Monday, October 31, 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IS ON WEDNESDAY

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held in the Clubhouse, Haggs Castle Golf Club on WEDNESDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2011 at 7.30 pm.
Please do come along and hear all of this year's news and reports.

PINK BROLLIES THAT HAVE BEEN ORDERED CAN BE PICKED UP ON WEDNESDAY --- @ £20 EACH

Sunday, October 30, 2011

RENFREWSHIRE GIRLS JUST LOSE TO AYRSHIRE GIRLS IN FRIENDLY MATCH.

RLCGA JUNIOR TEAM
Largs Kelburn hosted the Ayrshire v Renfrewshire Girls Friendly Match this afternoon.    The girls played very well on a day with strong winds, squally showers and wet conditions underfoot making the course play a bit longer, but all credit to the greens staff for the course being playable at all given the amount of rain that we have encountered recently.

Ayrshire managed to win by two matches to one in a greensomes matchplay format but with two games going down to the last putt on the last green it was all very close.   Results are as follows:-

Ayrshire                                                                        Renfrewshire
Rachel Irvine and Sophie Love         beat                           Samantha Cowan and Laura Craig                6/4
Lauren Gilbert and Bekki Allan          beat                          Charlotte McCluskey and Lyndsay McCall        1 hole
Gillian Love and Louise Duncan         lost to                       Lauren Coventry and Emily Weir                    1 hole



Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Junior Teams


Many thanks go to June Kerr (Ayrshire Girls Convenor) for the report and photographs

FIRST ROUND WINTER FOURSOME TIES GET COMPLETED ON THE LAST SUNDAY IN OCTOBER

3 matches were played today (Sunday 30th October) to complete the RLCGA Winter Foursomes First round ties.
Linda Stevenson and Lorna Howie (Whitecraigs) beat Julie Dickson Dorothy Cartlidge (whitecraigs) 1 up
Agnes Williamson and Jean Irvine (Ranfurly Castle) beat Maimie Robin and Margaret Ramsay (Elderslie) 5 and 4
Evelyn Forrest & Moira Barnett (Bonnyton) beat Jean Smith & Julia Heneagan (Cathcart Castle) by 3 & 2.
LETS HOPE THE WEATHER STAYS OK FOR THE 2ND ROUND WHICH HAS TO BE COMPLETED BY THE 6th DECEMBER

Friday, October 28, 2011

Greenlees Lunch and Presentation at Whitecraigs Golf Club

Renfrewshire's Fiona Roger who is completing her last year as West of Scotland Secretary of the Greenlees  Trophy League chaired the lunch and prize giving at Whitecraigs Golf club on Wednesday 26th October. Milngavie were the winners of this years Greenlees Trophy to win it for the third time in a row.
To read the full report , see photographs and a video go to the West of Scotland Website.

Monday, October 24, 2011

CAROL AND TRACY REACH THE FINAL STAGES OF THE DAILY MAIL FOURSOMES

Congratulations go to Renfrewshire's Carol Whyte and Tracy Masterton (Windyhill) pictured left --  who reached the final stages of the Daily Mail Foursomes competition  at Dalmahoy last week.


Unfortunately due to the bad weather the format of the competition had to be changed and the pair did not make it to the final, but it was a great achievement to win through seven rounds to reach the final stages in the first place.


Well done Carol and Tracy




EILIDH ALYSON AND MEGAN ARE 3RD, 4TH AND 5TH IN THE SLGA ORDER OF MERIT AWARDS

Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), who won her first Scottish Ladies’ Championship at Machrihanish in May, has regained the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association’s Order of Merit title.
The primary school teacher had a terrific season. In addition to the National title, she also won the East of Scotland and Fife County Championships and finished third at the Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke-play Championship at Troon.
She also made her Great Britain and Ireland debut in the Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe in Wales in June – and now has her sights set on next year’s Curtis Cup at Nairn.
Kenney,  won the SLGA Order of Merit title for a first time in 2009 and, this year, she amassed 2,375 points to finish comfortably ahead of second placed Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle).
Pretswell, who missed several events because of university commitments, still gained 1,800 points in what could be her final amateur season. She has entered the Ladies’ European Tour qualifying school early next year.
Renfrewshire's Eildih Briggs (Kil
macolm),who retained the SLGA’s Girls’ Order of Merit title, finished third on the senior list with 1,647 points. The teenager finished runner-up to Kenney in the Scottish Women’s Championship and made her senior team debut at September’s Home Internationals. 
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), who highlighted her season with a record fourth straight win in the Scottish Junior Open Strokeplay Championship, was defending the Order of Merit title but slipped to eighth with 1,053 points.
Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) were 4th and 5th respectively.

