Tuesday, September 29, 2009

ALYSON INTO RLCGA JUNIOR FINAL

Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) played Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs) in the semi final of the Junior County Championship yesterday at Whitecraigs Golf Club
Alyson won the match 5 and 3 to progress into the final. The other Semi Final is between Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)-- this match is still to be played.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Colin Brown is the new Captain of the R&A

RLCGA Vice Captain Trish Brown beside the New R&A Captain -- husband Colin


On the 24th September Colin Brown, husband of Renfrewshire's Vice Captain Trish Brown began his year of office as the Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews following the traditional driving ceremony on the first tee of the Old Course in St Andrews. At exactly 8am Colin teed off in front of a large crowd and hit a ceremonial tee shot accompanied by cannon fire.

His position as Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the founding club from which The R&A devolved its governance role, is an ambassadorial one and Colin will travel the globe representing the Club and the game of golf.

To read some more about the Drive Off go to the Ayrshire Website



Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association wish him every success in his year of Captaincy

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Marion Stewart is Runner Up in the Fife County Centenary Open Day

The Fife County Centenary Open Day was held today over Dunfermline Golf Club in very windy conditions.
Renfrewshire County Members Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) and Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)were the only two RLCGA players taking part.
SSS 72, CSS 75.
Congratulations go to Marion who was runner up with a net 73, Carol had a net 76
To read all the results go to the West of Scotland Website

Friday, September 25, 2009

TAIN SISTERS WIN SLGA COMMONWEALTH SPOONS AT LONGNIDDRY



Morag Turner -- Renfrewshire's Secretary has just got back from Longniddry and here is her report

It was a very windy day through there and their greens were very fast and very hard so nothing stayed on them for very long!!

The winners were the Tain sisters Mary Smith and Anne Ryan, representing Northern Counties with a net score of 73.5.

To read the full report go to the West of Scotland Website

Renfrewshire Results:
Beatrice Orr and Morag Turner (Kilmacolm) net 77.5
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart (Cochrane Castle) net 78
Merope Dunlop and Maureen Taggart (Old Ranfurly) net 84.5
Irene Stewart and Annette Baillie (Kilmacolm) net 85
Lorna Howie and Alison Finlay (Whitecraigs) net 86

The Renfrewshire players all thoroughly enjoyed the course and the food was good too !!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Commonwealth Spoon Finals -- RLCGA Qualifiers

The Commonwealth Spoon Finals are at Longniddry Golf Club tomorrow Thursday 25th September
Renfrewshire County Qualifiers for the Commonwealth Spoon Finals are:
Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart (Cochrane Castle)
Merope Dunlop & Maureen Taggart (Old Ranfurly)
Irene Stewart & Annette Baillie (Kilmacolm)
Lorna Howie & Alison Finlay (Whitecraigs)
Morag Turner & Beatrice Orr (Kilmacolm)

We wish them all every success

Monday, September 21, 2009

2009 - 2010 WINTER FOURSOMES DRAW

Audrey Barclay has completed the draw for the 2009 - 2010 Winter Foursomes

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DRAW SHEET

AUTUMN MEETING ENTRY FORM
Please click on the link above to enter the rearranged Autumn Meeting if you have not already done so (Now the 7th October) and fill in the form to state whether you can play or not or if you are a new entry

Sunday, September 20, 2009

RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY ARE 3RD IN SCOTLAND!

The Team has just returned home from the Scottish Finals at Baberton and on their behalf I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who sent us cards, texts and emails wishing us good luck. We are also most grateful to our caddies and supporters (not only those from Renfrewshire but those from Ayrshire, D & A and Lanarkshire too) who came along - Renfrewshire was well represented.

We are sorry we did not manage to bring back the new Shield - the standard of golf was very high and the opposition tough. It was just not our year! Congratulations to Northern Counties on their success and we appreciate it was very painful for Midlothian to lose on countback. Galloway must be congratulated on keeping their spirits up and are an example to us all.

To qualify for the Scottish Finals two years in a row and to gain a creditable third place is no mean feat. The last time we qualified back to back was in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 196o and 1961. Renfrewshire won every year bar 1958.

Well done girls. You are a credit to Renfrewshire on and off the course. I have no doubt you will reach your goal in the near future.

Captain Christeen

Northern Counties are Scottish champions on a countback after drawing against Midlothian

Report by Colin Farquharson

Northern Counties won the Scottish women's county team golf championship in a nail-biting finish to the three-day programme at Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh today.

Northern Counties and Midlothian, the only two teams with 100 per cent records after two days, met in the title decider – and it ended in a 4 ½-4 ½ draw.
The countback of games won previously gave Northern Counties the title (14 ½-14).

