Tuesday, June 28, 2016

RENFREWSHIRE JUNIORS WIN THE KENNEDY SALVER

The Winning RLCGA Kennedy Salver Team with Captain Gillian Kyle,
Audrey MacKenzie (Junior Secretary), June Lockhart (Vice Captain)
and President Jennifer Mack
Many congrats go to our Junior Team who won the  West of Scotland Inter-County Kennedy Salver at Loudoun Gowf Club, yesterday --
The team was :
Anna MacKenzie - East Renfrewshire 
Heather Mushet - Elderslie 
Niamh Kinney - Erskine 
Ellie Wilkie - Greenock 
Emily Crusher - Eastwood 
Sophie Kyle - Whitecraigs

Yesterday at Loudoun Gowf Club our Renfrewshire girls won the Kennedy Salver for the first time since 2010. In a nail-biting finish we pipped Lanarkshire into runner-up spot by half a point.

Determined to go one better than last year's runner-up spot our girls came flying out of the blocks in the morning foursomes. Despite the threatening skies, the girls played sunshine golf, winning all three morning matches!  Heather Mushet & Ellie Wilkie won 3&2, Emily Crusher & Sophie Kyle won 4&3 and then Anna MacKenzie & Niamh Kinney won a tight but crucial match on the 18th to give the girls a commanding if not unassailable lunch-time lead.

With the winning post in their sights the girls started to get a little tight and the afternoon singles proved to be a more challenging proposition. Like the weather the golf was very mixed, but thanks to bright spells by Niamh & Sophie and Emily gaining her point, we reached a total of 6 points, which none of the other teams could match. 
For the record the team totals were: Renfrewshire 6 points; Lanarkshire 5.5; Ayrshire 4; and D&A 2.5.

A great team result for the girls, founded on their excellent team foursomes play in the morning, won them the West of Scotland Inter-County competition for the first time since 2010. All of the matches were played in a great spirit and our thanks go to all the girls who competed. 

Many thanks to Ayrshire for hosting the competition and to Loudoun Gowf Club both for the courtesy of their course (which was in great condition) and their hospitality. Thank you to everyone who turned up to support the girls with a special mention to Captain Gillian Kyle, Vice Captain June Lockhart and Hon. President Jennifer Mack.

Click here for enlargement of photos  -- Thanks go to Audrey and Captain Gill for these photos 

CLICK HER FOR PHOTOS FROM THE DAY'S EVENTS -- Thanks go to June Kerr, Liz Keohone, Audrey MacKenzie and Gillian Kyle for all the photos


CLICK HERE for some photos from Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre

 Thanks go to the report from Junior Secretary Audrey Mackenzie 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

KENNEDY SALVER AT LOUDOUN GOWF CLUB

Kennedy Salver - Monday 27th June at Loudoun Gowf Club 
 It is only a few days to go until this year's Kennedy Salver at Loudoun Gowf Club. The Kennedy Salver is the West of Scotland inter-county girls team competition between girls from Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Dunbartonshire & Argyll and Renfrewshire. 

The trophy will be contested over 36 holes with morning foursomes and afternoon singles. 
The girls would really appreciate your support. 
Please come along and support the team, either for the morning foursomes (tee times between 9:00 - 10:00 and / or the afternoon singles (tee times 1:30 - 3:00). 
 In addition any help you can offer in terms of ball spotting would be much appreciated. 
Hope to see you there and remember to wear pink!

If you go along and take some photos on yo phone or camera then why not drop any of your good ones by clicking on this link and your webmaster will share them after the event ---- KENNEDY SALVER PHOTOS

Friday, June 24, 2016

JAMBOREE THANK YOU.

Captain Gillian and all the Renfrewshire Team wish to thank ALL the caddies and spectators for their support at Douglas Park at the Jamboree. 
Naturally we were very disappointed not to be the outright winners but there was some fabulous golf played and the Renfrewshire team spirit was fantastic. Bring on Hamilton in 2017!

PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS FROM THE COUNTY JAMBOREE

Players and Caddies --Megan Briggs, Marion Stewart, Carol Whyte and Trish Brown
If any player, caddy or spectator would like to download a photo then you may find one here from the county Jamboree at Douglas Park - 20th June - 22nd June 2016 --

Too many to put names against !!

DAY 1 PHOTOGRAPHS - CAROL FELL

DAY 1 PHOTOS FROM FIONA ARMOUR

DAY 2 PHOTOGRAPHS - CAROL FELL AND FIONA ARMOUR

DAY 3 PHOTOGRAPHS - CAROL FELL

JAMBOREE PHOTOS FROM LIZ KEOHONE AYRSHIRE

JAMBOREE PHOTOS BY LORRAINE CAMPBELL --D&A 

COUNTY JAMBOREE DINNER - CAROL FELL



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND COUNTY JAMBOREE DAY 3 - D&A WIN ON A COUNT BACK

D&A ARE THE INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONS -- AT DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB

The Winning D&A TEAM 

D&A lifted the 2016 County Team Championship at Douglas Park Golf Club for the first time today in 9 years. It was a day of eagles and birdies by many of the players to finish the day in an enthralling and exciting finish.
Renfrewshire who needed a halved match with Ayrshire to secure a win could only look on in despair  as young Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) finished with 3 birdies to win on the 18th against Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) who par'd the last 3 holes . 
This was followed on by Ayrshire's Debbie Watt having a birdie 2 at the long uphill par 3 15th and then another birdie at the 16th followed by a par 3 at the 17th to beat Renfrewshire Captain and player Gillian Kyle at the 17th.
It was a day of eagles and more birdies by many of the various teams with some notable ones to mention --  Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs having an eagle 3 at the long par 5  8th hole (into the wind), D&A's Lorna McClymont an eagle 3  at the 4th and a great birdie at the last to beat Lanarkshire's Alyson Hendry who had had an eagle 2 at the 11th --- The spectators were well entertained
D&A had 2 wins and one defeat the same as Renfrewshire but won on a count back of match points gained.
D&A Captain Karen Maxwell could not believe it --- CLICK HERE FOR SOME PHOTOS
Many congratulations go to all the team and we wish them well at the County Finals in September in Aboyne.
The 2017 Jamboree will take place at Hamilton Golf Club, Lanarkshire.

RENFREWSHIRE v AYRSHIRE
FOURSOMES - Renfrewshire 2 Ayrshire 1

Megan Briggs & Carol Whyte bt Jenny Linklater & Lorna Ronnie 4/2
Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart lost to Catherine Malcolm & Debbie Watt 3/2
Jennifer Rankine & Gillian Kyle bt Audrey Thompson and Louise Duncan 1 hole

SINGLES  - RENFREWSHIRE 1.5 AYRSHIRE 4.5
Megan Briggs bt  Emma Hale 3/2
Jennifer Rankine lost to Louise Duncan 2 down
Gillian Kyle lost to  Debbie Watt 2/1
Denise Cowan lost to Audrey Thomson 4/3
Carol Whyte lost Jennifer Linklater 2/1
Donna Jackson halved Catherine Malcolm

Total -- RENFREWSHIRE 3.5 AYRSHIRE 5.5

DUNBARTON AND ARGYLL v LANARKSHIRE
FOURSOMES - D&A 2 Lanarkshire 1

Claire Hargan & Jillian Farrell bt Katie Scott & Molly Richmond 5/5
Anne Laing & Lorna McClymont lost to Alyson Hendry and Lesley Lloyd 1 hole
Fiona Rattray & Lori McDonald bt Susan McGrenaghan and Susan Wood 1 hole.

SINGLES: D&A 4 Lanarkshire 2
Jillian Farrell bt Susan McGrenaghan 7/6
Anne Laing bt Katie Scott 6/5
Lori McDonald bt Kirsten Brown 4/2
Lorna McClymont bt Alyson Hendry 1 hole
Lorraine Campbell lost to Susan Wood 3/2
Claire Hargan lost Molly Richmond 2/1

Final Total
D&A 6  - LANARKSHIRE 3

Totals -- 
D&A 2 Wins 1 loss --- 16 points
Renfrewshire 2 wins 1 loss 14.5 points
Ayrshire 1 win and 2 losses -- 12points
Lanarkshire 1 win and 2 losses - 11points 



WEST OF SCOTLAND COUNTY JAMBOREE DAY 3 - D&A WIN ON A COUNT BACK

D&A ARE THE INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONS -- AT DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB

The Winning D&A TEAM 

D&A lifted the 2016 County Team Championship at Douglas Park Golf Club for the first time today in 9 years. It was a day of eagles and birdies by many of the players to finish the day in an enthralling and exciting finish.
Renfrewshire who needed a halved match with Ayrshire to secure a win could only look on in despair  as young Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) finished with 3 birdies to win on the 18th against Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) who par'd the last 3 holes . 
This was followed on by Ayrshire's Debbie Watt having a birdie 2 at the long uphill par 3 15th and then another birdie at the 16th followed by a par 3 at the 17th to beat Renfrewshire Captain and player Gillian Kyle at the 17th.
It was a day of eagles and more birdies by many of the various teams with some notable ones to mention --  Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs having an eagle 3 at the long par 5  8th hole (into the wind), D&A's Lorna McClymont an eagle 3  at the 4th and a great birdie at the last to beat Lanarkshire's Alyson Hendry who had had an eagle 2 at the 11th --- The spectators were well entertained
D&A had 2 win and one defeat the same as Renfrewshire but won on a count back of match points gained.
Captain Karen Maxwell could not believe it --- CLICK HERE FOR SOME PHOTOS
Many congratulations go to all the team and we wish them well at the County Finals in September in Aboyne.
The 2017 Jamboree will take place at Hamilton Golf Club, Lanarkshire.

RENFREWSHIRE v AYRSHIRE
FOURSOMES - Renfrewshire 2 Ayrshire 1

Megan Briggs & Carol Whyte bt Jenny Linklater & Lorna Ronnie 4/2
Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart lost to Catherine Malcolm & Debbie Watt 3/2
Jennifer Rankine & Gillian Kyle bt Audrey Thompson and Louise Duncan 1 hole

SINGLES  - RENFREWSHIRE 1.5 AYRSHIRE 4.5
Megan Briggs bt  Emma Hale 3/2
Jennifer Rankine lost to Louise Duncan 2 down
Gillian Kyle lost to  Debbie Watt 2/1
Denise Cowan lost to Audrey Thomson 4/3
Carol Whyte lost Jennifer Linklater 2/1
Donna Jackson halved Catherine Malcolm

Total -- RENFREWSHIRE 3.5 AYRSHIRE 5.5

DUNBARTON AND ARGYLL v LANARKSHIRE
FOURSOMES - D&A 2 Lanarkshire 1

Claire Hargan & Jillian Farrell bt Katie Scott & Molly Richmond 5/5
Anne Laing & Lorna McClymont lost to Alyson Hendry and Lesley Lloyd 1 hole
Fiona Rattray & Lori McDonald bt Susan McGrenaghan and Susan Wood 1 hole.

SINGLES: D&A 4 Lanarkshire 2
Jillian Farrell bt Susan McGrenaghan 7/6
Anne Laing bt Katie Scott 6/5
Lori McDonald bt Kirsten Brown 4/2
Lorna McClymont bt Alyson Hendry 1 hole
Lorraine Campbell lost to Susan Wood 3/2
Claire Hargan lost Molly Richmond 2/1

Final Total
D&A 6  - LANARKSHIRE 3

Totals -- 
D&A 2 Wins 1 loss --- 16 points
Renfrewshire 2 wins 1 loss 14.5 points
Ayrshire 1 win and 2 losses -- 12points
Lanarkshire 1 win and 2 losses - 11points 



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND JAMBOREE -- DAY 2 - RENFREWSHIRE WIN AGAINST LANARKSHIRE

Jennifer and Gillian are Winners
On a the 2nd day of the County Jamboree at Douglas Park Golf Club today Renfrewshire put up a very strong fight against Lanarkshire to win and put themselves in strong position for tomorrows final day match against Ayrshire. 

In the morning young Jennifer Rankine partnered County Captain Gillian Kyle in the foursomes matches and despite being 3 down at the turn managed to win by one up on the 18th hole.

Megan Briggs and Carol Whyte played par golf to win their match on the 15th.

In the afternoon Megan led the singles match format against the very strong young Lanarkshire player Molly Richmond - and the pair of them had 6 birdies between them over the first 5 holes !! 
Megan lost that match at the 17th and then young Jennifer playing at number 2 lost to a very strong and experienced player Susan Woods.

However, the rest of the afternoon players were fantastic with wins by Captain Gillian, Liz Stewart, Donna Jackson and a halved match by Carol Whyte -- Great team effort and now they play Ayrshire tomorrow to try to get over the final hurdle to become the West of Scotland Inter County Champions -- GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

PLEASE DO COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE TEAM  
CLICK HERE FOR SOME PHOTOS OF THE DAY

DUMBARTON AND ARGYLL v AYRSHIRE
FOURSOMES 
D&A 3 - AYRSHIRE 0

Claire Hargan & Jillian Farrell beat Emma Hale & Jenny Linklater 3/2
Lorraine Campbell & Fiona Rattray beat Debbie Watt & Catherine Malcolm 5/4
Anne Laing & Lori McDonald beat Audrey Thomson and Louise Duncan  2/1

