Sunday, May 31, 2009

Renfrewshire Girls are in the West Girls Winning Team

Congratulations go to Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin, Natasha Qayum and Linsey Stevenson who were part of the West Girls Team that won aginst East Girls at Pollok Golf club today. To read the full report go to the West of Scotland Website

St Rule Trophy Result

D&A'S Kylie Walker won the St Rule Trophy for the second year in a row. To read the full report go to the West of Scotland Website
218 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 76 71 71.
220 C Booth (Comrie) 79 70 71.
225 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 77 75 73.
226 D McVeigh (Royal Co Down) 81 74 71, K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 80 72 74.
227 E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 75 78 74.
228 K Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 83 70 75.
230 L Kenney (Pitreavie) 79 77 74, W Hillier (Joondalup, Australia) 82 75 73, T Davies (Holyhead Bay) 77 76 77.

RLCGA Players:
233 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 78 76 79,
241 Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 86 77 78,

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There is ane excellent article on Megan in the Scotland On Sunday Newspaper today -
It is in the Up and Coming column by Elspeth Burnside
Please note the photograph is not by Gillian Kirkwood -- It is the official RLCGA Photograph

Saturday, May 30, 2009

1st Round of the St Rule Trophy - Megan has a 78

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), recently crowned Scottish Champion, scored 78 today (CSS 78) in the 1st round of the St Rule Trophy. She found the windy conditions tricky especially on the inward half of the New Course at St Andrews --- To read the full report and all the scores go to Gillian Kirkwood Website

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Eastwood Draw Sheet -- June Medal

Here is the draw for the June Medal over Eastwood on Monday 1st June 2009

Click Here to see the draw details.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Eilidh and Alyson are selected as reserves for Scotland

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

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) have been selected as reserves for the European Young Masters, Golf National (Albatros) in France 23-25 July
To see all the team picks go to the West of Scotland Website
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) has been selected as a reserve for the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship, Royal St David's GC 9-13 June and the Irish Ladies Open Amateur Championship, Douglas GC, Cork 20-21 June

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Official RLCGA Photo of Megan and your webmaster interviews the champion

Megan Briggs - 2009 Scottish Ladies Champion - Click to enlarge

The Official Renfrewshire Photograph of Megan Briggs with the Scottish Championship Trophy taken at Kilmacolm Golf Club-- click to enlarge

Depending on your broadband connection let the video load and then press play again and all should be ok
Want to see some more videos --- CLICK HERE
Here are some photos of Megan taken today with the trophy and Winners Gold Medal -- Click on the small thumbnail below of Megan
Megan Briggs with the Trophy

To see some more photos taken at the Scottish by Gillian Kirkwood Click Here

The 2009 County Rose Bowl - Marion Stewart progresses to the Semi Final Stages

Marion Stewart and Carol Fell - Click to enlarge Marion Stewart and Carol Fell get their hands on the Scottish Championship Trophy - Click to enlarge- Thanks to Megan for taking this photograph !

Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) and Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) played their 1st round tie of the County Rosebowl over Kilmacolm today.
Having just met Megan with her huge big Trophy and being allowed to get their hands on it they decided to try and be like Megan and play good golf !!!
Not quite in the same league as Megan !!!
However, it was a great game ( a square match -- both with the same handicaps - 10)
--- Marion was out in 2 over par --- 37 despite having a double bogey at the par 3, 218 yard 6th hole. Carol was out in 40 and was 3 down.
She then had a good wee run and got it back to all square at the 13th. Marion then went one up at the 14th -- to which Carol replied with a birdie at the 15th. Marion then closed off the tie when Carol 3 putted the 16th and bogied the 17th


Sunday, May 24, 2009



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Accurate driving, steady short game were secrets of Megan's success

Megan Briggs, the 95th Scottish women's closed amateur golf champion, has been speaking exclusively to
We thought you would like to hear what she had to say about her victory at Southerness.
"I am studying law at Strathclyde University and have just finished scond year.
"I am going to play in the British women's open amateur championship at Royal St David's Golf Club, Harlech in North Wales in a couple of weeks.
"To win the 'Scottish' is a great honouor and something that all Scottish amateurs aspire to and practise for. My exams finished the week before Southerness, which meant that I could focus on my golf and the competition.
"During the championship, my driving was very accurate, which was crucial in the wind. Also my short game was very steady and it probably what saw me right through to the final.
"I would once again like to thank the SLGA and Southerness for the fantastic week - and also my Dad for caddying, seeing as I forgot to thank him in my speech!"

