Monday, September 30, 2013

WINTER FOURSOMES DRAW IS NOW AVAILABLE


Sandra Littlejohn has prepared the draw for this years Winter Foursomes. 

You will find the drawsheet on the link on the LHS of this website at Competition Entry and Draws or by CLICKING HERE

If you are the challenger you will find the contact telephone number of one of the players and their Home Club on the second tab at the top of the draw sheet.

Rules for Winter Foursomes

Top line are the challengers
Challengers to offer three dates not in the same week
Strokes = half the difference between aggregate handicaps of each side
Sudden Death - in the event of a tie after 18 holes competitors should continue play until one couple gain a hole
No time extensions permitted
All ties to be played within the County
Final to be played by arrangement with the County Captain.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESULT TO SANDRA LITTLEJOHN OR YOUR WEBMASTER CAROL FELL   (Click on the NAME to send an email) -- If you also have a story and / or a photo of your game please do include it to your webmaster Carol

RLCGA - SHIRLEY BACK IS GLEDDOCH'S 2013 CLUB CHAMPION

Shirley Back is Gleddoch Ladies Champion 2013.

She played against June Lockhart in the final on Saturday 28th September.
It was an excellent match, on a lovely sunny afternoon, and both girls impressed the spectators with the high standard of golf.
Cheers
Jackie Gray


Here are some 2103 Club Champions:

Cowglen: Lesley Cosh
East Renfrewshire: Gillian Kyle (Won it 17 times)
Gourock : Maureen Woodhead (Won it 20 times)
Greenock : Linda McDougall (Won it 16 times)
Gleddoch : Shirley Back
Haggs Castle : Jennifer Mack (Won it 8 times)
Kilmacolm: Megan Briggs (Won it 10 times)
Ralston: Gillian Coles
Ranfurly Castle: Natasha Qayum

email your webmaster by CLICKING HERE to update the list

Monday, September 23, 2013

EILIDH WINS SILVER MEDAL AT THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES TEAM CHAMPIONHIPS

The Team Awards - Sweden 1st -- Stirling (Scotland) 2nd

Jordana Graham , Eilidh Briggs, Hannah McCook, and Team Coach  - Lesley McKay

Eilidh with her Silver Medal -- Swedes are 1st and 3rd
Eilidh Briggs, Jordana Graham and Hannah McCook have just returned from representing the University in the European University Championships in France. 

The Stirling University team did very well and returned with the silver medal in the Team event! 

 Well done to Eilidh for her great performance in winning the silver medal in the individual event!

Women’s individual leading final totals

281 Emma Vestin (Sweden) 75 72 65 69

Eilidh Briggs (Stirling) 75 72 68 68
284 Theresa Larsson (Sweden) 71 71 67 75
289 Louise Kristersson (Sweden) 73 70 75 71
295 Katie Bradbury (England) 81 76 67 71
ALSO
297 Sinead Sexton (Ireland) 76 74 75 72 (7th)
299 Hannah McCook (Stirling) 78 73 73 75 (8th)
303 Jordana Graham (Stirling) 76 72 79 76 (9th)
306 Shannon Brown (Ireland) 77 76 77 76 (10th)
307 Katie Whyte (Ireland) 78 76 78 75 (11th).

Sunday, September 22, 2013

RENFREWSHIRE WIN ON FINAL DAY BUT MIDLOTHIANS WIN COUNTY FINALS ON COUNTBACK

 

Alyson, Katrina, Maureen, Megan, Gillian, Liz, Gillian, Carol and Donna
Midlothian have regained the Scottish women's county team championship they lost to Angus last year.
Midlothian, Aberdeenshire and Renfrewshire all finished the three-day programme at Stirling Golf Club with two wins and one defeat. Borders, the fourth team, lost all three of their matches.
The first stage of the tie-breaking countback still had Midlothian and Aberdeenshire, who lost their 100 per cent record in a 5-4 defeat by Renfrewshire today, level at 17-10 in a games won-lost comparison. Renfrewshire had a 16-ll record.
From there the countback went to holes-up totals in games won, not halved.
That again failed to separate Midlothian and Aberdeenshire who last won the title at Powfoot in 1986.
The final tie-breaker was a count of the total number of holes played by the respective teams, with victory going to Midlothian who played 252 holes, one fewer than Aberdeenshire.
Personal opinion (of an Aberdonian): If it was that close, could we not have had joint champions?

SCOTTISH COUNTY FINALS AT STIRLING - FINAL DAY SCOREBOARD
MIDLOTHIAN 8, BORDERS 1

FOURSOMES (2-1)
Emily Dalgetty and Kate McIntosh lost to Tara Mactaggart and Danni Ker 4 and 3.
Wendy Nicholson and Rachael Livingstone beat Sharon Patterson and Gillian Oliver 7 and 6.
Gabrielle Macdonald and Louise Fraser beat Isla Craigie and Julie Birdsall 2 and 1.
SINGLES (6-0)
Macdonald beat Mactaggart 2 holes.
Livingstone beat Ker 2 and 1.
Dalgetty beat Oliver 7 and 6.
McIntosh beat Birdsall 5 and 4.
Nicholson beat Leanne Wilson 6 and 4.
Karen Marshall beat Craigie 1 hol.