SINGLES -
D&A 3.5 AYRSHIRE 2.5
Jillian Farrell beat Emma Hale (conceded sore wist)
Claire Hargan beat Lorna Ronnie 6/4
Fiona Rattray lost to  Debbie Watt 1 hole
Lorna McClymont beat Roz Purdom 5/4
Laura McGeachy lost to Audrey Thompson 2/1
Anne Laing halved with Jenny Linklater

FINAL SCORE --- D&A 6.5 AYRSHIRE 2.5

RENFREWSHIRE v LANARKSHIRE
FOURSOMES 
RENFREWSHIRE 2 - LANARKSHIRE 1

Megan Briggs & Carol Whyte beat Susan McGrenaghan  and Susan Wood 4&3
Jennifer Rankine & Gillian Kyle beat Alyson Hendry & Lesley Lloyd 1 up
Denise Cowan and Gillian McGinlay lost to Fiona Norris and Molly Richmond 7/6

SINGLES 
RENFREWSHIRE 3.5 LANARKSHIRE 2.5

Megan Briggs lost to Molly Richmond 2/1
Jennifer Rankine lost to Susan Wood 5/4
Liz Stewart beat Susan McGrenaghan 4/3
Gillian Kyle beat Lesley Lloyd 2/1
Carol Whyte halved with Fiona Norris
Donna Jackson beat Katie Scott 3/2

FINAL TOTAL
RENFREWSHIRE 5.5 LANARKSHIRE 3.5

After 2 days -- 
Renfrewshire 2 wins
Lanarkshire 1 win 1 loss
D&A 1 Win - 1 loss
Ayrshire 2 losses

PHOTOS FROM DAY 2 -- THANKS GO TO FIONA ARMOUR FOR SOME OF THE PHOTOS

Monday, June 20, 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND COUNTY JAMBOREE- DAY 1 RENFREWSHIRE WIN AGAINST D&A


Renfrewshire Team - From Left to Right
Carol Whyte, Gillian Kyle (Captain and player) Denise Cowan, Jennifer Rankine
Gillian McGinlay, Liz Stewart, Megan Briggs and Donna Jackson 
LANARKSHIRE and RENFREWSHIRE were winners in the opening day of the West Division inter-county women's team championship at Douglas Park Golf Club today. 
Ayrshire made a fight in the afternoon singles to nearly overturn a 3-0 whitewash in the foursomes but stalwart Fiona Norris had a good halve match against Catherine Malcolm to clinch the tie
In the other match a D&A v Renfrewshire another great campaigner Renfrewshire stalwart Donna Jackson had an excellent win in the last single of the day against D&A's Anne Laing to help the team to a 5.5 - 3.5 win

LANARKSHIRE 5 AYRSHIRE 4
FOURSOMES (3-0) 
Lanarkshire v Ayrshire
Susan McGrenachan and Susan Wood beat Emma Hale and Jenny Linklater 3/1
Alyson Hendry and Lesley Lloyd beat Catherine Malcolm and Roz Purdom 2/1
Fiona Norris and Molly Richmond beat Audrey Thompson and Louise Duncan 3/2
Lanarkshire 3 points Ayrshire 0 points

SINGLES 
Susan Wood lost to Emma Hale 1 hole
Katie Scott lost to Lorna Rennie 1 hole
Kirstin Brown lost to  Jenny Linklater 8/7
Lesley Lloyd beat Debbie Watt 2/1
Molly Richmond halved Louise Duncan
Fiona Norris halved Catherine Malcolm
Lanarkshire 2 Ayrshire 4 points

TOTAL LANARKSHIRE 5 AYRSHIRE 4 

Renfrewshire 5.5 Dunbartonshire and Argyll 3.5
FOURSOMES 2-1


Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart lost to Claire Hargan and Jillian Farrell 4/3
Carol Whyte and Megan Briggs beat Anne Laing and Lorna McClymont  4/3
Gillian Kyle and Jennifer Rankine beat Lorraine Campbell and Laura McGeachy  3/1


SINGLES Renfrewshire 3.5 D&A 2.5
Megan Briggs beat Jillian Farrell 6/5
Jennifer Rankine beat Lorna McClymont 8/7
Denise Cowan lost to Fiona Rattray 3/2
Gillian McGinlay lost Claire Hargan 7/6
Carol Whyte halved with Lori McDonald
Donna Jackson beat Anne Laing 1 hole

