicap 13 and above
Vivien Young (Cochrane Castle) 90 - 18 = 72
Anita McMillan (Erskine) 92 - 18 = 74
Maureen Herbert (Old Ranfurly) 95 - 18 = 77 (bih)
Scratch: Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 80


To print out your Away Exchange letter to take back to your Home Club CLICK HERE

To see some photos from the day
Gleddoch RLCGA Spring Meeting Click to see more

Monday, May 19, 2008

Clare- Marie Carlton is selected by the SLGA for the Irish Women's Open Championship

Clare-Marie Calrton (Fereneze) has been selected by the SLGA to take part in Irish women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Elm Park Golf Club, Donnybrook, a few miles south of Dublin, on June 28 and 29. County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) is a reserve.
Jocelyn Carthew (Ladybank) who was runner up n the Scottish Championships last week has been made captain of the Scotland team of four for the trip.
The team is: Jocelyn Carthew (Ladybank) (Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Clare-Marie Calrton (Fereneze) and Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Claire MacDonald (Gullane Ladies) are reserves.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Draw for the May County Medal at Gleddoch

The draw for the May County Medal at Gleddoch on Tuesday 20th May has some changes to it. To see the up to date draw CLICK HERE

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Curtis Cup Michele Thomson wins the Scottish Championship at Lossiemouth

Michele Thomson from Ellon, Aberdeenshire endorsed her Curtis Cup team selection by winning the Scottish women's amateur championship for the first time after an 18-hole final with golf that matched the glorious sunshine at Lossiemouth on the Moray Firth today.
To read more go to the West of Scotland Website

Friday, May 16, 2008

Clare- Marie loses in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Championships

JOCELYN CARTHEW (Ladybank) beat SAMMY VASS (Tain) 2 and 1.
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) beat Jane Turner (Mortonhall) at 22nd hole.
LAURA MURRAY (Alford) beat CLARE-MARIE CARLTON (Fereneze) 3 and 1.
MICHELE THOMSON (McDonald Ellon) beat LOUISE KENNEY (Pitreavie) 3 and 2.

Carthew beat Walker 3 and 1.
Thomson beat Murray at 20th.
To read the full report from todays play go to West of Scotland Website

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Scottish Women's Amateur Championship - Clare - Marie reaches the quarter finals

Moray Golf Club Old Course, Lossiemouth
S Vass (Tain) beat K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 2 holes.
A F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) beat S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 2 holes.
K Marshall (Baberton) beat L Hendry (Routenburn) 1 hole.
J Carthew (Ladybank) beat M Tough (Falkirk) 4 and 3.
K Walker (Buchanan Castle) beat E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 1 hole.
M Summers (Panmure Barry) beat R Livingstone ( Musselburgh Old) 2 and 1.
J Turner (Craigielaw) beat C Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 2 and 1.
M Pow (Selkirk) beat E Fairnie (Dunbar) 3 and 2.
C-M Carlton (Fereneze) beat D Pocock (Murcar Links) 7 and 5
D Jackson (Cochrane Castle) beat E Moffat (St Regulus) at 19th.
M Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 2 and 1.
L Murray (Alford) beat P Williamson (Baberton) 7 and 6.
L Bennett (Ladybank) beat C Hargan (Mortonhall) 5 and 4.
M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) beat K Blackwood (Craigmillar Park) 5 and 3.
C MacDonald (Gullane) beat S Bishop (Cochrane Castle) 1 hole.
L Kenney (Pitreavie) beat L McLardy (Murcar Links) 5 and 4.

