Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AUTUMN GREENSOMES STABLEFORD START SHEET

The Autumn County Greensomes Stableford is tomorrow ---- Wednesday 1st September over Elderslie Golf Club.
The Mobile number on the day is 0777 618 5115. Please note the Start Time for the Competition is 9:30.

PLEASE NOTE THERE HAVE BEEN SOME MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TO THE START TIMES:



Scroll down to see all the times

Monday, August 30, 2010

EILIDH RETAINS THE TOP SPOT IN THE SLGA GIRLS' ORDER OF MERIT

Eilidh photo courtesy of calcarson agency --- Click to enlarge

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) is clinging on to top spot in the Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association's Girls' Order of Merit.
Winner of the Janice Moody Trophy and fourth in the Scottish Under-21 Open Stroke Play Championship, the Renfrewshire Champion heads the list with 1,790 points.

But Lesley Atkins, the Scottish Girls' Champion is in hot pursuit of the title. Having finished among the top 15 qualifiers at the British Girls' Championship, the Gullane golfer has leapt from fourth to second place with 1,568 points.

Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) has slipped to third place with 1,400 points, and Hannah McCook (Abernethy) is now fourth with 1,370 points.

Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin is in 6th place

Broomieknowe's Kate McIntosh, runner-up to Lesley in the Scottish Girls' Championship at Eyemouth last month, again showed her potential by qualifying in sixth place at the St Andrews Under-23 tournament. She has now moved from 11th to seventh place in the Merit list.

Click this link to see the GIRLS ORDER OF MERIT LIST

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Renfrewshire's Anabel Kane and Rena Simpson do well in the Scottish Foursomes Strokeplay Championships

Anabel Kane and Rena Anderson - Kilmacom - Click to enlarge Anabel Kane and Rena Simpson (Kilmacolm)

Congratulations go to Kilmacolm's Anabel Kane and Rena Simpson who won the 2nd handicap prize at the Scottish Foursomes Strokeplay Championships at Douglas Park today.
To read about the event go to the West of Scotland Website

Friday, August 27, 2010

SEPTEMBER MEDAL - CHANGE OF DATE & VENUE

Hi Everyone

Some of you may already know but part of the Clubhouse of Renfrew has burnt down and having only found out about it a short time ago, we thought we should check things out. Apparently there are no changing facilities or catering facilities at Renfrew at the moment.

Therefore, we have decided to change the venue and, unfortunately, we have had to change the date as well. We tried to get the same date at Caldwell or Kilmacolm but neither could accommodate us on that particular date.

KILMACOLM has agreed to host this Medal for us on MONDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER --- TEE TIMES BOOKED 9.00 A.M. UNTIL 12 NOON.
Caldwell were also prepared to host this on the Monday but they could not guarantee there will be no Winter greens as they may well be doing work on the course that week.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused but under the circumstances we thought it better not to have our Medal at Renfrew. Therefore, Carol Fell has set up a new page for this Medal on the web-site so, therefore, YOU WILL HAVE TO RE-APPLY for this competition (postal entries - Liz Hale will contact you to see if you are still able to play). Hopefully most of you will still be able to play on Monday 20th September. We have extended the entry date for this competition to Friday 10th September because of this change. Liz Hale is the Committee member who is in charge of this competition
Please if you know of anyone who does not have a computer could you pass on this important message. Thanks.

