Saturday, June 29, 2013
Heather Mushet (Elderslie) played Jan Adams (Whinhill) in the 1st Round of the Junior Girls Championship. Heather won 2&1 in a very closely contested match
Sunday, June 23, 2013
TBA September 2013
|To be played by |
Monday 16th July 2013
To be played by
Monday 26th August 2013
|Final date and venue to be arranged|
Tracy Masterton (Milngavie)
June Lockhart (Gleddoch)
Lindsay Mathie (Playsport)
Maureen Woodhead (Gourock)
Pam Harvey (Cowglen)
Carol Whyte (Milngavie)
Friday, June 21, 2013
Summer Holidays are just around the corner so here are some local Junior Opens you might want to play in.
Entry fees range between £5.00 and £10.00 and it is a great way to see other courses.
Some of these are on the SGU web site under Open Competitions where you will find entry forms etc.
Don't forget to take a handicap certificate with you and your winning swing! Most clubs are happy to take late entries so don't worry too much if the closing date is past already, just give them a call and have a great summer golfing!
All you need is Mum & Dads taxi service! -- Plus look on the Golf Club Websites for some more Entry Forms
Erskine Fri 28th *Special Girls Trophy* phone or text Josh Robertson on 07772 240525
Cochrane Castle Mon 1st
Strathaven Tues 2nd
Crow Wood Wed 3rd
Caldwell Thurs 4th
Largs Thurs 4th
Windyhill Fri 5th *Girls Open* Three age categories 10-14, 15-17 and 18-21 Scottish Girls Order of Merit Competition.
Cardross Golf Club Thurs 11th
Troon Welbeck Fri 12th
West Kilbride Tue 16th
Paisley Thurs 18th
Gourock Tue 23rd
Old Ranfurly Wed 24th
Vale of Leven Thurs 25th
Greenock Whinhill Fri 26th
Helensburgh Fri 26th
Prestwick St Nicholas Mon 29th
Pollok Wed 31st *Girls very welcome - only £6.00
|Donna with her card|
Highlight of the week was the standing ovation that Donna was given at the dinner on Monday evening. Below is the video of Donna's presentation award. To read more --- CLICK HERE
To see some all the photographs from the weeks event --- Click on the following links and then click on the small down arrow on the RHS of the page and select slideshow
DAY 1 -- Monday -- RLCGA v D&A
DAY 1 -- Monday -- County Dinner
DAY 2 -- Tuesday -- RLCGA v Ayrshire -- morning only
Day 3 -- Wednesday -- RLCGA v Lanarkshire
PHOTOS -- COURTESY OF JEAN MACINTYRE (LANARKSHIRE)
Although these were the main match days there are other photos of the different Counties on each day.
Cheers - from your Webmaster Carol
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
|Renfrewshire County Team -- 2013 West of Scotland Team Champions|
CLICK HERE FOR DAY 3 PHOTOGRAPHS
Renfrewshire joined Aberdeenshire in the Scottish women's county golf championship finals at Stirling Golf Club from September 20-22 by beating Lanarkshire 6 1/2-2 1/2 in the West Division title decider at Bothwell Castle GC today
Both teams went into the last day with 100 per cent records and the decisive contest was closer than the overall scoreline would suggest.
Renfrewshire, the defending champions, edged ahead 2-1 from the morning foursomes and took the singles 4 1/2 -- 1 1/2, three of the games going to the 18th green.
Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), the Scottish champion, was four down after 13 holes to Emma Caldow but won the last five holes for a one-hole victory.
The Briggs sisters, Megan and Eilidh, again provided the backbone of the Renfrewshire
campaign, winning all their matches, foursomes and singles
Carol Whyte was 3 down with 4 to play and played well over the last few holes to get a halved match. Iona Stephen a newcomer to the team was also 3 down at one stage and rallied towards the end to win on the 18th green.
RENFREWSHIRE 6 1/2, LANARKSHIRE 2 1/2
Foursomes: M Briggs and C Whyte beat S McGrenaghan and S Wood 5 and 4;
A McKechin and E Briggs beat R Cassidy and L Lloyd 5 and 4,
G Kyle and G McGinlay lost to F Norris and J Potter 2 and 1 (2-1).