2011 SLGA ORDER OF MERIT FINAL POINTS TOTALS
1 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 2375
2 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 1800
3 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 1646.5
4 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 1476
5 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 1459
6 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 1290
7 Sally Watson (Elie and Earlsferry) 1073
8 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 1053
9 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 1050
10 Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort) 895



To read the full list released by the SLGA Click Here

Sunday, October 23, 2011

LINSEY STEVENSON DOES WELL IN THE SLGA JUNIOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Connie Jaffrey of Troon Ladies finished her season seasons in style with a victory in the Junior Champion of Champions over The Duke’s Course, St Andrews, today.
Renfrewshire's Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry and Whitecraigs) had a great round of 75 just 3 shots off the winning score. Unfortunately Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) was disqualified.
Final Scores
Par 71 SSS 71. CSS 71
72 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies).
73 Clara Young (North Berwick).
74 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Eilidh Watson (Muckhart).
75 Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry).
76 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co).
78 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus).
79 Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe).
80 Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New).
82 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Emma Caddow (Strathaven).
83 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne).
86 Karen Ward (The Glen), Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie).
101 Leanne Wilson (Kelso).
DQ Alyson McKechin (Elderslie).
WD Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Annabelle (Nairn Dunbar).

THE 2010 WINTER FOURSOMES CHAMPIONS HAVE A TOUGH MATCH AT OLD RANFURLY

The 2010 Winter Foursomes Winners
Janette McCartney (Erskine)  and Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) --- the 2010 Winter Foursomes Champions had a tough opening tie in this year's Winter Foursomes at Old Ranfurly today. The match which was meant to have been played last Monday (one of the downpour days!) was luckily able to be played today (Sunday 23rd October) ---  9 holes dry and the remaining holes in the rain.
The opposition Merope Dunlop and Maureen Taggart from the Old Course Ranfurly received 5 shots and they used them well using 4 of of them with winning 3 and halving 1 hole.
However Janette and Carol played very steadily and were 3 up after 9 holes, won the 10th and then Merope hit  in a fantastic 9 wood at the long 11th to 3 feet for a birdie 4 to win the hole. Maureen chipped in for a par at the 15th (the green next to the clubhouse) for a half to remain 3 down with 3 to play.
A par 3 at the 16th was enough for Carol and Janette to make it through to the next round.
In the other match of the day Marion Munro and Rosemary Reedie (Ranfurly Castle) beat Patricia Davidson and Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) at the 19th

Friday, October 21, 2011

ALYSON , ELIDH AND MEGAN ARE IN THE 2011 - 2012 TRAINING SQUADS

The SLGA have announced their training squads for 2011 - 2012
National Training Squad
Lesley Atkins, Eilidh Briggs, Connie Jaffrey, Alyson McKechin, Jessica Meek, Ailsa Summers, Rachel Walker, Lauren Whyte, Clara Young

Independent Performance Squad
Louise Kenney, Kelsey MacDonald, Pamela Pretswell

Tournament Pool
Megan Briggs, Gemma Dryburgh (USA), Jane Turner, Rachael Watton (USA)

SLGA Academy Squad
Sophie Bain, Kimberley Beveridge, Kirsty Brodie, Eilidh Crawford, Jillian Farrell, Mirren Fraser, Emma Hale, Hazel MacGarvie, Sophie Maguire, Shannon McWilliam, Claire Robertson

Thursday, October 20, 2011

SOAP BOX QUESTIONAIRE IN BUNKERED MAGAZINE

You’re very good at putting other people’s pictures on the web Carol!

 How about the one of you on your soap box in the Bunkered Magazine (issue 110, page 149). --- says Sheila Robson


You don’t need Steve Williams on your bag, you do very well on your own. I agree with you about Michelle Wie, she really hasn’t lived up to expectations.

I’ve had a few comments about always having been a pain in the neck anyway but sorry to give the tie. The neck is almost better so golf starts next week again I hope, and weather permitting.

OK Folks --- Here were the Questions and here were my answers:--- Then why not answer my questionnaire below and lets see what we come up with !!

Q: A long putter: could you be tempted?
A: I got a long putter about 12 years ago when I started to get the yips and it helped greatly. I rarely see any amateur women golfers with long putters and I am surprised that more of them do not try it.

Q. Does The Presidents Cup interest you?
A. Yes – Enjoy all golf and will still be watching it. Good TV Viewing for a November night. However, I still prefer the Ryder Cup Match.

Q. After another awful year, what next for Tiger?
A. We can only hope that he will return eventually to something like his previous form. However, I see he is now into the “apps” business – perhaps that is his future if he does not improve - Golf instruction on a mobile phone!

Q. Is an eight-month gap between majors too long?
A. Yes --- It’s all over in a flash -- April, June, July and August. However, there are lots of great tournaments in the interim and without changing tradition I think we will have to stick with it.

Q. Which pro caddie would you most want on your bag?
A. Has to be Steve Willams. He has caddied the Peter Thomson, Greg Norman, Tiger Woods and now Adam Scott. Perhaps if he caddied for Carol Fell she might start winning!!

Q. Who is the most over-hyped player in golf?
A. Michelle Wie has played in about 95 LPGA tournaments and has only had 2 wins. She thought she could compete against the men and of course was not good enough. The hype surrounding her is excessive.

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Junior Champion of Champions 2011

The 2011 Junior Champion of Champions will take place at The Duke's Course, St Andrews on Sunday 23 October. The new SLGA Champion of Champions, Eilidh Briggs is unable to take her place in the field, however the eighteen strong field will include reigning Champion, Kate McIntosh, full Ladies' Internationalist, Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin and Girls' Internationalists; Hannah McCook, Lauren Whyte and Clara Young. Renfrewshire's Linsey Stevenson is also in the field. We wish them both the very best of luck.

See the following link for competitors information and the full draw:
JUNIOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 2011 DRAW AND INFORMATION

THE SUN SHOULD HAVE SHONE THIS MORNING AT WHITECRAIGS


The sun should have shone on another foursomes tie this morning at Whitecraigs but due to injury the past winning Whitecraigs pairing of Past Captain Christeen Finlayson and Committee Member Sheila Robson (sweater girl!) had to withdraw and Sheila Fergusson (Eastwood) and Julie Will (Ranfurly Castle) now go forward to the second round. Sheila told the opposition she had a pain in the neck but she wasn't referring to Christeen!

Never mind Christeen and Sheila -- The rain came along and you may have got wet

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

THE SUN SHONE ON TWO WINTER FOURSOME TIES TODAY

Two RLCGA Winter Foursomes ties were played today at Kilmacolm Golf Club and Ranfurly Castle Golf Club.
Heather Anderson and Liz Hale (Caldwell) beat Anne Judge and Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) by 1 up over Ranfurly Castle and the other tie between Mary Hardie and Helen Abram (Ranfurly Castle) against Lois Brown (Kilmacolm) and Carol Anderson (Eastwood) was won on the last green after Mary and Helen who were dormie 4 up and Lois and Carol fought back but didn't quite make it.
Both games commented that they all had a great day --- THE SUN SHONE

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

MESSAGE OF CONGRATS FOR ELIDH FROM D&A

Congratulations to Eilidh Briggs on winning the Champion of Champions competition at Gailes on Sunday and the SLGA Girls Order of Merit for the third consecutive year!
Eilidh has had a terrific season and will, I am sure, go from strength to strength!
With best wishes for her time at Stirling University and all the successes yet to come.
Margaret Johnston (D&A Webmistress)
D&A Website

Monday, October 17, 2011

EILIDH WINS SLGA GIRLS MERIT TITLE FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW

Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) has completed a great season and ended her Under-18 years junior golf career in style by winning the Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association's Girls' Order of Merit title for the third year in a row.
Runner-up in the Scottish Women's Amateur Championship at Machrihanish the start of the season, Eilidh won the Scottish Girls' Championship at Glenisla Gof Club in July.
She also won the Renfrewshire County and West of Scotland titles and made her Scottish team senior debut at the Home Internationals at Hillside in September.
On Sunday Eilidh won the SLGA Champion of Champions tournament at Glasgow Gailes.
"It has been a great season and making the Home Internationals was a huge goal this year," said Eilidh. "In the foursomes, I had the chance to play alongside my sister (Megan) which was great."
Eilidh has just taken up a golf scholarship at Stirling University, following in the footsteps of Scotland's most successful female golfer, Catriona Matthew.