RENFREWSHIRE 5, ABERDEENSHIRE 4
FOURSOMES (2-1)
Megan Briggs and Carol Whyte lost to Sammy Leslie and Shannon McWilliam 2 and 1.
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart beat Carol Wilson and Sara Mathieson 3 and 2.
Alyson McKechin and Katrina Milne beat Sheena Wood and Donna Pocock 2 and 1.
SINGLES (3-3)
Briggs beat Leslie 6 and 4.
McKechin halved with Wilson.
Milne beat Kimberley Beveridge 2 holes.
Jackson lost to Wood 1 hole.
Whyte halved with McWilliam
Gillian Kyle lost to Mathieson 3 and 2 .

HOW THEY FINISHED
1 Midlothian 4pt 17-10 in games won-lost
Midlothian won title on holes up aggregate from games won
2 Aberdeenshire 4pt 17-10 in games won-lost
3 Renfrewshire 4pt 16-11 in games won-lost.
4 Borders 0pt.

Click on the small thumbnail to see some photos from the day -- then on the small down arrow on the RHS to find slideshow 
2013 County Finals -- Last Day

Saturday, September 21, 2013

RENFREWSHIRE LOSE TO MIDLOTHIANS ON DAY 2

ABERDEENSHIRE LEAD COUNTY FINALS WITH TWO VICTORIES
Aberdeenshire are within sign of their first Scottish women's county championship finals victory since they won the title at Powfoot in 1986.
They followed up their Friday 5-4 win over Midlothian by beating Borders 8-1 at Stirling Golf Club today.
In the other match, Midlothian won 5-4 against Renfrewshire who had beaten Borders 7-2 in their opening fixture.
Aberdeenshire made a 3-0 clean sweep of the morning foursomes against Borders and then took the singles 5-l.
The singles were decisive in Midlothian's favour against Renfrewshire after the foursomes had been shared at 1 1/2pt each.
Emily Dalgetty, Kate McIntosh (who beat Scottish champion Alyson McKechin 2 and 1) and Wendy Nicholson scored Midlothian's key wins in the singles.
Aberdeenshire need only to draw their final match against Renfrewshire on Sunday to be Scottish champions for the first time since 1986 when their team included such players as Elaine Farquharson (Deeside) and Julie Forbes (Aboyne).
If Renfrewshire and Midlothian both win their last games, then the title will be decided on a countback with three teams finishing with 2pt apiece.

DAY 2 DETAILS

ABERDEENSHIRE 8, BORDERS 1

FOURSOMES (3-0)
Sammy Leslie and Kimberley Beveridge bt Tara Mactaggart and Danni Ker 3 and 1.
Carol Wilson and Sara Mathieson bt Julie Birdsall and Isla Craigie 3 and 2.
Sheena Wood and Donna Pocock bt Sharon Patterson and Leanna Wilson 5 and 3.
SINGLES (5-1)
Leslie bt Mactaggart 5 and 4.
Beveridge lost to Ker 5 5 and 3.
Wood bt Patterson 5 and 4.
Claire Prouse bt Gillian Oliver 5 and 4.
Shannon McWilliam bt Birdsall 5 and 4.
Pocock bt Criagie 1 hole.

MIDLOTHIAN 5, RENFREWSHIRE 4

FOURSOMES (1 1/2-1 1/2)
Gabrielle Macdonald and Louise Fraser lost to Alyson McKechin and Katrina Milne 2 and 1.
Emily Dalgetty and Kate McIntosh beat Megan Briggs and Carol Whyte 1 hole
Wendy Nicholson and Rachael Livingstone halved with Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart.
SINGLES (3 1/2-2 1/2)
Macdonald lost to Briggs 2 holes
Dalgetty beat Milne 3 and 1.
McIntosh beat McKechin 2 and 1.
Fraser lost to Gillian Kyle 5 and 4.
Nicholson beat Whyte 4 and 3.
Karen Marshall halved with Jackson.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Friday, September 20, 2013

RENFREWSHIRE WIN AGAINST BORDERS ON DAY 1

Aberdeenshire and Renfrewshire both won their opening matches in the Scottish women's county golf championship finals at Stirling Golf Club today.

Despite Renfrewshire lacking the services of Eilidh Briggs who is playing in the European Universities Championships in France, Scottish champion Alyson McKechin, Megan Briggs, Carol Whyte and Katrina Milne  were winners in both foursomes and the singles
Renfrewshire had a 7-2 win against Borders, the weakest of the four qualifiers.

Aberdeenshire, lacking the services of Sheena Wood, still travelling back to Scotland from the Senior British Open championship which ended at Royal Portrush on Thursday evening, did well to make up a 2-1 deficit from the foursomes and beat recent past champions Midlothian 5-4.

SCOTTISH COUNTY FINALS SCOREBOARD AT STIRLING - DAY ONE
ABERDEENSHIRE 5, MIDLOTHIAN 4
Sammy Lesley and Shannon McWilliam lost to Gabrielle Macdonald and Louise Fraser 3 and 2.
Donna Pocock and Kimberley Beveridge lost to Emily Dalgetty and Kate McIntosh
Carol Wilson and Sara Mathieson beat Wendy Nicholson and Karen Marshall 3 and 2.
SINGLES (4-2)
Leslie beat Macdonald 2 and 1.
Beveridge beat Fraser 5 and 4.
Claire Prouse lost to Dalgetty 5 and 4
Mathieson beat Hannah Scott 3 and 2.
McWilliams beat Rachael Livingstone 2 and 1.
Wilson lost to McIntosh 3 and 2.
 RENFREWSHIRE 7, BORDERS 2
FOURSOMES (2 1/2-1/2)
Megan Briggs and Carol Whyte beat Tara Mactaggart and Danni Ker 7 and 6.
Alyson McKechin and Katrina Milne beat Julie Birdsall and Isla Craigie 6 and 5.
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart halved with Sharon Patterson and Leanne Wilson.
SINGLES (4 1/2-1 1/2)
McKechin beat Mactaggart 5 and 4.
Briggs beat Ker 6 and 4.
Whyte beat Patterson 2 and 1.
Milne beat Fiona Ker 7 and 6.
Gillian Kyle lost to Birdsall 4 and 2.
Gillian McGinlay halved with Craigie.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