These are the people who entered for Renfrew:- (please re-apply for 20th Sept if you want to play)---
Alyson Mckechin, Gillian Kyle, Aileen Wilson,Janette McCartney, Sheila Genders, Lindsay Mathie, Ruth Henderson, Sandra Gilchrist, Sally Smyth, Maureen Cook, Liz Wilson, Anita McMillan, Glennis Rintoul, Kay Black, Kate Thornton,Dorothy Belch, Jackie Macdonald, Anne Terrey, Lyn Black, E Jane Thomson

Winter Foursomes
The closing date for entries to the Winter Foursomes draw is 20th September and Audrey Barclay is again organising this. Entries can be made on the web-site or via postal entries (if you have elected this way). Entries can be made with our without a partner

EASY ACCESS TO ENTRY FORMS FOR THE LAST 2 COMPETITIONS ARE AT THE TOP OF THE WEBSITE

Regards
Morag
Hon Secretary

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MEGAN SELECTED FOR THE HOME INTERNATIONALS AND CLARE- MARIE IS A RESERVE

The team to represent Scotland at the Home International Matches to be held at Whitchurch (Cardiff) Golf Club, 8-10 September is:
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Laura Murray (Alford), Martine Pow (Selkirk),Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall)
Captain - Lesley Nicholson (Haddington)
Reserves: 1 Clare Marie Carlton (Fereneze), 2 Gillian Monteith (Stranraer)

Monday, August 23, 2010

MEGAN AND EILIDH HAVE A TERRIFIC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL AT KILMACOLM

Megan and Eilidh Briggs
Megan and Eilidh Briggs played each other yet again in the Kilmacolm Championship yesterday (Sunday 22nd August 2010). It got off to a very even start with both girls playing very well.

Megan's shots to the green were so accurate that it was difficult for Eilidh to play against birdies. Sometimes pars were not good enough. What a shame they have to be sisters but I think they went home still talking!! Congratulations to Megan for winning her 7th Championship title at Kilmacolm and sincere commiserations to Eilidh. I am sure Eilidh will succeed one of these days (sorry Megan!). Both fantastic players and a credit to Kilmacolm and the County.
Megan and Eilidh
are both playing together at Douglas Park next Sunday (29th August) in the SLGA Scottish Foursomes Championships.


Megan and Eilidh will try and defend their title. --- CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE

--- GOOD LUCK TO YOU BOTH ---- AND WELL DONE TO YOU BOTH ON WHAT WAS A FANTASTIC KILMACOLM CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Friday, August 20, 2010

MEGAN IN TOP 30 AT THE BRITISH STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Curtis Cup team player LANARKSHIRE'S Pamela Pretswell, won the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship in an exciting finish at Tenby Golf Club, South Wales today.
The tournament was reduced to three rounds after a 2hr 30min suspension of play from 9am to 11.30am while a violent thunder and lightning storm raged over the course.
Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs who was one of the early starters managed to muster up an 84 in the terrible conditions to end up in the top 30.
To read the full report go to the WEST OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE

BRITISH STROKEPLAY LIVE SCORING

Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs is playing on the final day at
BRITISH STROKEPLAY AT TENBY --- click on the link to keep up to date with today's play.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

MEGAN MAKES THE CUT IN THE BRITISH STROKEPLAY

At the end of a day of unrelenting rain it was Curtis Cup Scot Pamela Pretswell and Chrisje De Vries from the Netherlands who led the 42 qualifiers with totals of 15-over-par 159 or better into Friday’s final two rounds.
Pretswell and De Vries are both on two-over-par 146, Pamela after a second-round, two-over-par 74, one of the best scores in the awful weather, and Chrisje after a 78.
Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs just made the cut and Alyson MacKechinhad 4 bad holes in her round that spoiled her day.
LEADING QUALIFIERS
Par 144 (2x74).
146 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 72 74, Chrisje De Vries (Ned) 68 78.
147 Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 68 79.
148 Line Vedel Hansen (Den) 76 72, Bronte Law (Bramhall) 76 72.
151 Pia Halbit (Ger) 73 78, Alexandra Bonetti (Fra) 74 77.
152 Lara Katzy (Ger) 71 81.
153 Ann Lindner (Ger) 75 78, Heidi Baek (Felixstowe Ferry) 76 77, Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 78 75.
Other Scots:
156 Julie Yang (Kings Acre) 75 81 (jt 20th).
157 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 82 75, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 80 77 (jt 23rd).
159 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 78 81 (jt 37th).

MISSED THE CUT
161 Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 78 83.
162 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 78 84.
166 Lauren Mackin (Majorca) 79 87.
167 Roseanne Niven (Crieff) 85 82.
174 Laura Murray (Alford) 87 87.
Retired (injured): Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 75 -.

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

ENTRIES FOR THE SEPTEMBER MEDAL AND WINTER FOURSOMES

The last 2 competition entries are rather low at the moment for the SEPTEMBER MEDAL AND THE WINTER FOURSOMES. The closing date for the September Medal on Tuesday 21st September over Renfrew is the 6th September and the Closing Date for the Winter Foursomes is the 20th September.
Get you name into the entry lists by going to the Fixture and Entry Lists on the LHS or top of the website

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

MEGAN AND ALYSON BOTH HAVE A 78 IN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE BRITISH STROKEPLAY

Curtis Cup Scot Pamela Pretswell kept up her recent good form to finish the opening day of the British Women’s Open Amateur Stroke-Play golf Championship at Tenby, South Wales in a share of fifth place.
The Bothwell Castle GC player from Hamilton, pipped for the Austrian women's title a couple of weeks ago, shot a level par of 72 in windy conditions for the early starters and would have been that bit closer to Chrisje De Vries (Netherlands) and Amy Boulden (Maesdu) – joint leaders on 68 – had she not bogeyed the 15th and 18th.
Pamela also ran up a double bogey 6 at the 11th but, on the bright side, she had a bag of five birdies: at the long first, the third, the 10th, the 13th, and the long 14th in halves of 36.
Former Scottish champion Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), and Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) both hit the 78 mark.
Alyson's effort was a good effort indeed, considering she had a triple bogey 7 at the third and a double bogey 6 at the 18th in halves of 41 and 37.
Majorca-based Scot Lauren Mackin (Past Junior Renfrewshire Member) had a 79, one shot ahead of recent Riccarton Rosebowl winner Jane Turner (Craigielaw)who had a horrendous outward half of 43, including a triple bogey 7 at the ninth.
LEADING FIRST-ROUND SCORES
Par 72
68 Chrisje De Vries (Ned), Amy Boulden (Maesdu).
70 Gillian O’Leary (Cork).
71 Lara Katzy (Ger).
72 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Laura Chemarin (Fra), Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park).
73 Marion Ricordeau (Fra), Charley Hull (Kettering), Tara Davies (Holyhead), Pia Halbig (Ger).
74 Camilla Hedberg (Spa), Nina Holleder (Ger), Alexandra Bonetti (Fra).
75 Lauren Taylor (Woburn), Julie Yang (Kings Acre), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Liebelei Lawrence (Gre), Ann Lindner (Ger), Klara Spilkova (Cze), Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale).
Selected scores:
78 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey), Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa).
79 Lauren Mackin (Maj).
80 Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
81 Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies).
82 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall).
85 Roseanne Niven (Crieff).
87 Laura Murray (Alford).

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Monday, August 16, 2010

HI FROM MILWAUKEE AIRPORT - YOUR CAPTAIN IS HOMEWARD BOUND

MARTIN KAYMER -- CLICK TO ENLARGEMartin Kaymer --- Photo Courtesy of the PGA Website

What a lot of drama yesterday at Whistling Straits!
Poor Dustin making that mistake in the bunker at 18 then the excitement of the play off. But well done Martin Kaymer! It is good to see the Europeans doing well in the USA! It looks good for the Ryder Cup!
Colin and I have had a great week.
I still can't believe that Whistling Straits was only constructed in 1998. It looked as though it had been there forever. All that land used to be flat green farmland so tons of soil was brought in along with sand to make it look like a genuine links course and I must say it is lovely. We have watched a lot but yesterday we were invited into the CBS Studio to watch right behind the 18th green and listen to Jim Nantz and Nick Faldo doing their commentary! That was fascinating. All the time they are talking the producer is speaking instructions into their ear!

We have been entertained and looked after so well and are now waiting to board a flight to Newark then a connection to Glasgow. We will be back to reality tomorrow.
Hope everyone is well. Trish

THE CAMPBELL CLOCK - JUNIOR STABLEFORD



The Campbell Clock, (Congu Handicap) 8 hole (Club Handicap) and Par 3 (No Handicap) are all on Sunday 5th September at Whitecraigs Golf Club from 2pm. Maureen Mitchell our Junior Convenor is running the competitions and hopes that lots of Juniors will participate in this enjoyable event as they are for all levels of junior golfers.

To print out your entry form CLICK HERE

Please remember to send your form with a SAE and Cheque for £5 for handicap events or £3 for Par 3 course payable to RLCGA

Thursday, August 12, 2010

HI FROM WISCOSIN ( PGA CHAMPIONSHIP) -- FROM CAPTAIN TRISH


Hi everyone.
Here I am at the PGA Championship in Wisconsin --- (click the link).
This is a fabulous golf course but it looks impossible! I think it is the easiest course for watching that I have ever been to. There are very few stands or "bleachers" as they call them here!
You can see pretty easily because there are so many dunes. It is very long and there are huge carries and if the wind is strong it will be so difficult. This morning of course play was delayed because of fog and they won't get all play finished today which will probably delay everything tomorrow too. It is not just St Andrews where the weather plays havok!
Anyway it is extremely hot --- 88 degrees and very humid. We are having more of a holiday this time which is good. We are staying in a fabulous hotel but I need a map and compass to find our room!
More anon.
Hope everyone is playing good golf.
Best wishes Trish

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

6th SEED QUALIFIER FROM SPAIN BEATS ELIDH

Renfrewshire Champion Eilidh Briggs lost this morning against the 6th seed in the British Girls Matchplay Championship --- Camilla Hedberg (Spain) beat Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 3 and 2
To read the full report and and all the results CLICK HERE

To read more on the British Girls Results (Day 2 etc --- Quarter Finals) CLICK HERE

To read more on the British Girls Results (Day 3 etc --- Semi and Final)FINAL RESULTS

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

EILIDH QUALIFIES FOR THE MATCHPLAY STAGES OF THE BRITISH GIRLS

Three Scots – Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies), Hannah McCook (Abernethy) and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) – made it through among the 64 qualifiers for the match-play stages of the British girls open amateur golf championship at bright but breezy Royal Belfast Golf Club today (Tuesday).
Eilidh Briggs hit the limit mark of 155 with scores of 77 and 78 and had a long wait until the end play before the LGU organisers and their computer decreed that two Spaniards and a French player who had totals of 155 but the poorest second rounds – 80, 80 and 81 – would be eliminated.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) had a 76 today -- 8 shots better than yesterday but failed to make the cut
To read the full report and all the results go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Monday, August 09, 2010

