Sunday, June 29, 2008

Megan and Clare- Marie make the cut in the Irish Open Strokeplay

County Team members Megan Briggs and Clare- Marie Carlton made the cut in the Irish women’s open amateur stroke-play championship at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.To read the full report from yesterday CLICK HERE and on the final days play today then Click Here

Gillian McGinlay and Sara McCorkell are Club Champions

Gillian McGinlay and Sara McCorkell - Click to enlarge Congratulations go to Gillian McGinlay (pictured above left ) who won the Cochrane Castle Club Championship last weekend and to Sara McCorkell (pictured right) who won the Williamwood Club Championship
Click on the picture to see an enlargement

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Video from the final afternoon at the County Jamboree


This 8 minute video is of the afternoon's events at this years West Division Inter County Team Championships at Hilton Park. County Captain Christeen is interviewed by your webmaster before the team go out in the rain and after the prizegiving.
D&A Captain Kay McColl chairs the prizegiving. SLGA'S Isabel Crawford announces the prizewinners and Pamela MacKenzie Chairman of County Golf presents the Trophy to Renfrewshire
May Hughes - Captain of Lanarkshire informs us where the jamboree is going to be held next year.

Want to see the video in higher quality if your broadband connection is ok CLICK HERE and then select watch in high quality

Friday, June 27, 2008

Photographs from the West Division Inter County Team Championships


Here are some photographs taken by Christeen Trish and myself at Hilton Park this week. Click on the small picture of the team to see them and run a slideshow
To see some more photographs go to West of Scotland Website

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Renfrewshire -- The 2008 West of Scotland Champions

Well done girls! It was a great team effort and all played great golf over a long, tough and hilly course against formidable opposition. Every game was critical and Eilidh's fantastic putt on the 18th yesterday secured our win the in the morning.
It was disappointing the afternoon singles games were rained off after seven holes as our team was moving into a commanding position.
Over the three days it was great to see each and every player enjoy success.
Many thanks to Caddy Mistress, Kay Black, and all our trolley pullers and reserve pullers who appeared each day - the girls would have found it a great struggle if you hadn't been there.
Many thanks to all our supporters who took the time to travel North in their pink tops and brollies. Your support was invaluable.
The Scottish County Finals will be held at Inchmarlo Golf Club, Banchory, from 19th to 21st September, 2008.
Thanks to the sporting Teams of Ayrshire, D & A and Lanarkshire. We know you will be fighting back next year!

Captain Christeen

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Renfrewshire are the West Division County Champions

The 2008 RLCGA County Team - Click to enlarge
Renfrewshire go through to the Scottish women’s county golf finals at Inchmarlo Golf Centre, Banchory from September 19 to 21 as West Division champions.
Torrentional rain flooded the greens and washed out the afternoon singles play on the third and final day at Hilton Park Golf Club, Glasgow.
The match results were declared on the foursomes in which Renfrewshire beat Dunbartonshire & Argyll 2-1 and Ayrshire beat Lanarkshire 2 ½-1/2.
Renfrewshire finished the programme with two wins and a draw for 5points, one ahead of Ayrshire who had two wins and one defeat.

Details:
LANARKSHIRE ½, AYRSHIRE 2 ½
Foursomes: S Wood & R Rankin lost to D Watt & R McQueen 5 and 3; E Cuthill & J Paterson halved with L Hendry & R Purdom; M Hughes & L Lloyd lost to L Williamson & A Glennie 2 and 1.
Singles washed out.
RENFREWSHIRE 2, DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL 1
Foursomes: D Jackson & L Stewart lost to K Walker & J Meldrum 5 and 3; E Briggs & M Briggs bt J Galbraith & L Ruane 1 hole; G McGinlay & C-M Carlton bt G Webster & A Telfer 3 and 2.
Singles washed out.
HOW THEY FINISHED
1 Renfrewshire 5pt, 2 Ayrshire 4pt, 3 Dunbartonshire & Argyll 2pt, 4 Lanarkshire

