Monday, January 30, 2012

CURTIS CUP REGISTRATION -- HELP THE LGU

Your Webmaster Carol Fell is the Renfrewshire County Ambassador for the 2012 Curtis Cup at Nairn so to help the LGU can you take a little time and fill in the following survey.

Please register with the Ladies Golf Union if you are going to the Curtis Cup

The Ladies Golf Union would like to know if you are
going to Nairn to watch the 37th Curtis Cup match
June 8-10. You can watch the practice days earlier
in the week as well.

CLICK HERE

Sunday, January 29, 2012

FIXTURE CARD AND INFORMATION

The 2012 fixture card will be posted out to members soon. Along with this will be an information sheet for members. (Please note the Entry to the Competitions will be available when your webmaster has organised the links on this website which will be on the LHS of the website)

One thing I would like to draw to your attention is that the committee have unanimously agreed that from the start of the 2012 season (not in the current Winter Foursomes Competition which is ongoing) we will permit the use of Distance Measuring Devices (DMDs) in our competitions. Members should be aware that devices which measure anything else, wind speed and direction etc are not permitted. The SLGA do not permit the use of DMDs in SLGA competitions so members should be vigilant and turn off such devices if they qualify for a SLGA competition.

The use of buggies will also be permitted in accordance with the SLGA Transportation Policy and in compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act.

The season is certainly getting closer and both the Juniors and Senior Squad will start their coaching soon. Here's hoping for some nice dry weather for a while. Happy golfing

Maureen

2012 SLGA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Maureen and Gillian
The SLGA AGM took place yesterday Saturday 28th 2012, at the Dewars Centre in Perth.
Captain Maureen Woodhead and Vice Captain Gillian McGinlay plus many Renfrewshire County members attended the meeting.

The meeting started on a sombre note as out-going President, Emma Wilson, asked for a moment's silence to remember three stalwarts of the Scottish women's game who died within the last year. They were past British Champion and Curtis Cup player Moira Milton, past Vet's Captain and President Liz Miskimmin and Scottish Senior Internationalist Moira Thomson.

SLGA's Chairman Shona Malcolm then gave an informative annual report which was followed by the Finance Director Lynne Terry's detailed accounts annual review. The annual report of the Scottish representatives on the Executive Council of the LGU was then given by Lorna Bennett.
Margaret MacNaughton was elected as President and Renfrewshire's Wendy Cameron and Rosemary Dykes were both re elected as one of the 12 Vice Presidents.

Kevin Craggs and Beth Paterson


RLCGA's Past Captain Beth Paterson retired after serving 4 years on the board in as Performance Director and is replaced by Isabel Crawford who was elected to the board.
Lynne Terry steps down as Finance Director after 10 years service - As will the company Secretary Sheila Hartley who retires in February.
Kevin Craggs was reappointed as the Scottish Representative on the Training Panel of the LGU and Dr Lynne Terry and June McEwan were reappointed as the Scottish Representatives on CONGU.



The new Scottish Selectors were appointed - Noreen Fenton (East) and past Renfrewshire County player Addi Shamash (South).
Anne Laing (West Division) and Cara Gruber (North Division) remain as Selectors for their second year.
Isabel Crawford was reappointed as the Scottish Repesentative on the International Selection Committee of the LGU and her deputy Fiona de Vries who also was appointed onto the International Selection Committee of the LGU.
The Annual Membership Subscription for the SLGA remained at £14.
There was no further discussion on amalgamation with the SGU as further talks are in progress. The only AOCB point was the mention of Distance Measuring Devices  which the SLGA have still followed the R&A advice. However, Shona Malcolm stated that with so many Clubs and Organisations allowing them now then she was sure that perhaps this may change -- So watch this space !!
The meeting finished within an hour with a very able Vote of Thanks from Mary Richardson, Captain of Midlothian County Ladies.
Click on the small thumbnail below to see more photographs and then on slideshow ---
SLGA AGM 2012

CONGU MANUAL 2012 - 2015 GET TO KNOW THE NEW RULES !


To access an online copy of the 2012-2015 CONGU(R) Unified Handicapping System Manual CLICK HERE.

If you require a copy of the CONGU® Unified Handicapping System (effective 1st January 2012) manual, please contact the SLGA : The cost of the manual is £4.00 incl of postage.

Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association
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Perth PH2 7DW
Email: secretary@slga.co.uk
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

VOTE FOR EILIDH BRIGGS AS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Eilidh Briggs - 2011 Scottish Girls Champion

The 2012 Scottish Golf Awards takes place on Friday 23 March at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow, celebrating the achievements of Scotland’s golfers and golf clubs from the past 12 months, from the grass roots of the game through to our leading amateur golfers and Tour professional stars.

