Friday, October 31, 2008

Eilidh Briggs is the West of Scotland Girls Champion

The Finals of the 2008 West Girls Championships took place Sunday 26th October in the most horrendous conditions. The finals had been postponed due to heavy rain on the 4th. The Championship match was very tight between Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs and Ayrshire's Rachael McQueen with Eilidh winning at the 17th
To read more go to West of Scotland Girls Website


Christeen and Sheila win their Winter Foursomes Tie

Sheila Robson and RLCGA Captain Christeen Finlayson (Whitecraigs) won on the 18th green today at Whitecraigs against Viv Young and Mary Gildea. They were all square at the turn and Viv and Mary were two up after the 13th. Unfortunately Viv and Mary lost their ball over the hill at the fourteenth so that was probably the hole that let the Whitecraigs pairing win at the end of the day.

Happy Halloween to all our readers

To see some more Halloween Fun go to the West of Scotland Website and the West Vets Website

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Winter Foursomes -- Some more results

Despite the poor weather a few more winter foursomes ties have been able to be played. Marion Stewart and Mary Wylie (Elderslie) have won their first round tie.
Morag Little and Thea Morgan (Whitecraigs) have won their 2nd round tie as have the holders Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray (Ranfurly Castle) and they now meet each other in the quarter finals.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Eildh Briggs and Alyson McKechin are in the top SLGA Girls Order of Merit Awards

Alyson and Eilidh -- Click to enlarge Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs (Click to enlarge)

County Team Members Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) -- pictured above were 5th and 15th respectively in the SLGA Girl's Order of Merit Awards for 2008
1 K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 2725
2 R Watton (Mortonhall) 1500
3 L Atkins (Minto) 1475
4 J Meldrum (Dullatur) 1410
5 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 1325
6 G Scanlan (Hamilton) 1260
7 S Vass (Tain) 1080
8 S Leslie (Murcar Links) 1030
9 R McQueen (Troon Ladies)970
9 C Booth (Comrie) 970
11 J Graham (Southerness) 930
12 R Wilson (Monifieth) 900
13 E Muirhead (Pitlochry) 780
14 A Niven (Crieff) 755
15 A McKechin (Elderslie) 550

Friday, October 24, 2008

Megan is 5th in the 2008 SLGA Order of Merit Award

Megan Briggs -- Click to enlarge Congratulations go to Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) - pictured left who was 5th in the 2008 SLGA Order of Merit Awards. Clare - Marie Carlton (Fereneze) was 11th
D & A's Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) was the winner for the 2008 season.
1 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 3250
2 R Niven 2187
3 L Murray 2030
4 L Kenney 1905
5 M Briggs (Kilmacolm)1477
6 M Thomson 1460
7 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 1269
8 J Turner 1203
9 K MacDonald 1155
10 L Hendry (Routenburn) 1107
11 C-M Carlton (Fereneze) 1075

Photograph courtesy of Colin Farquharson

Friday, October 17, 2008

SLGA Training Squads for 2008 -2009

I am very pleased and proud to announce the following Renfrewshire girls have been appointed to join the following SLGA Training Squads.

National A Squad
Megan Briggs

National B Squad
Eilidh Briggs

National C Squad
Alyson McKechin

Junior Performance Squad
Natasha Qayum
Linsey Stevenson

On the advice of the National Coach, Kevin Craggs, the SLGA selectors have chosen these squads. The A Squad will travel to Spain for four days intensive training in November and February. The B and C Squads will have two residential weekends and two single day training at Drumoig and St. Andrews. The Junior Performance Squad will have eight single days at Stirling University and Drumoig. It is a very exciting new programme with all the squads receiving, along with the usual golf training, fitness instruction, bio mechanic assessments, lectures on nutrition, psychology, rules and etiquette, goal setting and planning and anti doping.

Congratulations girls and very well done.
Captain Christeen

Winter Foursomes are underway

Mamie Robin (Elderslie) and Maureen Mitchell (Old Ranfurly)were the first couple to play and win their Winter Foursomes first round tie. They beat Elspeth Buick and Joan McGhee (Whitecraigs)
Evelyn Forrest(Bonnyton) and Jean Smith (Cathcart Castle) met Willeen McCallum and Elizabeth Drysdale (Eastwood) on Wednesday and were given a bye into the second round and are now looking forward to meeting Liz Hale and Heather Anderson (Caldwell) winners against Gladys Speedie (Douglas Park) and Betty Stewart (Haggs Castle).
To keep up to date with all the results click on the link at the top of the page that says RLCGA Winter Foursomes Results
Please also keep Maureen Cook informed of your result and also email Carol with your result

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Champion of Champions at Glasgow Gailes -- Result

Played over the Glasgow Gailes links in Ayrshire this afternoon.
Final results:
76 Alexandra Bushby (North of Scotland), Carly Booth (Scottish Girls) [Bushby won after a playoff]
78 Rachael Livingstone (Midlothian) bih, Cara Gruber (Northern Counties)
79 Mary Smith (Senior Strokeplay)
80 Susan Wood (Lanarkshire)
82 Fiona de Vries (Veterans)
83 Laura Walker (Perth and Kinross)
86 Megan Briggs (Renfrewshire)
87 Rebecca Wilson (Angus), Lorna Bennett (Senior Matchplay)
88 Ruth Carroll (East Lothian), Lindsay Kirkwood (Dumfriesshire)
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Gillian McGinlay is playing in the "Where Eagles Dare" Final tomorrow

Gillian McGinlay is playing in the Final of the Mail on Sunday "Where Eagles Dare" to be played over the Fairmont St Andrews resort tomorrow
To read what the final is all about CLICK HERE
Good Luck Gillian --- To read the initial Newspaper Report then click on the following link Sunday Mail Report

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Megan plays in the Champion of Champions at Glasgow Gailes

Sunday's draw (12th October) at Glasgow Gailes is (Championship won in brackets):
11.30 Ruth Carroll (East Lothian), Lindsey Kirkwood (Dumfries-shire).
11.40 Rachael Livingstone (Midlothian), Alexandra Bushby (North of Scotland).
11.50 Louise Kenney (East of Scotland, Rebecca Wilson (Angus).
12.00 Lorna Bennett (Senior match-play), Susan Wood (Lanarkshire), Morag MacPherson (Ayrshire).
12.10 Laura Walker (Perth & Kinross), Fona De Vries (Veterans), Cara Gruber (Northern Counties).
12.20 Carly Booth (Scottish girls), Megan Briggs (Renfrewshire), Mary Smith (Senior stroke-play).
Kylie Walker (D&A) is in Australia


Sunday, October 05, 2008

Megan Briggs is the 2008 West of Scotland Champion

Megan Briggs 2008 West of Scotland Champion -- Click to enlarge
Congratulations and well done to Megan who beat last year's holder, Lesley Hendry, on a better inward half. Both went round in 76, Megan came back in 36 and Lesley in 37. Anne Laing was a close third on 77.

Alison McGinnigle, Alyson McKechin and Gillian Arnott -- Click to enlargeThe Handicap Section was won by Gillian Arnott from Kilbirnie Place who pipped Alyson McKechin by one shot. Alyson was in the lead for most of the day until Gillian returned her winning score of 70 in the third last game. Alison McGinnigle from Cochrane Castle was 3rd

Renfrewshire Winning Team -- Click to EnlargeIt was another successful day for Renfrewshire as they won the West of Scotland Team Trophy. The Team was Megan Briggs, Clare-Marie Carlton and Alyson McKechin with an aggregate 230. (pictured above)
Dunbartonshire & Argyll were second with 236.

We were very lucky to play on a glorious autumnal day - the day after the course was closed!

Our thanks go to The Old Course Ranfurly for allowing us courtesy of their course and to the staff who looked after everyone so willingly. Many thanks to Captain Derek MacDougall who came along to present the prizes.

Our Results Secretary, Freda Tuck, Secretary, Morag Turner, Kay Black and Maureen Mitchell ensured the day ran without any hitches and we are very grateful to them. Also many thanks to West of Scotland Secretary, Isabel Crawford, for all her organisation.

Scratch: 1st Megan Briggs, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire 76 bih
2nd Lesley Hendry, Routenburn, Ayrshire 76
3rd Anne Laing, Vale of Leven, D & A 77

H'cap 1st Gillian Arnott, Kilbirnie Place, Ayrshire 78 - 8 - 70
2nd Alyson McKechin, Eldersie, Renfrewshire 77 - 6 - 71
3rd Alyson McGinnigle, Cochrance Castle, Renfrewshie 78 - 6 - 72

Well done girls. You have had a great year.

To see the Full Gross results Click Here

To see all the prizewinner photographs then click on the small photo below
2008 West of Scotland Championhip

Thursday, October 02, 2008

West of Scotland Championship Draw

As the West of Scotland Ladies' Close Championship was cancelled in May it is now being held on Sunday, 5th October, 2008. Play will take place at The Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club and is now over 18 holes instead of 36 holes. RENFREWSHIRE ARE IN CHARGE OF THE RESULTS FOR THE DAY.
Here is the drawsheet for this Sunday

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Many Thanks to all the Renfrewshire Golf Clubs for their Support

Captain Christeen Finlayson and all her committee would like to thank all the Renfrewshire Clubs for their continued support this year in helping the County team who were runners up in the County Finals at Inchmarlo last month