Vass beat Ramsay 3 and 2.
Carthew beat Marshall 3 and 2
Walker bt Summers 3 and 2.
Turner bt Pow 2 and 1.
Carlton beat Jackson 6 and 4.
Murray bt M Briggs 4 and 3.
Thomson beat Bennett 1 hole.
Kenney beat C MacDonald 2 and 1.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Megan and Eilidh are drawn in the 1st round of the Scottish Championships

Megan and Eilidh Briggs -- Click to enlarge
Clare- Marie, Megan, Donna and Eilidh have all made it to the matchplay stages of the Scottish Championships at Lossiemouth which begin tomorrow. It is unfortunate that both Megan and younger sister Eilidh have ended up being drawn together in the 1st round -- may the best one win !
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) has qualified for the next flight -- The Clark Rosebowl
8.30 K MacDonald v S Vass, S Wood v A F Ramsay, L Hendry v K Marshall, J Carthew v M Tough.
9.02 K Walker v E Ogilvy, M Summers v R Livingstone, J Turner v C Gruber, E Fairnie v M Pow.
9.34 C-M Carlton v D Pocock, D Jackson v E Moffat, M Briggs v E Briggs, P Williamson v L Murray.
10.00 C Hargan v L Bennett, K Blackwood v M Thomson, S Bishop v C MacDonald, L McLardy v L Kenney.
10.48 Anne Ryan v Belinda Murphy
10.54 Jill Harrison v Alyson McGinnigle.
11.02 Samantha Leslie v Heather Anderson.
11.10 Lynne Terry v Helen Faulds.
11.17 Tracy Laughland v Eileen Gillespie.
11.26 Mary Smith v Liz Stewart.
11.34 Anne Brownie v Carol Wilson.
11.42 Hilary Laughland v Susan Jackson.

Four Renfrewshire Players Qualify for the match play stages of the Scottish Championships

Renfrewshire's Claire-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) took third place in the qualifying rounds of the Scottish Championship at Lossiemouth today with a 77 for 152, one ahead of D&A's Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle)
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) all have made it to the Matchplay Stages --- Well done to you all


Par 152 (2 x 76)

149 K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 75 74.
151 L Kenney (Pitreavie) 77 74.
152 C-M Carlton (Fereneze) 75 77.
153 M Pow (Selkirk) 77 76, K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 73 80.
154 L Murray (Alford) 79 75.
155 C Hargan (Mortonhall) 73 82.
156 M Tough (Falkirk) 80 76, L Hendry (Routenburn) 78 78.
157 M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 79 78, M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 76 81.
159 R Livingstone (Musselburgh Old) 85 74, J Turner (Craigielaw) 81 78.
160 E Moffat (St Regulus) 83 77.
161 S Bishop (Cochrane Castle) 84 77, A F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 79 82, C MacDonald (Gullane) 77 84, S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 78 83, C MacDonald (Gullane) 77 84.
162 D Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 85 77, C Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 80 82.
163 M Summers (Panmure Barry) 89 74, E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 85 78, K Blackwood (Craigmillar Park) 79 84, K Marshall (Baberton) 79 84.
164 J Carthew (Ladybank) 84 80, L Bennett (Ladybank) 80 84.
166 P Williamson (Baberton) 86 80, E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 84 82, E Fairnie (Dunbar) 83 83, D Pocock (Murcar Links) 81 85.
167 (six to play off for last two match-play places) L McLardy (Murcar Links) 84 83, A Laing (Vale of Leven) 83 84, S Vass (Tain) 83 84, J Vass (Tain) 82 85, A Ryan (Tain) 81 86, S Jackson (Ladybank) 80 87.

Non Qualifiers:

168 T Laughland (Mortonhall) 88 80, H Faulds (Douglas Park) 86 82, S Leslie (Murcar Links) 78 90.
169 L Stewart (Greenburn) 88 81, A Brownie (Lothianburn) 86 83, A McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle) 83 86.
170 J Harrison (Cruden Bay) 90 80, C Wilson (Murcar Links) 86 84.
171 S Raitt (Forfar) 89 92, M Smith (Tain) 88 83, H Anderson (Downfield) 84 87.
172 G Lockhart (Kilmarnock Barassie)89 83, L Terry (Cruden Bay) 88 84.
173 A Bushby (Strathmore) 89 84, H Laughland (Mortonhall) 87 86, B Murphy (Mortonhall) 86 87, E Gillespie (Lochend) 87 86, A Wilton (Ladybank) 85 88.
174 R Brown (Lothianburn) 90 84, J Milne (Elgin) 84 90.
175 N Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) 88 87, S Cuthbertson (Peebles) 87 88, K Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 84 91.
176 E Munn (East Renfrewshire) 89 87, J Jenkins (Ralston) 87 89, A Hunter (Monifieth) 85 91.
177 S Crolla (Duddingston) 90 87, A Summers (Panmure Barry) 89 88.
178 W Wells (Peebles) 89 89.
179 D Dewar (Monifieth) 89 90, E Wilson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies) 84 95.
180 A McDonald (St Regulus) 87 93.
181 W MacCallum (Falkirk) 93 88, J Sneddon (Alyth) 87 94.
182 L Caine (Merchants of Edinburgh) 96 86, P Orr (Cochrane Castle) 86 96,
183 B Waugh (Moorhall) 96 87, L Bain (Lochend) 91 92.
187 L Fraser (Kingsknowe) 96 91, F Fullerton (Huntly) 96 91.
188 I Harvey (St Rule) 97 91, L Mathie (Cochrane Castle) 93 95.
189 S Ireland (Prestonfield) 93 96.
190 R McIntyre (Windyhill) 99 91.
193 D Moncrieff (Lochend) 100 93, C Stewart (Lothianburn) 86 107.
195 A Alston (Royal Montrose) 96 99.
196 A B Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 95 101.
202 K Burden (Cambuslang) 102 100.
204 E Hill (Dumfries & Co) 103 101, C King (Windyhill) 95 109.
218 A Gliksten (Strathaven) 108 110.
No Returns: L Douglas (Hawick) 100 NR, M McKerrow (Dumfries & Galloway) 98 NR.
Withdrew: F De Vries(St Rule) 78 84 (unavailable for match-play stages).

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Megan and Clare Marie do well in the 1st round of the Scottish Championships

Congratulations go to Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) who came home in 35 for a terrific round of 75 over the Moray Golf Club Old Course, Lossiemouth. Par 76 (6146yd)in the 1st qualifying round of the Scottish Championships. She was closely followed by county champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) who also came back in one under par 35 for a gross 76 to be up near the top of the leaerboard
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND, Par 76 (38-38). 6146yd,
Leading Scores
73 C Hargan (Mortonhall) 34-39, K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 35-38.
75 K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 39-36, C-M Carlton (Fereneze) 40-35.
76 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 41-35.
77 M Pow (Selkirk) 37-40, L Kenney (Pitreavie) 35-42, C MacDonald (Gullane) 37-40.
78 S Leslie (Murcar Links) 34-44, S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 35-43, L Hendry (Routenburn) 38-40, F De Vries (St Rule) 36-42.

Other Renfrewshire Players:
83 A McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle)
85 D Jackson (Cochrane Castle) , E Briggs (Kilmacolm).
86 P Orr (Cochrane Castle).
87 J Jenkins (Ralston),
88 L Stewart (Greenburn),
89 E Munn (East Renfrewshire
93 L Mathie (Cochrane Castle).

Monday, May 12, 2008

Megan and Eilidh do well in the Ness Open

Laura Murray from Alford produced an excellent second-round 69 to win the Ness Open 36-hole SLGA Order of Merit women’s golf tournament at Inverness Golf Club today.

Laura’s 145 total saw her home with two shots to spare from Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) and Lesley Hendry (Routenburn), all on 147. Megan was officially placed second and Kylie third by virtue of their second rounds, 72 and 73, to Lesley’s 75.
Younger sister, Eilidh was placed second in the handicap section --- WELL DONE TO YOU BOTH

Leader Board
Par 144 (2 x 72) CSS 73 73
145 Laura Murray (Alford) 76 69.
147 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 72, Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) 74 73, Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) 72 75.
148 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 76 72, Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 73 75.
149 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 74 75.
154 Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 77 77.
155 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 82 73.
156 Claire Macdonald (Gullane) 80 76.
157 Sammy Vass (Tain) 78 79.

