Thursday, August 30, 2012

TEGWEN MATHEW IS GOING TO BE THE 2014 CURTIS CUP CAPTAIN

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LGU WEBSITE

Tegwen Matthews, the Captain of the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team that scored an historic victory over the USA at Nairn this year, will lead the 2014 team when it defends the trophy on American soil.

The first International Team Captain from Wales, Tegwen proved to be an inspirational and popular leader, and relishes the chance to motivate her team for the 38th Curtis Cup, which will be hosted at the St Louis Country Club, Missouri, in June 2014.

No mean player herself, having been on four successive Curtis Cup teams between 1974 and 1980, Tegwen used that experience and the experience of four years as team manager to Past Captain Mary McKenna MBE, to inspire her team to the first GB&I victory in the biennial match since 1996. She also led the GB&I team to a win in the Astor Trophy Tournament at Fairhaven Golf Club last year, which included victory over a New Zealand team led by the world’s number one amateur Lydia Ko.

Matthews will also captain the Great Britain & Ireland team which takes on the Continent of Europe in the Vagliano Trophy match in June 2013 at Chantilly Golf Club in France.

On being invited to continue as International Team Captain, Tegwen said “I am thrilled, honoured and excited to be invited to be Captain of the GB & I International Ladies Team for a further 2 years. Following our historic Curtis Cup win at Nairn, I would dearly love to raise the bar even higher, by winning back the Vagliano Trophy at Chantilly and retaining the Curtis Cup in St Louis on American soil. Both tough calls, but winning is a habit and I will be doing everything in my power to keep that habit well and truly alive. With many of the Curtis Cup team turning professional, I am sure both teams will look very different, but I know there are a lot of girls waiting in the wings, desperate for the chance, not just to play for GB & I, but to be part of a winning GB & I team. My job is to harness that desire and make the dream a reality.”

The LGU has also announced Scotland’s Elaine Farquharson-Black as Captain of the Junior Vagliano Trophy team, to be played at the same time and venue as the Vagliano Trophy itself. Introduced in 2010, the junior match involves teams of six youngsters, aged 16 and under, going head to head in four sets of matches over a two day period. All six play in two sets of three foursomes and two sets of six singles matches.

Elaine, a solicitor in practice in Aberdeen, played both Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy matches on two occasions, having been on winning teams for the Vagliano Trophy in 1989 and 1991and the Curtis Cup at Hoylake in 1992. She was also a member of the winning GB&I team in the Astor (formerly the Commonwealth) Trophy in 1991. The mother of two young boys, she is enthusiastic about her new role as Captain.

Elaine said “Attending this year’s Curtis Cup in Nairn brought back many warm memories for me of representing my country and I am honoured to be asked to Captain the Junior Vagliano team. The match is a wonderful opportunity for our young players embarking on their international careers. I was fortunate to play under several inspirational captains and I hope that I can use my own experiences to help the next generation of golfers develop. I am also looking forward to working with and learning from Tegwen, who led the Curtis Cup team so magnificently at Nairn.”

Anna Hubbard, Wales, a very experienced and successful team manager who supported Tegwen at the Curtis Cup, will be manager to both Captains at Chantilly next year.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

SLGA ADULT AND GIRLS FOURSOMES

The closing date for the SLGA Adult and Girls Foursomes on Sunday 30 September at East Renfrewshire Golf Club is Monday 3 September.To download an entry form click here.

RENFREWSHIRE TEAM FOR COUNTY FINALS

The team selected to represent Renfrewshire and the West Division in the Scottish County Finals at Montrose 21 - 23 September is;

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle)
Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
Carol Whyte (Windyhill).

Unfortunately Eilidh Briggs is unable to play as she is heading to Turkey to represent Scotland in the World Amateur Team Championship. Renfrewshire wish her every success.

I do appreciate it is a considerable journey to Montrose but I know the team would very much appreciate any sign of PINK on the golf course!!

Captain Maureen

DRAW FOR THE CAMPBELL CLOCK STABLEFORD

Campbell Clock 18 Hole Stableford -- Sunday 2nd September
2.00pm Emily Weir 28 (Gourock)
Mairi Gray 12 (Williamwood)
Emma Kennedy 12 (Paisley)
2.10pm Naimh Kinney 25 (Erskine)
Heather Mushet 31 (Elderslie)
Maddie Cleat 27 (Kilmacolm)
2.20pm Bethany Crawford 24 (Erskine)
Charlotte McCluskey 19 (Whitecraigs)
Connie Dodds 26 (KIlmacolm)
2.30pm Lauren Barbour 27 (Erskine)
Jan Adams 28 (Whinhill)
Ellie Wiilkie 36 (Greenock)

2.40pm Flora Walker 31 (Whitecraigs)
            Imogen Davies 36 (Kilmacolm)
            Kirsty Forgie 27 (Whitecraigs)

Monday, August 27, 2012

AILEEN WILSON IS HAGGS CASTLE CHAMPION FOR THE 23RD TIME


The Haggs Castle Championship Finals were held yesterday on an extremely soggy course playing it's full length due to our so-called Scottish summer. The final was between many times Champion and past Scottish Champion Aileen Wilson and 2010 Champion Nicky Henderson. The final was an exciting match which Aileen led by 3 up after 12 holes. Nicky produced a great fight back winning, the 14th, the 15th with a birdie 3 and the 17th to leave all to play for down the 18th.

Both players had putts for 4 on the last green - Aileen holed a great putt to put pressure on Nicky to follow suit and take the match into extra holes. Unfortunately Nicky just missed leaving Aileen as Champion for the 23rd time. Aileen was delighted to win the Championship again - her last success being in 2006 and her first win coming in 1966.

Thanks go to Neal Stewart for the report and photographs and many congrats Aileen from all in RLCGA -- What an achievement



Friday, August 24, 2012

ALYSON AND EILIDH FINISH IN THE TOP 15 AT THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

BRITISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Shandon Park GC, Belfast

FINAL TOTALS
Par 288 (4x72) SSS 76
294 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) 69 73 77 75
296 Amy Boulden (Conwy) 70 74 74 78
297 Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 77 78 71 71
298 Emily Taylor (Hillside) 76 74 76 72, Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) 74 74 78 72, Bronte Law (Bramhall) 71 76 77 74
299 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 74 70 81 74
301 Jing Yan (China) 76 76 75 74, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 76 75 77 73, Paula Grant (Lisburn) 76 73 75 77
302 Noora Tamminen (Finland) 77 77 74 74
303 Sophie Madden (West Essex) 74 76 80 73
306 Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 75 73 81 77
307 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 77 75 78 77
308 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 72 78 78
310 Nicole Whitmore (Woburn) 79 76 78 77, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 78 76 77 79, Katie Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 78 76 81 75, Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 75 78 80 77
311 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 75 80 78 78, Jean O'DriscoIl (Muskerry) 78 77 78 78
312 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 76 78 82 76
313 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 78 82 75 78, Daisy Dyer (Chigwell) 77 78 79 79, Clara Young (North Berwick) 79 75 79 80
315 Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 77 79 75 84, Amy Farrell (Moate) 76 76 84 79
316 Laura Murray (Alford) 82 79 77 78, Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 81 78 81 76, Kelsey Coey (Clandeboye) 79 78 82 77
317 Shelby Smart (Knowle) 76 82 78 81, Mary Dowling (New Ross) 76 81 74 86, Deirdre Smith (Co Louth) 78 75 81 83
318 Lena Weichselgartner (Germany) 83 76 77 82
319 Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 85 76 81 77
320 Alice Spani-Molella (Royal Mid-Surrey) 78 83 81 78
322 Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down) 82 76 82 82
325 Laura Grant (Lisburn) 72 83 82 88
332 Gillian Brooks (Woking) 82 76 89 85

LIVE SCORING FROM THE BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Thursday, August 23, 2012

EILIDH AND ALYSON MAKE THE CUT IN BELFAST

Nine of the 12 Scottish entries survived the halfway cut in the British women's open amateur stroke-play golf championship at Shandon Park Golf Club, Belfast today.
Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) both played well today. Eilidh improved from an 80 to a 72 within 24 hours and is joint 11th with Alyson who had a 75 to finish on 152.
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) who only took up golf last year had a creditable 84 today to add to her 82 yesterday and missed the cut. A double bogey and triple bogey in the inward half ruined her chances of making Friday's 36 holes. -- The cut for the top 40 players was on 161.

BRITISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Shandon Park GC, Belfast
QUALIFIERS FOR FINAL TWO ROUNDS
Par 144 (2x72) SS 76 CSS 76 76
142 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) 69 73
144 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 74 70, Amy Boulden (Conwy) 70 74
147 Bronte Law (Bramhall) 71 76
148 Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 75 73, Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) 74 74
149 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 76 73
150 Sophie Madden (West Essex) 74 76, Emily Taylor (Hillside) 76 76
151 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 76 75
152 Amy Farrell (Moate) 76 76, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 72, Jing Yan (China) 76 76, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 77 75
153 Deirdre Smith (Co Louth) 78 75, Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 75 78
154 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 76 78, Katy Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 78 76, Clara Young (North Berwick) 79 75, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 78 76, Noora Tamminen (Finland) 77 77
155 Nicole Whitmore (Woburn) 79 76, Daisy Dyer (Chigwell) 77 78, Jean O'Driscoll (Muskerry) 78 77,
Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 75 80, Laura Grant (Lisburn) 72 83, Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 75 73
156 Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 77 79
157 Kelsey Coey (Clandeboye) 79 78, Mary Dowling (New Ross) 76 81
158 Gillian Brooks (Woking) 82 76, Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down) 82 76, Shelby Smart (Knowle) 76 82
159 Lena Weichselgartner (Germany) 83 76, Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 81 78
160 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 78 82
161 Jessica Carty (Holywood) 83 78, Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 85 76, Laura Murray (Alford) 82 79,
Alice Spani-Molella (Royal Mid-Surrey) 78 83
DID NOT QUALIFY
162 Hannah McCook (Grantown-on-Spey) 85 77, Olivia Winning (Rotherham) 82 80, Samantha Giles (St Mellion) 85 77
163 Charlotte Austwick (Fulford) 82 81, Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) 77 86
164 Noelle Beijer (Netherlands) 82 81
165 Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) 77 88, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 83 82, Charlie Field (Bishops Stortford) 82 83, Sara Rees-Evans (Penhros) 87 78
166 Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) 82 84, Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 85 81
167 Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 82 85
168 Anna Courtney (St Annes) 86 82
169 Zoe Allen (Lurgan) 85 84, Jenny Young (Shandon Park) 83 86, Elizabeth Richards (Hagley) 88 81
171 Bhavi Shah (Kenya) 87 84
172 Sarah Winter (Royal Belfast) 87 85
173 Anja Lundberg (Germany) 87 86, Sheila Quigley (Camberley Heath) 91 82

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

ALYSON MCKECHIN IS THE 3RD BEST SCOT AFTER ROUND 1 OF THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Gabrielle Macdonald and Jane Turner headed the 12 Scots at the end of the first round of the 72-hole British women's open amateur stroke-play golf championship at Shandon Park Golf Club, Belfast today.
Gabrielle shot a three-over-par 75 and Jane a 76 to be six and seven shots respectively behind the surprise leader, 20-year-old Cornwall county champion Sarah-Jane Boyd whose three-under 69 featured by far the best inward half of the day - five-under-par 30.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) was the third-best Scot on the day with a 77 .
Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Iona Stephen (Kilmacolm) finished on 80 and 82 respectively.
BRITISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Shandon Park GC, Belfast
FIRST ROUND
Par 72. SS76
69 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro)
70 Amy Boulden (Conwy)
71 Bronte Law (Bramhall).
72 Laura Grant (Lisburn).
74 Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies), Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer), Sophie Madden (West Essex)
75 Charlotte Thompson (Channels), Becky Harries (Haverfordwest), Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw)
76 Mary Dowling (New Ross), Emily Taylor (Hillside), Shelby Smart (Knowle), Maria Dunne (Skerries), Amy Farrell (Moate), Jing Yan (China), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Paula Grant (Lisburn)
77 Bethan Popel (Long Ashton), Noora Tamminem (Finland), Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Gillian O'Leary (Cork), Sinead Sexton (Lahinch), Daisy Dyer (Chigwell)
78 Alice Spani-Molella (Royal Mid-Surrey), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Deirdre Smith (Co Louth), Jean O'Driscoll (Muskerry), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Katie Bradbury (Cottrell Park)
79 Nicole Whitmore (Woburn), Kelsey Coey (Clandeboye), Clara Young (North Berwick).
80 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm).
81 Kerry Smith (Waterlooville),
82 Noelle Beijer (Net), Charlie Field (Bishops Stotford), Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge), Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle), Gillian Brooks (Woking), Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down), Olivia Winning (Rotherham), Charlotte Austwick (Fulford), Laura Murray (Alford).
83 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Jenny Young (Shandon Park), Jessica Carty (Holywood), Lena Weichselgartner (Ger)
85 Samantha Giles (St Mellion), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Zoe Allen (Lurgan), Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth), Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park).
86 Anna Courtney (St Anne's)
87 Bhavi Shah (Kenya), Anja Lundberg (Ger), Sara Rees-Evans (Penrhos), Sarah Winter (Royal Belfast).
88 Elizabeth Richards (Hagley)
91 Sheila Quigley (Camberley Heath).

