Tuesday, October 29, 2013

MORE FIRST ROUND WINTER FOURSOMES TIES RESULTS

Two more Winter Foursomes ties have been played --- Julie Will and Angela Fergusson have won against Mo Neilson & Sandra Macdougall (Greenock).
The other tie was between Agnes Williamson and Jean Irvine (Ranfurly Castle) who won against Maimie Robin and Joyce Kelly (Elderslie) They played this morning in some sunshine !!!
You will find the full results on the link on the top of this web page
From your webmaster Carol reporting from Turkey !!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

WET WEATHER REDUCES WINTER FOURSOMES TIE TO 6 HOLES

Helen Abram and Mary Hardie (Ranfurly Castle) played Lesley Forsyth and Jinty Rodger (Williamwood) in the pouring rain yesterday (Friday 25th October) They paddled about the course and all agreed to cut it down to 6 holes. Eventually Helen and Mary won on the 18th. Couldn't really call it golf but better than tossing a coin !!

The other tie to be played was Brenda Conway and Fiona Armour (Renfrew) who played their 1st round tie on Wednesday at Whitecraigs against Thea Morgan and Morag Little and won the tie 4 and 3.

Monday, October 21, 2013

MEGAN BRIGGS WINS THE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

FROM THE SLGA WEBSITE

Left to right: Sammy Leslie, Megan Briggs and Ailsa Summers - Courtesy of the SLGA
Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs continued the recent dominance of the Briggs family at the Champion of Champions by winning (Sunday 20th October) over Glasgow Gailes after her younger sister Eilidh had won the event for the previous two seasons.
On a day that saw some heavy showers mixed with bursts of sunshine a field of 11 players were competing in the season ending event and Megan with a score of 72, five shots under the CSS of 77, proved too strong for the quality field which included the current Scottish Champion Alyson McKechin and Girls Champion Connie Jaffrey.

WINNER:  Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 72
SECOND:  Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 75
THIRD:  Sammy Leslie (Aberdeen Ladies) 78
CSS 77

Friday, October 18, 2013

EILIDH BRIGGS WINS SLGA WOMEN'S ORDER OF MERIT

NEWS RELEASE FROM SCOTTISH LADIES GOLFING ASSOCIATION

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) won the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association’s Girls’ Order of Merit three years in a row from 2009. After an impressive list of results, she has been crowned this season’s Senior Order of Merit winner.
Eilidh collected 2075 points to finish ahead of Scottish Ladies’ Amateur Champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) with Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) in third place. Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) – Eildih’s older sister – was fourth.
“I was delighted with the year,” said Eildih, a Stirling University physical education student. “I was consistent all season and really performed in the big events.
“I had top 15 finishes in the Scottish, Welsh and Irish Opens and not many players do that. I had the chance to win a couple of times and I learned a lot from the year. It was good that my form didn’t go up and down. It was steady throughout.”
In her third year at Stirling, the 20-year-old is grateful for the help she receives from the University. “It is tough trying to do everything, but I love the fact that I am adding to my education while my golf is still improving,” she said. “Everyone at Stirling helps me to combine both.”
A member of the Home International team at Scotscraig – as was Megan – Eilidh was disappointed that Scotland finished with the wooden spoon, but she could be proud of a personal haul of two foursomes wins and two singles points.
“We had a very new, young team and a lot of the matches were very close (Scotland drew with Ireland) so there were encouraging signs, she pointed out. “Also, a lot of our players are in the US so were unavailable.”
With another two years of study at University, Eilidh is not looking too far ahead. But golf definitely features in her future plans. “My goal is to get a GB and Ireland cap and finish my degree before making any serious decisions about my golf,” she added. “This year has been very good and I just want to keep getting better.”

2013 Order of Merit top ten

1 Eilidh Briggs Kilmacolm 2075 points
2 Alyson McKechin Elderslie 1613
3 Ailsa Summers Carnoustie Ladies 1520
4 Megan Briggs Kilmacolm 1410
5 Clara Young North Berwick 1335
6 Jessica Meek Carnoustie Ladies 1100
7 Jane Turner Craigielaw 1065
8 Lauren Whyte St Regulus 970
9 Rachel Polson Peterculter 880
10 Hannah Scott Broomieknowe 770

SLGA ORDER OF MERIT - RLCGA SUCCESS

Many congratulations to Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) who has won the 2013 SLGA Order of Merit having won the Junior Order of Merit for the last three years.  This caps a consistent and successful year for Eilidh.

Well done also to Scottish Champion Alyson McKechin who came second and Megan Briggs who finished fourth.

We are indeed well represented in National Golf.  Well done girls.

2013 Order of Merit
1.  Eilidh Briggs, Kilmacolm, 2075 points
2.  Alyson McKechin, Elderslie, 1613 points
4.  Megan Briggs, Kilmacolm, 1410 points.

Captain Maureen

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

LAURA AND HEATHER WIN AT THE 19TH

RLCGA Juniors Laura Craig and Heather Mushet (Elderslie) played their Winter foursomes tie on Monday over Whitecraigs against the 2010 Winter Foursomes Champions Christeen Finlayson and Sheila Robson.
It was a closely fought match with Laura and Heather ending up winning on the 19th hole with Laura almost getting a hole-in-one.

