Saturday, June 29, 2013

HEATHER WINS HER FIRST ROUND TIE IN THE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP



Heather Mushet (Elderslie) played Jan Adams (Whinhill) in the 1st Round of the Junior Girls Championship. Heather won 2&1 in a very closely contested match

Sunday, June 23, 2013

MAUREEN WINS AGAINST LINDSAY IN THE COUNTY ROSEBOWL

Just to let you know that Lindsay Mathie and I played at Gourock yesterday afternoon and I ran out the winner 3/1.  I have to say we both played very well and first blood went to Lindsay with a conceded birdie at the 4th.  I got it back to square at the difficult par 3 7th with a conceded birdie then won 8 with another birdie and 9 to go 2 up at the turn.

 An ‘out of the blue’ four putt from me saw Lindsay only one down after 10.  Par for me at 11 saw me go back to two and a conceded birdie for me at 13 saw me 3 up playing 14.

 Lindsay won 14 and 15 with pars and I won 16 with a par to go dormie.

 At 17 we both played ‘****’ tee shots and Lindsay had to return to the tee while I was lucky to creep onto the green and it was all over.

 A pretty good game with our best ball being 4 under par.  Lindsay finished off the day with a great birdie 3 at the difficult 18th in the ‘bye’ and then we headed to the bar for well earned refreshment.

 It was a glorious afternoon – unlike the medal round at the start of the season!

 Maureen



Qual
No.
1st Round 
Semi Final 
TBA September 2013
To be played by 
Monday 16th July 2013

To be played by 
Monday 26th August 2013

Final date and venue to be arranged
1
Tracy Masterton (Milngavie)
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-
8
June Lockhart (Gleddoch)
5
Lindsay Mathie (Playsport)

Maureen Woodhead
4
Maureen Woodhead (Gourock)
3
Anne Aitken
(Eastwood)
--
6
Denise Cowan
(Ranfurly Castle)
7
Pam Harvey (Cowglen)
-
2
Carol Whyte (Milngavie)

Friday, June 21, 2013

ATTENTION ALL RLCGA JUNIORS -- LOTS OF OPEN DAYS TO PLAY IN OVER THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Summer Holidays are just around the corner so here are some local Junior Opens you might want to play in.

Entry fees range between £5.00 and £10.00 and it is a great way to see other courses.

Some of these are on the SGU web site under Open Competitions where you will find entry forms etc.

Don't forget to take a handicap certificate with you and your winning swing! Most clubs are happy to take late entries so don't worry too much if the closing date is past already,  just give them a call and have a
great summer golfing! 

All you need is Mum & Dads
taxi service! -- Plus look on the Golf Club Websites for some more Entry Forms

June

Erskine Fri 28th *Special Girls Trophy* phone or text Josh Robertson on 07772 240525

July

Cochrane Castle Mon 1st

Strathaven Tues 2nd

Crow Wood Wed 3rd

Caldwell Thurs 4th

Largs Thurs 4th

Windyhill Fri 5th *Girls Open* Three age categories 10-14, 15-17 and 18-21 Scottish Girls Order of Merit Competition.

Cardross Golf Club Thurs 11th

Troon Welbeck Fri 12th

West Kilbride Tue 16th

Paisley Thurs 18th

Gourock Tue 23rd

Old Ranfurly Wed 24th

Vale of Leven Thurs 25th

Greenock Whinhill Fri 26th

Helensburgh Fri 26th

Prestwick St Nicholas Mon 29th

Pollok Wed 31st *Girls very welcome - only £6.00

TRIBUTE TO DONNA --- MAUREEN'S SPEECH PLUS SOME PHOTOS FROM THE COUNTY JAMBOREE

Donna with her card
The successful County Team have enjoyed their winning week at Bothwell Castle and congratulations go to Captain Maureen, Vice Captain Gillian and all the players.

 Highlight of the week was the standing ovation that Donna was given at the dinner on Monday evening. Below is the video of Donna's presentation award. To read more --- CLICK HERE



To see some all the photographs from the weeks event --- Click on the following links and then click on the small down arrow on the RHS of the page and select slideshow 

DAY 1 -- Monday -- RLCGA v D&A
DAY 1 -- Monday -- County Dinner 
DAY 2 -- Tuesday -- RLCGA v Ayrshire -- morning only
Day 3 -- Wednesday -- RLCGA v Lanarkshire 

PHOTOS -- COURTESY OF JEAN MACINTYRE (LANARKSHIRE)



Although these were the main match days there are other photos of the different Counties on each day.

Cheers - from your Webmaster Carol

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

RENFREWSHIRE RETAIN WEST DIVIVISION TITLE

Renfrewshire County Team -- 2013 West of Scotland Team Champions

CLICK HERE FOR DAY 3 PHOTOGRAPHS

Renfrewshire joined Aberdeenshire in the Scottish women's county golf championship finals at Stirling Golf Club from September 20-22 by beating Lanarkshire 6 1/2-2 1/2 in the West Division title decider at Bothwell Castle GC today
Both teams went into the last day with 100 per cent records and the decisive contest was closer than the overall scoreline would suggest.
Renfrewshire, the defending champions, edged ahead 2-1 from the morning foursomes and took the singles 4 1/2 -- 1 1/2, three of the games going to the 18th green.
Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), the Scottish champion, was four down after 13 holes to Emma Caldow but won the last five holes for a one-hole victory.
The Briggs sisters, Megan and Eilidh, again provided the backbone of the Renfrewshire 
campaign, winning all their matches, foursomes and singles
Carol Whyte was 3 down with 4 to play and played well over the last few holes to get a halved match. Iona Stephen a newcomer to the team was also 3 down at one stage and rallied towards the end to win on the 18th green. 
Last-day results:

RENFREWSHIRE 6 1/2, LANARKSHIRE 2 1/2

Foursomes: M Briggs and C Whyte beat S McGrenaghan and S Wood 5 and 4; 
A McKechin and E Briggs beat R Cassidy and L Lloyd 5 and 4, 
G Kyle and G McGinlay lost to F Norris and J Potter 2 and 1 (2-1).
Singles: 
Alyson McKechin beat Emma Caldow 1 hole, 
Megan Briggs beat Ruth Rankin 4 and 3, 
Eilidh Briggs beat FionaNorris 3 and 2, 
Iona Stephen beat Jenny Potter 2 holes, 
Carol Whyte halved with Susan Wood 
Donna Jackson lost to Lesley Lloyd 1 down
(4 1/2-1 1/2)

AYRSHIRE 6, DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 3
Foursomes; J Linklater and M McKay beat N Ferguson and J Meldrum 3 and 1; C Jaffrey and A Thompson beat A Baker and S McDonald 3 and 1, R Purdom and K McGarva lost to A Laing and C Skinner 3 and 2 (2-1).
Singles: Jaffrey lost to Meldrum 1 hole, McKay lost to L Campbell 1 hole, E Hale beat Ferguson 5 and 4, McGarva beat L McGeachy 6 and 4, Linklater beat McDonald 5 and 4, Thompson beat Laing 1 hole (4-2).

HOW THEY FINISHED
1 Renfrewshire 3pt, 2 Lanarkshire 2pt, 3 Ayrshire 1 pt, 4 Dunbartonshire and Argyll 0pt.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

LANARKSHIRE, RENFREWSHIRE SET FOR TITLE DECIDER

Past Captain's Beth and Christeen are out supporting the team
The stage is set for a last-day title decider between defending champions Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire in the West Division women's inter-county team golf championship at Bothwell Castle tomorrow.
Both teams have played twice and won twice. Lanarkshire followed up their 6-3 win over Ayrshire by beating Dunbartonshire and Argyll 5 1/2-3 1/2
The foursomes were shared 1 1/2-1 1/2. The decisive singles victory for Lanarkshire came from Susan McGrenaghan who drove the 17th and holed her 3ft putt to beat Aileen Baker 2 and 1.
 McGrenaghan had been four up after 13 but Baker won three holes in a row to slash her deficit to only one hole. Renfrewshire, big-margin wins over Dunbartonshire and Argyll in their first match, had a tougher time of it against Ayrshire before winning 6-3.
Former Scottish champion Megan Briggs was four down after 10 to Ayrshire's Roz Purdom but rallied so well that she won on the 18th green to give Renfrewshire a 4-2 lead in the singles after taking the morning fursomes 2-1.
 DAY 2 RESULTS 
LANARKSHIRE 5 1/2, DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 3 1/2
Foursomes: Rachel Cassidy and Lesley Lloyd halved with Laura McGeachy and Jill Meldrum; Fiona Norris and Jenny Potter bt Anne Laing and Nichola Ferguson 2 and 1; Susan McGrenaghan and Susan Wood lost to Lorraine Campbell and Aileen Baker 2 holes (1 1/2-1 1/2)
Singles: Norris bt Laing 2 holes, Emma Caddow lost to Ferguson 6 and 5, Cassidy lost to Meldrum 6 and 5, Ruth Rankin bt McGeachy 3 and 2, McGrenaghan bt Baker 2 and 1, Lloyd bt Campbell 7 and 6 (4-2).
  RENFREWSHIRE 6, AYRSHIRE 3
Foursomes: Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs bt Connie Jaffrey and Audrey Thompson 4 and 3; Donna Jackson and Gillian Kyle lost to Emma Hale and Alex Glennie 4 and 3; Megan Briggs and Carol Whyte bt Jenny Linklater and Mhairi McKay 3 and 1 (2-1)
Singles: McKechin bt Jaffrey 3 and 2, Eilidh Briggs bt Katie McGarva 7 and 6, Megan Briggs bt Roz Purdom 1 hole, Iona Stephen lost to Thompson 6 and 5, Gillian McGinlay lost to Glennie 4 and 3; Whyte bt Hale 6 and 4 (4-2)
 HOW THEY STAND Lanarkshire 2pt, Renfrewshire 2pt, Ayrshire 0pt, Dunbartonshire and Argyll 0pt.

 Click on the small thumbnail below for some photos taken this morning

2013 County Jamboree Day 2

TRIBUTE TO DONNA -- 30 YEARS COUNTY GOLF


Donna is presented with a gift from the County for 30 years playing in the County Team
The County Jamboree dinner was held on Monday evening at Bothwell Castle GC at which all the County Teams attended.
At the end of the dinner Captain Maureen gave a short speech in honour of Donna's Service. ---- Here is what she said ---
Ladies
It is unusual for another Captain to speak at our Dinner but I have special permission for this special occasion.
I invite you all to join with Renfrewshire in celebration of the contribution by one of our team members to County and Scottish Golf over the last 3 decades.
Donna Jackson has been a part of the Renfrewshire County Team for 30 years, this year.
To put that in perspective for some of our younger golfing friends here tonight - and apologies to Donna for this – Donna was playing for her County when your parents were in Primary School!!
I think that it is an achievement which should be recognised and I am sure you will agree.

I would like to thank our Guest Carol Fell for the basis of my synopsis of Donna’s golfing career.  This is adapted from the wonderful book Carol published for our Centenary in 2009. 

Donna started playing golf when she was 8 years old - at the time her Mum and Dad moved to Bellshill Golf Club to work as the Club Steward and Stewardess.
After 6 years at Bellshill, they moved to Cochrane Castle to work and this is where Donna’s golf has been based ever since – winning their Ladies Championship 21 times.  At the age of 17, she was invited to join Renfrewshire Ladies' County.
In 1984 she played in the team for the first time.  On her way to her first match at Gourock (my own home club), she was involved in a car accident and so she missed the morning foursomes.  She arrived in time to play her singles match in the afternoon and won against Isobel Harvey of D&A – who remains a good friend to Donna to this day.
That same year Donna won the West of Scotland Girls' Championship; was beaten in the final of the Scottish Girls' under 18s and was in the winning team in the Girls' Home Internationals in Wales.
In 1990 she played in Scotland’s winning team in the Ladies’ Home Internationals at Hunstanton.  Her tenacity on the golf course is illustrated when Donna was four down with four to play and managed to win the last four holes for a magnificent half – which surely must have felt like her own personal victory.
She has represented Scotland in the Welsh and Irish Strokeplay Championships.
Closer to home, Donna played in the Scottish Inter-County Finals at St. Andrews when Renfrewshire won in 1987 (under the captaincy of our President Eileen Gibb who is here this evening) and again in 2010 when we won here at Bothwell Castle.  On that occasion I was honoured to be Vice Captain under the Captaincy of Trish Brown.

In 2005 Donna won the Renfrewshire County Championship for a record-breaking tenth time and this year (2013) by again winning, she increased that record to eleven.
A pretty remarkable achievement all round, I think you will agree.  A golfer who goes about her business without any fuss and as I have said before, she lets her clubs do the talking.

Apart from being pretty handy with a golf club, Donna’s greatest quality is that she is friendly, approachable and an all-round decent person.
In conclusion can I ask you all to charge your glasses and join with me in a toast to Donna Jackson, Golfer and friend.  Donna
Can I ask Donna to come up now and receive this small token of our appreciation.

At the end of he dinner Donna, Eileen and Carol were presented with beautiful table presentations kindly given by Lanarkshire Captain Fiona Scott. The floral presentations were beautifully made by Lanarkshire's Joanna Harvey 
Eileen, Donna and Carol
Click on the small thumbnail below and the slideshow to see some photos from the dinner
2013 County Jamboree Dinner

Video to follow --- hopefully

Monday, June 17, 2013

RENFREWSHIRE WIN AGAINST D&A

Vice Captain Gillian wins on the last green
West Division title-holders Renfrewshire made a winning start to this week's campaign at Bothwell Castle.
They beat Dunbartonshire and Argyll 7 1/2-1 1/2 after taking the foursomes 2-1 and the singles 5 1/2-1/2.
Lanarkshire were 6-3 winners over Ayrshire in the other match. Lanarkshire won the foursomes 2 1/2-1//2 and the singles 3 1/2-2 1/2

CLICK HERE FOR SOME PHOTOS TAKEN ON THE COURSE (THEN CLICK ON SLIDESHOW) -- or click on the small thumbnail below

2013 County Jamboree Day 1

Morning Foursomes
RLCGA 2 D&A 1
Alyson McKechin & Eilidh Briggs beat Laura McGeachy 7/5
Donna Jackson and Iona Stephen lost to Anne Laing and Nichola Ferguson 3/2
Megan Briggs and Carol Whyte beat Aileen Baker 5/3
Afternoon Singles:
Afternoon Singles
Alyson McKechin beat   Laura McGeachy 6/5
Megan Briggs beat Sheena Mc Donald 8/7
Eilidh Briggs beat Anne Laing 5/3
Gillian Kyle beat Cathy Skinner 3/
Carol Whyte Halved against Nichola Ferguson 
Gillian McGinlay beat  Jill Meldrum 1 up

Total points RLCGA 7.5 D&A 1.5 

Lanarkshire -- Sponsored by Tunnock Teacakes --- Winners against Ayrshire
Morning Foursomes
Lanarkshire 2.5 Ayrshire 0.5
Rachael Cassidy and Lesley Lloyd halved withAudrey Thomson and Connie Jaffrey
Fiona Norris and Jenny Potter beat Alex Glennie and Jenny Linlater 6&4
Susan McGrechan and Susan Wood beat Roz Purdom and Emma Hale 2/1

Afternoon Singles
Lanarkshire 3.5 Ayrshire 2.5
Emma Caddow lost to Connie Jaffrey 4/3
Fiona Norris halved with Emma Hale
Susan Wood beat Jenny Linklater 5/4
Jenny Potter lost to Alex Glennie 1hole
Ruth Rankin beatKatie McGarva 5/3
Rachael Cassidy beat Mhairi McKay 4/3

Total Points Lanarkshire 6 Ayrshire 3

Saturday, June 15, 2013

SUPPORT THE TEAM

Just to remind you all that the Inter County Team Matches (Jamboree) will be held at Bothwell Castle Golf Club this coming Monday to Wednesday and Renfrewshire are defending the West Division Championship.  The team are all fit and ready to play and I know they would appreciate support from Renfrewshire members and friends.

If you can manage along we would all be so pleased to see you.  We will be wearing our new pink t-shirts on one of the days - but hopefully every day will be a pink day for us!

Apparently the weather is going to improve so come along and join in!!

Captain Maureen

Friday, June 14, 2013

HEATHER ANDERSON IS A PRIZEWINNER ON HOW DID I DO

Renfrewshire's Heather Anderson entered a competition through 'How did I do' . It was to tell a story about a memory of the 'Open'.

Heather's memory told about the time when her young daughter, Lesley, had approached Gary Player and asked for his autograph for her Mum. He was delighted to give this. At which point Lesley asked 'Would you like me to get my Mum's autograph now to give to you ?

This story made Heather one of the prize winners.

Here is the prize;

A round of golf at Muirfield (with Caddy) on Thursday 20th June, just before the closing of the course to perpare for the Open.
2 nights stay at the McDonald Marine Hotel in North Berwick . (Taxi to the Course included)
Golf Clinic With Darren Clark followed by Buffet Lunch.
Dinner on Thursday Evening with 'Q and A session' with Darren Clark.

A wonderful Prize and to top it all she was informed she could bring a friend. I am delighted to say that I am a friend of Heather's !!!!!

Thanks go to Heather's friend Liz Hale for this wonderful story

Your webmaster is hoping that a few photos may be available --- Heather and Liz --- Do enjoy your wonderful prize.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

DONNA & LIZ WIN THE INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES AGAIN

Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart won the Scratch Prize at Inter County Foursomes Finals played today at Ranfurly Castle.
Val Lawrence & Brenda Conway won the Handicap Section.
Scoring was generally high due to the fast greens and thick rough.

Donna & Liz with Ranfurly Castle Captain Sheila Biggart


Winner in Handicap Section Brenda Conway (absent partner Val Lawrence)


Val and Brenda -- Celebrate their win

Other prize-winners:

Ayrshire's Audrey Thompson & Liz Keohone   
Ayrshire's Cathy Malcolm & Debbie Watt
Ayrshire's Jess Blackwood & Jeanette Stewart

RESULTS:
Scratch
1st          Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) & Liz Stewart (Greenburn)        79
2nd        Audrey Thompson & Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf)                           84
3rd         Cathy Malcolm (P. St Nicholas) & Debbie Watt (Belleisle)               86

Handicap
1st         Val Lawrence (Kilmacolm) & Brenda Conway (Renfrew)              88 - 15 - 73
2nd        Jess Blackwood & JeanetteStewart (Kilmarnock Barassie)         98 - 17 - 81
3rd         Helen Robertson & Jinty Halley (Douglas Park)                              97 - 14 - 83


FULL LIST OF RESULTS
Scratch
D Jackson/L Stewart Cochrane C/Greenburn 3/3 RLCGA 79
A Thompson/L Keohone Loudoun Gowf 4/6 ALCGA 84
C Malcolm/D Watt P.St Nicholas/Belleisle 4/3 ALCGA 86
L Campbell/L McGeachy Cardross/Windyhill 6/6 D & A 87
L Lloyd/F Scott Hayston/Bothwell Castle 2/4 LLCGA 90
F Norris/M McDonald Hamilton/East Kilbride 1/15 LLCGA 90
D Cowan/J MacDonald Ranfurly Castle 6/20 RLCGA 91
H Anderson/LHale TroonLadies/Caldwell 7/10 RLCGA 91
S Steele/M Stewart Hilton Park 11/11 D & A 92
F Alexander/C Sim Hilton Park/Balmore 11/16 D & A 95
J Anderson/M Marshall Wishaw 18/27 LLCGA 105
J West/M Miller Irvine Bogside/Troon Ladies 15/17 ALCGA N/R

Handicap
V Lawrence/B Conway Kilmacolm/Renfrew 14/16 RLCGA 88 15 73 1
J Blackwood/J Stewart Kilmarnock Barassie 14/20 ALCGA 98 17 81 2
H Robertson/J Halley Douglas Park 12/16 D & A 97 14 83 3
S Reid/B Lyle Kilmacolm/Whitecraigs 17/19 RLCGA 103 18 85
A McCall/M Craig Strathaven 21/17 LLCGA 106 19 87
A Aitken/L Giblin Eastwood/Haggs Castle 12/20 RLCGA 106 16 90
M Porter/P Rice Strathaven 20/22 LLCGA 112 21 91
A Gardner/A Campbell Hilton Park 22/27 D & A 116 24.5 91.5
N Choat/A Cumberland Hilton Park 23/21 D & A 113 21.5 91.5
J Glass/I Cooper Drumpellier 25/21 LLCGA 116 23 93
L Wilson/L McDonald Kilmarnock Barassie 7/16 ALCGA N/R

EILIDH LOSES IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE BRITISH MATCHPLAY

Scotland's Jess Meek, Rachael Watton and Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs failed to make it to the last 16 of the British women's open amateur golf championship at Machynys Golf Club, near Llanelli, South Wales today.
Eilidh (Kilmacolm) scored a very good two-hole win in round 1 over Emily Pedersen, a Danish player whose this season has won the Spanish women's open amateur title and, more recently, the German girls' open championship.
Because some ties went into extra holes, Eilidh had to hang around for ages, waiting for her next tie to start. Eventually Emma Carberry (Highwoods) won her match at the 19th but the Briggs-Carberry second-round match for a place in the last 16 did not set out - albeit in glorious sunshine - until after 5pm.
The East Sussex player beat the Scot by two holes after the match was all square on the 13th tee.
WELL DONE EILIDH IN WHAT WE BELIEVE WAS HORRENDOUS CONDITIONS - WIND AND RAIN.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

EILIDH MAKES THE CUT AT THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS


Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) battled her way through an awful day of wind and rain to reach the match-play stages of the 111th British women's open amateur golf championship at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Machynys course near Llanelli on the South Wales coast today.
Unfortunately Alyson McKechin missed the cut.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

SCOTTISH UNDER 18 CHAMPIONSHIPS AT RANFURLY CASTLE

FROM THE SCOTTISH LADIES GOLFING ASSOCIATION
Are you Under 18 @ 1st January 2013, with a handicap of 34.4 or below and of Scottish Nationality? If so then your National Championship needs you! The Scottish Girls' (Close) Amateur Championship entry closes at 12 noon Monday 17th June 2013. This year’s Championship is being played at Ranfurly Castle from 16-20 July and should be a great week, so what are you waiting for, to download your entry form click here. (Link to SLGA website)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

EILIDH AND ALYSON ARE PLAYING IN THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Report by Colin Farquharson
LUCK OF THE DRAW COUNTED AGAINST SCOTS
Most of the eight Scots in the field face a battle to be among the leading 64 after Wednesday's second qualifying round of the British women's open amateur golf championship at Machynys Golf Club, near Llanelli in South Wales.
As the early morning wet and windy weather gave way to a sunny and pleasant late afternoon and evening, so the scores tumbled. Unfortunately, most of the Scots
had had to endure early starts and the toughest conditions.
At the end of a long day, Jess Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) are the best placed Scots on five-over-par 77 - nine shots behind the
overnight leader, Caroline Nistrup from Copenhagen.
Meek was going reasonably well until she bogeyed the 11th, 12th, 13th and 16th for an inward half of four-over 40.
Early-morning starter Watton worked hard for halves of 39-38 as did Briggs for 38-39 figures.
Scottish champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) had two double bogeys in a 79 (40-39).
Hannah McCook also had two double bogeys in an 80 with halves of 40.
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) had a double bogey at the 16th and finished with an 81 (39-42).
Jane Turner (Craigielaw), out early in the field, had three double bogeys in what was miserable weather at that time. She finished with an 82 (41-41)
Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies), who hit the first ball before 7am, sadly took 85 shots to get round. She dropped seven shots over the second, third and fourth holes.

RLCGA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

Competition Conditions
1st name on the draw is the challenger and will have home advantage if played within the dates. 

If play is out with the dates then home advantage goes to the second named player.
Do not wait to be challenged if you know you are on holiday and can't manage the game within the timescale. 
Make contact a soon as you can with your opponent.
Play will be singles matchplay off scratch.
The final will be by arrangement at  a neutral course with a referee.
Please email or text Janette McCartney with match results asap.


Players and Home Course
Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle)
Charlotte McLuskey (Whitecraigs)
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)
Niamh Kinney (Erskine)
Jan Adams (Whinhill)
Lauren Barbour (Erskine)
Heather Mushet (Elderslie)
Mairi Gray (Williamwood)
Maddie Cleat  (Kilmacolm)

Thursday, June 06, 2013

JUNE MEDAL RESULTS AT RALSTON

It was sunshine all the way at RALSTON to-day - lovely conditions which produced some good scoring.

Brenda Conway -  Best Net Score
Iona Stephen -- Best scratch score of the day






















Overall winner was BRENDA CONWAY (RENFREW)  86 - 17 - 69.
Best scratch was IONA STEPHEN (RANFURLY CASTLE) who scored 78.
Iona now has a handicap of 2 and is a member of the County Team who are playing in the West of Scotland Jamboree in two weeks time at BOTHWELL CASTLE.
There were 39 entrants,  the CSS was 73 and the SSS 71.

Results:
0 - 12        
1st         Liz Hale (Caldwell)                       83 - 10 - 73
2nd       Carol Whyte (Milngavie)               79 - 5 - 74
3rd        Maureen Woodhead (Gourock)    82 - 7 - 75

13 +
1st         Brenda Conway (Renfrew)           86 - 17 - 69
2nd        Margaret Gauldie (Ralston)           86 - 16 - 70
3rd        Sally Smyth (Ranfurly Castle)         86 - 14 - 72

The Medal Finals from 2012 were played in conjunction with the medal today - the winner being CAROL WHYTE (Milngavie) with a net 74.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

AMALGAMATION UPDATE JUNE 2013

The Amalgamation Group wants to receive constructive feedback from everyone with the SLGA and SGU, inlcuding Directors, County committees, golf clubs and golf club members.  --- Click on the following link ----- Minutes 12 March
Please send your feedback to secretary@slga.co.uk or by post to the SLGA Office in Perth.


DRAW FOR JUNE MEDAL AT RALSTON

The draw for the June Medal over Ralston on Thursday 6th June has now been done.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR TIMES AS THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW CHANGES

CLICK HERE for the drawsheet.

Contact number for late entries or inquiries is Sandra Littlejohn  --  Mobile no  07914611720

EILIDH BRIGGS TAKES OVER LEAD IN SLGA ORDER OF MERIT

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE SCOTTISH LADIES GOLFING ASSOCIATION
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), who won the SLGA Girls’ Order of Merit two years ago, has been the most consistent performer this season and heads the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association’s Women's Order of Merit.

Following a top 20 finish in the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews on Sunday, 20-year-old Briggs has amassed 1,735 points and has pushed Scottish champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) into second place with 1,613 points.
St Andrews University student Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), an impressive winner of the St Rule Trophy, has edged into the top six with 1,030 points.

Briggs’ older sister Megan, is in fourth place with 1,160 but the other four in the leading half dozen – McKechin, Clara Young, Jessica Meek and Summers - are all teenagers. Young is just 16 and the others are all 19.



SLGA Women's Order of Merit Leaders

1 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 1,735 points
2 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 1,613
3 Clara Young (North Berwick) 1,235
4 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 1,160
5 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie) 1,070
6 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie) 1,030
7 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 1,015
8 Rachel Polson (Peterculter) 705
9 Lesley Atkins (Gullane) 700.
10 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 640
11 Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 585
12 Louise MacGregor (Falkirk) 565
13 Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 545
14 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 475'
15 Hilary Wardell (Longniddry) 470
16 Nicola Roberson (Dunblane New) 440
17 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 350
18 Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) 330
19 Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 330
20 Katie Reid (Monifieth) 305.

- Posted using BlogPress from Carol's iPhone.

Monday, June 03, 2013

EUROPEAN WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP -- EILIDH AND ALYSON HAVE BEEN SELECTED


EUROPEAN WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Fulford Golf Club, Yorkshire: July 9 to 13
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield)
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies)
Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies)
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall)


Sunday, June 02, 2013

ST RULE TROPHY FINAL ROUND SCOREBOARD AND UPDATES -- MEGAN IS THE TOP RENFREWSHIRE PLAYER

St Rule Trophy has been played this weekend -- Renfrewshire's Megan and Eilidh Briggs, Alyson McKechin and Iona Stephen were all playing
LEADING FINAL TOTALS Par 227 (75 New Course; 76 x 2 Old Course) 
211 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 67 72 72.
213 Celine Boutier (France) 73 69 71.
216 Manon De Roey (Belgium) 72 71 73.
217 Alexandra Bonetti (France) 74 71 72.
220 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 73 76 71, Laure Castelain (France) 72 74 74 
222 Manon Gidali (France) 72 75 75. 
225 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 74 76
226 Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham) 74 73 79, Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) 75 72 79. 
227 Lianna Bailey (Notts) 80 76 71, Emma Taylor (Saunton) 75 75 77, Emma Goddard (Royal Liverpool) 75 73 79.
228 Samantha Fuller (Roehampton) 76 75 77, Clara Young (North Berwick) 75 78 75, Emilee Taylor (Holme Hall) 74 79 75, Ami Storey (Close House) 74 79 75.
229 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 76 75 78, Sinead Sexton (Lainch) 75 74 80, Marion Duvernay (France) 77 77 75, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 85 73
230 Brogan Townend (Pleasington) 76 77 77, Joelle Van Baarle (Belgium) 78 76 76,Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 78 80 72
231 Nicola Haynes (Gosforth Park) 76 74 81, Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 76 82 73
232 Alison Knowles (Hickleton) 77 77 78, Ariane Provot (France) 77 77 78, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 78 78 76
233 Samantha Birks (Llandrindod Wells) 77 80 76, India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 73 80 80, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 76 78 79, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 84 75 74.
234 Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) 74 83 77, Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) 76 79 79, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 81 76 77  

To read the full report go to the Kirkwood Website

LOOKING TO ENTER AN OPEN DAY

There are numerous Open Days on this summer both in Renfrewshire and around the West of Scotland
CLICK HERE for a few that you may like to enter