It was Northern Counties' first title win in five years but their fourth win of the decade, having previously been national champions in 2000, 2003 and 2004.

And yet, Northern Counties looked to have suffered a body blow to their title prospects when Kelsey MacDonald (Stirling University and Nairn Dunbar), Scottish Under-21 champion for the past two years, hurt her wrist hacking out of the rough during the morning foursomes and had to be taken to hospital where ligament damage was diagnosed.

With Midlothian taking a 2-1 foursomes lead into the six afternoon singles – and Kelsey hors de combat, it looked odds on that the East Division champions would regain the title they won in 2005 and again in 2007.
Midlothian increased their lunchtime advantage to 4-1 when Jane Turner beat Pam Mackay 4 and 3, and Claire Hargan won by 3 and 2 against Alison Bartlett.
But then Northern Counties tail wagged with a vengeance.
Elgin's Jenny Milne stopped the slide by halving her match with Scotland girl international Rachael Watton.
Then Counties won the last three singles to salvage a halved match and win the title on a countback.

Youngsters Julie Vass (15) and Hannah McCook (16) played like veterans to knock 2pt off the deficit. Tain's Julie beat Karen Marshall 5 and 4 while Hannah, the North of Scotland girls champion from Nethy Bridge, beat the experienced Louise Fraser by one hole.

Then the Northern Counties' ploy of saving their champion, Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) for the anchor role in the singles paid a huge dividend. In a tight match that went all the way to the 18th green, Cara beat Claire MacDonald by two holes.

Gruber was Counties' outstanding player of the tournament with 4 1/2pt out of six, just ahead of Hannah McCook and Mary Smith (Tain), each with 4pt. Mary, a senior Scotland international, did not play against Midlothian, either in the foursomes or the singles, after winning 4pt out of four through Friday and Saturday. It transpires she was playing in a veterans' tournament at Blairgowrie on Sunday!

Midlothian had the two most successful players over the three days – Jane Turner and Claire Hargan, both with 5pt. Jane won five games out of six, Hargan won all five ties in which she played.
Renfrewshire beat Galloway 7 1/2-1 1/2 to finish third in the table with 1pt. Megan Briggs won 4 1/2pt out of six for Renfrewshire wile sister Eilidh won 4pt.



Today's results:

RENFREWSHIRE 7 ½, GALLOWAY 1 ½

Foursomes: Eilidh Briggs and Megan Briggs bt Gillian Monteith and Tracy Milligan 4 and 3; Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart bt Christina Meldrum and Addi Shamash 2 and 1; lare-Marie Carlton and Gillian Kyle bt Sheila McMurtrie and Gwen Robson 1 hole (3-0).

Singles: Megan Briggs bt Monteith 1 hole, Carlton bt Shamash 5 and 4, Eilidh Briggs lost to McMurtrie 1 hole, Alyson McKechin bt Meldrum 5 and 3, Carol Whyte halved with Robson, Kyle bt Milligan 1 hole (4 ½-1 ½).
NORTHERN COUNTIES 4 ½, MIDLOTHIAN 4 ½

Foursomes: Kelsey MacDonald and Hannah McCook lost to Jane Turner and Rachael Watton 6 and 5; Cara Gruber and Pam Mackay lost to Claire Hargan and Wendy Nicholson 1 hole; Alison Bartlett and Jenny Milne bt Kirsten Blackwood and Claire MacDonald 1 hole (1-2).
Singles: Mackay lost to Turner 4 and 3, Bartlett lost to Hargan 3 and 2, Milne halved with Watton, Julie Vass bt Karen Marshall 5 and 4, McCook bt Louise Fraser 1 hole, Gruber bt Claire MacDonald 2 holes (3 ½-2 ½).

HOW THEY FINISHED

Northern Counties, Midlothian 2 1/2pt each (Northern Counties won 14 ½-14 on countback),
Renfrewshire 1pt, Galloway 0pt.


For todays printout at Baberton in the County Finals Click on the following link
RENFREWSHIRE v DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY -----County Finals -- Day 3 Results

Renfrewshire v Dumfries and Galloway -- Day 3

Northern Counties NORTHERN COUNTIES. Back row (left to right): Pam Mackay, Cara Gruber, F Allan (vice-capt), Jan Corbett (capt), Jenny Milne, Mary Smith, Alison Bartlett. Front: Julie Vass, Kelsey MacDonald, Hannah McCook.

Dumfries and GallowayDUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY. Back row (left to right): Helen Nesbitt (president), Sheila McMurtrie, S Huntly (capt), Christina Meldrum, Pat Magill, Caroline Merrick, Addi Shamash. Front row: Gillian Monteith, Gwen Robson, Tracy Milligan.