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

County Jamboree Results -- Day 2 -- Renfrewshire draw with Lanarkshire

Eilidh Briggs

The title is now up for grabs on the final day at Hilton Park Golf Club tomorrow ---PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT
Renfrewshire
head the table after Day 2 with 1 1/2pt, following up their first-day win over Ayrshire with a 4 ½-4 ½ share of the spoils with Lanarkshire.
Many congratulations go to Eilidh Briggs (pictured left) got a hole in one at the short sixth.
Lanarkshire took a 2pt lead in the foursomes but were pegged back by Renfrewshire’s four successes in the singles by Sara McCorkell, Megan Briggs, Claire-Marie Carlton and Donna Jackson.

Day 2 results:
RENFREWSHIRE 4 ½, LANARKSHIRE 4 ½
Foursomes: C-M Carlton & M Briggs lost to P Pretswell & S Wood 3 and 2; D Jackson & L Stewart halved with E Cuthill & A Devine; E Briggs & G McGinlay lost to M Hughes & L Lloyd 4 and 3 (1/2-2 ½).
Singles: G Kyle lost to Pretswell 5 and 4, McCorkell bt Cuthill 1 hole, E Briggs lost to Wood 3 and 2, M Briggs bt R Rankin 3 and 2, Carlton bt J Paterson 8 and 6, Jackson bt Lloyd 1 hole (4-2).
DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL 4, AYRSHIRE 5
Foursomes: K Walker & G Webster lost to M MacPherson & D Watt 4 and 2; J Galbraith & J Meldrum lost to L Hendry & R McQueen 3 and 2; S Cadden & L Ruane lost to L Williamson & A Glennie 3 and 2 (0-3).
Singles: Walker bt MacPherson 3 and 2, Webster bt J Linklater 1 hole, Galbraith bt McQueen 5 and 4, Ruane bt Williamson 4 and 3, L McGeachy lost to Hendry 5 and 3, Cadden lost to D Watt 4 and 3 (4-2).

Monday, June 23, 2008

Renfrewshire win against Ayrshire on Day 1 of the County Jamboree

Renfrewshire beat Ayrshire 5 ½-3 ½ by taking the foursomes 2-1 and the singles 3 ½-2 ½ at Hilton Park Golf Club today.
West Division title-holders Dunbartonshire & Argyll made a winning start to the defence of their inter-county title with a 5-4 win over Lanarkshire
The winners of the West Division title at the end of the three-day programme go forward to the Scottish county finals at Inchmarlo Golf Centre, Banchory from September 19 to 21.
Details:
RENFREWSHIRE 5 ½, AYRSHIRE 3 ½
Foursomes: C-M Carlton & M Briggs lost to M MacPherson & D Watt 3 and 2; E Briggs & G McGinlay bt L Hendry & R McQueen 2 and 1; D Jackson & L Stewart bt R Purdom & A Glennie 1 hole (2-1).
Singles: M Briggs halved with MacPherson, Carlton bt J Linklater 5 and 4, E Briggs bt McQueen 1 hole, S McCorkell lost to L Williamson 3 and 2, G Kyle bt Hendry 2 and 1, Jackson lost to Watt 2 and 1 (3 1/2-2 ½).
DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL 5, LANARKSHIRE 4
Foursomes: K Walker & G Webster bt S Wood & P Pretswell 1 hole; J Galbraith & J Meldrum bt E Cuthill & A Devine 1 hole; S Cadden & L McGeachy lost to L Loyd & M Hughes 4 and 3 (2-1).
Singles: Walker lost to Pretswell 3 and 2, Webster bt R Rankin 6 and 5, JMeldrum lost to Wood 3 and 2, L Ruane bt Lloyd 1 hole, Galbraith bt Devine 3 and 2, A Telfer lost to Cuthill 3 and 2 (3-3).

Draw for the July County Medal at Cowglen

There have been a few changes to draw for the July Medal at Cowglen on Thursday 4th July.
The draw can be seen by CLICKING HERE.