Class 1 (0 to 7)
143 Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) 70 73.
147 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) (4) 78 69.
149 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 74 75.
Class 2 (8 to 20)
138 Fiona Fullerton (Huntly) (11) 68 70.
143 Ashley Alston (Royal Montrose) (13) 70 73.
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Sunday, May 11, 2008

12 Renfrewshire Players have entered the Scottish Ladies' (Close) Championship

The Scottish Ladies' (Close) Amateur Championship is being played at Moray Golf Club on Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th May.
RLCGA Entrants:
Alyson McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle), Liz Stewart (Greenburn), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle ), Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze),
Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle), Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston), Eilidh Briggs
(Kilmacolm), Elaine Munn (East Renfrewshire), Beth Paterson (Eastwood ), Pearl Orr
(Cochrane Castle)and Lindsay Mathie (Cochrane Castle).

We wish them all a successful and enjoyable week

To see the draw for the first qualifying round on Tuesday 13 May CLICK HERE

Thursday, May 08, 2008

RLCGA Juniors -- Alyson and Soarcha are LGU Qualifiers at Windyhill

Congratulations go to our Renfrewshire Juniors -- Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) ---- Winner and Soarcha Warren (Eastwood) who both qualified at Windyhill yesterday for the LGU Medal Finals at Crieff on Sunday, June 8th.
Carol Whyte (Windyhill) was also a qualifier but is unable to play

To read all the results go to the The West of Scotland Website

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


The following have qualified for the above SLGA competition in September:-

Mary Hardie & Sheila Gray (Ranfurly Castle)
Valerie McKinnon & Shirley McKnight (Old Ranfurly)
Merope Dunlop & Maureen Taggart (Old Ranfurly)
Cathy Morton (Eastwood) & Denise Cowan (Cochrane Castle)

Well done to the above four couples qualifying from the Foursomes at Ranfurly Castle last week. It was not the best of days weatherwise! Hope they enjoy their day in the Borders in September.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

The Scottish Ladies Open -- Karyn Burns is a caddy for the day

Karyn Burns - Click to enlarge
Karyn Burns (Mearns Castle Golf Academy) who coaches our County Team was suddenly on duty at the final round of the Scottish Ladies Open Championship at the Carrick Loch Lomond today. She caddied for the French Player Melodie Bourdy (France) who was out in the 4th last game with Clare Queen (Scotland) and Rebecca Hudson (England) Bourdy had a 1 under par round today to finish on +1.
To read all about todays play go to The West of Scotland Website

Friday, May 02, 2008

Megan improves on Day 2 at the Scottish Open at The Carrick Loch Lomond but fails to make the Cut

Megan Briggs at he 18th at the Carrick Loch Lomond
Megan did exceedingly well in the 2nd round of the Scottish Open at the Carrick Loch Lomond. Today, Megan started at the 1st hole and dropped 5 shots to the turn. However, her inward 1 under par - 7 shots better than yesterday on the same holes gave her a 5 over par round of the day --- Well done Megan
Here is a review of all her holes:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 36 4 5 3 4 3 5 3 4 4 35 71
R1 4 2 4 6 4 3 4 6 4 37 4 6 3 4 4 7 3 6 5 42 79
R2 5 3 6 5 5 3 5 6 4 42 5 4 3 3 3 5 4 4 3 34 76

Read about all todays results by CLICKING HERE

Thanks go to Jean Campbell (D&A Webmaster) for the photograph taken on the 18th at the Carrick

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Megan does well in her 1st round at the Ladies Scottish Open

Megan Briggs at the 9th hole -- Click to enlarge
Megan started at the 10th hole in the 1st round of the Ladies Scottish Open at The Carrick Loch Lomond today She was out in 42 (7 over) but came back in an excellent 37(1 over) with a great up and down at her last hole the 9th to be round in 79 -- Click on picture to see an enlargement.
Clare Queen was the leading Scot. To read all the results from today go to
West of Scotland Website

Megan Briggs is playing in the Scottish Ladies Open

The Scottish Ladies Open begins today at the Carrick Course Loch Lomond . Renfrewshire's County Champion will be joining the Professionals at the event --- Please Do Go Along and Support
Megan tees off at 9:10am To keep up to date with play at The Scottish Ladies Open at The Carrick Loch Lomond CLICK HERE