RenfrewshireRENFREWSHIRE. Left to right: Megan Briggs, Clare-Marie Carlton, Donna Jackson, Eilidh Briggs, Gillian Kyle, Liz Stewart, Carol Whyte, Alyson McKechin, Christine Finlayson (capt).

Your Webmaster has now gone to Blairgowrie to the Scottish Vets Jamboree this morning (Sunday) and will therefore not have a photo of Midlothian has still to be taken -- hopefully one will be sent to her to add to the list (Click on photos to enlarge)

Therefore there may be no news posted on the website for a couple of days. However if I find a connection I may be able to post some information.
For todays results at Baberton in the County Finals Click on the following link
RENFREWSHIRE v DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY -----County Finals -- Day 3 Results

For all the news from the last day's play go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day 2 -- Renfrewshire lose to Midlothian in the County Finals

Eilidh Briggs Eilidh Briggs (Foursomes and Singles winner today teeng off at the 1st at Baberton - Click to enlarge

Midlothian and Northern Counties, the East and North champions respectively, will meet in the title decider tomorrow (Sunday) on the third and last day of the Scottish women's county golf team championship at Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh.

Both teams have played twice and won twice.

Today (Saturday), Midlothian followed up their 8 ½- ½ win over South title-holders Galloway by beating West champions Renfrewshire 5 ½ -3 ½ while Northern Counties, who had beaten Renfrewshire 7 ½- 1 ½ on Friday whipped Galloway 7-2.

After taking a 2-1 lead over Renfrewshire in the morning foursomes, the key singles match featured Scotland team-mates Jane Turner (Midlothian) and Renfrewshire and Scottish champion Megan Briggs (Renfrewshire).

Jane won by 2 and 1 after single putting on about 9 occasions and further Midlothian wins by Claire Hargan and Claire MacDonald gave them a 2 point win overall.Clare-Marie Carlton and Elidh Briggs were Renfrewshire's winners with Carol Wyte getting a very goof half

Northern Counties made a 3-0 clean sweep of the foursomes against Galloway but it was not quite so easy for them in the singles. Galloway's Gillian Monteith did well to halve the top match against Cara Gruber but wins by teenagers Kelsey MacDonald and Hannah McCook as well as senior international Mary Smith consolidated Northern's victory.

Saturday results

MIDLOTHIAN 5 ½, RENFREWSHIRE 3 ½

Foursomes: Jane Turner, Rachael Watton lost to Megan Briggs, Eilidh Briggs 2 and 1; Claire Hargan, Wendy Nicholson bt Alyson McKechin, Liz Stewart 5 and 4; Kirsten Blackwood, Claire MacDonald bt Claire-Marie Carlton, Donna Jackson 2 and 1 (2-1).

Singles: Turner bt Megan Briggs 2 and 1, Nicholson lost to Carlton 3 and 2, Hargan bt McKechin 3 and 2, Louise Fraser halved with Carol Whyte; Karen Marshall lost to Eilidh Briggs 7 and 6, MacDonald bt Jackson 2 holes (3 ½-2 ½).

GALLOWAY 2, NORTHERN COUNTIES 7

Foursomes: Gillian Monteith, Tracy Milligan lost to Kelsey MacDonald, Hannah McCook 1 hole; Christina Meldrum, Sheila McMurtrie lost to Cara Gruber, Pam Mackay 4 and 2; Addi Shamash, Gwen Robson lost to Mary Smith, Alison Bartlett 7 and 5 (0-3).

Singles: Monteith halved with Gruber, Milligan lost to MacDonald 4 and 2, Shamash bt Julie Vass 2 holes, Rob son lost to Smith 4 and 3, Meldrum lost to McCook 4 and 3, McMurtrie halved with Jenny Milne (2-4).

HOW THEY STAND

Midlothian 2 wins, Northern Counties 2 wins, Renfrewshire 2 losses, Galloway 2 losses.

FINAL MATCHES
Galloway v Renfrewshire, Northern Counties v Midlothian.

TO SEE SOME PHOTOS FROM TODAYS PLAY CLICK ON THE SMALL THUMBNAIL BELOW




To print out today's results click on the following link RENFREWSHIRE v MIDLOTHIAN -----County Finals -- Day 2 Results

Friday, September 18, 2009

Northern Counties are too strong for Renfrewshire

Megan Briggs and Kelsey MacDonald - Click to enlarge Megan Briggs and Kelsey MacDonald - Click to enlarge

Northern Counties and Midlothian look to be on course with the title at stake after the opening day of the Scottish women's county golf championship finals at Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh.
Midlothian, East Division champions and the favourites with "home field advantage," whipped South title-holders Galloway 8 ½-½ while Northern Counties, the North Division champions, beat Renfrewshire, the West title-holders, by the surprisingly convincing margin of 7 ½-1 1/2 .
Northern Counties took the foursomes 2-1 against Renfrewshire before a cracking top singles tie between international team-mates, Scottish Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), and national under-21 Champion for the past two years, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) ended in a square match.
Between them they had five birdies over the last six holes. Megan was one up one the 18th tee before Kelsey won the last hole to share the honours.
Northern Counties then won the remaining five singles with wins by Cara Gruber, senior cap Mary Smith, Jenny Milne, and Northern Counties girls champion Hannah McCook, who birdied the 15th and 16th , and another youngster, Julie Vass.