RENFREWSHIRE 5.5 D&A 3.5

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS ON DAY 1
DAY 1 PHOTOS FROM FIONA ARMOUR
COUNTY JAMBOREE DINNER PHOTOS AT THE END OF DAY 1

Sunday, June 19, 2016

PLEASE SHARE ANY PHOTO YOU TAKE AT THE COUNTY JAMBOREE WITH YOUR WEBMASTER CAROL

If you have take any good photos from your camera or mobile phone that you would like to share at the County Jamboree at Douglas Park Golf Club which begins tomorrow -- please can you drop them into my shared dropbox album  as it will help me to create a better all over aspect of the matches and people over the 3 day event. 
It will also cover any times that I am not there. 
Here is the link which is private and I will only share any photo if suitable !! --- CLICK HERE

Many thanks and waiting in anticipation -- Carol Fell

Saturday, June 18, 2016

WERE YOU A WEST GIRL THEN WHY NOT CELEBRATE THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY

West Girls’ 60th Anniversary Greensomes at West Kilbride on 4th August

Uptake so far for the above event is a bit disappointing and Committee are concerned there won’t be sufficient entries to run the competition.

Maybe you’re planning to come but just haven’t yet sent in your entry?   Can we encourage you to pop it in the post now, preferably by the end of June as this will help the organising committee.   

A great day is planned with amazing prizes, fantastic raffle, good food and time to catch up with friends.  

More details on the entry form which can be DOWNLOADED HERE  or from the  West Girls Website ........or 'phone 01505 683401,  or  e-mail june_kerr69@hotmail.com


CLICK PUBLICITY ADVERT ABOVE TO ENLARGE

Calling all “old” and “current” West Girls to
The  60th Anniversary Greensomes at West Kilbride Golf Club
on Thursday, 4th August 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

COUNTDOWN TO THE JAMBOREE.

There is only 1 week to go until the Jamboree- hosted by D&A at Douglas Park Golf Club.

The team have practised hard over the last few months and are ready for the competition and would, as always, appreciate the support of Renfrewshire members, whether it be caddying or just supporting. There are many good players, young and old, so there should be some exciting golf to watch and enjoy. (Please contact Carol McNally if you would like to caddy as she is still short for Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons)
Hillfoot station stops at the golf club so it could be a lovely day out without the stress of driving. Remember to wear your pink!

The action starts on Monday vs D&A at 9.30am with the Foursomes, then at 2.15pm for the Singles matches. The matches on Tuesday are at the same time vs Lanarkshire but earlier on Wednesday vs Ayrshire, the title-holders, at 9am and 1.30pm.

Let's hope the weather is good and that Renfrewshire's golf is the best!

The West of Scotland County Jamboree Teams selected to play at Douglas Park Golf Club from 20th to 22nd June. 

Ayrshire 

Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf)

Catherine Malcolm (St Cuthberts)
Debbie Watt (Bellisle)
Emma Hale (Troon)
Jenny Linklater (Largs) 
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 
Lorna Rennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 
Roz Purdom (St Nicholas)
Reserve - Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 

Dunbartonshire and Argyll


Claire Hargan (St Regulus)

Anne Laing (Vale of Leven)
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)
Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle)
Jillian Farrell (Cardross)
Lori McDonald (Cardross)
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie)
Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park) 

Lanarkshire 


Kirsten Brown  (Strathaven)

Alyson Hendry (Hamilton)
Lesley Lloyd    (Hayston)
Susan McGrenaghan (Mount Ellen)
Fiona Norris     (Hamilton)
Molly Richmond  (Strathaven)
Katie Scott  (Strathaven)
Susan Wood (Drumpellier)

Renfrewshire 


Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)
Gillian Kyle ( East Renfrewshire)
Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
Carol Whyte (Milngavie)

COUNTY ROSEBOWL RESULTS - UPDATE

Updated Draw and results -- CLICK HERE

Qual
No.
1st Round 
Semi Final 
TBA September 2016
To be played by 
Monday 18th July 2016

To be played by 
Monday 15th August 2016

Final date and venue to be arranged
1
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)


8
Shirley Back (Gleddoch)
5
Gillian McGinlay
 (Troon Ladies)

4
Gillian Kyle
(East Renfrewshire)
3
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)-
6
Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine)
7
Carol Fell
(Ranfurly Castle)
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)
2
Jan Macnab
(Ranfurly Castle)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND WIN THE 39th CURTIS CUP

The Great Britain and Ireland - Winning Curtis Cup Team
Captain - Elaine Farquarson- Black 
Great Britain & Ireland v USA in the 39th Curtis Cup at Dun Laoghaire south of Dublin.