Megan now in contention for GB&I team place for Vagliano Trophy

New Scottish women's amateur golf champion Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) has forced herself into contention for a place in the Great Britain & Ireland team by winning her national title at windy Southerness on Saturday when she beat Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 4 and 3 in the final.
Neither Megan Briggs nor Louise Kenney was named early last October when the preliminary squad for the Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe at Hamburger Golf Club, Germany on July 24-25 was announced.
But skipper Mary McKenna has said that the Ladies Golf Union Selection committee will choose, after the British women's open amateur championship at Royal St David's Golf Club, Harlech in North Wales from June 9 to 12, nine players who have shown the best form in 2009, whether they are in that prelim squad or not.
Incidentally, the winners of the English (Charlie Douglass) and Welsh (Tara Davies) women's title were not in the squad either!
Megan needs to follow up her victory at Southerness with a good run in the "British" - and, if she does that, the selectors will surely plump for her as a new GB&I cap.
The same goes for Fife champion Louise Kenney, who played great golf to get to the Scottish final - four under par in beating the No 2 seed Kylie Walker in the quarter-finals, but then was let down by her driving on the last day.
Next year's 96th Scottish women's closed amateur championship will be played for the first time at Craigielaw and, in 2011, the venue will be Machrihanish.

Prizewinners List at the Scottish Championships

Some photos from Christeen Finlayson and Gillian Kirkwood

In addition to Megan winning the Championship Cup last week . Here are a few more prizes that she won. Congratulations also go to Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) (Pictured lower down in this article --- click to enlarge) in reaching the semi finals of the Clark Rosebowl.

Lowest gross score in second round
1st PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle) 72.
2nd MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm) 73.
3rd LAURA MURRAY (Alford) 74 better inward half.
4th KYLIE WALKER (Buchanan Castle) 74

Best net score in second round
1st MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm) (1) 72 better inward half.
2nd LESLEY ATKINS (Minto) (3) 72.
3rd WENDY NICHOLSON (Broomieknowe) (4) 73 better inward half.

Lowest nett score in medal rounds
1st MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm) (1) 72 better inward half.
Jennifer Jenkins - Click to enlarge
Prizes donated by Miss Clark
Semi-finalists: JENNY JENKINS (Ralston), LINDA URQUHART (Banchory).
Runner-up: LOUISE FRASER (Kingsknowe).
Winner: SAMMY VASS (Tain)

CHAMPIONSHIP CUP (champion + winner of gold medal) - MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm)

To see the full list of prizewinners -- supplied by the SLGA ----- CLICK HERE

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Megan with the Championship Trophy

Megan Briggs - 2009 Scottish Champion - Click to enlarge Megan Briggs -- The 2009 Scottish Champion ---Click to enlarge
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood and Colin Farquharson for the photograph --- Here are some more photos from Captain Christeen Finlayson who was with Vice Captain Trish Brown at the Final today

Megan Briggs is the 2009 Scottish Champion


Megan Briggs - Click to enlarge After a gap of 20 years Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Association has a new Scottish Champion ---- MEGAN BRIGGS from Kilmacolm. (pictured right)

Renfrewshire County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) is the 95th Scottish women's closed amateur champion.
She beat Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) by 4 and 3 in the 18-hole final at Southerness Golf Club on the north shore of the Solway Firth this morning.
Megan, one down after two holes, took a grip on the final by winning four holes in a row from the fifth.
At the turn, Megan was three up on her Scotland international team-mate, Louise Kenney, a 26 year old schoolteacher

Par ..........4-4-4-3-5-4-3-4-5--OUT 36
BRIGGS: 4-5-5-3-5-4-3-4-4--OUT 37 (one over par) Three up KENNEY:4-4-5-3-6-5-4-5-4--OUT 40 (three over par)

Louise Kenney scored her first success since the second hole with a par at the short 10th but fell back to three down again by bogeying the par-4 11th.
The 12th was halved in bogey 5s and the long 13th in birdie 4s to leave Megan three up with five to play.
Megan made it back-to-back birdies with a 4 at the long 14th to go four up and a half in par 3s at the short 15th ended the final in her favour by 4 and 3.
Megan, with three birdies to her credit, was one over par approximately for the holes play. Louise, who had two birdies. was roughly five over par at the finish.

BRIGGS: 4-4-5-4-4-3
KENNEY 3-5-5-4-5-3

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Shirley Huggan (nee Lawson) who was our last champion in 1989 when she won at Lossiemouth and in 1988 where the championship was also played at Southerness.

Dorothea Sommerville at Elie, 1958
Heather Anderson at West Kilbride, 1969
Dr. Aileen J. Wilson at Nairn, 1974
Shirley Lawson at Southerness, 1988
Shirley Huggan (nee Lawson) at Lossiemouth, 1989
Megan Briggs at Southerness 2009


Click on the following link to follow Megan in the Scottish Final at Southerness



Friday, May 22, 2009

Megan wins at the 19th to reach the 2009 Scottish Championship Final

Megan Briggs and Jane Turner -- Click to enlarge Megan Briggs and Semi Final opponent Jane Turner (courtesy of Colin Farquharson) click to enlarge

Two first-time finalists, 20-year-old Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs from Kilmacolm, and 26-year-old Louise Kenney from the Pitreavie club, Dunfermline will contest the 18-hole climax to the 95th Scottish women's closed amateur golf championship over the Southerness links on the north shore of the Solway Firth tomorrow morning.
Strathclyde University student Megan Briggs, the No 4 seed, won her semi-final at the 19th against Jane Turner (Mortonhall), the 19-year-old British Universities champion and No 8 qualifier.
Primary schoolteacher Kenney, the No 10 qualifier, beat her Fife county team-mate, Elaine Moffat (St Regulus), the No 22 qualifier, by 5 and 4 in the second semi-final.
Both Briggs, who is a scratch player, and Kenney, who has a +1 rating, played for Scotland in last year's women's home internationals at Wrexham.
It will not be a first time in a national match-play final for either player. Briggs lost to Carly Booth in the final of the Scottish Under-18 girls championship at Peterhead in 2007.
Kenney won the same title in 2000, beating Carnoustie's Fiona Gilbert in the final.
Louise, who spent four years on the US college circuit and was rated one of the best golfers ever to have played for Iowa State University, was roughly level par in her victory over Moffat, who won the Scottish women's championship at North Berwick in 1998 and is now in her 40s. A good effort by Elaine to get as far as the last four.
A double bogey 6 at Moffat at the sixth opened the door for Kenney to go one up, a lead she doubled at the next when her opponent, in trouble, conceded. Moffat had more bogey trouble to lose the 12th, 13th and 14th and the match.
Megan Briggs has been Renfrewshire women's champion for the past four years, even though she is still only 20. Her match-play experience from events like that pulled her through against Turner who was two up at the turn.
Megan won the 11th, 12th and 13th with a birdie-par-birdie run to take a one-hole lead but she bogeyed the 15th to be pulled back to all square. From there in, it was a case of who would have the strongest nerve. The 16th, 17th and 18th holes were halved in par before Megan was conceded the 19th and a place in the final.
Megan, who had been two under par in beating fellow international Laura Murray in the morning, was roughly one over par in the semi-final.
The final will tee off at 9am on Saturday morning.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report


Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) beat Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 5 and 4.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Jane Turner (Mortonhall)at the 19th.

Sammy Vass (Tain) bt Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) 4 and 3.

Semi Final -- Live Scoring

Live scoring of the semi finals

Megan reaches the Semi Finals of the Scottish at Southerness

Megan has beaten Laura Murray of Alford 3/1 this morning in "The Scottish." She now plays Jane Turner of Craigielaw in the Semi Finals at 1.30p.m. today

Good luck  from everyone in the RLCGA.

Elaine Moffat of St. Regulus and Louise Kenny of Pitreavie contest the other Semi Finals.

Congratulations to Jenny Jenkins (Ralston) who reached the Semi Finals of The Clark Rosebowl. Jenny was beaten this morning by Louise Fraser of Kingsknowe. In the other Semi Final Linda Urquhart of Banchory was beaten by Sammy Vass of Tain.In the semi-finals spotlight: Jane Turner v Megan Briggs and Elaine Moffat v Louise Kenney

Megan's Quarter Final Details:
In the battle of the fourth and fifth seeds Megan had been two up after nine but Laura Murray won back the 12th and there was little in it until Megan suddenly produced scoring fireworks. She birdied the long 13th, the long 14th and another par-5 hole, the 16th.
Laura Murray was able to halve the 13th and 14th but could not match her opponent's 4 at the 16th. Briggs finished the tie off in the grand style with a 2 at the short 17th, her fourth birdie in the last five holes for a victory that put her in against Jane Turner in the first semi-final.
Megan was two under par for the match.
The other semi-final will feature the 1998 Scottish champion at North Berwick, Elaine Moffat (St Regulus), and Fife county team-mate Louise Kenney (Pitreavie).

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Megan reaches the quarter finals of the Scottish Championships

Megan and Clare- Marie won this morning at Southerness. Megan won 8 amd 7 against Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe)and Clare- Marie won 3 and 1 against Claire MacDonald (Gullane).
In the afternoon ties Megan beat Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) by 1 hole and Clare Marie lost by 1 hole to D&A champion Kylie Walker
+Qualifying number in brackets.
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) (1) bt Diane Macdonald (Dumfries & Co) (32) 5 and 4.
Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) (16) bt Samantha Leslie (Westhill) (17) 3 and 2.

Sara Bishop (Windyhill) (24) bt Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) (9) 5 and 4.
Jane Turner (Craigielaw) (8) bt Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) (25) 3 and 2.

Laura Murray (Alford) (5) bt Susan Jackson (Ladybank) (28) 4 and 3.
Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) (21) bt Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) (12) 2 and 1.

Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) (13) bt Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) (20) 2 and 1.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) (4) bt Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) (29) 8 and 7.

Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie) (3) bt Fiona de Vries (St Rule) (30) 5 and 4.
Lesley Atkins (Minto) (14) bt Susan Wood (Drumpellier) (19) 2 and 1.

Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) (22) bt Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) (11) 2 and 1.
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) (6) bt Karen Marshall (Baberton) (27) 4 and 2.

Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) (7) bt Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) (26) 6 and 4.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) (10) bt Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) (23) 5 and 3.

Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) (15) bt Claire MacDonald (Gullane) (18) 3 and 1.
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) (2) bt Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) (31) 3 and 2.

Upper half
Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) (16) bt Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) (1) 3 and 2.
Jane Turner (Craigielaw) (8) bt Sara Bishop (Windyhill) (24) 2 and 1.
Laura Murray (Alford) (5) bt Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) (21) 5 and 4.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) (4) bt Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) (13) 1 hole.
Lower half
Lesley Atkins (Minto) (14) bt Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) (3) 2 holes.
Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) (22) bt Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) (6) 4 and 3.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) (10) bt Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) (7) 2 and 1.
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) (2) bt Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 1 hole.

Jennifer Jenkins(Ralston) and Carol Whyte (Windyhill) both progressed to the quarter finals this afternoon and Jennifer managed to win her tie by beating Laura McLardy (Murcar Links) to reach the Semi Final stages of the Clark Rosebowl
Carol Whyte (Windyhill) was up against Sammy Vass (Tain) and lost 3 and 2 in the afternoon quarter finals

Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) bt Fiona Hay (Deeside) 7 and 5.
Laura McLardy (Murcar Links) bt Heather Anderson (Alyth) 3 and 1.
Kirsten Blackwood (Craigmillar Park) w.o. Ashleigh Wilton (Ladybank) scr.
Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) bt Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 4 and 3.
Carol Whyte (Windyhill) bt Linda Caine (Dunbar) 1 hole.
Sammy Vass (Tain) bt Linda Bain (Lochend) 5 and 4.
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) bt Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 3 and 1.
Linda Urquhart (Banchory) bt Aileen Hunter (Monifieth) 3 and 2.
Jennifer Jenkins bt Laura McLardy 2 holes.
Louise Fraser bt Kirsten Blackwood at 19th.
Sammy Vass bt Carol Whyte 3 and 2.
Linda Urquhart bt Helen Faulds 2 and 1.

Clark Rosebowl Results


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Scottish Matchplay Starting Times and Draw Sheets

Click on the following links for the Scottish matchplay draws at Southerness
The 2009 Scottish Championship
Clark Rosebowl Draw

Renfrewshire are 4th in the team award for the McNeil Trophy

Lanarkshire's team of, left to right, Elaine Cuthill, Pamela Pretswell and Susan Wood, first winners of the Kathleen McNeil Trophy for the best aggregate score by a county team in the qualifying rounds at Southerness (team of three, best two scratch scores counted over two days).
308 Lanarkshire (Elaine Cuthill 80 80, Pamela Pretswell 76 72, Susan Wood 82 80).
313 Dunbartonshire & Argyll (Kylie Walker 77 74, Anne Laing 84 87, Sara Bishop 89 75.
316 Aberdeenshire (Laura Murray 82 74, Sheena Wood 80 80, Jill Harrison 89 84), Midlothian (Jane Turner 80 78, Louise Fraser 92 79, Rachael Watton 80 78).
317 Renfrewshire (Megan Briggs 83 73, Clare-Marie Carlton 80 81, Eilidh Briggs 85 85).Other totals:
321 Fife.
324 Angus.
325 Borders.
327 Perth & Kinross.
329 Northern Counties.
332 Ayrshire.
338 Dumfries-shire.
355 Stirling & Clackmannan(Image and reporting by Gillian Kirkwood)

Megan Briggs and Clare Marie Carlton qualify for the matchplay stages of the Scottish Championships

Improved weather brought improved scoring but no change at the top of the qualifying leaderboard in the 95th Scottish women’s amateur golf championship at Southerness links on the shores of the Solway Firth today..
Overnight leader Pamela Pretswell, a Glasgow University student and member of the Bothwell Castle club, duly claimed the No 1 seed position among the 32 who advance to the match-play stages. And she underlined her claims to be the favourite with a second-round, one-under-par 72, the best round of the two days, compared with her opening score of 76 in the windblown first day, which was also the best of that day.
Big-hitting D&A's Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle), another member of the GB&I squad, again birdied four par-5 holes in returning a 74 for the No 2 qualifying spot on 151.
RLCGA Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) had a terrific round today to equal the par of 73 for the 6010yd course to qualify in 4th place. Clare- Marie Carlton (Fereneze)has also qualified for the match play stages in 15th place. Unfortunatly Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), 84-80 for 164, who also qualified had to pull out of the matchplay stages because of examinations later in the week.

Par 146 (2 x 73). 6010yd. CSS for Round 1: 78.
148 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 76 72.
151 Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) 77 74.
155 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) 79 76.
156 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 83 73, Laura Murray (Alford) 82 74, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 78 78.
157 Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 82 75.
158 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 80 78.
159 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 78 81.
160 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 81 79, Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 80 80, Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 80, Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 79 81.
161 Lesley Atkins (Minto) 86 75, Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 80 81, Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) 79 82.
162 Samantha Leslie (Westhill) 85 77, Claire MacDonald (Gullane Ladies) 83 79, Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 82 80, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 79 83.
163 Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 84 79, Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 84 79, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 80 83.
164 Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 89 75, Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 85 79, Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) 84 80, Karen Marshall (Baberton) 82 82, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 80 84.
166 Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 89 77, Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 85 81.
168 (after four-way play-off) Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) 89 79, Diane MacDonald (Dumfries & Co) 81 87.
(unavailable for match-play stages):
158 Rachel Watton (Mortonhall) 80 78.
164 Martine Pow (Selkirk) 86 78, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 84 80.

RLCGA Non Qualifiers:
169 Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) 86 83,
170 Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 87 83, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 85 85,
177 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 88 89.
205 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhll) 108 97.
219 Tracy Masterton (Windyhill) 119 100.

1 Pretswell v 32 D MacDonald.
17 Leslie v 16 Wilson.
9 A Summers v 24 Bishop.
25 Sneddon v 8 Turner.

5 Murray v 28 Jackson.
21 Ogilvy v 12 Sheena Wood.
13 Monteith v 20 Bennett.
29 Nicholson v 4 M Briggs.

3 McNicoll v 30 De Vries.
19 Susan Wood v 14 Atkins.
11 Cuthill v 22 Moffat.
27 Marshall v 6 K MacDonald.

7 Ramsay v 26 Cuthbertson.
23 McQueen v 10 Kenney.
15 Carlton v 18 C MacDonald.
31 Hargan v 2 Walker.

Renfrewshire's Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston), Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) and Carol Whyte (Windyhill) have all qualified for the Clark Rosebowl --- Click Here to see the draw sheet --- Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) had also qualified but had to withdraw due to exams WELL DONE TO YOU ALL AND GOOOD LUCK

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for this reportem>



Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Clare-Marie Carlton does well in round 1 of the Scottish Championships

Clare- Marie Carlton - Click to enlarge
The southwesterly half-gale - or maybe it was a full-gale - whipping in off the Solway Firth wreaked havoc in the first qualifying round of the Scottish women's amateur championship over the Southerness links this morning.
Bothwell Castle's Pamela Prestwell who won the West of Scotland Championship over Prestwick Golf Club at the beginning of the month was the leader in the clubhouse after today's round. Clare- Marie Carlton had an 80 representing Renfrewshire with Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)both on 84 and Eilidh Briggs on 85