Morag Little is in charge of this competition

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Renfrewshire Juniors win against Ayrshire Juniors at Ralston

Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Girls - Click to enlarge Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Girls - Click to enlarge

Renfrewshire Girls played Ayrshire Girls at Ralston today. However, due to wet weather today the format was foursomes ------- Renfrewshire won 2-1.
Results:
Linsey Stevenson and Alex Quyum lost to Grace Mackie and Emma Hale 7/6
Saorcha Warren and Samantha Cowan beat Zoe Raynor and Connie Jaffrey 4/3
Kate Hamilton and Heather Howie beat Rachel Irvine and Kelly Fraser 2 up

H/cap's were given at 1/2 difference of combined.

WELL DONE GIRLS

Thanks go to Wilma Leburn for the photo and report

Saturday, June 21, 2008

It's all go for the Jamboree at Hilton Park on Monday

The Renfrewshire Team are fighting fit, in good spirit and looking forward to doing battle against the three other West of Scotland Counties at the West Division Inter-County Matches to be held at Hilton Park Golf Club on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The match times are : 9a.m. and 1.30p.m. 9.30a.m. and 2.15p.m.
Monday: D & A v Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire v Ayrshire
Tuesday: D & A v Ayrshire, Renfrewshire v Lanarkshire
Wednesday: Renfrewshire v D & A, Lanarkshire v Ayrshire.


The Team has worked hard over many months in preparation for the Matches and I hope that the Renfrewshire Members will turn out in strength to support their Team.


Let's have a show of pink brollies and tops!





Good luck to Clare-Marie, Donna, Eilidh, Gillian Kyle, Gillian McGinlay, Liz, Megan and Sara - you deserve it!

With best wishes and Good Luck from your Captain -- Christeen

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ayrshire win the Kennedy Salver

The 2008 Kennedy Salver Team --- Click to enlarge The Renfrewshire Kennedy Salver Team - Click to enlarge


Ayrshire won the Kennedy Salver West of Scotland Inter County Junior Handicap Competition at Dalmilling Golf Club, Ayr yesterday. Renfrewshire were lying in second place after the morning foursomes but dropped to fourth place after the afternoon's play. Lanarkshire were second and D &A third. Conditions were not easy for all the players with blustery winds, rain and the odd blink of sunshine! The Renfrewshire girls were a credit to our Association and played well but it was just not their day! Better luck next year girls.

For some more details go to West of Scotland Website
Thanks go to Wilma Leburn for the photograph

Monday, June 16, 2008

Eilidh Briggs is Runner Up in the Scottish Schoolgirls Championships

Renfrewshire' Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) was runner up in the Scottish Schoolgirls Championship over Banchory today. She had a toral of 148 for the 2 rounds (73,75).
14 year old Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) had rounds of 77, 84
Well done to you both
To read all the results go to the West of Scotland Website

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Megan plays in the British Open Amateur Championship at North Berwick

County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) was playing in the qualiying rounds of the British Open Amateur Championships at North Berwick yesterday and today. In extremely windy and wet conditions yesterday Megan had an 87 . However, in the better weather conditions today she improved her score by 12 shots and had a 75 -- Unfortunately, not good enough to make the cut for the match play stages but very great experience for the future --- WELL DONE MEGAN
To read the full details of the qualifying scores go to the West of Scotland Website

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Kennedy Salver Team is selected

The team for the Kennedy Salver is as follows:
Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle)
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
Catherine Canejo (Williamwood)
Heather Canejo (Williamwood)
Lesley Cosh (Cowglen)
Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs)
Heather Howie (Whitecraigs)

Date - 19th June at Dalmilling GC Ayr

Anyone wishing to come along and support will be most welcome. Play starts at 9.10 am

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin wins the LGU Medal Grand Final