Great Britain and Ireland have won the 39th Curtis Cup match by 11.5 points t to 8.5 points after a tension-packed final day at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club near Dublin.

CLICK HERE FROM KIRKWOOD GOLF FOR ALL THE CURTIS CUP REPORTS 

Thursday, June 09, 2016

CLARE MARIE MACAULAY - FROM PAISLEY GOLF CLUB ON ALAN TAITS WEEKLY PODCAST


Tune into this week's bonanza of a show featuring World Champion curler Eve Muirhead, pro-golfer Rachel McQueen, Ratho Park ClubGolf Team, and we visit the first ‪#‎ThisGirlGolfs‬ coaching event at Paisley with PGA pro Clare-Marie Macaulay and LET star Kylie Walker! 
Plus win a 4 ball at Ranfurly Castle

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN -- 7th June 2016 episode

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

JUNE MEDAL OVER EASTWOOD - GILLIAN, CATHY AND LINDA ARE THE BEST TODAY

From L to R--  All winners - Marion Munro, Jean Irvine, Cathy Morton, Linda Anderson
Gillian Kyle  and Pat Pennel

"Our June medal was played at Eastwood Golf Club on Tuesday, 7th June 2016.  It was another very warm day with a total of 26 ladies playing in the morning ballot.  Due to this fantastic spell of weather we've been having everyone found Eastwood very challenging with some interesting bounces from tee shots through to stopping the ball when hitting into the green.  All in all everyone enjoyed their game and the CSS finished at 73 (SSS 72).
The scratch winner was Gillian Kyle with a 78.

Handicap winners were:

Muriel Young
Medal Final Winner
Handicap Scratch - 12 
Cathy Morton (Eastwood) : 84 - 11 = 73
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) : 78 - 3 = 75
Marion Munro (Ranfurly Castle) : 88 - 12 = 76

Handicap 13+
Linda Anderson (Erskine) : 98 - 24 = 74
Pat Pennel (Ranfurly Castle) : 99 - 24 = 75
Jean Irvine (Ranfurly Castle) : 96 - 21 = 75

The final of the 2015 Medal winners was also played today and this was won by Muriel Young of Old Ranfurly with a net 76.  Fiona Roger and Carol Fell (both Ranfurly Castle) were 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Sadly the evening element of the competition had to be cancelled with only one competitor remaining in the ballot.  It has been agreed that a committee member will now either play or be available to mark a card for the evening ballot in the July Medal at Haggs Castle.

Well done to all the winners at Eastwood."

 Sandra Littlejohn (Results Secretary) 

JENNIFER RANKINE WINS WEATHER HIT SCHOOLGIRLS GOLF


By COLIN FARQUHARSON 
Everything's coming up roses for 15-year-old Jennifer Rankine. Last week she won the Clark Rosebowl match-play competition at the Scottish women's champioship at West Kilbride and today (Tuesday), she won the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish schoolgirls championship with a one-under-par round of 70. The tournament at Murrayshall Hotel golf course near Perth was scheduled for 36 holes but was cut to one round when play was suspended for "imminent thunder and lightning." 

Rankine had a mixed bag of figures - an eagle 3 at the par-5 ninth, birdies at the third, 11th, 15th and 18th plus a double bogey 6 at at the 13th and bogeys at the first, 12th and 17th in halves of 35. Local hope Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) finished second, two behind with a 72 (36-36) with Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) third with a 73 which included a double bogey 6 at the 10th in halves of 36-37. 
Defending champion Emma Morrison (Craigmillar Park) finished tied 23 with a 91. 
Angus (Claire Robertson and Kirsty Brodie) won the team title with a 151 total. 
Dumbarton West (Jillian Farrell and Lorna McClymont) were runners-up with 153. 
South Lanark were third with 157. 