Par 73 (36-37)
76 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 45-31.
77 Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) 39-38.
78 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 43-36, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 41-37.
79 Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) 38-41, Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 41-38, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 41-38, Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) 40-39, Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 42-37.
80 Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 42-38, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 37-43, Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 41-39, Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 41-39, Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 44-36, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 37-43, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 40-40.
Other RLCGA Scores:
84 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 41-43, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 42-42,
Other RLCGA Players:
85 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 44-41,
86 Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) 43-43.
87 Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 45-42,
88 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)45-43
108 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 51-57.
119 Tracey Masterton (Windyhill) 60-59.

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Monday, May 18, 2009

Live Scoring at the Scottish Championships and the Kathleen McNeil Trophy

Kathleen McNeil Trophy - Click to enlarge
The Scottish Championships start on Tomorrow 19th May at Southerness Golf Club.

To see the starting times, list of players and Round 1 Scores CLICK HERE

You will be able to following their progress with LIVE SCORING DURING THE WEEK by also clicking on that link

Also follow all our RLCGA Stars:

Good luck to Eilidh Briggs, Megan Briggs, Clare-Marie Carlton, Jennifer Jenkins, Tracy Masterton, Lindsay Mathie, Gillian McGinlay, Alyson McKechin and Carol Whyte who are competing in the Championship

This year, for the first time, the McNeil Trophy pictured above will be awarded to the County Team of 3 returning the lowest aggregate scratch score in the 2 qualifying rounds with the 2 best scores counting each day. The Trophy, in memory of Kathleen McNeil, Renfrewshire's late Honorary Life President, has been presented by Miss Marigold Speir, Scottish Champion in 1957. It is very fitting that this trophy will not only be a permanent reminder of the Centenary of Scottish County Golf but to Kathleen who contributed so much to golf and was known by so many lady golfers in Scotland.

The Renfrewshire Team is Megan, Clare-Marie and Eilidh. Play well girls - all of you!

To read more go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Juniors have a "Fun Day" at Mearns Castle Golf Academy

RLCGA - Junnior Coaching Session - Click to enlarge The Juniors at Mearns Golf Academy - Click to enlarge

A "fun day" was held at the Mearns Golf Academy with Karyn Burns on 30th April. We had a good turn out and the girls really enjoyed themselves as they had putting and chipping lessons, a few golf related games then set free to launch some drivers off in the teaching bays. It was also great for some of the Junior Conveners to be involved especially Liz Hale and Susan Flemming who devoted their time to help out.
Thanks go to Denise Cowan for the report and photograph

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Renfrewshire are 2nd and 3rd in the Handicap Section of the Inter County Foursomes Finals at Pollok

Beatrice Orr /Morag Turner and Rosemary Reedie/ Nancy MacGadie - Click to enlarge

A video of the Prizegiving -- press the play button and then HQ for better quality and if you have a slow connection allow it to load and then replay

The Inter County Foursomes Finals were played over Pollok today . The course was in magnificent condition. With the sun shining and very windy the course played even longer than its 6022 yards. The ladies found it a tough challenge. However, Lesley Lloyd and Fiona Scott representing Lanarkshire scored 39 each way to win the Scratch Award with a 78.
In the handicap event the qualifiers found it tough with the winners being Dorothy Woodger and Maida Grant (D&A) with a net 83.5 beating The Renfrewshire County Winter Foursomes Winners Morag Turner and Beatrice Orr (Kilmacolm) by 0.5 of a shot
1st:Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) and Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) -(Lanarkshire) 78
2nd:Isobel Harvey (St Rule) and Aileen Baker (Hilton Park)- (D&A) 81
3rd: Liz Keohone and Audrey Thomson(Both Loudoun Gowf) - (Ayrshire) 83


1st:Dorothy Woodger and Maida Grant (Both Hilton Park) --- (D&A) 99 (15.5) 83.5
2nd Morag Turner and Beatrice Orr (both Kilmacolm) ---(Renfrewshire) 97 (13) 84
3rd Nancy MacGadie and Rosemary Reedie (both Ranfurly Castle) - (Renfrewshire) 98 (13.5) 84.5

To see the full list of results Click Here

To see some photos from the days event Click on the small picture below and click on slideshow

The 2009 Inter County Foursomes Finals

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Strathaven Open Day --- Why not play there

There are times still available for Strathaven Golf Club Ladies Open Day on Thursday 11th June. Times are available from 8.00am to 5.30pm. You may enter singly or in pairs. It is a medal round with scratch and handicap prizes being awarded in both silver and bronze divisions. Times are being allocated on a first come first served basis. Strathaven Golf Club is the venue for this year's West of Scotland Inter County Matches. To download an entry form please click below.
  • Strathaven Golf Club Ladies Open Day Entry Form-click to download
  • The Draw for the Inter County Foursomes Finals at Pollok

    Renfrewshire County are running the Inter County Foursomes Finals at Pollok Golf Club on Wednesday 13th May.
    Secretary Morag Turner has now published the following draw sheet for the event

    Friday, May 08, 2009

    Jennifer Mack wins the Spring Meeting at Erskine

    29 people braved the elements to play Erskine in the Renfrewshire Spring Meeting today and Jennifer Mack (pictured above at Prestwick on Sunday) was the overall winner of today's event both with the lowest gross and net scores.

    On a course which had withstood the torrential downpours of the last week the greens were magnificent as everyone agreed --- Thank you Erskine Golf Club --- it was a treat !!

    The SSS 73, CSS 76 Reduction only

    1st Division: - Handicap Scr - 12
    1st: Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 82 (7) 75
    2nd: Linda McDougall (Greenock) 84 (8) 76
    3rd: Liz Hale (Caldwell) 89 (11) 78 bih
    2nd Division : Handicap 13 - 28
    1st: Mary Wylie (Elderslie) 91 (14) 77
    2nd: Anita McMillan (Erskine) 98 (17) 81 bih
    3rd: Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 94 (13) 81
    Scratch: Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 82

    Click here to get your Handicap Exchange Letter
    Then find your Home Club and print that Handicap exchange letter only

    Go to Howdidido Website and sign in to see all the scores

    Wednesday, May 06, 2009

    Vice Captain Trish Brown's husband Colin is to be the Captain of the R&A

    Colin Brown - Click to enlarge
    The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has announced Colin M Brown as Captain for the year 2009 – 2010.
    Each year the Past Captains meet to confer upon the nomination and the announcement was made today at the Club’s May Business Meeting. The new Captain will assume office later this year following the traditional driving in ceremony on Thursday 24 September 2009.
    Colin Brown joined The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in 1994. He served on the Finance Committee from 2000 – 2005 and is currently Chairman of the Membership Committee and a member of the General Committee. He is a past Captain of Kilmacolm Golf Club and, in 2001, captained Prestwick Golf Club in its 150th anniversary year. He plays to a handicap of 7.
    Educated at Glenalmond College, he is a Chartered Accountant and has retired following a career in stockbroking and investment management. He is a former Chairman of the Scottish Stock Exchange and is a Deputy Lieutenant of Renfrewshire.
    Resident in Kilmacolm, Colin is married to Patricia, also an ardent golfer, who is Vice Captain of Renfrewshire Ladies’ County Golf Association. They have three adult children all of whom attended St Andrews University.

    Report and photo courtesy of the R & A Website


    Maureen Woodhead and Linda McDougall -- Click to enlarge Maureen Woodhead and Linda McDougall in the rain at Renfrew Golf Club

    Helen Faulds (Captain of the West Vets) beat Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 4 and 3 today in strong winds and rain in the Championship Semi Finals at Renfrew today.

    Renfrewshire's Linda MacDougall (Greenock) beat Renfrewshire's Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) 3 and 2 in the other Semi Final.
    In the Bronze Championship, after beating Helen Crichton (Ranfurly Castle) 3 and 1, Anne Donnelly (Whitecraigs) goes forward to play Maureen Rennie of Douglas Park who was given a walkover due to illness by Morag Thomson of Ranfurly Castle.

    The West Division Committee is now looking for a suitable day to play the finals and this will be announced as soon as possible.

    To keep up to date with the results go to the West Vets Website

    Spring Meeting Draw Sheet

    The Spring Meeting at Erskine Golf Club is on Friday May 8th 2009. --- Let hope the weather improves
    To see the draw click here

    Have you entered the June Medal over Eastwood

    The closing date for the June Medal over Eastwood on Monday 1st June is the 11th May and applications go to Jean Smith. Please note that the tee off time starts at 9.30 a.m. for this competition. Please make sure you get your entry in and support another County competition.