Unfortunately Renfrewshire were without Clare- Marie Carlton today as she was unable to get time off work from her new job at Playsport Development in East Kilbride.
However, to be fair Northern Counties played well and were deserving winners on the day.

Day 1 results at Baberton:
GALLOWAY ½, MIDLOTHIAN 8 ½
Foursomes: Gillian Monteith & Tracy Milligan lost to Jane Turner & Rachael Watton 4 and 3; Christina Meldrum & Sheila McMurtrie halved with Louise Fraser & Karen Marshall; Addi Shamash & Gwen Robson lost to Claire MacDonald & Kirsten Blackwood 7 and 5 (1/2-2 ½).
Singles: Monteith lost to Turner 4 and 3, Milligan lost to Claire Hargan 4 and 3, Meldrum lost to Wendy Nicholson 6 and 4, McMurtrie lost to Fraser 1 hole, Shamash lost to Kirsten Blackwood 3 and 2, Robson lost to Watton 3 and 2 (0-6).

RENFREWSHIRE 1 ½, NORTHERN COUNTIES 7 ½
Foursomes: Eilidh Briggs & Megan Briggs bt Kelsey MacDonald & Hannah McCook 2 and 1; Liz Stewart & Donna Jackson lost to Cara Gruber & Pam Mackay 4 and 2; Alyson McKechin & Gillian Kyle lost to Mary Smith & Alison Bartlett 4 and 2 (1-2).
Singles: Megan Briggs halved with MacDonald, Eilidh Briggs lost to Gruber 2 and 1, Jackson lost to Smith 2 and 1, McKechin lost to Jenny Milne 3 and 2, Kyle lost to McCook 3 and 2, Carol Whyte lost to Julie Vass 3 and 2 (1/2-5 1/2).

TO PLAY:
Saturday - Galloway v Northern Counties, Midlothian v Renfrewshire.
Sunday - Midlothian v Northern Counties, Galloway v Renfrewshire

To print out all the results -- Click on he following Link
County Final Results Day 1

Click on the small picture of the 2 County Captains below to see some photos from today's match between Renfrewshire and Northern Counties


County Finals Day 1 - RLCGA v Northern Counties

Thursday, September 17, 2009

WISHING GOOD LUCK TO THE COUNTY TEAM AT THE SCOTTISH FINALS

Click Here for your Good Luck Card

Apologies if you have seen this card before

PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY TEAM AT BABERTON -- HERE ARE SOME DIRECTIONS HOW TO GET THERE

YOUR CAPTAIN CHRISTEEN MADE A PLEA AT POLLOK GOLF CLUB 2 WEEKS AGO --

WELL IT IS NOW THE TIME TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT RENFREWSHIRE THIS WEEK --- FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY --- PLEASE DO COME AND SUPPORT -- SCROLL DOWN FOR THE DIRECTIONS AND THE DRAW

CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO SEE WHAT SHE SAID



Directions to Baberton Golf Club

M8 to Edinburgh and take City By Pass South (A720) for very short distance. Take left hand lane signposted A71 City Centre. At roundabout go left into A71 Calder Road. At next roundabout go right into Wester Hailes Road. Follow all the way past the Odeon Cinema on the left and go straight through next roundabout ignoring signs to Baberton (this is into a housing scheme). At traffic lights turn right on to the A70 Lanark Road which brings you into Juniper Green. After passing over the City Bypass bridge take the fourth road on the right into Baberton Avenue (there is a Telephone Box on the left and the Royal Bank of Scotland on the right) and the golf club is at the end of the road.

Draw:
Friday 18th September
9.30am – 10.07am and 1.30pm – 2.52pm
Dumfries & Galloway v Midlothian
Renfrewshire v Northern Counties 9.52a.m. and 2.15p.m.

