Wednesday, October 31, 2012

GREENLEES LUNCH AND PRESENTATION

The Greenlees Lunch and Presentation of Trophies took place yesterday at Williamwood Golf Club. Congratulations go to Milngavie who were the winners of the Trophy for the 4th year in a row.
Also congratulations go to Haggs Castle who are promoted to Division 1 and to Cathcart Castle who won Division 3 and are promoted to Division 2.

To read more go to the West of Scotland Website

GLASGOW GOLF ACADEMY -- CAN YOU SPOT ALYSON

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Friday, October 26, 2012

2013 SLGA DRAFT CALENDAR

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2013 DRAFT SLGA CALENDAR

Sunday, October 21, 2012

SLGA Adult & Girl Foursomes - Lauren and Patricia do well


Patricia and Lauren
After the weather caused the event to be cancelled on 30 September, the re-arranged SLGA Adult and Girl Foursomes took place today (Sunday 21 October ) at East Renfrewshire Golf Club.  Father and daughter pairing, Erin Johnston and Alex Johnston from Lanark were the winners of the title with 41 stableford points.
Congratulations go to Renfrewshire's Junior Lauren Barbour partnered with Patricia Davidson (both Erskine) who were 2nd with 36 points.
Also congratulations to Anna Mackenzie (from Mearns Castle Golf Academy) and her Dad who got 37 points to win the pre-handicap section.

 Other prizewinners:
Cat 1:  Jessica Meek and Stewart Burke (Carnoustie Ladies/Ranfurly Castle) 30 points BIH
Cat 2:  Lauren Barbour and Patricia Davidson (Erskine) 36 points, Katie Malcolm and Neil Malcolm (Dumfries & Galloway) 32 points
Cat 3:  Mollie Richmond and Colin Richmond (Strathaven) 30 points
Cat 4:  Anna MacKenzie and Alasdair MacKenzie (Mearns Castle/Crail) 37 points, Gillian Sinclair and Stuart Sinclair (Caldwell) 29 points

Thursday, October 18, 2012

SLGA ADULT AND GIRLS FOURSOMES

The revised draw for the SLGA Adult and Girls Foursomes at East Renfrewshire 
on Sunday 21st October is available by clicking on the following link ---   CLICK HERE

SLGA Training Squads 2012 - 2013 -- EILIDH AND ALYSON IN TOP SQUAD

The SLGA have selected the following training squads for 2012 - 2013.
National Squad: 
Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Connie Jaffrey (Ladies’ Golf Club Troon), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Rachel Walker (Dumfries & County), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), Clara Young (North Berwick)
 Foundation 2: 
Eilidh Crawford (Harburn), Jillian Farrell (Cardross), Mirren Fraser (Powfoot), Emma Hale (Ladies’ Golf Club Troon), Hazel MacGarvie (Ladies’ Golf Club Troon), Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), Charlotte Munro (Gullane Ladies), Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies), Andrea Walker (Falkirk)
 Foundation 1:  
Kirsten Brown (Strathaven), Joanne Free (Gullane Ladies), Lori MacDonald (Cardross), Katie Scott (Strathaven)

Monday, October 15, 2012

WINTER FOURSOMES ARE UNDERWAY

Janette McCartney and Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle and Erskine)
Janet Livingston and Chris Fulton (Whitecraigs)

The 2012 - 2013 Winter Foursomes are now underway with a win by the holders Julie Will (Troon) and Angela Fergusson (Eastwood).

Christeen Finlayson and Sheila Robson (Whitecraigs) are also winners  and Lois Brown (Kilmacolm) and Carol Anderson (Eastwood) have been given a walk over. Jinty Rodger and Lesley Forsyth (Williamwood) are also through to the second round.

Janette McCartney (Erskine) and Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) had a very close match yesterday (Sunday 14th) against the Whitecraigs pairing of Janet Livingston and Chris Fulton with the match being won on the 18th green at Erskine. Janette and Carol had to give 14 shots and it could have been anyones game.

To keep up to date with the results then Click on the Winter Foursomes results at the top of the webpage.

Also if you have a story or photo please email them to your Webmaster Carol

Sunday, October 14, 2012

EILIDH RETAINS THE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS AWARD

A field of 12 ladies’ contested the season ending Champion of Champions at Glasgow Gailes Golf Club today (Sunday 14th October 2012.)
The weather was extremely kind, dry and cold, with very little wind to test the players.
Those in the field may have been few in number but of very high quality with several of them winning multiple qualifying events for the Champion of Champions.
 Despite good scoring conditions there were only 2 players to break 80 and the CSS went to 78. Despite a triple bogey 7 at the 2nd hole last year’s Champion Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (West of Scotland Champion and University Champion) prevailed once again with the same score as last year a 75.
Renfrewshire County Champion Alyson McKechin was runner up with a 78.
CLICK HERE to see the prizewinners list

Saturday, October 13, 2012

EILIDH WINS THE FIRST SCOTTISH UNIVERSITY ORDER OF MERIT COMPETITION.

The first Scottish University Order of Merit competition was played on the 7th October over Ladybank Golf Course.

Two Renfrewshire players represented their Universities. Iona Stephen (St Andrews) and Eilidh Briggs (Stirling)

The event was won by Eilidh with 2 terrific scores of 70 and 69. --- WELL DONE EILIDH

CLICK HERE to see all the results --- (Scroll down to get the the Women's Results)

The next event takes place on Saturday 27th October at the Fairmont St Andrews Golf Course.

SLGA CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS DRAW FOR SUNDAY AT GLASGOW GAILES

Draw for the SLGA Champion of Champions' tournament at Glasgow Gailes on Sunday is:
11.30 Lesley Hendry (Ayrshire) and partner.
11.40 Lesley Atkins (Scottish schoolgirls) and Susan Jackson (Fife).
11.50 Louise MacGregor (Stirling and Clackmanna, Nichola Ferguson (Dunbartonshire and Argyll) and Jane Turner (Munross Trophy).
12.00 Eilidh Briggs (West of Scotland), Ailsa Summers (Angus) and Alyson McKechin (Renfrewshire).
12.10 Nichola Callander (Scottish Under-21s), Rachel Walker (South) and Hannah McCook (Northern Counties) 

Monday, October 08, 2012

ALEXANDRA QAYUM DOES WELL IN THE HIGHLAND JUNIOR MASTERS


 12-year-old Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) won the girls' title at the Highland Spring Junior Masters Grand Final over the Queen's Course, Gleneagles yesterday.
For 12-year-old Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) it was a repeat of last year's success when, playing off 13, she scored 40 Stableford points. Twelve months later, Kirsty, with her handicap down to 10, won the girls' top award with 39points - three more than joint runners-up Julie Smith (Murrayfield), Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) and Andrea Walker (Falkirk).

Congratulations go to Renfrewshire's Alex Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) who finished in joint 5th position.

HIGHLAND SPRING JUNIOR MASTERS
Queen's Course, Gleneagles
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LEADING STABLEFORD POINTS TOTALS
39 Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) (10).
36 Julia Smith (Murrayfield) (24), Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) (8), Andrea Walker (Falkirk) (9)
35 Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) (11), Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) (5), Alexandra Mennie (Elie and Earlsferry) (13).
34 Joanne Free (Gullane) (12)
32 Jennifer Allan (Glenbervie) (11), Jillian Farrell (Cardross) (15), Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) (9).

TO VIEW ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS' POINTS TOTALS
ON THE SGU WEBSITE

CLICK HERE

Sunday, October 07, 2012

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS FROM THE SCOTTISH SENIORS

The 2012 Senior Home International was held at Elie Golf Club last week. To see some photos and videos from the event go to the WEST VETS WEBSITE

 Alternatively you will find photos by Clicking on the PHOTOLBUMS LINK at the top of this website

and the videos can be seen by Clicking on the VIDEO LINK at the top of this website

Monday, October 01, 2012

AUTUMN GREENSOMES - GOUROCK

It is with some regret I have decided to cancel the above competition.

I visited the club and course today and spoke with the Professional and the Head Greenkeeper.  Gourock, like many other courses, is saturated and water logged.  There is heavy rain forecast later today, overnight and early tomorrow.  Quite frankly, I believe the course is dangerous.  The competition will not be rescheduled.

This is an unhappy end to our golfing season and we can only hope next year will be better.  Let's face it, it can't be any worse (can it?!).

I look forward to seeing you all at our AGM on 7 November 2012 at Haggs Castle Golf Club.

Maureen
Captain

SCOTTISH SENIORS HOME INTERNATIONALS

Your webmaster Carol is off today to Elie today to the Senior's Home Internationals which begin tomorrow.


Scotland v Wales -- Tuesday 2nd October
Scotland v England -- Wednesday 3rd October
Scotland v Ireland -- Thursday 4th October.


To keep up to date with the results go to the West of Scotland Website or the West Vets Website

WINTER FOURSOMES DRAW IS NOW AVAILABLE


Nicky Henderson 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 NICKY HENDERSON 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