    The "Vets" West Division Championship Semi Finals which were abandoned yesterday afternoon due to flooding are being played today at Renfrew Golf Club at 11a.m. Good luck to Helen Faulds of Douglas Park and Janice Paterson of Drumpellier and our two Renfrewshire girls who are playing each other - Maureen Woodhead of Gourock and Linda McDougall of Greenock.

    The Bronze Championship semi final will also take place between Anne Donnelly of Whitecraigs and Renfrewshire stalwart Helen Crichton of Ranfurly Castle.

    To keep up to date with the results go to the West Vets Website

    Monday, May 04, 2009

    Thanks go to all the RLCGA Girls

    Our ‘Wee Art Show’ was an amazing success on 24th,25th,26th April, raising over £32,000 for Juvenile Diabetes research! What a success! Our sponsors, artists & supporters made all this possible. We are so grateful to all the RCLGA girls who painted for us & to all the girls who came to buy the lovely art. Our web site is staying open for some time as we are still receiving donations & we will have photos of the event soon!

    Thanks Lois Brown

    Sunday, May 03, 2009

    Renfrewshire Juniors Win the Junior County Silver Salver at the West of Scotland Championships at Old Prestwick

    Bothwell Castle’s Pamela Pretswell lived up to her rating as the backmarker in the West of Scotland women’s amateur championship at Prestwick today.
    Runner-up at Prestwick on 152 with scores of 79 and 73 was former Scotland international Sara Bishop (Windyhill) and Renfrewshire's County Championship Runner Up Clare- Marie Carlton was 3rd.
    Pamela Pretswell, Susan Wood and Lesley Lloyd won the County Shield for Lanarkshire (3 scores to count) while Renfrewshire (Eilidh Briggs, Alyson McKechin and Natasha Qayum) --- 2 scores to count won the new Junior County Silver Salver, presented by the West Association.

    CSS 76 77.
    148 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 74 74.
    152 Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 79 73
    158 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 78 80, Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 78 80, Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies) 76 82.
    159 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 79.
    161 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 83 78
    163 Audrey Thomson (Loudoun Gowf) 83 80, Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 80 83
    164 Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 85 79
    167 Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 83 84, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 82 85, Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 81 86
    168 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 91 77
    170 Jill Meldrum ( Dullator) 82 88
    171 Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) 87 84
    172 Liz Keohone (Loudon Gowf) 82 90, Lesley Williamson ( Kilmarnock Barassie) 80 92
    173 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 86 87
    174 Ruth Rankin (Lanark) 87 87, Lindsay Stevenson (Whitecraigs) 85 89, Rosalind Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) 84 90
    175 Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 92 83, Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) 87 85
    176 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 87 89, Hannah Gaunt (Kilmarnock Barassie) 82 94
    177 Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) 84 93
    179 Alison McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle) 90 89, Liz Stewart (Cochrane Castle) 87 92

    Print out your handicap exchange letter to take back to your club by Clicking Here and then to print --- find your own home club page and print that page number only

    Friday, May 01, 2009


    Draw Sheet --- Click to enlarge
    Megan Briggs, the Holder, is unable to attend as she has been sent by the SLGA to play in the WELSH LADIES' OPEN AMATEUR 54 HOLE STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP at Royal Porthcawl. Good luck, Megan.

    All the best to Jennifer Mack, Alyson McGinnigle, Liz Stewart, Gillian Kyle, Jenny Jenkins, Donna Jackson, Lindsay Mathie, Clare-Marie Carlton, Carol Whyte and Juniors Alyson McKechin, Natasha Qayum, Linsey Stevenson and Eilidh Briggs, Lesley Robertson and June Lockhart In order of play!

    This year, for the first time, the WEST OF SCOTLAND LADIES' COUNTY ASSOCIATION, has presented a new Team Trophy for the under 18's in which each of the four West Counties will nominate three players for whom the best two scores will count in each round.

    There is also a Senior Team Trophy in which each of the four West Counties nominate three players for whom the best three scores will count in each round.


    WEST KILBRIDE GOLF CLUB is holding their first Girls Open Day on THURSDAY, 6th AUGUST with scratch and handicap prizes and a nine hole competition for pre-handicap girls.

    For further information and an application form please contact our Junior Secretary, MAUREEN MITCHELL.

    To read more about the event click on the following link which was earlier advertised on the
    West of Scotland Website