Alyson McKechin beat Emma Caldow 1 hole,
Megan Briggs beat Ruth Rankin 4 and 3,
Eilidh Briggs beat FionaNorris 3 and 2,
Iona Stephen beat Jenny Potter 2 holes,
Carol Whyte halved with Susan Wood
Donna Jackson lost to Lesley Lloyd 1 down
(4 1/2-1 1/2)
AYRSHIRE 6, DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 3
Foursomes; J Linklater and M McKay beat N Ferguson and J Meldrum 3 and 1; C Jaffrey and A Thompson beat A Baker and S McDonald 3 and 1, R Purdom and K McGarva lost to A Laing and C Skinner 3 and 2 (2-1).
Singles: Jaffrey lost to Meldrum 1 hole, McKay lost to L Campbell 1 hole, E Hale beat Ferguson 5 and 4, McGarva beat L McGeachy 6 and 4, Linklater beat McDonald 5 and 4, Thompson beat Laing 1 hole (4-2).
HOW THEY FINISHED
1 Renfrewshire 3pt, 2 Lanarkshire 2pt, 3 Ayrshire 1 pt, 4 Dunbartonshire and Argyll 0pt.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
|Past Captain's Beth and Christeen are out supporting the team|
Both teams have played twice and won twice. Lanarkshire followed up their 6-3 win over Ayrshire by beating Dunbartonshire and Argyll 5 1/2-3 1/2
The foursomes were shared 1 1/2-1 1/2. The decisive singles victory for Lanarkshire came from Susan McGrenaghan who drove the 17th and holed her 3ft putt to beat Aileen Baker 2 and 1.
McGrenaghan had been four up after 13 but Baker won three holes in a row to slash her deficit to only one hole. Renfrewshire, big-margin wins over Dunbartonshire and Argyll in their first match, had a tougher time of it against Ayrshire before winning 6-3.
Former Scottish champion Megan Briggs was four down after 10 to Ayrshire's Roz Purdom but rallied so well that she won on the 18th green to give Renfrewshire a 4-2 lead in the singles after taking the morning fursomes 2-1.
DAY 2 RESULTS
LANARKSHIRE 5 1/2, DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 3 1/2
Foursomes: Rachel Cassidy and Lesley Lloyd halved with Laura McGeachy and Jill Meldrum; Fiona Norris and Jenny Potter bt Anne Laing and Nichola Ferguson 2 and 1; Susan McGrenaghan and Susan Wood lost to Lorraine Campbell and Aileen Baker 2 holes (1 1/2-1 1/2)
Singles: Norris bt Laing 2 holes, Emma Caddow lost to Ferguson 6 and 5, Cassidy lost to Meldrum 6 and 5, Ruth Rankin bt McGeachy 3 and 2, McGrenaghan bt Baker 2 and 1, Lloyd bt Campbell 7 and 6 (4-2).
RENFREWSHIRE 6, AYRSHIRE 3
Foursomes: Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs bt Connie Jaffrey and Audrey Thompson 4 and 3; Donna Jackson and Gillian Kyle lost to Emma Hale and Alex Glennie 4 and 3; Megan Briggs and Carol Whyte bt Jenny Linklater and Mhairi McKay 3 and 1 (2-1)
Singles: McKechin bt Jaffrey 3 and 2, Eilidh Briggs bt Katie McGarva 7 and 6, Megan Briggs bt Roz Purdom 1 hole, Iona Stephen lost to Thompson 6 and 5, Gillian McGinlay lost to Glennie 4 and 3; Whyte bt Hale 6 and 4 (4-2)
HOW THEY STAND Lanarkshire 2pt, Renfrewshire 2pt, Ayrshire 0pt, Dunbartonshire and Argyll 0pt.
Click on the small thumbnail below for some photos taken this morning
|2013 County Jamboree Day 2|
|Donna is presented with a gift from the County for 30 years playing in the County Team|
At the end of the dinner Captain Maureen gave a short speech in honour of Donna's Service. ---- Here is what she said ---
At the end of he dinner Donna, Eileen and Carol were presented with beautiful table presentations kindly given by Lanarkshire Captain Fiona Scott. The floral presentations were beautifully made by Lanarkshire's Joanna Harvey
|Eileen, Donna and Carol|
|2013 County Jamboree Dinner|
Monday, June 17, 2013
|Vice Captain Gillian wins on the last green|
They beat Dunbartonshire and Argyll 7 1/2-1 1/2 after taking the foursomes 2-1 and the singles 5 1/2-1/2.