CLICK HERE FOR DRAW AND RESULTS.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WINTER FOURSOMES TIES HAVE STARTED

The first of the Winter Foursomes ties was played yesterday at Kilmacolm between Barbara Lyle (Whitecraigs) & Susan Reid (Kilmacolm) against Lois Brown & Sara Bishop (Kilmacolm)
Barbara and Susan won 2&1 in a great game which was played in reasonably good weather.

A weasel at the 11th !!

Susan who sent in the result said that there was nothing too remarkable to note other than they spotted some wildlife on the course – "a tiny weasel popped its’ head out of the bushes to watch us at the 11th"
Another match was also played yesterday with Linda McDougall and Anne Terrey (Greenock) defeating Mary Wylie and Liz Wilson (Elderslie) by 3 and 1 at Greenock.

Monday, October 07, 2013

JENNIFER RANKINE WINS THE WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP

L to R -- Bronze Semi Finalists  Jennifer, Bethany, Niamh and Heather,
Championship Semi Finalists -- Kirsten, Alex, Kate and Connie
Photo courtesy of Allison Bell
The WOS Girls Championship Semi finals and Final were played yesterday over Troon Ladies Portland.
In the Semi Final Scottish Under 18 Champion Connie Jaffrey beat Renfrewsire's Alex Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) and Kirsten Brown (Strathaven) beat Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies).
In the an all RENFREWSHIRE Bronze Championship Semi Finals Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) beat Bethany Crawford (Erskine)  and Niamh Kinney (Erskine) beat Laura Mushet (Elderslie)

Niamh and Jennifer - Photo courtesy of Allison Bell
WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS 2013
Champion: Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) Runner-up: Kirsten Brown (Strathaven)
Bronze Champion : Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) Runner-up: Niamh Kinney (Erskine)

Sunday, October 06, 2013

CHARLOTTE McCLUSKEY WINS THE CAMPBELL CLOCK

The Junior  Stableford Competition for the CAMPBELL CLOCK was played today over Whitecraigs.  After the disappointing cancellation in September, the competition was played on a bright sunny autumn afternoon, with only some rain as the girls started out.     11 girls played - the CSS was 71, SSS 72
Results:-
Campbell Clock
1st:   Charlotte McCluskey (21)     Whitecraigs       45 points
Runner Up:  Zoe Cuthbertson (28)            Mearns Castle    43 points
3rd: Laura Craig ( 17) Elderslie 40 points

Campbell Clock Winner Charlotte McCluskey with
 County Captain Maureen Woodhead & Whitecraigs Captain

All the Campbell Clock Entrants
8 Hole Stableford Competition

1st:  Amy Adams  Mearns Castle      19 points
Runner Up :          Sophie Kyle   Mearns Castle     14 points

Putting Competition    -    Romy Erskine (Kilmacolm)    17 putts

8 Hole Girls
Par 3 Competition

1st:          Kirsty MacDonald  (Whitecraigs)   49  (better last 6 holes)
Runner Up:          Aaliyah Sandhu    (Haggs Castle)    49

Putting Competition     -     Kirsty MacDonald  (Haggs Castle)   17 putts.

Par 3 Girls
CLICK ON THE SMALL PHOTO BELOW AND THEN ON SLIDESHOW TO SEE SOME PHOTOS FROM THE DAY --- COURTESY OF CAPTAIN MAUREEN WOODHEAD
2013 Campbell Clock

Thursday, October 03, 2013

FINAL STARTING TIMES FOR THE CAMPBELL CLOCK

The postponed Junior Campbell Clock is in  Sunday 6th October at Whitecraigs Golf Club. Listed below is the rearranged draw and starting times.
Hope the weather is better!

18 Hole Stableford Competition
1:30 Laura Craig (Elderslie), Charlotte McCluskey (Whitecraigs)
1:40 Lauren Barbour (Erskine), Zoe Cuthbertson (MCGA)
1:50 Rachael Smyth (Williamwood), Jan Adams (Whinhill)
2pm Alison Macnab (Kilmacolm), Lauren Coventry (Whinhill)
2.10  Emily Crusher (Eastwood), Lois Chuwen (Whitecraigs)
2.20 Anna McGinness (East Renfrewshire), Gillian Henderson (Whitecraigs), Anna MacKenzie (Whitecraigs)

8 Hole Stableford
2:30 Romy Erskine (Kilmacolm), Gillian Sinclair (Caldwell)
2:40 Iona Kent (Caldwell), Sophie Kyle (MCGA)
2:50 Ellis Folan (Whinhill),  Carolyn Wark (MCGA)

Par 3 Competition
1:30 Kirsty MacDonald (Whitecraigs), Kirsten Hamilton (MCGA)
1:40 Mareesa Cassidy (MCGA), Aaliyah Sandhu (Haggs Castle)
1:50 Zara Thomson (Williamwood), Kathryn Barr ( Caldwell)
2pm  Alison Barr (Caldwell), Aimee Bain (Whinhill), Michaela Keir (Whinhill)

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

THE SCOTTISH LADIES TOUR EVENT AT DRUMPELLIER

Beth Allen, Heather Stirling and Carol Fell
Your Webmaster Carol Fell played in the  Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Scottish Ladies Open Tour Event at Drumpellier yesterday and was delighted to win the best net for an amateur (Handicap limit 9). She played with American professional Beth Allen and Scottish Professional Heather Stirling.
Beth Allan was the winner of this Tour Event.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website or the Ladies European Tour Website


Carol Fell (Handicap Winner) and Beth Allan (Pro Winner) 

CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS