Saturday, January 26, 2013

SCOTTISH LADIES TOUR -- LOW HANDICAP AMATEURS CAN ENTER

The new Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Scottish Ladies Open Tour will be launched at Marriott Dalmahoy's East Course on Thursday, April 18. The 14-event tour, modelled on 18-hole, one-day Alliance lines, will be open to women professionals and female amateurs with a single-figure handicap.
The fledgling tour is also being supported by the RandA.
This is a great chance for some of our low Renfrewshire County handicappers to see how they fair against the Pro's -- Why not show them how good you are !
You need to register to show you are interested but it does not commit you at this stage -- Go to the PAUL LAWRIE GOLF CENTRE SCOTTISH LADIES OPEN TOUR WEBSITE

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SLGA AGM -- BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The SLGA Board of Directors

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE SLGA --- www.slga.co.uk
Beth Paterson, a member The Eastwood Golf Club, was appointed Chairman of the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association at the Annual General Meeting in Perth on January 19. Paterson, who has already served the SLGA as both Chairman of Training and Performance Director, takes over from Shona Malcolm who has been in the post for the last four years. Paterson who was born and brought up on the Isle of Arran has had a lifelong involvement with the game. She is also a member of The Ladies’ Golf Club Troon and Whiting Bay Golf Club.

“I am honoured to be elected as SLGA Chairman. I am looking forward to working with my fellow Board members, staff, our colleagues at the Scottish Golf Union and our partners to carry on the good work that has been done by my predecessors.” said Paterson.

Margaret MacNaughtan, Aberdeen Ladies, was re-elected as President. One new appointment was Audrey Sturgess, a Past Captain of Haggs Castle Golf Club, who replaces Fiona Cowan as the West Director. Eileen Scott has taken over the role of Championship Director. Dawn Butchart, Strathmore Golf Club, was re-elected as the SLGA’s Director of Development. She has been involved in the setting up of Development Centres around the country. So far, 64 girls from eight counties are involved in this exciting project.

2013 SLGA Board of Directors: Mrs E Paterson (Chairman), Mrs M MacNaughtan (President), Mrs P Malton (Finance Director), Miss L Bennett, Mrs D Butchart, Mrs I Crawford, Mrs J Griffiths, Mrs J McEwan, Mrs E Scott, Mrs A Sturgess

To read more about the AGM --- CLICK HERE

Sunday, January 20, 2013

SLGA AGM-- BETH PATERSON IS THE NEW CHAIRMAN AND AUDREY STURGESS IS THE NEW WEST REPRESENTATIVE

Jean Irvine, Tracy Masterton, Captain Maureen Woodhead and Carol Whyte
The SLGA AGM took place yesterday Saturday 19th 2013, at the Dewars Centre in Perth. Captain Maureen Woodhead and and many Renfrewshire County members attended the meeting.

 The meeting started on a sombre note when President, Margaret McNaughton, asked for a moment's silence to remember three stalwarts of the Scottish women's game who died within the last year. They were Ethel Jack, Phyllis Wylie and Elizabeth Pook (Chadwick)

 SLGA's Chairman Shona Malcolm then gave an informative annual report which was followed by the Finance Director Pamela Walton detailed accounts annual review.
The annual report of the Scottish representatives on the Executive Council of the LGU was then given by Lorna Bennett.
Wendy Cameron (SLGA Vice President) and Audrey Sturgess (West Division Representative)


 Margaret McNaughton was re - elected as President and Renfrewshire's Wendy Cameron and Rosemary Dykes were both re elected as one of the 12 Vice Presidents. Renfrewshire's

Audrey Sturgess was elected as the West Division representative to replace Fiona Cowan whose term of office has expired.

 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.

Isabel Crawford (Troon Ladies) was re elected as Performance Director
 One new Scottish Selectors was appointed - Alex Glennie (West) to replace Anne Laing whose term of office has expired.
 Noreen Fenton (East Division), Addi Shamash (South) remain as Selectors for their second year and Cara Gruber (North Division) for her third year.
Fiona de Vries was reappointed as the Scottish Repesentative on the International Selection Committee of the LGU.
Beth Paterson - SLGA Chairman 

Past Renfrewshire Captain Beth Paterson was then elected to be Chairman to replace Shona Malcolm whose term of office has expired.

 The meeting finished within an hour with a very able Vote of Thanks from Mary Summers, Captain of Angus County

Sunday, January 13, 2013

EILIDH FINISHES IN 23RD PLACE IN FLORIDA


Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs was Stirling University's second-highest finisher with a 75 for 301 and a share of 23rd place in the South Atlantic Amateur women's championship at Oceanside Country Club, Ormond Beach in Florida yesterday.

The Kilmacolm player birdied the first two holes and then dropped six shots between the sixth and the 13th before ending her round with a birdie.

Kelsey MacDonald finished with a disappointing last round to still be in the top ten.

Eilidh now flies back to Scotland to start a placement as a PE teacher.




LEADING FINAL TOTALS Par 288 (4x72) 
Players from USA unless stated
279 Kelly Shon 67 69 74 69
280 Shannon Aubert 68 72 72 68
282 Alex Stewart 70 74 68 70
285 Cindy Feng 67 79 70 69
286 Ashlan Ramsay 72 73 72 69
287 Krista Puisite 69 71 77 70
289 Nelly Korda 74 69 76 70 290 Kelsey MacDonald (Stirling Univ) 69 69 73 79, Brooke Baker 73 76 68 73, Kuriko Tsukiyamo 78 74 67 71 (T8).

 SELECTED TOTALS
301 Eilidh Briggs (Stirling Univ) 73 76 77 75 (T23)
309 Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) 74 76 84 75 (T35)
321 Chloe Rogers (Braintree) 79 77 77 88 (52nd)
323 Hannah McCook (Stirling Univ) 79 78 84 82 (T54)
330 Jordana Graham (Stirling Univ) 84 85 87 74
344 Georgia Gilling (Stirling Univ) 92 85 80 87

 The South Atlantic Amateur (The Sally) women's final  tournament  Scores --- CLICK HERE

To read the full report go to the Kirkwood Golf Website

Friday, January 11, 2013

WINTER FOURSOMES -- SEMI FINALISTS

The Winter Foursomes ties have managed to keep up to date despite the wet winter.

Jinty Rodger and Lesley Forsyth (Williamwood) beat the holders Julie Will (Troon) and Angela Fergusson (Eastwood) today to clinch a  semi final place against Christeen Finlayson and Sheila Robson (Whitecraigs)

The other semi final is between Janette McCartney (Erskine) and Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) against the Whitecraigs pairing of Morag Little and Thea Morgan 

Monday, January 07, 2013

EILIDH FINISHES IN TOP 20 IN FLORIDA HARDER HALL INVITATIONAL

Kelsey MacDonald shot a closing three-under-par 69 to finish a highly creditable third in the Harder Hall Invitational, the 72-hole opening event of the Orange Blossom Tour, at Sebring, Florida. 
The Stirling student and Nairn Dunbar GC member posted a three-under aggregate of 285 after earlier rounds of 73, 72 and 71.

Erica Popson, a University of Tennessee student who played for the United States in the Curtis Cup match at Kelsey's home town of Nairn last June, won the prestigious title with a six-under total of 282. She hit the front over an an excellent final round of 68, bettering her earlier efforts of 71, 70 and 73. Mika Liu, a 13-year-old from Bradenton, Florida, finished runner-up, one shot behind Popson and two shots ahead of MacDonald. Liu scored 66, 75, 71 and 71 for 283.

Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs from Kilmacolm provided Stirling University with two players in the final top 20. Eilidh, a former Scottish U18 girls champion, finished joint 19th on 300 with scores of 74, 74, 76 and 76.

LEADING FINAL TOTALS Par 288 (4x72)
282 Erica Popson (Davenport, Florida) 71 70 73 68 283
Mika Liu (Bradenton, Florida) 66 75 71 71 285
Kelsey MacDonald (Stirling University) 73 72 71 69 286
SELECTED TOTALS
300 Eilidh Briggs (Stirling University) 74 74 76 76 (T19)
305 Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) 71 79 78 77 (T29)
312 Hannah McCook (Stirling University) 84 74 82 72
315 India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 82 81 78 74
327 Jordana Graham (Stirling University) 80 81 85 81 331

For the full list of results CLICK HERE

To read the full report by Colin Farquharson go to Kirkwood Golf


Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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