Lanarkshire were 6-3 winners over Ayrshire in the other match. Lanarkshire won the foursomes 2 1/2-1//2 and the singles 3 1/2-2 1/2
CLICK HERE FOR SOME PHOTOS TAKEN ON THE COURSE (THEN CLICK ON SLIDESHOW) -- or click on the small thumbnail below
|2013 County Jamboree Day 1|
RLCGA 2 D&A 1
Alyson McKechin & Eilidh Briggs beat Laura McGeachy 7/5
Donna Jackson and Iona Stephen lost to Anne Laing and Nichola Ferguson 3/2
Megan Briggs and Carol Whyte beat Aileen Baker 5/3
Alyson McKechin beat Laura McGeachy 6/5
Megan Briggs beat Sheena Mc Donald 8/7
Eilidh Briggs beat Anne Laing 5/3
Gillian Kyle beat Cathy Skinner 3/
Carol Whyte Halved against Nichola Ferguson
Gillian McGinlay beat Jill Meldrum 1 up
Total points RLCGA 7.5 D&A 1.5
|Lanarkshire -- Sponsored by Tunnock Teacakes --- Winners against Ayrshire|
Lanarkshire 2.5 Ayrshire 0.5
Rachael Cassidy and Lesley Lloyd halved withAudrey Thomson and Connie Jaffrey
Fiona Norris and Jenny Potter beat Alex Glennie and Jenny Linlater 6&4
Susan McGrechan and Susan Wood beat Roz Purdom and Emma Hale 2/1
Lanarkshire 3.5 Ayrshire 2.5
Emma Caddow lost to Connie Jaffrey 4/3
Fiona Norris halved with Emma Hale
Susan Wood beat Jenny Linklater 5/4
Jenny Potter lost to Alex Glennie 1hole
Ruth Rankin beatKatie McGarva 5/3
Rachael Cassidy beat Mhairi McKay 4/3
Total Points Lanarkshire 6 Ayrshire 3
Saturday, June 15, 2013
If you can manage along we would all be so pleased to see you. We will be wearing our new pink t-shirts on one of the days - but hopefully every day will be a pink day for us!
Apparently the weather is going to improve so come along and join in!!
Friday, June 14, 2013
Heather's memory told about the time when her young daughter, Lesley, had approached Gary Player and asked for his autograph for her Mum. He was delighted to give this. At which point Lesley asked 'Would you like me to get my Mum's autograph now to give to you ?
This story made Heather one of the prize winners.
Here is the prize;
A round of golf at Muirfield (with Caddy) on Thursday 20th June, just before the closing of the course to perpare for the Open.
2 nights stay at the McDonald Marine Hotel in North Berwick . (Taxi to the Course included)
Golf Clinic With Darren Clark followed by Buffet Lunch.
Dinner on Thursday Evening with 'Q and A session' with Darren Clark.
A wonderful Prize and to top it all she was informed she could bring a friend. I am delighted to say that I am a friend of Heather's !!!!!
Thanks go to Heather's friend Liz Hale for this wonderful story
Your webmaster is hoping that a few photos may be available --- Heather and Liz --- Do enjoy your wonderful prize.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Val Lawrence & Brenda Conway won the Handicap Section.
Scoring was generally high due to the fast greens and thick rough.
|Donna & Liz with Ranfurly Castle Captain Sheila Biggart|
|Winner in Handicap Section Brenda Conway (absent partner Val Lawrence)|
|Val and Brenda -- Celebrate their win|
|Ayrshire's Audrey Thompson & Liz Keohone|
|Ayrshire's Cathy Malcolm & Debbie Watt|
|Ayrshire's Jess Blackwood & Jeanette Stewart|
D Jackson/L Stewart Cochrane C/Greenburn 3/3 RLCGA 79
A Thompson/L Keohone Loudoun Gowf 4/6 ALCGA 84
C Malcolm/D Watt P.St Nicholas/Belleisle 4/3 ALCGA 86
L Campbell/L McGeachy Cardross/Windyhill 6/6 D & A 87
L Lloyd/F Scott Hayston/Bothwell Castle 2/4 LLCGA 90
F Norris/M McDonald Hamilton/East Kilbride 1/15 LLCGA 90
D Cowan/J MacDonald Ranfurly Castle 6/20 RLCGA 91
H Anderson/LHale TroonLadies/Caldwell 7/10 RLCGA 91
S Steele/M Stewart Hilton Park 11/11 D & A 92
F Alexander/C Sim Hilton Park/Balmore 11/16 D & A 95
J Anderson/M Marshall Wishaw 18/27 LLCGA 105
J West/M Miller Irvine Bogside/Troon Ladies 15/17 ALCGA N/R
V Lawrence/B Conway Kilmacolm/Renfrew 14/16 RLCGA 88 15 73 1
J Blackwood/J Stewart Kilmarnock Barassie 14/20 ALCGA 98 17 81 2
H Robertson/J Halley Douglas Park 12/16 D & A 97 14 83 3
S Reid/B Lyle Kilmacolm/Whitecraigs 17/19 RLCGA 103 18 85
A McCall/M Craig Strathaven 21/17 LLCGA 106 19 87
A Aitken/L Giblin Eastwood/Haggs Castle 12/20 RLCGA 106 16 90
M Porter/P Rice Strathaven 20/22 LLCGA 112 21 91
A Gardner/A Campbell Hilton Park 22/27 D & A 116 24.5 91.5
N Choat/A Cumberland Hilton Park 23/21 D & A 113 21.5 91.5
J Glass/I Cooper Drumpellier 25/21 LLCGA 116 23 93
L Wilson/L McDonald Kilmarnock Barassie 7/16 ALCGA N/R
Eilidh (Kilmacolm) scored a very good two-hole win in round 1 over Emily Pedersen, a Danish player whose this season has won the Spanish women's open amateur title and, more recently, the German girls' open championship.
Because some ties went into extra holes, Eilidh had to hang around for ages, waiting for her next tie to start. Eventually Emma Carberry (Highwoods) won her match at the 19th but the Briggs-Carberry second-round match for a place in the last 16 did not set out - albeit in glorious sunshine - until after 5pm.
The East Sussex player beat the Scot by two holes after the match was all square on the 13th tee.
WELL DONE EILIDH IN WHAT WE BELIEVE WAS HORRENDOUS CONDITIONS - WIND AND RAIN.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Are you Under 18 @ 1st January 2013, with a handicap of 34.4 or below and of Scottish Nationality? If so then your National Championship needs you! The Scottish Girls' (Close) Amateur Championship entry closes at 12 noon Monday 17th June 2013. This year’s Championship is being played at Ranfurly Castle from 16-20 July and should be a great week, so what are you waiting for, to download your entry form click here. (Link to SLGA website)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
LUCK OF THE DRAW COUNTED AGAINST SCOTS
Most of the eight Scots in the field face a battle to be among the leading 64 after Wednesday's second qualifying round of the British women's open amateur golf championship at Machynys Golf Club, near Llanelli in South Wales.
As the early morning wet and windy weather gave way to a sunny and pleasant late afternoon and evening, so the scores tumbled. Unfortunately, most of the Scots
had had to endure early starts and the toughest conditions.
At the end of a long day, Jess Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) are the best placed Scots on five-over-par 77 - nine shots behind the
overnight leader, Caroline Nistrup from Copenhagen.
Meek was going reasonably well until she bogeyed the 11th, 12th, 13th and 16th for an inward half of four-over 40.
Early-morning starter Watton worked hard for halves of 39-38 as did Briggs for 38-39 figures.
Scottish champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) had two double bogeys in a 79 (40-39).
Hannah McCook also had two double bogeys in an 80 with halves of 40.
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) had a double bogey at the 16th and finished with an 81 (39-42).
Jane Turner (Craigielaw), out early in the field, had three double bogeys in what was miserable weather at that time. She finished with an 82 (41-41)
Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies), who hit the first ball before 7am, sadly took 85 shots to get round. She dropped seven shots over the second, third and fourth holes.
1st name on the draw is the challenger and will have home advantage if played within the dates.
Players and Home Course
Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle)
Charlotte McLuskey (Whitecraigs)
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)
Niamh Kinney (Erskine)
Jan Adams (Whinhill)
Lauren Barbour (Erskine)
Heather Mushet (Elderslie)
Mairi Gray (Williamwood)
Maddie Cleat (Kilmacolm)
Thursday, June 06, 2013
|Brenda Conway - Best Net Score|
|Iona Stephen -- Best scratch score of the day|
Overall winner was BRENDA CONWAY (RENFREW) 86 - 17 - 69.
Best scratch was IONA STEPHEN (RANFURLY CASTLE) who scored 78.
Iona now has a handicap of 2 and is a member of the County Team who are playing in the West of Scotland Jamboree in two weeks time at BOTHWELL CASTLE.
There were 39 entrants, the CSS was 73 and the SSS 71.
0 - 12
1st Liz Hale (Caldwell) 83 - 10 - 73
2nd Carol Whyte (Milngavie) 79 - 5 - 74
3rd Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) 82 - 7 - 75
1st Brenda Conway (Renfrew) 86 - 17 - 69
2nd Margaret Gauldie (Ralston) 86 - 16 - 70
3rd Sally Smyth (Ranfurly Castle) 86 - 14 - 72
The Medal Finals from 2012 were played in conjunction with the medal today - the winner being CAROL WHYTE (Milngavie) with a net 74.
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the SLGA Office in Perth.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR TIMES AS THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW CHANGES
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), who won the SLGA Girls’ Order of Merit two years ago, has been the most consistent performer this season and heads the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association’s Women's Order of Merit.
Following a top 20 finish in the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews on Sunday, 20-year-old Briggs has amassed 1,735 points and has pushed Scottish champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) into second place with 1,613 points.
St Andrews University student Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), an impressive winner of the St Rule Trophy, has edged into the top six with 1,030 points.
Briggs’ older sister Megan, is in fourth place with 1,160 but the other four in the leading half dozen – McKechin, Clara Young, Jessica Meek and Summers - are all teenagers. Young is just 16 and the others are all 19.
SLGA Women's Order of Merit Leaders
1 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 1,735 points
2 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 1,613
3 Clara Young (North Berwick) 1,235
4 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 1,160
5 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie) 1,070
6 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie) 1,030
7 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 1,015
8 Rachel Polson (Peterculter) 705
9 Lesley Atkins (Gullane) 700.
10 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 640
11 Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 585
12 Louise MacGregor (Falkirk) 565
13 Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 545
14 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 475'
15 Hilary Wardell (Longniddry) 470
16 Nicola Roberson (Dunblane New) 440
17 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 350
18 Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) 330
19 Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 330
20 Katie Reid (Monifieth) 305.
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Monday, June 03, 2013
EUROPEAN WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Fulford Golf Club, Yorkshire: July 9 to 13
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield)
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies)
Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies)
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall)
Sunday, June 02, 2013
LEADING FINAL TOTALS Par 227 (75 New Course; 76 x 2 Old Course)
211 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 67 72 72.
213 Celine Boutier (France) 73 69 71.
216 Manon De Roey (Belgium) 72 71 73.
217 Alexandra Bonetti (France) 74 71 72.
220 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 73 76 71, Laure Castelain (France) 72 74 74
222 Manon Gidali (France) 72 75 75.
225 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 74 76
226 Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham) 74 73 79, Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) 75 72 79.
227 Lianna Bailey (Notts) 80 76 71, Emma Taylor (Saunton) 75 75 77, Emma Goddard (Royal Liverpool) 75 73 79.
228 Samantha Fuller (Roehampton) 76 75 77, Clara Young (North Berwick) 75 78 75, Emilee Taylor (Holme Hall) 74 79 75, Ami Storey (Close House) 74 79 75.
229 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 76 75 78, Sinead Sexton (Lainch) 75 74 80, Marion Duvernay (France) 77 77 75, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 85 73
230 Brogan Townend (Pleasington) 76 77 77, Joelle Van Baarle (Belgium) 78 76 76,Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 78 80 72
231 Nicola Haynes (Gosforth Park) 76 74 81, Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 76 82 73
232 Alison Knowles (Hickleton) 77 77 78, Ariane Provot (France) 77 77 78, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 78 78 76
233 Samantha Birks (Llandrindod Wells) 77 80 76, India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 73 80 80, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 76 78 79, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 84 75 74.
234 Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) 74 83 77, Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) 76 79 79, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 81 76 77
To read the full report go to the Kirkwood Website