British Girls Championship-- 1st Round -- Eilidh has a 77

Scotland’s Tartan Army of nine players in the field for the British girls open amateur golf championship could be reduced to two or three after tomorrow's second qualifying round at Royal Belfast Golf Club.
Only the leading 64 players out of 144 starters will go forward to the match-play stages and the forecast is that two rounds of 78 might just make it. Overnight those on the 78 mark are in joint 68th position.
That leaves only Scottish girls champion Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) and Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) – both with five-over-par 75s – and Renfrewshire women’s champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), who scored 77 – within the “safety zone” barring disasters on the second day.
Hannah McCook (Abernethy) is walking the tightrope on 79 while Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort, Germany) must improve on her 80 while Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw), 83, and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), both with 84s, have the proverbial mountain to climb.
Gillian Simpson’s opening 99 has killed her hopes.
At the other end of the scoreboard, Alexandra Bonetti from Paris leads with a two-under-par 68 (two birdies and 16 pars) by one shot from Musselburgh-based Julie Yang whose 69 was unchallenged from noon until the French girl finished her round at 6.45pm.
The 15-year-old Maguire Curtis Cup twins had mixed luck. Leona had a 72 but Lisa a 79, which was one better than British women’s open champion Kelly Tidy from Bolton.
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MORE ON THE SCOTS
Lesley Atkins played tidly for a 75 (36-39). She bogeyed the third and fourth but came straight back with birdies at the fifth and sixth before she bogeyed the ninth.
She dropped shots at three of the par-3 inward holes, and ran up a double bogey 6 at the 15th. Bt she did birdied the 13th with an 8ft putt.
Rachael Watton took a while to warm up. She bogeyed the first, second and fourth before she got into her stride and birdied the fifth and eighth to be out in a promising 36.
Then she made a mess of the first three holes of the inward half - a bogey at the 10th, a triple bogey 6 at the short 11th and another bogey at the 12th.
But Rachel is not a quitter and, true to form, she hit back with a 2 at the short 14th - then dropped a shot at the 15th - but birdied the 16th - dropped a shot at the 17th - before finished with a birdie 4 at the long last hole.
A roller-coaster ride, indeed over the last five holes.
Eilidh Briggs' 77 was made up of steady halves of 38 and 39. She took started slowly with bogeys at the first, second and fourth, but, like Rachael Watton, Eilidh also settled to birdied the fifth and seventh. Bogeys at the sixth and ninth, owever, put her out in three over the card. She then had a bad run after the turn with bogeys at the 11t, 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th, before finished with a birdie at the last.
Rachael Taylor had halves of 43 and 37 for an 80 which included a quadruple bogey 8 at the third. She birdied the sixth and 18th.
Hannah McCook had a good outward half of 37 but spoiled it with 42 homefor a 79.
Gabrielle MacDonald had halves of 41 and 42 for an 83. She had back to back triple bogeys at the 11th and 12th. Her only birdie came at the 10th.
Alyson McKechin was out in 41 and home in 43 for an 84 while Ailsa Summers hit the 84 mark the other way round, 43 out, 43 back.


FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND
Par 70. Yardage 5876
68 Alexandra Bonetti (Fra)
69 Julie Yang (SKo)
71 Bronte Law (Eng), Noemi Jimenez (Spa).
72 Camilla Hedberg (Spa), Katharina Sohnlein (Ger), Leona Maguire (Ire), Louise Ridderstrom (Swe).
Other Scots
75 Lesley Atkins (Sco), Rachael Watton (Sco)
77 Eilidh Briggs (Sco),
79 Hannah McCook (Sco),
80 Rachael Taylor (Sco).
83 Gabrielle MacDonald (Sco).
84 Alyson McKechin (Sco), Ailsa Summers (Sco)..
99 Gillian Simpson (Sco),


Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Sunday, August 08, 2010

MEGAN IS 4TH IN THE RICCARTON ROSEBOWL

Scotland international Jane Turner (Craigielaw), the British universities' women's stroke-play champion, returned to form by winning the Riccarton Rosebowl, a 36-hole SLGA Order of Merit event, by two strokes at Hamilton today. West of Scotland's Susan Wood was 3rd by virtue of a poorer 2nd round beaten by Rebecca Wilson.
Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs was 4th

LEADING SCORES:
143 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 71 72.
145 Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 73 72,Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 71 74.
146 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 75.
Other RLCGA Players:
155 Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 83 72
158 Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 78 80,
159 Patricia Davidson (Erskine) 77 82,
163 Jenny Jenkins (Ralston) 79 84
183 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 87 96.
187 Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) 96 91.

To read all the results go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

AUTUMN MEETING - ONLY UNTIL FRIDAY TO ENTER

Hi Everyone

Just a reminder in case you have not applied for the Autumn Meeting yet. This is being held on Wednesday 1st September (9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.) at Elderslie Golf Club. This is now a Greensomes competition and a new trophy has been kindly donated which is being called The Centenary Quaich. This is in memory of the late Kathleen McNeil MBE.

