Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Semi Final Stages of the Winter Foursomes

The 2007 RLCGA Winter Foursomes Finalisrs
June Lockhart and Roisin Black (Gleddoch) pictured above -- the 2006/2007 Champions have progressed the semi final stages of this years Winter Foursomes with a 4 and 3 win today at Gleddoch over Gillian Kyle and Eva Thomson (East Renfrewshire) the losing finalists in that year
They now meet Morag Turner and Beatrice Orr (Kilmacolm)
The other semi final is between the 2007/2008 Winners Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray (Ranfurly Castle) against Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) and Mary Wylie (Elderslie)

Saturday, January 24, 2009


The 2009 RLCGA Training Squad go curling -- Click to enlarge
The first Training Squad get-together of 2009 was held at Braehead Ice Rink where, amidst great hilarity, twelve of the squad demonstrated their versatility and enthusiasm for all sports. I am pleased and relieved to say at the end of the session they all walked off the ice in one piece and none the worse of some spectular falls - which lead to all round amusement! We divided into three teams and played a round robin - it didn't take long till everyone was gliding up the ice like graceful swans delivering their stones (with the odd hook!) and some of the sweeping was first class!

Our official coaches, Margaret and Norman Cathcart, were very impressed how quickly the girls adapted to the game and picked up tactics! All obviously natural athletes! Many thanks to Margaret and Norman who gave most generously of their time and were excellent coaches.

The pangs of hunger after this strenuous exercise led us to The Pizza Hut where we enjoyed pizza, pasta and good company.

We were all delighted to hear that Sara and Graham are expecting their first baby at the end of July.

The Renfrewshire Squad for 2009 is:

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston), Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle), Alyson McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Natasha Quayum (Ranfurly Castle), Liz Stewart (Cochrane Castle) and Carol Whyte (Windyhill). Juniors/Students Lesley Cosh (Cowglen), Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs) and Nicky Wilson (Whitecraigs) are also included with the squad in order to develop their game further. We will miss Sara McCorkell (Williamwood) but look forward to her joining us next year.

Click on the small thumbnail to see some photos from the session


Report and photos from Captain Christeen Finlayson

Friday, January 23, 2009

West of Scotland Championship Entry Form

The West of Scotland Ladies Close Championship (36 Hole Strokeplay) is on Sunday 3rd May 2009 at Prestwick Golf Club. To get your application form click here

Looking for other Scottish Fixtures this year Click Here

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The 2009 SLGA AGM Report

The 2009 SLGA Board Members -- Click to enlarge

The new SLGA Board. Back row (left to right): Gillian Kirkwood, Beth Paterson, Helen Cuthbertson. 2nd back row: Fiona Cowan, Liz Miskimmin, Sheila Pickles. 2nd front row: Lynne Terry, Winifred McCallum. front row: Janet Wake (executive director), Shona Malcolm (chairman), Ethel Jack (president). Missing from the picture is: Jenny McGahan (SLGA representative on LGU).

Report of SLGA Annual General Meeting

Over 150 people attended the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association Ltd. Annual General Meeting at the Dewar’s Centre in Perth on Saturday.
The deaths of two SLGA Vice-Presidents, Miss K. Clark and Mrs T. Moffat, were acknowledged by the audience with a minute’s silence.
The out-going Chairman, Mrs Patricia Wilson, gave a full and informative account of the 2008 season. The Finance Director, Dr Lynne Terry, expertly explained the accounts and Mrs Gillian Kirkwood informed the audience of the Ladies Golf Union activities over the last year.
Mrs Nancy Chisholm, a past President of SLGA and past Chairman of the LGU, was elected as a Vice-President of the Association.
Mrs Pamela Mackenzie retired from the Board and Mrs Fiona Cowan was elected in her place.
Two small changes to the LGU constitution regarding the appointment of representatives to the LGU Council were approved.
Approval was also given for the increase in the per capita subscription from £13 to £14 per annum from January 1, 2010.
Changes to the board structure of SLGA Ltd were initiated at this meeting, and Miss Shona Malcolm, a past Honorary Treasurer of the Association, was appointed as Chairman for a three year term of office.

Miss Malcolm explained to the audience the current progress with One Plan for Golf and the Scottish Golf Development initiative. In particular she described the relationship between the SLGA and SGU, and our joint plans for the future.
After the meeting the SLGA Board met and appointed Mrs Janet Wake as Executive Director and Chairman of the Management Committee.
The Management Committee comprises Mrs Janet Wake, Dr Lynne Terry (Finance Director), Dr Sheila Hartley (Company Secretary), Miss Shona Malcolm (Chairman, SLGA Ltd) and Mrs Helen Cuthbertson (Board representative).
Mrs Fiona Cowan was appointed Chairman of the Championship Committee, whose membership includes the Tournament Officer, Mrs Fiona Farquharson, Mrs Janet Brown (Rules) and representatives from the four divisions.
Mrs Beth Paterson was appointed Chairman of the Performance Committee. The Performance Committee is made up of three panels, viz. Selection, chaired by Miss Liz Miskimmin, Training, chaired by Mrs Winifred McCallum, and Development, Chaired by Mrs Sheila Pickles.

To see some photos of the West of Scotland Representatives on the SLGA
AGM report go to West of Scotland Website

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for this report

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Over 2,200 Open Golf Competitions – In Scotland is the main web site in the UK and Ireland for Open Golf Competitions, Golf Weeks and Passport Schemes.

Within the pages of their Regional Booklets and Web site you will find over 13,500* open golf competitions, and over 300 Golf Weeks/Passports.

For more details on regional booklets Click on the picture above

Sunday, January 11, 2009


The SLGA Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 17th January 2009 at 11.00 am in the Dewars Centre, Perth. The papers for the meeting have been sent to all clubs and counties today (18 December 2008).

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Beatrice and Morag are through to the Semi Finals of the Winter Foursomes

Beatrice Orr and Morag Turner (Kilmacolm) won today against Maureen Mitchell (Old Ranfurly) & Maimie Robin (Elderslie) at Kilmacolm. It was a good day to play but the heavy frost had thawed and it was rather wet underfoot. It was a very close game and the home players Beatrice and Morag were nearly pipped at the post. They were all square going up the 18th which they won by one shot.