COUNTY FINALS MATCHES PROGRAMME FROM STIRLING GOLF CLUB

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


PROGRAMME
Day 1 – Friday
Aberdeenshire v Midlothian
Foursomes 9.30am Singles 1.30pm
Renfrewshire v Borders
Foursomes 9.52am Singles 2.15pm
Day 2 – Saturday
Midlothian v Renfrewshire
Foursomes 9.30am Singles 1.30pm
Aberdeenshire v Borders
Foursomes 9.52am Singles 2.15pm
Day 3 – Sunday
Borders v Midlothian
Foursomes 9.30am Singles 1.30pm
Renfrewshire v Aberdeenshire
Foursomes 9.52am Singles 2.15pm

PLEASE DO COME LONG AND SUPPORT THE TEAM

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CAMPBELL CLOCK IS NOW ON THE 6th OCTOBER

The postponed Junior Campbell Clock is now on Sunday 6th October and will start 30 minutes earlier. If you are not able to play on this date please let Janette know as soon as possible. Any last minute changes will be posted on the web site and facebook. Hope the weather is better!


18 Hole Stableford Competition

1:30 Laura Craig (Elderslie) Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle),  Charlotte McCluskey (Whitecraigs)
1:40 Lauren Barbour (Erskine), Heather Mushet (Elderslie), Lauren Coventry (Whinhill)
1:50 Niamh Kinney (Erskine), Anna MacKenzie (Whitecraigs), Jan Adams (Whinhill)
2pm Abbie Hamilton (Caldwell), Alison Macnab (Kilmacolm), Bethany Crawford (Erskine)
2.10 Ellie Wilkie (Greenock), Emily Crusher (Eastwood), Lois Chuwen (Whitecraigs)
2.20 Anna McGinness (East Renfrewshire), Gillian Henderson (Whitecraigs)

8 Hole Stableford
2:30 Romy Erskine (Kilmacolm), Gillian Sinclair (Caldwell)
2:40 Iona Kent (Caldwell), Sophie Kyle (MCGA)
2:50 Ellis Folan (Whinhill), Caitlin McCartney (Caldwell), Carolyn Wark (MCGA)

Par 3 Competition
1:30 Kirsty MacDonald (Whitecraigs), Kirsten Hamilton (MCGA)
1:40 Mareesa Cassidy (MCGA), Aaliyah Sandhu (Haggs Castle)
1:50  Zara Thomson (Williamwood), Aimee Bain (Whinhill), Michaela Keir (Whinhill)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SUPPORT THE PAUL LAWRIE SCOTTISH LADIES OPEN -- NOW HANDICAP PRIZES

Nicola Melville and Colin Farquharson have decided that, to encourage players like your webmaster who have a higher handicap within the nine maximum range, to award two dozen golf balls for the best net totals and a dozen for 2nd best net at both Haggs Castle and Drumpellier venues with maybe more for 2nd place ties, etc ----

PUT YOUR ENTRIES THROUGH --- www.scottishladiestour.co.uk


By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Colin@scottishgolfview.com
Calling all girl and lady and senior lady amateur golfers within playing distance of Haggs Castle and Drumpellier golf clubs.
We really need you to enter the Paul Lawrie Scottish Ladies Open tour events at the two venues named above - Haggs Castle on Monday, September 23, and Drumpellier on Tuesday, September 24.
Not to put too fine a point on it, so many of the tour professionals have dropped out of these events because of a clash with LETAS tournaments that the handful of players left are playing for a lot of sponsorship money/prize vouchers.
You can see the entry lists for yourself by logging on to www.scottishladiestour.co.uk
If you cannot manage to play in both, but might be able to enter one of the events, please do so.
It is important for the future of the Paul Lawrie Scottish Ladies Open Tour that the fields at events are of a respectable size. We lose our credibility and our ability to attract future sponsors if the fields barely make it to double figures.
So, please, if you can get the afternoon off - both 18-hole events have post lunchtime starting times - enter one or both of the events through the website.
You can enter online at www.scottishladiestour.co.uk
We have never had any senior ladies play on the PLGC SLOT but there is no reason why they should not compete for prizes up to the value of a £500 voucher. As long as they have a single-figure handicap.
We need your help. Please come to our aid.

Monday, September 16, 2013

TEAMS AT THE SCOTTISH COUNTY FINALS AT STIRLING

The Scottish County Finals take place from Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd September at Stirling Golf Club,  with teams from the four divisions competing for the chance to be crowned County Champions.  Each day consists of three foursomes in the morning followed by six singles in the  County teams who will challange for the title this year are, Aberdeenshire, Borders, Midlothian and Renfrewshire.  Last year Angus won the title for the first time in the 103 year history of the finals.

Aberdeenshire 
Border Counties 
Midlothian 
Renfrewshire 
Captain:
Marta Moody 
Captain:
Gillian Oliver 
Captain:
Sheila Stuart
Captain:
Maureen Woodhead
Kimberley Beveridge 
Julie Birdsall 
Emily Dalgetty 
Megan Briggs 
Sammy Leslie 
Isla Craigie 
Louise Fraser 
Donna Jackson 
Sara Mathieson 
Danni Ker 
Rachael Livingstone 
Gillian Kyle 
Shannon McWilliam 
Fiona Ker 
Gabrielle MacDonald 
Gillian McGinlay 
Donna Pocock 
Tara Mactaggart 
Karen Marshall 
Alyson McKechin 
Claire Prouse 
Gillian Oliver 
Kate McIntosh 
Katrina Milne 
Carol Wilson 
Sharon Patterson 
Wendy Nicholson 
Liz Stewart 
Sheena Wood
Leanne Wilson 
Hannah Scott 
Carol Whyte 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

SOME PHOTOS FROM THE COUNTY ROSEBOWL FINAL

PHOTOS COURTESY OF JEAN IRVINE -- click on photos for better quality photos
or alternatively
CLICK HERE AND THEN SLIDESHOW (on RHS down arrow)
Maureen and Denise

Denise and Maureen Cook
Maureen and Caddie Jean and Denise and caddie Maureen
Vice Captain Gillian McGinlay presents Denise with the County Rosebowl
Denise Cowan -- 2013 County Rosebowl Champion
Denise and Maureen
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CAMPBELL CLOCK CANCELLED

As posted on our Facebook page, the Campbell Clock has been cancelled for today due to overhead and course conditions.  It is hoped that the Junior Secretary Janette can re-arrange something so keep watching this space - and the Facebook page.

Captain Maureen

Saturday, September 14, 2013

DENISE COWAN WINS THE COUNTY ROSEBOWL IN CLOSE MATCH AGAINST COUNTY CAPTAIN MAUREEN

Denise Cowan
The Final of the County Rosebowl was played at Haggs Castle GC on Friday 13th in what can only be described as a 'dreich day' between County Captain Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) and Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) .

 Denise had 3 birdies to be 4 up after 8, however Maureen chipped in at the 9th to be 3 down at the turn and got the game back to 2 down at the 11th.

The 12th was halved despite Maureens caddy (Jean Irvine, county secretary!!!!!!) having her phone on and ringing loudly!
 Maureen's drive went out of bounds on the 13th to let Denise go 3 up. The 14th and 15th were halved and Maureen won the 16th to go 2 down. Denise then halved the 17th to win the match 2/1.

 Many thanks to Haggs Castle GC for giving us courtesy of their course for the final.

Thanks go to Jean Irvine for the report

GLEDDOCH MIXED GREENSOMES POSTPONED


In view of the weather forecast tomorrow (Sunday 15th September) , we had no option but to postpone our Mixed Open Greensomes. However we are going to try for Sunday 6th October - same arrangements.

  Message from June Lockhart

CAMPBELL CLOCK DRAW AT WHITECRAIGS GOLF CLUB

Their are a few changes to the Campbell Clock Whitecraigs Golf Club Sunday 15th September

Amended Campbell Clock starting times are below,
If you want to compete in the putting competition please do so before you tee off.

Please check in at least 20 minutes before your tee time.


PS don’t forget to bring back Towels & Tshirts if you played in the Kennedy Salver

18 Hole Stableford Competition

2pm Laura Craig (Elderslie) Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle),  Charlotte McCluskey (Whitecraigs)
2.10 Lauren Barbour (Erskine), Heather Mushet (Elderslie), Lauren Coventry (Whinhill)
2.20 Niamh Kinney (Erskine), Anna MacKenzie (Whitecraigs), Jan Adams (Whinhill)
2.30 Abbie Hamilton (Caldwell), Alison Macnab (Kilmacolm), Bethany Crawford (Erskine)
2.40 Ellie Wilkie (Greenock), Emily Crusher (Eastwood), Lois Chuwen (Whitecraigs)
2.50 Anna McGinness (East Renfrewshire), Gillian Henderson (Whitecraigs)

8 Hole Stableford
3.00 Romy Erskine (Kilmacolm), Gillian Sinclair (Caldwell)
3.10 Iona Kent (Caldwell), Sophie Kyle (MCGA)
3.20 Ellis Folan (Whinhill), Caitlin McCartney (Caldwell), Carolyn Wark (Whitecraigs)

Par 3 Competition
2pm Kirsty MacDonald (Whitecraigs), Kirsten Hamilton (MCGA)
2.15 Mareesa Cassidy (MCGA), Aaliyah Sandhu (Haggs Castle)
2.30  Zara Thomson (Williamwood), Aimee Bain (Whinhill), Michaela Keir (Whinhill)

Friday, September 13, 2013

WALES WIN HOME INTERNATIONALS AND SCOTLAND WIN THE WOODEN SPOON

WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Scotscraig GC, Fife
DAY 3
WALES 7, SCOTLAND 2
Foursomes (3-0)
Sam Birks and Kath O'Connor beat Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs 3 and 2.
Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury beat Megan Briggs and Gabrielle Macdonald 2 and 1.
Amy Boulden and Becky Harries beat Hannah McCook and Connie Jaffrey 6 and 5.
Singles (4-2)
Boulden beat Eilidh Briggs 1 hole.
Williams beat Lauren Whyte 4 and 3.
Bradbury halved with Alyson McKechin.
Birks lost to Heather Munro 3 and 2.
O'Connor beat Jaffrey 1 hole.
Harries halved with McCook.
ENGLAND 4, IRELAND 5
Foursomes (1 1/2-1 1/2)
Georgia Hall and Lauren Taylor beat Olivia Mehaffey and Paula Grant 3 and 1.
Sarah-Jane Boyd and Rachael Goodall halved with Lisa Maguire and Leona Maguire.
Annabel Dimmock and Alexandra Peters lost to Maria Dunne and Emma O'Driscoll 4 and 3.
Singles (2 1/2-3 1/2)
Taylor lost to Leona Maguire 3 and 2.
Hall beat Mehaffey 7 and 6.
Gabriella Cowley bt Mary Doyle 1 hole.
Peters lost to Amy Farrell 1 hole.
Goodall lost to Grant 2 and 1.
Boyd halved with Lisa Maguire.
HOW THEY FINISHED
1 Wales 3pt
2 Ireland 1 1/2pt
3 England 1pt
4 Scotland 1/2pt

LIVE SCORING ON DAY 3 - SCOTLAND v WALES

Megan and Eilidh Briggs --courtesy of the SLGA
CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING

Thursday, September 12, 2013

SCOTLAND LOSE ON DAY 2 AGAINST ENGLAND

Report courtesy of Colin Farquharson

After a day that finished in teeming rain, Wales are almost home and dry as Women's Home Internationals champions at Scotscraig GC, Fife after beating Ireland 5-4 to be the only team with two wins out of two going into the final day at the Fife venue.
Scotland, who lost 5-4 to England on Day 2, are the final day opponents of the Welsh but not even a Scotland victory would change anything - unless England won their final match against Ireland by a huge margin.
Then both Wales and England would have finished with 2pt and it would go to a countback of individual games won if that were the case.
Wales won the title when the matches were last played in Scotland at Irvine in 2009. How a tiny golfing country such as Wales can produce such good women's amateur golf teams is amazing !
Scotland, champions at Cardiff in 2010, are trying to avoid the Wooden Spoon for the third year in a row.
But they did go down fighting against England, losing the foursomes 2-1 and drawing the singles 3-3 in an afternoon which changed from brilliant, warm sunshine at 2pm to bucketing rain by 4pm.
Scottish winners in the singles were Stiring student Hannah McCook from Nethy Bridge, Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), the 16 year old Scottish girls champion, and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) produced the fightback of the day. Three down at the turn, she beat English champion Sarah-Jane Boyd by 2 and 1.
England increased their 2-1 foursomes lead to 3-1 when British champion Georgia Hall beat Scottish champion Alyson McKechin by 6 and 5 within 2hr 20min. Four up after eight, Hall won the 11th and 12th (with a birdie) and a half finished the one-sided match on the 13th green. McKechin won only the third hole against Georgia who is ranked in the world's top 10 female amateurs.
England went 4-1 ahead in the rain when Gabriella Cowley beat Megan Briggs by 4 and 2.
All square after 10, Cowley turned on the heat by winning the long 11th with a birdie 4 and the 12th with a par 4 to surge two up.
Cowley produced another birdie to win the long 14th to be three up. The English player was conceded the 16th and the match by 4 and 2, making the overall scoreline: England 4, Scotland 1.
The Scots got one back when Megan Briggs' sister Eilidh beat English champion Sarah-Jane Boyd by 4 and 2. The
Truro player was three up at the turn after winning the seventh, eighth and ninth (with a birdie).
But Eilidh put the wheels under her recovery with birdies at the 10th, and 12th to get it back to one down.
The short 13th was halved in birdie 2s before Briggs won the 14th with a par to be all square for the first time since the sixth.
The 16th was halved and Eilidh won the 17th and the match by 2 and 1 after a concession by Boyd.
England 4, Scotland 2 with two matches to finish
That became England 4, Scotland 3 when 16 year old Scottish girls champion Connie Jaffrey beat another teenager Amber Ratcliffe by 3 and 2.
Connie always looked to be in control of the outcome - two up after four and still two up at the turn, thanks to a birdie 4 at the long ninth.
Ratcliffe got one back with a birdie 4 at the 11th but Jaffrey birdied the short 13th and also won the 15th with a par to go three up with three to play. A half at the 16th ended the match.

Hannah McCook won her match and Lauren Whyte lost her match (Singles result 3-3)


THURSDAY'S RESULTS
Scotscraig Golf Club, Tayport, Fife
IRELAND 4, WALES 5
Foursomes (1-2)
Olivia Mehaffey and Mary Doyle lost to Amy Boulden and Becky Harries 4 and 3.
Lisa Maguire and Leona Maguire lost to Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury 1 hole.
Maria Dunne and Emma O'Driscoll bt Jess Evans and Megan Lockett 1 hole.
Singles (3-3)
Leona Maguire beat Boulden 4 and 3.
Lisa Maguire lost to Williams 4 and 3.
Dunne halved with Bradbury
O'Driscoll halved with Sam Birks
Paula Grant halved with Evans
Mehaffey halved with Harries.

SCOTLAND 4, ENGLAND 5
Foursomes (1-2)
Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs beat Georgia Hall and Lauren Taylor 2 and 1.
Lauren Whyte and Heather Munro lost to Sarah-Jane Boyd and Rachael Goodall 2 and 1.
Megan Briggs and Gabrielle Macdonald lost to Annabel Dimmock and Alexandra Peters 2 and 1.
Singles (3-3)
McKechin lost to Hall 6 and 5.
Eilidh Briggs beat Boyd 2 and 1.
Megan Briggs lost to Gabriella Cowley 4 and 2.
Connie Jaffrey beat Amber Ratcliffe 3 and 2.
Whyte lost to Dimmock 2 and 1.
Hannah McCook beat Goodall 2 and 1.
HOW THEY STAND
Wales 2 points
England 1point
Scotland 1/2 point
Ireland 1/2 point

ALYSON AND EILIDH WIN FOURSOMES AGAINST ENGLAND

SCOTSCRAIG FOURSOMES RESULTS WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS Scotscraig Golf Club, Tayport, Fife

In the Scotland v England foursomes Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs were one up through nine against Georgia Hall and Lauren Taylor. A birdie at the long 11th doubled the Scots' lead and they birdied the 12th also to go three up. But Hall and Taylor were not finished yet.
They birdied the 14th and 15th to cut their deficit to one hole before the Scots produced yet another birdie to restore their two hole lead at the 16th.
The 17th was halved, leaving McKechin and Eilidh Briggs as the 2 and 1 winners - their second notable foursomes victory in two days, having beaten the Maguire twins yesterday.
The Scots pair, who had six birdies, were approximately four under par for the 17 holes.

 DAY 2
 IRELAND 1, WALES 2
 Foursomes (1-2)
Olivia Mehaffey and Mary Doyle lost to Amy Boulden and Becky Harries 4 and 3.
Lisa Maguire and Leona Maguire lost to Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury 1 hole.
Maria Dunne and Emma O'Driscoll bt Jess Evans and Megan Lockett 1 hole.
Singles
SCOTLAND 1, ENGLAND 2
 Foursomes (1-2)
Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs beat Georgia Hall and Lauren Taylor 2 and 1.
Lauren Whyte and Heather Munro lost to Sarah-Jane Boyd and Rachael Goodall 2 and 1.
Megan Briggs and Gabrielle Macdonald lost to Annabel Dimmock and Alexandra Peters 2 and 1.

  CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING

COUNTY ROSEBOWL FINAL IS AT HAGGS CASTLE

The final of the County Rosebowl will take place at 3pm tomorrow (Friday 13th Septermber) at Haggs Castle Golf Club between Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) and Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

EILIDH BRIGGS CAPS FIGHTING SCOTS DRAW WITH IRISH

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Scotland Team-- Picture Cal Carson Agency
Back Row L to R Karen Marshall (Captain), Connie Jaffrey, Alyson McKechin, Lauren Whyte, Hannah McCook
Front Row L to R Eilidh Briggs, Gabrielle MacDonald, Heather Munro, Megan Briggs


Scotland broke a sequence of six straight defeats with a fighting draw against Ireland on the opening day of the Womens Home Internationals at Scotscraig Golf Club, Tayport in North-east Fife today (Wednesday)
With Wales producing a shock win by four points over defending champions England, Karen Marshall's squad of youngsters still have, on paper, at least a chance of regaining the Miller Trophy they last won at Cardiff in 2010
The Scots took a 2-1 foursomes lead over the Irish, highlighted by a terrific foursomes performance by Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs who were seven under par in beating the talented Maguire twins, Lisa and Leona, by 5 and 4.
But the singles looked like drifting Ireland's way for a long spell in the afternoon with only good wins by Megan Briggs and Lauren Whyte stemming the tide.
With three games to finish, it was a 3-3 tie. Then 4-4 with one match to finish.
In that crucial finale, Eilidh Briggs was two down with three to play against Leona Maguire
Briggs raised her game under pressure in brilliant style. She birdied the 16th to get one back. Then squared it with a par 4 at the 17th. All square on the 18th tee amid rising excitement in the Scottish ranks.
Eilidh's putt from 25 feet for a birdie to win the match shaved the hole - and stayed out. Maguire matched the Scot's par 4 and so the hole was halved, the game was halved and the overall match also finished level.
"What a fantastic finish," said Scotland team captain Karen Marshall.
"It looked as if it was going Ireland's way for a while but what a great turnaround by our girls. I'm proud of them."
Wales, once again, punching far above their weight at this level - they have fewer girl golfers than any of the other home countries, shocked England by taking a 2-1 foursomes lead and then building on that with four wins out of the six singles.
Scotland play England and Ireland meet Wales on Day 2.
If the Scots dont suffer a backlash from England, there could be all to play for on the third and last day.

WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS RESULTS DAY 1
Scotscraig Golf Club, Tayport, Fife
ENGLAND 2 1/2, WALES 4 1/2
Foursomes (1-2)
Lauren Taylor and Georgia Hall lost to Amy Boulden and Becky Harries 1 hole.
Alexandra Peters and Gabriella Cowley lost to Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury 3 and 2.
Sarah-Jane Boyd and Rachael Goodall beat Sam Birks and Kath O'Connor 4 and 3.
Singles (1 1/2-4 1/2)
Hall beat Boulden 3 and 1.
Taylor lost to Williams 1 hole.
Peters lost to Bradbury 1 hole.
Cowley lost to Birks 1 hole
Amber Ratcliffe lost to Jess Evans 3 and 2.
Boyd halved with Harries

SCOTLAND 4 1/2, IRELAND 4 1/2
Foursomes (2-1)
Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs beat Lisa Maguire and Leona Maguire 5 and 4.
Megan Briggs and Gabrielle Macdonald beat Maria Dunne and Emma O'Driscoll 2 and 1.
Lauren Whyte and Connie Jaffrey lost to Paula Grant and Olivia Mehaffey 4 and 3.
Singles (2 1/2-3 1/2)
Alyson McKechin lost to Lisa Maguire 3 and 1
Megan Briggs beat Grant 3 and 2
Gabrielle Macdonald lost to Dunne 5 and 3
Lauren Whyte beat Amy Farrell 2 and 1
Hannah McCook lost to Mehaffey 3 and 2.
Eilidh Briggs halved with Leona Maguire

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

AUTUMN GREENSOMES STABLEFORD AT GREENOCK


The final competition of the season was played today over Greenock. - CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS

39 couples were fortunate to have a lovely sunny day (very windy at times) with wonderful views down the Clyde estuary.  The format of the Greensomes Stableford was enjoyed by everyone with 3 exceptional scores returned.
The winners were  SHIRLEY BACK & JUNE LOCKHART of GLEDDOCH with 41 POINTS.
In 2nd place was CAPTAIN MAUREEN WOODHEAD (GOUROCK) & VICE-CAPTAIN GILLIAN McGINLAY (COCHRANE CASTLE) with 37 POINTS.
And in a very creditable 3rd place was MARGIE CARMICHAEL & LESLEY STEVENSON (GOUROCK) with 37 POINTS.

June Lockhart & Shirley Back
Maureen Woodhead & Gillian McGinlay

Lesley Stevenson & Margie Carmichael


ALYSON AND EILIDH PLAY THE IRISH MCGUIRE TWINS TOMORROW MORNING.

The only way is up as far as Scotland are concerned in the Women's Home Internationals which tee off tomorrow at Scotscraig Golf Club, the 13th oldest in the world, Tayport in North Fife.
Scotland, under the captaincy of Lesley Nicholson, won the title and the Miller Trophy at Cardiff three years ago. Since then they have lost six matches in a row over two years, spanning the 2011 and 2012 internationals.
The team leadership is back in the hands of a Lothians figure in Karen Marshall (Baberton) and, for one reason or another, she has a very young team at her disposal.

Scottish girls champion Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), Heather Munro (Monifieth), Stirling student Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) and St Andrews student Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) will all be making their debut in the Women's Home Internationals.

The backbone of experience in the eight-strong side is provided by the Briggs sisters, Megan and Eilidh from Kilmacolm, last year's Scottish girls champion Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) and Scottish champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie).

For the opening foursomes against Ireland, skipper Marshall has paired Alyson McKechin with Eilidh Briggs, Megan Briggs with Macdonald, and Whyte with Jaffrey.

England, winners of the title at Cork last year and Hillside in 2011, are warm favourites with several world-ranked players in their ranks.
If they can make a winning start against Wales who always seem to punch above their weight in the Home Internationals - they won the title the last time the three-day event was played in Scotland, at Irvine Bogside, in 2009 - England will be hard to stop.
Perhaps an omen for Wales that Sam Birks has had a hole in one - her fifth, with a five-iron, at the 163yd 15th in practice.

Admission and car parking is free at Scotscraig and strong home support would certainly aid the Scots' cause.

Wednesday morning's foursomes:

ENGLAND v WALES
8.30 Lauren Taylor and Georgia Hall v Amy Boulden and Becky Harries
8.40 Alexandra Peters and Gabriella Cowley v Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury
8.50 Sarah-Jane Boye and Rachael Goodall v. Sam Birks and Kath O'Connor
Singles from 1.10pm to 2pm

SCOTLAND v IRELAND
9.00 Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs v Lisa Maguire and Leona Maguire
9.10 Megan Briggs and Gabrielle Macdonald v Marie Dunne and Emma O'Driscoll
9.20 Lauren Whyte and Connie Jaffrey v Paula Grant and Olivia Mehaffey.
Singles from 2.10pm to 3pm.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report.

Monday, September 09, 2013

DRAW FOR THE AUTUMN GREENSOMES OVER GREENOCK

80 players (40 couples) have entered the Autumn Greensomes over Greenock on Tuesday 10th September.
The draw has been now been done -----   CLICK HERE to see the time sheet.

Late entries or enquiries to Jinty Rodger 07710278653 

BRIDGE EVENING ON THE 12th SEPTEMBER -- CANCELLED


The Bridge night at East Renfrewshire GC on the 12th September has been cancelled due to lack of support (we only have 10 tables)..

It seems lots of our County Bridge ladies are on holiday.

GOOD LUCK GO TO MEGAN, EILIDH AND ALYSON IN THE HOME INTERNATIONALS.

England will be bidding to win the Miller Trophy for the third year in a row at the Home International Matches at Scotscraig Golf Club, Tayport in Fife which begins this week.

Scotland, captained by Karen Marshall, won the Miller Trophy in 2010 at Wrexham and their line-up includes only Eilidh Briggs, Alyson McKechin and Lauren Whyte who played last year at Cork.

Megan Briggs returns but for Scottish girls champion Connie Jaffrey, Gabrielle Macdonald, Hannah McCook and Heather Munro it’s a first appearance in the Home Internationals. It is one of the youngest Scotland teams for some time.