The closing date for the Autumn Meeting is Monday 13th August so there is only one week left to enter! The Committee member in charge of this competition is Audrey Barclay so if you have any queries, please get in touch with her.

Once again, if you know of anyone who does not have computer access could you please pass on this message. Thanks.

Hope to see you at the Autumn Meeting.

Bye for now
Morag

Friday, August 06, 2010

SCOTLAND ARE RUNNERS UP IN THE GIRLS HOME INTERNATIONALS

The Scottish Girls Team -- Click to enlarge - Courtesy of Colin Farquharson


England stormed to victory in the Girls’ Home Internationals at Bangor, Northern Ireland when they defeated Wales 9-0 on the final day of the matches.
This was their third consecutive win in the championship and the ninth time in the last 11 years that they have won the Stroyan Cup. Scotland were runners-up for the second year in a row. They beat Ireland 5½ -3½ to finish with two wins to their credit.

DAY 3 RESULTS

ENGLAND 9, WALES 0
Foursomes (3-0)
Hayley Davis and Georgia Hsll bt Chloe Williams and Sara Rees-Evans 2 holes.
Alexandra Peters and Elizabet Mallett bt Amy Boulden and India Friswell 5 and 3.
Heidi Baek and Emily Taylor bt Katie Bradbury and Rachel Lewis 2 and 1.
Singles (6-0)
Davis bt Boulden 2 and 1.
Mallett bt Bradbury 1 hole.
Emily Taylor bt Williams 3 and 2.
Bronte Law bt Rees-Evans 1 hole.
Peters bt Kelly Miller 7 and 5.
Lauren Taylor bt Lewis 4 and 3.

IRELAND 3 1/2, SCOTLAND 5 1/2Foursomes (1 ½-1 ½)
Emma O’Driscoll and Laura Grant beat Eilidh Briggs and Rachael Watton 5 and 4.
Laura McCarthy and Amy Farrell lost to Hannah McCook and Gabrielle MacDonald 1 hole.
Paula Grant and Jessica Carty halved with Alyson McKechin and Rachael Taylor.
Singles (4-2)
O’Driscoll lost to Watton 4 and 2.
Carty lost to Lesley Atkins 4 and 3.
Laura Grant beat McKechin 1 hole..
Sarah Helly beat MacDonald.2 holes
Anna Courtney lost to Ailsa Summers 2 holes.
McCarthy lost to McCook 7 and 5.
HOW THEY FINISHED
1 England 3pt.
2 Scotland 2pt.
3 Wales 1 pt.
4 Ireland 0pt.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

AUGUST MEDAL - GOUROCK AND THE SPECTACULAR VIEWS !

June Lockhart and Carol Fell after an enjoyable day at Gourock


Our webmaster CAROL FELL (Ranfurly Castle) took time away from her computer to-day and won the medal played over Gourock with a net 72. LIZ STEWART (Greenburn) had an 80 to win the best gross. The competition was played in bright sunshine with magnificent views over the river.

The CSS was 73 and the SSS 73.

FOR THOSE WHO DID NOT ENTER THE MEDAL OVER GOUROCK ---- SEE WHAT YOU MISSED --- IT REALLY IS A GREAT COURSE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS !!




Results:-
0 - 12
1st Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 83 - 11 - 72
2nd June Lockhart (Gleddoch) 82 - 9 - 73
3rd Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 81 - 7 - 74

13 +
1st Vivien Young (Cochrane Castle) 93 - 18 - 75 acb
2nd Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle) 89 - 14 - 75
3rd Kate Thornton (Old Ranfurly) 97 - 18 - 79

Best Gross : Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 80

To get your Handicap Exchange Letter to take back to your handicap Secretary CLICK HERE
Please remember to print only your HOME CLUB page

To see all the Results Click Here

SCOTLAND GIRLS LOSE TO ENGLAND

Scotland’s challenge for the Girls Home Internationals title nosedived on Day 2 at Bangor Golf Club, Northern Ireland today.
After a promising morning, when they shared the foursomes with title-holders England, the Scots had no answer to the skill of their opponents in the singles.
England won five out of six for a 6 ½-2 ½ victory to make them overwhelming favourites to win the Stroyan Cup for a third year in a row
SCOTLAND 2 1/2, ENGLAND 6 1/2
Foursomes (1 ½-1 ½)
Eilidh Briggs and Rachael Watton beat Alexandra Peters and Elizabeth Mallett 3 and 1.
Hannah McCook and Gabrielle MacDonald halved with Lauren Taylor and Georgia Hall.
Lesley Atkins and Alyson McKechin lost to Heidi Baek and Emily Taylor 2 and 1
Singles (1-5)
Watton lost to Davis 1 hole.
Rachael Taylor lost to Baek Watton lost to Davis 1 hole.
Rachael Taylor lost to Baek 4 and 3.
McCook lost to Hall 6 and 4.
Ailsa Summers lost to Bronte Law 2 and 1.
MacDonald beat Emily Taylor 2 holes.
Briggs lost to Lauren Taylor 8 and 6.


To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

MEGAN FINISHES 26TH IN THE ENGLISH OPEN STROKEPLAY

Musselburgh-based South Korean Julie Yang won the English women’s open strokeplay championship by two shots at Whittington Heath, Staffordshire, after a final round duel with Gloucestershire’s Charlotte Ellis.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 288 (4x72)
284 Julie Yang (Korea) 75 71 69 69
286 Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 72 75 67 72
288 Charley Hull (Woburn) 72 72 71 73
291 Kelsey Macdonald (Nairn Dunbar) 71 74 75 71; Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 75 73 71 72
293 Charlie Douglass (Brocket Hall) 75 75 73 70; Ami Storey (Ponteland) 74 75 72 72; Charlotte Thomas (Singapore Island) 76 76 69 72
294 Sophie Godley (Lindrick) 73 75 76 70.
Other Scottish scores:
303 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 76 72 80 75 (jt 26th).
318 Laura Murray (Alford) 78 76 77 87 (38th).

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

MEGAN IS ONLY 4 OFF THE PACE AFTER THE 2ND ROUND OF THE ENGLISH OPEN STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Leading scores
Par 72 CSS 75 75
144 Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 72 72, Charley Hull (Woburn) 72 72
145 Kelsey Macdonald (Nairn Dunbar) 71 74, Katherine O'Connor (Tadmarton Heath) 71 74
146 Julie Yang (Kings Acre) 75 71
147 Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 72 75
148 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 76 72, Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 75 73, Daisy Dyer (Chigwell) 77 71, Tilly Magill (Woburn) 73 75, Sophie Godley (Lindrick) 73 75


CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE SCORES

To read more go to the West of Scotland Website

Scotland wins against Wales on Day 1 of the Girls Home Internationals

Eilidh Briggs at Bangor --- Click to Enlarge Renfrewshire Champion -- Eilidh Briggs at Bangor-- A WINNER TODAY --- Courtesy of Colin Farquharson --- Click to enlarge



Scotland and England both won their first-day matches in the Girls Home Internationals at Bangor Golf Club, Northern Ireland today.
And they meet tomorrow in what is the virtual decider for the Stroyan Cup, held by the English over the past two years.
The Scots played well to beat Wales 6-3, a team with which they could only draw with last year. England, it has to be said, were mighty impressive in beating Ireland 7 ½-1 1/2
Karen Marshall’s squad won the foursomes 2 ½- ½ and that makes an awful difference with only six afternoon singles to come.
Scotland were assured of at least a draw with 4 1/2pt in the bag but they got the match-winning point from RENFREWSHIRE'S Eilidh Briggs who beat the Welsh girls champion Rachel Lewis by 4 and 3 in the sixth singles.