Saturday 19th September
9.30am – 10.07am and 1.30pm – 2.52pm
Midlothian v Renfrewshire 9.30a.m. and 1.30p.m.
Dumfries & Galloway v Northern Counties

Sunday 20th September 9.30am – 10.07am and 1.30pm – 2.52pm
Renfrewshire v Dumfries & Galloway 9.30a.m. and 1.30p.m.
Northern Counties v Midlothian

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gillian McGinlay wins the County Rosebowl for the 5th time

Gillian McGinlay - Click to enlarge Gillian McGinlay - Click to enlarge

Congratulations go to Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) who won the County Rosebowl today in glorious sunshine at Whitecraigs Golf Club against Anita McMillan from Erskine.
Gillian was only 2 over par at the 9th hole and was 2 up. Anita who was receiving 12 shots from Gillian came back into the game but eventually had a poor shot at the short 16th to enable Gillian to win the Rosebowl for the 5th time. --- Won in 2000,2004, 2006, 2008 and now in 2009)
WELL DONE GILLIAN AND WELL DONE ANITA FOR A GREAT MATCH

PHOTOS TO FOLLOW WHEN AVAILABLE

Monday, September 14, 2009

SCOTLAND SCHOOLGIRLS DRAW

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Scotland's golfing schoolgirls (left to right) Gabrielle Macdonald, Lesley Atkins, Alyson McKechin, Eilidh Briggs, Ailsa Summers, Rachael Watton (image by courtesy of Hugh Hunter). -- CLICK TO ENLARGE

Scotland’s golfing schoolgirls drew 4 ½-4 ½ with their England counterparts today. Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) were both playing. To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

ROSEBOWL FINAL

The Rosebowl Final will take place at Whitecraigs Golf Club this Wednesday, 16th September, at 2p.m. between Anita McMillan (Erskine) and Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle).

Please come along and support.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Centenary Greensomes Prizewinners



Freda Tuck -- Renfrewshire's Results Secretary read out all the prizewinners at the County Centenary Greensomes at Pollok Golf Club. Captain of Pollok -- Andrew Sturgess presents the prizes --- Elspeth Hanlon and Mo Neilson are the winners and Mo gives the vote of thanks

Centenary Greensomes Video --- After Lunch Speeches



At last a video of Captain Christeen and Pollok Captain Andrew Sturgess after the lunch at the Centenary Greensomes on Wednesday 2nd September 2009

To see some more videos taken at various times
Click Here

RLCGA Autumn Meeting is now on the 7th October --- Enter On Line

Just to let you all know that the Autumn Meeting had to be cancelled last Wednesday at Haggs Castle Golf Club due to all the torrential rain over the previous days.

We have a new date which is Wednesday 7th October. Closing date will be Friday 25th September.

Our proposal is that we try and keep the same DRAW SHEET as the last time. Obviously there will be changes as some people will not be able to come on the 7th and also there will be new entries.

If you click on the following link --- AUTUMN MEETING ENTRY FORM ------ this will take you to the form that you need to submit.
Could you please follow the instructions as detailed below. There will be three options with this link:-

1. Confirm that you are available and are happy with your original time.
2. Cancel if you cannot come on the 7th October
3. New Entries.

Not everyone is on e-mail so I have listed a few people who you may know and, therefore, could you maybe tell them about the new date for the Autumn Meeting. Thanks.

Elizabeth Drysdale, Merope Dunlop, Sheila Genders, Moyra Gordon, Margaret Gray, Elspeth Hanlon, Linda Hay, Ruth Henderson, Sunan Lyons, Valerie MacKinnon, Hilary Marco, Shirley McKnight, Cathy Morton, Julie Nicol, Maureen Taggart, Heather Anderson, Donna Jackson.

Hopefully this will all work out and run smoothly!! Next year we hope to do e-mail entries for all the competitions so this is a good test.

Regards
Morag Turner

Jennifer and Alyson are Club Champions

Congratulations to Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) and Alyson McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle) who both won their Club Championships last month. To see ome more Champions go to the West of Scotalnd Website

ARE YOU A 2009 CLUB CHAMPION THEN EMAIL ME AND I WILL ADD YOU TO THE LIST

Friday, September 11, 2009

Scotland lose to Wales in the final home international match

Megan Click to enlarge
After leading 2-1 following the morning foursomes Scotland lost to Wales 3-6 to finish second behind Wales in the Home Internationals at Irvine Golf Club.
Today's Results
SCOTLAND 3, WALES 6
Foursomes (2-1)Carly Booth & Kelsey MacDonald beat Tara Davies & Amy Boulden 3 and 2.
Pamela Pretswell & Louise Kenney lost to Rhian Wyn Thomas & Gemma Bradbury 1 hole.
Kylie Walker & Jane Turner beat Sam Birks & Lucy Gould 2 and 1.
Singles (1-5)
Booth beat Thomas 3 and 2.
MacDonald lost to Gemma Bradbury 2 and 1.
Turner lost to Davies 6 and 4.
Pretswell lost to Kath O'Connor 2 and 1.
Megan Briggs lost to Boulden 2 holes.
Walker lost to Gould 3 and 1.