The foursomes will tee off from 8.30am to 9.20 every morning and the singles from 1.10pm to 3pm every afternoon.

The matches are:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
England v Wales
Scotland v Ireland

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Ireland v Wales
Scotland v England

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Wales v Scotland
England v Ireland

Sunday, September 08, 2013

ALEX QAYUM IS THE 2013 RLCGA JUNIOR CHAMPION

Alex, Mairi and Captain Maureen -- Photos courtesy of Captain Maureen Woodhead
It was dry!!  It was dry!!  Alex Qayum and Mairi Gray played this morning over Gourock and not one spot of rain fell - on what was a pretty damp course in places thanks to yesterday's heavy downpours.  Neither girl had played the course before.

Alex got off to a storming start and was 4 up after four, Mairi losing balls at the first two holes and struggling with the bushes at the long third and a tricky pitch at the fourth.

An excellent par four down the fifth and par up the sixth got Mairi back to two down.  Alex kept calm and despite both of them having serious trouble down the eighth, she stopped Mairi's comeback.  A solid par four down 9 and Alex was back to 3 up at the turn.

Poor Mairi had a stumble coming out of a bunker on the 9th and the players had a short break to allow Mairi to have some treatment.

It is credit to Alex that she managed to keep focussed and she increased her lead to 4 with a solid par up the 10th.

A burn has been installed across the 11th but Mairi pounded a drive across it while Alex plotted her way along and a half was the result.

Alex missed her par on 12 which allowed Mairi to cut back the deficit to 3 however, Alex parred the long 13th to go back to 4 up with 5 to play.

Both girls missed the fairway up 14 and did not catch the elevated green in two.  Alex played the better pitch to the hole and with Mairi 3 putting, Alex had two putts for the match which she took.

Both girls are to be commended on their ball-striking and Alex is a worthy Champion once again.

Apart from the 8th hole, the better ball was only 3 over par so some good stuff was on show.

Well done girls and good luck with your studies.

Captain Maureen

JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL TODAY

The final of the Junior Championship will be contested today over GOUROCK Golf Course at 11am between defending Champion Alex Qayum of Ranfurly Castle and Mairi Gray of Williamwood.  I know it's early but it looks like the sun will be shining!!

The girls should be at "the turn" by 12.30 so why not have a nice drive down the Coast and join them for the back nine.  I am sure the girls would love the support.

Captain Maureen

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

NO SUCCESS FOR RENFREWSHIRE PLAYERS AT THE COMMONWEALTH SPOON FINALS

Lorraine Campbell, Donna Jackson, Liz Stewart and Laura McGeachy (from D&A and Renfrewshire_
Courtesy of Ann Wallace
The final of the Commonwealth Spoons was played today (Wednesday 4th September) at Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club.
Play was in the format of foursomes which proved tricky for many of the pairs over the links which this year celebrates its 125th Anniversary.
The winners came from the final group of the day, the pair from East Lothian of Ingrid Elgsaas and Georgene Parsons came in with a nett 74.5 to pip the Ayrshire pair of Liz Wilson and Linda McDonald who had a nett 75.
Jill West and Margaret Miller from Ayrshire were 3rd and Norma Choat and Anne Cumberlandf rom D&A were 4th
 For a list of all the scores and prize winners please see below.
All Scores
Prize Winners

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

SEPTEMBER MEDAL AT GLEDDOCH

The September Medal was played today in warm sunshine over Gleddoch.  Some of the 40 ladies found the course challenging but a few good scores were returned.
Overall winner was FIONA ARMOUR (Renfrew) with a net 72 (17). 1st Class winner was local player JUNE LOCKHART with a net 74 (11).  2nd Class winner was FIONA ARMOUR (Renfrew) 72 (17)
Best scratch was Captain MAUREEN WOODHEAD (Gourock) after a count back with JUNE LOCKHART who both had 85's but Maureen came out winner on the last hole.
The SSS was 73 and the CSS 74.

June Lockhart
Marion Stewart


Maureen Woodhead


Fiona Armour
Jackie Gray

Results:
1st Class   0 - 12
1st              June Lockhart  (Gleddoch)  85 (11) 74
2nd             Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)  89 (11)  78 bih
3rd             Mo Neilson (Greenock)     89 (11) 78 

2nd Class  13 +
1st              Fiona Armour (Renfrew)  89 (17) 72
2nd             Jackie Gray (Gleddoch)  92 (19) 73
3rd              Sandra MacDougall (Greenock) 89 (15) 74

Best Scratch:     Maureen Woodhead (Gourock)  85 best last hole

CLICK HERE for the full list of results

MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE CAMPBELL CLOCK.

The Campbell Clock our Premier Junior event of the year is on Sunday 15th September this year at Whitecraigs and I need volunteers to help from about 1pm until about 5pm.
There are 3 girls events.
18 Hole Stableford
8 Hole Stableford
Par 3 course
I need helpers to supervise the 8 hole stableford and par 3 course and also at check in and starter so if you can help please email me on janmcc@btinternet.com or text me on 07810 566996

Many thanks
Janette McCartney
RLCGA Junior Secretary
01389 877333 or 07810 566996
janmcc@btinternet.com
janettemccartney@theambassadors.com

Monday, September 02, 2013

DRAW FOR SEPTEMBER MEDAL OVER GLEDDOCH

The September Medal at Gleddoch on Tuesday 3rd September had been done -- 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DRAW

Late entries or inquiries to Nicky Henderson mobile 07711579131