Carol Anne Craig and Alyson McKechinThe LGU Medal Grand Final was played at Crieff today and Renfrewshire's 14 year old Alyson McKechin (Eldeslie) was the winner with a net 72
398 ladies were entered in one of the four area finals in April and May of this year. 24 ladies qualified to play in today's competition
SILVER :
1st Nett & Winner of Gold Medal Alyson McKechin Elderslie West 80 (8) 72
2nd Nett Jane Tough Edzell North 79 (4) 75 BIH
3rd Nett Dianne Watson Leven East 81 (6) 75
BRONZE
1st Nett & Winner of Silver Medal Carol Anne Craig Beith West 90 (21) 69
2nd Nett Angela Dutch Downfield North 97 21 76
3rd Nett Anne Fisher Prestwick St Nicholas West 101 (24) 77

398 ladies were entered in one of the four area finals in April and May of this year. 24 ladies qualified to play in today's competition
Thanks go to the SLGA for the photograph

Megan is 3rd in the Munross Trophy

Curtis Cup player and Scottish champion Michele Thomson won the Munross Trophy over 36 holes at the Montrose Links today.
The McDonald Ellon Golf Club player had two rounds of 71 - the CSS was 73 and 74 - for a four-under-par total of 142, which gave her victory by three strokes from her Aberdeenshire county team-mate Laura Murray (Alford)
Renfrewshire's Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) finished third on 144 with a 73 and a 71and
D&A's Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) set a new course record with second-round, seven-under-par 66, two shots better than the old mark held by Louise Kenney (Pitreavie).
Leader Board :
Par 146 (2 x 73) CSS 73 74.
142 M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 71 71
143 L Murray (Alford) 76 67.
144 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 73.
145 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 79 66.
146 R Niven (Crieff) 74 72.
148 L Kenney (Pitreavie) 73 75.
OtherRenfrewshire scores:
163 C-M Carlton (Fereneze) 80 83.
164 J Jenkins (Ralston) 77 87, E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 85 79.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Summer Fun at Mearns Castle Golf Academy

Kids summer classes at Mearns Castle Golf Academy Click Here to read all about it

Thursday, June 05, 2008

LGU Challenge Bowls Results

The LGU Challenge Bowls was played at Hilton Park today. To read all about it CLICK HERE

June Medal at Fereneze

The winner of the Medal played to-day over Fereneze was Sheila Genders (West Kilbride) , a former champion at Fereneze, with a fine net 70 off a handicap of 12. The best scratch was a 79 by Jennifer Mack of Haggs Castle.
Division 1:
1st Sheila Genders (West Kilbride) 82 (12) 70
2nd Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 79 (6) 73
3rd Sally Smyth (Ranfurly Castle) 86 (12) 74

Division 2:

1st Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 84 (13) 71
2nd Sheila Gray (Ranfurly Castle) 91 (18) 73
3rd Sheila Shaw (Lochwinnoch ) 88 (14) 74
SSS 71, CSS 71, ENTRIES 21
The Medal Finals from 2007 was played in conjunction with to-day's medal - the winner was Morag Turner of Kilmacolm with a net 82 off a handicap of 10

Click here to get you handicap exchange letter
Scroll through the pages and select your Home Club exchange letter and print it out

Click on this link for all the scores
How Did I Do

Monday, June 02, 2008

Renfrewshire Girls at the Curtis Cup in St Andrews



Renfrewshire Girls at the Curtis Cup
Maureen Cook, Denise Cowan (a mum) and I had a great day with the girls on Saturday.....at the Curtis Cup. The clubs who sent Juniors were Gourock, Cochrane Castle, Elderslie, Whitecraigs, Cathcart Castle and Bonnyton. We watched the end of the morning rounds then visited the Club Golf Stand where the girls were given a questionnaire and some fun golf to play....no prizes for Renfrewshire sadly! After lunch we took a few photos...including the Swilken Bridge then went out to the loop to watch the fourballs come through. It was great to see our GB and I team which included 4 Scottish girls and we shall follow their progress in the next few years to see if they turn professional.
Thanks go to vice captain Trish Brown for the news plus the photo --- Click to enlarge

To see some more photos from the event go to WEST OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE

To view a video of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies -- go to the YouTube Website and if you click on watch in higher quality you will also get a better quality of video.