To read more go to the West of Scotland Website

Scotland v Wales -- Day 3



Click on the thumbnail above and then click on slideshow for today's photos. To see photos from Day 1 and 2 plus an interview of Curtis Cup Captain Mary McKenna Click Here

MEGAN TEES OFF AT THE FIRST HOLE IN THE HOME INTERNATIONALS

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Megan wins today against the English in the Home Internationals

Megan Briggs - Click to enlarge
Scottish and Renfrewshire champion Megan Briggs, played in the singles match at the Home Internationals against England this afternoon. Megan who had been three down after five holes to English girls title-holder Holly Clyburn, fought back to win the seventh, eighth and ninth. Then she birdied the 11th to lead for the first time. Megan then went two up at the 14th but Clyburn was not finished yet. She won the 15th with a par and the short 16th with a birdie 2 to square the match. In a thrilling finish, Megan edged ahead again with a par 4 at the 17th, which meant she was assured of a halved match at least and that half-point would guarantee Scotland at least a halved match overall with England. Megan in fact was able to clinch overall victory for Scotland, beating Clyburn by two holes when the English player conceded the 18th.

To see some photos and a video from today's events CLICK HERE

Also to read more go the West of Scotland Website

WELL DONE MEGAN

WOMEN’S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Irvine Golf Club, Ayrshire
Day 2
IRELAND 4 ½, WALES 4 1/2
Foursomes (2-1)
Danielle McVeigh & Charlene Reid bt Kath O’Connor & Katie Bradbury 2 and 1.
Mary Dowling & Sarah Cunningham lost to Rhian Wyn Thomas & Gemma Bradbury 3 and 1.
Gillian O’Leary & Victoria Bradshaw bt Tara Davies & Amy Boulden 6 and 4.
Singles (2 ½-3 ½)
McVeigh halved with Thomas.
Reid bt Gemma Bradbury 1 hole.
Aedin Murphy lost to Davies 1 hole.
O’Leary bt Katie Bradbury 5 and 4.
Bradshaw lost to Boulden 3 and 1.
Cunningham lost to Lucy Gould 4 and 2.

SCOTLAND 5 1/2, ENGLAND 3 1/2
Foursomes (3-0)
Carly Booth & Kelsey MacDonald bt Charlie Douglass & Holly Clyburn 2 and 1.
Louise Kenney & Pamela Pretswell bt Hannah Barwood & Charlotte Wild 3 and 2.
Kylie Walker & Jane Turner bt Kelly Tidy & Charlotte Ellis 1 hole.
Singles (2 1/2-3 1/2)
Booth lost to Douglass 3 and 2.
Pretswell lost to Rachel Jennings 3 and 1.
MacDonald lost to Barwood 2 and 1.
Megan Briggs beat Clyburn 2 holes.
Walker beat Wild 3 and 2.
Kenney halved with Ellis

RESCHEDULED AUTUMN MEETING

The AUTUMN MEETING will now be held at HAGGS CASTLE GOLF CLUB on WEDNESDAY, 7TH OCTOBER.

Details will be available shortly.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Scotland win against the Irish -- Day 1

Megan Briggs - Click to enlarge Megan outside Bogside Golf Club - Click to enlarge

Scotland showed true grit to come from behind to beat Ireland 5-4 on the opening day of the women's home internationals at bright and breezy Irvine Golf Club, Ayrshire today
The bonus for skipper Lesley Nicholson's squad was that Wales walloped England 7-2 in the other match.
"The girls put me through it today but they got there in the end," said Lesley.
"I'm delighted. They did so well to turn it around from what could have been a losing position."
Scotland made up their one-point foursomes deficit by winning the first two singles to finish against Ireland.

West of Scotland Players did well today with Pamela Pretswell winning both her foursomes and singles ties. Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs played very well in the morning with an under form Kylie Walker. Megan was not selected for the singles in the afternoon,however Kylie was and fortunately got her game back together in afternoon singles to bring in the winning result. --- WELL DONE TO YOU ALL
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website
To see some photos from today click on the small thumbnail below

Scotland v Ireland



Day 1 results
ENGLAND 2, WALES 7
Foursomes (1-2)
Charlie Douglass & Holly Clyburn bt Lucy Gould & Sam Birkes 1 hole.
Charlotte Wild & Hannah Barwood lost to Rhian Wyn Thomas & Gemma Bradbury 2 holes.
Rachel Jennings & Kelly Tidy lost to Tara Davies & Amy Boulden 3 and 2.
Singles
Douglass bt Davies 2 holes.
Barwood lost to Thomas 3 and 2.
Clyburn lost to Gemma Bradbury 3 and 1.
Charlotte Ellis lost to Katie Bradbury 2 holes.
Tidy lost to Boulden 4 and 3.
Nikki Foster lost to Gould 8 and 7.