There have been some fantastic performances from Scotland’s golfers in 2011 and the SGU want golf fans across Scotland to vote for their Player of the Year. From Catriona Matthew’s double title success on both sides of the Atlantic, to David Law clinching his second Scottish Amateur Championship in the space of three years, the Scots have shone at all levels of the game over the past 12 months.

Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs has been included in the shortlist due to her remarkable achievements in 2011 , Runner up in the Scottish Ladies Championship, Girls Scottish Champion, Renfrewshire county Champion,West of Scotland Champion, and Champion of Champions to name but a few !!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

All fully completed votes will be placed into a draw to win A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS to the Annodata Scottish Golf Awards, taking place on Friday 23 March at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow, to see the winning player presented.

ALYSON MCKECHIN DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR THE LAST ROUND IN PORTUGAL

Ireland's twin top golfers 17-year-old Leona and Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) are joint second and fourth going into Sunday's fourth and final round of the Portuguese women's amateur international stroke-play championship at Montado Golf Club, Lisbon.
There was a cut after the third round to the leading 40 which means that all those with tallies of 232 and over will not play Sunday's final round.
All three Scots missed the cut by a big margin
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) finished T66 with scores of 79, 81 and 82 for 26-over-par 242, the same score as Germany-based Rachel Taylor whose last round of par 72 was in contrast to her earlier high scores of 81 and 89.
Carnoustie Ladies' Ailsa Summers also played well below her potential to finish T86 on 244 with scores of 82, 85 and 77.

THIRD-ROUND LEADERBOARD
Par 216 (3x72)
210 Roberta Roeller (Germany) 66 74 70.
218 Leona Maguire (Ireland) 72 74 72, Perrine Delacour (France) 70 76 72.
219 Lisa Maguire (Ireland) 73 76 70.
220 Ariane Provot (France) 68 78 74.
221 Anne Hakula (Finland) 68 76 77, Karlijn Zaanen (Netherlands) 71 74 76, Vicki Troeltsch (Germany) 72 78 71.
Selected scores:
230 Gabriella Cowley (England) 72 79 79, Gillian O'Leary (Ireland) 74 76 80 (T33)

MISSED THE CUT (231 or better qualfied for last round)
232 Paula Grant (Ireland) 73 82 77 (T42)]
233 Dulcie Sverdloff (England) 78 76 79 (T44)
234 Jean O'Driscoll (Ireland) 76 78 80, Lucy Simpson (Ireland) 78 77 79 (Jessica Wilcox (England) 73 82 79. Rachel Drummond (England) 73 82 79 (T49).
241 Alyson McKechin (Scotland) 79 81 82 (T66)
242 Rachel Taylor (Scotland) 81 89 72 (T76)
243 Aedin Murphy (Ireland) 77 77 89 (T81)
244 Ailsa Summers (Scotland) 82 85 77 (T86)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

ALYSON MCKECHIN STRUGGLES IN THE OPENING FIRST ROUND IN PORTUGAL

Scotland's trio of Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Germany-based Rachel Taylor and Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) posed no threat to the leaders in the first round of the Portuguese women's amateur international stroke-play championship over 72 holes at Montado Golf Club, near Lisbon today.

Alyson, had a seven-over-par 79 for a share of 71st place.
Taylor returned a 71 for joint 85th place and Summers had an 82 to be joint 94th.
Germany's Roberta Roeller had no problems in moving two shots ahead of the field of 103 with a six-under-par 66.
Defending champion Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell), winner by 11 strokes last year, had, by her high standards, an indifferent start with a par 72 which leaves her six shots off the pace but in a joint ninth position.
FIRST ROUND LEADERS
 Par 72
66 Roberta Roeller (Ger).
68 Anne Hakula (Fin), Ariane Provot (Fra).
69 Matilda Castren (Fin), Clara Baena Sanchez (Spa), Nuria Iturrios Servera (Spa).
Selected scores:
72 Leona Maguire (Ire), Gabriella Cowley (Eng) (T9).
73 Lisa Maguire (Ire), Paula Grant (Ire), Rachel Drummond (Eng), Jessica Wilcox (Eng) (T15).
74 Gillian O'Leary (Ire) (T26)
76 Jean O'Driscoll (Ire), Danielle Anderson (Eng) (T42).
77 Aedin Murphy (Ire) (T54)
78 Lucy Simpson (Ire), Dulcie Sverdloff (Eng) (T60).
79 Victoria Bradshaw (Ire), Alyson McKechin (Sco) (T71).
80 Louise Mernagh (Ire) (T80).
81 Rachel Taylor (Sco) (T85).
82 Ailsa Summers (Sco) (T94).
83 Sarah Cunningham (Ire) (T99).
86 Jessica Carty (Ire) (T101).


Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

CURTIS CUP Team is announced - Pamela and Kelsey are selected for the squad.

PRESS RELEASE: 26th January 2012 @ 12 noon



The Ladies’ Golf Union International Selection Panel has today named a Great Britain & Ireland preliminary squad of 12 players for the 37th Curtis Cup match against the United States at The Nairn Golf Club, Scotland from June 8 to 10, 2012.
They are:
AMY BOULDEN (Maesdu GC). Age 18.
HOLLY CLYBURN (Woodhall Spa GC). Age 20. CHARLEY HULL (Woburn GC). Age 15.
BRONTE LAW (Bramhall GC). Age 16.
LEONA MAGUIRE (Slieve Russell GC). Age 17. LISA MAGUIRE (Slieve Russell GC). Age 17. BECKY HARRIES (Haverfordwest GC). Age 23. KELSEY MacDONALD (Nairn Dunbar GC). Age 21. PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle). Age 22. KELLY TIDY (Royal Birkdale GC). Age 19. STEPHANIE MEADOW (Royal Portrush GC). Age 20. LAUREN TAYLOR (Woburn GC). Age 17.
First Reserve
GEORGIA HALL (Remedy Oak GC). Age 15.
The players, watched by team captain Tegwen Matthews and the LGU International Selection Panel, will take part in a three-day team trial over The Nairn Golf Club’s championship links from Friday to Sunday, March 23 to 25.
The names of the players and reserves chosen for the team will be released for publication on Tuesday, March 27.
NOTES ON PLAYERS SELECTED
Amy Boulden, Holly Clyburn, Kelsey MacDonald, Pamela Pretswell and Kelly Tidy were the Great Britain & Ireland team of five, captained by Tegwen Matthews, who beat Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa to win the Astor Trophy (an international team match-play tournament played every four years) at Fairhaven GC, Lancashire in June 2011.
Amy Boulden, Holly Clyburn, Kelsey MacDonald, Pamela Pretswell, Stephanie Meadow, Leona Maguire and Kelly Tidy played for GB&I in the 2010 Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe at Royal Porthcawl last June.
Holly Clyburn, Leona and Lisa Maguire, Pamela Pretswell played in the 2010 Curtis Cup match at Essex County Club, Massachusetts. Kelsey MacDonald was first reserve, Stephanie Meadow second reserve and Amy Boulden fourth reserve for that match.
Becky Harries is the 2011 Welsh Ladies’ (Close) Amateur Champion, beating Amy Boulden in the final. Becky won all six matches (three foursomes, three singles) for Wales in the 2011 Women’s Home Internationals at Hillside GC, Lancashire last September. Becky finished in a very creditable sixth place in the recent Spanish

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SUSAN AND BARBARA ARE INTO THE WINTER FOURSOMES FINAL



The RLCGA Winter Foursomes Trophies by carolfell
Winter Foursomes Trophies
Congratulations go to Susan Reid (Kilmacolm) and Barbara Lyle (Whitecraigs) who have won through to the final of the Winter Foursomes. They played their semi final match against the Whitecraigs pairing of Morag Little and Thea Morgan and won 1up
The match went right down to the last green when they played their tie on Monday of this week. Susan said the match was very good and they were very lucky that they could even see to finish the match as it was nearly 4:30pm when they finished!
They now meet the winners of the other semi final between Mary Hardie and Helen Abram (Ranfurly Castle) and Angela Fergusson (Eastwood) and Julie Will (Ranfurly Castle)
To see all the results Click Here

ELIE JUNIOR OPEN FOR GIRLS AND BOYS - AND NEW JUNIOR CALENDAR

VENUE: Elie Links: April 4 to 6, 2012. 


For Boys and Girls under 18 years on January 1, 2012. 
Practice Day: April 3. 
Entrance forms available from:
Ian Muir, 01333 330955 Golf Shop, Golf Lane Elie KY9 1AS
Entry forms are available to download here . Or log on to http://www.eliesportsclub.co.uk/ 

Hot food and snacks available all day in the Pavilion entrance £10-­‐£14, according to age 
Entries close 5pm, Friday, March 23


Please note there is now a new Junior Calendar of events on the LHS of the website. It has newly been created and we hope to add more information and links to entry forms for some of these events. Thanks go to Janette McCartney for setting up the calendar. She has now joined Liz Hale (Junior Convenor) and Jinty Roger who are the RLCGA 2012  team to promote Junior Golf in Renfrewshire.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Curtis Cup Poster Arrives in Golf Clubs

Nairn Golf Club
The countdown has started with a vengeance towards the June 8-10 staging of the 37th Curtis Cup encounter at The Nairn Golf Club, – a biennial, eight-a-side three-day match between the best female amateur golfers in Great Britain & Ireland and their counterparts from the United States. GB & I  last won the trophy at Killarney, Ireland in 1996 but last summer’s Astor Trophy success at Fairhaven GC, Lancashire, where skipper Tegwen Matthews’ team of five beat New Zealand, Canada, Australia and South Africa to win the once-every-four-years tournament, has raised hopes that the tide may turn in this year’s Curtis Cup match at Nairn


To read more go to the LGU Website

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

EILIDH KNOCKED OUT OF THE JONES DOHERTY CHALLENGE CUP

By COLIN FARQUHARSON

The second round of the Jones-Doherty Challenge Cup was a bad one for GB and I Curtis Cup team contenders in this week's Orange Blossom Tour compeition at Coral Ridge Country Club, Lauderdale in Florida.
Eilidh Briggs
Woodhall Spa's Holly Clyburn, who played in the 2010 match against the Americans, lost at the 20th to Meghan Stasi, twice winner of the US women's mid-amateur title and beaten at the 19th by Kelsey MacDonald in the semi-finals of the 2010 British women's amateur championship at Ganton.
And Kelsey, desperate to make her Curtis Cup debut in her home town of Nairn in the June 8-10 match, lost heavily by 6 and 4 to Annie Dulman, an 18-year-old American whose name means nothing on this side of the Atlantic but who turned in a brilliant display against MacDonald.
Kelsey had a match-play tiger by the tail because her opponent was approximately six under par for the holes played!
In the quarter-finals Stasi will play the defending champion, 15-year-old Charley Hull (Woburn) from Kettering. Hull had a 3 and 2 win over E Gimpel in the second round. Hull, like Kelsey's conqueror, was six under par, this time for 16 holes.
The only other British player in the last eight is European women's universities champion and Stirling student Harriet Beasley (Woburn). She beat Daniela Lendl, one of Ivan Lendl's golfing daughters, by 2 and 1 and now plays American M Lui, surprise conqueror of Scottish girls champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm and Stirling Univerity).
Briggs lost by 4 and 3.
In the first flight competition for first-round losers, Jordana Graham (Southerness and Stirling University) beat M West by 2 and 1 to enter the quarter-finals but team-mate Rebecca Wilson (Grange, Monifieth) lost by one hole to J Carmichael.
Another Stirling student, Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride), who did not qualify for the championship match-play flight, is through to the semi-finals of the Second Flight. She had a one-hole win over D Proctor.
Results:
JONES-DOHERTY CHALLENGE CUP
Second round
Players from US unless stated
C Hull (Woburn) bt E Gimpel 3 and 2.
M Stasi bt H Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) at 20th
M Liu bt E Briggs (Stirling Univ and Kilmacolm) 4 and 3.
H Beasley (Stirling Univ and Woburn) bt D Lendl 2 and 1.
K Walsh bt P Nunez 4 and 3.
A Stewart bt L DeAntonio 4 and 3.
A Dulman bt K MacDonald (Stirling Univ and Nairn Dunbar) 6 and 4.
J M Green bt L Kanouse 3 and 2.

FIRST FLIGHT
First round
J Carmichael bt R Wilson (Stirling Univ and Grange, Monifieth) 1 hole.
J Graham (Stirling Univ and Southerness) bt M West 2 and 1.

SECOND FLIGHT
Second round
M McKay (Stirling Univ and West Kilbride) bt D Proctor 1 hole.

EILIDH WINS AT THE 21ST HOLE AT CORAL RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Top seed Charley Hull (Woburn), 15, pictured by courtesy of Steve Jackson, began her defence of the Jones-Doherty Challenge Cup with a smooth 6 and 5 win over American Sami Stewart in this week's Orange Blossom Tour event at Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
Kelsey MacDonald, the No 3 seed from Stirling University and Nairn Dunbar GC, also won with something to spare. She beat the No 30 qualifier, N McNicholas, by 4 and 3.
Scottish Girls Champion and Renfrewshire County Champion Eilidh Briggs (Stirling University and Kilmacolm) survived the longest tie of the first round. Eilidh, the No 4 seed, beat T Caldabaugh, the No 29 qualifier, at the 21st.
Rebecca Wilson (Stirling University and Grange, Monifieth) gave Curtis Cup player Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), the No 9 seed, a run for her money before the English player won by 2 and 1.
Clyburn now plays American Meghan Stasi, twice a winner of the US women's mid-amateur title, Curtis Cup player at St Andrews in 2008 and beaten semi-finalist in the British women's open amateur championship at Ganton in 2010.

FIRST-ROUND RESULTS
Players from US unless stated

Upper Half
Charley Hull (Woburn) bt S Stewart 6 and 5.
E Gimpel bt M Hardy 6 and 5.
M Stasi bt J Carmichael 3 and 2.
Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) bt Rebecca Wilson (Grange, Monifieth) 2 and 1.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt T Caldabaugh at 21st.
M Liu bt T St Louis 2 holes.
D Lendl bt Jordana Graham (Southerness) 2 and 1.
H Beasley (Woburn)) bt M West 2 and 1.

Lower Half
K Walsh bt L Weichselgartner 1 hole.
P Nunez bt M Leach 4 and 3.
S Stewart bt H Beat 3 and 2.
C DeAntonio bt C R Goldstein at 19th.
K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) bt N McNicholas 4 and 3.
A Dulman bt A Hammer at 19th
J M Green bt S West 5 and 4.
L Kanouse bt C Garrett 3 and 1

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

EILIDH QUALIFIES FOR THE MATCHPLAY STAGES AT FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA

JONES-DOHERTY CUP MATCH-PLAY QUALIFYING SCORES

Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale Florida.

Defending champion Charley Hull (Woburn), by tradition, is the No 1 seed, not having to play in Monday's qualifying round.

QUALIFYING SCORES

69 K Walsh
75 Kelsey MacDonald (Stirling Univ and Nairn Dunbar)
76 Eilidh Briggs (Stirling Univ and Kilmacolm), D Lendl, J M Green
77 M Stasi, A Stewart
78 Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), C R Goldstein
79 Harriet Beasley (Stirling Univ and Woburn), L Kanouse.
80 M Liu, A Hammer
81 E Gimpbel, P Nunez
82 M Hardy, M Leach, A Dulman
83 T St Louis, M West, C Garrett.
84 Rebecca Wilson (Stirling Univ and Grange, Monifieth), C DeAntonio
85 J Carmichael
86 Jordana Graham (Stirling Univ and Southerness), H Beat, S West
87 T Caldabaugh
89 N McNicholas
90 S Stewart, L Weichselgartner

NON-QUALIFIER FOR CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
97 Mhairi McKay (Stirling Univ and West Kilbride)

AUTOMATIC MATCH-PLAY DRAW
Upper Half
Charley Hull v S Stewart
E Gimbel v M Hardy
M Stasi v J Carmichael
H Clyburn v R Wilson
E Briggs v T Caldabaugh
M Liu v T St Louis
D Lendl v J Graham
H Beasley v M West

Lower Half
K Walsh v L Weichselgartner
P Nunez v M Leach
A  Stewart v H Beat
C R Goldstein v C DeAntonio
K MacDonald v N McNicholas
A Hammer v A Dulman
J M Green v S West
L Kanouse v C Garrett.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for all the results

Sunday, January 15, 2012

RENFREWSHIRE WEBSITE NOW HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE

To keep up to date with the age of technology. Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Association now has a Facebook Page. You will see the link on the LHS of this Website.
Why not Click on the "like" button and keep in touch with all the Junior Updates and important news with in the County. Also you will find links to other Golfing Facebook pages such as the SLGA, ClubGolf Junior News and much more.
There is als a link to the Curtis Cup Facebook Page as well to follow all the news up to and including this years big match against the USA in June at Nairn Golf Club.
With all these sites you can add your comment and contribute to the chat.
Give it a go !!

SLGA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association will take place on Saturday 28 January 2012 at 11.00 am in the Gannochy Suite, Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth. Papers for the meeting were posted to members on 4 January. These include the AGENDA & reports, MINUTES and 2011 ACCOUNTS which may be downloaded by clicking the appropriate link.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

EILIDH FINISHES IN 7th PLACE IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Eilidh Briggs has finished in 7th Place in the South Atlantic Women's Amateur Championship at the Oceanside Country Club Ormond Beach, Florida today " The Sally" --- 2 Strokes ahead of Curtis Cup hopeful Holly Clyburn

Considering this is Eilidh's first visit to the Orange Blossom Tour and her first experience of the Oceanside CC course, it was an encouraging performance for the 18-year-old who birdied the second and short fourth on Saturday but dropped shots at the first, short ninth, short 14th and 16th in halves of 36-36.

To check out the scores on the final rounds of the SALLY on the Orange Blossom trail then CLICK HERE

WELL DONE EILIDH -- WHAT A PERFORMANCE

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

LEADING SCORES:

1 MORIYA JUTANUGARN 75 66 65 70 (276)
2 ARIYA JUTANUGARN 67 71 69 72 (279)
3 CHARLEY HULL 72 68 70 70 (280)
4 ALEX STEWART 74 68 77 71 (290)
5 JAYE MARIE GREEN 82 70 70 (292)
6 HARIN LEE 75 74 72 73 (294)
7 EILDIH BRIGGS 75 75 72 74 (296)
8 EMILY COLLINS 79 72 71 75 (297)
9 HOLLY CLYBURN 75 68 77 78 (298)
T10 MARINA ALEX 79 77 71 75 (302)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

EILIDH HAS HAD 2 GOOD ROUNDS IN THE WOMEN'S SOUTH ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

It would take an Act of Parliament - Scotland's or the UK one - to keep 15-year-old Charley Hull out of the GB and I Curtis Cup team for Nairn, considering the way she is playing on the Orange Blossom Tour in Florida.
Last week she finished like a thoroughbred to take a winnng lead over the last round of the Harder Hall Invitational (having won the match-play championship in her closing event of the 2011 Florida Tour).
On now to the second event - "The Sally" (short for South Atlantic Ladies Amateur Championship) - at Oceanside Country Club, Ormond Beach and the Kettering kid, who is a member of the posh Woburn Golf Club, is lying second after the first 36 holes with a 72, 68 (140)

Scottish girls match-play champion and Stirling student Eilidh Briggs had an encouraging 75 for joint sixth after the first round and in the 2nd round today Eilidh has had another 75 to lie in 9th place with a total of 150
Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), a Curtis Cupper in 2010 and pretty certain to get the nod again from the GB and I selectors for the June 8-10 encounter with the Americans improved on her round of 75 yesterday with a 68 today.

SOUTH ATLANTIC WOMEN'S AMATEUR
STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

OCEANSIDE COUNTRY CLUB, ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA
Par 72 - Leading Scores at the moment --

1 ARIYA JUNTANUGARN 67 71 (138) -6
2 CHARLEY HULL 72 68 (140) -4
3 MORIYA JUNTANUGARN 75 66 (141) -3
4 ALEX STEWART 74 68 (142) -2
5 HOLLY CLYBURN 75 68(143) -1
T6 MEGHAN STASI 73 74 (147) +3
T6 HARIN LEE 75 74 (149)
8 CASIE CATHREA 75 73 (148) +4
9 EILDIH BRIGGS 75 75 (150) +6


Other Scots 1st Round;
REBECCA WILSON 79 84 (163)
KELSEY MACDONALD 82 75 (157)
MHAIRI MCKAY 90 91 (181)


Formally known as the Women’s South Atlantic Amateur Championship, the SALLY, dates back to 1926 and continues to field contestants from all over the world. The four day event, usually held in January, is filled with great golf and lots of fun. In addition to the Championship tournament, Oceanside hosts the Member-SALLY tournament and the Johannsen Senior tournament.

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website
To see the full scoreboard CLICK HERE

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ALYSON FINISHES IN 15TH PLACE IN SPAIN

Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) finished a creditable joint 15th and 22nd respectively in the inaugural Spanish women's amateur international stroke-play championship over three rounds at Alicante Golf Club today.
Alyson had rounds of 73, 77 and 75 for a total of nine-over-par 225. Jessica scored 73, 77 and 78 for 228.
Winner was South Korean-born, Spanish domiciled Ha Rang Lee with scores of 67, 71 and 74 for four-under-par 212.
Leading British finishers were the Welsh pair Becky Harris (joint sixth on 219) and Amy Boulden (joint 10th on 224.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 216 (3x72)
212 Ha Rang Lee (Spa) 67 71 74.
214 Andrea Jonama Rovira (Spa) 69 69 71
215 Clara Baena Sanchez (Spa) 74 70 71. S
Selected totals
219 Becky Harries (Wal) 70 74 75 (T6).
224 Amy Boulden (Wal) 76 69 79 (T10).
225 Alyson McKechin (Sco) 73 77 75 (T15).
228 Jessica Meek (Sco) 73 77 78 (T22).
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

WINTER FOURSOMES TIES ARE ABLE TO BE PLAYED THIS WEEK

The 2011 Renfrewshire Inter County County Foursomes handicap winners Mary Hardie and Helen Abram (Ranfurly Castle)  have progressed to the semi final stages of this years winter foursomes.
They beat Maureen Cook and Sheila Shaw (Lochwinnoch). The match was played yesterday over Lochwinnoch.
Susan Reid (Kilmacolm) and Barbara Lyle (Whitecraigs) won against Jean Irvine and Agnes Williamson (Ranfurly Castle).
Their match was played today at Ranfurly Castle.
Morag Little and Thea Morgan (Whitecraigs) are also through to the Semi Finals

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

ALYSON MAKES THE CUT THE SPANISH AMATEUR STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Carnoustie's Jessica Meek and Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) - pictured left have made it through to Wednesday's final 36 holes in the Spanish women's amateur international stroke-play championship over four rounds at Alicante Golf Club.
Both Scots had matching opening rounds of 73 and 77 for 150 to be sharing 20th place, 12 shots behind the leader, Ha Rang Lee, the South Korean-born Spaniard who has shot 67 and 71 for six-under 138 anda three-shot lead. 
To qualify for Wednesday's final 36 holes, a player to had to have an aggregate of 157 or better for the first two rounds. 
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus (84-77) and Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie) (84-77) both failed by four on 161. 
Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) (87-79) and Connie Jaffrey (Troon Portland) (81-85) both missed out on 166. 
East Lothian women's champion Clara Young (North Berwick) had disappointing rounds of 97 and 90 for 187. 

SPANISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 
Alicante Golf Club 
LEADING SECOND-ROUND TOTALS
Par 144 (2x72)
138 Ha Rang Lee (Spa) 67 71.
141 Andrea Jonama Rovira (Spa) 69 72. 
144 Becky Harries (Wal) 70 74, Clara Baena Sanchez (Spa) 74 70. 
Selected scores:
145 Amy Boulden (Wal) 76 69 (T5). 
150 Jessica Meek (Sco) 73 77, Alyson McKechin (Sco) 73 77 (T20). 
155 Chloe Williams (Wal) 79 76 (T42). 

MISSED THE CUT (157 or better qualified) 
158 Katherine O'Connor (Wal) 79 79. 
161 Lauren Whyte (Sco) 84 77, Ailsa Summers (Sco) 84 77. 
166 Rachel Walker (Sco) 87 79, Connie Jaffrey (Sco) 81 85. 
187 Clara Young (Sco) 97 90.



Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Monday, January 09, 2012

ALYSON IN TOP TEN AT THE END OF DAY 1 IN SPAIN

Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) ended the opening day of the Spanish women's amateur international stroke-play championship in a creditable joint ninth position at Alicante Golf Club. 

She shot a one-over-par 73 to be six shots behind leader Ha Rang Lee, of South Korean extraction but now a domaciled Spaniard.
Alyson birdied the first, sixth, ninth, 11th and 14th but marred her card with double bogeys at the second and 12th. Jessica Meek (Carnoustie) also shot a 73.
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Porland) is tied for 60th place with an 81. Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie) had a disappointing 84 to be sharing 73rd place with Lauren Whyte (St Regulus).
Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) had an 87 to be in joint 80th place. Junior Vagliano Trophy player and East Lothian's youngest ever women's champion, Clara Young (North Berwick) had an off day and returned a 97. She is in 88th place in the field of 90.

LEADING FIRST ROUND SCORES
Par 72 
67 Ha Rang Lee (Spa) 
69 Andrea Jonama Rovira (Spa). 
70 Becky Harries (Wal) 
Selected scores: 
73 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) (jt 9th). 
76 Amy Boulden (Wales) (T32). 
79 Chloe Williams (Wales), Katherine O'Connor (Wal) (jt 66th). 
81 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Portland) (T60). 
84 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) (T73). 
87 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) (T80). 
97 Clara Young (North Berwick) (88th).

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Sunday, January 08, 2012

JUNIOR COACHING AT PLAYSPORT

Junior Coaching for 2012 at Playsport East Kilbride with Lesley MacKay;
Sunday 19th February. -------------12.30am -2.30pm
Sunday 11th March. ------------------10.30 - 12.30pm
Sunday 1st April. ----------------------12.30pm - 2.30pm
Sunday 15th April. --------------------12.30pm - 2.30pm
Fun/skills Day (non-Handicap) ------Sunday 15th April 10.30 -12noon

EILIDH BRIGGS IS PLAYING IN THE ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL

Renfrewshire County Champion Eilidh Briggs is representing Stirling University on the Orange Blossom Trail in Florida this month.
She has completed the first competition at the Harder Hall Invitational.
Kettering-based Charley Hull, No 10 in the Women's World Amateur Rankings, is off and running for what promises to be another wonderful season for the 15-year-old Woburn GC member.
Starting the final round of the Harder Hall Women's Invitational two shots behind 16-year-old, World No 8 Ariya Jutanugarn from Bangkok), Charley, as we have come to expect, rose to the occasion with a closing round of three-under-par 69 which took her past Ariya down the home straight and on to a two-shot victory with a six-under-par total of 282 - and that over a Sebring, Florida course which had been toughened up since last year with the addition of quite a few bunkers.
The "Harder Hall" was started in 1956 and the winners' roll is studded with names of girls who have gone on to win fame and fortune - but it is believed that Charley Hull is the youngest ever winner. She will have her 16th birthday on March 20. She is certainly the first winner to hail from Europe.

Hull, winner of the last match-play event on the 2011 Orange Blossom Tour before she went on to win the Welsh and English women's amateur stroke-play titles and be beaten in the English women's match-play final, can be considered a certainty to be chosen for the GB and I team of eight for the Curtis Cup match against the Americans at Nairn GC from June 8-10.
She played for GB and I in the Junior Vagliano Trophy match at Royal Porthcawl last June but this will be her first full GB and I cap.

Scotland's Kelsey MacDonald fared worst of the three GB and I Curtis Cup team contenders in the Harder Hall Invitational.
The 21-year-old Stirling student and Nairn Dunbar GC member finished a disappointing 31st on 23-over-par 311 - 29 shots behind Charley Hull and 16 behind Holly Clyburn.
Kelsey had started brightly enough to be in joint seventh place with a first-round 75 but she gradually slipped down the field with subsequent rounds of 81, 75 and 80.
The tournament probably came just a bit early for MacDonald. Hull had been warming up in Majorca while Clyburn finished fourth in last week's Dixie Women's Amateur elsewhere in Florida.
Kelsey usually steps up the pace in the second event of the Florida circuit, the South Atlantic Ladies championship (known as the "Sally") over four rounds, starting at Oceanside Country Club on Tuesday (January 10).
MacDonald still outshone the rest of her Stirling team-mates at Harder Hall.
Rebecca Wilson (Grange, Monfieith) finished on 327 (84-81-79-83), Scottish girls' match-play champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 328 (82-82-83-81), Harriet Beasley (Woburn) 335 (81-86-83-85), Jordana Graham (Southerness) 335 (89-80-83-83) and Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 371 (97-89-92-83).


HARDER HALL COUNTRY CLUB, SEBRING, FLORIDA
FINAL TOTALS
Par 288 (4x72). Yardage 6151

1 Hull, Charley ENGLAND 70 74 69 69 282
2 Jutanugarn, Ariya THAILAND 72 72 67 73 284
3 Jutanugarn, Moriya THAILAND 75 71 68 71 285
4 Delacour, Perrine FRANCE 76 74 70 69 289
T5 Clyburn, Holly ENGLAND 73 76 74 72 295
T5 Roig, Kyle PEMBROKE PINES, FL 72 72 75 76 295

SELECTED TOTALS
31 Macdonald, Kelsey SCOTLAND 75 81 75 80 311
Hally Leadbetter ENGLAND 76 86 74 85 321
India Clyburn ENGLAND 78 82 81 81 322
Rebecca Wilson SCOTLAND 84 81 79 83 327
Eilidh Briggs SCOTLAND 82 82 83 81 328
Jordana Graham SCOTLAND 89 80 83 83 335
Harriet Beasley ENGLAND 81 86 83 85 335
Carol Semple Thompson US 83 84 88 83 338
Mhairi McKay SCOTLAND 97 89 92 93 371

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Thursday, January 05, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM YOUR CAPTAIN

Hi Everyone I want to wish you all a very Happy 2012 and hope that we can all enjoy some great golf - or at least great golfing weather in the forthcoming season. I also hope that everyone is safe after the stormy winds and that any damage to house or buildings is minimal. The fixture cards will be out soon but don't forget to include in your diary the 2012.

Inter County Foursomes at Cardross Golf Club -- 18 - 20 June 2012. Your help as caddies is invaluable to the girls in the team and they are always very appreciative of your assistance. I would also like to welcome our new members and encourage them to play in our competitions. You will be made most welcome and meet new friends - as I have done in the years of my membership. I hope you enjoyed the Christmas Card that Carol posted. I have to say we all had to practice very hard just to get the music and lyrics right!!
Once again, best wishes for the forthcoming season - both with RLCGA and at your home clubs.

Maureen

Sunday, January 01, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL IN RENFREWSHIRE AND TO ALL OUR WEBSITE READERS


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