Eilidh won the third, fourth, fifth and sixth but thereafter each hole was halved – seven in a row – until Rachel scored her only success at the 14th.

EILIDH won the 15th for victory.--- WELL DONE EILIDH


DAY 1 RESULTS
SCOTLAND 6, WALES 3
FOURSOMES (2 ½-1/2)
Eilidh Briggs and Rachael Watton beat Kelly Miller and Chloe Williams 1 hole.
Hannah McCook and Gabrielle MacDonald halved with Amy Boulden and India Friswell.
Lesley Atkins and Rachael Taylor beat Katie Bradbury and Rachel Lewis 2 and 1.
SINGLES (3 ½-2 1/2)
Watton bt Boulden 1 hole.
Atkins lost to Bradbury 3 and 2.
Alyson Mckechin lost to Williams 5 and 4.
McCook beat Miller 7 and 5.
Ailsa Summers halved with Friswell
Briggs beat Lewis 4 and 3

ENGLAND 7 ½, IRELAND 1 1/2
FOURSOMES (3-0)
Hayley Davis and Lauren Taylor beat Emma O'Driscoll and Anna Courtney 4 and 2.
Elizabeth Mallett and Alexandra Peters beat Laura McCarthy and Amy Farrell 5 and 4.
Heidi Baek and Emily Taylor beat Paula Grant and Jessica Carty 2 holes.
SINGLES (4 ½-1 ½)
Davis lost to O’Driscoll 4 and 2.
Mallett beat Laura Grant 6 and 5.
Georgia Hall halved with Courtney.
Bronte Law beat Sarah Helly 3 and 1.
Lauren Taylor beat McCarthy 2 hols.
Peters beat Paula Grant 2 and 1.



TO READ THE FULL REPORT GO TO THE WEST OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

EILIDH AND ALYSON RUB SHOULDERS WITH RORY McIROY !!

The Scottish Girls Team with Rory McIlroy --- Click to enlarge

From Colin Farquharson
Picture of Rory McIlroy with Scots girls before Girls Home Internationals at Bangor GC (which is near where McIlroy lives) --- Click to enlarge

Back row left to right
Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort, Germany).
Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies)
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
RORY McILROY
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall)
Judith Anderson (Hawick) team manager
Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies)
SLGA national coach Kevin Craggs
Front (left to right)
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw)
Hannah McCook (Abernethy)
Karen Marshall (Baberton) team captain.

Picture above (by courtesy of Gillian Roy of the Ladies Golf Union)

England are defending champions at the Girls’ Homes Internationals. The draw for the three days of matches is:

Wednesday
Ireland v England
Wales v Scotland

Thursday
Scotland v England
Wales v Ireland

Friday
England v Wales
Ireland v Scotland

MEGAN IN TOP 30 AFTER ROUND 1 OF THE ENGLISH OPEN STROKEPLAY

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE ENGLISH WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION
Top Scottish golfer Kelsey MacDonald and Welsh international Katherine O’Connor scored one-under par 71 to share the lead after the first round of the English women’s open strokeplay championship at Whittington Heath, Staffordshire.
After tomorrow’s second round the field will be cut to the top 36 players and ties who will contest the final 36 holes on Thursday

All Scottish Players Results :
Kelsey MacDonald Nairn Dunbar Golf Club 71
Lauren Mackin Son Gual Golf Club 75
Julie Yang Kings Acre 75
Megan Briggs Kilmacolm Golf Club 76
Laura Murray Alford Golf Club 78
Jane Turner Craigilaw Golf Club 82

To see all the first round results CLICK HERE

Monday, August 02, 2010

AUGUST MEDAL OVER GOUROCK DRAW SHEET

The August County Medal is on Thursday August 5th over Gourock Golf Club.
For late entries or cancellations Telephone Patricia Davidsonat 0141 812 0042
The Mobile number on the day is 0759 535 4270. Please note the Start Time for the Competition is 9:30.



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