SCOTLAND 5, IRELAND 4
Foursomes (1-2)
Kelsey MacDonald & Carly Booth lost to Danielle McVeigh & Charlene Reid 3 and 2.
Louise Kenney & Pamela Pretswell bt Gillian O’Leary & Victoria Bradshaw 4 and 3.
Kylie Walker & Megan Briggs lost to Mary Dowling & Sarah Cunningham 5 and 4.
Singles (4-2)
Booth beat McVeigh 2 and 1.
Pretswell beat Murphy 1 hole.
MacDonald beat Dowling 3 and 2.
Walker beat Niamh Kitching 3 and 2.
Laura Murray lost to O’Leary 3 and 2.
Kenney lost to Reid 3 and 1.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Megan is playing with Kylie in the Foursomes Tomorrow Morning

The 2009 Scottish Team - Click to enlarge Back Row From L to R: Claire Hargan (Team Manager),Kylie Walker,
Pamela Pretswell,Louise Kenney, Laura Murray, Kevin Craggs
Front Row: Kelsey MacDonald, Carly Booth,Lesley Nicholson (Captain),Megan Briggs and Jane Turner
IMAGE COURTESY OF COLIN FARQUHARSON, CAL CARSON GOLF AGENCY -- Click to enlarge

SCOTLAND v IRELAND
9am
Kelsey MacDonald & Carly Booth v Danielle McVeigh & Charlene Reid.
Louise Kenney & Pamela Pretswell v Gillian O’Leary & Victoria Bradshaw.
Kylie Walker & Megan Briggs v Mary Dowling & Sarah Cunningham
2.20pm
Six singles
Read Colin Farquarson's news on the West of Scotland Website

ATTENTION THE AUTUMN MEETING AT HAGGS CASTLE TOMORROW IS CANCELLED

Support Megan and the Scottish Team in the Home Internationals


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Irvine Bogside Golf Club 9th to 11th September 2009
Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales

The Scottish team has 3 West of Scotland players namely Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) and Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle)

Please come and support Scotland’s top 8 lady amateur golfers. Any support would be greatly appreciated.

Scotland Team:
Carly Booth
Megan Briggs
Louise Kenney
Kelsey MacDonald
Laura Murray
Pamela Pretswell
Jane Turner
Kylie Walker

Wednesday 9th: Scotland vs Ireland – 9am and 2pm
Thursday 10th: Scotland vs England - 9am and 2pm
Friday 11th: Scotland vs Wales – 8.30am and 1pm


To read an article about the Scottish Team sent to your webmaster by sports reporter Elspeth Burnside --- Go to the West of Scotland Website

Monday, September 07, 2009

County Team named for Scottish Finals

Captain Christeen Finlayson names the team for Scottish county finals --- At Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh, Sepember 18th to 20th.

RENFREWSHIRE TEAM:

Eilidh Briggs, Kilmacolm
Megan Briggs, Kilmacolm
Clare-Marie Carlton, Fereneze
Donna Jackson, Cochrane Castle
Gillian Kyle, East Renfrewshire
Alyson McKechin, Elderslie
Liz Stewart, Greenburn
Carol Whyte, Windyhill

WELL DONE, GILLIAN!

Congratulations to Gillian Kyle, East Renfrewshire's Lady Captain, who became their Lady Club Champion for the 13th time on Sunday, 29th August

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Mairi Gray is the 2009 Centenary Year Campbell Clock Winner

Mairi Gray - Click to enlarge Mairi Gray - Click to enlarge


Renfrewshire Ladies County Junior Girls’ Stableford Competition for the Campbell Clock, was held today at Whitecraigs G.C. Forty girls braved the elements and all completed their games despite some heavy rain. Their behaviour and attitude both on the course and in the Clubhouse were excellent and a credit to their parents, many of whom volunteered to act as helpers on the course. The County Committee was most impressed and encouraged to see so many lovely swings and young promising players. Hopefully, a good sign for future County golf.
Congratulations go to Mairi Gray (pictured above) from Williamwood Golf Club who won the main trophy of the day namely the Campbell Clock.


Prize Winners were as follows –

Par 3 (6 hole Course) - Stroke Competition
1st Heather Fleming (Elderslie) 31
2nd Katie McLaren (Ranfurly Castle) 37
Putting Competition (9 Holes)
1st Heather Fleming 20
2nd Katy Douglas (Elderslie) 20

8 Hole Stableford Competition
Winner - Laura Johnston (Williamwood) 16 points
Runner Up - Sarah Taylor (Whitecraigs) 8 points.
Emma McMillan (Erskine) and Kirsty Forgie (Whitecraigs) also scored 8 points.
Longest Drive at 2nd hole - Marianne McPhee (Williamwood)

Campbell Clock 18 Hole Stableford
Winner - Mairi Gray 21 (Williamwood) 34 points
Runner Up - Rachel Green 33 (Eastwood) 33 points
Handicaps 0 – 20 Longest drive at 4th hole - Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle)
Handicaps 21 – 36 Longest drive at 18th hole - Mairi Gray

Click on the small picture below of Mairi to see some photos from the day's event

Campbell Clock 2009

Gillian McGinlay is through to the final of the County Rosebowl

Gillian McGinlay and June Lockhart played their semi-final of the County Rosebowl on Friday 4th September. This was played at Cochrane Castle instead of Gleddoch due to the course condition. Gillian won 6/5. Congratulations to Gillian and commiserations to June. The final, therefore, will be between Anita McMillian of Erskine and Gillian McGinlay of Cochrane Castle and will be arranged by the Captain.

--- Here are all the results of this years Rosebowl

Qual
No.

1st Round

Semi Final

Final TBA

To be played by Monday 13th July 2009

To be played by Monday 31st August 2009

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1

Linda McDougall (Greenock)

Anita McMillan (Erskine) 3/1

Anita McMillan (Erskine) at the 20th

8

Anita McMillan (Erskine)

5

Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)

Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) 2/1

4

Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)

3

Liz Hale (Caldwell)

June Lockhart (Gleddoch) 3/2

Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle ) 6/5

6

June Lockhart (Gleddoch)

7

Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)

Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 1 hole

2

Morag Turner (Kilmacolm)


Autumn Meeting Draw Sheet

Here is the draw for the Autumn Meeting at Haggs Castle Golf Club on Wednesday 9th September

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Centenary Shotgun at Pollok Golf Club -- Mo and Elspeth are our Winners

Some of the Renfrewshire Players and Winners - Click to enlarge

Mo Neilson and Elspeth Hanlon -- Winners of the Centenaery Shotgun Mo Neilson and Elspeth Hanlon -- Winners of the Centenary Shotgun Greensomes Stableford - Click to enlarge


80 County Ladies had the pleasure of playing over Pollok Golf Club to-day as part of the RLCGA Centenary Year celebrations. The competition was a Greensomes Stableford, and with only one heavy shower of rain lasting about 15 minutes in the early part of the day, everyone completed the round in bright sunshine. Golf was followed by a splendid buffet lunch and Pollok's Captain Andrew Sturgess presented the prizes.
PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALL THE PLAYERS AND WINNERS:



The winners were:-
1st Prize : Elspeth Hanlon (Gourock) and Mo Neilson (Greenock) (8) 36 Points
2nd Prize: Ruth Henderson (Williamwood) and Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle) 35 points b.i.h.
3rd Prize:Gillian Kyle (E. Renfrewshire)and Jennifer Mack(Haggs Castle) (5) 35 Points
Nearest the pin at the 6th: Handicaps 0 – 12 Mary Wylie (Elderslie)
Nearest the pin at the 12th:Handicaps 13 + Elizabeth Drysdale (Eastwood)
Longest drive on the 18th Fairway Handicaps 0 –12 Linda Stevenson (Whitecraigs)
Longest drive on the 1st Fairway Handicaps 13+ June Irons (Caldwell)
Putting competition: Rosemary Dykes (Turnberry)

To see some photos of the Pre Shotgun activities, some photos out on the course and some buffet meal photos click on one of the small thumbnails below


RLCGA Centenary Shotgun - Lunch

There are some more photographs but your webmaster is away for a few days so that's your lot for the moment !!! -- Thanks go to Freda Tuck and Morag Turner for their contribution

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Maureen Woodhead is a triple Champion

Maureen Woodhead has won the British Ladies Civil Service Golf Championship (at Daventry in August) to add to the Scottish Ladies Civil Service Golf Championship (played over Whitecraigs on a lovely day in June - remember those!!) and to Gourock Golf Club Ladies Championship.

The Janice Moodie Girls Open

The Janice Moodie Girls Open at Windyhill GC has been rescheduled for Wednesday 14th October with tee off times available 10.30 - 1.00. Contact Tracy Masterton on tamasterton@hotmail.com for tee off times.

Centenary Greensomes Stableford Shotgun Starting Holes

Pollok Golf Club - Click to enlarge The plan of the Course --- Click to enlarge


The Centenary Shotgun Greensomes Stableford is on Wednesday 3rd September over Pollok Golf Course--- Instructions have been sent to the lead player of each partnership already with your appropriate starting Hole number.
However, here is the full start sheet with the hole numbers --- Lets hope the RAIN STOPS !


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