Eildih won the Order of Merit with 1,941 points and was closely followed by Rachel Walker (Dumfries and County), who finished second with 1,813 points.

Jessica Meek (Carnoustie) was third with 1,683 points and Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) was fourth with 1,550 points and in 5th position was Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin with 1485 point

To see the final positions --- CLICK HERE

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Sunday, October 16, 2011

EILIDH IS THE SLGA CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Eilidh Briggs - The 2011 SLGA Champion of Champions

RLCGA County Champion and West of Scotland Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) won the SLGA Champion of Champions today at Glasgow Gailes. She had a 75 --- 2 under the CSS to win by one shot.
Eilidh, pictured above, with the winners trophy has had a fantastic season by winning the Scottish Under-18 girls match-play championship at Glenisle and reaching the final of the Scottish women's amateur championship at Machrihanish. She also gained her first full cap, along with sister Megan, at the women's home internationals at Hillside.
Eilidh, with her dad Ian on her bag, matched the women's par of 75 and was two under the CSS for the day.
"I had never even seen the Glasgow Gailes course before," said Eilidh, "so it was a great help to have my dad guiding me round. He had previously caddied for my sister in this tournament so he knew a lot more about how to play Glasgow Gailes than I did."
Susan Jackson (Ladybank), runner-up with a 76, was in much the same boat as Elidh because she too had never seen the course before, let alone played a practice round over it. So she did very well to finish only one over par.
Young Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) was third with a 78, one shot ahead of Scottish women's champion Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), who also qualified as Fife county and East of Scotland champion..
Clara Young (North Berwick), the youngest player ever to win the East Lothian women's county champion was fifth with a 79. A total of 16 players made up the field.
SLGA CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
Glasgow Gailes Golf Club, Ayrshire
LEADING SCRATCH
Par 75. SSS 77. CSS 77
75 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm).
76 Susan Jackson (Ladybank).
77 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies).
78 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie).
79 Clara Young (North Berwick).




CLICK HERE to see all the photos (including your webmaster who was playing behind the event with her husband Gordon and Bobby and Helen Faulds) Click on slideshow to see larger photographs. Thanks go to Maureen Woodhead and Claire Hargan for their contribution to the album

Monday, October 10, 2011

LGU MONTHLY -- SEE SOME AMATEUR GOLF ON TV

The Ladies’ Golf Union, as part of it's commitment to bringing women's amateur golf to a wider audience, is pleased to announce that the next edition of LGU Monthly will be shown at the following times;

Monday 10th October

17.30 Sky Sports 4
21.30 Sky Sports 3

Tuesday 11th October

02.00 Sky Sports 4
06.30 Sky Sports 3
13.30 Sky Sports 3

Friday, October 07, 2011

SLGA CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TEE TIMES FOR GLASGOW GAILES

Renfrewshire County Champion Eilidh Briggs will be teeing off at Glasgow Gailes on Sunday 16th October in this year's SLGA Champion of Champions' 18-hole competition

Tee times on October 16th are:
11.30 Louise MacGregor, Rebecca Wilson and East of Scotland women's champion.
11.40 Louise Kenney, Nichola Ferguson.
11.50 Rachael Taylor, Karen Marshall, Ailsa Summers.
12.00 Laura Murray, Eilidh Briggs, Ailsa Bain.
12.10 Jordana Graham, Clara Young, Susan Jackson.
12.20 Noreen Fenton, Nicola Robertson, Lauren Whyte.

Those unavailable include:
Rachel Walker, Alex Glennie, Donna Pocock, Rachel McQueen, Gillian Monteith, Jenny Milne and Kelsey MacDonald.

Monday, October 03, 2011

FIRST MATCH OF THE WINTER FOURSOMES IS PLAYED

Jinty Rodger and Lesley Forsyth (Williamwood) are the first pairing to play their first round Winter Foursomes Tie. Although it was their home advantage they opted to play Sandra Gilchrist & Jenny Chuwen over Whitecraigs this morning due to Williamwood being on a shortened course. The match ended on the 18th green with Jinty and Lesley the victors.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

2012 SLGA FIXTURE LIST (Draft)

A draft SLGA fixture list for 2012 is now available on the fixtures menu of the SLGA Website or from the link below. This will be updated as and when dates are confirmed.

2012 SLGA DRAFT FIXTURE LIST