NR Helen McCarthy (Shandon Park).
+The leading 40 and ties at the end of Thursday's second round will qualify for Friday's third and fourth rounds.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

EILIDH , ALYSON AND IONA ARE PLAYING IN THE BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BELFAST

The British Amateur Championship begins tomorrow (Wednesday) at SHANDON PARK GC, BELFAST
Scottish entry of 12 players
The "Tartan Army" teeing off in Belfast tomorrow are: Ailsa Summers and Jessica Meek (both Carnoustie Ladies), Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth), Gabrielle MacDonald and Jane Turner (both Craigielaw), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Laura Murray (Alford), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Clara Young (North Berwick) and Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle).
There will be a cut after Thursday's second round to the leading 40 and ties who will play the final two rounds on Friday.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Eilidh and Alyson selected to represent Scotland

SLGA for the Women's Home Internationals at Cork GC, Ireland from September 4 to 6.
The team, under the captaincy of Fiona Norris (Hamilton), is:
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Laura Murray (Alford), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rachel Walker (Dumfries and County), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus).

SCOTLAND TRIO FOR WORLD TEAM
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TURKEY

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Laura Murray (Alford) and Stanford University, California student Sally Watson (Elie and Earlsferry Ladies) have been selected to represent Scotland in the women's world amateur team championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy at Antalya, Turkey from September 27 to 30.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

IONA STEPHEN WINS THROUGH TO THE COUNTY ROSEBOWL FINAL

The County Rosebowl Semi Final between Carol Fell and Iona Stephen was played this afternoon over Ranfurly Castle. The conditions were dry -- However the wind was about a 4 Club swirling wind.
Iona had to give Carol 6 strokes which Carol used well -- halving 2 and winning 4 holes.
The match was close at the beginning but a winning par at the 4th by Iona, halved par 3's at the 5th and then Iona had a terrific Eagle 3 to Carol's par 5 at the 6th Hole  for Iona to go 2 up. Carol won the  short 7th with a a 3, halved the 8th and won the 9th using her strokes to be all square at the turn.
Then WOW -- The holes on the back nine were played into a "GALE".
 Iona won the 10th with a birdie 3, the 11th Par 5 was won by Carol with a 5 using her stroke and then Iona had 2 fantastic pars in the swirling wind at the 12th and 13th (Carol halved at the 13th using her stroke) - to be 1 up going to the 14th.
Carol squared the match at the short 14th with a 3 and then won the 15th (using her stroke) to be 1 up going to the 16th --- NO MORE STROKES ! 
After a wayward drive by Iona at the 16th, Carol thought she was in with a chance. However a long 30ft putt by Iona allowed Iona to remain 1 down.
Going down the 17th into the hurricane Iona just lipped out for a birdie 3 but her par was enough to square the match.
The 18th was then halved and up the 19th Iona's good play was enough to win the tie.
Both players enjoyed their tie and were delighted to complete the match before the lashing rain started
The Final will now take place between Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) and Anne Aitken (Eastwood) -- Date and Venue to be confirmed


Qual
No.
1st Round
Semi Final
Final TBA

To be played by Monday
9th July 2012

To be played by
Monday 27th August 2012


Date and venue to be arranged
1
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle)
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) w/o
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) at the 19th
8
Nancy MacGadie (Ranfurly Castle)
5
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)

Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 5/4
4
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
3
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 
at the 19th

Anne Aitken (Eastwood) 
2/ 1
6
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle)
7
June Irons (Caldwell)

Anne Aitken (Eastwood) 3/1
2
Anne Aitken (Eastwood)

WEST KILBRIDE GIRLS' OPEN

There are still a few places available for the Girls' Open at West Kilbride on Saturday, 25th August.Tee times from 3.00 p.m. Scratch prize for the Nancy Chisholm Trophy, Handicap prizes in Silver and Bronze Divisions with the overall winner receiving the Kandy Bar Cup and a Pre-handicap competition for the June Kerr trophy. Entry form can be downloaded from The West Kilbride Golf Club Website and should be sent to the office as soon as possible or alternatively CLICK HERE for your form

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

AUTUMN GREENSOMES STABLEFORD

The above competition takes place at Gourock on 10 September.  The closing date is 24 August.  If you would like to play but don't have a partner please enter as normal and I will pair you with someone else who does not have a partner.
Don't be shy - we have so many new members, it would be a great opportunity to meet some of your fellow golfers.

Captain Maureen

Monday, August 13, 2012

SCOTTISH FINALS - YOUR COUNTY NEEDS YOU!

Now that the Olympics are finished and we await with anticipation the Paralympics, the team’s attention is focussed on the Scottish Finals at Montrose in September. It is being held over the Glasgow Holiday Weekend, 21 – 23 September, so why not take a day out and volunteer to caddy for the girls.

June Lockhart has agreed to continue as caddy mistress so please contact her (or me) with offers of help. June will also be able to put you in contact with other caddies should you wish to share accommodation.

The team have given up so much of their own time to represent the County and some have already managed a practice round at Montrose. Your continued support is vital.

We had so much fun with our supporters and caddies at Cardross so consider joining us again at Montrose.

Captain Maureen

Friday, August 10, 2012

MEGAN FINISHES IN 16TH PLACE IN THE ENGLISH MID AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Teenager Alex Peters made a stunning debut in the English women’s open stroke play championship at Little Aston, Staffordshire, when she scored a six-shot victory. The 18-year-old from Notts’ Ladies came from three behind at the half way stage to overtake the leader, Charlotte Thompson of Essex, and finish on three-under par for the event.
Alex also won the U23 and U21 trophies. English girls’ champion Emily Taylor (Hillside), who finished third overall, won the U18 trophy. The U23 County Team trophy was won by Charlotte Thompson (Channels) and Ashleigh Greenham (West Essex).
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 292 (4x73)
289 Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) 73 72 71 73
295 Charlotte Thompson (Channels)71 71 77 76
296 Emily Taylor (Hillside) 73 77 72 74
298 ChloƩ Leurquin (BEL) 70 77 77 74
299 Charlotte Wild (Mere) 74 76 75 74
300 Charlotte Leathem (Styal) 77 73 80 70
301 Jane Turner (SCO), 75 76 77 73, Jessica Bradley (Tiverton) 75 74 73 79
303 Becky Harries (WAL) 73 77 78 75, Fanny Cnops (BEL) 81 68 75 79, Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 74 73 77 79
OTHER SCOTS' SCORES
308 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 72 78 81 77 (T16)
311 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 77 74 80 80 (T31)

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

MEGAN AND EILIDH HAVE BOTH MADE THE CUT IN THE ENGLISH OPEN AMATEUR STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Megan and Eilidh Briggs are currently playing in the English Open Amateur Ladies Stokeplay Championship 2012 at Little Aston, Staffordshire.
It has a big field of over 100 players which was cut to 36 and ties after 2 rounds.
They have both made it to the last 2 rounds which are tomorrow [Thursday] and then they are back home for a week before the British Strokeplay in Belfast.
Leading scores
Par 146 (2x73) CSS 77 77
142 Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 71 71
145 Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) 73 72
147 Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 74 73, ChloƩ Leurquin (BEL) 70 77, Emily Coleman (Trentham) 72 75
148 Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 73 75
149 Fanny Cnops (BEL) 81 68, Jessica Bradley (Tiverton) 75 74, Katie Bradbury (WAL) 77 72
150 Emily Taylor (Hillside) 73 77, Charlotte Wild (Mere) 74 76, Megan Briggs (SCO) 72 78, Manon De Roey (BEL) 73 77, Charlotte Leathem (Styal) 77 73, Becky Harries (WAL) 73 77, Lauren Horsford (Wimbledon Park) 74 76
151 Jane Turner (SCO) 75 76, Eilidh Briggs (SCO) 77 74

AUGUST MEDAL AT COCHRANE CASTLE -- IONA IS THE WINNER

Iona Stephen - Overall Winner of the August Medal at Cochrane Castle
The RLCGA August County Medal took place this afternoon in brilliant sunshine at Cochrane Castle.  32 ladies played but many found the course very long.
Not so for Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) who won the overall Medal Winner with both the best net score of 71 and the best gross score of 76.
Iona who only started playing golf at the end of 2010 --  She started this season on a handicap of 11 and  has now reduced her handicap to 4 -- Many Congratulations Iona -- Keep Going

SSS 72 : CSS 75

Scratch: Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) 76

Handicap 0 - 12:
1st: Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) 76-5 = 71
2nd: Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 80-6 = 74
3rd: Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 85-9 = 76

Handicap 13 and upwards:
1st: Sheila McLean (Whitecraigs) 93-21 = 72
2nd: Margaret Gray (Old Ranfurly) 98-19 = 79
3rd: Glennis Rintoul (Old Ranfurly) 102-21 = 81

CLICK HERE --for all the results
For Clubs that are not on the CDH (Centralised Database Handicaps) -- CLICK HERE for your handicap exchange letter

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

LANARKSHIRE GIRLS WIN THE KENNEDY SALVER

The Winning Lanarkshire County Girl's Team

The Renfrewshire Kennedy Salver Team
Lanarkshire's Girls' Team came out on top in the West Division Inter-County Junior Matches played at West Kilbride yesterday. The defending champions Ayrshire made a solid start winning all three foursomes matches in the morning to take the lead on 3 points with Lanarkshire close behind on 2, Renfrewshire 1 and D. & A. 0. Playing in sunshine but with a very strong wind in the afternoon, the Lanarkshire girls forged ahead winning 5 out of their 6 singles matches giving them 7 points overall for victory, a very creditable performance. Ayrshire were runners-up on 5, Renfrewshire 4 and D. & A. 2. For Junior Convenors and spectators alike, it was a joy to see all the girls enjoying themselves and playing their games in the true spirit of golf.

Monday, August 06, 2012

DRAW FOR THE AUGUST COUNTY MEDAL OVER COCHRANE CASTLE

PLEASE CHECK YOUR TIMES
The draw for the August Medal on Wednesday 8th August over Cochrane Castle has been done
Contact no for late entries or enquiries -- Sheila Robson   07718493879 or 0141 639 5263
County Mobile on the day:-    07523278637


Wednesday, August 01, 2012

SOME OLD PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE ARCHIVES

West of Scotland Championship 1951 at Cathkin Braes
CLICK HERE FOR ARCHIVED PHOTOS   --- CLICK ON 1ST PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND CLICK THROUGH THEM - THERE ARE CAPTIONS BELOW
Your Webmaster was contacted recently by James Semple whose mother was Mrs Walter Semple (known as Betty).

He wrote "Betty was a well known and rather good and popular golfer. She was a founder member, with her husband, of East Renfrewshire G C. She was also a member of Troon Ladies and a long time member of the Greenlees Trophy team. In her youth she played out of Haggs Castle."
"In 1948 she won the RLCGA County Championship --- The Blythswood Trophy. I have some photos of that time."
"If you are interested in having them for your archives please let me know. Some fascinating faces emerge such as Mrs Helen Holm."
"Mother was also the Secretary of the Vets for a short time."

Had I had some of these photos at the time of the Centenary book I would have included some of them. However I have published them here with a few from the book added to them. I have not been able to add all the names but have put a few --(Can add later on).
My favourite is of the West of Scotland Championship in 1951 pictured above. This photo was taken 61 years ago at Cathkin Braes Golf Club and I do believe I am correct in saying Heather Anderson is in the photo -- Front row RHS and Betty is third from the right in the row behind

ANNE AITKEN IS WINS THROUGH TO THE COUNTY ROSEBOWL FINAL

Anne Aitken (Eastwood) played Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) yesterday Monday 30th July over Ranfurly Castle. "The rough and off fairway cut is the thickest I have ever seen it at Ranfurly over the years" said Fiona. "In fact I don't remember playing in any competition where so many balls were lost between two players!!" Match was not the best golf but in the end Anne won 2&1.
Hard Luck Fiona and Well done Anne

The other Semi Final match between Iona Stephen and Carol Fell both from Ranfurly Castle is arranged for Wednesday 15th August


Qual
No.
1st Round
Semi Final
Final TBA

To be played by Monday
9th July 2012

To be played by
Monday 27th August 2012


.
1
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle)
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) w/o
.
8
Nancy MacGadie (Ranfurly Castle)
5
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)

Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 5/4
4
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
3
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 
at the 19th

Anne Aitken (Eastwood) 2/ 1
6
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle)
7
June Irons (Caldwell)

Anne Aitken (Eastwood) 3/1
2
Anne Aitken (Eastwood)