 PAUL LAWRIE FOUNDATION SCOTTISH SCHOOLGIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP Murrayshall Hotel golf course, near Perth. FINAL TOTALS Par 71 SSS 71 CSS 72 
70 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 
72 Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 
73 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 
74 Jillian Farrell (Cardross), Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 
75 Molly Richmond (Strathaven) 
78 Megan Ashley (Strathmore), Evanna Hynd (Balbirnie Park), Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 
79 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie), Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies), Joanne Free (Gullane), Megan Linton (Craigmillar Park). 82 Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) 
85 Carys Irvine (Craigielaw), Maria Cowan (Wigtownshire) 
86 Zoe Morton (Auchterarder), Charlene Wilson (St Regulus). 
88 Anna McKay (Crail GS)
89 Eilidh Crawford (Kingsfield), Jodie Taylor (Downfield). 
90 Anna Mackenzie (East Renfrewshire) 
91 Porscha Wilson (Burntisland), Emma Morrison (Craigmillar Park) 
92 Emily Usner (unapt) 
94 Shannon Pook (Auchterarden) 
95 Claire McLoughlin (West Kilbride), Katriona Taylor (Crieff). 
96 Karla Klostermann (unatt), Lucy Buckley (Huntly). 
97 Hannah Braidwood (Huntly) 
99 Lucy Morrison (Craigmillar Park) 
106 Samantha McKay (Loudoun Gowf). 
Withdrew: Mirren Fraser (Powfoot), KirstenWatson (Deeside) No show: Justine Fulton (Hayston)

REARRANGED WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

The West of Scotland Championship which was postponed at  Bonnyton on May 1st, has been rearranged for Sunday July 24th
 Handicaps of 15 and below are eligible to enter. 

CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM

Monday, June 06, 2016

DONNA AND LIZ WIN THE INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES AGAIN !!

Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart - Scratch Winners

Ayrshire's Debbie Watt, Catherine Malcolm (Runners Up)
with Donna and Liz


 The West of Scotland Inter County Foursomes finals were played today at Hamilton Golf Club. Renfrewshire's Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart took the top honours (yet again) by winning the Scratch award.

Scratch 
1 Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart, Renfrewshire, 79 
2 Catherine Malcolm & Debbie Watt 80 

Handicap - Net Scores 
1 Anne Lloyd & Pat Casey, Lanarkshire 72 
2 Liz Wilson & Linda Macdonald, Ayrshire 72.5 BIH 
3 Fiona Rattray & Edith Monachan, Dunbarton & Argyll 72.5 
Sheena Niven & Carole Hill Dunbarton & Argyll  73 

 Thanks go to Lanarkshire's Jean Macintyre for the photos and results


Saturday, June 04, 2016

JENNIFER IS PRESENTED WITH THE CLARK ROSEBOWL

Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)  - Winner of the Clark Rosebowl
Photo courtesy of Ayrshire's June Kerr
All the Prizewinners - Photo courtesy of Ayrshire's June Kerr
22 year old Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie) beat the 2014 champion, 23-year-old Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) in the final  of the 2016 Scottish Championship today at West Kilbride Golf Club and was then presented with the Championship Trophy for the first time.

RLCGA's Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) was then presented with the Clark Rosebowl which she won yesterday by beating Wendy Nicholson (Barberton)  3&1


To read the full report of the Championship final today -- go to Kirkwood Golf

Friday, June 03, 2016

JENNIFER RANKINE WINS THE CLARK ROSEBOWL

Jennifer Rankine and Wendy Nicholson - Clark Rosebowl Finalists
Photo courtesy of Ayrshire's June Kerr
Many congratulations go to 15 year old Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)  who won the Clark Rosebowl at West Kilbride today beating Midlothian County Team player Wendy Nicholson (Barberton) in the final.
What a terrific achievement and all at RLCGA are delighted. 

CLARK ROSEBOWL
SEMI-FINALS
J Rankine (Haggs Castle) beat R Foster (Turnberry) 5 and 4.
W Nicholson (Baberton) beat  R Hunter (Lanark) 2 and 1.

FINAL

J Rankine beat W Nicholson 3 and 1

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
QUARTER-FINALS

G Macdonald (Craigielaw)  beat J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies)2 holes 
T Mactaggart (Minto)  beat S Wood (Drumpellier)  4 and 3. 
H McCook (Grantown on Spey)beat J Free (Gullane)  3 and 2.
A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies)  beat G Paton (Royal Montrose) at the 20th

SEMI-FINALS 
G MacDonald beat T Mactaggart 2 and 1
A Summers beat H McCook 4 and 2. 


To read the full reports go to KIRKWOOD GOLF

LIVE MATCHPLAY STAGES - SCOTTISH AT WEST KILBRIDE

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

JENNIFER RANKINE -- CLARK ROSEBOWL - MATCHPLAY STAGES

KENNEDY SALVER TEAM ANNOUNCED

Renfrewshire County Junior Team for the West of Scotland Inter-County Kennedy Salver at Loudoun Gowf Club, Monday 27th June.

Anna MacKenzie - East Renfrewshire
Heather Mushet - Elderslie
Niamh Kinney - Erskine
Ellie Wilkie - Greenock
Emily Crusher - Eastwood
Sophie Kyle - Whitecraigs


Thursday, June 02, 2016

EILIDH LOSES IN 2ND ROUND OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND JENNIFER RANKING WINS THROUGH TO THE SEMI FINALS OF THE CLARK ROSEBOWL

Eilidh Briggs managed to win her first round tie in the Scottish matchplay Championships at West Kilbride this morning - However she then lost in the 2nd round former title holder Gabrielle Macdonald(Craigielaw)

Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) won in the morning in the Clark Rosebowl and continued her good form to reach the semi finals by a 6&4 win against  Margo Gardner (Linlithgow)

CHAMPIONSHIP
FIRST ROUND RESULTS

J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) beat L Fraser (Kingsknowe) 2 and 1.
K Marshall (Baberton) beat K Brodie (Strathmore) 2 holes.
E Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat J Saxton (Muckhart) 3 and 2.
G Macdonald (Craigielaw) beat A McBride (Harburn) 1 hole.
S Wood (Drumpellier) beat L Whyte (St Regulus) 3 and 2.
R Walker (Dumfries and Co) beat L Duncan (West Kilbride) at 20th
C Young (North Berwick) beat E Watson (Muckhart) 3 and 2.
T Mactaggart (Minto) beat S Leslie (Kemnay) 1 hole.
K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) beat C Goadby (St Regulus) 4 and 3.
J Free (Gullane) beat K Beveridge (Aboyne) 1 hole.
R Polson (Kemnay) beat E Moffat (St Regulus) 5 and 4.
H McCook (Grantown on Spey) beat J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 2 holes.
G Paton (Royal Montrose) beat R Taylor (Germany) 1 hole.
J Allan (Glenbervie) beat N Robertson (Stirling) 2 and 1.
A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) beat E Hale (Troon Ladies) 4 and 3
C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) beat L Ronnie (Kilmarnock  Barassie) 6 and 5. 


SECOND ROUND
J Meek beat K Marshall 5 and 3
G Macdonald  beat E Briggs 4 and 3
S Wood beat R Walker 1 hole.

T Mactaggart beat C Young at 19th.
J Free beat K McIntosh at 19th
H McCook beat R Polson 2 holes
G Paton beat J Allan 3 and 2.
A Summers beat C Jaffrey 2&1

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

CLARK ROSEBOWL

FIRST ROUND

J Rankine (Haggs Castle) bt K Reid (Monifieth) 3 and 2.
M Gardner (Linlithgow) bt C Garrett (West Kilbride) 3 and 2.
R Foster (Turnberry) bt L Atkins (Minto) 2 and 1.
H Scott (Broomieknowe) bt A McDonald (Bothwell Castle) 4 and 2.
J Graham (Southerness) bt P Wilson (Burntisland) 3 and 2.
W Nicholson (Baberton) bt D Young (North Berwick) 2 and 1
M Sievwright (Buckpool) bt C Irvine (Craigielaw) 2 and 1.
R Hunter (Lanark) bt L Macdonald (Cardross) at 20th.

QUARTER-FINALS
J Rankine beat M Gardner 6&4
R Foster beat  H Scott 2&1
W Nicholson beat J Graham 7 and 6

 R Hunter  beat M Sievwright 2 holes

CLARK ROSEBOWL - MATCHPLAY STAGES

TO READS THE FULL REPORT GO TO KIRKWOOD GOLF

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

EILIDH QUALIFIES FOR MATCHPLAY STAGES OF THE SCOTTISH AT WEST KILBRIDE

Renfrewshire County Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) has qualified for the Scottish matchplay championship at West Kilbride and Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) just missed out but has qualified for the 2nd Flight  Clark Rosebowl

LEADING SCORES

Par 146 (2x73) SSS 73 CSS 73 73
137 J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 70 67
138 C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 69 69
141 C Goadby (St Regulus) 70 71
143 T Mactaggart (Minto) 71 72, L Whyte (St Regulus) 71 72 
144 70 74, H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 71 73, R Taylor (Reichswald, Germany).
145 G Macdonald (Craigielaw) 71 74, E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 74

To read THE FULL STORY and all the scores go to KIRKWOOD GOLF

LIVE SCORING FROM WEST KILBRIDE AT THE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS